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Old 11-12-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Statistically, Detroit is the worst major city in the country and one of the worst in the first world.
That's just a fact. Folks need to make peace with that and take it from there.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I dunno, I've seen what drug wars in Latin America look like and people have to go through...we're not worst in the world. No where even close.
True but Detroit is arguably the worst major city in the developed world.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Thanks, keep us posted on what Limbaugh is saying. We don't get enough Fox parroting on this forum.
cant stand him, he said that?
i dont like him, but you know, rev wright is no daisy either.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:04 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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True but Detroit is arguably the worst major city in the developed world.
You've never been to the metros of the Carolinas, Georgia, or Arizona, have you?

Just because it's not pretty doesn't mean the soul isn't there and the heart is still beating.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Besides, Detroit has one of the largest theater districts in the COUNTRY.

The entire area west and south of Comerica Park near Grand Circus is stil considered one of the largest theater districts in the country: The Fox and the Flimore (formerly State theater) and the Gem theater and the Opera house along Madison (and a couple others around there). nearby I know theres a place called St. Andrews Hall.

SW from Grand Circus you may have the sad remains of the Michigan Theater and the United Artists theater.

Then you have the Masonic Temple which will hopefully be a center for improvement in that area, The Fisher Theater in New Center, and countless smaller venues for theater and music in Midtown: The Magic Stick, Orchestra Hall, the Bonstelle, A place called the Reperatory.

For all of Detriots problems, I don't see how one can EVER say that Detroit doesn't have enough arts and entertainment. As long as you don't mind driving, and passing by a bordered up, abandoned building, It may be far from NYC, but Detroit is among the Top ten, (closer to tenth). cities for arts and entertainment.
I wasn't complaining about the lack, I was just saying it wasn't everyone's cup of tea in the context that there is even more to it than that! I love the city and think that there's a load of entertainment options in it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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You've never been to the metros of the Carolinas, Georgia, or Arizona, have you?

Just because it's not pretty doesn't mean the soul isn't there and the heart is still beating.
Never been to Arizona. I'm going on facts not pulsating hearts.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: DETROIT, MI
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if you look at city-data crime indexes

Muskegon heights, Highland Park And Flint are more dangerous than detroit.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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if you look at city-data crime indexes

Muskegon heights, Highland Park And Flint are more dangerous than detroit.
Yes, but...

Detroit has over 700,000 people.

Flint has 100,000 people.

Does anyone even care how few people the other two cities have?

Bottom line, apples and oranges. Try comparing Detroit's crime indices to a city on its level.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:18 AM
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Location: Lions Nation Big Homie!!!
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Violent crime per 1,000
Baltimore: 14.6
Oakland: 15.3
Memphis: 15.4
St. Louis: 17.5
Detroit: 18.9

In some list Atlanta, Orlando, and St. Louis actually ranked higher than Detroit.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: west mich
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cant stand him, he said that?
i dont like him, but you know, rev wright is no daisy either.
Well, I don't care much about Rev. Wright. He was expressing anger over a problem in recent history that was real to him.
Fox & contributors merely want to install plutocracy in America. This is much more dangerous.
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