Eminent Domain

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  1. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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  2. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    no, that doesn't sound horrible.

    Eminent Domain is one of the worst abuses of governmental power. It's their land, not the governments. If they don't want to sell it, tough shit.

    What it amounts to is the government bullying people. If you don't sell your land for what we want, we'll just take it
  3. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    Get the fuck out of here.

    Fair market value right now is 25% of what it was a few years ago.

    Fuck this memorial and fuck the government... not to fucking mention that we're in the middle of a goddamn recession. Why the fuck do we need to waste 50+ million on this when there's so many more important things to spend the money on?
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    When it comes to questionable spending, people ask "why", the government asks, "why not". It is unfortunate that such circumstances surround the creation of a memorial to the victims.
  5. Ranger

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    holy shit, one donation was 950 acres, that's goddamn massive

    what the fuck are they building?
  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    The principal of 'eminent domain' prooves you never really "own" land here. Oh you obtain the right to pay taxes on it and insure it for liability and loss, but you'll never recieve a "title" on it, only a deed. It's pretty much the biggest scam in the history of mankind.
  7. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    this shit is rediculous!
    seizing land that you own, have paid taxes on, and maintained and upkept for years and years.. would be a russian hammer to teh face for these poor landowners..

    what kind of deranged fucking government do we have.
    for that much money they could bury the ~250 people on the nearest island of the crash site.
  8. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    Actually my next door neighbor's brother owns the farm in which the plane crashed. He owns 600 acres and they only want to take 5 from him for this memorial playground or whatever.

    He doesn't care because land is so cheap there plus he doesn't even use it for farming anymore he just puts up windmills and lives off the money he gets from them.

    While I don't agree with eminent domain if the people that live there don't give a shit, neither do I.
  9. GRP

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    It's really the principle more than anything.
  10. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Well if they're building a park, that would create some work and money for people...
  11. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Government spending is bad and does not help the economy in the long run. See: New Deal
  12. ivanolo

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    The guy at the dealership where I bought my car also does this. I can't remember the exact figure, but it's thousands of dollars per windmill. He still likes selling cars, though....
  13. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    They tried this imminent domain shit near my office, where they intended to take peoples homes to build a parking garage for a shopping mall. Most were bullied and sold, but 2-3 fought on and ended up getting the right to stay. Forcing the builder to pay handsomely if they wanted to continue. Imminent domain to obtain land for private enterprise is thievery, plain and simple.

    Anyway, as for this I think it's heavy handed and frankly who gives a shit? I feel for the families but they should be honored with the others that died in 9-11. We don't need another memorial at tax payers and land owners expense.
  14. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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