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(Bloomberg)   Thousands of wild dogs roam Detroit. Article includes the adjective "post-apocalyptic"   (bloomberg.com) divider line 17
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2013-08-21 04:01:37 PM
12 votes:
i.imgur.com
VATS helps.
2013-08-21 04:14:22 PM
3 votes:
Did the dingo eat your pension?
2013-08-21 07:14:42 PM
2 votes:

another day off: Forgive the partial thread jack. My wife and I were talking about what can be done in Detroit, besides set it in fire. My thought was, clear out all of the empty, burned out buildings and start an urban farm of acres and acres of medicinal marijuana and hemp. Just think about the increase to the tax base... The population would be able to get jobs, money would flow. Detroit could come back from the hellhole that it is now.


MadSkillz: Can they convert it into farmland? It is okay land right?


Two problems.
1) No neighborhood is completely empty.  Gonna take a lot of New Haven-level eminent domain rulings or $$ incentives to move those last holdouts into a cleaner, denser core, where incidentally the city can provide lights, trash pickup, water, police, etc. services more efficiently. But that's being talked about and worked on by lots of conventional and unconventional urban planning/architecture/sociology/etc. folks.
2) It'll take a lot of work to clear all the concrete/asphalt/metal/wood/stone rubble out to get back to farmable soil. Fill in the basements, etc.

Plus the land might have lots of lead, oil residue, HIV-positive syringes, etc.  Good luck getting an organic certification for that. OK, that's 3 problems.

And land that's been paved over for 50 years isn't exactly fertile topsoil - very few of the necessary worms, beetles, micro-organisms.

Among our problems...  Wait, I'll come in again.
2013-08-21 04:17:03 PM
2 votes:

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


You spelled unions wrong.
2013-08-21 04:09:22 PM
2 votes:
Wow. That's ruff.
2013-08-21 04:07:08 PM
2 votes:
Thousands of wild dogs roam Detroit. But occasionally a few are indicted and convicted
2013-08-21 06:26:57 PM
1 votes:
This is why I had a great idea for a video game: Urban Decay. Set in an alternate universe where the 2008 financial crisis was even more devastating, your character must survive in a post-apocalyptic Detroit overrun with warring drug cartels. You need food, water and shelter, and avoid a variety of illnesses. Drink from contaminated water and you could get cholera, which causes you to dehydrate faster. Getting bitten by a rabid dog will give you rabies, so you need to find a rabies shot before it advances.
2013-08-21 05:10:39 PM
1 votes:

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.


I think Jeff Goldblum would disagree with you, as well as the animal control authorities from the article dealing with this madness.
2013-08-21 04:58:57 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-08-21 04:49:46 PM
1 votes:
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 04:33:48 PM
1 votes:
Michigan.  What's the deal  with that?!

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-08-21 04:19:23 PM
1 votes:

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 04:14:25 PM
1 votes:
"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 04:09:55 PM
1 votes:

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 04:07:45 PM
1 votes:

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 04:03:32 PM
1 votes:
Thanks white people.  Your fear and racism are what killed Detroit.
2013-08-21 04:01:34 PM
1 votes:
I'm playing Fallout 3 right now, so I'm getting a kick...
 
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