People got evicted for this? Chapter 98 | Street Jazz

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

People got evicted for this? Chapter 98

Posted By on Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Walking around the old Sunbridge Village (Villa Mobile Home Park) between Walgreen’s and Fiesta Square, one gets the same feeling of Deja Vu that arises every time human beings are thrown out of their homes - modest though they may be - to make room for iffy developments.

In this case it is the “Sunbridge Villas” - described as being “in the middle of everything.” By the spring of 2008, the development will be ecomplete, and all houses will have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Well, Phase 1 and 2 will be complete anyway. From $185,000 - $199,185000.

Oh, wait. It’s Summer, 2008.

So just what do we have?

Well, a few houses have been built. I guess they can claim that is Phase 1 and 2, if pressed, by anybody who actually gives a damn.

The “Sunbridge Villas sign, set in stone, with an unused fountain, is covered with tall weeds.  The large undeveloped field is covered with tall grass and weeds. Tarzan would feel right at home there, I suspect.

I wonder if Code Compliance has paid these folks a visit?

Probably not. 

So - is the point of all these “developments” to actually build anything, or just to rid our town of unsightly poor people?

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The End of Shame in America

This sort of thing should be shouted from the rooftops, and those responsible chased from public life. But instead we’ll have the grinning loons on cable news and talk radio telling us why it’s okay.

Report: U.S. military based Gitmo training on tactics China used in Korean War - USA Today

A training course at Gitmo was modeled on tactics that Chinese forces used to interrogate American prisoners during the Korean War, according to The New York Times.

The paper reports that interrogation trainers used a chart with "coercive management techniques" that were "copied verbatim from a 1957 Air Force study of Chinese Communist techniques used during the Korean War to obtain confessions, many of them false, from American prisoners."

To read more:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/07/report-us-milit.html

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