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Mongo
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"So wait, why aren't we all living in Detroit?"


  

          

http://writeahouse.com/

The Detroit writers and activists who founded the organization in 2012 did so with the intent of providing vocational training to local youth who would renovate vacant foreclosed homes. Then the homes would be given away to writers. This wild idea has taken flight since its conception. In September of 2014, we awarded our first home to a poet & historian named Casey Rocheteau, who has since settled in to what she calls The Brave New Home.

Write A House’s homes are located in an active, creative and diverse neighborhood of Detroit. This neighborhood was chosen with great care and deliberation. We’re not seeking to push current residents out, or drive up rental costs; we’re looking to invest in and help stabilize the area. This city has seen enough displacement, and we seek to build with conscience. We’re looking for writers who want to live and take root in Detroit and become a part of its rich creative landscape. It doesn’t matter where you come from, even if you already live in Detroit. If you are a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident with a valid Green Card, we encourage you to apply.

We haven’t heard of another organization quite like this, but then again, there’s not another city quite like Detroit. Write A House champions literary arts, vocational education, neighborhood stabilization, and the creation of more vibrant cities. We’re sure that you will too, so don’t be shy, GET INVOLVED . Write A House is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.

  

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b/c i don't do fixer-uppers.
Mar 02nd 2015
1
Just got back from Detroit, I think it's -38F that is fatal
Mar 02nd 2015
2
it's +30F and sunny today in the D. and I'm getting paid to live here.
Mar 02nd 2015
4
The houses are too small for new people
Mar 02nd 2015
3
what neigneighborhood is it?
Mar 02nd 2015
6
Right out side of Hamtramck
Mar 02nd 2015
      hmm...not too familiar actually
Mar 02nd 2015
13
the same with artists' housing here
Mar 02nd 2015
7
^^^^Not NYer
Mar 02nd 2015
11
Cold enough here in the NE. Can't fuck with the midwest
Mar 02nd 2015
5
yeah, i'd never move somewhere with worse winters than Baltimore...
Mar 02nd 2015
9
fuck u pal!
Mar 02nd 2015
29
      Still haven't got over the Bad Boys era Pistons beating the 76ers...
Mar 03rd 2015
53
they need to work on their mass transit
Mar 02nd 2015
8
no one wants to take that political hit
Mar 02nd 2015
12
Tuh
Mar 02nd 2015
14
      looking at it on the map...u got that right
Mar 02nd 2015
15
      yes ma'am
Mar 02nd 2015
37
I tried to put a friend onto this, but applications closed in June
Mar 02nd 2015
10
Nigga that's Detroit (c) King of slander Jerm
Mar 02nd 2015
16
holy shit. thank you.
Mar 02nd 2015
17
Whoa, man. Think this through:
Mar 02nd 2015
18
a transplanted guy on an artist grant nowadays...
Mar 02nd 2015
21
^^^^
Mar 02nd 2015
26
      id never heard of it...thanks for the rec!
Mar 02nd 2015
30
           It's by a South African transplant to Detroit
Mar 02nd 2015
31
He gonna do numbers
Mar 02nd 2015
22
im sayin lol
Mar 02nd 2015
23
Then I have to wipe their tears
Mar 02nd 2015
24
      actually i could work with that lol
Mar 02nd 2015
25
      LOL
Mar 02nd 2015
43
*combs fro and starts looking for jobs in the D*
Mar 02nd 2015
27
right, muhphucka is inspiration for all of us to break up and spread out...
Mar 02nd 2015
28
fucn shit, haha
Mar 02nd 2015
35
i look like Travie McCoy meets Drake aka john legend
Mar 02nd 2015
34
      http://youtu.be/DawrlSwHUiM
Mar 02nd 2015
38
      oh you bout to clean up then
Mar 02nd 2015
39
           I'm bout 3.5 shades darker than Jessie
Mar 02nd 2015
42
                The sad thing will work for you
Mar 02nd 2015
44
haha. i meant it as I'm a writer fam. getting an MFA
Mar 02nd 2015
33
:(
Mar 02nd 2015
19
i dont know the immediate neighborhood at all
Mar 02nd 2015
20
Polish, Urkranian & Bengali
Mar 02nd 2015
45
LOL. these replies are incredible
Mar 02nd 2015
32
WHY ARE YOU POSTING WHEN YOU SHOULD BE SUICIDAL AND CRYING
Mar 02nd 2015
36
^^dont listen to this man^^
Mar 02nd 2015
40
oh and of particular interest to you:
Mar 02nd 2015
41
Because Detroit is a third world country & the whole Midwest is cheap
Mar 02nd 2015
46
listen Omaha, shall we really talk about the culture of Detroit?
Mar 02nd 2015
48
      what do you imagine Detroit has going for it that Omaha doesn't?
Mar 03rd 2015
54
           besides ethnic diversity, a music scene that resonates around the world,...
Mar 03rd 2015
55
                so bascially almost nothing that affects a persons quality of life
Mar 03rd 2015
56
                     wow, are you dead inside
Mar 03rd 2015
57
                     nope. omaha is diverse, has good restaurants
Mar 03rd 2015
68
                          why are you telling blatant fucking lies?
Mar 03rd 2015
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                               nah you sure didn't convince her...
Mar 03rd 2015
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                                    at least you can admit you lied
Mar 03rd 2015
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                                         yep should have said you TRIED to convince her to live there.
Mar 03rd 2015
78
                                              #76
Mar 03rd 2015
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                     where in the name of God do you think i live? lol
Mar 03rd 2015
59
                          i'm sorry. didn't know, but it explains a lot.
Mar 03rd 2015
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                               so now that your point was proven to be utter shit -> ad hominems
Mar 03rd 2015
70
It's too cold in the D
Mar 02nd 2015
47
Being real, I may eventually move back to Tha D
Mar 03rd 2015
49
cuz all on a nigga mind is murkin and doin time!
Mar 03rd 2015
50
Cold as shit?
Mar 03rd 2015
51
I heard it's gonna be like this for the next 3 or 4 years
Mar 03rd 2015
52
how cold y'all MFers talkin
Mar 03rd 2015
58
imma be honest...the last couple winters have been rough.
Mar 03rd 2015
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Nothing to add except
Mar 03rd 2015
61
as cold as everywhere else in the northern half of the US has been
Mar 03rd 2015
62
i agree. its generic cold, not Alaska cold.
Mar 03rd 2015
65
detroit is colder and snowier than anchorage
Mar 03rd 2015
75
      dont u have anyone IRL u can direct your shrewish nagging to?
Mar 03rd 2015
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      when I was in Las Vegas in january it was colder than anchorage
Mar 03rd 2015
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i've lived where it has gotten 30-50
Mar 03rd 2015
66
      that's a mild winter in Detroit.
Mar 03rd 2015
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RE: post #2 = -15C
Mar 03rd 2015
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      wind chill =/= actual temperature
Mar 03rd 2015
64
Looking at that Blog, I thought the Poet was Alabama Shakes
Mar 03rd 2015
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SoWhat
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1. "b/c i don't do fixer-uppers."
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and if i'm going to deal w/such horrendous winter weather i'd rather be in a city that's up and running and open for biz like Chicago.

but Detroit cute though and for ppl who are willing to do the work i am sure there are many gems just waiting to be rediscovered.

fuck you.

  

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bentagain
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2. "Just got back from Detroit, I think it's -38F that is fatal"
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Mon Mar-02-15 01:24 PM by bentagain

  

          

DET is getting close

you couldn't pay me to live there.

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connectpoliticditto
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4. "it's +30F and sunny today in the D. and I'm getting paid to live here."
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Not as bad as folks have made it out to be, although I do miss NY sometimes.

  

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DaHeathenOne76
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3. "The houses are too small for new people"
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Around 1K square feet

The neighborhood is alright. Lots of ethnic restaurants & stores but not schools

The income threshold does price out most native Detroiters also.

But I dont care anymore, come one come all fuck it.
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6. "what neigneighborhood is it?"
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DaHeathenOne76
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"Right out side of Hamtramck"


          

The street signs are green instead of blue
South of Davison (where its a street not a expressway)
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cgonz00cc
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13. "hmm...not too familiar actually"
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7. "the same with artists' housing here "
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draconian requirements which end up keeping out the local people the projects are supposedly intended to support

"i fear no fate" e.e. cummings
"No girl. No fried chicken. I'm going back to get some sleep." - Haruki Murakami

  

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11. "^^^^Not NYer"
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5. "Cold enough here in the NE. Can't fuck with the midwest"
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Mon Mar-02-15 01:30 PM by 8-bit

  

          

All the folks that hate the 90+ summers here should move there. And the anti-mass transit folks, I wish we could ship them out there as well.

Oh, and fuck the Pistons & Lions.

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9. "yeah, i'd never move somewhere with worse winters than Baltimore..."
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I'm tryna be better off, not better than...

  

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29. "fuck u pal!"
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>Oh, and fuck the Pistons & Lions.

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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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8-bit
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53. "Still haven't got over the Bad Boys era Pistons beating the 76ers..."
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Tue Mar-03-15 10:59 AM by 8-bit

  

          

Used to bully the sixers around back in the day. And I'm an Eagles fan. We don't like anyone, lol.

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8. "they need to work on their mass transit"
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i don't have a license
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12. "no one wants to take that political hit"
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Ill be happy if we get this light rail thing going

Its gonna be baby steps

  

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14. "Tuh"
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You betta get some good friends and lots of cab fare. LBVS

Even if the powers that be did improve hell implement mass transit, it would NOT be coming through that particular hood.

Hell the light rail stops at Grand Boulevard.

I realize Im being Debbie Downer...let me eat my lunch.
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15. "looking at it on the map...u got that right"
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>Even if the powers that be did improve hell implement mass
>transit, it would NOT be coming through that particular hood.

  

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37. "yes ma'am"
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>You betta get some good friends and lots of cab fare. LBVS
>
>Even if the powers that be did improve hell implement mass
>transit, it would NOT be coming through that particular hood.
>
>Hell the light rail stops at Grand Boulevard.
>
>I realize Im being Debbie Downer...let me eat my lunch.


no worries
its reality

i look at NY and my mom WILL NOT leave i tell you
she's a senior citizen and the freedom of movement here
its really unparalleled


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10. "I tried to put a friend onto this, but applications closed in June"
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It's an awesome opportunity for a writer. I think most people aren't interested in this because they aren't serious about writing.

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16. "Nigga that's Detroit (c) King of slander Jerm"
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They don't fuck around out there, that's why. For the record, I have no problems at all with Detroit but some of you touristy palm trees people might have problems out there.

What's the environment like for working professionals?

How trigger happy are the police?

Did they payback those college students that beat their ass on video?

  

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17. "holy shit. thank you."
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my lady just left me, i may try this, lol

Detrioters what type of area is this.

  

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18. "Whoa, man. Think this through:"
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>my lady just left me

Ok. So you're back on the market. You really want to be in Detroit for that? lol. I hate being single in Philly, I can't imagine it in a town with the depopulation & poverty problems that Detroit apparently has. You think they have that nice slice of fine transplants?

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21. "a transplanted guy on an artist grant nowadays..."
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Aint playing on the same field as everyone else lol

  

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26. "^^^^"
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I just read Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

This dude bout to tear shit up

And not for nothing Detroit girls pretty cool on the low

  

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30. "id never heard of it...thanks for the rec!"
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31. "It's by a South African transplant to Detroit"
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so all the characters are more or less in the art scene

  

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22. "He gonna do numbers"
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Mon Mar-02-15 03:27 PM by DaHeathenOne76

          

He is new to the city and artsy..knee deep in rebellious trust fund hipsters and Shea butter sistas

If he looks like this https://d2nyfqh3g1stw3.cloudfront.net/photos/article_landing_nadir_pic_11282.jpg

CHA CHING

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23. "im sayin lol"
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He could walk up in TV Lounge and hold court up in there

Have me looking at him salty as fuck lol

  

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24. "Then I have to wipe their tears"
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Cuz he wants an open relationship.

Ive changed my mind, dont bring your ass here LOL
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25. "actually i could work with that lol"
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43. "LOL"
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y'all making me laugh when I wanna cry

  

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27. "*combs fro and starts looking for jobs in the D*"
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>He is new to the city and artsy..knee deep in rebellious
>trust fund hipsters and Shea butter sistas
>
>If he looks like this
>https://d2nyfqh3g1stw3.cloudfront.net/photos/article_landing_nadir_pic_11282.jpg
>
>CHA CHING


Forgot about that segment, lol. That dried-up in Philly in the mid-00s it seems.

I wonder if anyone will ask me why I'm walking around with an electric bass with no amp tho.

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28. "right, muhphucka is inspiration for all of us to break up and spread out..."
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all we need is some old t-shirts, a bundle of nag champa and proclaimations that we like "natural girls" on instagram and we'd all do numbers.

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35. "fucn shit, haha"
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34. "i look like Travie McCoy meets Drake aka john legend"
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but way more latino

  

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38. "http://youtu.be/DawrlSwHUiM"
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http://youtu.be/DawrlSwHUiM

  

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39. "oh you bout to clean up then"
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wait is light skin in again for dudes?
i keep forgetting
jessie williams is holding that banner up and hardt
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42. "I'm bout 3.5 shades darker than Jessie"
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not where near as pretty is that MFer

my lightskintedness has undertones of red cause of being Mexican. when i fully grow the beard i look hella middle eastern Arab tho

i'm still sad

  

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44. "The sad thing will work for you"
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just look at puppy dog eyes on HTGAwM


the rest?
da heathen one will have to tell you your chances
i left off with the rest of the country still now understanding what an afrolatino is
forget about a non mexican latino
they might just call you miguel and call it a day
not sure if thats good or bad


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33. "haha. i meant it as I'm a writer fam. getting an MFA"
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and this wasn't an option a month ago when I still felt like me and my lady were building a future together (we were six months deep in trying to make it work)and LA would be our home base for a while.

this is def something I'd consider now that I'm free to roam around

  

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19. ":("
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>my lady just left me, i may try this, lol
>

aw.

  

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20. "i dont know the immediate neighborhood at all"
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But DHO says its right near Hamtramck which is a cool little town almost completely surrounded by detroit

  

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45. "Polish, Urkranian & Bengali"
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Hipster paradise
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www.twitter.com/muhfuckinthomas

  

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32. "LOL. these replies are incredible"
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36. "WHY ARE YOU POSTING WHEN YOU SHOULD BE SUICIDAL AND CRYING"
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UNDER A BED SOMEWHERE

EATING A PINT OF CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

BLUBBERING OVER WHY SHE DID YOU WRONG

FUCK THIS FREE HOUSING THING

  

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40. "^^dont listen to this man^^"
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every NYr knows w regards to gentrification
you'd drop all family friends and a pet
to get a rent control situation

he's having a lapse of judgement
#housingfirst
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41. "oh and of particular interest to you:"
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexicantown,_Detroit

  

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46. "Because Detroit is a third world country & the whole Midwest is cheap"
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48. "listen Omaha, shall we really talk about the culture of Detroit?"
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54. "what do you imagine Detroit has going for it that Omaha doesn't?"
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except for free houses because nobody wants to live there?

AND A FUCKLOAD LOT MORE SNOW and colder temps.

And why don't you live there?

  

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55. "besides ethnic diversity, a music scene that resonates around the world,..."
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a world class art museum, the nations largest and most comprehensive museum on American life, a place in history that stretches back 400 years, a history of industrial and technological innovation unmatched anywhere in America, the best collection of existing art deco and neogothic architecture in America, the College for Creative Studies, waterfront geography, and an international border?

Not much i suppose lol

  

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56. "so bascially almost nothing that affects a persons quality of life"
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is that why you don't live there?

  

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57. "wow, are you dead inside"
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SMDH

  

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68. "nope. omaha is diverse, has good restaurants"
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and JOBS so it has become a transplant, international, hipster mecca.

he convinved ababa to move there and she left becuase she couldnt' run a business there because she didn't have electricity half the time. i had a package sent to detroit that didn't get a delivery scan. extremely unusual and it means i was going to have to refund the $100 north face coat i sent if the customer noticed. called the post office 2 days in a row and their computers were down. that's some third world country shit. I ship all over the world without tracking or insurance. detroit i have to put insurance on packages because they don't scan packages like the rest of the western world.

try and eat off art deco architecture though.

  

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72. "why are you telling blatant fucking lies?"
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I aint convince anybody to do a fucking thing

Nobody cares about your business practices.

And have fun with that 75/12/12 white/blk/hisp "diversity"

  

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73. "nah you sure didn't convince her..."
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she moved back so quick.

you may not have convinced her to move there, but you were trying to convince her that it was a cool place to live.

in reality, there's nothing in detroit that the rest of the midwest doesn't have besides thirdworldiness and crumbling art deco architecture.

  

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74. "at least you can admit you lied"
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78. "yep should have said you TRIED to convince her to live there."
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unsuccessfully.

i'll be more careful with my word choice in the future.

so i'm not called a liar, by people trying to skirt facts.

  

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79. "#76"
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59. "where in the name of God do you think i live? lol"
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69. "i'm sorry. didn't know, but it explains a lot."
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70. "so now that your point was proven to be utter shit -> ad hominems"
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47. "It's too cold in the D"
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dude

  

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49. "Being real, I may eventually move back to Tha D"
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I may make the case for it after my kids are grown, but it really depends on where I'm at in life at that time. I've been thinking about making that move back but I ain't doin shit until my son is on his way to college.


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50. " cuz all on a nigga mind is murkin and doin time!"
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"And I don't like niggas screamin 'live life' when you livin life like a pussy/Green dot goals get sent to my niggas, Lord pray I keep a'pushin!'" © Black Phil Collins

  

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51. "Cold as shit? "
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Went up there for the Super Bowl and swore I would never return in the winter.

I thought I knew cold...

nah bruh... never again.



  

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52. "I heard it's gonna be like this for the next 3 or 4 years"
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I work outside and my company is cheap and usually tell us to suck it up because working outside is what we signed up for but they bought cases of hot foods and hot drinks and put out memos MAKING us come inside after 5 minutes outside

  

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58. "how cold y'all MFers talkin"
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60. "imma be honest...the last couple winters have been rough."
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My sister is a school SW and has had ~10 days off the last 2 years because the windchill was below -15 during the time kids wait for the bus.

But in 11-12 i was wearing T shirts this time of year and shorts at the end of March.

Normally speaking over the course of my life, highs in the 20s are normal for DEC-JAN-FEB, and there is always a stretch in January when it gets close to 0. These polar vortices have been fucking us up for the last 2 years.

All that is balanced out with a truly fantastic summer and 4 moderately well defined seasons. Fall is pretty great.

  

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61. "Nothing to add except"
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I complained last year and I am winter baby.
I was born during one of these deep freezes so they really dont phase me but last year was some ole bullshit.
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huh

  

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62. "as cold as everywhere else in the northern half of the US has been"
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for the last couple of years

we had a run of like 3 mild winters before that, w/ the exception of one snowstorm or so per year.

if you don't like cold, it's not the place for you, but if you've lived anywhere where it gets cold, it's not especially bad.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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65. "i agree. its generic cold, not Alaska cold."
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75. "detroit is colder and snowier than anchorage"
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don't lie to these people. there might be somewhere in the far outback of the alaska that's worse. but detroit is way worse than the part of Alaska considered habitable.

  

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76. "dont u have anyone IRL u can direct your shrewish nagging to?"
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77. "when I was in Las Vegas in january it was colder than anchorage"
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nobody's lying to anybody, and nobody's fucking moving to anchorage.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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66. "i've lived where it has gotten 30-50"
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for most winter

one year dipped to 10 degrees a couple of days

cold don't scare me. SoCal sunshine over rated IMO

i lived in the up North grey for 3 years too

  

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71. "that's a mild winter in Detroit."
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Detroit is usually pretty bad when you get an arctic blast.

I remember Detroit Public Schools kept schools open unless the temps hit 0. During high school, there were very few days we got off because of that 'cause we were still going to school at 2 degrees.

The last winter I was there had some pretty lengthy stretches at or just above/below zero with the windchill at like -10 or -15 degrees.


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63. "RE: post #2 = -15C"
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you can't understand it with an explanation

  

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64. "wind chill =/= actual temperature"
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67. "Looking at that Blog, I thought the Poet was Alabama Shakes"
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http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2_Alabama%20Shakes%201%20Thomas.jpg
http://writeahouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/writeahouse_poet_2014.jpg

  

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