I would go and knock on her door and anyone else's that opposes you and just advise them that you need their full name and address for your attorney and pending court case and possibly the media in regards to flying your American flag. She probably won't give it to you but I bet she sits up at night and worries about it, just thank her politly. Why should they have all the fun lol lol....So what if she doesn't give you the information. Go to the local tax authority, ownership information is in the vast majority of jurisdictions, a matter of public record. You can even pull that information up on line.
If you choose to stay there, I recommend that you take the tests and become an Amateur Radio Operator. Then, VERY carefully read the FCC rules regarding installing antennas, and put up a couple of nice big antennas on your property that are in complete compliance with ALL FCC rules
Oh, and make sure your station RF output is in complete compliance with said rules, as well.
Then let the busybodies complain!While I can appreciate the sentiment regarding amateur radio, again this is a wrong answer. Municipal, county, and state laws must meet a "reasonable accommodation" test per the FCC. Private contracts, which are what restrictive covenants are, are NOT subject to the reasonable accommodation test. There does not have to be an HOA to enforce a deed restriction that says "no amateur radio antennas". Been there, done that with a property I tried to buy in Tennessee. No HOA, but the developer had that clause put in the deed. No antennas permitted meant just that. The FCC has made it clear that they will not insert themselves into private contract disputes.
Check with the city/county and an attorney as to the validity of the covenants. Most are written by the developer and are under his/her control until a certain percentage of the lots in the development are sold. Once the appropriate number of lots are sold and have resident owners the developer has them form a HOA. The home owners Association then becomes the party responsible for enforcement of the covenants.
Generally the covenants have an expiration date. If there is no HOA in place to vote to extend the expiration date they cease to exist. Wrong answer. Restrictive covenants "run with the land" and survive the dissolution of the HOA. Check your deed.
no flag poles, no motorhomes, amongst 140 other ridiculous restrictions. We have NO hoa and 3/4s of the neighborhood are not in compliance with the covenants.If the neighborhood has covenants, but no HOA, how are they enforced? If 3/4 of the folks are in non-compliance, why is the OP being singled out? They are enforced by the courts. Ms Busybody with a bee in her bonnet can take our friend to court and win. You don't need an HOA to enforce restrictive covenants. The plaintiff can recover court costs, attorney's fees, and if she can convince the court, monetary damages for loss of property value.
That is why I made DAMNED sure my little piece of heaven in the Cumberlands has NO HOA, and the few covenants that run with the land are those I can live with, basically no industry, no agriculture, no animal husbandry.
Monteagle Mountain is the only big pull you will experience on I-24. Big trucks use it all of the time, they just climb slow and use low gear on the way down. 6 to 7 percent grade up and down over eight miles. Right now the weather has Monteagle socked in with dense fog for the next few days. I live on the mountain and travel it every day, no big deal.
Nothing free about the GMRS license I had to get to use the walkie talkies I use to back the rig into tight spots. The call sign WQGG230 costs me $80 for five years. Thankfully the amateur license only cost me because I have a vanity call sign, otherwise, it's free, but you do have to pass a test on rules and electronic knowledge.
The only way for this to stop is for we as a group to boycott these practices. When the pool of volunteers dries up then these places will realize that their practices are counter productive and stop the shenanigans.No, what will happen is the campgrounds will be privatized or closed. The state governments in most instances consider campgrounds to be a thorn in their sides that they would rather farm out to someone else to take the headaches. Lawmakers won't let them do it. But with enough pushback from the agencies that run the parks, the days where a private company is running the campgrounds, charging high fees for subpar service, and services being limited to the high end, well heeled "resort" user are not far on the horizon.
The military now does 100 percent ID checks, and your ID is scanned by gate guards. If your ID card is not in the database, you are sent to the visitors center where your information is entered into DoD computers. It's been this way for several years on Air Force installations. Stickers were not much of a security deterrent, frequently cars were sold with the stickers still attached to civilians who had no business on the base. Think about such a vehicle getting into the hands of terrorists. Better to check the bona fides of the driver and occupants with a 100 percent ID check than to wave a car or truck through because it has a current base sticker. When I took my car overseas for a military assignment, those stickers were scraped off as a matter of course anyway. It was a sure fire way for the bad guys to know that the car belonged to a service member.
I have seven Macs, including one that goes back to the original iMac days of gumdrop shaped computers. They all still work. To the extent their processors allow, they are all running versions of Mac OSX. The latest machines I own are MacBooks, and I am using one to post this. I have a degree in computer network administration, and I found the people who complain the most about Macs are die-hard WIndows fanatics who can't seem to learn how to use a Mac. So they slam them. As for the "non-standard parts" argument, Apple has been using Intel processors (same as Windows) for years. Think of it this way, if you like working on your computer, getting into the nuts, bolts and circuit boards, Windows is for you. If you would rather work WITH your computer without having to learn esoteric items like setting jumpers on cards, configuring BIOS settings, and dealing with viruses and malware that Windows has in spades, go with the Mac. You can get a Mac MIni, which uses a standard keyboard and monitor, for about $600 direct from Apple.
it's a said state of affairs in America when only 3% applying for an auto loan have a FICO score above 600Doesn't mean much. FICO scores don't usually count when you use captive financing. Vantage scores and Beacon scores are what are used. My FICO score is over 660, but my Beacon score is far lower. Each scoring model uses different factors to predict creditworthiness.
It's better to go through a bank or credit union anyway. Right now my credit union will loan money for a new car for 3% simple interest.
I hate to say it......Move.I second that. One of the things I made sure of when I was looking for a new home was the existence of a homeowner's association. Interpretation of covenants is up to a board whose members usually have "little man syndrome". I grew up in south Florida, where such communities are the rule. Our name for the board and their minions were "condo commandos". One such self-appointed "inspector" made the mistake of getting a ladder and trying to inspect my parent's back yard to search for "unapproved structures" namely a deck. Since my mother and my sisters were using said deck to sunbathe sans tops, my father took matters in hand and beat the pervert with a shovel.
I don't recommend that, but short of a revolt from you and your neighbors that changes the rules and removes the current board, you have no other recourse but to sell the RV or move. The fines add up, and can count as a superior lien on your property. The board can then foreclose on your property and remove you.
That is why I will never live in such a community.
Fascinating! Who knew that there are no roads at all between towns in Greenland?
Here's my favorite from the list, though:British Indian Ocean Territory:
Short section of paved road between port and airfield on Diego Garcia That's all they need. The Brits own the island, which is also home to a small U.S. Navy detachment and for U.S. Air Force flight crews, it's an air base slap in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Most transportation is by foot traffic and bicycle. And unless you are a guest of HM Government or assigned to the Navy detachment or TDY with the Air Force, you can't go there anyway.
Flying J was sold to Pilot in a bankruptcy sale. Flying J tried fuel hedging in the futures market and lost their corporate shirt in the process. Pilot got Flying J cheap and then proceeded to remake the company. Gone were the Country Buffet restaurants, in came Denny's, out went free services and now everything has a charge affixed to it. Some things I like, some things I don't. I do miss the great breakfast buffets they used to have. Jay Call must be turning over in his grave over the present state of his company. The Haslam brothers have already been investigated over their company's preferential treatment of large accounts over small accounts in their fuel rebate program. I'm sure we have not heard the last about Flying J/Pilot.
By the way, I dump my tanks upon leaving the campground, and then again upon my return home. Haven't had to pay a dump fee yet.
Why shoot it? We are in their environment. Unless it proves to be a problem, other than moving around, we should leave it alone. Respect it, but leave it alone.As much as they give me the willies, I feel the same way about snakes. Living on a Tennessee mountaintop, we see copperheads and timber rattlesnakes in abundance. As long as they stay out in the acreage we get along just fine. I did have to show a wayward copperhead a new home when he decided to lay in wait in my flowerbed next to the front walkway. The same with a timber rattler who though living under our back porch was the place to be.
Leaving them alone to their own devices keeps my house and grounds relatively free of mice and rats.
Sorry that the OP did not like the answer that BillSatellite gave, but he was spot on. Exede DOES NOT ALLOW self installs, and I don't blame them. All it would take to really gum up the works for everyone is to have some yahoo with zero experience just trying to point at the right bird, setting the proper polarity and skew to the dish, and doing that with a TRANSMITTER. A receive only dish such as DISH Network or DirecTV can't do damage to the network if you improperly aim it.
I'm an Exede customer, and I am extremely happy with the service. The installer had the system commissioned in about an hour. But he did have knowledge of where to initially point the dish, and he did have to call the Network Operations Center to ensure the system was sending a suitable signal to the satellite and back to the NOC. One thing to remember is the spot beams aren't as big as the OP thinks they are. When my Excede system sends a signal, it goes from Tennessee to Sanderson, Texas where there is a Network Access Point at the downlink. If I move 50 miles, that scenario changes completely. I live in the corner of Tennessee that is adjacent to the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee border. Check the map:
I can be on one of three spot beams, depending on how far I move from my current location.
That being said. Exede DOES offer a auto acquiring system, all you need is cash. Imagine one of these dishes on your RV rooftop
Number one... Don't let anybody tell you to get a "male to male" plug and "back feed" into your house to get elec from generator.
When we do lose elec power we "boondock" in our driveway.Ditto. When people ask us about our "alternate power supply" for the occasional ice storm, we tell them that we just leave the house and decamp to the RV. It has all of the comforts of the house, in a slightly smaller size.
You can google all you want, but this was my experience so take it or leave it I really don't care.
Naaaaaa, that's ok. If you couldn't find it I'm sure I can't find it.........and you know what that means!
Now if you want me to find threads about 6.0'ssssssss, (what this thread is all about) that I can do. I heard Google had to add thousands of more servers to their system when the 6.0 came out. :BSpare us, and spare the dearly departed equine that you and your friend the Dodge fanatic love to beat.
California will never OUTLAW it, but they will try to TAX it....:W.....DennisJust like twenty some odd years ago, when they tried to tax military retirement pay for non-residents based upon time served at a military base located in California. The feds put the kibosh on that idea really quickly.
State, federal, or military campgrounds. Since I am a disabled veteran with a Golden Access pass, I get a break on the rate at these sites. Most sites I have stayed in at state and federal campgrounds are spacious and have vegetation separating the sites. The military sites tend to be more like private campgrounds in terms of space and design, but you have a lot in common with your neighbors and you can always count on swapping stories over a cold one. Private campgrounds are great for a lot of people, but for my needs I find what I want elsewhere, usually at a much better price.
I am alive today because of seat/shoulder belts.Ditto. Seatbelts have saved my life TWICE. My late father always hated to buckle up, and only did so when he rode in my truck, as I would not put it in gear until everyone was buckled in.