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Gmich99
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Post Number: 77
Registered: 11-2005
Posted From: 65.29.97.102
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.theonion.com/conten t/node/46937
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Along with Flint, Saginaw, Gary, IN, & Anderson, IN!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gmich99
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Post Number: 78
Registered: 11-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't forget Lansing and every other city that had GM plants.
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very sad ... Delphi too. Wonder what will happen to Dayton, OH. Once a cash register town became a GM/Delphi town.
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Thecarl
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Post Number: 676
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.14.30.175
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

gm towns are doing better than uaw towns. the media sensationalizes all the jobs going outside our borders, but a lot of manufacturing jobs have moved to non-uaw states.

i despise corporate greed, but i have no pity for factory workers demonstrating no more than a sense of entitlement.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 90
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 1:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man, and they just remodeled downtown too!
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 912
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.137
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 1:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, Chitaku, but you know certain folks just can't resist a kickback
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Livedog2
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Username: Livedog2

Post Number: 35
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 1:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a bunch of crap -- selling the city for scrap!

Way to go ma'man Kwami!

Kwami

Kwami's Scraper Urban Renewal Works Program.

scraper

I didn't think anyone could be as bad a Soulman Young but then Kwami came along and raised the bar on incompetence another few feet.

Coleman

This is the first thing that should be scrapped the monument for "Detroit Family Values"!

fist

Livedog2
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Leyland
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Username: Leyland

Post Number: 63
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 207.74.209.4
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 1:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was funny. I wonder where those guys at the Onion get the ideas for their stories...
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623kraw
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Post Number: 882
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 6:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lame and not funny...Detroit bashing disguised as comedy.
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E_hemingway
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Post Number: 544
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.176.123
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 9:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, I expected more from the Onion. They could have done better.
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Dnvn522
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Post Number: 103
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 204.24.64.25
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 10:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Once dismantled and processed, Detroit is expected to yield nearly 14 million tons of steel, 2.85 million tons of aluminum, and approximately 837,000 tons of copper.


Hmmm, I thought all the copper was already stripped from Detroit. ;)
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Xd_brklyn
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Username: Xd_brklyn

Post Number: 129
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.88.89.94
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 10:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Found a few parts of it humourous, but there was a strong whiff of mean-spiritedness in the article.

What is really a turn-off is the spin and deception of the article. Isn't the photograph taken just north of I-75 with Comerica in the background about construction and not demolition? Also the line about the New York, Chicago, LA already having "too many historic Art Deco buildings of their own" is totally a windbag statement.

Still was surprised to read "landmark Guardian Building" in a national paper. Unlike a well-known structure like Tiger Stadium, always felt the Guardian was a building known only to those who know Detroit.
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Gravitymachine
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Username: Gravitymachine

Post Number: 986
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 10:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow, aside from mistaking what is so obviously a grass roots effort as a city run program, its right on the mark!

f'in scrappers.
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Vas
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Post Number: 518
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 63.240.201.51
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 11:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the Onion's "Detroit Set Ablaze for Insurance Money" was better
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4762
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 11:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

People. It's the Onion. Stop taking yourselves so seriously and laugh a little. They hold punches for no one.

I just knew there would be people complaining about the "Detroit bashing" and all that bullshit. Some of you people will whine and complain about anything if it even has a hint of negative about Detroit.

Thin skin's a bitch. Shut up and laugh.
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1550
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.61.187.234
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 11:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Aram.
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Hysteria
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Username: Hysteria

Post Number: 31
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.223.168.132
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 11:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Like we didn't know that.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 94
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 11:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of you people need a sense of humor. This is the farthest thing from Detroit bashing!
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 988
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 11:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i know about the onion, my comment was in jest...shoulda put in some of these : :D :D :D I guess

the part about "f'in scrappers" was serious
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Eastsidedog
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Post Number: 166
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 12.47.224.7
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny for sure. lol. I for one can appreciate this article because I know that the fanatical scrappers in Detroit would scrap the Ren Cen in a heartbeat if they could. On the east side I see big old pickups piled with scrap all the time, looks like they're getting started! I love the Onion. :-)
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 279
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 198.103.184.76
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 7:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

bump (just to add to the confusion)....
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Dan
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Post Number: 1197
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.47.194.247
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 7:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HAHA.

Sorry for the double thread/

DAMN IT!
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 392
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 7:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Love The Onion. I used to get the freebie hard copies every week when living in its home base - Madison. UW again is the #1 college party-town, according to the radio on Monday.

The section from the local police files is a hoot, too. Accounts of bungling, stupid criminals getting caught breaking into cops' or jocks' homes, among others.
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 286
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 198.103.184.76
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

bump
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Detroitnerd
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Post Number: 585
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 209.69.221.253
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bump

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