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Star Wars director George Lucas strikes back against nimby neighbours
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Apr 17, 2015, 10:39 AM
 
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Apr 17, 2015, 10:50 AM
 
It'll be great, until the people moving in realize that the cost of living is too high and they can't afford it, even if the houses are rent-free, because everything costs a lot more in those areas.
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Apr 17, 2015, 11:05 AM
 
What would cost a lot more? Groceries? Cars? Utilities?
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This is a nice gesture.
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Apr 17, 2015, 11:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
What would cost a lot more? Groceries? Cars? Utilities?
All of the above, and more. Unless they plan on not having a vehicle, which would be very difficult in such a rural area, the taxes on owning a car can be crippling in some parts of the nation. County income taxes, trash collection fees, county fuel tax, high local sales tax, utility taxes (and a higher price for those utilities to begin with), expensive groceries (rich people don't shop at Safeway, so there likely isn't one in the area). I'm sure I'm missing more, but suffice to say that economically it isn't a working class-friendly area.
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Apr 17, 2015, 12:39 PM
 
Isn't this story like 2 years old?

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Isn't this story like 2 years old?
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Apr 19, 2015, 07:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
All of the above, and more. Unless they plan on not having a vehicle, which would be very difficult in such a rural area, the taxes on owning a car can be crippling in some parts of the nation. County income taxes, trash collection fees, county fuel tax, high local sales tax, utility taxes (and a higher price for those utilities to begin with), expensive groceries (rich people don't shop at Safeway, so there likely isn't one in the area). I'm sure I'm missing more, but suffice to say that economically it isn't a working class-friendly area.
https://www.google.com/maps/search/g.../data=!3m1!1e3

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Apr 19, 2015, 10:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
https://www.google.com/maps/search/g.../data=!3m1!1e3

It will be fun to watch you backpedal your way out of this one.
You're so sweet. Much appreciated, that just shows a dearth of grocery stores in close proximity of the area I was talking about, facilitating the need for a car. You can plainly see that there are stores all over the place around there... except near the Homeowner's Association itself*. Good job. Your location was a little off, though. This is where its proposed building site actually is:

https://www.google.com/maps/search/g.../data=!3m1!1e3


*Unless you're counting Big Rock Mini Mart and Deli, which appears to be wonderful, but man does not live by sandwiches alone.
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Apr 19, 2015, 09:03 PM
 
I don't see how you could live in that area without a car, regardless of income. I grew up in the country, and a 1/2 hour drive to the grocery store was not uncommon (not counting little gas station/delis). You don't have to be that rich to own a car.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I don't see how you could live in that area without a car, regardless of income. I grew up in the country, and a 1/2 hour drive to the grocery store was not uncommon (not counting little gas station/delis). You don't have to be that rich to own a car.
In some places you do have to be well off to have a car, I couldn't afford one when I lived in So Cal, the taxes, insurance, and fuel was restrictively expensive. Mainly I shopped at stores I could reach on foot (until I bought a scooter).
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Maybe Lucas will put on a bus service for them.
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That would help, though it's still pretty tough dragging all your groceries on to a bus (did that, it sucked).
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It's the first good idea he's had since 1983.
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
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Hilarious...

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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
It's the first good idea he's had since 1983.
If they could actually afford to live there.
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
It's the first good idea he's had since 1983.
There were watchable moments in the later Indiana Jones movies - not in the fourth, but the third was -89 according to IMDB. LucasArts also did some good in the nineties, so he must have made some good decisions in what games to promote around then. The insanity must have struck some time in the mid-to-late nineties.
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Apr 20, 2015, 02:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
That would help, though it's still pretty tough dragging all your groceries on to a bus (did that, it sucked).
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
That's decent, the first time you use it, then it appears to be anywhere from $15-$25 for delivery (fees + gas surcharge + tax), depending on how much you order. That's not too bad though, it is cheaper than a car (if you get groceries once /week). I might have used that myself, if it were available in So Cal when I lived there.
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