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  • Climate alarmists plan to destroy a whole village

    11/13/2021 9:53:15 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 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...
  • High court says eviction moratorium illegal, alarming Catholic Charities CEO

    08/27/2021 12:40:30 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 24 replies
    Angelus / Catholic News Service ^ | August 27, 2021 | Dennis Sadowski
    A national eviction moratorium that protected millions of Americans who have fallen behind on rent payments is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 6-3 opinion announced late Aug. 26, the court's conservative majority agreed with a coalition of landlords and real estate groups who challenged the extension of a moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision raised concerns among advocates of affordable housing. They called for state and local governments to speed up the distribution of $46.5 billion in federal emergency rental assistance funds made available in response to the coronavirus...
  • Federal Judge Considers Blocking Biden’s Extension of Eviction Moratorium

    08/09/2021 10:26:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 08/09/2021 | Ian Cheong
    Following the Democrat-run House of Representatives’ failure to extend the moratorium on evictions in the United States, Joe Biden walked back his earlier claim that he lacked the authority to extend the moratorium unanimously. And now, a federal judge is considering the legality of his order. Despite his lack of constitutional authority, Biden caved to progressives and extended the moratorium knowing full well that it would not pass muster if brought to the courts. On Monday, a federal judge rose up to challenge the Biden administration’s order, suggesting that it is engaging in legal “gamesmanship” to resurrect a pandemic-related eviction...
  • Tucker Carlson: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky now makes the laws, and she's taking your private property

    08/04/2021 10:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/04/2021 | Tucker Carlson
    On New Year’s Day of this year, Rochelle Walensky was just a college professor in Massachusetts. You’d almost certainly never heard of her. You definitely didn’t vote for her at any point, because Walensky had never run for office. As of January first, Walensky’s political power was precisely the same as yours and everyone else’s in this supposedly self-governing republic: she had one vote out of a nation of 320 million people. And then, just a few weeks later, everything changed, for her, and for the rest of us. Joe Biden appointed Walensky to run the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Landlord Group Sues Biden's CDC Over Eviction Ban Extension

    08/05/2021 6:29:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 August 2021 | Eric Mack
    Landlord groups are suing the Biden administration for extending the pandemic eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, claiming the new order can only be extended by new legislation, as ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Alabama and Georgia associations of Realtors filed an emergency motion Wednesday night with Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking her to enforce the Supreme Court's recent order stating that the CDC could not extend the moratorium without new legislation. The Alabama Association of Realtors said the CDC issued the new order "for...
  • CDC issues eviction moratorium extension after Democratic outcry

    08/03/2021 4:45:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 03, 2021 - 07:30 PM EDT | BY BRETT SAMUELS
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued a moratorium on evictions targeting areas of the country with high levels of COVID-19 transmission, extending an eviction ban for much of the nation just days after a blanket moratorium had expired. The CDC order applies to counties experiencing significant levels of virus spread, which is defined by the agency as 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 people. A congressional source said the order will likely apply to roughly 90 percent of the renter population in the U.S. The order will expire on Oct. 3. It was issued after...
  • ‘Squad’ member vows to sleep outside Capitol as eviction freeze nears end

    07/31/2021 12:21:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 31 Jul 2021 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said Friday night that she would sleep outside the US Capitol in an effort to persuade Congress to extend the nationwide moratorium on evictions set to expire Saturday. “Many of my Democratic colleagues chose to go on vacation early today rather than staying to vote to keep people in their homes,” Bush tweeted. “I’ll be sleeping outside the Capitol tonight. We’ve still got work to do.” Bush, 45, who experienced a period of homelessness nearly two decades ago, sent a letter to her colleagues earlier Friday calling on them to stay in Washington DC a little...
  • Federal Court Rules CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium of Non-Paying Tenants Is Unlawful

    07/23/2021 6:38:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/23/2021 | Jack Phillips
    A federal court on Friday ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority by halting evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Cincinnati-based U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed (pdf) with a lower court ruling that said the CDC engaged in federal overreach with the eviction moratorium, which the agency has consistently extended for months. Several weeks ago, the CDC announced it would allow the policy, which was passed into law by Congress, to expire at the end of July.“It is not our job as judges to make legislative rules that favor one side...
  • Whatever Happened to Property Rights?

    07/06/2021 5:06:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2021 | Stephen Moore
    I'm no lawyer, that's for sure, and so I don't have expertise on the intricacies of the law, but I am angry as a hornet by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the federal "eviction moratorium." On Tuesday, the high court in a divided 5-4 opinion will allow the moratorium to continue until August. This moratorium allows people to stay in their apartments and other rental units and not pay the rent they agreed to. This policy started more than a year ago when the pandemic was in full force. But the policy is unconstitutional -- an affront to basic...
  • SCOTUS Says Violating the Constitution is Fine if Temporary (What a Mess this Whole thing Has brought on.)

    07/12/2021 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2021 | Cece O'leary
    Guess what’s unconstitutional? When the federal government tells property owners they cannot be paid by tenants who rent their property. In September 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told state courts that they could not hear eviction proceedings and unilaterally declared that private property owners had to allow non-paying renters to live rent-free until the CDC says otherwise. At the time, the CDC pointed to COVID-19 as justification for its unprecedented power grab, but it quickly proclaimed that the federal agency could stop evictions at anytime in the name of “fairness”—pandemic or not. If this sounds...
  • Constitutional Refuseniks(Oathkeepers)

    04/12/2011 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    reason.com ^ | May, 2011 | Radley Balko
    When you run down the list of issues the Oath Keepers are worried about, it reads a lot like a bill of particulars from the American Civil Liberties Union. The Oath Keepers don't like warrantless searches. They're upset that the executive branch has claimed the power to classify American citizens as enemy combatants, detain them indefinitely, and try them before military tribunals. They worry that a large-scale terrorist attack similar to 9/11 could lead to the mass detention of Arabs or Muslims, just as Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. They worry about crackdowns on political speech, protest,...
  • Supreme Court allows coronavirus eviction moratorium to remain in place

    06/29/2021 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 139 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 29 June 2021 | Ariane de Vogue
    A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request to block a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The court's order means the moratorium will remain in place until July 31. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court's three liberals to keep the moratorium in place. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett said they would have granted the request.
  • ‘The eviction moratorium is killing small landlords,’ says one, as ban is extended another month

    06/27/2021 7:20:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | JUN 25 2021 | Diana Olick
    The majority of the nation’s landlords are individual investors. They own about 23 million units in 17 million properties, according to the U.S. Census. More than 6 million renter households are behind on rent. The one-month extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was welcome news for tenants but another nail in the coffin for some struggling landlords. Groups representing landlords had been lobbying hard to end the moratorium and now warn even another month will put some of those landlords out of business. “Each passing month further escalates the risk of losing an ever-increasing amount...
  • Matera: A Southern Italian Town Revives Its Ancient Cave Dwellings (9,000-Years-Old)

    07/17/2006 12:07:20 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 874+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7-17-2006 | Carol Pucci
    Posted on Mon, Jul. 17 Matera: A southern Italian town revives its ancient cave dwellings By Carol Pucci The Seattle Times (MCT) MATERA, Italy - Nicola Rizzi stands in front of his boyhood home where chickens and ducks used to wander, closes his eyes and smells bean soup and tomato sauce boiling on pots heated by wood fires. He was 11, a survivor in a neighborhood of windowless caves and damp walls, where animals and humans slept side-by-side and half the children born there died, among them three of his brothers and sisters. Mostly though, Rizzi remembers the smell of...
  • Biden's Worst Move Yet: Giving U.S. Vaccine Technology to China

    05/30/2021 9:11:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 05/22/2021 | Gordon Chang
    President Joe Biden is moving to surrender to China U.S. patent and trade secret protections on America's COVID-19 vaccines. Two of those vaccines, made by American-based Pfizer and Moderna, employ revolutionary mRNA technology. Specifically, the Biden administration has agreed to support a request by India and South Africa for waivers that would permit members of the World Trade Organization to not enforce laws protecting patents and trade secrets covered under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPs). "This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures," declared U.S. Trade...
  • Farmer sues over being forced to choose between farming or his constitutional rights

    05/29/2021 2:46:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota; : A third-generation farmer filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is unlawfully preventing him from farming one of his fields. In 2011, a division of the Department of Agriculture ruled that a small seasonal mud puddle on Arlen Foster’s farm is protected by federal law as a wetland. Even though the federal government has no authority to regulate such puddles, the department is forcing Foster to choose between productively using his field or participating in federal programs for farmers, like crop insurance. “The government lacks the authority to insist that he...
  • Squatters take over multimillion-dollar Sammamish home, police say hands are tied

    05/26/2021 7:45:28 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 87 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | May 24, 2021 | Kevin Ko
    A multimillion-dollar home in Sammamish is at the center of an ongoing investigation, as squatters continue to break in and make the home their own. “The amount of guns, drugs, etcetera that were confiscated out of that place are not for personal use or for any good reason,” Sammamish Police Chief Dan Pingrey said. “I totally recognize how frustrating it is for the neighborhood and it’s just as frustrating for us to be honest with you.” The homeowner lives overseas, but a few people living locally help maintain the home with routine checkups. One of those workers stopped by the...
  • Punishing Big Pharma for Its Success Will Cost Lives

    05/07/2021 6:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2021 | David Harsanyi
    The New York Times reports that "Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine." The pharma giant Pfizer earned revenues of $3.5 billion in the first three months of 2021, estimated to generate around $900 billion in profits. All the company had to do was create a safe drug that effectively alleviated the threat of the most deadly virus we've faced in over a century -- one responsible for hundreds of thousands of American deaths and a cost of trillions in economic damage -- and then manufacture and dispense hundreds of millions of doses in the shortest span...
  • California homebuyers discover that the government is their enemy

    03/22/2021 7:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    A nightmare facing a couple who purchased a home for cash perfectly illustrates why having the government over-involved in the rental market is a disaster even for people who never meant to lease their property but are plagued by a squatter. A couple who bought a house in good faith, now find themselves mired in California’s labyrinthine tenants’ laws, exacerbated by the new COVID rules. Riverside is a large suburban area located about 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles – although it’s still considered part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Tracie and Myles Albert, a young couple in...
  • WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER: PART 3 – THE GROWING ATTACK ON PROPERTY RIGHTS

    03/21/2021 7:44:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 16 MAR 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    The increasing encroachment of government regulations, pontificating politicians and the enforcement of Social Justice schemes have led to a loss of understanding of the terms private property and property rights. Once it was understood that the unauthorized entering of private property was a violation to the utmost. The property owner was justified and supported in taking necessary actions to remove the trespasser and secure that land. Today, such ideas in the new America are considered radical, old fashioned, out of touch, and even reprehensible. The homeowner can be arrested for defending against an armed intruder. The intruder can actually sue...