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(Des Moines Register)   If you're a farmer and a hunter, snowmobiler, or sports enthusiast hurts themselves on your property, you're legally in the clear. But if one teacher in your barn on field trip falls through a hay hole, you better lawyer up   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 11
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2013-02-16 05:43:17 PM  
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ha-ha-guy: noitsnot: The snowmobiler booby trapping that people used to do was pretty creepy.  You'd see the chains strung between trees, so it wasn't just stories.

I have to admit, I've considered it.  I only have 7 acres and I don't depend on it to make money, like the farmers to, but it pisses me off when my land is destroyed by clowns on 4 wheelers or snowmobiles.

/I've opted to pile my brush at seemingly random but very strategic points on the edge of my property
//all you can get rose bushes fairly cheap at Home Depot if you don't mind semi scrawny ones, not much for flowering but they grow well and have thorns


Try Honey Locust trees:

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2013-02-16 04:31:53 PM  
3 votes:
This is stupid. It is the own farmers' fault for not having the administrators sign a legal document protecting them from lawsuits occurring from accidents on the property.

Or at least posting "No Fatties" signs around the areas of the property that could result in accidents involving obese people.

Seriously, it was her fault for being so fat that she broke the hay loft.
2013-02-16 05:50:16 PM  
2 votes:
Normally I wouldn't side with the lawyers or people who sue over shiat like this, but if you open your property up to tours then you should be held as accountable as any other business or tourist attraction would.
2013-02-16 05:26:33 PM  
2 votes:
To sum up scumsuckingmaggotlawyers ruin everything.  And by scumsuckingmaggotlawyers I mean all lawyers.
2013-02-16 07:37:31 PM  
1 votes:

mikefinch: Im not sure why some of you guys have such beefs with snowmobilers. We didnt have 7 or 8 acres. We have about 800 acres -- In rural Canada where almost every single house has at least one skidoo. I have seen people drive into town on their skidoo for groceries.

The only time it was ever a problem was when it was a poker rally and 500 some people would show up to run their sleds on a course. With ATVs the common courtesy is to drive around the edge of crops but by time enough snow has fallen for sleds to run the ground is frozen solid and damage is pretty minimal.

98K514: We've only got an acre and a half and I've considered it. Winter is also known as Asshole Season at our house.

Are you kidding? You have a yard thats barely 100 yards by 100 yards and somehow you have enough of a problem with skidooers to call it asshole season? Either they are building a road right in front of your house or you are exaggerating.

Honest to god the only time people were pissed about sledders on their land was when they wanted to hold a rally on part of it.


You're Canadian so you don't understand what real American assholes are like.

Seriously.
2013-02-16 05:50:43 PM  
1 votes:

thenumber5: ya not every one is a farm kid who grew up climbing around barns

the property owner basically set up a "PitFall" then told no one he was covering large holes with hay


That was my exact point.  If it was obvious the lady would've stayed away from it and the accident wouldn't have happened.
2013-02-16 05:49:52 PM  
1 votes:
noitsnot: The snowmobiler booby trapping that people used to do was pretty creepy.  You'd see the chains strung between trees, so it wasn't just stories.

I have to admit, I've considered it.  I only have 7 acres and I don't depend on it to make money, like the farmers to, but it pisses me off when my land is destroyed by clowns on 4 wheelers or snowmobiles.

/I've opted to pile my brush at seemingly random but very strategic points on the edge of my property
//all you can get rose bushes fairly cheap at Home Depot if you don't mind semi scrawny ones, not much for flowering but they grow well and have thorns


CSB: When I was in about grade 2 (I went to a K-12 school) someone kept knocking down our snow forts at night. One day, the junior and senior high schools were all away on a field trip and we had a free day. We spent from about 9 - 3 building the thickest snowfort we could and pouring water on it, making sure we had finished and hid all the evidence before the high schoolers got back. The next day our snowfort was still there and there was a snowmobile track leading to the wall he hit and what appeared to be truck treads from whoever it was having to load their snowmobile back onto the truck. We found bits and pieces of the front of that snowmobile for months lol. Something to keep in mind. 0:)


2013-02-16 05:46:21 PM  
1 votes:
People who haven't seen their own genitalia in years should be instantly at fault for all injuries caused by them overpowering whatever they were standing on that normal humans wouldn't have a chance of breaking.  Enough's enough, stop being fat and more importantly stop using it as an excuse to break people's stuff and get away with it.
2013-02-16 05:41:56 PM  
1 votes:

noitsnot: The snowmobiler booby trapping that people used to do was pretty creepy.  You'd see the chains strung between trees, so it wasn't just stories.


If it pisses you off, why don't you try staying on your own property or obtaining permission first?
2013-02-16 05:38:35 PM  
1 votes:
I'm a fat fat fattie, I try to stay away from trap doors and rickety chairs.  This lady probably does too.  But this dude covered up the hay drop so the lady couldn't see it.  You invite people onto your property and fail to warn them of dangers, and actively cover up dangers?  Pretty easy to see liability there.  It's a very basic rule in property law to at least warn people of dangers.  But it's all a lawyers fault because derp
2013-02-16 05:37:54 PM  
1 votes:

noitsnot: The snowmobiler booby trapping that people used to do was pretty creepy.  You'd see the chains strung between trees, so it wasn't just stories.


I have to admit, I've considered it.  I only have 7 acres and I don't depend on it to make money, like the farmers to, but it pisses me off when my land is destroyed by clowns on 4 wheelers or snowmobiles.

/I've opted to pile my brush at seemingly random but very strategic points on the edge of my property
//all you can get rose bushes fairly cheap at Home Depot if you don't mind semi scrawny ones, not much for flowering but they grow well and have thorns
 
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