How Much Cold Can Your Household Stand?

How Much Cold Can Your Household Stand?

There are 18 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 10, 2008, titled How Much Cold Can Your Household Stand?. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

It's October. It's New England. It's the time of the year when everyone is wondering the same thing.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hartford Courant.

Death of the Middle Class

Fall River, MA

#1 Oct 11, 2008
Hey while we are paying the highest taxes, utility costs, and have the the highest cost of living in the nation, we can all shiver with blankets this winter because we can't afford to heat the house. I love Corrupticut.
shivering

Gales Ferry, CT

#2 Oct 11, 2008
Death of the Middle Class wrote:
Hey while we are paying the highest taxes, utility costs, and have the the highest cost of living in the nation, we can all shiver with blankets this winter because we can't afford to heat the house. I love Corrupticut.
Is it only Connecticut that has high fuel prices? If it is, why don't you move to the cheaper states. BYE
Get Real

East Granby, CT

#3 Oct 11, 2008
check out www.pinergy.org
prices this week for heating oil around $3.09/gal-
lower than standard oil companies.
shivering

Gales Ferry, CT

#4 Oct 11, 2008
Get Real wrote:
check out www.pinergy.org
prices this week for heating oil around $3.09/gal-
lower than standard oil companies.
Fusco Brothers was $2.999 the other day.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#5 Oct 11, 2008
People should know how to keep warm even if they are living outside. Our present economy means that people with no experience of having to live on no money without heat are going to have to learn quick or freeze.

I was current on 3 Connecticut mortgages when I was jumped in my dark driveway one night. I pepper sprayed the mugger and ended up getting sentenced to a year in prison for pepper spraying the mugger. Self-defense I found out is not legal in Connecticut that is another story.

I had a worker's one piece snow suit sold at Home Depot and other places. By wearing that thermal worker's wear I was able to sleep outside in the Winter without heat. You just need wool socks, untie your boots and wear a ski mask.

I did that in Vermont. I would go into fast food restaurants to bath in bathroom stalls and would wash my cloths too. Do a word search on my name and you might find the youtube video of how I survived outside in the Winter in Vermont.

Some Connecticut residents that have lost their jobs and home might benefit from the information.
Ice Man

Gales Ferry, CT

#6 Oct 11, 2008
Steven_G_Erickson wrote:
People should know how to keep warm even if they are living outside. Our present economy means that people with no experience of having to live on no money without heat are going to have to learn quick or freeze.
I was current on 3 Connecticut mortgages when I was jumped in my dark driveway one night. I pepper sprayed the mugger and ended up getting sentenced to a year in prison for pepper spraying the mugger. Self-defense I found out is not legal in Connecticut that is another story.
I had a worker's one piece snow suit sold at Home Depot and other places. By wearing that thermal worker's wear I was able to sleep outside in the Winter without heat. You just need wool socks, untie your boots and wear a ski mask.
I did that in Vermont. I would go into fast food restaurants to bath in bathroom stalls and would wash my cloths too. Do a word search on my name and you might find the youtube video of how I survived outside in the Winter in Vermont.
Some Connecticut residents that have lost their jobs and home might benefit from the information.
And this tale is about cold how. Your record is a matter of public record, you are better off in VT and so is Connecticut.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#7 Oct 11, 2008
Ice Man wrote:
<quoted text> And this tale is about cold how. Your record is a matter of public record, you are better off in VT and so is Connecticut.
It should be a matter of embarrassment officer "iceman". Shouldn't you be working on the police computer, not playing and commenting on the Courant forum?
Freezing

Gales Ferry, CT

#9 Oct 12, 2008
Ice Man wrote:
<quoted text> Stevie, you are a bad boy.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Connecticut Department of Corrections, CT (more info...)
CT Admin Office of Courts, CT (more info...)
Full Name: Steven Gordon Erickson Date of Birth: 02/18/1964
AKAs: Height: 5'10"
Weight: 215 LBS
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Race:
Gender: Male
ADDRESSES
Possible Previous Address 1: CHURCH ST, STAFFORD SPRINGS, TOLLAND COUNTY, CT 06076
Bv CRIMINAL OFFENSE 1
Offense Date: 10/12/2001
Legend
Bv Behavioral
Bu Business
D Drug & Alcohol
S Sex Related
T Theft/Robbery
V Violent
O Traffic/Other
Case Number: T19RCR010074672S
Offense Type: Disorderly Conduct
Offense Code: 53A-181
Offense Description: BREACH OF PEACE 2ND DEG BRCH OF PEACE 2MB
Date Reported:
Disposition Date: 10/25/2002
V CRIMINAL OFFENSE 2
Offense Date: 10/12/2001
Case Number: T19RCR010074672S
Offense Type: Assault
Offense Code: 53A-61
Offense Description: ASSAULT 3RD DEG ASSAULT 3 MA
Date Reported:
Disposition Date: 10/25/2002
V CRIMINAL OFFENSE 3
Offense Date: 10/11/2001
Case Number: 00305662
Offense Type: Assault
Offense Code: 53A061
Offense Description: ASSAULT, THIRD DEGREE
Date Reported:
Sentence Details: LAST MOVE DATE: 20030224; SENTENCE DATE: 20021025
Sentence Status: SENT YR-
Very interesting.
Get Real

East Granby, CT

#10 Oct 12, 2008
shivering wrote:
<quoted text> Fusco Brothers was $2.999 the other day.
good news...pinergy re-sets the prices every week starting Monday...probably will go even lower this week.
who ever sells it the cheapest gets my $$.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#11 Oct 12, 2008
In response to "freezing"

I had no criminal record prior to being attacked on my property 10-11-01. The police, prosecutors, and Connecticut State Troopers all knew that I was being stalked and threatened by an individual for weeks before I was attacked on my property.

I was critical of police tactics and behavior before the assault on me on my property, proposing legislation to make police more responsive and courteous and to make the courts more fair, civilly, where the self-employed, landlords, and contractors were not automatically judged against if they didn't have "connections".

I have no drug or alcohol history. I defy anyone to show that anyone ever got a year in prison for Assault 3rd and Breach of Peace, even if guilty. I was attacked on my property, pepper sprayed the felon, and only I was arrested and went to prison.

I tried to get Attorney General Blumenthal just to read my trial transcripts. It would prove misconduct of a judge, Jonathan Kaplan, and a former Connecticut State Police Commissioner, Arthur L. Spada. Blumenthal wouldn't return calls, emails, and letters from Congressman Simmons office just requesting that Blumenthal review my case.

Links to what happened can be found if you google "Connecticut scragging" not in quotes.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#12 Oct 12, 2008
Freezing wrote:
<quoted text> Very interesting.
I was current on 3 Connecticut mortgages and had no criminal record when the violent felon, a convicted burglar attacked me after telling my tenants and neighbors he was going to kill me if he caught me out in my yard.

I used to pay all sorts of taxes and was raising my daughter, who is not part of my life at all since I went to prison for pepper spraying the mugger.

So, when I apply for a job, what you posted is the first thing an employer sees, page 2 is parole and probation information, and then there is 9 pages of bad credit.

I had A credit and planned on retiring early on the rents from my rental properties. I don't buy new cars, don't own a home, don't take vacations, don't eat out, and don't add to the economy.

The State Police hire informants using tax dollars to take taxpayers offline:
http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/20...

I didn't abuse alcohol, do drugs, committed no crimes, paid taxes, paid bills on time for years, saved for decades to buy property, and right out of the box I get prison for pepper spraying a felon who attacked me on my property and I now have to again worrying about freezing to death outside in the Winter.

Connecticut is not safe for families, retirees or children. The courts and police are too corrupt.
Raucous

West Hartford, CT

#13 Oct 12, 2008
Death of the Middle Class wrote:
Hey while we are paying the highest taxes, utility costs, and have the the highest cost of living in the nation, we can all shiver with blankets this winter because we can't afford to heat the house. I love Corrupticut.
I'm not saying you should move, but if you are so unhappy in CT, why not move to a state you like better?
Freezing

Farmington, CT

#14 Oct 12, 2008
Steven_G_Erickson wrote:
<quoted text>
I was current on 3 Connecticut mortgages and had no criminal record when the violent felon, a convicted burglar attacked me after telling my tenants and neighbors he was going to kill me if he caught me out in my yard.
I used to pay all sorts of taxes and was raising my daughter, who is not part of my life at all since I went to prison for pepper spraying the mugger.
So, when I apply for a job, what you posted is the first thing an employer sees, page 2 is parole and probation information, and then there is 9 pages of bad credit.
I had A credit and planned on retiring early on the rents from my rental properties. I don't buy new cars, don't own a home, don't take vacations, don't eat out, and don't add to the economy.
The State Police hire informants using tax dollars to take taxpayers offline:
http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/20...
I didn't abuse alcohol, do drugs, committed no crimes, paid taxes, paid bills on time for years, saved for decades to buy property, and right out of the box I get prison for pepper spraying a felon who attacked me on my property and I now have to again worrying about freezing to death outside in the Winter.
Connecticut is not safe for families, retirees or children. The courts and police are too corrupt.
Steven, you are very well spoken and seem to make sense, it makes me wonder if you may be correct, with that in mind, I will not criticize you again, please accept my appology.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#15 Oct 12, 2008
Thank you "Freezing".

No one else in Connecticut should be put in danger of freezing with no home, job, and estranged from their families just because there aren't any real investigations of judicial abuse and police misconduct in Connecticut.

What hurts families and children also hurts the economy. Faith in government and the courts is earned. Why live in a state of fear?
Raucous

West Hartford, CT

#16 Oct 12, 2008
Steven_G_Erickson wrote:
Thank you "Freezing".
No one else in Connecticut should be put in danger of freezing with no home, job, and estranged from their families just because there aren't any real investigations of judicial abuse and police misconduct in Connecticut.
What hurts families and children also hurts the economy. Faith in government and the courts is earned. Why live in a state of fear?
This is a crappy situation you are in, but this article is about how many every day folks in CT will have to deal with the cold of winter this year, but you've made it about you're own, very unique situation.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#17 Oct 12, 2008
Going to bed, inside or outside in the cold with a one piece snowsuit inside a sleeping bag might just save your life if you sleep in the cold.

Where I slept last winter, water I had in bottles near my froze solid inside. I had cardboard for some of the windows in that Connecticut location.

People have to know that they can survive without heat, if they just plan ahead, and keep your head.

I would trek out on trails made by snowmobiles with a plastic tarp and sleeping bag and I survived up in Vermont. I didn't do a lot of it, but having to live like that even a short time can change how you look at each day. There were times I wasn't sure I would wake up or not and went to sleep in the cold anyway.

When it got that bad, I did try to get into a homeless shelter in Brattleboro, it was full, so I slept outside out in the woods. There should be consideration for some people to have their criminal records erased. It can be a live sentence, or if you die in the cold, a death sentence.

If someone tries to rob me again, telling me they'll kill me if I don't hand over my money, I will do the same thing and fight back, just don't plan on getting robbed in Connecticut and fighting back, they put you in prison for that ... if you have a big mouth and were on "their list".

Many families will stay together, and future children might have both parents if the ethics problems in the Connecticut legislature, courts, police, and DCF is fixed. Citizens don't need to end up in prison because of bad policies and public corruption. Citizens need not freeze. Legislators in Connecticut should have the ability to nix your criminal record after a vote, and hear cases with special circumstances.
Raucous

West Hartford, CT

#18 Oct 12, 2008
Steven_G_Erickson wrote:
Going to bed, inside or outside in the cold with a one piece snowsuit inside a sleeping bag might just save your life if you sleep in the cold.
Where I slept last winter, water I had in bottles near my froze solid inside. I had cardboard for some of the windows in that Connecticut location.
People have to know that they can survive without heat, if they just plan ahead, and keep your head.
I would trek out on trails made by snowmobiles with a plastic tarp and sleeping bag and I survived up in Vermont. I didn't do a lot of it, but having to live like that even a short time can change how you look at each day. There were times I wasn't sure I would wake up or not and went to sleep in the cold anyway.
When it got that bad, I did try to get into a homeless shelter in Brattleboro, it was full, so I slept outside out in the woods. There should be consideration for some people to have their criminal records erased. It can be a live sentence, or if you die in the cold, a death sentence.
If someone tries to rob me again, telling me they'll kill me if I don't hand over my money, I will do the same thing and fight back, just don't plan on getting robbed in Connecticut and fighting back, they put you in prison for that ... if you have a big mouth and were on "their list".
Many families will stay together, and future children might have both parents if the ethics problems in the Connecticut legislature, courts, police, and DCF is fixed. Citizens don't need to end up in prison because of bad policies and public corruption. Citizens need not freeze. Legislators in Connecticut should have the ability to nix your criminal record after a vote, and hear cases with special circumstances.
I'm thinking you may have bigger issues. Take good care of yourself.
Steven_G_Erickso n

West Roxbury, MA

#19 Oct 12, 2008
The bigger issues is that you can own a home, build a business over 2 decades, save for retirement, start to raise a family and then end up homeless because the police, attorneys, courts, and elected officials will all fail the people.

If Federal tax dollars are paid out to states to arrest and confine as many citizens as possible, citizens who have something to take and pay lawyers will be targeted.

So, our federal tax dollars are being used to sink us. One in four marriages go start to finish with kids. Lawyers and the courts make money off this. DCF, the police, and prisons all keep wanting to hire more people and get more tax dollars. What are the doing to get to their goals?

My issues were with cleaning up the area around the properties I fixed up from a boarded up condition. Police don't have bosses, so if a citizen decides he or she can demand police do something about drug dealing, vandalism, and prostitution, the citizen will lose.

What happened to someone that did and said the same thing I did, well the same thing:

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