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Bashar al-Assad interview: ´Show me
the proof of regime chemical attack´

Telegraph [UK], by Henry Samuel & Jon Swaine

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/2/2013 6:28:47 PM

The Syrian president issued a dire warning that any Western military intervention could lead to "regional war" and would harm "the interests of France" "Whoever accuses must provide proof. We have challenged the United States and France to provide the slightest proof. (Snip) Mr Assad accused the US president of being a weak leader. "If Obama was strong, he would have said publicly: ´We have no evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian State´. He would have said publicly: ´The only way to proceed is through UN investigations. We therefore refer everything to the Security Council.´

Assad is saying what any American would understand, "Mr. 0bama. Where´s the beef?" And, Assad seems to be trying to make amends with France to not attack. He claims that the terrorist fighting his regime are 80-90 per cent Al Qaeda. That would be the Free Syrian Army that 0bama wants to arm.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: god of irony, 9/2/2013 7:26:51 PM     (No. 9502727)

CBS showed a picture of a middle eastern kid looking sad. I say NUKE EM!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jglas, 9/2/2013 9:07:36 PM     (No. 9502816)

I think Assad makes a pretty good argument. Why are Obama and McCain and others so bent on attacking Syria? Do they want to put the MusBros in power in Syria? The MusBros might be ther ones who used the chemical weapons. What improvement on Assad would they be? What business of ours is it anyway?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 9/2/2013 10:03:57 PM     (No. 9502868)

The Islamists did it and threw the blame on Assad. If 0bama cannot prove otherwise so what. Leave them to fight it out amongst themselves. Stay out of Syria.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 9/3/2013 7:24:17 AM     (No. 9503144)

Rush pointed out that they never fail to take the credit for such attacks, so why are they denying it now?
Whom do you trust on this matter: al-Assad or Obama?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: reformationmama, 9/3/2013 7:26:36 AM     (No. 9503146)

Let´s look at the who cast of characters and see how many sociopaths there are. I can think of two right off. With sociopaths, anything they want can and must happen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: larryp, 9/3/2013 7:39:19 AM     (No. 9503159)

the arabs or the muslimd haveto take car of their own
I recall that the one thing that enraged
Osama bin Ladin was the presence of U.TRoops in Saudi terr, so t he Saudis can kick assad out for this or al queda out forthis

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 9/3/2013 7:52:38 AM     (No. 9503176)

Show him the proof, Barry. Show us the birth certificate while you´re at it. It´s sad when you trust some arab despot on the other side of the world more than you trust the president of the United States. Assad calling Barry weak must really be grating on his nerves like sand.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/3/2013 7:55:26 AM     (No. 9503183)

Put up or shut up, Obama. You are not a king. Prove to the world you have what John Kerry says you have. I don´t trust this administration to tell the truth. They operate on their own version of truth which is always predicated on its political value.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hermoine, 9/3/2013 8:06:48 AM     (No. 9503197)

The biggest argument that the Administration has failed to make is why it´s "red line" when chemical weapons are used, but not traditional weapons like bullets and bombs? I mean, close to 100,000 people have been killed over the past two years in Syria, but 1,500 people get killed by chemical weapons and now, NOW, this Administration is outraged?!

The truth of the matter is that we don´t know for sure who used them, and we do know for sure that there are 3 sides in this war -- the original "rebels" in Syria, who were legit. Those folks were then infiltrated or completely displaced by Al Qaeda/Muz Bros and then we have the regime, which is backed by Iran (and by default Russia and China).

If we were playing Risk, Obama would´ve already lost 10 times over. He is so far in over his head that it is embarrassing for the country.

P.S. Does anyone else think that John F. Kerry may have been in Syria during the attack? If not, what else explains the look of face now-a-days?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mrduc, 9/3/2013 8:41:39 AM     (No. 9503268)

Not buying any of it. These people have staged phony photos repeatedly and then pointed fingers, ´´Oh look, liberal US media, look what they did to these poor innocent people.´´ I smell another Charlie Brown/Lucy and football moment, with clueless odumbo as Charlie Brown.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 9/3/2013 8:52:49 AM     (No. 9503289)

One liar calling another a liar.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/3/2013 8:55:46 AM     (No. 9503297)

The US media conveniently avoids probing to find out exactly why Russia and China object to attacking Syria in the UN, even though it certainly warrants addressing. Kerry thinks that victims testing positive for Sarin is the last word re blame and doesn´t even refer to Syria in the same sentence. It´s all probably just a ruse to generate a false flag, an excuse to continue overthrowing leaders in the Middle East in order to beget Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. Just as the irony of the Boston Marathon bombing made the North Korean news/threats disappear like magic, this chemical attack ironically happened when the news from Egypt was bad for Obama and getting worse. It´s no coincidence and beyond suspicious.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/3/2013 9:54:40 AM     (No. 9503399)

Assad out-parses our Parser in Chief! Very funny, really. Assad is NOT saying there hasn´t been a chemical attack; he is saying that there is no proof that he ORDERED it.
Obama knows he can´t prove who ordered it and that´s why Our Suddenly Tough Guy Leader went all wobbly and threw the hot potato over to Congress.
You´ve gotta love it: Assad deftly sets up Obama, who in turn rattles his saber and backs away to let the dopey Pubbies take the fall and look like warmongers.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/3/2013 10:11:11 AM     (No. 9503422)

#9 ~ the Ruskies and Chicoms are self motivated in this one.

Both want a new oil/gas pipeline to the Mediterranean so the Russians can drop more oil on the world market thereby allowing the Chinese to buy it elsewhere cheaper.

I think that´s called A DEAL.

Now, in general, the mistake the Regime has made ~ by that I mean the American Regime ~ is to fail to show a direct connection between that attack and the Syrian army.

Just because Syria´s gub´mnt has poison gas does not mean others in Syria don´t. That´s part of the problem there ~ it´s a loose fitting state with many organized ethnic groups each doing its own thing ~ provided they don´t conflict with the Alawite dominance (that´s Assad and his crowd).

One thing we all know is the Democrats do not want to admit that Saddam Hussein had WMD in the form of poison gas. Those chemicals were shipped to Syria. We don´t know who took possession of the materiel but we do know if AlQaida and that crowd got their hands on it they´d use it.

Again, the Democrats would need to admit Hussein had WMD to come to grips with ´rebels with gas´.

Good reason to vote against his getting authority to go into Syria to hide the evidence!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/3/2013 10:13:26 AM     (No. 9503429)

IF one is an honest broker/observer here they have to ask this question: WHO would gain most from a Chemical attack on civilians...the Assad regime or the ´Rebels´ (mostly AlQueda)?

It is a fact the the Rebels have access to the Sarrin Gas.

Now put on your thinking hat.

Why is Obie so hot to help the ´Rebels´?

Does the fact that he´s supported ´Rebels´ everywhere else not caring that they are mostly Muslim Radcals?

Get a clue folks, there is much more under the covers here...can you say ´wag the dog´?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/3/2013 10:45:12 AM     (No. 9503477)

I have yet to read an in depth account of who all are fighting and what all the protagonists have to gain. Being a proxy war there are numerous parties involved. What do Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states want to see happen? What are their strategic interests? What are Russia and Iran trying to protect?

I have an idea this is about much more than WMD´s. I believe Israel is much deeper involved than we know. They would like to shape the battlefield before hostilities break out with Iran. It´s important to secure the threat from Golan and to cut Hezbollah´s weapons supply lines.

As usual, we will be the last to know the facts on the ground and how they affect our strategic interests. One thing for sure, and Benghazi proved it, there are some strange bedfellows in this endeavor. Clinton and Obama sleeping with Boehner and McCain.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: curious1, 9/3/2013 11:09:35 AM     (No. 9503517)

No mention that I´ve seen stateside on the syrian ´rebels´ caught at the Turkey border with a 2kg container of sarin. I seem to remember this was reported this year, don´t recall how recently.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GRANT HODGES, 9/3/2013 11:36:39 AM     (No. 9503564)

In the release of "evidence" yesterday the administration admits they cannot confirm, their word, that Syria did it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/3/2013 12:39:37 PM     (No. 9503716)

And then.....along comes ´John the conservative leader of the great conservative party (lol)Boehner´ who supports Obama to bomb the nation of Syria. He will not discover with a select committee the tragedy and attack on America at Benghazi.....yet he is ready to bomb Syria. What kind of bombs Mr. Speaker? Did it ever occur to you ´mr speaker´ that the gas came from America through Benghazi to the Rebels?
Tell me ´mr speaker´ what if you kill some of the 100,000 Russian troops on the ground with your bombs....what then?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/3/2013 12:41:55 PM     (No. 9503721)

While you´re at it, produce Bin-Laden´s corpse, which was "respectfully buried at sea according to Muslim tradition."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Really?, 9/3/2013 3:49:48 PM     (No. 9504089)

How could we possibly attack the regime if there is any question about WHO used the chemicals ?

THAT must be verified beyond any doubt.

We should NOT be getting involved if any of this is questionable.

Boehner is a fool to tip his hand.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/3/2013 3:52:12 PM     (No. 9504091)

Watching the "Hearings" right now.

It´s like watching a "Debate" on Morning Joe.

Everyone is on the same side.

It´s all staged.

Where is the other side ?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: oldvlc, 9/3/2013 5:24:01 PM     (No. 9504216)

There is plenty to be skeptical about here. There is evidence, suppressed of course, that the US supplied the weapons to the rebels and made it look like a Syrian operation. Assad has no reason to gas his own people, and is winning the war with the rebels. Obama and the idiots in congress will plunge us into the next World War, thus finishing off the USA, Obama´s fondest wish.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Warren Bonesteel, 9/3/2013 5:25:26 PM     (No. 9504217)

You mean the ´miles of film´ provided by Al Qaeda Sunni ´rebel´s in Syria, or the ´miles of film´ provided by Al Qaeda operatives hired as stringers by the MSM?

Or did you mean the photo shopped pics and planted evidence provided by both of the above?

Remember...oh...about a year ago? When Al Qaeda Sunnis rebels in Syria attacked a military depot in Syria and held it for awhile? Guesssssss.... what was stored at that depot?

Ehhh...Assad´s not a nice man. Dictators are kinda like that. ...but who had anything to gain, here? Al Quaeda? Israel? Or...Assad?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 9/3/2013 5:57:03 PM     (No. 9504254)

This is precisely the kind of thing the U.N. was created to address - yet Obama and his chickenhawk Democrats seem to have forgotten the U.N. even exists. The U.N. sent inspectors to Syria to gather evidence. Why are we presuming to act before they have a chance to report and the U.N. to deliberate?

If there is indeed unequivocal proof that Assad used nerve gas, and if, as anticipated, China and Russia veto military intervention, it will be up to them to propose an alternative to force. In any event, this issue should first be aired before the U.N. That is what the much despised GWB did before he attacked Iraq. Only when Hussein continued to refuse complete compliance with U.N. inspectors was he given an ultimatum - which he foolishly ignored.

Obama doesn´t even seem to know what he hopes to accomplish by attacking Syria. Or if he does, he is keeping it a secret. He is a deeply untrustworthy, un- and anti-American man whose instinctive sympathies seem always to be with the most dangerous enemies of America. It would be a grave error to trust him on this matter.

Take it to the U.N. where it belongs. Then, after proof positive is provided to the world by the U.N., and the U.N., as usual, fails to take effective action, THEN talk about a unilateral American military action.

Maybe the delay will give Obama and the Democrat chickenhawks time to figure out exactly what they are hoping to accomplish besides a highly risky PR stunt.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/3/2013 7:19:26 PM     (No. 9504346)

In 1995 , a Japanese terrorist group, Aum Shinrikyo , released sarin gas in a Tokyo subway.
By the logic of Obama , McCain, Boehner , Cantor and Kerry , Clinton should have bombed Japan.
Somebody needed to be taught a lesson.
On the commute home tonight, I listened to local radio instead of sports.
The two hosts -one conservative, one liberal, were in
total agreement.
Nyet , No, Nada .
As were all the callers.
The only pro war caller was a doofus who thought we should bomb the " chemical weapons factories " as if they exist on a Google map.
He was informed that if they even exist,
they´re empty now replaced by baby milk factories
and day care centers.
And bombing a WMD depot would release the WMD and kill even more.
Colin Powell should rehab his reputation and volunteer to go to the UN
and share Barry´s insider info on WMD .
We´re all ears and like Assad, waiting for the proof.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono, 9/3/2013 9:53:28 PM     (No. 9504503)

#6 makes me think it´s time for a community reminder: Don´t post replies to LCom while you´re driving...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: 4Justice, 9/3/2013 10:11:45 PM     (No. 9504525)

Hate to say it, but Assad has more credibility than Zero here. Besides, there are numerous times when the Islamists attack their own to further their agenda. They have no qualms about killing their own. I don´t think Assad used them. Even if he did, this isn´t our fight. We have no business over there. Besides, it is in our best interest NOT to do anything. Zero just wants to not look like the idiot he really is. But whatever he does, he is still an idiot. I pray that Congress doesn´t do something stupid. I am already worried that McConnell is being wishy-washy. Hey, it´s clear--we do NOT have any reason to attack Syria! NONE. This is not Saddam going back on his word regarding terms of a cease fire. No more unnecessary meddling!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/3/2013 10:13:27 PM     (No. 9504528)

#13 if you are still on Lucianne, the report was in the June 6th edition of the Turkish Weekly - two rebels were caught crossing the border into Turkey with Sarin containers. My guess is there are gas stashes all over the place in Syria. -Definitely a No intervention country.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/3/2013 10:28:35 PM     (No. 9504549)

This Syria thinng is totally weird. While the gassing and murder of 1,500 human beings is absolutey horrific, the dims and pubbies are trying to use the Syria to obscure the big issues here such as Benghazi, IRS-gate, NSA spying, suspend Q3, bring the debt ceiling to a vote, and a possible pubbie attempt to defund Obiecare. Both parties need Syria as cover.

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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

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