A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Blighted home that says Detroit is going
bankrupt: Families flee leaving whole
streets empty and broken because
governor has not made enough cuts
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Blighted home that says Detroit is going
bankrupt: Families flee leaving whole
streets empty and broken because
governor has not made enough cuts

Daily Mail [UK], by Jill Reilly

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/29/2013 8:35:34 AM

A vandalised home covered with red spray paint and smashed windows, sits vacant in an east side neighborhood of Detroit. The street used to be a busy hub of families, but its occupants have fled their homes leaving whole blocks empty and dark. The city´s budget problems have deepened to such an extent that it could run out of cash in a matter of weeks or months and ultimately be forced into what would be the largest-ever Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy filing in the United States. Signs of decline are everywhere in Detroit--crime is rising with the murder rate of

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Anner40, 1/29/2013 8:39:38 AM     (No. 9145862)

The sign of things to come all over the country....they don´t understand they are doing the damage until its too late..


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Peaches, 1/29/2013 8:40:07 AM     (No. 9145864)

Sadly, a lot of the criminals are now infiltrating the suburbs. Gettin´ scary.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/29/2013 8:44:51 AM     (No. 9145880)

Detroit is simply the warm up act for the rest of America´s cities run by corrupt Democratic machines. The term, white flight, impacts all of the blue state cities, leaving poor blacks, illegals and overpaid civil servants who serve mostly themselves.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Avogadra, 1/29/2013 8:45:02 AM     (No. 9145881)

My husband and I were able to run away from Detroit in 1986. Where will we run when Detroit comes to us in the form of Obama-style Progressivism?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermoine, 1/29/2013 8:49:23 AM     (No. 9145894)

How is this the Governor´s fault? It´s years of abuse perpetrated by the Democratic Party and their union allies in Michigan. And, if there is a Governor to blame, it would be former Governor, Jennifer Granholm.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/29/2013 8:50:24 AM     (No. 9145898)

Detroit, another fabulous Liberal success story!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 1/29/2013 8:51:35 AM     (No. 9145900)

Find any city run by liberal Democrats or even liberal Republicans, and you will find blight, corruption, crime and decay. It´s a law of their ideology, rooted in "fairness".

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/29/2013 8:57:58 AM     (No. 9145928)

Use google earth to look at east Detroit, it is stunning. Whole neighborhoods have simply been buldozed away, there are sections of neatly laid out blocks only scattered buildings. I´ve seen pictures of a few high rises with trees growing out of the 20th floor window.

The article goes out of its way to note that Michigan now has a "majority White" republican administration. They fail to note anything about the long Democrat/Union history that visited this debacle. The excesses of these Dem/Union hacks now consume 49% of all revenues simply to pay retirees benefits and current employees. If my math is correct Detroit now owes three times it annual revenues.

And the Detroit city council´s answer? Why more federal money to prop it all up. Other peoples money, Obamas stash. Bankruptcy is required, for Detroit and many other cities and even states. The crushing burden of public sector union giveaways must be curbed and ultimately cut. The golden Goose (taxpayers) is dead, the gravy train is too bloated to move. Its time to tie public service salaries and benefits to the private sector norms, unions must be forbidden from political activities, they cannot be allowed to "hire" their own bosses. All public sector contracts should be approved by those who will be required to pay the bills and negotiated taxpayer advocates, not officials dependant on union money for their own jobs.

If nothing is done in 20 years we will all wake up realizing our own once fine town is the new Detroit.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 1/29/2013 9:05:57 AM     (No. 9145958)

To paraphrase Obama, Detroit is/are what we have been waiting for.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/29/2013 9:07:15 AM     (No. 9145963)

Off in the distance, I hear the faint oinking:

"What does it matter now?"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/29/2013 9:14:08 AM     (No. 9145989)

How does bankruptcy save this city? Even if all that goes well, how does the city attract productive hardworking citizens and entrepreneurs? The city will still have the same (but more bitter as this will be a racist bankruptcy) voters. The city will still have the same oppressive laws designed to ensure a one race city. The city will continue to have the vast majority of its citizens in the handout give me mindset. The city is doomed and there is nothing that can save it now. One can change the finances, but one can´t change the problem and the problem is Detroit´s voters.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: plex, 1/29/2013 9:19:05 AM     (No. 9146007)

Unfortunately the same can be said about our Federal government. The problem is not the corrupt politicians but the voters that elect them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Malia2012, 1/29/2013 9:41:54 AM     (No. 9146071)

What #5 said. It was that "cool chick" jenny granholm who told us that she was going to make Detroit a "cool city". For 8 years she ran her mouth and for 8 years the city stayed on the road to destruction. It´s over for Detroit. The problem IMO is that obama and his demonrats along with the so-called "msm", are doing the same thing all over this country and no one seems able to stop them. Where will WE go, indeed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 14 - Posted by: Laureen1, 1/29/2013 9:43:48 AM     (No. 9146076)

Ah yes, Detroit, the shining example of liberalism on full display. I live 10 minutes from Detroit and this has been going on for years. Used to work downtown years ago when it was fairly safe during work hours. Now, won´t even consider working there due to the drive thru the ghetto.

And diversity is another great liberal dream that has spread Detroit rot into the neighboring suburbs.

Seriously, don´t you think Detroit would be a better training ground for these "army" training drills going on in Miami and Houston seeing as it´s pretty desolate. Oh, maybe too desolate for the purpose of that training they´re doing because the takeover of America involves masses of people...Now that stuff is getting me weird..

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 1/29/2013 9:57:34 AM     (No. 9146121)

Too bad whats happeniing to this union-democrat utopia.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: jimK1, 1/29/2013 10:13:03 AM     (No. 9146162)

You have a point #15, only in Detroit, they could use live ammo.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 17 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/29/2013 10:14:17 AM     (No. 9146168)

The sad part is the evidence that has been taking place since the 60´s. 50+ years of failure, decay, destruction has not deterred the onslaught of leftist ooze into every fibre of American society. Welfare, foodstamps, section 8 housing, jobs programs etc. etc. etc. has done nothing but erode and destroy the American family and hence American cities and the nation. RIP

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: razorx22, 1/29/2013 10:23:11 AM     (No. 9146198)

Please Detoilet residents:

Do not move to productive Non-Democrat states.

You have made your choice.

Learn to live with the consequence of your vote.
By the way - stay out of Texas!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 1/29/2013 10:35:09 AM     (No. 9146222)

what is amazing is that obamavoters do not care that this is what happens to ALL cities, counties and states run by democrats...unless they are 90% white like vermont...90% of obamavoters live in or near to squalor so it is normal for them...the other 10% of obamavoters live in very white or gated white communities and do not care...watch colorado...used to be 90% white, educated, employed and upperclass, but it will soon be infested with potheads, crime will skyrocket and minorities and illegals will flood there.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: gartenfrau, 1/29/2013 10:40:07 AM     (No. 9146231)

Most of those leaving Detroit are going to the inner ring of suburbs such as Eastpointe (which famously changed it´s name from East Detroit), the south end of Warren, Roseville, Southfield etc. They are bringing crime along with them. Just today there are stories in the Detroit News about bank robberies in Berkeley and Royal Oak and drug store robberies in Roseville. It is pretty amazing to drive through parts of Detroit and see an empty city block except for one or two homes.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/29/2013 10:59:15 AM     (No. 9146273)

But...but - He gave us free phones, he gonna do more!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 1/29/2013 11:53:44 AM     (No. 9146405)

How many Detroit mayors and City officials were indited and went to jail for fraud and embezzlement?

How many are still in prison?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/29/2013 2:39:48 PM     (No. 9146818)

A friend of mine moved into downtown Detroit about two years ago. She had just finished renovating a nice little house in a northern suburb that has had its own problems but has been rebounding for awhile now. Her Detroit townhouse was designed by a famous mid-century architect (which was what attracted her in the first place) in a 1960s urban renewal development. The area had been the hub of the black community, economically and culturally, but was razed for the freeway and the neighborhood´s residents were pushed into the Projects. My friend has put a lot of work into her townhouse, but it´s still a beautiful little bubble floating in a toilet.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/29/2013 3:57:08 PM     (No. 9146959)

From boom to doom. Coming to a city near you thanks to millions out of work and losing everything.

57 of those states and you are a third world country while some dine on lobster and wagyu beef.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 721065




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



University of East London bans segregated
Muslim event from its premises
Telegraph [UK], by Damian Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/17/2014 8:58:27 AM     Post Reply
I blogged yesterday about this "segregated" Muslim event organised by the Islamic Society of the University of East London, due to happen tonight at UEL´s main lecture theatre on its Docklands campus. Much to my surprise, UEL immediately banned it from their campus. [Snip] UEL should be congratulated over this. As I pointed out, it has an "equality and diversity" policy. It didn´t know that the dinner organised by the Islamic society--which was to include a speech by the controversial anti-gay preacher Murtaza Khan--was segregated by sex and was providing a platform for an extremist. The university´s decision to pull the

Tony Blair´s religious charity´s ´links
to extremism´: Advisers claimed to be
tied to the Muslim Brotherhood which
is being investigated by British spies
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/17/2014 8:40:29 AM     Post Reply
Tony Blair´s religious charity has links to an Islamic extremist group being investigated by MI5 and MI6, it has been alleged. [Snip] The organisation has been declared a terrorist group in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and could be banned in Britain, despite insisting they do not have links to extremist factions. The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, which has been looking into the group for 13 years, revealed that Dr Ismail Khudr Al-Shatti, an adviser to the Kuwaiti government and a member of Mr Blair’s advisory council, is a leading member of the Kuwaiti branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. the

I hope I´m wrong but historians
may look back and say this
was the start of World War III
Daily Mail [UK], by Edward Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 6:25:55 PM     Post Reply
Deep in the flat and featureless landscape of eastern Ukraine, it is all too ­possible that the outline of World War III is taking shape. Whipped up by the Kremlin ­propaganda machine and led by Russian ­military intelligence, armed men are erecting road blocks, storming police stations and ripping down the country’s flag. They are demolishing not just their own country — bankrupt, ill-run and beleaguered — but also the post-war order that has kept most of Europe and us, here in Britain, safe and free for decades. Vladimir Putin is striking at the heart of the West.

How Obama´s Clumsy Judicial Imperialism
is Making Things Worse in Ukraine
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 6:08:37 PM     Post Reply
Why are the US authorities trying to extradite and imprison arguably the one man in the world with the skills and influence to bring peace, stability, and prosperity to fractured Ukraine? This week I flew to Vienna, Austria, to find out in a world exclusive interview with Ukraine´s Dmitry Firtash, the billionaire industrialist, philanthropist, and political fixer who is striving desperately to help his country forge an independent future free from the bullying of Russia and the meddling of the West in next month´s scheduled elections. And his biggest obstacle? According to Firtash, it´s Barack Obama.

Enjoying a free lunch? No such
thing says IRS as agency
considers taxing employee
perks doled out by companies
Daily Mail [UK], by Joshua Gardner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 1:05:29 PM     Post Reply
The Internal Revenue Service is considering a bold move to label perks like free lunch given to workers by companies as taxable. The agency wonders if freebies like haircuts and gym memberships are a way to compensate the highly skilled rather than just a way to jumpstart productivity. After all, argue proponents of such a tax, workers at Silicon Valley firms like Google and Facebook receive free meals from famously fancy in-house eateries every day. Some companies even go a step further by offering freebies like haircuts, car services, and child care. Typical workaday folks can expect to pay for all

Relax, Mumsnet users: don´t lose
sleep over Heartbleed hysteria
Telegraph [UK], by Michael Hanlon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 6:37:02 AM     Post Reply
Remember Lovebug? This was the computer virus that swept through a young and fresh-faced internet in May 2000. Back then we were told it would do to cyberspace what the Black Death had done to Europe in the 14th century. We all got funny emails with “ILOVEYOU” attachments and when we tried to open them our computers exploded. Or rather they didn’t, though you wouldn’t have known that from the hysteria. Then along came MyDoom, Netsky, Witty and Melissa and, now, the deliciously named Heartbleed bug, which the US security expert Bruce Schneier has described as “catastrophic” and which has

Asian pollution is causing a ´dramatic´
strengthening of storms in North
America say scientists
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Prigg    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 6:32:55 PM     Post Reply
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is causing storms in North America to become stronger and changing weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a new Nasa study has claimed. [Snip] The effect was most pronounced during the winter, the team said. Lead author Yuan Wang, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, said: ´There appears to be little doubt that these particles from Asia affect storms sweeping across the Pacific and subsequently the weather patterns in North America and the rest of the world. ´The effects are quite dramatic.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

43 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

41 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

38 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

36 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

35 replie(s)
Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

35 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively


Post Reply   Close thread 721065





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~