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Dad Fights Zoning Board's Order to Destroy Backyard Tree House
Fox News ^ | October 17, 2011 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/17/2011 6:06:46 PM PDT by Immerito

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To: Mears
wish this man in VA. could get enough attention the jerks in NY are getting...his boys deserve this addition and one day they will becomes teens and dad and mom will decided to dismantle the tree house...

from the pic's posted it looks as nice as the gym set the obama’s put in our White House grounds and I bet his kids never spent an hour enjoying it.. and our next President will just have to have it dismantled as well...

I miss the America of the 50’s what fun we had...the kids today don't know what it is to play hid and seek, or cowboys and Indians nor were allowed to be kids then.

41 posted on 10/17/2011 8:55:44 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Immerito

Man, buy a boat, take them fishing.

42 posted on 10/17/2011 9:51:38 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Immerito
I live in an overwhelming liberal town in Massachusetts, votes 3 to 2 Democrats to Republicans. There are two tree houses within a hundred yards of me. They have been their for years. No one is demanding they be taken down. What's happening with the rest of the country?
43 posted on 10/18/2011 12:38:15 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: TigersEye

In the meantime, Grapin has had to pay nearly $1,800 in permits and fees to build the $1,400 tree house.

If they make him take it down they should give back all of his money. But you know they won’t.

This to me is the key thing today about zoning and permits. It’s all about revenue to the City/county. I had a zoning Nazi once who spent all of her time driving around looking for infractions. My personal infraction was that I had mildew on the north side of my house. I had three days from the issuance of the notice to ‘get it fixed’, or the fines would start.

Living in swampy Florida means that you ‘will’ have mildew on the north side of your house most of the year. I had a pressure washer to keep the house and driveway clean of the damn stuff.

I found out later that they had a photo data base that they would use to see if any unauthorized, ie. not paid the proper fee, work had been done to the properties.

44 posted on 10/18/2011 3:24:47 AM PDT by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: sport; GenXteacher; sand88; familyop; magslinger

Glad to see I am not the only one that does not care for this particular breed of vermin.

45 posted on 10/18/2011 3:43:10 AM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: scottteng
Not that particular brand, just petty tyrants in general.

You wouldn't want to know what I would propose for child welfare types.

46 posted on 10/18/2011 5:09:54 AM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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Apparently at least one of the neighbors complained anonymously.

47 posted on 10/18/2011 6:00:20 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: FrdmLvr

Gubmint needs cash. That’s why the gumbint issues building permits, parking tickets, have red-light camera’s and all sorts of other creative ways to generate “cash”.

“What is this world coming to?” Hell in a handbasket, and it’s already here.

We gots to continue feeding the beast or it will devour us all. As it is now, it’s just devouring us a little bit at a time.

48 posted on 10/18/2011 9:16:00 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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I see the vast majority of the people on this thread agree with my way of thinking when it comes to zoning and “permits” to do stuff to your own property. You would be surprised though at how many so called conservatives think zoning and building inspectors are a necessary evil. They are the people who put property values above freedom. They would rather be able to tell their neighbor how to build, what color he can paint his house and how many cars he can have parked on his own property than to have the freedom that comes with owning property in fee simple which is theoretically how we of the USA supposedly own property.

49 posted on 10/18/2011 10:22:06 AM PDT by calex59
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To: The Working Man

That’s just unbelievable! I’d have to find ways to mess with them if they started harassing me with trivial crapola like that. Maybe go over and spray their house with mildew while they were at work. You know, like that spray-on plant starter they put down on landscaping projects? Or find an opening and fill the interior of their house with a mixture of mildew starter and humid air.

50 posted on 10/18/2011 11:20:20 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: haircutter

When I was a kid we played “War”,since WWII was in full swing.

Toy guns,bombs,tanks and fighter planes. We all grew up just fine.

51 posted on 10/18/2011 3:34:21 PM PDT by Mears (I can't take anymore of this.)
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To: Jacquerie
"Where is the fun for boys if there is no chance of getting hurt?"

Is a risk-free life worth living?

52 posted on 09/08/2012 6:26:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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