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Old Apr 21, 2011, 07:23 AM
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For 15 years, from the mid 1970's to 1990, I worked in Detroit , Michigan . I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs, and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses, and school yards. Trash everywhere!

Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it, and ignored it. Tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing, and food stamps!

With Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10, and in one case, one woman birthed 24 children as reported by the Detroit Free Press, all on American taxpayer dollars.

A new child meant a new car payment, new TV, and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines Johnson's 'Great Society' flourish in Detroit . If you give money for doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing nothing.

Mayor Coleman Young, perhaps the most corrupt mayor in America , outside of Richard Daley in Chicago , rode Detroit down to its knees... He set the benchmark for cronyism, incompetence, and arrogance. As a black man, he said, "I am the MFIC." The IC meant "in charge".

You can figure out the rest. Detroit became a majority black city with 67 percent African-Americans.

As a United Van Lines truck driver for my summer job from teaching math and science, I loaded hundreds of American families into my van for a new life in another city or state.

Detroit plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today. At the same tim e, legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city, so much so, that Muslims number over 300,000. Mexicans number 400,000 throughout Michigan , but most work in Detroit . As the whites moved out, the Muslims moved in.

As the crimes became more violent, the whites fled. Finally, unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace. Detroit suffers so much shoplifting that grocery stores no longer operate in many inner city locations. You could cut the racial tension in the air with a knife!

Detroit may be one of our best examples of multiculturalism: pure dislike, and total separation from America .

Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan , paid for by Saudi Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last June, according to NBC's Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America . English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing.

Unemployment hit 28.9 percent in 2009 as the auto industry vacated the city. In Time Magazine's October 4, 2009, "The Tragedy of Detroit: How a great city fell, and how it can rise again," I choked on the writer's description of what happened. "If Detroit had been ravaged by a hurricane, and submerged by a ravenous flood, we'd know a lot more about it," said Daniel Okrent. "If drought, and carelessness had spread brush fires across the city, we'd see it on the evening news every night."

Earthquake, tornadoes, you name it, if natural disaster had devastated the city that was once the living proof of American prosperity, the rest of the country might take notice.

But Detroit , once our fourth largest city, now 11th, and slipping rapidly, has had no such luck. Its disaster has long been a slow unwinding that seemed to remove it from the rest of the country.

Even the death rattle that in the past year emanated from its signature industry brought more attention to the auto executives than to the people of the city, who had for so long been vic tim ized by their dreadful decision making."

As Coleman Young's corruption brought the city to its knees, no amount of federal dollars could save the incredible payoffs, kick backs, and illegality permeating his administration. I witnessed the city's death from the seat of my 18-wheeler tractor trailer because I moved people out of every sector of decaying Detroit .

"By any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit 's treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest municipal services," Okrent said. "The school system, which six years ago was compelled by the teachers' union to reject a philanthropist's offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10 remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans , unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit , the unemployment rate is 28.9%.

That's worth spelling out: twenty-eight point nine percent." At the end of Okrent's report, and he will write a dozen more about Detroit, he said, "That's because the story of Detroit is not simply one of a great city's collapse, it's also about the erosion of the industries that helped build the country we know today. The ul tim ate fate of Detroit will reveal much about the character of America in the 21st century. If what was once the most prosperous manufacturing city in the nation has been brought to its knees, what does that say about our recent past? And if it can't find a way to get up, what does that say about our future?"

As you read in my book review of Chris Steiner's book, "$20 Per Gallon", the auto industry won't come back. Immigration will keep pouring more, and more uneducated third world immigrants from the Middle East into Detroit , thus creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America . If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see more homegrown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit . Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs.

You have already seen it in Madrid , Spain ; London , England and Paris , France with train bombings, subway bombings and riots. As their numbers grow, so will their power to enact their barbaric Sharia Law that negates republican forms of government, first amendment rights, and subjugates women to the lowest rungs on the human ladder. We will see more honor killings by upset husbands, fathers, and brothers that demand subjugation by their daughters, sisters and wives. Muslims prefer beheadings of women to scare the hell out of any other members of their sect from st ray ing. Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language, culture, country, and way of life.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 08:01 AM
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Excellent post with a disturbing insight into what has happened to Detroit.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Coming to another city near you soon ?
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and you also.......
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Excellent post with a disturbing insight into what has happened to Detroit.
yes,a good post but not entirely accurate.I grew up in Detroit...moved out to the 'burbs in 1977 when I seen how quickly order was unraveling.The crime stats are actually under-reported...it's far worse than the papers would indicate.I know that as fact,because several criminal incidents that have happened to friends in the last few years didn't even make the 6 O'Clock News...let alone the newpapers.


...The Islamic immigrants don't seem the type to promote Jihad..they mostly keep to themselves...& are involved in their own personal biz,or work for the Big 3.While they may own gas stations or party stores thruout Detroit,they reside in nearby cities..usually Dearborn.


Interestingly..the crime stats are far lower in Dearborn..why.?The biz owners look out for one another & have their own way of discouraging criminals.

ie:Lots of security cameras & some display firearms.It seems to work.

An important Newstory will be shared tomorrow about Fridays' demonstration concerning Islam & Sharia law.Watch the COD vid.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/27621839/index.html
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Detroit......what a wasteland.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:49 AM
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Note the question mark - it wasn't a prophetic post - it was an interogative
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 12:04 PM
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yes,a good post but not entirely accurate.I grew up in Detroit...moved out to the 'burbs in 1977 when I seen how quickly order was unraveling.The crime stats are actually under-reported...it's far worse than the papers would indicate.I know that as fact,because several criminal incidents that have happened to friends in the last few years didn't even make the 6 O'Clock News...let alone the newpapers.


...The Islamic immigrants don't seem the type to promote Jihad..they mostly keep to themselves...& are involved in their own personal biz,or work for the Big 3.While they may own gas stations or party stores thruout Detroit,they reside in nearby cities..usually Dearborn.


Interestingly..the crime stats are far lower in Dearborn..why.?The biz owners look out for one another & have their own way of discouraging criminals.

ie:Lots of security cameras & some display firearms.It seems to work.

An important Newstory will be shared tomorrow about Fridays' demonstration concerning Islam & Sharia law.Watch the COD vid.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/27621839/index.html

Oh this oughta be good.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 09:26 AM
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More fun Detroit news.
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Detroit Public Library officials say finances have grown so bad they could close most neighborhood branches, but in a few weeks plan to unveil a revamped wing of a main library that even administrators say spares few expenses.

The South Wing is stocked with 20 yellow and orange European lounge chairs that cost $1,092 apiece, artistic pendant light fixtures and two alcohol-burning fireplaces. The project morphed from a $300,000 furniture update to a $2.3 million overhaul with new floors, study rooms, lighting and built-in, wood-framed book shelves.

It's not the only spending to come under question as the system considers closing up to 18 of 23 branches and laying off as many as 191 of 333 workers. A Detroit News review showed that, since 2008, the library has paid at least $160,000 to food vendors, including $1,760 at an ice-cream shop, and spent $1 million on 6 percent raises to union workers at a time counterparts in City Hall took 10 percent pay cuts.

Machie said she wouldn't have approved the chairs because they can be easily damaged. She said she has had to remove new leather chairs from the Skillman branch downtown and replace them with wooden ones after homeless people defecated on them.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110422/METRO/104220381/Critics--$2.3M-Detroit-library-project-a-symbol-of-waste-amid-budget-crisis#ixzz1KGJ4ugCi
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 09:35 AM
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The truly sad thing, Detroit was the "Silicon Valley" in the early and mid 20th century. That wasn't that long ago.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:19 AM
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"She said she has had to remove new leather chairs from the Skillman branch downtown and replace them with wooden ones after homeless people defecated on them."


HAHAHAHHA Liberals are so funny. If only they weren't spending other peoples money......
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Old May 10, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Another Detroit item. Isn't it nice that the Dollar Stores cater to their local market!
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DETROIT (WWJ) – Be careful of what’s being sold under the counter.
Crack pipes are being sold at neighborhood stores from Detroit to the suburbs.

That’s according to former Detroit police officer David Mahalab, who says the pipes are disguised as novelties.

“To avoid police detection and to try to avoid the law, they put a pen insert – (in) a glass tube, and try to evade the law, which talks about paraphernalia and stuff that has a second use,” says Mahalab.

Mahalab says they’re also disguised as a ballpoint pen or small glass vases with a rose sticking out of them.

Mahalab says people may be surprised where the pipes are being sold.

“Dollar stores, gas stations, liquor stores, virtually every store in the 6th Precinct that I did enforcement with, were given a ticket and found guilty. I’ve seen them in Allen Park, Dearborn Heights and Garden City,” says Mahalab.

Mahalab says the pipe sales are lucrative, but bring crack addicts and crime to neighborhoods.
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/05/...ems-at-stores/
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Wasn't it Reagan and the CIA that got African-Americans addicted to crack.. I seem to recall something about that back in the eighties...??

It is hard to remember a time when everything wasn't Bush's fault


Al Sharpton Nervous As Caller Revives Ronald Reagan - Crack Conspiracy (2 min 30 sec)
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I heard Ronald Reagan developed AIDS to kill off all the blacks and gays.
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Old May 11, 2011, 01:56 AM
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That was one of the most epic posts I've ever seen in this forum and barely a word. Absolutely scary.
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