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DC Tells Tombstone, AZ They Can Repair Water System, As Long As They Use Horses and Hand Tools
All American Blogger ^ | May 11, 2012 | Duane Lester

Posted on 05/11/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT by inkling

This is an incredible story showing how far the federal government is from rational thought.

Here’s what happened in Tombstone:

Between May and July 2011, the Monument Fire engulfed a large part of the eastern portion of the Huachuca Mountains. Record-breaking monsoon rains followed. With no vegetation to absorb the runoff, huge mudslides forced boulders to tumble down the mountain sides, crushing Tombstone’s mountain spring waterlines, destroying reservoirs and shutting off Tombstone’s main source of water. In some areas, Tombstone’s pipeline is under 12 feet of mud, rocks and other debris; while in other places, it is hanging in mid-air due to the ground being washed out from under it.

So the city got to work repairing the system so the people of Tombstone could have water. Believe it or not, water is kind of a big thing in the desert.

But when the federal government found out what they were doing, they stopped them and said they could only make the repairs if they used horses and hand tools.

No, really:

Citing the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service is refusing to allow the city to repair its waterlines to mountain springs it has owned for nearly seventy years – and which date back to the 1880s. This refusal is threatening residents, private property and public safety with the risk of a total loss of fire protection and safe drinking water.

…federal bureaucrats are refusing to allow Tombstone to unearth its springs and restore its waterlines unless they jump through a lengthy permitting process that will require the city to use horses and hand tools to remove boulders the size of Volkswagens.

John Stossel had the president of the Goldwater Institute on his show to talk about this: (VIDEO AT LINK)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: agenda21; environuts; epaoutofcontrol; federalism; sovereignty; tombstone; tsa; un21; unagenda; unagenda21; water; wilderness
Outrageous!
1 posted on 05/11/2012 9:24:20 PM PDT by inkling
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To: inkling

Again; what a perfect story that could be used in a Presidential debate to illustrate why there is too much govt.
Reagan would have used this.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 9:32:00 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: inkling

I think I smell another Holder “lawsuit” against Arizona.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 9:34:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: inkling

Get some chain gangs out there to make big rocks into little rocks and get the job started. It’s shovel ready!


4 posted on 05/11/2012 9:37:53 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: inkling
I would fix it anyway, and if any bureaucrats showed up. Well let's just say the desert is a big place.
5 posted on 05/11/2012 10:04:30 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: inkling

This is totally insane.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 10:08:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: inkling

Um, when a government denies people WATER, they get cranky. As in revolution cranky.

After all, you can only live 3 days without water. Even if the fedgov sends troops and kills you, you live longer...


7 posted on 05/11/2012 10:14:33 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: FoxInSocks

The Marshal (Matt Dillon) would allude to “another man headed to Boot Hill”. When is the last time some desperados (federal bureaucrats) were added to The Tombstone Cemetery??? That’s a shovel ready job!


8 posted on 05/11/2012 10:20:45 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: inkling
Tombstone should advertise a special on “Heritage Green Energy Adventure Holidays”. For a reasonable fee (affordable for champagne liberals everywhere), you could travel (you arrange that part) to Tombstone, stay in specially priced (much higher price, just for you) historic hotel rooms, and use heritage tools powered by green energy (conversion of a layer of your fat into useful energy) to repair an eco-friendly hydration system (no plastic bottles involved).
9 posted on 05/11/2012 10:30:28 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Colorado Cowgirl
Get Obambi on the job.....saw a pic of him strutting about infront of a stack of pipe....

I guess some o that spare Keystone pipe would come in handy.....

We had a big water pipe break....and I don fixed it 0bama self.

10 posted on 05/11/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: inkling
So do it!!

I'm so tired of the righteous indignation pushed by the spin doctors of both parties.

Folks actually doing something instead of bitching could be a start to change things.. Blah Blah Blah on the right is nothing more than blah blah balh on the left.

Do it...

11 posted on 05/11/2012 10:39:24 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: BigCinBigD
I belonged to the NAU hiking club, there there were places that nobody would step foot on for years, never knew what you might find.
12 posted on 05/11/2012 10:40:52 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: inkling

Do it anyway!


13 posted on 05/11/2012 10:44:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: inkling

Will the EPA send the horse calvery out to enforce the ruling?


14 posted on 05/11/2012 11:51:22 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: inkling

Sic those arrogant DC bureaucrats on ‘em. There’s a reason it’s called “Tombstone”.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 1:11:51 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: inkling
[...] federal bureaucrats are refusing to allow Tombstone to unearth its springs and restore its waterlines unless they jump through a lengthy permitting process that will require the city to use horses and hand tools to remove boulders the size of Volkswagens.

The article doesn't say: Will Tombstone be allowed at least to use wheeled vehicles, or will they be required to move the slabs of stone over rolling logs, Ancient Egyptian-style?

Regards,

16 posted on 05/12/2012 1:15:01 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: inkling

were I the Mayor of Tombstone I would just ignore the sorry SOB’s in DC and fix the pipeline.... how would they stop me? send out the troops? Oh what a media circus THAT would be.


17 posted on 05/12/2012 1:23:57 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: inkling

Tombstone should live up to their name and BURY THEM.


18 posted on 05/12/2012 1:27:50 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: inkling

Frankly I suspect Obama is having a perpetual temper tantrum against Arizona because of Sheriff Joe.

What needs to be done is to just tell the Feds to go piss up a rope.


19 posted on 05/12/2012 1:59:28 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: inkling

When will people ever learn? just do it, and clue the feds in after the fact. What are thefeds gonna do? rubyridge Tombstone over water?


20 posted on 05/12/2012 2:02:55 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: inkling

Spent 2 days in Tombstone back in 2005 as part of the Minute-men project. Doubt this will Fedgov intrusion will go further. Talk about the last of the pioneers.


21 posted on 05/12/2012 2:06:16 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: inkling

They should defy the federal government and refuse to comply with that BS directive. What’s Holder gonna do, send in the national guard to force them to comply? let him.


22 posted on 05/12/2012 2:08:08 AM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth

Have the country sheriff say its ok. They might be able to trump federal laws.
And have a posse standing by in case Obama sends in stormtroopers.
And these laws were written by the same types of morons who wrote Obamacare.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 2:36:31 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: inkling

The Forest Service can’t grant a waver? What’s wrong with those bureaucrats?


24 posted on 05/12/2012 3:39:44 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: inkling

You could not make this up. This is the epitome of the government bureaucrat as “benevolent” dictator paradigm. Don’t you dare risk harming those wonderful, slimy reptiles who’ll bite your hand at the first opportunity. Die of thirst first. Of course, this is probably simply a case of slimy reptiles in Washington looking out for their own kind.


25 posted on 05/12/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Colorado Cowgirl
"Tombstone cemetery"

I've been to the Tombstone cemetery. It's a little disappointing. Scarcely none of the original tombstones exist. I'm sure most withered with time or were stolen. You've got plastic ones in their place. Not quite the same effect as if you could see the originals.

26 posted on 05/12/2012 5:07:45 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: BigCinBigD
"Well let's just say the desert is a big place."

"Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms."

27 posted on 05/12/2012 5:16:39 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: inkling

So survival or compliance with Federal regulation. How NAZI of them...


28 posted on 05/12/2012 6:22:41 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Tombstone should advertise a special on “Heritage Green Energy Adventure Holidays”. For a reasonable fee (affordable for champagne liberals everywhere), you could travel (you arrange that part) to Tombstone, stay in specially priced (much higher price, just for you) historic hotel rooms, and use heritage tools powered by green energy (conversion of a layer of your fat into useful energy) to repair an eco-friendly hydration system (no plastic bottles involved).

A great way to fix this problem.

The Sierra Club would send 500,000 members and the repairs would be completed in 3 days or less.

29 posted on 05/12/2012 6:52:18 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: inkling

Tombstone should tell the Forest Service to take a leap and set about fixing their water system.


30 posted on 05/12/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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