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Old 09-01-2013, 03:44 AM
 
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Leftists always want to 'invest' my money. The only way to stop the looting is to stop letting the government have any money.
There`s always someone looking for free stuff.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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Even with its present problems Detroit still has umpteen times the culture of jerkwater American outposts.
Lmao.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Barely lives there? Guess anything under 700K is non existent to you?


This is basically a non story because things like this have happened in any city and suburb and rural place in the country.
700,000 unproductive, government leeches.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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Default Underground Explosion in Detroit

Crumbling infrastructure.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Probably a natural gas main leak in the area, got into the electric duct lines and found an ignition source.

Happens quite often, I saw a manhole blown into the air like the Hulk flipping a coin and landed on a Honda Civic and totaled it out. We checked the hole and found no gas at all. A couple of months later we found a pretty good gas leak 2 blocks away.

Pretty stupid to blame this on anyone until the cause if found.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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700,000 unproductive, government leeches.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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DTE is a private company. In fact they cover half the state of Michigan. This has nothing to do with the actual city of Detroit than merely taking place within it.

A far much more devastating event similar to this one took place in one of Detroit's suburbs. However, it was by a competing company.

Report says Consumers Energy employees failed to follow regulations in fatal explosions in Royal Oak, Wayne | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: west mich
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700,000 unproductive, government leeches.
You mean your right-wing heroes on Wall Street?
There are, all told, probably more than 700,000 participants who put a lot more taxpayer money in their pockets - with your approval.
I know you've heard this before and ignored it, so I'll just state it again as a reminder.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Underground explosion blows manhole covers into the air in downtown Detroit

DTE says the problem originated with a underground cable and the situation is ongoing. They are working to resolve the problem.

The scene is near the Rosa Parks Transit Center. Officials are asking people to avoid the area.

The blast launched manhole covers into the air in an alley in the area of Washington Boulevard and State Street. Windows in the alley were blown out by the explosion.

I am going to assume no foul play here. Just more evidence of a city in total decline.


Just like the Capital of the Free World Washington DC. These things happen every few months and like our power failures, sewer backups, or water main breaks they don't make the news unless they are big utility failures!
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