Comments on: House in the middle of the road http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/26/house-in-the-middle-of-the-road/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: r20130124 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/26/house-in-the-middle-of-the-road/comment-page-1/#comment-354100 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 04:58:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=34925#comment-354100 Demolished :(
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/03/ chinese-nail-house-finally-demolished-fr om-middle-of-highway-after-duck-farmer-a grees-41000-payoff/

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/26/house-in-the-middle-of-the-road/comment-page-1/#comment-353674 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 18:51:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=34925#comment-353674 This could not happen in the US under eminent domain law. The only time I have ever heard of private owners being able to hold out against redevelopment pressure was when the developer was private and did not have the power to use eminent domain law. A recent Supreme Court decision may make even that “last stand” impossible here too.

It is obviously not China under Mao any more.

That was a very large house and very well built, from the looks of it.

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By: greenrabbit http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/26/house-in-the-middle-of-the-road/comment-page-1/#comment-353537 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:56:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=34925#comment-353537 To go one step further in the understanding of the naming “nail house”: this naming comes from an ancient Arabic tale, called “Mustafa and his nail”. It tells the story of a small boy, who just lost his parents and is obliged to let his house for almost nothing to his neighbour. he only asks one thing to the greedy neighbour before living: remaining the owner of a single nail in one of the wall. The neighbour accepts. Then one day Mustafa knocks on the door and asks about using the nail to hang a frog. The neighbour then is forced to accept. One other day he comes back and asks the neighbour to use his nail to hang another stuff, and so on each and every day. I let you imagine the end of the tale…Mustafa is now enjoying quiet days in his returned house.
Just for all of you that will enjoy the subtleness of the naming “nail house”.

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By: WJL http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/26/house-in-the-middle-of-the-road/comment-page-1/#comment-353536 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:50:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=34925#comment-353536 This story proves that local governments do follow the law and that widespread forced demolitions are a myth. Forced acquisition of properties at a value by government valuers are widely practised in the G8 nations and accepted as the norm. You cannot have an individual exploiting the situation and demanding outrageous compensation.

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