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Aug 13th 2012 11:16PM Just not true!
Aug 13th 2012 11:14PM Interestingly, a lot of extreme rants by people who haven't a clue about Oregon and how well run it is and the purpose of our laws that protect the common good. This man had 10 years to work out a solution for compliance with the laws and court orders and he chose to ignore them all as well as his neighbors. I live in this valley and I am telling you that you do not have the facts, but are following the misinformation. (Not that facts will make an impact)
Aug 13th 2012 4:30PM No cities in the country.
Aug 13th 2012 4:28PM Our government does collect water, they're called reservoirs, and manages it to benefit everyone without regard to status or wealth. When I first bouht my ranch in Oregon, I balked at this - until I talked with my neighbors. and took in their point of view. If he had a small pond, he would probably have been OK - or reapplied for a "reasonable" permit.
Aug 13th 2012 4:22PM Before running off with the communism thing, etc. maybe get some facts. See my other post and that Mr Harrington is presented sympathetically - by HIS point of view. He has been defying the law AND court orders for years and so he is above the law? I don't believe that is true,any more than you or me. GET MORE INFO BEFORE SENDING HIM YOUR MONEY.
Aug 13th 2012 4:02PM Mr harrington is required to obey the law and the 3 court orders against him impounding water needed by his neighbors. This water flows to the streams and rivers that we all use and need. I am a rural Oregon landowner and recognize the law is in place to protect all of us - not just one selfish individual. He did not have just one little pond, has three (3) big ones. No more whining.
Jul 13th 2012 3:14PM Great answer, best comment yet.
Jul 13th 2012 2:29PM The level of ignorance manifested by some of these comments is the perfect demonstration of why most people are not and could not be pilots. e.g.; "Also Seems to me he came in at an angle that was ridiculous could he have possible come straighter down the road and maybe stayed in the middle?"
Jul 13th 2012 1:26PM Because it was reasonable and smart to not hit a tree or a house. He did an outstanding job of minimizing the damage!
May 28th 2012 12:40PM The Oregon coast is beautiful and sometimes breathtaking, one of the best in the world. There is even a redwood grove. We don't get too much press, like California (also beautiful), which is OK because we are, thus, not as crowded. There are over 190 state parks on the coast and development is limited to the existing towns. So, for a treat, come and visit, but as our billboards used to say "Come visit, but don't stay" It's not quite that way now, but we are proud to not be California for good reasons.