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I own a waterfall

have I mentioned* that before?  its about 15 metres high and during winter is a hugely impressive torrent of water.

during summer its a underdeveloped trickle.

My waterfall _rocks_.


some people go their whole lives without owning a waterfall.  I pity those people.

I am wSV, and I own a waterfall.



* boasted about
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 22nd, 2007 3:23am
Let us know when you build a dam for it to harness power.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 22nd, 2007 3:28am
:) actually the plans for a water generator are well underway.  ultimately I want to have a bunch of maybe 5-6 straw cottages dotted about the land (well spaced of course, and with high hedges surrounding each one) and powered entirely using solar, water and wind.

...in the meantime I get my kicks by throwing sticks at the top and chasing them down.  if I ever decide to kill myself Im going to do it by leaping in at the top on a rubber tyre....the thing changes direction a few times as the water is funnelled down between some large rocks, so it will be either a brilliant ride or an interesting way to commit suicide...
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 22nd, 2007 3:31am
15 meters is a really good drop all at once and makes the hydroelectric set up a lot easier to deal with.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 22nd, 2007 4:02am
Yeah, but do you have any fish?
Permalink LeftWingPharisee 
July 23rd, 2007 7:09am
Great. There is a natural thing of beauty. Let's destroy it for economic purposes! That is what being human is all about, isn't it?
Permalink Send private email Erik Springelkamp 
July 23rd, 2007 8:27am
+1 Erik.  Pride of ownership almost immediately translated into exploitation for economic gain.

That's so American.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 23rd, 2007 9:09am
It's easy to tell someone else how they should use their property.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 9:42am
Because property is the new holy.
Permalink Send private email Erik Springelkamp 
July 23rd, 2007 10:06am
I guess if one believes the waterfall is that holy, make him an offer he can't refuse.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 10:26am
You are just proving my point.
Permalink Send private email Erik Springelkamp 
July 23rd, 2007 10:33am
Exactly right. If it's a public good, make a public agreement of some sort. Till then coercion by guilt's a poor substitute for hard currency.

I'm guessing the OP is better aware of the beauty sacrificed than I am. At least without pics.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 12:19pm
" if I ever decide to kill myself Im going to do it by leaping in at the top on a rubber tyre....the thing changes direction a few times as the water is funnelled down between some large rocks, so it will be either a brilliant ride or an interesting way to commit suicide..."

Pansy.

http://fogonazos.blogspot.com/2007/02/largest-drain-hole-ever.html
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 23rd, 2007 12:41pm
BTW, congrats on the waterfall - tres cool, and I'm jealous.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 23rd, 2007 12:41pm
Wow are you guys serious? The guy has a renewable energy source and you are all panties in a bunch that he mentioned he was thinking of harnessing it?

And I bet while he does this and you complain about the despoilment of natural beauty on his private property, you'll be figuring out how to bulldoze your own waterfalls to build central planning committee headquarters over in commie land, all while burning as much oil as you can - for the 'people'.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 23rd, 2007 2:19pm
PS you're also all stupid since mills can be made very beautiful if you want.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 23rd, 2007 2:20pm
by the way, these are some of the most sublime easily accessible waterfalls I've seen in the US (20 minutes outside of Portland).

http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/waterfall.php?num=1596&p=0

I had a friend who came out here once a week and run up the path as her morning exercise routine.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 2:47pm
What a pity it's been despoiled by artificial contrivances.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 23rd, 2007 6:29pm

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