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Detroit pension cuts hit civilian workers hardest

Detroit pension cuts hit civilian workers hardest

By Melanie Hicken  @melhicken April 17, 2014: 11:33 AM ET

Retired Detroit worker Donald Smith, 69, is facing a 4.5% cut to his pension benefits. 521 more words

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u.8 the utility of vendettas

It is a fair question to ask why a blog on relationships would focus on the utility of a vendetta. The reason behind this is two-fold: first, to demonstrate that any words or phrases are not only contextual, but are useful in both positive and negative fashions; second, because I wish to tell of two vendetta of opposing varieties, and they both pertain to relationships. 1,735 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On top

Filled sour liquorice on top of a can of cola. This do count, doesn’t it? :D I was waiting for my favorite TV show to start and I was eating candy/sweets and drank soda while waiting. 6 more words

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Trash the Junk

What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.

Some of you are going to be mad at me, but coffee is my worst weakness. 403 more words

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Planet Funk with OG23, Skary, Sergio and Cola

While I can always appreciate the likes of Dvate or Sirums multiple layered, next dimensional pieces, there is really something to be said about those who I consider ‘style writes’. 131 more words

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Detroit Bankruptcy: Statement from the Mediators

On April 15, 2014 the mediators in the Detroit bankruptcy case issued a statement indicating that the city of Detroit and the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association (RDPFFA) had reached an agreement as it relates to pensions and health care benefits for police and fire retirees.   78 more words

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Finally, Hope for Pensioners in the Detroit Bankruptcy | Demos

Finally, Hope for Pensioners in the Detroit Bankruptcy

Posted by Wallace Turbeville on April 16, 2014

It is indeed remarkable that the Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has agreed that existing pensioners can receive virtually all of their retirement benefits in a startling settlement proposal. 758 more words

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