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Showing posts with label fair trade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fair trade. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I am officially out of my last home as of today...


I am glad to be gone. The sheriff department came out Monday to make sure I took whatever was left in the cottage out. He said if I didn't remove my damaged property from the front lawn, that I would be arrested. How nuts! Can they do that? I don't know. I need to consult with my attorney that has been helping me with my case from Legal Aid. Who should be arrested is my previous landlord who rents a property taht is but a summer cabin, year-round. How is that right?! Anyway, I was kind enough to sweep through the place ane my friend cleane the oven and I wiped down and emptied the frig. but was he happy/ No! Perry Holst, the slumlord and landlord "you call that clean? you are such a fuckin slob!" He said this right in front of the sheriff who said nothing but warned me when I was obnoxious to the landlord as I dropped his keys on the ground in front of him instead of hand them to him as I wanted no contact or to show him any respect. Another slumlord alert link is here in Albany. Another one is on craiglist for middletown,NY. Another article on Slumlords can be found here, but in this case it is from the landlord,stating why he and his wife plan on becoming slumlords after being kind landlords who rented to people or tenants who in their opinion took advantage of them including one they couldn't even evict after 6 months of trying. I'd just like to say that this sounds odd and extreme as 3 months is the maximum time allowed to evict someone.
NYC slumlord info is here. Article called 'My brother the slumlord' is here which offers another interesting slant on this issue.
Lots of info on slumlords here on the Golden Cockroach page. ha..Another post on slumlords is on Slumlord Interactive.

For more on tenant rights and evictions, read here. More info here on proper procedure for eviction. New landlord told me to remove anything by the front door as I was moving it in. He said the town would fine him. Is common to have things outside the door when moving it in on my planet which is earth. It is all removed now though. Happy house hunting and renting all!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Not easy being politically correct


these days as many companies out there own several companies that you don't even know you are patronizing. I learned this years ago in school when I heard some major corporations did some creepy things in third world countries while taking over the regions when thy opened their businesses there.

Is Walmart good for America or not? They provide alot of jobs and some do well working for them but I think they are the exception not the rule as many have low income dead end jobs with no benefits. They cater to people who have spouses or are retired and working with social security who have their own health insurance.

A client of mine is charging me over twice as much as the health store charges for soap retail and she supposedly gave me a wholesale rate as I sold my product to her before to her store with no sales tax also at wholesale rate. She claims that she supports fair trade. Since it is the same exact soap i think it makes no difference what she is doing as compared to the health store as it comes from the same place.

I plan to go back and return soap instead and save my money. I bought some other things from her on her terms so she should be ok with it. She charged me tax which noone does as I am a wholesaler and have a tax id.

What do you thin? Would you pay more if you knew the product was supporting people getting a fair wage as opposed to being made in China by children in a sweat shop for a dollar a day if they are lucky?

Can we afford to make these wise choices today in this economy?

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