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Response to happyslug (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 11:40 AM

16. Good points all.

Sad to say, when the guy on the corner lot opened an illegal vehicle repair shop on his premises and the neighbors showed up to protest at a town council meeting, we were told essentially that what he did on his own property was HIS affair and not ours. So naturally I popped off. "Fine! I guess that means I can run all the livestock I want on MY place too!" The town's attorney stood up and shouted "NO, THAT'S ILLEGAL!" Around here legality depends on family ties and bribes.

The town's attorney hates me anyway, for a variety of poor reasons. For instance, the local regional OATS bus driver (now deceased) tried to stop me from writing reports to authorities describing his dangerous behavior - he hired her to write a desist letter to me. I emailed her that my actions were protected under whistle blower status, and she emailed me back that if I wished to respond to her, it would have to be through my own attorney. I responded with a rather blistering email in return explaining that I didn't need ANYONE's permission to address her or anyone else on the planet, and that if she really wanted a piece of the fight between her client and me, she'd better count the cost first.

She never addressed me on behalf of her client after that, but you can bet she'll take a swipe anytime she gets a chance.

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