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(Detroit Free Press)   Creditors vote on a bankruptcy plan for Detroit. Otherwise known as the new city charter   (freep.com) divider line 21
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2014-07-14 02:33:09 PM
Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.
 
2014-07-14 03:54:20 PM

DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.


On the other hand, Nugent comes from there. I say nuke it.
 
2014-07-14 04:15:03 PM
Detroit owes me $25000 for a bond.

I want my money.
 
2014-07-14 04:23:01 PM

Without Fail: Detroit owes me $25000 for a bond.

I want my money.


Good luck with that.
 
2014-07-14 04:26:13 PM

wxboy: Without Fail: Detroit owes me $25000 for a bond.

I want my money.

Good luck with that.


Only Obama's friends will get any kind of money. Just like in the GM deal .
 
2014-07-14 04:27:29 PM

DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.


Can the center of town (within the city limits) of Detroit just be bulldozed and turned into a green space, or sold off as "new" land for development once it's been cleared? I'm assuming here that the surrounding suburbs are still populated and viable; if they aren't, then maybe just clear the whole area and let it revert to forest?
 
2014-07-14 04:28:44 PM

DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.


Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.
 
2014-07-14 04:36:44 PM

Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.


While the city government has certainly been corrupt for decades, one of the biggest blows to the city were the 1967 race riots that caused the city's tax base to flee to the suburbs.
 
2014-07-14 04:38:07 PM

Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.


It was actually a melting pot in the 1800s before the industry you mention was ever there.
 
2014-07-14 04:41:11 PM

exatron: Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.

While the city government has certainly been corrupt for decades, one of the biggest blows to the city were the 1967 race riots that caused the city's tax base to flee to the suburbs.


Yes, I know that. It's a bit ironic, because in the end the melting pot was unsustainable and helped kill detroit.
 
2014-07-14 04:42:35 PM

DeaH: Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.

It was actually a melting pot in the 1800s before the industry you mention was ever there.


What, with the French and British? They're basically the same anyway.
 
2014-07-14 04:47:00 PM

exatron: Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.

While the city government has certainly been corrupt for decades, one of the biggest blows to the city were the 1967 race riots that caused what was left of the city's tax base to flee to the suburbs.


That's more like it.
 
2014-07-14 04:48:53 PM
Is Detroit Obama's Chicago? I'm just asking questions. BTW, I blame unions for destroying Detroit... and Democrats. But mostly, I blame black people. I choose to overlook, you know, any actual facts.

Signed, Every other conservative commenter that has ever posted on Forbes, CNN, YAHOO and Youtube.

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Detroit is Obama's fault.
 
2014-07-14 04:57:49 PM
Detroit is an order deeper in debt than the fictional future Detroit in RoboCop.

Let that sink in for a second. The dystopian future was more upbeat than the real future.
 
2014-07-14 05:05:38 PM

Frank N Stein: DeaH: Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.

It was actually a melting pot in the 1800s before the industry you mention was ever there.

What, with the French and British? They're basically the same anyway.


Actually, it was pretty pan-European, not to mention the natives.

/You really should walk into a working class, East End pub and announce, "You lot are basically the same as the French!" Be sure to do it at the top of your voice in your American accent. You'll be so popular.
 
2014-07-14 05:08:44 PM
I'm investing in OCP.
 
2014-07-14 05:09:17 PM
I have volunteered and sent my resume several times, but as of yet Detroit has shown no interest or financial capability to turn me into a robocop to police the city.
 
2014-07-14 05:33:23 PM
Detroit Hock City - sell what you can and GTFO.
 
2014-07-14 05:46:43 PM
Well, it's a start.  Maybe if they actually manage to pull this off the residents will start punishing the do-nothing city council that couldn't find their hands if they were shoved up their own asses.
 
2014-07-14 07:34:02 PM

Mrbogey: Detroit is an order deeper in debt than the fictional future Detroit in RoboCop.

Let that sink in for a second. The dystopian future was more upbeat than the real future.


Well yeah. They had robots and hot, white female cops.
 
2014-07-14 09:58:53 PM

DeaH: Frank N Stein: DeaH: Frank N Stein: DeaH: Detroit has been around since at least 1670. Before that, it was a place of worship for the natives population. It's the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. By 1765, it was the largest French village between Montreal and New Orleans. It was incorporated as a U.S. city in the early 1800s. It was once one of America's great melting pots.

And we're throwing it away. Or, rather, industry threw it away, and we're now just rolling the can out to the curb.

Detroit sucks and hasn't been useful in 50 years. And to make a minor correction, the government of Detroit, which is made up by the people, sunk the city through half a century of mismanagement. Industry actually made it the melting pot that you're waxing romantically about.

It was actually a melting pot in the 1800s before the industry you mention was ever there.

What, with the French and British? They're basically the same anyway.

Actually, it was pretty pan-European, not to mention the natives.

/You really should walk into a working class, East End pub and announce, "You lot are basically the same as the French!" Be sure to do it at the top of your voice in your American accent. You'll be so popular.


If they didn't want to be like the French they shouldn't have let the Normans conquer them in 1066
 
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