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Re: Water rape

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Just to defend the use of the word rape a little here in this chosen usage I would like to point out a few listed definitions of the word that are found in the dictionary.

In the noun categorization definition 4 reads: an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation, violation.

Under the verb definition number 7: to plunder, despoil.
and number 8: to seize, take, or carry off by force.

My point? Being someone who loves literature and studied writing in college I think that it is a perfectly legitimate use of the word which helps to enrich our language and stories by having that word, and words like it, not being placed into only one tiny role while the rest of its definitions are cast to the side and forgotten. I also don't think a simple word should be upsetting as it is merely a means to describe what is horrible which is the action or act.

I hope this doesn't offend.

Posted on: 2014/9/22 20:33


Re: Water rape

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Looked around and found the WATER USE AND WATER RIGHTS IN PENNSYLVANIA a status report from the league of women voters of pa,Citizen Education Fund Common Ground Project on: "Water Resources Management for Pennsylvania's Future .(ITS DOOMED!)

Posted on: 2014/9/24 8:34
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Re: Water rape

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melvinp wrote:
Looked around and found the WATER USE AND WATER RIGHTS IN PENNSYLVANIA a status report from the league of women voters of pa,Citizen Education Fund Common Ground Project on: "Water Resources Management for Pennsylvania's Future .(ITS DOOMED!)


Dated 1998. Is it still relevant?

http://wren.palwv.org/documents/WaterUse_000.pdf

Posted on: 2014/9/25 8:04


Re: Water rape

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Best I could find in the time frame I have.Thanks for the hookup on this franking not very computer savey.

Posted on: 2014/9/25 8:25
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Re: Water rape

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Am I the only one bothered by the overuse of the term "rape" when it comes to environmental issues?

Archaic use of the word and not appropriate now.
But Pat is right, it's really not an issue, likely that drought is and wells, but wells to feed an insatiable appetite for more water and irresponsible use of water.

Posted on: 2014/10/30 16:55


Re: Water rape

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2 more water removal site this time on martins creek witch feeds in to the Tunkhannock creek in Nicholson pa(Wyoming county)That's 9 total.

Posted on: 2014/12/4 15:20
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Re: Water rape

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Water used in natural gas production Susquehanna river main stem 3,500,204,977 Wyalusing Creek 844,954,917 Tunkhannock Creek 789,601,068 Gallons 2008 to 2013

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Re: Water rape

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Not trying to defend fracking but those numbers above are meaningless. For that time period, what percentage of the total flow in those bodies of water was used? Sure it's a lot of gallons, but what's actually flowing in those rivers could dwarf that amount. I'm betting less than one percent.

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Re: Water rape

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Farmer Dave said: I can't say I was particularly "bothered" by it this time because misuse of words is so common these days.

Glad I am not the only one who notices such things. Misuse of the word "issue" as a substitute for "problem" would be a great example.

Posted on: 2/2 12:13


Re: Water rape

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Mike wrote:
Farmer Dave said: I can't say I was particularly "bothered" by it this time because misuse of words is so common these days.

Glad I am not the only one who notices such things. Misuse of the word "issue" as a substitute for "problem" would be a great example.


Once again, that is not another misuse of a word. It depends on what the problem is and "issue" may be a very fitting word. By the modern dictionary neither one of these words or the usage is deemed archaic. Yes, I understand what your average person takes them to mean but that doesn't mean that using them this way is wrong.....it isn't.

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Re: Water rape

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And I only make this point because i have a degree in English/creative writing. Using words this way is what makes language poignant and what also allows for expression.

Posted on: 2/2 12:48


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Expression and clear communication don't necessarily go hand in hand. Issues and problems are not synonymous and for good reason. An issue is something that is debatable; a problem is not.

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Re: Water rape

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Expression and clear communication don't necessarily go hand in hand. Issues and problems are not synonymous and for good reason. An issue is something that is debatable; a problem is not.


That would depend on your point of view. If it's a problem for one person but another doesn't see it as a problem, it's an issue.

Posted on: 2/2 20:17


Re: Water rape

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I bet that people would be freaking if they where taking that much water out of places like the lackawanna,Little J,fishing creek and valley.If i could i would change the heading but i cant so be it.

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