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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it" -- Samuel Johnson, 18th-century English author.

* The jury's still out on whether Gov. Rick Snyder's approach to renewable energy will be better than his predecessor's:
http://mlui.org/landwater/fullarticle.asp?fileid=17517

* Where it is dangerous to be a pedestrian in Michigan:
http://t4america.org/resources/dangerousbydesign2011/states/?state=mi

* Mayor Dave Bing points out the hopeful -- and less so -- in Detroit to the New York Times. Here's the kicker for those who wonder why Detroit can't keep its public services in order -- "Currently, for every dollar Detroit spends on its payroll, it spends an additional $1.08 on pensions and health care, Mr. Bing said."
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/making-the-case-for-detroits-future/

* I have no idea what a "hackerspace" is, but my attention was caught by the promo that referred to the profile subject having "the region's best fortress in the instance of zombie invasion":
http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/09222011geek.aspx

* Based on questions from Michigan Supreme Court justices in recent oral arguments, retired Judge Lawrence Glazer says a majority is likely to rule the tax on public pension income constitutional. But there may be a twist:
http://domemagazine.com/glazer/lg092311

* Hear about the shipwrecks in Thunder Bay:
http://www.michigannow.org/2011/09/14/shipwrecks-in-thunder-bay/

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