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    Just rented a house to a girl that lived and grew up on 8 mile road up there. You could say she would never get a job with the local welcome center or chamber of commerce there. She was very glad to be gone. Is it a war zone? I know about the area a little farther out where Hoffa went missing at Machus Red Fox restaurant at Bloomfield. Not a bad area there.


    Except for mother in law memories.


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    In my eyes anything east of Milford these days is a war zone when it comes to traffic. But 8 mile, man that's rough turf!

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    8 mile runs from like way out west to the detroit river. So. Depends where on 8 mile. Most of that run of 8 mile from say about Farmington Road east to the river, anymore, yeagh it's like Lebanon, american style.

    If you say to anyone here 8 mile, there next question would be where on 8 mile. As you get more into the closer suburbs directly bordering Detroit, 8 mile is the division between what is drugs, poverty, chaos to the south, and then to the north where the upper crust live. On 8 mile, in a bad zone, it's wild to me cause I too was not from here. You can go 1 mile north to nine mile on like a north south like corridor on a road in Ferndale for example. 2 mile deadbeand just like a tstat. you'll have 8 mile, then a mile south, real bad, a mile north homos and yuppies at expensive hip bars.

    This a wild area. Over on the River, in Gross Pointe. Multi Zillion dollars estates to the north, crack house across the street. I kid you not. Things don't get gradual. It's like bam, your in a bad area.

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    Yeagh Bob,

    You all got to know. Bob has it so rough. He is in an area where the avereage home price is over 300 grand. SUV's in the driveway. But hey, according to the Mayor of Detroitl, the outer burbs have more drugs in them. HA HA.

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    Bout what she was saying. I remember a lot of what you are saying. She is a federal agent and a instructor here now at FLETC. She runs about 5 miles a day and said she would never run there. Said her bones won't be back there when she is done with them. These people get like $1,200 a month housing allowance.

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    We are more and more talking about moving. I got my biz though. Plus the kids school. If my biz went south, or I got lured with a very neat well paying job, yeagh I would seriously consider moving.

    It's just not the moral decay. The economy here is in the worst shape ever there saying. I know Bob was saying the 80's were bad here. It's pretty bad here. There is no vibrancy. No energy. It's like you can see it sort of. Like it's slipping into a black hole.

    This state is losing jobs left and right. Every day, the News is reporting on something else leaving. I am not exagerating.

    Well, you can just imagine how the animals take advantage of all this.

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    The thing that she told me that was a eye opener was that she was afraid of the Muslim community there among a host of other things. That she thought they may try something there on a WMD scale or in a radius of there at another city. They have no problem about snuffing out their own people.

    It did look like Syria when I was up there in some spots.

    What she is saying may be why people are leaving.

    [Edited by JAMES 3528 on 09-29-2005 at 03:10 PM]

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    Originally posted by Dowadudda
    We are more and more talking about moving. I got my biz though. Plus the kids school. If my biz went south, or I got lured with a very neat well paying job, yeagh I would seriously consider moving.

    It's just not the moral decay. The economy here is in the worst shape ever there saying. I know Bob was saying the 80's were bad here. It's pretty bad here. There is no vibrancy. No energy. It's like you can see it sort of. Like it's slipping into a black hole.

    This state is losing jobs left and right. Every day, the News is reporting on something else leaving. I am not exagerating.

    Well, you can just imagine how the animals take advantage of all this.
    You need to take the Georgia hvac test. I am sure you remember Tybee and Saint Simons don't you?

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    Oh gosh. Don't even say that to me. I would die to go down there and make money doing refrigeration, and afford to live amongst my customers. Jekyll too.

    Much simpler life. Whats really neat I think is that alot of guys who know you on here have no idea what it is like where you live. They just think Georgia, country. And have no clue it's like Jimmy Buffet all over.

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    There is a "B"illion dollar water front project on the board that will in essence rebuild the downtown area with shops and mini malls at the new bridge. The law enforcement center is growing like crazy and they just built a new airline terminal. The new bridge is expanding the port. A lot of things have changed and are changing since you were at Ft. Stewart. They are keeping Jekyll like it was.

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    You guys sound like a bunch of "HOMEYS".

    Hi Dow.

    Hope I'm not interfering but I grew up around the area you guys are talking about.


    But the the new divider is now ten mile road. I have customers (more correctly HAD) all over warren. A lot of elderly polish folks that I cultivated as customers in the eighties. They settled there after living in Hamtramck.

    I used to be able to go all the way to Van Dyke and 8mile with out locking my truck.
    That changed about six years ago. The same goes for ten milewest of dequindre.

    I have realatives in Georgia and am considering a move too.

    Excuse me if my comments were not welcome, just thought I'd add my own thoughts. Seems like that's all I got left now.

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    where in GA?

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    Got a sister in law Roswell. Big family don there.

    Was staion in GA a long time ago. Nice country

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