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[–] myvoicefromhell 13 points 80 points (+93|-13) ago 

This is the kind of law that validates jury nullification.

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[–] bob3333 32 points 51 points (+83|-32) ago  (edited ago)

This is the kind of law that validates jury nullification.

Until you realize this is a guy who is building 20-foot tall dams on his property, not some guy collecting rain in barrels. Seriously, check your facts first. What's the difference between an SJW assuming everything is a racist/sexist conspiracy and a right wing nut assuming everything is a government conspiracy? Nothing.

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[–] Simpleusername 9 points 40 points (+49|-9) ago 

Until you realize the guy is fighting a privately owned government backed watershed grant and he never once diverted any tributaries but merely collected rain that fell on his private property. Instead of paying a group of nepotist for rural farm irrigation, he chose to collect water. Of course that fact is missing from your shitlink shitpost. *Snopes *is as much a joke as your understanding of the situation. **Nothing **is an accurate depiction your contribution to this subject.

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[–] LetItBurn 17 points 15 points (+32|-17) ago 

So your okay with the federal government claiming ownership of the rain that falls on the earth from the sky. As long as water continued to flow there would be no problem, you have no right to tell any person who they can do with their property unless it directly damages you. This means you have no legal standing unless you can prove financial damage.

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[–] myvoicefromhell 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I read the article. My opinion is based on the facts from the article. I'm not a journalist. Since when are readers held accountable for facts presented in news articles? That being said, I'm sure there are building codes that are already in place to prevent these kinds of structures from being built without permits. Oh, and just to be clear, which did you call me; a racist/sexist SJW or a right wing conspiracy nut?

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[–] luckyguy 6 points 3 points (+9|-6) ago 

At least it was a slap on the wrist. We need more slap on the wrist judgments so that we can appeal these laws without 10 year sentences being on the line. We need more things like this to be 5 day judgments.

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[–] 3978891? 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

30 days in jail would ruin me. Job, gone. Career over. House risking foreclosure. Family hungry. For collecting rain water.

I don't see how that is a slap on the wrist is all.

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[–] dryitmat 6 points 18 points (+24|-6) ago 

This shouldnt be a crime at all. A man has the right to collect rain that falls in his property.

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[–] geovoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's actually a very good point.