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March 14, 2016

Tar and feathers

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:10 pm
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Really.  Invest in tar and feathers futures.

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September 8, 2015

Area 51

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:14 pm
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Looks like the Air Force wants to widen the perimeter around this base.  In this day of satellite recon, you wonder if worrying about distant oversight of the base is a real concern.

April 19, 2011

Now you can’t even talk about Kelo

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:41 am
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Now governments don’t want you to even talk about eminent domain abuse.  This is getting way out of hand.

March 27, 2011

The latest Kelo madness

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 12:15 pm
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Here it is.  Will this ever stop?

December 15, 2010

More Kelo madness

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 6:57 am
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Under the awful Supreme Ct. Kelo decision, governments were given the green light to seize private property and then transfer it to others, rather than just seizing property for public projects like roads, bridges and airports.

New York gives us the latest example of how this awful decision works in favor of the powerful and well-connected and against the ordinary taxpayer.  Read here.

Megan Mcardle has an absolutely spot on analysis of why this sucks.  Read here.

September 15, 2010

More government abuse

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:41 am
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Here is another occasion, post-Kelo, of government abusing its power to take people’s property.  While I don’t oppose some ability of a city or county to eliminate a home the has become a crack house or haven for rats and oother pests, their ought to be some sort of court hearing before a government entity can tear down someone’s house.

January 8, 2010

A troubling trend

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 6:03 am
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I’ve written previously regarding the terrible Kelo decision from the Supreme Court.  Unfortunately, we seem to be seeing more and more of these situations where governments are attempting to take property simply to in turn sell it to a developer.  Another example is here.

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