Big Liberal Cities Are Committing Suicide

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  1. jay runner

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    Two pork chops and a biscuit, get it while it's hot.:)
     
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    Stop it. Those cities will be fine.
     
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    Nope. They were on a path to fiscal ruin even before the lockdowns. Now the process has been accelerated.
     
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    And they will be just fine at the end of the day
     
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    The Democrats didn't make it more expensive anymore that he Republicans did...the whole issue is about reverse mercantilism.
     
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    Lewis and Clark crossed the continental divide outbound going west on the border between Idaho and Montana, through what is now Lemhi Pass.

    btw, some more shet is starting over a statue of Lewis, Clark, and Sacajawea in Charlottesville. They complain that Sacajawea is depicted as subservient. That's not the case. It is historically accurate.

    The sculptor, Charles Keck, read Lewis's journals, and knew that Sacajawea was hired as a Shoshone language interpreter, a guide, and became a food supplier for the Corps of Discovery, most especially using her specialized skills to dig and obtain wild root and leafy wild vegetables to keep the men from scurvy, and at one point kept them from starving. She did what ordinary Indian women did (if you could call Indian women ordinary) but much more. Her Frenchman husband, a trapper, also joined the Corps at Mandan Village, ND, where the Corps wintered 1804-5. She was age 16 and delivered her newly born son at Mandan (yeah, incredible, there was a baby who went on the expedition), and the men of the Corps had only respect for her. The men called her son "Pompy" and adored him. The Sacajawea river was named by the captains in her honor.

    Clark later invited the couple to St. Louis where he enrolled their son in St. Louis Academy. Jean Baptiste Charbonneau became an adventurer and then lived six years among royalty in Europe, returned to live as a frontiersman, was a miner, a judge, led a Mormon wagon train to California, and died in Oregon at age 61 on the way to Montana to mine gold. Some very illustrious lives are tied to the Corps of Discovery. And a fine Newfoundland dog named Seaman.

    There's statues of Seaman all over west of the Mississippi. In some of them he appears to be subservient to the captains. I hope Seaman's statues survive.
     
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    I’ve lived all my life in the suburbs of NYC, Chicago, and Dallas. And I’ve always heard urban people ridicule the suburbs. Well, it looks like I’m getting the last laugh.
     
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    yep, corporations outsourcing jobs and importing goods, without enough good jobs, American is gonna be in for a lot of pain

    and with AI around the corner... get ready for all the groups to blame the "others" as it has to be someone elses fault

    the economy is teetering on collapse right now, the house of cards may not stand much longer
     
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    Yep, hot season, cold season, wet season, dry season.
     
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    And they also carried a PCP, big bore air gun. Hand pump, leather seals and valves.

    Girardoni air rifle - Wikipedia
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    The Girardoni air rifle was an airgun designed by Italian inventor Bartolomeo Girardoni circa 1779. The weapon was also known as the Windbüchse ("wind rifle" in German). One of the rifle's more famous associations is its use on the Lewis and Clark ...
    Length‎: ‎120 cm (3.9 ft)
    Sights‎: ‎Iron
    Cartridge‎: ‎spherical balls
    Used by‎: ‎Austrian Empire; United States (‎Lewis ...
    History and use · ‎Design and capabilities
     
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    Lol that was s'posed to be about N.C. vs sw FL.

    But boy our local wet season is on a roll, if I still owned my Jetskis we'd be doing runs up the twisties on the peace river this weekend. Since it would be so deep If not overflowing,
    I remember a couple of occasions in the past where we'd come around a corner following the river north of Arcadia and then look down to realize you were riding over what was a field a few days before, had a fence post punch a hole in a friends hull once because of that.
     
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    Not so sure about that, big cities are losing their luster and its accelerating, I have some real estate relatives and the phones are blowing up with requests for properties further and further away from the big skylines. A new round of diehard "love the city" peeps are finally starting to realize that it's not all its cracked up to be. I dont blame them, I came to that realization 20 yrs ago.
     
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    Big cities will always attract people because of the number of jobs there. And there will always be city types just like there will always be suburb types. There is something for everyone
     
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    Dont forget the rural types.

    I cant imagine big city main street being a sellers market right now,

    "this building here would make an amazing retail operation, great foot traffic during the day and by night... Let's just say that We've had less riots this week than last week, and only one store owner died, which is why this particular store is being offered at such a bargain, his kids need money for the funeral"
     
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    I have always preferred the rural life. My town is so small we have one traffic light.

    And maybe right now the city is not a sellers market but there is a reason for the saying...this too shall pass
     
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    Agree
     
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    This is so sad, Chicago is the jewel of the midwest and time was one of the safest cities in the US. It's no coincidence that Democrat run cities eventually collapse economically and the lockdown has been devastating to those that were already struggling. It's sad that you feel the need to leave such a beautiful place. How can anyone look at these beautiful places in the state they're in now and not see that there is something terribly wrong. Places like Chicago are monuments to civilization that in their own way have an aesthetic that is like the beauty of the natural world and that is what makes one happy to live there. How can one not be awed by the view from the Willis Tower on a summer evening? It is in a way what one feels when traveling through Yosemite or Yellowstone. I can not imagine those places being ravaged by crime, vandalism, neglect and indifference. These places, the natural world and the man made as they exist are always in a state of great beauty, it is man that is ugly and corrupt and imparts that on his surroundings.When I've visited any natural wonder, everyone there is in a state of union and fellowship, there is no politics, no discord, no race or ethnicity, everyone is happy. How is it we miss that completely in an urban setting. You are 100% correct that it is suicide and it's not in the steel and concrete it's in the corrupt soul of liberal politics.
     
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    In the last month, it has risen dramatically. We had 3 inches of rain here, in several hours, 2 afternoons ago.
     
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    over 600 buildings damaged from riots in St Paul, what does it take to destroy a city in your opinion? Do 3,000 building have to be damaged, looted burned, before enough is enough?
     
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    Had a similar experience up here in the northeast after a blizzard, it involved a snowmobile and a buried tree stump, it wasn't pretty.
     
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    Must be since over 110k plus people dying from a virus and we are supposed to ignore it.
     
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    Damaged does not equal destroyed.
     
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    Semantics, yeah you try and dress it up with that, that'll make everything all better. Some of those "not destroyed" businesses will close for good, and a lot of people will move out of those cities and neighborhoods - for good, and property values in those areas will decline for decades.

    The violence these past weeks has damaged and ruined the reputations and the image of these looted, burned and "not destroyed" neighborhoods. Their reputations are that it's not safe to live there, not safe to operate a business there. The new image and reputation is that many of these Democrat mayors and governors don't have your back; when the violence starts they will back off and just let you burn.
     
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    Just a couple weeks ago, the NYC mayor was threatening to jail the Jews for daring to gather more than a dozen people to worship in their synagogues, or to morn at a funeral service for one of their own, but then he's fine with thousands attending the memorial service for George Floyd.

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