Inspection prevents Habitat for Humanity from opening re-store

Aug 22, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KOB-TV New Mexico

Organizers were planning to open a re-store to sell gently used furniture and items that can be used for homes.

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Ted Nugent

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Aug 22, 2013
 
I love to hear the pigs squeal when they are shot.
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Why Dat wrote:
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No, we challenge the code on a daily basis. That is part of the process.
And the local "EVIL GOVERMENT" does not get very heavy handed as it could. They are very reasonable people. People just like you.
We ask and receive temp inspections all the time, to keep the business owner open.
Variances for things that can be fixed at a later date, rarely get done. Human nature.
Not enough exits and BLAH, BLAH, BLAH has killed plenty of people.
Government is you.
You would be surprised to hear how many people do more than just complain about code compliance.
Wheel chair codes, or what people believe to be codes just for our wheeled friends, are more beneficial to the rest of us than you think. Wait till you need that space, and you not in a chair!
Wait till you in a chair, you my friend will scream the loudest!!!!
Is it just the idea that someone may tell you what to do, is what's irritating you the most, isn't it ?
Codes keep people like you from opening a gasoline storage compound next to my house.
Ramps are not just for our wheeled friends, lots of old people use the heck out of them.
Yes the codes can become a irritating with the attempt to standardize,
but you take them all away and we would have, you know.
No liberty.
You are so full of crap. So, you are saying that the people who founded our country, and the early settlers, had no liberty because they didn't have building codes? Bullshit. They had far more liberty than us. Also, the Habitat for Humanity store didn't get to open, so they cannot sell the stuff they are paying to have stored, and they cannot raise money to build new homes. Tell us why you think that is a good thing, because you think the apple shed is a crap building anyway. Maybe that is all they could afford? But they aren't allowed the liberty to make that choice, and the public isn't allowed the liberty to shop there, so the pro-government folks blame the landlord. Yay government! You got to keep another charity from raising money. I guess San Juan county is too rich to need a ReStore anyway, eh? Well, maybe the people who work for the government are above shopping there anyway, so what do they care?
Ted Nugent

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They did not get to open, because the building did not meet their own standards. No "EVIL GOVERMENT".

The organization restricted their own liberty.
Ben Dover

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Ted Nugent wrote:
They did not get to open, because the building did not meet their own standards. No "EVIL GOVERMENT".
The organization restricted their own liberty.
Liar. They didn't open because the building didn't pass an inspection. Then they said "oh well, it didn't meet our standards anyway." That's called sour grapes. And I don't blame them. They probably thought community leaders would support them, tunes out they didn't. Why Dat? I guess Home Depot and Lowe's put in their calls and said they didn't want someone selling building materials cheap.
Bobby Sands

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They also found out it didn't fit Habitat for Humanity's standards for a re-store.

Cut and paste.
Ben Dover

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Bobby Sands wrote:
They also found out it didn't fit Habitat for Humanity's standards for a re-store.
Cut and paste.
Again...they only "found" it didn't meet their standards AFTER an inspection by the government halted the opening of the store. It met Habitat for Humanity's standards when they chose the building, it met their standards for the months they were preparing to open. What else could they say after the government shut them down? Think, man!
Uuuh

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Aug 23, 2013
 
Ben Dover wrote:
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Again...they only "found" it didn't meet their standards AFTER an inspection by the government halted the opening of the store. It met Habitat for Humanity's standards when they chose the building, it met their standards for the months they were preparing to open. What else could they say after the government shut them down? Think, man!
the government didn't shut them down.
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Aug 23, 2013
 
Ben Dover wrote:
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You are so full of crap. So, you are saying that the people who founded our country, and the early settlers, had no liberty because they didn't have building codes?
And they also died violently before the age of 45. Good times.
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Ben Dover wrote:
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Again...they only "found" it didn't meet their standards AFTER an inspection by the government halted the opening of the store. It met Habitat for Humanity's standards when they chose the building, it met their standards for the months they were preparing to open. What else could they say after the government shut them down? Think, man!
Yep, think about it, the employee/volunteer who made the lease had no idea what the standards for Habitat were ? For months and months? Who told you that the building met standards set by Habitat during ? Was that part of the story?
Device Manager

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Just spoke with the fire marshal.
Fire department did not deny them the right to occupy, as the story says.
Building department did.
Adding one door would have solved problem.
Big deal.
Existing building was built for offices.
Turning this space into a retail would triple the amount of people inside building.
Ergo, difficult to exit in a emergency.
Many people have died in the past learning this easy lesson.
Did all the dead people in the past have their liberty taken away?
building owner

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no surprise that the local republican run government shut this business down.
keeps all the commie lefty charities to a tolerable level.

I had a building I was going to donate, but god told me that money was more important.
Device Manager

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Aug 23, 2013
 
Device Manager wrote:
Just spoke with the fire marshal.
Fire department did not deny them the right to occupy, as the story says.
Building department did.
Adding one door would have solved problem.
Big deal.
Existing building was built for offices.
Turning this space into a retail would triple the amount of people inside building.
Ergo, difficult to exit in a emergency.
Many people have died in the past learning this easy lesson.
Did all the dead people in the past have their liberty taken away?
Thot u sed it wur a apple shed. so u wur lying? Thot so.
building owner

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Uuuh wrote:
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the government didn't shut them down.
Yes, they sure did. They were ready to open that store and the government came in and shut them down. Yes, they sure did! Building inspectors said "We don't want no Habitat for Humanity houses around here, it will bring down property values, and introduce an undesirable element."
Ted Nugent

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Aug 24, 2013
 
Device Manager wrote:
Just spoke with the fire marshal.
Fire department did not deny them the right to occupy, as the story says.
Building department did.
Adding one door would have solved problem.
Big deal.
Existing building was built for offices.
Turning this space into a retail would triple the amount of people inside building.
Ergo, difficult to exit in a emergency.
Many people have died in the past learning this easy lesson.
Did all the dead people in the past have their liberty taken away?
No. They died.
Atomic Cafe

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Ted Nugent wrote:
Hey Atomic, you never answered a question from another post.
I'm thinking someone asked you if your pit-bull dog,(who is tied to the tree in the front yard)has more than a two foot leash ?
Come on in the yard and he'll let you know.
Ted Nugent

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Figured Dat
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Ben Dover wrote:
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You are so full of crap. So, you are saying that the people who founded our country, and the early settlers, had no liberty because they didn't have building codes? Bullshit. They had far more liberty than us. Also, the Habitat for Humanity store didn't get to open, so they cannot sell the stuff they are paying to have stored, and they cannot raise money to build new homes. Tell us why you think that is a good thing, because you think the apple shed is a crap building anyway. Maybe that is all they could afford? But they aren't allowed the liberty to make that choice, and the public isn't allowed the liberty to shop there, so the pro-government folks blame the landlord. Yay government! You got to keep another charity from raising money. I guess San Juan county is too rich to need a ReStore anyway, eh? Well, maybe the people who work for the government are above shopping there anyway, so what do they care?
Feudalism is the inevitable historical consequence of the decline of a centralized cosmopolitan state. That's because the exercise of power by those in a position to wield it does not end with the elimination of federal authority: rather, it simply shifts to those of a more localized, more tyrannical, and less democratically accountable bent.

That the modern conservative associates feudalism with the welfare state says much more about the intellectual bankruptcy, moral degeneracy and risible lack of historical awareness and education on the part of conservatives, than about the welfare state itself.

Pretty much every time a conservative pseudo-intellectual opens his mouth, anyone with a brain cringes in embarrassment. The discussion of feudalism and serfdom is no exception to the rule.

Ask a libertarian why, if the unfettered marketplace solves all problems, there were no accommodations for the disabled before the passage of the ADA.

David Atkins
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Aug 29, 2013
 
Atomic Cafe wrote:

The "unfettered marketplace" does indeed solve all problems.
ideological nonsense

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Why put up with painful corns any longer?

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Atomic Cafe wrote:
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Who's David Atkins, and why should I care? Whomever he is, he's wrong on all counts.
"Who's Atomic Cafe, and why should I care? Whomever (sic) he is, he's wrong on all counts."

"Pretty much every time a conservative pseudo-intellectual opens his mouth, anyone with a brain cringes in embarrassment."

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Brilliant
Sock Puppet

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Aug 30, 2013
 
Atomic Cafe wrote:
Thought I edited out that last line. But I'll expound: It's not government's job to force private business to accommodate anyone.
The "unfettered marketplace" does indeed solve all problems. Somehow, disabled people WERE able to eat, wear clothes, and use the restroom BEFORE the ADA. Care to guess how they did it?
"unfettered marketplace" is a failed utopia, just like communism.

power by those in a position to wield it does not end with the elimination of federal authority.

Please show us a historical example of how a "unfettered marketplace" works.

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