If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I would go dig up what permits were and were not actually issued and link to the directly, but I need to make my Shammy playable after the 5.05 patch for Mists of Pandoria.
The city may very well have laws against properties that become eyesores but that doesn't give him the right to dispose of it. The article isn't exactly clear on what he cleaned up either or what he did with it. It states there was "more than 40 tons" of debris and trash but I don't know how they arrived at the amount and there is an awfully lot of subjectivity in calling something trash. I'm also not quite sure how they arrived at the "more than $20,000" figure.
You can't get too caught up in sloppy journalism when you're talking about a blog but it is pretty sloppy journalism.
A lot of things which are unlikely actually came true in their story, so 'unlikely' doesn't mean much here.
City aims to end stink over Point Breeze lot cleanup - Page 2 - Philly.com
Seems that someone wants this controversy to go away.City officials said Friday that a formerly trash-strewn, city-owned vacant lot in Point Breeze that was cleaned and landscaped by a neighboring businessman can stay as it is.
That is, until the city sells it.
Edward Covington, executive director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, spoke to reporters at the lot in the 1100 block of South 20th Street to address what has been a growing controversy for the city.
Covington said that four parties - including the businessman who cleaned the lot, real estate developer Ori Feibush - have expressed interest in buying the lot.
The authority will take steps in the coming weeks to sell it, Covington said.
The business owner Ori Feibush has a history of controversy in the neighborhood of Point Breeze.
He wants to build in Point Breeze; not all residents like the plans - Philly.com
Basically one of the Councilmen, Kenyatta Johnson, appears to be behind the issue with the lot and the inability for the developer to purchase it.
An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson
He made that lot look really nice too. Apparently the city wants squalor.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
It seems extremely likely that they would oppose cleaning up the lot to me. Most cities are strapped for cash these days and $20,000 to clean up an empty lot was probably a pretty low priority for the city.
I don't really understand the whole littering thing from your perspective. He was cited for littering. The fact that the city may choose to dump their own garbage on this lot does not automatically mean it becomes a public dumping ground.