Interesting stories on the "home"-front. In the SoCal desert, San Bernadino county is pursuing the use of eminent domain to rescue its cities. The idea is for the county or city to sieze a home that is under water, pay the bank market rate (more or less, probably less) and refinance for the current resident. This to avoid many sections of foreclosed, empty homes turning the area into a ghost-county. Eminent Domain article Is this abuse of government power, or even theft? Surely it will adversely impact lienholders, but will the architects of the housing crash fiasco be duly punished or at all affected? Meanwhile, the unsavoriness of the Iceland situation has led the nation to institute nationwide mortgage forgiveness for everyone while bankers and politicians are to be "tried" for corruption. Story in Iceland Is all this progress or peril?