Originally posted by NeverApologize
reply to post by HunkaHunka
The second video hit home man... Reminded me of where I grew up. It's not quite this bad, but CLOSE! The shelled out homes, the shopping cards, roving gangs of Blacks... That sort of likeness.
Anyways, this is the DIRECT result of the following:
- Unions pushing companies away. (Oh right, because other cities/countries don't have unions)
- Liberal "Gimmie a Handout' Democrats (You are not even trying to substantiate that, are you?)
- HIGH taxes (oh right, because manufacturers in other countries don't have high taxes. US has one of the lowest tax rates.)
- Collapse of the infrastructure due to reliance on the Government Hand Out. (How again? What?)
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Detroit is a big city, and its asset lays not only in the land mass, but in its infrastructure already paid for and laid out. Most certainly improvements can be made, but most it will not cost as much as to build from scratch.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by Hemisphere
I'm pretty sure that was the plot in Robocop.
The Delta City project if I recall.
Originally posted by lnr42
reply to post by NadaCambia
Originally posted by NadaCambia
Originally posted by Ellen15
Detroit looks like the aftermath of being bombed - War Zone
Are these images really that shocking to people? There's tons of English towns and cities in the North that look just like Detroit. Without the crack epedemic and drive-by shootings, it must be said
Are you absolutely sure of this?
I have lived in several cities in the UK, north and south, and have never ever seen devestation like this.
Which cities in 'the ruined north' are you referring to exactly?
Originally posted by In nothing we trust
The whole city is probably polluted with heavy metals and toxic waste dumps.
Who knows whats leached into the ground?
Seriously the whole city should be leveled and cordoned off, except it probably requires too many permits and bureaucratic red tape to achieve this.
Here's the EPA cleanup superfund list for Michigan.
Isn't that funny how we have all these polluted areas of industrial wasteland?
China is so fuc*ed
Originally posted by Imightknow
Watching that video really gets me mad and depressed at the same time. Watching that video gave me flashbacks of how alleys and streets looked(minus the big stand alone houses) in cities like Mogadishu and Djibouti, which is the depressing part. Also depressing is wondering how many Americans in this country really have no clue about just how bad Detroit is. Detroit isn't the only city that is suffering this bad. Baltimore, Cleveland, Newark and Philly are just a few others who have areas that are just as decrepit and boarded up as Detroit.
I have to admit that I sometimes wonder why such wonderful humanitarians like Bill and Melinda Gates insist of giving their billions to countries overseas when it's obvious that our own cities could definitely use those donated billions as well. I'm not saying that the people who receive the Gates' money don't need or deserve it, because they most definitely do as well, but it would be nice to see some Patriotism from them and have them give some money to people and cities here at home. They could start entire businesses from scratch to put jobs back into Detroit and other cities who desperately need them. It could be a really good thing........
Originally posted by LarryLove
reply to post by Klassified
Where else in the states? Could you point me towards any online photography?
Urban decay as a photographic genre can be a visual drug.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Originally posted by Klassified
What's really disturbing is that there are ruins like this all over the United States. Being an amateur photographer, I enjoy this type of photography, but it's still a shame to have these kinds of things to take pictures of really.
I don't think you will find it anywhere near the scale as this...
Detroit is now the most dangerous city in America.
here are more pictures...
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