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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 49
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2013-05-19 03:44:14 PM
6 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: 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.


The Tempura House - for lightly battered women.
2013-05-19 04:29:23 PM
5 votes:
i.qkme.me
2013-05-19 11:30:26 AM
5 votes:
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 03:31:24 PM
4 votes:

theorellior: BumpInTheNight: On one hand, on the other even Bankers haven't gotten the gaul to put a price tag on human life and worse try their damnedest to legally reneg on promises made to cover you in time of need. Both are callous industries worthy of the finest of french revolutions.

You need a Julius Caesar to truly get the Gaul.




Asterix and Obelix kept him from getting all of Gaul.
2013-05-19 01:02:58 PM
4 votes:
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 10:21:06 AM
4 votes:
Maybe Warren Buffett can buy the bank and turn it into a chain of homeless shelters?
2013-05-19 10:19:58 AM
4 votes:
Artists rendering of John Barrett
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-05-19 05:32:33 PM
3 votes:
This guy's home address and bus loads of homeless.
2013-05-19 04:39:46 PM
3 votes:
I understand why the CEO wouldn't want reformed prostitutes near him.  It's hard to realize that some people have managed to recover when you're still a whore
2013-05-19 03:24:54 PM
3 votes:

BumpInTheNight: On one hand, on the other even Bankers haven't gotten the gaul to put a price tag on human life and worse try their damnedest to legally reneg on promises made to cover you in time of need. Both are callous industries worthy of the finest of french revolutions.


You need a Julius Caesar to truly get the Gaul.
2013-05-19 02:59:07 PM
3 votes:

So Western & Southern Insurance Group legally beats up women's shelters.  Everyone should remember Western & Southern Insurance Group calls women recovering prostitutes.

upload.wikimedia.org
CEO John F Barrett of Western & Southern Insurance Group
he calls battered women "recovering prostitutes"



/Btw, props to whoever added this incident to his wiki bio, its good to ensure people are remembered for their actions.
2013-05-19 05:12:51 PM
2 votes:

Elegy: FunkOut: Elegy: I have to admit, I don't have much use for battered women, since I just eat it raw.

Tastes like chicken, fish, or 8 volt batteries?

8 volt batteries? What are you, some kind of pervert?


Then I shan't even mention the Tesla coil. Harrumph.
2013-05-19 05:06:52 PM
2 votes:

Jack_Knopf: You Fark domestic terrorists are morons. You have so much pent up rage (probably from lack of vag) that you froth at the mouth over a poorly written, obviously slanted article.

I hope some of you internet tough guys try to pull off what you're saying and wind up on the wrong end of a shotgun.


i.cdn.turner.com

I'm drinking in the irony here.
2013-05-19 04:50:01 PM
2 votes:
rense.com
2013-05-19 03:38:35 PM
2 votes:
If any of the women are disabled then they can always get jobs taking the kids of the CEO to the head of the line at Disney World
2013-05-19 03:25:13 PM
2 votes:
Looks like the Colbert Report has its Tuesday's first segment.
2013-05-19 02:56:12 PM
2 votes:

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 02:41:01 PM
2 votes:
I find it hard to believe we cant find somewhere else to warehouse these women.

farm9.static.flickr.com
2013-05-19 02:34:50 PM
2 votes:
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 02:33:28 PM
2 votes:
Okay Internet. This is your moment. Don't let me down.

/sup /b/
2013-05-19 01:38:32 PM
2 votes:
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?
2013-05-19 10:30:53 AM
2 votes:
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 10:24:21 AM
2 votes:

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.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-19 09:50:50 AM
2 votes:
Those women must be tough to live to 100 despite being battered.

/DNRTFA
2013-05-19 11:38:38 PM
1 votes:
Has anybody made a joke about battered women being deep fried? 'Cause would that ever be funny.
2013-05-19 07:33:17 PM
1 votes:
It's those neckties that business men wear.
It restricts the flow of blood to their brains turning them into soulless, greedy automatons unable to feel any guilt or compassion. The same reason why politicians are such corrupt scum.
We'd have a perfect society if neckties were abolished.
2013-05-19 07:16:21 PM
1 votes:
SPECIAL. PLACE.
www.beertripper.com
/exceedingly warm
2013-05-19 07:11:39 PM
1 votes:

grunthos: Btw, for all the ragers so far about this: Have you ever donated time or money to a battered women's shelter? If not, this guy has done 4 million things more than you have to help these gals.


I supply them with customers. Does that count?
2013-05-19 06:44:30 PM
1 votes:
The biggest issue here that ya'll seem to be ignoring, is Lytle Park is practically at the front door of the present location of the Anna Louise Inn. It is a beautiful park. The closest park to the new location of the Inn is almost a mile and a half away, over a freeway, to boot. That is an awfully long walk for these women to make just to shoot up in a nice setting with benches.
2013-05-19 06:20:09 PM
1 votes:
Company CEO John Barrett has long said it was time for the women at the Anna Louise to leave the neighborhood to make way for economic development. He plans to turn the building into a boutique hotel and envisions transforming the neighborhood into a hub of activity with restaurants and bars.
"This truly is a win for everyone and will make Lytle Park a destination like no other," Barrett said in a Monday news release announcing the Anna Louise sale.

Barrett, who has repeatedly declined requests for an interview, has become a loathed figure at the Anna Louise, not only for his tireless efforts to acquire the property but also for the way he has talked about the women living there, repeatedly referring to them as recovering prostitutes and saying they just don't belong in the neighborhood.



farm4.staticflickr.com

makes me f--king hope that Hell exists someplace other than Michigan.
2013-05-19 05:07:17 PM
1 votes:

FunkOut: Elegy: I have to admit, I don't have much use for battered women, since I just eat it raw.

Tastes like chicken, fish, or 8 volt batteries?


8 volt batteries? What are you, some kind of pervert?
2013-05-19 05:01:13 PM
1 votes:
 Wow, the CEO sounds like someone who should encounter a hatchet in a dark alley with ill intentions.
2013-05-19 04:33:46 PM
1 votes:

rugman11: Blame the bank for being dicks, but it sounds like this place was only going to survive with the $13 million in tax credits they were trying to get.


Yep, the place wasn't economically viable. If a battered women's home can't turn a profit, the free market has decided it's not needed. End of story.
2013-05-19 04:32:10 PM
1 votes:

JungleBoogie: It's typically referred to as the FIRE sector - Finance, Insurance, Real Estate - because their business models are so closely intertwined.


The jokes just write themselves, don't they?
2013-05-19 04:29:26 PM
1 votes:
I googled the greedy company. I was going to their website so I could email them some nasty hate mail about what assholes they are, but their website is down. Maybe the bad PR is crashing the site, or maybe they decided to take the site down for a bit until the whole thing blows over. I hope it never blows over, and they all rot in hell for their greed and selfishness.
2013-05-19 04:20:20 PM
1 votes:
Were I one of the displaced residents, I'd find a way to ensure a scorching bedbug infestation once the hotel got up and running.
2013-05-19 04:07:24 PM
1 votes:
At least those women are used to being beaten.
2013-05-19 03:58:47 PM
1 votes:

super_grass: Fark: advocating domestic terrorism one human interest story at a time.


Everyone on the side of the American patriots during the Revolutionary War were terrorists. Daughters of the American Revolution are just like Al Quaeda. George Washington is Osama Bin Laden. Jesus loves pretzels.
2013-05-19 03:42:32 PM
1 votes:
shiat like this is why I just cant be a fiscal conservative. Im not evil enough to root for a asshole like this.
2013-05-19 03:36:46 PM
1 votes:

GameSprocket: 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. by offering ARM loans at a "reasonable" initial rate. Then, make sure the center can't repay the loans and foreclose.

Isn't that how it is supposed to work?


No, they are supposed to bribe the town councilmen to claim the property for development under "eminent domain", then acquire it for a much-reduced price.
2013-05-19 03:21:13 PM
1 votes:
Awww, how sweet...capitalism in action.
2013-05-19 03:20:31 PM
1 votes:
Maybe some spunky young woman can organize a carwash to save the property from the bank just as the bulldozers start rolling. Rhonda Shear can report on this.
2013-05-19 03:08:45 PM
1 votes:
Why does everyone keep saying bank when it's an insurance group? I work for a bank and we get enough bad press on our own thank you very much.
2013-05-19 02:40:57 PM
1 votes:

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


thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com
2013-05-19 02:35:46 PM
1 votes:
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 02:34:57 PM
1 votes:

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 02:31:53 PM
1 votes:
Women sad, angry over sale of nonprofit Ohio homeSo it was a day of mixed emotions....
2013-05-19 02:30:40 PM
1 votes:
I also want to whine on the internet and not do anything about it.
2013-05-19 11:31:24 AM
1 votes:

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
 
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