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Zimbow
08-29-2013, 07:24 AM
Wow...

Detroit’s funeral directors received this unusual text message last month. “FYI, city of Detroit can’t process death certificates because they have no paper and don’t have money to buy any.”


The message, from a fellow funeral director, was mostly true: The city did stop issuing certified copies of birth and death certificates on July 23, days after the July 18 bankruptcy filing. That day, a nervous paper vendor demanded cash — and the city wanted to do business as usual, on credit.




Read more here;

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130829/METRO01/308290046/Death-certificates-took-holiday-wake-bankruptcy-filing?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7 Cp

angel0430
08-29-2013, 07:53 AM
It is really sad to see a city struggling this way. And then seeing that the government is spending money on other um-important stuff is worst.

duane1969
08-29-2013, 12:13 PM
Yet they have $400 million to build a new hockey arena http://www.abc15.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/detroit-financial-crisis-bankruptcy-filing-wont-halt-new-400m-red-wings-hockey-arena

pwaldo
08-30-2013, 09:31 PM
Yet they have $400 million to build a new hockey arena http://www.abc15.com/dpp/sports/sports_blogs_national/detroit-financial-crisis-bankruptcy-filing-wont-halt-new-400m-red-wings-hockey-arena

They don't call it hockeytown for nothing!