When I read stuff like this, I would just love to see a whole bunch of judges and lawyers removed from all cases. Only in the USA can we have screwed up laws and lawyers and judges who have no damn common sense!
Bankruptcy stalls squatters’ eviction…
Dayna and Troy Donovan left their Colorado home of 13 years for only a few months, but when they returned home they found another couple living in the house, claiming they’d bought it for $5,000.
A Colorado family is fighting to reclaim their home, after two strangers squatting in the house filed for bankruptcy, preventing them from being evicted.
An Arapahoe County judge ruled on July 12 that Dayna and Troy Donovan could return to their home of 13 years, giving the illegal occupants, who had been squatting in the house for nearly eight months, 48 hours to leave the property, CBS4 reported.
But just when their home seemed to be within their grasp, the Donovans learned that one of the squatters, Veronica Fernandez-Beleta had filed for bankruptcy just before the forced eviction was scheduled to take place — halting the Arapahoe County’s eviction for the foreseeable future.
“The sheriff’s office will not proceed with an eviction if there is a bankruptcy in question,” Arapahoe County Undersheriff David Walcher told CBS4.
The ordeal began when Troy and Dayna left their Littleton, Colo., home in August 2011to relocate to Indiana, where Troy got a temporary job with a race team.
When they returned to Littleton eight months later, they found Fernandez-Beleta squatting with Jose Rafael Leyva-Caraveo in their home — both strangers refusing to leave.
The squatters can’t be evicted immediatedly because one of them has declared bankruptcy.
“It’s frustrating. It’s just one thing after another, after another,” Dayna told ABC News. “We’ve lost two months’ time. It has been an absolute living nightmare and an emotional roller coaster.”
Fernandez-Beleta and Leyva-Caraveo said that they had bought the home from real estate agent, Alfonso Carillo, for $5,000. Carillo’s license has since been revoked.
The pair also showed police Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder paperwork containing an affidavit of “adverse possession,” with their names and the Littleton home’s address on it.
“I am sad and confused and distressed,” Fernandez-Beleta told CBS4 in Spanish.
The law of adverse possession, in Colorado, allows possessors who claim property for 18 years without dispute to become owners of the land, Denver real estate attorney Willis Carpenter told ABC.
“Anybody that told Fernandez-Beleta and Levya-Caraveo they could have that home for $5,000 by adverse possession, that’s obviously fraud,” Willis said.
The Donovans’ experience is representative of a larger issue that has arisen out of the recession.
Squatters across the country have been claiming “adverse possession” to obtain legal possession of unoccupied homes.
The law of adverse possession varies from state to state but most tenants must live on the land for a certain period of time — usually at least seven years — before they can claim it as their own.
One squatter claimed possession of an Arlington, Texas, home late last year after the homeowner went to Houston for chemotheraphy, according to Fox News.
I hope these people get scads of money from this freaking ass muslim who deserves to be thrown out of our country!
An upscale hotel on a Santa Monica, California, beach is an odd place to be singled out from a crowd and removed because you are Jewish, but that’s what happened to 18 young professionals who are telling their story to a jury in a discrimination trial taking place in Santa Monica Superior Court this week.
Ari Ryan is the grandson of a Ukranian Jew who lost most of his family in the Holocaust and narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Nazis. Ryan’s grandfather moved to Israel in 1942 and served as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces.
Seventy years later Ryan says he got a small taste of what his grandfather lived through, but rather than in the forests of the Ukraine, it took place at an upscale hotel in Santa Monica. Ryan and more than a dozen others have brought a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic discrimination against them by a multi-millionaire Muslim American hotel owner.
Two years ago Ryan and other twenty- and thirty-something Jews planned to raise money to send children of fallen IDF soldiers to camp with a charity event at the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, California.
On the morning of July 11, 2010, Ryan and others arrived at the hotel and began setting up Friends of the IDF banners, literature and piles of shirts for the event guests.
But the event was aborted after, according to one employee’s sworn testimony, the hotel’s owner told staff members, “Get the [expletive deleted] Jews out of my pool.” Then the hotel security and other employees began removing the materials and ordering the guests to leave.
Ryan said, “Anyone wearing a blue wristband,” which identified them as being with the Friends of the IDF, “was asked to get out of the swimming pool and the hot tub.” In fact, no one who was identifiable as Jewish was so much as “allowed to dip their feet in the water.”
Senators want to spend tax dollars to control the weather
If Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall have their way, rain will go away come again some other day of their choosing.
Both Hutchison and Udall have introduced unsuccessful bills in the past that would have created national boards to oversee and fund research into weather modification. That is, artificially changing or controlling the weather.
“I … am very supportive of and concerned about weather prediction and modification,” Hutchison said at an appropriations hearing in 2011. “And I think we need to know more basic science, and we also need to — to use that to determine if we should or should not engage in weather modification.”
A Hutchison spokesman this week reiterated the senator’s support for efforts to alter weather patterns.
“Senator Hutchison has been a consistent supporter of scientific research in a number of areas,” Hutchison press secretary Dean Pagani wrote The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email. “Weather research can help us understand and better predict weather patterns that can impact public safety.”
In 2004 and 2005, Hutchison introduced a bill that sought to establish “a comprehensive and coordinated national weather modification policy and a national cooperative federal and state program of weather modification research and development.”
“While we may not be able to stop Mother Nature entirely, we can sometimes alter her course, changing the weather in small, yet significant ways,” Hutchison said on the Senate floor in 2004.
HAPPY 222nd Birthday!
Americans take most of our national security for granted and no more so, than when it comes to the protections and assistance of U.S. Coast Guard; the branch of the military that celebrates 222 years of service today.
In 1790, the United States Coast Guard was formed to protect the vast coastline of the United States when Congress consolidated two existing agencies to form an all-in-one maritime service. The previous agencies were the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.
Currently the U.S. Coast Guard not only safeguards the shores of the United States, doing search and rescue missions, but has cutters and off-shore ships deployed around the world.
In addition to plucking civilians from the sea, the Coast Guard has prevented billions of dollars worth of illegal drugs from entering the U.S.
Last year alone, the Coast Guard responded to more than 220,000 search and rescue incidents, saved nearly 4,000 lives and prevented almost 200,000 pounds of cocaine and untold pounds (tons) of heroin and marijuana from entering the United States.
Chef Jason Quinn of The Playground in Orange County has concocted a meaty “Foie U” in response to California’s recent ban on foie gras. The Shut the Duck Upburger is a doubled-up version of the restaurant’s popular Playground burger — Wagyu chuck & dry-age ribeye torchon patty, Tomme de Savoie and maple-bourbon onions — but topped with the fatty liver delicacy.
Chef Quinn is taking advantage of some loopholes in the new law — he’s not actually selling it — which make foie gras still accessible, and plans to have an eating challenge to celebrate his decadent burger.
From : foodbeast
The Tennessee Democratic Party is refusing to support the US Senate candidate chosen by the Democrats of their state: a man by the name of Mark Clayton, who openly espouses libertarian/conservative positions. They say he belongs to a “hate group” – Public Advocates. All I know of the group is what its page says; check it out and decide for yourself.
In any case, it strikes me that the Democrats should be embarrassed. Does an opponent of gay rights (even a seemingly outspoken one) and a self-described conservative/libertarian attract more antipathy from them than their other recent colorful Senate contenders — like alleged felon Alvin Greene in South Carolina or convicted extortionist Keith Judd of West Virginia?
The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist
The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist
With the presidential election less than four months away, it’s imperative that voters in November find the process as fair and accessible as possible. Several states have decided to enact the requirement of possessing a photo ID to help prevent the occurrence of voter fraud. Predictably, many on the Left are vocalizing their opposition to these measures, claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.
This debate was accelerated to a higher level when Emily Schultheis of Politico opined that young voters and minorities will be grossly affected in swing states with these laws in tact. She points out that roughly 750,000 citizens in Pennsylvania do not have the necessary forms to acquire a photo ID card.
There is an implied notion here that individuals, specifically minorities, are not smart enough to figure out how to obtain proper identification. Liberals are notoriously known for claiming to be the champions of minority rights and equality, while invoking that the federal government must be the spokesperson for them because they are simply incapable of thinking on their own. What exactly is preventing young people and minorities from filling out forms needed to acquire a photo ID?
All Americans should reject this rhetoric. It is a common class warfare antic used by the Left to divulge attention from voter fraud and system inadequacies, and attempt to paint voter ID activists and advocates as racially motivated and bent on taking away votes from President Obama and other Democratic candidates.
The Left’s claim that voter identification affects turnout is preposterous. It’s a weak attempt to suggest that voters will be held back from voting for Obama due to stringent requirements, and not the simple fact that they are dismayed and dissatisfied with the president’s policies and the direction the U.S. economy is headed.
Read more HERE>
ABC News decided the unemployment report wasn’t important enough to lead off the show, instead it came in third. And when they finally did cover it they spun it as ‘better than expected’, predictably emphasizing job growth much more than the actual unemployment rate. In fact they played off the increase in the unemployment rate by saying that what’s actually happening is that more jobs are coming online and more people are starting to look for work.
Read more and view the video HERE.