Category Archives: detroit

And I’m a lucky one

Mine is brief, because I felt weird sharing more of my story that that.  I also feel that the details of how we're different matter less than the many broad ways in which we're the same:  We are ALL suffering … Continue reading

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Escape from the Prison Planet!

I put my picture on wearethe99percent.tumblr.com … because I feel like a refugee from a pocket third-world country in the US, created by the 1% and the government's insane/corrupt need to please them.  And I'm very aware, every day, what … Continue reading

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Lit., “Hauntingly Familiar”

Just stumbled on Andrew Moore's excellent photos of Detroit…these are a great example of how photos of real places in crisis can be artistic without being exploitative.  Kudos to Andrew for finding the beauty here without covering up the grotesque, … Continue reading

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The Problems with Farming Detroit

Farming Detroit Detroit public school teacher and urban farmer Paul Weertz with his working 50 year-old Ford tractor in the back of his house on Farnsworth Street Thus begins an article over at MAKE, titled MAKE | Farming Detroit. I … Continue reading

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The only thing worse than bigots is bigots who misuse the legal system

Health insurance mandate upheld : SCOTUSblog. A federal judge in Detroit, in a broad ruling upholding Congress’s power to require all Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, decided Thursday that the mandate is necessary to prevent the … Continue reading

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Good Company (pat pat)

As citizens, we care (or at least have a responsibility to care) about whether our governments are doing well or badly.  That responsibility is the flipside of our right to fix government organizations when we don't agree with what they're … Continue reading

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Do not EVER use the words “Strategic Default” in my presence

Maybe Homeowners Wouldn't Strategically Default If Lenders Cooperated Will a Human at B of A Please Modify My $160,000-Underwater Mortgage Blatantly Racist Subprime Loans Slothful Loan Modifiers Earn More Money When You're Delinquent Bank Told Homeowner to Skip Payments, Then … Continue reading

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