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How bad is it in Detroit? Well, I travel there a few times a year on business and a few weeks ago I had a compact car rented for $29.95 and unlimited mileage. They upgraded me to a Jag explaining they needed to have the luxury cars run every few weeks. It seems you can't drive a mile without seeing several for sale, rent or lease signs for both business and residential properties.
I watch too much TV, but in real life, some of the biggest arsonists have turned out to be firemen or ex-firemen. There was an arson investigator in California some time ago, who was setting fires to give him something to do.
Originally Posted by AC4BB
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Now,now, there's no reason to waste a valuable nuke on Detroit. Nature is doing a good job taking back the land.
Originally Posted by WF7A
Yea, but the nukes are deteriorating, so better to use them than let them fall apart and become dangerous to have around.
Originally Posted by KD7PAB
There is actually a very good and factual explanation for why Detroit has become what it is---but to discuss it would not please the moderators so I won't.
There are sheep. There are wolves who prey on the sheep. There are sheepdogs who protect the sheep from the wolves. God protect those of us who are sheepdogs.
Would anyone notice?
Originally Posted by WF7A
Know what you mean. Ain't Political Correctness wonderful?
Originally Posted by N7WR
The cynics are right nine times out of ten. - H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
"For your own good" is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction. - Janet Frame (1924 - 2004)
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
So we oughta have a POLL: WHAT are the ABSOLUTELY WORST cities in the US.
2) Gary, IN
3) East ST Louis, IL
4) Camden, NJ
5) Compton, CA (or South Central LA)
6) Oakland, CA
Politics can be interesting to watch especially when they didn't get their way in the election process.
Falseback: Phoenix, AZ the 60's and 70's. Constant elections that wanted to put freeways all over the city. Every single election that want that passed, failed every single time and it wasn't even close on any of them. The people flatly did not want freeways. Now it's the 80"s and the elections continued and failed just like before. Then the same freeway purposal was slated for the ballot in an upcoming election. At about 6 weeks before the election the city of Phoenix decided it was time to do some road constrution in all of the busiest intersections all over the city. They were everywhere and traffic snarled and sputtered and it was bedlam. I was watching this unfold and noticed the trend and wasn't surprised that nobody including the local press seemed to get what was actually happening. Of course the local press had it's own agenda and that seemed pretty much in line with the political desires to have a freeway city. So this was remarkably overlooked by the public at large. The election came up and the promise of free flowing freeways was a carrot on the stick the people went for. For the first time in decades the freeway purposals passed. Amazing what can happen when everybody gets together and shoves it down your throat.
The city of Phoenix is now one of the most air polluted citys in the US now.
Moral of the story; bad ideas never seem to go away. they just come back until they aren't a bad idea anymore.
It was amusing to watch that happen with completely predicatable results. Kind of like watching two trains on the same track coming toward each other at full speed. You can watch it happen but there's nothing you can do about it.
Everybody have a good one
Last edited by KO6WB; 06-26-2012 at 06:36 PM.
In many cases public employee wage and benefit packages need to be addressed as these are having an adverse effect on city budgets. Some cities have begun this and it is helping. Other cities have not done this, but may need to consider it. One such city is Stockton CA. They will be voting tonight whether or not to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Twenty percent of other cities in CA. may face the same decision before the year is over.
Originally Posted by KI4NGN
"If it aint broke don't fix it. "If you can't fix it get a bigger hammer."