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  • St. Louis, MO

    0 0%
  • Oakland, CA

    2 9.09%
  • Memphis, TN

    2 9.09%
  • Birningham, AL

    2 9.09%
  • Atlanta, GA

    0 0%
  • Baltimore, MD

    2 9.09%
  • Stockton, CA

    3 13.64%
  • Cleveland, OH

    2 9.09%
  • None. Detroit is a one time incident

    1 4.55%
  • It'll be more than one next time

    8 36.36%
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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Nah, we'll all be murdered well before the city goes broke.
    Who will pay the taxes?

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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Chicago and to a lesser degree Cleveland are what they are because of their geographic importance for inland shipping. That is becoming increasingly irrelevant as manufacturing dies out, and more goods can be moved by train and tractor-trailers economically. Cleveland is a little more proactive in investing in a post-industrialized economy while Chicago is not so much. I expect the new deep water ports will make Chicago more by-passable as a route to the midwest, in the same way that the opening of the Erie Canal moved the banking center of the US from Philadelphia to New York. I doubt Chicago will fail in the next 20 years but definitely in the next 50.
    You realize that Chicago has a highly diversified and complex economy, right?
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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Who will pay the taxes?
    We let Walgreens, United, Allstate, McDonald's, Motorola, and other major corporations that call Chicago home pay a bunch of them.
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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You realize that Chicago has a highly diversified and complex economy, right?
    You realize that the Bulls still suck dontcha?

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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You realize that the Bulls still suck dontcha?
    Even without D-rose they made the playoffs. they are easily in the top three Eastern Conference teams with him.
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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by ForcedAppeal View Post
    Vatican City. I mean, c'mon, with all those little boys raped by the Church authority figures and their whole 'feed the poor' liberal agenda - it's GOT TO be Vatican City, right?
    I didnt know we could insult other peoples religions on this forum. Oh, wait you are insulting Catholics. So it must be ok.

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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by ForcedAppeal View Post
    Vatican City. I mean, c'mon, with all those little boys raped by the Church authority figures and their whole 'feed the poor' liberal agenda - it's GOT TO be Vatican City, right?
    We wish, but they have a ton of gullible idiots worldwide funneling money into them daily.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Which City is Next?

    I have no idea how the cities on the list were picked, heck, Stockton has already declared bankruptcy, why are they there? There are several major cities that are on the brink of going over the edge, Chicago, which just had their credit rating reduced because of unfunded liabilities, is certainly one. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Inglewood, Azusa and others in California are going right after them. People have to realize that these massive pension packages are deadly to most cities and to the nation at large. It's only going to snowball from here.
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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's creepy how supposedly patriotic people seem to revel in the country's struggles. Especially with the undercurrent of "See? I told you it was wrong to be anything besides a white, middle class, heterosexual, rural Christian, male, and this is what you get for thinking you're not inferior." It also involves selectively ignoring the many many problems experienced by such people and how the dreaded city people (70-80% of Americans) get along just fine.

    So yeah, smug sadistic bigotry doesn't help anyone, and it runs really contrary to the stated ideals of the people doing it.
    so detroit is a one-time occurence? Is that your read on the future?

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    Re: Which City is Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's creepy how supposedly patriotic people seem to revel in the country's struggles. Especially with the undercurrent of "See? I told you it was wrong to be anything besides a white, middle class, heterosexual, rural Christian, male, and this is what you get for thinking you're not inferior." It also involves selectively ignoring the many many problems experienced by such people and how the dreaded city people (70-80% of Americans) get along just fine.

    So yeah, smug sadistic bigotry doesn't help anyone, and it runs really contrary to the stated ideals of the people doing it.
    This is exactly what I was thinking. "True patriots" reveling in the pain and suffering of their fellow countrymen, constructing ways to bend the narrative of what's really happening to suit their hackish political needs. Just enjoying and capitalizing upon the misery of these people. Getting their "comeuppance." Disgusting. Just disgusting.

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