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(Daily Mail)   I think that I shall never see, a poem as enraging as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest, against the sweet Earth's flowing breast. A tree that blocks my lake view, making it hard to sell at an inflated asking price - fark you   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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4 days ago  
He should have hired Mr. T to do some landscaping.
 
4 days ago  
I think the best solution is to bulldoze the offending trees and put up low income housing.
 
4 days ago  

gunsmack: I think the best solution is to bulldoze the offending trees and put up low income housing.


Why take em down?  Make the low income housing tree houses with lots of windows that Dr DocheRocket here can see into, taking care to ensure he can't see through to the lake.
 
4 days ago  
How long has he been there? Those trees are quite mature, at least 25-30 years if not older.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Prest?
 
4 days ago  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: gunsmack: I think the best solution is to bulldoze the offending trees and put up low income housing.

Why take em down?  Make the low income housing tree houses with lots of windows that Dr DocheRocket here can see into, taking care to ensure he can't see through to the lake.


Seriously? Think it through. If there is one minority family and you put them in the trees.....I'm not even going that route.
 
4 days ago  
And for once I'm agreeing with Rand Paul. That feels very weird.
 
4 days ago  
A retired anesthesiologist. He was up all night on drugs and the trees started mocking him. That's my theory.

I do not care for Senator Paul, but it's not the trees in his back yard that I object to.
 
4 days ago  
Rene, no one will buy your house because they don't want to live next to an festering anus.
 
4 days ago  

JonTheMan: Prest?


It's like Crest but made from Pomegranates.
 
4 days ago  
There is a lot more to this than landscaping...unless that's phrasing?
 
4 days ago  

pete1729: A retired anesthesiologist. He was up all night on drugs and the trees started mocking him. That's my theory.

I do not care for Senator Paul, but it's not the trees in his back yard that I object to.


If you were hungover and had complained before and heard a leaf blower blowing leaves on your property after biatching about it before..

if that was just one of a string of myriad events taht kept piling on one on top of another until that loud leaf blower and his inconsideration was what made him snap..

either that or Rand was getting fresh with a family member and he wanted revenge.
 
4 days ago  

Kirablue42: There is a lot more to this than landscaping...unless that's phrasing?


Thanks for putting that image in my head.
 
4 days ago  

Kirablue42: pete1729: A retired anesthesiologist. He was up all night on drugs and the trees started mocking him. That's my theory.

I do not care for Senator Paul, but it's not the trees in his back yard that I object to.

If you were hungover and had complained before and heard a leaf blower blowing leaves on your property after biatching about it before..

if that was just one of a string of myriad events taht kept piling on one on top of another until that loud leaf blower and his inconsideration was what made him snap..

either that or Rand was getting fresh with a family member and he wanted revenge.


At least you were able to victim blame because you didn't agree with him politically, so you have that going for you.
 
4 days ago  

gunsmack: I think the best solution is to bulldoze the offending trees and put up low income housing.


It's a $740k house on a huge lot. It's already low income housing.
 
4 days ago  
I figure that those trees were there when he bought his property, so he knew about them and moved in anyway. I mean, those trees look older than his house.

Plus he's on Disability and if he could make a tackle which broke the other man's ribs, just WTF is his disability? Plus, just how much is he making from Disability to be able to still afford to overprice his home? Social Security Disability doesn't give the average person shiat to live on. Actually, judging from the size of the home, anything SSD would give him would just barely cover the power bill.

Most folks I know on SSD who had to sell their homes did so at a loss just to get out from under the bills.

BTW, SSD will not approve you if you have something like millions in your bank account, or even $100,000. Nor will you get approved if you have income from investments. So, how is he doing so well on SSD? If he is on SSD.
 
4 days ago  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x551]


If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?
Probably, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

Courtesy of Jack Handey
 
4 days ago  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x551]


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3 days ago  
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

For thou art acting more like a Summer's Eve.
 
3 days ago  
Wow for once Rand isn't the biggest ahole in a situation.
 
3 days ago  
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Also hates trees.
 
3 days ago  
I'm sorry, if trees on your neighbors property is hurting the value of your property, because they are blocking the view, the problem is not the trees, the problem is that you are lying about your property having an unobstructed view of the lake.  Now if your neighbor wanted to build a five story parking garage, or some other unreasonable structure that would block a preexisting view, that would be different, but just because you can kind of sometimes see the lake when the trees are trimmed, and have lost their leaves, does not mean you are entitled to that view as a normal state.  Neighbor was angry that he was not able to deceive potential buyers.
 
3 days ago  

winedrinkingman: I'm sorry, if trees on your neighbors property is hurting the value of your property, because they are blocking the view, the problem is not the trees, the problem is that you are lying about your property having an unobstructed view of the lake.  Now if your neighbor wanted to build a five story parking garage, or some other unreasonable structure that would block a preexisting view, that would be different, but just because you can kind of sometimes see the lake when the trees are trimmed, and have lost their leaves, does not mean you are entitled to that view as a normal state.  Neighbor was angry that he was not able to deceive potential buyers.


Came here to post this. Don't say you have a lake-view if you don't. Simple. You can still say that you're x amount of feet/yards from the private lake. That's still a selling feature.
 
3 days ago  
Sooo, just going to go out on a limb here and suggest that maybe it's not the trees but the fact that the house is located in Kentucky that's stopping you from seeking a 3/4 of a million dollar asking price. There are only Soo many millionaires in those neck of the woods that can afford the asking price. This isn't east coast or west coast where this would be a 2-3 million dollar home, this is farking Kentucky.
 
3 days ago  
A person here in Maryland found mature trees obstructing their view of the bay. So they cut them down to improve their view (increase the property selling price). Maryland didn't stand for it. No sir. The state charged them $100 for each tree cut down. That added up to a several thousand dollar fine.

Of course, the property sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars more so they had that going for them.

Then there is a restaurant in Loch Raven that had hundreds of newly planted saplings removed so that they could keep their view of the reservoir. The Boy Scouts learned just how important trees were that day.

Here in Maryland we have hundreds of instances like this. Not only on the bay but its tributaries. In fact, I seem to recall a politician or other well healed well connected person cutting down trees on the Potomac River to improve their 'view'. Only the trees were on park land that didn't belong to them. I think they got a sternly worded note saying 'that wasn't nice' and were told next time there would be consequences. Probably a stern glance and a shake of the head.
 
3 days ago  

Rik01: Plus he's on Disability and if he could make a tackle which broke the other man's ribs, just WTF is his disability?


Anger management?
 
3 days ago  

keldaria: maybe it's not the trees but the fact that the house is located in Kentucky that's stopping you from seeking a 3/4 of a million dollar asking price.


You forgot the "next to Rand Paul" part...that's knocking a half mill off asking right there.
 
3 days ago  

Interceptor1: A person here in Maryland found mature trees obstructing their view of the bay. So they cut them down to improve their view (increase the property selling price). Maryland didn't stand for it. No sir. The state charged them $100 for each tree cut down. That added up to a several thousand dollar fine.

Of course, the property sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars more so they had that going for them.

Then there is a restaurant in Loch Raven that had hundreds of newly planted saplings removed so that they could keep their view of the reservoir. The Boy Scouts learned just how important trees were that day.

Here in Maryland we have hundreds of instances like this. Not only on the bay but its tributaries. In fact, I seem to recall a politician or other well healed well connected person cutting down trees on the Potomac River to improve their 'view'. Only the trees were on park land that didn't belong to them. I think they got a sternly worded note saying 'that wasn't nice' and were told next time there would be consequences. Probably a stern glance and a shake of the head.


We had a developer tear down 40 mature trees in an affluent neighbourhood without permits on a holiday weekend in the summer (when residents were most likely to be out of town). People were pissed. They had to pay about $150,000 but their development still gets to go ahead. Looks like it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
 
3 days ago  

Rik01: ..........Social Security Disability doesn't give the average person shiat to live on. Actually, judging from the size of the home, anything SSD would give him would just barely cover the power bill..............BTW, SSD will not approve you if you have something like millions in your bank account, or even $100,000............


Max SSDI is about 2600 dollars, and assets play no role in in SSDI eligibility.
 
3 days ago  
No doubt this guy thought of himself as an environmentalist except for a hundred pesky little trees blocking his view.  Unfortunately that is a common hypocrisy among the privileged.
 
3 days ago  
No love for the headline? I thought it was wonderful.
 
3 days ago  

Bedstead Polisher: Interceptor1: A person here in Maryland found mature trees obstructing their view of the bay. So they cut them down to improve their view (increase the property selling price). Maryland didn't stand for it. No sir. The state charged them $100 for each tree cut down. That added up to a several thousand dollar fine.

Of course, the property sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars more so they had that going for them.

Then there is a restaurant in Loch Raven that had hundreds of newly planted saplings removed so that they could keep their view of the reservoir. The Boy Scouts learned just how important trees were that day.

Here in Maryland we have hundreds of instances like this. Not only on the bay but its tributaries. In fact, I seem to recall a politician or other well healed well connected person cutting down trees on the Potomac River to improve their 'view'. Only the trees were on park land that didn't belong to them. I think they got a sternly worded note saying 'that wasn't nice' and were told next time there would be consequences. Probably a stern glance and a shake of the head.

We had a developer tear down 40 mature trees in an affluent neighbourhood without permits on a holiday weekend in the summer (when residents were most likely to be out of town). People were pissed. They had to pay about $150,000 but their development still gets to go ahead. Looks like it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.


If this guy tried that, I expect that the trees would be replaced with large new trees along with a lawsuit to recover the huge cost of transplanting large trees.
 
3 days ago  

gunsmack: I think the best solution is to bulldoze the offending trees and put up low income housing.


Why doesn't the socialist guy do that whit his own property?  Wouldn't that be the better revenge? And he'd be living by his own beliefs. Oh right, people are only socialist when it comes  to other peoples money.
 
3 days ago  

Kirablue42: There is a lot more to this than landscaping...unless that's phrasing?


Another article I read said that Paul dared to compost and liked to grow pumpkins. No doubt he's not the only one in the neighborhood Paul offends. The article said Paul was in violation of several hoa rules but in that neighborhood if you can afford to live there you're allowed some eccentricity.  Funniest quote was from The current republican head in the county I think.  Something like.  Ron Paul has a somewhat broader definition of property rights then a lot of people.
 
3 days ago  

Bedstead Polisher: We had a developer tear down 40 mature trees in an affluent neighbourhood without permits on a holiday weekend in the summer (when residents were most likely to be out of town). People were pissed. They had to pay about $150,000 but their development still gets to go ahead. Looks like it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.


Funnily enough, the Google satellite images were taken while they were in the process of clearing those two lots.   From the article you linked, the money is more about remediation than a fine or penalty.  It's the cost of doing business and the developer gets back some of the 150k depending on how many trees they replant.  I'm not familiar with that city's laws regarding clearing mature trees on private land, but wouldn't/shouldn't remediation be required for mature trees even if the permits were submitted and approved?

A quick search shows the site plans were submitted to the city in 2013 and were approved long before the lot was cleared.  So, the city approved the plans, which included drawings and an arborist's report on how many mature trees would need to be removed along with a statement that permits would be required to do so.   With the building plans approved, does anybody think the tree removal permits would have been denied?  Perhaps the city should hold off on final approval of the building permit until the tree removal permit has been approved along with anything else that could stop construction or significantly alter the building plans.

Also, do the neighbors believe their own (large) homes were somehow built without removing trees?  Seems to me that neighbors are bent out of shape over the fact townhouses are being built at one of the entrances to their neighborhood.

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3 days ago  
'Socialist' doctor assaulted Rand Paul because his trees were 'in the way' and were 'devaluing his home'

No need to guess why the paper put the word 'Socialist' in quotes, as this fellow worries about his private home's re$ale value...  Does that rib-breaker actually pretend he's a Socialist whilst living in an expensive gated community?...
 
3 days ago  
I'm putting the chances that everyone involved is an asshole at about 90%.

Generally a safe bet with anything involving rich white people.
 
3 days ago  
The house being next to Paul's house is probably more of a negative than the slightly obstructed view.
 
3 days ago  
$740k for that ugly drop ceiling?  I don't want my home looking like an office park building.
 
3 days ago  

inthesticks: The house being next to Paul's house is probably more of a negative than the slightly obstructed view.


I'm impressed he (at least occasionally) cuts his own grass.
 
3 days ago  

carnifex2005: It's a $740k house on a huge lot. It's already low income housing.


According to Zillow, only 570 of the approx. 14,000 three or more bedroom homes currently for sale in the entire state of Kentucky are priced at 750k or more.
 
3 days ago  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
3 days ago  

scalpod: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

For thou art acting more like a Summer's Eve.


The list of greatest poets of all time shall now read:
Keats
Eliot
Byron
Tennyson
Pope
Scalpod
 
3 days ago  

nanim: 'Socialist' doctor assaulted Rand Paul because his trees were 'in the way' and were 'devaluing his home'

No need to guess why the paper put the word 'Socialist' in quotes, as this fellow worries about his private home's re$ale value...  Does that rib-breaker actually pretend he's a Socialist whilst living in an expensive gated community?...


Vanguard of the proletariat!!!!
 
3 days ago  
Boucher has marketed the property as high as $849,500 but tax assessors say the 7,500 sq ft, two-story home is actually worth $740,000

I think we found the real problem.
 
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