Deep water draws swimmers to 'No Swim...

Deep water draws swimmers to 'No Swimming' hole

There are 52 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Deep water draws swimmers to 'No Swimming' hole. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

The sign at Riverbend Park boat launch area at the Feather River clearly states "No Swimming Allowed," but that doesn't stop people from jumping in and cooling at the deep-water spot.

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pixie girl

Oroville, CA

#1 Jul 17, 2010
I think the sign is there so they know the people launching have the right of way. As long as they respect that they shouldn't be considered to be breaking the law.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#2 Jul 17, 2010
pixie girl wrote:
I think the sign is there so they know the people launching have the right of way. As long as they respect that they shouldn't be considered to be breaking the law.
While I understand your reasoning regarding respecting the boaters, the sign says "No Swimming Allowed".

That means "No Swimming Allowed". One of the reasons we have laws is to remove the influence of personal opinion.

Unfortunately, many people seem to think that laws are open to their own personal interpretation or that they only apply to "everyone else". If the people swimming illegally were also parked in a "No Parking" zone or unlawfully parked in a handicapped spot, would that be OK, too?
Think

Chico, CA

#3 Jul 17, 2010
"no one cares about the law anymore"
joey95926

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2010
The reason for the sign is so that if someone is hurt, the city/county isn't liable. It's like a no trespassing sign on a vacant lot. No one cares if you walk across the lot, they just want to be sure that you can't sue them when you sprain your ankle. The law is the law however, and by swimming there you lose your right to complain if the police do decide to fine you or if you're injured by a boater.
Curtain Rod

Elk Grove, CA

#5 Jul 17, 2010
South County wrote:
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While I understand your reasoning regarding respecting the boaters, the sign says "No Swimming Allowed".
That means "No Swimming Allowed". One of the reasons we have laws is to remove the influence of personal opinion.
Oh lighten up! didn't you ever swim where you were not supposed to when you were a kid, or take a short cut across a field that said "no tresspassing"?

I bet you sit around on your porch all day yelling at kids "Get off my lawn!" too.

Perhaps you ought to take a swim yourself, a little fun might add years to your miserable life.
Yeeee Haaaa

Chico, CA

#6 Jul 17, 2010
YEAH!! Screw the man...I'm Jumping In!!:-)
thanks

Chico, CA

#8 Jul 17, 2010
i bet after reading this story, some anal retentive cop is already down theretoday writing tickets to all those kids trying to cool down by swimming!! who ever wrote this story and put it in the paper is just being a jerk! i cant believe someone could be so cruel!! isnt this heat enough?
Hmm

Orland, CA

#9 Jul 17, 2010
What kinda white trash nasty people would swim at riverbend park anyways? Oh yeah, people from Oroville would.
no worries

Stockton, CA

#10 Jul 17, 2010
The cops are too busy chasing burglars and bank robbers to enforce a no swimming rule in the park.I would rather see kids cooling off in the river than breaking into houses or vandalizing. Pretty harmless stuff really.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#11 Jul 17, 2010
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Oh lighten up! didn't you ever swim where you were not supposed to when you were a kid, or take a short cut across a field that said "no tresspassing"?
I bet you sit around on your porch all day yelling at kids "Get off my lawn!" too.
Perhaps you ought to take a swim yourself, a little fun might add years to your miserable life.
Interesting to hear you consider a law-abiding citizen to have a "miserable life". Respect for the law is among the concepts that have kept all of us from having a "miserable life" since this country was founded.

As a kid, I tested the limits many times. I got caught a few times, too. I did not question the consequences laid down by the law and my parents, because I knew exactly what I was doing when I broke the rules.

When I became an ADULT, I realized breaking the law carried the same consequences, and learned to respect it. If I choose to break the law now, I fully expect to deal with those consequences.

I would certainly not expect any law would be subject to my personal interpretation, and assume that publicly posted signs pertaining to the law mean exactly what they say.

Lack of respect for the law among our supposedly ADULT population is a huge problem. If you disagree with a particular law, use your resources as a citizen to work toward having that law changed. If you choose to simply disobey the law due to your own laziness, don't whine about it when your personal opinion isn't recognized in court.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#12 Jul 17, 2010
Hmm wrote:
What kinda white trash nasty people would swim at riverbend park anyways? Oh yeah, people from Oroville would.
That's fine...you just stay in Chico and don't force your stinky retro-hippie nastiness on the rest of us.

Take off those nasty socks and wash those filthy Birkenstocks once in a while.
Hmm

Orland, CA

#13 Jul 17, 2010
South County wrote:
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That's fine...you just stay in Chico and don't force your stinky retro-hippie nastiness on the rest of us.
Take off those nasty socks and wash those filthy Birkenstocks once in a while.
I'll take that as a compliment seeing how it came from an orovillian.
Curtain Rod

Elk Grove, CA

#14 Jul 17, 2010
South County wrote:
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Interesting to hear you consider a law-abiding citizen to have a "miserable life". Respect for the law is among the concepts that have kept all of us from having a "miserable life" since this country was founded.
As a kid, I tested the limits many times. I got caught a few times, too. I did not question the consequences laid down by the law and my parents, because I knew exactly what I was doing when I broke the rules.
When I became an ADULT, I realized breaking the law carried the same consequences, and learned to respect it. If I choose to break the law now, I fully expect to deal with those consequences.
I would certainly not expect any law would be subject to my personal interpretation, and assume that publicly posted signs pertaining to the law mean exactly what they say.
Lack of respect for the law among our supposedly ADULT population is a huge problem. If you disagree with a particular law, use your resources as a citizen to work toward having that law changed. If you choose to simply disobey the law due to your own laziness, don't whine about it when your personal opinion isn't recognized in court.
I said you have a miserable life becuase you are whinning like a little girl aobut lack of respect for the law because you read an article in the paper about some kids going swimming on a hot day off a dock with a no swimming sign on it.

Your post that I quoted above proves my point. Lighten up! Don't be so miserable, or at the very least keep it to yourself, let the kids have their fun, if the cops come down their and tell them to get out I am sure they will but so what, why do you care?

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#15 Jul 17, 2010
Hmm wrote:
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I'll take that as a compliment seeing how it came from an orovillian.
Nope, not an Orovillian.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#16 Jul 17, 2010
Curtain Rod wrote:
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I said you have a miserable life becuase you are whinning like a little girl aobut lack of respect for the law because you read an article in the paper about some kids going swimming on a hot day off a dock with a no swimming sign on it.
Your post that I quoted above proves my point. Lighten up! Don't be so miserable, or at the very least keep it to yourself, let the kids have their fun, if the cops come down their and tell them to get out I am sure they will but so what, why do you care?
Were they "kids" or adults? If adults, their lack of respect for the law is an issue, whether you will admit it or not.

I am not miserable in the least. If the cops come down and bust the "kids", that's great...but undoubtedly they will be whining like little girls about having to pay the fine.
law follower

Chico, CA

#17 Jul 17, 2010
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Oh lighten up! didn't you ever swim where you were not supposed to when you were a kid, or take a short cut across a field that said "no tresspassing"?
I bet you sit around on your porch all day yelling at kids "Get off my lawn!" too.
Perhaps you ought to take a swim yourself, a little fun might add years to your miserable life.
You are the person who can not read and respect the only people who follow rules and just want to use the boat ramp--you are one of those people who will swim there just so you can sue if the trailer hits you
gary

Redding, CA

#18 Jul 17, 2010
South County wrote:
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That's fine...you just stay in Chico and don't force your stinky retro-hippie nastiness on the rest of us.
Take off those nasty socks and wash those filthy Birkenstocks once in a while.
It took a couple of posts to figure it out, but this piece of Chico underbelly who refers to himself as "Hmm" just goes from post to post trying to stir up interest in his blathering, and assumes that anyone who disagrees with him is from Oroville, even when their location shows Chico. He is an under-educated person, starving for any kind of attention that he can get.
Hmm

Orland, CA

#19 Jul 17, 2010
gary wrote:
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It took a couple of posts to figure it out, but this piece of Chico underbelly who refers to himself as "Hmm" just goes from post to post trying to stir up interest in his blathering, and assumes that anyone who disagrees with him is from Oroville, even when their location shows Chico. He is an under-educated person, starving for any kind of attention that he can get.
You hit it right on the money.
Happy in Oroville

Chico, CA

#20 Jul 17, 2010
Hey Hmm, why don't you get out once & a while & you might discover there are better things to do in life than make fun of those who don't give a crap about what you have to say on the ER/OM. Stick it buddy!
Happy in Oroville

Chico, CA

#21 Jul 17, 2010
A 2nd dock up by the beach would be nice for swimmers. We just need a sign that says-
"No sue happy people, lawyers, or judges who award frivolous lawsuits to idiots who sue as a result of their own stupidity, so they can get rich & take the good things in life away from those of us who are honest & follow laws permited"

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