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Detroit Will PAY You To Take One Of These 100 Abandoned Homes

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
This could be a win-win for a lot of people, couldn't it? I applaud this mayor and Detroit for taking steps to attempt to revitalize his town, and am going to choose to ignore pessimists, naysayers, and the usual doom and gloomers who will likely be along any minute now to tell us how this is a waste of money and won't ever work.

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This is a waste of money that will never work, the government is going to test HAARP on these neighborhoods, when Yellow Stone blows they are right on the fault line and will be swallowed up, but the invading Reptilian Space Aliens are going to eat you before the earth does, even though by then the Chinese army will be patrolling the streets and harassing everyone not in a FEMA Concentration camp, or killed by the Terrorist Nuclear False Flag and anyone who beats the odds is just going to fall into outerspace during the Pole Shift.






posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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I was trying to think of a way to turn that into a help for homeless thing, but I kept running into the problem of employment. Give a man a house and help him fix it up, great, but if he has no job, he won't be able to maintain it. If we could get enough people who were fed up with buying gas and had some money, we could lease a factory and build some alternative fuel vehicles. Bypass the big oil buyout and find a grass roots company who has the technology to make an efficient engine.

There are several big stars from there, Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and several others. Appealing to them might be a good thing if a plan was made up. I doubt I could convince the wife to move into the cold, but I think it has merit.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Yeah.....but some of those houses are worth saving while others would probably need to be pulled down but wow look at the land size of some of those properties!

Renovating......that would get my juices flowing for sure. My castle however, would probably take 2 years to complete



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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The internet is the key to the "business codes" and lack of industry. Why not use that cheap real estate and cheap labor force to start a giant E-bay warehouse? Or a technology help-desk? Maybe even a Google-style company that innovates automotive ideas? All of those laid off and retired Automotive experts in that area could surely create some innovation in the arena of automotive technology. Work 30 hours on real work, get paid 10 hours to develop your own project with company resources, and donate 10 hours to maintaining the plant, the equipment, and the neighborhood. Win-Win-Win.

Surely there are some entrepreneurs that could finance a gig like that? Then we build up the neighborhood and the support services like eateries, beauty shops, and daycares around the plant.

This thing needs a little bit of financing, a little bit of sacrifice, a lot of hardwork, and it could be HUGE!!

Maybe Eminem would put in some seed money? Get a few Detroit celebrities together, name some stuff after them and we're off and running!

Please I don't wanna live on Eminem Square

Just saying.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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Cities all over pull this crap. In New Haven there are all sorts of incentives and traps to take one of their houses in some dead neighborhood.

Just last month there was an article about a sucker who thought she was getting a great deal. Right after she got done moving in, like immediately after, some roving gang of animals dragged her kid off the front porch and tried to shoot him but their gun jammed.

Now she's trying to get out of her side of the deal and get the city to take the house back.

Whenever I see these incentives I cant help but think of western expansion and what early settlers had to deal with as far as hardship and being assaulted by natives.

But at least back then the settlers had the sense to travel in groups and arm themselves. Nine times out of ten the people moving into these cities for the incentives are of the gun-grabing, rather-be-a-victim, persuasion.

If theryre going to fall for these traps they need to go in like an invading force. Otherwise they'll just be more unemployed meat for the local cannibals.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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Man looking at those photos just depresses me. Detroit is ruined and having the few cops that survived the layoffs move back into the city isn't going to change anything.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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Yes. Just about exactly like that
Thanks for the laugh, but I think you forgot to blame a few people and call them socialists and nazis.

This issue, by the way, abandoned homes and communities, is one many, many more cities nationwide are already facing or will be soon because we're in bad shape about housing. I'm sure many people will be monitoring this experiment closely.


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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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I like where you are going with that.....could be turned in to a community based thing, there's enough land and old industrial sites for growing fresh produce (even open a market) ; the sky's the limit!



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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Yeah, but if there's enough people, we have our own security 24/7; it can be done.....look at how the Moshav's in Israel work, thats how you do it successfully under these conditions.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Creating jobs there should not be that difficult. Someone had a link to a greenhouse where they also farmed fish.Start something like that large scale and sell the food locally. Get some renewable energy grants from owebowma(if he is going to waste our money, we should try to get some of it back), and build a biomass power generation station. Solar likely would not be cost effective there, but how about wind?
Basically, you need to re-purpose most of the land there. Until industry and/or jobs return, neighborhoods would be unsustainable there. That means acquiring the reigns of local government. Placing some like minded people in positions of power.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Sad to see the city crumble and abandoned. I just feel there are more cities in line like Detroit waiting to be abandoned with the way this Economy is going.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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I agree, I wish I was a lot younger and had the money I did back then. I keep hearing that water is the future and the Great Lakes is right there. It takes so much water to make even the smallest of things. Of course you would need to do a lot of research but, Hey you never know ??? A few entrepreneurs, firefighter and police buddies and small business owners and you can create your own Utopia, MI. U.S. Not to mention you have the Canadian Border right there



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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I feel quite sure that if the right person could communicate even with the gangs, about bringing the quality of life up in the area, that some positive progress could be made. Nobody WANTS to live in a sewer, the do becasue they have no choice. You just need the guy who has the Bad Mutha effer wallet to do the talking. I ain't that guy.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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those houses could be incredible...breaks my heart to see those and think of all the things they have seen..laughing kids...happy families...games in the garden etc..



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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So, there is:

1. A drastic need
2. An idle work force
3. City incentives.
4. Potential local investors (Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Eminem, plus Local, State, and Federal grants)
5. There are some great ideas already listed here.
6. There is a "Green Movement" that fits perfectly into the workforce of the area

When do we start?

I mean, can anyone ask for a better scenario? A clear problem, a clear solution, and some clear mechanisms to reach the solution. Seems like a no-brainer. Just needs a spark-plug......who wants to be the spark-plug?



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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I'm sure any one of our clever ATS members could take over Detroit Govt....good idea.

Creating jobs is not going to be a problem long term in a community based project of grand proportions



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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The next thing you know some George Soros, or the Braunfmans will buy the whole blocks up.
Better get in while there is a ground floor!
The problem being bring your job with you!
And dont expect the city or the county to be a ready souce of income either
The Jobs are the key.They hav to be real, and they have to be productive.
Otherwise itll just become the same old trip where thee is no cash but tax money, and the social net is busted now for many miles around that godforsaken area.
It is a shame and a pity that the taxpayer has supported the auto industry time and time again with cash bailouts, but their loyalty was to themselves and they were just holding us up for ransome of the jobs they promised and then exported.
There should be NO public money for companies who EXPORT JOBS! PERIOD!
Why would we hold the knife for the guys who have willingly cut our throats and will do so again???



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by network dude
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I feel quite sure that if the right person could communicate even with the gangs, about bringing the quality of life up in the area, that some positive progress could be made. Nobody WANTS to live in a sewer, the do becasue they have no choice. You just need the guy who has the Bad Mutha effer wallet to do the talking. I ain't that guy.


I totally agree, and I think this is the least of the worries. Criminal elements are either there out of necessity and will welcome the help, or they are there out of opportunity and will move on once the activity fires up in the area and ruins their little privacy, or they are just evil in nature and police and grouchy folks like me will get rid of them one way or another. Offer to help, offer to let them retreat elsewhere, and last of all offer to fight fire with fire. The gangs and drugs won't be a problem for long.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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No public money for companies who export jobs? You're right.

I'll vote for you



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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woa there big thunder. I think a much larger plan needs to be thought out for this to seriously be considered. Jobs need to be a priority. We would need to list all the pros and cons and find solutions to the cons way before we jumped in with both feet. I am a fan of this idea and I have no doubt that with the right leadership and ideas, it would work. We need a point man and some sort of organization on this to start with.



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