March 19th, 2007 10:46 AM
LOL - AM ALREADY THERE (minus the chicken coup and goat), but I have no HOA and Old Glory is flyin high right out in front!
Originally Posted by SIXTO
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
-The Mist (2007)
March 19th, 2007 12:07 PM
Oh pulease. The limitations are not near comprehensive enough. Read a south Florida newspaper and you'll know this is true.
Originally Posted by Ron
That's what I see is the problem. We as a society are departing from what we used to be -- self-sufficient people who lived on their own property, not in a commune, and cared for it themselves.
Some people prefer the comfort of having their property cared for by the association.
Now, out of laziness or a sense of entitlement or whatever, people are willing to sign away their rights for the convenience of having a service mow their lawn. MY personal opinion is that this is ludicrous and stupid, and those who do it deserve what they get when what they thought was so wonderful turns around and nips 'em in the butt: when some rule gets passed that does curtail what they want to do.
Are you kidding? People get into this because they see a b.s. fantasy played before their eyes when the sales pitch is going on; that, or they willfully blind themselves to the reality of relinquishing control of "their property" (it isn't really theirs if they don't get to call the shots about what's done with it) for the big wonderful payoff of not having to mow a lawn or pay a cable bill. (The irony is that the cable bill comes out of their dues anyway, and if they think the association is going to let itself give anything away for free, well. . .)
Also, when you buy into these communities you do so with your eyes open concerning restrictions on the use of your property.
We are entitled to our opinion. We view this as a development that is eroding people's rights; and even if it's happening only to the "willing," it's still something we view as a bad, undesirable thing that is coming to be more and more popular, to our dismay. These kinds of "gated developments" and such are popping up more and more and more, taking up real estate that otherwise used to get used for ordinary, traditional homes and neighborhoods.
Hey guys, if you don't want to live in this kind of environment that is your choice, but don't insult those of us who do. That is none of your business.
If the communist dictatorship kind of reality of these places don't bother you, fine. But to me and others, the growth of them is like watching the country next door turn communist and then hearing that we're supposed to just let it slide and not let it trouble us that we may be FORCED to live like that next.
March 19th, 2007 12:47 PM
Your post is so inflammatory, rambling, demeaning, and filled with such hogwash, that for me to adequately respond would probably get me banned from the Forum, so I am going to let it pass. Let me just say that you can express your opinion in a much more civil manner, the way most other members manage to do.
Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey
March 19th, 2007 12:53 PM
Folks - this gettin outa hand!!
I feel most views have been expressed by now and continuation will not be beneficial, sorry.
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