gfid: Dear Mr. Fantasyplay us a tunesomething to make us all forget we live in Detroit
megarian: Goddamnitsomuch.So sick of the roads here.
MichiganFTL: We've electedhad the crappiest of crappy governments...
LL316: megarian: Goddamnitsomuch.So sick of the roads here.I visited my parents for the 1st time in a few months this past weekend. Have they gotten worse? I don't remember them being THAT bad.
MichiganFTL: To all of the people who've never been here and make fun of it, suck it.
MichiganFTL: To all of the people who've never been here and make fun of it, suck it. There's really bad areas, yeah, like most cities. We've had the crappiest of crappy governments and the state out all it's eggs in the auto basket, not the peoples fault. The downtown area and soon to be cork town are better than most major cities. Evidenced today alone by opening day for the tigers, 100,000+ people. Lived down there for 5 years, go back all the time, feel safe, have a blast. Can't say that about some of the other cities I've been to like Chicago, Miami, Phoenix and St. Louis...
steve42: MichiganFTL: To all of the people who've never been here and make fun of it, suck it.I'm from Alabama. Don't except sympathy.As for Detroit, part of me thinks an entrepreneur could go into Detroit and buy a few dozen blocks at $900 per house, raze them all, and build a thriving something, but the city and state government would no doubt find all sorts of laws to prevent it from happening. If they didn't, the cost of the security forces to prevent the locals from stealing everything that wasn't nailed down (unless they stole some hammers and pry bars first) would be exorbitant.But the sinkholes make that idea all the more risky.
lack of warmth: Detroit wouldn't stop any entrepreneur from building, the only thing businessmen would have to fear from the local government is constantly wet feet from being kissed all day. I can't say anything about the criminals being stupid, but every big city has criminals that would love to rip off a job site. You don't believe me, have you seen Rehab Addict? She did a house in Detroit, and where she had gotten a house for a dollar, Detroit gave her two houses for a dollar. Mind you, one had to be torn down, but that left a big yard for the area. $900 per house is actually way above what they are charging. I heard prices ranging from $1 to $200.
lack of warmth: Detroit wouldn't stop any entrepreneur from building, the only thing businessmen would have to fear from the local government is constantly wet feet from being kissed all day.
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