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    A Siegel

    ... would be extremely unpopular here and would sink Energy for America in these parts

    one reason this area remains liveable for so many very impoverished people is because there are no building codes, except in certain circumstances - can't remember exactly how it works, but some coding was put in place to keep developers out, which was a smart move

    many people here build their own homes by themselves and with the help of neighbors and family members. the ones i've had work on my place do absolutely excellent work and build to code even though they don't have to

    if codes were enforced, however, these people would no longer be able to afford to live here. bear in mind, these are virtually ancestral homes for many people here, as forebears were driven here on Trail of Tears or arrived preceding the Trail of Tears because they saw what was happening.

    It's the planet, stupid. - Fishoutofwater

    by cookiebear on Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 11:02:54 AM PST

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