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  • Florida woman evicted over massive toy collection

    05/29/2017 1:44:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    WSFA ^ | 05/27/2017
    A massive stuffed animal collection was deemed a fire hazard and the woman who owns them has to move out - toys in tow. Nancy Duchovnay's home is filled with thousands of toys. So many, in fact, there's only one place to sit down and just a small pathway through the house. The collection spreads through the living room, kitchen, bedroom and even the bathroom. Appliances and other household items are blocked because there are too many stuffed animals to access them. "Changing the sheets is a major problem because I have to get everybody off," Duchovnay said. But it's...
  • San Francisco artist is evicted from his rent control apartment after 34 years

    02/04/2016 6:53:38 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jim Edwards
    If you're interested in whether rent control makes rent prices go down — and plenty of people think it actually makes them go up — then stop what you're doing and watch this video on San Francisco's real-estate war, by my colleague Andrew Stern. The video features a heartbreaking interview with artist David Brenkus, who has lived in a rent-controlled apartment on Walter Street for 34 years.
  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obamas choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use dangerous manmade climate change to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. Shes also been implicated in the agencys practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • Feds evict elderly couple from their home, cite shutdown

    10/06/2013 6:27:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    National Park Service officials cited the government shutdown as the reason for ordering an elderly Nevada couple out of their home, which sits on federal land. "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen," an NPS spokesman explained to KTNV. Ralph and Joyce Spencer, aged 80 and 77, respectively, own their home, but the government owns the land on which it sits. "I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in," Joyce Spencer told the local news outlet. "We're not hurt in any...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • [Unwed] Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote. She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.' It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her. Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work. Her partner also left around this time. With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter....
  • Desperate mother sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/15/2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family. And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home. The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.
  • Man to be evicted from elaborate tree house[Swiss Family Robinson Type][Homeless Guy]

    04/09/2008 12:59:11 PM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 489+ views
    KOMO ^ | 08 Apr 2008 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- He was kicked while he was down, but he eventually found way to build a new life. But now, David Csaky is on the brink of another fall. Two years ago Csaky found himself homeless, surrounded by dead-ends. "I was divorced, I had bad credit, I have animals with me," he said. "I have two walls against me. I can't hurdle either one."But then he found three sturdy trees under the Ship Canal Bridge in the Eastlake neighborhood and decided to build himself a tree house. While earning a very modest living by rescuing animals, Csaky kept plugging...
  • Evicted Crocodiles Can Find Their Way Home

    09/26/2007 6:06:29 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 102+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2007 | Nick Squires
    Evicted crocodiles can find their way home By Nick Squires in Cairns Last Updated: 3:38pm BST 26/09/2007 Moving rogue crocodiles to remote areas free of people is all but useless because the reptiles have a highly developed homing instinct, Australian researchers have discovered. Scientists were astonished to find that relocated saltwater crocodiles swam up to 250 miles to return to the area where they had originally been trapped. Crocodiles can get a little upset if they're evicted. The findings, detailed yesterday in an online scientific journal, PLoS ONE, suggest that wildlife authorities strategy of relocating rogue crocodiles needs a radical...
  • Police seize anti-war placards

    05/23/2006 4:09:09 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 548+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 23, 2006 | Staff
    Police have removed placards belonging to anti-war protester Brian Haw at his long-running demonstration outside Parliament.Mr Haw, 57, said he had been left with just one placard after officers took the action over alleged breaches of his demonstration conditions and plans to mount a fast in protest. Mr Haw, who was not evicted from Parliament Square, said his large display of anti-war banners, placards and flags had been "completely destroyed". "All of my personal belongings have been taken and dumped in a container along with nearly all the displays," he said. "They have completely destroyed all the expressions of people...
  • Ex-Tenant Takes Revenge Against Landlords

    03/10/2006 11:38:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    AP via Comcast ^ | 3 10 06 | Associated Press
    ANTIOCH, Calif. - A man who was evicted from the house he rented for years allegedly took revenge on his landlords by dumping the home's hoarded contents _ five-gallon buckets of cookies, canned food, old batteries and puzzle pieces _ on the front lawn and in the backyard. The homeowner, Ann Stevenson, said she rented the house to Lloyd Annesley and his partner, Margaret McCoy, with a subsidized rent as a favor to the longtime family friends. After McCoy died, Annesley learned he would have to move and his relatives helped him dump the debris before they abandoned the property...
  • Now Aristocrats Will Be Evicted For Living Too Close To Mugabe

    01/19/2006 6:17:39 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 639+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    Now aristocrats will be evicted for living too close to Mugabe By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 20/01/2006) Owners of property next to President Robert Mugabe's retirement mansion have received written warning that their houses will be confiscated by the state. The move represents the first time Zimbabwe's elite, both black and white, have suffered at first hand. President Mugabe's 6m palace is nearing completion Millions of Zimbabweans were affected by last year's "clearances" of urban shantytowns and much of the rural population hit by Mr Mugabe's war on white farmers. But, until now, many members of the aristocracy have...
  • Cities Use Legal Clout to Grab Land

    11/07/2003 7:40:03 AM PST · by subterfuge · 10 replies · 188+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2003 | Ludmilla Lelis
    Cities use legal clout to grab land By Ludmilla Lelis Sentinel Staff Writer November 7, 2003 DAYTONA BEACH -- Dino Paspalakis and James L. Mathas are fiercely proud of the arcades and amusement centers that their families have owned for decades on the World's Most Famous Beach. Snip... In Connecticut, four elderly siblings have been evicted from their home for an industrial park. In Texas, 10 homes were condemned for a shopping center and parking lot. In California, land for a Christian community center was condemned for a Costco. A historic Ohio neighborhood faces condemnation because its homes don't have...
  • Republicans to rip apart Democrats' old offices (tearing down the Rats nest -Houston)

    08/21/2003 7:48:15 PM PDT · by weegee · 20 replies · 300+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2003, 6:30PM | By JOHN WILLIAMS
    Republicans to rip apart Democrats' old offices By JOHN WILLIAMS Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Political Writer Republicans in Harris County have pounded their Democratic opponents time and time again at the ballot box during the past decade. Sunday, they intend to throw a grand old party to batter the Democrats' former headquarters in Midtown. Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill is asking local Republicans to bring sledgehammers and other implements of destruction to help level the building the Democrats vacated three months ago. "You bring the muscle, we'll bring the refreshments and we will have a party as we tear...