(NaturalNews) The Oregon government's criminalization of rainwater collection is exposed in a new mini-documentary by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. The 14-minute video (see links below) reveals the "collectivism" agenda behind the absurd idea that the government owns the rainwater that falls on your own property.
The video was inspired by the plight of Jackson County, Oregon resident Gary Harrington, who is serving a jail sentence right now for the alleged "crime" of "water theft." Oregon officials revoked his water right permits, fined him $1500 and threw him in jail for 30 days after accusing him of "stealing public water." (http://www.naturalnews.com/036615_Oregon_rainwater_permaculture.html)
But in reality, Harrington was only engaged in permaculture practices that retain rainwater instead of allowing it to run off your property. The practice of building retaining ponds for capturing rainwater is a fundamental permaculture practice that has been used for centuries to improve sustainability and restore lands that have been stressed by clear-cutting, erosion or climate change. Rainwater collection reduces erosion, attracts wildlife and can help restore dry, arid regions to lush forests.
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About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health author and award-winning journalist with a mission to teach personal and planetary health to the public He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, and he is well known as the creator of popular downloadable preparedness programs on financial collapse, emergency food storage, wilderness survival and home defense skills. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In 2010, Adams created TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural living video sharing site featuring thousands of user videos on foods, fitness, green living and more. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products (BetterLifeGoods.com) and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He's also a noted pioneer in the email marketing software industry, having been the first to launch an HTML email newsletter technology that has grown to become a standard in the industry. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and practices nature photography, Capoeira, martial arts and organic gardening. He's also author of numerous health books published by Truth Publishing and is the creator of several consumer-oriented grassroots campaigns, including the Spam. Don't Buy It! campaign, and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide. He also created the free reference sites HerbReference.com and HealingFoodReference.com. Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the ending of corporate control over medicines, genes and seeds. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org
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