The tollways here are also a huge scam. The concept of building the tollways was presented to residents this way: The new toll roads would be built, and drivers would be charged tolls to use them. Once enough tolls had been collected to pay the cost of their construction, they would revert to freeways. That was exactly how the politicians sold the tollways to Illinois voters. They lied. Do I really needy to add that the tollways were paid for decades ago, yet the toll booths are still going strong? Has there ever been a "temporary" toll/tax/surcharge/fee? Of course not.
I'm "on hold" with this project until my hinges and window channel arrive. I need the window channel (actually 1/16" Plastruct "C" channel) to continue building the doors. Then I have to figure out how to adapt the Pocher window winding mechanisms and door latches. Progress will be posted as soon as there is any...
One thing I have noticed as I wait for my ebay stuff to arrive... the hood panels are all about 1/8 inch too long. Strange, because the radiator shell is mounted in the dead-stock kit position, as is the cowl (lowered, but "normal" position front to back)... Oh well... better the hood panels are too long than too short. Too long is an easy fix, too short a bit more labor-intensive.
Sounds like yet another way the local politicians have figured out to separate you from your money. "I feel your pain." After all, I live in "Crook" County. The county president ran on a platform of eliminating the 1% county sales tax surcharge the previous county board president had rammed through. Add she did eliminate it. For a while. Guess who just voted to raise our county sales tax by 1%? We now have the highest local sales tax in the country. And for what? To build schools? Hospitals? Pave roads? Nope. To fund county workers pensions. Yep. The county workers voted to raise our sales tax to pay themselves their pensions.
But that's exactly the point. How do you know what the media is saying is true? The media lies all the time. The media has a political agenda, and their reporting reflects that agenda. The stories they tell you, and more importantly the stories they don't tell you, depend on what they want you to know and what they want you to believe. Remember the whole "hands up, don't shoot" story? Well, it turned out that eyewitnesses to the incident testified to the grand jury that it never happened. The media made it up because the media wanted you to believe that's what happened. It was pure fabrication. Be very careful when assuming what the media reports is the gospel truth. Get your news from multiple sources, don't rely on only one source.
I agree with the concept of trophy hunting being cruel and inhumane and just plain inexcusable. I agree with that concept. I don't defend or endorse trophy hunting. What I don't agree with is jumping on this guy without having all of the facts at hand. It may turn out that he was fully aware of what he was doing. But at this point, it's equally possible that he was counting on the expertise of the two locals he hired, and it was they who misled him. A little early to condemn the man, IMO. That's all I'm saying.
Ok, here's one way to look at it: The guy is a jerk. "Trophy hunting" is wrong, he knew what he did was wrong but did it anyway. He's a lowlife scum. Here's another way to look at it: The guy bought the license and hired local guides in an effort to keep his hunt legal, he had no idea who "Cecil" was, and he was under the impression that the hunt was entirely legal. So... without knowing which of these two scenarios is the real story, how can anyone pass judgement? Sure, we all have our own personal opinions on the concept of "trophy hunting"... and for me, I think it's inexcusable. But none of us know enough facts to condemn the dentist. At least not at this point.