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NEWS: Kansas Offering Families Free Land

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posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 01:45 PM
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Kansas is attempting to revitalize...rather vitalize it's rural areas by offering completely free land to families. 6 communities are doing this to increase their economies. Some of the sites offer additional benefits as well.
 



kansasfreeland.com
Several communities in Kansas are offering free land and other incentives. Our goal is to help our rural areas sustain and grow economically. We welcome you to take a look at the various communities offering incentives. Click on the City name and you will be redirected to their webpage. Each community’s incentives are unique and offered by local government or development groups.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This is pretty wild. I just heard about it listening to K-Love, it's one of their top news stories. Hopefully this will work. It just got national attention.

As for the clauses involved, I checked out the deal for Atwood and they want you to contact the Rawlins County Economic Director. The question is, who will this appeal to, and will they be a benefit or hinderance to the local economy?


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posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 04:12 PM
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This is hardly a new idea. Regard the very interesting account from the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 from "Harper's Weekly."



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This is hardly a new idea. Regard the very interesting account from the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889




Uh huh. But back then, the country was unpopulated and undeveloped. ...Did you not think to wonder why this land has not been scooped up by international agri-corporations, or land hungry buyers from Japan or Germany? Like, wha' happened?

....Search hints - Ogallala Aquifer, Great Plains Aquifer, US breadbasket, depletion, drought, famine .



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posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 11:27 PM
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Soficrow

You need to discuss these fears with a professional. Can you say, SSRI?



posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Soficrow

You need to discuss these fears with a professional. Can you say, SSRI?



Grady - Kansas gets its water from the Ogallala/Great Plains aquifer, an ancient underground lake that feeds states from Texas to Wyoming. Between irrigation and industrial use, the aquifer has been sucked almost dry. The water that's left is badly contaminated.


...The land in Kansas is likely free because it's dry.


I asked - Did you not think to wonder why this land has not been scooped up by international agri-corporations, or land hungry buyers from Japan or Germany? Like, wha' happened?

....I provided terms to help you search.



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posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 12:36 PM
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Here's a quick overview of the drought situation.


Texas Oil Tycoon Now Selling Water Not Oil


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posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 01:12 PM
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Hey I read on anther thread that some Americans are quite against giving free land to citizens when is governments on another country, they called "Socialism"

I called governments that care for their people.

Now we have Kansas offering families free land, so here in the US we have a democracy or a republic, I kind of get confused about that sometimes


So those that opposed the giving of free land to citizens I will like to know how do you call it. "Give away"



posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Hey I read on anther thread that some Americans are quite against giving free land to citizens when is governments on another country, they called "Socialism"

I called governments that care for their people.

So those that opposed the giving of free land to citizens I will like to know how do you call it. "Give away"



Marg, can I see which socialist or communist country is giving away land to people? as in they are the sole owners and they can do whatever they want with the land. i am interested to see what is it that you are talking about. I would also like to see who is against governments giving free lands to people.



posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 04:05 PM
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The IMPORTANT POINT here is:

This land is located in what is still called "America's Breadbasket." It's where our nation's food comes from - grain, milk, beef, and other meat.

The land is being given away because America's Breadbasket is going DRY - running out of water. It is no longer valuable land - it is now worthless.

This is a problem. ...Where will we get our food?


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posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 04:14 PM
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Funny soficrow no wonder is been given away for free.
I guess we have to depend more and more from our fresh products coming from south american now.



posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 04:20 PM
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There is a catch to it though.

The land is in Kansas


Sorry I had too



posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by Amuk
There is a catch to it though.

The land is in Kansas


Sorry I had too





...But seriously, we really need to look at the water issue here. The USA's fresh water supply is in big trouble - and the breadbasket is about to dry up. ..."Homesteading opportunities" in Kansas is just the first symptom.


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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by soficrow
...The land in Kansas is likely free because it's dry.


And not just sucked dry of water. But sucked dry. Period. Your red state is next.

I'm not going to make a political statement here.

Just recommend the most enlightening political book I've read in years:

What's The Matter With Kansas?

For those so inclined to understand the past and see the future.



posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by RANT

I'm not going to make a political statement here.

Just recommend the most enlightening political book I've read in years:

What's The Matter With Kansas?

For those so inclined to understand the past and see the future.



Well puck RANT - I was totally into it when I hit the end of the free online section... I will never get round to buying that book - not in the budget, already have a super-long list.

Can you synopsize? Please?

BTW - excellent reference.




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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 01:53 PM
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If you enjoy the occasional TORNADO hey why not?

Personally I have alot of tornado fear, and feel lucky to live in an area where such a thing is rare indeed. I think my fear comes from so many 'Wizard of OZZ' reruns as a child, topped off with a few visits to Oklahoma City during such weather
Free land GOOD! TORNADOS BAD!



posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
If you enjoy the occasional TORNADO hey why not?

Free land GOOD! TORNADOS BAD!



So now you're bringing climate change on top of fresh water depletion?!

Like, it doesn't really matter that our breadbasket is going dry - it's gonna be blown away anyway...?





posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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I'm tempted to get some free land, and practice seeding clouds. The trick is you don't try to make rain in the summertime, you just make a whole lot of snow during the winter. This replenishes the groundwater just like rain.
www.snowyhydro.com.au...

I could be the most popular man in Kansas!


Interesting find though, free land always makes my ears perk up. I found a flooded underground military installation for sale once, only 33,000 bucks for 220,000 square feet or something ridiculously huge. It was in the middle of the country if I remember correctly, the victim of military infrastructure cuts.



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