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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:58 AM
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35. Oklahoma State University is prepping use of eminent domain
to condemn 160 acres north of campus, with 400 homes, mostly owned by elderly or rented by students to build an "athletic village" for its intercollegiate athletics programs. Boone Pickens gave them over $150 million for the buyout. The university it using high pressure and scare tactics to speed the process before new tax assessments can take place later this year. There are few alternatives for the elderly who live there, many over 50 years, in homes valued at $50 - $70K. Just not any place for them to go with that little money to have their own place. Its the brainstorm of boone, the president and the athletic director, with NO support of faculty, staff or students. Of course alums from Tulsa and OKC love it as does the Chamber of commerce. It is an embarrassment and a sin to throw the elderly, disabled and lower income families on the street so OSu can have an indoor practice facility. Hell, they're a crappy team.
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  -40 States Re-Examining Eminent Domain mia  Feb-05-06 02:30 PM   #0 
  - how evil can they get?  laruemtt   Feb-05-06 02:33 PM   #1 
  - This is exactly what Bush means by "ownership society."  Benhurst   Feb-05-06 02:33 PM   #2 
  - you might want to examine the recent "kilo" decision  tavery   Feb-05-06 02:41 PM   #3 
  - what's the "kilo" decision? n/t  laruemtt   Feb-05-06 02:42 PM   #4 
  - Familiar with it. The Supremes, even the so-called "liberals,"  Benhurst   Feb-05-06 02:56 PM   #9 
  - Welcome to DU tavery.  mia   Feb-05-06 03:00 PM   #10 
  - Kelo v. New London  AngryAmish   Feb-05-06 03:01 PM   #11 
  - can't do that in Nicaragua . . .  webtrainer   Feb-06-06 08:20 PM   #43 
  - And they just want throw the residents away  rocknation   Feb-05-06 02:44 PM   #5 
  - My Solution  Crisco   Feb-05-06 02:44 PM   #6 
  - Interesting idea,  SimpleTrend   Feb-05-06 03:49 PM   #15 
  - Exactly. Home is much, much more than just a house. n/t  Daphne08   Feb-06-06 03:36 AM   #31 
  - Or My Solution  bucklebone   Feb-06-06 03:25 PM   #38 
     - I like that idea... n/t  susanna   Feb-07-06 10:25 PM   #55 
  - I hope this does not screw up rail-trail rights of way  TheBorealAvenger   Feb-05-06 02:49 PM   #7 
  - Haven't heard of that happening yet.  mia   Feb-05-06 03:17 PM   #14 
  - Not a conservative vs. liberal issue  Jesterstear   Feb-05-06 02:49 PM   #8 
  - Welcome, but I think you're wrong about the sides...  joeybee12   Feb-05-06 03:01 PM   #12 
  - O'Connor wrote a dissent, but...  Jesterstear   Feb-05-06 03:54 PM   #17 
  - Hadn't realized it was the"liberal wing".  mia   Feb-05-06 03:02 PM   #13 
  - Unfortunately it was  InsultComicDog   Feb-05-06 09:43 PM   #20 
  - Remember... there is 2 liberals 7 republicans seating at SC!  Rainscents   Feb-07-06 12:00 AM   #45 
  - Castle Coalition  joefree1   Feb-05-06 03:52 PM   #16 
  - "Success Stories" are well worth reading here.  mia   Feb-05-06 10:58 PM   #24 
  - They've done this to African-Americans for decades  LiberalEsto   Feb-05-06 03:58 PM   #18 
  - It happened in the Miami "Overtown" area too.  mia   Feb-05-06 11:03 PM   #25 
     - Yes. Urban renewal happened all over the US  LiberalEsto   Feb-06-06 07:54 AM   #32 
  - Sounds a bit like Mugabe's "Operation Murambatsvina" which  54anickel   Feb-05-06 09:35 PM   #19 
  - ...operation was popularly referred to locally as Operation Tsunami  mia   Feb-05-06 11:11 PM   #26 
  - I'm not sure what "just compensation" is  Sgent   Feb-05-06 10:34 PM   #21 
  - Agree. House and condo prices in Miami  mia   Feb-05-06 11:32 PM   #28 
     - Curious terms being bandied about....  SimpleTrend   Feb-06-06 03:20 PM   #37 
        - I see what you mean,  mia   Feb-06-06 07:10 PM   #40 
        - Yes. I was thinking that "invaluable" might be a more accurate  SimpleTrend   Feb-07-06 01:02 PM   #49 
        - uh-huh  Rich Hunt   Feb-07-06 10:47 AM   #47 
           - It seems to me that "stability of communities"  SimpleTrend   Feb-07-06 01:21 PM   #50 
  - How can they fight this after the Supreme Court decision this past year?  Nikki Stone1   Feb-05-06 10:35 PM   #22 
  - "Here's some folks fighting this."  mia   Feb-05-06 11:40 PM   #29 
  - Hmmm...Maybe it's time to change banks.  GoddessOfGuinness   Feb-07-06 03:17 PM   #51 
  - States can pass legislation outlawing the practice.  QuestionAll   Feb-06-06 09:58 AM   #36 
  - because all the Supreme court said  northzax   Feb-07-06 04:08 PM   #52 
  - IMO, gov should NOT take private property for private development  wordpix2   Feb-05-06 10:44 PM   #23 
  - Couldn't agree more. n/t  mia   Feb-05-06 11:43 PM   #30 
  - In a small town in Oregon, a very wealthy landowner erected a sign  Straight Shooter   Feb-05-06 11:18 PM   #27 
  - Locke's human rights: "life, liberty and property" was changed to  wordpix2   Feb-06-06 08:08 PM   #42 
     - I did not know that. Thank you.  Straight Shooter   Feb-06-06 11:46 PM   #44 
  - I wonder if "eminent domain" law could be stopped by "incorporating" and  zann725   Feb-06-06 09:34 AM   #33 
  - it still would be private property  Bacchus39   Feb-06-06 09:43 AM   #34 
  - Not to mention the rights of their heirs.  PVK   Feb-06-06 07:54 PM   #41 
     - IF the corporate property is SPECIFICALLY willed to continue corp.  zann725   Feb-07-06 09:23 AM   #46 
        - Homestead exemption protects home seizure by creditors.  PVK   Feb-07-06 06:50 PM   #53 
  - Oklahoma State University is prepping use of eminent domain  triguy46   Feb-06-06 09:58 AM   #35 
  - This is right up the road from Mom's weekend place  KamaAina   Feb-06-06 05:43 PM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-07-06 10:48 AM   #48 
  - i wonder what is happening with Justice souter's property?  orleans   Feb-07-06 08:37 PM   #54 

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