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May 22nd 2013 7:53AM You know, I didn't even notice that. I think I assumed I was only looking at a cropped off photograph. Was 3 O'clock in the morning when I read the article. Anyways there are possible explanations. First is that there were canes made that came apart in sections though those are not that common. There were also telescoping canes. The TSA may also have taken apart the cane when it was not originally intended to be disassembled by the owner. I am leaning towards that last idea. The TSA likes to take things apart, even things not meant to come apart.
May 22nd 2013 3:07AM A knife in a cane is neither a shocking nor rare event. I collect old walking sticks and canes and three of mine came with blades in the handle. It was a commonplace thing a century ago. By the looks of this cane it probably dates to the 19th century or is a pretty good reproduction. I am not surprised the lady didn't know about the blade as many people are not aware of these canes. The person she got the cane from probably doesn't know about the blade either. The TSA could do the public a courtesy by offering a prescreening service for people to check their own belongings that might not realize they have something banned. Then they could pack the item away, such as this antique rather than having it confiscated. This cane would probably sell in an antique store for a couple of hundred dollars and perhaps more.
May 20th 2013 1:39PM Seems to me that there should have been a clause in the lease limiting increases. My lease is for a set amount of money per month. There is no clause in it that says the landlord can renegotiate the rent at any time during the term of the lease. In fact in my state such a clause is illegal. I think these people need to hire an attorney to study their lease and find out exactly what it means and how the law applies. A lot of jurisdictions prohibit certain kinds of clauses in a lease. An example of one where I live, I signed a lease for another apartment years ago and one clause stated I was responsible for all utilities. Now any sane person would interpret that as meaning for the utility bills. IE, electric bill, heat bill, phone bill etc. But this landlord interpreted that clause as meaning that if the furnace broke, it was my responsibility to replace it. And that is what happened. Three months in, right at the start of winter, I bought 200 gallons of oil and the furnace broke. It was nearly 20 years old. The landlord told me I was responsible for replacing the furnace. I said no and told him that he was breaking the law. So he had the oil burner replaced with gas and I got stuck with the 200 gallons of home heating oil. I refused to pay the rent and complained to the city. The city came over and I told them what happened and they told the landlord he had to turn on my gas heat and pay for it. Repeatedly he shut off the heat, water, electricity and phone (the electricity and phone were in my name) illegally and eventually I won in court but not before being forced to move out. To every tenant: read and know and understand your lease and rental laws.
Mar 17th 2013 1:02AM Exercising one's rights = good
doing it in a stupid way = bad
Who in their right mind would advertise that they keep a loaded weapon in their apartment? I'm not sure about the constitutionality of this case, clearly he has the right to bear arms but he does not have the right to frighten his neighbors.
I have the right to have sex in my apartment. But I don't do it in front of the window. I have the right to listen to my music. But I don't have the right to blast it for all the neighborhood to hear.
Mar 3rd 2013 5:53AM Amazing how little creativy city fathers employ. They have the power to take property by eminent domain for the public good and they also have the power to pay far less than market value and get away with it. Cities have no problem doing this routinely when they want to so why not here? The can finance this by rehabbing and flipping the properties a few at a time. Then they can prevent this person from buying more properties, a power that cities do have though rarely employ.
Feb 28th 2013 12:54PM I'm sick of reading these stories about people being punished for flying the American flag in America. How about a constitutional amendment that protects the right to fly the American flag in front of or at your place of domicile?
Jan 12th 2013 5:26AM The pork is not so unusual if you realize that Jews, Muslims and many other religions prohibit it from being eaten. So much so that the merely bring pork into a kitchen comes with the religious requirement that the entire kitchen be emptied, all other food along with the pork thrown away, every utensil scrubbed and sanitized and then kitchen reblessed. That is a very expensive thing. Then there are also some people with the very logical fear of the diseases and infestations that pigs carry.
Jan 12th 2013 3:44AM I don't know what the problem is. Most of these rules sound very reasonable. Seems to me that the person who wrote this silly article is some selfish kid fresh out of journalism school who never had to deal with immature kids renting rooms from them. I would have similar rules but include no smoking within 100 feet of premises or face instant eviction without notice, no illegal drugs of face same and theft of personal property will result in criminal charges being fired.
Nov 27th 2012 2:52AM Easy solution, cremation. Then you can be burried anywhere including your back yard. You can even keep your hubby along side fido on your mantle.
Nov 24th 2012 3:18PM It's just like everyone wanted a wind farm here but when they started to scout out sites for one nobody wanted it in their back yard. They have been arguing about it for 20 years now. No wind farm. All that natural resource and nobody wants to actually do it yet everyone complains about the cost of electricity.