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    This is the name of the building formerly known...

    This is the name of the building formerly known as the Detroit Executive Plaza. This is from an article in Crains from 2014:

    The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget sold the...
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    The Farmington Civic Theater...

    The Farmington Civic Theater is still running second run movies. The city bought the theater and kept it running, so maybe Allen Park will do the same.
  3. I have no comment on this, other than to say this...

    I have no comment on this, other than to say this is a great reply from a public servant:

    When asked whether she agreed with Tlaib's comments about whether only black people should work as crime...
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    Sometimes, folks just want to play the oldies...

    Sometimes, folks just want to play the oldies channel.
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    The rumored failure of Guardian (and First...

    The rumored failure of Guardian (and First National Bank of Detroit) led to the wave of bank holidays first in Michigan and then 36 other states in February and March 1933. Eventually, the new...
  6. Two words: Underwear bomber...

    Two words: Underwear bomber
  7. Thread: Ford = Junk

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    You had access to way more potent stuff than I...

    You had access to way more potent stuff than I could get in the 70s.
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    Great photo from the Monarch Club! I have to get...

    Great photo from the Monarch Club! I have to get up there...
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    They're upset because they were making up to...

    They're upset because they were making up to $30/hr before. Now the offer is at max $17/hr. Who wouldn't be upset at having their salary cut in half?
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    Would we protest by putting up buildings?

    Would we protest by putting up buildings?
  11. Does anyone know at what point they build the...

    Does anyone know at what point they build the lower floors? Is that done later, or in order (sub2, sub1, ground floor, 2, etc.)?
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    The UAW bonuses were calculated based on EBIT...

    The UAW bonuses were calculated based on EBIT (earnings before the bad stuff) of $12.8B. GM then took $13.5B in one-time charges against its earnings for tax changes and the sale of Opel/Vauxhall,...
  13. JFC, the Big Houses were burned...

    JFC, the Big Houses were burned during the Irish Partition and Irish Civil War, when Irish nationalists attacked the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. It had nothing to do with taxes.
  14. If they had changed the design a little, you...

    If they had changed the design a little, you could have had 19 floors of both, and parked next to your desk.
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    At some point, work conditions and salary...

    At some point, work conditions and salary disparity will deteriorate to the point where something like a union will be needed again. It might not be called a union, given the bad reputations they...
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    This site comes up every once in a while. I...

    This site comes up every once in a while. I wonder if the website owner knows why they get a traffic spike occasionally. Whoever it is, they have my thanks!

    If it helps, you can get back to a page...
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    When I think of walking into a Kmart, I have the...

    When I think of walking into a Kmart, I have the scent memory of popcorn.

    Kmart was supplanted by Walmart. Now Amazon and dollar stores are stealing Walmart's lunch money. It will be interesting...
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    The Detroit News published this ...

    The Detroit News published this list of convictions in June:

    - Fiat Chrysler Vice President Alphons Iacobelli was sentenced to 5 1/2 years
    - Fiat Chrysler financial analyst Jerome Durden was...
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    Crap, I'm older folks now.

    Crap, I'm older folks now.
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    I went on a tour that included the observation...

    I went on a tour that included the observation deck many years ago. I don't remember it having anything to prevent people from falling (or flinging themselves off). The owner would need to build that...
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    I would have to restrain the impulse to roll up a...

    I would have to restrain the impulse to roll up a newspaper and whack the owner.
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    I remember hearing and seeing on TV more about...

    I remember hearing and seeing on TV more about German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Dobermans growing up. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't have to spend a large amount of my...
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    Lol at the cat mattress. And if a dog twice as...

    Lol at the cat mattress. And if a dog twice as big acted like some of those little dogs, somebody would shoot it.

    Both your dogs being protective and the little dogs being aggressive are amplified...
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    You can breed a dog to be strong, compact and...

    You can breed a dog to be strong, compact and have a strong bite, but you can't breed a line of dogs that are berserk fighters because that's counter-evolutionary to a pack animal. This article...
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    Everyone, please spay/neuter your dog, and leave...

    Everyone, please spay/neuter your dog, and leave the breeding to the people that know what they're doing.
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