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  1. It is my plan to leave after this weekend and...

    It is my plan to leave after this weekend and then re-consider around September 1.

    My record for a forum is 14 years and running on an EMU sports forum. We are all 'single issue' (love of EMU...
  2. BTW, if anyone doubts my 'boosterism' about...

    BTW, if anyone doubts my 'boosterism' about Detroit. It was probably 2007 when we had an InfoSec conference and I suggested to the person responsible for putting it on that they consider Detroit.
    ...
  3. MasterBlaster, I have lived in the D.C. area...

    MasterBlaster,

    I have lived in the D.C. area for almost 40 years.

    I have worked in the 'old' downtown for 3 1/2 years and near the White House for most of 25 years.

    I like to (modestly)...
  4. "The End Is Near" (Not For 2712 Cass - "Dilapidated House")

    My friends have been joking about the 'end times' - there was a solar eclipse last August, the Big Island volcano is blowing, and D.C. area is in the middle of about 10 days of rain...

    Don't know...
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    Tell that to Zads he raised the issue and...

    Tell that to Zads he raised the issue and included a half dozen questions...
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    I consider this whole series of posts on that...

    I consider this whole series of posts on that house a big 'nothing burger.'

    The house isn't historic, is owned by a owner hoping to get rich, in the way (I think) of further work probably on the...
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    Absolutely agree that S.E. Michigan politics is...

    Absolutely agree that S.E. Michigan politics is one reason the area is SO FAR behind the rest of the nation.

    Companies like Amazon and Apple looking for new campuses know which areas have their...
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    Because we are talking about this property, you...

    Because we are talking about this property, you raised it NOT ME (you posted the article) and the issues related to it.
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    Come on guys. Be realistic. You guys are being...

    Come on guys. Be realistic. You guys are being blinded by your passions.

    This house is owned by a private owner. NOT the Ilitches. They are PERFECTLY FREE to invest 100 - 200K if THEY wish. ...
  10. Yes. I haven't had a White Castle in years, but...

    Yes. I haven't had a White Castle in years, but I will make it a point to stop in next month when I'm in Detroit.
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    I still say the two relevant topics according to...

    I still say the two relevant topics according to the Freep article:

    1). What has, is or will happen to the house/parcel pending action by the the city.

    2). (this is mine): What would the...
  12. All I can say, if Ford wants to heavily recruit...

    All I can say, if Ford wants to heavily recruit millenials they better have more options than a Ford cafeteria.
  13. This thread seems to have evolved into a thread...

    This thread seems to have evolved into a thread of a bunch of stuff like transit, major development, government's role in landing major employers, etc. etc.

    This forum doesn't have topic like one...
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    In all due regard, I am sometimes asked to stay...

    In all due regard, I am sometimes asked to stay on topic (don't mix a Gilbert and an Ilitch action).

    The topic is property owned by someone, not Ilitches/Olympia for 16 years which has gone into...
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    Getting back to Zads' comments. I think the...

    Getting back to Zads' comments.

    I think the city has probably exhausted their patience and forbearance on this property assuming that the owner(s) would do something with the property.

    Yet,...
  16. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2018/05...

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2018/05/16/corktown-land-deals-near-new-ford-detroit-campus/35001601/

    All I can say is if Ford goes in they have to go ALL IN.

    Prospective employees...
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    Your logic is a head scratcher: 1). Someone...

    Your logic is a head scratcher:

    1). Someone has bought this property in 2002 and held onto it hoping to hit the 'lottery' with it, not as a fixer up house.

    2). If the present owners wanted to...
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    Ilitches don't own the land and house. They...

    Ilitches don't own the land and house.

    They are trying to buy the cleared land OR land and house and apparently have been for some time. That is in the article.

    The owner is trying to...
  19. Okay. One reason I chose Ford (other than...

    Okay.

    One reason I chose Ford (other than being the subject of this thread) is that it is Ford and Tesla are very dissimilar.

    I would find it hard to believe that both Ford and Tesla will...
  20. This post is really getting O/T to Detroit: ...

    This post is really getting O/T to Detroit:

    Apple is looking for a major site an East Coast site. The way the article is written Apple seems to be looking at No. Virginia.

    Doesn't appear to be...
  21. All I can say about Ford and this thread is: ...

    All I can say about Ford and this thread is:

    As the pace of change increases the probability that an enterprise (e.g., Ford) makes mistakes as they seek to adapt to changing markets, technologies,...
  22. I'm not predicting $4 gasoline, but prices are...

    I'm not predicting $4 gasoline, but prices are arising...

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/why-the-us-may-be-on-the-cusp-of-a-hot-high-priced-gasoline-summer.html

    One of the financial...
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    We just need to hope the Indians decide to go...

    We just need to hope the Indians decide to go into tank mode. Lol.

    I still wonder if the fate of the (recent) Tigers was made when they hired the former skipper, a guy named Brad...

    The...
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    Yep. And I was one of the ones who suggested...

    Yep. And I was one of the ones who suggested that it was designed to encourage organically its own market, if you will, of those folks who now or will live along the route.

    There is still plenty...
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    Or maybe the Washington Capitals. I'm not a...

    Or maybe the Washington Capitals. I'm not a hockey fan but I have noticed that they are rolling toward a birth in the Stanley Cup finals.

    I'll do the parade it they win. I'll have to do my...
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