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Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)
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Posted on 06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT by TigerClaws

Or.. Democratrina.

Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit.

This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.

(Excerpt) Read more at goobingdetroit.tumblr.com ...


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1 posted on 06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

There’s another good photo montage out there called “The Ruins Of Detroit” if you can find it.

Amazing what people do to their neighborhoods... damned shameful.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 11:26:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TigerClaws

Ping


3 posted on 06/09/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: NFHale

Also look at my old hometown area, the Tri-Lakes of the Adirondacks in northern NY...in fact, ALL of upstate NY to see what happens when Dems ‘regulate’.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 11:31:28 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: TigerClaws

I’m shocked at how fast these streets deteriorated. In some of the pics, the houses don’t really look that bad in 2007 or 2008.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 11:31:37 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: TigerClaws

Close, but what we are
About to see is more properly
Called Obamaschina, although
Detroit is a great example of the results!!!


6 posted on 06/09/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerClaws

Close, but what we are
About to see is more properly
Called Obamaschina, although
Detroit is a great example of the results!!!


7 posted on 06/09/2014 11:33:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerClaws

Close, but what we are
About to see is more properly
Called Obamaschina, although
Detroit is a great example of the results!!!


8 posted on 06/09/2014 11:33:18 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerClaws

Instead of two nuke bombs, Detroit looks like it had 8 nukes dropped on it.
What a war zone.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 11:34:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: tet68

Sorry for the multiple posts,

My hard drive failed after six
Years of continuous use
And I’m doing my posts from my phone. T68.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 11:36:14 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerClaws; All
Thank you for referencing that article TigerClaws. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

I'm not saying that city management (politics?) was not a problem with Detroit. But the problem that I have with Hiroshima / Detroit comparisons is the following. Unlike the States which has room for citizens to relocate if they need to, the island of Japan has limited space for its citizens and the Japanese people probably had to rebuild Hiroshima out of necessity imo.

11 posted on 06/09/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: TigerClaws

Democrats: You built that!!!


12 posted on 06/09/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

North Philly refugee here... I am very familiar with it... Sadly.

It’s disgusting what people do to beautiful homes they didn’t build, yet get handed to them.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 11:58:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TigerClaws

evidence of a once proud civilization........NOT!


14 posted on 06/09/2014 11:58:39 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

All of upstate and western NY now looks like Detroit.

I’ve lived in Buffalo for the first 10, Syracuse for 30 and Rochester for the last 10. Every little town now looks like a mini-Detroit. Once thriving little “bergs” are hopeless wastelands for the welfare classes, full of fat, ugly, white women and their little brown offspring. Even the trailer parks are now emptying out. There is literally nothing left of Upstate and Western New York.

Tupper/Saranac/Placid...still have the tourists but Old Forge, and many of the less familiar places are dead.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 12:02:33 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk

I left in the 90s and it was bad then. I intentionally avoided looking back.

Recently there was a thread a few of us were talking about it and I mentioned that Tupper’s main street looked a lot like Detroit now in a youtube video I chanced across.

The house I grew up in was built from the timbers of the old Kildare railroad station...the Blue Mnt. Museum one is a recreation. ;) It was built like a tank. Never a palace but a nice Leave it to Beaver style home.

Recent pix of it I saw look exactly like the houses in the detroit pix. Exactly. I am convinced my grandfather rolls in his grave. But thats the result of the APA and Albany bringing ‘democracy Dem style” to the area.

All that remains is Sunmount mental hospital. All logging and industry? Closed.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 12:16:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Michigan weather does serious damage if a place goes without care for just a few years. The place next to me has been mostly empty for nearly 15 years but its been taken care of. The grass is long but the house is solid.

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The place on the far side of that one had a family living there long term but they got behind on bills then got hit with septic system problems and a small outbuilding fire so the bank foreclosed. Now it looks abandoned.
17 posted on 06/09/2014 12:20:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigerClaws
I notice that most of the decline can be seen in the 2011/2013 photos. Up until 2009, they didn't look too bad.

Hmmm. Now, what happened in eay 2009? Hmmm. Oh yeah, Obamao was sworn into office!

Coincidence? I don't think so.

18 posted on 06/09/2014 12:25:58 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: TigerClaws

IBTOBCAJABP

(in before the ‘other big cities are just as bad’ posters)


19 posted on 06/09/2014 12:26:33 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey
Too late you pathetic piece of garbage.

Say hello to not Detroit

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20 posted on 06/09/2014 12:30:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Ouderkirk

My part of NY state is doing just fine.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 12:33:08 PM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: cripplecreek
Atlanta

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St Louis

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People really need to man up and take a look around and stop acting like liberals living in denial.
22 posted on 06/09/2014 12:39:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

There was a recent NY Times article on some hedge fund manager who raises goats in his spare time.

He was sending goats into overgrown detroit neighborhoods and letting them clean up the place.

One bureaucrat’s only concern was that it was illegal to graze animals in Detroit. Such is the mind of a democRat.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 12:41:08 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Actually that’s another problem. Detroit city government doesn’t want those properties cleaned up. There’s more federal money to be had the worse the decay is. Neighbors would often mow grass but the city comes after them for back taxes if they do.

There are abandoned homes in Jackson Michigan near me but they don’t look as bad because the city boards them up tight and keeps grass mowed. Within a few years they tear them down.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 12:47:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tioga

You for damned sure are not in central or western NY, the crapitol region I’m sure is doing just fine


25 posted on 06/09/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk

Um, hint....my name? I am in south central NY. A Republican county.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 12:50:12 PM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!

What on earth made you think I was talking about you?

You don’t have like a looooong photo compilation of other sh—holes, do you?

And a weird fixation with defending a city you don’t live in?

And the temper of a hand grenade?

Not you...hahaha!


27 posted on 06/09/2014 12:50:45 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: MrB
Chittock Ave in Jackson Mi is as bad as the worst neighborhood in Detroit. There are multiple empty lots on this block but the city doesn't leave abandoned homes standing till they fall down. They remove them within a few years and it makes a world of difference in outward appearance and actually does help fight crime.

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28 posted on 06/09/2014 12:58:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tioga

Nonsense....Tioga county and Owego looks as bad as the rest of central & western NY.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 1:03:40 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Amendment10
the island of Japan has limited space for its citizens and the Japanese people probably had to rebuild Hiroshima out of necessity imo.

No Amish in Japan.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 1:12:20 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: TigerClaws

Incredible—CHANGE!


31 posted on 06/09/2014 1:15:39 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, that’s even more dysfunctional than I thought.

They PUNISH people for doing what most folks would say was a “good” thing.

Well, such is leftism in general.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TigerClaws
Lots of cities are run by Democrats, many, maybe even most, are doing pretty well. Remember "correlation is not causation".

Rebpulican Big City Mayors are an Endangered Species".

Are Austin, Phoenix, Dallas and Houston post-Hirosshima hell holes? No. Is Portland, OR?

Best Cities to Live in the US.

At least 1/2 of those have been controlled by Dems for a long time (Austin, San Fran, Portland, Boulder, San Diego). Even if you slightly disagree with the list none of them are anything like Detroit.

So, your thesis doesn't stand up to even casual rebuttal.

Hmm, so what could it be? What makes for a really bad city?

Here is the list Detroit heads, courtesy of Forbes:

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA:

Forbes made the list by ranking cities over 200,000 by the Statistics in the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Certainly, crime was one of the key factors in the fall of Detroit, and any high-crime city is going to be a very bad place to live.

Anything stick out? Anything at all? How about this:

Here is the list of the Blackest cities in America based on 2010 census data, via Wikipedia.

I have taken out cities < 200,000 people to make it match the Forbes list above:

Rank, City, Percentage Black, Number of Black Residents

Buffalo is#19, and is 38.6% black with roughly 101,000 black residents.

Hopefully, as conservatives, we can talk about difficult facts honestly and not use inaccurate generalizations in an attempt to remain PC.

The percentage of blacks in a city very closely correlates as an indicator of the likelihood that any given city will resemble Detroit as an uninhabitable high-crime hell-hole.

Mere Democratic party controlled government does not. Actually, we all sort of know this, but even on Free Republic no one really wants to come out and say it.

There is a book on the case of Detroit: Escape from Detroit:The Collapse of America's Black Metropolis

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33 posted on 06/09/2014 1:40:08 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: TigerClaws

Bump for later.


34 posted on 06/09/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: MrB
Leaving an abandoned house is a lot like leaving a rotten Apple in the bunch. The rot begins to spread and before long the whole bunch is rotten.

Lots of things I don't love about liberals running the population center of my county but they do seem to be smart about eliminating the rot before it spreads. The city of Jackson is a fiscal disaster but "The Hood" has never looked better. When a house is abandoned they put it up for auction and have jail work crews out mowing grass. If the place doesn't sell they tear it down and put the lot up for auction. More often than not an adjacent lot owner buys the empty lot cheap.

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35 posted on 06/09/2014 2:11:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Dems answer to this in MN would be to run a billion dollar choo choo by it and call it ‘revitalized’.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Jack Black

But here’s the thing. Where do the blacks that are of the Travon mentality go? Dem controlled ares. Why? symbiotic relationship.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 2:26:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
But here’s the thing. Where do the blacks that are of the Travon mentality go? Dem controlled ares. Why? symbiotic relationship.

Another characteristic of Blacks, as a group, is there amazingly strong proclivity for voting Democratic. 93% voted for Obama, for instance. No other group comes even close to that level of group-think and block voting.

Once a city gets to being 30% Black or so, it's going to be Democrat-ruled on account of this. Once it gets to 50% it's going to Black Democrats running things. In Detroit that meant Mayor Coleman Young, a corrupt, vicious, thuggish anti-White racist who ruled Detroit for 20 years. John Conyer's wife, Detroit City Counselor, in prison for bribery. Kwamie Kirkpatrick, another former Mayor of Detroit -in prison for Felony corruption. William Hart, the Chief of Police - stole $2.6 million dollars from the evidence locker.

Portland, Oregon (6.3% black) has had a string of corrupt Dems too, none Black either. But it's a different type of corruption. Goldschmidt (who went on to be Governor) was banging a 14 year old babysitter when he was mayor. Disgusting, but not really destroying the city in the process. The papers covered up for him till the statue of limitations ran out. Vera Katz, his successor, wasn't ever accused of financial corruption. The last guy, Sam Adams, gay fellow, was banging a 17 year old boy shortly before his election to Mayor, but no one would testify against him so he claimed they "just kissed", and got away with it. Again, gross, but not the same as looting the treasury.

Once found out corrupt R's always have to go. But even most corrupt D's have to go, unless they are black. Look at Rangel, Conyers and Marion Barry, for instance. It's just not relevant to Black voters, apparently.

Years of this helped destroy Detroit, the willingness of the citizens to elect super-corrupt Black politicians.

38 posted on 06/09/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: TigerClaws

Sad, and not just Detroit.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 3:35:32 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Amendment10

Detroit could be rebuilt too... but there’s no reason to bother because the same people who destroyed it would destroy it again.

If tomorrow every Democrat had to move out of Detroit - and the land was given to conservatives of ANY ethnic group - the city would rebuilt itself.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 4:07:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Jack Black

There are some Southern cities that are greater than 30% that have elected Republicans. Chattanooga, TN is about 35% black and has recently had two Republican mayors, though the current one is a Dem. Montgomery, AL, which is 54% black, currently has a Republican mayor. I’m sure there are some examples of smaller cities with similar demographics where this also true. This may be because the white population in these areas, like much of the South, is almost entirely Republican. For example, the white vote in Mississippi and Alabama went 90% and 85% respectively Republican in the 2012 Presidential Election.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 10:10:37 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: OldNewYork

It’s not ALL of Detroit. We never hear about bodies being found shot, burned and hacked up in the downtown areas. Now and then a body is pulled out of the water but that’s about it. The big problems are in the outskirts or older neighborhoods of the city and nearby suburbs. If I could afford it, I wouldn’t mind living in one of the upscale hi-rise communities in downtown Detroit. Not forever but maybe a year or two just for bragging rights.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

I did see somewhere an expose of the stage-managing behind some of these urban decay safaris. I’ve been to downtown Detroit, and it didn’t seem any more worrisome than my own New York, though I did notice the same thing happens in New York as happened to the roads when entering the area meant to be maintained by Detroit.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 3:29:04 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

Sometimes I think the gangs in Detroit neighborhoods would actually shoot up any improved roads just so they can remain isolated.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 4:01:35 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

I don’t know Detroit that well, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Firemen used to get fired on responding to calls in the South Bronx.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 3:22:51 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: cripplecreek

I wonder how much the bank wants for it.


46 posted on 06/11/2014 3:25:17 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
I haven't got a clue. Its got a brand new septic system. It sets right up on the main road next to the dam but its a road that might get 30 cars per hour on an average day. The 2 story part is a new addition less than 10 years old. I think the guy hurt himself with the improvements.

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107 Mill rd Norvell Mi.
47 posted on 06/11/2014 3:35:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thank you very much.


48 posted on 06/11/2014 4:03:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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