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THREE ARRESTED IN SHOOTING SPREE TIED TO KLAMATH WATER WAR

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THREE ARRESTED IN SHOOTING SPREE TIED TO KLAMATH WATER WAR
Three white men were arrested and accused of taunting Native
Americans and firing shotguns at signs and buildings during
an hour-long spree stemming from a conflict over scarce
water supplies. Witnesses said the men drove through the
town of Chiloquin in a pickup on Dec. 1, yelling, "Sucker
lovers!" &#151 a reference to fish considered sacred by
the Klamath Tribes. Chiloquin, a town of about 800, is home
to the offices of the Klamath Tribes.

Source: Associated Press

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racism undercurrent says study 21.Dec.2001 10:21

anti-racist enviro

STUDY SAYS RACISM, LACK OF LEADERSHIP PREVENT SOLUTIONS TO OREGON WATER
DISPUTE
University scientists offered a draft report this week on
area water wars, saying a lack of leadership and an undercurrent
of racism were blocking solutions. The report was conceived
last July after protests broke out over the U.S. Bureau
of Reclamation decision to shut off irrigation water to
about 90 percent of the 200,000-acre Klamath Project irrigation
system. The water was conserved for endangered suckers in
Upper Klamath Lake and threatened salmon in the Klamath
River.

Source: Associated Press

 http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/12/12212001/ap_45949.asp

Real terrorists 21.Dec.2001 17:02

Rick pdx

Seems like these racist crapheads are very terrorist in nature. The Kalamath farmers qualified as the biggest domestic terrorists of 2001. Any group of people who could intimidate federal marshals while carrying sidearms could qualify as terrorists in my book. How the US goverment let them get away with this is beyond me!

Support Klamath Farmers 22.Dec.2001 08:25

VF volksfront@hotmail

support klamath farmers!!!


Pray for rain 22.Dec.2001 11:01

Mike stepbystepfarm@shaysnet.con

The problem in the Klamath basin is one that will soon be facing large areas of the planet.

The sad truth is that nobody is "taking away" anybody's water "water rights" but simply that more water rights have been assigned or given out than exist in terms of how much water falls from the sky. No government can fix this.

In other areas, the wells have to go deeper and deeper as the aquifers which represent the water stored over countless millenia are rapidly depleted by irrigation and thirsty cities. When it's all used up, there will be no point crying to governements "give us our water".

Learn to live with it, government laws only can say "what is" in terms of relationships between humans. They cannot rule upon what is real in the natural world. The government can no more "by law make water available" than it could repeal the law of gravity.