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  1. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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  2. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    From the WSJ:

    But I'm sure that the Republicans who rammed this through over the will of the people of Michigan really have all those poor people's best interests at heart, right?
     
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  3. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    since we're insinuating party politics where it may (or may not) belong, when's the last time a republican was mayor of detroit?
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Legal precedent and debt structuring have all available funds be paid out in this order:
    Due wages, taxes, loans, secured debt, unsecured debt, equity holders

    It sucks to be the people on the receiving end, but every pension can be cashed in and converted into an IRA. Unsecured bondholders know their risk when they purchase a high default risk bond, and are paid accordingly via coupon rate.

    It's not like there was no warning that Detroit was on the path to default. If you can't get out from in front of that train, it's your fault.
     
  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    will of the people....california comes to mind....
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    at least he has the good taste to yield to their will
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    78,000 abandoned buildings, 66,000 empty lots, 40% of the street lights dont work, 16% unemployment rate, 5x the national violent crime rate. awesome
     
  9. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    as if it needs pointing out, republicans hate black people
    and black republicans have the unique distinction of also hating themselves
    especially those named 'Unique' (various spellings)
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    stevew unique white person

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    "i'm your pusher" is their theme song.
     
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    I say we sell Texas back to Mexico to pay off the debt. No doubt with all the drug money they could probably gather enough $$$ to do it and everyone would benefit. Mexico is a christian nation, texas is a christian nation, mexico is about unregulated capitalism, texas is about unregulated capitalism. It's a match made in heaven. Every so often I get these absolutely genius ideas...
     
  15. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    catholic.

    difference.
     
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  17. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    from helen thomas' obit:
    damn, she was 92, so i'm guessing this 'powerhouse' era predates tucker & edsall
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Nothing to see here, just free market capitalism at work. Move along folks, move along...
     
  19. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    can't move along
    busses don't run no more
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Headed back to Detroit for a reunion this weekend.
    Looking forward to cruising my old playground and showing the boys where I grew up.
    Hoping the car won't get stolen, like the 6 that were when I lived there.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    syadasti....human or search engine?
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    certainly not a frankie smith fan
     
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