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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Over population is why potable water is hard to find. Not rising oceans.
    It is a combination of both. When Miami is under a foot or two of water and millions leave potable water will continue to be an issue.










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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    Most places in florida use a formula based on water consumption. so if you don't consume water then your sewage bill would be nothing as well.

    also most places in florida have laws on collecting rain water. it is usually considered a public resource, but in FL it is legal to collect it in rain barrels.
    although i probably shouldn't be used for consumption unless you have some kind of filtration system to run it through.

    also she isn't evicted yet a judge has to sign off on the order and there is an attorney that is helping her for no cost.
    local city government are getting out of control on their stupid code enforcement.

    as long as you are paying your taxes not harming someone else's property then it is your land to do with what you want.



    Unless the government needs it to build a road on, in which case you will be moving and the government will be doing what it wants to do with what used to be your land.

    That the way that it works for the government and against the citizens in the USA.

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It is a combination of both. When Miami is under a foot or two of water and millions leave potable water will continue to be an issue.
    Couple thousand years from now.

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Couple thousand years from now.
    What?










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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I view the electricity and gas and water and sewage lines like a source for mainline drugs for an addict. Get them addicted and charge what the traffic will bear. Property tax says the gov't owns your property and you just lease. It is the "tax system" and these people improve their lot by raising taxes (gov'ts and administrators). The worst part of this is that the utilities have become partners in this tax system to maintain their addictions or monopolies. Try selling electricity to your neighbor, or gas, etc. There has been an organized effort to block Renewable Energy for at least 30 years and nobody notices. Why do you think the 10 million dollar windmills are subsidized as renewable energy. It's because their output goes into the existing Monopolistic Utility Grid, or mainline addiction source, and everybody gets their share of the booty, except the taxpayer. Now, a little common sense will tell you why local level renewable energy, think small windmill or solar on local rooftops, is not funded by these huge gov't programs. To me, this situation in Florida is just a flagrant expose of the monopoly utility and tax problem. I think we all must look deeper to the gov't prevention of independence.
    I totally agree with that and have argued for years that property tax ought never have been allowed to come into existence and as you said makes a "property owner" a lease occupant in effect. I think life, liberty and the ownership of property (which would have the implied prohibition of property taxes) some how found its way around to life, liberty and the pursuit (might never find it) of happiness.

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Also, rather than sewage should could also be using a composting toilet:






    Attachment 67158593



    Or a bucket and a shovel, eh?

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Or a bucket and a shovel, eh?
    Hey shrub, no really there's not a comparison to the two. The composting toilet reduces waste to a small amount of rather an ashy looking substance completely safe to put in the garden or around the flowers. Your probably just making a funny though, I know.

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hey shrub, no really there's not a comparison to the two. The composting toilet reduces waste to a small amount of rather an ashy looking substance completely safe to put in the garden or around the flowers. Your probably just making a funny though, I know.



    I'm into recycling, but there's a line that I don't cross.

    Like Jefferson my well stopped producing a few years ago, but my answer was to go deeper into a better zone- now I can pump water 24/7 if I want to and it never slows down.

    My guess is that this lady must have stepped on someones toes at city hall and that person is looking for some pay-back.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 12-19-13 at 02:16 PM.

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    I got ya man. I wasn't really promoting the composting toilet, just didn't want it categorized with a bucket and shovel. Glad you found better water when you went deeper.

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    Re: Woman living "off the grid" faces eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What?
    Dude, I have lived here all my life. Get over the idea that Florida is going to be submerged in a few years. Bull.

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