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Farmer sued for growing too many vegetables!

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posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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WOW, talk about a waste of taxpayer money in my opinion.

www.wsbtv.com...




DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.”


His property was evidently re-zoned, for what it doesn't say. But why on earth would you penalize someone for growing food??




posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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Wow do they not have more important things to go after? Its not like he has 100 dogs inside a trailer. Its amazing that people can't see all the personal freedoms were losing. From his neighbors mouth he has improved the community. You would think local government would want to encourage that kind of thing.



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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This is definately one of those things that should be tried in the "spirit of the law" rather than the "letter of the law". Sure the guy was in violation of a standing ordinance (which I think is stupid anyway), but it's not his actions were hurting anyone. In fact, his neighbors loved him for it! This is a victimless crime and should be dismissed.



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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1984 is coming even if it is a little late (or out of numerical sequence)



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 09:52 AM
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Welcome to Грузия Unified Socialist states of Amerika

So much for property rights
I guess I'll have to get rid of the car settin up on blocks in my front yard



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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Like most issues, it very likely comes down to money.

Metro ATL counties are hurting. Tax revenue is down across the board. There is a push to find money from any and every source. Speed traps, ticketing and fines in general are out of control.

A similar dispute happened regarding a property I pass every day. The guy had this amazing little piece of Eden that was beautiful and productive - produce, fruit, flowers, the whole deal. Everything was fine until he started selling the produce. The county stepped in, he lost the dispute and, because he was renting, he was evicted. The garden was razed and now there is just a rickety little trailer on it and nothing else. Nice.



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