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NBeener

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04-27-2012 03:39 PM

I mentioned this once before, but …

Nothing’s gotten better. Everything’s gotten worse. I cannot get my health back. I’m out of money, ideas, and energy to try.

I am humbly and sincerely asking each of you to take a couple of minutes and read the whole story.

My neighbors, my neighborhood, and my city … kicked the living snot out of me.

I’m running chronic fevers, am suffering chronic fatigue, have had PILES of different medications thrown at me, am still suffering from bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, cannot safely get back in my shop, and … am getting profoundly depressed from three years of hell.

I am asking each of you who is willing … to share this story, and the link, in ANY WAY you can—Facebook … MySpace … e-mail … the local paper …. anything.

I’m turning 48 years old, in six days, and … am pretty scared. I have a family who loves me, and whom I love, but … I’m pretty scared.

I’d be ever so grateful for your help in making MY story … go viral.

Thanks.

-- -- Neil


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superstretch

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 04:01 PM

Wow.. its hard to imagine a situation like that. The story leaves off about a year ago. Has anything changed since then? If the Millers have moved, I hope you’re at least able to sleep again. If you ever have to head back out to Boston and need to take a pit stop in NY, stop by and take a load off for a bit.

Now to post on G+, Facebook, and Twitter

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Brad_Nailor

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 04:02 PM

Neil..I read the whole article…sorry to hear about your difficulties..It’s pretty sad how people can be so selfish and mean spirited…and the legal system can be so useless..I truly hope things get better for you soon

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Mark

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 04:10 PM

What a crappy situation – as a fellow Fort Collins resident, I must say I’m not surprised at the Coloradoan not taking the story, when members such as the Millers and Mr. Hines are involved. The cycling community and the brewers all but run this town – the local news outlets wouldn’t dare run a story slighting them, especially considering the lack of testicular fortitude the Coloradoan has.

It’s really pretty horrible that the situation has had to come to this, and taken such a toll on you, when there was clearly such a simple resolution to the problem early on.

I wish you luck & better health in the days ahead – if there’s anything I can do to help you out, don’t hesitate to ask.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe, and hammer to fit.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 04:13 PM

I shared the story on my Facebook, Neil. I am so sorry for the trouble you have, but I hope things get better for you and your family.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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dbray45

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#5 posted 04-27-2012 04:40 PM

Neil – You need to make a phone call – 800-514-0301

http://www.ada.gov/contact_drs.htm

From the HOA, law enforcement, through the judge – who should have recused himself is a strick violation of the ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a Dept of Justice matter

-- David in Damascus, MD

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dbray45

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#6 posted 04-27-2012 04:47 PM

As an added note, I would appeal to a higher court out of that city because the homeowners, HOA, police, and judge are not the ones that determine disability – that is a medical situation. Talk to DOJ.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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patron

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#7 posted 04-27-2012 04:58 PM

sorry to hear things haven’t changed much neil
my offer still stands
i can’t do much about the medical
but pray
which i do daily

i do agree with the aforementioned posts
this is a disability issue
we will stomp and shout

i can’t access my FB account yet
but will do so if this gets fixed for me soon

keep the faith brother

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bertha

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#8 posted 04-27-2012 05:05 PM

Welcome to the outside of the good ole boys club, Neil. I’m actually quite surprised that this kind of thing goes on there; I’ve come to expect it here in WV and everywhere else I’ve lived (TX, LA, and TN). I’m really sorry to hear about your health problems. Although ironic to some, I completely understand the notion that you must be well enough to exercise to keep yourself well enough.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 04-27-2012 05:09 PM

I’m So Sorry for what you have been through and the medical problems your having. I have had neighbors dogs barking for years and it can drive you insane. I was wondering if there’s something that could be done by contacting the state attorney general or a judicial council regarding the court case. I hope things improve for you ,if I had a way to help out I would. My Prayers and thoughts go out to you and yours.

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 04-27-2012 05:13 PM

crazy stuff… sorry to hear about this again/still…

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#11 posted 04-27-2012 05:25 PM

Sit tight Neil, all of us around here will come up with somethin to help in one way or another. In the mean time i hope that you can, in some way, find some peace and relaxation in your life. Hang in there brother.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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KMT

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#12 posted 04-27-2012 05:32 PM

Sorry to hear of your plight. I hope things are better now that “The Millers” have moved on. I hope you look into dbrays link above. Another note for those of you that are bothered by barking dogs, I had a neighbor across the road from me whos dog would bark all day long every day while they were at work and they would do nothing about it. I bought this http://www.canadianbarkcontrol.com/ds_pro.htm#page=Main-Tab and it works. They can’t make their dog bark!

-- - Martin

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dbhost

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#13 posted 04-27-2012 05:33 PM

Neil,

Ouch… That sinks…

I am not sure what all can be done for you now that your neighbors have moved. I hope and pray you are able to get a restful nights sleep. However I would also look into moving yourself away from there. You weren’t being at all unreasonable, and it is quite likely that the animal in question was in a lot of pain and basically begging for help. The good old boys network that you were subject to should be a source of shame and humiliation for Fort Collins. I have been there and it is a nice little town, but seeing the attitude shown by animal control, the police and even the courts, and knowing the ties among them, you either need to leave, or get the State Attorney General’s office involved… This looks like Louisiana or Illinois style political corruption at its worst…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 04-27-2012 05:40 PM

Wow, KMT – That device looks great! I also had a neighbor with a dog that barked constantly. They were across the street, but they left the dog tied up outside and never let it in the house. Fortunately, we moved after several months of barking. I can really sympathize with Neil. This looks like a small investment for something that may work. Great link! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 04-27-2012 06:16 PM

Our hearts go out to you Neil!

It’s like you ended up in a foreign country when you moved there, & couldn’t speak their language.

They talk about this being a free country, but this shouldn’t happen anywhere.

We hope you have better luck with the new neighbors, & hope your health improves.

Barb, & Dick

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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