The Deterioration of Detroit: 2011-2014.

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Pickle Jar, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Pickle Jar

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    Lefties, unions, corruption and nogs...that's the result
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    A shame what that great city has become now. Been there a few times while I was playing hockey and the decline is amazing.
     
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    Seems like this thread has been two or three times already.
     
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    You mean a black, liberal city is hell on earth?
     
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    acid rain
     
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    I'm 42 and I loved there for the first 20.years of my life. Believe me when I tell you it was a shithole back then also.
     
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    Bush, Cheney, halliburton, Big Oil, Koch Brothers and the Tea Party:eek::p:eek:
     
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    i drove down from Toronto and saw Gwar at St. Andrew's Hall....maybe 97. i got so drunk and high..... lost my friends and staggered around the city for about 3 hours. i'm probably lucky i didn't get murdered, or at least robbed. that's my most memorable experience with that fine city.
     
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    Actually, you forgot china. China jacked up the cost of scrap metal so much that it drove the lefties , unions and nogs to strip the city bare (and highly innegally/unsafe)
     
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    The thread about Houston is down the hallway, third door on the left.
     
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    a little bit off topic but Marc Maron had Wayne Kramer (from the MC5) on his podcast and it was really great. they guy has had an insane life.....the interview is much better than anything Howard has done in years.

    relevant to this thread because there's quite a bit of talk about Detroit in the 60s and 70s and the Stooges and MC5's early history.


    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_491_-_wayne_kramer
     
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    The earth is rapidly reclaiming Detroit. An unprecedented rebuilding of a major American city is about to take place since blight is being replaced by fields. It's shocking to drive around some areas where 20 years ago they had houses shoulder to shoulder and now it's just overgrown greenery with a few houses scattered around. Downtown is seeing a major resurgence as guys like Dan Gilbert buy up everything in sight and actually turn it into something rather than speculating on the future. That show Life After People must have used Detroit as a basis of what things in the future would look like if people vanished off the earth.
     
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    Maybe these Detroit refugees should relocate to Guatemala?
     
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    The way Detroit over-promised benefits and then underfunded the actual pension fund would be criminal misconduct in the private sector.

    For generations, the American public had a social contract with it's government workers. The gov't employees got job security (almost impossible to fire absent a felony) in exchange for below market pay and modest pensions. Cities like Detroit began breaking that contract in the late 60s -- unsustainable pay raises and Cadillac health plans for life.

    Even though the politicians were shirking the majority of their financial responsibilities, they still were forced to raise taxes and cut services in order to keep their bond ratings from going completely in the shitter. High taxes + less fire & police protection = people and businesses flee. Smaller tax base = even higher taxes and less service. Death spiral ensues.
     
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    Isn't it easier just to chalk the whole thing up to "too many blacks"? I'm more comfortable with that.