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    Default Savvy business man or inconsiderate a$$hole?

    "Property owners outraged by Guthrie businessman's dealings
    A businessman is buying tiny parcels of land so he can sell or lease them for inflated prices to people who need them to get into their homes and businesses.

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    Published: June 7, 2010
    A businessman is under fire for buying tiny parcels of land so he can sell or lease them for inflated prices to people who thought they owned them.
    In one case, Guthrie businessman Ron Edwards is demanding four Edmond condominium owners pay him $80,000 for a shared driveway he bought for $1,584 at a county auction." - Property owners outraged by Guthrie businessman's dealings | NewsOK.com
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    watch where you're driving f$cktards! I have the right of way!!! :steam:

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    Why not both?
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    I agree on both.

    I don't really understand what encompasses a "shared driveway" exactly. But if he bought a parcel of land and has exclusive rights to it, he can charge whatever he wants. If people don't like, they don't use. However, it seems the insert: (whatever body deals with land, in the netherlands its called 'kadaster') has made some serious mistakes to allow this to happen in the first place.

    Either they should have stayed property of the government/city under specific rules, or the driveways should have been offered to the people living there. Allowing land to be sold like this wouldn't even be possible in our country.
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    Both is also a valid selection, but I was mostly interested in opinions on either side of the spectrum... It might be that most people fall in the middle on this issue. I too can see it from both sides, but it created a rather heated debate in my house so I was curious to see if others were so divided on the issue... So far it seems that most are in the middle as am I...

    thanks for the replies.
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    watch where you're driving f$cktards! I have the right of way!!! :steam:

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    Let's get right to the heart of this, shall we?

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    The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying "This is mine!," and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this imposter; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.
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    Legal crook and not so savvy. He has a funeral business in a small town and I imagine he's going to lose business over this -- these are elderly people he's extorting.
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    I think it's a bit clever actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I think it's a bit clever actually.
    I agree. Asshole move? Probably. The thing is, though, he's not the one that put the property up for auction without notifying the previous owners that they had tax issues. So who's the real asshole?
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    Capitalist running dog.

    Lets shoot him.
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    What's the guy doing that's wrong exactly? And if he didn't do it, wouldn't someone else?

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