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Friday, April 12, 2024

Urban prairies of Detroit

There is no longer any doubt. The United States is in the final throes of it’s de-industrialization. No where is this more evident than in the US’s once premier industrial city of Detroit, Michigan.

Those that follow my blog and my comments know I’ve been worried about Detroit for some time. I lived there from 1986 until 1988 and it was a slum back then. It’s only gotten worse with the government take over of GM and Chrysler. Thank you for this video.

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Dick Cheney: Sorry, I just don’t remember (72 times)

Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that “there is a cloud over the vice president.” Last week’s release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney’s answers in the criminal investigation underscores why Fitzgerald felt that way.

On 72 occasions, according to the 28-page FBI summary, Cheney equivocated to the FBI during his lengthy May 2004 interview, saying he could not be certain in his answers to questions about matters large and small in the Plame controversy.

The Cheney interview reflects a team of prosecutors and FBI agents trying to find out whether the leaks of Plame’s CIA identity were orchestrated at the highest level of the White House and carried out by, among others, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Cheney’s chief of staff.

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Yikes! House health care bill cost: $1.2 trillion!

The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan.

While the Congressional Budget Office has put the cost of expanding coverage in the legislation at roughly $1 trillion, Democrats added billions more on higher spending for public health, a reinsurance program to hold down retiree health costs, payments for preventive services and more.

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Obama: Jobs will be the last to recover

As the prospect of double-digit unemployment looms, President Barack Obama on Monday sought to set expectations for the nation, saying job losses will likely roll on “for weeks and months to come” because hiring always lags behind in an economic rebound.

“We just are not where we need to be yet,” Obama said as he met with a panel of economic advisers. “We’ve got a long way to go.”

Unemployment hit a 26-year high of 9.8 percent in September. The next monthly reports come out Friday and could show it topping 10 percent.

Still, the economy is growing again. Reports out Monday show improvement in manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes.

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GOP wins Tuesday may not mean all that much

For Republicans, an election win of any size Tuesday would be a blessing. But victories in Virginia, New Jersey or elsewhere won’t erase enormous obstacles the party faces heading into a 2010 midterm election year when control of Congress and statehouses from coast to coast will be up for grabs.

It’s been a tough few years for the GOP. The party lost control of Congress in 2006 and then lost the White House in 2008 with three traditional Republican states — Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia — abandoning the party.

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Clinton wanted to be President for life

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday he would have preferred to leave the White House in a coffin because he loved being commander in chief, but signaled his political life is over.

“It’s good that we have a (term) limit. Otherwise I would have stayed until I was carried away in a coffin. Or defeated in an election,” Clinton said at a conference in Istanbul. “I loved doing the job.”

Clinton won two terms in office, the maximum under the constitution, and served from 1992 to 2000. His wife Hillary Clinton is now U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama after losing the Democratic primary to him in 2008.

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More server problems

Once again, we’ve having server problems. Now we are unable to update or post news stories in our news database.

We’re working on it.

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Floating golf courses launched amidst wars with total disregard for the fallen, will it make a presentable hospice?
Five neighborhoods to go that are too fool enough not to believe it’s cool to keep on cruisin having nary a thought for below decks.

Bearings, bearings, some wear out from spinning,
the other kind are directions as per a moral compass.

I’ve given both sets of bearings the stink eye with War popping up on the problematic side which proves to me we bear no more fruit than our Legionnaires to the worldly conversation as if their lives meant nothing.

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