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Detroit emergency manager files bankruptcy (AP Breaking)
AP ^ | 7-18-13 | AP

Posted on 07/18/2013 1:27:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf

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To: tcrlaf

I am saddened to see this happen. So many GOOD people in Detroit and FROM Detroit. I hope Motown can someday be resurrected and become whole once more. Prayers for the folks still there.


151 posted on 07/18/2013 7:22:36 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Gabrial

She’s the most dangerous person in America. Lifeless, shark eyes.


152 posted on 07/18/2013 7:28:01 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope you are right. It will take time..and wholesale change...but I think it will be done. Prayers for the good ones still there. Utterly sad.


153 posted on 07/18/2013 7:30:53 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

There are good people in Detroit and real conservatives support and encourage them.

Rick Ectror is awesome.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/22835675/let-it-rip-weekend-zimmerman-verdict-and-stand-your-ground-laws


154 posted on 07/18/2013 7:34:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tcrlaf

I’d laugh like a hyena if I didn’t know that I’ll be footing the bill as a tax payer.


155 posted on 07/18/2013 7:36:57 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nope.


156 posted on 07/18/2013 7:37:22 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: caww
Looks like Prypiat.
157 posted on 07/18/2013 7:45:34 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: tcrlaf

The classic from KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE -

“No, not Detroit!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09GtnWdBjc


158 posted on 07/18/2013 7:52:49 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: ken5050

Detroit city councilwoman wants ‘bacon’ from President Obama as quid pro quo for city’s overwhelming support on Election Day

Detroit councilwoman JoAnn Watson said Obama should help bail Detroit out of its financial crisis

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/detroit-pol-bacon-brought-home-obama-article-1.1214033#ixzz2ZSOJsBOn


159 posted on 07/18/2013 8:04:14 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

160 posted on 07/18/2013 8:04:24 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: tcrlaf

I saw an interview of Kevyn Orr. He seems a good choice.


161 posted on 07/18/2013 9:05:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: MrEdd

Math has no mercy.


Nor does God at some point.


162 posted on 07/18/2013 9:06:10 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Morgana
what is that theatre? It looks like it was beautiful at one time

Yeah...nice theater.....too bad they don't have Shakespeare in Ebonics

163 posted on 07/18/2013 10:50:32 PM PDT by spokeshave
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164 posted on 07/18/2013 11:03:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tcrlaf

Well then clearly there needs to be higher taxes. *eyeroll


165 posted on 07/19/2013 1:26:33 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: caww

“Who is paying for all this to be demo’d??....the number of buildings is great....and the office buildings etc. are full of mold etc? I heard it would take millions to do it and the city sure doesn’t have it.”

I would suggest that the thousands of people on welfare in Detroit would be a ready labor pool but I’m sure that type of work is beneath them. They all think they should be Fortune 500 CEOs...


166 posted on 07/19/2013 2:14:11 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: RobertClark

The Obama Presidential Library


167 posted on 07/19/2013 2:51:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
168 posted on 07/19/2013 3:00:46 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: don-o

btw how is this breaking news./ iv been hearing about detroit running out of money for like 2 years now.. they have been BK for a looooong time.. this just madde it official.


169 posted on 07/19/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT by freshlook
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To: Publius

4. Disband the unions.
5. Fire all government leeches (i.e. employees)
6. Privatize EVERYTHING


170 posted on 07/19/2013 5:41:22 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: caww

171 posted on 07/19/2013 5:48:49 AM PDT by rhinoslapper
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To: caww

http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/tjsmrc/media/DETROIT_3_zpsc275426a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0


172 posted on 07/19/2013 5:49:32 AM PDT by rhinoslapper
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To: caww
Detroit photo DETROIT_3_zpsc275426a.jpg
173 posted on 07/19/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT by rhinoslapper
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To: tcrlaf

Because the Democrat party is “wonderful” and to say otherwise would be considered an unacceptable violation of breaking the standard party line.


174 posted on 07/19/2013 5:57:25 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: stephenjohnbanker

That would be great. Create a greenline separating the city equally (demographis, income, resources, etc.). One side goes to socialists, unions, etc. The other side becomes Michigan’s Hong Kong - free open trade; very, very low regulation and taxation.

Measure progress in 1 year, 3 years, and 10 years out.


175 posted on 07/19/2013 6:02:31 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ken5050

It needs to be posted far and wide. Detroit is a template for every urban, Democrat-run city.


176 posted on 07/19/2013 6:03:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tcrlaf

>>AP blames “steep population and tax base falls”,

Meanwhile, in reality-land:

“Two Detroit pension funds sued the city’s emergency manager and the governor of Michigan, asking that a court find a bankruptcy filing would conflict with the state’s constitutional protection of public retirees’ rights. “
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-18/detroit-pension-funds-sue-to-block-city-bankruptcy-filing.html

 

Bon Appetit, L.I.F.E.R.s - good luck trying to milk the teats of a dead cow.


177 posted on 07/19/2013 6:15:09 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: 1010RD

Detroit, the once great American city that drove the USA economy forward at a record pace, now lingers in failure brought about by the Obamabots of the world!!! When the animals (Obamabots & Democrats) take over the farm, the end result is failure and doom for all humanity!!! America only has herself to blame. There is no such thing as a free lunch!!! America...like The Rome of old is failing badly!!! Obama, Caligula, Nero, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Castro, Chavez...all birds of a feather!!!


178 posted on 07/19/2013 6:19:25 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: 1010RD
>>Detroit is a template for every urban, Democrat-run city.

Observe the never-completed scenery right across the street from the Air Farce Academy:



A nice pot of FAIL at the end of the Keynesian rainbow.
179 posted on 07/19/2013 6:20:22 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: tcrlaf
can you say it's really that shocking?
180 posted on 07/19/2013 6:21:39 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: staytrue

Before I left Sacramento, Aerojet Rocketdyne was one of my customers. Their Rancho Cordova facility is a shadow of what it once was. The ruins of the old McDonnell Douglas plant nearby stood out in an overgrown field.

Aerospace manufacturing in CA is dying off.


181 posted on 07/19/2013 6:21:55 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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To: tcrlaf

I surfed to Freep.com and got the Detroit Free Press website.

Headline: Detroit files thousands of pages of documents in bankruptcy, lists 100,000 creditors

Per FoxNews this morning, Detroit’s population has dropped to the 1903 level of 700,000, down from an all-time high of 2 million during its heyday.

100,000 creditors and a population of 700,000.


182 posted on 07/19/2013 6:30:26 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: mandaladon

The city of Detroit has gone bankrupt. Not the automakers. Or so it can be said.

Perhaps the Communist in Chief will become the receiver of Detroit, and set it up as another DC, called the District of Detroit. Then perhaps the district of Flint, then the district of California, until we are all one happy Soviet Union.


183 posted on 07/19/2013 6:48:46 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Lucky9teen

One of the captions says Apollo/United Artist Theatre (1985). Hmmm


184 posted on 07/19/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon

http://www.historicdetroit.org/building/united-artists-theatre/


185 posted on 07/19/2013 7:24:38 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: staytrue

I live in California.

It is not 1992 anymore.


186 posted on 07/19/2013 8:15:59 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: cripplecreek
However hitting bottom is proving to be good for those looking to invest in rebuilding.

Only if the unions & socialist RAT bastard demoRATs are kept out of the process, which will never happen with radical leftist Amerika haters 0dumb0, Holder & soon to be the new Labor Secretary, the incredible hate-filled, racist, anti-business Perez (who was head of the Civil Rights department under Holder).

I don't think that too many businesses or ground floor investment groups will want to re-invest in Detroit, knowing that the unions & socialists will instantly re-appear as soon as a hint of recovery would start to take place.

187 posted on 07/19/2013 8:43:34 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Popman

“Well...our POTUS Jarrett isn’t a dummy...considering Detroit is probably the first of a long list of cities going belly up...

Every democrat city would have their hand out...”

Plus she is a believer in overwhelming the system. By not sending funding to any of the cities, you will have an entire industry of government workers clamoring for major CHANGE! Meaning, it will be a wonderful time to transition into full out Marxism.


188 posted on 07/19/2013 8:46:09 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: rcrngroup

They’re already investing.


189 posted on 07/19/2013 8:49:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Publius

“3.Incorporate new and more viable communities within Wayne County from the former Detroit.”

Can you expound on what you mean with this? Does “incorporate” mean absorb surrounding suburbs? If so, then I am not sure that is viable. The cities that would be supportive of that are all BK (just not filed yet) too. The cities that are not broke would get major push back from their residents....


190 posted on 07/19/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM
Pieces of the former Detroit could incorporate as new communities.

Already incorporated suburbs, if they chose, could annex the unincorporated portions of the former Detroit.

There are a lot of ways it could go.

191 posted on 07/19/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Aha, that is the opposit of what I guessed. Thank you for the clarification. That actually makes more sense to me.


192 posted on 07/19/2013 9:11:44 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: staytrue

“The farming is valuable, and the shale oil is very valuable.”

CA will eventually go BK, it is a foregone conclusion. you point out these once valued industries, however the liberals are doing there damned best to destroy them. They have been causing water shortages for farmers for a few years now and are also about to tax the crap out of the oil porduced in CA.

Both will be devestating and will speed up the coming BK.


193 posted on 07/19/2013 9:47:52 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: 1010RD

” That would be great. Create a greenline separating the city equally (demographis, income, resources, etc.). One side goes to socialists, unions, etc. The other side becomes Michigan’s Hong Kong - free open trade; very, very low regulation and taxation.

Measure progress in 1 year, 3 years, and 10 years out.”

In 3 years, the difference would be like night and day. Great idea!


194 posted on 07/19/2013 9:51:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: TomGuy

“100,000 creditors and a population of 700,000.”

The borrower is slave to the lender. That means each “massa” has 7 slaves! I doubt that the Detroit residents would understand....


195 posted on 07/19/2013 9:58:20 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: caww

“Christy said some of it is going to the schools to upgrade their technology.”

I’d imagine they have to use that on damaged schools down there; it would be illegal for them to use it for uses other than intended by the donors. Not that they wouldn’t try, but he wouldn’t admit it publicly.


196 posted on 07/19/2013 11:39:26 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“The key is to get out before the tipping point.”

The mortgage situations have made that difficult for many people; even if they aren’t “underwater”, nobody wants to buy the houses. They know they are just buying a piece in a huge IOU to public employees (present & retired); and if they aren’t having children anyway, why bother? They keep their freedom & mobility instead (while the collective complexion of the country darkens).


197 posted on 07/19/2013 11:44:19 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

.....”it would be illegal for them to use it for uses other than intended by the donors”......

Illegal? LOLOLOL .....[The first suit filled was for 100 million for ONE child....who heard swearing over the loud speaker and is psycologically /emotionally injured)

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation had decided $7.7 million should go to the victims and 11.5 million to the community.... The governor disagrees.

Posted by Davis Dunavin (Editor), July 16, 2013 at 12:18 am

None of the $7.7 million has been given out due to a battle with the Sandy Hook Community Foundation over the amount the families will get, how much goes to the community, and the process being used, according to NBC News.

The Courant reported on July 11 that the families of each of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings would receive $281,000 in donated funds under a draft proposal.

The families are saying they shouldn’t have to fight for what is rightfully theirs.


198 posted on 07/19/2013 4:49:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: rhinoslapper

Republicans should use that as their official Greeting card...lololol


199 posted on 07/19/2013 5:09:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: rhinoslapper

Laughing at your mistakes...I still do that too as the formula is very sensitive.....I don’t use photo bucket.


200 posted on 07/19/2013 5:11:13 PM PDT by caww
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