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eminent domain and the SLIPPERY SLOPE...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    more on the link...
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c...BAGO4DI6GJ1.DTL
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    I still say this is bullshit.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i still say people are stupid to fight it.

    i'm sure they offered them MORE than what it was worth anyway.

    and even with the whole "all my customers are right there" defense, i'm sure there's something else close by-- and guess what-- the new high-rise will DOUBLE your business.

    98% of the time when you are asked to sell by the state/city/etc, ask for a little more than what they offer-- take it or the top, because its for the best anyway.
     
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    6500*100=650,000

    $650,000 for 2 businesses located in a busy downtown metropolitian area with an established customer base centered on this particular locale seems like they are getting ass raped to me...

    650,000 just for 2 pieces of downtown metro land seems kinda way below market value... but then again, i don't know that market...
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm sorry - I forgot to renig on my previous position with Imminent Domain.

    They are paying Appraisal plus Mill for the properties. This is substantially (In a home in CT, it could be half) the value of a home.

    This decision is dead, flat-out wrong of the supreme court and will be until enough people say no.

    -> Steve
     
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    this is the kicker right here...

    basically they are paying the developers to kick these people off their land...

    using taxpayers money to force other taxpayers to move from their well established business locations...
    to make room for some apartments and condos...
     
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    The unfortunate thing is that someone is going to die over this and it's mostly likely NOT going to be the person(s) that cause it. I.e. the sappy construction worker doing their job and not a justics or mayor.
     
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    Practice a scorched earth policy.
     
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    lol
    thats a good idea, but you need some serious shit to make land not usable anymore...

    all topsoil can be scraped and replaced...
    you would need some radioactive waste to have any chance of making that land unusable...

    they could always get some endangered species living there.... thereby making it a protected enviroment...
     
  10. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    [Antischism]Every dozer that we wreck, cost them thousands to replace [/Antischism]

    Monkeywrench people, monkeywrench.
     
  11. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    step 1: hold a going out of business sale of some sort-- sell shit slightly cheaper-- that way you can uload a lot of product, and not make it noticable.
    step 2: unload a lot of product out the back door as well. step1 covers this up.
    step 3: call in a hit for some arson with the mafia or some shit.
    step 4: collect fire insurnace
    step 5: give in to eminent domain, and take the additional cash.

    why not?
    they were just going to tear it down anyway.

    yeah, it screams foul play.... lol but i bet if its done right, it could get balmed on a developer, and the insurnace fraud wouldn't fall on the store owner.
     
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    People in california won't take kindly to this, I'm sure of it.

    They might get away with it on the east coast but people are far too outspoken over here.
     
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    at the moment of a sale it's very suspicious, and never ends well, to perform Jewish Lightning on the building.

    -> Steve
     
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    I woulda hated to be that city official.

    "Umm sir. We are taking your property. Here's your money, goodbye."

    "BITCH, WTF." *Old man grabs tire iron* "I got your 'im takin your shit' right here!!" *Old man beats offical to death and hides him in work pit*

    The next day.

    "What eviction notice. No one ever came down to my shop."
     
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