New Hampshire Underground

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Visit the Underground Wiki

"Let them march all they want, as long as they pay their taxes."  --Alexander Haig

Pages: 1 ... 15 16 17 18 19 [20]   Go Down

Author Topic: Kelo Report  (Read 105633 times)

KBCraig

  • Childish in charge
  • Enemy of the State
  • ******
  • Karma: 2241
  • Posts: 12989
  • Spazzing for Freedom
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #285 on: September 15, 2011, 07:39 PM NHFT »

For the realistic appearance, you get Russell Kanning to play Jim.

I thought Jim played Russell.
Logged

Russell Kanning

  • Cardinal Canning
  • Administrator
  • Enemy of the State
  • *****
  • Karma: 2456
  • Posts: 22530
  • The Nonviolent Revolution starts here
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #286 on: September 23, 2011, 03:44 PM NHFT »

Jim is the original. I just do an impersonation of him.
Logged

KBCraig

  • Childish in charge
  • Enemy of the State
  • ******
  • Karma: 2241
  • Posts: 12989
  • Spazzing for Freedom
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #287 on: February 04, 2014, 10:29 AM NHFT »

Kelo revisited: Fort Trumbull still sitting empty, undeveloped.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/kelo-revisited_776021.html?page=1
Logged

Jim Johnson

  • Jiminator
  • Enemy of the State
  • ***
  • Karma: 3650
  • Posts: 5611
  • Bold and Spicy!
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #288 on: February 04, 2014, 10:55 AM NHFT »

Nothing grows there because it is a real life actual pirates lair.
Logged

Silent_Bob

  • Rebel
  • ****
  • Karma: 379
  • Posts: 1259
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #289 on: February 04, 2014, 11:54 AM NHFT »

Kelo revisited: Fort Trumbull still sitting empty, undeveloped.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/kelo-revisited_776021.html?page=1

The government midas touch...
Logged

Jim Johnson

  • Jiminator
  • Enemy of the State
  • ***
  • Karma: 3650
  • Posts: 5611
  • Bold and Spicy!
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #290 on: February 04, 2014, 12:30 PM NHFT »

The article says that the Italian Descendents Club is highly politically connected... it's not something the mafia wants, it's a necessary evil.
Logged

Russell Kanning

  • Cardinal Canning
  • Administrator
  • Enemy of the State
  • *****
  • Karma: 2456
  • Posts: 22530
  • The Nonviolent Revolution starts here
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #291 on: February 04, 2014, 03:49 PM NHFT »

Genius pure genius
There used to be houses!
Logged

KBCraig

  • Childish in charge
  • Enemy of the State
  • ******
  • Karma: 2241
  • Posts: 12989
  • Spazzing for Freedom
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #292 on: February 11, 2014, 11:48 PM NHFT »

"How people respond to criticism can reveal a lot about their character.  Some might try to debate or reason with those they disagree with.  Others prefer to ignore critics.  City officials in Honolulu take a different approach: They use a bulldozer."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2014/02/11/woman-criticizes-honolulus-government-has-her-protest-signs-bulldozed/

Logged

Jim Johnson

  • Jiminator
  • Enemy of the State
  • ***
  • Karma: 3650
  • Posts: 5611
  • Bold and Spicy!
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #293 on: March 20, 2014, 03:21 PM NHFT »

...and once again.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/20/seized-property-sits-vacant-nine-years-after-landmark-eminent-domain-case/


Published March 20, 2014
FoxNews.com


The controversial Supreme Court ruling that expanded eminent domain to give government the right to take private property to allow economic development may have been all for nothing, according to a report.

Nine years after the high court sided with a Connecticut municipality in Kelo v. City of New London, a ruling Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has likened to the court's disastrous Dred Scott decision, the 90-acre plot once earmarked for office buildings, luxury apartments and a new marina, remains vacant.

Seven residents who fought all the way to the Supreme Court to keep their working-class homes in the city's Fort Trumbull section have only their memories and whatever remains of the money they were forced to accept.

“See that pole with the transformer hanging from it?” Michael Cristofaro, a 52-year-old computer network engineer, told The Weekly Standard, which recently visited the town. “That was where my family’s home was.”

In the landmark 5-4 ruling, named for the lead plaintiff, a nurse named Susette Kelo, the Supreme Court upheld a state Supreme Court ruling that the city of 27,000 and a nonprofit entity called the New London Development Corp. were entitled to seize those properties in the name of economic development. Previously, eminent domain had been seen as limited to cases involving projects deemed as benefiting the public, but not a private economic interest.

“The nationwide outrage that followed in the wake of the Kelo decision spanned from left to right and back again on the political spectrum,” The Weekly Standard noted. “It didn’t help that one of the chief beneficiaries of the NLDC’s economic development plan would have been the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Inc., which New London had lured into the city via an 80-percent, 10-year property-tax abatement for a $300 million research facility -- an expansion of the company’s research operations in Groton, Conn., across the Thames.”

More than 40 state legislatures would later pass laws banning or restricting the use of eminent domain for economic rejuvenation, particularly if homeowners would be displaced. And at least seven states amended their constitutions to ban the use of eminent domain for economic development, with some state courts explicitly rejecting the Kelo ruling as precedent, The Weekly Standard reports.

So how does New London, specifically Fort Trumbull, look now?

“The homeowners were dispossessed for nothing,” wrote The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby. “Fort Trumbull was never redeveloped. Pfizer itself bailed out of New London in 2009. The Kelo decision was a disaster, as even the city’s present political leaders acknowledge.”

Associate Justices John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy formed the narrow majority in the landmark Supreme Court decision, with its conservative bloc dissenting.

“Today, the Court abandons [the Fifth Amendment’s] long-held, basic limitation on government power," now-retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote in her dissenting opinion. “Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as it might be upgraded, i.e. given to an owner who will use it in a way that the legislature deems more beneficial to the public — in the process.”

The story of New London is akin to a Greek tragedy, according to The Weekly Standard, or perhaps “Eminent disaster,” as the Globe’s opinion headline reads.

“The founders put the takings clause in the Bill of Rights for a reason,” Jacoby wrote. “The desolation that is Fort Trumbull is a grim reminder that where property rights aren’t secure, neither is freedom — and without freedom, there is nothing the government can’t destroy.”
Logged

Free libertarian

  • Just Rubbing Edges With The Grid
  • Revolutionary
  • ******
  • Karma: 900
  • Posts: 2258
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #294 on: March 20, 2014, 04:18 PM NHFT »

Well some good came of it.  This cool couple that fought the good fight there came to NH.   ;)
Logged

Pat K

  • Freakstater, BellyBop
  • Insider
  • Enemy of the State
  • *****
  • Karma: 1835
  • Posts: 8860
  • Steaming towards Freedom
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #295 on: March 20, 2014, 08:25 PM NHFT »

Well some good came of it.  This cool couple that fought the good fight there came to NH.   ;)


 ;D 8)
Logged

Russell Kanning

  • Cardinal Canning
  • Administrator
  • Enemy of the State
  • *****
  • Karma: 2456
  • Posts: 22530
  • The Nonviolent Revolution starts here
Re: Kelo Report
« Reply #296 on: March 21, 2014, 08:53 AM NHFT »

If they would have won .... then they also would have joined us :)

remember one of the reasons the city wanted to take the land? ... for higher tax revenue in the future. So how is that working out for them?
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 15 16 17 18 19 [20]   Go Up