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Gatlinburg Reality ▶ Social Current See

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"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." https://t.co/N6NY0CLvY9 via @BrainyQuote — Mike Foxworth (@ALTALOMAN) April 27, 2017 Nobody buys a home, much less buys into a homeowner's association, with the expectation that the home will one day be destroyed by a natural or man-made disaster. But that reality is real world to thousands in the Smoky Mountain resort of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. ▶SEE STORY.  Perhaps this story is real for you or may become so one day.

What the Gatlinburg story explains well is that homeowners in HOAs may only escape the obligation to pay HOA obligations when they sell the property and transfer title to someone else.

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#Lilium Jet #Social Current See

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The Lilium Jet successfully completed its maiden test flight series in the skies above Bavaria. The 2-seater Eagle prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight.
According to their April 20, 2017 website: Seeing the Lilium Jet take to the sky and performing sophisticated maneuvers with apparent ease is testament to the skill and perseverance of our amazing team. We have solved some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation to get to this point. The successful test flight program shows that our ground-breaking technical design works exactly as we envisioned. We can now turn our focus to designing a 5-seater production aircraft.
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#Deep State Unmasked▶ #Social Current See

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Source Peter Schweizer is the President of Government Accountability Institute and a best-selling author. From 2008 through 2009 he was a consultant to the Office of Presidential Speechwriting in the White House. He has also served as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the U.S. government’s Sandia National Laboratory and is a former consultant to NBC News.

In the archived video (above), an interview with Schweizer by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, Schweizer gives credence to the work of by Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg.

Schweizer books have been translated into eleven languages and include several New York Times or Washington Post bestsellers. Peter’s latest book, Clinton Cash-The Untold Story of How Foreign Governments and Businesses made Bill and Hillary Rich became a New York Times best-seller and spurred independent reporting by multiple mainstream media outlets. Peter is the author of the book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money. Both Extortion and …

#Investigators #HOA▶ #Social Current See

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Why Condo Associations Are Sweating After A Judge’s Ruling https://t.co/pjXvHKfAxZ#HOA — Ward Lucas (@Ward_Lucas) April 17, 2017
Hawaiian Islands investigative reporter and columnist IAN LIND reports: “It’s probably going to take years to unravel the legal and financial uncertainty now facing condominium associations and law firms that used nonjudicial foreclosures — private sales without supervision by courts — to collect unpaid maintenance fees or other assessments prior to 2012.”
Neighbors at War!tells about the growing crisis in the modern HOA movement and lays out one of the only strategies to stop the coming collapse of the covenant-controlled neighborhood. Your freedom really is at risk! Your personal wealth is at risk. Your Constitutional rights are being secretly shredded! And it’s all legal.

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#Motherhood▶ #Social Current See

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The following archive captured our attention as we contemplate our only granddaughter’s newly-embarked daycare situation at age 3.  What's amazing is that our discovery raises questions now explored by millions of grandparents like us.

Author Komisar specializes in a thoughtful, individualistic approach to psychotherapy for families and children.

At her Linkedin profile, Komisar explains, “My background is traditional, but I have developed a very related approach to working with people. I believe the relationship between a therapist and patient is very individual and has to feel like a good match.

“You have endless choices of well-trained therapists in New York City which makes specialities and orientations secondary to the relationship and whether or not you ‘click’ with your therapist. I treat a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors.

“I work with people in life transitions who are at inflection points who may struggle with relationships, work …

#FEMA▶ #Social Current See

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Chances are the hashtag #FEMA is not an internet search you would normally conduct or follow, unless you have a disaster recovery matter to cover.

And, in a related matter, January 17, 1994 seems like a distant searchable date, but the day is memorable around the world and in particular for California as the occurrence of the devastating Northridge Earthquake.  For homeowners around the TRILOGY of neighborhoods in the Temescal Valley, the Northridge Quake may be a distant memory, but it is a harbinger of events that may follow.  Many authorities, including seismologists, are predicting that California is overdue for another Northridge-type quake.  Question is: When and where will this happen across our 163,696 square miles (423,970 km)?

These questions are given some immediacy because, last week, on our Federal Capitol Hill, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced the Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017, H.R. 1684. This bill directs the Federa…

#HOAs▶ #SocialCurrentSee

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ALTACITIES®, an acronym for “ALTERNATE CITIES,” is the web moniker for the neighborhood of sites, blogs and locations created and managed by @ALTALOMAN, in reference to our first web journals and blogging activity when residents of Alta Loma in Southern California. In 2011, we moved but these ALTACITIES® remain in the form of common interest developments ▶http://flip.it/VQOxZn on Flipboard The SocialCurrentSee found on this site deals largely with common interest developments, aka homeowner associations or HOAs, now the dominant housing development type in California and much of the rest of the nation.  For the numbers, see this DATA.

▶ Many of the sources archived and flipped here are found in my TWITTER feed and searches like the archive found below.


▶ Whether one owns a townhouse, raw land in a subdivision, a gated-community home, a shack in zoned jungle, or part stake in a condominium complex the majority of people who live there are often not always thrilled about the few folks w…