posted at 10:01 pm on September 7, 2016 by Jazz Shaw
Something unpleasant and highly unpopular took place along the Oregon coast recently and it has quite a few people – including law enforcement officials -up in arms. An ancient sandstone formation commonly known as the “Duckbill” has stood there for millions of years and its unusual shape makes it a tourist attraction and popular spot for photographers. Like many natural wonders in some of our country’s national parks it stands precariously on a stem because wind and surf have eroded the base of the stone away. Actually I should be using the past tense to describe all of thesbecause now it’s collapsed into a pile of rubble. (Washington Post)
work with Oregon State Police to review the incident immediately” and then figure out how to respond. It could be a relatively minor charge with a fine of less than $500 but others are mentioning felony charges.
toppled a similarly eroded boulder in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. The response was similar to what’s expected in Oregon. (CNN)
anyone maintaining it? When someone vandalizes a building or a piece of machinery (and I’m looking at you, Jill Stein) it’s easy to define the damages and write up a charge. Somebody built or purchased the structure or equipment, they are the owners of it and you can clearly show how the damage inflicted has degraded it and decreased its value or how the owner incurred costs to repair or replace it. Who built that piece of sandstone in Oregon? Who weathered away the base to the point where it could be tipped over so easily? Was God negligent in not keeping up with repairs over the past several million years?