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Hiroshima vs Detroit -- 64 years later
9/25/2009 | VANITY

Posted on 09/26/2009 5:38:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: SeekAndFind

Thank-you Seek. That is what I thought viewing some videos of Detroit several months ago..a warning what is to come to the rest of the country.


51 posted on 09/26/2009 9:01:58 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: goat granny

White Flight


52 posted on 09/26/2009 9:03:24 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: SeekAndFind

http://holysouls.com/sar/rosarymiracle.htm


53 posted on 09/26/2009 9:11:08 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: SeekAndFind

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~detroitchurches/page48.htm

On my birth certificate..but I guess it is no longer there..


54 posted on 09/26/2009 9:20:14 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: SeekAndFind
Hmmmm, Detroit today

Do we call it? ...

Terrorism?

A Man Made disaster?...

Or just another Demo-crap-hole....

55 posted on 09/26/2009 9:21:24 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: Irisshlass

Seek..forget that last link I posted..that hospital closed in 1949..LOL I’ll have to ask my mother which one it was and if it is still there.


56 posted on 09/26/2009 9:27:46 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: grellis

This is just mean. Hiroshima looked a lot better than this. ;’)

Detroit looks much better than it did when I was a kid. I attribute this to a few things. A) demolition of derelict houses, B) a bunch of people died in the 1990s, and C) a bunch of other people went to prison for killin’ ‘em.


57 posted on 09/26/2009 9:53:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Irisshlass
What the news papers never mentioned was black flight...that did not fit the agenda...the middle class blacks wanted out as well....Put a first grader on a bus and they spent an hour being bussed to a strange school miles from their homes....both black and white middle class hated it...they wanted neighbor schools just like the white folk..You will note that in most inner cities there is no middle class blacks. There fore no one successful to emulate.... The only hero's are vulgar rappers or pimps drug dealers and sports stars......doctors, nurses, lawyers and teachers, etc are no where to be seen...
58 posted on 09/26/2009 10:59:40 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: hiredhand

Correct analysis and brilliant articulation of this process!!!


59 posted on 09/27/2009 5:29:29 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


60 posted on 09/27/2009 6:22:31 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: sushiman
In my area you can't even get a building permit for a single family home unless you have 2 acres,or more, of land.
61 posted on 09/27/2009 6:44:21 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: goat granny

You are right!


62 posted on 09/27/2009 8:25:36 AM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Correct analysis and brilliant articulation of this process!!!

Thanks! :-)
63 posted on 09/27/2009 9:10:08 AM PDT by hiredhand (Understand the CRA and why we're facing economic collapse - see my about page.)
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To: hiredhand
If anybody has read this far, I'm certain I've offended you in one way or another.

Only the hardcore blind. I think your about page should be required reading. Thank you.

64 posted on 09/27/2009 11:31:24 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman (Luke 23:31)
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To: MurrietaMadman
I'm honored that you would say such a thing. I review that page every month or so, and it's still RELEVANT. So I leave it! :-)
65 posted on 09/27/2009 12:18:57 PM PDT by hiredhand (Understand the CRA and why we're facing economic collapse - see my about page.)
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To: GeronL
"I hear it was a grand city once. Now its just sad. The abandoned portion of Detroit is larger in area than San Francisco... so I hear."

At one time, Detroit was the grand American city and rivaled New York as the power center of the country. I don't know anything about Buffalo, but the other two "great" Lake Erie cities - Toledo and Cleveland - were really tremendous places to live, work and raise families.

I believe that the Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland symphonies all pre-date 1900. And, all three cities were at one time, tremendous incubators for art & music as well as home to some of America's strongest and most diverse companies. The 1960s were the beginning of the end. Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland never really recovered from those troubled times.

66 posted on 10/04/2009 8:50:34 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: OldDeckHand

They obviously need higher taxes. /sarc


67 posted on 10/04/2009 8:53:56 PM PDT by GeronL (meow)
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To: SeekAndFind

My sister just forwarded a similar “64 years later” e mail
to me, it having been forwarded to her by a friend>
I’m glad I google the title, because the first thing that came up was this freerepublic thread. Interestingly , virtually ALL the pix are different, and my sister’s thread didn’t include any pictures of “Old” Detroit.
And lacked the ‘kicker’ line about “who won the war”.


68 posted on 10/14/2009 9:10:32 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: pennyfarmer

so all detroit needs is “dictatorships and religious extremism”?


69 posted on 10/26/2009 4:43:09 PM PDT by harry krishna
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To: SeekAndFind

btt


70 posted on 08/06/2010 9:40:55 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: pennyfarmer

Detroit—what religious extremism? Do you mean the Mooslems taking over?


71 posted on 08/08/2010 2:39:45 PM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: eleni121

Yes


72 posted on 08/08/2010 3:52:52 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes. The contrasts really do tell quite a story.
73 posted on 09/11/2011 2:39:17 PM PDT by JoanVarga (To vote for a politician is much like being an accomplice to a crime. -J.V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Got pinged to this from another thread. Bump to the top. It’s worth it.


74 posted on 08/04/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: preacher
For a video tour of Detroit go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_vDOrqOOQ

Thanks for the link. I thought it was odd that the (foreign) film-makers appear to blame Detroit's destruction on "globalization." But the fact is, Detroit wasted away because it refused to globalize, refused to change at all. The unions liked the unsustainable system too much. First the car companies, and finally the government itself. The city just collected taxes and padded its friends until the producers ran away and the money ran out.

The marvel is only how a corrupt little game where one entity is protected at the expense of the others—unions—can fail to adapt before other people's money stops coming in. The process took a long time, until there's barely anyone left to turn out the lights.

75 posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:19 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SeekAndFind

A still relevant thread.


76 posted on 08/06/2013 11:39:22 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Boycott Starbucks.)
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