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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Ambassador bridge owner jailed for contempt

whats your take on Matty Moroun getting jailed for contempt? i personally think it's funny as hell. that rich asshole owns my company among others and seems to show little to no compassion for the people who work for him. i realize he got released yesterday by the appeals board, but it's possible he could go back in the beginning of february. i haven't been downtown in awhile so i don't know how the project looks but after looking at this site it shows they clearly didn't follow the plan. http://www.freep.com/article/2012011...yssey=obinsite
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Old January 15th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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I don't have any thoughts on it. If he violated the contract, then the judge has to act. On the other hand, the Maroun's claim they have spent millions of dollars on the new bridge development and now the state wants to do it a different way.

I have no idea who is right but I would like to see business stay in the hands of private business.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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I don't have any thoughts on it. If he violated the contract, then the judge has to act. On the other hand, the Maroun's claim they have spent millions of dollars on the new bridge development and now the state wants to do it a different way.

I have no idea who is right but I would like to see business stay in the hands of private business.
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whats your take on Matty Moroun getting jailed for contempt? i personally think it's funny as hell. that rich asshole owns my company among others and seems to show little to no compassion for the people who work for him.
It's not illegal to be successfull. You are free to go get a job somewhere else.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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P.S. I'm not up to date with the Moroun situation. Read about it last summer but not up to date with it now.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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When going to the bridge, they planned it so that everybody is forced to go by his gas station and duty free shop to get to the entrance to the bridge. Its confusing going that way. As some people that don't want to go to the bridge are forced to by the design of the roadway. It funnels everybody to the gas station and duty free store before the entrance to the bridge
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Old January 17th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #7
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When going to the bridge, they planned it so that everybody is forced to go by his gas station and duty free shop to get to the entrance to the bridge. Its confusing going that way. As some people that don't want to go to the bridge are forced to by the design of the roadway. It funnels everybody to the gas station and duty free store before the entrance to the bridge
Kodiak's link gives you a pretty good description of what happened. It sounds like Matty didn't even bother to follow the scope of work as it was laid out and pretty much pulled a Cartman "I'll do what I want". I'd love to see MDOT bulldoze it and charge him for the cleanup and re-work.
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Matty's only problem is doing what the fukc he wants...aside from that I admire his business sense.
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