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Old 08-25-2009, 02:17 AM
 
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I'm sure the statistics about illegals are on the TEA/HISD profiles... if only I could find them...

Seriously: what I said does no disservice to the word "healthier" at all. In Detroit schools are closing like flies and within several months they get burglarized and stripped of everything of value. The school system is extremely abysmal over there. I've never seen it myself, but all of the newspaper articles about it tell everything. Houston ISD still does decent maintenance in buildings, and there is enough parental pressure to at least make the district do the right thing every now and then.

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Huh? I don't know what school system your referring to. Besides some small enclaves like Bellaire, HISD mostly just illegals and anchor babies, with a healthy dose of black thugs and gangsters thrown in for good measure.

Saying it's healthy does a disservice to the word.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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The problem: Greedy developers smothering neighborhoods with endless overbuilding.

How do we fix this?
this is a question i remember hearing the grownups discuss when i was a kid over 40 years ago...........

and yes, i am a native houstonian..... been in the midwest 23 years now.......
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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For what it's worth, I was referring to developers who build section 8 housing and the slumlords who run them. But small poorly built starter homes are just as bad in that department.
You should go to the bronx in NY, or parts of the southside Chicago, or any medium to large sized city and you will see "section 8" is a common occurrence in America. OR go to eastern europe and you will see "commie blocks", i.e. cheap soviet highrises that make Houston ghetto like Beverly Hills.
Seriously, this type of threads are pointless since many of Houston ills are nationwide ills to some extent.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:07 AM
 
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How do we fix this?
1) Why does it need to be "fixed"?
2) It's not your land. Why should you get to say what gets built on it?
3) If you want to say what gets built, why don't you (a) pay the owner not to build or (b) buy the land yourself? That's far more honest and ethical than using force to implement your demands.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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illegals and anchor babies, with a healthy dose of black thugs and gangsters thrown in for good measure.
Ahhh, so now we get to the crux of this thread. Yet another "why don't they go live somewhere else" topic.
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