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China: Road Built Around Couple’s Home
Sky News ^ | 6:25pm UK, Thursday 22 November 2012

Posted on 11/22/2012 10:49:10 PM PST by Olog-hai

A Chinese couple have found themselves living in the fast lane after refusing to move out for a new road.

Construction workers in the country’s Zhejiang province surrounded their five-story building with asphalt, leaving motorists to navigate an unlikely obstacle. …

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: centralplanning; china; eminentdomain; napl; redchina
 

1 posted on 11/22/2012 10:49:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

On the road again,
I just can’t wait to be on the road agin.......


2 posted on 11/22/2012 10:56:14 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: Olog-hai
They should have just sued on environmental concerns, that’ll stop any highway construction.
3 posted on 11/22/2012 11:00:45 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Where, in Red China?


4 posted on 11/22/2012 11:01:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Guess the Kelo decision hasn’t hit China yet. A Red Chinaman has stronger property rights than us.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 11:11:34 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai

They should apply to Guinness for having the world’s longest driveway.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 11:12:35 PM PST by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: Olog-hai

At least now they have a source of income as a highway rest stop.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 11:12:42 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Olog-hai

In the 1950s we had some tough old timers, male and female, fighting imminent domain for the freeways, they would stand at the gates with their shot guns, but they always lost in the end.

Back then the journalists of the time, showed a touching respect to the hold outs that, you wouldn’t see today.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 11:21:33 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb FischerÂ’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12
That’s one reason why I don’t understand “conservative” support for government highway building—stuff like that is as statist as you can get, even Marxist, and then they have the nerve to complain about where eminent domain has gone today.
9 posted on 11/22/2012 11:26:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I betcha the pic is photoshopped.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 11:31:19 PM PST by Greg123456 (Don't make me open a can of monster.)
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To: Greg123456

Which one?

Not that it would surprise me. Especially since Red China is notorious for relocating people against their will and all.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 11:33:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: ansel12

My husband’s family owned some prime land for a freeway build back then. MUCH more than was needed for the road.

They took it all, built a Post Office on part of it that they didn’t use for the freeway, and a large “developer” ended up with the rest of it...go figure.

They paid his relative pennies; which he used to fight them...of course he lost. He was just a regular guy who had the foresight to purchase that land..not from the “right” crowd.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 11:38:34 PM PST by garandgal
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To: Olog-hai

OKay, kids... Mom ha a headache, go outside and play!


13 posted on 11/23/2012 12:11:11 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Greg123456

Maybe not.

There was a pic earlier of that same house in the middle of roadwork as they were trying to get the owners to move out. They held on for a better price.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 12:28:21 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Greg123456

me too look at the distance of the HI Tension power in the 1st one compared to the 2nd.The building in the second may even be the one in the 1st??


15 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:48 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Olog-hai

You can see why this is a big problem for the two people in China who own cars.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 6:01:44 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Olog-hai

“That’s one reason why I don’t understand “conservative” support for government highway building—stuff like that is as statist as you can get, even Marxist, and then they have the nerve to complain about where eminent domain has gone today.”

I thought it was permitted by the US Constitution?


17 posted on 11/23/2012 6:28:07 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL
I thought it was permitted by the US Constitution?

You are correct, Postal Roads.

Not hard to see US Mail moving on the Interstate Highway System.

The REALLY interesting story is why President Eisenhower chose to build the Interstate system.

18 posted on 11/23/2012 9:44:11 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Olog-hai
Where, in Red China?

No, in San Francisco, they stick their nose in foreign nation's business around the world on a daily basis.

19 posted on 11/23/2012 9:54:29 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BobL
What, to the point of bankrupting the nation and denying property rights? I think not. The “just compensation” clause has been trampled so often that nobody even thinks about it anymore. The way the US did it with all the highway building is more like Planks 1 and 9 of the Communist Manifesto:
  1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
  1. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
Compare this with how almost all railroads in the Union are under private ownership. Why could not interstates have been built in the same manner?
20 posted on 11/23/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Navy Patriot

Not successfully, though. You can bet Red China would laugh their heads off at them if they tried.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 10:19:32 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: RetSignman
You can see why this is a big problem for the two people in China who own cars.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 10:26:05 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Olog-hai
Source: gothamist.com

In The 1960s, One Queens Resident Refused To Sell Land To Macy's


Here's a story about how one Queens resident held out from selling her plot of land to Macy's when they wanted to build a store in the borough in the mid-1960s. Places No More tells Mary Sendek's story pretty comprehensively, noting that she was the only resident who refused the company's offer, and lived in her home on Queens Boulevard until her death.
"The story of Mrs. Sendek and her refusal to sell may have made her a local hero at the time, but up until 1965 there was really nothing unusual about her and her family. Mary and her husband Joseph were Hungarian immigrants, both families having come over around 1898. The Sendeks bought the small house on Queens Boulevard in 1922 for $4,000.

Macy’s set its sights on the Elmhust plot between 55th and 56th avenues for a new store in the early 1960′s. It was large, open, and had fairly few houses on it. It was centrally located, just a couple blocks west of Woodhaven Boulevard."

While Macy's moved forward with their planning, they ran into an obstacle when Sendek refused to sell, despite their offer of $200,000. They made adjustments to their circular design to work around her plot, and when Sendek died in 1980, "her children then sold the house to Diplomat Enterprises who elected to destroy it and put a strip mall in its place." Those ungrateful little...!

In 1996 Macy’s ended up moving over to a new spot down the street, and their old building is now Queens Place, while an HSBC Bank was built on Sendek's land—Forgotten-NY visited the area a few years ago.


I went to high school nearby this location back in the late 60's. I remember seeing her house. She had to surround it with high chain-link fencing to keep the teenagers away.
23 posted on 11/23/2012 10:31:44 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Olog-hai

But San Francisco progressives would never be ignored, they are so important, just ask ‘em, they’ll tell you so.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 11:48:35 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Olog-hai; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Theme music!

[Thanks to Brad's Gramma for the ping!]


25 posted on 11/24/2012 9:45:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Theme music!

[Thanks to Brad's Gramma for the ping!]


26 posted on 11/24/2012 9:46:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai
Must be a trend.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 12:46:35 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I like their appreciation for private property rights at least. This seems odd to me being a Communist country and all.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 4:53:45 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Olog-hai

All I can say is Lol and Ungh. Wouldn’t want to be living in that house and have some crazy drunk come crashing in....


29 posted on 11/25/2012 11:37:40 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Olog-hai
Hey, it worked for Bugs Bunny....


30 posted on 11/26/2012 3:50:42 AM PST by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Olog-hai
Bye-bye house. So much for resistance.

China demolishes lone home, resistance symbol as duck farmer agrees to accept compensation


31 posted on 12/01/2012 8:46:51 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Where’s Ford Prefect when you need him?


32 posted on 12/01/2012 8:48:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He’s off looking for Zaphod Beeblebrox and one of his mothers for advice.


33 posted on 12/01/2012 8:55:13 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Figured that would eventually happen. The state does not brook dissent over there.


34 posted on 12/01/2012 9:53:37 AM PST by Olog-hai
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