Monday, 30 September 2013

Re: [New post] Neighbors block new home for injured double-Bronze Star Afghanistan veteran because ‘it won’t look right’ next to their properties

their hoa ... their decision.
 
"One caller backing the petition said that there was a 'covenant' in the neighborhood, requiring all homes to be built of  brick. However, an investigation by Phil Luciano of  the Peoria Journal Star found no such legal agreement in any local or county records."
 
I didn't see anything in the article about an HOA, only that the area was called a "neighborhood." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Neighbors block new home for injured double-Bronze Star Afghanistan veteran because 'it won't look right' next to their properties

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their hoa ... their decision.

he has a job and is accepting a free home from a non-profit charity organization?
On Sunday, September 29, 2013 6:11:25 AM UTC-5, Travis wrote:
DCG posted: " DailyMail: He may have served two tours in Afghanistan protecting the freedom of his nation, but double-Bronze Star veteran David Wood has returned home only to battle ungrateful NIMBYS. Gifted a charitable home through the efforts of his local con"
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Neighbors block new home for injured double-Bronze Star Afghanistan veteran because 'it won't look right' next to their properties

by DCG
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DailyMail: He may have served two tours in Afghanistan protecting the freedom of his nation, but double-Bronze Star veteran David Wood has returned home only to battle ungrateful NIMBYS.
Gifted a charitable home through the efforts of his local congressman, Aaron Schock, for his wartime efforts, Wood, who has lost the hearing in one ear was told that the property plans for his family's house were opposed by his potential  neighbors.
Indeed, an unidentified cabal of neighbors in the Peoria suburb of Morton, Illinois, has clubbed together to oppose his wooden home saying quite clearly, not in my backyard.
The father of three, all aged between eight-years and two-months is shocked, especially because the signatories of the petition have not come forward publicly. 'We were taken aback,' said 28-year-old Wood.  'At first, my wife and I were really hurt. We just felt they really don't know us as a family.'
Wood, who still serves in the National Guard, currently works as full time as a warehouse manager and struggled to find a home for his wife, Julie and young family when he returned from his last tour.
In stepped their congressman, Aaron Schock, who set out to raise funds for the Wood's to get their own home through the Habitat For Humanity charity.
'Our motto has always been we will never  forget,' said Schock. 'This is a couple who made a sacrifice multiple times with  multiple tours of duty. They served very honorably for our country and they are in need of a home.'
Habitat for Humanity build homes across the world for those who cannot afford them and the charity found a vacant lot in  Morton and produced plans to construct a $130,000 home for the brave veteran.
The plan was broken down so that Habitat for Humanity would provide $50,000 for the labor in building and the Wood's will pay the other $80,000 spread over the next 20 years.
However, the anonymous petitioners don't want the house to go up for the simple reason it is built of wood and not brick, like  all the other homes there.
Example brick house in the neighborhood.
Example brick house in the neighborhood.
Indeed, 'someone' from Peoria has allegedly been knocking on doors, drumming up support for the petition and phone calls  have been made to the local Habitat for Humanity office protesting the Wood's new home.
This has held up construction beginning on the Wood's home and in the meantime they are having to stay with relatives.
Matt Sommer was one resident willing to speak  to the Peoria Journal  Star. He has lived in the upmarket neighborhood for four years and said that an older lady, who he estimated to be in her 70s, knocked on his door with the petition.
He claims not to have seen the wording, but saw around 10 signatures. 'Do you realize,' she asked, 'that it's going to made of wood, not brick?'
Sommer claims that he quizzed the lady on whether she knew that the home was intended for a veteran, to which she replied, yes, but that was not the point.
One caller backing the petition said that there was a 'covenant' in the neighborhood, requiring all homes to be built of  brick. However, an investigation by Phil Luciano of  the Peoria Journal Star found no such legal agreement in any local or county records.
If there is no such covenant, then why the delay? Heaven forbid a wood house be built in their neighborhood! Shame on these neighbors.
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Fwd: [New post] Leading Egyptian movie star told US Congressmen last year that the Obama Regime was lying to Congress and deceiving the American people





BareNakedIslam posted: "Hussein Fahmy warned former Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, as well as U.S. Congressional representatives, John Sununu and Jim Moran, several times, that the Obama Regime, in its alliance with and support of the tyrannical Muslim Brotherhood, has des"

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Leading Egyptian movie star told US Congressmen last year that the Obama Regime was lying to Congress and deceiving the American people

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Hussein Fahmy warned former Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, as well as U.S. Congressional representatives, John Sununu and Jim Moran, several times, that the Obama Regime, in its alliance with and support of the tyrannical Muslim Brotherhood, has destroyed the credibility of the United States with the Egyptian people.

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Fwd: [New post] Pro-sharia Americans participated in the International Conference on ‘Islamophobia,’ otherwise known as the call for Blasphemy-against-Islam laws





BareNakedIslam posted: " Objective observers should be rightfully concerned by the "International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media" held by the Turkish government's Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI) and the radical Organization of Islamic Cooperation"

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Pro-sharia Americans participated in the International Conference on 'Islamophobia,' otherwise known as the call for Blasphemy-against-Islam laws

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Objective observers should be rightfully concerned by the "International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media" held by the Turkish government's Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI) and the radical Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) this past September 12-13 in Istanbul. Conference participants substantiated all too many threats emanating from various Muslims and their allies, calling into question their respect […]

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Fwd: [New post] Epidemic of random vicious deadly assaults





Dr. Eowyn posted: "Obama at a campaign rally in Boston for Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Oct. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) FOTM's Trail Dust recently wrote an insightful comment about the unsettling time in which we find ourselves. I searched in vain fo"
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Epidemic of random vicious deadly assaults

by Dr. Eowyn

Demonic ObamaObama at a campaign rally in Boston for Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Oct. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

FOTM's Trail Dust recently wrote an insightful comment about the unsettling time in which we find ourselves. I searched in vain for his comment, so I will have to paraphrase him.

On November 4, 2008, something horrible happened on a scale and dimension beyond Obama being elected president. With his election, a portal was opened that shouldn't be opened, from which pours an endless stream of demons and pestilence.

On the elite level, we have a president who attracts flies and rodents, and members of his cabinet and staff who flick their tongues like a snake. See:

On the level of ordinary everyday citizens, we are seeing an epidemic of random, unprovoked, vicious and, in some cases, deadly assaults by strangers who -- like all predators -- prey on the weak, old, and vulnerable. The Left insist that poverty is at the root of crimes. But the random assaults we are witnessing have nothing to do with economics, but instead are the work of psychopaths who attack for the sheer fun of it.

Here are three recent examples. No doubt you know of more.

1. Black, 18, kills elderly white man in Syracuse, NY

Jim GiffordJim Gifford (l); Romeo Williams (r)

New York Daily News reports (while omitting the racial identities of victim and attacker) that around 6 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Syracuse, New York, 70-year-old Jim Gifford walked to a nearby 7-Eleven to buy doughnuts and a newspaper as he did every day.

In the convenience store's parking lot, Gifford was set upon by 18-year-old Romeo Williams who hit the old man in the face, knocking him unconscious. Williams then went into the store and gloated about the attack.

Syracuse police sergeant Thomas Connellan said that Williams "celebrated in the store after the first assault by taking off his hat and holding it up in the air and smiling. He then went back outside and assaulted the victim again."

Four of Williams' friends finally pulled him off of Gifford and they drove off, leaving the old man in critical condition.

Police Chief Frank Fowler described Gifford as a "gentle soul who didn't bother anyone." Williams, who has an extensive rap sheet of 14 prior arrests, was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

Two days later, CNYCentral News reports that James Gifford had died from the assault.

2. Black, 20, assaults white store manager in San Leandro,  CA

Safeway assaultOn Monday, September 23, 2013, inside a Safeway grocery store in San Leandro, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area, a young black man went up to the white store manager, briefly exchanged a few words, then violently socker-punched the 51-year-old white-haired manager, knocking him to the ground.

The suspect fled the area and was not located by responding officers.

Safeway employees told NBC Bay Area the suspect told the manager his wife had lost her purse in the store. The manager responded by telling the young man where the store's lost-and-found area is located before he was attacked.

Police are still looking for the attacker who is described as a black man, about 20 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with an athletic build. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact San Leandro police at 510-577-3230 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.

His victim, the store manager, is critically injured and remains hospitalized.

3. Woman knocked onto NY train tracks for refusing to give money to panhandler

Maya LeggatMaya Leggat

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in White Plains, NY, a homeless panhandler shoved 21-year-old Hunter College student Maya Leggat into the path of an oncoming Metro-North train after she refused to give him money.

Leggat was rushed to Westchester Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition with a mangled leg and severed fingers.

Several commuters followed her attacker, 39-year-old Howard Mickens, and notified the police. Mickens had thrice been incarcerated. He is held without bail on attempted murder charges and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Here's Mickens being driven away in a police car. He is identified as black by the website Just Mugshots:

Howard MickensHoward Mickens

Here are more examples of random deadly violence chronicled on FOTM:

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Fwd: Giant Deadly Hornets Kill Dozens In China; Venom Dissolves Flesh and can be Sprayed







Giant Deadly Hornets Kill Dozens In China; Venom Dissolves Flesh and they Can Spray It

Mike Shedlock | Sep 30, 2013

I have received hundreds of emails regarding my post Attack of the "Digger Bees".

Many suggested getting an EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector? for Liz and we will do that.

Many pointed out that "digger bees" are not bees but rather wasps. That is something I knew but did not mention in my post.

I responded to some individuals that I like bees, and even have a "humble bumble" home for bumblebees, and I put out nests for mason bees.

With that backdrop, some of you may be interested in Giant Deadly Hornets Kill Dozens And Injure Hundreds In China.

Deadly hornets have killed at least 28 people in China following a string of recent attacks that have injured hundreds.

A number of tragic cases have been reported, including a mother and son who died after being surrounded by a killer swarm.

A man who tried to help them suffered kidney failure after the giant hornets chased him for 200 metres and stung him repeatedly on the head and legs, The Mirror reported.

In the city of Ankang alone, 18 people have died from the stings, while a further 212 people have been injured health official Zhou Yuanhong told Associated Press.

Experts are blaming the vicious attacks on Asian giant hornets, which terrifyingly grow up to 5cm in length. The mammoth insects also wield a stinger in excess of 6mm long.

The natural predators have jaws powerful enough to chew through regular protective bee suits and their venom, which they can spray, dissolves human flesh.

If their venom lands in the eyes, the eye tissue will melt, according to a National Geographic documentary.

Japanese Hornet Documentary


The documentary is a lengthy 45 minutes, but some may find it interesting. Link if video above does not play: Japanese Hornet Documentary.

Those giant "hornets" look like giant yellow-jackets to me. But yellow-jackets and paper wasps look alike. About.Com explains differences in a report on Wasps, Yellowjackets, and Hornets.

The vast majority of bees and wasps in our world pose no threat to people. Most prefer to go about their business, parasitizing or preying on other insects. The social wasps of the family Vespidae, however, can be a downright nuisance. Vespid wasps include paper wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets, all of which will defend their homes vigorously should we disturb them. Worse yet, they have a tendency to build their homes in the places we like to spend our time, so there's a good chance you'll encounter them.

Paper wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets are all masters of papermaking. In spring, the queen constructs a new nest by gathering wood fibers and turning them into a papery pulp, from which she builds a home. Paper wasps build open, umbrella-shaped nests, often found suspended from eaves or window casings on the outside of your home. Hornets are famous for their massive, enclosed nests which can be seen hanging from tree branches or other sturdy perches. Yellowjackets also make enclosed nests, but theirs are found below ground. Care should be taken to check for yellowjacket nests before using string trimmers or lawn mowers.

All the paper wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets produce new colonies each year in temperate climates; only the mated queens survive the cold winter months, tucked away in sheltered places. The queen emerges in spring, chooses a nest site, and builds a small nest in which she lays the first eggs. Once the first generation of workers matures, these wasps will expand the nest for succeeding generations. In late summer or fall, the old queen dies, and a new one mates before her siblings die off. The old nest usually degrades over the winter.

Behavioral Differences Between Wasps, Yellowjackets, and Hornets



True Bees

The above table neglected bees.

Honeybees, bumblebees, and mason bees, etc., go after pollen. The things you see flying around at picnics, garbage cans, and especially sweets and sodas are yellow-jackets. They are an outright nuisance, and can be deadly.

As far as "dissolving flesh" goes, I can actually attest to that. On one hand I was stung three times and skin was gone in all three places. Other stings were simple swollen and itchy for over a week.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock
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