property rights

Tardy on Rent in Arkansas? You Could Go to Jail

Posted February 13th, 2013 by Mattfree88

Tardy on Rent in Arkansas? You Could Go to Jail

Under something called the "failure-to-vacate" law, more than 1,200 Arkansas tenants were taken to court last year simply for failing to pay their rent on time. According to a report published last week by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and reported by Salon's Natasha Lennard, Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. that can require a tenant to vacate if they are late to pay rent by just one day. Once they are told to move out, the tenants have 10 days to do so, or face criminal charges.

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Man Convicted of Having Too Many "Items of Value" in Yard

Posted January 19th, 2013 by snowdog2012

Anderson, who grew up on Holmes Mesa south of Rifle, bought the lot and home where he lives in 1990, he said. Over the following decade, he parked various vehicles and built sheds in the yard.

Anderson maintains that the things in his yard are not junk, but items of value that he has collected over the years on the chance he might have a use for them some day.

“Ultimately the town will own my property. They will steal it from me,” Anderson complained.

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Michigan Governor blocking alternate use of privately owned pipeline.

Posted August 30th, 2012 by TheQ

Michigan's Governor is trying to forcefully block a private company from using their private pipeline as they see fit.

I guess if you own it, you're not allowed to do with it as you please? :(

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Alabama Man Fights to Keep Wife Buried in Front Yard

Posted August 20th, 2012 by jothemofo

Husband tries to keep deceased wife's wishes by being buried in the front yard. The city is trying to move the grave site.

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Jewelry Store Owner Shoots Armed Robbers to End Heist

Posted August 2nd, 2012 by pmfalcon

A shopkeeper at a jewelry store turned the tables on two armed robbers. One suspect is hospitalized and in critical condition following the attempted robbery. Two men, one in a wheelchair, came to the Tick Tock jewelry store and allegedly ordered people down on the ground and pointed guns at customers. The shopkeeper reportedly took out his own gun and allegedly ordered the gunman to drop his weapon. When the robbery suspect refused, the shopkeeper shot the suspect in the face.

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American athletes owe the IRS for each medal they earn.

American athletes must pay the IRS on their winnings overseas from the Olympics.

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Visionary fined $200,000 for home 'improvements'

LAGUNITAS, Calif. - Four decades ago, Hoffman started some home improvements on his house in the wooded hills of the Marin County town of Lagunitas. He harbored ideas and theories of how people could live more sustainably. He started building. “I guess you could say I had a vision,” said Hoffman. “I had a dream.”

But Hoffman’s vision had one very fatal flaw. He never got permits for any of his projects. His fines have run up to over $200,000, and he’s been ordered to tear down all 30 of his illegal structures by Aug. 1.

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War Vet Accuses Pacifist Landlady of Discrimination | AOL Real Estate

To sum it all up a landlord who is a pacifist doesn't want to allow a veteran to rent her apartment out because of her moral beliefs. The soldier is upset and wants to sue the lady on the grounds of discrimination. In my opinion this is an issue of property rights and the lady should be able to reject whoever she wants on any grounds.

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The Information Freedom Amendment

The Information Freedom Amendment

Section 1. The first article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States shall take precedence over all previous articles.

Section 2. Therefore, the powers granted to Congress in Article I, Section 8, by the specific language, "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;" are hereby revoked.

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Man Arrested/High Bail for Improperly Sided House

Posted May 26th, 2012 by snowdog2012

Officials in Burnsville, Minn., have brought the full force of the law to bear upon Mitch Faber, who was arrested, forced to pay a high bail and released under electronic monitoring and only on condition of drug testing. Faber has been charged with the crime of not putting proper siding on his house.

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