700,000 people Lived in Detroit?

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  1. Pill Monster

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    A few years ago I was fueling up at a Detroit truck stop (Pilot I-90), and a tour bus pulled in beside me at the pumps.

    I didn't pay much attention to it but when I went inside to pay the cashier the Insane Clown Pussies were standing in line ahead of me.

    Just a random event from Detroit.
     
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    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I'd believe it. Whenever I go down there (very infrequently) it's like a ghost town. I'll never forget seeing a car roll by with multiple gunshot holes in the driver's side door.

    Anyways, they just filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy. Of course, everyone flipped a sh!t like always. Unions...
     
  4. The General

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    I think you meant city.
     

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    Interstates are funded at a state, not city, level. They also get government grants:

    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/imdinfo.cfm
     
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    ED has wonderful articles for things. :banana:
     
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  8. Pill Monster

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    I'm also a closet ED fan.
     
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    Yeah you're right, I thought about that after posting. Still, it's ironic given then state of the city now.
     
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    dunno i found it pretty distastefull but i can see the "black" humour if you know what i mean..:)

    p.s iggyblack's name is a bit of a co-incidence.
     
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    the foreshadow of America under the democrats, Exploited until it dies. Maybe they can salvage it but it seems pretty far gone. :)
     
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    Erectile Dysfunction?:banana:
     
  13. deltatux

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    It's rather shocking that a major downtown like Detroit only has the same amount of people as Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb next to Toronto.

    deltatux
     
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    hahah :p
     
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    If Obama had a city.
     

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    Detroit has been in decline since Obama was in grade school. One might consider who has been promoting the outsourcing of industries overseas for the last several decades.
     
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    Anyway how does a city get into £12bn of debt, surely at 1bn the alarm bells must have rang

    Seems like the US government just let it happen
     
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    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    No kidding. My dad worked in Detroit during Nixon. The D is probably far better than it was then, they had to convoy out of downtown if they worked late.

    Detroit is a victim of forces way beyond republicans and democrats.
     
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