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Life Arts    H2'ed 6/29/14

Detroit's Emergency Manager Shuts Off Water for Thousands of Homes; Is Your City Next?

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The answer is by using the bankruptcy to stay (or stop) constitutional challenge to these unprecedented powers. Your vote: Forget it. Your right to go to court: Forget that too. Any accountability of your local government: Don't make me laugh. Jones Day has no reason in the world to do anything for ordinary Detroiters. They're working a corporate gouging operation on another whole level. If people can't see that in these mass water shut-offs, they're simply blind.

The Chamber President is also quoted in that same column as follows: "The word has penetrated deeply in the national investor community that Kevyn Orr is setting the table for Detroit's next chapter." I really like a couple readers' comments to that one. A lawyer said "But he neglects to mention Detroit is the main course." And a psychologist says: "I know another word for 'penetrated deeply." All this stuff would be even funnier if so many quite powerless people weren't so being badly hurt by emergency management. One anonymous genius put together a parody website with graphics, musc, video, etc. that has to be seen to be believed:

JB: Thanks so much for filling us in on what's really going on in Detroit, Tom. Good luck and please keep us apprised of developments. Listen up, readers. If we don't stop this cancer destroying our cities, your own hometown could be next!


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Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM):

COMMENT: This is intended to be our clearinghouse, including links to many of the things below. If you are interested in what we are saying in this presentation, this is where you go to learn more. Please pay special attention to the videos by Kate Levy and Halima Cassels, as well as the Peoples Alternative Plan provided here in hard copy. And special thanks to our brilliant web master Gregg Newsom of We hope for an update shortly after arrival of the latest little Newsom!

Moratorium NOW!:

COMMENT: Primary source for information about pension theft and the role of Wall Street banks in exploiting and expropriating Detroit.

Satire & Education:

NO COMMENT: You have to see this one for yourself.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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