Re: MARK BUNKER AND MARK LOWELL ARRESTED AT GOLD! California has always held the attitude that green lawns are an American's "right" and California has never really been strict about water conservation. California constructed some major water transportation projects to bring water into the desert valley of Los Angeles and middle California from outside water-rich areas that are now hurting because of CA's drain on their water resources. In Florida, we're under strict water conservation right now because of several years of drought. Even watering newly laid lawns is risky. Everything is brown here and why shouldn't it be? The underground aquifers (from which most of Florida pumps their water) are drying up and causing sinkholes. I'd rather see brown lawns than insurance claims at $100,000-$200,000 per sinkhole-damaged house - raising everyone else's insurance rates and leaving behind derelict houses in neighborhoods when the owners take the insurance money and run without repairing the home. Since California doesn't pump from under their own feet, they think they're safe to waste water. Meanwhile, the farmers have nothing left with which to water the state's food sources. Sometimes I think humans will never learn. Meanwhile, Gold Base maintains a huge "green belt" in a desert. Maybe the protestors could get more coverage if they protested Gold Base for water waste. GB probably spends more money on watering than they do on feeding their slaves.