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May 20th 2013 11:32AM What's the point of having a lease if only one side can change the terms? A lease is a contract and unless somewhere in that contract there is something that says they can do this, it seems like a violation. That's pretty much basic Contract Law. Do they also get to impose the penalties for those who choose to leave and break their lease rather than pay? Sounds like a lawsuit in the making there.
Apr 28th 2013 10:04PM Does he also want the Earth to shoot a missle into the sun to move the angle every few months because as it comes over the horizon it is bright and interferes with driving for a few minutes every day? Or maybe his disability is running out and he needs a reason to extend it.
Apr 22nd 2013 1:20PM Exactly. These real estate people are the same ones who told people how wonderful it would be to severely overpay for a house they now cannot get rid of for more than a fraction of what they owe on it. I really feel that real estate agents should be on salary rather than commission. How can a client expect the agent to act in their best interst when the agent's fee is tied to the selling price. It's pretty evident what the consequences are based on what happened when houses began to be ridiculously overpriced. Of course the buyers do share a roll in that. They could have said no, I'm not going to be stupid and over pay for this house as they should have.
Apr 20th 2013 9:14PM It's a mistake to enter into any long term committment without the legal protections of marriage. Whether it's having kids, buying houses, cars, etc, the problem is that when you split up, having these entanglements complicates things and there are no laws to protect you. People believe that not being married makes it easier to split up, but the truth is that once you have been living together for a long time and especially if you do something that binds you together for a long time, it's no less difficult to split up. What is different though is that you have no protection at all if you are not married. Live together if you must, but don't have kids and don't enter into obligations that will tie you and screw you in the end.
Mar 23rd 2013 3:03PM I'm ok with that. I love dogs. Have always grown up with dogs. But I hate it when people think they are badasses because they choose to have dangerous breeds. They ALL say their dogs are pussycats. And they may be most of the time. But it only takes one incident before a child is killed or someone is seriously injured. These dogs were bred for a purpose and they are designed for that purpose. And the problem is, that even if it is an accident and an anomoly, they can do serious, even deadly damage. Whose supposed to fix that? Oh I'm sorry, won't bring back the child who was killed or replace the limb that was injured. We have been looking for a new dog for a while now, since we lost ours a few years ago. I refuse to pay for dogs and would rather have a shelter dog. But nearly every single dog available is some kind of pit bull or pit bull mix or some little rat dog. That suggests that either they are the great pets that some like to claim or they are being over bred into everything. They aren't even cute. I don't get the appeal at all. So good for the housing and the insurances that don't want them. I don't want them around me either.
Mar 21st 2013 9:57AM I must have missed the part of history class when the Moors occupied North America. I know they occupied Spain,but didn't know they made it to the "new world".
Mar 16th 2013 4:16PM Except did you miss the part where the guy is behind in his rent. He seems to overlook that in his "MY RIGHTS" rant.
Mar 16th 2013 4:11PM The individual who owns the house, property, whatever has the right to decide what he/she will tolerate within the confines of their own home. If he wants to keep weapons, let him go out and buy his own house and pay the maintenance and upkeep on it. Otherwise get rid of the guns or hit the road and don't let the door hit you in the rear on the way out. The same is true for smoking, illegal drug use or anything else. The owner gets to set the rules. Don't like them, leave.
Mar 1st 2013 10:02AM People have gotten to the point in this country where they would rather pay someone than make any decisions for themselves. So you have the rise of the HOA. People cannot conceive of taking any responsibility for their own property, they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for, so they then turn around and pay someone to tell them what they can do and not do with that property. That's insane. People should start refusing to buy into HOA properties and the HOAs will go away. Most of them are run by out of work or retired busy bodies who like to have power over others and you PAY someone to do this. That's nuts. Stop it.
Feb 24th 2013 11:15PM I don't consider either of the later two to be middle class. They may believe they don't have a lot of discretionary income, but that is a consequence of their lifestyle choices. They could both have much smaller houses and much less expensive cars and they would have plenty of discretionary income. They have substantially more income and a "grander" lifestyle than the average middle income person. The first guy, I would consider middle income because he has no dependents. He is a single guy and his income is sufficient to meet his needs and then some. He might not be able to support a family in any style on that income, but for him, it's more than adequate.