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That old fallout shelter is now a BUNKER


What Texas lacks in income taxes, they make up for by stealing your $#!^.

Man sues city over seizure of house with underground shelter.

Joe Del Rio was awakened to find city officials at the door of his lifelong home in East Austin, demanding entry. Before it was over, the Police Department's SWAT team and the Fire Department had been deployed, and Del Rio said he was detained and questioned for about 10 hours because of what officials called a multilevel bunker-like space under the house with suspicious and unusual materials.

After the city billed Del Rio in April for about $90,000 in repairs it said were critical to make the home on Canterbury Street safe, Del Rio sued the City of Austin last week for what his lawyers say was a heavy-handed and unconstitutional seizure of his property without compensation.

"The ordeal they put me through was unnecessary," Del Rio, now 72, said the afternoon before the second anniversary of his forced eviction. "I've gotten the runaround. I think they want the property. Condemning it is a cheap way to get it."


Austin Steals Elderly Veteran’s House for Crime of Having Fallout Shelter

The city of Austin, Texas, was looking for an excuse to steal Joe Del Rio’s modest home. It found one – it insisted he had a “bunker” beneath the house.Actually, it was a fallout shelter built during the Cold War, something millions of Americans were encouraged to build by the federal government, beginning in 1961 under the Community Fallout Shelter Program.

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Rick GComment by Rick G - May 14, 2012, 10:15 am
While I blame the state for making this happen, I also blame the minions working for the state. As long as there is someone 'following orders', we will continue to feel the jackboot of the state on our necks.

If someone has the job of stealing another person's home, then maybe they should ask themselves if they are helping their fellow man or harming him by his actions. If there were no minions to do the dirty work, the dirty work wouldn't get done.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - May 14, 2012, 11:18 am
That's right Rick G and there's a group whose purpose comes from what you're saying.
It's called Oath Keepers and they're comprised of military and police personnel who have taken an oath to refuse orders to disarm American citizens or in anyway violate the Constitution while carrying out their duties.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - May 14, 2012, 11:19 am
Is there a law against having a "bunker?"
time*treatComment by time*treat - May 14, 2012, 1:27 pm
No law against having a bunker.
Calling the structure a bunker, in the newspaper will distract many people from the idea that it's a property grab. Kind of like if you lived on a few acres up in the hills and they wanted your land (eminent domain). They can get it for a lower price by claiming a safety violation, arresting you, and telling the papers you're a "separatist" living on a "compound".
Comment by bobbya - May 14, 2012, 3:00 pm
rdgrnr IS afraid of Free Speech on HIS Blog!
The truth MUST bother him REAL BAD!
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - May 14, 2012, 5:26 pm
Why, booby, I thought you'd be in a better mood since Obama came out in support of Sodomites.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - May 14, 2012, 5:27 pm
That makes sense, JAP, thanks.

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