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Why Are Amish Allowed To Dirty The Roads

August 28, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: The Amish population is growing fast in our area and I think we need to make them put a bag on their buggies to catch the manure or we are going to be in a world of crap,......

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beastblock

Sep-01-13 9:02 AM

Gemni5 comments on the previous post were on vehicle fees to use roads NOT land taxes.You are correct on property taxes but that was not the point.

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Gemni5

Sep-01-13 8:49 AM

In NYS property taxes are also used for road maintenance by local municipalities.

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beastblock

Sep-01-13 8:37 AM

Gemni5 they do pay taxes (land and school)but NO type of fee for their BUGGY.Every type of travel on the roads pays some type of fee is what I'M saying.Those horse and buggy's do more damage to the blacktop then cars do any day!If you don't think so you better look into it. Maybe it's time they start paying to drive the roads like everyone else(license,insurance,inspection,registration fees) that's the point. Our cars don't leave crap in the road for everyone else to drive through and if they do it don't make a mess on the underside.What's the big deal about having them put a bag on the horse????

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Gemni5

Aug-31-13 10:05 AM

Beast....when did the roads become yours and not theirs? They pay taxes just like everyone else.

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beastblock

Aug-31-13 8:00 AM

Why such DUMB comments you like driving your $50.000 car through that crap? Not Me! Whats wrong with them keeping road clean just like everyone else ? No one is trying to change their way of life just asking for same respect out of them.There are parts of our country that require them to put bags on their horses whats the big deal?They pay nothing(as you do with your vehicle) to travel our roads the least they could do is keep them clean.I don't think its to much to ask of them?

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Chuck2

Aug-30-13 10:17 PM

The horse and buggy is the Amish transportation with a little manure left behind. Should they pick it up? Then cars that hit and kill rac***** and skunks should stop and pick them up. It is only fair. That would be a lot more stinky---don't you think?

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carlaw

Aug-30-13 5:46 AM

Bravo Oelwyn! Well said and worth repeating! "8-13 7:44 PM Agree Horse and buggy-One horse=Organic-biodegradable-nutrient enriched-environmental effluvia. Fracking facility=Millions of gallons of chemical laced,unnaturally compressed undefined pollutants deep beneath the diminishing water tables for a dollar. Sounds like horseshid to me." That's exactly what it is.

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Gator71

Aug-29-13 5:14 PM

Billions of plastic water bottles on our land,lakes,rivers and roadsides...Non-biodegradable trash dumped in our oceans and on our land... Waste, with some of it being of the toxic variety, piped into all of our rivers,lakes,streams,seas...Fast food bags littering the shoulders of many county roads and highways and we have the nerve to complain about our Amish neighbors horse manure?...We are mad that it gets into the grooves in the tires of our combustible engines, that we have no problem driving 20,000 miles a year polluting the earth to no end?..Some people just make me laugh...

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maddysan

Aug-29-13 4:15 PM

Guess all the dog owners can let their dogs go in the road- you have to respect their way of life and their priorities too.

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SCALLYWAG

Aug-29-13 4:02 PM

We can always tell where our new Amish friends are attending church each week by the trails of road apples. These are some of the nicest most sincere folks I have ever met. Id take 1 Amish men to a hundred apple yard bums. Genuine folks with a great sense of humor.

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CREDENCE

Aug-29-13 11:32 AM

I don't chat with irrationals.

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Howard

Aug-29-13 9:05 AM

CREDENCE, every post here is changing the subject except hoser48! It is disgusting - Let us know where you live so we can properly dispose of all this manure in front of your house!

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Pebbles

Aug-28-13 11:52 PM

Stay in the city where you belong. Horse poop smells better than exhaust from cars and does break down much faster than the beer cans you throw out of your car window in my lawn. What an ignorant thing to complain about. What a bunch of @@!% Animal haters really annoy me.

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Oelwyn

Aug-28-13 7:44 PM

Horse and buggy-One horse=Organic-biodegradable-nutrient enriched-environmental effluvia. Fracking facility=Millions of gallons of chemical laced,unnaturally compressed undefined pollutants deep beneath the diminishing water tables for a dollar. Sounds like horseshid to me.

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hoser48

Aug-28-13 7:43 PM

In Charleston SC where they have horse drawn carriages for tourists, the horses have bags to keep the streets sanitary. I may be in the minority, but I don't see why that couldn't be done here. I don't like running my vehicle through a bunch of horse hockie and then having it stink up my garage. If I wanted that, I'd sell the car and get a horse.

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Oelwyn

Aug-28-13 7:30 PM

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Seadog

Aug-28-13 6:02 PM

So, horse crap is ok on your property, but pick up the dog crap. Interesting.

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CREDENCE

Aug-28-13 5:25 PM

pot head...... why change the subject for the sake of looking stupid?

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POTatoHEAD

Aug-28-13 4:41 PM

Why are Christians allowed to dirty the air, the water, our food? Anybody got an answer?

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duckster

Aug-28-13 2:57 PM

dumbest letter of the year so far...runner up goes to the Gay (latent homosexual/self loathing homo phobe) Pastor Mel McGinnis

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CrazyCarl

Aug-28-13 1:18 PM

ireland1 if sewage is what is causing you to worry then you need to take your focus off of the Amish and turn it to the Seneca Nation of Indians. The Seneca Allegany Casino is one of the largest employers in Western New York. Since the casino opened in Salamanca they have refused to pay the price to connect into the Salamanca sewage treatment plant. So as an alternative the indians have huge tanks at the western end of their property at the casino. Several times a week they take unmarked milk tanker trucks and empty the tanks on their property into these trucks and ship it to Jamestown, where they have been accepting these deliveries of sshhiitt for several years now.

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ireland1

Aug-28-13 12:42 PM

It's not the horse crap on roads to worry about....BUT, after Ohio tightened up their sewage laws, DROVES of Amish moved to Chat County.

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RationalThinker

Aug-28-13 12:08 PM

"traffic hazards"? Might I recommend some 'all terrain tires'? I get it that no one really wants to see a big pile of **** but is this REALLY a big problem? Like many people have stated already, the trash on the side of the road from us non-Amish is MUCH more unsightly and a much greater hazard than horse droppings. Sheesh. What a bunch of horse **** indeed!

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50s4ever

Aug-28-13 11:23 AM

If you watch TV or listen to radio, or read all comments here, you've immersed yourself in more manure than the Amish horses possibly could supply.

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PleaseWakeUp

Aug-28-13 10:12 AM

What makes this letter even more annoying, is that she is from Jamestown!

Leave my neighbors alone. Their horse crap, plain and simple is needed fertilizer.

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