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  1. There's many reasons this could have happened. From soil investigation, to design, to materials, to site prep, to construction. Most likely each one a different entity.

    Knowing the type of footing would give a narrowing of potential causes. Fixes could run from minor (minor in this case will still be expensive) to partial demolition. Probably be some firming of the lawyer full employment situation.

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  2. 5 minutes ago, ivylove said:

    Thanks LPPT and Blunt Trauma!   I think I understand a bit more now!   But does the Georgia Underwriting Association play a role in our health insurance, also?  (I am still unclear on that)  I was kinda thinking they were just connected to property insurance. 

    This oughta cover it. Hope you gots some time:

    Georgia Underwriting Association – The FAIR Plan

    The Georgia Underwriting Association or FAIR Plan was implemented by the legislature as a residual insurance market offering homeowners insurance to those residents who are unable to obtain coverage through the private marketplace after being deemed "high risk" often due to filing claims. The GUA of FAIR Plan acts as a complement to the private market and provides peace of mind to Georgians who are left out of the private market due to the area they own property in or because of the dwelling or building they have purchased. The GUA also works with the membership to fight arson, improve safety and to reduce the loss of lives and property as a result of natural disasters.

    The Plan is especially needed in coastal and island areas such as Savannah where the private insurance companies fear to tread. In these areas, many homeowners are deemed high risk even if they have never filed a homeowners insurance claim. Although coastal areas are better known for being high risk windstorm areas, the state has its share of winter storms, hailstorms and severe weather that arrives often without warning. For those owners of private residents and businesses who cannot obtain insurance in the private market, the Georgia Underwriting Association makes obtaining the necessary high risk home insurance possible.

    The Georgia Underwriting Association operates similar to other state FAIR Plans in that applicant properties are inspected upon receipt of the homeowners application. Authorized agents are available to make application on behalf of customers seeking coverage in the FAIR Plan. The policies issued are typically written on standard forms and provide many of the coverages available in the private marketplace subject to certain limitations that are approved by the Georgia Insurance Commissioner. 

    Policies written by the Georgia FAIR Plan are assigned to the member companies (private insurers) and profits and losses are spread according to each member’s percentage of accepted risk. As with other state FAIR Plans, Georgia residents have the option of the Georgia Underwriting Association as a last resort to make insurance coverage available for those dwellings or commercial buildings when the homeowners risk is too high and the private insurance marketplace has made it difficult to obtain coverage.

    As with all FAIR Plans, consumers are urged to try to find coverage in the private market and we can help you find an agent that can help you find alternatives to the FAIR Plan.

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  3. 10 minutes ago, ivylove said:

    LPPT, what does the Georgia Underwriting Association do exactly, anyway?    

    Some boilerplate PR:

    Georgia Underwriting Association mission


    The Georgia Underwriting Association (GUA) functions as a residual insurance market in order that basic property and liability insurance may be made available to all Georgians. The GUA promotes the health and welfare of the community by only insuring risks that are maintained or improved to meet minimum safety standards. The Insurance industry holds an important place in society. GUA, as a complement to the private market, provides peace of mind for thousands of Georgia individuals, families and businesses who may not find other insurance readily available. And during those unthinkable times when natural disaster hits, we provide the means of recovery for people and communities in need. Beyond this essential mission of providing insurance for the citizens of Georgia, we work with our membership to fight arson, improve home safety, and to reduce the loss of lives and property from natural disasters.

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  4. Never been on suicide watch, so I have no reference on how much harder that migh make it. But I've been in a cell like that.

    Some redneck (said with affection) with skills for making something out of nothing, given enough time and no cell searches, might be able to pull it off. A billionaire used to having somebody wipe his behind for him? Most likely not.

    Bare minimum.......he had help. 

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  5. 20 minutes ago, LPPT said:



    1 hour ago, CitizenCain said:

    Tempting, but as Johnny Carson use to say ; "I wouldn't touch that line with a 10Ft pole". 

    The correct answer to that would have been "Yes ma'am, every red blooded American male for 6 counties is aware of that fact."

    Note the lack of quoting the original post.

  6. 1 minute ago, LPPT said:

    If I get your humor correct we don't see many teeth marks. 😎

    Well theres two ways to go with that. Either y'all messin' with them fancy, extra good lookin' fellers, that don't end up in them sityeeations. Or you was in to guys from Alabama.

    Low probability of teeth related marks of any kind in Alabama.

    Had it not been invented in Alabama, it would've been called a "teethbrush".

  7. 5 minutes ago, ivylove said:

    But really, isn't that a good thing on here? (Freedom of expression)  :unsure: ;) 

    On paper, yeah.

    But, did you know that if there's 4 folks in a car, and a joint in the console, lots of times all 4 people go to jail. 

    So how do I know you ain't got a joint in your pocket? Now here I am in the car with y'all. 

    I don't know these people occifer. (cough, cough) And these aint even my pants! (cough) Its my sisters car so you can't search it! (cough)

  8. I do so hate to explain my humor, much preferring folks to take from it the jokes they write themselves. If you judge from the responses I get in general (not just this instance), many are jokes that I never actually said.

    But since I had something pulled (it was a mass purge of a thread) that was labeled as either political or racist. Now granted at the very end I may have said something mean about the smell during preparation of some dishes of Asian cuisine. But the purpose was to point out if you live near a meth house, there will be the occasional funky odor. I'm concerned we may get the PC police called down on me here.

    Since this thread swerved every joke I've thrown was not hateful to an imaginary person or persons. At its base it is, and was intended to be, self deprecating. But sometimes people take my base and run their own direction.

  9. The more things change, the more they stay the same. All this, I'm sure, will somehow be covered under the "Tip O'Neill Ruling" rendered earlier in the studio thread. 

    How long will someone keeping walking this line. It's thin enough it's got to be tough on the feet.

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  10. Maybe it was just the way my account was structured, but when I finally found the old posts I realized that all of my old ones were now showing up under my login username. That wouldn't seem like much of a problem except its basically my first initial and last name. My profile showed up under that name as well.

    Think its all reset now to my posting name, but its something to beware of.

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  11. The Cadillac is an ever so slightly fancier Buick. Wonder what the price difference is?

    What I could find that seemed applicable:

    Buick LaCrosse vs. Cadillac XTS

    2019 Cadillac XTS: The 2019 Cadillac XTS has a starting MSRP $46,895 and gets 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The XTS comes equipped with many modern features, including a rearview camera.


    2019 Buick LaCrosse: The 2019 Buick LaCrosse starts at a much more affordable $30,495 MSRP. The LaCrosse also earns a much higher MPG rating, getting up to 25 mpg city and up to 35 mpg highway. Plus, you can look forward to each of the following standard features inside the cabin:


    Buick Infotainment System

    Apple CarPlay Connectivity

    Rear Park Assist (Essence trim and above

  12. Here's ya a hmmmm kinda moment.

    Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed



    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery in September more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents outside a Chicago theater.


    The Indiana State Department of Health approved a permit July 3 sought by Dillinger's nephew, Michael C. Thompson, to have the body exhumed from Crown Hill Cemetery and reinterred there.


    The permit doesn't give a reason for the request, and Thompson couldn't immediately be reached for comment.


    The Indianapolis-born Dillinger was one of America's most notorious criminals. He and his gang pulled off a bloody string of bank robberies across the Midwest in the 1930s. The FBI says that Dillinger's gang killed 10 people, but Dillinger was never convicted of murder.


    Dillinger was awaiting trial in the slaying of an East Chicago police officer when he escaped from jail in Crown Point, Indiana, in March 1934 with a gun carved out of wood. While on the run, he underwent plastic surgery to alter his face and was said to have tried to remove his fingerprints with acid.


    Dillinger, who was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the 2009 movie "Public Enemies," was fatally shot in July 1934 by FBI agents outside the Biograph theater in Chicago after he was betrayed by a woman who became known in the papers as the "Lady in Red."


    Indiana health department spokeswoman Jeni O'Malley said that based on the permit, the agency expects Dillinger's body will be exhumed and reinterred on Sept. 16 the date listed on the document.


    "In terms of the way the permit reads that's what it signals," she said Tuesday.


    Crown Hill Cemetery spokeswoman Crystal King said the cemetery has no information about the plans to exhume Dillinger, whose grave is an attraction at the hilltop graveyard on Indianapolis' near north side.


    Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday for Jeffery Scalf, whose grandmother was Dillinger's half-sister, and for Savanah Light, the funeral director whose name is listed on the permit.

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