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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:34 AM
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Damn---I had no idea that "God" was the cause of Harrisburg's Bankruptcy.
Word to the wise---God is not an Economist.

BTW: read the whole piece--- what a story of incompetence.


In 2003, the federal government called for the incinerator to be shut down. It was releasing dangerous levels of dioxin, a chemical linked to cancer and birth defects, and it sits adjacent to the city's largest housing project.

The city had a choice. It could close the incinerator, or it could equip the plant with new technology needed to keep it open. The city opted to keep the facility open and hired the lowest bidder to do the work.

The project carried considerable risk. The company, Barlow Projects, had never handled a project the scale of the Harrisburg incinerator. Moreover, the deal did not have a performance bond to insure the city in case the company failed to finish.

Thompson, then a city council member, said she had had "intimate discussions with God" about the deal. She voted for it. Today, she and other officials say they would have voted against the project had they known how risky it was.

Others warned of the peril. At a meeting in late 2003, the council heard from residents, many of whom opposed the deal. Perhaps most prescient was Mike Ewall, an environmental activist from Philadelphia. "I'm telling you," he said, "this project will put the city into bankruptcy."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/27/us-usa-harris...
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:48 AM
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1. She rode in on the coattails of Obama's platform of change and "Yes We Can" but ...
it turns out she is a religious whack job fundamentalist who has trouble separating her religion from her public duties. No surprise that many of her staffers resigned.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:50 AM
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2. One would think if God was really speaking to her, He woulda said this was a bad idea
from the beginning.

:shrug:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:54 AM
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3. Well we know it wasn't Jesus!.. HE was too busy on Survivor last night. . .n/t
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:57 AM
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4. Remember your scripture:
"In God we trust. All others pay cash."
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