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Thursday, October 31st, 2013
11:28 am - Can't win for losing??

driventomad
I have been fortunate enough to live in other metro markets, and am besides myself in Omaha. Questions I continue to ask:

Why do I pay close to 3% on personal property taxes for my home when I paid no more than 1% in other metro markets (better ones) and in good parts of those markets?? Think about the amount that means! Based upon a $200,000 home: Omaha: $6,000/yr versus 1% markets: $2,000/yr. That's a $4k difference (~$333/mnth)?!?!?! or $300,000 home: Omaha: $9,000/yr versus 1% markets: $3,000/yr. That's a $6k difference ($500/mnth)?!?!?!?!

Where does that money go? It surely doesn't go to the roads, or the schools (versus other metros). The roads are rough, and stay that way. When they do decide to attempt a repair on a road, it takes between 2 weeks and a month (for 200 feet of roadway). I cannot understand why a portion of the road is torn-up, then blocked for a week, then 10 people show up with 9 watching 1 clean the area, then wait another several days (still with the road blocked off) to begin re-asphalting the road. Again, 12 people now with 2 doing work. In other metro markets, the work gets done; period! They even work overnights to make sure there is as minimal amount of disruption to the residents. NOT HERE! It is the absolute opposite. I now have a project that was started 4 weeks ago close to where I live: they dug 5 large holes (CenturyLink) and then left them. They left the mounds of dirt blocking sidewalks and partial roadways, and then set-up signs around these areas. People have to walk into the road to get around them (dangerous) and drivers have to drive around at least 1 of these, and then avoid pedestrians that are forced off of the sidewalks and into the road. This was 4 weeks ago that they drilled these holes, and nothing has been done since. There was another part of our subdivision (in Omaha) that the road was torn-up (~12 feet worth). It was torn-up, blocked off and then left for close to 2 weeks before the work was to be completed. Then they did the other side of the road, this time just over a week (24 feet in over 3 weeks).

Taxes on vehicles purchased are assessed on the devaluation from the MSRP, not based upon the purchase price of the vehicle. And if you sold a vehicle, there is no tax credit for what you sold that vehicle for. (Bought a vehicle for 20k, paid taxes on that MSRP devauled amount, and then sold it for 15k year later. If not sold to where you purchased the next 20k vehicle, you pay the full amount, not the amount less the 15k assessed). GOTCHA AGAIN!!

If a cop jumps out of the bushes and catches you speeding, walks to the middle of the 5 lane road to wave you into a subdivision for his trap, you can expect that the DMV & their "Safety Council" will get it out of you. With the START or STOP class, you can have the judge assign that to you, buy it will still hit your insurance. What's the benefit outside of keeping a couple of points off of your DL. If it hits your insurance, what was the point to spend the money and wasted time with the "Safety Council"? Talk to the women upstairs at that place and they will yank you around until it is too late to have it done within the time you think it is supposed to be done, and for any benefit.

Want an alarm system on your home? You better be ready to apply for a permit...EVERY YEAR! Move to another home, gotta do it all over again, and pay the amount all over again! If not, the alarm going off in your home will not get a response from authorities. ADT, or whomever your carrier is, will be wasting that call to police/fire/etc on your behalf if you did not apply & pay for your permit.

There is no easy/direct route from West Omaha to downtown. Why has this not been corrected yet?

Where is any culture in Omaha?

I miss real metro markets, and will likely change that sooner-than-later. It is not only that this is a very vanilla & boring metro, it has state laws that are ludicrous! If you are from here, I can't blame you as you may just not know better. If you aren't from here, you likely will not be staying. If you are moving here because of a great offer from a company, do everything you can to look for turn-over ratios. Don't think that you can simply suck-it-up for 'x' time, realize that there are other factors that can burn you.

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
8:04 pm - I Concur

angry_timmy

Dear Omaha,

How much do I hate thee? Let me count the ways in no particular order...
  1. You are pretentious enough to have a Fashion Week.  Are you kiddin' me? Paris. Milan. Omaha!?! Puhleeze...
  2. You spent millions of dollars on a pedestrian bridge while you turn your backs on one of the poorest black communities in the country.
  3. Lee Terry.
  4. Excessive force from the OPD consistently being "investigated" and "excused".
  5. The Old Market on weekends and the drunk bitches and frat boys who prowl, puke and piss on it.
  6. That hag who runs the Jackson Street Bookseller. I wonder if she's ever read 'Sybill'?
  7. Saddle Creek Records. "We only record our friends". Hey, newsflash: your friends are a bunch of fucking whiners. Stop recording them.
  8. The Clones west of 72nd.
  9. The Clones in Dundee.
  10. Mayor Mike Fahey's big fat face.
  11. The Reader.
  12. The City Weekly.
  13. The World Herald.
  14. Westside Church and that greedy bastard of a head pastor. I've waited on him. God must be turning over in her grave...
  15. The roads! C'mon, I shouldn't get so attached to potholes that I start naming them for Chrissakes!!
Whew. That's all I got for now. But tomorrow's another day (that is unless the Mother Ship finally comes for me).

Hatefully yours,

Angry Timmy

current mood: crappy

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
11:05 am - An open letter

kat_food
To the couple in room 1101 at the Doubletree in downtown Omaha, at around 2am Sunday morning:

Damn, I hope it was even half as good as it sounded, ‘cause it sounded GOOD. Tell me, did I wake up at the beginning of it or halfway through? ‘Cause it sounded like a marathon to me, in every position imaginable. You there – the guy – you can last a loooong time can’t you? Nice. Very nice. She likes the spanking, I take it. Nothin’ wrong with a little smack on the ass every now and then. I like it myself occasionally. Did you confine yourselves to just the bed, or did you use any of the other furniture in the room? Or maybe perform a little exhibitionism at the window overlooking the city? 'Cause that's a great view with a sturdy window pane. Tell me, were you at the bar the night before with everyone else? I'm dying to know! You clearly weren't at the breakfast buffet the next morning, judging from the "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on your door. Wimps. We were down at breakfast with the family at 9am like it weren’t no thang. Well anyway, glad you had a good time and thanks for the free aural porn. ;D
Cheers. *raises glass*

Love 'n' spanks,
The couple in room 1103 at the Doubletree in Omaha
 

current mood: naughty

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
3:17 pm - why I hate omaha

udonman
Why well simply Being a trans women in this town. Well okay so I dont live in Omahell I live in CL iowa we are forced to depend on that shit hole of a city cause well they surrond us on three sides and our other border is the river. Ok so back to the whole trans issue well the weird thing is transfolk are actully somewhat accepted well for the most part at least with the straight community yet when it come so the Gay comm we are sorta left on the other side of the street going Where is the T in glbT. 

Oh yeah and Nebraska drivers suck the omaha roads suck and the old market has gone to shit.

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004
10:16 am - I hate Omaha
schajw Can't wait to get back to Denver and get out of this hopeless fucking hole!

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
8:13 am - >_

viricide
in response to gambling -> the todd n tyler radio show and a caller:

"the state is full of simple minded aggggghhh."

i totally concur. another reason to leave.

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004
9:13 am - This is why Omaha sucks...

buckykc
http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=1640&u_sid=1236623

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Friday, October 8th, 2004
10:50 pm - arr?

viricide
so unl thinks tommy lee will give them a good image.
what the hell?

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
11:56 am - sign?

viricide
my mom bought a dog off of a family friend. hes only 2 months and is still potty training.
today i was reading the omaha world-herald on the living room floor and sure enough, lokie (our dog), peed on the midlands section i was reading.

thinking about it now, maybe its a sign. this place is just a piss pot.

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Friday, July 30th, 2004
1:05 pm - They Might Hate Omaha?

luinied
Go to They Might Be Giants' live show buying page and check out the mp3 sample filename for the Omaha show. Coincidence? I think not.

current mood: amused

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
5:27 pm - get in line

phlurgman
i have ways and reasons to hate omaha most of you have never even considered.

i do love Tom Bevaqua though.

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2004
12:11 pm

_ihateomaha
Oh man, it's like I'm in heaven.

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Monday, December 1st, 2003
1:19 am

ex_fevers859
yo.
i lived in omaha for 14 years.
and nebraska for 18.
fuck it all.
now i'm in new york.
it definitely does not suck as much.

fuck ops.
fuck west o.
fuck dundee.
fuck saddle creek.
and all the rest of it.

don't live in omaha.
it's a giant parking lot.

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Sunday, November 30th, 2003
6:58 am - them whores have no class.

darklimelight
you bitches have no idea how good it makes me feel that there are others like me who hate omaha
i went and lived in omaha most of my life i fucking wanted to kill my self every time i thought of it. i hate bright eyes all that emo bull shit is for homos and pussy boys
i just moved to chicago and i feel a great stress is released off my back
oh and fuck burke high school those mother fuckers fucked me up for life.
death to omaha i will watch it burn
signed
the hardest queer on the block

current mood: amused

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2003
12:41 am - yay, im not alone

viricide
i also hate omaha...its boring, irritating, and news i find out is stupifying.
my mom also hates omaha (my family isnt from here originally). every so often when shes upset, she keeps saying "4 more years" for i will be out of college yet my brother would have 1 more year to go.
but whatever. hi *waves*

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002
1:40 pm - A Thank You

george500
New community dedicated to furthering the spirit of some of
the goals and values of those who have been so intregal a part
of some of the people that touched the hearts and minds of
many of the folks most important to those of us who have
learned and cherished so very, very much in these hard times.

Thank You

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=tricorn_awa

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Friday, June 21st, 2002
11:46 pm

rocknrollpsycho
OH HOW FREAKING SPECIAL! *dies laughing* I just joined this community.

I love you people. This is great. Omaha really sucks. And I live here. >_<

EVERYONE HERE IS SO DAMN CONSERVATIVE. And they don't have any taste in music or art because all they care about are the HUSKERS. GRRRR, CHEESE, I HATE THIS PLACE!

My parents have to be kidding if they actually think I'll willingly attend UNO/UNL. :D

THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS ALL SUCK! And everyone here has a misconception that Omaha is like heaven on earth. Yeah, right.

I hate Omaha, too. Hurrah!

J.

current mood: amused

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