Packing heat in Detroit:

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    can't carry a cop, but you can carry your 1911. glad the women are the ones driving growth here.
     
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    Detroit is the sad and inevitable result of years single-party governance: a barrens of lost hopes and wasted promise. Trees erupt through the asphalt and blocks of abandoned houses sink into the landscape as the city returns to a state of nature. Look, yonder pile of bricks might have been a home; that red chimney standing lonely and forlorn was a factory. Who lived and worked there? Where did they go? One hundred thousand dreams illuminated the heart of an industrial metropolis now ensepulchred under rolling grasslands and grey skies. Probably a gun is necessary; one must protect oneself from the coyotes, bears, and other carnivores prowling the dark avenues of this dystopian wasteland.
     
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    lolok
     
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    Very novel-like writing. You can be an author.
     
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    Cheer up. Read this. :) And my apologies if you have already read it!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/drewphilp/why-i-bought-a-house-in-detroit-for-500
     
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    As offshoring of capital becomes so yesterday (due to ongoing pressure for tax code changes) then American corporations will start looking around for the next new thing. At home. So how long can it be before they rediscover Detroit?! I think it's already happening, just mostly under the radar.
     
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    Also fabulously written! What's with this thread that makes the words spill forth so?

    Here's baby steps to a resurgence. The $500.00 home.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/drewphilp/why-i-bought-a-house-in-detroit-for-500#.jvyJ803G1M
     
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    Probably because everyone is sanguine about American renewal and Detroit encapsulates that attitude.
     
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    I've actually grown very pessimistic about American renewal. I used to be an optimist. But American politics has drained that away. Luckily, something like gay rights pops up and reminds me what progress looks like.
     
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    Oy vey. Change the thread title to Packing Meat in Detroit.
     
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    Yesterday I chatted with a buddy in Detroit and he is very optimistic. It seems they are doing great things on Woodward Avenue.
     
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    The chick on Rehab addict is hot and is rebuilding the city crack house by crack house. Takes time.
     
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    Things are definitely picking up. Bumped into this today in the Detroit News -- Amazon wants to expand its Detroit setup into a mid-country version of its Seattle tech hub. They're trying to hire another hundred software engineers in order to double their current presence in Detroit.

    Hey, every job generates at least another couple of jobs in the same general location. Gotta buy your coffee and lunch makings somewhere. Even Amazon employees don't buy EVERYTHING online (one can hope). :)
     
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    Well, everything is picking up except the Lions. :p
     

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