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    Default Urban Decay: Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline

    "Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes...the volatile result of the change of eras and the fall of empires. This fragility leads us to watch them one very last time: to be dismayed, or to admire, it makes us wonder about the permanence of things."

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    We just can't have nice things I guess.

    I just wonder what would be the United States oldest building and why can Scotland and France and other places like that can have all those old beautiful castles and we can't even preserve a house?

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    I was thinking most of this would be because of the recent changes in the auto industry. I was surprised that most of these have been abandoned for over ten years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical Storm Tracey View Post
    We just can't have nice things I guess.

    I just wonder what would be the United States oldest building and why can Scotland and France and other places like that can have all those old beautiful castles and we can't even preserve a house?

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    I'm going to go out on the limb and say because WE would have people doing it only to make a greedy huge profit, and THEY possibly do it for sake of integrity in keeping their national history intact out of pride...

    Thus, if someone can't make their Millions from something, it'll go to waste...

    But, that's just my pointless humble opinion...
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    Not surprising. The average home price in Detroit is now something like $19,000. No missing zeros there. 19 grand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx View Post
    Not surprising. The average home price in Detroit is now something like $19,000. No missing zeros there. 19 grand!
    It's hard to pay a mortgage on $19000 if you don't have a job.

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    I'm right there, believe me. No job, disabled. I have trouble paying my measly $300 a month rent, let alone 19 grand mortgage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx View Post
    I'm right there, believe me. No job, disabled. I have trouble paying my measly $300 a month rent, let alone 19 grand mortgage!
    Even with a job it's hard sometimes. I have had times when coming up with $50 might as well be a million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    Even with a job it's hard sometimes. I have had times when coming up with $50 might as well be a million.

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    In this economy, that's true for a lot of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    Even with a job it's hard sometimes. I have had times when coming up with $50 might as well be a million.

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    Oh no doubt. Last year when I was living in San Francisco I had $600 a month rent. I worked my ASS off for a wholesale hardware company but could only work part time because of my illness and made about $900 a month. Every single month I was filled with the terror of not making rent or not being able to afford groceries. I mean that's a thin fucking margin! I don't know how I did it. Certainly couldn't have done it alone. I have a lot of empathy for all these people struggling monetarily, even moreso because I am one myself.

    At one point I had absolutely no money whatsoever to my name. I cashed a jar of coins and got like $6.15. My first reaction was THANK GOD I FINALLY HAVE SOME MONEY. That's when you know things have sunk pretty low. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx View Post
    Oh no doubt. Last year when I was living in San Francisco I had $600 a month rent. I worked my ASS off for a wholesale hardware company but could only work part time because of my illness and made about $900 a month. Every single month I was filled with the terror of not making rent or not being able to afford groceries. I mean that's a thin fucking margin! I don't know how I did it. Certainly couldn't have done it alone. I have a lot of empathy for all these people struggling monetarily, even moreso because I am one myself.

    At one point I had absolutely no money whatsoever to my name. I cashed a jar of coins and got like $6.15. My first reaction was THANK GOD I FINALLY HAVE SOME MONEY. That's when you know things have sunk pretty low. LOL.
    I remember a day when I had eaten ramen for every meal for almost a month and my dad decided to drop by work and take me to Subway for lunch. I felt like I had won the lottery that day. I got creative with ramen though. I started pan frying it and inventing other new ways to eat it.

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    I remember having to eat Ortega Taco Sauce one week where I was very low of funds.

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    They also have a "10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players" list there at Time. Guess who's not on the list...

    http://www.time.com/time/photogaller...921910,00.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    They also have a "10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players" list there at Time. Guess who's not on the list...

    http://www.time.com/time/photogaller...921910,00.html
    take a peek in the music section...
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    take a peek in the music section...
    oops...
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