We need to enact laws that promote a national standard for rental properties. Specifically smaller owners of properties where the income margin from the properties are not sufficient to live healthy, and keep them in perpetual debt or near the margin of debt.
This applies to all businesses, and people.
The Freedom from want must be proactive in such a way that it prevents life on the margin of sustainability. To illustrate, a owner has sells goods or services, but the margin of income keeps them at or near the poverty line, and any unforeseen event causes them to need to compromise the integrity of standards and/or pay for the event by taking out debts or cutting into sustenance level budgets.
Sustenance level budget is the base cost of human maintenance. In other words, food, water, milk, juice, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. The cost of living. Home payments, heat or cooling payments, electricity. No luxury or sin tax goods and services.
The reason for this is that a wealthy person, with little or no cash flow, and entrapped by society (retired, unable, untrained to work, etc.), is in fact a poor person. You can be wealthy, but not rich. Historically a person like this would be called the lessor nobility. Far removed from the king and queen, living on property, and reliant on rental income. These people are the bane of the tenant, as they never have the means to improve the property. They also feel that tenants are the bane of there existence, blaming the lack of income on the tenants inability to pay. The slightest damage to the property, with the slightest cost of repair becomes a huge problem for both tenant and property owner.
To prevent this, standards must propagated that prevent these situations. One idea would be to have a professional license be required and maintained in order to rent property. The license would be revoked if the standards were not met. For example, smaller units would require another source of income to the property owner, Smaller unit owners must have a limited time where they must grow the business or give up the right of rental to a professional rental agent(cy). Professional rental agencies would have to have stricter license and standards that protect the tenant, the property owner, the city, region, district, insurance agent(cies) and themselves. The rental agencies would have to meet codes and improve/upgrade properties. The government could provide grants to them to provide upgrades where the owner could not afford to do so. The better the property the more the Rental Agent would pay for it to the owner, and charge to the tenant.
This is needed because, much like insurance companies, smaller owners do not have the coverage or clients needed to cover for losses. The Rental Agency would bridge the gap between private property owners, and large development Rental/property owners.
An after thought to this is that we require special bus licenses for drivers of buses that are intended to save the passengers life's. Why are we not considering landlords to also be the 'drivers' of tenant 'passengers'?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
23 VSA 1075. Passing school bus
(a) The operator of a motor vehicle, including authorized emergency vehicles under section 1015 of this title, upon meeting or overtaking a vehicle marked and equipped as provided in section 1283 of this title which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging public or private school children shall stop his or her vehicle immediately and shall keep it stationary while the flashing red signal lights are in operation.
(b) The driver of a vehicle need not stop upon a highway with separate roadways upon meeting or overtaking a school bus which is on a different roadway, or upon a controlled access highway where the school bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to the highway at a point where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
Amend or add as follows
The School District or Bus Company vehicle marked and equipped as provided in section 1283 of this title which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging public or private school children must position the stops such that 1) The least potential of harm is maximized. 2) that maximum safety is provided by moving the stop off a state highway that has a daily commuter traffic level above 5000. 3) the least amount of traffic is affected by the stop in order to minimize the effect of any potential violations of 23 VSA 1075 (b)
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Only non-lethal weapons should be used by internal police forces.
The only argument I have heard is that they, non-lethal weapons, can be lethal also. Which is true. Never the less, they are much less lethal then lethal weapons. 100% chance of death by a lethal weapon, vs. 1% chance of death by a non-lethal weapon. If asked which one would you choose to be shot at you?
I don’t have metrics on deaths by non-lethal or lethal weapons. But, a chance of 50% lethality or less, from a non-lethal weapons, versa 50% or more lethality, from lethal weapons means lives saved!
For the military and intelligence operations where one side only has lethal weapons.
A two tier assault method should be used. With the primary weapons and people first in, being non-lethal. Take out everyone possible in the first 1-30 seconds. 2nd line of Offense would either have additional non-lethal or lethal weapons and personal that only task is to target and take out any hostile that aims a lethal weapon towards our personal. 3rd line would have lethal weapons, with the same mission as line 2. The number of people and type of weapons used in the 2nd and 3rd line would be determined by the number of hostiles. The first line must be maintained, and at full personel at all times of the operations during a successful operation. Mission planners should plan for 3 times the number of hostles to be in the 1st line. 3 times is a minimum, 5, 10 or 20 times the personal is better.
Most if not all hostage or intelligence situations need to also use a similar method.
Beat Cops will be punished if they pull a lethal weapon before a non-lethal one if they are the first to attack. They can use their own judgement for defense.
Charm is favored over intimidation. Knowledge and closeness to the good people, is encouraged. You should know everyone in you beat of the city, and be able to shake hands with them.