Rust Belt Revival Part 1: Industry

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from one veteran to another

When I was a young boy I had 3 favorite holidays; Christmas, Independence day, and today of all days Veterans Day. Paying homage to three of my favorite ideals (getting free stuff, freedom and the men and women who fought for it) seemed to be high on my list of priorities and I always saw [...]

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Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses…

Somewhere along the winding course of history, our country provided the world’s perceptually weak and unwanted individuals with a place to proudly call home; where they could not only survive, but thrive at the behest of their own will. This unprecedented approach to embracing the poor, the tired, and the huddled masses longing for freedom [...]

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What’s In A Name?

Rust Belt beer, Rust Belt ice cream, Rust Belt diners, Rust belt-errific.  In the Great Lakes area we heart our Rust Belt.  But it’s the rest of the nation that seems the hard sell.  Rarely does the national news use Rust Belt when announcing good news.  Actually, rarely does a national news anchor seem able [...]

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