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Old 04-27-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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I was specifically referencing freemkt's excuse making, which were that he couldn't afford to move long distance to find a better paying job in his field (in forty years no less!) after somebody suggested he should moved to the state capital and hunted up a job where he could have used his pol sci degree.

As for the trials and tribulations of living and working in San Francisco or Seattle, how are they different from the trials and tribulation of living and working in NYC, Boston, or Washington DC? Long commutes to find affordable housing is one of the costs of working in these high COL metros. If a shorter commute is more important to you, then you can sacrifice salary and "cachet" and take a similar position in a smaller, less popular, and definitely cheaper metro like Buffalo, NY or Pittsburgh, PA or Louisville, KY or Omaha, NE.

There is NO politician or political party for which I desire to serve; I am politically alienated.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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Many more have lost their drivers licenses to DUI/DWI, though.

I lost my drivers license to off-street parking tickets in my own driveway.

(Was in hospital several months, tags expired, tickets for 'abandoned vehicle'. Tickets defaulted before I was aware of them. There were two other cars with current tags behind my car, closer to the street.)
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:31 AM
 
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you have more stories than anyone else i think we all know.

i think you need to really ask yourself why is it always me time and time again. it is no coincidence that your life crumbled away with one thing after another.

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Old 04-28-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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I lost my drivers license to off-street parking tickets in my own driveway.

(Was in hospital several months, tags expired, tickets for 'abandoned vehicle'. Tickets defaulted before I was aware of them. There were two other cars with current tags behind my car, closer to the street.)
Unless you were in a coma for those several months, there is no reason you ignored the tickets.

Although I'm calling bull on this story. Just looked up the ordinance in Portland regarding abandoned vehicles, and they only apply to vehicles on public property. You will not get ticketed for an abandoned vehicle on private property.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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you have more stories than anyone else i think we all know.

i think you need to really ask yourself why is it always me time and time again. it is no coincidence that your life crumbled away with one thing after another.

S*** happens when you're poor that doesn't happen when you're not poor. I thought I had it bad until I saw Parking Wars on TV. In PA a lapse in car insurance gets your license suspended for 30 days. If you drive during the suspension - even if you drive with current insurance - your car gets towed and you have to pay hundreds to get it back. But you can't drive it off the lot, so you have to surrender your tags and pay for a private tow out (on top of the tow in). If you can't afford all that, your car sits and accrues daily storage fees. Poor people lose their cars over crap like this.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:17 AM
 
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Unless you were in a coma for those several months, there is no reason you ignored the tickets.

Although I'm calling bull on this story. Just looked up the ordinance in Portland regarding abandoned vehicles, and they only apply to vehicles on public property. You will not get ticketed for an abandoned vehicle on private property.

??? I was in the hospital. My car was in my own driveway. There were two other cars parked between my car and the street. I did not expect tickets and did not know about the tickets until I was out of the hospital.

??? WhereTF do you come up with this crap? I got rickets in my own driveway which is PRIVATE PROPERTY. HowTF do you think they resolve the cliché junk car on blocks? Ticket it as abandoned vehicle. DUH!

This is in Michigan, so laws there might be different than in your neck of the woods. And since when do woods have necks?
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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I am in Florida, many retired people here live on a shoestring. A friend gets $490 in SS, $310 in you don't make $ from the government. Also gets $200 in food stamps, She worked under the table most of her life, wanted that instant gratification, never put away a dime. Now, as she has always done, lives from paycheck to paycheck. She pays 0 for Medicare and gets all her scripts free. Plus, free dental! She lives in a dump of a single wide mobile home and pays around $300 a month in lot rent, she bought her mobile home for $500, from her last tax refund (2013). No car. She wastes $150 a month of her money on cigarettes, she has cable, internet and greats a free snap cell phone.

Right now I clear $1,296.00 from SS, when I am 70, I will switch from my deceased husbands to mine. The gov. deducts $104 for the script part of Medicare, also estimated taxes. I get no food stamps, no aid of any type, never have, in fact, I have never collected unemployment. I, like so many other seniors who worked and contributed the max to SS are the real losers. We are the same ones who invested for our future retirement, and are punished for doing so, all we do is continue to pay...taxes on every dime we have saved....over and over again...the American way! I am not wealthy, I live in a small home and within my means.

My friend is one of many, that in retirement, gets way more than she contributed, anytime she hears the word "free" or new a new government aid program, she is the first in line and she will get it, she knows how to play the system. My father worked for over 45 years at one place, never earned a lot of money, always contributed to the system, rec'd less than $900 a month SS at age 65, no food stamps, this friend gets more than he did...explain this to me!
You would need to compare the SS statements. You say you contributed "the max". You mean you made so much that you were beyond the cap? If so, why did you not put money away for retirement?
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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??? I was in the hospital. My car was in my own driveway. There were two other cars parked between my car and the street. I did not expect tickets and did not know about the tickets until I was out of the hospital.

??? WhereTF do you come up with this crap? I got rickets in my own driveway which is PRIVATE PROPERTY. HowTF do you think they resolve the cliché junk car on blocks? Ticket it as abandoned vehicle. DUH!

This is in Michigan, so laws there might be different than in your neck of the woods. And since when do woods have necks?
I'll repeat: unless you were in a coma, it's all on you. Did you not know that your tags expired? Was your car up on blocks? Did you not receive mail at all when you were in the hospital? Did the person who owned the property turn you in?

I'm thinking there's much more to the story here......
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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I don't see how why any LEO would even think to investigate a car sitting on private property in a nonsuspicious manner.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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I lost my drivers license to off-street parking tickets in my own driveway.

(Was in hospital several months, tags expired, tickets for 'abandoned vehicle'. Tickets defaulted before I was aware of them. There were two other cars with current tags behind my car, closer to the street.)
Either your stories aren't true or you have made an almost mathematically series of wrong choices to have ended up where you are. Yet, you sure have plenty of time to post on here. Just an observation.
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