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The Death and Decay of Detroit, As Seen From The Streets
Zero Hedge ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT by House Atreides

Detroit, has been bankrupt for nearly a year. But out of mind doesn't mean out of sight, especially now that Google has launched its street view Time Machine, which provides for 7 years worth of street images, showing the time shift of the tumultuous period period starting in 2007. One blogger who decided to take this time lapse data and apply it to the city of Detroit is GooBing Detroit who, as the following time-lapse photos demonstrate, has captured Detoit's unprecedented slow-motion collapse into death and decay in what is the closest we have to "real time."

Perhaps what is most stunning about the following series of photos is not the ultimate fate of the bankrupt city, but how quickly a once vibrant metropolis has succumbed to blight and sheer desperation.

Hopefully not coming to a street near you.

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


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This REALLY brings home how quickly Detroit is decaying and does so on a basis which makes it real--down to the single family home level.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

The people in Haiti are even more civilized than democrats.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 7:09:11 PM PDT by boycott
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To: House Atreides

Chicago, especially the south and west sides are next.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: House Atreides

3rd world America.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 7:15:52 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: House Atreides

Part of it is a change in firefighting policy. The Detroit Fire Department was losing people fighting fires in vacant homes.

The current policy is to allow vacant homes without squatters to burn to the ground so they don’t have to fight another fire in that building. They do work to save lives, just not abandoned property.

If you can, watch the movie Burn, which documents the lives of Detroit firefighters.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 7:16:42 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: House Atreides; All
built by the Auto Companies (Free Trade)
Ruled by Marxists; Destroyed by Marxists
pretty soon ..tent cities only.

6 posted on 06/09/2014 7:18:17 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: House Atreides

Soon to be called “New China”.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 7:18:23 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: House Atreides

The lesson is clear - don’t let BING take pictures in your neighborhood.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: headstamp 2

Pick any one of those streets in Detroit, put a couple Chinese restaurants and stores on it, and invite Chinese in. Within a few years it will be bustling with business and people. Where ever they go, the business climate gets crazy.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:16 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: House Atreides

Looks like Detroit is quickly becoming a carbon sink, a rising star in the obama green movement.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 7:24:55 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: House Atreides

This is physical evidence that Progressivism is an EPIC failure.

But if you show this urban decay to a Progressive their response will be…

“But George Bush! … He’s a War Criminal!”

We are dealing with psychotics.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:29:56 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: headstamp 2

Hasn’t the Chinese Peoples Republic been buying up Northern Michigan for the past few years?


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: haroldeveryman

I seem to remember an article here a few weeks back on that at fire sale prices.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:18 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: House Atreides

Nature could not destroy as fast as some of these pics. That’s feral folks feasting on the remnants of civilization.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:39:49 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: navyguy

“But if you show this urban decay to a Progressive their response will be…”

In all seriousness a Progressive would tell you this blight has been caused by Republicans depriving Detroit of needed funds. If the Federal Government had just dumped a little more money into the city it would still be thriving and prosperous.

Incidentally this Republican-caused lack of funds also explains why the war on Poverty has destroyed the black family structure.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:42:00 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: House Atreides

Libnukes were dropped on Detroit!


16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:43:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: House Atreides

This is so muck like Starnesville in Atlas Shrugged it is spooky.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:50:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: House Atreides

And if you say anything, anything at all, you’re a racist.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:54:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Bogey78O
Nature could not destroy as fast as some of these pics. That’s feral folks feasting on the remnants of civilization.

You are right. If you look closely you will see many of the homes in intermediate stages of ruin have had their aluminum siding stripped off to be sold for scrap, leaving the buildings open to the elements and vulnerable to decay.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:56:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: House Atreides

Note the systematic removal of doors and windows. I bet that that’s not the Chinese stealing them to resell. I wonder who is stealing that stuff?


20 posted on 06/09/2014 8:01:44 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: House Atreides

worms and spice to you. wow my neighborhood was saved in the 60’s and 70’s by the local german, ukranian, spanish that bought up the abandoned houses and keep them from deteriorating. they all made a lot of money. some houses were sold for $1. At one point every house around mine was vacant. I couldn’t afford to buy them but now everything here is getting overbuilt. some kind of bubble bursting is next.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 8:05:06 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: House Atreides

The Democrat Bus and the Labor Union Bus have made Detroit what it is today - - - let THEM pay for it!


22 posted on 06/09/2014 8:11:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: House Atreides

I grew up on the East Side of Detroit, near City Airport.
So, I’ve seen this my whole life, unfortunately.
It was a great city, at one time.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 8:11:39 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: House Atreides

Why only 7 years?? I guess street view didn’t exist before that.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 8:17:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Yep, we are quickly becoming a third world country, but its okay to many as long as free stuff and legal pot and crap is there.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 8:18:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Benjamin Franklin. American Oracle.

“For my own part, I am not so well satisfied of the goodness of this thing. I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavors to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty. Repeal that law, and you will soon see a change in their manners.”

Everyone should read the whole part. To shorten this is an injustice. It precisely describes what happens when you make a welfare state overly generous.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 8:25:19 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

Oops. Forgot the link.

http://www.founding.com/founders_library/pageID.2146/default.asp

It’s a shame the modern educational system has made a student unable to read a more complex English than that found today. Old Ben lays it out so complete, that had he existed today, he’d be called a “Teatard” or a Koch shill by our media and dismissed as a fool.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 8:29:55 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Graewoulf

Thank you Central Planners!!


28 posted on 06/09/2014 9:03:10 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: House Atreides

I hate to say this but there is a good chance that much like the Carly Simon song,

THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 9:32:43 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: House Atreides

Note the time frame from 2009 onward. I thought the messiah was here to save everyone.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 9:35:38 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: House Atreides

Urban renewal- Obama style.

Chernobyl looks better

http://harshparmar.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/chernobyl.jpg


31 posted on 06/09/2014 9:50:37 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: House Atreides
Elmore Leonard (The Dickens of Detroit)

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2007

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2012

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2013

32 posted on 06/09/2014 11:09:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: House Atreides

I’m speechless. The only thing that could make this worse would be if the the first photo was from 50 years ago.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 11:09:27 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Don Corleone
Read about some good news recently about a neighborhood in Chicago where citizens who apparently are not Chicago socialist/democrats,as so many are, got together and dispensed some good old fashioned justice to the motorcycle gangs who were running rampant down their streets and endangering the kids who played in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is made up of old time Polish, Italian, Lithuanians, and Chinese who have revitalized the neighborhood and opened new businesses, as well as illegal aliens & anarchists & commie/socialists/marxists who have moved into the neighborhood & opened up artist studios & leftist coffee houses & a “Unity Center” as it's called,where the left meets to help the “less fortunate” like the illegals, while recruiting others to join the Communist Party. The neighbors asked the gang not to speed down their streets full throttle, during the day and night. Gangs refused, and the police couldn't answer the call for help in sufficient time to nail these guys. So, the guys from the neighborhood, led by a Chinese merchant, got some baseball bats and took it upon themselves to straighten the bad boys out, and “encourage” them to go elsewhere. Well, it worked, and now the neighbors of this once great neighborhood are coming together and are going to work on the thugs & gangbangers who are invading the neighborhood..crime is up, theft & batteries are up, the business area of the neighborhood is unsafe & a ghost town after 6PM. I hope & pray after they clean up the garbage in their neighborhood, that they will hit Chicago's City Hall and beat the hell out of the commies/socialists/marxists/muzzie collaborators
& that includes the midget rahm emanuel, who is hated by the cops & most citizens of Chicago, except the blacks/illegals who are faithful to barack obozo, the socialist/democratic party and are also on the dole.

Good job, Bridgeport neighborhood..keep it up. Don't allow the left to make another Detroit out of Chicago.

34 posted on 06/09/2014 11:47:30 PM PDT by itssme
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To: roadcat

“Within a few years it will be bustling with business and people. Where ever they go, the business climate gets crazy”.

In a very Third World way; it is cash businesses, and the work is kept in the family. They benefit themselves; they wouldn’t be paying the city’s bills...


35 posted on 06/10/2014 3:57:16 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: House Atreides

“Now it’s our turn.” - Coleman Young

Fanatical loyalty to melanin uber alles, racialist vengence, and liberalism killed the city. Coleman young is smiling and Obama is inspired.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 4:39:27 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: House Atreides

here is a film that is pretty good, which is of the same

http://www.detropiathefilm.com/


37 posted on 06/10/2014 5:38:01 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Bogey78O
It appears human nature hasn't changed much from Ben Franklin's time.

Welfare is a way to destruction and dissolution to those who make it a way of life and eventually to those who give it thinking it will "solve" the poverty of others. In the end, it destroys both.

38 posted on 06/10/2014 7:17:29 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: kearnyirish2
In a very Third World way; it is cash businesses, and the work is kept in the family.

Yes and no. My wife is Chinese-American. Grew up poor in a family with six kids. Her Chinese dad, despite limited english served in the U.S. Army during WWII (born here but raised in China), then brought his wife from China after the war. Struggled as a cook, saved money and opened a grocery store. Yes, the work was kept in the family. All the kids worked from an early age at the store. My wife tagged and stocked goods, made signs, and ran the cash register, all while under the age of 12.

But they generated income and paid taxes from the receipts. Her dad was able to buy property and generated more income and taxes from apartment buildings, again with the kids helping run things. The kids learned to work at an early age and carried it into adulthood, prospering, paying lots of taxes, unlike some other types of people in Detroit. It's a culture thing, not a third world thing.

39 posted on 06/10/2014 10:30:25 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: House Atreides

The 10+ pages of debate at the original link is worth perusing.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT by overdog2
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To: roadcat

We have Chinese in our area (NYC metro); they are an insulated community who really keep to themselves. I guess they are a positive overall just by paying property taxes on homes/businesses; I don’t know how much else is taxed. Lots of undocumented ones...


41 posted on 06/11/2014 3:46:08 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Watch your dog if you have one.


42 posted on 06/22/2014 10:34:38 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

“Watch your dog if you have one.”

I have no problem with them eating dogs (as long as they own them); we live in a beef and pork rich area, and they don’t. I don’t have a dog (too lazy to care for one properly), but if I did it would be with the understanding that it was emergency rations...


43 posted on 06/23/2014 3:15:22 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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