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In some cities, if you never once shovel your own sidewalk, then someone can't sue you if they fall on your section of the sidewalk, but if you do shovel it even just once, and someone slips and falls, they have a case against you for endangering them.

See, it's shit like this that I simply don't understand.
I don't get why it matters if people cut their grass to their neighbors' preferences, shovel snow so that their neighbors don't get upset, or something to that effect.

This is why people shouldn't live in proximity, among a plethora of other reasons.

If a homeowner is too lazy to get out and shovel their sidewalk, it shows that they are probably too lazy to do other things. Sometimes there's a reason for the resident to not shovel the sidewalk - like she's pregnant and the husband works nights as an air traffic controller. In this photo, the resident is clearly retarded or mentally disabled.

I don't agree with bernie... at all.
Still, why is it their responsibility to pursue what you prefer? Is it hindering you in any way?
Why should they be pressured in to doing what you prefer?

You've so far squandered your chance to offer an insightful and mature explanation for why these things are important...
You don't expect me to be disappointed by this? There's no way this is a seriously satisfying answer for you.

Any bylaws or whatever that mandate you shovel the sidewalk would be illegal, but It's just simple courtesy to do your part to keep the neighbourhood nice. It maintains cohesion and keeps the community strong. This is the 'socialism' part of National Socialism, as opposed to fake State mandated contribution socialism. It has to be voluntary to be real.

This Bernie supporter isn't integrating with his local community, same basic problem as Muslim and nigger migrants, just not as bad. He should be pressured to either conform to the community or go back to Africa San Francisco lest the community be slowly destroyed.

It isn't about pursuing what I prefer, it was considered common decency. Everybody that was able to shovel their sidewalk did, if they weren't able too, the rest of us offered to help them out. We would especially do it if we knew they were out of town to not attract criminals.

You aren't going to like that response though, so why bother?

You don't have to cut your grass exactly to your neighbor’s preference. Mine is well maintained, but taller than theirs. But maintaining a certain level of upkeep is important because it does affect your affect you. If my neighbors trashed their homes and yards it would negativity effect the value of my property, and all properties in the neighborhood. Trashy homes indicate trashy people, and good people won't move in, forcing homeowners selling their property to adjust the price downwards which is likely to attract more trashy people.

@slwsnowman40 hit it on the head, it's called being a good neighbor. Maintaining a neighborhood is one of the hallmarks of civilized peoples. Look in any ghetto (google map it, I don't recommend entering the ghetto for any reason) and see how well their homes are maintained.

Yeah, I both agree with this and think it should be upheld.

Still, I don't have any interest in being told I need to jump on the bandwagon because I'm not on the bandwagon, hence my preference for being able to live some place that isn't in close proximity to other people.

Completely understand. Living in close proximity to people is a tradeoff. If the costs =/= the benefits in your eyes, then good on you for avoiding it.


Even though the city put the sidewalks in in the first place, now homeowners are responsible for them, at least round these parts. A friend of mine bought a wrecked shack of a house for a song and rebuilt it into a rather nice little house, with a great view of the marina and everyting. Anyhow, the sidewalk was pulverized there, and he was compelled to have a new one installed at his expense by city inspectors. Granted, this is an especially shitty city, but what city these days isn't?

That used to be called being a good neighbor. In the 1990s, my street would have everyone able to shovel out shoveling the snow and clearing the cars.