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  • Freer man: Gov't to force $67K land sale after he nixed $750K deal

    05/23/2022 5:39:30 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    LMT online ^ | 22 May | Christian Alejandro Ocampo
    Jacob Cantu says he nixed a major land deal due to plans for an open-field gun range which would have impacted his business and family's safety. The government reportedly plans to use eminent domain to take the land and build it anyway. A Freer man is accusing the federal government of potentially using eminent domain to take his land for "pennies on the dollar" after negotiations to buy the land fell through. Jacob Cantu, the owner of J.A. Cantu Ranch, told Laredo Morning Times the government is potentially planning to force the sale of 30 acres of his land for...
  • In Presenting Bill for Interstate Compact with Arkansas and Tennessee, Mississippi Senator Omits Unelected Quasi-Governmental Entity’s Broad Powers Including Eminent Domain, Passes Senate Unanimously

    03/06/2022 4:40:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | February 26, 2022 | Laura Baigert
    During his presentations of a bill that would enter the state of Mississippi into an interstate compact with Arkansas and Tennessee, the Senate sponsor completely omitted that, if passed, the law would create an unelected quasi-governmental entity with very broad powers, including eminent domain. The bill went on to pass the state Senate unanimously on February 3. SB2716, sponsored by Republican Senator David Parker (R-DeSoto), is a 17-page document that creates the RegionSmart Development District (District) and the RegionSmart Development Agency of the Greater Memphis Region (RegionSmart Development).
  • Climate alarmists plan to destroy a whole village

    11/13/2021 9:53:15 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/13/2021 | Pandra Selivanov
    Fairbourne is a tiny Welsh village of only 700 people, tucked between mountains and the Irish sea. Founded around 1865, the pace is so slow that "Dragon's Teeth" tank traps from World War II still dot the beach to fend off a German invasion that never came. There's nothing particularly outstanding about Fairbourne to attract visitors. It's just a lovely little place to live. Or it was. In 2014, the authorities decided that Fairbourne was at high risk of flooding from climate change. Let's just ponder that for a moment. Seven years have gone by since the arbitrary decision that...
  • Landlord sues L.A. for $100M, alleging eviction moratorium caused ‘astronomical’ losses

    08/10/2021 5:15:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | AUG. 9, 2021 | BY DAVID ZAHNISER
    One of the region’s most prolific apartment builders has sued the city of Los Angeles over its COVID-19 eviction moratorium, saying his companies have experienced “astronomical” financial losses and are legally entitled to compensation from the city. Palmer’s companies allege that the moratorium...violated the “takings clause” established in the 5th Amendment, which says private property shall not be taken for public use without “just compensation.” “While the eviction moratorium ostensibly protects tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it arbitrarily shifts the financial burden onto property owners, many of whom were already...
  • Affidavit: FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold

    06/26/2021 12:39:56 PM PDT · by Bloodandgravy · 34 replies
    AP ^ | June 25 2021 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.
  • Under Biden, dozens of eminent domain cases continue in courts

    04/29/2021 12:20:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    Border Report ^ | Apr 29, 2021 | Brice Helms
    President Biden halted construction on the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border shortly after taking office in January. However, ongoing eminent domain cases were not paused... ...hundreds of eminent domain cases were brought to take the land (during the Trump Administration)... In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, McAllen Division, there are currently 60 active cases, according to federal records.
  • Why Is the Biden Administration Still Seizing Land for a Border Wall if He's Not Going to Build It?

    04/17/2021 12:50:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2021 | Rick Moran
    The Biden administration is still seizing land along the U.S. southern border for Donald Trump’s border wall despite announcing that he was not going to finish it. The administration insists they’re in the midst of a “review of federal resources to build the wall” and are allowing Trump-era court cases to proceed, including land seizure cases. That review was supposed to be concluded 60 days after Biden’s inauguration — March 20. The president made the announcement of the wall cancellation with great fanfare and publicity. And yet land has continued to be seized. “I’m … very, very disappointed in Joe...
  • Did the FBI Find $400M in Civil War Gold in a Pa. Forest? Harrisburg Lawyer Says He Has New Clue in the Case

    01/28/2021 10:51:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    PENNLive ^ | 1/28 | Matt Miller
    A Harrisburg attorney said Thursday that a state appeals court has just given him the next clue toward hopefully solving the mystery of whether the FBI dug up a cache of lost Civil War gold worth about $400 million from a remote Pennsylvania forest nearly three years ago. That clue, William J. Cluck said, is the name of the federal magistrate judge who ordered all records of the March 2018 excavation in the Dent’s Run area of Elk County to be sealed from public view. Cluck said he can use that information, secured through his latest Right-to-Know Law appeal to...
  • Did The FBI Steal Tons Of Civil War Gold?

    03/10/2021 11:34:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies ^ | March 10, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a rather odd story that I’ve been following for a while now, so bear with me. It’s been featured on a couple of the Travel Channel’s conspiracy theory shows and you’ll see why in a moment if you’re not familiar with it. But a recent development may bring it out of the tinfoil hat column and at least into the realm of possibility. The tale starts in the 1860s when legend has it that a large wagon full of gold bullion was either stolen or “went missing” in a remote area of western Pennsylvania. The shipment had supposedly...
  • Emails: FBI was looking for gold at Pennsylvania dig site

    03/10/2021 11:53:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    AP ^ | March 8, 2021 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    Go for the gold? The U.S. government went for it. FBI agents were looking for an extremely valuable cache of fabled Civil War-era gold — possibly tons of it — when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago this month, according to government emails and other recently released documents in the case. On March 13, 2018, treasure hunters led the FBI to Dent’s Run, about 135 miles (220 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh, where legend has it an 1863 shipment of Union gold was either lost or stolen on its way to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia....
  • D.C. warns a maglev stop at Mount Vernon Square would bring disruption

    01/30/2021 4:35:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Washington Post Bezos Adware Farm ^ | January 25, 2021 | Luz Lazo
    Construction for a maglev train line that would take passengers from Washington to Baltimore in 15 minutes could alter a D.C. neighborhood and affect nearby properties for years, District officials said Monday. A maglev station in the Mount Vernon Square area has the potential to change the character of the neighborhood and bring “substantial construction and long-term operational implications on nearby properties,” Andrew Trueblood, director of the D.C. Office of Planning, said in a statement that urged residents and city leaders to engage in the federal review of the multibillion-dollar project. The 40-mile “superconducting magnetic levitation train system,” commonly called...
  • Parler Calls for ‘Twexit’ Twitter Exodus in ‘Declaration of Independence’

    06/20/2020 9:58:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2020 | david ng
    The free speech social media platform Parler is calling for “Twexit” — a mass exodus of Twitter users — in its recently issued tech “Declaration of Independence” and “Bill of Rights,” in which it takes a stand against acts of censorship and data abuse by Silicon Valley giants like Twitter and Facebook. Parler said this week that Silicon Valley “technofascism” is threatening Internet freedoms as companies crack down on speech they don’t like and engage in acts of censorship and blacklisting. “Twitter long ceased to be a public square. They are now merely a publisher. And a bad, biased publisher...
  • Laredo to allow access for border wall surveys

    06/06/2020 4:36:24 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | June 6, 2020 | Julia Wallace
    (Laredo, TX) City Council reaches agreement with government providing right of entry for 982 acres along the Rio Grande. The city is the largest landowner in the Laredo area to have been sued over this right of entry, the first document the federal government needs signed by any property owner with land that could be impacted by a border wall. If a landowner does not agree to sign this form, the Department of Justice will pursue a condemnation case against them in federal court. A landowner has never won a right of entry case against the government... The agreement, which...
  • Photos: Federal complaint shows Laredo land where border wall survey is planned

    03/06/2020 5:35:31 PM PST · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | March 6, 2020 | Julia Wallace
    The federal government on Wednesday filed a condemnation complaint to survey 104 parcels of land owned by the City of Laredo, up and down the Rio Grande, in order to assess where exactly the border wall should go. Maps included in the lawsuit outline in red the “proposed project area” for the wall... As just compensation for this expansive taking and condemnation, the federal government is offering its standard $100 to access the land. The 104 parcels total about 982 acres, according to the lawsuit. This legal action stems from City Council’s decision in January to deny the feds access...
  • We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Build a Bike Path. Municipal officials are using eminent domain to take private property for recreational uses.

    02/15/2020 4:48:38 AM PST · by karpov · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2020 | Steven Malanga
    ... The practice of government taking land for recreational uses—typically bike lanes, hiking paths and fashionable “rail trails” and “greenways”—is spreading across the country, marking a sharp and troubling expansion of eminent domain. The Takings Clause of the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment grants government the authority to seize property to be used for the public good, as long as government pays “just compensation” to the owner. Over the years, the Supreme Court has consistently expanded what is considered a “public good” to justify government seizures. In 2005, for instance, the high court upheld the taking of Susette Kelo’s waterfront home by...
  • L.A. Politicians Want To Seize Private Apartment Building to Prevent Rent Increases. Gil Cedillo, city councilmember, has introduced a motion asking the city to study its options for seizing the 124-unit Hillside Villa.

    02/05/2020 3:02:46 PM PST · by karpov · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | February 5, 2020 | Christian Britschgi
    Los Angeles politicians will make housing affordable, by force if necessary. On Friday, City Councilmember Gil Cedillo introduced a motion that asks city staff to draft plans for using eminent domain to seize Hillside Villa Apartments, a 124-unit, privately-owned development in the city's Chinatown neighborhood to avoid rent increases at the property. The property is currently under an affordability covenant that requires its owner to rent out a number of its units at below-market rates. That covenant is set to expire soon, meaning rents on some 59 units will increase to market rates—which means rent hikes of up to $1,000...
  • Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For Environment

    12/24/2019 10:31:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs.Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle.Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the environment and that suburbs are bastions of racial segregation. Democrats in Virginia may override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide — whether residents want it or not.The measure could quickly transform the suburban lifestyle enjoyed by millions, permitting duplexes to be built on...
  • Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For The Environment

    12/24/2019 10:08:34 PM PST · by EinNYC · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 23, 2019 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Democrats in Virginia may override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide — whether residents want it or not. The measure could quickly transform the suburban lifestyle enjoyed by millions, permitting duplexes to be built on suburban lots in neighborhoods previously consisting of quiet streets and open green spaces. Proponents of “upzoning” say the changes are necessary because suburbs are bastions of segregation and elitism, as well as bad for the environment. The move, which aims to provide “affordable housing,” might be fiercely opposed by local officials throughout the state, who have deliberately created...
  • Texans fight turnover of lands to build border wall

    12/09/2019 3:59:02 PM PST · by BeauBo · 80 replies
    NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | December 9th, 2019 | Arelis R. Hernandez (The Washington Post)
    President Donald Trump aims to build (has already ready funded) 166 miles of border barrier in Texas... Land acquisition in the Rio Grande Valley is about to enter a new phase this week, as U.S. attorneys began filing initial petitions in court while making cash offers to property owners, according to Justice Department officials with knowledge of the process. On Friday, the federal government filed its first land acquisition case to condemn nearly 13 acres of private property in the Rio Grande Valley, a parcel near the river levee in Hidalgo County. The owner was offered $93,449 in compensation for...
  • Police Owe Nothing To Man Whose Home They Blew Up, Appeals Court Says

    10/31/2019 12:31:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 228 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/31/19 | Bobby Allyn
    An armed shoplifting suspect in Colorado barricaded himself in a stranger's suburban Denver home in June 2015. In an attempt to force the suspect out, law enforcement blew up walls with explosives, fired tear gas and drove a military-style armored vehicle through the property's doors. After an hours-long siege, the home was left with shredded walls and blown-out windows. In some parts of the interior, the wood framing was exposed amid a mountain of debris. A federal appeals court in Denver ruled this week that the homeowner, who had no connection to the suspect, isn't entitled to be compensated, because...