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Thank You For Your Comments, Farewell To All

Comment By Bob L.
Dec. 3rd 2013

christmas_candlechristmasholly9As they say things can not sustain itself without money, that same thing goes for people in private life, you do not have to be a business to be able to survive without money, it is happening to Americans every day, and they are not the ones at fault, society is the cause.

People who are exposing these problems of what is going on, are being called trouble makers, trouble makers are the people who won’t listen to what is happening, and by doing this they are doing just what the Government wants, they want the people to turn against each other, and this is what is   happening.

They are using IRS, FBI, EPA, Environmentalists, Special Interest Groups, Churches, Foreign Interest (allowing Terror groups to come in as refuges, some have been caught) and they are using the Race Card every time some one does some thing that does not go their way, this is used by both sides, and by doing this, it puts more pressure on the people and getting them fighting each other, and this list of people know that this will cause the biggest problem and get them fighting so the Government and the rich can keep Americans not trusting each other, the people who you should not trust, are these same people YOU SHOULD NOT TRUST.

We the people should be trusting the people they work with each day, not the people who say that they are working for you, and if you have noticed they are not, they are only working for them selves, so we the people have to get together and take this Country back and put it back in the hands of the United States Constitution, and not in the hands of the people who are trying to DESTROY IT.

As they say people are their own worst enemy, and this is so today, they are afraid to trust the people they work with, which I do believe is true but you can not deny it, but we the people have to get over it and start to think about what you want to leave your Kids and Grandkids, WHAT FUTURE do you want to leave them, do you want them living under control of a Dictator and living under the total control of Suppression like the Novel of Ebenezer Scrooge, Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

As I go on, I agree that we are headed towards the bankruptcy of this country, just like the Citizens who will be in line headed forward to seeing a Judge in the next Ten Years because the more people who can not find a job, why can’t they, who is blocking them from finding a job, and why are we still Discriminating of all Legal American Citizens to get a good Education, Jobs, good Health Care, not free Care.

When it comes to jobs, who has control of who works and who does not, THE RICH, who control who gets hired and how, again the Rich, where does Racial Discrimination start, the people who CONTROL THE JOB, SO, who should be Prosecuted for Discrimination, not the people, but the people who set the rules of hiring, then on the other hand, unless the Companies start hiring people to work and cut back on MACHINES, there will not be any jobs to go to, and by this there will not be an income to support buying power for products and money to keep this Country Operating.

Watching Presidential Powers and The Constitution, the same thing was happening as usual, Democrats got up and went through the same thing, Name Calling, Race Card, and this is the problem every time some thing does not go their way, we as American Citizens need to get rid of this, we need to ban all Special Applications and make it that all Legal Americans are Equal, and no Special Privileges for any Legal U.S. Citizen.

This will be the last time I will be able to make any Comments, I am having to shut down my Internet Connection that keeps me from going stir crazy, I have done this since 2003 after a stroke, I know you will say good, well, I am one of those who got stung with Obamacare, and he says no one will get hurt with this plan (to take over), well it is not just hurting the Middle and Lower Class, it is also hurting the Sick and Elderly.

I want to wish you all a happy holiday season and wish you a safe and long life under what they want to tell you what to do with your life.  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND MAY YOUR GOD BE WITH YOU, I know we all have some one we believe in and follow.

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Climate Change: Government’s Greed FOR Money

Comment By Bob L.
Nov. 19th 2013

To the Greed of the Government Agencies, this Country is creating the problems of so-called Global Warming, who is really the fault of Global Warming? Look around and you can see without a doubt, ALL Government Agencies, why because of their Greed for more money and taxes, why would you say that?

Lets take a look at what they are doing to this Country, look around, land is being plowed under for Ethanol, more Tax money and less food products to be available for people to put on the table around the world, more Buildings being built for increase in of Property taxes from homes and Warehouses, now what does that do to land that use to be covered with Trees, Grass and Farms that produced a food product which is being Plowed under, or Built on, so less CO2 Filtering, and Less Oxygen produced.

So where do you put the blame? One, you put it on the Government, and Two, People who have to have a new home every Two to Three years, these people can not live in a home like they did years back, and Three, more Concrete and Asphalt that covers what Buildings don’t cover, that is the biggest problem that is the cause of Global Warming, but as you can see, it is Greed that is the lead indicator for Money, so if we get back to nature with more Vegetation and less blaming the people, we can stop it without Taxes, just MORE Planting of foliage to filter out CO2.

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Global carbon emissions rise to new record in 2013: report

Reuters
Reporting by Ben Garside; editing by Jane Baird
11-18-2013

LONDON (Reuters) – Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels will rise to a record 36 billion metric tons (39.683 billion tons) this year, a report by 49 researchers from 10 countries said, showing the failure of governments to rein in the main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming.

The report by the Global Carbon Project, which compiles data from research institutes worldwide each year, was published in the journal Earth Systems Data Discussions on Tuesday. Continue reading

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What Do You Do Now, Oh My Just One Year and Lose it Again

Comment By Bob L.
Nov. 16th 2013

What do you do now Obama says that you can now keep your old Insurance, BUT the TWIST is, just for ONE YEAR, then you have go through it again to sign up for Obamacare, now is that not nice of him to do that, but like they say, you will be at the mercy of Obamacare anyway like it or not, so you will LOSE your Health Insurance you like anyway, so what is the big deal, you are screwed now or later, it does not matter to him, he will get his way sooner or later at your expense, in the mean time they will sit back and laugh, remember they exempted themselves from it, and they will be making money from it.

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Health care: Obama’s fix for canceled plans throws insurers a curveball

Christian Science Monitor
By Harry Bruinius
11-16-2013

Insurers cannot simply reissue old plans: They must recrunch numbers, refigure the benefits and rates for a complex array of populations, and then resubmit them to state regulators. Some states may not go along.

Health insurers across America woke up Friday to confront a looming administrative nightmare.

For more than a year or longer, they meticulously crunched the numbers for their 2014 health plans, conforming them to the new mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They navigated the labyrinths of Obamacare’s regulations, including the 10 essential benefits required for all plans, and they applied new rules that governed how they could calculate their costs. Continue reading

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United States Every Day Looks More Like What Cuba Was Doing

Comment By Bob L.
Nov. 8th 2013

I could not believe what I was reading when I saw this article, I thought it was a story about the direction that the United States is taking.

If you look around, you can see farm land being taken over by Taxes and large Land Investors to build more homes, so that the YUPPY Class can move out of the cities into $7 and 8 or 9 hundred Thousand dollar homes, and any one who get in to their way, they close them down, more farm land has been Closed because these people don’t like the smell that comes from these farms that are still in operation, they eventually get them closed down, what is next, total Import of our food that does not always come in safe to eat, and who’s fault is that, CDC and the FDA, better known as the Federal Government and their meddling and not doing their JOB, they are more worried about ruffling some ones feathers then Food Safety.

Like it says, the country is importing around 60 percent of its food, what is the United States doing when it comes to Importing it’s food, we know that when it comes to contaminated foods, the United States throws all the blame on U.S. Farms until some one gets the true story.

First Sentence:  Cuba rolled out a master plan this week to reform food production and sales that definitively ends the state’s monopoly  on distribution and replaces many rules that hamper  farmers and consumers, does that not sound like what the U.S. is starting to monopolize on here in America telling Businesses, Farmers, and the people what they are going to Grow, prepare, eat, and what Country it will come from.

Look at what it did to the Tomato farmers here in the U.S. a few years back when it was really from Mexico, but look what it did to the coast of buying Tomatoes, and we are still paying for it to-day, how many farm are closed today because of it, and now the Government want to control what you are going to eat, so how many people are going to lose their job because of the Federal Government and the President and his wife meddling into the American people’s lives.

A good example of meddling in people’s lives, is the Affordable Care Act, look how many people are losing their Insurance, and are now uninsured, and a lot of them will not be able to afford, and how many are losing or having their hours of work cut.

There are a lot of things that could have been done with out forcing people into an insurance with out a good plan, for one they could have said I won’t go into full details, but all they had to do was, Existing Conditions for one, but do what the Republicans said, allow Insurance Companies cross state lines, and regulate them which they were not, and not let the states say who can operate there, like Washington State, some Insurance Companies can only operate in certain Counties, not the whole state, but there is a lot that can be done with out Forcing people into some Government Controlled Program.

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Cuba rolls out master plan for food production and distribution

Reuters
By Marc Frank
11-08-2013

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba rolled out a master plan this week to reform food production and sales that definitively ends the state’s monopoly on distribution and replaces many rules that hamper farmers and consumers.

A decree, which puts the management of most food distribution in non-state hands, will be applied on an experimental basis in Havana and the adjoining provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque before going nationwide beginning in 2015. Continue reading

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Fight for Civil Rights, Not Against

Comment By bob L.
Aug. 24th 2013

People are out there fighting to bring about and end to Discrimination, but as long as there are ones who don’t want to see it and are always trying to keep people fighting among them selves, you will never stop it, it will take the Courts, (Haven to Bid) to go after the people who are keeping Discrimination going.

You have to many hate groups and individual’s that want to keep it going so they can get their own way and to profit off some ones else’s pain.

The Courts are like the Democrats, the truth or not they are going to follow who they are for, until they start enforcing the laws that are on the books and stop favoring sides, you will never stop Discrimination against any one, no matter who you are.

It is ashamed that Martin Luther King had to Die for what he believed in, and was being stabbed in the back by traders the whole time by others that said they were behind him and agreed with what he was doing, why don’t the courts go after these people who do not want to see Discrimination end and treat them as terrorist.

But look at this part, they talk about Trayvon dying and he was unarmed, Now look at how many have died and were not armed every day by a person of color and nothing is done about it, but if it involves a white person who does it, all hell breaks loose, now why are they not trying to protect themselves from the ones that are giving them the bad name, I would call that Discriminating against them selves by not standing up against the ones are doing it.

Every year Hundreds dies from a Gun a Knife, by Drugs, Drunk Drivers, and a few other things, but it is the white person who is the blame of it all, or it is the law because it did not protect them, it is nothing but the people who are the cause of all this, by not standing up against it, why, because they are to busy screaming Discrimination to see that these laws are not being enforced and they are letting them off with a warning, or a slap on the hand and say don’t do it again.

They even go out and do a songs to tell people not to squeal on any one who commits a crime, unless it is a white person that does the crime, now that is what you call Discrimination.

You have people praising Mr. King for what he was doing, and at the same time they were trying to stop it, come on people we can all do this if we stop the people who are profiting for them selves by opposing what Martin Luther King stud for.

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March to focus on continued fight for civil rights

Associated Press
SUZANNE GAMBOA
08-24-2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Long, a NASA administrative assistant, brought along her grandchildren to give them a close-up view of African-American and civil rights history that she said isn’t being taught in schools.

“I’m here supporting this march because there are so many injustices in this country,” Long, 59, said on the eve of Saturday’s march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. “I’m very concerned about it because I have a 5-year-old grandson and a 13-year-old granddaughter.”

Marchers began arriving early Saturday to gather on the National Mall, many staking out their spots as the sun rose in a clear sky over the Capitol. The NAACP passed out signs reminiscent of the 1963 event expressing reasons for the march five decades later: “We March To Protect Voting Rights,” proclaimed one of the placards.

Organizers have planned for about 100,000 people to participate in the event, which is the precursor to the actual anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, march. It will be led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and King’s son Martin Luther King III. After several speeches, participants will walk the half-mile from the Lincoln Memorial to the 2-year-old memorial.

On the day of the anniversary, President Barack Obama will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same place King stood when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Obama will be joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Churches and groups have been asked to ring bells at 3 p.m. Wednesday, marking the exact time King spoke.

On Friday, a coalition of black leaders issued what they said is the 21st century agenda for the nation as it marks the watershed civil rights event that helped bring about the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 1963 march drew some 250,000 to the National Mall and ushered in the idea of massive, nonviolent demonstrations.

The leaders named economic parity, equity in education, voting rights, health care access and criminal justice reform as national policy priorities.

National Urban League President Marc Morial said the agenda was “by no means a complete agenda” but one that can strengthen the unity among the coalition’s members and a way to go forward in a new civil rights movement.

Throughout the buildup to the anniversary march, leaders have been acknowledging and honoring civil rights progress spurred by the 1963 march. But they also have bemoaned what they see as an attack on that progress since King delivered his stirring speech.

They cite the Supreme Court ruling that effectively erased a key anti-discrimination provision of the Voting Rights Act; persistent unemployment among African-Americans, which is about double that of white Americans; and the shooting death of unarmed black teenage Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Organizers of Saturday’s march hoped this year’s event would serve to inspire people again to educate themselves about issues they see as making up the modern civil rights struggle.

“It’s very difficult to stomach the fact that Trayvon wasn’t committing any crime. He was on his way home from the store,” Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, said Friday as she prepared to participate in the march. “Don’t wait until it’s at your front door. Don’t wait until something happens to your child. … This is the time to act now. This is the time to get involved.”

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Battle Over Jobs And who Can Have Them

Comment By Bob L.
Aug. 20th 2013

If this is what the Union wants then charge them any and all delays and over runs in the cast of the project, not the Taxpayer.

This project is not just being paid for by Seattle, it is being paid for by all of Americas taxpayers, and if there are added cost then the Seattle mayor and Seattle City Council should also be held responsible for cost any cost over runs, this should be for any projects that is being done, and all contractors should not get a bonus for getting done sooner, if done sooner that means that it was done by cutting corner, and any added cost should be the responsibility of the contractor who falsely under biding just to get the job, and these people who are supposed to be qualified to over see the project should be fired.

If a person wants to get picky then Long Shore Man should not be able to do any thing that is on land, that means driving trucks to move containers, loading or unloading ships or moving them around the port because they are on land, not on water, they should not be able to handle any thing in a Warehouse, that would fall under another union, here again it is ON LAND, so what gives them the right to take jobs away from other unions or organizations.

Like they say Long Shore Men are on the WATER not LAND, they would scream bloody murder if the Teamsters Complained that they were taking their jobs, Crane Operators should fall under Operating Engineers because it is on land, not on the water, how about the people who move these products on the water from place to place, see it can go both ways.

Things could get pretty ugly if all the unions complained about others taking their jobs, and they would have the right to, just like what is happening now.

Contractor should be able to hire who ever they want with out Harassment from any one, I think this is what the Government calls Profiling, and saying who can work and who can not, Profiling is not just Racial, it is any one who is Denied or Excepted.

Now how many are going to lose their job for the sake of people who already have a job, and are greedy and want to have control of who can get a job and who will not, because they are not in a union, now this is harassment and profiling backed by our Government Agencies.

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Longshoremen picketing Seattle tunnel site

by KING 5 News
Posted on August 20, 2013

Members of the longshoreman’s union are picketing at the site of the new State Route 99 tunnel project under Seattle and blocking workers from going in.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 said it secured a deal with Seattle Tunnel Partners to do work on the tunnel terminals. Two-to-four of the jobs were supposed to be union jobs.
The ILWU says that agreement is not being upheld, so they are picketing and not allowing workers to enter the site. The two sides have been in negotiations for the past week, according to ILWU.

There was no immediate response from Seattle Tunnel Partners.

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What is Race? What is Slavery? and What is United?

Comment For Your Thoughts, read Ben Steins Comment below.
July 22nd 2013

What is race?

Go look in a Dictionary and you will see many definitions, but you will not see that it all breaks down to one meaning, that is something that you are not, or, trying to be better than some one else, trying to be the richest, or trying to be number one, stepping on any one who gets in your way to get there.

Can you deny that you don’t want the most money, that you don’t want to be numero uno, the top dog.

Look around you, you have one group that think they are the supreme and can do any thing they want, and in the mean time they are giving people who will stand up for this Country and fight for it to keep it free, then you have ones that will do any thing to cause trouble, these are cowards, they hide behind masks and ware hoodies to hide their faces, they destroy property, they don’t care who owns it, just as long as they can destroy some thing, or steal what ever they can get their hands on.

I am not talking about any one race, all it takes is one, and the rest follow, I can say one thing Blacks do stand up for their rights, but they go to far, however, the rest of the people could care less what happens to this Country. Look at the laws that have been passed and what have they done, nothing, why because they believe what the news media says, they don’t listen to all sides, they take it as the  gospel truth, the news media only want’s to sell papers not the truth.

What is Slavery?

Slavery is what all working class people are today, they are slaves to the rich, same as in the past, slave owners were the rich and backed by Government, and the same stands today, so no matter who you are today, if you are not corporate execs, at the top, then you are a slave and have to abide by their rules, no matter what color you are. You can say that you don’t work and are getting aid from the Government, well then, you are a slave of the Government, if you are not the top dogs then you are a slave.

What is United?

It sure not this Country today, this Country has become a nation of the divided, where would this Country be today if early settlers had not fought to be free from Tyranny and Dictators, well look around you, you have let this Country slowly move back to that time when we had the wars here, is this what people want today is to go back to where one person rules this Country until death, if not you are doing a very good job of going back in time.

This Country can not call it a UNITED States, it is a long way from it today, today people have become more divided now then they were in the past, and as long as we have people trying to keep every one fighting each other, we will never become UNITED and be able to ward off a Dictator.

Come on people let stop fighting each other, let protest against these people who are keeping this Country from Uniting, causing hate among people, if we want to form a better union we have to join arm and arm and fight unjust taxing, Discrimination, and a Dictating Government before we start fighting against our selves, it is it’s people who make a Country great, not the Government, people are the Government, not the other way around, and today the Government is the problems of every thing going wrong.

Any one other than a black Shoots or hurts a Black, you have a riot and destruction, and not all of them in these riots are black, but that is what the media want you to believe (now that is Racism), but turn every thing around, what’s the big deal, there no discrimination when the reverse happens (that is also Racism) that is discrimination against the truth.

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The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

971659_10201821470364958_692813271_nYou know Ben Stein has a good Point about this Country today: My confession: I don’t like getting pushed around for being a  Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for  being Christians….

I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I  can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God  as we understand Him?

I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are  wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little  different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not  funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events – terrorists attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she  was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.

The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbour as yourself.  And we said  OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our  children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.  Spock’s son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.  And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it  doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard  enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with, ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to  hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send  ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think  twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward  this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will  think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it. No one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and Respectfully,

Ben Stein

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What Next For Other Cities Under This Administration, and Last?

 

Comment By Bob L.
July 19th 2013

Detroit files for largest-ever bankruptcy in U.S. history, they say that it started Sixty years ago, this shows just what will happen when you got to have the best of every thing and not spending money wisely.

This is going to happen all over if these Cities and States don’t learn to spend money where it is needed and not on frills, what chased businesses out of there? Why did people move out? They say that sixty-three percent moved out, could it be because of wanting to much and not taking care or business?

I don’t know about you, but I would call it spending too much on Public Servant pay and perks, that is what happen in Detroit, could this happen in your State, Cities, and Counties?

If you don’t want this to happen where you live, you better ratchet in your Governments spending and taxing, they love to spend money, but they don’t want to repair what they have, they think that new is better, Oh wait that sounds just like our schools, they would rather spend it on Wages, schools, but not on an education for our Children.

$1.25 Billion can be spent to out source to an organization to administer Obamacare, what is it $1.8 Billion to support the Muslim Brotherhood, and how much more in aid to other Countries, but when it comes to the United States where it is needed, but the same thing goes for there are no homeless people, or starving Children in this Country.

It seem to be able bail out the rich so they can give them selves Bonuses every year, the same goes for the Bonuses that they gave the IRS people.

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Detroit files for largest-ever bankruptcy in U.S. history

Reuters
By Nick Carey
07-19-2013

DETROIT (Reuters) – Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history on Thursday, setting the stage for a costly court battle with creditors and opening a new chapter in the long struggle to revive the city that was the cradle of the American auto industry.

The bankruptcy, if approved by a federal judge, would force Detroit’s thousands of creditors into negotiations with the city’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to resolve an estimated $18.5 billion in debt that has crippled Michigan’s largest city.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said he saw no other options for Detroit and approved Orr’s request to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

“Detroit simply cannot raise enough revenue to meet its current obligations, and that is a situation that is only projected to get worse absent a bankruptcy filing,” wrote Snyder, a Republican, in a letter accompanying the filing.

Detroit’s creditors are expected to face huge losses, and the future of retiree pension and health benefits for thousands of city workers hangs in the balance.

Anticipating the filing on Thursday, investors drove prices of Detroit bonds and notes lower, sending their yields to record highs on Thursday.

In some respects, Detroit’s legacy as a model for American innovation is at stake as well. Its crippled condition threatens to overwhelm its image as the home of Henry Ford’s pioneering assembly line and Motown’s 1960s soul-music hit machine. More recently, the city has become an incubator for efforts to repopulate and reinvigorate an urban relic of a bygone, industrial age.

New York, Cleveland and Philadelphia previously teetered on bankruptcy, but Detroit is the first major U.S. city to go over the edge.

Detroit has lost 25 percent of its population in the last decade, with just 700,000 residents remaining. The ranks of retirees outnumber the city’s active workers by more than a 2-1 ratio. With a quarter of its buildings abandoned in some neighborhoods, no other American city has borne the brunt of deindustrialization so heavily.

In his July 16 letter to the governor making the case for a bankruptcy filing, Orr laid bare the scope of the city’s decline.

“After decades of fiscal mismanagement; plummeting population, employment and revenues; decaying City infrastructure… Detroit today is a shell of the thriving metropolis that it once was,” Orr wrote.

Detroit’s bankruptcy filing: http://r.reuters.com/tuj79t

WHITE HOUSE MONITORING

Snyder named Orr in March to tackle the city’s spiraling long-term debt, which is estimated at $18.5 billion.

A White House spokeswoman said Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama and his senior team were monitoring the situation in Detroit closely. But unlike after the economic collapse of 2008, in which the federal government injected billions in cash into U.S. auto makers General Motors Co (NYS:GMNews) and Chrysler as the first step of a quick turn through a managed bankruptcy process, Obama made no promises this time.

“While leaders on the ground in Michigan and the city’s creditors understand that they must find a solution to Detroit’s serious financial challenge, we remain committed to continuing our strong partnership with Detroit…,” White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said.

Detroit was once synonymous with U.S. manufacturing prowess. Its automotive giants switched production to planes, tanks and munitions during World War Two, earning the city the nickname of the “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Now the city’s name has become synonymous with decline, decay and crime. A population that peaked at 1.8 million in the 1950s has fallen steadily since then. Manufacturing job losses and an exodus of white residents to the suburbs, which accelerated after race riots in the 1960s, have left huge swaths of this 80 percent black city blighted and crime-ridden.

Pay cuts and job reductions in the city’s police and fire departments have added to the sense of insecurity. Budget cuts have left streetlights broken, fire hydrants out of order, and cop cars and fire trucks badly in need of repair.

The city’s murder rate is at its highest in nearly 40 years; only a third of Detroit’s ambulances were in service in the first quarter of 2013; and an estimated 5,000 buildings a year intentionally are set on fire.

To compound the challenges, a crime wave in city government has compromised efforts to recover. In just one high-profile case, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in prison, after he and associates were convicted of public corruption and systematic bid rigging.

The private sector has sought to make inroads against the crushing problems. Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert in 2010 began moving more than 7,000 jobs downtown, and several Detroit-based foundations have begun targeted investment in small local firms, neighborhoods and public schools.

But despite high taxes, the city’s coffers have continued to dwindle.

In June, the city’s emergency manager, Orr, presented a proposal to creditors offering them pennies on the dollar. His plan had met with resistance from some creditors, most notably Detroit’s two pension funds representing retired city workers. The funds recently filed lawsuits in a state court challenging the governor’s ability to authorize Orr to file for bankruptcy.

LONG ROAD AHEAD

Creditors are expected to mount a stiff challenge to the bankruptcy, which was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Douglas Bernstein, a bankruptcy attorney at Plunkett Cooney in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, said he expected the case would last one to three years and would be very costly.

“This could run to tens-of-millions to hundreds-of-millions of dollars,” he said.

Orr has said previously that he hoped Detroit could emerge from bankruptcy in a year or less. During a press conference in Detroit on Thursday after the bankruptcy filing, he said he hoped Detroit would emerge from bankruptcy by late summer or fall in 2014.

“We are planning to get through this process as expeditiously as possible,” said Orr, an experienced bankruptcy lawyer before he took the emergency manager job.

Corporate bankruptcy filings with far less at stake have taken much longer than Orr’s targeted timeline. Richard Ciccarone, managing director of McDonnell Investment Management, said it would be a long, drawn out process.

“They’re dealing with very difficult issues in which there’s not very much court precedent for a major city in this arena,” he said.

While thousands of companies have gone through bankruptcy and emerged intact, only a relative handful American cities have made Chapter 9 filings since the Bankruptcy Act was amended in 1934 to include municipalities. The paucity of precedent and sheer number of creditors portend a complicated road ahead.

“It’s a very complex landscape and it’s one that’s going to be watched very closely by municipal investors,” said Robert Amodeo, a portfolio manager at Western Asset in New York.

General Motors, the only major U.S. automaker headquartered in Detroit, said in a statement that the company “is proud to call Detroit home and…(this is) a day that we and others hoped would not come. We believe, however, that today also can mark a clean start for the city.”

Ford Motor Co (NYS:F), which is based in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, said it was “optimistic that governmental leaders will be successful in strengthening the community.”

But Ed McNeil, chief negotiator for a coalition of 33 unions that represent most of the service workers for the city of Detroit said the bankruptcy filing was about “busting the unions.”

“I’ve said all along that this is a power grab,” said McNeil. “This is not about fixing the city’s finances. It’s about the governor and his own agenda to take over the city of Detroit.”

(Additional reporting by Bernie Woodall, Deepa Seetharaman, Joseph Lichterman Paul Lienert in Detroit; Karen Pierog in Chicago and Roberta Rampton in Washington; Editing by Leslie Gevirtz and Lisa Shumaker)

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Hope And Change, Really?

Comment By Bob L.
July 9th 2013

I can remember back in 2008 when a Senator running for President said he was for hope and change and spreading the wealth around by taking it from the rich and having them pay their fair share and giving it to the poor.

Well it has been Four Years and the poor are spreading the wealth while the rich are reaping the glory of the money, just the reverse of what he said was going to do.

Well if you have not heard this person, listen and see if you can see what he went through as a kid in Cuba, and then the United States when he was growing up until now, I think he tells a pretty sad story of what can happen when you don’t pay attention to what is going on.

If you believe in and love this Country, stand up and fight for it, don’t let it be torn down, Listen to this Gentleman all the way through, and then see if we are  not headed in the same direction as Castro and Hitler. 

I believe that we should spend more time finding out who we are going to put in charge of our Country to give true hope and change, not just a bunch of lies just to get elected so they can rewrite the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, if they are caught in lies, throw them out right away, don’t give them a chance to change any thing, freeze what they can do immediately.

This Country has to stop profiling and using each other against one another just to get what they want, they keep saying that all people are equal, but when it comes to wanting some thing, the first thing that comes up is profiling, we are a free nation why can’t we keep it this way and stop this hatred to others, but when you have a Government that thinks that hate groups are only white people, just look at what the White House said about the Westboro Baptist Church, was not a hate group, well it seems falls under what the LAW calls a hate group.

This has become a Country of hate, I can remember when thing were going in the direction of excepting you for who you are not where you came from or your color, today every thing has started to go back to the time of slavery, but this time it is all people making less than $60,000.00 a year or ones who now don’t even have a chance to find a job, this is getting pretty sad for a Country that fought to be free from Dictating Governments.

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40% Of Small Businesses Not Hiring Any New Workers

Comment By Bob L.
June 25th 2013
[ I know some don’t like what I say, but today it is greed running this Country for ones self, and the truth hurt ]

Every one just had to have Obamacare, but no one had any idea that it was a scam pulled on the American people, well it is, because they are going to make sure that they the Politician will not have to get it, because they knew that it was that nothing more than a scam that they put together so they could invest in it, just like the scam they are pulling for Global Warming, it is a profit-making deal for them to invest in, like Carbon Futures. (The rich protect themselves before any one else)

Boy if you can not see it, then you are dumber than I thought, because of your ignorance, and just got to have what you call the best of every thing, you are bring this Country down to a Third world Nation, and will soon be in another Depression worst then the Nineteen Thirties Depression.

Tighten your belts, because it is coming, and it is going to be a rude awaking when it happens, and if you have not noticed it has already started, people have been warned, and are turning a blind eye on it and say it won’t happen, well you better hope so for your Children’s sake. 

This Whole thing with Obamacare like they say, was set by some one other than the ones who said you have to pass it if you want to know what is in it.

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40% Of Small Businesses Not Hiring Any New Workers Thanks To Obamacare

AUTHOR By Warner Todd Huston
June 24, 2013

Just at a time when we need the job-creating talents of small businesses to pull us out of the Obama Depression, he’s made it harder to do so with his jobs-killing healthcare law. It is now reported that Obama’s odious and country-killing healthcare law is causing 41 percent of small businesses to stop hiring.

A recent CNBC news report said that, “Forty-one percent of the businesses surveyed have frozen hiring because of the health-care law known as Obamacare. And 19 percent answered ‘yes’ when asked if they had ‘reduced the number of employees you have in your business as a specific result of the Affordable Care Act.’”

Obama is killing jobs at a record pace and already we have millions of Americans out of work, under employed, or have just plain given up looking. Worse, poverty is rising under this anti-capitalist president.

Yet, just as the President is telling us that Obamacare is a must have for all we lowly citizens, his party is working to get Congress exempted from Obamacare because “it’s not fair” to force Congressmen and their staffers to live under the same laws we have to live under.

Obamacare is also about to levy $130 billion in fines on business, too. This is also squashing the growth of the economy because businesses understand that they’ll have $130 billion removed from them, a whopping fee they had never had to pay before.

And this doesn’t even count the cost of insurance that is right now already skyrocketing. In Ohio insurace is already up 88% and in California it is a crushing rise of 140%! And this is just the beginning, America.

This isn’t the only new tax that Obamacare forces on America. Obamacare even charges a tax to use a tanning booth!

Remember, the law doesn’t even fully kick in until 2014. This economic devastation will only get worse.

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