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(National Post)   Munich, 1158 AD, rich guy with a bridge screws peasants. Detroit, 2012 AD, rich guy learns from history   (news.nationalpost.com) divider line 7
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2012-10-24 08:19:53 PM
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FTA: "You mean the bridge to nowhere?" he said. "If you believe that it's free I've got some swampland down in Florida I can sell you."


uhh, that's not really how those kind of sayings go...
2012-10-25 04:12:38 AM
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tomnardone206: Here is how I see it. The ambassador bridge was built with private money and operates as an independent business. Over the last 50 years the city of Windsor didn't plan well around it. Now, Canada wants to build a bridge that has more direct access to their freeway, but in doing so the new bridge will directly compete with an existing private business here in Detroit. I say that this isn't fair. I don't favor any government entity that wants to compete directly with private business. I'm not surprised that the bridge company has pulled off the gloves. I would too and you probably would too.


HOW DARE ROBIN HOOD TRY TO GIVE US MONEY. THAT GOLD BELONGS TO THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN STEALING AND OPPRESSING US FOR DECADES
2012-10-24 09:37:14 PM
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bullsballs: sure, 'free' bridge bought and paid for by canadia. america uses the bridge and pays tolls to canadia. after X amount of money is paid for X amount of years, will there be anyone alive to remember the 'promise' to turn over half the bridge and tolls to america? and with inflation, compounding interest and upkeep, will there be a balloon payment required?


So you think Canada's brilliant plan is to build a bridge and then wait for every American over the age of 21 to die so no one will remember to ask for payment? Contract law, how does it work?
2012-10-24 07:13:26 PM
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Blairr: tomnardone206: Here is how I see it. The ambassador bridge was built with private money and operates as an independent business. Over the last 50 years the city of Windsor didn't plan well around it. Now, Canada wants to build a bridge that has more direct access to their freeway, but in doing so the new bridge will directly compete with an existing private business here in Detroit. I say that this isn't fair. I don't favor any government entity that wants to compete directly with private business. I'm not surprised that the bridge company has pulled off the gloves. I would too and you probably would too.

Pretty much. Anyone who thinks the Canadian government is being altruistic with this bridge is pretty naive. We're just trying to circumvent a private American business and the profit they accrue. The construction of the bridge will mean less cash deposits in American banks (that's what happens to the money of rich people, they don't keep pools full of gold) and thus higher interest rates for Americans seeking capital as the banks will have less capital themselves.


And I think we found two of that asshat Moroun's sock puppets.
2012-10-24 01:01:17 PM
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: You are 85 years old and you are a billionaire and this is how you spend your last few days on earth??

I picture the Skeksis Emperor at the beginning of The Dark Crystal.


Good analogy
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2012-10-24 01:01:12 PM
1 votes:
Has the demand for syrup really gone up enought to merit building a bridge?
2012-10-24 12:08:54 PM
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what_now: You are 85 years old and you are a billionaire and this is how you spend your last few days on earth??


I picture the Skeksis Emperor at the beginning of The Dark Crystal.
 
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