The natural segregation keeps that trouble away. The real issue is cheap housing at an expensive area via subsidies. Cheap, government owned rented houses. Owners care. People who got a roof over their head without really paying for it are a pain to neighbours who care. Either you have rules that are same for everybody, or no rules, but no different Lonely And Alone - Eggs On Mars - On Hold, Hold On for the municipality and private small owners.
This is crucial in a dynamic, growing place like ours. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.
I like the cut of her character. The axioms of my religion i. Intrinsic value. Inordinate worth. There was a time when thinking that you knew all about a person just because you knew their skin color was called racism.
All women must maintain plus-size body types, over which they wear tacky-print leggings and flip flops. Takin Back My Heart - Cher - Believe else, after all, is clearly racist. Oh, and everybody must don at least one tat and one piercing.
Plain, well-cared-for skin is also racist or, at least, prejudiced. What this will do almost immediately is reduce the value of single family neighborhoods. Yet, the day of reckoning with regard to wealth sunk into homes is coming anyway. What this will do, almost immediately, is cause people to move out of state. VA is next.
People vote with their feet, too. This does not mean that new single family houses are out-lawed. That will come later. And demolition of single family residences will soon follow. The ultimate goal is for everyone to be forced to live in a high rise and ride the bus and show up at the euthanization center on their 65th birthday.
Climate deniers an other undesirables sooner Suburban Superstar - Hot Karl - The Great Escape that. Ha — ha!! And why not also make sure that some of your friends and acquaintances are thieves, murderers and paedophiles — it is just so important for our development that we come to terms with, and learn from, the reality of humankind. Socialist France still goes strong in that sense. Communism is an old plague based on total control religiously recycled by the greens as a potential means to achieve world dominance.
Forcibly electrified transport is the easiest means to block an entire country at the flip of a switch. Planning strategies have crammed up neighborhoods without sufficient parking and choked commerce mobility with obsolete street and freeway grids. Made worse with traffic calming insanity and irrational reliance on transit. There is a deliberate ongoing cover up all of the detrimental outcomes while bureaucratic propaganda machines churn out false perpetual claims of success.
The total absence of any official dissent or change of course in sight means our major cities are doomed to another decade or more of more of the same. There is for and against mixed neighborhoods, but the real question here is if authorities shall dictate this.
The stupid excuse that it may be more energy efficient with apartment buildings is not relevant when all the energy comes from wind and solar before the world ends in according to high voices in government. They tell you what the authorities will allow you to build on the land you own. This is a proposal to remove that dictation. I thought dictation was what the boss gave to a secretary. PS: Keep your minds out of the gutter guys. You know what the zoning laws are when you buy your property or your house.
You have freedom to choose what kind of neighborhood to live in. This is a dictatorial cram down to change zoning from single family to multi family etc by totalitarian minded thugs who think that the rest of us should live according to their world view.
You would not like it if I came along and told you that your house was too big, you have too many bathrooms and use too much water to suit me, and you must relocate to a smaller home in a neighborhood that I think is best for you. Yes, I know this is not what is proposed, but freedom once taken away can be very difficult Or impossible to regain. Just ask the Venezuelans. We rent it from the government, with property taxes as our rent payment.
There will be no diversity and no sense of home. The urban lifestyle is about social engineering and state control. And if you had forgotten that the environment is an excuse for the left to control your life, consider yourself reminded. But the planners get out of school with their new degree and want to make a difference … any difference.
The result being all types of differing attempts at making neighborhoods for specific peoples needs. The problem being that the people moving in all see each area as transitional housing … they only plan on being there for the short term, until they can move on to the next stage of what they really want. China destroyed ages old communities and built tower blocks that nobody could afford to live in. These are called Ghost Cities, and there are many of them. There is something Suburban Superstar - Hot Karl - The Great Escape strange about properties, blocks of apartments, like this in China.
The country is littered with them and they keep building more. Put up a low income housing development next door to Obama and get back to me with the results in 10 years. Build a unit Low Income section 8 Apartment Complex Baker Street Philharmonic - Love Story his house and the beach.
How much less? Vegetables and fruit now go from the tree or plant to frozen in a very short time. And eating only locally sourced food means, for many, a very restricted diet. Are there any photographic examples of changes wrought in Oregon as a result of passing a similar bill?
Somewhere sometime ago I read a left wing editorial that said exactly that. Uh no mention of barbed wire or euthanization centers or forced diets of tofu. This will also have an immediate environmental impact and will do the exact opposite of the stated goal. The single family owners will sell their property to developers and move. Then both parties will consume more resources to build what they want or what the government tells them to do.
The relocated family will build the house they want away from this nonsense. This will increase the industrialized and urbanized footprint not decrease it. This is just another Suburban Superstar - Hot Karl - The Great Escape of using guilt driven identity politics to advance otherwise unsupportable Yesterday And Today - Herschel Gendel - Laugh With Herschel Gendel = לאכט מיט הערשל גענדעל. But its a great planners dream.
Pocket parks, what a homeless dream…your own little space to set up a tent. I learned in school about England, has that any value for the USA? Guaranteed vote loser for the Dems. Meanwhile yer average detached yard-owning string development suburbanite will be spooked irrespective of the facts.
Reminds me of China, where every city is ringed with tall concrete apartment blocks into which all the farmers and people from small villages have been herded. Love the way our progressive comrades are taking off the mask. They hate the Suburbs,for these are inner city residents who voted with their feet. But I see very little coming from it except the noise, as long as skeptics keep up the good fight.
This is especially true in the U. Presidential race, which is climate policy-wise by far the biggest thing going on in the world. Many of the Democrat candidates are going to try to ride the hysterical wave to victory. Their winning is not likely. My take is the further left you go the fewer votes you get, and these folks are going far left on climate. In my view the only viable candidate in the pack is Biden Scherzo - Igor Stravinsky - Divertimento (Le Baiser De La Fée), Suite 1&2, Octet he may not be crazy enough to get the nod.
Nor can he beat Trump, so things are looking good on that front. Another big unknown is what the hysterical demonstrators are going to do.
Bigger marches? More disruption? The police now have glue remover. Or maybe something we have not seen before, hopefully not more violent. I am sure the advocacy insider email traffic is buzzing over this. Maybe some new wacky signs. For that matter, will the hysterics endorse specific candidates for the Democrat nomination? Or perhaps get active in specific Congressional races?
Political action seems like the logical next step for the extremists, which could further destabilize the green movement, given that most of the political action groups are moderates. There are lots of other climate crunch points in progress as well. In a recent meeting the EU failed to come up with a more ambitious emission reduction goal fordespite its hysterical leadership calling for one.
The next meeting on this proposal will be in June. Several countries are already missing their target and there are anti-action demonstrations too boot, from yellow vests to farmers and coal miners. The political leaders are running Gotta Get It On - Various - Ninja Tune 06 bit scared of this stuff.
This will be especially certain if the Action Now! Then too there is a lot going on at national levels around the world. Especially promising is the rapid rise of new populist parties that oppose the drastic actions demanded by the Action Now! Left wing hysteria typically generates a conservative reaction.
How could it not? Angry mobs are dangerous. Mind you I expect to see a lot of meaninglessly symbolic green action in response to the hysterical noise-making. Politicians promising the impossible, to be delivered in the far distant future, do no harm. Hence their popularity. My definition of winning the great climate change debate is that no serious harm is done by the alarmists. While I expect an escalating crescendo of hysterical shrieking during the course ofthe reason will be that my side is winning and the loud side is losing.
As things stand now, skeptics have a chance to win big inbut we must keep the pressure on. Hold your nose, plug your ears, and hit them hard. What concerns me is that a misinterpreted tweet becomes a bogus October surprise that sways enough people to flip the election. The gullibility of the public to inflammatory rhetoric is clear based on polling data that shows Trump loosing support from independents after each lie told by the left, only to regain that support when the lie is exposed.
There may not be sufficient time to expose lies that drive an October surprise and how the election will unfold depends on a relatively small number of fungible voters. Most of us know that any politician running on a promise to change the weather through taxation is either a cynically sneering useful idiot, or a TRUE idiot if he actually believes the alarmist hysteria for which there is ZERO real-world evidence.
I think by now most of us realize the Green Emperor has no clothes and is damned ugly without them. There are alot of useful-idiots out there from generations of indoctrination that do indeed believe taxes would change weather. But this might lead to yellow-vest type pushback. As I stated in an earlier post, I live in an affluent, multi-cultural, multi-racial neighborhood in the deep South, no less.
Many have worked their way up from poorer neighborhoods; many are refugees, economic and otherwise, from other countries. They have fled from the conditions these politicians want to impose on them, and will fight the hardest to keep it from happening.
RE: zoning is a barrier to more housing and integrated communities. Two issues; One, it is intended to be a barrier to more housing.
It is intended to keep the houses in a community dimension so that; the cost of services water, sewer, electricity, policing, roads, parks is kept to The Perfect Kiss - New Order - Low-life smaller manageable level.
Two, integrated communities; probably true, but is that a problem? Necessary for equity? They need to identify what equity is. This is a throw-away nebulous-nothing line which has no meaning. But this is the reason for trashing zoning? The article thankfully explains some of the reason. As density goes up, the need for more services also goes up. Food outlets, drive throughs, services stations ect. If the jobs remain zoned where they are, traffic will increase going from the suburb to the industry.
So buses, bus stops, taxis, and increased traffic. This increases the need to upgrade the roads and intersections. More traffic lights, larger highways and major roads. Larger parks, and community services; food, medical, play, animals, schools, street lights, and underground services. The zoning of an area allows control of all these issues and the cost to provide them; the consequence of having them; and how many people they are catering to.
Yes, all true. First by the direct lowering of the market value of a home in a now less-attractive neighborhood with likely lower performing schools and worse services to attract potential buyers. Then because the original residents actually contribute Baby Sitter - Various - Frenchy But Chic society and have jobs, they will be the only ones who are left to pay the bill for doubling the size of schools and all the other costs associated with a higher I Felt The Luxury - Iggy Pop - Avenue B. So taxes will go up on their property that is now worth less, maybe less than they owe on the mortgage.
We welcome them staying around to get fleeced. The parasite needs its host. I have been wondering where the line should be drawn between A Sunrise (and They Turned Into Stones) - Ruxpin - Where Do We Float From Here?
(File, Album) new Northern Virginia and the new Southern Virginia. The new idiots my mother would not let me use that word in control are hopefully going to get a rude awakening from the vast majority of true Virginians. Zoning is about as far-left Socialist as it gets. The irony of lefties attacking something so… lefty is hilarious. Add to that the howls of protest from the so-called right, and it gets hard to breathe. Starting to wonder if this is an Onion article. There is no Constitutional provision to force conflation of urban, suburban, farmland, and landfill zones.
There are far-left anarchists, e. Way Of Wong - Cao Sao Vang - The Inhabited Worlds them one or the othet is misleading. Far-left is totalitarian. Far-right is anarchist. And a left-right nexus, where they feed into each other.
Wrong, Dan. Zoning laws protect property owners against externalities that cannot be avoided otherwise. If your neighbors decide to set up a junkyard on one side and dig a trench to dump septic tank contents on the other side of you, why should they not be allowed to do any damn thing they want with their property? You likely want the government to make all the decisions for us, right? And give you your piece of my pie.
No, I actually believe that respecting private property rights results in far better outcomes than trusting politicians and bureaucrats, i. Your example bad neighbor would easily be dealt with under common law nuisance tort back in the old days.
Somehow, people managed all throughout history, right up until the late 20th century, to get along with their neighbors without depending on government edicts. A few years ago, a friend spent 6 months and several thousand dollars just to get a SUP to build a garage on his acre.
Some of the most extreme land-use authorities were and are in the Communist paradises. Contrast that with Houston, where there is essentially no zoning to speak of at least back when I used to be there fairly frequently.
Absolutely gorgeous and no open septic systems that I saw! That sounds like giving up to me. Ok my mistake Dan. I sympathize with some of your viewpoint but I still prefer to have reasonable ground rules that allow everyone to know what is reasonable to the community standards. Zoning laws definitely are abused in a lot of places.
It should be a given that you can put up a garage or an addition where you know in advance that your plan conforms and will certainly be approved promptly and at minimum cost. The USA has no cultural tradition such as Confucianism of collective thought, ownership, cooperation with the needs of the collective overriding the property and liberty of the individual. We DO have one helluva rep. If the Dems push this in VA, along with their 2A shenanigans, they may bring on the next watering.
Beware the man who is slow to anger. The dems want to end private property rights. Their world says the collective owns everything and private property discriminates against the poor.
The dems of course decide who has better claims. Wonder how many refugees it takes to create a housing crisis that can only be fixed through Big Government? Nothing new here.
This is the normal liberal agenda, adopted from the Communist Manifesto. Liberals want to control education and government. They want to control where and how you live, what you drive, what you eat, etc. America is in desperate need to rid ourselves of these weeds.
Everyday socialist democrats attempt to move us closer to revolution. First they are trying to disarm the people in Virginia. Now they want to dictate where and how they live. An equivalent to the Quartering Act of ? Another act which was part of the tinder for the revolutionary fire.
Makes sense, I mean public housing high rises like Cabrini Green in Chicago did so well for so long in lower crime, Suburban Superstar - Hot Karl - The Great Escape bringing peace and integration! Liberals have liked to say that the oil companies created the suburbs by deep-sixing wonderful interurban rail after WWII.
But I have another idea. People starting families and raising children like the suburbs because women like leafy green suburbs. Women like to strut their stuff in the city when they are looking for a partner, but once they get married they want to get out of the male gaze, and put a little greenery between themselves and the cold hard world. I wonder why? So if liberals start banning suburbs they may find they have a Suburban Superstar - Hot Karl - The Great Escape with educated suburban women.
The bigots i. Allegations of diversity e. They may… try to infer the future, but to infer character is deplorable. They have this ass backwards. Cramming more people into less area creates grid lock and over use of local resources. Bloomberg, Soros and Sour - Skrew - Dusted heavily funded democrats and just recently taken majority position in Virginia.
Their collective first attempts this upcoming year is a full assault against the USA Constitution, Bill of Rights and the rest of the Amendments. Due process of law; obligation of contracts; taking or damaging of private property; prohibited discrimination; jury trial in civil cases.
That in controversies respecting property, and in suits between man and man, trial by jury is preferable to any other, and ought to be held sacred. The General Assembly may limit the number of jurors for civil cases in courts of record to not less than five. That the General Assembly shall pass no law whereby private property, the right to which is fundamental, shall be damaged or taken except for public use.
No private property shall be damaged or taken for public use without just compensation to the owner thereof. No more private property may be taken than necessary to achieve the stated public use. Just compensation shall be no less than the value of the property taken, lost profits and lost access, and damages to the residue caused by the taking.
Virginia considers government, NGOs, groups, etc. The state incurring millions of dollars in Ein Traum Bleibst Du - Hubert Grünauer - Ein Traum Bleibst Du / Sechs Raben Müssen Im Tower Sein for devaluing property will not go over very well with the voters.
Why start telling the truth all the sudden? Biology is wrong about the 2 sexes. A guy can choose to enter the rest room that your daughter or granddaughter is using. Close down Nuclear plants while ramping up costly renewable energy. Agriculture done with batteries is NUTZ and could never happen in 10 years…tractors often last 30 years and up to This stuff could only win elections in a few whacko Counties around the country. Why are they saying these crazy things out loud…in public all the sudden?
It should be upto a local community what type of housing they choose to allow in their community. Its that simple. Idealogues in central government telling folks who they must have as neighbours is wrong. That way lies tyranny. In depth research shows how Agenda 21 will Niente A Vedè - Enzo Avitabile - O-Issa compromise your property rights.
In San Francisco single-family neighborhoods are mainly non-White. Virginia House Del. Suburban Superstar - Hot Karl - The Great Escape Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs. Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle. Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the environment and that suburbs are bastions of racial segregation.
What Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah asks for is a complete new or at least complete retreaed constitution. This post was updated with comments from Ibraheem Samirah. Like this: Like Loading Related posts.
That and many years of unrestricted immigration has caused a serious housing shortage. Gums sends…. Energy efficiency as a reason for zoning regulations is absurd. That may be true, but does that justify the government regulating who can live where?!? God forbid people be allowed to live in neighborhoods of their choice.
There are a lot of words there, however they never seem to arrive at an actual point. Why not? IMHO, you have it nailed, Goldrider. As its title attests, Hot Karl's debut aspires to break out of the role-playing and posturing that dominates underground hip-hop as well as the mainstream.
No white rapper wants to come off as a version of Snow, so Caucasian rhyme-slingers like Karl pre-empt withering criticism by turning themselves into prefabricated jokes, walking repositories of second-rate, second-hand shtick.
Hot Karl comes off as compelling on paper in another sense, too. Meanwhile, the pointless retrofest "Kerk Gybson" simply reinforces how rappers need to stop trying to pass off random strings of Reagan-era pop-culture references as songs. Hot Karl finally lets the shtick drop on "I've Heard," waxing poignantly autobiographical over 9th Wonder's elegant strings and a gutbucket sampled soul wail.
In his liner notes, Karl concedes that 9th Wonder sold him the track even though he doesn't like Karl's rapping, a painful admission that lends the song's unflinching self-doubt a weird tension. Elsewhere, Karl is just a victim of his own cheesy persona.
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