Southwest NM fire now at more than 95...

Southwest NM fire now at more than 95 square miles

There are 7 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from May 12, 2011, titled Southwest NM fire now at more than 95 square miles. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

Evacuations were lifted Wednesday for the tiny southwest New Mexico community of Gila Hot Springs, although a fire burning for nearly two weeks in and near the rugged Gila Wilderness has grown to more than 95 square miles.

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Turtle

Beverly Hills, CA

#2 May 12, 2011
charlesweber01 wrote:
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Is it to late to buy fire insurance?

Since: May 10

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#4 May 12, 2011
Hmmmm...the government "asked" that people leave their homes, but will not "allow" the people to return to their homes.

Which is it? Did the government simply make a request out of concern for people's safety? Or did they actually use the threat of bringing down the full force of government power upon those who disobey their demands?

Free people have the right to occupy and protect their own private property, and they have the right to put their own lives in jeopardy in so doing, if they choose. The flip side of being a responsible individual in this situation is that those who choose to remain behind do so at their own risk, and should not expect the government's help should their personal circumstances become dire do to the advancement of the fire.

Subjects simply must do everything the government tells them to do, because they believe that the nanny state is all-powerful.
bob

Odessa, TX

#5 May 12, 2011
Cary L Nickel wrote:
Hmmmm...the government "asked" that people leave their homes, but will not "allow" the people to return to their homes.
Which is it? Did the government simply make a request out of concern for people's safety? Or did they actually use the threat of bringing down the full force of government power upon those who disobey their demands?
Free people have the right to occupy and protect their own private property, and they have the right to put their own lives in jeopardy in so doing, if they choose. The flip side of being a responsible individual in this situation is that those who choose to remain behind do so at their own risk, and should not expect the government's help should their personal circumstances become dire do to the advancement of the fire.
Subjects simply must do everything the government tells them to do, because they believe that the nanny state is all-powerful.
smells like another obama power grab. quick,you must alert the donald. only you two can save the evacuees from the fire crews saving them.

Since: May 10

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#6 May 12, 2011
bob wrote:
<quoted text>smells like another obama power grab. quick,you must alert the donald. only you two can save the evacuees from the fire crews saving them.
Hmmmm..perhaps you might think Obama has something to do with it, but I personally think he's too busy playing basketball and hangin' with thug rappers to care about New Mexico wildfires.
Looking up

Santa Fe, NM

#7 May 12, 2011
I agree completely with Cary L. Nickel. People, you better get your heads out of the sand and realize 'big brother' will soon be telling you when you can wipe your nose and how many tissues you can use to do it.

...and as far as what Obama is up to? He's too busy formulating his plan to establish an Arab state in Judea to pay much attention to what's going on here. You think our country has trouble now? Just wait...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 May 12, 2011
Cary L Nickel wrote:
Hmmmm...the government "asked" that people leave their homes, but will not "allow" the people to return to their homes.
Which is it? Did the government simply make a request out of concern for people's safety? Or did they actually use the threat of bringing down the full force of government power upon those who disobey their demands?
Free people have the right to occupy and protect their own private property, and they have the right to put their own lives in jeopardy in so doing, if they choose. The flip side of being a responsible individual in this situation is that those who choose to remain behind do so at their own risk, and should not expect the government's help should their personal circumstances become dire do to the advancement of the fire.
Subjects simply must do everything the government tells them to do, because they believe that the nanny state is all-powerful.
Whoops! Just notice a grammatical error: Should be "due to the advancement of the fire."
Sheezzze2

Silver City, NM

#11 May 12, 2011
No evacuations were not mandatory....There were several individuals who refused to leave, how did you state it..."free people have the right to occupy and protect their private property". No one was forced. I am sure they knew who stayed and who left. Now, the higway going into that area was closed so people would not be allowed back in, once they left. Roads are closed all the time all over the state for the safety of people whether it be dust storms, car accidents, and yes even forest fires.

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