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Re: [at-l] More Saddleback

mfuller@somtel.com writes:

<< This isn't an issue of sympathy, but of ethics and justice. >>
Ethics, yes.
The owner couldn't sell at his price over a long period. Perhaps his asking 
price was too high.
Once he saw the Government as a potential buyer he jacked his price 3 fold.
Now he's attempting ( quite successfully) to paint the issue into a "poor 
little guy 
v. the mean ol' Government so I need your sympathy" thing.
Justice? Justice would be the seller getting about 80% of his original asking 
( That's the rule of thumb in real estate ) Justice is not the seller getting 
300% of his original asking price because the buyer is the Government.It's 
NOT about emminent domain, it's about an individual's greed.
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