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Re: Tidying up offerings
Jun 04, 2010, 14:20
Oh gosh, you Brits make me laugh. The obvious solution to this is simple. Stop being so mamby pamby about "ownership" of these sites. Condemn them through eminent domain, with a good payment to the owners. Fence them off and charge money to visit.

Charge extra for the privilege of leaving an offering at a designated part of the site. Make it clear that such will be cleaned out in 24 or 48 hours, and disposed of reverently. Ahem.

Use the fees gathered to help maintain the site and the salaries of the semi-volunteer staff. Look at what's being done in Sardinia, much of it on a volunteer basis. That's the way to go.

And yep, it'll be "unnatural." Just like when the things were built by a bunch of people who were desperate to fight and control "Nature." You want to see natural? Go to the Paleolithic caves in the Vezere valley. Now those people were into Nature with a capital En.

So stop worrying and get cracking. Take back these sites and return them to their original purpose: enriching the community.

Your American friend,

Bucky Edgett
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