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Apr 10th 2013 12:12PM Evil.
They're not "concerned" for the homeless' safety--they just don't want them living anywhere near them.
There have always been poor people. There will always BE poor people. Some because they can't control their drug use. Some because they are mentally ill. Some because they just got REAL UNLUCKY and never recovered.
Somehow, we've managed to make it a crime and when poor, homeless people are found, they're "Helped" with torches, guns, and bulldozers to find the motivation to become someplace else's problem.
Roanoke, Virginia periodically loads up dozens of homeless onto a jail bus and just drives them elsewhere. Lynchburg, VA, Winston-Salem, NC. Sometimes the DC area--according to how much they've budgeted for gas for the bus trip. They don't deal with the problem--they make it someone else's problem. KC, MO will round up the ones they catch and ship them off to KC, KS..then make an effort to LOOK like they cleared out the tunnels and bury the rest of the problems there.
Mar 30th 2013 2:04PM Being from "The South" I've seen a few "shotgun houses" in my time. The term "shotgun" is a reference to the idea that if you open all the doors to the house, the pellets fired from a shotgun would fly cleanly from one end to the other. Alternately, a shotgun fired thru the front door would take out everybody in the house.
This one is so small, you could take everybody out with a single shot from a pea shooter.
Feb 28th 2013 1:50PM Not COOL, but MIGHT squeak through legally. HOA's tend to go out of their way to be @$$holes.
The REAL good one I heard was an HOA that demanded the removal of a wheel chair ramp.
HOLY $#!+! they had attorneys dancing in the HOA parking lot trying to get the chance to serve the S0B's first.
MY HOA tried to force me to revive a dead tree. A tree on the corner of my lot, which was on HOA right of way, was just as dead as it could be. I asked them to remove it--they refused. Then I said I'd cave and asked if I could remove it--they denied permission. Then I start getting notes that I HAVE to maintain the "health and beauty" of the plants that grow in the right of way. What's that mean? I asked. They say I have to "trim" the tree back and then apply the appropriate remedies to return it to full vigor. I said, IT'S DEAD, JIM! I can't return it to ANY vigor. Threatening letters arrive monthly. Threats to fine me. Threats to take me to court. Threat. Threat. Threat.
Then I get a job in another state and sell out. I hope it's a green tree now. I went to the woods and gathered a rather large bundle of KUDZU and "mulched" around the tree before I left. It was starting to get greener from the bottom up when we drove off in the moving truck.
Jul 27th 2012 11:32AM You have the RIGHT to hold that opinion and express it as loudly as you wish.
I was in the military to defend your right to free speech, press, and faith.
However, you don't have the right to force others to act according to your opinions. In other words, you can yell at abortionists (and technically the mothers getting abortions, but don't...that's just rude because they're generally already upset at having to make that decision)---but you don't have the right to kill abortion providers, bomb clinics, or prevent patients from accessing them.
Jul 27th 2012 11:27AM OK. So YOU and the Government have the right to censor speech you disagree with.
I think you just wiped your @$$ on the Bill of Rights, BUT THAT'S OK! Lots of other people are doing it with ZEAL these days.
Jul 24th 2012 3:16PM I feel safer knowing we're protected from illegal candy.
Betcha terrorists made it, with cheap chocolate flavoring.
Jul 8th 2012 3:29AM Not a Christian, but....THIS is worrisome. Using zoning ordinances to infringe on someones right to assemble and freely conduct their religious practices and free speech.
Terribly concerned about the future of the First Amendment.
Feb 17th 2012 4:58PM He's PROBABLY RIGHT--but unless the parent has completely lost their faculties--you don't "FORCE" them to do anything. Talk them into it is one thing--but using the court to 'force' a mentally competant parent to do your bidding is just un-called for.
The Judge, however will have to side with the law and rule to evict--I hope he takes the opportunity "to rip her son a new one", though.
Nov 14th 2011 6:47PM Yeah, One in Spanish, Mandarin, or Hindi.
Oct 19th 2011 3:08PM One family I know never missed a mortgage payment, but a clause in their mortgage required them to pay the difference if the house lost value.
They were out on the street 5 months later because they couldn't fork over more than $30000 to make up for the loss in appraised value when the bank re-assessed the loan.
All the money they'd paid for the house to date was lost, AND the bank sued them afterward because it sold the property for even less. (They're fighting that, of course)