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(Washington Post)   ♫ Our house / in the middle of the road / got bulldozed ♫   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2012-12-01 04:44:06 PM  
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2012-12-01 11:04:22 AM  
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Sounds like the Chinese govt got embarassed by all the media reports and probably told this guy to move or else something very ugly was going to befall him. It sucks that they didnt give him reasonable compensation for the home. Less than half the cost just isnt right.
2012-12-01 11:03:07 AM  
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Now China has greater property rights than in the USA in this regard.

In the USA if you fight them taking your home for some corporation you don't get compensation, you get a bill. (what happened to those in New London)
2012-12-01 10:53:17 AM  
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Our house, in the middle of the street. Not road subby.

41k for a 5 story house? Homeowner got robbed.
2012-12-01 10:36:05 AM  
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"...our street..."
2012-12-01 09:02:29 AM  
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People of Earth, your attention, please. This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you will no doubt be aware, the plans for development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And regrettably, your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes. Thank you.

There's no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you've had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it's far too late to start making a fuss about it now. ... What do you mean you've never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven's sake, mankind, it's only four light years away, you know. I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that's your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams.
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