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Poster Child For Corporate Welfare was uploaded to Flickr

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Boeing depends upon taxpayer dollars more than most corporations.

See for instance:
The top welfare recipient of them all is aerospace giant Boeing, which has operations spread all across the country building aircraft and working on numerous Department of Defense projects. The amount of work Boeing does for the federal government no doubt plays a part in the amount of subsidies the company has been able to secure, but Boeing has also played hardball with local jurisdictions to get enormous tax breaks. With more than $13 billion coming in from 148 handouts, Boeing has thoroughly entrenched itself in the interest of the government and taxpayers.

Despite the immense amount of money the company receives, it has still gone on to hold cities hostage in tax negotiations, threatening to remove jobs and open up shop in friendlier climates. In 2013, Boeing secured the highest ever tax break at the state level when it cornered the Washington legislature into ceding to its demands, lest it move its production plants to another part of the country. The legislature granted Boeing its wish, but Boeing went on to announce drastic layoffs anyway, angering many locals.

Boeing has become the king of corporate handouts, and other corporations have a long way to go to catch up.
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www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/high-on-the-hog-the-top-8…

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I took Poster Child For Corporate Welfare on March 02, 2018 at 05:07AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 17, 2019 at 12:24PM

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March 17th, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Moorish Science Temple of America inc was uploaded to Flickr

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Temple Nine, 1000 N Hoyne, Ukrainian Village, Chicago.

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I took Moorish Science Temple of America inc on June 16, 2013 at 01:55PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 24, 2016 at 01:42PM

((Sometimes, not all times, but more than half of the time, these automatic IFTTT posts are created twice. Too lazy to troubleshoot, so this is an apology for all the future times it will happen))

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August 24th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Free Soap was uploaded to Flickr

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35mm, scanned from a print (sadly). I’d guess taken in 1997, but I could be off by a few years either way.

Broadway, Chicago

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I took Free Soap on December 31, 1996 at 06:00PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 16, 2016 at 09:02PM

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August 16th, 2016 at 8:36 pm

MCMXXVIII was uploaded to Flickr

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The Civic Opera House, 1928

(note for the photography purists: I removed a bit of another building in the lower right corner using Photoshop’s “content aware fill”. In other words, this photo is not photojournalism)

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I took MCMXXVIII on March 31, 2012 at 01:03PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 08, 2016 at 10:47AM

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June 8th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Jesus is π was uploaded to Flickr

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or whatever that says.

Of course, in the Old Testament, Pi=3, as Isaac Asimov points out:

"The exact function of the “molten sea” is not stated, though it seems most likely that it was a container for water used in the various rituals. The interesting point is that its upper rim seems to be circular in shape with a diameter of ten cubits and a circumference of thirty cubits. This is impossible, for the ratio of the circumference to the diameter (a ratio called “pi” by mathematicians) is given here as 30/10=3, whereas the real value of pi is an unending decimal which begins 3.14159… If the molten sea were really ten cubits in diameter it would have to be just under thirty-one and a half cubits in circumference.

The explanation is, of course, that the Biblical writers were not mathematicians or even interested in mathematics and were merely giving approximate figures. Still, to those who are obsessed with the notion that every word in the Bible is infallible (and who know a little mathematics) it is bound to come as a shock to be told that the Bible says that the value of pi is 3. “
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Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

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I took Jesus is π on May 28, 2016 at 09:04AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 04, 2016 at 02:18PM

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June 4th, 2016 at 1:29 pm

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Andrew and Phil in the Neon Light was uploaded to Flickr

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Lockhart, TX

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I took Andrew and Phil in the Neon Light on January 16, 2016 at 02:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 25, 2016 at 10:54AM

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January 25th, 2016 at 10:59 am

Lake Michigan Is A Dangerous Body Of Water was uploaded to Flickr

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Evanston, just south of Northwestern University

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I took Lake Michigan Is A Dangerous Body Of Water on January 07, 2016 at 07:01AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 07, 2016 at 01:01PM

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January 7th, 2016 at 5:20 pm

You Say You Care was uploaded to Flickr

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decrepit neon, Lincoln Park somewhere (Elbo Room maybe)

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I took You Say You Care on October 12, 2015 at 05:52PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 13, 2015 at 03:13PM

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October 13th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

How Do You Think It Feels was uploaded to Flickr

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S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

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I took How Do You Think It Feels on July 22, 2015 at 06:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 27, 2015 at 03:44PM

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July 27th, 2015 at 11:51 am

Re Beautiful was uploaded to Flickr

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Near Diversey, I think. Full text reads “You Are Beautiful”, but I didn’t have the right lens to capture it all…

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I took Re Beautiful on July 18, 2015 at 05:02PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 24, 2015 at 05:07PM

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July 24th, 2015 at 10:50 am

40R Italian Shit was uploaded to Flickr

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or suit, depending.

Rogers Park somewhere

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I took 40R Italian Shit on April 12, 2015 at 05:13PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 14, 2015 at 03:49PM

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April 14th, 2015 at 9:05 am

Gas For Less was uploaded to Flickr

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I took Gas For Less on January 04, 2015 at 01:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 04, 2015 at 11:02PM

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January 4th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Neon – Phyllis Musical Inn was uploaded to Flickr

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Division Street at night. Phyllis Music Inn was allegedly established in 1954

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I took Neon – Phyllis Musical Inn on July 13, 2014 at 10:52PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 04, 2014 at 03:29PM

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August 4th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Blue Star Memorial Highway was uploaded to Flickr

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I took Blue Star Memorial Highway on June 04, 2014 at 01:15PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 04, 2014 at 06:16PM

Boarding Stable was uploaded to Flickr

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West Fulton, I think.

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Boarding Stable was taken on July 11, 2007 at 06:07PM

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November 24th, 2012 at 11:28 am