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From the Sky, Detroit Looks Like Sarajevo
Gawker.com ^ | 04/18/10 | Matt Cherette

Posted on 04/19/2010 6:40:22 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

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To: GonzoGOP
We need to declare war on Canada, whoever loses is forced to take Detroit.

With Obama gutting our military we would probably lose and have to keep the darn thing! :-)

51 posted on 04/19/2010 8:03:23 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: DonaldC
If able to carry the correct amount of fire power

Anything short of an armored brigade with close air support and I think you would be underarmed.
52 posted on 04/19/2010 8:07:02 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: TonyInOhio

53 posted on 04/19/2010 8:09:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Those looked they were really nice homes in their day.
Sad...


54 posted on 04/19/2010 8:12:22 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: OldMissileer
With Obama gutting our military we would probably lose and have to keep the darn thing

Not if we move quickly. With the Stanley Cup still up for grabs we may be able to strike while the majority of the Canadians are distracted. We might be able to move the border markers and run away before the Canadians realize the war has started.
55 posted on 04/19/2010 8:12:32 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP
I almost choked on my coffee laughing so hard!!

It is a GREAT plan! Lets do it!

56 posted on 04/19/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: TonyInOhio

I’m a former Metro Detroiter and it’s sad to see this city in this poor shape. That’s what bad government over decades has done. I read where Mayor Dave Bing has implemented a new plan on bulldozing hundreds of old houses and buildings over the next few years. This has been needed for a long time. This a good start.


57 posted on 04/19/2010 8:17:53 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: GreenHornet
That's a terrible thing to say about Sarajevo.

Indeed... Sarajevo had that nice Olympic Village.

Here's a current view of the soccer patch:


58 posted on 04/19/2010 8:25:35 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Charles Martel

Sarajevo looks better. lol


59 posted on 04/19/2010 8:29:37 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: mitchbert
.I'm just old enough to remember it in it's heyday. Some great memories of Tiger Stadium, the Olympia, Cobo Hall, etc...

I attended the Republican National Convention in 1980, which was held at Cobo Hall--named for Albert Cobo, one of Detroit's last Republican mayors.

60 posted on 04/19/2010 8:36:26 AM PDT by Rufii
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To: KeyLargo

Really saddening. Just look at the building on the upper left, a magnificent house when it was built and for many years after. It didn’t even receive the dignity of being parted out.

But a city is not just buildings, it’s also people and the decay starts with them. By the time the buildings start to fall it’s far too late.


61 posted on 04/19/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: TonyInOhio

There used to be a website called The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit, which had a bunch of shocking before/after photos of ornate public buildings and posh corporate offices which were abandonned and now resembled Roman ruins.

The website is gone. I heard local politicos and the Chamber of Commerce bought it and shut it down.


62 posted on 04/19/2010 8:38:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TonyInOhio

The 1987 movie “Robocop” was supposed to be about Detroit (though it was mostly filmed in Dallas). I think Gran Torino was also supposed to be about Detroit.


63 posted on 04/19/2010 8:43:55 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It’s still here: http://www.detroityes.com/home.htm


64 posted on 04/19/2010 8:48:30 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: TonyInOhio
Time to send these guys in...

It would actually be an improvement!

65 posted on 04/19/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: ASOC

Thing is that Russia is getting its act together...


66 posted on 04/19/2010 8:58:31 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: KeyLargo

Hey, those pictures remind me, I just saw The Hurt Locker yesterday. There’s a touch more grass, and more wood construction, but other than that...


67 posted on 04/19/2010 8:59:55 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: KeyLargo

I see detroit as a microcosm of “Atlas Shrugged”.


68 posted on 04/19/2010 9:01:18 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Joe Boucher
Actually that doesn't sound like a lot, given it is such a big city. Here in Boston, we probably have 400 liquor stores within walking distance of my office, and that only covers part of the city.

Back in the mid-1970s, I remember Detroit being a thriving city. They had the Detroit Red Wings (hockey), Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Motown, a great place to get some good barbeque and a whole mess of thriving car factories.

Back then, it was New York City that was the dysfunctional city from hell. That was pre-Guiliani New York City. I'm thinking that Detroit needs somebody like Rudy Guiliani.

BTW, I still have a Red Wings jersey. Best hockey jerseys ever. Remember that kid that wore on in that movie about Ferris Bueller? That was me when I was a kid. No, not Ferris, but the dude in that Red Wings jersey. Boy, was I a mess back then.

69 posted on 04/19/2010 9:06:15 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 125 days away from outliving Francis Gary Powers)
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To: Rufii; grellis

Thought the Convention was at JLA? Cobo is next door, and never knew he was a Republican. Well he was Mayor during the hey day and that makes sence.


70 posted on 04/19/2010 9:12:58 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Westlander)
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To: HIDEK6

It was a white government that started the decline. White “progressives” like Jerry Cavanaugh started it. The riots happened on his watch.


71 posted on 04/19/2010 9:13:36 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: KeyLargo
From Gilded Age to Gelded Age.
72 posted on 04/19/2010 9:21:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Darren McCarty

And remember who was the Governor who called in the National Guard during the riots?????

There is a saying that the apple does not fall far from the tree.


73 posted on 04/19/2010 9:28:37 AM PDT by del4hope (The HC Bill is The Declaration of Dependence by this adm and congress)
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To: Thunder90

Fisher Body plant

Ballroom Lee Plaza Hotel

Farwell building

Whitney building

74 posted on 04/19/2010 9:39:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: TonyInOhio

Detroit - America’s Zimbabwe


75 posted on 04/19/2010 9:49:14 AM PDT by sjmjax
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To: Thunder90

76 posted on 04/19/2010 9:51:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’d buy that for a dollar!


77 posted on 04/19/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

78 posted on 04/19/2010 9:57:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EyeGuy

Yes, but those same people you praised voted in lefties like Jerry Cavanaugh and voted for the likes of FDR, Truman, and LBJ, all of whom put us on the road to serfdom. They may have been “traditional” in their personal lives, but the politicians they put in power for decades are a key reason why we are in the state we are today.


79 posted on 04/19/2010 10:00:01 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: dfwgator

Classic movie, and somewhat foretelling.


80 posted on 04/19/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

And they filmed it in Dallas, not Detroit.


81 posted on 04/19/2010 10:01:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clemenza

Well, I was ONLY commenting on the thread subject; the destruction (not decay) of yet another great American city.

I didn’t say they were perfect, just considerably better than the human detritus that destroys every constructive thing they are given.


82 posted on 04/19/2010 10:04:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Darren McCarty

“The riots happened on his watch.”

###

Was it “whites” who were rioting then, also?


83 posted on 04/19/2010 10:06:03 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: TonyInOhio

the lost state of michigan...

Rush should do a michigan update with the theme to “Land of the Lost”


84 posted on 04/19/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SamAdams76
Actually, a more apt comparison would be New York versus Philadelphia in the 1970s. If you would have asked most observers at that time which city would be a thriving, affluent metropolis, they would have probably picked Philly.

Flash forward to 2010: New York is the "Capital of the World", with even former ghetto nabes like Fort Green and Bushwick experiencing gentrification, while Philly is on its way to becoming the next Detroit, albeit with a nice historical district maintained by the NPS at its center. The key is demographics and economics: New York never lost its affluent population (and it is the affluent that make an urban center thrive, NOT the lower middle class, which stayed in Philly at a time when they fled New York) like Philly did and, more importantly, New York maintained its financial services sector, which, along with real estate, is what has driven American prosperity since the 1980s, for better and for worse. There was also somebody named Giuliani, to say nothing of a large immigrant population that, in alliance with the yuppies and the affluent, has kept a certain racial group from seizing power.

85 posted on 04/19/2010 10:08:01 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: KeyLargo

lost city of detroid.


86 posted on 04/19/2010 10:09:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TonyInOhio

Rhodesia, South Africa, Congo, Detroit, Cleveland etc. etc.


87 posted on 04/19/2010 10:12:57 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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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.

88 posted on 04/19/2010 10:18:19 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: KeyLargo

What’s really sad is that is the same type of area where you could park your car and walk to Tiger Stadium.

Without fear and suspicion.


89 posted on 04/19/2010 10:25:07 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

The problem wasn’t walking to Tiger Stadium, it was walking FROM Tiger Stadium.


90 posted on 04/19/2010 10:26:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ken21
a democrat, union controlled city and state.

Not always the state, nor actually the city even. City used to be awesome, too. Nor did the unions have much to do with Detroit's downfall. It was another factor.

91 posted on 04/19/2010 10:33:17 AM PDT by madison10 ("Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything.")
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To: dfwgator

The secret was to make sure you were buying somethiing from the residents/street vendors. Get a baseball, a pennant, a cap as you head to the car.


92 posted on 04/19/2010 10:37:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: chippewaman

>>I read where Mayor Dave Bing has implemented a new plan on bulldozing hundreds of old houses and buildings over the next few years. <<

There was ONE, exactly ONE house bulldozed before the state said they must stop because of asbestos.

It was a great idea.


93 posted on 04/19/2010 10:38:28 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: dfwgator

You could also always walk to the Lindell and call your insurance company to report a stolen/vandalized car.

If Lolich can get away with it, why not!


94 posted on 04/19/2010 10:39:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: netmilsmom

Damn environmentalists killed Detroit, now they won’t even allow a proper burial.


95 posted on 04/19/2010 10:40:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Ya got that right.


96 posted on 04/19/2010 10:41:40 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: netmilsmom

Remember what Daily did in chicago?

Detroit should just schedule fire department training.


97 posted on 04/19/2010 10:43:06 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: madison10

Archer tried to put the city on the right track but the King Kwame Administration and the collapse of the auto industry were the last straw. Easy mortgages allowed folks from the inner city to finally make it to the suburbs and Detroit lost the last of its productive class and tax base. Pretty much all that is welfare mooches. Downtown was alright the last time I was there but the areas getting there look like Stalingrad after the siege.

Cavanaugh started the decline, Coleman Young exacerbated the process, Archer tried to arrest it and Kwame reveled in it. What is left is a dead city with no law and order.


98 posted on 04/19/2010 10:44:07 AM PDT by Feasor13
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To: KeyLargo

My daughter used to live next door to the house on the left. They were restoring a gorgeous old house, that suspiciously burned before it was finished.


99 posted on 04/19/2010 10:46:51 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: KeyLargo
Well that linked video does explain allot...I understand the muzzies are now going there. There's no money for the community to cover the crime so it appears almost a free for all who go there....a muzzies haven.
100 posted on 04/19/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by caww
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