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Detroit "Too Broke" to Bury Dead

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:06 PM
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can you say.....

"Zombie Apocalypse"?

just add Tunguska Dust.

thanks Roerich!


no.. honestly...


thanks.

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Surely the city has a wood chipper and backhoe.

Lord knows they have enough vacant, run down lots.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:26 PM
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Oh, I see.
I didn't consult a map and I'm not too familiar with the area so far as where the lakes are situated in relation to Detroit.

I've been there once, many years ago. And still to this day I like to refer to Detroit as Hell's Armpit.

But that is just me.

Dump them in Huron.
Or something. Don't let corpses fester in a Government building. That is just horrible.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:27 PM
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I went into the Ghettos for some of the famous Detroit barbequed
ribs. That's where I saw the ambulance using it's siren/lights to barge
into the Burger King line. The ghetto of Detroit doesn't scare me like
the Ghetto of Philadelphia does. People in Detroit are pretty sociable,
but those in Philadelphia look at you like the creatures in M.J.'s thriller
video. You actually fear for your life just driving through there. I did
it in August and will never go through that part of town again. Be
careful what type of route you tell your GPS unit to calculate! LOL.
-cwm



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:29 PM
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No matter where you dump the bodies, they are going to be consumed by the aquatic eco-system.
But I guess dumping bodies upstream of anyone is considered tabboo.

Thus is the nature of dead bodies. This is why we started burying them in the first place.

But for Pete's sake, GET RID OF THEM. Respectfully, of course.

Oceanic burial is honorable.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by nick112

I think part of the problem, in all honesty, might be historical preservation groups. Granted, a lot of the old pre-riot buildings are beautiful, but they just end up breeding poverty and crime in the end. The city needs to tear them down and redevelop.


But where will the city get the money when they can't bury their dead????



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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I was listening to NPR today and they were talking about Detroit. I cant remember the exact date/time frame. It said that the population of Detroit has gone from around 2 million to under 1 million in a matter of several years. And as another poster noted the unemployment rate is around 28% in Detroit. These two figures are very scary. 1/3 of your population without jobs. Thats ~300,000! people in Detroit alone that are not working.

I am familiar with the area and have been looking for work for quiet some time with no results. I have a B.S. and have received almost no call backs for jobs and I have been applying for positions for about 4 months now.

I have hope that things will start to turn around in Michigan but its not looking good. My dad has been predicting for years that Michigan will become a tourist mecca in the summer months and our economy will transition into a service based industry. I, on the other hand am hoping that Michigan becomes the next silicon valley(Dow Corning) and a leader in energy efficient tech companies.

Another crazy statistic that I heard(cannot verify), every 8 minutes someone moves out of Michigan. Crazy.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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Donate them to the University for scientific purposes.

Seriously though, we were talking about Detroit today at work, in regards to the Tigers and Twins playing. Most of us concluded that they deserve any hope they can get at this point. Even if it's a sports team.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR

Oceanic burial is honorable.


It keeps coming back to the city lacking money and it takes money to bury at sea. Even cremation cost money but may be the cheaper solution in their situation. This is a horrible mess for any city to be in especially in the US.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by nick112

I grew up about 45 miles north of Detroit. I used to drive around the heart of the city during the day and just explore. There are parts of that city that would make you think it's the end of the world. I know people say there are bad areas to any city, but I don't think there are many other places in the U.S. quite like the slums of Detroit.

I don't know what to think about the bodies piling up in Detroit's morgues. It makes me lose more and more faith in humanity when we can't even properly put our brothers and sisters to rest.




www.mlive.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 1-10-2009 by nick112]


I too am familiar with the slums of Detroit and it is like no other city I have ever been to. I lived in San Jose for a little while and a friend of mine lived in an area that was labeled a "bad area" of San Jose. I thought he was joking, it was nothing compared to some areas of Detroit or Flint.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by iamcamouflage

Originally posted by nick112

I grew up about 45 miles north of Detroit. I used to drive around the heart of the city during the day and just explore. There are parts of that city that would make you think it's the end of the world. I know people say there are bad areas to any city, but I don't think there are many other places in the U.S. quite like the slums of Detroit.

I don't know what to think about the bodies piling up in Detroit's morgues. It makes me lose more and more faith in humanity when we can't even properly put our brothers and sisters to rest.




www.mlive.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 1-10-2009 by nick112]


I too am familiar with the slums of Detroit and it is like no other city I have ever been to. I lived in San Jose for a little while and a friend of mine lived in an area that was labeled a "bad area" of San Jose. I thought he was joking, it was nothing compared to some areas of Detroit or Flint.


I'm glad someone brought up Flint.

Unlike Detroit though, Flint's actually making some progress. And at least they can dispose of their dead.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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I live between Flint and Saginaw. When I need to purchase something that I need to shop around for, it's a coin toss what city to go to anymore.

Use to be that Saginaw as a lot safer than Flint. Now they are averaging 2 shootings a day...crazy.

I don't go to Detroit, those two are bad enough for me.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 05:26 PM
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I heard on the news today while driving home that the median price
for a home in Detroit is now only $7,100. Some of the houses aren't
really bad. Might be worth buying the house and moving it to the
suburbs? It would instantly increase in value by at least 20 fold!
-cwm



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by iamcamouflage
I too am familiar with the slums of Detroit and it is like no other city I have ever been to. I lived in San Jose for a little while and a friend of mine lived in an area that was labeled a "bad area" of San Jose. I thought he was joking, it was nothing compared to some areas of Detroit or Flint.


I grew up in Flint and Detroit back in the late 1970s (lived in Flint and went to school in Dearborn...talk about a commute!). I learned at a young age not to make eye-contact, talk to yourself as if you are crazy, and ignore whatever is going on around you. In the 80s I moved to the West Coast. No part of S.F. Bay Area, even at 2 a.m. is dangerous to someone accustomed to Detroit, not even Oakland (although admittedly Oakland gang violence is random violence compared to Detroit gang violence which, at least used to, be directed only to those that crossed them in some way).

So, unless Flint and Detroit have grown less violent and dangerous in the past 30 years, I agree entirely with you.

As to what to do with the dead, the person who suggested donating them to Science should get a cookie! Do you know how many Medical Schools have to work on the same cadaver used by other classes for 3 or more terms? And if you think Medical Schools have a difficult time getting cadavers, imagine how difficult it would be for Archaeology or Egyptology departments to get cadavers to study on! The dead aren't useless, and even those without families to claim them deserve some kind of dignity in death...and what could be more noble than furthering Science?



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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The cost of the hole ain't the problem.

There are so many requirements today to bury a body it is ridiculous, You have to have a certified in-ground vault to go around the casket. That's to prevent the decaying remains from leaching into groundwater (when did decaying remains become hazardous material?). Then you have to bury the body in an approved plot. So the approved plots keep going up in price, and the makers of the approved vaults keep raising their prices as well (because they can). And that's in rural Alabama; I can only imagine the regs in Detroit Michigan!

More regulation costing money we don't have.

I'll make a prediction here... the city government will pass legislation to allow them to forgo regulations on where and how bodies must be buried in order to fix the problem. I also predict the exceptions will be only for the city and will not apply to individuals.

They'll probably use drug confiscation laws to get some land to use for free, clear it with a bulldozer, and use mass graves. Dump 'em in, cover 'em up, and forget about it.


TheRedneck



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
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Maybe they should throw the bodies in the ocean... Or in Lake Michigan.

There are lots of options when it comes to disposing of a body.
I for sure wouldn't allow them to pile up in the morgue.

If my loved one had said that their dying wish was to be buried in the ground, I'd dig the damned hole myself.

That three hundred bucks would be saved completely. Just a little elbow grease.


Oh please, not Lake Michigan. I'm in Wisconsin, and I'd hate to go to the lake one day to swim, and have a corpse float up on the beach. We have enough problems on this side with E Coli on the beaches.



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