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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Unspeaked, Mar 2, 2009.
Yes - 750,000 pennies.
(Or $7,500 for the change-challenged).
If you've been in downtown Detroit recently...it's fairly easy to see why. It's really not anyplace you want to be.
I've never been to Detroit at all, recently or otherwise, but it seems like the residential areas are even harder hit than downtown.
Wild animals have literally taken over entire blocks of once-residential property.
It's really amazing that one of the great US cities has been hit so badly. Probably nothing quite like it since Pittsburgh in the 80s when they were losing the steel industry, and even then I don't think it was this bad.
What wild animals are you speaking of? Please give them names, as I would like to learn more about them.
Vera, Chuck and Dave.
I went to Detroit for on business three years back. While driving through the slums, I ask the driver when we get pass the shanty town and arrive downtown. He told that we've been driving through downtown for the pass 2 minutes. I can't even begin to wrap my head around the idea that it's even worst now than three years ago.
Downtown Detroit isn't exactly a luxurious place to live. Most people live about an hour north or west where the scenery is much nicer.
...I don't get it.
..I don't think it's any worse, but like the article said Detroit is a huge city, area wise, and since all the tall buildings are centered in a couple square miles, we just don't consider the tall buildings "downtown". ....just my $.02
I dunno - I thought it was pretty hilarious. You asked him to give names to the animals, and he did!
And from a Paul McCartney song too. Extra points.
And, more accurately, they are names of Grandchildren.
Can RoboCop really be that far off now?
I've been thinking the same thing.
Wow, for some reason I'd forgotten it was set in Detroit.
Talk about ahead-of-it's-time...
One thing that made me laugh about this, is that one of our local radio stations (well, broadcast from Windsor Canada, technically), has morning DJ's name Dave and Chuck
Don't worry, OCP will clean that place up in no time.
If you want to be depressed, try a virtual drive around Detroit in Google Streetview.
Americans use the term pennies. Learn something new everyday.
Oh yes -- all the time, even though the penny has never been an official denomination of our currency.
Does it look like Grand Theft Auto, but in real life?
Actually, just tried it, but in the centre of town. Looks rather empty, but not "bad".
Try "driving around" some of the residential areas. You'll see block after block of boarded up and burned out buildings, and many vacant lots where homes used to be.
how recent are those photos.....
i ask as every city has bad areas so i dont know if its that or as a direct result of whats happening
This isn't the result of the last year, it's the result of 30 years of steady decline. Detroit has become a real basket-case, probably the most economically depressed city in the nation. The city has lost something like half of its population.
and whats sad is that it will take a loooooooooong time for the city to ever recover
heck, Schenectady is still reeling afte GE left
You're making an assumption there, aren't you?
(Not about the length of time, but about it ever recovering...)