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WHY Baltimore Is a Rat Infested Mess

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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: grey580

That's not the issue with Baltimore.
It's falling to the same fate as Detroit, only it was prolonged due to it's location for industrial purposes.
One of the main issues for Detroit was that almost all educated citizens left, older generations died off or cashed in their pensions and moved, and there was a massive gap during the 1950s - early 70s where cities like Detroit and Baltimore were sanctuary cities for blacks, so they fled to live there during Jim Crow era, and were met with the same discrimination. Those places gentrified themselves with black people on welfare and never recovered. Here lies the same issue that black populations in the states have always been part of, they have communities literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.
While Baltimore crumbled, so did those communities with it.




posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

You're making a strong case for the government funding education so that those people in poverty can raise themselves out of it.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Education only goes so far. When there is no more industry of any kind, when you rely on a certain aspect of capitalist agenda's and it all suddenly, poof, goes away, what will those educated people do? They seek work where their skills will be most valued. The problem is this. Baltimore and other cities that exists within' such turmoil, mainly in the rust belt need to figure out that social programs do no equate to economic models. An economy needs to be established, and no casino's and entertainment isn't the answer, but you want to know what else isn't he answer? Having the President consistently put down those cities and scold them.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: Deetermined

The (non-human, non Congress Critter) rats in DC are HUGE, too! And unafraid of people. Go to any monument after dark and watch the giant, bold, gangster rats traversing up and down the steps. It's horrible and it's been that way since I moved here 20 years ago. They've moved into the suburbs, too. 😰



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Kentucky Fried Rats . A New Franchise Opening in a New Location Real Soon in Baltimore Maryland. Capitalism LIVES !.........
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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: jjkenobi

Exactly!
Another poster suggested offering a bounty on rats.
Lower income families could add rat hunting to tin can collecting.
And make it tax free income.
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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: jjkenobi
No amount of money will fix the education system for kids that don't want to learn and parent(s) that don't give a damn.

If you have a rat problem, then solve it. Hire 1,000 exterminators for one year to go neighborhood by neighborhood and hunt the rats. $100mil is chump change to the 15 billion the city got. Give bonuses for rat carcasses. Hell pay anyone in the city $25 for every day rat they turn in.


Start paying the addicts/bums 25 cents for every rat carcass... setup some kind of incinerator in the neighborhoods. I guarantee within a month, you couldn't find a rat anywhere...


25 cents? What is this, 1938? I think paying for rat carcasses is a great idea, but you won't get people killing rats for a damn quarter.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: RickyD


Personally I think all those billions should go to education...with weight placed on the lower grades first.


Education in what exactly? General education? Do they need specific focused education?


Unfortunately, most of them need education in how to be disciplined, civilized human beings before they move on to learning how to read, write, and do arithmetic. Parenting and family life have so broken down in so many of these neighborhoods that the kids don't know how to come in and learn even if they wanted to.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

It's crazy, but it just might work!



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Well ya know the old saying ...... 😎



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: Deetermined

The (non-human, non Congress Critter) rats in DC are HUGE, too! And unafraid of people. Go to any monument after dark and watch the giant, bold, gangster rats traversing up and down the steps. It's horrible and it's been that way since I moved here 20 years ago. They've moved into the suburbs, too. 😰


How does a Kansas girl end up in DC anyway?! LOL!



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

Oh...so its not their fault?



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: RickyD

Whose fault?
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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 09:28 PM
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A simple Google search for what Cummings is worth. In 2012 he was worth a little more then 900k. Today he is worth over 300m. I wonder how that could be?



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

reward $5 per rat soon sort that # out



posted on Aug, 3 2019 @ 12:06 AM
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originally posted by: TheGhoul
A simple Google search for what Cummings is worth. In 2012 he was worth a little more then 900k. Today he is worth over 300m. I wonder how that could be?


HUD says they sent $16 Billion (yes.. BILLION!) dollars to Baltimore in 2018 alone. But Cummings won't say how that money was "invested".

www.westernjournal.com...




posted on Aug, 3 2019 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: jjkenobi

That is why I say the lower grade students are the priority. They haven't been in the being smart isn't cool culture long enough to be stuck in it. You can still show them a better way. Not to say some people given the right conditions that are older wouldn't change their outlook but for sure easier to get to younger ones. Also might help if the celebrities that those cultures celebrate led the way...instead they glorify the opposite...and wonder why life doesn't get any better and they feel lile they have to "escape" the hood.


I agree. An entire generation has been lost. Basically need to start with kids around 5 years old who are still young enough to be molded and haven't been over influenced with hoodrat culture.


Something I thought would fix that problem would be just to pay the kids for good grades. Say $100 a month for A students. You don't think those kids wouldn't work their butt's off if they were getting paid for it?



posted on Aug, 3 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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When I say education. I don't necessarily mean higher education. Right now the average age of electricians is in the upper 50's. A young person can become an assistant electrician at 18, and in their early 20's be an electrician earning around 60k a year. There's plenty of jobs that are sitting around empty because people don't want to do them. Most of those are trade jobs.

And those social programs need to be setup in a way where people are weaned off of them through skill retraining so they can support themselves.



posted on Aug, 3 2019 @ 12:57 PM
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I live in the outskirts of Baltimore City...and I've recently surveyed parts of the trash laden alleyways of West Baltimore. Some urban renewal is being carried out there at the present moment. But I'm speculating that fentanyl laced drugs on the streets of Baltimore, have had a profound negative effect on the psychological outlook of the junkies that live down there.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 05:05 AM
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You can throw all the money at some people, you can give every opportunity.

Some people will just never care one second about giving back to society. Some people will never give one thought about working.

And birds of a feather flock together

So they all hang around each other with tons of money and opportunity thrown their way with no prevail.

It's not rocket science




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