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Old 09-16-2014, 08:28 AM
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The Truth about the Big D...........

"Scorched Earth";

Whatever a tyrant can't control, he destroys.

Not just Flint, but Detroit and the rest of the Rust Belt was deliberately abandoned to show the American people who's boss and that the bosses HATE Democracy. Democracy, to my mind, is the very heart of freedom itself. Just as some may argue that the unions went too far, I would argue that those who dogmatically oppose them can also go too far. And, in fact history proves that they have and most likely will again. The long view presents a much different picture than the short-sighted one painted by those who oppose empowered labor, my friend.............

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Old 09-16-2014, 08:41 AM
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While labor unions serve a vital purpose, there is no denying that Detroit auto workers misbehaved to a level that turned public opinion against them. To regain public trust, IMO, they will have to go beyond economic bargaining and enter the realm of earnest craftsmanship and mentoring. As far as I know the skilled trades always did that. It was the line workers that gave the unions a black eye. At least that is my perception.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:49 AM
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People have short memories Walter Reuther, head of the UAW was a brilliant man and a good citizen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Reuther


And to demonstrate the hysteria infecting the witch hunt at GM we were just issued recalls for the ignition switches on our fourteen year old Impala LSs. You know if you don't hang everything but the kitchen sink on the key chain you won't have problems.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:42 AM
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I can agree with both of the above posts.

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:42 AM
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:10 AM
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Detroit was INTENTIONALLY destroyed?

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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Detroit was INTENTIONALLY destroyed?

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Please Pete use his exact word "DELIBERATELY".

And not only Detroit but the rust belt.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:40 AM
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Ah so kemosabe. 'DELIBERATELY'.

Sorry but isn't that a little tin-foil-hattish?

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Old 09-16-2014, 11:05 AM
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When one enters into a contract with a paymaster, the primary responsibility of the payee is to ensure that the paymaster remains solvent. Otherwise in the end, the contract however lucrative is useless.
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When Detroit was building gas guzzling land yachts it was not the union that designed them.
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