Put your hands up for Detroit...I love this city

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its Detroit...the problems are fcking obvious.
if it wasn't for the tourism/gambling New Orleans would be next.
it is sad about Detroit but with the steel mainly gone...China etc...and the general population problems, unwillingness to work for minimum pay etc then its the way it is. Respect to the good guys who suffer. Wasn't Deer Hunter filmed there? The bar/wedding scenes not the bamboo cage and shooty head parts.
Couldnt Iggy Pop bale them out btw? he's a Detroiter I thought.
 
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I was reading an article recently where the Detroit council(?) was actually abandoning suburbs that it couldn't afford to maintain. This includes rubbish,sewage and even police. The median house price is about $8000 USD. But yeah, I'm curious how a city can be bankrupt.
 
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The place to be & invest in in the US is the Mid West. Oklahoma & NW Arkansas. Land is cheap right now but you cant turn a corner without seeing an Oil derrick . Its estimated within 10 yrs the US will be pumping more barrels than Saudi. They will also be on par with Russia as a major shale gas supplier.
 
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US city of Detroit files for Bankruptcy:..........................................................What the hell is wrong in the US when a city can become bankrupt?..........................
I think of it a bit like the EU (United States of Europe).
We have whole countries, Greece, Ireland, Spain etc. all nearly going tits up.
 
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Yeah...he did his bit but I don't entirely blame him....frankly this would've happened at least 10 years ago...



Yeah, Detroit..where do I start? But I still love the place to bits though, something most outsiders (incl. the whitey folk living in the 'burbs) will never get it....

Oh and BTW...half the states in the U.S. will be bankrupt if the funding from other half stops...
 
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I think of it a bit like the EU (United States of Europe).
We have whole countries, Greece, Ireland, Spain etc. all nearly going tits up.
I don't, I see the EU helping out those countries in financial strife, and never seen any cities go bankrupt. The US has states and cities in financial strife and is (or appears to be) letting them go down the drain with little to no help.

Maybe the EU did get something right for a change.
 
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I think of it a bit like the EU (United States of Europe).
We have whole countries, Greece, Ireland, Spain etc. all nearly going tits up.
But Europe (the cunts) can all go their own ways, can they? I fucking would if I were Ireland, ciao Europe, fuck off for repayment.

But imagine if Detroit told washington to foxtrot Oscar, this is the disturbance I am speaking about!
 
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I was reading an article recently where the Detroit council(?) was actually abandoning suburbs that it couldn't afford to maintain. This includes rubbish,sewage and even police. The median house price is about $8000 USD. But yeah, I'm curious how a city can be bankrupt.
We actually have full fledged farms (not the weed kind either) in the middle of the city...that should tell you everything...

Urban farming invigorates Detroit neighborhood | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Detroit's Big Dig: Will Urban Farming Get Them Out of the Hole?
 
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But Europe (the cunts) can all go their own ways, can they? I fucking would if I were Ireland, ciao Europe, fuck off for repayment.

But imagine if Detroit told washington to foxtrot Oscar, this is the disturbance I am speaking about!
By the same token what can Washington do about it? Repossess their rubbish trucks?
 
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The population losses are alarming as well. 1.8 million people down to 700000?
White flight after the riots etc.....anyone with means to get out got out...the thing to note is that Detroit city proper has been declining while the surrounding cities and 'burbs (greater Detroit/ South east-MI) area is booming. So when most people say "I am from Detroit" what they usually mean is they're from SE-MI/ Detroit surroundings.

I actually lived on the edge of Detroit city borders for a couple of years (Redford) before moving to Ann Arbor. But I still used to go to downtown Detroit pretty much every weekend - has an amazing great music/ bar/ sports scene.
 
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You can thank Coleman Fucking Young for the start of the great exodus to the suburbs. The most corrupt mayor city had.


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GoatRutar:

Funny you should mention Mayor Marion Berry of sunny Washington DC. I lived there when he was buying cocaine from a hooker in a suburban motel. I left there just before he went to jail for a short term and then, amazingly enough, came out of prison and was immediately re-elected mayor of that great cesspool known as the capital of the USA.

Interestingly, I moved to Detroit from there and over the last twenty years have worked around and in the city. I've worked with city departments and can honestly say that, (the current Mayor Bing excepted - I think he's actually a decent bloke trying to do the right thing), the leadership has proven repeatedly to be the most blatantly corrupt bunch of thieving cunts I've ever seen and the management and workers are singularly the most incompetent bunch of buffoons imaginable. Yes, it is Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who is facing about 30 years in Federal prison... Hmm... Maybe I'm a jinx for corrupt mayors... :biggrin:

Frankly, I've known the city has been in a tailspin for the last decade and yesterday I breathed a sigh of relief to know that something is finally being done. There is a group of businesses that have been investing heavily in downtown real estate in the past few years and have been putting their money where their mouths are with regard to revitalizing and rebuilding the city center. Hopefully the bankruptcy will allow a re-organization to spur the rebuilding.

As to how did this happen... Simple really... It comes out of the following sort of logic by the city council. Right now the City of Detroit has $153M in uncollected property taxes because their mechanism for the collection of taxes has fallen into disrepair, (yes, you heard that right, they can't even collect the taxes - it's like me sending you a cheque, it arrives in the mail and you can't get it to the fucking bank). Guess what the city council's considered action to this problem was... You'll never get it... Trust me, it's insane... The were going to raise taxes... They wanted to tell those people who stepped up and sent their taxes in without "encouragement" that they were going to have to pay more tax to pay for those who thumbed their nose at the government. That's just one of hundreds of examples of the insanity that was the city of Detroit over the last 4-6 decades.

I'm feeling optimistic...
 

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