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(STLToday)   Sure, St. Louis' Gateway Arch is now considered a national icon, but it was only built because of voter fraud manipulated straight from City Hall   (stltoday.com) divider line 16
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2013-09-08 10:20:41 AM  
3 votes:
voter fraud? read the history of the FBI. or how marijuana got blackballed. or a hundred other stories of how people in positions of power and/or wealth should be processed in industrial sized juicers.
2013-09-08 09:16:20 AM  
3 votes:
Voter Fraud IS one of our most time-honored national pastimes.
2013-09-08 10:44:48 AM  
2 votes:

2wolves: jpo2269: Fark you Subby, according to Fark.com, there has never been a single incident of voter fraud in our nation's history..  I demand you retract this story!

According to Fark and reality the GOP is more likely to indulge in voter fraud than any other major party.


What we have now is small potatoes.  The golden era of machine politics was the first half of the 1900's.  The Democrats were king of the genre, using their ties to the mafia to stay on top.  At the time, they were also a very racist party.  The South heavily in their camp, and they had strong ties to the KKK.

We live in a different world now, and neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are the party they were 50 years ago.  But you see echos of the old still, in places like Chicago.
2013-09-08 09:58:05 AM  
2 votes:
More proof that voter id laws are a good thing.
2013-09-08 12:14:43 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Cool photo. They're building the Martin Luther King Bridge (the Veteran's Bridge) and the art deco riverboat, The Admiral is still sailing.
2013-09-08 11:04:22 AM  
1 votes:
Originally supposed to be double arches, cut back due to cost

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2013-09-08 10:48:36 AM  
1 votes:
SomeAmerican: The revenue lost during those 20 years must have been staggering.

You'd think that, but from what I've read, the waterfront district was dirty and gross. No one really wanted to be down there, especially next to the river. As you can see in those pictures, the skyscrapers that currently make up downtown weren't yet built.

Also, judging by where the Old Courthouse is in those pictures, most of that parking lot is today taken up by I-70, the Jefferson Memorial park and the Arch itself. So the only thing that might have been hurt financially is the VP Fair, which currently takes place on those grounds.

/Drive by the Arch every day on my way to work. It's a sight for sore eyes after the commute through East St. Louis.
2013-09-08 10:44:36 AM  
1 votes:
The arch is also a secret weather machine
2013-09-08 10:30:44 AM  
1 votes:

Proteios1: Voter fraud...alive then. Institutionalized as part of the voting process now.


Voter fraud is conservative-speak for colored people voting.
2013-09-08 10:09:00 AM  
1 votes:
Cool original pictures!
Voter fraud...alive then. Institutionalized as part of the voting process now.
2013-09-08 10:04:40 AM  
1 votes:
Found some neat images.  Here is the waterfront district before demolition:

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

After demolition, the area literally served as a parking lot for 20 years, until construction began:

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

The revenue lost during those 20 years must have been staggering.
2013-09-08 09:56:22 AM  
1 votes:
This part was interesting:

On Oct. 9, 1939, Dickmann swung a crowbar to begin demolishing 486 buildings. Construction on the flattened riverfront landscape didn't begin until 1959.

So the after the fraudulent vote to seize the property of the riverfront owners, their houses and businesses were demolished and then the lots left vacant for 20 years.  Talk about adding insult to injury.

WW2 explains 1941 through 1945, I wonder what the other 16 years were for?
2013-09-08 09:37:47 AM  
1 votes:
Thread useless without Defiance pictures.
2013-09-08 09:32:43 AM  
1 votes:
Chicago's just the place St louisans say they are gonna move to when they want to move to 'a big city.'
2013-09-08 09:25:43 AM  
1 votes:
Fark you Subby, according to Fark.com, there has never been a single incident of voter fraud in our nation's history..  I demand you retract this story!
2013-09-08 09:17:26 AM  
1 votes:
Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.
 
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