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(Bloomberg)   Thousands of wild dogs roam Detroit. Article includes the adjective "post-apocalyptic"   (bloomberg.com) divider line 100
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2013-08-21 04:00:16 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
'detroit is rundown shiathole, film at 11'
 
2013-08-21 04:00:51 PM
"Post-apocalyptic Detroit" is a redundant phrase
 
2013-08-21 04:01:34 PM
I'm playing Fallout 3 right now, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-08-21 04:01:37 PM
i.imgur.com
VATS helps.
 
2013-08-21 04:02:37 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-21 04:03:32 PM
Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.
 
2013-08-21 04:04:03 PM
All it takes is one.
media.monstersandcritics.com
 
2013-08-21 04:05:25 PM
www.terrariaonline.com
 
2013-08-21 04:05:32 PM

Kit Fister: I'm playing Fallout 3 right now, so I'm getting a kick...


From what I've seen in many poorly maintained southern European cities, I get the impression that a real post-apocalyptic wasteland city would have many, many, many more stray dogs than depicted in Fallout 3.
 
2013-08-21 04:06:42 PM

Propain_az: Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.


Building crappy cars that people didn't buy, cheap overseas labor and steel had NOTHING to do with it. It was all fear and racism. Thanks Obama.
 
2013-08-21 04:07:08 PM
Thousands of wild dogs roam Detroit. But occasionally a few are indicted and convicted
 
2013-08-21 04:07:45 PM

the_sidewinder: "Post-apocalyptic Detroit" is a redundant phrase


It's more of an oxymoron. Detroit would have to improve before it could be considered post-apocalyptic.
 
2013-08-21 04:07:53 PM
There's an estimate out there of 650,000 or so feral cats as well.

But I guess this all means that the City of Detroit has gone [drumroll please...] to the dogs.

\Here all week.
 
2013-08-21 04:09:22 PM
Wow. That's ruff.
 
2013-08-21 04:09:55 PM

Feel_the_velvet: Thousands of wild dogs roam Detroit. But occasionally a few are indicted and convicted


Often, they're voted into office, first.
 
2013-08-21 04:11:25 PM

Propain_az: Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.


Really? White people killed Detroit? I know the Kilpatricks sound like a large Irish family from County Cork, but Kwame and Co. are pretty far from pasty.
 
2013-08-21 04:12:53 PM
During the foreclosure crisis, people in the Detroit suburbs were driving to Detroit and letting their pets go. They were hoping they would go feral and live rather than taken to be put down in the shelter.

It's not post apocalyptic yet because those dogs are breed dogs and not general mutts. They are probably all fixed and so, even though they are forming packs and such, they are not reproducing. In 20-30 years, the problem will solve itself.
 
2013-08-21 04:12:58 PM

justinguarini4ever: Propain_az: Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.

Really? White people killed Detroit? I know the Kilpatricks sound like a large Irish family from County Cork, but Kwame and Co. are pretty far from pasty.


Talkin' 'bout white flight, my brother.  White Flight.  They left and took they money with them.
 
2013-08-21 04:13:24 PM

Propain_az: Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.


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2013-08-21 04:13:47 PM

freewill: Kit Fister: I'm playing Fallout 3 right now, so I'm getting a kick...

From what I've seen in many poorly maintained southern European cities, I get the impression that a real post-apocalyptic wasteland city would have many, many, many more stray dogs than depicted in Fallout 3.


They ate most of the dogs & cats after the war since they were easy to catch, think fallout 2 talked about it
 
2013-08-21 04:14:22 PM
Did the dingo eat your pension?
 
2013-08-21 04:14:25 PM
"The dogs were having a pool party," said Lapez Moore, 30. "We went in and fished them out."

Wouldn't it be "dogged them out?"
 
2013-08-21 04:14:58 PM

mr0x: During the foreclosure crisis, people in the Detroit suburbs were driving to Detroit and letting their pets go. They were hoping they would go feral and live rather than taken to be put down in the shelter.

It's not post apocalyptic yet because those dogs are breed dogs and not general mutts. They are probably all fixed and so, even though they are forming packs and such, they are not reproducing. In 20-30 years, the problem will solve itself.


Do you really think that these "macho" people, with their "macho" pit bulls fixed them???

Maybe they should turn infested areas of Detroit into a game hunting park..
 
2013-08-21 04:17:03 PM

Propain_az: Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.


You spelled unions wrong.
 
2013-08-21 04:19:23 PM

mr0x: During the foreclosure crisis, people in the Detroit suburbs were driving to Detroit and letting their pets go. They were hoping they would go feral and live rather than taken to be put down in the shelter.

It's not post apocalyptic yet because those dogs are breed dogs and not general mutts. They are probably all fixed and so, even though they are forming packs and such, they are not reproducing. In 20-30 years, the problem will solve itself.


when i was 17 we went to laredo, mexico and i noticed that the large number of stray dogs all looked the same. like a generic large chihuahua type dog. all beige.
it made me feel like something bad was going on and i didn't even understand exactly what it meant.
 
2013-08-21 04:19:25 PM

mr0x: During the foreclosure crisis, people in the Detroit suburbs were driving to Detroit and letting their pets go. They were hoping they would go feral and live rather than taken to be put down in the shelter.

It's not post apocalyptic yet because those dogs are breed dogs and not general mutts. They are probably all fixed and so, even though they are forming packs and such, they are not reproducing. In 20-30 years, the problem will solve itself.


You'd be surprised at how much overlap there is on the venn diagram of people who can't afford their pets vs. people who don't get their pets fixed.
 
2013-08-21 04:21:06 PM
serial_crusher


Propain_az: Thanks white people. Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.

You spelled unions wrong.


You forgot to add political corruption and not so much unions as the city forgot to diversify.

/Even Wu Tang knows that.
 
2013-08-21 04:21:24 PM

AllUpInYa: Maybe they should turn infested areas of Detroit into a game hunting park..



Damn, that's racist. You should be ashamed of yourself.
 
2013-08-21 04:21:52 PM
One of my pleasant childhood memories is of my father turning my dog Bullet loose in a dusty field outside of Killeen, Texas 'so he could run and play with all the other doggies.' The last I saw him he was jumping out the back door of that '47 Pontiac.
 
2013-08-21 04:22:50 PM
Not to be confused with winter articles about abandoned pets freezing to death and puppies being seen eating their dead siblings
 
2013-08-21 04:23:26 PM
Don't worry, Detroit will be coming to your town soon.  It's the template by which public services will soon not be delivered.
 
2013-08-21 04:25:20 PM

serial_crusher: Propain_az: Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism  Unions are what killed Detroit.

You spelled unions wrong.

 
2013-08-21 04:30:22 PM
i1.ytimg.com
We have a lot of fun on the racetrack, but today we need to talk about something serious...
 
2013-08-21 04:32:45 PM
Serious question here- I know there's a lot of hyperbole and snark to wade through but... is Detroit REALLY that bad. Like, would I drive downtown and drawn in a horrified hiss of breath, or would I simply hang my head at how sad it is?
 
2013-08-21 04:33:48 PM
Michigan.  What's the deal  with that?!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-21 04:34:15 PM
For Me To Poop On

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-08-21 04:34:42 PM

darch: Serious question here- I know there's a lot of hyperbole and snark to wade through but... is Detroit REALLY that bad. Like, would I drive downtown and drawn in a horrified hiss of breath, or would I simply hang my head at how sad it is?


It's not downtown that's so bad.  It's the square miles of residential and small business areas that look like the aftermath of a Florida hurricane, the Bosnian civil war, and a Michael Bay movie.
 
2013-08-21 04:38:07 PM

darch: Serious question here- I know there's a lot of hyperbole and snark to wade through but... is Detroit REALLY that bad. Like, would I drive downtown and drawn in a horrified hiss of breath, or would I simply hang my head at how sad it is?


Serious answer.

Yes.

The city is a wasteland with the exception of the 1/2 mile radius from the River to the stadiums, and a few neighborhoods where the residents hold their own like feudal estates against the lawlessness.  Everything you have heard is really that bad.
 
2013-08-21 04:39:28 PM
farm6.staticflickr.com
Stay off my lawn
 
2013-08-21 04:40:52 PM

FrancoFile: darch: Serious question here- I know there's a lot of hyperbole and snark to wade through but... is Detroit REALLY that bad. Like, would I drive downtown and drawn in a horrified hiss of breath, or would I simply hang my head at how sad it is?

It's not downtown that's so bad.  It's the square miles of residential and small business areas that look like the aftermath of a Florida hurricane, the Bosnian civil war, and a Michael Bay movie.


Speaking of Michael Bay movies, why aren't they making a Robocop TV show out there?  The sets are pre-built, they can blow up all the sh*t they want, and it would give some of the locals jobs.  They could fix up one of the delapidated libraries as a home office and have the single most baller production office in the U.S.  That's right, I said it, most baller.
 
2013-08-21 04:42:07 PM
Everything you have heard is really that bad.

Really. Wow. How... sad. I can't really come up with a better descriptor for it. This is an American city we're talking about here. A city with a proud legacy. And it's been allowed to, through a combination of ignorance, greed and corruption, rot-almost literally like a post-apocolyptic science-fiction movie.
 
2013-08-21 04:45:37 PM

darch: Everything you have heard is really that bad.

Really. Wow. How... sad. I can't really come up with a better descriptor for it. This is an American city we're talking about here. A city with a proud legacy. And it's been allowed to, through a combination of ignorance, greed and corruption, rot-almost literally like a post-apocolyptic science-fiction movie.


You build the infrastructure for a population of 2 million, then lose 3/4 of those people in a single generation, and stuff is going to fall apart.
 
2013-08-21 04:48:21 PM

FrancoFile: darch: Everything you have heard is really that bad.

Really. Wow. How... sad. I can't really come up with a better descriptor for it. This is an American city we're talking about here. A city with a proud legacy. And it's been allowed to, through a combination of ignorance, greed and corruption, rot-almost literally like a post-apocolyptic science-fiction movie.

You build the infrastructure for a population of 2 million, then lose 3/4 of those people in a single generation, and stuff is going to fall apart.


No, no... I get it. I'm not intellectually ignorant as to why it happened. It's just sad that it did.
 
2013-08-21 04:49:46 PM
danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com

And just to show that it's not a faked photo here are 2 aerial views 54 years apart.


www.mackinac.org
 
2013-08-21 04:50:40 PM
up-ship.com

Obligatory?
 
2013-08-21 04:51:15 PM

darch: Everything you have heard is really that bad.

Really. Wow. How... sad. I can't really come up with a better descriptor for it. This is an American city we're talking about here. A city with a proud legacy. And it's been allowed to, through a combination of ignorance, greed and corruption, rot-almost literally like a post-apocolyptic science-fiction movie.


It's no different than the gold rush boom cities that appeared in the southwest, it just progressed over decades rather than years.

Detroit out-grew it's need and a corrupt system destroyed itself.  It taught the world valuable lessons in industrialization, it's final lessons before entering the atomic age.  It taught us the remarkable lessons of efficiancy from Henry Ford, of marketing and passion from General Motors, of creativity and engineering from Chrysler.  It's workers taught us the value of fair wages.  It gave us our modern work week and showed that the country could support a war with hard labor when needed.  It experienced a life it never warranted and became the center of art and music in the nation for several years.  It was a city that came in it's time and only truely existed in a microchasm and will not be forgotten.  It will remain in name, but the world will go on and remember "the factories of detroit" as it does the "libraries of Alexandria" which were all but lost.

I assure you, in 150 years the ruins will be a tourist destination, but right now it's just a shiathole filled with crackheads and strays.
 
2013-08-21 04:54:23 PM
Detroit.  Nuke the entire site from orbit - It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-08-21 04:55:28 PM

mike_d85: It will remain in name, but the world will go on and remember "the factories of detroit" as it does the "libraries of Alexandria" which were all but lost.


"The steel mills of Pittsburgh" would like to have a word with you...


But then, this is a much smaller city and one that was able to realize that its identifying industry was dying and was then smart enough to reinvent itself.  Adapt or die applies in the macro as much as it does the micro.
 
2013-08-21 04:56:54 PM
blame Roger Smith
 
2013-08-21 04:57:06 PM
Actually, fta, animal control has 4 officers and spends 1.6mil/year. Seems like rampant government overspending may have something to do with their problems. That's 400k per guy with a truck. I personally will take that money, double the force and can almost guarantee 10x the dogs off the street. Works like that for everything else they spent that 18 billion on...
 
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