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hardest part about this thread was deciding how to divy up the daily down votes
I think most of them went to Giant Moose
the best thing about Detroit is that it's full of people from Michigan
that makes it inherently better than cleveland, milwaukee, cincinnati or any other cities of that ilk
We've got depth. We've got numbers.
Strange how I don't seem to see any posts saying this. How odd.
"If you want to be the Man, then you have got to BE the Man." -- CA Sparty's Dad
Let me get this straight...bashing the city of Detroit makes makes me "feel better" about the head coaches of the sports programs at my alma mater...both of who have brought the University more sports notoriety than at any point in it's history. I'm not sure a) how those two things are connected, or b) why I should be feeling bad about either of the aforementioned coaches.
Interesting take and logic.
You don't need to, just read this thread.
The thing is, people don't want to spend their entire lives hoping Detroit will turn around when there are hundreds of better places to live. You need to become a more suitable place for people to live, then they will come. You can't sell people on moving somewhere to help turn it around unless they are from Detroit area or whatever.
Detroites are fiercely independent and proud. Just them money your money so they can continue to be independent.
Question authority. Power to the people
Detroit used to be way better than Cleveland, Milwaukee, Cincy, etc. The fact that you have to compare them to present-day Detroit speaks volumes of how hard that city has fallen.
Ohhhhhh! I see! Become better then they will come. By George, you solved it! Let's get the governor on the line!
But wait.... if they are not there yet then it is bad, and they don't want to go there since it is bad and you can't talk about good when there is bad and they won't go to bad and you must be good for them to go there and they won't and we will make sure they know it is bad so they won't go and not so bad is STILL bad and you can't say any good without we saying it is bad bad BAD so.....
Crap! We were SO close...
quit living in the past man
the whole point of this thread is the future
you must be really bored out there in Holland to care this much about bashing Detroit
Yes! Please me money your money!
1. I live in the city
2. If you want to 'just me your money' then I think I'm cool with that? I'm not entirely sure.
very poor effort
wish I saved a down vote for that
I can't figure out how to get a good link to the non-mobile versions, but go ahead and google "Tony Goldman Detroit". Then you can read about someone who knows a hell of a lot more about what a city can or can't become than anyone here and his opinion on Detroit. If he starts to get involved (and it sounds like he will), that's a pretty fucking big "glimmer".
This post was edited by TheJape 2 years ago
The counter to your argument is that all big cities would have a higher number of highly educated people living in the suburbs. So I don't know how that context changes things. And take into account the supposed underwhelming mass transit system, and that highly educated populace becomes even less accessible. I'm not sure if there are any tax incentives for businesses relocating to Detroit proper, but there is a lot of incentive for businesses to instead land in the burbs where the bulk of the workforce is.
This post was edited by Chitown_Badger 2 years ago
Holland? I live in DC.
then you are part of the problem
Typical Midwest attitude!
My chick is from Holland. That brewing company? Good stuff.
does anyone like the federal government?
People in Michigan are funny. Anyone who would dare criticize Detroit must live in small-town West Michigan.
It's been ten years since I lived in Michigan
nice try though
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
You are a smart man.
smart enough to not talk out of my ass about situations that I lack first-hand knowledge of
Yes, you don't know, and are not sure. That part is right.
I did not suggest that other cities did not have suburbs with higher education. That was never the point. I notice that you completely refuse to address the ACTUAL point of the post which was to refute your idea that context doesn't matter. But, of course, context DOES matter so there is no chance you will discuss that further.
Clearly you are utterly unfamiliar with Detroit. You know nothing about Renaissance Zones in Detroit. You are unaware of the network of expressways and the numerous parking structures that take the place of mass transit in the Motor City. You have no grasp of how ridiculous it is to suggest that Detroit is inaccessible.
Once again you prove that debating with you is pointless.
I checked IDs for wristbands at the Roosevelt Park Music Festival this summer. There was a shocking number of out of state licenses from the people that attended. I can't nessicarily say if they were people with no previous ties to Detroit, but I saw it as a good sign.
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