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(CP24 Toronto)   Three dead following blaze at "vacant" building. That word you use. I don't think it means what you think it means   (cp24.com) divider line 26
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2014-03-29 11:49:03 AM
No subby, it means that exactly.. Just because bums were in there smokig crack doesn't make it less vacant.
 
2014-03-29 12:30:45 PM
Well it's vacant now.
 
2014-03-29 12:34:41 PM
I'm surprised Subby hasn't been found in an abandoned refrigerator by now.
 
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2014-03-29 02:06:08 PM
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2014-03-29 02:08:16 PM
Was the building also pretty ?
 
2014-03-29 03:57:54 PM
I spent the entirety of the 80s giving informative lectures to anyone who would listen that they were wrong when they said there was nothing in Al Capone's vault. It was plainly full of air.
 
2014-03-29 04:00:30 PM
but where did they bury the survivors/
 
2014-03-29 04:03:39 PM
Easy math. Vacant building + 3 firefighters - 3 firefighters = unfortunately, 3 dead following blaze at vacant building...
 
2014-03-29 04:04:21 PM
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2014-03-29 04:14:26 PM

Cagey B: I spent the entirety of the 80s giving informative lectures to anyone who would listen that they were wrong when they said there was nothing in Al Capone's vault. It was plainly full of air.


Maybe giraldo realized he'd have to share if they opened it up and it was full..

//come to think of it, we haven't seen him much since that special.,..hmmmm...
 
2014-03-29 04:17:19 PM
It just kept getting worse and worse as more fire engines showed up.

Correlation equals causation, right?

I think I found your problem.
 
2014-03-29 04:21:12 PM
Three people scouting locations for a Great White concert?

/ one on in the smoking car, please.
 
2014-03-29 04:21:13 PM

cretinbob: No subby, it means that exactly.. Just because bums were in there smokig crack doesn't make it less vacant.


It was pretty vacant and you don't care?
 
2014-03-29 04:24:24 PM

One Bad Apple: Was the building also pretty ?


Oh we're so pretty oh so pretty
 
2014-03-29 04:27:05 PM

Doktor_Zhivago:

Oh we're so pretty oh so pretty


I would have felt so cheated if no one got that.
 
2014-03-29 04:29:32 PM
Just happened down the road from me. Sad to see this as a reason PEI hits Fark.
 
2014-03-29 04:30:33 PM

One Bad Apple: Doktor_Zhivago:

Oh we're so pretty oh so pretty

I would have felt so cheated if no one got that.


I hope you're happy. I need a shower after posting on the main page now
 
2014-03-29 04:33:51 PM
And for all those eurotrash Farkers who habitually defend "squatters rights", this is one of the main reasons building owners don't like squatters. Insurance costs are astronomical on abandoned builings, so chances are the owners will have direct exposure to lawsuits. And there will be lawsuits.
 
2014-03-29 04:55:43 PM
What the heck kind of lawsuit will the land owners get? If the squatters started a fire inside, I don't see how it's the landlord's fault.
 
2014-03-29 05:23:59 PM

WippitGuud: What the heck kind of lawsuit will the land owners get? If the squatters started a fire inside, I don't see how it's the landlord's fault.


If the owners knew, or should have known, people were accessing the building they could be liable for not properly securing it. If any neighbouring properties were damaged in the fire their owners / insurance companies could come after the owners of the abandoned building. Just a couple of examples, there are others depending on the exact circumstances.

I'm handling an unoccupied building for a client right now and as a condition of insurance someone has to check the site daily, all fencing and gates must be secured, we had to install fencing to a height of 6 feet around the entire property, etc., and this is just for liability. We've applied for a demolition permit, so the structure is not insured.
 
2014-03-29 05:26:06 PM

WippitGuud: What the heck kind of lawsuit will the land owners get? If the squatters started a fire inside, I don't see how it's the landlord's fault.


The will get sued for having an "Improperly Secured Building"

CSB

I once pulled Jury Duty for a wrongful death trial involving an abandoned building, the building owner had taken reasonable steps to secure the building and post no trespassing signs (something I learned during that trial, no trespassing signs reduce your liability on abandoned structures), but the plaintiff insisted since he didn't lock the barn down like Fort Knox he was liable.  It took us 15 mins to tell the plaintiff to STFU, the victims of the fire had to cut 4 padlocks and break down 2 doors to get into the barn.
 
2014-03-29 06:30:11 PM
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2014-03-29 06:32:28 PM
I don't think you farkers realize where this is. Prince Edward Island is SMALL. This probably wipes out the homeless population of Charolettown.
 
2014-03-29 07:02:14 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: [s17.postimg.org image 500x683]


That should be on NoBama's head...

get it right!
 
2014-03-30 11:57:48 AM

Tyrosine: And for all those eurotrash Farkers who habitually defend "squatters rights",


Uh...Who?
 
2014-03-30 04:09:53 PM

thamike: Tyrosine: And for all those eurotrash Farkers who habitually defend "squatters rights",

Uh...Who?


I haven't seen a squatter thread for a few months, but there have been threads about stories where people have gone on vacation / had prolonged hospital stays / moved out to accommodate extensive renovations, etc and squatters have moved in. There's always a few farkers who defend the squatters and champion "squatter's rights", often as a way to reduce homelessness. These people tend to be from Europe where the squatters rights movement is far more entrenched than in North America. What their argument often boils down to is that if a property is vacant, disenfranchised people should be able to use it. What these arguments tend to ignore is that there are often very good reasons buildings are vacant and keeping squatters out is often more about safety than greed.

I fully support helping the homeless and I'm a big believer in non-profit housing, but squatting is not the answer for many reasons.
 
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