PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79147 Jan 26, 2013
Ooops , forgot to take off my troll coat

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79148 Jan 26, 2013
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edogxxx wrote:
Here's something that pzzed me off this morning. A HOA can hire their own rent-a-cops that can detain drivers and issue tickets, even if the person is not a member of the community. Upheld by the Illinois supreme court, this is a slippery slope that can lead to a whole host of problems. I can't agree with this at all.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...
Is it a gated community? As I understand it, at least in Foorida, a the roads of a gated community are not considered public roads. The HOA is responsible for road maintenance costs. It would seem logical to me that they would then be able to police their property like a Target security guard policing the parkin lot.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79149 Jan 26, 2013
I would laugh in a mall cops face and drive away. Its private property, and no judge is going to preside over such a case.
At best it would be a civil case, basically your suing the person.
edogxxx wrote:
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How many more Trevon Martin cases are we gonna see unfold because of this before people realize this isn't a good idea?
And I'm ok with a mall cop writing you a parking ticket on *mall* property, but he cannot detain you. And a gated roadway is one thing, but what about a public roadway in an HOA community?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79150 Jan 26, 2013
I just read your story dog.

But the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday reversed each of those findings, ruling that Lake Holiday was allowed to enforce its bylaws against residents and that courts "generally do not interfere with the internal affairs of a voluntary association."

This is a private matter among parties that have a prior agreement, not someone passing thru.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79151 Jan 26, 2013
Just made my first ever call to the authorities to report something (when do i get my crotchety old man ribbon?)

This is the second time in 2 days I had to make my kids go inside cause some asshole can't keep track of his pitbull, who just wandered into my yard. Seems friendly, but I don't give a rat's ass. I don't take no chances with pit bulls.

And while I'm birching about neighbors, the neighbors moved out a whie ago and rented their place. I live on a culdesac, and there is enough room for 1 car on the street beteen our houses. I don't need the spot, so I got no problem with them parking there even though its primarily in front of my house, but they have a piece of shit that has just leaked oil like a mfr. Then, a shitload of broken glass ended up in the street near that spot. Some dumbass just swept it right to the edge of the street and into the grass. So I just spent 20 minutes with the wet/dry vac sucking shards of glass out of my grass. Friggin morons

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79152 Jan 26, 2013
I would not take chances with ANY dog. The friendliest mutt can turn in a moment. Cant fault the dog, its the way they are wired, and needs to be respected. Your kids are not part of their pack, so they have no social standing to the dog.
Mister Tonka wrote:
Just made my first ever call to the authorities to report something (when do i get my crotchety old man ribbon?)
This is the second time in 2 days I had to make my kids go inside cause some asshole can't keep track of his pitbull, who just wandered into my yard. Seems friendly, but I don't give a rat's ass. I don't take no chances with pit bulls.
And while I'm birching about neighbors, the neighbors moved out a whie ago and rented their place. I live on a culdesac, and there is enough room for 1 car on the street beteen our houses. I don't need the spot, so I got no problem with them parking there even though its primarily in front of my house, but they have a piece of shit that has just leaked oil like a mfr. Then, a shitload of broken glass ended up in the street near that spot. Some dumbass just swept it right to the edge of the street and into the grass. So I just spent 20 minutes with the wet/dry vac sucking shards of glass out of my grass. Friggin morons
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79153 Jan 26, 2013
Did anyone ever hear from Cycle?

Before the PM system I had some email contact with Andie J. For those who missed the conversation, she died about 2 years ago.

Yesterday I had a message from her email account with no typed message, just a link. Her account had not been closed down and was clearly hijacked, but it was very very unnerving.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#79154 Jan 26, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Just made my first ever call to the authorities to report something (when do i get my crotchety old man ribbon?)

This is the second time in 2 days I had to make my kids go inside cause some asshole can't keep track of his pitbull, who just wandered into my yard. Seems friendly, but I don't give a rat's ass. I don't take no chances with pit bulls.

And while I'm birching about neighbors, the neighbors moved out a whie ago and rented their place. I live on a culdesac, and there is enough room for 1 car on the street beteen our houses. I don't need the spot, so I got no problem with them parking there even though its primarily in front of my house, but they have a piece of shit that has just leaked oil like a mfr. Then, a shitload of broken glass ended up in the street near that spot. Some dumbass just swept it right to the edge of the street and into the grass. So I just spent 20 minutes with the wet/dry vac sucking shards of glass out of my grass. Friggin morons
Do you know whose dog it is? If not, I don't blame you at all for calling the authorities.

Re: broken glass - sometimes living out in the real world stinks. In the warmer weather, we get a decent amount of dog crap on our lawn because people are too lazy to clean up. My husband spends half of the night trying to catch people/dogs in the act.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79157 Jan 26, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Do you know whose dog it is? If not, I don't blame you at all for calling the authorities.
Re: broken glass - sometimes living out in the real world stinks. In the warmer weather, we get a decent amount of dog crap on our lawn because people are too lazy to clean up. My husband spends half of the night trying to catch people/dogs in the act.
I had no idea whose dog it was. the 8 year old girl down the street was coming our way when I was cleaning he glass and I recommended she head back home. She was headed right for the dog. She thought it belonged to someone around the corner. Wife woke up, she thinks it belongs to the new neighbors.
Julie

Chicago, IL

#79158 Jan 26, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Before the PM system I had some email contact with Andie J. For those who missed the conversation, she died about 2 years ago.
I'm sorry to hear that. The last I remember, a few yrs ago, she said she was too busy w/tax season to post. I had no idea she was ill and died.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#79159 Jan 26, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Wait for tomorrow- they are predicting an ice storm and I am not going out in that.
default plans for sunday include dinner at my parents, about 15-20 minutes away. our out is that hubby is on-call and doing project work (that [koff koff] can go awry). my mom mentioned that there's going to be "weather"... so, now, hubby and i are debating which unfortunate restaurant delivery guy's life we'll endanger...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#79160 Jan 26, 2013
Woo! Wine!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79161 Jan 26, 2013
Just got an email promoting some "Clockwork Angels" tour. Anyone every heard of it?

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#79163 Jan 27, 2013

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#79164 Jan 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Just got an email promoting some "Clockwork Angels" tour. Anyone every heard of it?
Do you mean does anyone know who is performing or are you asking for reviews?

That's Rush's current tour, named after their latest album. Haven't heard anything about it, though :)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79165 Jan 27, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Do you mean does anyone know who is performing or are you asking for reviews?
That's Rush's current tour, named after their latest album. Haven't heard anything about it, though :)
Shhh.. I was just messin with Race and Mimi

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#79166 Jan 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Shhh.. I was just messin with Race and Mimi
Re pit bull dog -- I would have called, too. Heck, someone called on my dog when it got loose and the cops found it before we did. And I have a cute little ity bitty dog that wouldn't scare a flea. It's not a barker either. It would go home with anyone and has. One neighbor found him (he's gotten out 3 times -- we've mainly fixed the issue), and kept him all day with their little girls. They loved the dog. Found him when they were walking him in the neighborhood trying to find the owner. The stupid dog looked at me, looked at their three girls and was deciding who he wanted to go to. Heh. Didn't blame him. The girls were gaga over him and had, I imagine, much more energy to play than I do.

He did end up running to me.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#79167 Jan 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Just got an email promoting some "Clockwork Angels" tour. Anyone every heard of it?
It's RUSH.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#79168 Jan 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Shhh.. I was just messin with Race and Mimi
I should really read *all* the comments before posting.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#79169 Jan 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
It would seem logical to me that they would then be able to police their property like a Target security guard policing the parkin lot.
Would it also be logical to assume this will set precedence for other HOA communities, even ones that are not gated? Is it logical to allow a private security firm to enforce traffic laws and detain drivers on public roadways? This also once again points out your hypocrisy regarding the Travon Martin case. According to your logic, Zimmerman had every right to approach Martin and attempt to detain him.

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