(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_rai...)
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.
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.