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  • Photo of Hillary carrying stolen property

    07/10/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 68 replies
    July 10, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Wow. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the photo of Hillary carrying a USPS crate which clearly warns of criminal penalty for public use. I think her actions reflect her poor judgment not merely because she is in possession of property stolen from the USPS, BUT THAT SHE DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE OPTICS OF CARRYING WHAT IS CLEARLY MARKED AS STOLEN PROPERTY!! Due to copyright issues I've not posted the photo here but it can be viewed within the following link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3682689/Bill-Clinton-dons-blue-suede-shoes-walk-family-dogs-Masie-Tally-New-York-Hillary-visits-daughter-Chelsea-10-5million-condo.html
  • County Takes Michigan Woman's Property Over $7 Late Fee

    06/29/2016 9:47:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 36 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A vacant lot owned by a Jackson woman was foreclosed by Hillsdale County because she failed to pay a $7 late fee on her property taxes. A Freedom of Information Act request found that Pam Baker, a Jackson resident, owed Hillsdale County $7.70 in interest and late fees for delinquent taxes from 2013 on land she owned near Lake LeAnn in Somerset Township. The 2013 taxes on the property, which she owned since 2000, were due on Feb. 14, 2014. Baker says she paid her taxes two weeks late because she was in a car crash seven days before the...
  • Obama Feasts on Ignorance to Devour Property Rights

    06/27/2016 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | John Anthony
    If freedom holds any value, we must educate our neighbors to the link between property and human rights, and the dangers of a government that can peel off either on a whim President Obama is successfully executing the most dangerous seizure of individual choice in our history because Americans are growing blind to the bond between property rights and human rights. While farm owners surrender their land development rights to governments, federal agencies relocate affordable housing next to million dollar homes, and declare entire neighborhoods discriminatory.
  • Senator Lee tells WH to stay in its own backyard

    05/19/2016 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Tell Washington regulators to stay in their own backyard. But we have to make sure we send the same message from our yards and post ‘no trespassing’ signs in big, bold letters When the all-encompassing Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation was first proposed in 2013, we addressed this inherent enslavement of every American to federal authority. Does the term “enslavement” hit a raw nerve… good. The article, 21st century Slavery – HUD vs MLK, took the issue of a federal agency dispensing zoning directives for neighborhoods, your neighborhood, to the crux of the problem – the creation of a...
  • Pennsylvania Making Millions by Selling Your Driver's Record.

    05/06/2016 5:29:07 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | Friday, May 6, 2016 | NBC10.com
    The information on your driver’s license is a gold mine and Pennsylvania is cashing in. The NBC10 Investigators found the state has earned more than $157 million since 2010 selling driver records. An NBC10 analysis of the more than 32,000 private companies and government agencies to which PennDOT sold driver information, traced it to every state in the country. The companies include credit agencies, insurance companies and car dealerships. The information PennDOT sold includes names, addresses, and driving histories.
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Obama’s War on America and Property

    04/16/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/16 | Timothy Birdnow
    Obama and his Democratic allies are busily breaking the bonds of property ownership with the complicity of a Republican Party that prefers to stand silent Recently Baltimore County came to a settlement with the City over a scheme to colonize affluent County neighborhoods with HUD housing. According to Fox News: “With crime in the inner city soaring and many of Baltimore’s neighborhoods plagued by gang violence, there was a push to integrate those communities into neighborhoods in the surrounding county. The NAACP and others sued Baltimore County over alleged housing segregation – and the county has now settled, agreeing to...
  • Florida boldly moves to require criminal charges before the government can seize your property

    04/04/2016 6:40:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The practice of law enforcement using the property of citizens who have not been convicted of a crime as a revenue source is a scourge which needs to be abolished in this country. Fortunately, much of the burden of making this needed change falls on the states and Florida has taken a step in the right direction. (Reason) Some great news in asset forfeiture reform is coming out of Florida. S.B. 1044, approved by the legislature earlier in the month, was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Scott.The big deal with this particular reform is that, in most cases,...
  • US existing home sales tumble in warning sign for housing market

    03/21/2016 3:50:30 PM PDT · by familyop · 16 replies
    Reuters, CNBC ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | Reuters, Gina Francolla, CNBC
    U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America's economy... February's decline weighed on investor sentiment, with the S&P 500 stock index falling after the data was released. Sales fell across the country, including a 17.1 percent plunge in the U.S. Northeast...Shares of homebuilders briefly fell more than 2 percent after the news, including William Lyon, D.R. Horton, Beazer Home and PHM.
  • In Grand Rapids, Your Home is Not Always Your Castle

    03/16/2016 1:56:37 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Most homeowners regard their home as their castle and private domain. But some Grand Rapids residents with homes in historic districts may have cause to wonder, given the experience of Nancy Wilson, who says the city has put her in a debtor's prison. First, officials slapped Wilson with a fine for not getting her three-story house painted in time. Then, after the work was partially completed, regulators turned around and charged her with a misdemeanor. “I don’t think it is the job of the neighborhood code compliance people to cause harm for anyone who lives in the city. They are...
  • Historic District Horror Stories

    03/01/2016 1:48:06 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/27/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In 2011, Louis Breskman put up a wooden fence on his Ann Arbor property that was within a historic district. Breskman said neighbors had similar fences and that since the fence was wooden, it blended in with the other historic features of the neighborhood. Breskman failed to get a permit for a “certificate of appropriateness," however, and when he retroactively applied for it, the city’s historic district commission denied his request. Breskman said he was threatened with a $5,000 fine and would have to hire an attorney to fight the case. So he took the fence down. “I wasn’t doing...
  • Government’s Free Pass to Trespass

    02/17/2016 1:41:38 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/12/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Most people think of trespassing as the crime of going on someone’s property without permission. Yet, government views trespassing differently, particularly when it involves tax assessments. Consider this phone exchange with a city official on what would happen if an assessor came to your house and you weren’t home: “The assessor would get the information they need and leave a card,” said Linda Gosselin, Assessor, city of Livonia. “Would that include walking around the property, to the backyard?” “They would review the property,” she said. “Does that include walking around the property?” “I think I answered your question,” said Gosselin....
  • Bills Impose Accountability on Powerful Historic Districts

    02/01/2016 5:41:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jack Spencer
    For nearly a half century, small numbers of architectural preservation activists have used a device called study commissions to get portions of Michigan communities designated as historic districts. These commissions tend to be dominated by the activists and often make decisions that infringe the private property rights of many people. But the rules of the game may soon change. Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids, and Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, have introduced bills in the state House and Senate to modify the Historic District Act of 1970, which authorizes these activities. Among other things the legislation would raise the threshold for...
  • You may be powerless to stop a drone from hovering over your own yard

    01/13/2016 6:49:44 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 49 replies
    WAPO ^ | jan 13, 2016 | Andrea Peterson and Matt McFarland
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  • Federal Seizure of Private Property: The Jacki Daily Show

    12/08/2015 6:33:33 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 12/6/2015 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki speaks with British author Rupert Darwall, international finance specialist and former Advisor to the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the Global Warming movement, its goals and methods. She also is joined by Rob Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to discuss the suit versus the federal government over their seizure of private property along the Red River.
  • Exclusive: How To Protect Yourself From Home Stealing Scam

    12/04/2015 2:45:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12/4/15 | Natalie Zea
    CBS4 News uncovered something every homeowner should know about. Your home can be stolen from you, with the filing of just one fraudulent documentat the County Clerk's office. It's a scam that is spreading across South Florida, and three influential leaders are teaming up to stop it. ....Using a fake notary and forged signatures on a quitclaim deed, the individual illegally transfers the ownership of a home to a third-party, a "straw buyer," who in turn sells the home to an unsuspecting real buyer. The thief then pockets the cash and runs, sometimes getting hundreds of thousands of dollars at...
  • Boy, 13, killed while stealing from car in St. Louis may test state's castle doctrine

    12/02/2015 7:46:00 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 60 replies
    STL Today (Post Dispatch) ^ | December 01, 2015 | Joel Currier, Jeremy Kohler
    ST. LOUIS • Ernest Williams, 14, says he, his cousin and their friend were wrong to sneak out on their bikes at night, hop a backyard fence and rummage through someone’s car for pocket change. The car’s owner interrupted the boys and shot at them about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, killing Ernest’s 13-year-old cousin, Martinez Smith-Payne. Ernest wishes they had gone home instead of riding down that North Point neighborhood alley. “I was just thinking while in the jail cell, what was up in that car was not worth Martinez’s life,” Ernest said on his front porch Monday, standing next to...
  • PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CLAIMING TO OWN THE MOON FOR OVER 250 YEARS

    11/13/2015 8:25:32 AM PST · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 11/12/2015 | Jess Zimmerman
    Got 20 bucks? You could own a piece of the Moon–or, at any rate, you could own a piece of paper telling you that you own a piece of the Moon. If that's too close to home, you can opt to buy property on Mars, Venus, Mercury, Io, or Pluto. The Lunar Embassy, owned and run by entrepreneur Dennis Hope, is able to sell shares in these important resources because Hope has declared himself to be the owner of several parts of outer space. So far, no one has formally challenged him. It's a surprisingly popular business plan. Although the...
  • AP: Gov. Jerry Brown used state officials to research oil access on family property

    11/06/2015 7:46:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/06/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    California is at the beginning of a $100 billion project to run a medium-speed electrical train along and over the the San Andreas Fault in large part to give travelers an option to get from LA to Frisco without feeling guilty about global warming. Airplanes, which make the trip more quickly and with far less government subsidies, use fossil fuels — and Governor Jerry Brown and the state of California don’t like fossil fuels. That is, they don’t like them unless Jerry Brown can find some under his family’s property … and the Associated Press reports that Brown used...
  • Trump: Eminent domain is ‘a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 6:24:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his stance in favor of eminent domain — a view not shared by many in his party.   "Eminent domain, when it comes to jobs, roads, the public good, I think it's a wonderful thing," Trump told Fox News' Bret Baier.    ADVERTISEMENT “You're not taking property. … You're paying a fortune for that property,” he said of the process, adding that homeowners can be paid “four, five, six, ten times” their property’s value.   Trump, a real estate mogul, noted that he’s dealt with eminent domain a lot in building developments...
  • Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment Emminent domain

    09/16/2015 5:08:07 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 09/16/2015 | Melissa Quinn
    http://dailysignal.com/2015/09/16/connecticut-homeowners-fight-to-prevent-city-from-taking-their-homes-for-redevelopment/ Energy News Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City From Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97 / September 16, 2015 / Janet Rodriguez's house on First Avenue in West Haven, Conn., is one of the homes the city is approved the use eminent domain on to make way for a $200 million high-end mall. (Photo: Janet Rodriguez) Every day, Janet Rodriguez sits at her home in West Haven, Conn., and she waits. She waits for a knock at her front door, a knock she fears will bring news that Rodriguez and her family will be forced to...
  • Air Force wants owners to give up property near secret Area 51

    09/07/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    AP Fox News ^ | 09/07/15
    LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday -- or the government will seize it through condemnation. The owners include descendants of a couple who lost their hardscrabble mining enterprise after the Air Force moved in in the 1940s. Nuclear tests then began in 1951, their mine mill mysteriously exploded in 1954 and they ran out of money...
  • John Doe investigators say there are more tapes of raids

    08/20/2015 11:29:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – They illegally seized the property of their political targets in an unconstitutional investigation. Now two top investigators in Wisconsin’s political John Doe probe are asking the state Supreme Court to hold on to that property so they can use it to defend themselves against civil rights lawsuits. David Budde and Robert Stelter, investigators with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, want to intervene in John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz’s appeal. Schmitz is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling last month that shut down the investigation. As part of that ruling, the court ordered...
  • Local Governments Are The Source Of Housing Inequality

    07/28/2015 1:26:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JULY 27, 2015 | Chuck DeVore
    Wealth inequality? Blame local government, whose meddling in property rights causes artificial scarcity in housing. ... Matthew Rognlie, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral student in economics .. makes an interesting insight; housing prices are going up because of artificial scarcity caused by land-use regulation. Put another way, the concentration of wealth is not an issue of the “1 percent” winning while the rest of us lose—it’s an issue of homeowners benefitting from government restrictions on property rights that prevent a free market in homebuilding, restricting supply and driving up prices. ... If Rognlie is correct (and the data suggests...
  • State Supremes Rebuff Claims Government Land Bank Shortchanged Taxpayers

    07/23/2015 12:39:58 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2015 | Anne Schieber
    This week the Michigan Supreme Court disappointed investors who look to put tax-forfeited properties back into service but find themselves in competition with government land bank authorities. The plaintiffs who sought their day in court claimed that land banks, in cooperation with the local governments that create them, are overturning long-standing procedures for auctioning tax-forfeited property, to the disadvantage of taxpayers and real estate investors who are not public entities. The justices denied a petition for appeal by a group of independent investors, after a state appeals court upheld a circuit court's ruling that they did not have legal standing....
  • Invasion of Privacy? Tax Assessors Taking Photos on Private Property

    06/23/2015 7:03:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/18/2015 | Anne Schieber
    When Jeff Stout posted a "no trespassing" sign on the mailbox outside his Cannon Township home in suburban Grand Rapids, he thought that would be enough to keep strangers off his property. Then, he saw a picture of his backyard on the township’s website, taken by township tax assessors. “These pictures are on the township website, along with pictures of the front and back of everyone’s houses, available for public viewing, possibly a privacy concern, or maybe of use to criminals,” said Stout. The pictures show parts of the property that cannot be seen from the street or in images...
  • Supreme Court says program that takes raisins from farmers is unconstitutional

    06/22/2015 7:46:00 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 112 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2015 — 9:30am | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. The justice said Monday that forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.
  • Obama Decree Gives Western Landowners the Bird

    06/16/2015 1:17:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bette Grande
    The Obama administration is establishing new to limits on public land uses in 10 Western states to protect the habitat of the ground dwelling greater sage grouse. The federal efforts are an attempt to prevent a continued decline in sage grouse numbers which could necessitate listing the sage grouse as threatened or endangered. The new limits are the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date to conserve a single species. The proposal would affect energy development. Among other actions, the regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering...
  • Alert: Obama’s Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners’ rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water – including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. “Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in,” he said. “This will be devastating to private property rights.”
  • Obama’s Forthcoming Executive Action Could Impact Your Property

    05/27/2015 5:26:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 26, 2015 | fred lucas
    The Obama administration is expected to announce final details of “Waters of the United States” rule this week that could impact any property owner with water or a ditch that occasionally fills with water on their land. Moreover, the regulation could even conflict with two Supreme Court rulings. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have sought to provide more clarity to what bodies of water are protected under the 1972 Clean Water Act, which has previously affected rivers, lakes and the streams that flow directly to them.
  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at Breitbart.com on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • The Incredible Raisin Heist

    04/22/2015 8:47:43 AM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/20/2015 | N/A
    Stealing is illegal, unless the government is the thief. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether the government can seize a chunk of a business’s product to regulate prices. This is a big one. Like much government mischief, Horne v. USDA has its roots in the Great Depression and federal programs to prop up the price of goods by controlling supply. To create raisin scarcity, the government established a Raisin Administrative Committee that manages the supply of raisins through annual marketing orders. Raisin handlers must set aside a portion of their annual crop, which the feds...
  • BREAKING: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture

    04/10/2015 1:44:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/2015 | Casey Harper
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill to abolish civil asset forfeiture Friday. She signed just before the noon deadline that would have pocket vetoed the legislation. “As an attorney and career prosecutor, I understand how important it is that we ensure safeguards are in place to protect our constitutional rights,” Martinez said in a letter announcing her decision. “On balance, the changes made by this legislation improve the transparency and accountability of the forfeiture process and provide further protections to innocent property owners.” Civil asset forfeiture is a practice where police can seize your property and keep it...
  • Let innocent victims reclaim their property

    04/01/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-15 | Lee McGrath and Meagan Forbes
    Can law enforcement seize an innocent person's property? If you think the answer is no, just ask David Laase. In May 2006, he received an unexpected phone call at 1 a.m. from his wife. She had been arrested for DUI, later pleaded guilty and paid all court-imposed fines. However, that punishment was not enough under the state's civil forfeiture laws. Isanti County sheriffs seized the $35,000 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving at the time of the stop and refused to return it to Laase, even though he jointly owned the vehicle and had done nothing wrong. Laase became a victim...
  • Crocus Hill neighbors split on plan to raze 1902 home

    01/13/2015 8:04:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Frederick Melo
    The house at 27 Crocus Place is listed on property tax statements for $1.06 million, but neighbors consider it priceless. Built in 1902, the yellow, two-story Victorian sits on a bluff, overlooking Pleasant Avenue and Interstate 35E. In November, trial attorney Fred Pritzker and his wife, Renee, bought the 4,200-square-foot home from his brother and sister-in-law with a singular goal: to tear it down and replace it with one that is more accessible to the disabled. At 64, Pritzker said he is slowly losing function on the left side of his body; at some point soon, he'll need a walker...
  • Bloomington urged not to file Mall of America demonstration charges

    01/06/2015 8:27:23 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-6-15 | AP
    Supporters of a large demonstration at the Mall of America last month are urging the City of Bloomington not to pursue charges for disrupting retailers and shoppers. Several people at the Bloomington City Council meeting Monday night asked prosecutors to reconsider. More than two dozen people were arrested after the Dec. 20 demonstration organized by the group "Black Lives Matter." It was part of a nationwide wave of protests following incidents in Missouri and New York in which unarmed black men were killed by police. City Attorney Sandra Johnson says she plans to file charges against protest organizers for unlawful...
  • Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit

    11/22/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/22/2014 | ERIC BACULINAO
    Bankrupt Detroit’s thousands of empty buildings are being flogged at rock-bottom prices — and Chinese investors are answering the siren call of unbeatable deals. With family homes regularly selling for around $10,000, the beleaguered Motor City is now the number-four destination for Chinese housing investors in the U.S. Bigger spenders have already snapped up some of Detroit’s most iconic commercial buildings. “There are factories, commercial real estate and upscale areas around Detroit with proximity to good schools that are worth investing in,” said Wang Ning, deputy manager in charge of international business at China online real estate agency SouFun. The...
  • Petty Government Hacks In Norcross, GA Shake Down Their Screw-Up Victim For $300

    10/22/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    NewsRadio106.7 ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Remember the woman who had her home sold out from underneath her by the inept hacks of Norcross, GA city government? The ones who received tax payments from her for three years, then seized her home without notice and sold it (also without notice) because they claimed they didn't know how to contact her. At her HOME. Where she LIVED? Yesterday city officials denied knowing anything about anything and suggested that, since the home had a new legal owner, there might not be anything they could do...except keep the money from the sale and throw this family out on the...
  • Gov. Brown signs Martin’s Beach law

    10/07/2014 5:51:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | Samantha Weigel
    The public’s love affair with Martin’s Beach and efforts to reopen the contested property earned another supporter Tuesday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring the wealthy owner to negotiate open access or potentially face a piece of his land being seized by the state. Just hours before the deadline Tuesday, Brown signed state Sen. Jerry Hill’s Senate Bill 968 to force Vinod Khosla and the State Lands Commission to iron out a compromise that will reinstate access to the crescent shaped strip of coast south of Half Moon Bay. If negotiations fail by Jan. 1, 2016, the SLC...
  • Breaking: Uncovered – Charlie Crist Signature On Sale Of Miami Property Never Before Reported

    07/16/2014 9:02:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    rpof.org ^ | 7/15/14
    TALLAHASSEE – RPOF Chairman Leslie Dougher today released the attached Deed document and asked the following questions of Charlie Crist: Chairman Dougher said, “We have found a document showing that Charlie Crist was part of the sale of a home with Carole Crist in Fisher Island. This document raises some serious questions for Charlie: ·      Why was this home never reported before on Charlie Crist’s financial disclosure paperwork? ·      Why was the sale of this home never reported on his income taxes? ·      Was Charlie part owner of this home to help establish a homestead exemption in Florida? “The people of Florida deserve answers...
  • Who owns airspace above your property?

    07/16/2014 5:46:17 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 35 replies
    7-16-14 | Me
    With all the talk about PODs (personally owned drones) that could fly over your fence and peek into your pool or hover above your property, I was wondering if it could be SHOT down?? Is there an expectation of airspace owner ship / privacy immediately over your property? How far AGL (above ground level)is NOT FAA jurisdiction?I believe that this will be the next step into property rights intrusion.
  • WA:Governments Should Always Pay for Damaged Property

    05/29/2014 5:34:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Washington State, a homeowner is asking why the City of Renton is not willing to pay for extensive damages done to her home by a City SWAT team, on a search for her son who was not there. From kirotv.com: For more than four hours, SWAT team members fired grenades through walls and windows and blasted in the doors with explosives. De La Torre came home from work while police were still there. “(An officer) just kinda shook his head and said, ‘I am so sorry, ma’am. It’s your house and it’s…ruined; we destroyed it,’” she said. “Police...
  • Whiny Polish MP Wants to Keep my Murdered Grandfather's Property

    05/18/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 27 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 18, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    Slawomir Kopycinski is not the exception in Poland, he’s the rule. And we should not tell any more lies about it.
  • Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property

    05/10/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 9, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    In civil forfeiture, authorities don’t have to prove guilt, file charges or obtain a conviction before seizing private property. Critics say it is a process ripe for abuse, and one which leaves citizens little means of fighting back. They said they wanted his Tewksbury, Mass., business – and the land it was on – because they suspected it was a hotbed for drug-dealing and prostitution. After a four-day trial, on Jan. 24, 2013, a federal judge in Boston dismissed the forfeiture action against the motel, ruling that the government engaged in “gross exaggeration” of the evidence and did not have...
  • Cuba Returns Catholic Church Properties

    05/03/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Havana Times ^ | May 2, 2014
    HAVANA TIMES — The return of property from the churches seized by the Cuban government after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 is more and more a fact.The old College of the Jesuit Fathers. “At this time, the correct word is ‘process,’ because it is an initiative begun some years ago that has not stopped,” says from Havana Msgr. José Félix Pérez, associate secretary of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba.“With this step we can rehabilitate places for services and pastoral action in cities where the religious communities had to meet in private homes or uncomfortable spaces,” the...
  • Piketty's charge: How a French economist 'rock star' is 'freaking out' the super rich

    04/25/2014 3:52:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wicked Local ^ | 4/24/14 | Michael de Groote
    Just looking at the headlines about Thomas Picketty shows that something is up. The Wall Street Journal says he "Revives Marx." The New York Times calls him a "Rock Star." ...What Piketty has done, according to the official book description on Amazon, is look at the growing economic inequality and concentration of wealth. He examines data from the 1700s and forward and finds social and economic patterns that he says show what is at fault....
  • Cliven Bundy got one thing right: His claim is absurd, but challenging property law is not

    04/21/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
    He may be a clown, but his actions raise a question: Who is the state to determine who gets to use what resources? Clive Bundy’s property rights dispute with the federal government appears now to be over. For those unaware, basically this rancher wanted to graze cattle on federally owned land without paying the grazing fee, due to some strange legal theory that the land was really his. The spectacle generated an obscene amount of commentary to which I am guiltily adding here. I wouldn’t be adding any commentary to it except that all of the analysis I read on...
  • Abusive civil asset-forfeiture laws: IRS seizure of property without due process should cease

    04/15/2014 5:19:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/2014 | Richard Rahn
    Do you think the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies should have the right to seize your assets, including your bank accounts, when you have not been convicted of wrongdoing? The fact is, the IRS and other government agencies do this all of the time, and often without even a formal accusation of wrongdoing. Anyone who is awake knows that the IRS has been politicized — and thus critics of the administration live in fear that their property will be taken for the mere act of speaking out against the government. The American Founding Fathers well understood that if...
  • The Chinese Are Buying Large Chunks Of Land Across America (And Zillow Is Now Enabling It)

    04/03/2014 2:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once? As Michael Snyder details below, it appears the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree all over America as they are now the dominat 'buyers' of investment green cards. This is occurring as private equity buyers and hedge funds exit the buy-to-rent business en masse and are, as Mike Krieger explains, are desperate to pitch American property to anyone willing to keep Housing Bubble 2.0 inflated... it seems Zillow is more than happy...
  • FBI seizes trove of cultural artifacts at 91-year-old Indiana man's home

    04/03/2014 6:31:41 AM PDT · by alancarp · 66 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Foxnews.com
    INDIANAPOLIS – FBI agents have seized thousands of artifacts from Native Americans, Russia, China, and other nations from a 91-year-old man's private collection in rural central Indiana. The items, which also came from Haiti, Australia, New Guinea and Peru, were collected by Donald Miller of Waldron over eight decades, FBI Special Agent Robert Jones said at a news conference. "The cultural value of these artifacts is immeasurable," Jones said while refusing to disclose details of any of the individual items taken from Miller's property. Some items were acquired improperly, but Miller, who traveled extensively, obtained others legally or before laws...