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Meanwhile, Peak Symbolism In Front Of GM's Detroit Headquarters

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Let's see: do massive sinkholes next to the headquarters of other massive sinkholes, located in a bankrupt city that may soon become a massive sinkhole, qualify for Federal bailouts?

From Jalopnik:

Oh, what a great thing to happen during the auto show when thousands of people are in downtown Detroit! Crews are working to patch up this giant sinkhole outside the Renaissance Center, which is home to General Motors, among other things.

 

The sinkhole, 30 feet deep, is believed to have been caused by a water main break and was discovered Saturday night after a cab driver drove into it. The cab driver was rescued and there are no other injuries.

 

The Michigan Department of Transportation tells WXYZ that because of underground utilities and the sheer size of the hole, there's no telling how long it'll take to fix it up.

And here is how the sinkhole moves from the GM building, to the street adjacent.

h/t @noalpha_allbeta

 


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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:11 | Link to Comment youngman
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GM is...was a sinkhole too...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:15 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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From channel stuffing to sink hole stuffing...what's next for Detroit???

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:22 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Cool..

"vaulted" streets..  just like The Fed and Fort Knox.

..just wait till the foundation falls out of downtown Chicago.

.. where is the Merc nowadays?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:49 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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moneypit, GM

sinkhole, Detroit

 

 

any combination you like.

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Oquities
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let's give them more loans

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:47 | Link to Comment BuddyEffed
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Pretty much anywhere you go, the lowest common denominator is the sewer pipe.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:20 | Link to Comment HardlyZero
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Just like Ghostbusters...can't they cross-the-flows and put the channel suffing into the pit ?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:49 | Link to Comment Manthong
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aha!  you got it.

it's the financial ectoplasmic goop that is bubbling up and drowning all things good.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Poor Grogman
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Boris copper mining operations finally uncovered

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:23 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Finally, an application suitable for Volts

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:34 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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"If you want to keep your sink ho, you can keep your sink ho."

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:13 | Link to Comment Manthong
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:-D from Volt-air..

“It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.”

“The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture for wild beasts to fight in."

-Voltaire

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Voltaire

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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GM Bondholders finally see daylight!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:02 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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Speaking of the royally screwed GM Bondholders, exctly why (aside from the "progressive" liberal media covering once again for their Magic Negro), wasn't that the financial scandal story of the century?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Manthong
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..because they own the "journalists". 

 They are not out there to give you news and reasoned opinion, they are out there to give you "the line".

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Bangin7GramRocks
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Because they were going bankrupt for years. Any conservative investor already fled. It was only sharks looking for an easy buck that owned those bonds. They gambled on a worthless company and lost. And don't tell me about rule of law. The only rule of law that was followed in those 2 years was the bonus payments to the AIG criminals. In other words, fuck them all!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:48 | Link to Comment patb
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The GM Bonds issue was legal. Supreme Court said so.

The IRS as Super-Senior creditor opted to pass on taxes owed but, to reboot the company.

 

Unusual, but legal

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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And why are they payng bonuses and dividends to employees and "new GM" stock holders when there are still thousands out there completely fucked by this travesty of law?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Bangin7GramRocks
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Boo Hoo! They should have followed all of the rules of law and the entire banking sector and automotive sector would've ceased to exist in 2009. Everyone would be bankrupt. Stop being such an idealistic pussy.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:45 | Link to Comment SDShack
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You obviously don't know the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy, or how the laws were violated in GM's and AIG's case. Thanks for playing.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:24 | Link to Comment USA USA
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What is behind thet red brick wall in the movie at 9 and 17 secs?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:38 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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Jimmy Hoffa

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Oh look.. There goes Geraldo Rivera to find out!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:51 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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CNN on the scene, with Jane Valez and Nancy Grace, "what did you think when you saw the severed head"?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:04 | Link to Comment Rukeysers Ghost
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There is an easy solution for this. GM should fill the hole with all the unsold Chevy Volts. This is a win win for Detroit and GM.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:53 | Link to Comment caShOnlY
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GM is...was a sinkhole too.

just wait until the 33 billion taxpayer donation and 20 billion IPO cash run out.  "new" GM's mantra will be ... "We're b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-c-k!!!"

just a matter of time really, old dog's never learn new tricks.

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 01:40 | Link to Comment huntergvl
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The correct term is, "MONEY HOLE!"

We have finally moved from dumping out in the middle of nowhere, to being able to pour money down the hole at the actual location where dumping money into a hole serves america, best.

http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-should-the-government-stop-dumping-mon,14289/

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:12 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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My day is complete.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:24 | Link to Comment The man with po...
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Maybe GM could 'channel stuff' the sink hole, ha ha!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:23 | Link to Comment HardlyZero
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Two peas in a sink hole (we think alike).  We can start a "Channel Stuffing for Sinkholes" LLC !

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Save_America1st
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Detroit is America's "Greece"...and nobody even seems to give a shit.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:16 | Link to Comment One And Only
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Remind me again why it's my fault and why I should give a shit.

Detoit should gets it shit together and that's not my responsibility.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:08 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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You should only give a shit if you feel that Detroit is merely the canary in a coal mine. Detroit has gotten to where it is today more quickly than the rest of us but Detroit is not unique in the things that ails it.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:25 | Link to Comment The man with po...
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Out of sight is truly out of mind Save_America1st.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Once it became clear that The People's Missile Army of USSR was never going to nuke Detroit, the last hope was lost.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:13 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Deposit loan payment here:

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:13 | Link to Comment hankwil74
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Just fill it with dollar bills and pour some Quikrete over it.

 

/Bernanke'd

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:14 | Link to Comment shermacman
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Who says there is no good news?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:14 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Crumbling infrastructure  as Trillions go to parasitic banks and crony capitalist inventory pushers.

And we're not supposed to judge people or promote them based on gender but we've got a vagina at the helm of GM.

Whoopee!

USSA!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:47 | Link to Comment SDShack
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But I thought 0zer0's 2009 Porkulus bill was all about fixing the infrastructure. How can this happen?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:17 | Link to Comment GolfHatesMe
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Did Kevin Henry just take a bathroom break? 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:18 | Link to Comment MR166
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OK guys, I hate Detroit and the union strangle hold it represents as much as the next guy but you cannot call that a "Massive" sink hole by any stretch of the imagination.  Now if it were to swallow an entire block of Detroit that would be cause for celebration........"One small step for man...........".

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I wouldn't want to drive into the thing.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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They are just pissed because they drained the swimin hole.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Spungo
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Even after taking a 30 foot drop, the cab driver is in better shape than GM.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:20 | Link to Comment LetsDoThisAlready
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Market is down today...following the McClellan oscillator 1929 DJIA graph (google it), this could be a big correction coming. At least I freakin' hope so....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:24 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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It's halftime in America bitchez, and Detroit in coming back.

http://youtu.be/IRtvpMPLQ8o

http://youtu.be/SKL254Y_jtc

At least that's what the teevee told me.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:21 | Link to Comment Bogdog
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You didn't build that.

Oh wait....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:28 | Link to Comment all-priced-in
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Five (no make that seven) unionized public works department employees standing at the edge of a hole doing nothing.

 

 Classic. 

 

 

 

  

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:47 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Hey now, one of them is supervising the doing of nothing.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:55 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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You have that wrong.   The seven of them are supervising the ONE guy in the hole who's 'working'.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:24 | Link to Comment realitybiter
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"If I had an indicator of the success of my administration's bailing out the economy it would look like that sinkhole"

 

Now quit bothering me.  I am bizzy with greece and bin laden.

 

git over her Jayzee!  March madness is comin'!  Lets look at our pix!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Peak peak.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:32 | Link to Comment The_Ungrateful_Yid
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GM: The deadbeat of Amerika

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:34 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Annnnnd....... it's gone. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Meanwhile, Peak Symbolism In Front Of GM's Detroit Headquarters

 

Not as "Peak" as the 9/11 Memorial sinkhole(s):

http://0.tqn.com/d/architecture/1/0/H/-/1/National-9-11-Memorial-WideAng...

DOWN
THE
DRAIN

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:37 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Very propitious sign...a sinkhole as 2014 begins....

Bullish!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:43 | Link to Comment youngman
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For all the killing going on there....its probably just a new Potters Field for mass burial....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:43 | Link to Comment replaceme
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i bet you could put a shitload of trucks in that hole - winning!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:45 | Link to Comment topspinslicer
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It be racist not to say nice things aout Detroit -- you will be slammd and interogated by the media in that order

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:00 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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      They should entomb all the leftover 'Chevy Volts' in that sinkhole.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Finally a new job in Detroit! 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:08 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Detroit is a bottomless pit...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:34 | Link to Comment tongue.stan
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Looks like a classic cup-and-handle formation.

Happy days are here again!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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Wot? No "shelter in place"

Oportunity wasted.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:05 | Link to Comment deepsouthdoug
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More like 'Deep' Symbolism don't you think?
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:17 | Link to Comment all-priced-in
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Things must really be tough in Detroit - back in the good old days the "workers" standing around staring into the hole in the ground at least had shovels to lean on.

 

Maybe this isn't a shovel ready project.

 

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:54 | Link to Comment brombones
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Throw some money in that mother!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:59 | Link to Comment hesk
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China making a direct route.

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