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(Daily Mail)   Man who has spent 30 years building a small farm in the Appalachian mountains faces having to tear it all down because local officials found the wood he cut and milled himself wasn't properly marked   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 31
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2013-03-17 10:57:16 PM
9 votes:

cman: Oh, and also, who the hell names their kid "Eustace"?


The Second-to-Last American Man.
2013-03-17 11:24:17 PM
4 votes:
FTA: One of the violations included not having properly-labeled lumbar

What improperly labeled lumbar may look like.

sarcasticsarcasm.com
2013-03-17 10:38:18 PM
3 votes:
ww2.hdnux.com
2013-03-17 08:47:50 PM
3 votes:
I think the only reason the government cares at all is that he's apparently operating a day camp for kids. Which requires a license, which requires, oh, I don't know, that you meet the conditions of the license.

Either that, or this has something to do with Barack Obama taking all our freedoms. Could be either one.
2013-03-17 11:21:43 PM
2 votes:
Oh. look! It's another truth-distorting, "Gummint-BAD!" bullshiat story for the naive, teenage lolbertarians on Fark to jerk off to - and from the Daily Fail. no less!
i18.photobucket.com
2013-03-17 11:07:20 PM
2 votes:

pedrop357: Why not just make him post some signs at each entrance that the entire property and buildings are not up to code?


What if the signs fall and hit somebody?
2013-03-17 10:32:03 PM
2 votes:
notfncute.com
2013-03-17 09:46:20 PM
2 votes:
Stop teaching that America is the Land of the free, home of the brave.  It's nothing but bullshiat.

We are not the greatest nation on earth, we are not free people.  The long and the short of it is, we're farked.

If you are rich, you may have an ok life, otherwise you are basically a slave.
2013-03-17 09:08:58 PM
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I think the only reason the government cares at all is that he's apparently operating a day camp for kids. Which requires a license, which requires, oh, I don't know, that you meet the conditions of the license.

Either that, or this has something to do with Barack Obama taking all our freedoms. Could be either one.


images.wikia.com
2013-03-17 08:42:11 PM
2 votes:
Oh, and also, who the hell names their kid "Eustace"?
2013-03-18 01:29:24 AM
1 votes:
Luckily for me my family is worth in exess of 50 million $.The fortunes foundation was laid by great Grampa Josia who captained a fleet of 6 merchant vessels between South Carolina and North Africa in the years leading up to 1850 when he went out of business.But by then it didnt matter as he allready made a mint.He moved to Canada and weve been high on the hog ever since. God Bless the ol' U.S.A.
2013-03-18 01:06:49 AM
1 votes:
2013-03-18 12:50:48 AM
1 votes:
First in New York, the government tells you what you can drink.
Then in the Appalachians, the governmen tells you where you can shiat.
It's a slippery slope, and it's slippery because of all the bullshiat!
2013-03-18 12:33:29 AM
1 votes:
Brick-House (farkied: Dumb as a brick): [www.frugal-cafe.com image 500x531]

i115.photobucket.com

/As if B. Hussein Osama has anything to do with schitt that the State of North Carolina pulls
2013-03-18 12:29:12 AM
1 votes:
FTFA While he said he doesn't have 'a perfect record,' he added that America's Founding Fathers did not have to live up to scrupulous building codes.


And this is where he lost me.

/fark him
2013-03-17 11:59:27 PM
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: Thank goodness these state inspectors were here when the country was being built!  Daniel Boone could have been killed by an out of code log cabin!


You do realize farkloads of people died from this kind of shiat in the 1700s and 1800s, right?  Just because someone did live through something, doesn't mean we should aspire to re-enacting it for all time.  There were Jewish children who lived through the Shoah, but that doesn't mean all summer camps should be modeled on Dachau.  In a way it is kind of funny though.  Throughout history, people have worked to make their lives better and less inherently dangerous.  We, however, complain mightily that out homes, workplaces, and public spaces are not trying to actively kill us enough
2013-03-17 11:56:24 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I think the only reason the government cares at all is that he's apparently operating a day camp for kids. Which requires a license, which requires, oh, I don't know, that you meet the conditions of the license.

Either that, or this has something to do with Barack Obama taking all our freedoms. Could be either one.


Yeah those damn libruls in  North Carolina.  I mean these are the people who kept voting that commie pinko faerie Jesse he.

Forget it.  I can't do it.  Screw you guys, I'm going home.
2013-03-17 11:48:07 PM
1 votes:
blazing-saddles.trailertheater.com

Who can argue with that?
2013-03-17 11:36:15 PM
1 votes:

jso2897: WhoopAssWayne: I can't believe this has made the fark homepage twice in one week. Yet you are the most incurious dumbasses of all time - not one unique question, nothing, just 'wow brau'. heh.

People believe what they want to believe. Farkers have already had it explained to them that this guy is a money-hustling, attention whoring phony - but they are so desperate to believe his fake narrative of the independent, bootstrappy individualist being trod upon by the mean old government that they just shut their eyes and ears, and turn up the volume.
America needs some new fairy tales. This one is so old it stinks.


This guy went to college while living in a tent - in a place where the *highs* are like 10 degress in Jan - and walked bare-footed to class.
2013-03-17 11:33:28 PM
1 votes:

cman: Oh, and also, who the hell names their kid "Eustace"?


This guy's parents?:

i759.photobucket.com

yes, his name was Eustace.
2013-03-17 11:28:50 PM
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: I can't believe this has made the fark homepage twice in one week. Yet you are the most incurious dumbasses of all time - not one unique question, nothing, just 'wow brau'. heh.


i70.photobucket.com
2013-03-17 11:16:58 PM
1 votes:
Thank goodness these state inspectors were here when the country was being built!  Daniel Boone could have been killed by an out of code log cabin!
2013-03-17 11:08:16 PM
1 votes:

JerkyMeat: Stop teaching that America is the Land of the free, home of the brave.  It's nothing but bullshiat.

We are not the greatest nation on earth, we are not free people.  The long and the short of it is, we're farked.

If you are rich, you may have an ok life, otherwise you are basically a slave.


We Jews are doing pretty good now that we run US Foreign policy and the "too big to fail" banks.
2013-03-17 11:08:10 PM
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: I'm here to answer any questions - this is my hometown/county  - ask away.


Is his weed that good?
2013-03-17 10:59:41 PM
1 votes:
ZOMG Agenda 21!
2013-03-17 10:56:37 PM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: you insensitive clod.


Oh man you just made me have /. flashbacks. I'm crying now. I need a beowulf cluster of natalie portmans, stat!
2013-03-17 10:47:30 PM
1 votes:

cman: Oh, and also, who the hell names their kid "Eustace"?


Indeed...
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-03-17 10:47:02 PM
1 votes:

cc_rider: If this guy wasn't running a commercial enterprise that requires all buildings to be up to code, I might be just as poutraged as subby's headline. Hopefully he can work things out with the state, and make some necessary upgrades.


This. Want to make a deal with the Devil? Then don't biatch about the terms.
2013-03-17 10:44:53 PM
1 votes:

cman: Oh, and also, who the hell names their kid "Eustace"?


images.zap2it.com

Frowns on your shenanigans
2013-03-17 10:39:04 PM
1 votes:
From the Carolina Code Studies and Consulting report: "This is a photo of what appears to be a wooden boat in a tree. Notice the boat is accessed by a wooden ladder attached to the trees and indicates the boat is accessible to children."

Seriously?  It's a farking tree house.  Tree houses are supposed to be accessible by children.  These people have too much time on their hands.
2013-03-17 10:15:46 PM
1 votes:

This About That: By "properly marked" does TFA mean the grade markings stamped on stacks of lumber by a lumber mill? If that is so, and it is why they are accusing him of being "not to code", then this, indeed, fairly outrageous. OTOH, there is no real telling from TFA.


You know how I know you didn't read the article....


....his outhouses, kitchens, and even the wood he's used to build several structures across the properties aren't up to snuff.

They are fixating on the lumber to stoke the fauxrage. The lumber in an eas thing to get a varience on. The five gallon bucket he's shiatting in, not so much.

Anyway after a minute bit of Googling, it looks like this article , though posted to the Dail Fail today, is something that actually happened in October 2012.

Here's a better article that even shows one of the buildings that is failing.
 
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