Category: Occupy movement

Month in Review, December 2011

17 February, 2012 (09:03) | Admin, Condominiums, Homeownership, Housing, Incentives, Migration, Occupy movement, Real estate taxes, Tax abatement, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Nov 11, Oct 11, Sep 11, Aug 11, Jul 11, Jun 11, May 11, Apr 11, Mar 11, Feb 11, Jan 11]   By: David A. Smith     Is this the end of Modern Times?   During December, many things other than simply the calendar year ended, starting […]

Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 3, it’s full of holes

16 February, 2012 (09:06) | Eviction, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   Well the farmer said to his wife “Honey, what do you think about that? The old boll weevll done made a nest In my brand new Stetson hat, And it’s full of holes, It’s full of holes.   By October, […]

Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 2, in the hot sand

15 February, 2012 (10:43) | Eviction, Global news, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Then the farmer took the boll weevil, Put him in the hot sand, And the boll weevil said to the farmer, “Well, you are treating me like a man. It’ll be my home, I’ll have a home   Yesterday’s post covered a decade of […]

Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 1, come all the way

14 February, 2012 (11:33) | Eviction, Global news, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   Well, the boll weevil is a little black bug Come from Mexico they say Well he come all the way to Texas He was lookin for a place to stay Just lookin’ for a home, He was lookin’ for a home – The Boll Weevil Song   In this extended […]

Freedom of squat?

8 December, 2011 (12:16) | Boston, First Amendment, Land invasion, Occupy movement, Slums, Theory, US News |

By:David A. Smith   When does public use become adverse possession and squatting?  All unknowingly, Occupy Boston and its ilk have shown us this by occlusion, as they have sought to use the phrase ‘First Amendment’ as a shibboleth intended to block any consideration of the property-rights issues that their land invasion raises.   Public […]