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File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:28 pm
by deja vu
Despite assurances that a new parking bylaw would be grandfathered, an East York woman found a yellow notice on her windshield warning that her car could be fined or towed for being illegally parked in her own driveway.

The city notice states, “Park in front of garage door only.” ... veway?bn=1

This thread is for any stories that make you wonder "What were they thinking". This one truly does make you wonder about what they were thinking when they came up with this one. As long as the cars are parked on your driveway, who cares. The city should not be deciding for the homeowner and using the excuse that they want to declutter the neighbourhood. This is a winnable case but it should not see the inside of a courtroom, the city should straighten this out now. No discussion needed, just make the change and put the decision back in the homeowners hands where it belongs.

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:30 pm
by smitty
I think I can see the trouble deja vu, for is the owner pareked their car within their corner posts THEN they are 100% in the right, while the City/town is way off line.

It is the clutrtering of so many trucks, to RVs to other cars on the road OUTSIDE of their home lot that can be in the wrong. For not all roads are wide enough for continual parking of owners/fenters of the home & friends DURING the winter days of SNOW for it is hard for the sander with a blode on the front to clean up the road, which is NOT the home owne or renter's property, for safety of others.

So many of us have a garage or parking lot inside our home lot & often well beside the home while others will leve a clutter of trucks, to RVs, to you name it on the town/city streets.

Obviously from the Thread you gave us that is the city/town trying to declutter the home owner or renters lot of one of several vehicles. After all when working with a Suvey Firm a number mentioned they would like to have a shared driveway. Problem with that is if the owner of half of the driveway might sell out & suddenly one finds 3 or 5 cars trucks on the shared driveway. We noted the person asking changed his mind about sharing a dual driveway for not once were we asked to do the survey work on this drive-way of two home owners.

The surveyor also pointed out this could lead to where lawyers would make a bit of pocket money in future years.

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:40 pm
by smitty
This small town in going to find out all these concrete sort of flowe5 to bush parts of many hwys are going to be trouble. Even now so many of us are finding the roads are becomming QUITE NARROW due to sidewalks on both sides plus the above concrete cutter.

Even Grey Hound complained early at the start, so one was removed as this made it impossible for the bus to come in or out of their main parking place with products & such. So that one was removed.

For sure some of those that live back on on road have been finding it hard to come onto the main road with traffic travelling east & west, but with all the concrety pretty stuff is going to have people complaining in this part, as mentioned along with some others.

So will this give the Town Fathers the right to say all vehicles in the business town will have to be battery powered golf carts? Mind you the RCMP do not look upon the above with SAFETY or acceptable compared to other cars, tucks, scooters, bicycles to m/cs.

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:32 pm
by deja vu
A Catholic nun broke one of the Ten Commandments by embezzling $850,000 from a suburban New York City college and gambling it away in Atlantic City, according to federal prosecutors.

As chief financial officer at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. from 1999 to 2009, Sister Marie Thornton, 62, bet her six-figure income and school money away during frequent trips to Atlantic City, federal prosecutors said. ... latestnews

This one has me shaking my head. This definately qualifies as a huge lapse in judgement. I have to wonder if at any time she stopped to think about what she was doing. Others at the school knew she had a gambling problem, so why did it take so long to catch on to the theft?

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:55 pm
by deja vu
msnbc: LOS ANGELES — A California-based Internal Revenue Service agent could spend up to nine years in prison after acknowledging that he cheated on his own taxes. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Albert Bront pleaded guilty Wednesday in Los Angeles to filing false tax returns for himself and two innocent relatives. The false tax form claims included bogus alimony and mortgage deductions.

The former Santa Clarita resident told a federal judge that he filed fraudulent tax returns for himself from 2003 to 2007 by claiming excessive deductions and failing to report income. He also acknowledged filing fraudulent returns on behalf of two unknowing relatives. Bront has been on unpaid leave from the IRS since he was charged in 2009. His sentencing is set for April 13.


Does the guilty plea mean his status goes from unpaid leave to fired? If not, what does it take to be fired from the Federal Government?

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:35 pm
by smitty
I am still puzzled on this one for if you have your vehicle parked on the property you rent or own THEN you are 100% correct. True if you have a clutter of other vehicles hanging on your property the town/city still cannot remove them UNLESS the land owner complains to the town council AND then many warnings that said vehicles must or will be removed. Not the easy thing to put into effect.

We have had a number of conversatons over m/cs to cars that are NOT with license plates & insured. Then there is NOTHING anyone can do for it is YOUR PROPERTY. To drive or ride one you will need valid DL & said vehicle properly insured at the time is the legal step.

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:06 pm
by rocks
DId they really believe no one would ever notice? The propaganda machine has been caught in it's own big lie. They have shown some Chinese what the world has always known. They will falsify reports to make their case.

OOPS and it's a really big OOPS, they really screwed this one up. They used a scene from Top Gun and turned it into the Chinese AirForce demonstrating it's so called power. ... story.html

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:35 pm
by pretzels
No, the Chinese could not possibly use a Hollywood film to pass it off as its own airforce--please, this country has an annual military parade with armaments.

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:10 pm
by smitty
You could be right rocks, for I saw that bit about the Chinese fighter aircraft & wondered if they would let out the most recent from China?

I know there is fear that China, with its ability, has been copying the latest on a an American aircraft that crashed in China & said good move would offer them a superior fighter aircraft. Even that is knowen in many parts of the USA, but bits from an old movie will not be the answer.

This could be one of the reasons the Federal Cdn Govt is aiming for he F-35 the Americans have been trying to sell with a number of them ordered by Israel. I think I read around 20 of them.

Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:53 pm
by Surgeonsoul
A suspected thief was taken into custody after allegedly trying to conceal a stolen chainsaw by stuffing it down his pants as one would a candy bar, according to local news reports. Police say 21-year old Anthony Black was eyeing an Echo chainsaw, but decided that a grab and dash wasn't in the cards.

The man, who police say appeared intoxicated, took the mechanical saw from the wall and put it down the front of his pants instead, according to NBC affiliate KSHB. While some employees initially thought Black — who by this point was walking with a noticeable waddle — was handicapped, others were suspicious. ... eird_news/

Boy, he's lucky that sucker didn't start up, that would have
been a little painful.