‘EMINENT DOMAIN’ II We Irish have been through th…

‘EMINENT DOMAIN’ II

We Irish have been through this before. Centuries ago, the British decided that they could seize native Irish-held property in Ireland and give it to ‘enterprising’ Brits, if the Irish weren’t ‘improving’ it.

Now it’s the Americans.

U.S. SUPREME COURT ‘EMINENT DOMAIN’ RULING IMPERIL…

U.S. SUPREME COURT ‘EMINENT DOMAIN’ RULING IMPERILS PRIVATE PROPERTY;
BIG BUSINESS IS NOT ‘PUBLIC USE’!

This week’s Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London may do to private property what Enclosure did to the Commons. It is unjust law. It will enslave not only small property holders, but cities and states themselves, to Big Business (that is, more than we already are).

The Enclosure of the Commons in England starting in the 1700s created the modern phenomenon of mass poverty there, as well as wage slavery for tens of millions. Ironically, the rural lords in whose favor it was done by Parliament and (shamefully) allowed by the King, have been ruined by it.

There is no way the writers of the Constitution envisioned such a turning of Eminent Domain on its head (even if they were slavemasters). But I learned a long time ago that Big Business owns Local Government in this country. You should see mayors and councilmembers salivate at every business development proposal!

I’m new to the anti-‘taking’ movement…and to agreement with the Fascist Three on the High Court. But Kelo is a step too far. Every home, every small business, in America, is now on the block. And it’s well-known that ‘condemned’ property-owners are undercompensated by local governments.

The Supreme Court has erred.

PAREGORIC/IBS UPDATE I guess it’s going on 2 year…

PAREGORIC/IBS UPDATE

I guess it’s going on 2 years I’ve been taking Paregoric for my Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I posted here that it seemed to be a wonderdrug for stopping Diarrhea and reducing somewhat the time I spend on the toilet.

But problems continue and I’m still unable to work.
—It doesn’t shorten-up my time spent on the toilet enough; bowel movements still ‘come in waves.’
—It has no effect on erratic sleep patterns.
—It hasn’t restored(!) regularity.
—It not infrequently causes(?) “bricks” and “cannonballs” that clog the toilet. (You know what I’m talking about!)

I’m hoping to get my GI doc to prescribe Low-Dose Naltrexone instead. It’s still in clinical trials for IBS, but people have already used it with sparkling results.

BUSHIES LIMITING GLOBAL WARMING RESEARCH IN NAME O…

BUSHIES LIMITING GLOBAL WARMING RESEARCH IN NAME OF ANTI-TERRORISM

What does global warming have to do with terrorism? Nothing, right? But Bush is restricting research on it anyway, even as he says more research is necessary. It’s nothing but conservative Republican fundamentalist ideology, and power: American Taliban.

‘CANADA’S JANE ROE’ IN CONTROVERSIAL GRADUATION AD…

‘CANADA’S JANE ROE’ IN CONTROVERSIAL GRADUATION ADDRESS

The point’s been alleged in published work in the USA, but it still smacks of societal eugenics!

PUT THE "MASS" BACK IN "CHRISTMAS"! It’s only fai…

PUT THE “MASS” BACK IN “CHRISTMAS”!

It’s only fair.

U.S. Proposes OAS to Monitor Democracy in Member S…

U.S. Proposes OAS to Monitor Democracy in Member States

pResident Bush and his cronies are going to tell Latin America how to be democratic? Talk about the blind leading the sighted!!!