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public eye

Mansfield, OH

#51166 Jul 18, 2013
CORBETT MUST LOSE. He is almost as bad as Tommy Ridge. Remember the Pension Fund damage.
joe jo 25

Scranton, PA

#51173 Jul 19, 2013
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Kareem Wilson

West Mifflin, PA

#51179 Jul 19, 2013
Here we go again with more government waste! I will move from Palkowitz Estates for one of these homes.

New Detroit-Area Homes Demolished as Housing Project Goes Awry
The Detroit area remains one of the top 10 metros for foreclosed and vacated homes. Its abandoned residences often become hideouts for drug users and prostitutes, and occasionally scenes of murder. So it's no wonder that government officials want to simply tear down many of these homes. But in the community of Highland Park, Mich., several of the homes recently demolished were nearly new and never owned after a neighborhood revitalization project turned disastrous. And even the wreckers hired to do the job expressed shock at the waste.

"The project was supposed to transform a derelict section of Highland Park into a model neighborhood," reported Detroit TV station WXYZ. "But a lot of the homes built just eight years ago are now abandoned, stripped, burned and now being demolished by the state as a part of its "Michigan Blight Elimination Program."
Just recently, several homes built this decade were marked for demolition alongside some 60-year-old homes.(See the demolition slideshow below.) "Four houses over, there were abandoned homes more than 30 years old, but they had me come take out a new one," Bill Koresky, the owner of Able Demolition hired to raze the homes, told AOL Real Estate. "I called the inspector. I said 'There is no way I can rip these down. There are new doors, new windows. The interior has not even been painted yet.' "
But Koresky says the inspector confirmed that the homes had to come down by order of the state. Not because of mold. Not because of bad soil. Not because of chemical contamination. But, according to news reports, because of alleged mismanagement of funds and poor planning. It turned out that not many people wanted to spend $150,000 on a 1,100-square-foot home in a distressed community. Then at least one of the financiers behind the project in Highland Park -- an incorporated city essentially surrounded by Detroit -- was charged with conspiracy and money laundering in connection with real estate deals in Ohio. And the state official running HIghland Park's financial affairs also ran into legal trouble.
After the 2005 ground-breaking for the new properties in Highland Park - a city that was forced to follow the financial supervision of the state since 1990 -- its emergency financial manager was replaced by Art Blackwell, who's now on probation after pleading guilty to mismanaging funds while serving as the emergency manager. In addition, the construction of the new units were being privately financed by Aryeh Schottenstein of Oak Park, Mich., who was accused of running a house-flipping and money-laundering scheme in Columbus, Ohio, at the same time that he was supposed to be financing the Highland Park project. He pleaded guilty, and in 2009 Schottenstein was sentenced to 42 months in prison and ordered to pay $3,740,173 in restitution to the victim financial institutions.

As if all that wasn't enough, WXYZ reported that the properties in the project that were bought and occupied were found by owners to be poorly constructed and subject to flooding. And the recent recession probably didn't help either.
So the lesson is, just because you build it, that doesn't mean buyers will come, or that money from the state and others will continue to flow. But there was enough money for the tear-down. The demolition of 24 homes in Highland Park was being paid for by a $13.8-million grant through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, with three-quarters of the money being used to level vacant, dilapidated structures along several streets in the vicinity, reported The Detroit Free Press.

"Essentially, you and I are paying for the demolition with taxes," said Koresky in his phone interview with AOL Real Estate. "Parts of the homes at least could have been donated. Given to Habitat for Humanity. Big money was just being thrown away."
Kareem Wilson

West Mifflin, PA

#51180 Jul 19, 2013
New Detroit-Area Homes Demolished as Housing Project Goes Awry

The Detroit area remains one of the top 10 metros for foreclosed and vacated homes. Its abandoned residences often become hideouts for drug users and prostitutes, and occasionally scenes of murder. So it's no wonder that government officials want to simply tear down many of these homes. But in the community of Highland Park, Mich., several of the homes recently demolished were nearly new and never owned after a neighborhood revitalization project turned disastrous. And even the wreckers hired to do the job expressed shock at the waste.

"The project was supposed to transform a derelict section of Highland Park into a model neighborhood," reported Detroit TV station WXYZ. "But a lot of the homes built just eight years ago are now abandoned, stripped, burned and now being demolished by the state as a part of its "Michigan Blight Elimination Program."

Just recently, several homes built this decade were marked for demolition alongside some 60-year-old homes.(See the demolition slideshow below.) "Four houses over, there were abandoned homes more than 30 years old, but they had me come take out a new one," Bill Koresky, the owner of Able Demolition hired to raze the homes, told AOL Real Estate. "I called the inspector. I said 'There is no way I can rip these down. There are new doors, new windows. The interior has not even been painted yet.' "

But Koresky says the inspector confirmed that the homes had to come down by order of the state. Not because of mold. Not because of bad soil. Not because of chemical contamination. But, according to news reports, because of alleged mismanagement of funds and poor planning. It turned out that not many people wanted to spend $150,000 on a 1,100-square-foot home in a distressed community. Then at least one of the financiers behind the project in Highland Park -- an incorporated city essentially surrounded by Detroit -- was charged with conspiracy and money laundering in connection with real estate deals in Ohio. And the state official running HIghland Park's financial affairs also ran into legal trouble.

After the 2005 ground-breaking for the new properties in Highland Park -- a city that was forced to follow the financial supervision of the state since 1990 -- its emergency financial manager was replaced by Art Blackwell, who's now on probation after pleading guilty to mismanaging funds while serving as the emergency manager. In addition, the construction of the new units were being privately financed by Aryeh Schottenstein of Oak Park, Mich., who was accused of running a house-flipping and money-laundering scheme in Columbus, Ohio, at the same time that he was supposed to be financing the Highland Park project. He pleaded guilty, and in 2009 Schottenstein was sentenced to 42 months in prison and ordered to pay $3,740,173 in restitution to the victim financial institutions.

As if all that wasn't enough, WXYZ reported that the properties in the project that were bought and occupied were found by owners to be poorly constructed and subject to flooding. And the recent recession probably didn't help either.

So the lesson is, just because you build it, that doesn't mean buyers will come, or that money from the state and others will continue to flow. But there was enough money for the tear-down. The demolition of 24 homes in Highland Park was being paid for by a $13.8-million grant through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, with three-quarters of the money being used to level vacant, dilapidated structures along several streets in the vicinity, reported The Detroit Free Press.

"Essentially, you and I are paying for the demolition with taxes," said Koresky in his phone interview with AOL Real Estate. "Parts of the homes at least could have been donated. Given to Habitat for Humanity. Big money was just being thrown away."

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51182 Jul 19, 2013
There you go again with that fixed news network stuff, again. Ha ha ha but if that's all you got then that's all you got our forum cut and paste champion.
Ghost of Trayvon Martin

Hazleton, PA

#51188 Jul 20, 2013
Got Skittles?
OMG

Lansdale, PA

#51189 Jul 20, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Obama enters Martin debate with personal remarks, questions 'stand-your-ground'
July 19, 2013
President Obama publicly and personally addressed the Trayvon Martin case for the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted nearly a week ago, relating his own experiences to the "pain" the black community is feeling and going on to question so-called "stand-your-ground" laws.
The president delivered extensive remarks during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. He suggested race may have played a strong role in the case, saying that if a "white male teen" were involved, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/19/ob...
To me, all Obama seems to be doing is picking up where Charles Manson left off. Trying to insight race wars.
lue

Punxsutawney, PA

#51193 Jul 20, 2013
Ghost of Trayvon Martin wrote:
<quoted text>If I had a mulatto old money father, he would look like Obama.
,,,,,,,,,, the gost of trayvon martin is probly saying dam I wish never jumped that crackers, ass,, he had a gun... ouga booga
Clearfielder

Clearfield, PA

#51195 Jul 21, 2013
bobby6464 wrote:
There you go again with that fixed news network stuff, again. Ha ha ha but if that's all you got then that's all you got our forum cut and paste champion.
Here Danny boys daughter, respond to this one.

Why didn't Obama stick his nose in this case?

Why is Holder not interested in filing federal charges?

Why have we not heard from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? The case did after all involve white and black males.

Because the 4 listed above are racists and there is nothing to gain that's why.

http://radioviceonline.com/media-roderick-sco...

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51196 Jul 21, 2013
No specifics, huh? Racial hating rogers. Play the victim. You racial hating tea bags do that well
white rice

West Mifflin, PA

#51197 Jul 21, 2013
Clearfielder wrote:
<quoted text>
Here Danny boys daughter, respond to this one.
Why didn't Obama stick his nose in this case?
Why is Holder not interested in filing federal charges?
Why have we not heard from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? The case did after all involve white and black males.
Because the 4 listed above are racists and there is nothing to gain that's why.
http://radioviceonline.com/media-roderick-sco...
Read the article azzwipe LMAO!

The white boy was actually in the middle of a committing a crime with two other criminals. Trayvon was just walking home.
White Boy = Robbing Cars
Black Boy = Walking Home
That’s the difference.
Clearfielder

Clearfield, PA

#51198 Jul 21, 2013
bobby6464 wrote:
No specifics, huh? Racial hating rogers. Play the victim. You racial hating tea bags do that well
Try clicking on the link and read the article. If you can't read then ask the idiots who are responsible for bringing you into the world. There's more to life than collecting a disability check you moron.
Clearfielder

Clearfield, PA

#51199 Jul 21, 2013
white rice wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the article azzwipe LMAO!
The white boy was actually in the middle of a committing a crime with two other criminals. Trayvon was just walking home.
White Boy = Robbing Cars
Black Boy = Walking Home
That’s the difference.
Fking stupid, yep you're to fking stupid to understand. It's no wonder Obama was elected.
Clearfielder

Clearfield, PA

#51200 Jul 21, 2013
white rice wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the article azzwipe LMAO!
The white boy was actually in the middle of a committing a crime with two other criminals. Trayvon was just walking home.
White Boy = Robbing Cars
Black Boy = Walking Home
That’s the difference.
Go back to your usual copy and paste, muffins from West Mifflin. It's much better you doing that. No one reads your copy and paste articles.
clearfield clown

West Mifflin, PA

#51201 Jul 21, 2013
read an article before you post idiot.you teabaggers are all alike no wonder you lost 2 Presidential elections!! that attitude you have will keep the losing streak alive LMAO!
Clearfielder

Clearfield, PA

#51205 Jul 21, 2013
clearfield clown wrote:
read an article before you post idiot.you teabaggers are all alike no wonder you lost 2 Presidential elections!! that attitude you have will keep the losing streak alive LMAO!
Boo hoo hoo, I must of hit a sore spot with you. Your post is stupid as usual muffins. I read my articles before posting. I said the exact same thing to you. Now you're copy and pasting what I post on Topix, how pathetic. You call me a teabagger, sorry my little muffin boy, I do not belong to the Tea Party. Try using a different word other than teabagger to vent your anger. It's a lame attempt to cover your stupidness. Not to mention you sure do sound a lot like the inbred bobby6464. I didn't know the Tea Party had a candidate in the last two elections. Your stupidness shines through again and very brightly. My post that caused you to poop and pee your panties was not my opinion and has nothing to do with my attitude or keeping a losing streak alive. The streak you speak of is actually Obama's winning streak or as I should refer to it as his Chicago style politics of corruption and deceit. I don't want to forget and mention, ignorant people like you contributed to his so called two wins. Now go back to trying to beat me down, dude. LOL
Clearfielder

Clearfield, PA

#51206 Jul 21, 2013
A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/romany-malco/a-...
Clearfield Clown

West Mifflin, PA

#51207 Jul 21, 2013
Clearfielder wrote:
<quoted text> Boo hoo hoo, I must of hit a sore spot with you. Your post is stupid as usual muffins. I read my articles before posting. I said the exact same thing to you. Now you're copy and pasting what I post on Topix, how pathetic. You call me a teabagger, sorry my little muffin boy, I do not belong to the Tea Party. Try using a different word other than teabagger to vent your anger. It's a lame attempt to cover your stupidness. Not to mention you sure do sound a lot like the inbred bobby6464. I didn't know the Tea Party had a candidate in the last two elections. Your stupidness shines through again and very brightly. My post that caused you to poop and pee your panties was not my opinion and has nothing to do with my attitude or keeping a losing streak alive. The streak you speak of is actually Obama's winning streak or as I should refer to it as his Chicago style politics of corruption and deceit. I don't want to forget and mention, ignorant people like you contributed to his so called two wins. Now go back to trying to beat me down, dude. LOL
You beat yourself down by your racist remarks and hatred for the minorities. Your a disgrace to the human race,and a dumb one at that. There arent enough idiots like you to put in a Romney or a McCain...your in the minority, and thats where all the asses are at.LMAO! Black man has 2 landslides in an election to beat the white phoney candidates that the GOP clowns ran in 8 years.. keep hating the blacks, gays, abortion rights, women rights, equal pay,immigration and not only do you answer to the master after you die but you tell him why you hate minorities...Obama pounded down the white scam artists TWICE! LMAO! Live with that fool and keep whining another 3 years. It's all you can do son,it's all you can do,,,,,you have to live with the Obama victory for 3 more years....can you do it??? Guess what? You'll have to! LOL!LMAO!
Haunted Memories

West Mifflin, PA

#51215 Jul 21, 2013
The Bush administration has been warned repeatedly about the disastrous effects of their supply side theories. Of course, they brushed off their critics and carried on with the plundering until they hit a roadblock. Now they're running around in circles trying to find some way to stop the bleeding. Good luck.

Remember the $2 trillion wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) that could be paid for with “unfunded” tax cuts to the rich?

Remember the cuts to capital gains and corporate taxes that were supposed to “trickle down” to working class Americans creating more jobs and making us all more prosperous?

Remember the low interest rates that were supposed to create Bush's “ownership society” that, in fact, generated the greatest speculative frenzy in real estate in American history?

Remember Dick Cheney's brusque assurance that,“deficits don't matter”?

More money for the Pentagon, CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports, while its own auditors admit the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends.

"According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld admitted.

$2.3 trillion — that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America. To understand how the Pentagon can lose track of trillions, consider the case of one military accountant who tried to find out what happened to a mere $300 million.

"We know it's gone. But we don't know what they spent it on," said Jim Minnery, Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

Remember the myriad corporate giveaways, the lavish “no bid” contracts, and deregulated subprime shenanigans that were supposed to “grow the economy” and strengthen our markets?

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51218 Jul 21, 2013
Dumb ass taxi yapping again, but saying nothing. You go boy, do your thing

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