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This Month's Playboy...

Among other things, there is a VERY interesting article about Detroit. The title of this article is, "Death in Detroit - A Family Portrait", p60.

Reading this makes me ashamed that such a jewel back in the day has been tarnished by a few decades of neglect. It is a very good read, the statisitics they site are very compelling. Here is an example, "Between 1978 and 1990 the city issued only 9,000 permits for new housing. In 1998 no building permits were issued." Or, "In 1950 Detroit's population was 1.9 million, making it the fifth-largest U.S. city. By 2000 its population was 950,000. We all know it is no secret Detroit is an armpit. But revitalization is key for many reasons including the Super Bowl, Major League All-Star game, NCAA Final Four, and just for our own pride. I like the whole casino, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Hockeytown thing, but we need more. Look what Cleveland did. For a while it was looking good. Now it seems that the flats have slipped and fell, but they had it. Heck, on their worst day presently is way better than Detroit's best day. I can see the array of negative media for all the events up and coming. Heck, it has already started with this month's artical in Playboy.

I hope someone can do something. All it will take is lots of time and lots of money. I would love to see Detroit back on the map as a jewel, not as a joke.

Unfortunately, it will not happen anytime soon. The hotel rooms we promised the NFL will not be done by the Super Bowl. The city council in Detroit cannot make a decision to save their life. They would rather see hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to build a "Gateway to Detroit" off of the expressway than fixing the damn expressway. I just want to be proud to be from Detroit, then be ashamed of it. I could go on and on and on, believe me. But I will spare you. I know some people will chime in with the facts I am biting my tongue on.



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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 07:44 PM
 
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I am sure that a lot of people fee as you do. But Detroit has a long way to go to get back and it's going to take years. We just need to get it started.
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Detroit needs another "LEADER" like Archer. Kwami is not a leader, his attitude is rather "mtv'ish"... I have a mtual friend that I see about once a year. For the past three years her and I have been flying into Chicago to meet, she has yet to see Detroit. There is just nothing to do and see, she's from pensacola and they even hear the negatives of Detroit...
 
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Detroit needs another "LEADER" like Archer. Kwami is not a leader
I agree. Archer was the best thing that city had seen in about 30 years. Coleman A. Young destroyed that city and for some strang reason the people loved him I hope for the rest of us that will live here are whole lives that they can save. I don't see much of that casino money doing anything. I agree with doc too about city council. They are the reason Archer didn't run agian. He couldn't get them to do anything for him. They fought him on almost everything. OK I'm done I need to go take my blood pressure meds
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I wonder if I'll be the only one that posts here that actually LIVES in Detroit!

The negative publicity this city receives is unfortunate. We get worldwide coverage of everything bad, and it may be more than any one leader can handle. We have a myriad of problems, and its gonna take more than a good mayor or city council to fix it.

During my time in the Marine Corps, I had the opportunity to travel to many metropolitan areas. Coming home, it was easy to note that Detroit suffers from a self-image problem; in addition to what is said about us elsewhere. This was the only metro area I have ever lived in where the major city, was shunned and generally alienated by the surrounding suburban areas, and vice versa. Detroit has the unwanted distinction of being the most segregated population in the country, and we are all to blame for that. We have not done much to change the culture of the city since 1960, and until we cooperate, much like Chicago or Cleveland, we will continue to lose.
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You read Playboy. I read Cosmo. Hot topic this month -- apparently some people are going back to a more natural look. Check it out. http://fuzzywomen.com/
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You read Playboy. I read Cosmo. Hot topic this month -- apparently some people are going back to a more natural look. Check it out. http://fuzzywomen.com/


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Fuzzy women??? Come on Karen...trust me...don't listen to them! You do...shave...don't you Karen?
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You read Playboy. I read Cosmo. Hot topic this month -- apparently some people are going back to a more natural look. Check it out. http://fuzzywomen.com/

What page was this on?

BTW Karen, did you know if you take the last 8 issues of Cosmo and stack them up January, February, March etc...

that you piece together a pic of one VERY YUMMY Guy in the binding..........

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