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Ideas on how to fix the housing rental market

I once rented an apartment building where mail delivery stopped for a month. There was a problem with the lock box that the mail carrier used to get into the building, and the management did not fix it for a month, so we all had to go to the post office to pick up our mail. A year later, it happened again for two weeks. Then a year after that it happened again for another month. When I complained to the management, they told me they’d already ordered the part and that I was being unreasonable because I was the only one complaining. They would also turn water off randomly for the whole building without warning, as they were always doing some kind of maintenance. A couple times a year I’d have to go to work without showering. They have a 3/5 rating on yelp. Eventually I got fed up and moved. The place I moved into was worse. The apartment manager has been in the press twice (during my tenancy) for behavior that was probably racist, and at least petty and officious, and this is just the

Usurper King - 2nd Edition Published

I published a second edition of The Usurper King. Almost the same, but did some editing that I should have done the first time around to clear up spelling errors. Also changed the cover.    The Usurper King (2017) takes place in an alternate universe where the serial killer Ted Bundy was never apprehended and is now running for president in 2016. Jim, a sufferer of a hybrid computer-biological virus that causes premature aging, tries to pay for his treatments by winning money on the game show 'Guts!', which has contestants competitively predict the future by reading animal entrails. As Jim begins to find omens in the entrails of Bundy's victory, and details of Bundy's murderous past are uncovered, Jim and another contestant take it upon themselves to stop his ascent to power before it's too late. Kindle (free for KindleUnlimited) Print version