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Burn Down the Suburbs?
National Review Online ^ | August 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz

Posted on 08/01/2012 11:02:25 AM PDT by neverdem

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To: livius
Go into any of the major cities in first world Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore or even Taipei or Seoul) and the city centers are some of the most attractive places there are. One thing they all have in common is very low tolerance for crime. Further, political corruption, while it undeniably exists, it absolutely pales in comparison to even a somewhat respectable mid-sized city in the United States (Pittsburgh, for example).
51 posted on 08/01/2012 2:52:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: neverdem
"The centerpiece of the Obama administration’s anti-suburban plans is a little-known and seemingly modest program called the Sustainable Communities Initiative."

That's already implemented in some of the most remote and unpopulated counties in the country. It's supported by state and local government employees and their NIMBY, pensioner friends of both political parties in the names of "property values," "open space," etc--even in counties that have vast majorities of Republicans.

IMO, nearly all who receive incomes that allow enough money and time to engage in politics are dishonest, hardened socialists. We lack manufacturing production (especially new small shops outlawed under zoning regs.) and real private sector representation (excludes services with mostly government employees and pensioners as customers). Have fun. Enjoy the slide.

52 posted on 08/01/2012 4:32:09 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: neverdem

“One approach is to force suburban residents into densely packed cities..”

As the son of a Warsaw Ghetto survivor, the idea of packing people into cities should be a great danger sign. No, I’m not saying that they’re planning to send everyone to the gas chambers, just that this level of central planning of people’s lives has a tyrannical notion of absolute power to control people, to herd them wherever you want...

53 posted on 08/01/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: mountainlion

“UN Agenda 21”

I guess we can say that until we’re blue in the face. I work with a guy that always goes there.

Guess what. People yawn and try to figure out if they have a meeting in 5 minutes. IT MEANS NOTHING - except to some Ron Paul people in the know. In other words, no one, at all, gets persuaded, at all.

54 posted on 08/01/2012 5:14:48 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: neverdem
The community organizers who trained him in the mid-1980s blamed the plight of cities on taxpayer “flight” to suburbia.

The totalitarian left hates it when the people are free to escape their crazy ideas, policies, ordinances and laws.

55 posted on 08/01/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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To: henkster

Too many people concentrated in a small area with a load of restrictions, I don’t care who lives there, they arn’t going to be happy for long.

56 posted on 08/01/2012 5:35:10 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: neverdem

Clinton moved a lot of gang members out of the city through HUD programs. Maybe he was in on it.

57 posted on 08/01/2012 5:47:57 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Noumenon
Drone overflights, declaring things like dust and milk as EPA-regulated ‘pollutants,’ control and cutoff of water...

Yeah, those drones really drive the bejeebers out of me. Unless I had a WWII "ack-ack gun" and a Sherman Jumbo in the back yard, I'd be real paranoid. B-P
58 posted on 08/01/2012 7:21:23 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
How about burning Washington instead?

Be sure to build a wall around it first, so they can't escape.

The British didn't, and it may have cost them the war. Learn from their mistake, so history doesn't repeat itself. ;-')

59 posted on 08/02/2012 12:26:48 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Fair Paul
This is where the soccer moms will be a force for good, they will revolt against this idea.

Really? The very same people who have left over Obama bumper stickers on their cars/vans from 2008?

60 posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:06 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: neverdem
People who are dependent, broken, and crowded into cities vote for dems.

Liberal elites want to destroy happy people living in suburbs... and the suburbs that support their lifestyle. What's a happy person - and a traditional family compared to one more miserable person existing in a liberal hellhole - but voting dem....

Elites want us broken.

61 posted on 08/02/2012 8:21:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: neverdem

And there was a study not too long ago that city living causes mental and physical health problems, from all the stress. I would never want to live in a big city. I love living close to Houston, Los Angeles, where ever we are living at the current time. But I am always happy to go home at night!

And if Obama thinks only whites move out of the cities when they can afford to, he must not know about black sports stars, singing stars, rap stars, movie stars, business people like Oprah, they all move out of the ghetto into the suburbs as soon as possible!

62 posted on 08/02/2012 11:17:44 AM PDT by buffyt (ObamaCare is a tax, is not a tax, is a tax, is not a tax, is a tax, is not a tax, is a tax, is not a)
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