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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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To: Jack Hydrazine

When I was a kid growing up in Michigan, Detroit was listed as the 4th largest city in the US.


51 posted on 05/25/2012 6:01:27 AM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: bkopto

"Escape from New York"

"Escape From Detroit"

Coming soon!

Gosh, it is almost surreal. "Art imitates Life" or "Life imitates Art", I can never remember which is true...

52 posted on 05/25/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are next to the potatoes!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Bless them. And bunnies are mythical creatures.


53 posted on 05/25/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bkopto

“Turn out the lights...the party’s over.”


54 posted on 05/25/2012 7:06:39 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cookcounty

Detroit is now #18 on the list just behind Charlotte, NC according to this Wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population


55 posted on 05/25/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’d rather walk in a Detroit Blackout than many areas of Chicago during the day.

Chicago is a regular old killing zone and wait till the federal dollars are cut off.


56 posted on 05/25/2012 7:30:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rockinqsranch; TEXOKIE

“You have to identify those neighborhoods where you want to concentrate your population,” said Chris Brown, Detroit’s chief operating officer. “We’re not going to light distressed areas like we light other areas.”

“Bing in 2010 began an independent project called Detroit Works to sort ideas on how to reconfigure the city for residences, businesses, green space and even agriculture, a plan due in August.”

Detroit Works project is absolutely a sustainable development initiative.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-24/half-of-detroit-s-streetlights-may-go-out-as-city-shrinks.html


57 posted on 05/25/2012 8:30:21 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: rockinqsranch
Sad isn't it. If I was a homeowner, I would request to unincorporated from Detroit.
58 posted on 05/25/2012 8:53:25 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wheresmyusa; TEXOKIE

Thanks for the link, but that’s NOT the article that I had read, and need to find. Definitely a keeper, but not the article I am looking for.

The article I am looking for specifically outlined the lighting cutbacks as a means to herd communities of residences into specified urban areas to the liking of master planners, opposed to the necessity to do so generated by cost to a bankrupt city. It wasn’t science fiction either. It was a real plan by real Leftists of the Leftist wannabe ruling class using the Detroit plan as the basis of their own National plan.

Good point to ping TEXOKIE. I had forgotten the necessity to do so. It does fall into the Agenda 21 category of societal manipulation.


59 posted on 05/25/2012 8:55:57 AM 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
Detroit, Newark, St. Louis, Chicago, Baltimore, Gary, Birmingham, Oakland...

No country on earth, outside of full on war (with two exceptions I can think of), has seen this level of decay in major cities. A unique force is at work here.
60 posted on 05/25/2012 9:12:39 AM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: bobby.223

From Rush: Interview from WJR AM760 Detroit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-Etb0k0Q


61 posted on 05/25/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: iopscusa

Yes, but the problem cities are exclusively run by liberals.

Show me a city having Detroit/LA/Chicago/Atlanta/New York city problems that has been run for decades by conservatives.

There are none.


62 posted on 05/25/2012 11:55:59 AM 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: Jay Santos CP

The unique force you are talking about is liberalism, allowed to run these places for decades. These urban wastelands are the result of decades of local liberal policies.


63 posted on 05/25/2012 12:00:12 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: Secret Agent Man
Liberal policies are a big factor. But then Seattle, Portland, Honolulu, to name a few, have had liberal admins for quite a while.

Canada has been liberal. England, same. France, Scandinavian countries, etc. None of those places have seen the utter destruction of metro areas that we have seen in the US.

But keep pondering it.
64 posted on 05/25/2012 12:21:40 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Jay Santos CP

I know what you are hinting at, but I am telling you that liberal polices are responsible for that. Decades and decades of such policies. Ultimately it’s liberal policies. And liberals being in power to push more and more of them and keep funding them at the expense of the makers.


65 posted on 05/25/2012 12:39:48 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: shooter223

Ha!! Yeah, that is the one I was thinking of!


66 posted on 05/25/2012 1:52:06 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: bkopto
Good. That will help reduce global warming.

From the political orientation of their "leaders" and "representatives," the denizens of the inner cities seem to be very worried about global warming, the disappearance of endangered species, and our shrinking virgin wilderness areas.

67 posted on 05/25/2012 2:53:39 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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