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Old 08-31-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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You are right about the electrical grid.

I believe private companies would love to upgrade the system, but the government regulations are a barrier.
It would never happen because of the expense, and can you imagine if people are complaining now about how high the electrical bill is how bad it would be if it were privatized ??? Also the best reason not to privatize it is because those who live in rural areas would have to generate there own electricity because lets face it a company is about profits and there is no profit in rural areas.

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For all of you complaining about my "city in decline" comment...

never mind - Detroit is just fine.
A bankrupt detroit still has more money than a healthy alabama
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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It caused $10,000 in improvements.
lol demolition can be costly.Free demolition could be a gravy.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: west mich
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Barely lives there? Guess anything under 700K is non existent to you?
This is basically a non story because things like this have happened in any city and suburb and rural place in the country.
Yes, it happens all the time in major cities and I witnessed such an event firsthand years ago. It's just a freakin' gas leak in part of a huge infrastructure.
Of course it has "wow" appeal to closeted dittoheads because Limbaugh or someone similar decides to use the story in their rants against major cities.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...190538871.html
http://blogs.courier-journal.com/wat...sts-from-1981/
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For all of you complaining about my "city in decline" comment...
never mind - Detroit is just fine.
Even with its present problems Detroit still has umpteen times the culture of jerkwater American outposts. Educate us about the superiority of your own town so we know whom to emulate and why.
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It would never happen because of the expense, and can you imagine if people are complaining now about how high the electrical bill is how bad it would be if it were privatized ??? Also the best reason not to privatize it is because those who live in rural areas would have to generate there own electricity because lets face it a company is about profits and there is no profit in rural areas.
A bankrupt detroit still has more money than a healthy alabama
What rightwing dittoheads don't realize is that city government is not the business community, and other major cities in similar straits are suddenly taking notice and re-evaluating their own practices.
And as I said, Detroit still has plenty of culture and influence intact .

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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DAMN Canada got busy quick.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Even with its present problems Detroit still has umpteen times the culture of jerkwater American outposts. Educate us about the superiority of your own town so we know whom to emulate and why.

What rightwing dittoheads don't realize is that city government is not the business community, and other major cities in similar straits are suddenly taking notice and re-evaluating their own practices.
And as I said, Detroit still has plenty of culture and influence intact .
Having culture doesn't pay the bills. We work down here. Do what you want - just don't mess with anyone, we do have concealed carry.

I'm sure at some point Detroit will bounce back. They need to get rid of the corruption amongst leadership. And stop paying pensions - you can't continue to pay people to do nothing.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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Underground explosion blows manhole covers into the air in downtown Detroit

DTE says the problem originated with a underground cable and the situation is ongoing. They are working to resolve the problem.

The scene is near the Rosa Parks Transit Center. Officials are asking people to avoid the area.

The blast launched manhole covers into the air in an alley in the area of Washington Boulevard and State Street. Windows in the alley were blown out by the explosion.

I am going to assume no foul play here. Just more evidence of a city in total decline.
I am totally shocked and surprised - I would have though the manhole covers would have been stolen long ago. Somebody is slacking off in mutter city.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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This thread is silly.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: west mich
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Having culture doesn't pay the bills. We work down here. Do what you want - just don't mess with anyone, we do have concealed carry.

I'm sure at some point Detroit will bounce back. They need to get rid of the corruption amongst leadership. And stop paying pensions - you can't continue to pay people to do nothing.
So that's all you got? Glad to find out what makes your town so much "better". Bet you never had a sewer explosion either. Must be a paradise.
Yeah, I'll take Detroit's future and its present-day warts any day. If y'all don't like or need culture - well that's you.
You have some civilized and sophisticated big cities down there which I refuse to bash. I truly don't know the big attraction for that unless it's one's own insecurity.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:32 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This has happened in other cities, Cities that we have not sat back and watched die and fall into ruin. Sad seeing photos of the decline there.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:39 AM
 
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this has nothing to do with the city in decline or being broke what this has to do with is infrastructure if money was spent on upgrading our electrical system this would not happen as often. Unfortunately we'd rather invest money in killing people and making our police force into "mini militaries".
Leftists always want to 'invest' my money. The only way to stop the looting is to stop letting the government have any money.
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