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Buddleia/now greed and stupidity

Well Marge - you are right. And greed combined w/ stupidity is a BAD
combination now. Greed is the root of most evils in this world. Instead
of simplifying their lives and being content w/ something modest -
people just gotta have more more more no matter how awful it is. I just
do NOT understand that kind of thinking. When anyone comes over here for
the first time - I warn them - the house isn't much, but the gardens are
nice. That's their disclaimer. And no one except my parents have ever
complained about or said they hated the house. But they're snobs anyway.
C'est la vie.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 3/19/2004 6:21:58 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???

> > From: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
> > Like our friend Jesse says folks "repeat after me, People are
> ----------
> Well, Pam, there are a lot of folks out and about who are two bricks
> shy of a load and you wonder how they manage to get up; get through
> the day and back to bed at night in one piece.
> But, when it comes to developers, there is another factor at play. 
> MONEY.  Developers build to make money...period.  They have no taste;
> they do not care what they do to the environment nor what the end
> product looks like (nor what the quality is - it will be as low as
> they can get away with; no matter how expensive the house).  They
> want to put the maximum number of units on any given piece of ground;
> get them up as fast as possible, sell them as fast as possible; get
> out and go on to the next lot.
> When a developer gets hands on some ground and hires a civil engineer
> or land planner to lay out the development, they don't pay one bit of
> attention to what the ground actually does in three dimensions nor
> what's on it - unless it's wetland or something else they have to
> deal with  - they just lay out the maximum number of lots that can be
> legally crammed on it.  Developments with 'common space' got that
> because it wasn't buildable for some reason OR because with it the
> developer could increase the density on the rest of the property. 
> It's all about $$$$.
> Buyers of what they produce are also governed more by money than
> taste...they want the most house they can get for the least amount of
> money.   In some cases, it's simply that they can actually afford one
> of the ticky-tacky houses and could not get a loan to buy anything
> better.  
> I have maintained for several years that people who buy some of the
> tract mansions around here have to sign a paper that states "I am
> totally tasteless" before they can even go in to look at the house;
> the builders have to do the same before they can file for a permit. 
> It's a vast, tasteless conspiracy out there:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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