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(LiveLeak)   Street views of Detroit Circa 2011 to 2014, with appropriate music. Wait for it   (liveleak.com) divider line 37
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2014-07-08 02:55:00 AM  
It's really a testament to Mother Nature that so much green appears around the ruins.

Reminds me of trees in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Trees that had a black stripe...apparently facing the blast...but still growing 45 years later when I was there 1990.
 
2014-07-08 03:14:14 AM  
What's really disappointing is how so many of those perfectly nice houses are turned into burned-out husks once the people leave. If the people living there cared about their neighborhoods, such vandalism wouldn't be so prevalent. The utter lack of respect for property is so common there that soon after a building becomes abandoned it is destroyed with fire.
 
2014-07-08 07:10:05 AM  
Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.
 
2014-07-08 09:55:17 AM  
I'm surprised movies set in a futuristic dystopia are filmed there.
 
2014-07-08 09:59:08 AM  
Needs to add a caption with the date for each image.
Needs to close the "picture in picture" window in the top left.
Didn't get the music reference. Didn't wait for it.
 
2014-07-08 10:01:34 AM  
Kept thinking of this smirk and how  "Life always finds a way"

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2014-07-08 10:13:08 AM  
That reminds me. I need to mow the lawn.
 
2014-07-08 10:27:02 AM  

drgloryboy: Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.


Unfortunately, though, torching a house next to your own house rarely turns out well, as seen in these photos. Not just because yours might catch on fire (sometimes happens), but because that torched home becomes a dumping ground and it begins having an effect on how you and your neighbors perceive the neighborhood in general.
 
2014-07-08 10:54:33 AM  
Ok so this is about the shiathole that is detroit. In the very first example he shows an empty apt building in 2011 , 1n 2014 there is a cherry picker installing new windows and it looks like the ground has been cleaned up.

WTF if this is your first example why should I watch the rest?
 
2014-07-08 11:21:01 AM  

drgloryboy: Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.



Also, the rate of arson is astronomical in Detroit, to the point where the FD can't investigate anymore.

The Bourdain Parts Unknown Detroit episode was amazing, this teaser highlights the Detroit situation well:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0XcttFEhk
 
2014-07-08 11:40:21 AM  

deadsanta: drgloryboy: Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.


Also, the rate of arson is astronomical in Detroit, to the point where the FD can't investigate anymore.

The Bourdain Parts Unknown Detroit episode was amazing, this teaser highlights the Detroit situation well:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0XcttFEhk


Born on 8 mile live on 11 mile and still need to see that episode.

I did hear a Bourdain quote that sums up Detroit perfectly.  I paraphrase " Detroit, it's bad but not as bad as others think. It is cool , but not as cool as detroiters think"
 
2014-07-08 12:13:02 PM  

deadsanta: drgloryboy: Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.


Also, the rate of arson is astronomical in Detroit, to the point where the FD can't investigate anymore.

The Bourdain Parts Unknown Detroit episode was amazing, this teaser highlights the Detroit situation well:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0XcttFEhk



Yes, the eastern Michigan tradition of Devil's Night. Most people in the country who have heard of Devil's Night think it's just a "prank night", but here in the eastern side of the state where it originated, we know it's the night the cities burn. It used to be far worse. I remember my father-- a firefighter-- being gone all evening on October 30th, and coming home exhausted and angry. I few times I went out with him and watched houses burn from the safety of his truck.

The arson has branched out since then, becoming more of a year-round thing in Detroit and Flint, and to some degree the City of Saginaw. Detroit hasn't got much left to burn, though. Flint simply doesn't have much left  worth  burning, and Saginaw City isn't really prime real estate anymore, either. Since a lot of the Devil's Night fires were as much about insurance fraud as they were about vandalism, things have died down.

My ex-wife showed me a picture of her old neighborhood in Detroit from her childhood. It was a typical suburb with rows and rows of older-style two-story houses. In the mid 90s we drove down the street where she grew up... There was barely anything left. Empty lots, garbage, and a few burned-out houses. Two houses seemed somewhat intact but abandoned, and adorned with gang signs from top to bottom, as if the gang members actually brought ladders to deface the houses.
 
2014-07-08 12:30:43 PM  
is this the change you want or need ??
 
2014-07-08 12:53:34 PM  

WTP 2: is this the change you want or need ??


Are you the troll we want, or need?
 
2014-07-08 02:26:26 PM  
Gangbangers have less common sense than a stray dog.  The dog knows better than to shiat in his own bed.
 
2014-07-08 02:54:20 PM  
All that in only three farking years? I call shenanigans.
 
2014-07-08 03:03:09 PM  
I remember watching I Am Legend and thinking: "no way that city would be that overgrown in such a short time".  Looking at this vid now, I think, huh, ok, could be.
 
2014-07-08 03:10:58 PM  
It's like watching a corpse decay.
 
2014-07-08 03:26:45 PM  

drgloryboy: Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.


This. My gf had two of the houses on her block torched last summer, they had been left for a few years and slowly there was more prostitutes and dealers lately that it was unsafe to just walk to the corner (not that it had been particularly safe after dark for the past decade or so)

She was really sad, the one house was where her childhood friend had grown up before leaving it an old lady who though loved by the block died a bit back after which another house was consumed by the blight, both human and otherwise.
 
2014-07-08 05:44:45 PM  

Sergeant Angle: WTP 2: is this the change you want or need ??

Are you the troll we want, or need?


it's the troll we get, not the one we deserved.
 
2014-07-08 08:21:14 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: Sergeant Angle: WTP 2: is this the change you want or need ??

Are you the troll we want, or need?

it's the troll we get, not the one we deserved.


I'll help,...diversity sucks.
 
2014-07-08 08:29:04 PM  
you could put together one of those showing the rehabilitation of neighborhoods as well. It's totally disingenuous to present the situation in Detroit as being so one sided. I doubt the guy who made that video has ever even been there.
 
2014-07-08 09:51:38 PM  
What am I supposed to be waiting for?
 
2014-07-08 09:53:34 PM  
I was thinking the twist was that the pictures were in reverse, and they actually got better.  But nope.
 
2014-07-09 12:02:41 AM  
Good healthy plant life there.

That city will go back to jungle in no time.

I say let it.
 
2014-07-09 12:19:32 AM  
I'd be interested to know where all the people went. That amounts to quite a migration of some kind.
 
2014-07-09 01:15:11 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-09 01:37:40 AM  

Tanukis_Parachute: Sergeant Angle: WTP 2: is this the change you want or need ??

Are you the troll we want, or need?

it's the troll we get, not the one we deserved.


You get on fark with the troll you have, not the troll you might want or wish to have.
 
2014-07-09 02:38:22 AM  

MrTorso: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


Surprised this wasn't covered sooner. Somebody give this man a hand.
 
2014-07-09 03:35:45 AM  
Well, if you ask me, that boo had it comin'. You don't try to steal 5 grand from Snoopy right after he runs out of crack! You just─ don't.
 
2014-07-09 07:06:09 AM  
We get it, detroit has turned into a shiathole
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2014-07-09 12:06:53 PM  

LesserEvil: drgloryboy: Sometimes it is not for lack of respect for property that homes get torched.  When the house on your block becomes abandoned, it becomes a convenient locale for nefarious behavior (drug den, homeless people to live in and rob your house when they see you leave,  place to take a kid walking to school to rape them, place to kill someone and dispose of their body).  Torching the abandoned house on your block is sometimes a survival technique.

Unfortunately, though, torching a house next to your own house rarely turns out well, as seen in these photos. Not just because yours might catch on fire (sometimes happens), but because that torched home becomes a dumping ground and it begins having an effect on how you and your neighbors perceive the neighborhood in general.


The arsonists do get it wrong from time to time, but either burn only the houses with 'room to burn', or make the call at the same time the fire is being started so to keep the collateral damage to a minimal.  Of course the former is preferred, since the firefighters aren't always as quick as you hope.
 
2014-07-09 01:49:34 PM  
On the up side, the unemployment rate for Detroit firefighters has been 0.00% in the last ten years.
 
2014-07-09 05:32:12 PM  
So when Armageddon, The Crash, or whatever causes the End Of Civialization comes, the Detroiters will be ready.
Or not notice.
I'm sure there's a term or genre for "Inside-Out Aslyums"
They should built some there.
 
2014-07-09 05:55:18 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: What am I supposed to be waiting for?



I think the black fist at the end.
I take it as "Black Power" as in that's the cause of what's happening to Detroit.
 
2014-07-09 06:19:40 PM  

nunyadang: I did hear a Bourdain quote that sums up Detroit perfectly. I paraphrase " Detroit, it's bad but not as bad as others think. It is cool , but not as cool as detroiters think"


I'm watching it now.  "Wallowing in ruin-porn" was a funny line.

Sad show.
 
2014-07-09 06:38:56 PM  
Decades of Democrat rule and de-gentrification.
 
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