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(Yahoo)   House for sale; New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months, weapons not included, property may be booby trapped   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 37
    More: Followup, no bids, Ruby Ridge, explosive detection, Plainfield, Elaine Brown, U.S. Marshals Service  
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2014-08-15 04:13:37 PM
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-15 04:36:53 PM
 
2014-08-15 04:40:46 PM
As of a year ago, federal agencies with explosive-detection equipment and dogs still couldn't ensure the densely wooded land was free of booby traps

Is there no legal liability to selling a property without clearing it of danger, first? If someone buys that property, and gets blown up by a booby-trap, or falls into a pit of punji sticks, could they sue the seller of the house (in this case the government)?
 
2014-08-15 04:53:32 PM
Prospective bidders were not allowed to tour the properties, in part because the U.S. Marshals Service raised the possibility that explosives or other booby traps could be buried on the residential property.

Truly shocking that no one wanted to buy it. I mean, forget the possible booby traps, the place could be mold-ridden and have a sinking foundation.

Oh and

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2014-08-15 05:11:44 PM
It seriously sounds like half the real estate between here and Socorro, NM. About 15 years ago the nuts started showing up and buying property out on the wind-swept plateau in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. They live off-grid (but have cell phones, go figure), use guns and ammo as currency, and distrust Da Gubament -- especially the ni-BONG.
 
2014-08-15 05:18:50 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: As of a year ago, federal agencies with explosive-detection equipment and dogs still couldn't ensure the densely wooded land was free of booby traps

Is there no legal liability to selling a property without clearing it of danger, first? If someone buys that property, and gets blown up by a booby-trap, or falls into a pit of punji sticks, could they sue the seller of the house (in this case the government)?


Danger-schmanger.  The hardwood floors are to die for!  You can barely see the seams for the trap doors.
 
2014-08-15 06:32:41 PM

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Ha!
 
2014-08-15 06:37:04 PM
A bunch of boobies immediately pounce on it. Explosion of boobies commences. Booby population reduced
 
2014-08-15 06:37:33 PM
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Dats what I said, booty twap!
 
2014-08-15 06:44:08 PM
I'd fence in the entire property.

Then release a bunch of goats.
 
2014-08-15 06:45:22 PM
Dumbass Sovereign Citizens
 
2014-08-15 06:48:28 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: It seriously sounds like half the real estate between here and Socorro, NM. About 15 years ago the nuts started showing up and buying property out on the wind-swept plateau in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. They live off-grid (but have cell phones, go figure), use guns and ammo as currency, and distrust Da Gubament -- especially the ni-BONG.


We get our share of those crazy bastards here in Washington, specifically in the far eastern parts of Washington. Years ago, there was a fire sale on scrub land near Okanogan National Park, and the prepper rush was on, baby. It's a creepy area to visit, these days, because you encounter perfectly normal, ordinary folks half the time, perfectly normal, ordinary-seeming preppers a quarter of the time, and crazy-ass folks unable even to fake it in public a quarter of the time. The fun part is that it's a crap-shoot - you never know if the guy staring oddly at you is doing so because you have something on your shirt or because the implant in his brain has warned him that you're one of the Illuminati.
 
2014-08-15 06:50:20 PM
Meh I spent half of my career in the Marines disposing of UXO so if you let me keep what I find I will clear it for you cheap.


/doesn't take many repurposed nutcase boobytraps to make a awesome fourth of July display
//sovereign citizens have the best traps, plenty of money from their serial frauds to by high quality boom beads, not enough intelligence to fuze them properly.
 
2014-08-15 06:53:39 PM
Living the conservative dream.
 
2014-08-15 06:56:55 PM
Have you done this at least once before?
 
2014-08-15 06:57:28 PM
Oh look,it's this "news" item again!!
 
2014-08-15 07:00:16 PM
The house looks like it's made from mega-Blocks.

And who's got more anti tax/gov't nuts: NH/Vermont or Idaho/Montana?
 
2014-08-15 07:12:51 PM

Pribar: Meh I spent half of my career in the Marines disposing of UXO so if you let me keep what I find I will clear it for you cheap.


/doesn't take many repurposed nutcase boobytraps to make a awesome fourth of July display
//sovereign citizens have the best traps, plenty of money from their serial frauds to by high quality boom beads, not enough intelligence to fuze them properly.


We should do business.
 
2014-08-15 07:13:05 PM
Ugly house.
 
2014-08-15 07:15:13 PM

fusillade762: Prospective bidders were not allowed to tour the properties, in part because the U.S. Marshals Service raised the possibility that explosives or other booby traps could be buried on the residential property.

Truly shocking that no one wanted to buy it. I mean, forget the possible booby traps, the place could be mold-ridden and have a sinking foundation.

Oh and

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A bit of bleach will get rid of the mold!

I wonder how deep the tunnels go under the house, eliminates sinking foundation problems!!

Go to dog pound and get several preowned pooches and let them loose on the grounds to find the traps!!!

All this and more for a paltry 250 grand!!
 
2014-08-15 07:18:06 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: As of a year ago, federal agencies with explosive-detection equipment and dogs still couldn't ensure the densely wooded land was free of booby traps

Is there no legal liability to selling a property without clearing it of danger, first? If someone buys that property, and gets blown up by a booby-trap, or falls into a pit of punji sticks, could they sue the seller of the house (in this case the government)?


I do believe that full disclosure of the possibility of explosives and booby traps eliminates liability!
 
2014-08-15 07:44:12 PM
The feds would make you sign a waiver of liability for any injury due to explosives, etc.  I'd ask for one from the government for immunity against prosecution for the presence of same on the property.

That said, 103 acres in NH for $250,000?  I'd buy it if I were in the area.
 
2014-08-15 08:07:06 PM

MizzouGuy: The house looks like it's made from mega-Blocks.

And who's got more anti tax/gov't nuts: NH/Vermont or Idaho/Montana?


I think New Hampshire has either the highest or second highest property tax in the nation.
 
2014-08-15 09:14:10 PM
So the house might explode? I think I've found the set for the next "reality" show.
 
2014-08-15 09:26:15 PM
I wouldn't want to buy stolen property. Apparently, neither would anyone else.
 
2014-08-15 09:27:07 PM

ZAZ: This is a followup to

Convicted tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown continue to threaten law enforcement officials from their New Hampshire compound, finally proving that this has little to do with Ruby Ridge and more to do with stupid ass-hattery (from 2007)

Bearded man dressed in white and identifying himself as "Son of Israel" claims the home of jailed tax-evaders Ed & Elaine Brown "for God." Then it gets weird (from 2008)

Get a dynamite deal on an estate seized from tax protesters (from 2013)

and one more I can't find from a month or two ago.


That would be mine.
 
2014-08-15 09:30:41 PM
But are there deep crows in Power Dome A?
 
2014-08-15 09:39:20 PM
I'm about to start looking for a new place to settle down and anything with title/previous owner issues goes on the "No" pile.  No quit claim deeds, no special warranty deeds.  No fixer-upper that looks like someone took a sledgehammer to the walls.  "Previous owners probably boobytrapped this property [and they or their family will probably make your life Hell at some time in the future]" is right out.  And that house looks like one gigantic code violation.  I wouldn't want that mess if it was $1.

Also:

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2014-08-15 09:40:18 PM

ZAZ: This is a followup to

Convicted tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown continue to threaten law enforcement officials from their New Hampshire compound, finally proving that this has little to do with Ruby Ridge and more to do with stupid ass-hattery (from 2007)

Bearded man dressed in white and identifying himself as "Son of Israel" claims the home of jailed tax-evaders Ed & Elaine Brown "for God." Then it gets weird (from 2008)

Get a dynamite deal on an estate seized from tax protesters (from 2013)

and one more I can't find from a month or two ago.


Perhaps there might just possibly be an aspect of this story that wasn't already covered.

No, I don't think that's possible.
 
2014-08-15 09:59:06 PM

fusillade762: Prospective bidders were not allowed to tour the properties, in part because the U.S. Marshals Service raised the possibility that explosives or other booby traps could be buried on the residential property.

Truly shocking that no one wanted to buy it. I mean, forget the possible booby traps, the place could be mold-ridden and have a sinking foundation.

Oh and

[s2.quickmeme.com image 360x321]


You are evil. Vodak out the nose hurts.....
 
2014-08-15 10:37:57 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: It seriously sounds like half the real estate between here and Socorro, NM. About 15 years ago the nuts started showing up and buying property out on the wind-swept plateau in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. They live off-grid (but have cell phones, go figure), use guns and ammo as currency, and distrust Da Gubament -- especially the ni-BONG.


csb:  Back before the Heaven's Gate cult decided to follow the comet by offing themselves my former broker got a call from the leader of the group (they were already in California by then) saying they wanted to sell their property in New Mexico. So former broker takes a drive down there & the way he tells it: "I got out of my truck, took two steps & thought 'Fark this, I'm gettin' my gun'. It looked like the type of place where bodies were buried all over " He went back to the office to call the guy & tell him he didn't want to list it. After they did their little ritual he got a call from the FBI wanting to know what he knew, which wasn't much.

It's a huge Earthship sitting on about 20 acres. Here's the really fun part: It's only a few hundred yards down the road from our land that we use for camping.
 
2014-08-15 11:34:45 PM

stuffy: So the house might explode? I think I've found the set for the next "reality" show.


I like the way you think. Let's round up the casts of Duck Dynasty and Honey Boo-Boo!
 
2014-08-16 03:15:21 AM
The might do better with the auction if they burn the house to the ground.
 
2014-08-16 08:10:10 AM
Did they build that themselves? It looks like 4x8 sheets of plywood painted white.
 
2014-08-16 10:05:03 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: The might do better with the auction if they burn the house to the ground.


They tried that once before.
 
2014-08-16 10:37:36 AM

jeffdo1: MizzouGuy: The house looks like it's made from mega-Blocks.

And who's got more anti tax/gov't nuts: NH/Vermont or Idaho/Montana?

I think New Hampshire has either the highest or second highest property tax in the nation.


Second highest (NJ is tops).  The tax rates in Plainfield include an increment for nice views, which would put off potential buyers even more.  And while the price is good just for the acreage in this area, I don't think anyone really wants to deal with the inevitable insurance issues -- hard to get a policy cut when the possibility of land mines or other interesting hidden explosives is on the table.

/The Browns' gatherings were awfully loud affairs
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-16 11:06:05 AM
It's a good property for somebody who has a problem with immigration. Hire workers to clean the lawn. Watch them fly back to Mexico.
 
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