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Posted on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 14:20

Irocas, The concern with this issue it hits us all because is a story that we are seeing globally. Illiteracy is happening at all levels. Of course it is a concern to see the powerful destruction weapon a human being becomes when is ruled, directed or orientated by people with bad intentions and that people do not have values, arguments or knowledge to take an intelligent decision. This is sad to say but this has been the system for thousand years and human being can´t still learn. Violence is unacceptable wherever it comes, whatever country (rich or poor) use it, or any reason. Illiteracy is a weapon from the rich that turned against them and all around. How can we change things? Any suggestions?


?En que te ofendo, cuando solo intento poner bellezas en mi entendimiento y no mi entendimiento en las bellezas? -Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Xocoatl

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Posted on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 04:50

Quoting LaPrincesaMaya:

Hey Irocas, I must say that our view of Detroit differs greatly. I grew up outside of Detroit in a lil small town called Inkster, Its about 30 mins. from my home town. The picture you paint of Detroit is grim and dismal. Its not the Detroit that I know. Yes Mayor Colman Young was an awful mayor, no doubt. But many Large cities in the states and well every where have awful leaders. And how long ago was he Mayor, its been years now and Detroit has had many mayors sine then. Having moved to canada some 15 years ago, I use to crave coming over to Detroit for the food and the culture that I love. Detroit has many wonderful restaurants, world class casino's shopping, and Greek Town is wonderful place to eat and hang out and not to mention multiculturism. I saddend for you that you have had such a negative experience in Detroit. Maybe you been hanging out with the wrong folks. Take Care Maya

I haven't been to Detroit in over 20 years. I used to staff trade shows at Cobo Hall and stay at The Rennaissance Center. The crime rate was pretty high and we were advised not to venture out at night. If we had to practice our presentations beforehand we usually stayed out in Royal Oaks. I do know what you're talking about though. Living someplace and just visiting are two completely different experiences. I grew up in NY and lived in Harlem for a while. Few would venture up there but it was a blast living there and going to some of the jazz clubs.


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Posted on Sun, Dec 13, 2009 18:40

By Frosty Wooldridge October 5, 2009 For 15 years, from the mid 1970s to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses and school yards. Trash everywhere! Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it and ignored it. Tens of thousands and then, hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing and food stamps! With Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10 and in once case, one woman birthed 24 kids as reported by the Detroit Free Press¿all on American taxpayer dollarss. A new child meant a new car payment, new TV and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines Johnson¿s ¿Great Society¿ flourish in Detroit. If you give money for doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing nothing. Mayor Coleman Young, perhaps the most corrupt mayor in America, outside of Richard Daley in Chicago, rode Detroit down to its knees. He set the benchmark for cronyism, incompetence and arrogance. As a black man, he said, ¿I am the MFIC.¿ The IC meant ¿in charge¿. You can figure out the rest. Detroit became a majority black city with 67 percent African-Americans. As a United Van Lines truck driver for my summer job from teaching math and science, I loaded hundreds of American families into my van for a new life in another city or state. Detroit plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today. At the same time, legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city, so much so, that Muslims number over 300,000. Mexicans number 400,000 throughout Michigan, but most work in Detroit. As the Muslims moved in, the whites moved out. As the crimes became more violent, the whites fled. Finally, unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace. You could cut the racial tension in the air with a knife! Detroit may be one our best examples of multiculturalism: pure dislike and total separation from America. Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last June according to NBC¿s Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America. English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing. Unemployment hit 28.9 percent in 2009 as the auto industry vacated the city. In this week¿s Time Magazine October 4, 2009, ¿The Tragedy of Detroit: How a great city fell and how it can rise again,¿ I choked on the writer¿s description of what happened. ¿If Detroit had been savaged by a hurricane and submerged by a ravenous flood, we'd know a lot more about it,¿ said Daniel Okrent. ¿If drought and carelessness had spread brush fires across the city, we'd see it on the evening news every night. Earthquake, tornadoes, you name it ¿ if natural disaster had devastated the city that was once the living proof of American prosperity, the rest of the country might take notice. Top of Form Bottom of Form But Detroit, once our fourth largest city, now 11th and slipping rapidly, has had no such luck. Its disaster has long been a slow unwinding that seemed to remove it from the rest of the country. Even the death rattle that in the past year emanated from its signature industry brought more attention to the auto executives than to the people of the city, who had for so long been victimized by their dreadful decision-making.¿ As Coleman Young¿s corruption brought the city to its knees, no amount of federal dollars could save the incredible payoffs, kick backs and illegality permeating his administration. I witnessed the city¿s death from the seat of my 18-wheeler tractor trailer because I moved people out of every sector of decaying Detroit. ¿By any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit's treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest municipal services,¿ Okrent said. ¿The school system, which six years ago was compelled by the teachers' union to reject a philanthropist's offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10 remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit, the unemployment rate is 28.9%. That's worth spelling out: twenty-eight point nine percent.¿ At the end of Okrent¿s report, and he will write a dozen more about Detroit, he said, ¿That's because the story of Detroit is not simply one of a great city's collapse. It's also about the erosion of the industries that helped build the country we know today. The ultimate fate of Detroit will reveal much about the character of America in the 21st century. If what was once the most prosperous manufacturing city in the nation has been brought to its knees, what does that say about our recent past? And if it can't find a way to get up, what does that say about our future?¿ As you read in my book review of Chris Steiner¿s book, $20 Per Gallon, the auto industry won¿t come back. Immigration will keep pouring more and more uneducated third world immigrants from the Middle East into Detroit¿thus creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America. If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see more homegrown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit. Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs. You have already seen it in the Madrid, Spain, London, England and Paris, France with train bombings, subway bombings and riots. As their numbers grow, so will their power to enact their barbaric Sharia Law that negates republican forms of government, first amendment rights and subjugates women to the lowest rungs on the human ladder. We will see more honor killings by upset husbands, fathers and brothers that demand subjugation by their daughters, sisters and wives. Muslims prefer beheadings of women to scare the hell out of any other members of their sect from straying. Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language, culture, country and way of life.


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Posted on Sun, Dec 13, 2009 17:18

Irocas, something seems to be missing here...

Pat



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Posted on Sun, Dec 13, 2009 10:02

Hey Irocas, I must say that our view of Detroit differs greatly. I grew up outside of Detroit in a lil small town called Inkster, Its about 30 mins. from my home town. The picture you paint of Detroit is grim and dismal. Its not the Detroit that I know. Yes Mayor Colman Young was an awful mayor, no doubt. But many Large cities in the states and well every where have awful leaders. And how long ago was he Mayor, its been years now and Detroit has had many mayors sine then. Having moved to canada some 15 years ago, I use to crave coming over to Detroit for the food and the culture that I love. Detroit has many wonderful restaurants, world class casino's shopping, and Greek Town is wonderful place to eat and hang out and not to mention multiculturism. I saddend for you that you have had such a negative experience in Detroit. Maybe you been hanging out with the wrong folks. Take Care Maya


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Posted on Sat, Dec 12, 2009 22:29

This is a awful picture. I was aware of a little of this, but not the details. Too bad it isn't front page news, every day, until the mess is cleaned up. Makes you wonder where the Feds and the state troopers are.


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