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Windows 7: Regarding your dam complaint

14 Jul 2012   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Regarding your dam complaint

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In December of 1997, as a result of an official complaint from a neighbour, a Michigan resident named Stephen Tvedten received a stern warning from the region's Department of Environmental Quality in the form of a letter — a letter in which he was given six weeks to remove two "unauthorized" and "hazardous" dams from the stream on his property, or else face prosecution. That letter, and the response from Tvedten on behalf of the beavers who built those dams, can, and should, be read below.
Letters of Note: Regarding your dam complaint

A Guy
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14 Jul 2012   #2
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Haha.
That was awesome.

You know, these days, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if there were real complaints about "natural" things like that.
As dumb as people seem to have gotten over the last decade, it wouldn't surprise me to hear of someone filing a noise complaint against someone because a woodpecker is making noise in one of their trees.
I've seen so many stupid things that are just unbelievable, it makes me want to throw up all over society.
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14 Jul 2012   #3
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Thanks a lot Bill!

I've got pieces from my lunch all over the table thanks to the letter from the link!
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14 Jul 2012   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

That was brilliant Bill, and I agree with MWRed observations with regards the current state of things, it's getting ridiculous.
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15 Jul 2012   #5
Trucidation

 

I wonder if the government ever sent anyone around to those dams, and if they stepped on any dam bear excrement.
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16 Jul 2012   #6
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

Although it is quite possible that some petty bureaucrat would come up with such an asinine idea, I have to tell you that this tale is just another urban (or in this case rural) myth. In the last two years I have received this same story from at least five different contacts. Each referred to a different state and was authored under a different name. There is a similar one about some guy's deceased relative being hounded by a local taxation office.
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16 Jul 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Dam beavers have dam rights. It's under the grandfather laws. They were here first.
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16 Jul 2012   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Dam beavers have dam rights. It's under the grandfather laws. They were here first.
Maybe they can try to get Congress to honor the Beaver Dam treaty.
It worked out well for the American Indians.
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17 Jul 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like that. Beaver Casinos.
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17 Jul 2012   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I like that. Beaver Casinos.
No.
Send them all to tree less deserts. No more dams.

You must have missed that day in history class.
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