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Poll: Should Canada buy Detroit?
Global News ^ | July 18, 2013 | David Weisz

Posted on 07/18/2013 6:29:39 PM PDT by rickmichaels

TORONTO – Detroit made history Thursday afternoon becoming the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. If the bankruptcy filing is approved, the city’s assets may be liquidated in a massive auction to repay the city’s estimated $14-20 billion debt. But rather than seeing the former hub of North America’s automotive industry picked clean by creditors, Global News puts forth another suggestion:

What if Canada just buys Detroit, warts and all?

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1 posted on 07/18/2013 6:29:39 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Talk about bad investments. I’m pretty sure it comes with the residents, and nobody in their right mind wants those.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 6:31:03 PM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: rickmichaels

As a tear down?


3 posted on 07/18/2013 6:31:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rickmichaels

Buy it? Heck, give it to them as an early Christmas present.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 6:32:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

Give it to em.


5 posted on 07/18/2013 6:32:18 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Pay ‘em to take it if they’re that dumb.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 6:33:22 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: rickmichaels

Canada is already buying considerable chunks of Detroit.


7 posted on 07/18/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rickmichaels

I doubt we could pay them enough to take it.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 6:34:37 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: rickmichaels
"I'll give ya fifty bucks."
9 posted on 07/18/2013 6:37:31 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: rickmichaels

Why in the world would Canada, or anyone for that matter, want the giant error that is Detroit?


10 posted on 07/18/2013 6:38:06 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: rickmichaels; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
As a vacant lot, sure.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

11 posted on 07/18/2013 6:38:08 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: cripplecreek

Keep it, please!


12 posted on 07/18/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: rickmichaels

As is with all the contents ( including occupant s). $5.00


13 posted on 07/18/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: rickmichaels

Really? Someone will pay good money for it?


14 posted on 07/18/2013 6:41:15 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t imagine many of the abandoned buildings in Detroit having any value to them. Mostly rotted wood. All the cooper and scarp are long gone. If they want any money, they can go after Joe Louis Arena, the only sports venue owned by the city.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 6:41:37 PM PDT by matt04
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To: rickmichaels; cripplecreek

One potential upside- because the current residents are not Canadian citizens, they wouldn’t be allowed to vote for mayor or council.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 6:42:50 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: rickmichaels

Detroit is the only city in the US that lies north of Canada. Canada wouldn’t possibly want to eliminate that distinction.


17 posted on 07/18/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: rickmichaels
Just posting a cool picture.

Not relevant to this or any other thread.

Eh.


18 posted on 07/18/2013 6:46:09 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: rickmichaels

Detroit is upside down. Liabilities exceed assets. Expenses exceed income.

Banks won’t complete foreclosures, because then they own the property and have to start spending money on the worthless asset.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: norwaypinesavage

So just where is exactly is this “South Detroit” that Journey sings about?


20 posted on 07/18/2013 6:48:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

A British/Canadian army captured Detroit without firing a shot during the War of 1812. At the end of the war, they made us take it back. This is why we lost that war.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: rickmichaels

If Canada buys Detroit they have to take the populous, there is no deal unless they take them all.

If they agree to that, they can have it for a Canadian dollar IMO.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 6:52:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: rickmichaels
Hey now, that’s just meanspirited!

Canadians might be poor tippers at USA restaurants, but no need to punish their whole country for how a few clueless and rude tourists act in public!

23 posted on 07/18/2013 6:54:01 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: rickmichaels

Can we give Detroit to Mexico? It would be a refreshing change of affairs for us to give them our problems and not the other way around.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: dfwgator

It’s actually called “down river” and is not all that bad. Mostly white working class. East Detroit is where you need to stay out of. I live about 45 miles away in farmland. The guys in the sub have already put together a zombie response team. We’re ready.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 6:54:23 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: sarasmom
but no need to punish their whole country for how a few clueless and rude tourists act in public!

Actually I would punish them for foisting Celine Dion on us.

26 posted on 07/18/2013 6:54:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

If Canada wants ‘em, hell ya! I’d even accept Canadian dollars! LOL


27 posted on 07/18/2013 6:55:34 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: matt04
All the cooper and scarp are long gone.

That is retarted, Sir.

28 posted on 07/18/2013 6:55:45 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: rickmichaels

Then you have to worry about the exchange rate. I say let’s work out a straight-across trade with Canada. Hmmmmmm.......let’s see.........OK......how about this? We’ll trade Detroit to Canada for a three-legged cat with one ear and half a tail. OK OK I was shooting for the moon there. This is my final offer. We will trade Detroit to Canada for a hockey puck. Oh, that’s right, we already have Obama.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 6:56:28 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dfwgator
We can’t go there.
Celine Dion is their version of our Barbara Streisand.

Magnificent musical voice, empty head.

30 posted on 07/18/2013 6:58:06 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

It’s a little extreme, but that is one way to get rid of gophers.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 7:00:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: drbuzzard

Only if they can dump what caused the mess in the first place which means firing everyone in the city government.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: rickmichaels

I think they would have to spend a lot of effort pacifying the place before it would be suitable for habitation or investment.


33 posted on 07/18/2013 7:00:57 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: rickmichaels

I doubt that Canada would take Detroit if we paid them to do it.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 7:02:38 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: rickmichaels

If they want a Canadian NHL team with a decent chance to win the Stanley Cup....


35 posted on 07/18/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (West Windsor Wings)
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36 posted on 07/18/2013 7:06:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Venturer

Only if we can move some people there beforehand: Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid.


37 posted on 07/18/2013 7:07:34 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: PGR88

Canadian money.... not necessarily good money.


38 posted on 07/18/2013 7:07:49 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

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39 posted on 07/18/2013 7:11:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mikrofon

THAT ONLY reason let Canucks buy Detriot

They have hockey team BINGO THANK YOU LOL!


40 posted on 07/18/2013 7:11:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dhs12345

I think Detroit needs to replace their government with Ted Nugent and anyone he chooses to appoint as his underlings. Give him free reign for 10 years and see what happens.


41 posted on 07/18/2013 7:12:51 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: rickmichaels

Buy it? Hell,we’ll give it to you...as long as you agree to take the residents as well!


42 posted on 07/18/2013 7:17:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: RugerMini14
The Canadians are too good of friends to even wish Detroit on them. They are also too gentle to govern it.

My cure for Detroit:

  1. Lease it to the ChiComs for 50 years as a Special Administrative Region like Hong Kong.
  2. Residents of the S.A.R. vote only in local elections for the duration, not in state or national elections.
  3. Reduce Michigan's representation in the House accordingly and award it to the next state in line under the formula.
  4. They may apply for reinstatement at the end of the lease.
  5. Rinse and repeat for any other cities needing to file for bankruptcy.

43 posted on 07/18/2013 7:20:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rickmichaels

Would you buy someone’s dirty underwear and put them on?


44 posted on 07/18/2013 7:21:56 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: dfwgator

Check a map. The kids where I live think it refers to their home town.


45 posted on 07/18/2013 7:22:11 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: SevenofNine

The Hockey angle is a good one—indeed the first one that has any potential—I’d suggest trading the Red Wings for the Leafs on the condition that ownership of the city accompanies the Red Wings. Toronto already ships most of their garbage to Michigan—shipping the Leafs to Detroit would be a logical progression.


46 posted on 07/18/2013 7:23:01 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: rickmichaels

2 for 1 deal... buy Detroit and get Washington D.C. for free.


47 posted on 07/18/2013 7:24:48 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

To commemorate the war of 1812, let the Brits burn down DC again.


48 posted on 07/18/2013 7:30:53 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: donmeaker; OrangeHoof
"If Canada wants ‘em, hell ya! I’d even accept Canadian dollars! LOL

Canadian money.... not necessarily good money.

Ha ha ha. You guys are so witty and droll. Hilarious reparte.

In case you are interested, for the last two years the Canadian dollar has hovered between $0.94 and $1.06 US, with a median around par (that's $1.00 US if you follow me). The Canadian currency has strengthened a lot in the last few years due to a strong banking sector, good financial management from a Conservative government, a very low government deficit and a very strong resource sector. Keeping the value of the currency down is going to be fairly difficult in the next few years.

A new international bridge is being built over the Detroit River funded totally with Canadian money. It seems neither the state of Michigan nor the feds were able to come up with a dime to finance this critical infrastructure project.

A private Canadian company wants to build another cross border project, perhaps you have heard of it, the Keystone Pipeline. This would also be completely financed by Canadians.

Canada is lucky to share its only border with a friendly superpower. Conversely, the US is lucky to have an economically strong, English speaking democracy as it's neighbor. Your attempts at humor are ill informed at best. After Obama spends the next three years debasing the US dollar and running up the debt, we'll see who is laughing.

49 posted on 07/18/2013 7:43:19 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: Cementjungle

I’ll sweeten the pot (pun intended) with Boulder, Cambridge, and San Fransisco, but you have to take San Fran Gran Nan and Hahvahd too...


50 posted on 07/18/2013 7:49:42 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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