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Horse manure

February 14, 2013

Dear editor, I am writing in response to the article titled “Manure Manners” that appeared in the TIMES OBSERVER last Wednesday, the 6th of February....

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Kinzua1

Feb-14-13 7:07 AM

I think the Amish have been pampered enough.Let them take responsiblity for their actions.They use the roads and contribute nothing to maintain them,is'nt that enough? You go litter and see what happens to you.If I were a walker or jogger,I would rather go through a candy wrapper than a pile if Crap,would'nt you?

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st0newa11

Feb-14-13 7:23 AM

I'd rather go through neither. Clean up your horses "exhaust", and throw your candy wrapper into an appropriate trash receptacle. Thank you! The problem is, there's no such thing as "personal responsibility" these days, and the gov't fosters/supports this.

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 9:00 AM

"I would rather go through a candy wrapper than a pile if Crap."

Oh, I love that game:

Would you rather have your flight delayed by 8 hours or have the airline lose your luggage?

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 9:01 AM

Would you rather be the worst player on a great team or the best player on a bad team?

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Jimmy1

Feb-14-13 9:03 AM

We have to clean up after our dog or see a $300 fine (I think it is $300). If I pick up my dogs business and throw it in the street is that Ok? Must be if its in the street it's ok, right?

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 9:05 AM

Would you rather be able to fly or make yourself invisible?

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 9:06 AM

"If I pick up my dogs business and throw it in the street is that Ok? Must be if its in the street it's ok, right?"

You must have a really, really big dog.

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ProudCountyResident

Feb-14-13 12:08 PM

Flight delayed, worst player (being the best is incredibly frustrating), flying. Invisibility would be cool and really useful, but you would have to be naked for it to work.

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garypayton

Feb-14-13 1:25 PM

The "pampered" Amish pay taxes and contribute to the local community and economy. That they are "freeloaders" is an old, tired LIE.

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Heydrich

Feb-14-13 2:23 PM

garypayton, just so you know, many of us are tired of the fact that cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes must license, register, and inspect their vehicles annually in order to use the public highway system while Amish do not. We also don't like that we face fines if our pet's "manure" is not picked up while the Amish do not. But the BIGGEST peeve of all is how they are determined to remove ALL FISH from the river fishing sunup to sundown much of the year while Warren County has no Fish Commissioner to enforce the laws. Don't believe me? Watch the river at the bottom of Mohawk this spring and summer. I'm surprised there are any fish left at all. So WHO can't be trusted? Who's freeloading? Open your eyes.

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 2:29 PM

HEYDRICH!

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Heydrich

Feb-14-13 2:31 PM

And I'm sick and tired of hearing about how the Amish support their local communities. What, the rest of us don't??? Right, the Amish are special because no one but them spends money locally??? Give me a break. And then someone cited the Amish as being a tourist attraction? This is NOT Lancaster County. People are NOT flocking to Warren County to see these Amish. Area people do indeed go to the Amish to buy product, but at the same time they are taking business away from those who operate under a different set of tax rules and who are subject to the reasoning I stated in my previous post.

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garypayton

Feb-14-13 2:32 PM

Bigots will always find someone to hate.

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Heydrich

Feb-14-13 2:34 PM

MTOMTO, I'm still bummed out that I cannot capitalize MTOMTO further than it already is. How can I show pleasure or surprise? How about "HEY, IT'S MY BUDDY!!!"

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Heydrich

Feb-14-13 2:42 PM

By the way, I find it staggering how much I have been agreeing with Jimmy1 lately! Jimmy likes guns. Jimmy likes freedom. Does Jimmy like Seinfeld?

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Heydrich

Feb-14-13 3:02 PM

I once read the words of an extremely intelligent man who penned the following: "horse diapers". End of story.

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 3:24 PM

And, yet, some still agree with horse diapers?

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MTOMTO

Feb-14-13 3:26 PM

While some disagree?

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garypayton

Feb-14-13 4:45 PM

I agree MOTO. The Amish folks could make 'em themselves AND take home the manure for a secondary use which fits perfectly with their way of life. Waste not, want not.

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reader

Feb-14-13 9:22 PM

heydrich, amish have nonmotorized vehicles like a bike, scooter, skateboard and need no license. and they inspect their own buggies. and the manure is just the exhaust of a one or two horsepower vehicle. after we solve the manure problem, let's find a solution to the carbon monoxide exhaust of a 200 horsepower vehicle that i am forced to breathe.

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archaeo1

Feb-15-13 8:50 AM

I see it took 2 days to remove my post this time.WTO please advise. Or maybe you'll have to check with Mr. B---- first.

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archaeo1

Feb-15-13 8:53 AM

My Mistake, looked at wrong Manure post. Oh the problems of small town America. And thats a good thing.

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Heydrich

Feb-15-13 9:26 AM

reader, (a). Skateboards and scooters are not legal on public roads and streets. (b). In Warren, even bicycles are required to be licensed. (c). If you don't like the level of emissions your vehicle puts out, choose a different option. You have the freedom to do so, for now, anyway. (d). If you don't like the level of emissions of everyone else's vehicles in the town or city, may I suggest you move to the outskirts, don some blue and gray clothing, buy a horse and buggy, and grow a beard. And DON'T FORGET THE DIAPER! (e). Our fees help to pay for the road system we use. The Amish deserve no special exemption. They use the roads just like we do.

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dudewitude

Feb-15-13 9:29 AM

I wish they would enforce this in Warren also. I have to clean up after my dogs droppings or I get fined. Animal droppings is animal droppings. Road or not.

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garypayton

Feb-15-13 2:17 PM

"move to the outskirts, don some blue and gray clothing, buy a horse and buggy, and grow a beard"

The total sum of Heydrich's knowledge of the Amish way of life.

Underwhelming.

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