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Old Mar 13th 2014, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Personally I don't get the "free speech" argument. They can stand in the road and hand out flyers, but tossing things in my driveway or hanging them on my door is a littering issue. I don't believe that the founding fathers passed the first amendment to allow the unfettered distribution of advertising flyers, free newspapers, and unwanted/ unneccessary phone directories.!
You might think that, the Oregon Supreme Court disagrees. Not sure if it has ever reached the SCOTUS.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 10:33 am
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You need to give 'em some hope..no?
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
The bloody mail Nazi on our street refused to believe the change of address form anyway
Maybe just as well....take a look at #6 on list:
http://www.epa.gov/region1/communities/stop_spam.html

Originally Posted by Sally Redux
Is it trespassing for someone to walk up to your front door though? Surely anyone can do that. I agree it's annoying - stupid little rocks and elastic bands. I suppose the realtor's notepads with their delightful countenances on them are at least useful.

The "stupid little rocks" in its sealed plastic bag one is so patently absurd/ useless /dumb
The best one I ever got (seriously speaking..is that allowed?) was from Sothebys Realtors (wouldn't you know).
It was a bottle opener thig-a-ma-jiggy rubber(?) pad that opens stuck bottle tops. And it works!
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Originally Posted by MMcD
Maybe just as well....take a look at #6 on list:
http://www.epa.gov/region1/communities/stop_spam.html




The "stupid little rocks" in its sealed plastic bag one is so patently absurd/ useless /dumb
The best one I ever got (seriously speaking..is that allowed?) was from Sothebys Realtors (wouldn't you know).
It was a bottle opener thig-a-ma-jiggy rubber(?) pad that opens stuck bottle tops. And it works!
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Bob
I want a law to stop people walking onto my property and posting advertising material on it.
Already is one, A.R.S. 13-1502 - put up a no trespassing sign and quote that law on it. If they keep on doing it, you can report them to the police.
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Bob
I don't think signs would do any good, we have no solicitation signs at places i've worked here and they are ignored.
Phone up the people on the flyer, tell them next time they do it, you will report it to the police.
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Originally Posted by lansbury
We have such a law in Milwaukie, that prohibits door hangers and flyers. Totally unenforceable as it infringes on the right to free speech. If we catch people doing it the best we can do is cite them for not having a city business license.
Er, it's trespassing. http://www.wisconsinprospectors.com/TrespassLaw
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Er, he's not in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He's in Milwaukie, Oregon.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Er, he's not in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He's in Milwaukie, Oregon.
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Originally Posted by MMcD
Why do they always refer to me as a "guest" when I bring my car in for a service?
I'm not there for their hospitality - just an oil change.
Pretentiousness drives me nuts.
Ditto. Waiting in line at some chain stores and they call out "Next guest please" , I feel like lashing out!
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Quite similar, they both involve large amounts of shit.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Somewhat. It is certainly a status symbol in the black community for women to have styled hair. The problem they have is that typically their hair is completely impossible to style, at least into styles that women of other races have. So the answers are either extremely time consuming mini plaits or "corn rows", the application of some very aggressive chemical "relaxers", and/or the very time consuming addition of "weaves", which can also be very expansive for a good quality natural hair weave.

The ultimate answer is sometimes just a wig, which again can be extremely expensive for the best quality ones. The irony is that unlike most wig buyers who have lost some or all of their hair due to old age or medical treatments e.g. chemotherapy, the goal is to have a wig that does not look like their natural hair.
That extensive styling and sometimes relaxing thing (minus the wigs) is also done by Hispanics, mostly Dominicans and Puerto Ricans as they tend to have the tight small curls too. In fact, in Hispanic neighborhoods there are an incredibly high number of hairdressers and they end up staying open late into the evenings well after other shops have closed, I'm talking 9pm, 10pm.

So most black women and Dominicans and PR's end up not washing their hair for long periods in order to conserve their style and their heads end up smelling. Maybe most people wouldn't notice but I have an extremely sensitive sense of smell. I come across smelly heads on a daily basis on elevators, escalators, on public transport, in offices. A greasy and sour smell. It's horrible. Sometimes with the strongest of stinks I contemplate telling the poor girl in the politest possible way, thinking they are not aware. But I've never done it.

I never cam across this stink in the UK. It's not a pet peeve of mine though it disgusts me, but something I've ever only encountered in this country.
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I think it's a great shame that some black women do not consider their hair to be beautiful. Personally I think the Tyra Banks/ Beyonce look is jarring.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
I think it's a great shame that some black women do not consider their hair to be beautiful. Personally I think the Tyra Banks/ Beyonce look is jarring.
The funny thing is it took me several years (that was a long time ago though) to catch on that their hair wasn't real.

I find the natural afro look very pretty though its rare to see it.
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