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Gary seeks federal funds to demolish 1,100 buildings
Indiana University Daily Student ^ | July 1, 2009 | ap reports

Posted on 07/01/2009 8:10:10 PM PDT by muawiyah

GARY – Gary officials are seeking nearly $25 million in federal money to tear down more than 900 abandoned houses and 200 empty commercial buildings.......

(Excerpt) Read more at idsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: bluezones; gary; homes; rehab; sell; urban; urbanrenewal
Contrast what the Democrats are doing here with the Old Politics ~ retrieving property from slums by using your tax dollars to knock down nasty buildings ~ and what the very same Democrats want to do under Crap & Tax when you try to sell your house ~ fix it up, buy new appliances, insulate, etc.

You can just imagine what happens to these "slum clearance" projects when even the federales can't buy the properties to knock down until they're modernized to EPA standards.

1 posted on 07/01/2009 8:10:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Declare the city a tax-free zone and it’ll be a sprawling metropolis within months.


2 posted on 07/01/2009 8:11:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: muawiyah
I saw Gary as an example of the decay that occurs in a History Channel episode of “Life After People”. This and Chernobyl have been good examples of what things look like when people disappear. Next up Detroit and many other American Inner Cities.
3 posted on 07/01/2009 8:13:19 PM PDT by TCats
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To: muawiyah

“Dust off for orbit and nuke Gary, IN from space. It is the only way to be safe.”

Line from Aliens and the welfare recips and other vermin in gary are worse than the aliens.


4 posted on 07/01/2009 8:14:19 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: muawiyah

I say we sell Gary to Chicago and save the money. It is really not part of Indiana anyway.


5 posted on 07/01/2009 8:15:22 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

better yet declare the city a public health and safety hazard and burn it to the ground and send everyone living there to a)chicago, b)detroit, c) prison, or d)venezuela.


6 posted on 07/01/2009 8:15:33 PM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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To: muawiyah

The Republicans should attach a rider requiring a large billobard every 1000 feet, with the words “This is what electing Democrats brings you”...


7 posted on 07/01/2009 8:16:46 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: ikka

That is over 200k per building to tear them down? Sounds like they are funding a rebuild not tear down. Somebody is getting rich off this.


8 posted on 07/01/2009 8:22:38 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; muawiyah
Don't know quite why, but the title brought this to mind.

Cheers!

9 posted on 07/01/2009 8:23:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I love that scene. “Gary?... Gary?” Bwaaa!


10 posted on 07/01/2009 8:31:56 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: Oldexpat

$23,000 per building, but 200 of them are larger commercial buildings. I’d think it’s more like $1500 per house (’cause you have to do it someone safely and there’s debris to get rid of). A large 2 or 3 story brick on steel frame building can take a whopping bunch of money to clear out.


11 posted on 07/01/2009 8:34:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: OCC

Gary not really part of Indiana?

Obama carried Indiana by a narrow margin. I wonder if he carried the state because he built up a huge margin in Gary, which offset more Republican parts of the state.


12 posted on 07/01/2009 8:36:16 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I heard they want to build a Michael Jackson museum in Gary. That would be promoted as an economic development project, I’m sure, if it happens.

But, would big numbers of tourists venture out into the rest of Gary, if they come in to see the museum?


13 posted on 07/01/2009 8:37:37 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldexpat

I believe the term is “shovel ready”.


14 posted on 07/01/2009 8:47:37 PM PDT by OCC
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To: muawiyah

Want to annihilate a city, turn it into uninhabitable ruins?

2 choices:

1) carpet bomb it like Dresden in World War 2.

2) elect democrats.


15 posted on 07/01/2009 8:51:58 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Gary smells (as in stinks), I doubt anyone would want to visit the Jackson shack, if it still exists. I would rather visit David Lee Roth’s home... it is somewhere in Indiana, so I have heard.


16 posted on 07/01/2009 8:53:06 PM PDT by OCC
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Not surprised. I’ve been saying for 15 years that the 3 biggest ****holes in America are, Detroit MI, Gary IN, and Texarcana AR


17 posted on 07/01/2009 9:00:28 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: muawiyah

By missing an exit off 80/94 to I-65 South, I was in the near heart of the beast today. My exit to do a turn back was closed so I drove to another highway to get on 65. The point is I noticed that nearly every business had fence or steel bar type doors and even many houses had bars over all the windows and steel security doors. It was sobering to see.


18 posted on 07/01/2009 9:11:31 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: muawiyah
Democrats use government money in substitute for thinking. Here's an idea, set loose three or four Robosaurus robots lose to battle each other in Gary in a live reality tv show. Free destruction. Best. TV show. Ever.


19 posted on 07/01/2009 9:15:39 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: muawiyah
Gary Indiana...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQPyUP7w3nA

20 posted on 07/01/2009 10:05:33 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Oldexpat

“somebody getting rich off of this”........probably Joe Jackson under the auspices of Al Sharpton


21 posted on 07/01/2009 11:58:20 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: TCats
There are whole sections of Detroit, up near State Fair, I think that have reverted to prarie.

There is a web site out there that shows this.

22 posted on 07/02/2009 3:48:25 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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23 posted on 07/02/2009 4:07:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: muawiyah

Just advertise on Craigslist that the building materials are free to the first takers. They’ll have the buildings demolished and hauled away for free.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/49394962.html


24 posted on 07/02/2009 9:30:27 AM PDT by sail4sea
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To: Dilbert San Diego; All

I think that Bob Barr got 3% of the vote in Inidiana..


25 posted on 08/13/2009 4:53:36 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: muawiyah

The city/redevelopment agency owns all of these properties?
Or are they just skipping due process for the rightful owners?


26 posted on 08/13/2009 5:18:43 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: sail4sea

“Just advertise on Craigslist that the building materials are free to the first takers. They’ll have the buildings demolished and hauled away for free.”

That is blatant disrespect for the elected officials who are counting on kickbacks from demo contracts and outright misappropriation of funds.


27 posted on 08/13/2009 5:28:53 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: RGSpincich
This is Indiana, not Connecticut. There is a presumption that the buildings were lawfully acquired.

You ever been to Gary?

28 posted on 08/13/2009 7:45:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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