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#3981 Harold Jones

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 2021 PM

 

You’d think. That and trash pickup on the streets, power washing sidewalks, etc. but the Liberal bastions are the nastiest cities. Trash everywhere, soiled, smelling of urine and rotten food.

Unions don't like that either...takes away their jobs.

 

Denver has a day labor program https://www.denvergo...-day-works.html  I remember whatever union represents the city workers pitched a minor fit about it when it was announced.  I think the city ended up limiting the hours and tasks the day workers could do, but it's still running.


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#3982 Rick

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 0420 AM

Don't know if other countries have this silly thing.  A group of people can petition the gvt to declare property they don't own a historical landmark.  If the government agrees, which almost always happens if the building is 50 or so years old, the property owner is required to observe all the relevant historical preservation laws.  Here's a particularly annoying example.

 

https://www.thedenve...er-to-full-body

Speaking of hysterical historic properties., sometimes the good guys win. I did  :wub: 

In 2006 I bought a rental unit in a historic neighborhood. Nothing at city hall stated nor did the realtor nor owner state said property was in a historic neighborhood. I did some repairs and all hell broke out. I lead the neighborhood in an effort to dissolve the local district. In two months we had the ability to dissolve a 30 year old ordinance. Thus the short version of what happened, per our local hysterical historic commission minutes.The unanimous passage by all nine members of City Council of Muncie Ordinance 54-06, giving the property owners of this historical district the ability to dissolve it. You should have seen the long faces at the next Historic Commission meeting. 

 

"Cheesman(the head of the historic district and a real bureaucratic bitch) reported that Ordinance 54-06 which allows owners of at least 50% of the real estate within any area designated to be a historical district to petition City Council for dissolution of the historical district was introduced at the November 6th council meeting.  Neither Cheesman, Quirk nor Mayor Canan knew it was on the agenda as it was listed on the agenda by an unfamiliar ordinance number and there was no title such as “ordinance to amend the historic preservation ordinance,” as is common.  Cheesman asked City Council Attorney Joe Hunter to let her know when an ordinance would be introduced and he did not do so. Thus, no one was present to represent the commission at the council meeting.  EKHD residents were understandably upset that they were not informed the ordinance was on the agenda.  
 
Several proponents of the district dissolution ordinance spoke for it at the council meeting including Bruce Bailey, Bruce Frankel, Frank Baker, David Costello, Kathy Conley’s daughter, Ron Riddle and Randy Calhoun.  When minutes of the City Council meeting become available Cheesman will forward them to members.  
 
MHPRC members discussed the ordinance.  Although some feel that historic district designation should be forever, and property owners bank on this concept when they decide to invest large sums of money into historic district property, it is also hard to tell folks they cannot get out of a district the same way they got in—by having support of owners of 50% of the property.  In addition, it would be difficult to enforce the ordinance if over half of the owners of property were not in favor of it. 
 
Rick Russell informed members that many of the folks who signed the petition many people in the district hate MHPRC and Cheesman in particular, and that all of the mayoral candidates have told him they would replace all of the members of MHPRC when they are elected.  
 
He pressed for all “lawsuits” against EKHD property owners to be dropped, including his own.  Russell’s case has been settled.  Cheesman said there were several properties where violations had been confirmed however, there are no cases pending in court, as the dissolution ordinance was introduced and Russell has informed the commission he has enough votes to dissolve the district. It would not be in the fiscal best interest of the city to proceed with violation cases if a provision for dissolution of the district will be passed by council and the district will be dissolved.  

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#3983 shep854

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 1539 PM

https://hotair.com/a...QsvwNOK85gHHongKong protesters wave US flag, sing anthem
This protester...explained that the American flag represented freedom, human rights, and democracy. He added, We hope we can be friends with America.
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#3984 Panzermann

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 2014 PM

Monty Python has reached the USA!

 

https://twitter.com/...629702749155333

 

This is apparently real footage of the Democratic Socialists of America conference and the entire stream plays like a 2015 parody. It's beyond anything I thought possible. Somebody. Literally anybody. Please. Tell me this is a troll. This is an elaborate joke. It needs to be.
(video at link)

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Oooh, they are serious.  :wacko:
 
 
forming a committee on anti-fascism was also controversial? https://reason.com/2...ts-america-dsa/
 
 
And they wonder why their revolution won't come...

Edited by Panzermann, 13 August 2019 - 2017 PM.

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#3985 Ssnake

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 0108 AM

forming a committee on anti-fascism was also controversial?

 

Comrades, this demands an immediate council to formulate a public declaration!


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#3986 Panzermann

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 0522 AM

 

forming a committee on anti-fascism was also controversial?

 

Comrades, this demands an immediate council to formulate a public declaration!

 

 

But not too loud to not cause sensory overload!


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#3987 Mr King

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 0550 AM

In better days these walking mental defects would have been confined to a mental asylum and pumped full of Thorazine. 


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#3988 rmgill

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 0927 AM

 

But not too loud to not cause sensory overload!

 


I half wonder if when the revolution comes if we'll be standing around dumbfounded at the Communists who fire their first shot and fall over in a fetal ball because the boom stick made a really loud noise. 


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#3989 Stargrunt6

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 1116 AM


 
But not too loud to not cause sensory overload!
 


I half wonder if when the revolution comes if we'll be standing around dumbfounded at the Communists who fire their first shot and fall over in a fetal ball because the boom stick made a really loud noise. 

Cis white male antifa platoon commander: *points to rally point* "Fall back!"

antifa platoon: "stop mansplaining! watch your tone! yelling is triggering! you shouldn't point, that's phallocentric and triggering! where's my emotional first aid kit?"
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#3990 Ssnake

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 1124 AM

Comfort blankets! We need comfort blankets on our positions, NOW!!!


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#3991 Murph

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 0622 AM

Apparently adding fluoride to water does cause issues?  https://hotair.com/a...rm-iq-children/


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#3992 Harold Jones

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 1033 AM

The group that was trying to get Tom's Diner declared a historic building has withdrawn their request https://www.thedenve...aws-application  Doesn't really say why they did but a win's a win.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 1306 PM

The group that was trying to get Tom's Diner declared a historic building has withdrawn their request https://www.thedenve...aws-application  Doesn't really say why they did but a win's a win.


The cynic in me is asking how big was the donation to the historical society.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 1755 PM

The American way of getting things done in various ways.


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#3995 Harold Jones

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 1827 PM

 

The group that was trying to get Tom's Diner declared a historic building has withdrawn their request https://www.thedenve...aws-application  Doesn't really say why they did but a win's a win.


The cynic in me is asking how big was the donation to the historical society.

 

Either that or they got a nasty letter from a lawyer explaining how much their life was going to suck as they were dragged through the courts for the next decade.  Both options are equally American ways of settling something like this.


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#3996 Mr King

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 0844 AM

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#3997 Murph

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 0549 AM

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Why?  Just why?


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#3998 Ssnake

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 0748 AM

BECAUSE IT ROCKS!


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#3999 Paul G.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 0849 AM

That diner isn't worth preserving. It has a kitschy look that is no different than your average Denny's.


The 1960s were kitschy. Denny's just copied it.
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#4000 Paul G.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 0851 AM


 
But not too loud to not cause sensory overload!
 

I half wonder if when the revolution comes if we'll be standing around dumbfounded at the Communists who fire their first shot and fall over in a fetal ball because the boom stick made a really loud noise. 
Cis white male antifa platoon commander: *points to rally point* "Fall back!"

antifa platoon: "stop mansplaining! watch your tone! yelling is triggering! you shouldn't point, that's phallocentric and triggering! where's my emotional first aid kit?"

Wait I thought they were a highly lethal domestic terrorist group? 🙄
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