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Old 05-10-2013, 07:33   #1
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BURN: One Year On The Front Lines Of The Battle To Save Detroit

This looks like a good film that details the fight to save Detroit from burning down. Los Angeles has 4 million people and averages 11 structure fires a day. Detroit has 700,000 residents but averages 30 fires daily.

Arson is an epidemic in Detroit.

http://www.detroitfirefilm.org/
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:51   #2
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http://www.time.com/time/photogaller...933241,00.html

Yeah... Devils Night year round now? Burn baby burn?

Heros in the flames & ashes, that's for sure.

How has the recent economic downturn affected their FD in terms of size (manpower), equipment, etc I wonder?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:01   #3
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This looks like a good film that details the fight to save Detroit from burning down. Los Angeles has 4 million people and averages 11 structure fires a day. Detroit has 700,000 residents but averages 30 fires daily.

Arson is an epidemic in Detroit.

http://www.detroitfirefilm.org/
Yeah that looks good.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:06   #4
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http://www.time.com/time/photogaller...933241,00.html

Yeah... Devils Night year round now? Burn baby burn?

Heros in the flames & ashes, that's for sure.

How has the recent economic downturn affected their FD in terms of size (manpower), equipment, etc I wonder?
I think there are less than half the FD manpower than 20 years ago.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:21   #5
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That looks like a hell of a flick man
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:24   #6
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Wow. Katrina without the hurricane, for sure!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:48   #7
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Those guys are getting after it.
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Fire is a good way of Detroit ridding itself of unwanted houses. The land then can become fallow, as it was before industrialization.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:29   #9
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Speaking of which.

The drop in population is pretty staggering.

http://www.google.com/publicdata/exp...t%20population

200,000 decrease from July 2009-July 2010 alone. That's a lot of people heading for the hills.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:09   #10
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Speaking of which.

The drop in population is pretty staggering.

http://www.google.com/publicdata/exp...t%20population

200,000 decrease from July 2009-July 2010 alone. That's a lot of people heading for the hills.
Interesting website. Thanks for the link.
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Los Angeles has 4 million people and averages 11 structure fires a day. Detroit has 700,000 residents but averages 30 fires daily.
Thaaat's raciiiiiissst!!!
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Then again, I guess my dilemma when I hear about Detroit burning down is "Marshmallows or hot dogs?"
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:27   #13
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Thaaat's raciiiiiissst!!!
Why is that raciiiiissst?

I'll bet that LA has more blacks than Detroit.
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Why is that raciiiiissst?

I'll bet that LA has more blacks than Detroit.
ANYTHING that compares Detroit negatively against ANYTHING else is raciiiiissst. Where you been?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:33   #15
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Why would anybody want to save such a place??
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Why would anybody want to save such a place??
Did you even watch the clip?

It's because dedicated men and women feel responsible for their city.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:52   #17
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Detroit Gave Unions Keys To The City, And Now Nothing Is Left
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kylesmit...thing-is-left/
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I can't believe it took 17 posts for someone to throw out the evil union line. I was banking on 6-8.
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It will eventually become a predominantly Islamic city. In 20 years it won't even be recognizable as an American city. But wait, that might be the case with most of the large cities.
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It will eventually become a predominantly Islamic city. In 20 years it won't even be recognizable as an American city. But wait, that might be the case with most of the large cities.
Nail on the head.

The dilemma is: Will there be enough working people to support them? and for how long??
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Old 05-10-2013, 13:48   #22
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I'll bet that LA has more blacks than Detroit.
Not. Even. Close.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html

Detroit is 87% African American. While Los Angeles is 9-10%

Which gives you about 200K more AA's in Detroit than in LA.
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Old 05-10-2013, 14:25   #23
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Speaking of which.

The drop in population is pretty staggering.

http://www.google.com/publicdata/exp...t%20population

200,000 decrease from July 2009-July 2010 alone. That's a lot of people heading for the hills.
That is a great resource. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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