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(Yahoo)   Century-old battered women's home sued into submission by bank across the street to make way for boutique hotel. Bank CEO repeatedly referring to them as recovering prostitutes. Death is too good   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 234
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-19 09:50:50 AM
Those women must be tough to live to 100 despite being battered.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-05-19 10:08:34 AM
Leaders at Cincinnati Union Bethel, the nonprofit that runs the Anna Louise, said they sold reluctantly because they couldn't afford to fight any longer.


America: All the justice you can afford.

Seriously though, it should be free to use the legal system until a winner or loser is decided.
 
2013-05-19 10:14:52 AM
Heard about this on the radio the other day. I've been sort of following this for the last two years and was hoping for a different outcome.

/good luck ladies.
 
2013-05-19 10:19:58 AM
Artists rendering of John Barrett
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 10:21:06 AM
Maybe Warren Buffett can buy the bank and turn it into a chain of homeless shelters?
 
2013-05-19 10:24:21 AM

ZAZ: Those women must be tough to live to 100 despite being battered.

/DNRTFA


If you don't better them they dry up as soon as you dip em in grease.
 
2013-05-19 10:30:53 AM
Hey, the right of the wealthy to make money off the backs of the poor should not be infringed, not even an eensy weensy bit.

Why do you hate America?
 
2013-05-19 10:38:46 AM

jehovahs witness protection: ZAZ: Those women must be tough to live to 100 despite being battered.

/DNRTFA

If you don't batter them they dry up as soon as you dip em in grease.


FTFM
 
2013-05-19 10:57:07 AM
Talk about a dick move.

Better solution would have been to join the board of the shelter and help with the renovation of the building and then offer job training and opportunities to the residents.

Talk about a PR, community service opportunity wasted.

Then again banks usually just give lip service to community service.
 
2013-05-19 11:26:06 AM
It's days like this that I wish "V for Vendetta" was real.

Also, here's hoping a "mysterious fire" breaks out the day the women leave.
 
2013-05-19 11:30:26 AM
So the bank wants to turn it into a boutique hotel. I'm sure there'll never be any high price escorts working there.
 
2013-05-19 11:31:24 AM

Rincewind53: It's days like this that I wish "V for Vendetta" was real.

Also, here's hoping a "mysterious fire" breaks out the day the women leave.


Spontaneous whore combustion is a terrible thing
 
2013-05-19 01:02:58 PM
I don't know what the problem is here.  The Free MarketTM has spoken.  Don't make it have to tell you again.
 
2013-05-19 01:05:43 PM

BizarreMan: Talk about a dick move.

Better solution would have been to join the board of the shelter and help with the renovation of the building and then offer job training and opportunities to the residents.

Talk about a PR, community service opportunity wasted.

Then again banks usually just give lip service to community service.


When does society start enforcing a certain .... dexter like law.
Sorry, you direct actions will lead to hardship and death.
Ok, we wont kill you outright.
But you won't be able to use your knees, ever again.

/this is the problem with having a legal system and not a justice system.
/what they did was legal, but unjust.
 
2013-05-19 01:07:26 PM

namatad: BizarreMan: Talk about a dick move.

Better solution would have been to join the board of the shelter and help with the renovation of the building and then offer job training and opportunities to the residents.

Talk about a PR, community service opportunity wasted.

Then again banks usually just give lip service to community service.

When does society start enforcing a certain .... dexter like law.
Sorry, you direct actions will lead to hardship and death.
Ok, we wont kill you outright.
But you won't be able to use your knees, ever again.

/this is the problem with having a legal system and not a justice system.
/what they did was legal, but unjust.


Pretty much THIS.
 
2013-05-19 01:10:11 PM
Sounds like class warfare.

Oh, wait, no it's not.  The poor people got screwed, so it's OK.
 
2013-05-19 01:26:06 PM
FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?
 
2013-05-19 01:34:42 PM
It's their own fault for not being rich.
 
2013-05-19 01:38:32 PM
Hey, if running a battered woman's shelter was a desired service that actually provided a positive benefit to the world, then they'd have more money.  Don't complain to me just because bankers and CEO's are vastly more important and worthwhile.  If they want any power, they should turn white and grow penises and do something that actually matters, like stealing water from the poor and then selling it back to them.  The market has spoken, the market knows all, there is nothing more important than money.


/amidoinitrite?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-19 01:56:06 PM

Now I've read some articles on the fight and I don't understand. How did the big business have standing to make a legal challenge to the tax credits sought by the women's inn? One article says

When Cincinnati Union Bethel refused to sell, Western & Southern challenged its right to the tax credits and accused the inn's owners of making "false claims" about their intentions for the property near Lytle Park.
Neighbors can challenge zoning, like if the renovation were an expansion of an existing nonconforming use, but I've never heard of neighbors being able to challenge tax credits in court.
 
2013-05-19 02:28:13 PM

jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?


Totally agree. complete dick move of battered women to inconvenience the rich and affluent. The downtrodden need to know their place in society
 
2013-05-19 02:30:01 PM
Whenever I see an ethically questionable company, such as BoA or Walmart, try to buy a new image with signs that say 'we spend $4m on local causes', I can think of these sorts of things.
 
2013-05-19 02:30:40 PM
I also want to whine on the internet and not do anything about it.
 
2013-05-19 02:31:20 PM

ZAZ: Now I've read some articles on the fight and I don't understand. How did the big business have standing to make a legal challenge to the tax credits sought by the women's inn? One article saysWhen Cincinnati Union Bethel refused to sell, Western & Southern challenged its right to the tax credits and accused the inn's owners of making "false claims" about their intentions for the property near Lytle Park.Neighbors can challenge zoning, like if the renovation were an expansion of an existing nonconforming use, but I've never heard of neighbors being able to challenge tax credits in court.


The trick is hiring clever (expensive) lawyers talented (greedy) enough to string things out long enough to bankrupt the poor people.  Whether or not they have standing is irrelevant if the opposition can't survive long enough to find out.
 
2013-05-19 02:31:53 PM
Women sad, angry over sale of nonprofit Ohio homeSo it was a day of mixed emotions....
 
2013-05-19 02:33:15 PM

FreetardoRivera: I also want to whine on the internet and not do anything about it.


Yeah, if you don't have the money to pay the legal bills for the shelter against the giant bank then you should just STFU, right?
 
2013-05-19 02:33:28 PM
Okay Internet. This is your moment. Don't let me down.

/sup /b/
 
2013-05-19 02:34:50 PM
All is not lost...

1. Resolve to post negative Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews of boutique hotel when it opens. It's a lot easier to destroy a new business these days than it has ever been before.
2. Picket hotel and bank endlessly.
3. Make them regret getting involved.
 
2013-05-19 02:34:57 PM

Chariset: Hey, the right of the wealthy to make money off the backs of the poor should not be infringed, not even an eensy weensy bit.

Why do you hate America?


Because it's broken and no one know's how to repair it anymore.
 
2013-05-19 02:35:46 PM
This person as well as everyone at his company involved deserve to get painful, long-lasting cancer. Josef Mengele should be brought back from the dead so he can treat these cumstains.
 
2013-05-19 02:36:49 PM
How does one exclude the other?
 
2013-05-19 02:37:16 PM

ZAZ: Now I've read some articles on the fight and I don't understand. How did the big business have standing to make a legal challenge to the tax credits sought by the women's inn? One article saysWhen Cincinnati Union Bethel refused to sell, Western & Southern challenged its right to the tax credits and accused the inn's owners of making "false claims" about their intentions for the property near Lytle Park.Neighbors can challenge zoning, like if the renovation were an expansion of an existing nonconforming use, but I've never heard of neighbors being able to challenge tax credits in court.


Not common, but not unheard of:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/02/25/displaced_by_f ac tory_neighbors_challenge_tax_break/

We'll see what the Supreme Court has to say, but after Kelo, I wouldn't get too excited.

Case here, though, it sounded like the bank got their toe in the door via a zoning objection...scummy, but legal.
Of course, it's always risky to judge a case on a media report.
 
2013-05-19 02:37:30 PM

Peter von Nostrand: jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?

Totally agree. complete dick move of battered women to inconvenience the rich and affluent. The downtrodden need to know their place in society


Dick move by the bank, or dick move by the public who think a battered women's shelter lowers the local property values?  "Gentrification" has its downside, but that doesn't mean it's unpopular.
 
2013-05-19 02:40:00 PM
Nothing new, didn't some guy in Bridgeport CT lose his home because the city wanted a motel that would bring in more taxes?
If I remember, he lost, house torn down, motel never built.
Gotta love the government in situations like this.
 
2013-05-19 02:40:57 PM

doyner: I don't know what the problem is here.  The Free MarketTM has spoken.  Don't make it have to tell you again.


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2013-05-19 02:41:01 PM
I find it hard to believe we cant find somewhere else to warehouse these women.

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2013-05-19 02:43:02 PM

Rincewind53: It's days like this that I wish "V for Vendetta" was real.

Also, here's hoping a "mysterious fire" breaks out the day the women leave.


As long as the mystery fire starts with this c*nt's ballsack, it's all good.
 
2013-05-19 02:44:23 PM

Uzzah: All is not lost...

1. Resolve to post negative Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews of boutique hotel when it opens. It's a lot easier to destroy a new business these days than it has ever been before.
2. Picket hotel and bank endlessly.
3. Make them regret getting involved.


How about firebomb the banks HQ on a holiday?
Publish the CEO and boards home addresses.
Pitchforks and torches should do nicely.
 
2013-05-19 02:45:08 PM
Two things need to be destroyed as a result of this:

- Western & Southern Insurance Group for being a bunch of dicks
- The bank executive who referred to them as "recovering prostitutes" (he should be publicly beaten in the way some of those women he's evicting probably have been)

/in my line of work, I get a lot of visits from women coming from such shelters
//they don't need another "man" treating them like shiat
 
2013-05-19 02:51:29 PM
Can I opt out of humanity? I dunno, go be a giant space whale or something for awhile?

Because the fact humans as a whole seem to favor Greed as a short term survival strategy which has negative affects on our long term survival really bums me out.
 
2013-05-19 02:52:53 PM

Uzzah: All is not lost...

1. Resolve to post negative Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews of boutique hotel when it opens. It's a lot easier to destroy a new business these days than it has ever been before.
2. Picket hotel and bank endlessly.
3. Make them regret getting involved.


I'm also imagining the same kind of scenario you get when you build a house on an ancient burial ground....
 
2013-05-19 02:53:55 PM
Bankers are the only real prostitutes.
 
2013-05-19 02:54:14 PM

jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?


Because outrage.
 
2013-05-19 02:55:19 PM

jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?


Worked for Native American's right?
 
2013-05-19 02:55:25 PM
But just think how many jobs this will create!
 
2013-05-19 02:55:54 PM

cygnusx13: jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?

Worked for Native American's right?


Minus the apostrophe
 
2013-05-19 02:56:01 PM

WhippingBoy: jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?

Because outrage.


FTFA:  But after losing a two-year fight with a Fortune 500 company determined to buy their beautiful, 104-year-old property and turn it into a boutique hotel - even though it wasn't for sale - the women of the Anna Louise Inn have to leave the neighborhood.
 
2013-05-19 02:56:12 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Sounds like class warfare.

Oh, wait, no it's not.  The poor people got screwed, so it's OK.


apocalypseknow.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-19 02:57:40 PM

jim32rr: FTFA: The women living at the Anna Louise will stay there until a new building for them is finished, in about two years. So what's the problem again?


Exactly, what's the problem with exploiting the legal system to steal property from a nonprofit that doesn't want to sell? The poors should've just given their property up to their fiscal betters.

If you have to ask such a stupid farking question, you lack the moral character and human decency to understand the answer.
 
2013-05-19 02:58:30 PM
Western and Southern are being pricks for throwing their weight around.  However, after reading the actual article, it seems that some of the women currently residing there are, in fact, recovering prostitutes.  I hope they get continuing help in their recovery whether here or at the new place.
 
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