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Forum Post: Art vs Austerity: Who Wins?

Posted 1 year ago on May 24, 2013, 10:28 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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In this case, it would appear that art doesn't have a chance.

If you have something nice?

They will take it from you.

http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/05/selling-off-of-detroit-institute-of-arts-priceless-collection-on-the-table-to-address-detroits-crushing-debt.html

Plus they'll dump their pet coke next to your river.

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[-] 9 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

This would set a baaaad precedent.

[+] -7 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

So, they already sold yours?

[-] 7 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

No, in fact our art museum just opened a $162 million expansion last year. It must suck to be Detroit.

However, I'm partially mistaken. A precedent has already been set, to a degree. If you haven't seen it already, check out the documentary 'The Art of the Steal.' If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say your collection is toast.

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[-] 9 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Where in the hell do you get that dumb ass idea from my statement? That's why I don't usually respond to your posts, shooz. You seem to enjoy getting confrontational with just about everyone on this forum. For the record, 'The Art of the Steal" infuriated me. Does that give it a better perspective?

[+] -6 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

Yap, shooz is a troll who likes to attack others, very often in mob attack style with DKAtoday. They perfected the art of mob attacks on this forum. They are always here and that's what they mostly do, attack others, especially new users.

[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I don't have much of a problem with DK, but this shit here is exactly why I ignore any post by shooz. I read them, but I don't bother commenting. This was a rare exception.

[+] -5 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

Same here, except I attack him back when he starts his mob attacks against me (which is every day). He's just a disgruntled old man. He and DKAtoday like to play the role of forum prosecutors. I think a lot of people here are starting to get tired of the Twinkle Team.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I don't bother attacking back, I just move on to the next post. His first comment says it all. He's either too stupid to know what "set a bad precedent" means, or he just likes confrontation.

Or maybe both.

[+] -4 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

Almost all his comments are confrontational. Almost all his comments reek of dumbness. He's just uneducated. Not his fault. We need to accept these kinds of people in Occupy, but we must find a way to make them understand that constantly attacking other users doesn't help our cause. We also need to work hard to educate them.

[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

You're 100% correct; attacking other users, especially newcomers, is counterproductive and antithetical. I'm sure more than a few potential supporters have been chased away from the forum because of it.

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[-] 8 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I wasn't bragging about anything, dumb ass. It was a statement. I don't brag on St. Louis because personally I can't stand this town, a sentiment I've expressed a few times on here. No surprise you missed that.

I'm not bothering with your links. And I've already commented on an earlier thread of yours about your problem with Orr, respectfully too, I might add. What, you don't remember? No surprise. Do an archive search.

And it doesn't suck to be Detroit? So I guess your perfectly happy with the current state of affairs there, then. Which would make you a whining hypocrite on top of your other stellar qualities. Fuck your incessant ALEC links, shooz. And I won't be bumping this thread anymore, either, so save it, smart ass.

[-] 1 points by FreddyHaynes (-49) 1 year ago

Bravissimo!!!!

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[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Okay, I'll bite once.

First, I don't have any "bot buddies." The fact the Thrasymaque came to my defense has less to do with him being my 'buddy' and more to do with his problem with your attitude.

Second, me calling you a dumb ass is an observation. It's no secret on this forum you're not too bright. I guess if I called you a dumb fuck, you'd claim I have a "fuck fixation." If I had called you a dumb shit, you'd claim I had a "shit fixation." So your "anal fixation" comment is just childish and typical.

And third, it wasn't necessarily on a Michigan thread I commented. It may not have even been your thread, I don't recall. But if you think I'm going to waste my time checking every thread over the last couple months, you're sadly mistaken. I made a comment about something, you put up a link about Orr being appointed and asked me something to the effect "what's your opinion about this?" I told you I'd check the link but, and I quote, "may or may not reply because of your confrontational attitude." You replied defending your attitude, saying sometimes confrontation is necessary. While that's correct in certain circumstances, I should have specified "confrontational attitude on this forum." I stand by my statement to Mr. T that on this forum it's counterproductive and antithetical. I did, in fact read your link and did in fact respond. My exact words were, "You guys are getting fucked."

Ring a bell?

[-] 0 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 1 year ago

omg you sound like sheldon and leonard

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[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

So, let me get this straight. By your logic, either my comment "You guys are fucked," or the state motto of Missouri, "Show Me," means I know of and accept ALEC's influence in my state. Heheheh, oh, jeez! I don't need to insult you, shooz. You're doing a good enough job yourself.

And Thrashy speaks for himself. I never said I welcomed or encouraged his support. I don't really give a fuck what Mr. T says or does.

Big-time FAIL. Now, I'm done. See you on another thread, big boy.

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[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

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[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Here's how ALEC gets the money and the power to do what they do:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/alec-board-members/

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[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Shift topics much?

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[-] -1 points by l0v0l (-2) 1 year ago

Calm down big boy, you're going to have a heart attack. Try to be nice with other people.

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[+] -5 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

Troll. Stop attacking everyone on this forum with your nonsense.

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[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

The question remains; why are some institutions too big to fail, while the rest of us get sold off to the highest bidder?

[-] 1 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

Because, capitalism only works at the beginnings, when everyone is at the same level. Businesses then start to compete until some become very big and unstoppable. Back in the mid 70's you could start a personal computer company in your garage. This is what Apple, Microsoft, and others did. Now there's almost no way you could start a company with a new OS for a personal computer. Google was able to start a new one when mobile devices came out, yet a new field.

[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Well, I thought it was because we are ruled by a criminal cartel, and rest of us are just numbers on a page.

[-] 0 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

We are ruled by huge corporations who have become near monopolies.

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[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

We (collectively speaking) need to continually point out the hypocrisy of their propaganda campaign, and take to the streets until some form of sanity returns to the situation.

If they want a war. that's what they'll get. How we react, is still our choice.

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[-] 5 points by Renneye (3856) 1 year ago

This is beautiful...thank you.

Perspective.

Paul Chappell - Why Peace Is Possible & How We Can Achieve It

Paul Chappell = Active Peace = Love

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[-] 0 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

The city needs to find a way to save the Museum. It isn't Michigans issue or a Federal issue.

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[-] -2 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

I understand that it is. It doesn't help when they elected Kwame the criminal as mayor.

Museums in other cities are flourishing. What other things did Detroit do wrong? America can't save Detroit, Detroit needs to save Detroit.

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[-] -1 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

The city is broke, they judge that they need to sell their assets to pay bills. The art institute is an asset they judge they can part with. What don't you understand? This is really simple.

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[-] -1 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

No my post was honest, not remotely shallow. You seem to struggle with honesty. Why?

Dave Bing.

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[-] -2 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

Your brain appears to be disorganized. If its a sacrifice zone, it can only blame itself. Chicago has teeming museums. They should mimic Chicago.

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[-] -3 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

You really do have a poorly organized brain. I didn't say anything about unions. Serious question: Can you stay on topic? Do you struggle to stay focused?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Cockroach

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[-] -2 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

Nope, can't stay on topic. Odd.

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[-] -2 points by Whetherman1968 (-67) 1 year ago

Odd again, discussing unions when no unions were ever mentioned by me. Very creepy. Stay away from small helpless children. PLEASE.