Skip to comments.Detroit Dissolving: "A Hurricane Without Water"
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]
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Wasn’t Detroit under Tea Party and Rethuglican control for over 60 years? < /S >
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.
“and we’re livin here in Obamatown”...
Detroit is a bankrupt city and looks like a war zone.
Perfect example of 50 years of democrat governed.
The Morlocs are consuming the Eloi at a rapid rate!
Looks like a great buying opportunity.(/s)
America in microcosm...................
Just un-incorporate the city and have done with it.
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.
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...
First the ones on the right were burned, then the ones on the left. An alegory of US politics?
Coming soon to a city near you.
well the gist of it is they WILL get their damn pensions and benefits....no skin off their knuckles....
Sue the Democrat Party for the loss of value for the property. They caused it and they have lots of money.
Calm down Francis!
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.
Sorry I don’t do group thought.
Looks like the jungle is taking back Detroit.
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.
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.
Shame. What happens when government runs things.
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.
Educator Bill Lind once said along those lines, Political Correctness is
intellectual AIDS. Everything it touches it sickens and eventually kills.
antz Woodlands is transforming blight to beauty as vacant, abandoned properties are converted to fields for new agricultural production.
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I would recommend sticking to ag production that is not easily stolen.
Not the last 60.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Appropriate when you really think about it...
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.
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.
Everybody should do a Google Earth search of Detroit like I did yesterday. Amazing views.. amazing but not good.
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.
Big bucks in town this weekend.
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.
“Ive been looking around in cities all across the nation in google street view and Im 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 :-).
Time to lay down your cards>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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.......
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.