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Old 09-22-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Eastsider
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Anywhere within a 20 mile radius of downtown besides Grosse Pointe.
Really that would take you all the way up to Hall Rd (M59) which is really 20 mile rd. Any mile road intersecting with Mound rd is exactly the the distance to downtown, for example 14 mile rd and Mound is exactly 14 miles to downtown and so on, so Hall rd and Mound is 20 miles.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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I am rather fond of the east side. I particularly like the Kelly Road strip. Of course I also think East State Fair deserves a mention.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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Really that would take you all the way up to Hall Rd (M59) which is really 20 mile rd. Any mile road intersecting with Mound rd is exactly the the distance to downtown, for example 14 mile rd and Mound is exactly 14 miles to downtown and so on, so Hall rd and Mound is 20 miles.

The mile roads are based off of Cherry Hill in western Wayne County. That's where the north-south house numbering begins.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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The mile roads are based off of Cherry Hill in western Wayne County. That's where the north-south house numbering begins.
Absolutely correct. However, Cherry Hill is in fact 9 miles from 8 Mile Rd., with Ford Rd. being zero mile. A short stretch of Michigan Avenue, near downtown Detroit, is also Zero Mile - it looks like it runs at an angle, but, in fact, it is a near-true East-West, and all the other roads are at an angle.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Yeah I saw the same story. Terribly sad, but a lot of people just don't want to leave the place they've called home for so long.
That's the same line my mother used. But, but, but.... I grew up here! The whole area had turned into one giant drug-infested ghetto, and you literally couldn't drag her out of there. all her family and friends were gone, all that was left were the drug dealers. Once she pulled up in front of her house, and was immediately surrounded by police, wanting to know what she was doing there. She wasn't what they expected, a nicely dressed, soft-spoken white lady. she explained she lived there, and her driver's license confirmed it. Then, they offered to escort her in, and told her they had a service to help people move from such areas. Police, fire, volunteers, would provide the labor and trucks, she could help pay gas. They said they saw many people like her stuck in the area with no help out. she just refused.

I feel so impatient and frustrated with such people, like the lady in the Foxx report. They don't WANT to move, saying oh, I grew up here. Its NOT home any more. My mother finally GTH out of there, but she wasted so much of her life hanging on......
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Lmao @ some people saying the ENTIRE METRO DETROIT AREA is a huge ghetto. Since most people have common since and know it's completely and utterly false, I won't even bother.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Dusseldorf did quite nicely after 1945.

There's always hope!
Detroit simply doesn't have the human resources for a "Marshall Plan".
That is, unless you're willing to embark on a demographic engineering project,
before you implement "Detroit Plan".
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Detroit simply doesn't have the human resources for a "Marshall Plan".
That is, unless you're willing to embark on a demographic engineering project,
before you implement "Detroit Plan".
Isn't that what Snyder and Bing are essentially doing?

We all know the Consent Agreement is a masking of the Detroit Works Project. Bingo just needed someone in a much higher office to subdue the opposition.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Detroit simply doesn't have the human resources for a "Marshall Plan".
That is, unless you're willing to embark on a demographic engineering project,
before you implement "Detroit Plan".
I don't follow. We have thousands of unemployed/underemployed people in Detroit.

What is lacking is a national consensus that inner cities like Detroit are worth saving. Right now, more effort is being spent on rebuilding Afghanistan or in building American suburbs.

But there is no lack of people that could be put to work rebuilding Detroit.
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