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Dozens of U.S. ( Democrat )Cities Lose Half Their Population In A Generation...
Manufacturing and Technology News ^ | March 31, 2010 | Richard A. McCormack

Posted on 02/09/2011 10:10:39 AM PST by Leisler

"Dozens of American cities throughout the industrial Great Lakes states and Midwest have lost half of their populations over the course of one generation -- places like Cleveland, Youngstown, Detroit, Warren, Buffalo and Flint. This is the first time that so many cities have lost half of their populations in such a short amount of time since the Plague struck Europe in 1348........."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Michigan; US: New York; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: blue; buffalo; californians; cleveland; democrat; democrats; detroit; flint; liberalinvaders; liberalplague; liberals; massholes; michigan; newhampshire; newyork; ohio; progressives; socialism; vermont; warren; youngstown
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1 posted on 02/09/2011 10:10:45 AM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler

And they spread their diseased voting habits to cities like mine...Richmond, VA.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 10:12:30 AM PST by albie
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To: randita; InterceptPoint; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...

This is quite the demographic shift.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 10:14:26 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Leisler

Interesting. I always thought of Socialism as like a disease.


4 posted on 02/09/2011 10:16:56 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Leisler

Dems=Plague


5 posted on 02/09/2011 10:17:35 AM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: radioone

The Plague of Liberalism.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 10:18:22 AM PST by al44
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To: Leisler

Perhaps we could make it a disease as the Left has made alcoholism a disease, and get them treated. That I’d be happy to pay for. The alternative is grim.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 10:18:27 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Leisler

Snowmobiling in Calumet where they use to have 60,000 during it’s heyday and now has 1200


8 posted on 02/09/2011 10:20:08 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Leisler

They move to towns and cities not yet bankrupt and start demanding all the handouts and freebies they had “back home”.


9 posted on 02/09/2011 10:21:05 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Leisler

It’s what the founders always suspected when creating the federalist system....the people will vote with their feet.


10 posted on 02/09/2011 10:21:28 AM PST by MCCC
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
This is the first time that so many cities have lost half of their populations in such a short amount of time since the Plague struck Europe in 1348

Wow, that's stunning. Unfortunately, also like the Plague, these liberal refugees take their disease with them wherever they go, continuing to spread their infection.

11 posted on 02/09/2011 10:22:29 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Leisler

It is not just a decline in population, it is more like a leaching out of the more productive elements who used to live in the cities. This leaves a nonproductive populace that is largely dependent on taxpayer subsidies to survive. Like everything else that is liberal, it is unsustainable in the long run.


12 posted on 02/09/2011 10:22:42 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Leisler

...and the GOP is foolish not to use these hard facts in every campaign in the nation. The evidence is clear, dem governance kills jobs, disrupts civil societies, and sows misery.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 10:23:39 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Leisler

Actually, a significant part of that loss will be the results of government-furnished abortions.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 10:23:51 AM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: Joe Boucher
My retirement check is taxed to pay for freeloaders who want it all now and drop baby after baby, then get arrested for leaving six kids at home alone while they go to a bar. Doesn't make me very happy.
15 posted on 02/09/2011 10:23:58 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Leisler

a plague did strike those cites, the liberal plague


16 posted on 02/09/2011 10:24:53 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Leisler
Once again a plague spread by 'rats and the parasites associated with them.
17 posted on 02/09/2011 10:27:23 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Leisler

The cult of the state eventually demands actual human sacrifice, not mere depopulation, but hey, it’s a start!


18 posted on 02/09/2011 10:27:57 AM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Leisler
A lot of Blue States are Blue only because they contain one or two very large, very Democrat cities.

But, oddly enough, those very large cities aren't so large anymore. And yet the vote tallies from those cities remain large enough to shift the entire state into the Blue Zone.

Weird, innit?

19 posted on 02/09/2011 10:27:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Leisler
Very interesting read, they talk about the Great Lakes region but it could apply to Pittsburgh, too (my area).
20 posted on 02/09/2011 10:29:52 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: albie

“And they spread their diseased voting habits to cities like mine...Richmond, VA.”

That’s the problem. My brother is an old school, hardcore Democrat. He thinks that the reason for the implosion of those cities is Republicans screwing people. My brother got wound up on SB Sunday and was mouthing off saying: “Name one good thing Republicans have done and I’ll shut up.” My son in law, who’s in the Army said: “They give me raises.” So, my idiot brother says: “That doesn’t count”.

Naturally, that’s how Democrats do things, they create their own reality, and if you confuse them with facts they deny what you have to say.

So, Democrats think that Republicans are responsible for the ruin of these cities, and will move and ruin other cities.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 10:31:15 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Leisler

“...since the Plague struck Europe in 1348”

That was due to global warming.


22 posted on 02/09/2011 10:31:54 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’s the best part - the population is drastically reduced but the number of voters stays the same


23 posted on 02/09/2011 10:32:01 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Leisler
This is fine, however, knowing liberals (and unions) they are going to eventually try to infiltrate the cities where the populations moved to,and eventually there will be no where left to migrate to...

At that point, people who want no part of socialism/communism/obamism will have to TAKE A STAND AND FIGHT.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 10:33:16 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Leisler

And the worst part is that this happens in patches all over the city, so that you can’t simply raze the affected areas and start farming there. City services are still spread over a large geographic areas which keeps costs much higher than needed. What a waste.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 10:35:19 AM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: Ciexyz

“Very interesting read, they talk about the Great Lakes region but it could apply to Pittsburgh, too (my area). “

I’d consider Pittsburgh part of that region. 175 miles from Cleveland, similar population base.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 10:36:35 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

The plague was also due to rats....or the flea’s that they carried....ironic


27 posted on 02/09/2011 10:38:35 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Leisler
People are fleeing Rat cities? I can't understand why?


28 posted on 02/09/2011 10:39:29 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Iron Munro

“They move to towns and cities not yet bankrupt and start demanding all the handouts and freebies they had “back home”.”

Yep, I was at my small town Post Office listening to a New Yorker transplant complaining about the lack of services we had around here like. Sooo much better in New York. I told her well, you can always move back to places like that. She said, “Do you know how expensive it is to live there?”

-!


29 posted on 02/09/2011 10:50:02 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Leisler

Guess all the Republicans and conservative Democrats have moved out.


30 posted on 02/09/2011 10:52:57 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Leisler

Not to offend anyone, but I wish all these places would revive and thrive, so their inhabitants would quit moving this way. It is bad enough trying to make room for the exodus of Californians and illegals.


31 posted on 02/09/2011 11:03:10 AM PST by pallis
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To: Lazlo in PA

Where was that picture taken?


32 posted on 02/09/2011 11:08:17 AM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: Leisler
Mayors:

Cleveland


Youngstown


Detroit


Warren


Buffalo


Flint

Where's Warren?

ML/NJ

33 posted on 02/09/2011 11:19:44 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: rockinqsranch

“I always thought of Socialism as like a disease.”
More specifically a venereal disease spread by prostitutes and poverty pimps.


34 posted on 02/09/2011 11:20:52 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Joe Boucher

Real snowmobilers don’t vote democrat. After 25 years in Vermont, I do miss snowmobiling but
it’s good to be away from all those leftists.


35 posted on 02/09/2011 11:26:30 AM PST by soycd
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To: goat granny

You and I know I am joking with my statement.

But here is the argument which I read several years back which makes sense to me:

How could all those bugs invade those countries simultaneously so quickly and instantaneously?

My comment on global warming is a joke of course. But there is more to this infestation we don’t understand. How did it spread so quickly at jet speed at an alarming rate?


36 posted on 02/09/2011 11:34:28 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ml/nj

Just north of Detroit, 3rd largest city in Michigan, where I live.

BTW our mayor shouldn’t be shown with the others, he’s keeping city services going w/o layoffs of police and fire, also no tax increases.


37 posted on 02/09/2011 11:38:54 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Leisler

When the gangsta’s, welfare queens, crack dealers, criminals, etc. overpopulate cities, they become just another Detroit.....with a population that lives for “OBAMA MONEY”, and have no sense of responsibility, decency, morality, or self-respect.....if they DID, then they leave for suburbia. Likewise, they immediately surrender their votes to corruption and the Democrats, and wonder why the cities now resemble Beirut in their landscape.


38 posted on 02/09/2011 11:47:18 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Leisler
Crowds of them showing up here in Dallas. Out of work State license plates everywhere, AGAIN. Just like the `70s when Carter was inflating and stagnating.

I would like to be around when some of the invaders go up against the "illegal at the regester" in the local burger slop that speaks "engrish."

.

39 posted on 02/09/2011 11:49:09 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: AmusedBystander
From what I read a while back about turning part of Detroit to gardens is that removal of all the cement, roadways, driveways and basements is cost prohibitive.. Then you also have curbs, fill for basements etc. Not feasible
40 posted on 02/09/2011 11:53:48 AM PST by goat granny
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To: rockinqsranch; grumpygresh
I would say that liberalism is more like a plague of locust than a disease. Diseases either are overcome or they kill the host.

Plagues consume what they can and then move on to their next target.

Is there a political equivalent of DDT? When I was a boy, my Dad used DDT generously on the farm. Insect infestations were unknown, our chickens laid eggs with normal shell thickness and the sweet corn we grew fetched a premium because it was pest free. I could never see the downside to DDT.

41 posted on 02/09/2011 11:53:59 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: albie

“It’s like having diabetes or lupus.”

Yes, it is a disease.

The writer assumes that the government should control where people live. Don’t individuals decide that? Do we really want to change that?


42 posted on 02/09/2011 11:57:31 AM PST by dixjea
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
My comment on global warming is a joke of course. But there is more to this infestation we don’t understand. How did it spread so quickly at jet speed at an alarming rate?

A lot of it was war, and the refugees they generate.  Trade had a lot to do with the quick spread of disease too.  

When the day comes that some really deadly disease with a long enough incubation period to allow sources to be masked at least for a while, the thing that will kill the most people, will be airplanes, because they make the world so much smaller than it used to be.

43 posted on 02/09/2011 12:01:49 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: Springman
our mayor shouldn’t be shown with the others

Warren was mentioned in the article, so I put his picture up.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 02/09/2011 12:05:43 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Springman
our mayor shouldn’t be shown with the others

Warren was mentioned in the article, so I put his picture up.

ML/NJ

45 posted on 02/09/2011 12:05:53 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: goat granny

Can’t bring facts into that discussion. I’m looking into breeding unicorns so they can pull the plows and the droppings will raise super large tomatoes.


46 posted on 02/09/2011 12:08:53 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: ml/nj

That’s cool, it’s just he isn’t a jerk as mayor.


47 posted on 02/09/2011 12:11:34 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Springman

Pulling plows, eating grass and crapping out gold would be better than large tomato’s.:O)


48 posted on 02/09/2011 12:14:22 PM PST by goat granny
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To: ml/nj
Where's Warren?

In Ohio, southeast of Cleveland and north of Youngstown. I grew up there. I go back for high school class reunions. It's appalling what has happened to my old home town.

I once had a summer job at Republic Steel, in Warren, between years at college. I quickly understood the union mentality and what it was doing to productivity at the plant. I'm not surprised that the whole plant is now sitting there abandoned and rusting.

Unions, taxes, and regulations killed the Rust Belt. The only solution to some of those cities is to pile dirt on them and start over with a population willing to work.

49 posted on 02/09/2011 12:16:13 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: brownsfan

How could a city with no Republicans be screwed by Republicans?


50 posted on 02/09/2011 12:16:32 PM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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