The DeSantis Thread (aka Florida Man 2)

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Smurfquake, Aug 16, 2022.

  1. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Funny, the raft on the roof put my mind right to “The Miller’s Tale”
     
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  2. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Old fart story, hide!
    We retired in 2018. Picked a good year for it. The home I built myself sold in four days. We had a buyer, a neighbor call to buy the Double wide we bought, next door. We bought that to protect ourselves it’d become a rental for, let’s say, people you didn’t want as neighbors.
    Then the condo people in Cabo made us an offer we couldn’t refuse.
    All in all we felt really lucky. The home was up on Camano Island WA. After a lot of thought we decided on Oregon. Mrs Scouses home state. No sales tax, you paid what the label said! Not like WA or CA. Slightly higher property tax but no silly higher. Bought a small motor home and traveled 101 looking. Fun being fancy free for a change.
    We chose Florence, Oregon, not Italy and found our place. Nice 1700 ft 3 bed home. Just when home sales there had bottomed out. At $220k. Houses similar to ours are now double that.
    Living the dream, right. Out with Bandit the dog on the beach or woods every day, catching up on my reading and becoming a sudoku expert while trying to get my tomatoes to grow.
    What is making me nervous though is the post Covid cost of living surge.
    Then I’ve had a few of medical bills of late and we have decent insurance. So to buy anything other than food we’re dipping into savings.
    We do count ourselves lucky the way thing worked out. I found a reinterest in my guitar playing and Mrs Scouse has found old friends from her school days.
    More and more though I’m seeing people who aren’t as lucky. Sleeping in their cars filled with what they could carry when they bailed out of their homes or apts. I was tossing the ball to Bandit behind the store waiting for the Mrs and got chatting to a, not so young lady. She was brewing up her morning coffee on her tailgate. It was a better car than mine but it was her home as well. Her husband had passed, forced out of her home. So she was working out her travels by the weather patterns. Oregon is great in summer.
    She didn’t ask but I gave her enough to get breakfast.
    The story of two all most opposite lives. We had a lot of luck but it took the two of us to make it work.
    And like my Cardio said when pounding in my pacemaker last week. You’ve already outlived the norm, enjoy the rest.

    OK you can come out now. :)
     
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  3. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    If the Supreme Court rules that being homeless is illegal then they'll have a roof over their heads, courtesy of a private prison which has as an owner people who write laws, enforce laws, and judge laws.

    It'll all be fine. This is fine.
     
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  4. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't he get in trouble because the rent was too damn low? He was in an income-restricted rent-controlled apartment.

    And his comment about marrying a shoe was from a debate where they asked them what their position was on gay marriage. He said "you can marry a shoe for all I care!"
     
  5. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    I'm reminded when i had my first suit and tie job, apartments could not be had for love nor money, as there had not yet been a wave of inner city gentrification/apartment development.

    They weren't unaffordable, but there'd be a line of 70 people just to see a shared room in a house.

    I didn't even bother looking and lived in a partly ruined building with a friend for $10 per month lol.

    Just basically waiting for a mate to leave his shared flat so i could get his room. This is also how it often worked in London and Sydney in those days. There was a dosser role which was super cheap, and you slept on the sofa until one of the flatties with a room moved out. Also memories of friends who lived in unheated garages, breeze block 'sleepouts' you name it.

    So it wasn't all great back in the day. Also the buildings were often in shocking condition.
     
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  6. Mike03

    Mike03 Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    The warehousing poor people industrial complex. Don't miss this investment opportunity of a lifetime!
     
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  7. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile
    Disney ends legal fight with state, district

    I have no idea what happened behind closed doors, but it sounds like everyone can go back to their corners and declare themselves the winner. Not sure how much autonomy Disney gets, but the Florida economy gets $17B over the next 15 years.

    I am slowly becoming the Florida news man
     
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  8. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Be grateful the poor aren't sleeping against rope lines, you ungrateful poors.
     
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  9. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The realtor selling my mom's home said that there is a new condo development on the other side of town that has an HOA fee for the building, another for the garden/landscaping, and a third for the golf course/fitness center. All are required, but only the building HOA fee is mentioned, apparently. And values are going down, and people can't get out.
     
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  10. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny, my cardio said you're too young, a couple days ago. But stints and drugs will give a full recovery.
    Dad's parents were early 60s
    Dad was late 50s
    I'm early 50s.

    Though things were supposed to go the other direction.

    Glad you are well beyond. I used to say that my dad was 25 years beyond sell by date, and I think he was your age.
     
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  11. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uhh.. This would violate the state's disclosure laws and would allow the current owners to sue the previous owners for the decrease in property value. I'm not saying it didn't happen, but if this is true, there is recourse for the current owners...
     
  12. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An other one ....

    Miami is entering a state of unreality - The Atlantic

    https://apple.news/Ao1_VHfT2SaGBLPHFpQzuiw

    Thirty years ago, when the dangers of climate change were beginning to be understood but had not yet arrived in force, the creeping catastrophe facing Miami might have been averted. But as atmospheric concentrations of carbon reach levels not seen in 3 million years, politicians promise resilience while ignoring emissions; developers race to build a bounty of luxury condos, never mind the swiftly rising sea. Florida is entering a subtropical state of unreality in which these decisions don’t add up.
     
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  13. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile
    But Meatball Ron signed a bill that removed climate change from state law!! Doesn't that count for something?!?!?

    In all seriousness, it's going to get worse before it gets better for Miami and Florida at large. But Florida keeps electing politicians who sabotage their constituents when it comes to climate change. So they are getting the politicians they deserve (and vote for).
     
  14. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    And yet people are still moving there.

    Floridians want to be the rugged city on the hill, but they are, in actuality, a bunch of snowflakes who can't handle the cold. I've got two more good acquaintances moving to Florida this year, and let me tell you, eastern shore Maryland winter's have been really mild the past three years.
     
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  15. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    In all seriousness, it's not going to get better. By the time anyone does anything, the city will be underwater and people will have to abandon the region. That's when something will be done.
     
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  16. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Anyone with a brain or anyone who trusts anyone with a brain knows what's going to happen there, yet Miami is undergoing a high-end condo construction boom. What kind of morons are buying in?

    Ben Shapiro famously said that if rising coastal waters were going to wash away homes, it would not be a problem because you could just sell the home. Everyone made fun of him, but he was actually right. Conservatives really are stupid enough to buy those homes. I hereby apologize to Ben Shapiro.
     
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  17. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Same thing is going on in Nantucket. A number of homes have been washed away/condemned in the past couple of years and yet the prices for both waterfront and water-compromised homes are increasing. Now, it's only the mega-wealthy buying homes on the island and they apparently have money to burn.

    Let's just say I'm fully on-board with allocating money away from the uber 1-per centers.
     
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  18. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    We all know the government will compensate the 1%.
     
  19. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they don't who is going to create all the jobs?
     
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  20. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    The ones who believe that, in the words of Reverand Lovejoy, "science has failed again, in front of overwhelming religious evidence."
     
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