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Old 07-12-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Thank your local business owner for establishing a place were water is piped in. Someone did build that!
Thank your neighbor for paying his taxes!

Bummed to hear this Tom Selleck makes a good cowboy!
Wow,just wow to those who so quickly jumped on this (non) story that should have been in a tabloid somewhere.
Just more of the same "print it without checking the facts" and as long as it tears down a successful person journalism that we've come to accept in this day and age...

If this came up with respect to a regular citizen does anyone think it would have made the news?
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Wow,just wow to those who so quickly jumped on this (non) story that should have been in a tabloid somewhere.
Just more of the same "print it without checking the facts" and as long as it tears down a successful person journalism that we've come to accept in this day and age...

If this came up with respect to a regular citizen does anyone think it would have made the news?
regular citizens dont steal truckloads of water.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction...
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:26 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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The water was paid for. ---> Official: Water Tom Selleck accused of stealing was paid for

Now how many news outlets will report that?

Meanwhile the character assassination continues: Why Tom Selleck deserves his #droughtshaming (opinion) - CNN.com

Conveniently forgetting, of course, that the water was used on a farm that produces one of the necessities of life, food.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:33 PM
 
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Conveniently forgetting, of course, that the water was used on a farm that produces one of the necessities of life, food.
That doesn't matter.

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The water was paid for.
That does.


What's actually interesting to me about this is tie it back to the older stories.. Supposedly they hired a PI to find out who was getting the water.. So, basically not only did the left hand not know what the right was doing.. But they had to pay someone to tell them.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:22 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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That doesn't matter.

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Yes it does because if you read the CNN article, not the only one with its spin, they were blaming Selleck for being a rich land owner. It's not like he took water to fill swimming pools. He paid for water as part of a business that we all rely on whether we care to admit it or not, farming.

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Old 07-13-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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regular citizens dont steal truckloads of water.
Who did?
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Yes it does because if you read the CNN article, not the only one with its spin, they were blaming Selleck for being a rich land owner. It's not like he took water to fill swimming pools. He paid for water as part of a business that we all rely on whether we care to admit it or not, farming.
It would not matter, if the water had been stolen, whether it was used to fill a swimming pool, for farming, or to wash his cars.

Stealing is stealing. Someone who knocks off a convenience store has done the crime. Doesn't matter if they spent the money on drugs or food for their family.

In this case, however, it's not stealing at all.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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just goes to show you that society's rules are just designed to keep the working class and middle class in check.

the rich and powerful have their own form of government.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Yes it does because if you read the CNN article, not the only one with its spin, they were blaming Selleck for being a rich land owner. It's not like he took water to fill swimming pools. He paid for water as part of a business that we all rely on whether we care to admit it or not, farming.
It is a racist attack, a hidden agenda attack on all hispanics! Since what Selleck grows are Avocados which are used frequently in Hispanic food this attack is just another veiled swipe at them.

I mean, we wouldn't need Avocados if "they" didn't live here right?
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