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These 12 Hellholes Are Examples Of What The Rest Of America Will Look Like Soon
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | 7/15/12

Posted on 07/17/2012 6:27:45 PM PDT by Kartographer

Do you want to see where this country is headed? If so, don't focus on the few areas that are still very prosperous. New York City has Wall Street, Washington D.C. has the federal government and Silicon Valley has Google and Facebook. Those are the exceptions. The reality is that most of the country has been experiencing a slow decline for a very long time and once thriving cities such as Gary, Indiana and Flint, Michigan have become absolute hellholes. They are examples of what the rest of America will look like soon. 60 years ago, most Americans were decent, hard working people and there were always good jobs available for anyone that was willing to roll up his or her sleeves and put in an honest day of work. But now all of that has changed. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of manufacturing facilities have shut down and millions of jobs have left the country. Cities such as Cleveland, Baltimore and Detroit were once shining examples of everything that was right about America, but now they stand out like festering sores.

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#1 Gary, Indiana
#2 Chicago, Illinois
#3 Detroit, Michigan
#4 Stockton, California
#5 Flint, Michigan
#6 West Philly
#7 Cleveland, Ohio
#8 Camden, New Jersey
#9 St. Louis
#10 New Orleans, Louisiana
#11 Oakland, California
#12 Baltimore, Maryland
1 posted on 07/17/2012 6:27:52 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 07/17/2012 6:28:49 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

HEY! How can you tell if your girlfriend is getting fat???


3 posted on 07/17/2012 6:32:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Kartographer

And how many of those are Democrat controled?


4 posted on 07/17/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

All of them I believe.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 6:36:25 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for re-posting this, Kartographer. Between this & the “flash mobs”, my hair is really starting to smoke.
People are waaay too accepting of this stuff, imho.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Kartographer

Enter the following in a search engine.

America’s ghost towns site:youtube.com

Ahhh...here. I’ll do it for you. Follow the following link.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=America%27s+ghost+towns+site%3Ayoutube.com

Then follow the hit to the Youtube playlist for an education.

Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 6:37:25 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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bump


8 posted on 07/17/2012 6:37:59 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: Kartographer

Sheesh! All are run by Demlibs and occupied by Obama’s relatives. What went wrong here?


9 posted on 07/17/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: KGeorge

When we have people like Bill O’Reilly saying that the police can’t do anything and the National Guard can’t do anything, they are giving up. We need to clean these cities out....once and for all. If they don’t want to live in America, send them back to the jungles.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: TaMoDee

This all this ignores is, those people who are in those cities vote also.

Every single one of them.

we need to bring jobs BACK to America. Because if we continue sending jobs overseas, we will destroy our country.

Stop sending jobs overseas, and bring back the USA.

Now.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 6:42:41 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Kartographer

That’s my thinking, too.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 6:43:37 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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13 posted on 07/17/2012 6:46:13 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: Kartographer

Gosh and golly gee. All run by democrats. The solution by the voters? MORE democrat control! Yeah, that’ll fix things.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 6:46:34 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Kartographer

The thing that jumps out at me is they point to three specificities “Wall Street” “Google and Facebook” “W.D.C.”. But in and surrounding those “things” are exactly what is everywhere else.

Describe 12 AMERICAN cities as “hellholes” and compare them to “WALL STREET” “GOOGLE and FACEBOOK” and “the FED in D.C.”

Yeah. Whatever.

“WALL STREET” “FACEBOOK and GOOGLE” and the “FED. in D.C.” are the true hellholes.

And may they burn in HELL.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: irishtenor
“And how many of those are Democrat controlled?”

ALL OF THEM! And they have been DemocRAT controlled for a very long time. The party of poverty and dispare.

16 posted on 07/17/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: Kartographer
Idora Park Youngstown Ohio
17 posted on 07/17/2012 6:47:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RC2

My sentiments *exactly*, RC2. You know, I would consider it an investment in America’s future to provide these people (& I use that term *very* loosely) with a one-way ticket to the communist or third world paradise of their choice. (Think of the money we’d save on “entitlements”)

I also don’t believe that they can’t do anything. If our legal system has devolved to the point that’s true, we-the-people need to change it back, post-haste.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

and they don’t just vote once


19 posted on 07/17/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: Kartographer

Silicon Valley has way more than google and facebook, it is the area were most brain trust in tech development occurs.


20 posted on 07/17/2012 6:54:55 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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Hmmm, have been in all 12, work in most of them from time to time, In fact will be working in Gary next week. Trying to find something common between them, anything at all no matter how subtle to derive some kind of commonality....anything...hmmmm


21 posted on 07/17/2012 6:54:55 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: RC2

That is a fantastically racist statement. I LIKE IT. HUGS???


22 posted on 07/17/2012 6:57:59 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: dsrtsage

Racking my brain over here......I got....nuttin’.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 6:58:26 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Just curious as to who the “we” is? There is no collective we in deciding how jobs are created or destroyed in this country unless your are talking about the government.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 7:01:17 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: All
Idora Park The way it was
25 posted on 07/17/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

There is so much talk about “jobs over seas”, I decided to check out the skinny.
(There are particular jobs which may have been devastated to be sure but this is not the devastation people think).

This is what I found:

Out-sourcing verses in-sourcing:

(2007 last year numbers were available)
For every dollar ($1.00) of wages out-sourced, $1.14 of wages are in-sourced,
which means that in-sourced jobs pay on average 14% higher than jobs that were out-sourced.
6.32 million jobs were out-sourced 2002-2007
6.40 million jobs were in-sourced 2002-2007
for a net gain over five years of 80,000 jobs.

(Source: congressional record analyzing the effects of out-sourcing verses in-sourcing - center for policy analysis, 2008 and Wall Street Journal, 2009)


26 posted on 07/17/2012 7:10:41 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Kartographer

I worked in about half of those dumps on the list.

While working on a profect in Camden I met a man who grew up there and he showed me photos and newspaper articles from the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Back then Camden was a thriving All-American city.
Nice buildings in good repair, clean streets, prosperous businesses.

By the time I worked there the major industry was welfare and the city was a run down hell hole..


27 posted on 07/17/2012 7:11:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: FreedomNotSafety

I think it is time for us, Americans, to take the side of America.

Now.

You may not have decided that yet. I have.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 7:11:34 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
And all we need to do is raise taxes on the rich and introduce another stimulus ~ Obunga.

We now know why America was what it was and why Africa is what it is.

29 posted on 07/17/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Now you be pickin' my cotton!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

BTTT


30 posted on 07/17/2012 7:13:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2904172/posts?page=77#77
31 posted on 07/17/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Kartographer

“Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and the home of the U.A.W.’s first big strike.”

...and that was the beginning of the end for Flint and other cities across America.


32 posted on 07/17/2012 7:19:34 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Iron Munro

IMHO Opinion the mobs
/unions ruined those places.

And looney here! Who’s in charge of the country now?
A Chicago mob goon, making promises to the workers.

The Mob has moved to Wall street.

Who’s getting bailed out?
SEIU leaders and Wallstreet.
Who gets empty promises? The reg’lar guy.


33 posted on 07/17/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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And lookey here!


34 posted on 07/17/2012 7:27:11 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kartographer

Funny, but I just so a list of 10 worst states to retire - based on crime rate, life expectancy, % of population under poverty level and average income. The 10 worst (in no particular order):
NC
SC
GA
FL
AL
MS
LA
TN
TX
AR

If these are so bad, why are all the damn Yankees moving there?


35 posted on 07/17/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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Danny Green and the Mob
36 posted on 07/17/2012 7:30:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kartographer
Isn't it wonderful how we are able to have a higher murder rate than middle eastern sh!th#l#s that employ suicide bombers?

Think about that for a minute. Some jihadi walks into a market and detonates the vest he is wearing killing dozens and injuring many more..............and the wonderful citizens within the cities of our country HAVE A HIGHER MURDER RATE.

So when they say places like Flint, Chicago, and Gary all have higher murder rates than say Baghdad, this is what you need to consider.

Jihadis in Baghdad vs. 0bama's sons in Chicago; 0's sons are killing more. That should tell you something.

37 posted on 07/17/2012 7:31:59 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bring jobs back? To what:
High taxes due to Obamacare.
EPA out of control.
Obama calling small business “starter uppers” deficient.
Unions depmanding too high wages.

This Nation is currently on the road to being very antibusiness in the California model.

A major change in November ia required at the top and the Senate.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 7:33:55 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Kartographer
Soon to become thriving communities populated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
39 posted on 07/17/2012 7:34:33 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: Kartographer

Deeeeee-troit’s only #3? They’re not even trying to be the worst anymore.


40 posted on 07/17/2012 7:45:34 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Kartographer
There are so many places like those cities around, but there are still many strong communities in America. It is many large cities themselves that becoming obsolete, there is still a need for a few but technology has moved on. The socialists and the human refuse are what is left, the urban populations if new waves of Latinos do not occupy them will slowly fade away like the buildings. If you can stop illegal emigration the problem will right itself eventually. Formally great cities will become a cluster of smaller towns, blacks and other ghetto populations will dwindle as those who have it together move on and those who don't become fewer over several generations. Dysfunctional solves itself over time without government interference, unfortunately government loves to interfere especially Democrats.
41 posted on 07/17/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
What is it that is so hard to understand? In HongKong they don't have a welfare system. Their tax dollars go to helping keep their infrastructure in good condition. In Europe they have very little in military spending but give all their money away to make sure everybody lives the same.

Here our businesses have to fight overpaid federal, state and local inspectors that think they work for them. The overpaid inspectors have no idea what profit is and think it is a dirty word.

Our overpowered government has done this to this country. I personally feel that the greatest error was the 17th amendment to constitution. Making the senators a super house of representatives means that all our politicians work for making the people who can give him the vote happy. If the majority want to steal from the minority wealthy then that is what it takes to get elected. The states no longer have any representation. The states have become simply subdivisions of the federal government, just like cities and counties are subdivisions of state government. It is sad.

Until we get the weight of the federal government off the necks of our businesses we will not recover as a country. I personally do not see a recovery. I see a few lurches to the right every now and then but they don't last.

I think Romney is a nice guy but he hasn't the gonads to do what has to be done. Someone has to tell it like it is, someone has to say the things that Sarah Palin says, that Ron Paul says that Michelle Bachman says. These people are not perfect but they call a spade a spade.

To look at our unemployed population and see people that eat too much because of food stamps and sit at home watching cable tv because they have nothing better to do but are still able to pay for cable is sickening.

I'm not a racist but to understand what is taught to our black population centers helps me to be able to understand why Travon Martin is dead. To understand what our so called black community is taught helps me to understand how it is that EVERY video of a store being mobbed by a bunch of youths stealing and ransacking the store has been by black youths. The black community often raises kids with no father in the home. Children raised by children is a great formula for disaster.

Nearly 75% of crime in the US is committed by children of single parents. 90%+ of juvenile delinquents are from single parent homes.

Our government did this to us for the sake of the “chilin”.

I do not want to be the father of children I did not have. I do not want to feed the children of women who haven't the sense to use birth control. I don't want to raise the children of young men who have “chilin” by several women without being married to any of them or paying for any of their support. two third of the money we pay to federal government goes to support this nonsense.

These are some of the reasons we have what we have in these cities.

These cities on the list have not failed because they had liberal black government in their city halls, they failed because the federal government supported the breakup of the family.

If a woman had to scrape and work hard to feed herself and child she would never have the child. Yes the child would perhaps be hungry but there wouldn't be very many of them. Now our cities are overrun with little children that have nothing better to do than crime. But not worry they are at least well fed.

42 posted on 07/17/2012 7:46:45 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Stop sending jobs overseas, and bring back the USA.

Problem is many people in these "hell hole cities" are not used to working and probably wouldn't work even if there were jobs. And of course, they would not consider anything but high-paying positions.

43 posted on 07/17/2012 7:53:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Kartographer

Yeah but he forgot to include the greater Los Angelus area and San Francisco as well. Once great cities turned into dumps by progressives and dupes and illegals


44 posted on 07/17/2012 7:57:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: RC2

“send them back to the jungles.”

Hey, can we do that with the Kenyan?


45 posted on 07/17/2012 8:00:59 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Explain how we will bring job backs to America.


46 posted on 07/17/2012 8:11:06 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: FreedomNotSafety

Not at this time, thanks. :D

I’ll just stick with “bring the jobs back”.

We can worry about the how later.

I have an idea, but I’ll just float the idea on its own right now.

Let’s see if others come to a similar concept before talking about how.


47 posted on 07/17/2012 8:15:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

we need to bring jobs BACK to America. Because if we continue sending jobs overseas, we will destroy our country.

Stop sending jobs overseas, and bring back the USA.

Now.

*********************

I agree with you, but that is so very contrary to the NWO platitudes and lies which both parties are wholly invested in.


48 posted on 07/17/2012 8:23:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: JAKraig

Bingo, It’s the quintessential mob.

They write the rules they benefit from, and we say please and thank you for the crumbs.


49 posted on 07/17/2012 8:25:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NTHockey

That sounds like my country.


50 posted on 07/17/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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