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  1. Yet, there are some examples where they do get...

    Yet, there are some examples where they do get 'fixed'. New Orleans seems to have, at least to a great degree, 'fixed' their schools.

    This is an unacceptable argument. Certainly 'few involved...
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    Yes. The important question is 'what checks...

    Yes.

    The important question is 'what checks the power for each'?

    Unions... not much -- members (once they've been certified) can't do much. Voting out bums, but only if they know they're being...
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    'Power Corrupts...' Until we remove monopoly...

    'Power Corrupts...'

    Until we remove monopoly status from Unions, there is no way to stop corruption -- because they have unchecked power.

    Members have no choice. They should be able to have...
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    Do you know how many seats the UA-LA has? ...

    Do you know how many seats the UA-LA has?

    Seeing that excellent sales photo, my first thought is that the Detroit UA is much better -- and that's saying a lot of course as the LA version is...
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    It also may be true that a certain number of...

    It also may be true that a certain number of parking spaces are REQUIRED by city codes. Its the norm that you have to provide at least one parking space per apartment. (There are also typically...
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    RIP Rep. Conyers... Just read this on the WSJ....

    RIP Rep. Conyers...

    Just read this on the WSJ. Seemed like a good man. I didn't like his politics, but respected him.

    Sorry that the media just can't help themselves from bringing up...
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    Do I read correctly that the GM-UAW deal not only...

    Do I read correctly that the GM-UAW deal not only keeps open the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly Plant (aka Poletown), but gives it a new electric truck line to produce? This would be a major win for...
  8. Your point is well taken. No dispute. And not...

    Your point is well taken. No dispute. And not surprising. People from a given group can see subtle distinctions between other members of their group. Well gee, they see them more, so much more...
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    Tactic (I suppose) suggests that its tactical....

    Tactic (I suppose) suggests that its tactical. Feels only like a slogan intended for their own to me, not intended to change GM's bargaining behavior.

    Regardless of the word choice, it's...
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    Read the article. Still no idea what 'games'...

    Read the article. Still no idea what 'games' they mean. GM made an offer that had a significant reduction in health. OK. How's that a game. Its an offer. Nobody is forcing you to accept it.
    ...
  11. Ray... that sentence was a bit lazy itself. I...

    Ray... that sentence was a bit lazy itself. I apologize.

    I believe that 99 44/100% of police are pure, but with the power to destroy live we have decided to have a system that leans towards...
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    Strikes are almost never about the wages and...

    Strikes are almost never about the wages and benefits for one company/factory. A good offer that the members would accept may be turned down by the Union if it has strategic benefit for the UAW (for...
  13. Technology that doesn't achieve a reasonable...

    Technology that doesn't achieve a reasonable level of impartiality can be a problem. Police and prosecutors have been known to be lazy, and weak technology may lead them into mistakes. I think its...
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    So the public likes Asian-Americans because they...

    So the public likes Asian-Americans because they are successful. But the elites discriminate against them in college admissions. We are screwed up bunch of racists, aren't we.
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    Ha! Excellent! So the equity chorus...

    Ha! Excellent!

    So the equity chorus requires set asides for under-performing districts... and then the 1% finds a way to 'game' the system.

    I'm sure Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. ...
  16. I agree that DTW is pretty good. You can't blame...

    I agree that DTW is pretty good. You can't blame them for ground transport. That option is discouraged by our excellent local legislators who prefer crony capitalism to economic growth.

    Only...
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    I distinctly remember the chains, and there were...

    I distinctly remember the chains, and there were signs below as well. Don't recall what they said, but I imagine it was 'don't use except in emergency'.
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    Further indication that this is just diversion. ...

    Further indication that this is just diversion. Last week the story was the UAW's illegal abuse of their members -- now the story is bad GM is cheap and hurting itself $100m per day. Union...
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    My thoughts exactly. Second I hear this, it was...

    My thoughts exactly. Second I hear this, it was obviously a distraction to their scandal. How better to sweep scandal out of the public's mind than to go on strike.
  20. The cost of government isn't like the cost of...

    The cost of government isn't like the cost of Special K at the corner market. You can buy vegetables and organic beef, or you might choose to buy Cheetos and Faygo. Its not obvious (nor true) that...
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    So what you're saying is that Ford knew they had...

    So what you're saying is that Ford knew they had a problem, and they were fixing it? Makes me think that the market was fixing things -- and then in steps the union. Maybe the real progress was...
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    Just 8%? Just 1 in 12 improvements in our...

    Just 8%? Just 1 in 12 improvements in our state's economy? That's huge!

    Auto remains very important to Detroit, that's clear.

    1965: no significant foreign imports. The US South and...
  23. An oft-repeated claim. When I hear it, seems to...

    An oft-repeated claim. When I hear it, seems to me like its a apology for how bad unions are today.

    Sure we suck, but we once did something great.

    I'm not so sure that the middle class was...
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    Life is so much simpler when you can just erase...

    Life is so much simpler when you can just erase complex history. Now we just have a glorious corporate entity to celebrate, and as dear Sen. Elizabeth Warren knows they are never evil.


    If...
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    Last I saw (about 15 years ago) there was still a...

    Last I saw (about 15 years ago) there was still a fair bit of the original interior, if I remember correctly. Did they restore some of it? Photos, anyone?
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