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Old 08-16-2009, 08:07 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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RANDOLPH, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- New Hampshire authorities told a mountain hiker Saturday an injured thumb didn't qualify him for a helicopter rescue.

The 50-year old Texan injured his thumb while hiking with a group on the 3,251-foot Mount Crescent in the Icy Gulch area.

No copter rescue for hiker with hurt thumb - UPI.com
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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i agree with them no limo rides for sore thumbs!!!!>> next thing we will be hearing is hiker rescued for splinter in the little pinky
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:10 PM
Location: West Michigan
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Sometimes it just baffles me how some people make it through life. A helicopter rescue request for a thumb? It better be tore off up to the elbow for that stupid of a call to be made.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Sure, we'll come get you...just as soon as you give us your credit card number and agree to pay a $5000 fee for being so dumb and whiny. Seriously? A sprained/broken digit is rescue-worthy? *shakes head*
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:58 AM
Location: following the wind of change
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You know the employer on the other side of that phone had to follow work protocol so he was forbidden to say his real answer. His real answer to thumb man was really to stick thumb where his brain resided, down there between two bu.tt cheeks, and mull over what the he.ll he's doing
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:59 AM
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Pip Squeak supplier for Wash. D.C.~
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Yup pretty stupid since such a high number of Helicopter rescues wind up more tragic than the original reason for responding!!! I say leave the stupid to there own resources. IE Mountain climbers , Bikers, and off road idiots!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Good grief, how ridiculous can you be??!! "I hurt my thumb..waahhhhhhhhh!" I'm glad they didn't go after this guy, that would've been a huge waste of resources. And besides, how selfish is that? If they had gone to pick up this guy a real emergency could've arisen and they might not have been able to respond because they'd be tending to this bonehead!
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:20 PM
Status: "Astros: Hottest team in baseball." (set 7 days ago)
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Well, no free lift up to the chopper for a free ride for this guy. Pretty sorry. Hopefully, he's learned his lesson.
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