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Old 06-10-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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Those damn farmers! Growin cattle and food to feed milliins of people! Who do the think they are!?!?
I say let the people starve! Nature is more important than people eating anyway!

What a stupid mindless reply since beef is so high not everyone can afford it. Not everyone eats it. Not everyone wants it. The man is already a millionaire so selling a few less head of cattle would not break him. Do some research before making such an asinine statement. Yes nature is important as are those who lose everything when their home falls into a sinkhole. One man even loosing his life.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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Old people like it here, and their population is growing, so I would expect the pumping to increase.


I'm surprised to learn that cattle farms here use a lot of water. My grandfather had big cattle farms with no plumbing.
This wealthy rancher, or farmer if you prefer, pumps millions of gallons to keep the grass growing through our dry season here. Sink holes do a lot of damage and even take lives and homes. Not buying beef has never caused anyone to die or lose their home. The beautiful rivers and wildlife is what brings the tourists and retirees with money to FL. Not irrigated fields of cattle. These tourists and retirees helps the native Floridians in many ways. They bring jobs and opportunity.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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The characteristic rage of nature lovers is something to behold.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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The characteristic rage of nature lovers is something to behold.
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Aw, c'mon man, nothing ragey about asking someone to be a good neighbor. Just be a human being, is all people ask of the farmers. And many of them are. This guy, however, sounds like a world class dick. Where's the harm in asking him to put out a few cisterns? Bet he gets a nice fat subsidy from the gummint, too.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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I was referring to KatesKat's needlessly nasty remarks.


I don't know if the farmer is justified or not. I would rather sit in a lifeboat full of farmers than one full of environmental ragers.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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I was referring to KatesKat's needlessly nasty remarks.


I don't know if the farmer is justified or not. I would rather sit in a lifeboat full of farmers than one full of environmental ragers.
I like strawberries, on occasion. But I don't think the strawberry crop was worth the life of that poor guy in Dover, Florida who got buried alive. There he was, after a hard day's work as a laborer, getting some much-needed shut-eye and the next thing he knows, he's getting sucked into the bowels of the earth. Because, you know, the strawberries.

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Old 06-13-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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Just read “Cowed” and learn something.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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@Kmarc,


I think from a scientific standpoint the golf courses are more of a nuisance than the farmers or ranchers. Take a look at this document map that talks about the depth of the soil in Florida.


https://www.insurancejournal.com/img...nkhole-map.jpg


If I'm understanding it right, the document is basically saying some areas only have 30 feet of soil on top of limestone caverns. When you remove that soil to build a golf course water feature, or remove it to build a retaining pond, you're gambling that the underground cavern will collapse during a drought or period of heavy rains. And apparently the only way you can figure this stuff out is via ground penetrating radar. But that also has limitations and it might be worthless data within two years according to the reading.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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There is nothing like a 1-1/2"-thick prime rib eye cooked on a cast iron griddle, with a baked potato, sour cream, a nice homebrewed ale, and a slice of homemade cheesecake. Caesar salad with anchovies is a good starter.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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There is nothing like a 1-1/2"-thick prime rib eye cooked on a cast iron griddle, with a baked potato, sour cream, a nice homebrewed ale, and a slice of homemade cheesecake. Caesar salad with anchovies is a good starter.
Heaven. What time should we arrive?
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