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Detroit Is Halting Garbage Pickup, Police Patrols In 20% Of City: Expect Bankruptcy In 2011

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:10 PM

Originally posted by mikellmikell
I live in Benton harbor an mini Detroit. The neighboring communities have given up on us for a good reason. People here think being on the low end is the peak of their life. Too much something for nothing and all they want is more. 8th grade english teaches them how to fill out state aid forms. They are being left behind and wouldn't want it any other way. A company here wants to invest 85 million they told them they would take the mone but didn't want the company. They are going to build anyway and hire 90% white people because they have the edcaution and want work.1100 jobs

Doesn't surprise me...

Now if you look at the 2008 Detroit voting record...

The 13th district of Michigan voted for Obama at a 85% rate...The 14th district at a 86% rate...and the 15th district at a 66%... So yeah, they want their free money!

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:14 PM
Around 33% of Detroit is vacant land. Why should those areas still receive city services?

This is about downsizing the city to reflect the reality that Detroit's population has gone from 1.8 million in 1950 to around 800,000 today. The tax base has shriveled to just a shell of its former self, yet the city attempts to conduct business as if it's still the 4th largest in the country.

Moving people into more dense areas where it's easier, more efficient, and cheaper to provide public services is a good idea given the circumstances the city currently is in, and that's part of Bing's plan to right the ship.
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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:15 PM
Detroit has some unique problems.

The tax rate is way too high. People can't sell their houses so they just walk away. You've got huge areas with few people still living in the houses.

One of the suggestions is to abandon some parts of the city and demolish all the buildings in those areas. If you reduce the total area of the city it becomes less costly to deliver services to the remaining areas.

However, most business, and business people have left the area. I don't really have much hope for bring back jobs and/or business to Detroit. It's a pit.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:21 PM
Detroit is a beautiful city that is alive and well in spite of the negativity in this thread, here are a few examples why suburbia frequents the city.

Detroit Institute of Arts
Wayne State University - My Alma Mater
Detroit Science Center
Greek Town
Greek Town Casino
MGM Grand Casino
Fisher Theater
Comerica Park - Baseball
Cobo Hall
Detroit's Ford Field - Football
Fox Theater
Detroit Opera House
Renaissance Center
Joe Lewis Arena - Red Wing Hockey

This is only a few, if Detroit were so bad I can tell you my daughter and son in law would not take my young grandchildren downtown all the time.

The city will get through this, they always have.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:45 PM
link more foreign aid, close our military bases except in countries that we cross-train with, pull out of all war zones, stop exporting so much food. We've got third-world conditions in many places in our own country. It's time that the U.S. recognizes this and does something about it.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 12:32 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo
Is it known what the demographics of this 20% is?

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 12:37 AM
Factoid about Detroit
The city gave Saddam Hussein the keys to the city of Detroit sometime back inthe 1980's
Saddam gave them some money and the US loved him. Dont believe me.. Google it. If you were alive in the 80's I can NOT believe you didnt know our feelings about good ol Saddam before he became the axis of evil boogeyman.

Hmmm how quickly we turn on people...
One day youre a good buddy welcome in American cities and get keys to the city, next day youre a ruthless horrible dictator we have to root out of his spider hole and set him up for execution.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 12:47 AM
Where is OCP when you need them?

Private police forces and Delta City coming soon to a rust bucket near you.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 12:58 AM
reply to post by MikeboydUS

Robocops budget was cut.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:04 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69

That reminds me

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:11 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

I used to live there 20 years ago. It was bad there then, and now it looks like it's only going to get worse. Blame Coleman Young. 20 years with him as mayor ground Detroit right into the ground.

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:26 AM
reply to post by Aquarius1

I lived off of I-75 on Lafayette...pretty interesting living! My favorite thing about Detroit is Detroit Institute of that place. But, you forgot to mention all the Coney Island's on your list...I could go for a chile cheese dog right about now!

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:04 AM
I live a block away from the Detroit border and I can say it's not as bad as some other areas of the country I've been too. Detroit has nothing on those hicks down south. I use to stay the summer at my grandmothers in Florida. The news down there was crazy. They were finding body parts like severed hands and heads in Ocala nation forest. You never see that kind of stuff on the news in Detroit. It's mostly uneducated gun toating drug addicts not psychopathic killers. I've never been down along the Mexican border states but I bet they're crimes are 1000% worse then what goes on here. I'm from Michigan and proud of it. At least we can control our border up here.
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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:35 PM
DETROIT the motor city is out of a job since the world is buying cars made in China. So the solution is simple. The Detroit factories need to start making a product that even the Chinese cannot figure out. How about if Detroit workers start to build automotive transport that can fly around UFO style ? That would earn a few dollars.

Being one step ahead of the western world the Chinese are even in the development of a TELEPORTATION device which we are told is actually funtional as I write this. This device if actually real will render automotive haulage nolonger required. Further driving a nail into the coffin called DETROIT.

TELEPORTATION was investigated by the Naval Research Laboritory in Maryland USA back in the 1980's and the research concluded that TELEPORTATION is a real manifestation, but at that stage the scientists were not in a position to explain how it works. China know how it works and have actually constructed a device [machine] that can teleport objects from point A to point B no matter how far removed from each other in time and space. Albert Einstein called this "The Folding of the Fabric of Time and Space". Notice that time travel is also included.

Such a teleportation system would cut the costs [labour] involved in getting rid of rubbish. Simply place the garbage into the device close the lid and then press the button and the rubbish gets teleported to where ever.

DETROIT is getting a very cold winter this year. So the heaps of rubbish piling up will be in deep freeze until the spring thaw where upon it will start to smell and then the flys and the cockroaches and the rats start to multiply. At that point the population might start to think about doing some "unwaged labour" [national service] to clean up their fine city before the CHOLERA and such diseases start to spread.
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:23 AM
So how long until total anarchy in those parts of Detroit? I almost wonder if it would be worth going there to get off the grid and start some sort of black market business? Anyway, Detroit is just the beginning. Check out the finances of many cities and states and you will see that they are also in major trouble. The federal budget problems are just the tip of the iceberg.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:50 AM
So a major city in America where 20% of it will be run by gangs and the homeless, basically anarchy. Will remind me of Somalia. I wonder how long it will take for Obama to send in the military and call for martial law in that part of Detroit.

No I am not being paranoid about some nwo, I do not believe that stuff, rather how else will they quell the violence? Either they ignore it or they will have to send in the military. Do not be surprised to see other cities suffer this same fait. Flint, Youngstown, Gary, and Oakland. It is only a matter of time before this financial bubble bursts and parts of these cities become abandoned enclaves run by gangs, mobs, and eventually placed under martial law.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:13 PM
reply to post by wantsome

I think Windsor deserves the credit for defending that border.

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