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(KWQC Quad Cities)   City removes Native American artifacts and religious items from home because they violated the city's clean yard law, tells couple they were sent a notice but it went to the wrong address   (kwqc.com) divider line 65
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2012-06-27 08:11:29 AM  
Sounds like the city made a mistake, has apologized, and is in the process of negotiating a resolution that involves paying damages. But hopefully this can be escalated into a major lawsuit worth millions of dollars because, you know, why not.
 
2012-06-27 08:16:54 AM  
It's ok, they left this behind.
www.thegreenhead.com
 
2012-06-27 08:17:14 AM  
Beware of the leopard.
 
2012-06-27 08:18:43 AM  
"The door to the teepee was taken and the buffalo robe."

Now there's a sentence you don't hear a lot these days.
 
DAR [TotalFark]
2012-06-27 08:41:25 AM  
One man's trash is another man's Religious artifacts.....
 
2012-06-27 08:45:58 AM  
You son of a biatch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones!
 
2012-06-27 08:52:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Sounds like the city made a mistake, has apologized, and is in the process of negotiating a resolution that involves paying damages. But hopefully this can be escalated into a major lawsuit worth millions of dollars because, you know, why not.


I totally hear "civil rights case" in the way the shaman's talking. And I also sense a followup involving some mysterious curse following the narc-y neighbor around.
 
2012-06-27 09:02:59 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Sounds like the city made a mistake, has apologized, and is in the process of negotiating a resolution that involves paying damages. But hopefully this can be escalated into a major lawsuit worth millions of dollars because, you know, why not.


If something like this happened to me, that would be nearly enough to stop me suing the city. All it would need would be one more little thing: confirmation that the person responsible for the decision was now out of a job.
 
2012-06-27 09:11:31 AM  
If only people went to a little trouble and wrote "No such person at address" when they receive mail that doesn't belong to them.

But that might take about 10 seconds worth of effort.
 
2012-06-27 09:42:09 AM  
It sounds like there was a single attempt at communication, which 'went to the wrong address'.

Something tells me the company that did the 'cleanup' has a cushy contract with the city and needed to do a certain number of 'jobs' a year to keep their contract. Probably had strong-arm tactics done like this before, but screwed up this time and people are trying to cover their butts.
 
2012-06-27 09:42:36 AM  

SilentStrider: Beware of the leopard.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-06-27 09:46:20 AM  

Jake Havechek: You son of a biatch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones!


Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's ok, they left this behind.
[www.thegreenhead.com image 350x350]


img.photobucket.com
/approves
 
2012-06-27 10:26:23 AM  
Came for Poltergeist references, leaving MOTHERFARKIN' satisfied.
 
2012-06-27 11:07:26 AM  
There's no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years so you've had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaints and it's far too late to start making a fuss about it now.
 
2012-06-27 11:10:09 AM  
Sounds like an episode of Hoarders. So, they cleaned up a filthy yard and she's latching on about the religious thing to get sympathy.
 
2012-06-27 11:10:23 AM  

Andrew Wiggin: There's no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years so you've had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaints and it's far too late to start making a fuss about it now.


DON'T PANIC

Be happy the commander of the Vogon destructor fleet did not read his poetry to you.
 
2012-06-27 11:11:53 AM  
Why don't the rules of court servicing apply to the government? Either someone has to come to the door or someone has to sign off the delivery, and be held liable for perjury. (Aside from Delaware's, which allows proper service by dropping an envelope in the mail.)
 
2012-06-27 11:12:23 AM  
"This is as important as life and death itself."

No, it's really not.
 
2012-06-27 11:12:44 AM  
Next on hoarders...
Hoarder(Or religious zelot):"That mountain of shiat bags is part of my religious beliefs".
Dr Zasio: "You know this isn't healthy right. The urine has eaten the floorboards."
Hoarder(Or religious zelot):"It my religious belief that I must keep mountains of trash, cat shiat and my own fecal matter until the day that it entombs me and returns me to my creator. Several of my cats have already preceded me."

/You watch...it will happen.
 
2012-06-27 11:14:23 AM  
"This is as important as life and death itself."

Go fark yourself.
 
2012-06-27 11:14:32 AM  

Bluemookie: Sounds like an episode of Hoarders. So, they cleaned up a filthy yard and she's latching on about the religious thing to get sympathy.


Either way, a simple knock on the door telling the residents of your code enforcement order to clean up would be nice.
 
2012-06-27 11:15:09 AM  

Bluemookie: Sounds like an episode of Hoarders. So, they cleaned up a filthy yard and she's latching on about the religious thing to get sympathy.


If character in your neighborhood is too grotesque to handle, there are plenty of subdivisions with HOAs that would welcome you. If this one yard (a mile from here, on a major road) was cleaned up, I'd haz a major sad, because it's chock full of every sort of huge, weird sculpture and statue you can imagine, some homemade and some professionally carved. I'll have to get a picture of it.
 
2012-06-27 11:16:34 AM  

Endive Wombat: Bluemookie: Sounds like an episode of Hoarders. So, they cleaned up a filthy yard and she's latching on about the religious thing to get sympathy.

Either way, a simple knock on the door telling the residents of your code enforcement order to clean up would be nice.


Furthermore, depending on the State and possible state of mind of a potential hoarder/crazy person, giving them a heads up may be a good thing to ensure you get to keep your head. Crazy folks own guns too!
 
2012-06-27 11:19:51 AM  

foxyshadis:

If character in your neighborhood is too grotesque to handle, there are plenty of subdivisions with HOAs that would welcome you. If this one yard (a mile from here, on a major road) was cleaned up, I'd haz a major sad, because it's chock full of every sort of huge, weird sculpture and statue you can imagine, some homemade and some professionally carved. I'll have to get a picture of it.


I'm sure our neighbors, who own every gas-powered yard tool imaginable, and have an insanely-manicured lawn, think they live next door to the Clampett's, but we love our vegetable gardens.
 
2012-06-27 11:22:34 AM  
since when is a teepee and robe religious? There was a harmony with that which was around you, but a big part of the point was non-ownership of anything. He's violating the native "religions" more by whining about things in his backyard, than anyone could have possibly done by taking a robe...really? A robe? Unless he's not from one of the various nations/tribes that were there, by and large practically all natives were animists. And what would that have to do with the house he actually lived in, versus the wasteful exhuberance of a second house (because that's all the fark a teepee was...) sitting just a few feet away? Some sort of altar or something maybe...but a teepee? Really? Sounds like a nutjob that decided to collect junk and call it a religion.

//yes yes, bash all religions...like you needed an excuse
//part cherokee
//close familiy members lived, and still live, on reservations
 
2012-06-27 11:24:20 AM  
I'm not sure why they saw people removing items from their yard and they didn't stop them? That's trespassing and theft, especially without proper notification. I'm sorry but sending a notice to a wrong address is negligence on the cities' part, not the resident.
 
2012-06-27 11:24:41 AM  
Oh give me a hobe
Where the buffalo robe

/and some decongestant, please.
 
2012-06-27 11:26:18 AM  
Sounds a lot like they decided he did not have freedo of religion and he also had a search going on without a warrant, and he had property seized without sue process.

I wonder what the City will do next? Burn down the guys mimeograph nachine so he cant print his newsletter and turn his house into army barracks?
 
2012-06-27 11:27:41 AM  

Hack Patooey: foxyshadis:

If character in your neighborhood is too grotesque to handle, there are plenty of subdivisions with HOAs that would welcome you. If this one yard (a mile from here, on a major road) was cleaned up, I'd haz a major sad, because it's chock full of every sort of huge, weird sculpture and statue you can imagine, some homemade and some professionally carved. I'll have to get a picture of it.

I'm sure our neighbors, who own every gas-powered yard tool imaginable, and have an insanely-manicured lawn, think they live next door to the Clampett's, but we love our vegetable gardens.


I'm curious to see how my neighbors react when I start replacing all the grass with other forms of ground cover that don't have to be mowed. Luckily the previous owner was an idiot and I already have a good amount of clover growing.
 
2012-06-27 11:27:52 AM  
encrypted-tbn0.google.com

I put my native artifacts on my rear-view to protect me from nightmares when I fall asleep while driving.
 
2012-06-27 11:30:31 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 259x194]

I put my native artifacts on my rear-view to protect me from nightmares when I fall asleep while driving.


my 'dream catcher' looks different.

www.suzanneholtshop.com
 
2012-06-27 11:34:51 AM  
Why is the city farking about in anyone's backyard?
 
2012-06-27 11:38:21 AM  
Your religious beliefs do not a junky yard allow.
 
2012-06-27 11:39:10 AM  
These city workers have some balls. I would never go into someone's backyard without permission for fear of getting shot.


Why yes I do live in Texas, why do you ask?
 
2012-06-27 11:42:10 AM  

Endive Wombat: Endive Wombat: Bluemookie: Sounds like an episode of Hoarders. So, they cleaned up a filthy yard and she's latching on about the religious thing to get sympathy.

Either way, a simple knock on the door telling the residents of your code enforcement order to clean up would be nice.

Furthermore, depending on the State and possible state of mind of a potential hoarder/crazy person, giving them a heads up may be a good thing to ensure you get to keep your head. Crazy folks own guns too!


Yes, but more importantly: Truly crazy folks set traps.
and occasionally catch themselves in them.
 
2012-06-27 11:45:13 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Sounds like the city made a mistake, has apologized, and is in the process of negotiating a resolution that involves paying damages.


I don't get that impression. The article says a city councilman (alderman) has said a few things but that is far different than the city proper making things right. The city proper seems to be sticking to its guns on the matter.
 
2012-06-27 11:49:32 AM  
The genius reporter failed to mention the city in which this happened, when in fact it was Davenport, IA. If you're from Davenport or one of the surrounding cities, you know PART of the reason why this story is in the news is because Davenport's city government is a complete train wreck and does this sort of stupid, unnecessary stuff ALL. THE. TIME. Everything from the City Council to the City Administrator to their policies and laws... It never directly affected me, but the city government and their policies is one of the many reasons why I COULDN'T WAIT to get the hell out of there before they DID pass something... Man.. Avoid this town like the PLAGUE!
 
2012-06-27 11:53:47 AM  
Your ancestors learned a long time ago not to trust these people. They destroyed your people, your land, your culture. Why are you so surprised?

Though, to be fair, your yard probably wasn't zoned to be a house of worship.
 
2012-06-27 12:02:08 PM  
Sure, I want to have a Zoroastrian fire temple in my backyard and I want to have a funeral platform for my relatives where eagles and birds of prey can pick apart the bodies of the deceased according to my religion, but you know what? IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN IN AMERICA.

I'm sick of "Native" Americans getting thrown the extra bone for any perceived slight or offence. Make them live like Americans or get back on the Res.
/rant
 
2012-06-27 12:05:35 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: Rapmaster2000: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 259x194]

I put my native artifacts on my rear-view to protect me from nightmares when I fall asleep while driving.

my 'dream catcher' looks different.

[www.suzanneholtshop.com image 320x240]


+1
 
2012-06-27 12:11:32 PM  

procopulus-x: Sure, I want to have a Zoroastrian fire temple in my backyard and I want to have a funeral platform for my relatives where eagles and birds of prey can pick apart the bodies of the deceased according to my religion, but you know what? IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN IN AMERICA.

I'm sick of "Native" Americans getting thrown the extra bone for any perceived slight or offence. Make them live like Americans or get back on the Res.
/rant


That's actually how I want my body disposed of too. Either that or some serious explosives.
 
2012-06-27 12:13:26 PM  

Sybarite: "The door to the teepee was taken and the buffalo robe."

Now there's a sentence you don't hear a lot these days.


"I put on my teepee and buffalo robe..."
 
2012-06-27 12:17:07 PM  

procopulus-x: Sure, I want to have a Zoroastrian fire temple in my backyard and I want to have a funeral platform for my relatives where eagles and birds of prey can pick apart the bodies of the deceased according to my religion, but you know what? IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN IN AMERICA.

I'm sick of "Native" Americans getting thrown the extra bone for any perceived slight or offence. Make them live like Americans or get back on the Res.
/rant


Right on man, I was so inspired by your wisdom that I ran out the front door to tell the next Indian I see all about it.


Ummmm, slight problem though, I can't seem to find any Indians....
 
2012-06-27 12:17:10 PM  

Sybarite: "The door to the teepee was taken and the buffalo robe."

Now there's a sentence you don't hear a lot these days.


In other news, teepees have doors.

/I guess that makes sense.
//teepees
 
2012-06-27 12:20:30 PM  

Bluemookie: Sounds like an episode of Hoarders. So, they cleaned up a filthy yard and she's latching on about the religious thing to get sympathy.


That was the sacred Washing Machine of my people!
 
2012-06-27 12:25:46 PM  
Welcome to the facist state of Davenport, Iowa.
 
2012-06-27 12:27:52 PM  

Baz the Spaz: Welcome to the facist state of Davenport, Iowa.


Yep. Couldn't wait to move out of there!!
 
2012-06-27 12:28:03 PM  

Happy Hours: If only people went to a little trouble and wrote "No such person at address" when they receive mail that doesn't belong to them.

But that might take about 10 seconds worth of effort.


Hey! I do that. You never know when that little old envelope might just be important.
 
2012-06-27 12:30:19 PM  

Baz the Spaz: Welcome to the facist state of Davenport, Iowa.


Any Davenport in a storm...
 
2012-06-27 12:34:39 PM  

dj1s: Happy Hours: If only people went to a little trouble and wrote "No such person at address" when they receive mail that doesn't belong to them.

But that might take about 10 seconds worth of effort.

Hey! I do that. You never know when that little old envelope might just be important.


Could have gone to a vacant house. Could be that the city's return address has no one to sort returned mail back to the appropriate desk in the appropriate department; that can be a vexing task. And they may be averse to that because it'd be all to easy to take your notices from the city and write "wrong address" on the envelope and send it back indefinitely, thus denying you were notified.

It's not uncommon for people to blow off notices in the mail and throw them out with the junk mail, and deny they were notified. "If I don't look at it, it's not there."

There's a logical problem here: if the city has the wrong mailing address, how did they send enforcement to the "right" address??
 
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