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Detroit Dissolving: "A Hurricane Without Water"
American Digest ^ | May 30, 2014 | Gerard Vanderleun

Posted on 05/30/2014 1:01:26 PM PDT by QT3.14

Contrast and compare the years since 2009 in Detroit according to Google and Bing: [Photos]

(Excerpt) Read more at americandigest.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: democrats; detroit; ghetto; michigan
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Another uberliberal 'success' story. /s
1 posted on 05/30/2014 1:01:26 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Wasn’t Detroit under Tea Party and Rethuglican control for over 60 years? < /S >


2 posted on 05/30/2014 1:04:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: QT3.14

Stock up


3 posted on 05/30/2014 1:06:08 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Nope.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL, tea party control......................

Why do liberals and Democrats never get any blame for the conditions of so many cities? Many cities have been under Democrat rule for decades.

And many cities with big black populations have been ruled by black elected offi=ials for decades.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 1:13:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: QT3.14

6 posted on 05/30/2014 1:13:26 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

“and we’re livin here in Obamatown”...


7 posted on 05/30/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: QT3.14

Detroit is a bankrupt city and looks like a war zone.
Perfect example of 50 years of democrat governed.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 1:17:59 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: QT3.14

9 posted on 05/30/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: All

The Morlocs are consuming the Eloi at a rapid rate!


10 posted on 05/30/2014 1:20:38 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: thackney

Looks like a great buying opportunity.(/s)


11 posted on 05/30/2014 1:20:45 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: QT3.14

America in microcosm...................


12 posted on 05/30/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: QT3.14

Just un-incorporate the city and have done with it.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 1:24:27 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: QT3.14

Typical of liberals. They destory everything they touch. Worse than locust.

When times were good they spent and spent and spent and then spent into the future all the time lining their personal pockets with high pay, benefits, etc.

When times were tough they spent and spent and spent and then spent again.

Finally, there’s nothing left to spend and they still whine about not getting paid their “retirement”.

To hell with liberals.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: thackney

you know, if the Amish were looking for more land to settle, to farm, this would be a steal....remove the buildings, salvaging everything possible, and plant huge plots of gardens, fruit trees, and run cattle...


15 posted on 05/30/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: thackney; All

First the ones on the right were burned, then the ones on the left. An alegory of US politics?


16 posted on 05/30/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: QT3.14

Liberal Handiwork.

Coming soon to a city near you.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 1:29:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Fledermaus

well the gist of it is they WILL get their damn pensions and benefits....no skin off their knuckles....


18 posted on 05/30/2014 1:29:53 PM PDT by cherry
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To: QT3.14

Sue the Democrat Party for the loss of value for the property. They caused it and they have lots of money.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 1:32:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: QT3.14
This is also Detroit.

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This is not Detroit.

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Instead of getting off on this sort of thing like a bunch of perverted liberals touching themselves over the latest gun crime, you might open your eyes and admit that the same is happening all across the country.

GooBing Detroit: Google street view 2007-2013
20 posted on 05/30/2014 1:33:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Calm down Francis!


21 posted on 05/30/2014 1:35:14 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: cripplecreek

There are virtually abandoned mill villages scattered across NC and the south. The urban areas are mostly doing well. The rural communities not so much, and some have collapsed. Trade policy made it possible.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 1:36:22 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Fledermaus

Sorry I don’t do group thought.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: QT3.14

Looks like the jungle is taking back Detroit.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 1:38:43 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: QT3.14
This is what you get with the unfettered political corruption of the Democrats--in this case under Coleman Young and Kwame Kilpatrick.

Ironically, just outside Wayne County are some of the richest counties in the USA. Filmmaker Michael Moore, who lives in one of those very rich counties, just can't figure out that it was the government of the City of Detroit that caused the city to collapse to economic and political ruin.

25 posted on 05/30/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: BigEdLB
The Morlocs are consuming the Eloi at a rapid rate!

Actually that is a rather poor metaphor.

The Morlocs were industrius creatures that supplied the Eloi with everything they needed to live. The Eloi did nothing to support themselves. They deserved to be eaten like the cows they were.

When I think of the Eloi I think of the Welfare looters that are destroying the city and forcing the Morlocs to leave the city.

26 posted on 05/30/2014 1:42:09 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: QT3.14

Shame. What happens when government runs things.


27 posted on 05/30/2014 1:43:31 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: QT3.14

We need to build a big wall around Detroit and turn it into one big prison. Let them sort it out.

Extending the fence to include Dearborn wouldn’t be a bad idea either.


28 posted on 05/30/2014 1:45:01 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Fledermaus
Typical of liberals. They destory everything they touch.

Educator Bill Lind once said along those lines, “Political Correctness is
intellectual AIDS. Everything it touches it sickens and eventually kills.”

29 posted on 05/30/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Don Surber: American people have had it with the House of Clinton. She an Old Hag; he a Limp Corndog)
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To: cherry

antz Woodlands is transforming blight to beauty as vacant, abandoned properties are converted to fields for new agricultural production.

http://www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com/introduction.html

- - - - - - - - -

I would recommend sticking to ag production that is not easily stolen.


30 posted on 05/30/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Not the last 60.


31 posted on 05/30/2014 1:50:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: thackney

My dad’s brothers lived in Detroit and worked for Ford on the line and in purchasing. They got out before the riots and actually sold their homes.

This is so sad...


32 posted on 05/30/2014 1:52:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’ve got an area of empty farms just south of me in Hillsdale county. The houses and outbuildings are still standing but they’re obviously empty and the lawns and fields are becoming overgrown with brush.

15 or 20 years ago they were thriving farms. I happened to get down that way a year ago and got kind of lost because it was so different and all the landmarks hidden by new growth.

I’ve been looking around in cities all across the nation in google street view and I’m finding areas like that in pretty much all medium to large cities.


33 posted on 05/30/2014 1:53:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Parley Baer
Looks like the jungle is taking back Detroit.

It reminded me of scenes from Nat Geo's 3-hour program several years ago
Aftermath: Billions of People Gone.

The showed examples of how cities would look over different time periods
if humans disappeared.

34 posted on 05/30/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Don Surber: American people have had it with the House of Clinton. She an Old Hag; he a Limp Corndog)
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To: cripplecreek
"I’ve been looking around in cities all across the nation in google street view and I’m finding areas like that in pretty much all medium to large cities."

There are places in Seattle where I get lost because of all the NEW construction; I've lost all my old landmarks. But this is business development for companies like amazon.com. However, a lot of the old middle-class neighborhoods are deteriorating because people can't afford to properly maintain the property (or don't want to). These neighborhoods will probably become multi-unit neighborhoods instead of single family. Twenty years later, they might look like some of those Detroit neighborhoods.
35 posted on 05/30/2014 2:01:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: cripplecreek

In cities with a growing population and healthy job market, you’ll only find it in high crime areas or areas slated for demolition to accommodate highway expansion. In cities losing population it starts in the same high crime areas but takes root everywhere but the most desirable neighborhoods because houses are so hard to sell when there are no new residents to support demand. Then, it spreads like a cancer. Detroit takes a beating for this and it is the prime example, but as you point out it’s far from the only example. Toledo, Ohio is bad. Dayton too. Cleveland. Pittsburgh. St. Louis. Baltimore. On and on.


36 posted on 05/30/2014 2:02:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: BigEdLB
The Morlocs are consuming the Eloi at a rapid rate!

The Morlocs were the ones who worked (representing the working class). The Eloi didn't work, they ate the food the Morlocs provided until it was time to "harvest" them.

37 posted on 05/30/2014 2:06:31 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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38 posted on 05/30/2014 2:08:04 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RegulatorCountry
re: Cleveland is bad

Cleveland has some really bad areas, for sure, but it's not in the same category as the worst cities. The current mayor has done some smart things to keep money flowing into Cleveland.

39 posted on 05/30/2014 2:11:19 PM PDT by grania
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To: cripplecreek

That first photo, is it palmer woods? the reason I ask is I’ve been in palmer woods and it is indeed as beautiful as it looks. But, as good as it looks you still don’t dare hang out outside there after hours. Just an observation.

CC


40 posted on 05/30/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Parley Baer

Appropriate when you really think about it...


41 posted on 05/30/2014 2:17:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Detroit is the rickety handcart that everybody likes to point at and laugh. Unfortunately, there’s a locomotive bearing down on us from behind in the form of cities like Chicago, NY and LA.

Illinois is seriously considering a millionaire tax to add an extra tax on people just because they’re rich. Wealth is also tiptoeing away from NY for the same reasons. Fortunately at least some of that money is finding its way to Detroit due to the economic direction of the state overall.

A couple of years ago they said they would never run another Grand Prix race on Belle Isle but they’re running one this weekend with mutterings of an F-1 race in the future. Roger Penske is a big mover and shaker there. He speaks of recreating Dubai here.


42 posted on 05/30/2014 2:27:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I’ve got friends who have finally had it and are moving out. They said just a simple thing like copper wires on a roof air conditioner on the top of a local 7/11 are stolen every month...

the place is a lawless blight.. let it go back to nature, we it appears to be doing, right quick.


43 posted on 05/30/2014 2:27:55 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: QT3.14

Everybody should do a Google Earth search of Detroit like I did yesterday. Amazing views.. amazing but not good.


44 posted on 05/30/2014 2:27:56 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’d love to see a resurgent Detroit build on a solid capitalist foundation. It once was a beautiful city. Can be again. Quite a lot of work to get there, though.


45 posted on 05/30/2014 2:37:17 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Big bucks in town this weekend.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/revving-up-for-the-chevrolet-detroit-belle-isle-grand-prix

Even the new mayor is starting to suggest that attracting more business might make more sense than taking more money from the businesses already in town.


46 posted on 05/30/2014 2:42:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’ve been looking around in cities all across the nation in google street view and I’m finding areas like that in pretty much all medium to large cities.”

There were many areas in Pittsburgh that resembled typical Detroit photos after the steel industry collapsed. Some are still like that to this day. Pittsburgh’s South Side suffered terribly and featured hundreds of dilapidated mill homes that weren’t selling for squat throughout the 80s and early 90s.

These days, those same mill homes, nominally restored, can fetch you $250K or more :-). The area has been totally revitalized.

I’d never live in South Side myself, but I’m also quite ticked for not taking some risk back then as I don’t hate the area that much :-). If I knew more about Detroit, I’d certainly invest something ... you’d be amazed how quickly things can turn around.

Having said that, I love that “Hiroshima” comparison :-).


47 posted on 05/30/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: cripplecreek

Time to lay down your cards>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
MINE:
http://zfein.com/photography/detroit/

Yours:
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48 posted on 05/30/2014 4:46:01 PM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
While it pisses me off, I have to laugh at all the Detroit haters who are absolutely clueless as to what is going on in Detroit. If I was in my 20's or 30's and had the cash, I'd be buying up properties on Detroit's near east side as fast as I could afford them.

Mega $$$ investors are doing just that and these are folks who know exactly what they're doing and don't throw their money away on whims.

I have a black friend who was a diemaker at my plant on Connor and Charlevoix. He and his wife also had 5 hair studios around the city and he and his family have a suite at Cobo arena............

Following the closing of our plant in Dec. of 2006, he bought a building down on Griswold.........

Here's Larry's new hobby.......

Café D’Mongo

49 posted on 05/30/2014 4:51:28 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: BilLies

LOL what a pathetic ploy to post yet one more website that tells you what you want to hear.

I used to believe that old saying “If you want to anger a liberal, tell them the truth. If you want to anger a conservative lie to them.” Now I realize that conservatives are no more interested in the truth than liberals.

Nothing but pathetic cowards.


50 posted on 05/30/2014 4:52:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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