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Old 10-10-2008, 08:14 PM   #101
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sorry,I meant floatplanes!
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:58 AM   #102
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If these businesses had 5 years to adjust to the ban and plan trips elsewhere, but didn't, why would another 4 years or 10 years make a difference? Are they saying with all the lakes in the ADK's Low's is the only place they can go?
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:29 AM   #103
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The real point behind all this is the fact that if you have regulations, they need to be enforced across the board. Period.

MAny people have to find other ways get along in this changing world. Look at the tanning business, the use of chemicals wiped out the livihood of a good many people. Cheaper labor in the south wiped out the textile business in new England. The end of the cold war put many defense orientated industries out of business.

So, the number of float plane operators in proportion to the overall picture is miniscule.

If it's a regulation, then enforce it, regardless of whom it effects. If you don't enforce against one group, then you have no business enforcing against another.

There is a reason a law or a regulation is on the books. It's the job of the enforcement agencies to uphold the law regardless of whether they agree with it or not.

That's the bottom line of this issue. If the regulation is flawed, then it needs to be changed, but until it is it should be enforced.

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