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I moved into an apartment in Westchester, NY two years ago. My landlord keeps increasing the rent by 20% every year. It is owned / managed by a large company which owns many apartments in the area; they just keep inflating the rental prices.

I can't deal with this anymore, as a result I have to move out now.

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I see nothing wrong here. It's his apartment, and it's market. Want stability -- buy a house, (PS: I'm myself renting for a cheap price because of rent control, but I admit it's a bad system).

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It's his apartment, but such high increase is not in line with the market prices, inflation and wage growth.

They are simply banking on the fact that moving for tenants is costly, time consuming and could affect kid's school. Moreover, they only gave me 3 days to decide if I want to renew or move out. They gave the renewal offer 33 days before lease end, and I have to give a notice of 30 days if I want to move out.

Last year, I fell into their trap and gave into the substantially increased rent; but now what they are asking is at least 30% higher than market.

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If your lease is being modified you are likely not bound by the 30 day notice...

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What is the hardware of your servers and how many queries are you performing per second? How is the performance and latency?

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In jaywalking arrests, cops may also press additional charges resisting arrest, assault on police officer, obstruction of justice, endangering public safety etc.

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They may also just give you a warning.

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One time I was about to jaywalk in downtown Portland Oregon. There was a policeman nearby. He said: "Sir, please don't jaywalk in front of me."

I guess that counts as a warning. I don't recall if I noticed him there before I stepped off the curb.

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I got a FireTV stick as well, and I am having a lot of fun hacking it.

You can sideload most Android apps including Chrome, Firefox and XBMC/Kodi without rooting.

You can also install an AirPlay app and use it as an AirPlay receiver.

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Cool. I didn't know that it could side load apps. That kinda changes everything. I didn't notice settings for that. I also got a Fire Phone during the Christmas sale, and once I got Google Play Store on it, it became a much better phone...almost good.

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Alexa is highly inaccurate. My website (http://www.ranksignals.com) have Alexa rank 7,000 with 3,500 visits / day while my other websites with higher traffic have far lower Alexa rank.

My other websites have Alexa rank 23,000 with 15k to 20k visits/day and Alexa rank 250k and 5k visits/day.

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How many visitors do you get on the website?

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I built http://www.ranksignals.com SEO tools.

It's a SaaS app and a Chrome Extension. It has tens of thousands of monthly active users and makes $x,xxx per month.

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How do you get those backlinks? They are pretty accurate

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Several eye witnesses say that he was not selling cigarettes when he was arrested. The cops suspected him because of his previous history of selling cigarettes.

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Let's not forget, not all the detainees were terrorists.

US promoted a reward program in middle east asking locals to turn in anyone with ties to terrorists. All they had to do was tell a name to US military, and collect reward for every name.

Many locals turned in thousands of innocent people just to collect a reward. These people were immediately arrested and shipped off to Guantanamo Bay without any investigation. US did not even require any probably cause, evidence or investigation to detain and torture these people.

If CIA tortured George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in this way, I am sure they would confess to being an accomplice along with Osama Bin Laden in 9/11 attack.

Unfortunately, this US "war on terror" has created tens of thousands of more terrorists all over the world. It haven't made the US or World any safer, it has created a even bigger monster.

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As any war on anything is bound to do. You can't push against something and get less of it - you get more pushing right back at ya.

In this sense, US Gov is the primary cause of and is directly responsible for nearly ALL terrorist acts in the past decades, globally.

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The actual thread of terrorism is so minute, that it's not worth worrying about. However, the fact that a 'war on terror' exists is what is desired (by the various parties that stand to gain with such a war). ANd it's not even just one group or org - it's a whole bunch of them, each individually acting in a self-interested way. The end result is the military industrial complex, all the federal money and various other parties, all pushing in the same direction because it benefits them.

The only real way to get around this problem is balance of power - more people need to be richer, so that on average, nobody can push their agenda better than anyone else.

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What is your source? Both because I have always heard about the "rewards program" and am interested in reading more, and because wherever you got the information that thousands of people were ever sent to Guantanamo Bay is simply wrong [1]. I see a trend of people rehashing things about Guantanamo Bay that they've heard somewhere else and just putting it out there. It doesn't help the progressive agenda of understanding GTMO and closing it, because the information is just plain wrong.

[1] http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/gtmo-by-...

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Gitmo was not the only detention centre. Abu Ghraib is the most notorious of the other centres.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner...

The most famous innocent victim of paid-information is the taxi driver Dilawar, beaten to death in the Parwan Detention Facility.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_to_the_Dark_Side

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I saw this in a documentary (I guess it was PBS or BBC). It also had testimonies of innocent people who were detained & tortured for 5+ years, then released by US.

Here are few links about it:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8472804/...

http://www.reprieve.org.uk/publiceducation/2012_08_30_Public...

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your link says this: "Bounties paid by Bush Administration to anyone who would hand over a possible terror suspect: $3,000 to $25,000" and references http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8049868/ns/world_news

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You got that right. :|

    at least 26 were wrongfully held and did not meet the detention standard
    ...
    included an "intellectually challenged" man whose CIA detention was 
    used solely as leverage to get a family member to provide information

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A program similar to this was employed in Vietnam war , however after thousands were assassinated and killed by said,South Vietnam and the program having had diminishing returns the program was halted, they believe many innocents were turned in due to localized revenge minded regional authorities.

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No.

But A LOT of them were.

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s/A LOT/some

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India is not banning cars or taxis on the road. They are saying that Uber shall not operate until they get permits and comply with the law.

If the law requires you to go through a background check and obtain a license to buy a gun; but you don't get a license, you buy a gun and then shoot someone. Clearly, you would be liable for the crime.

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