porkchameleon t1_jeezjx3 wrote

I'll bite: are there any immediate and long term implications for the immediate area, since it looks like we are getting a lot of construction in just a few blocks of the Rittenhouse? I hear nothing in terms of cons from people who welcome this; I couldn't care less personally, but I haven't heard anything more level headed between NIMBY and "MaKe It TaLlEr!!1"


porkchameleon t1_jebd7h5 wrote

I'ma level with you, fam: in the past I've been unemployed for long stretches of time (months at a time, I think max was about 5 or 6 in a row without any income or unemployment). It was pretty dire: months behind on bills, credit cards maxed out (still fucked over a decade later), going to bed hungry and all that, so rent wasn't the top priority. A couple of times it's gotten to a point where my landlord had to take me to court, but all it took is talking to them about the situation, and even while they sent me associated paperwork (while giving me heads up that our agreement was unaffected) - it's never gone past that point, so eviction was never ever on the cards (I was close, though).

Eventually I paid it all off and when times got better - I paid ahead of schedule (and sometimes even for an extra month, just because).

Shit happens, but you can almost always work it out with the other side, clear and timely communication helps. Back back rent to lead to evection and what happened today - yeah, that's next level right there.


porkchameleon t1_jeb10ur wrote

> Shuter was awarded the contract, which has paid millions of dollars in fees collected from landlords, in a private, noncompetitive process, the Inquirer reports. Her husband, David Shuter, sits on the municipal court and has presided over eviction hearings that have produced work for his wife's office, WHYY reports. Marisa Shuter's father, Alan Silberstein, formerly ran the municipal court system as president judge.

Corruption at worst, nepotism at best.

You also have lobbying legal in this country^TM that is essentially bribing your elected officials, nothing too shocking here (unless they broke the law; I don't think ethics committee would even bother).


porkchameleon t1_jeb0fai wrote

A pretty awful situation pending additional details.

Although, I can't get it into my head how one expects to live on someone else's property without paying rent (in some cases for years). Forced evictions is some next level shit, so it really must be some serious delinquency (and tenants in question essentially held the owner hostage, according to the article).

Pay your bills.


porkchameleon t1_je9stqy wrote

Heard the cocktails are still very good, but there's no way I'll be considering it for a full dinner thing: there are way better restaurants that I prefer that don't cost that much (and even if I dropped more on a dinner - it was always worth it).

I also prefer different cuisine and my regular go-tos are not "fine dining", or whatever they are pretending to be, but even by looking at their menu makes me go "NAAAAH..." (it's not exciting to me at all, and the price is eyebrows raising).


porkchameleon t1_je7ywkm wrote

Good luck to the nominees, but FSS can take a hike: they went from a cool neighborhood place to pretentious and uninspired prix fixe… whatever it is; there’s no way in seven hells I’d be paying $155pp for whatever it is they are serving.

Hardest of passes.

And - good luck to the nominees.


porkchameleon t1_je5idvq wrote

OP, why do you have a hot water heater? If the water is hot, why do you need to keep heating it up?

I suggest you look into cold water heaters, you could be being scammed with that hot water heater jawn.

EDIT: or is that "hot water heater" is the same as "naan bread" and "chai tea" around here?


porkchameleon t1_je519n4 wrote

Could be dyslexic: I had a kid like that in school growing up (early years). Super nice, but massive issues with reading comprehension early on. I don't know if he was diagnosed officially (moved schools eventually), but back in the day they didn't focus on stuff like that and chalked it up to a general learning disability or something like that.


porkchameleon t1_jdmxqzp wrote

This is for show and to win some political points, because this “hot button issue” is all over the news.

You have K&A and record levels of gun violence in certain neighborhoods, so go do a photo op there instead of a pathetic attempt at virtue signaling.

The word around the campfire is that people who actually vote don’t care about any of this, they are more concerned about surging prices for groceries and gas (and them and their kids not getting caught in a crossfire, but that’s city living, amirite?), but you keep pandering to whomever you are pandering to.


porkchameleon t1_jd7z5gt wrote

The H1-B part was more or less tongue-in-cheek, but look at the tech industry today: I am sure one would rather take a pay cut than a few months of severance pay and $2400 a month unemployment.

And I agree with you: H1-Bs were meant for people with skills that could not be found stateside, but that wasn't true for a long time (and probably from the very beginning).


porkchameleon t1_jd7rpj1 wrote

My school started at 08:00, six days a week, no snow days, ever (we'd be out for, like, 3 months out of a school year otherwise). Learning more and more about school "system" in this country and how (and why) it's handled finally connects all those dots why the stereotypes of Americans abroad is that of dumb uncultured overweight oafs.

No wonder there's a constant brain drain from overseas and abundance of H1-B visas.