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  • 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...
  • EPA land grab? Agency claims authority over more streams, wetlands

    03/25/2014 3:37:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2014
    In what critics are describing as a government land grab, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a change Tuesday to the Clean Water Act that would give it regulatory authority over temporary wetlands and waterways. The proposal immediately sparked concerns that the regulatory power could extend into seasonal ponds, streams and ditches, including those on private property. "The ... rule may be one of the most significant private property grabs in U.S. history," said Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The EPA proposal would apply pollution regulations to the country's so-called "intermittent...
  • Catholic Diocese Under Fire for Refusing to Sell Property to Gay Couple (Here we go again)

    03/20/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts that refused to sell a historic mansion to a gay couple is facing mounting legal pressure. Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley recently filed a brief in support of the gay couple who are suing the Diocese of Worcester alleging discrimination. Filed before superior court earlier this month on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coakley argued that the diocese's actions constituted "sexual orientation discrimination." "The commonwealth's compelling interest in protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination derives from their status as a politically vulnerable minority that has suffered a history of discrimination, which continues to...
  • Legal fight to tear down Miami Beach mansion over [Private Property Victory]

    03/19/2014 4:17:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/18/14
    ... Miami Beach mansion, owned by "Real Housewives of Miami" star Lisa Hochstein, is coming down after a long legal battle....
  • Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property

    03/14/2014 1:30:45 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could drink and graze, and a private playground for his three children. But instead of enjoying the fruits of his labor, the Wyoming welder says he was harangued by the federal government, stuck in what he calls a petty power play by the Environmental Protection Agency. He claims the agency is now...
  • Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m broken in local artist protest

    02/18/2014 4:33:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/18/14
    ...A Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest. Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking the $1m (£600,000) vase on Sunday in Miami. Police say Mr Caminero told them he broke the art work in protest at the Perez Art Museum Miami's failure to exhibit work by local artists. Mr Ai said he did not support artists destroying other artists' work.
  • Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

    01/22/2014 5:09:22 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year. But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219 extends beyond farmers to anyone who owns property. The bill also tackles other issues such as the constitutional rights of farmers. HB1219 says that local governments that violate constitutional rights through zoning must pay their victims the amount of the fines they sought to impose and the actual damages, including attorney fees. The bill also allows the Virginia Attorney General to...
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

    01/18/2014 2:40:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Global News ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | John R. Kennedy
    TORONTO — Media outlets are reporting Canadian pop star Justin Bieber could be deported from the U.S. if convicted of felony vandalism in connection with an alleged egg attack on a neighbour’s house — but are they getting the facts scrambled? “Bieber could be sent packing to Canada if convicted of felony after vicious egg attack on neighbour’s house,” declared the UK’s Daily Mail. “Justin Bieber’s Egg-Throwing Police Probe Dilemma: Possible Felony Conviction Could See Pop Star Deported Back to Canada!,” screamed RadarOnline. “Justin Bieber bust could mean jail time, deportation if convicted,” Fox News reported. Not so fast. First,...
  • Liberal madness is often mundane

    01/03/2014 6:47:45 AM PST · by relictele · 2 replies
    Vanity | 03 Jan 2014 | Self
    A forum on an everyday, non-political topic I visit nevertheless has a folder dedicated to politics as a repository for any discussions that start out or veer into political territory. It also gives the mods a method of policing the forums without deleting posts outright. Since I have the lovely FR and its denizens I rarely view the folder but in a moment of ennui I clicked through to it yesterday where a discussion of the minimum wage was, er, waged. It will not shock you to learn that there are all manner of armchair saints out there who believe...
  • Man Uses Bitcoin to Buy a Piece of Paradise in Nicaragua

    01/02/2014 8:26:52 AM PST · by Errant · 26 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 2 January, 2014 | Kadhim Shubber
    Many people dream of quitting their job, collecting their bags and jetting off to a tropical paradise forever. Many people dream, but few people act. Gregory Simon is one of the few who decided to act. This year he moved to Nicaragua and bought a 0.3-acre plot of land with bitcoin. Just minutes from the beach in an area of San Juan del Sur called Paradise Bay, he’s hoping to build a home there with his girlfriend. “By using BTC we were able to complete the transaction quickly with no need to involve banks or other third party intermediaries. I...
  • Milwaukee Ald. Jim Bohl under investigation for suspected coercion

    12/20/2013 2:46:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12-19-13 | Bruce Vielmetti and Don Walker
    Milwaukee Ald. Jim Bohl is under investigation for allegedly causing a landlord to get hit with a slew of code violations after he refused to evict two sex offenders from a property in the alderman's district. Investigators from the district attorney's office believe Bohl then had the landlord's records falsely wiped clean after the landlord said he had broken a state housing contract for the offenders. The landlord, in fact, did not break that contract. The investigation is revealed in a search warrant that seeks phone and email records of Bohl; his aide Todd Peterson; Department of Neighborhood Services inspector...
  • Patent trolls spell trouble for America’s economy

    11/23/2013 3:15:08 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 11 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-23-13 | Curt Bramble
    Our nation’s founders incorporated the concept of individual property rights — including intellectual property rights — into the Constitution because they knew that these rights spur innovation and help promote economic growth. However, patent assertion entities (PAEs), otherwise known as “patent trolls,” inhibit the innovation and economic growth that patents typically foster. Even more alarming, with the creation of government-sponsored patent trolls (GSPTs) — which are financially backed by a national government — patent trolls have gone global. Patent trolls, which can either be companies or government-sponsored organizations, are entities that buy large patent portfolios — not to use the...
  • EPA Stealthily Propels Toward ‘Massive Power Grab of Private Property Across the U.S.’

    11/13/2013 12:02:00 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/12/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    While the country is immersed in Obamacare headlines and a congressional tussle over delays and mandates, the Obama administration is stealthily moving toward unprecedented control over private property under a massive expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act authority. The proposed rule, obtained by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in advance of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s testimony at a Thursday oversight hearing, widely broadens the definition of waterways over which the federal government has jurisdiction to as little as a water ditch in a backyard. The Clean Water Act redefinition of “waters of the United States”...
  • MT:Shooting In Augusta Results In Death

    10/24/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    fairfieldsuntimes.com ^ | 23 October | Darryl L. Flowers
    A shooting in the Dearborn River Canyon area Friday afternoon resulted in the death of a Great Falls man who had a cabin in the area. Timothy B. Newman, 53, was shot in what has been described as an ongoing dispute over property access. (snip) According to the Sheriff, who has not yet released the name of the shooter, there is no evidence that the shooting was a homicide, but was instead self defense. The investigation into the tragedy is continuing, according to Dutton.
  • Asian buyers scoop up 'bargain' million-dollar Bay Area homes

    09/28/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 79 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/28/13 | Pete Carey
    The continuing influx of well-heeled homebuyers from Asia has Bay Area real estate firms competing for a lucrative and growing slice of the region's residential market. "It has gotten big enough to where people are starting to pay attention to it," said James Yang, an agent with the Sereno Group. One Palo Alto real estate broker, Ken de Leon, bought a Mercedes-Benz van that seats 14 and is using it for tours of Palo Alto and Los Altos with a Mandarin-speaking agent. Palo Alto has become a point of interest for many mainland Chinese shopping for a second home or...
  • Descendants of slaves hold out against coal mining [Coal Companies Now are RACIST?]

    09/01/2013 9:33:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | 9/1/13 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    DIRGIN, Texas (AP) — Ida Finley smiles wistfully, recalling how she used to cook for an entire East Texas community — nearly all descendants of slaves... Now, just weeks from her 102nd birthday, Finley faces the prospect of losing the land worked by her husband and his parents, slaves who toiled for a master. For three years, Luminant Mining Co. has tried to purchase this 9.1-acre plot, which is currently owned by a bevy of relatives spread across the country. The company owns more than 75 percent of the parcel but can't mine it because of a complex inheritance arrangement...
  • Texas Anglicans Prevail

    09/01/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT · by yetidog · 11 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Mary Ann Mueller
    Another "good for Texas." The national Episcopal Church loses bigtime with this decision. Maybe they will continue to throw money away in property disputes (a questionable Christian mission) and bankrupt themselves.
  • Putting bicycles ahead of people

    08/16/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    Climate Change Dispatch ^ | August 15 2013 | Ton DeWeese
    This is a story of raw power, collusion and government corruption. A story that is taking place in countless towns all over America. A story of “reinvented” government, where self-proclaimed private “stakeholders” and pressure groups set the rules, local elected officials rubber stamp them, and non-elected regional governments enforce them, sometimes with an iron fist – all with no input from citizens, and apparently no rights for private citizens and property owners to stop them or even have a say.
  • UPDATED: Man Seen Doing Graffiti Died After Officer Used Taser

    08/08/2013 5:38:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/8/13
    An 18-year-old man who was seen putting graffiti on private property in Miami Beach died after he ran from police and an officer used a Taser on him, police said. Miami Beach Police officers saw Israel Hernandez vandalizing private property with graffiti at 71st Street and Collins Avenue at 5:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Police Chief Raymond Martinez said in a statement Wednesday. Thiago Souza said that he and another friend were keeping a lookout as their friend Hernandez used gold spray paint to graffiti an old storefront. “I told him. I was like, 'Yo, stop,’” Souza said. Police pulled up....
  • Walker: ‘Extremists’ should be ‘prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’

    07/13/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-12-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker delivered a sternly worded statement Friday, demanding that environmental “extremists” disrupting preliminary work at a proposed northern Wisconsin mine site and destroying private property be held responsible for their actions. “These extremists – who are disrupting work and causing harm to law-abiding employees – should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Walker said of incidents last month. No More: Gov. Scott Walker on Friday said he wants protesters who disrupted and threatened workers at a proposed mine site to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” The governor, who is...
  • Live like a President!

    06/21/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    A spectacular 16.5-acre estate originally part of George Washington's famed Mount Vernon is up for sale for a presidential $25 million, despite needing renovations. Steeped in American history, the waterfront property, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is on the market for the first time in half a century. Named River View Estate after its 383 feet of uninterrupted vistas of the Potomac River, the residence makes plain why Washington once proclaimed: 'I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world.' The estate boasts a 6,000-square foot manor home, 2,000-square foot guest house, four-car garage, carriage house and staff...
  • TX:Homeowner Shoots Vandal, Won't Face Charges

    05/16/2013 4:10:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    woai.com ^ | 14 May, 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A north side man will not face charges after he shot a man who was smashing the windshield of his car in the driveway of his home, 1200 WOAI news reports.  Police say the homeowner, who is in his fifties, looked out the window of his house in the 1400 block of Thorain, which is near Basse and Blanco after he heard the sound of glass breaking.  It happened about 1:30 this morning.  He saw a man smashing the windshield, grabbed a gun, and opened fire, striking the vandal in the chest.  The vandal, who turned out to be the...
  • MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: Children Are Communal Property

    04/05/2013 3:50:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/5/13 | staff
    Cutting edge moonbats turn to MSNBC to justify their morally unjustifiable views. For example, Melissa Harris-Perry assures them that it is okay to kill your own children in the womb because an unborn child is a “thing” that it takes “a lot of money” to “turn into a human.” She has followed this lesson in pediatric ethics by proclaiming that children are collective property — that is, they belong to the State. To quote: “[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids...
  • Awesome: Vacant federal properties cost taxpayers billions every year

    03/28/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    As I already mentioned earlier this week, President Obama just unilaterally designated five new national monuments and parks to the federal government’s keeping, and it might be easy to dismiss any partisan objections to his decision as just the complaints of those gosh darn spiteful, stubborn Republicans for whom the president can’t do anything right. After all, for what reason could anyone possibly object to something as seemingly benign as bringing a few more properties under the federal bureaucracy’s stewardship?Oh hey, here’s a pretty good reason. The federal government owns or leases between 55,000 and 77,000 vacant properties. But it’s...
  • Triumph for property owner’s rights! : Victorious motel owner slams U.S. Attorney ;

    01/26/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by virgil283 · 26 replies
    iowntheworld ^ | January 26, 2013 - 08:06 | BigFurHat
    "A Tewksbury motel owner who just beat back U.S. Attorney three-year bid to seize his business has become the latest critic to accuse ...of prosecutorial bullying. I don’t think she should have the power she has to pull this stuff on people,” Russ Caswell, owner of the Motel Caswell, .... The feds first tried to grab Caswell’s property in 2009 under drug seizure laws, citing numerous drug busts at the motel. Caswell’s defense team argued that he was not responsible for what guests did. And his lawyers found there was actually more drug activity at nearby businesses, and theorized the...
  • Private Property Rights - A Basic Premise of America's Constitution

    10/21/2012 3:30:40 PM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 8 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | 1987 & 2008 | Stedman & Lewis
    Private Property Rights - A basic Premise Of America's Constitution Tired of having the fruits of their labors confiscated by an overpowering British government, America's Founders declared themselves free and independent. Most American schoolchildren can recite their claim that ". all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ... to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Less familiar, however, are these lines from their Declaration of Independence: "He ( King George III ) has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance .......
  • Commentary: SCOTUS to Hear Appeal of Florida Supreme Court’s Bad Call

    10/12/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    The Capitol Vanguard ^ | October 8th, 2012 | Robert Sanchez
    Floridians’ Property Rights May Get a Reprieve. When it had a chance to uphold property rights, the Florida Supreme Court got it wrong. Will the U.S. Supreme Court now get it right? The question arose last Friday when the nation’s highest court – during the first week of its 2012-13 term — agreed to hear an appeal of the Florida court’s misguided decision. The Koontz family merely wanted to exercise their rights as property owners, to develop the family’s land in legal and responsible ways. But regulators saw a chance to pounce and make all kinds of costly, unrelated, outrageous...
  • Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril

    10/07/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT · by Kolath · 1 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/07/2012 | Jennifer Waters
    Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture, as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those.
  • Property Owners Face a New Surtax [ObamaCare tax]

    10/02/2012 11:30:20 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Investing Basics
    The housing market may indeed be recovering, as many experts suggest, but investors are still struggling to understand what, if any, taxes they'll owe upon selling their homes. At issue is how the new "Medicare tax" will apply to real-estate transactions. Passed in 2010 to help fund the health-care overhaul, this 3.8% surtax kicks in next year on many forms of investment income—including some interest, dividends, rents and capital gains. While its effect on home sales won't be as far-reaching as many fear, the Medicare tax could pack a punch for certain investors. It is not a sales tax. And...
  • Man goes to jail for collecting rainwater on his own property (OR)

    08/11/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 50 replies
    mensnewsdaily.com ^ | 8/9/12 | Amy Alkon
    Kendra Alleyne writes at CNSNews.com about Gary Harrington, an Oregon man who was convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property who's just begun serving a 30-day jail sentence for it: "I'm sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty," Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.
  • Question for Freeper Friends

    06/30/2012 4:47:09 AM PDT · by dixiedarlindownsouth · 30 replies
    Vanity | 06/30/2012 | Self
    When the tropical storm came in last week, our gate blew open and two of our puppies escaped. We immediately gave chase. We found one of our dogs in a neighbors yard and brought him back. We began searching for the smaller dog, but didn't see him. My four year old, my sister and I drove the neighborhood endlessly calling him. We thought we heard him bark a few times, but couldn't pin point where it was coming from. Eventually, a young woman came out of her house and started screaming at our vehicle that it was her dog. That's...
  • Foreign alien property tax (FAPT)

    06/12/2012 5:18:33 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 7 replies
    na | 6/15/2012 | na
    If in the. State of___________ , you are there illegally in any way, shape, law, ordinence, or private declaration of any kind whatsoever, or form - you are liable to pay said entity or any citizen that so declares (nee natural born citizen as defined latter) for local, city, county, region,area, microclimate, state, national region, or other joint state arrangement - PROPERTY TAXES HIGHER THAN ANY NATURAL BORN RESIDENT (national resident being born of TWO US Citizen parents of two citizen parents themselevs).
  • Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?

    06/11/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 6/11/12 | Josh Goodman
    Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?By Josh Goodman Associated Press Posted: Jun 11, 2012, 10:29 am WASHINGTON — North Dakota voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a ballot initiative that would make the state the first in the country to end property taxes. If any state is going to take such a dramatic step, North Dakota would seem to be a likely candidate. North Dakota is generally a conservative state, and fiscal conservatives generally support lower taxes. The state is also experiencing a surge in tax revenue unrivaled elsewhere. The property tax is...
  • Alabama Fights a UN Land Grab

    05/31/2012 7:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    Editor's Note: This column was authored by Justice Gilpin-Green Individual rights must take a backseat to community interests. Sound familiar? That’s probably because it’s been the ideology that American presidents have been agreeing to since 1992. Enter Agenda 21, the 40 chapter document from the United Nations that establishes environmental “principles” at local, national, regional, and international levels-and the object of Ayn Rand’s nightmare. Defined these days as “sustainable development,” Agenda 21 seeks to transform humanity with “new global ethics.” At the most basic level, beyond the soft words like “sustainability” and “eco-friendly environments”, Agenda 21 takes away private property...
  • Ingram Gets His Day In Court (blatant tyranny)

    05/03/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT · by Wpin · 17 replies
    Prairie Advocate ^ | April 27, 2012 | Tom Kocal
    APRIL 27, 2012, APPLE RIVER, IL – The little town of Apple River in northeast Jo Daviess County, Illinois is the hometown of a big man - Terrence Ingram. Though not big in a physical sense, when it comes to saving the American Bald Eagle, there is hardly anyone in the United States held in higher regard than Ingram. His years of documented research and expertise regarding eagles and the work of the Eagle Nature Foundation, founded by Ingram, is in great part responsible for the bald eagle being removed from the “Threatened Species List “ in the United States....
  • Obama’s Attacks on the Family Farm Come Straight From Marxist Handbook

    04/26/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is attacking the family farm – an American tradition. The administration’s Department of Labor implemented new regulations to restrict children from working on the family farm. This is despite the fact that farm accidents and injuries have decreased over the past several years. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms. Recently, Senator...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • The False Dichotomy of Gun Rights vs. Property Rights

    02/25/2012 4:49:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    The Tennessee legislature is working on a bill (Senate Bill 3002/House Bill 3560) to prevent businesses and employers from banning lawfully possessed firearms in the cars parked in their parking lot(s). According to a story on timesnews.net: "[Governor] Haslam told reporters Wednesday that he’s trying to work out a compromise between gun rights supporters and business groups. 'A lot of government is like that, it’s about getting the balance right,' he said after a speech to the Tennessee Hospital Association. 'This is one of those cases where you have property interests versus gun rights interests — both of which people...
  • New Details on Double Homicide.(PA)

    02/14/2012 11:47:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wicz.com ^ | 12 February, 2012 | Suzanne Goldklang
    We are learning more about the double homicide in Great Bend Township Saturday afternoon. A gun shop owner, Lloyd Thomas is now charged with two counts of First Degree Homicide. We have also learned the name of the second victim. 28-year-old Gilberto Alvarez recently moved from Florida to the area to work for a gas drilling company. The other victim, 30-year-old Joshua Rogers of Hallstead, was Alvarez's friend and temporary roommate. A State Police investigator tells Fox 40 that both men have criminal records,and at the time of the killings one of them was carrying a shotgun. Investigators say the...
  • Police: Alleged Shooter Claims Self Defense(PA)

    02/14/2012 11:43:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wicz.com ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Suzanne Goldklang
    New details are emerging about the fatal shooting in Great Bend Township Saturday afternoon. According to court records Lloyd Thomas admitted to police that he shot Joshua Rogers and Gilberto Alvarez and said he was acting in self defense. Investigators are still trying to figure out why the two men who lived nearby in Hallstead were on the Thomas family property. Alvarez had moved to the area from Florida. After working at the New Milford Pump and Pantry, he got a job with a gas drilling company. A friend tells us both men were military veterans, and served overseas. Police...
  • Sign the Online Property Tax Independence Act Petition! (Pennsylvania)

    01/22/2012 3:33:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    State Representative Jim Cox Website ^ | January 22, 2012 | PA State Representative Jim Cox
    On February 7, Governor Tom Corbett will deliver his annual budget address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate. In addition to spelling out his budget plan for the year, this annual tradition provides the governor with a platform to identify his legislative priorities. Help us encourage the governor to make the Property Tax Independence Act his top priority by signing the online petition on my website. We want to show the governor that this issue deserves his attention and support as he outlines his agenda for 2012. To help us achieve this goal, we are collecting...
  • Seizing the Wealth of Landlords, One District at a Time

    01/16/2012 6:06:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2012 | Roger D. Luchs
    The real property of the landlord class is being liquidated, slowly but steadily, in one odd corner of America, with the nation as a whole blissfully unaware of the slow-motion seizure underway. In Washington, D.C., before the very eyes of the world's media, the rental property of landlords is being handed over to their tenants, step by careful step. After Congress granted the District home rule in 1973, its elected officials found thumbing their nose at the city's former overseers more rewarding than trying to run a competent and honest government. Since then, several city agencies and programs have been...