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  • 84 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill in Wolfeboro (NH)

    06/19/2017 10:40:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    NH UnionLeader ^ | June 18, 2017 | Bea Lewis
    WOLFEBORO — Police and animal welfare groups rescued 84 Great Dane dogs living in squalid conditions on Friday and have charged the owner with animal neglect. Christina Fay, 60, of 149 Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect and released on personal recognizance bail on the condition that she not possess any animals while the charges remain pending against her. Wolfeboro Chief of Police Dean Rondeau said the investigation is ongoing and that additional arrests could be made and more charges filed. The seized dogs ranged in age from puppies (some just a few weeks...
  • Why Are Corporations Hoarding Trillions?

    01/21/2016 6:35:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/21/2016 | Adam Davidson
    There is an economic mystery I've been struggling to understand for quite some time, and I'm not the only one who's confused: Among financial experts, it is often referred to as a conundrum, a paradox, a puzzle. The mystery is as follows: Collectively, American businesses currently have $1.9 trillion in cash, just sitting around. Not only is this state of affairs unparalleled in economic history, but we don't even have much data to compare it with, because corporations have traditionally been borrowers, not savers. The notion that a corporation would hold on to so much of its profit seems economically...
  • Man allowed to keep garden strewn with clutter 'because he is a hoarder'

    08/28/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8/27/15 | Greg Walton
    A man has been granted official permission to continue storing dozens of old doors and window frames in his front garden because he is a hoarder. The man’s neighbours are furious that he has been given the dispensation to carry on filling his front garden with the surplus domestic fittings. Michael Legg, whose lawn is strewn with years worth of clutter, was previously granted planning permission to use his bungalow for retail purposes. But since the permission expired in 2007 he has failed to revert the property to solely domestic use and the garden is now overflowing with detritus. Somerset...
  • A Buena Park (CA) plumber's death left behind 69 cars and one big mystery

    08/17/2015 1:12:26 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    OC Register ^ | August 17, 2015 | Susan Carpenter
    The Orange County Public Administrator’s Office has dealt with its share of unusual inheritances. There was the protection they once had to arrange for a $500,000 ring. And there was the pet eel. But even for the agency that takes care of a decedent’s assets when no one else can act on that person’s behalf, the upcoming estate sale of Gerald Willits, a Buena Park man who died in August 2014 and left 69 cars in his yard, is “very unusual,” according to Elizabeth Henderson, chief deputy public administrator for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
  • In rural Georgia, there’s a junkyard of Classic Cars

    07/25/2015 10:24:14 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    KLFY News ^ | 7-20-15 | AP story
    Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis’ parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the ’70s, over time. “The only thing I ever knew was cars and trucks,” Lewis says. “I like to say I work for tomorrow, always thinking about the future. Someday they would be valuable.” Lewis stopped selling parts about six years ago, soon after realizing he could sustain the business...
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 129 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rich Smith
    Earlier this year, CBS News spotlighted a growing shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. "One of the most popular and common" -- and cheapest -- calibers of ammo for hunters and target shooters alike, CBS reports that .22 shells are in short supply these days. Interviewing one supplier, CBS reported that while as recently as two years ago it was still possible to buy .22-caliber ammunition "by the pallet-load... now they're putting restrictions on how much you can get and how you get that ammo." Retailers are shooting blanks This is a problem from ammunition retailers -- and for gun owners as...
  • Del. Creating Hoarding Task Force

    12/10/2013 12:14:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 90 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12/10/13 | AP or WBOC
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state of Delaware is working to set up a task force to help residents with a hoarding problem. As many as 45,000 people in the state are estimated to have problems with hoarding. In advance of the hoarding task force, the state is creating an advisory panel to try to determine stakeholders who may be able to offer input into hoarding issues.
  • Accused Hoarder Suing Lewis County for Nearly $400 Billion

    06/10/2013 8:40:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KOMO ^ | Jun 8, 2013 | Tricia Manning-Smith
    Neighbors say an eyesore is not only hurting their community's image, it's costing taxpayers money. Lewis County says a so-called "hoarder's" properties are such a disaster that they're risking the health of neighbors. Neighbors say they feel like they're living next to a junkyard, as there's rats and mice all over the place. But this is actually the yard and home of Victor Bonagofski. According to court documents, Bonagofski's two properties near Centralia have been the subject of legal cases for about nine years. The county put a lien on some of the land and a judge ruled the defendant...
  • YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding...and a Host of Other “Illnesses”

    05/23/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 98 replies ^ | 21 MAY 2013 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level. You may not be considered “crazy” or “mentally ill” today,...
  • China And Russia Are Ruthlessly Cutting The Legs Out From Under The U.S. Dollar

    09/12/2012 9:19:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | September 11, 2012 | The Economic Collapse
    The mainstream media in the United States is almost totally ignoring one of the most important trends in global economics. This trend is going to cause the value of the U.S. dollar to fall dramatically and it is going to cause the cost of living in the United States to go way up. Right now, the U.S. dollar is the primary reserve currency of the world. Even though that status has been chipped away at in recent years, U.S. dollars still make up more than 60 percent of all foreign currency reserves in the world. Most international trade (including the...
  • Hoarding Continues: China Imported More Gold In 6 Months Than Portugal's Entire Reserve

    08/17/2012 7:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2012 15:20 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    While the highly "sophisticated" traders that make up the gold market continue to buy or sell the precious metal based on whether the Fed will or will not do the NEW QE tomorrow …, China continues to do one thing. Buy. … … Beijing continues to buy non-US gold, in the form of 68 tons in imports from Hong Kong in the month of June. The year to date total (6 months)? 383 tons. … Realistically, by now China, which hasn't provided an honest gold reserve holdings update to the IMF in years, most certainly has more gold than the...
  • Nearly 80 rabbits found in hoarder's home

    03/19/2012 6:10:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 18 Mar 2012 | Chris Oberholtz
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (KCTV/WTKR/CNN) - Dozens of rabbits, some dead and others alive, were discovered inside a Virginia Beach home, and hoarding is to blame. Cute, yet disgusting at the same time. Bunnies everywhere, sitting on trash and furniture covered in feces, freely roaming around a Virginia Beach home. "Officers had to wear hazmat suits to enter the house, so that should give you some sort of idea of conditions were like inside, they were deplorable," said Wayne Gilbert with the Virginia Beach Animal Control. Animal control spent more than seven hours at the home off Wolfsnare Road in Hilltop,...
  • Unpatriotic Teamsters Hoarding Mounds of Cash

    09/08/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 8, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    The Left’s working motto consistently turns out to be “do as I say, not as I do.”  How else could they possibly make bold pronouncements to the media but live the exact opposite? The day before his declaration of war on the Tea Party movement, Teamsters President James Hoffa appeared on CNN and deemed American companies as “unpatriotic,” according to the Political Ticker. “I think the president should challenge the patriotism of these American corporations that are sitting on the sidelines,” Hoffa said. “The problem in America isn’t that we don’t have enough money. We’ve got more money than any...
  • Hoarding cash: US firms sitting on $2T on balance sheets

    08/07/2011 10:26:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 6, 2011 | JOHN AIDAN BYRNE
    Either way, with unemployment at 9.1 percent, the top corporations are not using it to hire workers or expand benefits. American corporations are in a sweet spot, according to some. They have a motivated work force , and with muted demand, no need to expand and hire more workers. The sums at stake have triggered alarms. "Companies should be using the cash to either invest in new products to allow them to grow, or to make acquisitions if they are not good at research and development," said Peter Cohan, a management consultant and venture capitalist. "Alternatively, they should use the...
  • Japan: Tokyo supermarkets stripped bare as hoarding breaks out across region

    03/15/2011 9:53:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Tokyo supermarkets stripped bare as hoarding breaks out across region Supermarkets in the Tokyo region have been stripped bare of food and other daily necessities in the wake of the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, producing shortages across the national capital region. Hoarding was apparently sparked by the quake and tsunami damage done to factories, as well as difficulty in obtaining raw materials caused by chaos in the distribution network, and the prioritization of the devastated northeast in the provision of basic supplies.
  • Dead Body Found in Hoarders Home. Missing Mother?

    03/10/2011 6:53:58 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 9 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 10, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The body didn't appear to have injuries or trauma. There was an orange juice container found inside the plastic wrap that the body was in. The container was marked with a 2003 date but authorities aren't sure if the woman had the container with her when she died or if it fell into the wrap because of the hoarding conditions of the house.
  • 'Food shortage in N. Korea overblown'(hoarding for next year?)

    03/09/2011 5:50:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 03/09/11 | Na Jeong-ju
    03-09-2011 16:56 'Food shortage in N. Korea overblown' By Na Jeong-ju North Korea appears to be cutting food rations for its people and soldiers to make the world believe that the food shortage there is becoming serious and deceptively receive more aid from South Korea and other nations, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. “The food shortage in North Korea could be overblown,” a senior Cheong Wa Dae official said on condition of anonymity. “In recent weeks, the Stalinist country has begged for food from many countries, even some poor African nations, saying that it’s becoming difficult to feed its people due...
  • Prosecutors Office vows to crack down on food hoarding (Taiwan)

    02/18/2011 5:14:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies · 2+ views
    China Post ^ | 2-18-11 | Unattributed
    TAIPEI -- The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office vowed yesterday to harshly crack down on anyone caught hoarding food staples as part of the government's efforts to stabilize food prices amid a string of price hikes following the Lunar New Year. The office said it has started collecting evidence by monitoring prices of major consumer products. Anyone found to have engaged in hoarding will be severely punished to the fullest extent of the law, it said. Those guilty of illegal activities such as hoarding daily necessities, manipulating food supplies or product prices could be sentenced to jail terms of up to...
  • Body of Las Vegas woman found in clutter at home

    08/28/2010 8:42:32 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2010 | OSKAR GARCIA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A four-month search for a missing Las Vegas woman came to a ghastly end this week when her husband found her corpse in their home amid a labyrinth of squalor that had been impassable even to search dogs.
  • Houston Hoarder of the Century Estate Sale

    07/24/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
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