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2013-11-09 12:57:04 PM  
www.burlingtonderailed.com
 
2013-11-09 01:55:17 PM  

BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]


Detroit has been majority African-American for almost 40 years.  It has been in decline for about 35 years.  Just like Newark and Birmingham, also cities with large African-American populations, it's ruined.  Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.

Still want to go there with the unrelated stats linking one group with power to municipal decline?
 
2013-11-09 01:59:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]

Detroit has been majority African-American for almost 40 years.  It has been in decline for about 35 years.  Just like Newark and Birmingham, also cities with large African-American populations, it's ruined.  Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.

Still want to go there with the unrelated stats linking one group with power to municipal decline?


It could be argued that the Dems haven't helped African Americans any more than the GOP has.
 
2013-11-09 02:13:45 PM  

R.A.Danny: Benevolent Misanthrope: BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]

Detroit has been majority African-American for almost 40 years.  It has been in decline for about 35 years.  Just like Newark and Birmingham, also cities with large African-American populations, it's ruined.  Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.

Still want to go there with the unrelated stats linking one group with power to municipal decline?

It could be argued that the Dems haven't helped African Americans any more than the GOP has.


It could be argued that America hasn't helped African Americans any more than Africa has.  It could be argued that public assistance is a form of slavery, anti-profiling laws are in themselves a way of profiling people of color, affirmative action means that African Americans can't succeed on their own, and you could even argue that the reason none of those things work as well as we thought they would is because black people are hopeless.

Sure you want to start that?
 
2013-11-09 02:53:04 PM  
Here's the thread where a bunch of people that have never been to Detroit express their opinions of a place they know nothing about except what they've seen on the internet.
 
2013-11-09 03:06:40 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Here's the thread where a bunch of people that have never been to Detroit express their opinions of a place they know nothing about except what they've seen on the internet.


Hey you, no logical reasoning in this thread.  Here, let me help you.  You're supposed to tie the above comments to Obama.  Multiply that by potato.  Go full moon moon.  Then print your answer ALL CAPS.

That's how things are done around here.
 
2013-11-09 03:37:24 PM  
"Regardless of why you're here, there will be something here you'll never forget. "

Sure, but where's the sentimentality in those 7 stab wounds?
 
2013-11-09 03:39:20 PM  
Detroit  is certainly one of the most depressed areas I have ever seen.
 
2013-11-09 03:40:03 PM  
media.mlive.com
 
2013-11-09 03:41:15 PM  
Detroit has had a huge disparity of income between the very few and the very many.
 
2013-11-09 03:43:00 PM  
Foreigners: Stay out of black areas in America (not safe for work)

/not John Derbyshire.
 
2013-11-09 03:44:46 PM  
I've offered that Megarian chick to stay at my place for a while now. She likes to get drunk and set patio furniture on fire or something.
 
2013-11-09 03:45:18 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]

Detroit has been majority African-American for almost 40 years.  It has been in decline for about 35 years.  Just like Newark and Birmingham, also cities with large African-American populations, it's ruined.  Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.

Still want to go there with the unrelated stats linking one group with power to municipal decline?


And I bet you've never considered whether this is a chicken or egg situation, have you?
 
2013-11-09 03:47:04 PM  
Florida?! Bath salt ingesting cannibals, mutant pythons, Donald trump, Rush Limbaugh, and all rest of the crazy chit that earns that state it's own tag on Fark? At least in Detriot, they just shoot ya.
 
2013-11-09 03:48:24 PM  
The Detroit Lions have put more people to sleep on Thanksgiving Day than all the beer and L-tryptophan in the world.
 
2013-11-09 03:48:44 PM  
At least they got a real football team.
/go to hell vikes
 
2013-11-09 03:49:46 PM  
Stay out of Detroit and Florida, people. It's just not worth the hype.

I humbly propose that Camden, New Jersey be your next vacation destination.
 
2013-11-09 03:51:11 PM  
The fall of Detroit has nothing to do with liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. An entire industry was driven into the ground because the energy crisis, the inability of the auto industry to modernize, and competition from Japan. The economy of Detroit was built around the auto industry, the auto industry collapsed, and modern Detroit is the result.
 
2013-11-09 03:52:44 PM  

BigRightRear: I've offered that Megarian chick to stay at my place for a while now. She likes to get drunk and set patio furniture on fire or something.


What does your comment here have anything to do with Detroit or the linked article? Are you Sarah Palin by any chance?
 
2013-11-09 03:52:54 PM  

Schmerd1948: Florida?! Bath salt ingesting cannibals, mutant pythons, Donald trump, Rush Limbaugh, and all rest of the crazy chit that earns that state it's own tag on Fark? At least in Detriot, they just shoot ya.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-09 03:53:16 PM  
Seems like there is some opportunity there for jobs though.     There's a link to job openings for Morgue Technicians and assistant Coroners.

Even if you don't have a degree you could probably land a job as a blood stain removal tech.
 
2013-11-09 03:54:26 PM  

Heel It Down The Drain: The fall of Detroit has nothing to do with liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. An entire industry was driven into the ground because the energy crisis, the inability of the auto industry to modernize, and competition from Japan. The economy of Detroit was built around the auto industry, the auto industry collapsed, and modern Detroit is the result.


This. Thank you.

/I'd still rather go there than Florida.
 
2013-11-09 03:54:27 PM  
i202.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-09 03:54:29 PM  

Starshines: Benevolent Misanthrope: BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]

Detroit has been majority African-American for almost 40 years.  It has been in decline for about 35 years.  Just like Newark and Birmingham, also cities with large African-American populations, it's ruined.  Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.

Still want to go there with the unrelated stats linking one group with power to municipal decline?

And I bet you've never considered whether this is a chicken or egg situation, have you?



We all know it is not about race but somehow we have to stop black people from moving into areas of high violence. It seem uncanny how they pick those area out.
 
2013-11-09 03:55:27 PM  

Heel It Down The Drain: The fall of Detroit has nothing to do with liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. An entire industry was driven into the ground because the energy crisis, the inability of the auto industry to modernize, and competition from Japan. The economy of Detroit was built around the auto industry, the auto industry collapsed, and modern Detroit is the result.


Having crooks like Coleman Young and Kwame Kirkpatrick as mayor didn't help either.
 
2013-11-09 03:56:43 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-09 03:57:14 PM  
Lived in Detroit from the time I was 11 until I went to college at 17. As soon as I graduated college, I got the HELL out of Michigan and never looked back. Detroit is as bad as they say and WORSE. Of my friends who live in Detroit, they go to a funeral on average of about once a month. (Not even joking.) We went to my cousin's funeral there last year,and I was surprised that everyone in attendance was wearing jeans and tees. I asked why they were underdressed and someone told me that funerals are such a common occurrence that nobody dresses up for them.

Detroit is NOT a place you ever want to visit. The blight is horrible. One of my friends growing up lived on  a street where her house was the only one on the block. In one semester in my high school, three people got shot and killed. My mother taught at another school and a student was stabbed to death right outside her classroom.

The whole attitude there is one of destruction. Most of the young men I grew up with are either dead or in prison. There is such a violent attitude among its residents. The people there will carjack you, and when you hand over the keys, they'll just kill you. While I lived there, a woman accidentally bumped a man's car on a bridge and he jumped out, dragged her out of her car and beat her with a tire iron. He then chased her the length of the bridge, where she was she was so terrified that she tried to climb over the side. She fell into the river and drowned.

I don't care how many art museums or cultural exhibits Detroit has, it has a long way to go before it will be a livable city. I wouldn't recommend anyone go there.
 
2013-11-09 03:58:54 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.


I just got back from Savannah. I think it's going to be OK in the long run. The shipping ports there are very important to east coast distribution. They are still expanding them. International paper is still there. And SCAD keeps buying up properties and expanding. I looked at real estate in the historic district and muttered "dream on". People are moving in from the suburbs. Besides the Girl Scouts will fight too the death to protect their territory.
 
2013-11-09 03:59:44 PM  

Heel It Down The Drain: The fall of Detroit has nothing to do with liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. An entire industry was driven into the ground because the energy crisis, the inability of the auto industry to modernize, and competition from Japan. The economy of Detroit was built around the auto industry, the auto industry collapsed, and modern Detroit is the result.


Failure to modernize and competition from Japan can be combined into a single point, namely the UAW.
 
2013-11-09 04:00:57 PM  
1.) Corruption
2.) Delusion
3.) Corporate kickbacks
4.) Cronyism
5.) Crime
6.) Waste
7.) Infringement of rights
8.) Wasteland

Welcome to the Democratic Party.

1.bp.blogspot.com

Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.
 
2013-11-09 04:01:27 PM  
All I need to know, honestly, is not that Detroit is a shiatty place, but that there are better places to go. Why would I spend tourism dollars in Detroit, when I could spend them in Seattle? Or Portland? Or San Francisco? Or San Diego? Or...

I don't have to debate the level of shiattiness represented by Detroit, nor do I have to go there to do so. I'm not avoiding Detroit - it's simply not on my itinerary.
 
2013-11-09 04:01:52 PM  
Hitting the "D" tonight for a concert. Devil makes three at St Andrew's hall.
 
2013-11-09 04:01:56 PM  

Delay: BigRightRear: I've offered that Megarian chick to stay at my place for a while now. She likes to get drunk and set patio furniture on fire or something.

What does your comment here have anything to do with Detroit or the linked article? Are you Sarah Palin by any chance?


Nothing..i'm drunk
 
2013-11-09 04:02:16 PM  

Starshines: Benevolent Misanthrope: BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]

Detroit has been majority African-American for almost 40 years.  It has been in decline for about 35 years.  Just like Newark and Birmingham, also cities with large African-American populations, it's ruined.  Savannah is on that road now, but white tourists will keep it afloat for a while.

Still want to go there with the unrelated stats linking one group with power to municipal decline?

And I bet you've never considered whether this is a chicken or egg situation, have you?


I have.  But not everyone does.  That's kind of the point.
 
2013-11-09 04:06:01 PM  

BravadoGT: [www.burlingtonderailed.com image 522x390]


And I'll bet you have a solution to this "problem", don't you...a final solution?
 
2013-11-09 04:06:36 PM  

Dadoody: 1.) Corruption
2.) Delusion
3.) Corporate kickbacks
4.) Cronyism
5.) Crime
6.) Waste
7.) Infringement of rights
8.) Wasteland

Welcome to the Democratic Party.



Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.


Sure, if you ignore the Republican strongholds.
 
2013-11-09 04:06:40 PM  
You think they could get people to work in demolition and recycling building supplies.
 
2013-11-09 04:07:03 PM  

exatron: Heel It Down The Drain: The fall of Detroit has nothing to do with liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. An entire industry was driven into the ground because the energy crisis, the inability of the auto industry to modernize, and competition from Japan. The economy of Detroit was built around the auto industry, the auto industry collapsed, and modern Detroit is the result.

Having crooks like Coleman Young and Kwame Kirkpatrick as mayor didn't help either.



1967 didn't help either.

farm5.staticflickr.com

/not Vietnam
 
2013-11-09 04:07:51 PM  

Dadoody: 1.) Corruption
2.) Delusion
3.) Corporate kickbacks
4.) Cronyism
5.) Crime
6.) Waste
7.) Infringement of rights
8.) Wasteland

Welcome to the Democratic Party.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x771]

Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.


Except they're using a 1945 picture of Nagasaki. Note the ruins of the Catholic Cathedral, ground zero.
 
2013-11-09 04:07:53 PM  

Heel It Down The Drain: The fall of Detroit has nothing to do with liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. An entire industry was driven into the ground because the energy crisis, the inability unwillingness of the auto industry to modernize, and competition from Japan. The economy of Detroit was built around the auto industry, the auto industry collapsed, and modern Detroit is the result.

 
2013-11-09 04:11:08 PM  

Dadoody: 1.) Corruption
2.) Delusion
3.) Corporate kickbacks
4.) Cronyism
5.) Crime
6.) Waste
7.) Infringement of rights
8.) Wasteland

Welcome to the Democratic Party.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x771]

Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.



I don't think you can blame in on Democrats. There are plenty of Democrat voting cities that are lovely places to live.
 
2013-11-09 04:12:35 PM  

exatron: Having crooks like Coleman Young and Kwame Kirkpatrick as mayor didn't help either.

t0.gstatic.com

Dude just cant catch a break.
 
2013-11-09 04:13:06 PM  

Dadoody: Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.


Yeah, Seattle and San Francisco are straight up Somalia-level corrupted hell holes.

www.netip.org
~sanfranciscomovers.me
 
2013-11-09 04:13:13 PM  

Dadoody: 1.) Corruption
2.) Delusion
3.) Corporate kickbacks
4.) Cronyism
5.) Crime
6.) Waste
7.) Infringement of rights
8.) Wasteland

Welcome to the Democratic Party.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x771]

Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.


And most American C-level corporate officers, most I-bankers and hedge funders, most private equity heads, most senior military officers, most so-called 'think tank' members......these are Democrats, or vote Democrat?
 
2013-11-09 04:14:18 PM  

Schmerd1948: Florida?! Bath salt ingesting cannibals, mutant pythons, Donald trump, Rush Limbaugh, and all rest of the crazy chit that earns that state it's own tag on Fark? At least in Detriot, they just shoot ya.


Exactly. I near Arizona is awesome. Go there instead.
 
2013-11-09 04:15:05 PM  
Hiroshima 1945

ak0.picdn.net
 
2013-11-09 04:15:14 PM  
If you know nothing about Detroit, this is the best 90-minute intro you're likely to find.

i.imgur.com

First lesson learned: If you're touring Detroit, locals might ask you why you're visiting. Have a better answer than that you're just here to look at the devastation. Yes, even if you are only there to look at the devastation.
 
2013-11-09 04:15:15 PM  
No, don't come to Florida.  Just mail us your cash instead.  Thanks.
 
2013-11-09 04:15:44 PM  

exatron: Basically, all the democrat strongholds are the most corrupted places in the country.

Sure, if you ignore the Republican strongholds.


Yeah, I also keep wondering what major metropolitan success stories Republicans are responsible for.
 
2013-11-09 04:16:04 PM  
Maybe this article will convince enough people to visit that their tourist dollars will boost the city back into prosperity
 
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