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(WCVB Boston)   For sale: Fortress-like home in NH owned by infamous family. Difficulty: may contain land mines, booby traps   (wcvb.com) divider line 54
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-17 11:40:48 AM  
Really a followup. They planned a sale last year. Apparently it didn't go through at the time.
 
2014-07-17 11:44:07 AM  
Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.
 
2014-07-17 12:04:56 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-17 01:43:17 PM  
 
2014-07-17 02:21:23 PM  
The land mine problem can be solved with an army of roombas.
 
2014-07-17 02:24:05 PM  
FTA -- The Browns were ultimately captured without incident by undercover agents posing as pizza deliverymen.

How often does Pizza Hut use multiple deliverymen to deliver to one address?  Did the Browns give the driver a nice tip?
 
2014-07-17 02:24:16 PM  
Sounds like a fun place to play extreme hide-and-seek.
 
2014-07-17 02:24:21 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Long story short, he buried a bunch of land mines in his backyard. I had no idea until the first idiot mowing my lawn ran over one and it exploded. He lost his right leg and then sued me like a little whining baby, claiming it was my fault.


This made my day.
 
2014-07-17 02:25:00 PM  

Shostie


Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


images.ibsys.com
 
2014-07-17 02:26:01 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Long story short, he buried a bunch of land mines in his backyard. I had no idea until the first idiot mowing my lawn ran over one and it exploded. He lost his right leg and then sued me like a little whining baby, claiming it was my fault.


I've read similar email exchanges before. I've always wondered why the person who's being goofed on continues to respond when the conversation turns to the ridiculous? Why continue to engage the other person even if they believed the situation?

Case in point, if the lawn mower guy genuinely believed that there was a field peppered with land mines, why are you still communicating with this guy?!

My conclusion? The whole conversation is fake.
 
2014-07-17 02:26:06 PM  

Shostie: Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


The first one sank in the swamp.
 
2014-07-17 02:26:06 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Long story short, he buried a bunch of land mines in his backyard. I had no idea until the first idiot mowing my lawn ran over one and it exploded. He lost his right leg and then sued me like a little whining baby, claiming it was my fault.


Classic.
 
2014-07-17 02:27:02 PM  
While the Browns kept federal marshals at bay after their convictions for tax evasion, they welcomed a parade of anti-tax and anti-government supporters including Randy Weaver, whose wife and son were killed along with a deputy U.S. marshal in a 1992 shootout on Weaver's property in Ruby Ridge, Idaho.


Just stay off the lawn. It's been mined.
 
2014-07-17 02:27:50 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


While I'm no expert, I would think that if you are evading taxes then evading building codes is a walk in the park.
 
2014-07-17 02:28:02 PM  
I like the American flag.  It says "I love this country, but I'll be damned if I pay a single dime to keep it running!"
 
2014-07-17 02:29:44 PM  
If the properties sell, the first entities to be paid would be the municipalities of Plainfield and Lebanon, which are owed significant amounts in back property taxes.

Here's the problem. They just didn't want their taxes to go to Hamas. They's real Mericans.
 
2014-07-17 02:32:17 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


[images.ibsys.com image 640x480]


I bet that's up to code.
 
2014-07-17 02:38:48 PM  
Exploding lawn aside, they expect someone to bid a quarter million without seeing the property?
 
2014-07-17 02:39:22 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


[images.ibsys.com image 640x480]


Joke is on you.... I'm sure that's plate steel painted to look like plywood....  so the snipers can't get them.
 
2014-07-17 02:39:49 PM  

The Faywood Assassin: I've read similar email exchanges before. I've always wondered why the person who's being goofed on continues to respond when the conversation turns to the ridiculous? Why continue to engage the other person even if they believed the situation?

Case in point, if the lawn mower guy genuinely believed that there was a field peppered with land mines, why are you still communicating with this guy?!

My conclusion? The whole conversation is fake.


i2.kym-cdn.com
Some times it's fun to play the straight man in a comedy bit.
 
2014-07-17 02:39:58 PM  
No, thanks. I'm waiting for the Bundy ranch auction.
 
2014-07-17 02:40:19 PM  
it's a fixer-upper blower-upper!
 
2014-07-17 02:41:47 PM  

Bugerz: The land mine problem can be solved with an army of roombas.


Good idea, but you would probably have to weight them down a little..

.i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-07-17 02:43:33 PM  

ongbok: I bet that's up to code.


Invite the local fire departments over and let them burn the house down as part of a training exercise.  Bonus if they discharge any explosives or ammunition hidden in the house.  Then rebuild on your large private lot.
 
2014-07-17 02:43:48 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


[images.ibsys.com image 640x480]


Looking at that photo, I just want to point out to any Farkers who may be interested in bidding that besides a parade of sovereign citizens, delusional libertarians, and teabaggin douchetards dropping by to express their displeasure with your purchase, you can expect a hell of a bill when it comes time to put a new roof on that monstrosity. It's just a clusterfark of dormers, ridges, and valleys. If you're trying to design a home that's expensive to maintain and prone to roof leaks, this is a good example of how to do it.
 
2014-07-17 02:47:59 PM  

Bugerz: The land mine problem can be solved with an army of roombas a driving range.  (actually that would make hitting golf balls a LOT more exciting... I'd pay for a bucket of balls if there was a chance I could get explosions down range...)

 
2014-07-17 02:52:02 PM  
I wonder if that thing is up to code? Probably the first thing the new owner will have to do is tear it down.
 
2014-07-17 02:53:14 PM  
For sale: Fortress-like home in NH owned by infamous family. Difficulty: may contain land mines, booby traps

You had me at "booby."

/Boobies
//I'm 12, mentally
 
2014-07-17 02:56:58 PM  
This is in my home town
 
2014-07-17 02:59:15 PM  

Grapple: Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


[images.ibsys.com image 640x480]

Joke is on you.... I'm sure that's plate steel painted to look like plywood....  so the snipers can't get them.


And to make it all look like it will fall over with a strong breeze, these guys are some geniuses in concealment!
 
2014-07-17 03:04:14 PM  
It looks like a fort a kid would dream up with an adult budget, minus the moat with sharks and a helicoptor pad on the roof.
 
2014-07-17 03:04:31 PM  
I'm sure it's totally up to code. Totally.
 
2014-07-17 03:05:56 PM  

ongbok: Grapple: Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


[images.ibsys.com image 640x480]

Joke is on you.... I'm sure that's plate steel painted to look like plywood....  so the snipers can't get them.

And to make it all look like it will fall over with a strong breeze, these guys are some geniuses in concealment!


They must have seen the film:

www.momentaryfascinations.com

In this picture we cannot see Mrs. B.J. Smegma of 13, The Crescent, Belmont.
 
2014-07-17 03:07:25 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.



It's not their real house!!

www.scvhistory.com
 
2014-07-17 03:12:05 PM  
The minimum required bid for the property is $250,000.
The office must sell for at least $507,500.



Then why not just make the opening bid $507,500?
 
2014-07-17 03:13:34 PM  

Tyrosine: Looking at that photo, I just want to point out to any Farkers who may be interested in bidding that besides a parade of sovereign citizens, delusional libertarians, and teabaggin douchetards dropping by to express their displeasure with your purchase, you can expect a hell of a bill when it comes time to put a new roof on that monstrosity. It's just a clusterfark of dormers, ridges, and valleys. If you're trying to design a home that's expensive to maintain and prone to roof leaks, this is a good example of how to do it.


Pardon me sir, would you pass me a deck chair?  The lines for the lifeboats are awfully long.
 
2014-07-17 03:15:17 PM  
WANT!!
 
2014-07-17 03:18:04 PM  
I like everything except that giant terrible house, the booby traps, and the landmines.  Everything else sounds great.
 
2014-07-17 03:21:03 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: The minimum required bid for the property is $250,000.
The office must sell for at least $507,500.


Then why not just make the opening bid $507,500?


the 250 is for the house. the 507 is for the dental office.
 
2014-07-17 03:25:33 PM  
Live free and die
 
2014-07-17 03:35:23 PM  

The Faywood Assassin: TheHighlandHowler: Long story short, he buried a bunch of land mines in his backyard. I had no idea until the first idiot mowing my lawn ran over one and it exploded. He lost his right leg and then sued me like a little whining baby, claiming it was my fault.

I've read similar email exchanges before. I've always wondered why the person who's being goofed on continues to respond when the conversation turns to the ridiculous? Why continue to engage the other person even if they believed the situation?

Case in point, if the lawn mower guy genuinely believed that there was a field peppered with land mines, why are you still communicating with this guy?!

My conclusion? The whole conversation is fake.


Yep.  If it was a real email conversation with a landscaper who advertises through craigslist type stuff, it would go like this:

"yep i mow cmoe by wennsday to mow thank you
mr. mow"
 
2014-07-17 03:41:11 PM  
Since I'm not in the loop on these things (or I let a catalog subscription lapse), where does one even buy landmines?
(honestly just curious - not that I could bury them anywhere in a 15 story apartment complex. Well, not easily. Concrete floors and all...)
 
2014-07-17 03:41:52 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I like the American flag.  It says "I love this country, but I'll be damned if I pay a single dime to keep it running!"


That is almost word-for-word the official motto of the American Revolution of 1776.
 
2014-07-17 03:50:27 PM  

kimwim: To The Escape Zeppelin!: The minimum required bid for the property is $250,000.
The office must sell for at least $507,500.


Then why not just make the opening bid $507,500?

the 250 is for the house. the 507 is for the dental office.


Ah. That makes more sense.
 
2014-07-17 03:56:17 PM  

Heatseeker: Since I'm not in the loop on these things (or I let a catalog subscription lapse), where does one even buy landmines?
(honestly just curious - not that I could bury them anywhere in a 15 story apartment complex. Well, not easily. Concrete floors and all...)


Fairly easy to make your own.
 
2014-07-17 04:03:28 PM  
While I dislike taxes also and have a real big problem with the ever escalating property versions, I also like to have a community infrastructure which works.

Like road repair, garbage service, electrical lines, hospitals and clinics, police and fire departments with something besides horse drawn equipment, those county employees who clean out the drainage ditches, put lines and reflectors on the roads, install street signs and unplug drainage pipes, install and maintain street lights, provide finances for a public library, parks, street cleaners and keep records of property sales.

Without taxes, the majority of that stuff goes away. You can't rely on volunteerism to take care of all of those necessary jobs. Especially when it comes to squabbles over property lines and whether or not your neighbor has the right to shoot his military cannons at paper targets in his back yard.

And, yes, I'm well aware of the ease of abuse of taxes by public officials. I live in Florida, after all, and the current Florida Managed Medicare scam is an expensive joke, run by folks who couldn't find their arses with both hands in the daylight.

But, roads get repaired, the hospital functions, the police and fire departments are up to date and expanded and zoning laws prevent my neighbors from building right to the edge of the property lines, starting up an impromptu junk yard or slapping up a carport that the first hurricane of the year will blow into my yard.

So I have problems with these types of folks who feel that everything should be free and they should contribute nothing to the maintenance of their community.

Anarchy doesn't work.
 
2014-07-17 04:45:25 PM  

Rik01: While I dislike taxes also and have a real big problem with the ever escalating property versions, I also like to have a community infrastructure which works.

Like road repair, garbage service, electrical lines, hospitals and clinics, police and fire departments with something besides horse drawn equipment, those county employees who clean out the drainage ditches, put lines and reflectors on the roads, install street signs and unplug drainage pipes, install and maintain street lights, provide finances for a public library, parks, street cleaners and keep records of property sales.

Without taxes, the majority of that stuff goes away. You can't rely on volunteerism to take care of all of those necessary jobs. Especially when it comes to squabbles over property lines and whether or not your neighbor has the right to shoot his military cannons at paper targets in his back yard.

And, yes, I'm well aware of the ease of abuse of taxes by public officials. I live in Florida, after all, and the current Florida Managed Medicare scam is an expensive joke, run by folks who couldn't find their arses with both hands in the daylight.

But, roads get repaired, the hospital functions, the police and fire departments are up to date and expanded and zoning laws prevent my neighbors from building right to the edge of the property lines, starting up an impromptu junk yard or slapping up a carport that the first hurricane of the year will blow into my yard.

So I have problems with these types of folks who feel that everything should be free and they should contribute nothing to the maintenance of their community.

Anarchy doesn't work.


This. So much this.
 
2014-07-17 05:13:41 PM  
That house needs to be torn down, though im *sure* its all up to building code.
 
2014-07-17 06:08:21 PM  
I remember the very first Sheriff's auction of a pot grower's property in Humboldt County, California. The only bid received was 32 pieces of silver. A couple of hundred did attend however, to heckle and jeer the authorities.
 
2014-07-17 06:34:58 PM  

Grapple: Englebert Slaptyback: Shostie

Weird. It looks like they built another house on top of their original house.


It looks like they sided it with sheets of plywood.


[images.ibsys.com image 640x480]

Joke is on you.... I'm sure that's plate steel painted to look like plywood....  so the snipers can't get them.


I was actually going to guess it's that ballistic matting stuff...
 
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