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Posted: 7/25/2013 12:45:29 PM EST
Not really surprising, but still interesting when you look at the numbers.

Timber
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:27:31 PM EST
Sad.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:33:37 PM EST
#4 was worse than I thought.

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The only reason the US doesn't file for bankruptcy and leave the entire country looking like Detroit is because the Treasury is creating trillions of dollars out of thin air.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:36:21 PM EST
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Evidently their server got Detroited. Edit. It's back up. Edit2: back down.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:37:52 PM EST
I left in 2001 and the city was starting to show positive signs. They had the new stadiums downtown, the casino's were coming, and private developers were developing high end units on the water front. They had everything going for it but apparently the corrupt and racist Mayor's and city council decided to continue their corruption, greed, and racist ways which ran the city into the ground.

I was just back in Detroit on July 4th weekend. Some buildings have been updated but just as many have now become abandoned. A private developer could come in and turn the city around, especially with all the cheap property. But they would be subject to the whims of the greedy, corrupt, and racist politicians there as well as union forces. Buying up several blocks, gating it off, cleaning it up, and providing security would be possible in areas now. But you would need union workers to do all that work as well as minority contractors. Then you could expect to get sued by a minority contractor for something. In the end it simply isn't worth it. Huge houses for $10,000 and less and it is not worth it. That is how bad the political climate is in Detroit.
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Fact #26 Ran by Democraps since the 60's
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Reminds me of several cities I have been in Africa. Detroit has devinately become Fourth World...
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:53:53 PM EST
I put a lot of blame on our national leaders too. Environmentalist wackos and their onerous laws have chased out manufacturing aided by things like NAFTA and free trade rhetoric.
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For some reason I can't get the link, but a UK reporter used the same data and blamed capitalism.
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I didn't know there were casinos in Detroit.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:25:43 PM EST
Well, the last 7 are really just a restatement of the same thing.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I didn't know there were casinos in Detroit.
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MGM Grand,
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:28:07 PM EST
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Facts are for racists and dogmatists. What you are seeing are the growing pains of a city that started from nothing and is striving to fight against racism and capitalism to earn the respect its hard working and dedicated populace deserves. Democrats have done nothing but selflessly give to their denizens over the last several decades but the greed of the capitalists is too great of an obstacle to overcome. Eventually they will need to apply force to overcome the self-serving attitudes of those stealing from their communities.
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Once a great sign of capitalism and of America, now a bankrupt, derelict shit hole.
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Detroit must have been a hell of a town back in the 50s, early 60s
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Real?

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9) An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.
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We're doomed
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9) An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.


We're doomed
I bet there are areas in remote Africa with higher literacy rates.
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White Flight
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I bet there are areas in remote Africa with higher literacy rates.
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If you had to guess, what year do you think the USA passed 53% literacy? I can't find a solid source.. still looking. Just shocking to think how some sectors of humanity are marching backwards.. sadder still that this self-destruction was brought on by politicians who had their eyes wide open while it happened, and unflinchingly chose to do the wrong thing at every opportunity. When are we going to learn?
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Not 100% sure, but a whole bunch of stories like this came up when I searched.

Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:44:22 PM EST
So who is in this with me. We need about (at least) 50 families. We each buy a house for $500 bucks and make our own perimeter. We can fight off the hoards and live like kings on the inside. We will run our electricity off of solar/wind and grow our own food. We can go out by night/day and scrounge up fuel/resources as needed. It will be like the new American West We can own our own piece of land/homestead for $500. Once the word gets our about our survival more will come and we can build a new utopia. So WHO IS IN WITH ME


Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:44:49 PM EST
They are now allowing a developer of section 8 housing to build on a premium piece of land down by the water. After the Mayor himself said "you don't want section 8 on the waterfront."

They never learn.

Originally Posted By donnieR32:

For some reason I can't get the link, but a UK reporter used the same data and blamed capitalism.
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Capitalism built Detroit; socialism & black tribalism wrecked it. But the MSM is socialist and will not place blame there EVER.

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
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Yes, they bring in over a hundred million a year into the city's coffers.

Now the state is going to help finance a new hockey stadium for them. Because it will help Detroit and the rich guys in sports shouldn't have to foot the bill by themselves.
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Originally Posted By DPeacher:
The only reason the US doesn't file for bankruptcy and leave the entire country looking like Detroit is because the Treasury is creating trillions of dollars out of thin air.
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They do not have to actually even print them, they just change numbers on the balance sheets.
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Visiting them is possibly one of the most dismal life experiences imaginable.
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So who is in this with me.
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I've often wondered why investors don't do this. I think the answer would make me even sadder In the end, they probably realize that even at $500/lot, there is no profit to be made if things remain how they are.
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Real?
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Originally Posted By GI-45:

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Photoshopped. Notice that the bolt heads on the lower sign don't line up with the posts.
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MGM Grand,
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Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I didn't know there were casinos in Detroit.


MGM Grand,


do they have private security guards with AK47's guarding the place like Mexico resorts?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:53:28 PM EST
I remember about five or so years ago when renovating the Joe Louis arena was being discussed a white contractor went to a city council meeting to ask questions about work only to be told he was the wrong color to be looking for contract work in Detroit.

The unfunny douchebags on WRIF's morning radio show were having a field day with it.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Detroit must have been a hell of a town back in the 50s, early 60s
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Up until 1967....
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Up until 1967....
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Detroit must have been a hell of a town back in the 50s, early 60s


Up until 1967....
That's why I said early 60s
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:03:05 PM EST
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I've never seen that sign.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
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Detroit is a liberal democrat's utopia.

Prince Andrew wants casinos in NY for the same reason - so it doesn't collapse until after he is long gone.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:09:34 PM EST
What a fucking mess and unfortunately for them they will have to deal with an administration that is not capable of offering viable solutions.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:10:22 PM EST
Wife just read that Detroit is reporting that if you're being pulled over by anything other than a fully marked police cruiser, chances are it's not a real cop.

Cripes.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:10:54 PM EST
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The USA has double the amount of debt per person then Detroit does.



When the hard working tax payiers leave, all that's left is the FSA.
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MGM Grand,
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I didn't know there were casinos in Detroit.


MGM Grand,



Also Motor City and Greektown.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:18:36 PM EST
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That's why I said early 60s
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Originally Posted By JellyBelly:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Detroit must have been a hell of a town back in the 50s, early 60s


Up until 1967....
That's why I said early 60s


In gun shops around MI it's still considered a selling point if an old gun has a history of having been used to kill a rioter in 1967.

There are more guns attributed to killing rioters than there were rioters killed. Or rioters, for that matter.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:21:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By donnieR32:

For some reason I can't get the link, but a UK reporter used the same data and blamed capitalism.
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A large portion of the Great Unwashed believe that "capitalism" is supposed to be a jobs program.
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