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Old 04-18-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Detroit is the worst place I have ever been within the United States. It is amazing how seeing Detroit makes deindustriaization so real. It is cheap compared to other cities but that is because it is so crappy. There is bad air pollution (including the incinerator), low population density which means no market for businesses, in some parts of the city it literally looks and feels like Beirut. On the East side, they closed some schools, which were looted immediately, houses are burned, falling down, people forced to live in squalor. The death by gun rate is one of the highest in the nation. Your low cost city doesnt provide any services. Houses burn down because of the cuts in the fire department, police, that is a whole different post, the garbage pickup is not included in property taxes, extra 300 a year, bulk pick up is only 4 times a year, so dont be surprised to see couches and tires pile up on your street, they dont plow the roads unless there is 6 inches or more of snow. In fact, I am not sure what this "cheap city" offers, no transportation, nothing! They mayor is a disgrace, the city council is unprofessional and as equally inept, and the evidence is all around us....it is a third world country up here!!!!!


Finally, I must say, you all can sit here and think positively all you want but any person who has seen the outside world knows
this is a terrrible place...you can call it sunshine but we know what rain feels like!
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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It's only bad if you live there.

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in some parts of the city it literally looks and feels like Beirut.
What do you have against Beirut? Just from what I know of Beirut, Beirut is a lot nicer than Detroit. Beirut has a "coast" on the Mediterranean Sea. Detoit has a "bank" on the Detroit River. Far more potential for good stuff in Beirut, the Paris of the Mideast than Detroit, the bunghole of the Midwest.

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Old 04-18-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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yes it is bad. if you doubt it go there. don't believe the hype see it for yourself
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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No it's not that bad to visit. If I had to live there, I'd be up in a condo, loft, apartment. I think it's reputation is worse than what Detroit is really like.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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yea its bad...i have toured the entire u.s and its the worst.. i have lived here 28 years
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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Yeah so we should base our whole experiences of a city by what happened to one person. I guess there isn't crime anywhere else why do you still live there anyway since its so horrible why don't u move instead of spending 90% of your life writing bashing posts all the time.
Ok, let me start by saying I've lived here my whole life and I very much want out, but it costs money to move and it's hard once you have a family. Most of the people I know compare stories of times they've been held at gunpoint or raped or mugged or their apartments were broken into. I don't know anyone who hasn't had something pretty bad happen to them becaues they've chosen a cheaper neighborhood to get by or they ventured to close to detroit after dark.

My friends that have moved out of the state say it's the best thing they've ever done. I, personally, have been robbed at gunpoint and had my apartment broken into twice. And that's in the suburbs, that are supposed to be nicer.

As far as statistically, I believe statics are only a small percentage of how safe or dangerous a city is. I have a friend that lives in Miami and when he came up here to visit, he said that most of our area is like the bad areas of Miami that he wouldn't want to live.

So all and all, yes detroit is pretty bad, but there are worse places.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:11 PM
tcb
 
Location: Michigan
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saw this on you tube



YouTube - A Tour Of Detroit's Ghetto

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Old 04-21-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: At my computador
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I'd say that's sufficient evidence. Therefore: Would the defendant, City of Detroit, please stand up?

City of Detroit, you are charged with being a detoilet, being a broke-a$$, being indifferent to your surrounding and accepting the lowest of low amongst yourselves. City of Detroit I find you guilty of all counts and nominate you pathetic.

What does it take for dirtbags to get up and clean up the vacant yard next to you and the street out front your house? No one's suggesting you become the 'burbs and start edging your lawn and jogging in the streets. I'm just saying, Why not quit pooping where you sleep?
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Truth in pictures. A sad state of affairs. All the "positive pro-Detroiters" can say what they want, but that is screaming different. Start there.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Not to say that there aren't better places. That video truly shows the absolute worst. I personally have driven through a lot of Detroit, and never seen half that.
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