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Government Makes Rainwater Illegal

As bizarre as it sounds, I guess it really shouldn’t be a surprise. We have covered numerous stories of how the government has been chipping away at the rights of land. From survival gardens being seized to the land owners in California who are being forced back on to the grid, people’s rights as land owners are being shredded by local, state and federal governments.
In the latest abuse of power, a man in Oregon has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine for collecting rainwater on his own land. Gary Harrington was convicted of nine misdemeanor crimes for filling his three man-made reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff. The state of Oregon claims the water that fell from the sky, is owned by them and the Medford Water Commission.
As unreal as it may sound, at least 9 states have made it illegal to collect rainwater on your own land. Utah, Oregon, Colorado and a number of other states have passed rainwater laws that either limit or all out ban the collection of rainwater.

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    Tired of people owning the world
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    I think I’ve already reblogged this once, but it’s worth reblogging again because Goddamn it. Owning the rain? The Rain!
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    You mean isn’t a trustworthy news source I should just take at their word?!
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    This has got to be an experiment on how ridiculous things have to be before tumblr won’t believe them
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    #i looked up a lot of articles about this and some of the comments are the most ridiculous thing #it’s like...
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