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January 12, 2013

Lisa asks…

I’m subletting my apartment, where can I find an initial application form?

I have a 14 month lease, that I’m subletting for the last 6 months. I have found a sublet form, I just need an initial application form – employer, previous address, etc.

Administrator answers:

Http://www.thelpa.com/lpa/free-forms.html

Mary asks…

Considering moving to Phoenix form Northern VA?

I wanted to move to Phoenix From Northern Va. What is the job market like for an entry level-IT. I am still in school but finish up in March with an associates degree. I currently have about 7 1/2 months IT experience. Also what does the average 1 bed 1 bath apartment go for and where is a good area around there to live? Thanks a lot in advance.

Administrator answers:

As for work, Az. State University is only 1 of many Colleges in the Phx. Metro area pumping out grads in IT fields. You may want to try to find a job before moving.
Besides Monster.com, you may check on azcentral.com for postings in the area.
The phoenix metro area is huge, and has many different areas and cities sharing borders.
From scary places at $400 a month to luxury studio lofts at $2700 or more a month, it’s all about location. We’re back at you might be much better off knowing where you’re going to work before looking at a lease, or you can easily end up with a hour or better commute in horrible traffic.
There are jobs in IT, but there are a couple of IT people I know who have had a really hard time finding anything here, also.
Feel free to email me through my profile here if you need more specifics.

Thomas asks…

If married going into air force how much money do you get?

I will be living in Washington state. We have a year lease to finish and the rent is 950. I would just like to know how does the pay work when hes in training then tech school. What are the benefits for me being an air force wife.

please do not bash just would like to know what we are getting into.

If you have anything else you think I should know please tell me.

Administrator answers:

While he is at BCT and Tech School he will get BAH (Housing Allowance) based on the zip code he resided at when he enlisted. To find out the rates go to: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/perdiem/bah.html and put in the zip code. The amount will stay the same for E4 and below for that zip code. It will be included in his pay on the 15th and 1st of each month. If your rent is lower than that you still keep the rest to pay for utilities and anything else. If it is higher than that then it will come out of your pocket.

Basic Pay depends on what Rank he comes in as. E1 w/less than 4 months for example gets $1294 before deductions. After deductions figure around $450 a payday maybe a little more as Pay. Add in their the BAH.

Family Separation when gone longer than 30 days is $250 per month. It too will be included in the pay.

Now pay can take up to 6 weeks before paid but it will be backdated to the date he started. The AF is pretty good about it but still figure 4 weeks before the first pay. Make sure the apartment managers are aware of that situation and will give you a grace period. Along with anything else that you will be late on.

As soon as your information is entered into DEERS you are automatically enrolled into Tricare Standard. With Standard there is a yearly deductible and co-pay for each visit to a civilian doctor. Clinic and hospital approved by Tricare. When you get the envelope in the mail with Form DD1172 and get your Military ID card then you can change to Tricare Prime. With Prime you can go on base and be seen there for free. You can get your prescriptions filled on base for free or out in town for a co-pay at places like WalGreens. You will need your ID for out in town.

When you get your ID you can use all the base facilities such as gym, movie theater, bowling alley, pool, commissary (grocery store), exchange (department store), MWR, ITT, etc….

Donald asks…

Did Jim Morrison ever admit to practicing witchcraft, being and Occultist, or anything similar?

I know he was an Occultist and a Shaman but did he honestly admit to anything? “Coming out of the broom closet” some people stupidly call it.

Administrator answers:

Not that I know of… But I don’t know much about him…

Let me look around and see what I can find.

RUMORS, MYTHS AND URBAN LEGENDS

http://cirrus.spaceports.com/~thedoors/rumors.html

So much has been written and speculated upon surrounding Jim Morrison’s life, death and after-death that it is no longer enough to address just the facts. One must now also address the self-perpetuating myths that has developed and enveloped the facts.

In the late nineteen sixties, Doors’ singer Jim Morrison founded a publishing company named Zeppelin Publishing Company with the help of the legal department of Warner Brothers Pictures and Atlantic Records. According to promotions for Zeppelin, “Jim wanted to get his hands on the trademark ‘Zeppelin’ before Led Zeppelin did. He did this while everyone in America knew who the Doors were, but before the other rock group was well known…” Zeppelin Publishing Company was chartered and put into hibernation for later resurrection.

On July 3, 1971, rock and roll wunderkind James Douglas Morrison was supposedly, reportedly, found dead in a Paris, France apartment he had sub-leased as a writer’s studio. His ‘wife’, Pamela Courson, was the first to discover the body in the bathroom. Jim lay in the bathtub, naked and half-submerged. At first she thought that “Jim was pretending”, noticing that he had “recently shaved”.

What immediately followed was a series of bizarre and convoluted events, probable conspiracies, strange coincidences and surreal news reports surrounding the death of James Douglas Morrison. Following the death there was a three day news blackout. This was reported on and questioned widely in the media, including articles in The Berkeley Barb, Esquire, the LA Free Press, Sounds, The Baltimore Morning Sun, and many others. Robert Hillburn writing at that time in The LA Times, called his obituary of Morrison “Why Morrison Death News Delay??” igniting a spark that has yet to smolder.

The blackout prevented Morrison’s close friends from getting at the principals and witnesses — and the corpse — for close inspection. Even Jim’s parents and his in-laws were prevented from seeing the corpse.

Pamela had called a local French medical examiner — Dr. Max Vasille — to take charge upon finding her husband’s body. Dr. Vasille listed the cause of death as “heart failure”. Several people viewed the sealed coffin, including Doors manager Bill Siddons, who apparently chose not to view the corpse. Siddons official statement to the press was that “Jim Morrison died of natural causes” and that “the death was peaceful”.

Although Jim’s death was listed officially as “heart failure”, his personal physician, Dr. Derwin, stated to the press
that “Jim Morrison was in excellent health before travelling to Paris”.

This has recently been complicated by “Queen Mu” writing in the avant garde magazine Mondo 2000 (Summer, 1991). Apparently Mondo 2000 surfaced a rare medical file regarding Jim Morrison’s various sexual diseases, and the treatments he was undergoing for them. There was mention of “cancer of the penis…”. Queen Mu reports:

“… Hey! No one wants to be expunged from the Book of Life. How many medical workers at UCLA knew that Jim Morrison was being treated for gonorrhea in the Fall of 1970? Knew of the biopsy that confirmed adenoma of the
penile urethra — often consequence to repeated gonorrhea? This is a particularly swift form of cancer whose only
alternative may have been radical castration…” — Queen Mu, pp. 131

No autopsy was performed on Jim Morrison’s corpse, as is the usual custom in unusual or suspect deaths in France. Had friends been able to at least see the corpse this might have been done.

According to several reports, a Morrison confidant Alan Ronay also helped maintain the blackout surrounding the death. Jim Morrison’s body was quickly whisked away to be buried at Pere Lachaise. Pere Lachaise is a national French monument and notables like Balzac, Edith Piaf, Moliere, Oscar Wilde and other French countrymen are buried there. Regarding Pere Lachaise: Jim had handpicked the gravesite on several occasions for his impending ‘burial’. He had visited the site as late as three days before his ‘death’. This is reported in Break On Through and other Morrison biographies.

The media at once showed suspicion regarding Morrison’s grave due to the fact that foreigners are rarely buried in a national French monument. Reports like those in the Baltimore Morning Sun questioned how he might have cajoled his way into the cemetary to be buried.

Upon viewing the Pere Lachaise grave site, Doors drummer John Densmore stated: “… The grave is too short!” Doors manager Bill Siddons, when asked about Pere Lachaise, stated: “… How it happened is still not clear to me”. He was quoted in Bam!, a rock magazine back in 1981 regarding the controversy. At any rate, Morrison’s grave at Pere Lachaise remained unmarked for several months, adding and maintaining a further cloak around the corpse and the evidence.

Only two people saw Jim Morrison’s dead body — his wife Pamela and Dr. Vasille. Dr. Vasille has repeatedly denied interviews and will not answer questions, and Pamela is dead.

The Occult Connection

Besides the “facts” as laid out in countless books, films, interviews and press reports, there exists also a wild and
surreal assortment of rumors regarding “what really took place”. Many of these rumors center in on the occult, black and white magic, Voodoo, magical Christianity and assorted mystical strangenesses.

In J. Prochniky’s biography of Morrison, Break On Through, there is this description of Morrison-based occult rumors:

“… Even more incredible were theories that Morrison had somehow been “murdered” through “supernatural means”. While Jim was fascinated with the occult, it is quite an assumption that a jealous rival or jilted lover could cause his death in a Paris bathtub by stabbing a Voodoo doll or melting down a Doors album while chanting a curse.”

“… Another supernatural-based theory is that Morrison’s body had been driven to great extremes by the spirit of the shaman he believed had entered his body as a child on that New Mexico highway. When this spirit or a demon its talents to influence the world, it abandoned Jim and left him a physically wasted and mentally exhausted man
who felt betrayed with no desire to go on…” — Riordan and Prochniky, pp. 466

Another occult theory exists in No One Hear Gets Out Alive by Sugarman and Hopkins. Regarding Jim’s death they state:

“… Other theories abounded in Jim’s close circle of friends. One had him killed when someone plucked out his
eyes with a knife (“to free his soul”, as the story had it).Another had a spurned mistress killing him long distance
from New York by Witchcraft…” — Sugarman and Hopkins, pp. 372

Anthropologist Allison Bailey Kennedy even went so far as totie Morrison in with Orphic mystery cults and the initiatory usesof various spider venoms, which release the “deuende in Gypsy tradition — the dark soul that burn incandescently like a cicada, immolating itself in fiery passion.”

Jim Morrison many times claimed connections to the occult andspecifically Voodoo or Voudun philosophy and magic. It was apart of his “path”. The moniker “Mr. Mojo Risin” was an anagram– a rearrangement of the letters in Jim Morrison. Mojo is a religious term describing shamanic “power icon” or affiliation. The African root Mo refers to the dark or darkness. Mojo is a specific African/Voodoun/Obeah traditional term.

“I think that there are whole regions of images and feelingsthat are rarely given outlet in daily life… When they do comeout, they can take perverse forms” said Morrison circa 1968. Hegoes on to say that “the shaman is the healer, like the Witch-doctor.” Morrison reiterates elsewhere that “we must not forget that the snake or the lizard is identified with the unconscious and the forces of evil…” So says the legendary “Lizard King”. “The Lizard King” was one of Jim Morrison’s occult code names. He was also called “The Exterminating Angel” in occult circles, according to film critic Gene Youngblood and others.

In No One Hear Gets Out Alive authors Hopkins and Sugarman recount Morrison drinking blood with a Witch-initiate. In certain occult traditions, the use of blood combined with certain sexual acts is reginmen, part of a hidden technology for spell casting. This is especially so in the Tantric Vama Marg (left-handed) rites. It is also a part of Western ritual magic, used in groups like La Couleuvre Noir, the Ordo Templi Orientis, Les Ophitis and others, although it is more uncommon than common in occult work. This sort of sorcery is also used in Voodoo/Voudun Petro rites to summon different Loas (gods and goddesses).

Speaking of the Tantra Vama Marg and the Voodoo Petro, there is this description of death mythology pertinent to Jim Morrison’s occult beliefs and possibly his practices. At the very least he would have known of these ideas:

“…but the human form is no means just an empty vessal for the Gods… Rather it is a critical locus where a number of sacred forces may converge. The players are the basic components of man: the z’etiole, the gros bon ange and
the ti bon ange, as well as the n’ame of the corpse cadaver. The latter is the body itself, the flesh and the blood. The n’ame is the gift from God and the spirit of the flesh that allows each cell in the body to function.

Nancy asks…

What bills should I expect to pay when moving out?

I plan on moving within the next two years and was wondering what bills I should expect to pay, I know gas, water, electric, rent, car maintenance/ insurance but what else am I looking at, I also know food but have no idea how much that would be for two people (my bf and me) please help me budget.

Administrator answers:

Build a budget including all income and expenses. Typical monthly expenses include: Rent, Loans, Water, Cable, Internet, Phone, Electricity, Car Insurance, Renter’s insurance, Groceries, Gasoline, and spending money. The cost of bills depends on where you live. There are lots of free budget forms for download; also check out DaveRamsey.com and mint.com for help budgeting. Rent should never be more than a third of income; many landlords verify this before they’ll offer a lease. If you don’t have enough money coming in to cover these expenses, consider getting a roommate.

Make a savings plan to prepare for moving out. There are lots of “start-up” costs involved in moving out the first time. Deposits for apartment and bills are the largest factor. Other things to save for are: Furniture (bed, couch/chairs, coffee/side tables, TV stand), electronics (TV, Computer, Microwave), Pots & pans, Dishware, Silverware, Bedding, towels, and the list goes on. Buy items that are easy to move before moving to decrease the amount you’re spending at one time. In addition to saving for the items listed above, put some in savings for a “rainy day” in case of job loss, medical emergency or car accident. $1,000 is the minimum, 3-6 months bills is recommended.

A great way to prepare for living on your own is to live by this budget before you move out and put what you expect to pay in bills into a savings account. Not only does this get you in the habit of living off the money budgeted for non-essential items, but it’s a great way to build up savings.

Sandy asks…

Will USPS give my package to my leasing office even if it requires a signature?

An expensive package was supposed to be delivered to my apartment today, and my USPS tracking number has confirmed the delivery. I was home all day and did not get a knock on my door or a package, despite the fact that this package required my signature. I called usps and gave my tracking number and they said delivery was attempted and I can pick up my package at my local usps office. Could it have been delivered to my leasing office? I am very stressed about this package but they aren’t open right now for me to go see if it is there. Im just looking for some closure so I can sleep tonight, haha.

Administrator answers:

I’ve had this happen multiple times. Some apartment complexes won’t sign for packages because of the chance they may get lost and they don’t want to be held liable for the packages. You may want to check with your leasing office to find out their rule about that.

If the post office said that your package has been delivered to your local USPS office, that’s where it is. Usually the clerk at the post office will ask for your driver’s license or some form of identification to retrieve the package (I’ve sometimes picked up packages for others in my apartment too). Do you know which post office is your ‘local office’. If not, you need to call USPS back and get it clarified so you know which one to go to.

Feel free to sleep peaceful, your package is sat in the secured USPS office waiting to be picked up by you tomorrow!

William asks…

How much money should I have before I move out of my parent’s house?

I have 4400.00 is savings and I wonder if that is enough to live on (with me having a job) to leave.

Administrator answers:

Build a budget including all income and expenses. Typical monthly expenses include: Rent, Loans, Water, Cable, Internet, Phone, Electricity, Car Insurance, Renter’s insurance, Groceries, Gasoline, and spending money. The cost of bills depends on where you live. There are lots of free budget forms for download; also check out DaveRamsey.com and mint.com for help budgeting. Rent should never be more than a third of income; many landlords verify this before they’ll offer a lease. If you don’t have enough money coming in to cover these expenses, consider getting a roommate.

Make a savings plan to prepare for moving out. There are lots of “start-up” costs involved in moving out the first time. Deposits for apartment and bills are the largest factor. Other things to save for are: Furniture (bed, couch/chairs, coffee/side tables, TV stand), electronics (TV, Computer, Microwave), Pots & pans, Dishware, Silverware, Bedding, towels, and the list goes on. Buy items that are easy to move before moving to decrease the amount you’re spending at one time. In addition to saving for the items listed above, put some in savings for a “rainy day” in case of job loss, medical emergency or car accident. $1,000 is the minimum, 3-6 months bills is recommended.

A great way to start on your own is to live by this budget before you move out and put what you expect to pay in bills into a savings account. Not only does this get you in the habit of living off the money budgeted for non-essential items, but it’s a great way to build up savings.

Betty asks…

What is the first thing you do when you turn 18?

What is the absolute first thing you do when you turn 18 and have to move out? I’m curious what I have to do. Please tell me every detail. Like all these different names for things.

Administrator answers:

If you have to move out when you turn 18, start working and saving money as soon as possible. Get a bank account with your parent/guardian now if you trust them not to take your money, or open the account on your own as soon as you turn 18.

Build a budget including all income and expenses – what you expect when you live on your own. Typical monthly expenses include: Rent, Loans, Water, Cable, Internet, Phone, Electricity, Car Insurance, Renter’s insurance, Groceries, Gasoline, and spending money. The cost of bills depends on where you live. There are lots of free budget forms for download; also check out DaveRamsey.com and mint.com for help budgeting. Rent should never be more than a third of income; many landlords verify this before they’ll offer a lease. If you don’t have enough money coming in to cover these expenses, consider getting a roommate.

Make a savings plan to prepare for moving out. There are lots of “start-up” costs involved in moving out the first time. Deposits for apartment and bills are the largest factor. Other things to save for are: Furniture (bed, couch/chairs, coffee/side tables, TV stand), electronics (TV, Computer, Microwave), Pots & pans, Dishware, Silverware, Bedding, towels, and the list goes on. Buy items that are easy to move before moving to decrease the amount you’re spending at one time. In addition to saving for the items listed above, put some in savings for a “rainy day” in case of job loss, medical emergency or car accident. $1,000 is the minimum, 3-6 months bills is recommended.

A great way to start on your own is to live by this budget before you move out and put what you expect to pay in bills into a savings account. Not only does this get you in the habit of living off the money budgeted for non-essential items, but it’s a great way to build up savings.

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