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If I own something (e.g., money) and am able to use it according to my own values (either giving it to the United Fund or not), then I am not being coerced or using coercion. But if I own something (e.g., a gun) and somebody takes it away from me by force (gun-control legislation), I am being coerced.
By refusing to distinguish economic power from political power and ascribing to the former the vices of the latter while obliterating the virtues of each, SI and the YWCA (in this instance) are helping deliver the world to collectivism.
It is nothing like that and has not been during the 30-odd years I have fished there. As Rod Haig-Brown, Jack Hemingway or Loren Grey would tell you, an experienced steelhead fisherman would consider himself fortunate to hook one a day. I know of instances when anglers of international reputation have not landed one in a week of hard fishing.
The Umpqua is a great and beautiful river but a big producer of fish it definitely is not.
For those still bent on fishing the river, however, the least Olsen could do is give directions as to how to get there: drive straight north from Portland until you see the signs to Steamboat.
?Oregonians apparently will go to any lengths to protect their river. While most Oregon rivers, including the Umpqua, are low this year and fishing is down from recent high levels, state officials assure us that fishing on the Umpqua is far from "ruined." As for Mr. Nolte's directions, don't swallow the bait. The Umpqua lies some 180 miles south of Portland.—ED.
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