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  • de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

    11/19/2018 11:38:47 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/19/18 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all land and buildings in his city. “That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level,” he said. “They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”
  • Public anger in China spreading as property prices drop [tr]

    10/12/2018 12:39:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | October 11, 2018 | Mandy Zuo
    Chinese property developers can usually count on September and October to be their “gold and silver” months for sales, but this year turned out to be different. Not only were their sales figures grim for September, but the seven-day national holiday last week also brought at least two fangnao incidents – when homeowners protest against price cuts offered by developers to new buyers. These protests are often directed at sales offices, with varying levels of intensity – from throwing rocks to holding banners and putting up funeral wreaths. As home ownership has remained the most important channel of investment for...
  • ...An ugly battle escalates over a picturesque trail in a celebrity enclave

    09/12/2018 9:34:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 12, 2018 | 4:00 AM | Louis Sahagun
    The trail for decades has been a shortcut used by hikers and equestrians traveling between the wealthy ranches of Hidden Valley and the miles of dirt paths that traverse the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. In recent years, however, it has become a battleground between neighbors in an escalating spat pitting public access against private property rights. … David Margulies, 52, a Hidden Valley resident, said he was on horseback in late 2016 when a man warned him that the path was the private property of Sherwood Development Co., a real estate company owned by the billionaire chief executive...
  • California forced to give back $331 million stolen from home-owners

    07/16/2018 10:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    What if the bluest state in the country stole a third of a billion dollars from victims of chicanery and the media refused to notice?    I have been stunned at the lack of media coverage of California’s foiled robbery of almost a third of a billion dollars. That’s right: under Governor Jerry Brown, the Great State of California helped itself to hundreds of millions of dollars – money that was supposed to go to home owners, and you probably didn’t hear about it. Bib Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle was one of the few to cover this...
  • Statewide property tax proposed by Chicago Fed

    05/11/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Mark Glennon
    Glennon: Statewide property tax proposed by Chicago Fed By Mark Glennon - An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month's pension eventcosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years. Evidently, that wasn't reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally. It's linked here. It surely ranks...
  • We’re All Trespassers Now in the Face of the Government’s Land Grabs

    05/09/2018 8:15:08 AM PDT · by Sopater · 33 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 08, 2018 | John W. Whitehead
    “No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.” — John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States We have no real property rights. Think about it.  That house you live in, the car you drive, the small (or not so small) acreage of land that has been passed down through your family or that you scrimped and saved to acquire, whatever money you manage to keep in your bank account after the government and its cronies have taken their first and second and third cut…none of it is safe from the...
  • Kelo's Demolished 'Little Pink House' Stands as a Monument to Injustice

    04/26/2018 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    The United States is supposed to be the "land of the free," a country where individualism and private property are sacrosanct. Yet it's difficult to maintain this belief while watching Courtney Moorehead Balaker's newly released movie, "Little Pink House." The film portrays the real-life story of the determined families who fought to protect their homes in New London, Connecticut, during and after city officials' shameful attempts to evict them starting in 1998. Shockingly, in 2005, it was the Supreme Court that inflicted the ultimate defeat to the homeowners, who lost everything in the process. Depressing, right? Actually, the movie turns...
  • Who owns water? The US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers

    03/15/2018 6:06:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 15, 2018 | Cassidy Randall
    As Scott Carpenter and a few friends paddled down the Pecos river in New Mexico last May, taking advantage of spring run-off, the lead boater yelled out and made a swirling hand motion over his head in the universal signal to pull over to shore. The paddlers eddied out in time to avoid running straight through three strings of barbed wire obstructing the river. Swinging in the wind, the sign hanging from the fence read “PRIVATE PROPERTY: No Trespassing”. Sign up for This Land is Your Land, our monthly email on public lands Read more One member of their party...
  • California to Take Over Housing Market

    03/11/2018 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    The California Legislature passed many bills this past session that were signed into law which gave the government greater control of the housing market. This is a perfect example of invasive government creating a problem, blaming others for the problem and then creating even more rules to destroy the market even further. The cost of housing in California is certainly a problem. The Business Insider identified that 18 of the top 25 most-costly housing markets in the U.S. are in California, with all of the top 10 being in the state. In a recent study by UC Berkeley, 56% of...
  • Interesting words from Muhammad Ali (regarding Islam and women)

    10/16/2002 7:25:39 PM PDT · by zapiks44 · 61 replies · 473+ views
    Playboy.com ^ | November 1975 | Lawrence Linderman
    ALI: A lot of 'em got careers, working for and with their brothers, but you don't find 'em in no white man's office in downtown New York working behind secretarial desks. Too many black women been used in offices. And not even in bed -- on the floor. We know it because we got office Negroes who've told us this. So we protect our women, 'cause women are the field that produces our nation. And if you can't protect your women, you can't protect your nation. Man, I was in Chicago a couple of months ago and saw a white...
  • Silicon Valley billionaire fights to block the public from accessing the beach his $32m mansion [tr]

    02/25/2018 3:57:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jessica Finn
    A billionaire technology tycoon wants to lock the public out of a stretch of Californian beach his $32.5million mega-mansion sits on so he can have it to himself. Sun Microsystems co-founder, Vinod Khosla, wants to keep all the sun to himself along Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay where his estate is located. The owners previous owners had allowed public access to the beach for 70 years but Khosla slammed the gates shut resulting in a long-running dispute.
  • Land of leaving: Moving companies rank Illinois No. 1 for outbound vans

    01/03/2018 7:38:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | 1-2-2018 | Brendan Bakala
    Land of leaving: Moving companies rank Illinois No. 1 for outbound vans Studies by two major American moving companies rank Illinois as the top “outbound” state of 2017. On Jan. 2, United Van Lines released its 41st annual National Movers Study and Atlas Van Lines released its 2017 Migration Patterns study. United based the study on its customers’ household moves made in 2017, and Atlas studied nearly 73,000 interstate and cross-border relocations of household goods from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 15, 2017. In both studies, Illinois was home to the highest rate of outbound moves in the nation. United’s...
  • Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

    12/21/2017 4:27:16 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 448 replies
    The White House ^ | 12/21/17 | President Donald Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and...
  • International Trade Commission finds injury in solar industry dispute

    09/22/2017 9:01:58 PM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies
    UPI, United Press International ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Brooks Hays
    Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The International Trade Commission has found injury in a suit filed by Suniva and SolarWorld, a pair of struggling, foreign-owned, U.S.-based solar cell companies who claim foreign imports have unfairly harmed their bottom lines. ITC judges voted four to zero to advance the suit into the remedy phase. While it's not yet clear what the commission will recommend, the two companies have requested a tariff of 40 cents per watt for foreign-made solar cells, as well as a price floor for solar cells manufactured in the United States. Such a remedy, should it be granted by...
  • Turkey Uncensored: The Fate of Assyrian Christian Churches and Monasteries

    07/13/2017 10:08:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The Turkish government has recently seized numerous properties belonging to Assyrian (Syriac) Christians − such as churches, monasteries and cemeteries − and transferred them to public institutions.On June 23, the Armenian-Turkish newspaper Agos reported, Inquiries by the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation revealed that dozens of churches and monasteries have been transferred to the Treasury first and then allocated to the Presidency for Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, in Turkish. And the cemeteries have been transferred to the Metropolitan Municipality of Mardin. Kuryakos Ergün, the president of the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation, told The Philos Project that the decision of...
  • Marine officers are drugged, robbed after Bogotá pub crawl and could face charges

    05/27/2017 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 71 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | MAY 26, 2017 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in February that went off the rails in Bogotá, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.
  • Professor Takes Stance that State Government can Decide Property Rights of Private Owners

    03/24/2017 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If there is an indefensible position on property rights, count on an academic to take it. On March 20 the Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin, a property rights case it agreed to take up in January 2016. The Cato Institute previewed the case on St. Patrick's Day. "Joseph Murr and his siblings own two side-by-side lakeside lots, one with a recreational cabin and the other left vacant as an investment," the Cato Institute release noted. "Due to land-use restrictions, they allege that Wisconsin has 'taken' the vacant lot, which would require the state to...
  • Pushing Back Against Government Takings

    03/13/2017 11:13:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2017 | Jarrett Skorup
    While Michigan strongly protects people from eminent domain, there are still cases where governments violate the private property rights of citizens. A bill introduced in the House would provide remedies when the state goes too far. While the practice of government taking private property for “public use” has been allowed since the founding of America, public entities started to expand their definition of the term toward the end of the 20th century. After the Kelo case, where a town took a woman's home to give to a private business for "economic development," citizens across the nation pushed back by passing...
  • Protesters Plot "Border Wall" Rally For Tomorrow...At Zuckerberg's Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

    01/27/2017 6:13:56 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai. The estate includes 1,000's of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect "safe space" for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family. Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase...technically the sellers didn't own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on. So now, according to the Honolulu...
  • Martin Luther King’s Daughter: ‘Life Begins In a Woman’s Womb’

    01/16/2017 8:30:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | 8/26/13 | Penny Starr
    Bernice King, the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said on Thursday that “life begins in a woman’s womb.” Women played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement, King said, “and so it all begins – as does life – begins in a woman’s womb.”