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(Fox News)   Your house no longer needs to have been the site of mass murders or built on Indian burial grounds in order to kill you   ( divider line
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2012-06-28 03:27:47 AM  
4 votes:
This is the fault of the war on drugs.

Nobody makes Big Macs or Snickers bars at home. Nobody grows and roasts their own coffee beans. Nobody chooses to mill their own flour when they can afford a loaf of bread from a baker.

If meth was mass produced for market, it could be monitored and quality controlled. No need to cook it up at home. Plus think about how many people WOULDN'T take up meth and crack if they could just get similar highs from safer drugs developed with addiction reduction in mind.
2012-06-28 07:00:46 AM  
2 votes:
Sounds like an opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company that tracks locations of meth lab busts and does a check against your property to see if it's on the company's list. Charge $30 per "investigation" and you could potentially make a bundle.

/too much work for me. I'm lazy.
//idea freely released into the wild
///have at it, farkers
2012-06-28 06:28:32 AM  
2 votes:
Our home inspection was worth every cent we paid for it. We knew exactly what we were getting into when we bought our older home, and about how many years we had before we'd have to pay out for some big ticket items, such as a roof. Fifteen years later, I can say he was very accurate.

IIRC, NY has strict laws about disclosure, but if I was buying in a state that didn't, or buying a forclosure or previous rental, or even didn't have a clear history on the property, you bet I'd have a Haz-Mat survey included in the inspection. Worth the cost, that.
2012-06-28 06:12:09 AM  
2 votes:
Can't we all just smoke a bong?
2012-06-28 09:49:07 AM  
1 vote:
We had HF in our high school lab. Dangerous chemicals from antiquity they disposed of by leaving them out for me to steal. This is the one item I passed on.

Some of the agents they are mentioning aren't that persistent: Ethyl ether? Open the lid, after first extinguishing your cig, should evaporate rather quickly. Acids and bases? Neutralize them under dilution.

Does anybody have a mechanism to explain why these houses are so bad?

Speed was not used to be considered addicting.
Most people don't like it that much.
2012-06-28 07:21:45 AM  
1 vote:
There, never mind, let it go; you make me tired. You can't seem to understand the simplest thing." My presence gave the monks hope, and cheered them up a good deal; insomuch that they ate a square meal that night for the first time in ten days. As soon as their stomachs had been properly reinforced with food, their spirits began to rise fast; when the mead began to go round they rose faster. By the time everybody was half-seas over, the holy community was in good shape to make a night of it; so we stayed by the board and put it through on that line. Matters got to be very jolly. Good old questionable stories were told that made the tears run down and cavernous mouths stand wide and the round bellies shake with laughter; and questionable songs were bellowed out in a mighty chorus that drowned the boom of the tolling bells.
2012-06-28 07:17:16 AM  
1 vote:
Cam to post this quote from the article in case anyone missed it
Prior to the federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2006, which regulated the sale of ephedrine and related products used in meth production, the drug was typically manufactured in "superlabs" by organized criminal outfits using industrial space. An unintended consequence of the law was to drive production into residential homes.
2012-06-28 07:13:47 AM  
1 vote:
Did their homeowner's policy cover the cost of building a new house? If not, I honestly would have probably put a shotgun in my mouth. You don't just lose $180,000 because of bad luck and shrug your shoulders.
2012-06-28 07:11:45 AM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: Can't we all just smoke a bong?

Pot? Are you serious? Don't you know that stuff turns you into a zombie?
2012-06-28 06:44:42 AM  
1 vote:

Mr. Potatoass: Public Savant: Mr. Potatoass:
Ah, I see we both go for the low hanging fruit...

I've rehabbed/ remodeled a lot of nasty houses over the years.
Rentals, drug dens, etc., and have yet to find a human turd "under the floor".

/Did find about $3000 under some carpeting, once

Unfortunately there was no cash, but we did find a whole lot of Schlitz cans in the walls. And we wondered why nothing in that house is straight...
2012-06-28 06:39:35 AM  
1 vote:

Public Savant: Mr. Potatoass:
Ah, I see we both go for the low hanging fruit...

I've rehabbed/ remodeled a lot of nasty houses over the years.
Rentals, drug dens, etc., and have yet to find a human turd "under the floor".

/Did find about $3000 under some carpeting, once
2012-06-28 06:28:42 AM  
1 vote:
"That's when we found the iodine-like staining on the walls and human feces under the floor."

So, these meth heads are taking the time to remove an area of finish, and sub floor, taking a dump, then replacing it?
2012-06-28 06:23:59 AM  
1 vote:
They just figured this out?
2012-06-28 06:19:19 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "Donetta Held, CEO of the Indiana-based Crisis Cleaning, echoed that sentiment, advising that testing for prior meth manufacture should become standard procedure when buying a new property."

Let me guess - that's a service your company offers, right? Of COURSE you want it to be standard procedure. Even better, why not try to get a law passed mandating it, like the insurance industry did?
2012-06-28 06:15:05 AM  
1 vote:
Don't people talk to the neighbors before buying a house? We did.
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