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Originally posted by Mountainmeg
Born in Pontiac, raised in Oakland County, college in East Lansing then Rochester. Got my bachelor degree in 1992 and left the next week. No jobs then - that was the year the auto companies started laying off the white collar workers. No jobs now - my mom & stepdad early retired years ago after their jobs were sent to China.
I don't miss the mosquitoes, but it sure was beautiful.
Originally posted by Starchild23
I don't know if any of you are familiar with Manistee...
But Manistee is, quite frankly, the dark side of the modern and the dark side of the old-fashioned. It's the worst of both worlds, and it's being pulled apart at the seams.
One way or another, it will flounder and become a small island in an ocean of development. If there is any sign that Michigan has sunk deep, it can be found in Manistee. Either that, or the city is being run by idiots.
Which is also a sign of Michigan's grand fail.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
This is what happens when you let corporations outsource the production and labor to another country for the bottom line. Then the government tries social experiments, instead it should not have let GM leave.
The same thing is going to spread to all of America.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
Cleveland is Detroit jr.
Originally posted by TruckDriver69
I live just north of Detroit. Here is what is happening in Detroit and all across American.
Hazel Park and Warren, suburbs just north of Detroit are turning into Section 8 Nightmares due to the housing crisis. Europeans and the Chinese are investing in distressed real estate in these areas. Those that manage their portfolios are going for the safest tenants (Financially) and only renting to those that have a subsidy from the government to cover the rent so the investment is secure.
This brings in all the crime. The slugs of our civilization are creeping north and pretty soon Detroit will meet Flint in the middle. It seems to me they gutted America through "free trade" and the vultures are here to eat what's left.
The Speed Sick Ad on the home page crashed Chrome. I guess you could say that ad stinks!
Originally posted by QuestionsEverything
reply to post by proob4
I've lived in all three you just named and I have to agree with you, Flint and Saginaw are worse and getting worse every time I have to drive down for anything.
Anybody who wants to experience some post economic collapse living right now go spend a couple weeks in one of these towns.
I still have love for Saginaw as I grew up there and have close friends and family still making a go of it, but the best thing I did was move 4 hours northward. Haven't been shot at up here once ; )
It's hard to explain Saginaw or Flint to someone who never lived there, but you could honestly have someone run up on you with violence in mind at anytime. Robberies, armed and strong-arm, gun violence, knife violence, groups of people treating daily life like Braveheart. It is just crraaaaaazzzy down there.
Still love the Blvd. though.
Originally posted by kawika
Back from Navy, 1990, found work in automotive testing/ engineering.
Laid off in 2005, automotive engineering.
Found work in less than one month. Lasted 3.5 yrs. Laid off in 2009.
No work... Sat image old house location
Left everything for work in So. California. Been here 2.5 yrs. 2 promotions...
Last one out, turn off the lights.
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