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Copper Thieves Plunge Detroit
Freeways into Darkness

Front Page, by Daniel Greenfield

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/18/2013 5:58:22 AM

Question: what is the difference between a city run by Democrats and a failed state run by warlords and militias? Answer: the right to vote twice in American elections Motor City is making a comeback. It just has to do its driving in the dark. The Michigan Department of Transportation says one-fifth of the lights along freeways in Metro Detroit aren’t working — and copper thieves are mainly to blame. MDOT spokesman Rob Morosi said roughly 20 percent of the lights on poles and beneath overpasses on freeways

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Uno, 2/18/2013 7:21:11 AM     (No. 9182482)

Workers unite! Show the world what a union driven pre-apocalyptic United States looks like!
Communists everywhere are applauding...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/18/2013 7:30:05 AM     (No. 9182492)

Welcome to the third-world.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tianne, 2/18/2013 8:07:08 AM     (No. 9182539)

It’s a sad day when one can´t motor after dark in the Motor City.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: federale, 2/18/2013 8:19:12 AM     (No. 9182548)

Plow the entire city back to an agricultural condition and auction off the land to willing farmers. Provide airline tickets and as modest stipend to all those who detest America and wish to leave as long as they promise not to return.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wepeople, 2/18/2013 9:53:27 AM     (No. 9182723)

Detroit was plunged into darkness long before the copper was taken. Obama´s nation. The liberal´s chickens are coming home to roost!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Malia2012, 2/18/2013 12:19:06 PM     (No. 9183083)

Amen #5. The late-"great" coleman young (who told "outsiders/whites" to "hit 8 Mile, was a huge contributor to the downfall of Detroit, long before obama was even heard of. The demise of Detroit has continued with the assistance of the lowest form of "city council members" in the HISTORY of the city...and THAT is saying something. The obama is now attempting to turn the rest of the country into toxic-dump-wastelands like Detroit with the same type of "leadership"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Avogadra, 2/18/2013 12:21:02 PM     (No. 9183089)

When we lived there, in the 1980´s, they were stealing copper out of abandoned houses. I guess that supply has been exhausted. I´m even more grateful that we left when we did.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mathman, 2/18/2013 1:50:02 PM     (No. 9183279)

Power to the People!
But not electric power, I guess.
Come on.
The copper thieves have to feed their families, don´t they?
This is just business.
How can Front Page be so heartless?
Are they all evil rascally Republicans?
What is needed here is a special handout to copper thieves. Enlist them in a methadone-type program where they receive a certain amount of copper each week, in return for their promise not to steal.
That is what a compassionate nation would do.
On the other hand, perhaps they should be given state jobs, so that they can steal while on the public dime.

Turn the lights out.
Detroit is toast.


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