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(Daily Mail)   Before and after pics show Detroit going from bad to worse   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 47
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2012-10-02 08:54:20 AM  
10 votes:
I bet this one confused the Brits:

i1240.photobucket.com
2012-10-02 08:41:45 AM  
6 votes:
Detroit Mayor
before:

i47.tinypic.com


after:

s9.postimage.org
2012-10-02 09:45:42 AM  
5 votes:

eraser8: Hey, layoff Detroit.


It was the city motto
2012-10-02 09:41:33 AM  
4 votes:
i47.tinypic.com

"I don't know nothing about no God Damned Krugerrands".
2012-10-02 09:07:55 AM  
4 votes:

The Muthaship: I bet this one confused the Brits:

[i1240.photobucket.com image 400x584]


I bet you typed that with a stick because your fingers were too fat.

Let's all get stereotypical!
2012-10-02 09:20:57 AM  
3 votes:

oldfarthenry: The Asian guy crashed his car on the way here - for no other reason than his incompetent driving skills!

Next?


It wasn't the Asian guy's fault. His just couldn't see the Cholo doing 40mph in the fast lane.
2012-10-02 08:33:48 AM  
3 votes:
Biatches, leave.
2012-10-02 09:44:39 AM  
2 votes:
Hey, layoff Detroit. Them people is living in 'Mad Max' times.
2012-10-02 09:23:46 AM  
2 votes:

The Muthaship: oldfarthenry: The Asian guy crashed his car on the way here - for no other reason than his incompetent driving skills!

Next?

It wasn't the Asian guy's fault. His just couldn't see the Cholo doing 40mph in the fast lane.


==============

If God had wanted Asians to drive cars, he would have given them eyes that open.

/My Asian friends love that joke
2012-10-02 09:15:14 AM  
2 votes:

The Muthaship: oldfarthenry: I bet you typed that with a stick because your fingers were too fat.

Let's all get stereotypical!

I had to get help from an Asian, because I'm too dumb!

Keeping it going!


The Asian guy crashed his car on the way here - for no other reason than his incompetent driving skills!

Next?
2012-10-02 08:58:24 AM  
2 votes:

teknophile4385: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x653]

OH MY...THE DESOLATION...

/Looks like everyone simply went to lunch


It wouldn't surprise me if that was the Daily Fail's own conference room with the word 'Detroit' Photoshopped in the middle. They needed one more photo but couldn't be arsed to find one.

/Knows people who used to work for 'The Fail'
2012-10-02 08:55:12 AM  
2 votes:
After seeing the desolate abandoned conference room I have to wonder if the rest of Detroit is maybe just on a long lunch break.
2012-10-02 08:24:10 AM  
2 votes:
I thought the urban farms were kinda neat. Would love to buy a few plots and run a sustainable tilapia farm/acquaculture farm.

1$ plots, yes please!
2012-10-02 02:08:45 PM  
1 votes:
This is what happens when the 47% take over a city.

www.mittromney.com

Mitt Romney for president.
2012-10-02 01:42:19 PM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: oldfarthenry: The Asian guy crashed his car on the way here - for no other reason than his incompetent driving skills!

Next?

It wasn't the Asian guy's fault. His just couldn't see the Cholo doing 40mph in the fast lane.


Wasn't the Cholo's fault either, he was staring at the Polack up in the tree raking leaves.
2012-10-02 01:26:43 PM  
1 votes:

mugwump867: Bruxellensis:

I'm a Michigan resident and a fan of Detroit sports (except the Lions). It takes longer to drive from my house to Detroit than it does from Detroit to D.C. Point being that most fans don't live in Detroit.

Where the heck do you live, Isle Royale? I used to do the Detroit to D.C. drive every month and it took 10 hours with one short break for lunch. Seriously though, you're either in Ironwood, the tip of the Keweenaw, or one heck of a slow driver.


Or Windsor... Ever try to cross that bridge in rush hour? Sheesh!
2012-10-02 01:21:51 PM  
1 votes:

Bruxellensis:

I'm a Michigan resident and a fan of Detroit sports (except the Lions). It takes longer to drive from my house to Detroit than it does from Detroit to D.C. Point being that most fans don't live in Detroit.


Where the heck do you live, Isle Royale? I used to do the Detroit to D.C. drive every month and it took 10 hours with one short break for lunch. Seriously though, you're either in Ironwood, the tip of the Keweenaw, or one heck of a slow driver.
2012-10-02 12:45:16 PM  
1 votes:

Nightsweat: Change a few nouns around and this is a Marxist raving. You're an extremist troll.


Wow, deep thought, dude.

If you change a few more nouns, I'm a billionaire genius who's banging your girlfriend.
2012-10-02 12:09:27 PM  
1 votes:
This is what happens when you don't have enough white people to pay for the black people.
2012-10-02 11:59:46 AM  
1 votes:
i46.tinypic.com
2012-10-02 11:05:46 AM  
1 votes:
Unions are ALWAYS BAD! That's why I always fly on Union-Free Delta and never on unionized Southwest. Did you know that Southwest is 87% unionized, making it the most unionized airline in America.

That's why Southwest is the worst. If they were less unionized like Delta, then they would be as awesome as Delta.
2012-10-02 09:55:31 AM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: I bet this one confused the Brits:

[i1240.photobucket.com image 400x584]


Came here to say this....

i1247.photobucket.com

But I left laughing my ballz off!

/+1
2012-10-02 09:49:23 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe there's a heap o' skulls in the way?

Turning suburbs into farmland is the way forward, people.
2012-10-02 09:30:21 AM  
1 votes:

ManRay: The pictures of the Michigan Theater being used as a parking garage are really odd.


Detroit smiles at your notion of odd.
2012-10-02 09:22:25 AM  
1 votes:
Everyone making excuses for the obvious.

Unions gained enough power by the 1960s to have dominated the auto industry. At that point, the first stages of anti-competitive decline set in. A decade later, the industry was in freefall.

As a thriving metroplex, Detroit had other industries as well. These were doing OK and decline was arrested until the riots.

At that point, people didn't wait for the third strike -- they sold their homes for pennies on the dollar and headed elsewhere.

It's funny how we repeat these mistakes throughout history. I wonder what parts of California will look like Detroit in a decade or so.
2012-10-02 09:19:14 AM  
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: archichris: JackieRabbit: Oh good lord. Detroit has been a dying, decaying, crime-ridden, industrial shiathole most of my life. Now it is almost dead. This is what happens when a city puts all its eggs in one basket.

Pensions killed Detroit. Public and private Pensions. It really was the Unions fault.

No. It wasn't. It was the auto industry itself. They haven't been able to effectively compete with the Japanese for over three decades now. They've even off-shored a lot of manufacturing and assembly and they still cannot compete. The auto industry started building its own casket back in the 1970s, when they decided that crappy, gas guzzling cars that would fall apart in just a few years was acceptable.


===================

^This^

The average compensation package for an American auto worker is about $40/hr (that includes everything, health care, pension, vacation wages, etc). The average compensation for a German auto worker is about $70/hr. The German auto companies build high quality cars that are desired by people all over the world, and those same companies are profitable. The German auto workers are ALL unionized. They get more vacation than do American auto workers, and the Germans have (GASP!) COMMIE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.

Fark you Fux News, Mush Limpblow idiots.
2012-10-02 09:10:47 AM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: I bet you typed that with a stick because your fingers were too fat.

Let's all get stereotypical!


I had to get help from an Asian, because I'm too dumb!

Keeping it going!
2012-10-02 09:05:23 AM  
1 votes:

Tyrosine: stuhayes2010: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x663]

Where is this? Chemistry flasks can be pricey. I will liberate them.

Not if I can get there first. Those Pyrex desiccators can go for $500 new, not to mention all the other glassware.


I think that pic was posed to make it look like it was abandoned and vandals had yanked all the drawers open, looking for anything of value. If that was the case, they would have broken all that stuff too. Probably not being used right now, and locked up tight, but the photographer decided it didn't look "abandoned" enough, and yanked all the drawers open and threw some stuff on the floor for dramatic effect.
2012-10-02 09:05:21 AM  
1 votes:
Turn it into another sanctuary city, i hear that makes cities awsome
2012-10-02 08:59:16 AM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: I bet this one confused the Brits:

[i1240.photobucket.com image 400x584]


Better equipped then normal?
2012-10-02 08:55:38 AM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: I bet this one confused the Brits:

[i1240.photobucket.com image 400x584]


============

Fish and chips shop?
2012-10-02 08:54:10 AM  
1 votes:

Pangit: People is plural. Just Willie did, and obviously not a very good one since its gone now.


If you look closely, it says "& Sons", so people is correct.

Neener, neener.
2012-10-02 08:53:32 AM  
1 votes:

minoridiot: Are we blaming unions or african americans for the demise of Detroit today?


According to the comments FTA we are blaming it on Obama. And socialists.
mhd
2012-10-02 08:49:51 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-02 08:42:06 AM  
1 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk

Where is this? Chemistry flasks can be pricey. I will liberate them.
2012-10-02 08:40:48 AM  
1 votes:
LOL

Bad to worse? Alot of those actually look better now than it did before. I mean look at that one neighborhood, all the black people moved out! Also: Look at that lab! How in the world is that not used for meth already? It's wide open!

So yeah, I'm gonna move to Detroit since all those mofo's are gone, secure me some lab equipment in those abandoned warehouses and start Breaking Bad.
2012-10-02 08:39:46 AM  
1 votes:

minoridiot: Are we blaming unions or african americans for the demise of Detroit today?


i47.tinypic.com
2012-10-02 08:35:38 AM  
1 votes:
Apparently the EPA was worth this.....
2012-10-02 08:34:47 AM  
1 votes:
Are we blaming unions or african americans for the demise of Detroit today?
2012-10-02 08:33:56 AM  
1 votes:
I thought this was an ad for Fallout 4
2012-10-02 08:33:19 AM  
1 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk

OH MY...THE DESOLATION...

/Looks like everyone simply went to lunch
2012-10-02 08:32:53 AM  
1 votes:
OMG, an empty conference room! Happens every afternoon at 5 pm, but OMG!
2012-10-02 08:25:59 AM  
1 votes:
bustling shopfronts lie empty but brightened up with graffiti
2012-10-02 08:23:37 AM  
1 votes:
sperm bank...
2012-10-02 08:22:22 AM  
1 votes:
i49.tinypic.com

"Washed away from history: The former site of Willie's Garage now lies empty"

Am I supposed to feel outraged that an eyesore was torn down?
2012-10-02 08:22:19 AM  
1 votes:

loveblondieo: The strip club looks the best out of all of them.


Deja Vu doesnt serve booze, but they can show bush, IIRC.
2012-10-02 08:12:38 AM  
1 votes:
I would like to have seen how they turned the bank into an adult cinema.
 
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