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    Let's see: Kmart Woolco WT Grant Arlan's JM...

    Let's see:
    Kmart
    Woolco
    WT Grant
    Arlan's
    JM Fields
    Caldor
    Zayre
    Ame's
    Rose's
  2. That was true all over the country. Stores...

    That was true all over the country. Stores closed at 6 or 7 and were open till 9 only on Friday night. Most stores were closed on Sunday except for drug stores and small markets. People now have...
  3. After almost bankrupting GE in the 2006-2008...

    After almost bankrupting GE in the 2006-2008 mortgage meltdown, GE Capital was spun off as Synchrony Bank
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    In principle, unions are a really good thing...

    In principle, unions are a really good thing looking out for the working stiff. Unfortunately, like governments bureaucracies, they become more interested in the survival and advancement of the...
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    Intersection and resection. Lost arts in this...

    Intersection and resection. Lost arts in this day of GPS. Not sure if the modern soldier understands a map or what contour line spacing means. Six semester hours of surveying, two semester hours...
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    I think back to all of the places that I watched...

    I think back to all of the places that I watched movies in my childhood and they are all gone: Civic, Vogue, Alger, Ravona, Harper.
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    Liver at least once a week (an organ meat is good...

    Liver at least once a week (an organ meat is good for you!) without understanding cholesterol.

    Huge casreole of mac and chesse or spanish rice on the day the meat coupons ran out (in WWII).
    ...
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    No, you used the JL Hudson shopping bags with the...

    No, you used the JL Hudson shopping bags with the wooden handles. Those were really sturdy.
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    Asians tend to take to classroom discipline and...

    Asians tend to take to classroom discipline and don't try to fight the teacher's authority. Even if they are not at the top academically, they are still the "model minority".
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    I wasn't aware that there was any shortage of...

    I wasn't aware that there was any shortage of land in Detroit. Who is looking to build a magnificent building that can't find land? I would imagine that any one of those parking lots is available...
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    Imlay City got a huge boost some years back from...

    Imlay City got a huge boost some years back from the GM Tech Center, USATACOM, Chrysler-Stirling, etc when the judge was considering a judicial fiat consolidating all tri-county school systems to...
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    Buddy Parker, Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Leon...

    Buddy Parker, Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Leon Hart, Les Bingamon...... Where are you guys when we need you sooooooo bad?
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    Further commentary on the Epstein case: 38759

    Further commentary on the Epstein case:


    38759
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    Seems like another Arkancide. 38726

    Seems like another Arkancide.


    38726
  15. The quote is from a 1960 book, "The Insolent...

    The quote is from a 1960 book, "The Insolent Chariots"
  16. Before it got taken over by NOAA, the Great Lakes...

    Before it got taken over by NOAA, the Great Lakes Survey was run by the Corps of Engineers. In addition to the navigational charts, they also produced a graph of mean lake levels from 1880 or so to...
  17. Plus dishonorable mention for the Vile Vega and...

    Plus dishonorable mention for the Vile Vega and the Awful Astre in the 70s.
  18. I was in the house a few years back. It was the...

    I was in the house a few years back. It was the result of new money and an "Ï always wanted this in a house" which kept the house (and cost) getting totally out of hand.
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    Ray, in your pic, the Sam Browne belts don't seem...

    Ray, in your pic, the Sam Browne belts don't seem to be uniform. Some support the left side and some the right side of the belt.
  20. So do Koreans and Chinese. Ambitious blacks used...

    So do Koreans and Chinese. Ambitious blacks used to own their own little stores in the black areas of town. Somewhere in the sixties, that became uncool and ambitious blacks all wanted to go to...
  21. I am old enough to have felt (in 1964) that most...

    I am old enough to have felt (in 1964) that most of our racial problems were behind us and that we were looking at a future of "race blind" interactions.

    More the fool me.

    If there can be...
  22. Getting rid of the "blighters" would quickly...

    Getting rid of the "blighters" would quickly eliminate the blight.
  23. Even during Detroit boom times, the part of the...

    Even during Detroit boom times, the part of the state above a line from Bay City to Muskegon was not doing all that well. The extraction industries (timber, iron ore, copper) had declined and there...
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    I can understand what O3H is saying, though...

    I can understand what O3H is saying, though somewhat ineffectually. Detroit Public Schools were once the standout in the state. Because of their size, they could offer programs that none of the...
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    I can remember the Detroit News as being 60 cents...

    I can remember the Detroit News as being 60 cents for a seven day subscription. The Sunday paper was a "visual feast". The thinnest paper was Saturday. The Sunday funnies were multiple pages in...
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