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calendar   Sunday - July 15, 2012

A DECAYING AMERICAN CITY.

Not much for posting today but could not help but see something that stopped me cold.
It was this from Gary, Ind.

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America’s industrial heartlands
By JAMES NYE

The photos alone are worth seeing.  It isn’t the first time the Daily Mail has done a story on decaying American cities.  I don’t know why the focus on us but what I always find more then interesting are the comments by readers.  And it was these two that caused me to stop and post and throw the subject open to our readers here.
First though, take a look at the link and the sad, sad pix.  Hate to see this, and don’t want to believe what the writer of the second comment says.  But it might very well be true.  You decide.

Sad to see. America needs to stop saying, its the Best country in the World. We all know its not true. -
mary elizabeth, london, 15/7/2012 5:26

As much as I have enjoyed a good life here in my adopted country, it is true. Most Americans are not ready to admit this. As difficult as it was starting in the early 1900’s to see the British Empire change and evolve to what it is today; I believe it’s just as difficult for the next empire of America to see it too is in it’s waning days… and has been for some time. The BRIC nations will be next on the superpower stage, those with money usually are. Brazil, Russia, India and China are well on their way financing and buying out much of the United States as I type this. Brazil owns most of the highrises that were left to rot in the housing bubble along with houses, yachts, high end cars, etc. Money is power! Having the largest most expensive military in the world will not change this.
- Terry, Proud UK Expat, Washington State, Wisbech, Cambs. England, 15/7/2012 14:20

And then there was this letter and I believe we can all agree about McKinney.
Jeesh, and here I happily thought she had died since we had not heard from the turd in so long.  No such luck I suppose.

Look up whom the author chose as his lone quote on the condition of the US — Cynthia McKinney — and perhaps you will understand the bias of the writer. Gary is NOT a representative of the condition of our country. We don’t revere the old here perhaps because nothing here really is; we abandon it, and move on to what is vital. We could do a better job of clearing out the trash though, starting with Cynthia McKinney.
- Roguewave, Texas, 15/7/2012 15:31


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