I certainly don't have the ability to control who my neighbors are, but by choosing to live in a residential area I have a certain expectation that I won't have a new set of neighbors in the house next door every week.
Entirely agree. You get new neighbors every weekend but you also get an empty property the meantime. In my community I'd argue that the increase in Airbnb rentals is highly correlated to the closing of local small businesses. These properties are entirely empty from Sun-Thur every week and there have been a rash of barber, bookstore, coffee shop, etc. closings in what's a fairly metropolitan area.
Whichever side you happen to be on, when you trash talk or support Trump you're alienating 46% or 48% of the readership.
But don't just vote for someone you know will loose and blame the rest of us
Guess it's election season. Time to dust off the Douglas Adams quote.
"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see...."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want." "You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."
Democracy is ugly and messy and hard, but I haven't thought of a better solution.
Are you setting up a strawman or encouraging political participation? Was anyone denouncing democracy? Either way, here's a suggestion: allow citizens to vote for (or against) multiple candidates.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
So when do those War on Terror tax refunds start rolling in?
When our current tech bubble pops, the dollar will have been backed up by...
Excessive military hardware and global manifest destiny.
1. Drive to Baltimore
2. Whip out my camera on the doughnut brigade
3. Take my beating
4. Collect $7 million
Half of your plan seems realistic
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson