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According to a story in the St. Paul Monitor by Jan Williams, a group of real estate speculators who have been buying up cheap property in the vicinity of the proposed LRT stop east of University and Raymond are “merchants” who “embrace the bright side of LRT coming to University Avenue.” According to my dictionary, merchants are folks who sell merchandise. Ask the merchants in the vicinity of the proposed LRT stop about the “bright side of LRT coming to University Avenue” and the response is a unanimous “we’re screwed.”

War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength and real estate speculators are merchants.