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Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Rokkuman on January 30, 2004, 01:08:05 PM
Let's say I were to build myself a little house out in the countryside, or in the forest or something... would I be charged with "tresspassing" or something?


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Plasma on January 30, 2004, 01:12:20 PM
If it's not your land, and the owner of the land decides to press charges, yes.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: stevie on January 30, 2004, 01:23:25 PM
depends on how old you are :)

I mean, I built a nice fort (it was really, really cool) out in the middle of the woods -- but I was 10.

if you try and like, put up something more substantial you might get into trouble


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on January 30, 2004, 02:05:06 PM
Heheh, PJ, this is for that "martial-arts hiking for a year without a bathroom" thing, right? :wink:
If it's a permanent building (like, not a fort, as Stevie mentioned), you'll need a builder's permit.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Agamemnus on January 30, 2004, 03:09:40 PM
The government used to pay people to settle in uninhabited land.

.....100 years ago.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: toonski84 on January 30, 2004, 03:39:45 PM
I built this kickass fort on an empty unpaved lot when I was 11.  The jerks that owned it tore it down though :(


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Moneo on February 06, 2004, 12:50:52 AM
Mexico has some strange squatters laws. If you have a property with nothing constructed on it, basically an empty lot, and you have it completely fenced, that doesn't prevent someone from building a shack or whatever on it. If this squatter can show evidence that he has been living for "x" years on this property, he can now register this property as his own. The original legal owner loses the property.
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Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on February 06, 2004, 12:52:13 AM
That's weird. The law should be changed.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Sterling Christensen on February 06, 2004, 03:34:29 AM
I think it makes sense.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on February 06, 2004, 11:27:15 AM
That sounds like the old Chinese communist law, kill those who own lots of land. Just less extreme.
Ah, sorry...I just finished a book on the Tian An Men Square massacre. Disturbing.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 07, 2004, 10:29:54 AM
Moneo, Mexico has a ton of strange laws :D Rhiannon's mother goes to Mexico pretty frequently...nice country, but everyone's too spread out! :D


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 07, 2004, 01:16:51 PM
I wonder who makes those strange laws =P.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 07, 2004, 01:19:31 PM
Why, strange people of course. And Mexico's full of them. :D :D :D

Btw...800 posts. w00t! :D


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 07, 2004, 01:21:36 PM
Nah, the whole world is filled with morons and strange people =P.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Moneo on February 08, 2004, 12:32:44 AM
Quote from: "adosorken"
Moneo, Mexico has a ton of strange laws :D Rhiannon's mother goes to Mexico pretty frequently...nice country, but everyone's too spread out! :D

What do you mean by "everyone's too spread out"? There are 20 million people in Mexico City which isn't that large of an area.
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Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 08, 2004, 01:41:31 AM
Mexico City doesn't make up the entirety of Mexico :P it's what we call the exception to the rule. I would go into my usual speech about basing entireties on exceptions but I don't think my network connection will hold up that long :D


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 08, 2004, 04:19:51 AM
It is a general feature of any country/place. Population is concentrated around the economic/industrial areas while is spread out in the country side.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Rhiannon on February 08, 2004, 10:29:30 AM
If people in Mexico arent so spread out, why would mom have to take a plane or an 8 hr busride to go from one end to another? Mexico aint Puerto Rico Moneo :P


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 08, 2004, 10:44:02 AM
Thats because Mexico is large as compared to PR.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Rhiannon on February 08, 2004, 10:50:47 AM
well....duh, hence the comment :roll:


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 08, 2004, 10:52:20 AM
You didnt get me. I meant obviously you cant expect any country to have a uniformly distributed population over its entire area.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Rhiannon on February 08, 2004, 11:32:00 AM
i think you didnt get me,  the comment i made was in reference to Moneo saying people in Mexico arent that spread out, that it's not like PR where the island is only a hundred miles wide, hence noone is really that far away


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 08, 2004, 11:34:19 AM
Ok, I got your point  :roll:


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Rokkuman on February 09, 2004, 12:49:04 PM
Okay... so if I were to drive on a highway, halfway through, run off the side of the road into the forest. Cut some trees down, and then build a house, I wouldn't get in trouble?


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on February 09, 2004, 01:41:07 PM
Depends where. If it's very rural, and not in a military base or hunting grounds and not for 25 years, you'll be fine. Otherwise, someone will find ya.
And don't build a condo, atah meyvin?


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 09, 2004, 03:50:16 PM
Rock, if u cut down trees without a license you would get into trouble =P.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Moneo on February 09, 2004, 11:14:44 PM
Quote from: "Rhiannon"
i think you didnt get me,  the comment i made was in reference to Moneo saying people in Mexico arent that spread out, that it's not like PR where the island is only a hundred miles wide, hence noone is really that far away

I get your point. Actually it's not that the people are spread out, it's that the country is very large and therefore the cities are spread out. So if you fly into Mexico City and want to visit 2 friends, then you might have to take two airline trips to see them, which of course would not occur on the island of Puerto Rico.
BTW, I've always wanted to visit PR, it has a special charm --- "Puerto Rico del alma."
As long as I have you "on the line" --- is it also acceptable to call it Porto Rico, and from whence comes the difference?
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Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on February 09, 2004, 11:43:37 PM
While we're on the topic of Mexico...My sister's boyfriend's sister is coming to Mexico for 6 weeks...um...yeah.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Agamemnus on February 10, 2004, 12:54:17 AM
Mexico is part of NAFTA.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on February 10, 2004, 12:56:25 AM
NAFTA?


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: whitetiger0990 on February 10, 2004, 12:59:09 AM
Ooo!! North American Free Trade Agreement.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 10, 2004, 10:30:20 AM
Quote from: "Moneo"
is it also acceptable to call it Porto Rico, and from whence comes the difference?

That would be the French spelling. And yeah, it's accurate. :) And for those who don't know, Puerto Rico is Spanish for "Rich Port" (although Moneo and na_th_an already know this, hehehe)


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Moneo on February 11, 2004, 05:16:54 PM
Quote from: "adosorken"
Quote from: "Moneo"
is it also acceptable to call it Porto Rico, and from whence comes the difference?

That would be the French spelling. And yeah, it's accurate.

Somehow the word PORTO sounds Portuguese to me and really not French. Are you sure?
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Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Zack on February 11, 2004, 07:21:28 PM
There are a lot of Ricos around. :P


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 12, 2004, 09:41:35 AM
Porto might also be Portugese, but I'm not sure on that (I can barely comprehend Spanish, let alone Portugese). Porto is correct in French, though.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 12, 2004, 02:26:06 PM
How did puerto rico get its name anyway?


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 12, 2004, 02:33:08 PM
Coz there was gold here. Was...until the Spaniards took it all.


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: Agamemnus on February 12, 2004, 02:37:44 PM
Puerto Rico had gold?

 :roll:


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: adosorken on February 12, 2004, 02:45:44 PM
"Had" being the operative word. :D


Title: "Government Property"
Post by: TheBigBasicQ on February 12, 2004, 03:02:57 PM
Damn! colonialism!