Guruphiliac: Peace Palace Hissy Fit

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Peace Palace Hissy Fit

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Maharishi dupes in Mayfield Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, are whining because the city isn't rolling over and granting their setback variances to city zoning rules over a proposed Peace Palace and TM™ high school. The TM™ers are trying to cast the issue as a case of city-sponsored, anti-TM™ sentiment, contending that "the city is refusing to allow them setback variances that other neighboring corporate offices were allowed."

To the city and residents near the planned development, it's a safety and quality of life issue:
"The city is concerned about safety issues," Costabile said. "They want a setback variance that will put them too close to neighbors and too close to the street. And that becomes a fire and safety issue..."

One resident, Yolanda Geraci, complained the 35-foot clearance was too close to her residential property and would create noise and disruptions during the school day.
To us, the issue is rather clear; there are just too many idiots in Ohio who believe in that insane little man's nonsense.



At 3/26/2007 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sad to say, but i'm with the TMers on this one. Mandatory setback laws will probably be looked upon by future generations as one of the greatest examples--after, of course, the interstate highway system--of why the government should never do architecture. my opinion, however, is only concurrent--if you have to join some expensive whacked-out cult to learn mantra meditation, you're not the sharpest potato in the toolshed.


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