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Treasure
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06-26-2002

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 12:41 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Treasure a private message Print Post    
Oh, yes, I can do that, too. Thanks, Kar.

Kookliebird
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08-04-2005

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 1:39 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kookliebird a private message Print Post    
Never click on a link in an email. Always go directly to the website or call them about the email.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 1:42 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
It definitely could be a scam. Well in this case it is for sure a scam..

Heckagirl631
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09-08-2010

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 4:34 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Heckagirl631 a private message Print Post    
I get emails like this occasionally. I just go directly to my paypal account. There is never anything wrong.

Jmm
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08-15-2002

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 5:26 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jmm a private message Print Post    
I love getting those e-mails - I don't have a paypal account. LOL

Dipo
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04-23-2002

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Dipo a private message Print Post    
LOL, Jmm, I too get a lot of those type emails for accounts I don't have.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 6:08 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I get iTunes all the time. No account.

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:01 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Colordeagua a private message Print Post    
I live in a residential area. Commercial street is not far. DVM is very close. I do not like LOUD cars. Don't hear them often, but sometimes . . . . Learned a new term this morning. LOUD cars not having an exhaust problem are "hobby cars". Owner / driver not a kid -- a little older, 20s, 30s.

Recently heard one go by my window time or two. Then when I was out walking the dog -- LOUD car. It went one direction, then another. Noticed it at a stoplight. I thought when the light turns green, it's gonna . . . . It was LOUD. It turned left onto street where I live. So where's it going. Into a driveway / garage not far from where I live. So I have the address. Got home. Do I report to police? I called. Asked if police keep record of LOUD cars. No. So I didn't report. Then thought police probably don't get reports because when you see / hear LOUD cars, can't get plate numbers so have nothing to I.D. cars. So I called back and reported. Police came to talk to me and then said he was going to talk to car owner down the street. So my question: Would you report LOUD car.

Related question I'm curious about. I'm in the Chicago 'burbs. I don't know if it's true in more of the Chicago area or any place else in the country -- for Quality of Life problems (e.g. dog barking, LOUD cars, etc), here you call 911. When they answer "What is your emergency?", answer "Quality of life call." How 'bout where you are -- call 911?

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:31 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Barking dogs and loud cars are not emergencies, calling 911 for those things is not appropriate. Use the non emergency number for the police department for this type of thing.


I thought I read something recently where some cities were starting to impose fines for people using 911 improperly. This was for the type of calls for instances such as not getting all your chicken nuggets...


Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:34 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I am not aware of any place that has a Quality of Life, noise type things where one uses 911 and was surprised to read in the post that Chicago does.

Karuuna
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08-30-2000

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:36 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Karuuna a private message Print Post    
Yeah, we don't have that either. We have an information line for all non-emergency calls.

Mack
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07-22-2002

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:41 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mack a private message Print Post    
We have a non-emergency police phone number. They like, actually request, you use it to even report car accidents where there are no injuries.

Sadiesmom
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03-13-2002

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:48 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sadiesmom a private message Print Post    
I have posted before about how i watch live cameras of volcanoes. well one of them blew and I missed it, luckily, there is a time lapse option for the last 24 hours near the top that allows you to see the past, If you want to see Stromboli blow.
the near camera - not great because it gets all smoky
http://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/sicilia/messina/stromboli.html

the far camera
https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/sicilia/messina/stromboli-sciara-del-fuoco.html

one person got killed, another injured, the island was evacuated, people are already coming back. but the thing that cracked me up ws an article that said many tourists ran into the sea to escape the volcano.

Roxip
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01-29-2004

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:53 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Roxip a private message Print Post    
I think in Dallas it is a 411 number. Or 611. I don't live in Dallas anymore so I wouldn't have ever called it.

In Dallas calling 911 is for life threatening emergencies, not nuisance issues.

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:57 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Colordeagua a private message Print Post    
I'm in Du Page County -- 'burbs west of Chicago. It may be this county only?

Don't say "do not use 911 for quality of life / non-emergency calls. WHERE I AM, YOU DO!!! Seems strange, but that is what is done here.

A few years ago I went through the Lombard Citizens Police Academy. That's where I first learned this. There is NO non-emergency number for police.

Looks like not true any place else in the country. I wonder about other parts of the Chicago area?

What about my other question -- would you report LOUD car(s) if you could identify the car?

Roxip
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01-29-2004

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:27 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Roxip a private message Print Post    
About the loud car, no. I guess is someone was deliberately making a nuisance of themselves by tearing up and down the street deliberately annoying the neighbors I would consider it, but as a general rule no (I used to have a neighbor who rode a scooter back and forth but as long as she quit doing so by 10 p.m. I never said anything...not to mention that she ended up running into my (legally) parked car and throwing herself off one night - just proves you shouldn't drink and drive!). I have been tempted to call on dogs before but fortunately those neighbors moved.

I'm pretty sure that there is no law against driving loud cars, at least not where I live. I'm just happy if people wait until 7 am on a Saturday or Sunday morning to start mowing their yards.

Sadiesmom
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03-13-2002

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:15 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sadiesmom a private message Print Post    
there are if you deliberately make it loud by removing the muffler.

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:38 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Colordeagua a private message Print Post    
Sadiesmom, maybe that could be the case. IDK.

Regarding quality of life calls to 911. I e-mailed DU-COMM. This is their reply:

"Yes, DU-COMM dispatches for all calls regarding well-being concerns."

DU-COMM

Roxip
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01-29-2004

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I think the difference therein lies in the fact that by deliberately removing your muffler you are rendering your car in a state that is justifiably reportable...here in Texas we have a lot of loud vehicles but they are street legal. But no, having said that, unless a car was doing donuts in front of my house at 2 am to deliberately ignore me I'm not going to call the authorities. I really don't want to cause myself any stress with my neighbors@

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

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The problem is that the idiots doing donuts and street racing in loudc(or any) vehicles, also tend to cause accidents.

Those people are discussed in Nextdoor.com here.

Our city has listings of numbers, including noise issues.

Juju2bigdog
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10-27-2000

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In my city of 85,000 people in western Washington state, we don't seem to have a non-emergency number for calling the police, and the police officers who post on Facebook and NextDoor say it is okay to call 911 for non-emergency crimes. I will occasionally call to report what looks like gang graffiti, even though we don't seem to have gangs in our town. When I call, I immediately say, "this is not an emergency, so feel free to drop me if another call comes in." They always say it's fine and to go ahead with my report.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:48 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
We have three numbers for grafitti.. The city, the County and the district that controls the floor control canals.

We had a bunch of graffiti in that channel recently and quite a discussion ensued o NextDoor, including "oh, boys will be boys", said by someone who couldn't see the graffiti from their neighborhood. Not to mentioned that even we could see it was van graffiti.

Anyway someone called and some of it on cinderblock walls was painted over, then I called on some down on the canal wall. The only part residents had to handle was on a vinyl extension of the fence.

https://www.fountainvalley.org/9/How-Do-I

One of our pages, another has tons of phone numbers..

My city has about 56,000.

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:24 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Colordeagua a private message Print Post    
Many years ago I remember a non-emergency number for police in the phonebook. (Remember phonebooks? ) Not a number you had to call often. Then during Citizens Police Academy we had a tour of DU-COMM. As I said, that's when I learned about calling 911 for quality of life calls, etc.

Roxip
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01-29-2004

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:18 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Roxip a private message Print Post    
So you all made me curious and I googled City of Dallas Quality of Life and apparently this is a committee that has just recently been formed (or at least their agendas only go back for about a year). Of course I don't actually live in the City of Dallas so it really doesn't apply to me.

The City of Crandall's way of handling it would be for you to go and talk to your neighbor and try to read a compromise before you go to the authorities...or post it on the neighborhood Facebook pages, which seems to be where all the disgruntled comments get posted!

After hours and weekend we don't even have local 911 service - it is directed to the County.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:55 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I think most places urge the compromise approach with neighbors re dogs, music, noise, but it can be dangerous and frustrating.

At my last condo, the city had more gang problems and we were subjected to loud music, parties and gunshots at times.

I had a street in back of our small complex where now and then there would be a party that was loud in an ear bleeding was.. As in giant speakers, strobe lights, booze and they went late.

I called on one a block away only after hours of noise. Called the non emergency number, and it was stopped. Then I had one right in back of me and naturally they put the stage, sound and light system blaring mariachi music right by my back fence. Under my bedroom window.

Windows were rattling, walls were thumping. I could look down and see the party. After 5 hours, when it was 1am, I looked and guys were arriving with cases of bottles of booze. The music was still going. I called 911 and let them hear it. They came out and it got quiet and then someone banged on my door, having gotten into our gated complex and through a window told me I had to let them play a little bit more!

I was the only one not afraid to call. The police told me they were fine with a 911 call on these parties and preferred to nip things in the bud early on.

But it really is up to each city and each police chief.

Thankfully, I was able to move away and eventually sell that condo!

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 5:16 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Colordeagua a private message Print Post    
Oh, Seamonkey. I could not live with that noise. Nothing like that around here. Obviously it doesn't take a whole lot to make me unhappy. One hot summer a few years ago I had a dog problem -- not mine. I'm in a condo. The guy below me has / had a dog. Summer -- my and his windows were open. In the middle of the night the dog would bark. Woke me up a number of times. I said something to a condo board member I know more than others. No more dog WOOF during the night.

I live a couple blocks from an Islamic temple. Every once in a great while they must press the wrong button and their prayers (?) go on a speaker all over a BIG area. That can go on and on and on. Call 911.

I haven't heard a LOUD car in the past few days. I bet I would have if I hadn't . . . .

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:40 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
For our county, you HAVE to call 911 to even get the sheriff's department. I've been sooooo tempted to call this summer. Four out of 5 nights since school got out (and sometimes in the middle of the day) we have neighbors on both sides that do target shooting. I am SOOOO sick of hearing gunshots every damn night! I live in the country because I like the quiet (and we're smack dab in the middle of 40 acres on a dirt road...I mean QUIET!). I've not called, though, because I'm sure I'd be told that unless they're shooting at people or one of the animals on my property, they can do whatever the hell they want. Every day I want to move to Scotland more!

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 2:37 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Color, I couldn't either! Eventually,C the son of a renter in the complex of 14 homes, gave our gate code to gang members.. His mother told us in a meeting that no, her son was not in a gang and we had to do something. Gang guys had decided our little complex was safe for them and would park in the fire lane. We had to hire a guard and a towing service, but the towing service quit when knives were pulled.

By then our complex was mostly Latino but the majority did not want the gang guys there at all.

People were trying to sell and upside down on loans. My Romanian friends ended up walking away from their condo and put their money down on a house in Fountain Valley.

A Vietnamese renter heard about them leaving and that I was thinking about it, said "time to go".

I couldn't walk away, as I had paid off my loan. But I found my condo in Fountain Valley (luckily it was when prices were bottomed out) and bought and moved. It took 9 months for my first condo to sell. 9 months of double insurances, gas, electric, association dues, property tax.. Was so happy when it sold!

I have been here over 20 years and nothing is perfect but I had to get out.

I would not be happy with broadcasted calls to prayer either!

And gunshots!

That logic.. Gunshots often enough kill or hurt unintended victims!

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

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Always a worry, any known negatives about a property can make it difficult if not impossible to sell.

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