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regulation nation

"Bureaucracy is wrong as a cancer, a turning away from the human evolutionary direction of infinite potentials and differentiation and
independent spontaneous action to the complete parasitism of a virus."

William S. Burroughs, nephew of Ivy Lee


Fourth Circuit Chief Justice Questions Validity of Eminent Domain


"Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates, and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies.

We get a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown


"A 1998 study by the Public Policy Institute of California found that communities in the state that have engaged in extensive government-sponsored redevelopment have reaped no real economic benefits compared with municipalities that haven't done so.

Government officials often misread the market and promote projects that fail to deliver the promised payback." - Steven Malanga


"All private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to a private owner.

The specter of condemnation now hangs over property.

This decision effectively deletes the clause 'for public use' from the 'Takings Clause' of the Fifth Amendment.

Beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with influence and disproportionate power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms." - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, June 2005


"Research has shown that without property rights, individuals will no longer face the incentive to make the best economic use of their property, be it a business or home, and economic growth will be limited.

Potential businesses may avoid communities that have a record of taking private property for development because of a greater uncertainty about losing their property to eminent domain." - Thomas Garrett


1998-2002

Institute for Justice documents more than 10,000 instances of eminent domain for private gain - 2000 per year average.

Lori Ann Vendetti & Property Rights

The Story of Randy Bailey


2005

Supreme Court ruling effectively deletes 'for public use'
from the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.


Homeowners have no right to continue to reside in their homes when the current city administration chooses to rezone the land for expansion of the Pfizer research and development headquarters in New London, Connecticut.

Homes are bulldozed including the home of Susette Kelo.

Susette Kelo Tells Her Story


2006

5,700 properties nationwide are taken with eminent domain for private development.

California redevelopment agencies spend more than $5 billion, consuming $3 billion in property taxes.

There are more than 400 redevelopment agencies - from San Diego to Eureka.

"When I hear redevelopment advocates insist that developers would not build in the Golden State without such subsidies, I respond with a story from my local village of Capitola (population 10,500).

A few years ago, the Macerich Co., one of the nation's largest shopping center developers, announced that it would not bring Macy's to the town unless it received a $2.4-million subsidy from the redevelopment agency.

After prolonged negotiations, agency directors consent to give Macerich "only" $230,000, but subsequently reneged altogether after residents objected to paying any subsidy.

Macy's came anyway - at no cost to the taxpayers.

Developers don't demand subsidies because they need them; they demand subsidies because they are available.

Redevelopment is unwise, unjust and unnecessary and should be repealed before billions more dollars are wasted on public subsidies for private developers who - trust me - don't need the money." - Doug Kaplan





June 2008

Philip Frederick Anschutz secures $30 million to spruce up the street next to LA Live - a $2.5 billion 4 million square foot entertainment complex.

The money comes from a $240 million bond issue that California voters passed to build affordable housing.

Philip Frederick Anschutz is a Bush-Cheney gang "Pioneer" and a Kindom Now sycophant.


November 2009

Pfizer announces it will be closing its research and development headquarters in New London, Connecticut.


Failed redevelopment projects using eminent domain:

Sun Plaza Project in Las Vegas;

Indio Fashion Mall in Indio, California;

"Poletown" General Motors assembly plant in Detroit;

Triangle Square mall; downtown Costa Mesa, California;

Nordstrom department store in downtown Cincinnati;

Block 37 in Chicago;

Redevelopment Site 17 in Mesa, Arizona;

Oak Street Neighborhood in New Haven, Conneticut;

Prospect Avenue in North Hempstead, New York;

24th Street and Broadway in Phoenix, Arizona;

Marketplace at Fifth and Forbes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned Malls




"Trump Wall" - Western TV Show Parody

"Politics has become an extension of war; systemic economic uncertainty and state-sponsored violence increasingly find legitimization in the discourses of privatization and demonization promoting anxiety, moral panics and fear; undermining any sense of communal responsibility for the well-being of others." - Henry A. Giroux

privatization

The Era of Walls in a Warming World


"Deregulation and privatization are in reality Trojan horses for corporate corruption." - Scott Trimingham


"Historic observation shows mandated purchases allows feeding on the captive population." - Elizabeth Sholes


"Everywhere I turned I saw people who seemed quite happy to make money doing things that drained and liquidated our permanent infrastructure and productivity as a people and a nation." - Catherine Austin Fitts



With the revovling door whirling Ronald Reagan's second term looked to the possibility of a federal privatization effort along the lines of Thatcher's.

Margaret Thatcher called for labor union reforms, less government intervention in the economy, less government spending and lower taxes.

Notable among her accomplishments are:

The promotion of the neoliberal philosophy of government which has to a large extent replaced the social democratic orientation of government.

Sir Keith Joseph

Part politician, part intellectual, part entrepreneur of ideas, he had an enthusiastic belief in his own ideas:

the restriction of trade union leaders' de jure powers;

the breaking of those trade union leaders' de facto power;

privatization of nationalized enterprises in coal, iron and steel, gas, electricity, water supply, railways, trucking, airlines and telecommunications;

privatization of public housing;

reduction of income tax rates;

monetary policy with a strong emphasis on controlling inflation;

restriction of local government spending;

reform of local government finance;

close integration of the British economy with those of the European Community;

sell billions of dollars' worth of federal assets and enterprises to investors and use the proceeds to pay down the national debt.

Deregulation caused the savings and loan debacle leaving taxpayers $200 billion in losses while bankers bought assets for pennies on the dollar.


"I helped the Office of Policy Development organize a two-day brainstorming conference at Wye Plantation in Maryland, where the UK experience was reviewed, possible privatization candidates assessed, and next steps debated.

That led to creation of an interagency Privatization Working Group, which the Reason Foundation supported via a whole series of federal privatization studies (on candidates such as the Postal Service, the air traffic control system, Amtrak, and others).

Two tangible accomplishments followed from these efforts.

The first was the successful privatization of Conrail, the northeastern freight railroad taken over by the feds from the bankrupt Penn-Central.

It was sold via a stock offering to investors in 1987 for $1.6 billion.

Second the appointment of the President's Commission on Privatization.

There was more real privatization during the Clinton administration than during Reagan's terms.

Under Clinton, the federal government sold off the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserves ($3.6 billion), the US Enrichment Corporation ($3.1 billion), and many billions of dollars' worth of electromagnetic spectrum, as well as the competitive contracting of more than a hundred airport control towers and numerous military base functions.

Reagan's Privatization Commission paved the way for the subsequent efforts by Clinton and Gore, having made privatization ideas respectable enough to be considered by National Performance Review of Al Gore and the National Economic Council and Office of Management & Budget of the White House.

It remains the job of our generation to privatize many more assets and business enterprises of our overgrown federal government." - Robert W. Poole Jr., director of transportation studies and founder of the Reason Foundation, August 1, 2004



Koch

David Koch’s Monstrous Legacy

Climate 'academics for hire' conceal fossil fuel funding


1981 When James Watt took over the Department of the Interior under Ronald Reagan he began selling off America's resources, public lands, water and mineral rights.

During a Senate hearing James Watt, a 'Dominion theologist', declared that he was giving away America's heritage because "I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns."

Since the beginning of the environmental movement corporate industrialists have established 'foundations', better known as ' think tanks', to counter the reach of environmental law.



eminet domain

"American Enterprise Institute is heavily funded by corporate
philanthropy
." - Christopher Levenick, former AEI fellow



The list of industry sponsored pollution and junk science promoters, entities described as "think tanks", include:

Heritage Foundation;

John M. Olin Foundation;

Sarah Scaife Foundation;

Castle Rock Foundation;

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation;

Competitive Enterprise Institute;

American Enterprise Institute;

Reason Foundation;

Federalist Society;

Marshall Institute;

Mercatus Center;

Citizens for a Sound Economy;


Citizens for the Sensible Control of Acid Rain;

Mountain States Legal Foundation;

Advancement of Sound Science Coalition;

Sagebrush Rebels.

Industry sponsored think tanks run interference for corporate funders.

Acting as a counter weight to public interest groups they bring to light the antisocial activity of those protesting the destruction of the commons.

August 1988 Sagebrush Rebels morph into Wise Use ! founded by Jewish American author Alan Merril Gottlieb.

Alan Gottlieb: The Merchant of Fear

Ron Arnold, Gottlieb's right hand man, states, "It is our goal to eradicate the environmental movement. We want to be able to exploit the environment for private gain, absolutely!"

The Christian Broadcasting Network of Zionist Marion Gordon Robertson supported Wise Use ! making anti-environmentalism one of it's main themes.

Wise Use !, basically a front group for the resource extraction industry, propelled Newt Gingrich to the Speaker's chair.

Wise Use ! spun off the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, Defenders of Property Rights, Property and Environment Research Center and National Legal Center for the Public Interest.

Wise Use ! helped install George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney in the White House.

George Walker Bush installs Wise Use ! radical Gail Norton and Wise Use ! leader Thomas Sansonetti.

Other Wise Use ! followers take control of every single federal agency that deals with the environment.

Existing environmental laws are no longer enforced.

Waivers and exemptions to corporate polluters and campaign contributors becomes the standard.

1989 George Walker Bush markets Gail Norton as a lifelong conservationist even though Gail Norton advocates an end to the enforcement of environmental regulations while working for the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.

Gail Norton states, in regard to the end of the enforcement of environmental regulation, "I view that as something positive."

1996 In a speech Gail Norton lists federal incursions into the private domain as atrocities.

These included American with Disabilities Act requirements for wheelchair ramps, EPA requirements to remove asbestos from schools and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Gail Norton has suggests that no National Park, National Monument or National Forest land should be exempt from mineral extraction, oil extraction, and timber extraction.

If rare and endangered species are present they do not exist.


"In a speech on September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon could not account for that $2.3 trillion.

A central tenet of the Bush regime, based on ideas of Milton Friedman, is government should subcontract governance to the private sector.

The idea at the heart of Rumsfeld's forgotten speech is people will find a way to pay for the necessary work, which will be done for a profit.


This transfers tax dollars away from governmental agencies - which are answerable to us - to private contractors, which have no accountability to us.

Over 90% of Blackwater funding comes from state and governmental contracts, which means our tax dollars.

But in Iraq, Blackwater employees cannot be prosecuted for crimes they commit – including murder – either under Iraqi laws or under US laws, as we learned when they killed seventeen Iraqi civilians last September." - Davidson Loehr



Rejection of Coal and Nuclear Subsidies Is Fact-Based Policymaking


2002 After a eight year drought water in the Klamath River is in short supply.

Farmers in the area seek redistribution of the water.

Ecologists state that if more water is taken there is a possibility that the king salmon would go into sharp decline.

2006 Federal officials declare a commercial fishery failure along 700 miles of the California and Oregon coast due to extremely low counts of king salmon.

"The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted April 10, 2008 to cancel the chinook fishing season in an effort to reverse the catastrophic disappearance of California's fabled run of king salmon." - John Koopman


"Gail Norton's five-year tenure as Interior secretary has irreparably damaged our country.

Under her leadership employees in the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service have been demoralized into leaving their positions - replaced by people who give away our public lands to the energy and timber industries.

Our national parks are in their worst shape ever.

When Gail Norton next visits her cherished Western mountains.

She will find the scenery altered; it now includes drilling rigs, clear-cutting and new roads churned by off-road vehicles.

Gail Norton's oil and gas friends will probably take good care of her; they owe her big time." - Crista Worthy


"The EPA is no longer a public health agency. With the George Walker Bush administration, whether or not environmental laws are enforced depends on who you know." - former chief enforcement officer of the EPA Eric Shaeffer

"The George Walker Bush administration routinely mismanages scientific information through distortion and omission whenever scientific truth is inconvenient to its industrial allies.

It's hard to decide what is more demoralizing about the administration's politicization of the scientific process - its disdain for professional scientists working for American government or its willingness to deceive the American public." - Roger G. Kennedy, former director of the National Park Service


"The current George Walker Bush administration has taken intolerance of science dissent to a new orbit.

The repression against internationally renowned professionals and experts in their fields just for exercising the scientific method objectively is unprecedented." - Tom Devine, a Goldwater Republican who monitors the treatment of federal whistleblowers for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Project





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