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Detroit Fires?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by nukinfuts, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. nukinfuts

    nukinfuts TS Member

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    We were up to Detroit from Pittsburgh last week for a hockey tourny. I was talking to a local about all the closed strip malls every where.(small talk)He said that when turmoil in the city happens, the people set fires to the place. Sure enough the next morning the news had a report about the mayor in some kind of trouble and there were fires set in downtown..Could it be in the drinking water or something?....Nuc
     
  2. halfmile

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    I think maybe they just wanted to keep warm without a heat bill, maybe.

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  3. Jerbear

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    Tron's right, all we hear now is about how king Kwamie can't keep it in his pants and the city council is going to investigate the sealed 9 million dollar law suit they have to pay. It was on the news tonight that the city council didn't even know about the sealed settlement. (KK) King Kwamie, was on the TV the other night with his wife and a scripted apology to the "citizens of the fair city of Detroit and my lovely wife". Ha what a crock of BS. He was just in West Virginia just a week before with some other lady "not his wife " in a nice cozy retreat complete with champaign and chocolate covered strawberries. She signed in under Carmine Slowski a name of a turtle on a cable company commercial.His kids play on my boy's after school basketball league because he can't get anything like that started in his own city, it's a shame. I told his wife one day that if he concentrated more on city business and recreation for the kids in Detroit and start after school programs there would be basketballs in the teens hands instead of guns. She agreed and blamed the city council on the lack of money. Well there goes another 9 million bucks to 2 police officers wrongly fired because they blew the whistle on KK's parties with hookers. The lawyer for the dead dancer that was at his party is opened up the case and wants ALL text messages unsealed.The saga continues...


    Kind of like Redford, we have a supervisor that settled an suit he lost against our former police chief for age discrimination. No one on the board of trustees had a vote or even knowledge the they settled. We but up against Detroit and it seems the corruption is sliding west of Telegraph Road.



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  4. pendennis

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    Coleman Young is probably most responsible, after the '67 riots, for the decline in Detroit. When he took office, he made the statement, "I issue a warning to all those pushers, to all rip-off artists, to all muggers: It’s time to leave Detroit; hit Eight Mile Road! And I don’t give a damn if they are black or white, or if they wear Superfly suits or blue uniforms with silver badges. Hit the road..."

    Lots of whites who didn't fit the description literally took him at his word, accelerating the flight to the suburbs. The muggers, rip-off artists, murderers, etc., all stayed. The city has now declined to about 900,000, well under its infrastructure capacity of over 3 million. The place continues to rot even as the mayor touts brown field developments. The city council is a real joke, which spends its time dreaming about things which will never happen.

    Typical of decaying cities, Detroit opened three casinos, which make typical casino profits, paying the city a relative pittance for the rights.

    Kilpatrick is a political hack in the mold of his mother, a six-term Congresswoman. He also manages to keep a "posse" of toadies, who stroke his ego, among other things.

    Like Jerbear, I live in the suburbs, but the stench not only reaches the suburbs, but it extends to Lansing.

    Dennis
     
  5. FarmerD

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    Damn, I sure am glad that I live in God's country, Eastern Oregon. We just shoot the AH here. Ben
     
  6. admiral Art

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    The Mod's will have some fun here.

    Detroit sounds like Baltimore writ large.
     
  7. Jerbear

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    AMEN Dennis. The recent housing boom has left South Redford school district a real Detroit look alike. We past a 39 mil tax increase and our schools are great and the teachers are top notch but the kids have come in with that "whats in it for me attitude" and have really made it tough to keep the goods kids on track. My son says there are fights at least once a day and the police are at his middle school every day because we as parents have sent a message to the school district that we will not tolerate this crap in school. If a fight breaks out both kids enjoy a visit to the Redford police station and the parents have to pick them up from there. I forget what page in the student handbook it's in but it's there.

    Some racial tension is starting here as well. As Tron said, with the housing market so bad and I own my home I would move in a heartbeat if I could get a good price for my home.
    The selling point would be the basketball court I put in last summer, only there is no money here in this area with all the companies closing and going bankrupt.

    My block had 4 foreclosed homes on it and we now have only one. I can tell you Motor city casino had to do with one house across the street from me. When the company in charge of the house came by the neighborhood and told us to go through the house and take what you want so they could save money on the size of the dumpster they had to bring, I found her Motor city Casino players club card along with her Jaguar key they repossessed earlier.

    It's a shame that this great state has gone down the tubes.


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  8. Jerbear

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    Dennis there is a understanding that the NEW Detroit now extends to Livonia.


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  9. Jerbear

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    Tron and Dennis there is a new cerial out just for Kwamie. <a href="http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/Jerbear1098/Political/?action=view&current=Cheaties.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>


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  10. pendennis

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    Great! I'll be sure to tell all my buds in Livonia, that they are now part of "NEW Detroit".

    We've got similar conditions here. Home values down. We're fortunate with only one foreclosure in two blocks. However, on our block alone, we have six houses for sale, that haven't had a nibble in over a year. No point in putting up one more for now.

    That cereal box is priceless!!

    PS - Jerbear, I live in Dearborn, so you know of some similar conditions between Detroit and Dearborn.

    PPS - I'll have to come out to B'ham sometime and break some targets.

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  11. Jerbear

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    Dennis I grew up in west Dearborn. Carlyle and Campbell.
    Graduated from Edsel Ford High School in 1978.

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    Seems to me that Detroit could have their mayor ask Mayor Ray Nagin from New Orleans for assistance. I'm sure Mayors Nagin and Kilpatric could "team up" and solve most of Detroit's problems. I'm sure the Reverend's Jackson and Sharpton could also help; especially in dealing with the moral and ethics problems. Ed
     
  13. Bob Hawkes

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    Sorry to hear of things so bad in that area. Our new liberal Governor has include licensing fee's for 3 casino's here in Mass.in his budget, when the legislature has'nt even had any hearings on the legal changes required to have one.

    My folks met and married while working together at the Dearborn Inn. Probably long gone by now. I was born in Dearborn, then they moved to Mass. when I was still a toddler. I'll quit now as I'm showing my age to the young Jerbear and Tron. Keep up the good fight, we can't quit because of the alternative.
    Good health and good shooting, Bob H.
     
  14. grnberetcj

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    Why don't you guys move to nice place....wouldn't Detroit/Michigan look alot better in your rearview mirror?

    Curt - Delaware
     
  15. dhwbailey

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    I can't understand why people get so excited about politician's dalliances(extra marital affairs). The country was consumed with it when Clinton was President and now Detroit and many other cities are now...... Whether he lied or didn't. Who cares. Every politicians I've ever heard of lies to get re-elected. The focus should be on whether he/she can do the job.

    One thing I notice is that municipal politicians aren't paid enough....and you know the old axiom "You get what you pay for"
    Why should CEOs of corporations get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars and those running cities with far more responsibility get the salaries they do.

    If you want non-corruption with your politicians, pay them properly and the good people will go after the jobs. The same goes for police, teachers, firemen etc. Here in Florida, they are paying state troopers $32,000 a year and they wonder why they can't get good ones.
     
  16. pendennis

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    Bob H - The Dearborn Inn is still there, and as beautiful as ever. Not an independent, but still very nice. They have a world class brunch there on Easter, and they have the best hot apple cider around Christmas.

    Jerbear - I live in East Dearborn, just off Michigan and Greenfield. I'm a relo', however, from Kentucky. We've lived in Dearborn for over 25 years. My two sons both attended Fordson.

    Tron - A late neighbor of ours was a cop on the Dearborn PD. He used to regale us with stories about how Mayor Hubbard use to have them roust the riff-raff to "north of Tireman and east of Wyoming".

    Best,
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  17. incognito

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    Michigan, and Detroit in particular, is the result of nearly 100 years of almost 100% liberal Democrap leadership. And yet most of the people who live there still don't get it. All the problems with Michigan can be directly traced to organized labor and the politicians they supported for office.
     
  18. Bob Hawkes

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    Thanks Dennis, I have a small picture of the Inn from around 1938 to 40. One of the few old pictures left in the family archives after a total house fire some 15 years ago. I've heard many times that the things missed most after a fire is the pictures of the family history. I can tell you from experience that is the case for sure. Thanks again for the info. Shoot well, Bob Hawkes
     
  19. halfmile

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    Sounds like they could use Marion Barry's help improving the place.

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  20. Tripod

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    good one halfmile. he was so good they voted him back in after he got out of prison.
     
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