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The Antonio Hinson family in Hayneville, Alabama, is now homeless. They are not allowed to live in their own home. Government dogooders decided the Hinsons needed a new septic system. Problem was that Antonio didn't have the $6,000.00 that the system cost. The dogooders didn't have much of an idea about that. They got a good judge to issue an arrest warrant for Antonio for being in violation of the good septic system laws of Alabama. Only way Antonio can stay out of jail is too move his family out on the street.
Just glad that I am now longer at the age where I have to contemplate the idea of giving my life for this wonderful country. Sometimes I'm not sure whether I would rather fight them or us.
-- paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 24, 2002
What do you think of planned communities?
-- Gayle in KY (email@example.com), April 24, 2002.
Never ceases to amaze me.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 24, 2002.
The more I read, the more I realize that this kind of stuff goes on every day in this country. There is always a government instituted catch 22 on most things we are required to do. Most demands are unreasonable and really ludicrous if you inspect them carefully.
I don't think this country will be overtaken by a foreign enemy, we will regulate ourselves out of existence.
Talk to you later.
-- Bob in WI (email@example.com), April 25, 2002.
Planned communities may be ok a planned township would allow more freedom from "politics"
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2002.
Don't bet on it. In my opinion, the fewer individuals it takes to get someone elected, the greater the likelihood of corruption and abuse of power.
-- Gayle in KY (email@example.com), April 25, 2002.
Good point, and verified by history.
Talk to you later.
-- Bob in WI (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2002.
Hello Paul, I just got a vision of Antonio sitting in a jail cell with a few "real" criminals. Murderer-- "Hey Boy, what are you in for?"
Antonio-- " Septic Tank Violation!"
Murderer-- " Your a bad bad boy!"
Rapist-- " What is a Septic Tank Violation?"
Antonio-- " I did not have one."
Bank Robber-- " Oooh, sounds like you are in deep shit!"
Antonio--- "How do you mean?" You mean because I do not have a septic tank at my house?"
Rapist--- "No! Because you are going to be our bitch tonight!"
This is how the government fixes people that do not have septic tanks in their yards. They send them to prison to be reformed!
-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (email@example.com), April 28, 2002.