Re: [FairfieldLife] An American Pompeii

2013-12-05 Thread Bhairitu
The future of the world unless the people rise up and take back the 
money that the ultra rich have stolen from us.  I was thinking on my 
walk: what if those hackers who stole the passwords from places 
including Yahoo, had instead drained the rich of their funds and 
redistributed it to the poor?  Mike would not approve however.


On 12/05/2013 10:40 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


Spooky photos of Detroit's present, and possibly much of the world's 
future.


http://www.weather.com/travel/modern-ruins-abandoned-detroit-photos-20130715







Re: [FairfieldLife] An American Pompeii

2013-12-05 Thread Richard Williams
Last night I dreamed of Detroit City.

We were in Detroit last year to visit Rita's sister - they are both from
Detroit, both born and grew up there. Rita's sister is an opera singer at
St. Marks. We flew out on Delta on a non-stop flight from San Antonio. For
me, it was like going to Mecca, since I'm an auto buff and love cars. We
spent six hours touring the Henry Ford Museum and the nearby Greenfield
Village. I also checked out several used car lots around town just to
compare prices with what's available down here. But, you have to watch out
for the rust on used cars up there.

[image: Inline image 1]

Heading for downtown in Chris' Acura Ti - GM building

To me it was fascinating to see the old Fisher body plant and the old
Chrysler factory. There are still some parts of Ford's River Rouge plant
there to see. Detroit is surrounded by the Great Lakes and there's a river
running right through town. It was fun driving on the Davidson Expressway,
the first freeway is the U.S. It was also a gas (no pun intended) seeing
Edsel Ford's mansion and what was left of the Dodge Mansion.

And, don't forget Tiger Stadium, the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Lions!
Detroit is the only spot in the U.S.A. where you get to Canada by driving
south. Seagrams of Canada is just a few miles away across the Detroit
River. We say a huge, famous mural by Diego Rivera and Rodin's Thinker in
front of the Detroit Institute of Art. Go figure.

Which is not to say there's some very deserted and derelict places there
now. There's actually what they call a doughnut ring in Detroit -
downtown is still pretty nice, and the suburbs out past Ten Mile Road are
nice too - it's the double doughnut ring that has all the earmarks of
dereliction. It's really strange to see those old houses standing empty and
abandoned, while right around the corner in the Indian Village community,
there are well-kept mansions and nice stores.

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Abandoned office building in Detroit

Millionaires still live at Grosse Pointe out by the Yaght Club and they've
opened a Whole Foods Market downtown. Greek Town has a big Casino and hotel
complex now and there are three other large casinos in town too. There's a
great museum downtown and of course there's Wayne State U. downtown. We
drove by the old Motown recording studio. There is the new Ren-Cen downtown
where GM has it's headquarters. The Fox Theater is fully restored.

[image: Inline image 3]

Body by Fisher - old Fisher body headquarters

The problem with Detroit, other than the auto industry going overseas - is
the local government, or lack of it. The ex-Mayor is in jail now for
bribery and stuff. Detroit didn't get diverse, business wise, like some
other cities, and now they're paying the price.

We are going back there next year to take part in the Woodward Avenue
Dream Cruise classic car parade that they have there every year. Sweet!


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:40 PM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Spooky photos of Detroit's present, and possibly much of the world's
 future.


 http://www.weather.com/travel/modern-ruins-abandoned-detroit-photos-20130715


  



Re: [FairfieldLife] An American Pompeii

2013-12-05 Thread Richard Williams
They don't call you the commie prophet of doom for nothing!


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:



 The future of the world unless the people rise up and take back the money
 that the ultra rich have stolen from us.  I was thinking on my walk: what
 if those hackers who stole the passwords from places including Yahoo, had
 instead drained the rich of their funds and redistributed it to the poor?
 Mike would not approve however.


 On 12/05/2013 10:40 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:



 Spooky photos of Detroit's present, and possibly much of the world's
 future.


 http://www.weather.com/travel/modern-ruins-abandoned-detroit-photos-20130715



  



Re: [FairfieldLife] An American Pompeii

2013-12-05 Thread Share Long
Thanks for the interesting post and fun photos, Richard. The Detroit airport is 
wonderful too.





On Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:02 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
Last night I dreamed of Detroit City.

We were in Detroit last year to visit Rita's sister - they are both from 
Detroit, both born and grew up there. Rita's sister is an opera singer at St. 
Marks. We flew out on Delta on a non-stop flight from San Antonio. For me, it 
was like going to Mecca, since I'm an auto buff and love cars. We spent six 
hours touring the Henry Ford Museum and the nearby Greenfield Village. I also 
checked out several used car lots around town just to compare prices with 
what's available down here. But, you have to watch out for the rust on used 
cars up there.


Heading for downtown in Chris' Acura Ti - GM building

To me it was fascinating to see the old Fisher body plant and the old Chrysler 
factory. There are still some parts of Ford's River Rouge plant there to see. 
Detroit is surrounded by the Great Lakes and there's a river running right 
through town. It was fun driving on the Davidson Expressway, the first freeway 
is the U.S. It was also a gas (no pun intended) seeing Edsel Ford's mansion and 
what was left of the Dodge Mansion.

And, don't forget Tiger Stadium, the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Lions! 
Detroit is the only spot in the U.S.A. where you get to Canada by driving 
south. Seagrams of Canada is just a few miles away across the Detroit River. We 
say a huge, famous mural by Diego Rivera and Rodin's Thinker in front of the 
Detroit Institute of Art. Go figure.

Which is not to say there's some very deserted and derelict places there now. 
There's actually what they call a doughnut ring in Detroit - downtown is 
still pretty nice, and the suburbs out past Ten Mile Road are nice too - it's 
the double doughnut ring that has all the earmarks of dereliction. It's really 
strange to see those old houses standing empty and abandoned, while right 
around the corner in the Indian Village community, there are well-kept mansions 
and nice stores.



Abandoned office building in Detroit

Millionaires still live at Grosse Pointe out by the Yaght Club and they've 
opened a Whole Foods Market downtown. Greek Town has a big Casino and hotel 
complex now and there are three other large casinos in town too. There's a 
great museum downtown and of course there's Wayne State U. downtown. We drove 
by the old Motown recording studio. There is the new Ren-Cen downtown where GM 
has it's headquarters. The Fox Theater is fully restored.



Body by Fisher - old Fisher body headquarters

The problem with Detroit, other than the auto industry going overseas - is the 
local government, or lack of it. The ex-Mayor is in jail now for bribery and 
stuff. Detroit didn't get diverse, business wise, like some other cities, and 
now they're paying the price. 

We are going back there next year to take part in the Woodward Avenue Dream 
Cruise classic car parade that they have there every year. Sweet!



On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:40 PM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:

 
  
Spooky photos of Detroit's present, and possibly much of the world's future.

http://www.weather.com/travel/modern-ruins-abandoned-detroit-photos-20130715
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] An American Pompeii

2013-12-05 Thread Richard J. Williams
You idiot - you're using Yahoo and Android which are owned by 
millionaires. Go figure.


On 12/5/2013 1:07 PM, Bhairitu wrote:


The future of the world unless the people rise up and take back the 
money that the ultra rich have stolen from us.  I was thinking on my 
walk: what if those hackers who stole the passwords from places 
including Yahoo, had instead drained the rich of their funds and 
redistributed it to the poor?  Mike would not approve however.


On 12/05/2013 10:40 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


Spooky photos of Detroit's present, and possibly much of the world's 
future.


http://www.weather.com/travel/modern-ruins-abandoned-detroit-photos-20130715









Re: [FairfieldLife] An American Pompeii

2013-12-05 Thread Bhairitu
Doesn't mean we should kiss their asses or give them all our money.  
These days when you walk into a bank you get held up, from the other 
side of the teller's cage.


On 12/05/2013 12:30 PM, Richard J. Williams wrote:


You idiot - you're using Yahoo and Android which are owned by 
millionaires. Go figure.


On 12/5/2013 1:07 PM, Bhairitu wrote:


The future of the world unless the people rise up and take back the 
money that the ultra rich have stolen from us.  I was thinking on my 
walk: what if those hackers who stole the passwords from places 
including Yahoo, had instead drained the rich of their funds and 
redistributed it to the poor?  Mike would not approve however.


On 12/05/2013 10:40 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


Spooky photos of Detroit's present, and possibly much of the world's 
future.


http://www.weather.com/travel/modern-ruins-abandoned-detroit-photos-20130715