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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-19-09 08:34 AM
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59. Y'Know .... Detroit Could Become a Telecommuter's Paradise
Right now, you could buy a decent house for under $20k in some areas. If you can get one on enough land to subsistence farm, you're set.
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  -Red foxes moving to downtown Detroit madmom  Jul-18-09 03:12 PM   #0 
  - This is the BIG one, Elizabeth...  Amerigo Vespucci   Jul-18-09 03:15 PM   #1 
  - It would have been me! I loved Redd Foxx!  MADem   Jul-18-09 03:26 PM   #3 
  - hey lamont let's go to the parking lot and drink a 6 pack  natrat   Jul-19-09 01:16 PM   #73 
  - and me too.  slampoet   Jul-19-09 10:59 PM   #91 
  - Wow....."Life After People" in real life.  sutz12   Jul-18-09 03:16 PM   #2 
  - That was my thought also. LOL  madmom   Jul-18-09 03:31 PM   #7 
  - "Welcome to Detroit... Population: 0"  Buns_of_Fire   Jul-18-09 04:36 PM   #28 
  - Me, too.  Brigid   Jul-19-09 08:49 PM   #82 
  - Mother Nature always reclaims what is hers  GoCubsGo   Jul-19-09 08:28 AM   #58 
  - I have been saying this for years. I live in NW Ohio what used to be the black swamp. White man  madmom   Jul-19-09 12:41 PM   #71 
     - I live in NW Ohio too  ellie   Jul-19-09 02:54 PM   #76 
        - Hi neighbor...I'm about 50 miles from you in Defiance. I know exactly what you mean  madmom   Jul-19-09 02:59 PM   #77 
  - Or, "Life After Jobs"  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jul-19-09 09:25 AM   #66 
  - Perfect title for Michael Moore's next movie.  Brigid   Jul-19-09 10:30 PM   #88 
  - That's what I thought. n/t  Blue_In_AK   Jul-19-09 03:02 PM   #79 
  - There's probably an abundance of prey  Cirque du So-What   Jul-18-09 03:28 PM   #4 
  - So do Republicans  LiberalEsto   Jul-18-09 03:38 PM   #9 
     - Republicans go peasant hunting.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jul-18-09 04:10 PM   #20 
     - They mostly just eat their own these days.  surrealAmerican   Jul-18-09 04:11 PM   #21 
  - the trickster coyote showed them the way  havocmom   Jul-18-09 03:29 PM   #5 
  - I love those trickster coyotes....  villager   Jul-18-09 05:22 PM   #41 
  - About five years ago, my friend Beth witnessed a coyote  janx   Jul-19-09 08:47 AM   #61 
  - 16 years in Tucson (central, not the outskirts) and literally scores of coyote neighbors  havocmom   Jul-19-09 01:08 PM   #72 
  - Less than six miles from downtown Dallas,  crispini   Jul-20-09 05:56 AM   #105 
  - wow, its like a Will Smith film, nt  Mari333   Jul-18-09 03:30 PM   #6 
  - I thought the same thing.  formercia   Jul-18-09 04:54 PM   #30 
  - Foxes mostly live on insects and small rodents  csziggy   Jul-18-09 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Don't know about Detroit  existentialist   Jul-18-09 03:57 PM   #14 
  - Bobcats have moved into foreclosed homes in LA...  Taverner   Jul-18-09 04:09 PM   #19 
  - We've only just started getting coyotes here on the farm  csziggy   Jul-18-09 05:09 PM   #36 
     - I used to see coyotes slinking around the peripheries of  janx   Jul-19-09 09:06 AM   #63 
     - That is probably true - though most of the time the vultures get the afterbirth here  csziggy   Jul-19-09 02:20 PM   #74 
        - Sea gulls turn up here at calving time  havocmom   Jul-19-09 10:31 PM   #89 
           - The limiting factor is how tough the afterbirth is  csziggy   Jul-20-09 12:41 AM   #97 
              - Evidently there are enough tender bits. Lots of gulls  havocmom   Jul-20-09 08:55 AM   #106 
                 - Gulls have pretty sharp beaks - they have to get through fish scales!  csziggy   Jul-20-09 04:30 PM   #113 
     - Try getting a few llamas, if you have room.  Brigid   Jul-19-09 09:58 PM   #84 
  - We have lots of coyotes in Portland.  Arugula Latte   Jul-18-09 04:52 PM   #29 
  - Better now  rrneck   Jul-18-09 03:39 PM   #10 
  - I'm so pleased to see this!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-18-09 03:41 PM   #11 
  - At the same time, it's a city dying right in America.  The Doctor.   Jul-18-09 03:49 PM   #12 
  - Of course, that's the down side.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-18-09 03:57 PM   #13 
     - Heard they LOVE the monorail!  The Doctor.   Jul-18-09 05:57 PM   #44 
  - Until they get too close to my Yorkies  michreject   Jul-18-09 04:08 PM   #17 
     - The Yorkies wouldn't leave much evidence. n/t  The Doctor.   Jul-18-09 05:58 PM   #45 
     - I'm always with them outside  michreject   Jul-18-09 08:44 PM   #50 
        - -p Then...  The Doctor.   Jul-18-09 09:38 PM   #53 
     - Read the article; foxes pose NO THREAT to dogs or cats  Lorien   Jul-18-09 08:56 PM   #51 
  - They should demolish the entire dilapidated area and  lunatica   Jul-18-09 04:02 PM   #15 
  - Actually, I think the foxes prefer things the way they are...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-18-09 04:14 PM   #22 
  - "some sort of large pond"....ummm...have you ever seen a map of Michigan?  A HERETIC I AM   Jul-18-09 04:59 PM   #32 
     - thanks for the information  lunatica   Jul-18-09 05:33 PM   #42 
        - Ahhh, Fairyland. Brings back childhood memories.  Arugula Latte   Jul-18-09 08:16 PM   #46 
        - About25 years ago I worked in Jack London Square  lunatica   Jul-19-09 09:08 AM   #64 
           - I remember The Grotto...  Arugula Latte   Jul-19-09 08:46 PM   #81 
              - It was one of the soups de jour  lunatica   Jul-20-09 09:37 AM   #110 
        - Not artificial  beltanefauve   Jul-20-09 12:25 AM   #96 
        - Thanks for the information  lunatica   Jul-20-09 09:29 AM   #108 
        - Both pictures of the lake  XemaSab   Jul-20-09 02:31 AM   #103 
           - I lived a block or two from the lake for a couple of years  lunatica   Jul-20-09 09:32 AM   #109 
              - May I ask what street you lived on?  XemaSab   Jul-20-09 01:45 PM   #112 
  - My 1st thought was Machus Red Fox  michreject   Jul-18-09 04:06 PM   #16 
  - And pheasants too... check out these video clips...  cascadiance   Jul-18-09 04:09 PM   #18 
  - Great videos! Thanks for posting.  tilsammans   Jul-19-09 10:18 PM   #86 
  - They've likely lived in other parts of the city for a long time.  surrealAmerican   Jul-18-09 04:17 PM   #23 
  - I see also that the film industry is being given incentives to shoot films in Detroit now...  cascadiance   Jul-18-09 04:18 PM   #24 
  - Well this raises the question, what is the future of Michigan?  abumbyanyothername   Jul-18-09 04:25 PM   #25 
  - With the great lakes, you probably have the most inland water supplies there...  cascadiance   Jul-18-09 04:30 PM   #26 
  - "Is Michigan even fit for human population?"  blue_onyx   Jul-18-09 10:02 PM   #56 
     - And my question is  abumbyanyothername   Jul-19-09 11:32 PM   #95 
        - Why would Michigan be any less sustainable  sufrommich   Jul-20-09 04:28 AM   #104 
        - I don't know  abumbyanyothername   Jul-20-09 10:52 AM   #111 
        - That makes no sense  blue_onyx   Jul-20-09 09:20 AM   #107 
  - Why don't I know what this looks like?  CoffeeCat   Jul-18-09 04:34 PM   #27 
  - A couple of years ago Youngstown city council voted to turn off utilities  Hestia   Jul-18-09 05:06 PM   #35 
     - From 2008  Hestia   Jul-18-09 05:13 PM   #38 
     - From 2005 Rolling Stone: The Long Emergency  Hestia   Jul-18-09 05:18 PM   #39 
     - Your link is broken. Would you mind reposting? i'd like to read it. n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jul-19-09 02:38 PM   #75 
     - Portland, Ore., where I live now, has an "urban growth boundary."  Arugula Latte   Jul-18-09 08:20 PM   #47 
  - Detroit is fascinating me.  Arugula Latte   Jul-18-09 04:54 PM   #31 
  - The auto industry never really gave a damn about Detroit  FarCenter   Jul-18-09 05:04 PM   #33 
  - Ghost towns along the highway...  Odin2005   Jul-18-09 05:05 PM   #34 
  - Those foxes have always been there  NWHarkness   Jul-18-09 05:10 PM   #37 
  - It's an ANIMAL story--  janx   Jul-19-09 08:38 AM   #60 
  - New York City ought to consider inviting the red fox into its borders  Larkspur   Jul-18-09 05:21 PM   #40 
  - Or can we call the death of Detroit "Tecumseh's Revenge"  Larkspur   Jul-18-09 05:33 PM   #43 
  - I thought Redd Foxx died.  BlooInBloo   Jul-18-09 08:22 PM   #48 
  - Here are spooky, beautiful photos of some of the decay in Detroit:  Arugula Latte   Jul-18-09 08:24 PM   #49 
  - Nice photos!  ellie   Jul-19-09 02:59 PM   #78 
  - Wow! That really does look like "Life After People;"  Brigid   Jul-19-09 09:55 PM   #83 
  - cool pics. Living in LA, it's hard to imagine so much empty space  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-20-09 02:26 AM   #101 
  - I worked in Detroit 15 yrs ago. At that time there were an ave. of 3 abandoned homes per block.  salin   Jul-18-09 09:24 PM   #52 
  - I live in Terre Haute.  Brigid   Jul-19-09 11:03 PM   #93 
  - Dun-dun-den-ah, dun-dun-den-ah-den-ah-dun...  Starbucks Anarchist   Jul-18-09 09:47 PM   #54 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Jul-18-09 09:55 PM   #55 
  - Red's ebb and wane over decades in west-side mile-wide parks.  Festivito   Jul-19-09 08:13 AM   #57 
  - Y'Know .... Detroit Could Become a Telecommuter's Paradise  NashVegas   Jul-19-09 08:34 AM   #59 
  - For those of you who haven't heard what foxes sound like:  janx   Jul-19-09 08:51 AM   #62 
  - OMG, I was listening to these and my cat went ballistic!  madmom   Jul-19-09 10:40 AM   #67 
     - My cat just slapped the retriever  havocmom   Jul-19-09 10:53 PM   #90 
  - Is there still a population of deer on Belle Isle?  alfredo   Jul-19-09 09:16 AM   #65 
  - Here is what angers me about this the most:  thistooshalllpass   Jul-19-09 10:52 AM   #68 
  - Exactly  ellie   Jul-19-09 03:02 PM   #80 
     - So you are moving to Detroit?  Taitertots   Jul-20-09 02:28 AM   #102 
  - I live in a suburb a few blocks from the woods now  thistooshalllpass   Jul-19-09 10:54 AM   #69 
  - Eh, red foxes will go just about anywhere that has the right conditions.  BreweryYardRat   Jul-19-09 11:07 AM   #70 
  - This might make a good subject for Michael Moore's next movie.  Brigid   Jul-19-09 09:59 PM   #85 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-19-09 10:20 PM   #87 
  - I lived in the wilds of Michigan for 20 years and NEVER ONCE saw a fox. This really is rare.  slampoet   Jul-19-09 11:00 PM   #92 
  - I live in Dearborn and see fox quite regularly n/t  Taitertots   Jul-20-09 02:18 AM   #99 
  - There's a pair of red tail's that nest on my street  sakabatou   Jul-19-09 11:07 PM   #94 
  - If the Freepers try to overthrow the government  Tabasco_Dave   Jul-20-09 02:05 AM   #98 
     - ha ha... I remember that movie. Detroit doesn't want a bunch of freepers  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-20-09 02:24 AM   #100 
 

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