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(Des Moines Register)   Man gets fifteen months in prison and a $56,000 fine for cutting down more than two dozen black walnut trees   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 107
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2013-05-25 11:43:20 AM
Good thing he didn't get caught with weed.
 
2013-05-25 12:26:01 PM
He got off light.
 
2013-05-25 01:45:37 PM
He got fifteen months and prison?
 
2013-05-25 02:07:55 PM
How do you just "get" 15 months?  I mean, it's not like you can just find a bag of time laying around.
The prison, sure.  And that seems like an appropriate punishment, making him deal with all the logistics that running a business like that incurs, but even if you could give the man time, why would you?  Criminals deserve to have time taken away, not given to them.
 
2013-05-25 02:25:44 PM
The fine is enough. Prison time seems a little too much.
 
2013-05-25 02:45:55 PM
Does he work for Gibson?
 
2013-05-25 02:47:52 PM
Have you ever lived around a black walnut tree?  I don't blame him for cutting them down.  Horrible, dirty, smelly trees.
 
2013-05-25 02:48:26 PM
Golf clap for the sappy tag subby.
 
2013-05-25 02:49:09 PM

serial_crusher: How do you just "get" 15 months?


Maybe there is no literal way to get or gain 15 months, but non-autistic people easily understand the term.
 
2013-05-25 02:50:04 PM
I think this film takes place after Riddick.

Vaako finds a way to get rid of him.  Keith Urban is in the cast list.
 
2013-05-25 02:50:50 PM
I'd probably pay $56,000 to get an extra 15 months.  Is there some way to get that deal without all the arboreal labor?

They can keep the prison, I'm not really an administrator type.
 
2013-05-25 02:51:01 PM
Had they been white walnut trees it'd have been 20 yrs minimum.
 
2013-05-25 02:51:12 PM
Were elves living in the trees?
 
2013-05-25 02:51:39 PM

Peepeye: The fine is enough. Prison time seems a little too much.


This essentially grand theft. He was poaching off federal land to make $$$. I have no problem with this guy spending time in jail.
 
2013-05-25 02:51:42 PM
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2013-05-25 02:51:47 PM

Puckmarin: Have you ever lived around a black walnut tree?  I don't blame him for cutting them down.   Horrible, dirty, smelly trees.


thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-25 02:54:21 PM

bonobo73: Peepeye: The fine is enough. Prison time seems a little too much.

This essentially grand theft. He was poaching off federal land to make $$$. I have no problem with this guy spending time in jail.


heylittleant.files.wordpress.com

Agreed.
 
2013-05-25 02:55:00 PM
Approves of the tree removal:

scienceblogs.com
 
2013-05-25 02:56:55 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Puckmarin: Have you ever lived around a black walnut tree?  I don't blame him for cutting them down.   Horrible, dirty, smelly trees.

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now sure which one of you are racist, or are you both....
 
2013-05-25 02:57:04 PM

Hongcouver: Golf clap for the sappy tag subby.


That's nuts.
 
2013-05-25 02:57:38 PM
fark him. Crimes like this should have harsher punishments than growing or smoking some pot in your own home.
 
2013-05-25 02:59:28 PM
This is funny because it kind of makes fun of people who aren't white.
 
2013-05-25 03:00:18 PM

PacificaFitz: Quantum Apostrophe: Puckmarin: Have you ever lived around a black walnut tree?  I don't blame him for cutting them down.   Horrible, dirty, smelly trees.

[thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com image 600x450]

now sure which one of you are racist, or are you both....


I wasn't actually going for a racist joke there.  Black walnut trees actually are horrible.

Reading it again, what I said is funny as hell.
 
2013-05-25 03:00:22 PM
I used to go camping at a spot that had several juglans nigra trees near the trail head.  When the season was right we would fill up several plastic bags with the walnut pods and take them to the camp site.  That night we would lay them out around the campfire and slowly roast them, then take a rock and crack them open.  Delicious.
 
2013-05-25 03:00:24 PM
ye gods how much I would give for a nicely flamed quartersawn bit of black walnut, every time some comes up locally the bidding goes through the roof, even standard billets for regular solidbodys goes for twice what just about anything outside of imported exotics do
 
2013-05-25 03:01:24 PM
Maybe the guy just hates nigras.
 
2013-05-25 03:01:49 PM

PacificaFitz: Quantum Apostrophe: Puckmarin: Have you ever lived around a black walnut tree?  I don't blame him for cutting them down.   Horrible, dirty, smelly trees.

[thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com image 600x450]

now sure which one of you are racist, or are you both....


It's a trick question. Everyone is racist.

/ learnt it on teh Farks
 
2013-05-25 03:02:12 PM

unknownsoldier: I'd probably pay $56,000 to get an extra 15 months.  Is there some way to get that deal without all the arboreal labor?

They can keep the prison, I'm not really an administrator type.


But it's 15 months at the end when you can't remember your name and your dick doesn't even twitch when the nurse rubs ointment on it.

(My God, man. How long have I been here? Am I really awake, or am I just dreamin' I'm awake? How could my plans have gone so wrong?)
 
2013-05-25 03:02:44 PM

crab66: fark him. Crimes like this should have harsher punishments than growing or smoking some pot in your own home.


But....think of the children!

/got nothin.
 
2013-05-25 03:06:00 PM
Maybe he can hone his furniture making skills, covert timber poaching skills in federal prison.

He probably won't talk to super rich home builders next time without checking them for wearing a wire.
 
2013-05-25 03:08:14 PM

bonobo73: Peepeye: The fine is enough. Prison time seems a little too much.

This essentially grand theft. He was poaching off federal land to make $$$. I have no problem with this guy spending time in jail.


Pretty much a guarantee he will not do it again and maybe it will deter others, so I don't see a problem.

It's not like he can just put the trees back.
 
2013-05-25 03:08:27 PM
He made off with 24+ trees on government land before anyone noticed ALL BY HIMSELF?
 
2013-05-25 03:08:34 PM
He gets a prison?!
 
2013-05-25 03:11:44 PM

PacificaFitz: Quantum Apostrophe: Puckmarin: Have you ever lived around a black walnut tree?  I don't blame him for cutting them down.   Horrible, dirty, smelly trees.

[thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com image 600x450]

now sure which one of you are racist, or are you both....


Hey some of my best friends are black. I just hide the good cutlery when I invite them over.
 
2013-05-25 03:11:58 PM
If it was chestnut trees I'd totally understand. They have those horrible spikey things around them. I have fond memories of being a kid and never being able to play in the back yard cause of them. >:[
 
2013-05-25 03:13:48 PM
Black walnut trees are evil and they should be eradicated.  They poison the ground over a wide area and prevent other plants such as tomatoes from growing.
 
2013-05-25 03:15:03 PM

Sneakytoes: Black walnut trees are evil and they should be eradicated.  They poison the ground over a wide area and prevent other plants such as tomatoes from growing.


My mom loves those bastards. I've tried them but they just taste bitter to me.
 
2013-05-25 03:16:01 PM
The number one cause of black walnut death is black walnut on black walnut competition.
 
2013-05-25 03:20:23 PM

A Terrible Human: If it was chestnut trees I'd totally understand. They have those horrible spikey things around them. I have fond memories of being a kid and never being able to play in the back yard cause of them. >:[


Are you talking about a sweet gum tree?  Those vile little spike balls that sprout when you look at them?  My stupid neighbors think they have some sort of exotic maple, because the leaves look somewhat like a maple.  I want to go over there and pour rock salt all over that yard.  I spend hours pulling up those horrid little saplings from everywhere.  And no barefoot walks in the soft backyard, because they hide in the grass we keep at 2.5 inches.
 
2013-05-25 03:23:14 PM
Did he use Axl to cut down those sha na na na na na na trees, trees?
 
2013-05-25 03:23:33 PM
I know somebody that can help him make restitution:

www.ema-online.org
 
2013-05-25 03:23:47 PM
So, this was a drive-by assault on nigras? Forest life is tough.
 
2013-05-25 03:23:59 PM

Mega Steve: He made off with 24+ trees on government land before anyone noticed ALL BY HIMSELF?


If there was others, they may have been employees.  However 24+ trees by yourself is doable with tools and time.  An uncle of mine was known to ask farmers if he could have the trees in and around their fields for firewood.  He would take the log in one piece, because well I'll put this way he was 'thick headed'.  Although  I can't fault him for the time he got a good mahogany specimen and ended up with a nice china cabinet made from it by another uncle.
 
2013-05-25 03:25:01 PM
Sounds about right to me.

Don't steal.

It's not that difficult to understand.
 
2013-05-25 03:26:31 PM
Had a mature black walnut cut down a few years ago. Wifee-poo was mad that the squirrel circus left with it, however she doesn't mow the lawn around it every week, or clean everything up each fall. And yes I had it cut so we could plant tomatoes and peppers, nothing grows within 2x its canopy size.
 
2013-05-25 03:28:19 PM

cherryl taggart: A Terrible Human: If it was chestnut trees I'd totally understand. They have those horrible spikey things around them. I have fond memories of being a kid and never being able to play in the back yard cause of them. >:[

Are you talking about a sweet gum tree?  Those vile little spike balls that sprout when you look at them?  My stupid neighbors think they have some sort of exotic maple, because the leaves look somewhat like a maple.  I want to go over there and pour rock salt all over that yard.  I spend hours pulling up those horrid little saplings from everywhere.  And no barefoot walks in the soft backyard, because they hide in the grass we keep at 2.5 inches.


He is probably talking about horse chestnuts:


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-25 03:28:54 PM

cherryl taggart: Are you talking about a sweet gum tree? Those vile little spike balls that sprout when you look at them? My stupid neighbors think they have some sort of exotic maple, because the leaves look somewhat like a maple. I want to go over there and pour rock salt all over that yard. I spend hours pulling up those horrid little saplings from everywhere. And no barefoot walks in the soft backyard, because they hide in the grass we keep at 2.5 inches.


No it was a chestnut tree cause my mom would gather them up,carefully open them and there would be chestnuts in the middle. Once my aunts were throwing them at each out and one got stuck in my aunts ass. Imagine being a 30 year old woman asking your mom to pull those spikes out your ass.
 
2013-05-25 03:29:25 PM

Sneakytoes: Black walnut trees are evil and they should be eradicated.  They poison the ground over a wide area and prevent other plants such as tomatoes from growing.


My dad would make me go collect those farking walnuts with him, once a year, just so he could make ONE stupid little cake... *repressed memory*

/worse yet was husking them, even after they'd dried
//staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains
 
2013-05-25 03:31:06 PM
Dye, black walnut.
 
2013-05-25 03:32:11 PM

Mock26: cherryl taggart: A Terrible Human: If it was chestnut trees I'd totally understand. They have those horrible spikey things around them. I have fond memories of being a kid and never being able to play in the back yard cause of them. >:[

Are you talking about a sweet gum tree?  Those vile little spike balls that sprout when you look at them?  My stupid neighbors think they have some sort of exotic maple, because the leaves look somewhat like a maple.  I want to go over there and pour rock salt all over that yard.  I spend hours pulling up those horrid little saplings from everywhere.  And no barefoot walks in the soft backyard, because they hide in the grass we keep at 2.5 inches.

He is probably talking about horse chestnuts:


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I've never seen horse chestnuts. This is what I was talking about
i.imgur.com
 
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