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  •  And the lakes are drying out, (3+ / 0-)

    according to Muskegon Critic. I tried to talk my spouse into getting some property in Detroit because artists were moving there and trying to make sustainable communities. Maybe he was right to say no.

    "We are monkeys with money and guns". Tom Waits

    by northsylvania on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:09:33 PM PST

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    •  Never move to a place with bad (1+ / 0-)
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      governance.  Detroit is in the middle of a 40 year long corruption phase and is currently in a huge fight with the state of MI over Detroit going bankrupt.  It is a mess.  And the taxpayers of Detroit are getting the shaft.  Poor services, bad schools, takeover of taxpayer funds for charter schools, reduced police and fire.  Bullets flying everywhere.  Literally.  Girls getting raped on their walk to school from creeps jumping out of abandoned, boarded up houses along the way.  Very bad city council that can't find their ass with both hands.

      There has been some development and some hopeful types have moved to Detroit.  But crime is not being addressed at the prevention level.  Education is not a priority to the level that in needed.  (Think 'stitch in time saves nine', and then understand Detroit started unraveling 40 years ago with NO stitches made.....)

      There is a sustainability plan out there that is getting some attention with Kresge dropping 150M to get it started.  But it is a drop in a bucket.

      Having said all that, Welcome to MI should you decide to move here!!


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