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Detroit sold for scrap by Jersey
Started on: 04-06-2006 05:58 PM
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Last post by: 86GT3.4DOHC on 04-11-2006 10:46 AM
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Report this Post04-06-2006 06:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Jersey:

read it here


http://www.theonion.com/content/node/46937

Don't throw stones. Jersey is next!

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Report this Post04-06-2006 06:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JerseySend a Private Message to JerseyDirect Link to This Post
Can't be cause it's the Garden State
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I grew up in New Jersey and it was the Garden State back in 1889. Not it's just numbers on the NJ Turnpike and the home of Sopranos films.
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Originally posted by Firefighter:

I grew up in New Jersey and it was the Garden State back in 1889. Not it's just numbers on the NJ Turnpike and the home of Sopranos films.


Wow you are really really old

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Originally posted by Jersey:

read it here


http://www.theonion.com/content/node/46937

might as well get what you can out of it

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Originally posted by Jersey:

Can't be cause it's the Garden State

Good point. But I have it on good authority that they're going to mulch the whole damn thing for Iowa's farming industry.

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Report this Post04-07-2006 11:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Marvin McInnisClick Here to visit Marvin McInnis's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marvin McInnisDirect Link to This Post
You guys laugh (and you should) ... but about 15 years ago I had a long-term consulting contract with a major steel company. (You would probably recognize the name.) At the plant where I usually worked they were melting specialty steels in electric arc furnaces using carefully selected steel scrap as feedstock. Well into my contract, however, I noticed that they had begun cannibalizing metal from old buildings on the property that were no longer in use, probably because it was even cheaper for them than buying scrap steel on the open market. I soon realized that the plant itself (and my contract) wasn't going to be around very much longer ... and I was right.

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so... the plant ate itself?
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Originally posted by ryan.hess:

so... the plant ate itself?

Exactly ... over a period of about 3 1/2 years. Of course, there was a bare minimum (e.g. the furnaces themselves) that had to remain until the place went cold forever. It was strange watching the buildings being dismantled, knowing that they were headed almost directly for the furnaces. It was kinda' like a weird robotic Auschwitz.

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Originally posted by Marvin McInnis:


Exactly ... over a period of about 3 1/2 years. Of course, there was a bare minimum (e.g. the furnaces themselves) that had to remain until the place went cold forever. It was strange watching the buildings being dismantled, knowing that they were headed almost directly for the furnaces. It was kinda' like a weird robotic Auschwitz.

Kinda puts the image of a desprate space movie in my head where they are dismantaling the ship or bubble thingy to survive....

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