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Revolutionary
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Post Number: 150
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 12:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LeDuff asked me to post a link to this story:
http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.d ll/article?AID=/20080422/METRO /804220377

I liked the quote about people building then abandoning the city.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 5167
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

The firehouse itself is not untouched by thieves. The men of this firehouse recently cooked a supper of steak and potatoes. A call came over the box before they could eat it. When they returned they found that their dinner had been stolen, the canned beans and coffee creamer were stolen from the larder, as well as a truck belonging to one of the men.

That is just sad on so many levels.
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Detroit_signal
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Post Number: 55
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 2:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gut wrenching.
God Bless the DFD.
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Greatlakes
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Post Number: 196
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They fight twice as many fires as in NYC for $17/hr and have to pay for their own station supplies. Sad indeed.

I'm surprised the comparison to a Baghdad ghetto was made. Most usually frown on comparisons to Detroit as a war zone, though I guess I can understand how it would be to the firefighters.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was LeDuff's comparison, not the firefighters'. Those are the type of comments LeDuff's detractors don't like.

Hopefully he'll drop that crap once he's more in tune with the city.
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Greatlakes
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Post Number: 197
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Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, I realized that it was LeDuff's and not the firefighters', but I just meant I could see why the comparison might be a little more apt for the work of a firefighter. Still perhaps not the best image to bring though as Detroit's problems are not at all related to those of war but instead of neglect, poverty, and other social ills.

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