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Pretty sure he encountered bureaucrats of this level of incompetence...
It's been raining for several days now, the streams are flowing at full volume, and the Winter rainy season is here. NOW.
The morons we have appointed to rule over us still have us in Stage 4 Water restrictions. NO Outdoor use of water!!! Are they insane?
That Stage 4 notice was up on their website 10 minutes ago. I should have mentioned that there's serious financial penalties if you're caught in contravention.
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when I lived in Hawaii that was always the case. They said it was because it took years for the water to soak down into the aquifer, so it could be raining now, but there was a drought years ago...

I think they just like being able to control peoples behavior or drive their conservation agenda. Kind of like how the 'fuel surcharges' that get added on to cab fares or freight shipping when fuel prices go up drastically never disappear when the prices fall back to normal.

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when I lived in Hawaii that was always the case. They said it was because it took years for the water to soak down into the aquifer, so it could be raining now, but there was a drought years ago...

I think they just like being able to control peoples behaviour or drive their conservation agenda. Kind of like how the 'fuel surcharges' that get added on to cab fares or freight shipping when fuel prices go up drastically never disappear when the prices fall back to normal.
Pretty much what most of we tax paying plebes had concluded, Doug.
To add insult to injury, we get TWO water tax charges; one from the SCRD who's responsibility it is and another one from the City who have nothing to do with our water supply.
I've never been able to get a satisfactory explanation.
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I think this pretty well covers it.

In 1990, the govt seized the Mustang Ranch in NV for tax evasion, tried to run it, failed, it closed! Now, we trust our economy, banking system, auto industry, & now our health plans, to idiots who can't even run a whore house, sell whiskey, & make money! What in Hell we thinking?
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This month, the 3 car manufactures in Australia, Ford, Holden (GMH), and Toyota will close their assembly plants....

Some years ago, a "luxury Car Tax" was introduced on imported cars to protect the local (heavily subsidised ) industry.

Someone wrote to the paper to ask if that tax will now be withdrawn as there is no longer any local industry to "protect".....

What are the odds???????
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"What are the odds???????"
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Rick's got a better chance of winning the lottery.
If three major manufacturers can't make a profit with complete protection from competition there's something rotten, and it ain't in Denmark.
How much money has Gov't poured into subsidies?

*The Gov't needs to seize the assets to protect their investment.
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Californians are having a small rebellion. The Moonbeamer Gov. imposed about half a buck in additional fuel taxes, but we have a right to initiate our own legislation through referendom elections, and we have a measure (K) this year to rescind all the fuel taxes. The left wing parties are really fighting this because the power is with the unions and all economic increases ALWAYS wind up in union pockets, right beside the majority politicians. This is what happens with a Democracy and why our founding fathers set up a republic. Unfortunately, the constitution was changed so Senators are no longer appointed by state legislators, but elected by popular state elections. So corruption festers in every corner of the political world. To late to change it now. They own us. In Europe, they even get to tell the Brits how to heat their tea water, well, they did and then Britain revolted. Oh, there's an idea.
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I guess I have to ask, with so much rain in the forecast, why do you care if you canít water your lawn? Somethings just arenít worth getting worked up about.


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Terry; that's NO outdoor use of water. Period. You can't scrub your deck down, clean your gutters, wash your car, pressure wash, nothing. Obviously none of those are very appealing IN THE RAIN, but it does stop for periods.
Your point is excellent however, because lawn sprinkling is their big boogyman they use to scare us into compliance.
As you quite correctly point out, who in their right mind is watering their lawns???
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