Post Number: 150
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 12:18 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 5167
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:06 pm: || |
quote:That is just sad on so many levels.
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.
Post Number: 55
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 2:04 pm: || |
God Bless the DFD.
Post Number: 196
|Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 4:49 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 4142
|Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:59 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 197
|Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:30 pm: || |
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.