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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hardfire TV Takes Aim At Eminent Domain Abuse

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEW YORK (516) 767-4688 PO BOX 728, Bellport, NY 11713 Contact: Richard Cooper, State Chair; Gary Popkin


Brooklyn, NY 10/29/06 The "Hardfire" community access television show presents Libertarian Party of New York State Chair Richard Cooper on the topic of eminent domain abuse in New York. "Hardfire" is a libertarian cable-TV political discussion program, produced in Brooklyn, NY, by Gary Popkin. The show will air the first time on Monday, November 6th but is available now on the show’s website, "Hardfire" appears on Brooklyn cable on Mondays at 10:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Time-Warner channel 35 and Cablevision channel 68. Reruns of "Hardfire" are also seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network on Tuesday evenings at 8:30, on Time-Warner channel 56 and RNC channel 84.

Interviewed by Manhattan Libertarian Party Chair Joseph Dobrian, Cooper explains what eminent domain abuse is and why libertarians oppose it. He recounts the partial victory of the Libertarians in achieving a better result for St. Luke’s Pentecostal Church in New Cassel (a hamlet adjoining Westbury, Long Island). Cooper takes aim at Bruce Ratner’s Brooklyn Nets Arena and links it to the earlier NY Times eminent domain case that he dubbed "Time$cam." Not all is grim as he recounts the story of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s designs on the neighboring building. Cooper advises that "You can’t buy eminent domain insurance but you can do the next best thing. Vote Libertarian."All of the Libertarian Party’s candidates are opposed to eminent domain abuse. The statewide candidates are Jeffrey Russell for US Senate, John Clifton for Governor, Donald Silberger for Lt. Governor, John Cain for Comptroller, and Christopher Garvey for Attorney-General. The Libertarians are running Dr. Steve Finger in the 11th District and Mike Sylvia in the 24th District for Congress. –30-


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