A developer (THF) wants to build a Stupor Wal-Mart where a residential neighbourhood now stands. The residents wouldn't sell. A company hired by the developer declared it blighted. This clears the way for the city to seize it under eminent domain, then sell it to the developer and roll naked in the resulting Wal-Mart tax dollars. Boy, that sure sounds fair!
We should jump in cars at YAPC and see exactly what a blighted neighbourhood looks like. Then we can drive by the headquarters of THF and see what corporate pirate motherfuckers look like.