On 6/2/2011 2:41 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You realize there are always (at least) two sides to every story, and
that you've only heard one side. For all you know, you've been told
only what little this fellow understands, or remembers. Or you may
have been told a carefully-edited or creatively-enhanced account. You
just don't know, until you hear the city's POV.
As for permission, that's the whole building codes thing. You live
within an organized community, you agree to abide by whatever laws or
rules the community establishes. So quit whining and follow the laws,
From the photos, that house is not damaged
And what about utilities? It's not unusual for a municipality to
condemn a home as unfit for habitation when utilities (especially
water) are unavailable. Several tornado-struck communities have been
dealing with broken water and gas lines that have rendered
neighborhoods unhabitable for the time being. Once those repairs are
done, service will be restored and people will be permitted to
re-occupy homes that, though damaged, are otherwise habitable. You
haven't mentioned the state of utilities in his neighborhood. Maybe
your friend hasn't mentioned it to you. Maybe this is the reason his
home has been (temporarily) condemned.
Why don't you phone the city and ask _them_ that question? They, and
only they, have the answer. Well, actually, they probably shared that
with your friend, too - and he probably "forgot" to tell that to you,
because that'd derail his whine about how "unfair" the city is being
Sheesh. If he's that gung-ho about remaining *on* his property for the
duration, he should pitch a tent. Then again, if it _is_ a utilities
issue behind the non-occupancy order, he won't be allowed to do that,
either, until service is restored.
A clear example of govt over-reaching. Ever hear of a generator?
Utilites are nice, but clearly not a necessity. And if some disaster
victim wanted to live in his house without utilities, I say it should
be up to him, not guys like you, who think the typical guy is stupid
and needs control freaks like you to decide for him.
>Several tornado-struck communities have been
I guess the idea that a man's home is his castle is foreign
to you. How is it that people go camping without utilities?
I guess big govt should ban that as unsafe too.
Typical. Instead of living in his own house, govt should force him
into a tent.
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