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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 03:53 PM
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153. what common sense solution is that?
for instance i know a guy who owns an empty shell in new orleans that he can't afford to fix and that is not considered legal for human habitation -- no water, no electric, no fucking walls or wiring, etc. just a roof and some boarded-up windows to keep it from being knocked down by the city in the event that one day he wins the lottery and is able to afford to repair it

he cannot afford to pay insurance on this empty shell so what choice does he have when a crackhead breaks in and starts living there but to chase the crackhead away? crackheads burn down buildings, too often with themselves inside

my friend should let a stranger live in the house that he himself cannot afford to legally live in? if you're going to seize the property (and he probably almost wishes you would) could you at least buy him out of his mortgage?

how many of these "homes" are in fact habitable homes at this point? maybe not as many as claimed...

in any case, what are you suggesting? that people let homeless squatters take over their properties when they themselves are not allowed to live in those properties? wow, hell of a reward for not smoking crack...

it makes you wonder sometimes why anyone tries to improve themselves -- you're just gonna get knocked down and punished for trying to lift yourself up, or at least it sure seems that way

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