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Detroit street lights may shrink by half
Examiner ^ | 5/24/2012 | Rachel Dillin

Posted on 05/24/2012 7:37:59 PM PDT by bkopto

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"Will the last one out please turn off the lights?"
1 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:08 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

This is problematic.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: bkopto

More scrap metal for China.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 7:48:40 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Dysart

Does it matter? Isn’t Detroit empty?


4 posted on 05/24/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: bkopto

Hastily Made Detroit Tourism Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D30fDgDm0w


5 posted on 05/24/2012 7:57:11 PM PDT by randita
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To: ForAmerica

This will make the Earth People happy since the city will use less electricity.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bkopto

Oh, good grief. We’re outraged because they don’t keep lights on where no one lives?


7 posted on 05/24/2012 7:59:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: bkopto

Village status is straight ahead.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 7:59:50 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: bkopto

Shrink by half?
Half as bright?
Half as tall?
Half as many?

How many can it be when half don’t work anyway?


9 posted on 05/24/2012 8:00:19 PM 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: bkopto

They are saving the planet, polar bears, kittens, bunnies, and unicorns.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 8:02:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bkopto

If the city of Detroit plans to reduce the amount of operational lights to 46,000 then they need to only turn off about 6,800 of them.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 8:04:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: bkopto

That’s ok, it’s such a safe place.


12 posted on 05/24/2012 8:04:38 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: tet68

See post 11.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 8:06:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: bkopto
How long before Detroit looks like NorK-landia?


14 posted on 05/24/2012 8:08:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: bkopto
They'd look like this:

15 posted on 05/24/2012 8:09:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: bkopto

Wasn’t it as recent as about 1980 that Detroit was the 5th largest city in the U.S.?


16 posted on 05/24/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rod1

Remarkable to watch a city shrink, like something out of the post-Fall Roman era.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: bkopto

Probably need to brush up on night and urban fighting tactics before visiting...death (in addition to Dodges) imported from Detroit!


18 posted on 05/24/2012 8:11:47 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: bkopto

There was another article on this earlier today that went deeper into the mayors reasoning for this action. I can’t find the article, and it’s frustrating, because the reasoning is to force the populace to consolidate in the city. To force the populace to move into the lit areas for security, and for their own good.

It isn’t of the same title, but the story is the same, but with the backstory, as well some supporting information concerning some important Leftist movers, and shakers that want to take the theory beyond detroit, and make it a national cause.

I can’t find it. Hopefully somebody else was wise enough to put it to their ‘puter, or at least a link.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 8:20:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: bkopto

I find this dreadful. The real purpose of the central planners is to force people in declining areas to move to more populated areas. By turning the lights out, the feral youth will be attracted to these less populated areas to prey on those living there. Crime in these areas will increase until the only people left in these areas will be the criminals. Almost all affected by this are black. This is very, very wrong.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 8:23:43 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Revolting cat!
Looks like they could cram a few more street lights in between each of those!

I can still see some shadows!


21 posted on 05/24/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rockinqsranch

I guess arresting the criminals to make the city safe enough for businesses to consider is out of the question.


22 posted on 05/24/2012 8:25:21 PM PDT by matt04
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To: bkopto

>It is hard, but perhaps they can help shrink the city to a more managable area.

Oh nonsense - they couldn’t STOP the city from shrinking unless all of the Dems & other liberal trash were strung up on those 40,000 poles and hanged.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 8:26:42 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: houeto

Detroit is a perfect example of what happens under 100% Democratic control for 42 years.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 8:30:39 PM PDT by kempster
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To: bill1952

I agree.....have you ever seen they city council meetings on you tube? Oh my gosh..and these people are running the city....they’re completely whacked and no wonder nothing goes further than their own purses.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: bkopto

PATHETIC_RESULTS_OF_DEMOCRATS_IN_POWER_PING!


26 posted on 05/24/2012 8:51:02 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: kempster
Detroit is a perfect example of what happens under 100% Democratic control for 42 years.

Elections do have consquences! as was stated..... And to think Obama was paying their bills ...'Hope and Change' in action......"I won't have to pay my mortgage, I won't have to pay for gas in my car...I do for Him and he do for me".

So there ya go!

27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:53:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: The Duke

Let me guess. As the lights go out the crime rate will go up? /S


28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:56:15 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: bkopto

Detroit: what happens when liberals mismanage a city into their “utopia” for fifty years.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 8:59:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: caww

Maybe he can supply them with some candles.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT by kempster
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To: caww

Reporter: “And where is obama going to get the money?” Low life ghetto welfare slob woman: “Eyeze dough know, iz stash eyeze guezz but he gonna give it ta uz! Thaz why weze loves ‘im!!!” OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!”.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 9:04:22 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: The Duke

I listened in on a couple of their townhall meetings....what’s really pathetic is the people believe Quote: “The Governemnt has a resposibility to make sure every American has a job”.....and yet a couple news agency went to the local welfare office and asked them why they weren’t working...one guy said he didn’t want a job but if comeone would give him a career he ‘d consider that.

...Another said he was there to get whatever he could...several mentioned they were there for Obama “stuff”. What ever he wants to give them.

Awful that the people don’t get that it’s our money paying for them..not Obama. They even mention they’ll be voting for him......and you can be certain they will too!


32 posted on 05/24/2012 9:05:12 PM PDT by caww
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To: The Duke

I listened in on a couple of their townhall meetings....what’s really pathetic is the people believe Quote: “The Governemnt has a resposibility to make sure every American has a job”.....and yet a couple news agency went to the local welfare office and asked them why they weren’t working...one guy said he didn’t want a job but if comeone would give him a career he ‘d consider that.

...Another said he was there to get whatever he could...several mentioned they were there for Obama “stuff”. What ever he wants to give them.

Awful that the people don’t get that it’s our money paying for them..not Obama. They even mention they’ll be voting for him......and you can be certain they will too!


33 posted on 05/24/2012 9:05:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: Gabrial

I saw a youtube the other night of the last gal living on some block in Detroit (older white gal). She said she was waiting for a unit in some cheap housing to open up, she was wait-listed for 6 months. Bars on the inside and outside of her home. Across the street is the home where she grew up - all busted up and vacant. “And there is the tree that we had a rope swing...”

Even in the daylight with a new’s crew she was fearful pointing out the burnt-out, busted down homes from the garbage strewn suburban street. (And not another soul around).

But she did have a street lamp on, and near her house.


34 posted on 05/24/2012 9:11:00 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: bobby.223

Actually Bobby the ones I saw interviewed were men not woman...there to get their ‘take’, and they even have a nickname for it, though I can’t remember it. Basically they see Obama as shoveling it out to them. One guy was asked why tax payers should pay for him when he’s more than fit to work....he said basically it’s what’s owed him for the generation of slaves who were brought here.

The bottom line is they just don’t want to work...and why should they, they’ve learned well how to game the system for anything they want.

But I will say...you cut out the welfare from these people and they will be in the streets...I have no doubt about that..and destructively so.


35 posted on 05/24/2012 9:11:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: Gabrial
I'm white and never had a street light outside my house nor on my street/road...don't have one now since we live outside of town...what is the big deal....

people CAN put their own lights up you know.....

36 posted on 05/24/2012 9:17:56 PM PDT by cherry
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To: houeto

Detroit population per Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit

Census Population
1810 1,650
1820 1,422
1830 2,222
1840 9,102
1850 21,019
1860 45,619
1870 79,577
1880 116,340
1890 205,877
1900 285,704
1910 465,766
1920 993,678
1930 1,568,662
1940 1,623,452
1950 1,849,568
1960 1,670,144
1970 1,514,063
1980 1,203,368
1990 1,027,974
2000 951,270
2010 713,777

Steve Crowder visited Detroit and gave this report.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw

Crowder was interviewed on Fox & Friends about the video he made about Detroit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-zUTysBdo


37 posted on 05/24/2012 9:21:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 21twelve

Well then those who need light should go to Home Depot and arange for outside lighting.....they know their city area is dangerous...otherwise time to move.

I make no apologies for saying they have got what they asked for....black or white or yellow makes no difference...they wanted a liberal/socialist caretaker city they got it.


38 posted on 05/24/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: 21twelve

It would not surprise me if her streetlight is on the list to be turned off.


39 posted on 05/24/2012 9:44:26 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: caww

America will choke on its own ignorance.


40 posted on 05/24/2012 9:49:16 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: bkopto

Wonder when they’ll all be off.


41 posted on 05/24/2012 9:51:36 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: cherry

The big deal, at least to me, is you have city officials making decisions on who gets city services and who does not.

With black youths roaming the streets at night, a dark street is an open invitation to crime. I don’t have this problem either where I live, but I have seen Detroit neighborhoods at night and it is scary as hell even with streetlights working.


42 posted on 05/24/2012 9:53:30 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: caww

The woman ‘stash’ interview was played on talk radio quite a few times and at one point it was on youtube also. I haven’t heard it in a long time tho.


43 posted on 05/24/2012 10:10:42 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

ginp


44 posted on 05/24/2012 10:43:28 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Gabrial

Detroit streets are perfectly safe at night as long as you go out with a group of friends who are also out for a leisurely late night stroll...

armed to hilt with firearms galore, bullet-resistant vests and several thousand rounds of ammunition.


45 posted on 05/24/2012 11:14:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: The Duke

Yep!


46 posted on 05/24/2012 11:44:18 PM PDT by caww
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To: bkopto

typical liberal thinking: you can’t afford things as they are, sooooo....
borrow 160mil in order to save 10 mil/year (16 year payback) and claim you’re saving money.
if the folks of detroit are dumb enough to swallow this, then they get what they deserve


47 posted on 05/25/2012 4:11:19 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Not all Liberal run cities have the ‘Detroilet’ problem, for more see Paul Kersey’s new book, “Escape From Detroit: The Collapse of America’s Black Metropolis”.


48 posted on 05/25/2012 4:17:35 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

“The last one to leave, turn out the lights.”

The city will become even more dangerous to travel through as the “people of night” crawl out from hiding to prey on the unsuspecting .


49 posted on 05/25/2012 5:40:01 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Wow! Thank you Jack.


50 posted on 05/25/2012 5:54:19 AM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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