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  • Inside the luxury nuclear bunker protecting the mega-rich from the apocalypse

    07/06/2020 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CNET ^ | July 6, 2020 | Claire Reilly
    A volcanic-ash scrubber, a decontamination room, a waterslide -- when it comes to surviving a nuclear apocalypse, the Survival Condo has everything you could need, at a price. ........ For most of my adult life, I've had an apocalypse plan. It's been straightforward. Grab my go bag, drive out to a shack in the woods, then hunker down under the floorboards eating canned food through the valve in my gas mask, waiting for the nukes to drop. But after visiting my first real nuclear bunker, my apocalypse plan has been upgraded. Now my list of needs includes "underground swimming pool"...
  • Homeowners association tells Florida man to take down Blue Lives Matter flag

    06/28/2020 3:30:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 129 replies
    WFLA8 Tampa ^ | 6=25/20
    As a Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy, Sean Kennedy spent 25-years following the law and enforcing it. Now he’s found himself in a position where he feels he must break the law. More specifically, a by-law for his community association. Kennedy lives with his wife and children in the Foxwood subdivision in New Port Richey. It’s a deed-restricted community where lawns are neatly mowed and cars are parked in garages. Over Kennedy’s garage flies a blue lives matter flag, the homeowners association recently told him he had to take it down. Kennedy lives with his wife and children in the Foxwood...
  • Caught on Camera: Delivery driver blocked into neighborhood by HOA president

    05/14/2020 12:50:27 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 143 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/13/20 | Jessica Bruno
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — A viral video shows a furniture and home appliance delivery driver being held against his will in a neighborhood, blocked in by a HOA president who demanded information from him regarding why he was there. “I want to know where you’re going?” a man named David Stewart is heard saying on a viral Facebook live. “It’s none of your business. I’m going out, that’s where I’m going,” Travis Miller said. Travis Miller, a home appliance and furniture delivery driver, captured the encounter in the Ashford Hills neighborhood in NE OKC, on Facebook Live on Monday.
  • Texas family told to take down snowman because too early for Christmas decorations

    11/14/2019 10:55:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    nbc ^ | 11/14/2019 | Minyvonne Burke
    Simonis said the letter did not address any of the other decorations in their yard. "Maintenance - holiday decorations need to be removed," the letter obtained by NBC affiliate WOAI in San Antonio reads. "Please remove the snowman until closer to the holiday season." Simonis said she and her family have lived in the subdivision for four years and have never received a letter like this before.
  • City gives homeowner 10 days to remove thousands of boxes from yard

    04/23/2019 11:58:45 AM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 88 replies
    WMUR/CNN ^ | 4/23/2019 | WMUR
    BRENTWOOD, NH (WMUR/CNN) - A New Hampshire homeowner is under court order to clean up his yard that's littered with thousands of boxes. If he doesn’t, the town will do it for him and stick him with the bill. Meanwhile, his neighbors are hoping their community will finally go back to normal. Michael Bates found himself back in court after failing to clean up his property in Salem, MA. The town estimates that there are some 2,000 boxes containing printers in the yard.
  • Trump MAGA flag stirs controversy in The Villages

    03/09/2019 5:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | March 8, 2019 | Valerie Boey, FOX 35 Orlando
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - A "Make America Great Again" flag is causing some controversy in a Florida retirement community. At The Villages, a resident proudly displays the pro-President Donald Trump flag in their yard, right below the American flag. A neighbor, who goes by the name Colonel, says he likes it. "Mr. Trump is our president. We should be supporting our president. Whomever the president is. I supported the previous president and all the others regardless of party." he said.
  • Hutchinson, Kansas, is Worst American City

    12/31/2018 1:25:13 AM PST · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 12/31/18 | Reasonmclucus
    I used to have a flower garden in my backyard. A few years ago I decided to move my flowers to the front yard so my neighbors could enjoy them. I found that I could keep some them blooming in the winter by surrounding them with water in containers and covering them with transparent tarps. On warm days I uncover them so can enjoy the ones that are still green or even blooming. They often begin growing again in early March so they are doing well by the end of April. A week before Christmas I got a letter from...
  • After They Put Up a Trump Yard Sign, Their HOA Targeted Them

    10/29/2018 6:13:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies ^ | October 29, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    In the 2000s, the Parkers thought they were buying their dream home. It was advertised at an excellent price and came with customizable options. The home was located in Peoria, Arizona, adjacent to Phoenix. The development was new, with an HOA managed by a management company. While the Parkers were viewing the house, they asked the salesperson if they would be able to expand their three-car garage to a four-car garage. The sales person said yes, that would be no problem.In 2016, the Parkers proudly put up a campaign sign in their front yard for Donald Trump, the only homeowners in...
  • White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself

    10/17/2018 10:38:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 137 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 17 October 2018 | By Emily Crane
    White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself against accusations of racism and says she was just concerned for her safety Hilary Brooke Thornton, 32, was filmed blocking D'Arreion Toles, 24, from entering the St. Louis loft building where they live Thornton was fired from her job as a luxury realtor after the footage went viral Toles said he was coming home from work on Friday night when the confrontation took place Thornton, who was holding her dog on a leash, demanded to know what apartment he lived in She has since denied that...
  • Existing-home sales tumble to a 2½-year low as buyers give up

    08/22/2018 5:43:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies ^ | Aug 22, 2018 10:53 a.m. ET | Andrea Riquier
    Existing-home sales ran at a 5.34 million seasonally-adjusted annual rate in July, down 0.7% versus June, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. That was the lowest pace since February 2016... … For years, the Realtors have been warning that many would-be buyers, particularly at the lower end of the market, are being priced out. Now they’re also acknowledging that many others are just deciding to sit it out until market conditions change. … “Three years of exceptionally tight inventory and exceptionally strong price gains are catching up with the market, and are visible both in softer demand from stretched...
  • Looking for attorney.

    06/21/2018 6:33:41 PM PDT · by TermLimits4All · 54 replies
    6-21-2018 | Myself
    I'm hoping someone may have a way of finding an attorney that I can hire to sue my HOA and management company for damages. I have more than one family that will be seeking damages for non enforcement of the covenants in our subdivision. I have been trying to sell my home and have received feedback from multiple buyers about conditions in the development that I had previously reported. The board decided to waive fines on one particular party that had 108 violations. New board members are friends with this family. Secondly they are not responding to additional submittal. The...
  • Community Rallies Behind Woman Told To Take Down Rainbow Flag

    05/01/2018 6:08:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 4/30/2018
    ROCKLEDGE, FL (CBS Local) – A Florida community has rallied behind a mother of three who was ordered to remove a rainbow flag from her lawn. According to reports, an email was sent to the woman’s landlord, which compared the symbol of LGBTQ rights to the Confederate flag. Jennifer Raymond, a resident in the Ashwood Lakes subdivision of Rockledge, has reportedly flown the rainbow flag outside her family’s home for the last two years. Raymond told local reporters that her landlord recently received an email from a member on the neighborhood’s architectural review committee. The email claimed that Raymond’s flag...
  • Kentucky neighborhood bans Danes, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, St. Bernards and more

    04/09/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 102 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 4-9-18 | Morgan Eads And Cheryl Truman
    People living in a Lexington neighborhood were notified last week that several dog breeds, including pit bulls, Great Danes and huskies, were being banned. Homeowners in McConnell’s Trace were sent letters by the neighborhood developer detailing a change in an existing dog restriction, which previously referred only to unspecified “aggressive breeds,” said Josh McCurn, president of the area’s neighborhood association. Now German shepherds, St. Bernards and chows are among the list of 11 dog breeds restricted from the neighborhood. McConnell’s Trace sits across Leestown Road from Masterson Station Park. McCurn said the homeowner’s association did not have a vote on...
  • Boynton Beach Wife Accused of Shooting Husband During Fight Over HOA Complaints

    02/06/2018 11:38:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Lisa A. Barreca, 53, was arrested Monday on an attempted murder charge in the shooting of her husband Eric Barreca A South Florida woman is accused of shooting her husband multiple times during an argument over HOA complaints. Lisa A. Barreca, 53, was arrested Monday on an attempted murder charge in the shooting of her husband Eric Barreca, Boynton Beach Police said. According to an arrest affidavit, the incident began with an argument over HOA complaints that quickly escalated. Eric Barreca said he followed his wife to the garage, where she grabbed a firearm from her car, the affidavit said....
  • Community upset after HOA tells them to leave garage doors open or face $200 fine

    01/09/2018 7:02:20 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 149 replies
    WCMH4 via WNCN ^ | January 9, 2018 | Staff
    AUBURN, Calif. (WCMH) – Members of a California community are upset after their homeowners’ association told them they need to keep their garage doors open during the day. A list left with homeowners in the Auburn Greens subdivision is giving many residents a cause for concern. It mandates leaving garage doors up from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, KTXL reported. Residents who fail to keep their garage door up face a $200 fine and an administrative hearing. “I have nothing to hide. I understand that somebody had someone living in the garage. I don’t,” said Shelly Ia....
  • Veteran must surrender emotional support dog

    12/23/2017 4:19:56 PM PST · by billorites · 68 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2017 | Mary Shanklin
    Seventy-year-old Robert L. Brady has until Jan. 11 to give up Bane, the mixed-breed sidekick that his psychologist deemed as an emotional support dog. His Conway-area condominium association won an arbitration order Dec. 12 requiring the Vietnam veteran to surrender the 4-year-old dog because it exceeds the community’s 35-pound weight limit for pets. Bane weighs about 41 pounds. The canine now faces an uncertain future even as assistance dogs have gained greater access to communities, restaurants and shops. “The reason I don't want to lose him is that he keeps my mind off the war and everything. He's just a...
  • Pennsylvania Couple Told To Take Down Jesus Sign Because It’s Apparently ‘Offensive’

    12/23/2017 9:15:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/17 | Robert Donachie
    A Pennsylvania couple was instructed to take down a Christmas display featuring a “Jesus” sign because it was reportedly “offensive” to their neighbors.Mark and Lynn Wivell put some Christmas decorations in their front yard on Dec. 16. The centerpiece of their display was a sign with the name of Jesus Christ.The couple was dumbfounded when they received an email from their homeowners association days after putting up the decorations asking them to remove the display. One neighbor even called it offensive.“We know that Christmas was about the birth of Jesus,” Wivell said. “I was quite shocked it offended somebody, but...
  • Sanford and Son VS the HOA

    04/13/2017 7:07:12 PM PDT · by TermLimitsforAll · 77 replies
    My mind | 04/13/2017 | Myself
    Alright all knowing FRiends. I have one of those neighbors, you know the ones, that keep their junk in their back yard. Normally I'd be ok with it but I moved to a subdivision with an HOA and guidelines in the bylaws regarding maintenance of the property including the back yard. I'm forced to look at 7 foot tree stumps that they had a stop order on due to cutting them down illegally, commercial stoves from his food truck, chain link fencing just laying around and even a fence he decided to move in about 7 feet from his property...
  • VANITY:HOA wants to buy "mitigation bank" for community streams. COE/EPA take over.

    11/16/2016 6:17:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies
    16 NOV 16 | dcbryan1
    I went to our yearly HOA meeting last night. Some consultant with GBM Associates in Bryant, AR said that he is proposing a "Neighborhood mitigation bank" where we buy "credits" for letting the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get deeded our "wetlands", which are really 2 creeks, and dry tributaries. The consultant was honest. He said, no federal law dictates it, just a 1983 guidance. NO promises of making money, no guarantees that COE/EPA will do anything. Fines are possibe, like if my kid catches crawfish, or throws rocks in the lake/stream. Anyways, my wife and...
  • The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed

    02/07/2016 8:37:18 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 25 January 2016 | Sarah Zielinski
    The United States could lower carbon emissions from electricity generation by as much as 78 percent without having to develop any new technologies or use costly batteries, a new study suggests. There’s a catch, though. The country would have to build a new national transmission network so that states could share energy.“Our idea was if we had a national ‘interstate highway for electrons’ we could move the power around as it was needed, and we could put the wind and solar plants in the very best places,” says study co-author Alexander MacDonald. Several years ago, MacDonald was curious about claims...