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Landline Creative Labs officially launches

Well, late last week, we passed our final inspection and got our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Ypsilanti. So Landline Creative Labs is now officially in business, and our first eight tenants have already started moving in. And, in recognition of this fact, the good folks at Concentrate just ran a nice piece […]

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How many Syrian refugees do you think we could we have relocated to the United States for the cost of those 59 pointless Tomahawk missiles, which retail for about $1.6 million each?

Last night, after returning home from a quick trip to see my 92 year old grandmother in Kentucky, my plan was to stay up late and hammer out an angry post about the ineffective sham of an attack the Trump administration launched against the regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad this weekend. Unfortunately, though, when we […]

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The Water Street Millage… back on the ballot August 8

This past August, by an incredibly slim, 39 vote margin, Ypsilantians decided not to pass a 2.3 mill tax that would have raised approximately $10,006,548 over 14 years in order to pay down debt related to the City’s purchase almost two decades ago of 38 acres of riverfront property, referred to collectively as Water Street. […]

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The world is burning, and I can’t stop watching James Brown videos

Maybe it’s some kind of self-preservation thing, but every time I’ve tried to read the news this evening, I’ve found myself magically transported to the world of James Brown. I’m not even sure how it happens. One minute, I’m reading about how the White House is blaming the Obama administration for today’s deadly gas attack […]

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Evidence emerges that Blackwater’s Erik Prince managed a backchannel communications link with Putin for the Trump campaign

And here I thought that maybe Amway heiress Betsy DeVos got the job as Secretary of Education because, she offered to supply Trump properties with light bulbs and laundry detergent. Yeah, according to the Washington Post, it looks as though Betsy DeVos’s brother, Erik Prince, the founder of the covert private military entity Blackwater, and […]

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