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Detroit goes to the dogs. Literally.

Posted by: Phineas on August 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Is this how it was for Constantinople in the 15th century, just before the fall? A once-great city rotting behind its walls, large swathes abandoned, shrunken in on itself? A place where dog packs now rule? As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and […]


Michigan Teachers Union to members: “Pay up or we’ll sue!”

Posted by: Phineas on January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And if they don’t, is the next step leg-breaking? Faced with members oddly deciding to keep their money after Michigan passed a right-to-work law, the leadership of the Michigan Education Association sent a memo to locals telling them to monitor incoming dues and, if it declines, be prepared to take their own […]


Peaceful union supporters threaten blood and civil war

Posted by: Phineas on December 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Forget the rule of law. This is rule by fist: Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into “civil war” after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions’ power. “This is just the first round of […]


Dissolve Detroit?

Posted by: Phineas on November 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The city that’s been the butt of “urban wasteland” jokes for as long as I can recall may finally be reaching the end, as a state senator proposes disincorporation: It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being […]