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May 5th 2013 5:48PM Many years ago, the city vehicles crushed the connection from my house to the main sewer system- on the street side. I could not get them to repair it. They told me- we've never worked on that block. So, I submitted copies of my 3 kids, at various ages, with the torn up street behind them. Gosh, someone came out and made arrangements . The area was added to the city in 1912- and as many times as it had be upgraded, no one had made a map. Sometimes you just wonder at the dearth of common sense. I wish these folks well. It seems that keeping the mapping current was just too big a task.
Apr 25th 2013 8:48PM Boy, in California the state would be all over the daughter for this kind of shenanigan. There are very stringent laws about this kind of thing. As another poster stated- falls under 'abuse of elderly'. The I was caregiver to my late mother and I care for a handicapped sibling- there are a LOT of regulations and things you have to comply with so that their interests are protected. The gentleman served this country, and to be a bit blunt- he's 91. Let him live the rest of his days in his home.
Apr 5th 2013 3:29PM HOA's do little to make any area pleasant and inviting to live in. Property values are driven by the market and economy. Covenants can be altered. HOA's are insidious , vicious and repressive. The ones around here have turned the housing areas into barren, dark and depressive places- populated with million dollar homes, all painted dark grey with barren yards. Very appealing. Not. The residents need to meet, vote the board out, and begin the process to amend the covenants.
Mar 23rd 2013 4:04PM Lots of homeowners ins. companies won't insure pit bulls ,or other breeds of dogs. And many of them will cancel you, with the first claim you have. Had that happen when a break in took my kitchen door off the house. They paid the claim ( I paid deductible) and then cancelled. I live in a rural area-pay more for car ins. because more fatals here than fender benders. The insurance industry has all of us in a vise grip.
Mar 2nd 2013 10:02PM One tactic that has had some success here is when a plumber, electrician, etc is called to repair something - if the issue is a code violation, the code officer for the city is called, and in many cases, the owner is cited, the tenants must move and the building is razed. I do realize that this is a difficulty for the renters- but on the other hand, many by that point in time are no longer paying rent, and have some funds with which to pay for a place somewhere else. It's been effective a number of times in the area where I live. And I do know that some states have mechanisms to prevent 'shell' companies from being formed and incorporated.
Feb 18th 2013 10:09AM This is far more common than the article indicates. And, this has been very common in Europe for a very long time. My husband and I worked opposite shifts for over a decade- living under the same roof. When we each had our own place- we actually spent more time together, and it was quality time. For 28 years .So, you have to decide what are essentials in your lives and go from there.
Feb 10th 2013 10:11AM I have Chase for my personal banking- and it's been ..tolerable. I had a loan through Citi-Bank, OneMain. That has been the never ending nightmare from Hell. Nothing but false promises, total lack of two way communication, etc. The whole lending/banking business is a snarled mess. Sky high interest rates, folks who were approved for loans that really weren't qualified for them, gestapo tactics- it's just a quagmire. Standing tough is hard.
Jan 12th 2013 11:11AM It's apparent this is a room that is rented in a private home.
The landlord is possibly Jewish, or Muslim. I think if indeed it is a room, in a private home, the rules are more than fair.
Oct 29th 2012 8:50PM What a guy! Sure makes one eager to see what kind of 'developments' he creates! Ticky-tacky perhaps?
Oct 7th 2012 8:55PM Perhaps I am. I don't recline my seat. I keep my purse on my lap and my elbows in. I try and reach the floor with my toes. I understand that small children's ears hurt during take off and landing and they cry. I don't watch movies and I take a book to read.
There was a time when air travel was very enjoyable. That was a long, long time ago. I'm glad that some folk have had good experiences.