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Old 06-09-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I lived here for 40 years. I can understand comparisons to Flint, but anyone who would compare us to Detroit is not very smart and has never been outside of Michigan. WE ARE NOTHING LIKE DETROIT!!! Lansing is like Fort Wayne, Madison and St. Paul. Yes we are the most intergrated city in Michigan and I love that fact. Lansing is not about racism, but about classism. When you travel around the Mid-West you will realize Grand Rapids does not belong in Michigan, it belongs either in the Dayton/Cincinnati area or on I-65 between Louisville and Nashville. Lansing does not belong in Michigan either. It belongs on I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison. It should be Lansing Wisconsin!!! Lansing is like Madison with Milwaukee industry and a small portion of Milwaukee crime.
Bring it down a couple notches KingDoughnut. Berating people on this forum (like you're doing in almost all 8 of your posts) will get you quickly kicked out of here. - thanks, the moderators.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Dancing MI
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Bring it down a couple notches KingDoughnut. Berating people on this forum (like you're doing in almost all 8 of your posts) will get you quickly kicked out of here. - thanks, the moderators.
What did I do Magellan? I did not swear at you or did not call you any names. I understand you don't want this to be like Youtube with swearing and fighting all over the place. The point I'm trying to make is Lansing only has the title of "State Capitol." Representation in government is by population. So Metro-Detroit has the most politicians and the most economic power in our state. To blame us for Grand Rapids problems is the easy way out. You have to look at your friends who run that mini failed state called Detroit. The reason why Lansing exists is because Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and the rest of west Michigan were smart and did not trust Detroit!! Can you imagine how bad things would be if Detroit was still the Capitol???????
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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I don't completely understand what you mean by GR and Lansing don't really fit in Michigan. I have lived in this state for all my life which is 14 yrs, I haven't been out of state much so I won't get what you mean by that. Please explain to me, if you want to test if I'm a real Michigander go ahead.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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If there are any two cities that do not belong in Michigan it would be Detroit and Flint; both probably would fit better in Indiana or even North Carolina.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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What did I do Magellan? I did not swear at you or did not call you any names. I understand you don't want this to be like Youtube with swearing and fighting all over the place. The point I'm trying to make is Lansing only has the title of "State Capitol." Representation in government is by population. So Metro-Detroit has the most politicians and the most economic power in our state. To blame us for Grand Rapids problems is the easy way out. You have to look at your friends who run that mini failed state called Detroit. The reason why Lansing exists is because Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and the rest of west Michigan were smart and did not trust Detroit!! Can you imagine how bad things would be if Detroit was still the Capitol???????
I wasn't talking about me. I'm talking about you calling people who don't agree with you "not smart" and other derogatory terms.

Also, I never blamed Lansing for Grand Rapids' road problems. I'm just saying it gets way more attention for road projects because it's the state capitol. There was no reason to build the I-69 northern bypass, just like there was no reason to build the M-6 in Grand Rapids. Especially when existing roads and bridges were falling apart. But I do now blame legislators in Lansing for not having the balls to raise the gas tax to help pay for the infrastructure we have that's falling apart.

The move of the capitol from Detroit to Lansing happened so long ago, there is really no way of telling how things would have turned out. I love Washington D.C. as a city (despite its bad school systems), from which Detroit was originally designed, so if Detroit had turned out like that, that'd be cool.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Dancing MI
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Mallegan, I said people who comapare Lansing to Detroit were not smart. They are entirely two different types of cities drastically different. Compare Lansing to what is similar. Ft.Wayne, Madison or St. Paul. I said Grand Rapids belonged around Cinci and Dayton or between Louisville and Nashville because they are similar. How could you think I was insulting GR when those are all great places. Cincinatti for example is just like GR. Cinci is Polish, German and African American. GR is Dutch, Polish, German, African American and Latino. Cinci is very hilly with heavy trees and so is GR. Cinci is a factory town and so is GR. Cinci is Conservative and SO IS GR. GR also being country and western culture, religious and conservative with it's hilly tree filled Physical apperance make it perfect to be between Louisville and Nashville which are two great cities!! Maybe if you would go to these places you would see these places to be like GR. GR is nothing like any other Michigan city! Maybey you need to do some more traveling before you become a moderator of a city forum. Lansing is like Wisconsin and Minnesota cities. There are none like it in Michigan. I69 is not a waste. You don't remember the corner of Saginaw and US 127 being a living Hell with truck traffic. You being in GR do not remember and don't care. Good thing you are not making the decisions. How can I call people derogatory terms for disagreeing with me when I am not the author of the origianal posts??? They are right in front of you, read them again. You are the one who has a problem with being disgreed with. If you don't want to know the answers then don't ask the questions.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Dancing MI
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I don't completely understand what you mean by GR and Lansing don't really fit in Michigan. I have lived in this state for all my life which is 14 yrs, I haven't been out of state much so I won't get what you mean by that. Please explain to me, if you want to test if I'm a real Michigander go ahead.
I do apologize for the GR portion to my post. I ment to respond to Michigander96.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Mallegan, I said people who comapare Lansing to Detroit were not smart. They are entirely two different types of cities drastically different. Compare Lansing to what is similar. Ft.Wayne, Madison or St. Paul. I said Grand Rapids belonged around Cinci and Dayton or between Louisville and Nashville because they are similar. How could you think I was insulting GR when those are all great places. Cincinatti for example is just like GR. Cinci is Polish, German and African American. GR is Dutch, Polish, German, African American and Latino. Cinci is very hilly with heavy trees and so is GR. Cinci is a factory town and so is GR. Cinci is Conservative and SO IS GR. GR also being country and western culture, religious and conservative with it's hilly tree filled Physical apperance make it perfect to be between Louisville and Nashville which are two great cities!! Maybe if you would go to these places you would see these places to be like GR. GR is nothing like any other Michigan city! Maybey you need to do some more traveling before you become a moderator of a city forum. Lansing is like Wisconsin and Minnesota cities. There are none like it in Michigan. I69 is not a waste. You don't remember the corner of Saginaw and US 127 being a living Hell with truck traffic. You being in GR do not remember and don't care. Good thing you are not making the decisions. How can I call people derogatory terms for disagreeing with me when I am not the author of the origianal posts??? They are right in front of you, read them again. You are the one who has a problem with being disgreed with. If you don't want to know the answers then don't ask the questions.
I'm going to concentrate on your past posts, because you seem to be all over the place. Do you remember these posts you made:

You people from Detriot have the most nerve!!! People don't hate you just because your city is a dump, but because you are the worst bunch of people in the country also!!! You go around Michigan commiting crimes and treating everyone like S**T!!! You make fun of and ridicule everyone and then start crying like babies when people tell the truth about You!! Then you LIE about how great your "landfill city" is!!! Then you act like victims when we don't believe your lies!!! If Detroit was a nice place, you not have to keep trying to SELL Detroit as a nice place to everyone. Great Music? Motown left you 40 years ago!! But yet you keep talking about it. There are no other Detroits, because there are no other cities as filthy,hateful,violent,full of con artists and pathetic as you!!! You are the Worst!!! You deserve everything you get. The best part is you have to live with each other!!!

I can understand comparisons to Flint, but anyone who would compare us to Detroit is not very smart and has never been outside of Michigan. WE ARE NOTHING LIKE DETROIT!!!

Who the Hell told you House Music is from Detroit???!!!! Being from Texas you may not understand how much Detroit people LIE!! .....Before tell us that we owe Detroit, you better know what you'er talking about!!!

Wake the Hell Up!!!!! We did need I-69 around the north side of Lansing because of Montreal, Toronto to Chicago truck traffic!!! Remember when all those trucks went down Saginaw in E.Lansing back in the 80s? Don't be stupid!! You GR people don't have beef with us about your roads!!!


In addition, attacks on moderators like your last post are not allowed here. Just chill out and I'll leave you alone. Otherwise, I'll start giving out infractions.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Wow" that dude has issues!!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: South Portland, ME
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Lansing is like Flint, but with the state capitol and MSU. If one had to pick which Michigan cities it is most like, perhaps Jackson and Battle Creek? Difficult to say, because no other city has the state government employment that Lansing has.
lol, and Earth is like Mars, but with water and oxygen.
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