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Thewack
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Post Number: 193
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 71.125.244.135
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 2:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.alternet.org/story/ 31635/
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 341
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.250.97.237
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You know what, all I can think about this article is the guy set out to write an article where he could inject liberal ideas into it (Operation Class War??), and in doing so didn't even stop to consider the past 40 years that contributed to the state of the city today.

Maybe I missed the point.
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Eric_c
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Post Number: 623
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.21.62.206
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 2:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sure did...
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Psip
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Post Number: 1007
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.246.13.131
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He actually said one thing I agree with.
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(If instead of betting on the big game, you want to give to the Detroit Rescue Mission, call 313-993-4700 or send a check to Detroit Rescue Mission, 150 Stimson, Detroit, MI 48201.)

But it's interesting how "they" speak to their followers, its almost a mantra, he tells them what they want to do. ie: "you want to give to...."
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Jjw
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 68.33.56.156
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 4:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Unlike other negative press about this weekend, I do understand this article and appreciate his honesty. He took no cheap digs at Detroit but instead looked at the bigger picture of the event. Detroit does have poverty, the homeless have been rounded up, most cannot afford the event, there have been lay-offs. I don't see it as a liberal-conservative issue; just an honest opinion about the events.
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1394
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.250.205.35
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 4:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wait, isn't this article a parody? Like on theonion.com?
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Rijobo
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Username: Rijobo

Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.38.25.245
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If everybody in the USA bought real American autos GM, Ford & Chrysler. Things around here would get much better. I wonder what this writer Dave Zurin drives ?
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Bobj
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Post Number: 423
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.40.89.238
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 9:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I finally learned after many years that my biggest investment ( my house) and my livlihood would be majorly threatened by the failure of Ford and GM and started buying American. I had owned only Japanese since 1981, not we have a Ford, a Jeep, an Impala, and a Cavalier at the house. They have turned out to be just as reliable as all the Japanese cars I bought.
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Irish_mafia
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Username: Irish_mafia

Post Number: 329
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.221.79.80
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 12:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Wait, isn't this article a parody? Like on theonion.com?"

Hipster...when you wrote that, I actually had to go back and check...oh well, I don't think that the author will be in the fun part of the party....
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Tomoh
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Post Number: 73
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.40.205.183
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 12:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of the comments people have left are amazing. I quote:

"Detroit is a dying whale, breathing it's last land-locked breath. Being a student of a college in the downtown area of Detroit there have been several startling changes recently in the area. One which sickens me to no end is the replacement of windows and facades of ailing buildings in the downtown area to make them look as if they were being used by anything other than flops and the homeless."

Several others commenters are also disgusted at the progress downtown has made, as if we'd be better off not having new residents (with higher expendable income), stores, restaurants, businesses, corporations, or a Superbowl. I realize there is the argument that more tax money should be distributed directly to the poor in the short term but focusing on that one can lose sight of longer term investments where tax money can create a larger tax base.

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