lunar_unit t1_jdhieaq wrote

Politicians have mostly sold their souls by the time they get to the White House.

Obama was a charismatic person, a great diplomat and arguably one of the better presidents we've had in decades, but he also bombed the fuck out of Afghanistan, even after having antiwar stances early in his career and presidency.

'Top Cop' (a title she gave herself as prosecutor in California), Kamala Harris has always been a 'law and order' politician who did very little to reform policing in California when she was in office there.

It's been said that one of 'the solutions' to better policing in America is to have a more diverse police force, but it seems that cops are cops; most of the people involved in Otieno's homicide were Black, and the cops who killed Tyre Nichols were all Black; it made no difference in how the victims were treated.


lunar_unit t1_jdg82gm wrote

Installation also says that cut ends need to be sealed (paint or caulk) and it has to be two inches above a roof or other horizontalish surface.

I've had to replace a bunch on dormers because it was installed in contact with shingles, wicked water flowing down the roof pitch and disintegrated. I've also seen it disintegrate from splash back on decks with no gutters above.

As an aside, I'm pretty sure the historic districts won't accept Hardi on the front facade of a house, but I can't find anything definitive about it at the moment. Do you know if this is accurate?


lunar_unit t1_jdg6ukg wrote

Check out the Habitat store off of Chamberlayne. It used to be mostly construction stuff with a bit of furniture, but now it's at least half furniture in good condition.


lunar_unit t1_jdg6coz wrote

Clearly, the police response to mental health events needs new policies that train them better to deal with these events. But in this case, it wasn't only a poor response to a mental health emergency, it was a virtual repeat of the police response to the George Floyd and Eric Garner situations (which weren't mental health events): overwhelming force that asphyxiated them and Otieno by applying pressure in one way or another that resulted in their deaths. The choke hold that killed Eric Garner almost ten years ago was already against police policy and they did it anyway. George Floyd's death almost three years ago was a clarion call for the nation that once again showed that police methods needed to change, and yet here we are again.

What the fuck is it going to take to make a real change?


lunar_unit t1_jdfbwn7 wrote

Lol. Don't forget the super duper secret back way on the Richmond Henrico parkway (parallels the Cannon Creek Greenway bike path.) Pops you out at Brookland Park Boulevard and other destinations in Northside. Lately it's been way faster than 95 to Chamberlayne.

But really, WHERE'S MY FLYING CAR??!!


lunar_unit t1_jdcj6zb wrote

There is ample historical commentary that says it did happen. But because it was written down 42 years later, what we now know as the speech, may not have been the actual speech that he gave.

>Over forty years after Patrick Henry delivered his speech and eighteen years after his death, biographer [William Wirt]( published a posthumous reconstruction of the speech in his 1817 work Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry.[2] This is the version of the speech as it is widely known today and was reconstructed based on the recollections of elderly witnesses many decades later. A scholarly debate persists among colonial historians as to what extent Wirt or others invented parts of the speech including its famous closing words.

>According to Edmund Randolph, the convention sat in profound silence for several minutes after Henry's speech ended. George Mason, who later drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, said that the audience's passions were not their own after Henry had addressed them.[7] [Thomas Marshall]( told his son John Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the United States, that the speech was "one of the boldest, vehement, and animated pieces of eloquence that had ever been delivered."[7][8] Edward Carrington, listening by a window, was so affected by the speech that he requested to be buried there, and in "1810, he got his wish.",_or_give_me_death!


lunar_unit t1_jda26tv wrote

Yeah, it's a little nuts, and the scraping of the existing surface has taken a weirdly long time. But night paving costs more, because of overtime, the need for nighttime safety equipment, people parking in the lanes and having to get cars towed, etc etc. Better signage might mitigate some of the curfuffle, but that never seems to happen.

I've been taking Dock St (which has its own suck factor at rush hour), cutting through Church Hill or even taking 64 to Nine Mile to 31st to creep in the back way.


lunar_unit t1_jcvyt91 wrote

City of Richmond marriage license office has a list of registered civil celebrants that you can call after you get a license. Not sure on cost for that though.,6506%20to%20make%20an%20appointment.

>We do not conduct wedding ceremonies, but do have a list of civil celebrants if requested.


lunar_unit t1_jcqss4p wrote

Tell me about it. It's nuts. One of the two on the 1500 block of Carlisle is under contract already at that price (which kinda blew my mind), which maybe makes sense because it's all new construction, but the one next to it was renovated and I figured it would start much lower than the new one.

The houses on the western side of Fulton (divided by Williamsburg Rd) tend to go for more than the eastern side, generally speaking.

Fulton was one of the last pockets of sorta cheap houses in north-of-the-river Richmond and it's been discovered by homebuyers and investors (landlords) who snap things up for crazy money.


lunar_unit t1_jcks0hl wrote

Fulton's OK. I've been up here since about 2005. Some parts are run down compared to others, but all are generally safe. Development of empty lots, general gentrification and rising costs is definitely affecting the neighborhood.

Celebratory gunfire is a heavy thing here. New Year's Eve really pops off. We also have a significant train yard nearby that has train sounds at all hours of the day and night (usually not super loud, just a reminder that they're there.) Airport being close is nice for trips, but the planes do fly fairly low over Fulton at times.

Blue Atlas is a nice restaurant with a great view and a small market (check it out even if you don't move up here.) They're probably the closest thing we have to a coffee shop, though there are plenty of convenience stores and a few decent fast food places like Ms. Girlee's. Also, Triple Crossing, Stone Brewery, Gillies Creek Park, Rocketts and the Cap Trail are all minutes away.

You should also look at nearby Montrose Heights (right across Government Rd.) , which is similar, but maybe generally quieter, than Fulton.


lunar_unit t1_j9vgd64 wrote

Not to my knowledge, but my knowledge is pretty limited as far as the history of the place goes. Definitely attracts some bikers, but IDK if the particular group I've seen there occasionally is white supremacy oriented.

A friend who's been there a few times says the crowd has been mixed race, working class when they've visited.


lunar_unit t1_j9tx8lw wrote

Reply to comment by tignoras in Neighbor put up a fence by Inume91

Smart that you found them (and cheaper than having a surveyor do it.)

The surveyors exposed our steel marker posts where they could (one was either not present or not accessible) and tied pink tape and put little flags next to them. In one case the marker is at the base of a tree, partially embedded in the roots, 6" below the surface, but they found it.

I never knew about the steel pin thing until I read a thread on here where someone described them. It's a really good thing to know!


lunar_unit t1_j9qcz7d wrote

Reply to comment by wantcoffee in Neighbor put up a fence by Inume91

My neighbors on both sides of me have had surveys done in the last couple of years.

In one case, with a long time neighbor, my yard is about a foot onto their property, but the fence has been there in one form or another for at least 70 years, so we didn't bother trying to fix anything.

The recent developer/neighbor got a survey after I suggested the existing line might be off, and I got about two feet more property and a tree that previously was shared by us.

Neighbors across the street had their property surveyed, and their fence was placed wrong (a long time ago), meaning four feet of their yard is currently in their neighbors yard.