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(NBC Philadelphia)   Camden's only supermarket is closing today, forcing people to eat each other   (nbcphiladelphia.com) divider line 154
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2013-09-06 09:32:59 AM
Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.
 
2013-09-06 09:59:35 AM
Camden should market itself as a post-apocalyptic horror zone to movie companies.  Play to their strengths.
 
2013-09-06 10:01:31 AM
I liked this headline so much I had to sponsor a subby.
 
2013-09-06 10:08:35 AM

James!: I liked this headline so much I had to sponsor a subby.


And yet we still don't have an "out the subby" feature or process.

*harumph*
 
2013-09-06 10:13:35 AM

Diogenes: James!: I liked this headline so much I had to sponsor a subby.

And yet we still don't have an "out the subby" feature or process.

*harumph*


We do on ULTRAFA***********+CARRIER LOST+
 
2013-09-06 10:38:59 AM
Poor Randy
 
2013-09-06 10:59:34 AM
A few pairs of the less-clued-in parents near me named their kids Camden (2 girls, 1 boy).

I'm not obnoxious enough to ask them "what, was Newburgh taken?"
 
2013-09-06 11:03:25 AM
Too many shoppers were robbed of grocery money & car keys upon entering parking lot, sales slumped drastically.
 
2013-09-06 11:03:28 AM
Well that article sure was a wealth of information.
 
2013-09-06 11:04:10 AM

Gulper Eel: I'm not obnoxious enough to ask them "what, was Newburgh taken?"


At least there's some scenic quality to Newburgh, in a "from certain angles when looking across from the Hudson it doesn't seem so bad..." kind of way.

Camden is a complete shiathole from inside it, and from any vantage point miles away.
 
2013-09-06 11:04:45 AM

simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.


delawarevalleylawyer.com
 
2013-09-06 11:04:46 AM
It really does seem to be raining shiat on Camden.
 
2013-09-06 11:06:51 AM

simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.


Not sure if serious....
 
2013-09-06 11:07:17 AM

Wendy's Chili: simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.

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Thanks.
 
2013-09-06 11:08:32 AM
Disappointed, but knows Karma will get back at those responsible.

www.rankopedia.com
 
2013-09-06 11:08:32 AM
Camden makes Detroit look like the Emerald City.
 
2013-09-06 11:09:36 AM

FarkedOver: It really does seem to be raining shiat on Camden.


If that made people stay inside, it would actually be an improvement.
 
2013-09-06 11:09:58 AM

simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.


ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-09-06 11:11:05 AM
I need to hit up home depot real quick to grab some Mexican for dinner.
 
2013-09-06 11:11:23 AM

wingnut396: simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.

Not sure if serious....


Was going off of this  http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/pa/allegheny/camden.cfm
 
2013-09-06 11:11:58 AM

simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.


Not sure if serious...
 
2013-09-06 11:12:05 AM

LineNoise: simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.

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Camden was the point where Washington crossed the Atlantic to ambush the French on Christmas, 1812.
 
2013-09-06 11:14:05 AM
Just another fine example of the UFCW being utterly useless. Pity, some day people will learn that modern Unions do nothing to help anyone other than the Union bosses.
 
2013-09-06 11:14:27 AM
Food deserts aren't nearly as much fun as food desserts.
 
2013-09-06 11:14:31 AM

simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.


there is a camden, arkansas, which is a small town in south arkansas.

they have at least 3 supermarkets.
 
2013-09-06 11:15:15 AM

Diogenes: Camden should market itself as a post-apocalyptic horror zone to movie companies.  Play to their strengths.


obviously you did not see 12 Monkeys, eh?
 
2013-09-06 11:16:15 AM
The biggest problem with Camden is that it can't easily be walled off from the rest of the country. And it's too close to Philly to nuke safely.
 
2013-09-06 11:17:15 AM
This is why Wal-mart is not allowed in our city. Although people here are also smart enough to avoid shopping for food at Target.
 
2013-09-06 11:18:04 AM

thespindrifter: Just another fine example of the UFCW being utterly useless. Pity, some day people will learn that modern Unions do nothing to help anyone other than the Union bosses.


I disagree. I belonged to the UFCW in the '70s, and they were useless then.
 
2013-09-06 11:18:34 AM
Inb4 idiots biatching about "food deserts"
 
2013-09-06 11:20:04 AM
TFA is not well written.  Am I supposed to be sad, or cheer this development?

/never been to Camden, so can't judge
//been to Detroit, is it like that?
///nuke it if it is
 
2013-09-06 11:20:57 AM

PapaChester: This is why Wal-mart is not allowed in our city. Although people here are also smart enough to avoid shopping for food at Target.


what's wrong with shopping for food at target?

their store brand stuff is some of the best store brand stuff.
 
2013-09-06 11:22:35 AM
They sell food at Camden Yards?
 
2013-09-06 11:22:49 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: TFA is not well written.  Am I supposed to be sad, or cheer this development?

/never been to Camden, so can't judge
//been to Detroit, is it like that?
///nuke it if it is


If you lived in Camden you would dream of moving to Detroit.
 
2013-09-06 11:24:40 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: //been to Detroit, is it like that?


Yes. There's a giant hollow building visible from I-95, and it's pretty much all like that.
 
2013-09-06 11:26:03 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: TFA is not well written.  Am I supposed to be sad, or cheer this development?

/never been to Camden, so can't judge
//been to Detroit, is it like that?
///nuke it if it is


The aquarium is actually really nice, but man, the bad parts of Camden are just incredibly scary and depressing. I'm out there maybe once a month for work and there have been at least half a dozen times I've seen a torn up schoolbus drop off ten or so kids and seen them all run into one or two houses that look like they literally burned down a few nights prior. If you stop at a red light even odds some one will try to rush your car to either try to sell you drugs or try to get you out of your car to take whatever you have. It's really, really, really bad.

I've seen small rural communities and Indian reservatiosn that are worse from a poverty standpoint, but from a combination of soul crushing poverty and rampant, unchecked, and often violent crime, Camden has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, cities in the coutry.
 
2013-09-06 11:26:55 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: TFA is not well written.  Am I supposed to be sad, or cheer this development?

/never been to Camden, so can't judge
//been to Detroit, is it like that?
///nuke it if it is


The residents of the area are now without ready, and easy access to food stuffs.. Run the term "Food desert" through your Googalizer
 
2013-09-06 11:28:33 AM

namegoeshere:

If you lived in Camden you would dream of moving to Detroit.

YixilTesiphon: Satan's Bunny Slippers: //been to Detroit, is it like that?

Yes. There's a giant hollow building visible from I-95, and it's pretty much all like that.



Nuke it is!

static.tvtropes.org
 
2013-09-06 11:29:24 AM

Cerebral Knievel: Satan's Bunny Slippers: TFA is not well written.  Am I supposed to be sad, or cheer this development?

/never been to Camden, so can't judge
//been to Detroit, is it like that?
///nuke it if it is

The residents of the area are now without ready, and easy access to food stuffs.. Run the term "Food desert" through your Googalizer


You are taking me far too seriously.  I know what a food desert is.  Don't get your tighty whities all twisted.
 
2013-09-06 11:32:38 AM
having been raised in a small town surrounded by mostly rural areas, with the nearest cities being small in comparison to real big cities, i don't understand how an area or entire city can become a "food desert".

all the cities i've been to had at the very least a well stocked corner store and a deli or something like that every few blocks. not necessarily a supermarket, but at least a place where basic food items were readily available.

even in the movies the 'hoods have a bodega-type establishment and a lunch counter.

it's a shame that we can police the world and send $billions$ to poor countries, yet we have areas in our country where a food store can't survive.
 
2013-09-06 11:33:42 AM
I'm sure they'll replace it with a Bottom Dollar Food which seems to be all the rage in the Delaware Valley right now..
 
2013-09-06 11:37:16 AM

styckx: I'm sure they'll replace it with a Bottom Dollar Food which seems to be all the rage in the Delaware Valley right now..


Camden is getting a Shop Rite.
 
2013-09-06 11:38:17 AM

bungle_jr: having been raised in a small town surrounded by mostly rural areas, with the nearest cities being small in comparison to real big cities, i don't understand how an area or entire city can become a "food desert".


In Camden, the process was pretty obvious:

Step 1: Become the most dangerous city in America.
Step 2: Disband the police force.
Step 3: Are you still here? Holy shiat, get out!

Note the ordering of steps 1 and 2. That's the order they happened in. Camden rose to the top of the FBI rankings for violent crime THEN they disbanded the police force.
 
2013-09-06 11:40:47 AM

Gulper Eel: A few pairs of the less-clued-in parents near me named their kids Camden (2 girls, 1 boy).



Someone I went to high school with named a son "Camden".  I think they named him after a TV show, 7th Heaven.   The only association I have with the name is the town so nasty, Detroit looks down on it.
 
2013-09-06 11:41:17 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Inb4 idiots biatching about "food deserts"


I never liked that term because it implies you can't get food.

The reality is that you can, but to shop cheaply for healthy foods in such an area when you are poor is next to impossible.
 
2013-09-06 11:42:23 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: They sell food at Camden Yards?


www.ballparkeguides.com
 
2013-09-06 11:44:38 AM

thurstonxhowell: bungle_jr: having been raised in a small town surrounded by mostly rural areas, with the nearest cities being small in comparison to real big cities, i don't understand how an area or entire city can become a "food desert".

In Camden, the process was pretty obvious:

Step 1: Become the most dangerous city in America.
Step 2: Disband the police force.
Step 3: Are you still here? Holy shiat, get out!

Note the ordering of steps 1 and 2. That's the order they happened in. Camden rose to the top of the FBI rankings for violent crime THEN they disbanded the police force.


so the cops were outpowered and ran away?
seems i remember hearing something like this on the news.
that totally suuucks!
not trying to sound snarky, really. just seriously don't know what to say about a city having become so bad. especially when it's next to a vibrant metropolis like philly.

what's that? parts of philly are super-dangerous, too?
damn.

/i once heard tale of a couple of guys starting trouble with some local youth who were "shootin' b-ball"
 
2013-09-06 11:45:10 AM

GoldSpider: LineNoise: simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.

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Camden was the point where Washington crossed the Atlantic to ambush the French on Christmas, 1812.



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2013-09-06 11:49:19 AM
Camden's only supermarket is closing today forcing people to eat each other

Oh, right, like they weren't eating each other in Camden before now.

Go sell crazy somewhere else.
 
2013-09-06 11:49:41 AM

GoldSpider: LineNoise: simplicimus: Only Camden I knew of is is NJ. This one is outside Philly. This Camden guy got around.

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 152x143]

Camden was the point where Washington crossed the Atlantic to ambush the French on Christmas, 1812.


I used to live near and run cross country races at Washington's Crossing State Park in NJ.  The local apocrypha is that Washington skipped a silver dollar  across the Delaware there.
 
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