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Back in 2008, a couple in Olde Fairhaven, Virginia put up a sign in their lawn showing their support for a presidential candidate. This simple action led to a feud that has raged for years and cost the neighborhood homeowners association hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now the HOA is broke, and the central
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Good riddance.
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Children in Africa are starving.

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Ultimately, the Virginia courts found in the couple

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[quote name='insanelyapple' timestamp='1360683283' post='595517068']
Children in Africa are starving.
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Children in America are starving...

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Good. HOA's should not be a haven for control freaks to have their day. Let it be a lesson. I can only hope that more issues like this are resolved in the same way.
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sounds like American living to me.

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I've never understood the popularity of HOA's in America. I can certainly understand the benefit of pooling resources to help with upkeep but all too often HOA's are abused by manipulative and egotistical people to impose overly draconian rules. Personally I think that political signs are horribly distasteful and wish that people didn't have to be subjected to them but what's distasteful to me could be very important to someone else; some people don't like Christmas lights but that doesn't mean they should be banned altogether.
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Bwahhahah!!!

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Sounds good to me!

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Could not have happened to a nicer group of people, 1 HOA down, 100k+ to go time for others to get the ball rolling.
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[quote name='Art3x' timestamp='1360683352' post='595517072']
Children in America are starving...
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I'm starving ... and am 4 inches too big.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1360688459' post='595517230']
I'm starving ... and am 4 inches too big.
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Bragging again, Hum? :p
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[quote name='insanelyapple' timestamp='1360683283' post='595517068']
Children in Africa are starving.
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who cares.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1360688459' post='595517230']
I'm starving ... and am 4 inches too big.
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I always thought you were a woman so 4 inches more than i thought... i stand corrected!!

proper lol for sign.

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[quote name='theyarecomingforyou' timestamp='1360683929' post='595517094']
I've never understood the popularity of HOA's in America. I can certainly understand the benefit of pooling resources to help with upkeep but all too often HOA's are abused by manipulative and egotistical people to impose overly draconian rules. Personally I think that political signs are horribly distasteful and wish that people didn't have to be subjected to them but what's distasteful to me could be very important to someone else; some people don't like Christmas lights but that doesn't mean they should be banned altogether.
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I think the main appeal is that it keeps property values up and the neighborhood looking clean. Non-HOA neighborhoods run the risk of people doing whatever they want which drives people away from buying houses in the area.

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[quote name='Xilo' timestamp='1360708421' post='595517826']I think the main appeal is that it keeps property values up and the neighborhood looking clean. Non-HOA neighborhoods run the risk of people doing whatever they want which drives people away from buying houses in the area.[/quote]

But it always strikes me as a contradiction how HOA's restrict personal freedom when the US prides itself on its liberty. I know the theory is that you don't have to buy a property in a HOA but when they're so common

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A lot of these HOA's do come across as Nazi-like.

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[quote]The association is bankrupt now. [/quote]

Couldn't happen to a worse bunch of people.

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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1360688978' post='595517246']
who cares.
[/quote]you are one sick chick
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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1360688978' post='595517246']
who cares.
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I'd say more people than the number who would care if you were.

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