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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby Random Douchebag » Sun May 18, 2014 9:09 am

These two are responding to someone who dared criticize Hantz Farms. The root of the criticism is that volunteers planted trees for a for-profit venture. I think the volunteers are dopes, too. Maybe they're just dupes.


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Just curious Cliffy, What are you doing to curb/eliminate blight in Detroit? Are you paying taxes on otherwise vacant land? Even if you aren't doing that, are you a resident paying city/property/utility taxes to the city? I don't always agree with John Hantz, but he lives in the city, has invested in the city (for many years), continues to invest and tries to be part of the solution, not the problem. Hantz tried to do a much more involved farming project that involved crops and orchards and all kinds of things, but he was blocked from doing it and the "tree farm" was the compromise. Perhaps he is waiting to cash in, so what? Are you buying the land and building houses or factories? In the meantime, we have clean, mowed lots that are attended to and some sort of taxes are being paid on them, whereas they weren't before. Not perfect, but I'm sure not complaining.


Ah, the old, what-are-you-doing parry. But, with a kicker! He has to be paying other taxes, too! (As if Hantz is paying those taxes.) This comes from a guy who had plans to walk away from his house so that he could glom on to another one in another part of the city. BBrew needs to prove he didn't create blight.

He got one part right. Hantz is an investor; labor should be paid.

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Funny you mention that. Out here on my side of town, you've got the area just north of I-75 from Cass through Woodward where the new hockey arena and adjoining development will be built.

But you've got a handful (or more) landowners in the area that are holding on to decrepit, blighted buildings that are unsafe inside and out. They're ugly to look at, attract unsavory characters, and all but eliminate "walkability" between downtown/brush park and midtown.

They've been holding onto those properties for a decade or more. And, frankly, if someone was willing to tear them all down and plant trees, I think we all would have been better off.

I tire of hearing of "land grabs". You know what the 2nd most worthless thing in Detroit is? Vacant land. What's the most worthless? Blighted homes which require demolition to become vacant land.


This one trots out a false analogy with a flawed premise. The only person holding on to the decrepit buildings he describes is Ilitch himself. If Ilitch called for volunteers to tear them down, would corktownyuppie sign up?

And if anyone is holding on to vacant land in the arena area, it's because it's worth something.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby The Beav » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:43 am

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I don't understand 80 something year old billionaires who are more concerned about making another buck than they are about leaving a positive legacy to the community.


If he wasn't more concerned about making a buck than just about anything else, he probably wouldn't be a billionaire in the first place, you dolt.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby Shark » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:27 pm

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Indy is a small, unappealing city. They won't attract visitors otherwise, so built a perfect setup for sports and conventions. Their downtown is still a joke though. You can't subsidize vitality and desirability.



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Postby gnome » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:52 pm

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Indy is a small, unappealing city. They won't attract visitors otherwise, so built a perfect setup for sports and conventions. Their downtown is still a joke though. You can't subsidize vitality and desirability.



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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

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I agree. Belle Isle is great but a bit of a hassle to get to. How about the area west of Joe Louis Arena as well as where the Free Press plant was. Could build a man made beach there easily.


Mackinac Island is a bit of a hassle to get to. Belle Isle is just a drive up Jefferson.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby middle aged female » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:28 pm

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I agree. Belle Isle is great but a bit of a hassle to get to. How about the area west of Joe Louis Arena as well as where the Free Press plant was. Could build a man made beach there easily.


Mackinac Island is a bit of a hassle to get to. Belle Isle is just a drive up Jefferson.

Have these people never heard about the currents in that river, or that the bottom is covered in jagged rocks? Not to mention that it's about a 3 foot drop from the breakwalls along the river. Sounds like a dandy beach front area. I don't think the Canadian side has too many beaches either until you get down to the Lake Erie area. How many rivers/straits have beaches anyway?
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

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No "star" players, and too many "Dominicans and South Americans" whose names people can't pronounce and they can't speak English.


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I still think Comerica Park sucks. What a dumb looking place with a dumb parking lot in front.


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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

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I still think Comerica Park sucks. What a dumb looking place with a dumb parking lot in front.


Threads on DYES are just the worst.

Fixed that for you.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

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I still think Comerica Park sucks. What a dumb looking place with a dumb parking lot in front.


Threads on DYES are just the worst.

Fixed that for you.

I've started reading that Tigers thread. It's a dump truck full of stupid and I'm not even done with the first page. The Latin player comment is just fucking moronic. What the fuck does it matter what language a player speaks?
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby gullycanyon » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Sounds like it's time for a re-entry by Yours Truly.

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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby middle aged female » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:30 pm

gullycanyon wrote:Sounds like it's time for a re-entry by Yours Truly.

Gimme some time. Gotta remember who I am, now.

Psst, you're Gully, not that other valley.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby James Scott » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:41 pm

middle aged female wrote:
gullycanyon wrote:Sounds like it's time for a re-entry by Yours Truly.

Gimme some time. Gotta remember who I am, now.

Psst, you're Gully, not that other valley.


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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby Roquefort Robert » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:55 pm

James Scott wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
gullycanyon wrote:Sounds like it's time for a re-entry by Yours Truly.

Gimme some time. Gotta remember who I am, now.

Psst, you're Gully, not that other valley.


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I don't think Gully is welcome there anymore. I can't remember your other alter ego but I know it when I see it.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

Postby Shark » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:20 pm

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I think GT will be the casino lest standing if it gets really tight. It almost has a festive feel at times, compared to the land of the 'walking dead' of the other two Detroit casino's.
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Re: Stupid Detroit website entry du jour

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I think GT will be the casino lest standing if it gets really tight. It almost has a festive feel at times, compared to the land of the 'walking dead' of the other two Detroit casino's.


She's a special kind of stupid.
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