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twin leaks.

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                        WikiLeaks shows Clinton aide touting Lafayette coneys

Amid the excerpts from closed-door speeches by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Wall Street executives and backroom discussions of political strategy comes a shout-out about a venerable Detroit restaurant.

It’s not every day that WikiLeaks reveals something as mundane as who ate where and what. But that’s just what emerged in the latest drop Friday of hacked emails from the anti-secrecy website that releases secret and classified information.

During a Michigan stop with Clinton in March that included Detroit and Flint, Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill offers his take on a local eatery in an email to campaign chairman John Podesta, which were hacked by WikiLeaks.

“On a personal note, I just had two Coney Island hot dogs at the famous Lafayette Coney Island next to the hotel. I highly recommend. Bring your defibrillator, or ask to borrow one from USSS (United States Secret Service),” he writes.

He’s not alone. Detroit coneys — Lafayette or next-door rival American Coney Island — which feature wieners with beanless chili sauce, onions and mustard, have drawn fans for decades. Some who leave the area or the state pine for them. Debate rages about the virtues of both.

Lafayette’s owner wasn’t available to bask in the attention, but other fans have weighed in in the past. “There’s only one hot dog stand in Detroit and that’s Lafayette Coney Island,” said a devoted fan in a Detroit News article.

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credits: konrad maziarz (photo), detroitnews.com

detroit renaissance.

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on a downtown detroit day

discovering

beautiful little gems 

in so many

unexpected places

buoying our hopes

for a city

that has not given up

and is beginning

to thrive once again

in spite of

challenges

that once seemed

insurmountable.

“there is no power for change greater

than a community discovering what it cares about.”

– margaret j. wheatley

the most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things. – temple grandin

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our class went to see

 nick cave’s art exhibit

up close and personal

sound suits

colors

swirls

dancing

textures

fun

then made

their own accessories

in his style

and

learned so much

about art having no boundaries

 how things can look and sound and feel

art can be found in all kinds of places

and

most of all

that each of them are artists in their own right.

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http://knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2015/7/1/nick-cave-exhibit-launches-in-detroit/