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  •  I was wondering about that myself (3+ / 0-)

    Why would anyone who could afford 2600 acres of land in Hawaii even bother with Lansing?  I'm not trolling, I'm genuinely curious because I don't see the sense of it.

    This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

    by Ellid on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 12:23:17 PM PST

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    •  Answered below. (0+ / 0-)

      You have to do something, and what other opportunities are there in Lansing? It isn't like I know how to build cars, and PhDs work at Lowes, they pump out so many degrees every year. Got a better idea than rehab and rent?

      •  Sell completely and move to Hawaii? (0+ / 0-)

        That's what I'd do, especially if I found the property taxes so oppressive.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 01:14:23 PM PST

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        •  Trust me, (0+ / 0-)

          if the bottom hadn't fallen out of the market, I'd have sold those properties long ago. I'm just waiting for prices to come back up enough that I don't lose money on the deal. (Anyone looking for a nice house in Lansing?)

          As for getting out of Lansing, that I've already taken care of. As soon as my wife graduated.

      •  How about just buying a house... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...and not giving a shit what the property taxes are if you can afford 2600 acres of Ocean front property in Hawaii?

        you literally are bitching over $1200 bucks a year.

        •  It's worse than that. (4+ / 0-)

          He's making his renters pay it for him, then bitching about how the renters are being screwed.

          That's fucked up.

          I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

          by itsjim on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 02:19:18 PM PST

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          •  The worst thing that DK user "ypochris' is (4+ / 0-)

            doing is that he is using a widely read important diary about important political news of interest to progressive Democrats and labor union supporters nearly completely distract the entire comment discussion away from the subject of the diary and onto "ypochris"'s personal beefs and conspiracy theories about taxes and the City of Lansing.

            In my book, that makes DK user "ypochris" part of the opposition to progressive Democrats since we must necessarily know this user by his acts, purposes and achievements.

            •  I was responding to false allegations (0+ / 0-)

              and character assassination. I did take the trouble to respond to some comments I felt were thoughtful, also, but I'll stop responding to anything but accusations of lying.

              If I hadn't been attacked, there would have been a single comment, nothing more. A comment which was a valid viewpoint on the subject, even if you may disagree with that view.

              If someone gets bumped off the site for defending themselves against false accusations, it isn't really somewhere I want to be, anyway. Hopefully whoever makes that decision will look at my contribution as a whole, and more importantly this thread as a whole, and see the intent was self defense, not intentional distraction.

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