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  • Sue Obama administration to block Internet grab, group urges

    08/13/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/13/16 | Fred Lucas
    Media ignore transfer of control of Internet domain names? A coalition of technology groups and conservatives wants Congress to sue to stop the Obama administration from handing over control of Internet domain names to an international board, charging it could give authoritarian regimes power over the web. Since 1998, an arm of the U.S. Commerce Department called the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) has handled domain names. However, in September, the Obama administration plans to allow the U.S. government’s contract to lapse so the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be run by a global board of...
  • Need techie advice on domain registrar

    11/03/2015 6:04:26 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 28 replies
    11/3/2015 | self
    OK tech savvy freepers. Want to get new domain names registered. No games, no upsells and no transfer fees. So, forgetting go daddy,, what is simplest and no BS in the process or after registering?
  • Desperate Fox Punditry, and Establishment GOPe Advocates, Jump Shark on Trump

    10/06/2015 6:02:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 72 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-6-2015 | sundance
    The latest round of attacks aimed toward Donald Trump can only reasonably be considered divinely inspired fails. OMG Donald Trump Supports Eminent Domain!! [ *NOTE* Watch closely who picks up on this attack approach and you’ll identify an even larger number of the GOPe deceivers than were visible before. ] Brett Baier interviewed Donald Trump for his Fox News Special Report segment and carried with him a specifically pre-framed angle of attack, an agenda. Baier used the Club for Growth argument (see video: @3:34) for conversation about Eminent Domain.
  • 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 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...
  • Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names

    03/23/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/23/15
    Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names and The addresses are part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The web domain names go on sale to the public on 1 June but some stars and companies are being given the opportunity to buy them ahead of then.
  • Registering a Domain Name...Best Companies? (Vanity)

    07/03/2014 4:09:02 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 16 replies
    who knows what evil? | July 3, 2014 | who knows what evil?
    I am interested in registering a couple of domain names, but I am not sure which company to go with...GoDaddy seems decent, but a number of customers have complained about them being 'pushy'. Namecheap has good testimonials, but there are several drawbacks, as well. I thought I would solicit feedback from Freepers to see if there is a consensus of opinion.
  • Microsoft sues to take down another malware gang

    07/01/2014 8:46:38 AM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 12 replies ^ | July 1, 2014 | Larry Seltzer
    A US court has ordered a major dynamic DNS company, abused to distribute malware, to turn domain control over to Microsoft.
  • Will Trapped Loans Snap Richmond's Home Scheme?

    09/20/2013 9:43:07 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi ^ | September 20, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The City of Richmond’s move to seize the loans of over-mortgaged homes can continue, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer ruled this week. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the reason was because “he felt the case, brought by Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank on behalf of holders of loans on over-mortgaged homes, was not ‘ripe for determination’ since Richmond had not exercised eminent domain and might never do so.” Despite an initial win in federal court, will Richmond first have to prove that loans on over-mortgaged homes in its city are “trapped” to meet the “blight” criteria of California...
  • [California] Pricey homes in Richmond's eminent domain plan

    08/20/2013 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies, San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Carolyn Said
    Richmond's controversial plan to seize underwater mortgages through eminent domain includes loans for at least two homes purchased for over $1 million as well as other high-end properties - a revelation that appears to undermine the city's argument that the plan would combat blight. The city is pursuing mortgages with balances ranging from $98,000 to $1.12 million, according to data collected by Marc Joffe, an analyst who received the property addresses, loan balances, offer amounts and other information through a California public records request and shared them with The Chronicle. --SNIP-- Eminent domain is the seizure of private property for...
  • Jobless Claims, Mortgage Foreclosures and Eminent Domain in California

    08/08/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/08/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Department of Labor, in the week ending August 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 333,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 328,000. The 4-week moving average was 335,500, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 341,750. joblessc080813 Continuing claims rose above the 3 million mark, printing at 3,018,000. This represents an increase from the previous week of 2,951,000. Yet we seem stuck in a continuing claims slump since April. ontjc080823 Consumer confidence? It rose to -23.5, the highest level since early 2008. bcc080813 Delinquent...
  • Richmond CA Considering Seizure Of Mortgages (An Offer They CAN’T Refuse)

    07/31/2013 10:58:01 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/31/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Richmond California is considering invoking eminent domain to condemn and seize hundreds of underwater mortgages to help troubled homeowners. The controversial move would be the first of its kind in the country. Richmond is not the first to consider it. San Bernardino (also known as San Berdoo) considered … and rejected it. Richmond is the farthest along in a plan advocated by Steven Gluckstern’s Mortgage Resolution Partners LLC for U.S. cities to confiscate mortgages and write them down in an effort to help homeowners escape oversized debt burdens. The idea has drawn opposition from bondholders such as Pacific Investment Management...
  • Wall Street warns against using eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages

    08/19/2012 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Wall Street warns against using eminent domain to seize underwater mortgagesBy Peter Schroeder - 08/19/12 05:00 PM ET Heavy hitters in the financial industry are lining up against a new idea brewing among local government officials to help struggling homeowners by seizing control of their mortgages through eminent domain. With many areas of the country still digging out from the housing crisis, some local governments are considering taking on the underwater mortgages at a substantially lower price, thus making them more affordable for the borrower. With policymakers at the federal, state and local level struggling to find a way to...
  • WSJ: Seizing Mortgages Could Yield Big Returns (Long Live King John!)

    07/25/2012 10:12:14 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/25/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Wall Street Journal reports that seizing mortgage could yield BIG returns for investors. “Tapping the power of eminent domain to repair underwater mortgages could generate investor returns of up to 30% and billions of dollars in fees for bankers behind the proposal, according to people with knowledge of the plan. Despite the controversy, some potential investors in Mortgage Resolution’s plan are stepping forward. “We think the program has legs and a fairly strong legal justification” to seize mortgages with eminent domain, said Tom Capasse, co-head of Waterfall Asset Management, which said it is considering investing in the plan.” Of...
  • Yet Another Loan Mod Program: Municipal Condemnation for Mortgage Principal Writedowns

    06/25/2012 6:10:27 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/25/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    In his op-ed, Professor Shiller discusses an approach by Professor Robert Hockett from Cornell Law School – using eminent domain powers of government to force principal writedowns for mortgages. “Professor Hockett argues that a government, whether federal, state or local, can start doing just this right now, using large databases of information about mortgage pools and homeowner credit scores. After a market analysis, it seizes the mortgages. Then it can pay them off at fair value, or a little over that, with money from new investors, issuing new mortgages with smaller balances to the homeowners. Taxpayers are not involved, and...
  • House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain (Mad Maxine is for it)

    02/29/2012 5:36:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domainBy Pete Kasperowicz - 02/28/12 05:19 PM ET The House on Tuesday afternoon approved legislation that overturns a 2005 Supreme Court decision that affirmed the ability of states to take control of private property under the doctrine of eminent domain and hand it to another private developer. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, led to sharp complaints in particular from Republicans, who argued that the Court ignored the normal "public use" standard. Under that standard, eminent domain was seen as permissible only when the land or property taken would...
  • Need Help Picking Spot To Host New Website

    02/08/2012 7:51:54 AM PST · by The Louiswu · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Me ^ | 2/8/2012 | The Louiswu
    Hi all - I need some help finding a good spot to host a web site for a friend of mine. I use GoDaddy for some of my personal stuff, but was trying to see if there are any other good/fast/cheap alternatives. I need to register his new domain and need just a few megs of space for an informational web site that will be no longer than 2 or 3 pages and a couple of links. Any pointers would be a big help. Thanks!
  • Top level domain explosion could wreak MAYHEM on NET

    07/05/2011 6:20:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | 4 July 2011 | Dan Goodin
    A plan to populate the internet with hundreds or thousands of new top-level domains has security researchers pondering some of the unintended consequences that could be exploited by online criminals. Some of the scenarios aren't pretty. Consider the mayhem that might result from addresses that end in “exchange,” “mailserver,” “domain,” or other strings that are frequently used to designate highly sensitive resources on corporate and government networks. If a glitch ever caused an email program or other application to reach one of these external addresses, instead of the internal server carrying the identical host name, the outcome could prove disastrous...
  • Feds Accidentally Seize 84,000 Innocent Domains, Link Them With Child Porn

    02/18/2011 9:35:19 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies ^ | Feb 17, 2011 3:52 pm | By Ted Samson
    Imagine you're a respectable, law-abiding owner of a small business. You show up to your shop one morning, only to find the doors barred and a big sign in front window reading, "The federal government has seized this business as it's affiliated with creating, distributing, and/or storing child pornography." Worse yet, imagine that every other business on the block was similarly locked up and had the same damning explanation on their front window. And even once the confusion was cleared up with the feds, it took a few days more to get all the signs down and all of the...
  • Senator Wyden Asks WTF Is Up With Homeland Security Domain Seizures

    02/03/2011 2:02:33 PM PST · by Smogger · 64 replies
    TorrentFreak ^ | 2/3/2011 | Ernesto
    Following on from news of the third phase of ‘piracy’ and counterfeit related domain seizures in 7 months, US Senator Ron Wyden has asked the director of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to clarify some of the most pressing questions. If the domain seizures are to continue, the Obama administration has to be more open about the need for them and the process involved, he argues. Earlier this week we broke the news that US authorities had started a third round of domain seizures. This time, it turned out that the actions were aimed at sports streaming sites....
  • Five places where land is free!(Free land Anyone?)

    10/22/2010 3:03:12 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 19th 2010 | Ann Brenoff
    In the spirit of settling the wild, wild West, some communities are giving away free land lots. What's the catch? You have to agree to build a house (or park a mobile home) and live in it. For the most part, the places doing this are rural communities without much in the way of work opportunities. But there are definitely some upsides and we can think of worse places to wait out the recession than near a mountain stream in Alaska. Besides, doesn't the whole world work virtually now, or is that just my hemisphere? The concept is certainly not...
  • puts itself up for sale: report

    09/17/2010 9:31:21 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/10/2010 | (Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic and Gabriel Madway; editing by Gunna Dickson)
    Internet domain name registry has put itself up for sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
  • Can Greedy Politicians Throw You Out of Your House?

    08/10/2010 7:55:37 AM PDT · by grace522 · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 10 Aug 10 | Chris Freind
    There’s good news and bad news. First, the bad. As we all know, there just aren’t enough places to play skee-ball in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Which just ain’t right. But fear not. The good news rights that wrong. I have found the perfect location for skee ball this side of Steel Pier. Unfortunately for Mount Holly mayor Tom Gibson, that location happens to be where his house now sits. Hey, stuff happens. All that remains to be done is grease the political skids and file the paperwork required to seize Gibby’s house through eminent domain. Isn’t it great when...
  • Bill White Plunges Further in Texas Governor’s Race

    05/17/2010 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 37 replies · 809+ views
    The Democratic nominee for the Texas governor’s race, Bill White, continues his downward spiral in his campaign against Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Republican nominee. His sparsely-attended political gatherings are showing its effects on opinion polls. According to the Houston Chronicle, “a new Rasmussen Reports poll of Texans finds Texas Gov. Rick Perry with enough support to win the election for the first time this year. Former Houston Mayor Bill White in the meantime has lost ground, despite a round of television advertising.” Apparently, Mr. White is losing support in his home-base of Houston. The ‘Bill White Houston Political Machine’...
  • domain name for sale (Browniacs Jumping Ship)

    02/23/2010 2:35:26 PM PST · by nhwingut · 36 replies · 593+ views ^ | 02/23/10 | hollywoodmeme
    Scott Brown and four other Republicans have joined the Democrats to end debate on a phony jobs bill that even the Associated Press points out would create an insignificant number of jobs. Perhaps Mr. Brown should run as a Independent in 2012. is for sale, email us if you are interested.
  • Abuse of Eminent Domain Results in Nothing But Vacant Lots

    11/14/2009 7:14:27 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 482+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-13-09 | Wordsmith
    An entire neighborhood was uprooted to make way for a big money development which will never be built!Want to know why people are mad at the nexus between big government and big money? The Famous 'Kelo House' Property Is Now A Vacant Lot By John Carney The Business Insider Law Review Nov. 10, 2009 What you are looking at above is a monument to government folly. It is the vacant lot where the home of Susette Kelo once stood. A decade ago, the town of New London, Connecticut claimed Kelo's house by right of eminent domain. The plan was to...
  • Great domain name for an Obama database!

    10/19/2009 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Thirteen · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Appalachian Forums ^ | 10/19/2009 | Thirteen
    I saw this posted on a local forum and thought it would be a great name for someone who wants to gather together all of the empty suit news, humor and data on Obama. Remember the anti-Bush site Well how about (the domain is available according to as are all the other domain suffixes)? Get it before someone else does.
  • Eminent Domain Case to Be Decided This SCOTUS Term - Help Needed

    10/02/2009 2:53:10 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 5 replies · 581+ views
    Self | 10/2/2009 | lmo56
    I read in Newsweek that an Eminent Domain case is going to be heard this term by SCOTUS ... Does anyone have the case name or know when it is on the docket for oral argument ???
  • US government signs pact with Internet domain body

    09/30/2009 8:49:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 1 replies · 361+ views
    reuters. ^ | Sep 30, 2009
    The U.S. government and the body in charge of assigning Internet addresses signed an agreement on Wednesday that allows for greater global participation in the Internet domain name process. The U.S. Commerce Department said it reached an agreement with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), drawing praise from U.S. lawmakers, who wanted more trademark protections, and companies and international officials seeking greater independence from U.S. control.
  • What Do Yo Do When You've Done All You Can?

    04/03/2009 12:03:06 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 4 replies · 778+ views
    Hub Pages ^ | 4/3/09 | JXB7076
    Gospel recording artist Donnie McClurkin composed a popular song titled “Stand” (Released September 25, 2007 under the Verity Label). It’s a song written for inspiration and encouragement in the midst of a personal storm. During the song the artist ask a question, while at the same time proposing a universal answer.
  • Bit of land triggers big fight over city powers (Paging Corrupt Mayor Bill White)

    12/31/2008 12:16:07 PM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 7 replies · 765+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | CAROLYN FEIBEL | 28 Dec 08
    Using its power of eminent domain, the city of Houston seized the land for the park from brothers James and Jock Collins last year. Officials claimed there was a "public necessity" for the park in the Uptown area, despite the fact that a much larger one — the 4.7-acre Grady Park — is just two blocks away. What will the new "pocket park" be used for? That's hard to say. The city has yet to draw up any plans for the land at the corner of Post Oak Lane and San Felipe. In fact, city parks director Joe Turner testified...
  • Soviet Internet Domain Survives – in Obscurity ( .su )

    08/13/2008 5:00:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 151+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 08/13/08 | Anna Yukhananov
    Soviet Internet Domain Survives – in Obscurity 13 August 2008 By Anna Yukhananov / Special to The Moscow Times In the culmination of a decades-long debate, the international community has finally recognized the Soviet Union — online, that is. The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, voted this summer to grant the .su domain the status of exclusively reserved. Previously, all web sites ending in .su were to be phased out by 2042, at the latest. "The zone is stable, it lives, and it will always live," Vladimir Molchanov, deputy director of the nonprofit Foundation for Internet Development, told a...
  • Border Fence Could Cut Through Backyards

    11/09/2007 3:31:11 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 101 replies · 125+ views
    AP, via ^ | 11-08-2007 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    GRANJENO, Texas (AP) - Founded 240 years ago, this sleepy Texas town along the Rio Grande has outlasted the Spanish, then the Mexicans and then the short-lived independent Republic of Texas. But it may not survive the U.S. government's effort to secure the Mexican border with a steel fence. A map obtained by The Associated Press shows that the double- or triple-layer fence may be built as much as two miles from the river on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande, leaving parts of Granjeno and other nearby communities in a potential no-man's-land between the barrier and the water's...
  • Moul Fight Will Be Costly (Local Government Uses Eminent Domain on Local School Board)

    01/19/2007 3:53:05 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) ^ | January 19, 2007 | Ashley Adams and Steve Marroni
    Hanover Public School District Superintendent Jill Dillon said filing preliminary objections to Hanover Borough's use of eminent domain to take the recreation field, as well as Myers Memorial Playground, from the district costs between $185 and $425 an hour based on the skill, experience and seniority of the individuals performing the tasks. (snip) And as for the cost. "It certainly will not be cheap, that's for sure, for either side," Glenn said. Glenn said it seemed like an interesting case with one public entity taking property from another. He studies eminent domain on a federal level, not at the state...
  • '.XXX' Domain Name Under Consideration Again

    01/19/2007 11:30:21 AM PST · by lpeterboyd · 41 replies · 1,024+ views
    CNS ^ | 01/19/2007 | Nathan Burchfiel
    '.XXX' Domain Name Under Consideration Again By Nathan Burchfiel Staff Writer January 19, 2007 ( - The organization in charge of approving Internet domains has reintroduced a controversial proposal to create a domain registry specifically for pornographic content. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in June 2005 approved the creation of the ".xxx" domain. But in May 2006, the organization voted against a contract with domain distributor ICM Registry, in part because of outcry from conservative family groups. Since then, the ICANN and ICM Registry have worked to revise the terms of the original contract, adding...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Eminent Domain Extortion Case

    01/18/2007 7:03:29 PM PST · by STE=Q · 41 replies · 1,521+ views
    Institute for Justice ^ | January 16, 2007 | Institute for Justice
    Arlington, Va—“Your money or your property” may soon become the mantra of politically connected developers nationwide as the result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement today that it will not consider the appeal of an eminent domain case involving attempted private extortion. The case the Court declined to review arose out of the Village of Port Chester, N.Y., one of the nation’s worst eminent domain abusers. The Village’s chosen developer approached property owner Bart Didden and his business partner with an offer they couldn’t refuse. Because Didden planned to build a CVS on his property—land the developer coveted for a...
  • Republicans, This Is Why You MUST Vote!

    11/05/2006 3:32:05 PM PST · by DocFarmer · 61 replies · 2,298+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 11/06/2006 | Doc Farmer
    Republicans, This Is Why You MUST Vote!Written by Doc FarmerMonday, November 6 Tomorrow is Election Day. The miracle provided to you by the Founding Fathers in 1776, and protected and preserved for you by the blood of our best. A miracle that most Americans, sadly, take for granted. Don't be one of those who take it for granted. Especially if you're a rep/con/tair -- my more accurate term for the so-called "right". An amalgam of the core political constructs of Republicans, conservatives and libertarians. For many, many months, you've been told that the lib/dem/soc/commies (my more accurate term for...
  • Internet Q: Can one WhoIs search by registrant's name?

    10/01/2006 9:35:07 AM PDT · by PackerBoy · 14 replies · 7,960+ views
    PackerBoy | 10-1-06 | PackerBoy
    I have an Internet-related question.I want to look up all of the domains registered to a particular registrant. Can this be done by using a WhoIS web site or through some other available search engine or other means?Thanks much for any help.
  • Archers, shooters face fee hikes ( Closing public lands to the Public )

    09/25/2006 10:51:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 1,514+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | September 15, 2006 | Dick Foster
    A small band of archers has been shooting bows and arrows for 37 years on a range in the Pike National Forest north of Deckers, paying the U.S. Forest Service about $450 a year for a permit. This year it will all end because the Forest Service presented the Columbine Bowmen with a bill for $23,000 for the one-year permit, said club president Tom Younger. The same fate faces the 180 or so members of the Buffalo Creek Gun Club, who shoot targets in the Pike forest near Bailey. The club's annual permit fee of $150 over the past 40...
  • N.J. made mess of this laundromat

    08/27/2006 6:58:25 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 19 replies · 1,442+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sun, Aug. 27, 2006 | Monica Yant Kinney
    Six months ago, Alexander Sterin was running a laundromat in East Camden with 6,000 square feet of fluffing and folding. He paid his workers and his taxes, and still had plenty of quarters left to support his family. Today, Sterin is a financial mess and the Wash House is abandoned. Graffiti covers the walls, weeds wind through the parking lot. Men loiter near the boarded-up entrance, ignoring the signs that read No Trespassing: Property of the State of New Jersey. For this, Sterin - and Camden - have the New Jersey Schools Construction Corp. (SCC) to blame. The SCC condemned...
  • Will the Government Take Your Home?

    08/14/2006 12:55:11 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 684+ views
    parade ^ | August 6, 2006 | Sean Flynn
    Joy and Carl Gamble bought an English stucco house in Norwood, Ohio, in 1969. They raised two children there and worked seven days a week in their small grocery store to pay off the mortgage. “ We had the house fixed up just the way we liked it,” Carl says. “When we retired, we planned to sit down and enjoy it.” But now the Gambles live in their daughter’s basement. Their house stands vacant in the weedy field that was their neighborhood—seized by the city and transferred to a developer who wants to build shops, offices and condominiums. In Long...
  • Time to use "Eminent Domain" on the NY Times (submit your suggestions for better use)

    06/26/2006 4:33:19 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 30 replies · 800+ views
    vanity ^ | 6/26/06 | me
    Since the NY Times believes it's in the public interest to put us all at increased risk at the hands of terrorists, and since untold millions will now have to be expended to develop new methods to track terrorist financing I think that a New York city location such as the NY Times building would be better used for some other purpose. And it would seem ironic justice if the same faulty ruling brought to us by the liberal judges be used to rid NY of the terrorist aiding Times. So my challenge is (and be clean) what better use...
  • Bush Signs Executive Order Limiting Eminent Domain Powers of Federal Government

    06/24/2006 3:45:58 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 60 replies · 1,983+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Associated Press via Fox News
    WASHINGTON — President Bush declared Friday that the federal government can only seize private property for a public use such as a hospital or road. The president signed an executive order in response to a Supreme Court decision granting local governments broad power to bulldoze people's homes to make way for private development. It was the one-year anniversary of the controversial Supreme Court decision in a case involving New London, Conn., homeowners. The majority opinion from the divided court limited homeowners rights, by saying that local governments could take private property for purely economic development-related projects because the motive was...
  • Santorum's approval rating slides to 38 percent, poll shows

    06/23/2006 5:33:56 PM PDT · by foxy_maiden · 24 replies · 900+ views
    Voter's Domain ^ | June 21, 2006
    The Quinnipiac University telephone poll conducted last June 13 disclosed that Bob Casey's lead over Sen. Rick Santorum since October was 52% to 34% (with sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points). Santorum's job approval rating has also dropped to 38%. Base on the poll results, Clay Richards (Quinnipiac poll assistant director) said, "Sen. Santorum appears to be his own worst enemy in his battle for re-election."
  • Allen Introduces Weapons Bill

    06/22/2006 4:18:01 PM PDT · by foxy_maiden · 50 replies · 1,191+ views
    U.S. Sen. George Allen (R-VA) introduced a concealed-weapons bill on May 26 that would "simply require" US states to recognize each other's concealed-carry licenses and permits. But Virginians Against Handgun Violence Executive Director Jim Sollo criticized the bill.
  • Clinton Gets Large "No" Vote

    06/21/2006 12:11:37 PM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 33 replies · 1,319+ views
    A new CNN poll found that 47% of respondents would "definitely not vote for" Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
  • Poll: Voters not buying sales tax increase

    06/20/2006 10:37:27 AM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 34 replies · 955+ views
    A Quinnipiac University poll found 60 percent of New Jersey voters oppose Gov. Jon Corzine's proposed 1 percent sales tax increase, which is seen by a number of Democrats as the only alternative to help close a $4.5 billion budget deficit.
  • Clinton's indecisiveness on the abortion issue

    06/07/2006 2:48:08 PM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 5 replies · 278+ views
    Here are articles showing Clinton's unclear stance on the issue, she advocates "abortion as a matter of right" and yet criticizes other government for its use to control population calling it “fundamental injustice". which side are you Hillary? this clear indecisiveness a showing of trying to accomodate everyone on both sides of the issue..for more votes?... 1. 2. Check the site, there's more on abortion and what political representatives have to say about the issue.
  • Fight the power of eminent domain

    04/08/2006 10:43:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 610+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 26, 2006 | STEVEN GREENHUT
    City officials use fanciful arguments to explain why, say, a Costco is a public purpose because it brings in more tax revenue than the neighborhood that was there before it. With that simple twist of a phrase, essential constitutional property protections have been obliterated. You might own a small warehouse, but a developer wants to build a new high rise on the site. The government will come in and offer you the value of the warehouse (and will usually lowball the price and often force you to go to court to get a higher price, where you will pay your...
  • City moves to condemn SBC church using eminent domain

    03/09/2006 3:46:26 PM PST · by twntaipan · 27 replies · 786+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 3/9/2006 | Erin Roach
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (BP)--City leaders in Long Beach, Calif., have classified the Filipino Baptist Fellowship’s building as a blighted area and are forcing the congregation out in order to make way for condominiums. The path for the case was laid when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last summer in Kelo v. New London, Connecticut that a city’s use of eminent domain to transfer property from one private party to another may qualify as a “public use” protected by the Constitution. John Eastman, director of The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence who is defending the church, said the case -–...
  • Eminent domain arm-twists

    02/18/2006 1:15:29 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 1 replies · 280+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/18/06 | Jacob Sullum
    -snip- Last fall Mr. Peterson told a Senate subcommittee that when the government threatens to condemn people's property because it thinks someone else can make better use of it, "a majority of the time, most people agree to sell." Interesting. Given the choice between selling and fighting an expensive legal battle they will almost certainly lose, after which they will have to give up their land anyway, probably on less advantageous terms, most people "agree" to sell. -snip-