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Camden, New Jersey: One Of Hundreds Of U.S. Cities That Are Turning Into Rotting, Decaying Hellholes

Camden, New Jersey - Photo by Blake BolingerAll over America, formerly prosperous communities are being transformed into crime-infested wastelands of poverty and despair.  Of course the most famous example of this is Detroit.  At one time, Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen and it had the highest per capita income in the entire country.  But now it has become a rotting, decaying hellhole that the rest of the planet laughs at.  And of course Detroit is far from alone.  There are hundreds of other U.S. cities that are suffering a similar fate.  In this article, the focus is going to be on Camden, New Jersey, but the truth is that there are lots of other “Detroits” and “Camdens” all over the nation.  Jobs and businesses are leaving our cities at a staggering rate, and what is being left behind is poverty, crime and extreme desperation.

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone published an article that took a hard look at the nightmare conditions that exist in Camden.  A city that once made Campbell’s soup and some of this nation’s most famous warships is now a national disgrace.  The following are six of the best quotes out of that article…

-“In September, its last supermarket closed, and the city has been declared a “food desert” by the USDA. The place is literally dying, its population having plummeted from above 120,000 in the Fifties to less than 80,000 today.”

-“Their home is a city with thousands of abandoned houses but no money to demolish them, leaving whole blocks full of Ninth Ward-style wreckage to gather waste and rats.”

-“With legal business mostly gone, illegal business took hold. Those hundreds of industries have been replaced by about 175 open-air drug markets, through which some quarter of a billion dollars in dope moves every year.”

-“On January 18th, 2011, the city laid off 168 of its 368 police officers, kicking off a dramatic, years-long, cops-versus-locals, house-to-house battle over a few square miles of North American territory that should have been national news, but has not been, likely because it took place in an isolated black and Hispanic ghost town.”

-“After the 2011 layoffs, police went into almost total retreat. Drug dealers cheerfully gave interviews to local reporters while slinging in broad daylight.”

-“The carnage left Camden’s crime rate on par with places like Haiti after its 2010 earthquake, and with other infamous Third World hot spots, as police officials later noticed to their dismay when they studied U.N. statistics.”

You can read the rest of the article right here.  But as bad as things have become in Camden, this should not be a surprise to most of you.  The reality is that this kind of rot and decay is happening in communities all over the United States.

Over in Detroit, crime has gotten so bad that even the police are telling people to “enter Detroit at your own risk“.  When you call the police in Detroit it takes them an average of 58 minutes to respond, and more than 90 percent of the crimes committed in the city end up as unsolved mysteries.

At this point, 60 percent of all children in Detroit are living in poverty, and there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes in the city.

For much more on all this, check out the statistics in this article, and you can find some great photos of the “ruins of Detroit” right here.

So why is all of this happening?

Well, there are lots of factors involved of course, but the biggest one is the lack of good jobs in these cities.

At one time, Detroit had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the entire nation.  But now those days are long gone.

And what is happening to Detroit is precisely what is happening to America as a whole.  Our good jobs are disappearing and the middle class is being systematically destroyed.

In order to have a middle class, you have got to have middle class jobs.

There is no way around that.

And right now, hordes of young people are graduating from college and discovering that the middle class jobs that they were promised simply are not there.

CNN recently profiled a 37-year-old college graduate named Bobby Bingham.  Because he cannot find a good job, he is forced to work four low paying jobs…

Bobby Bingham works four jobs in Kansas City, Missouri, yet he has very little to show for it.

Bingham is 37 years old and has a college degree, but like many Americans, is stuck working many hours in low wage, part-time jobs.

Each week, he works a total of about 60 hours in his jobs as a massage therapist, a waiter at a Mexican restaurant, a delivery man for sandwich chain Jimmy John’s and a receptionist at his massage school.

Bingham makes approximately $400 a week, which works out to about $20,000 a year.  He has come to the conclusion that he may never be able to make enough to support a family…

“I’ve come to the point in my life where I wonder if I can ever support a family,” he said. “I have no idea how that’s ever going to logically happen.”

That deeply saddened my heart when I read that.  Here is a young man that wants to get married, have a family and do all the right things, but the economy is so bad that he fears that this may never be possible for him.

As I have written about previously, the economic downturn that we are experiencing right now has hit men particularly hard.  The number of men in their prime working years that do not make enough money to support a family is rising with each passing year, and this is causing massive problems in this country.

And when our politicians proclaim that all we need is “more education”, I feel like vomiting.  The U.S. population as a whole has more “education” today than it ever has had before.

If you think that “more education” is the answer, then check out the following excerpt from a recent interview with a law school graduate that is making about $40,000 a year and that has about $200,000 in law school debt…

Yes, it’s extremely hard to get by. I can’t afford rent or a car and can barely afford food. Anything extra like enjoying myself with friends, going to a movie, traveling, etc. — that’s all out the window for the foreseeable future and possibly for the rest of my life thanks to law school. I live with my parents. I don’t have a car. I don’t go out to socialize. I don’t date. I don’t buy new clothes. I don’t buy electronics. I don’t buy much of anything. I spend my free time working other jobs to put more money toward my debt. I do contract work for other lawyers, but the pay is very low and payment is sporadic.

Why did this happen to him?  Well, the truth is that there are way, way too many law school graduates.  There are not nearly enough good jobs for all of them.  In fact, this particular law school graduate deeply regrets ever going to law school and considers it “an extraordinary waste of money”…

I consider law school a waste of my life and an extraordinary waste of money. I feel like I was duped and tricked. At the end of the day, it’s my own fault for being a sucker and I learned an extremely hard lesson. Because I went to law school, I don’t see myself having a family, earning a comfortable wage, or having an enjoyable lifestyle.

But at least he has a job.  There are millions of college graduates that do not.  And there are hundreds of thousands of other college graduates that are currently working as waiters and waitresses.  Large numbers are also working temp jobs or standing behind registers in retail stores.

Over the past decade, tens of thousands of businesses and millions of good jobs have left this country.  The quality of the jobs that remain continues to decline at a frightening pace, and most of the new jobs that are being “created” these days are part-time jobs.

But you won’t hear the mainstream media or our most prominent politicians talk about these things much.  You won’t hear them talk about the fact that median household income in the United States has fallen for five years in a row or about the fact that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen for eight years in a row.

The middle class is dying.

Wake up America.

And even as millions of our jobs have been shipped to the other side of the planet, some of the most prominent “American companies” have been bought up by foreigners.  The following list comes from a recent Economy In Crisis article

—–

Here are some of America’s most famous brands currently held in foreign hands:

  • Budweiser, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V., which is based in Leuven, Belgium
  • Alka-Seltzer, now owned by German company Bayer Schering Pharma AG
  • Ben & Jerrys, now owned by British-Dutch Unilever
  • AMC theaters, now owned by the Chinese
  • 7-Eleven, now owned by the Japanese company, Seven & I Holdings
  • Woman’s Day Magazine, now owned by the French company,  Hachette Filipacchi Médias, S.A
  • Purina, now owned by the Swiss company, Nestle
  • Gerber, now owned by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis
  • Firestone, now owned by the Japanese Bridgestone Corporation
  • Citgo, now owned by the government of Venezuela
  • French’s Mustard, now owned by Reckitt Benckiser, a British conglomerate
  • Frigidaire, now owned by Sweden’s AB Electrolux
  • The Plaza Hotel in New York City, now owned by Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva’s El-Ad Group
  • Trader Joes, now owned by German billionaires Karl and Theo Albrecht
  • Dial soap, now owned by Henkel KGaA, based in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Sunglass Hut, now owned by Italian eyewear seller Luxottica Group

—–

Are you starting to get the picture?

Our economic infrastructure is being absolutely gutted and more than 46 million Americans are now living in poverty.

And if you are waiting for the jokers in Washington D.C. to fix things, you are going to be waiting for a very, very long time.

Over the past several years, both the Democrats and the Republicans have proven again and again that they are basically completely and totally useless.  In fact, just about everything that they try to do actually makes our problems even worse.

In just a few days, Barack Obama leaves for a 17 day holiday vacation in Hawaii.  Many have criticized him and the members of Congress for taking so much time off, but perhaps that is the best thing that they can do at this point.  As long as they are away from Washington D.C., at least they won’t be making things even worse for all the rest of us.

  • MegaLiberty74

    It’s the deindustrialization of America by big government through taxations, fines, fees, extreme regulations, etc. Eventually, the business owner who can’t pay in D.C. to get exempted from such criminal government as like we are seeing with Obamacare, they throw their hands up and say DONE.

    Who’s John Galt? This was all predicted and it’s basic economics.

    • JoeD

      John Galt was a creepy celibate perv who settled on being dirty thirds with Dagny Taggart.

      America as an industrial power could never compete with the rest of the world once the rug was pulled out from under its feet. You blame taxes and regulation but that’s what comes with maintaining a first world country. No way to compete with the China’s of the world that are willing to poison their people with toxic pollution and have billions of people willing to work for slave wages. Of course instead of choosing to protect ourselves we decided it would be a better idea to save a few bucks at Walmart.

    • jox

      To reduce the taxes you should cut military expenses, not healthcare nor education.

      • Sonar

        So tell that to communist China and Russia which are both increasing military expenditures while spending very little on social services for their people?

  • some-buh-day

    Another masterpiece, Michael. That last paragraph is golden lol. Don’t forget that people are leaving the country in record numbers also

    • 1stworlder

      Those are productive people trying to go Galt to somewhere with lower taxes

  • Chris

    Ross Perot warned us this would eventually happen, but we failed to listen. In all honesty, we deserve everything we’re getting now. We voted for all of this. Politicians realized a long time ago that most people were uniformed about what was happening around them, thus allowing them to pass these ludicrous trade agreements that only benefited a handful of individuals. I’m afraid it’s too late to save the ship now.

    • Rodster

      It was the “giant sucking sound”, so true.

      • Mondobeyondo

        So true…. so true.

      • Anonymous

        The “giant sucking sound” is coming from DC.

        • 2Gary2

          the giant sucking sound is conservative policies sucking the wealth of the middle class up to their 1% who they exclusively represent.

          • Sonar

            the giant sucking sound is progressive/liberal/leftist/socialist/communist policies sucking the wealth of the middle class up to their 1% cronies like George Soros along with bankers and hedge funds managers who put their stooge into the White House

          • dbomb12

            Don’t forget the “CONSERVATIVE” heritage foundation supported NAFTA.
            The left / right paradigm is the real divider. All polititcians are part of the same culb and we are not in it

          • FUKyiah

            WHAT conservative policies? What planet are you from? I’ll bet your parents were related BEFORE they got married.

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        • FounderChurch

          We need more of THE RIGHT KIND, and fewer of the wrong kind. By that I mean dumb America haters and I think you would qualify on both counts. Why do you pretend to be so dense and dumb? You know what I meant to start with, and if you are too slow to get it, well then, I just told you.

          • Pablo Solano

            Laughable. Spouting meaningless rubbish. It saddens me to think of the trees that produced oxygen that has been wasted on you.

          • GSOB

            Christian Reconstruction

    • Oldphartbsa

      I didn’t vote for any of this. In fact, I voted for Ross Perot.

      • Geoff Gariepy

        Me too!

      • greanfinisher .

        Ross Perot was looking out for Ross Perot.

      • Mondobeyondo

        So did I. He would have made a difference if he had been elected. But this is a democracy, er, constitutional republic, and the people wanted Clinton.

        • Kannin

          The people didn’t want Clinton! He won with less than 50% of the vote. Ross Perot only served to divide the conservative vote.

      • djc

        I voted for him twice. Its all really hopeless at this stage of the game.

    • JulietteofOhio

      WE don’t deserve this and WE didn’t fail to listen.There just weren’t enough of US to make a difference, but WE are suffering along with everyone else. I do agree it’s too late to save the ship.

      • J Hall

        Amen, juliette

      • Hammerstrike

        Secession, the only solution!

        And the opportunity is likely to come sooner than most expects.

      • Mondobeyondo

        How did these politicians get to such high levels of power? Someone voted for them. We don’t have coup d’etats in America (or do we?)

        Detroit is my favorite example of mismanagement. And NO, it has NOTHING to do with black politicians in charge for the past 60 years there. It’s government mismanagement,

        • Kannin

          It was mismanagement and the unions. At the same time the government was growing too large too fast… and giving in to the public unions, the private unions were killing manufacturing jobs. What followed was fewer jobs and higher taxes to help support the bloated city. Then the wealthiest and the middle class fled to the burbs, and left the city to the poorest… who cannot afford to support the massive amounts of infrastructure and retirees.
          You can draw a very clear line between Detroit, Michigan and 20 other cities and states… St. Louis, Chicago, California and Illinois to name a few… mismanaged by liberal governments and unions… both, private and public.

          • Annette Smith

            I am so surprised that California has not declared bankruptcy. I don’t know how it gets along. Used to live there, and glad we don’t anymore.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Chris: to this day, I hate Rush “Pillhead” Limbaugh with a passion for trashing Ross Perot. Pillhead was a big supporter of NAFTA and called Perot a racist for opposing it. But Perot was absolutely right about that “giant sucking sound.” Americans ignored Perot at their own peril, and I think you’re right about it being too late to save the ship now. Welcome to the Third World.

      • Chris

        EI Pollo de Oro: NAFTA and the rest of the free trade agreements were never meant to help us “little people.” Its sole purpose was to turn First World countries into Third World dumps. If they pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, then it’s lights out for good.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Chris: That’s exactly what NAFTA (No American Factories Taking Applications) was designed to do: turn major developed economies into Third World toilets. And CAFTA made things even worse because it sent out a message that if globalists though minimum-wage workers in México were overpaid, they could always move to countries that are even poorer (Honduras, Guatemalan, El Salvador). Globalism is truly a race to the bottom just as Perot predicted.

          • Sequoia

            NAFTA also screwed the Mexican people,because it wiped out all of the small family farms.Now the campesinos in Michoacan and other agriculture areas have to compete with the big Agribusiness corpotations in the USSA, and of course they can’t compete with them.
            The campesinos went broke and could’t compete and some of them had no choice than abandon their farms and try to cross the border ilegally into the USSA,to find work and survive.
            If there was no NAFTA,most of these people would have stayed in their home states,in Mexico Farming and surviving.
            NAFTA has screwed the Amaeicans, Mexicans and Canadians

          • El Pollo de Oro

            Sequoia: Excellent point about how badly NAFTA hurt campesinos in México. Although globalists won’t admit it, there’s a major connection between NAFTA and all the narcoviolencia south of the border. When campesinos lost their livelihood, los carteles took full advantage of that and put them to work.

      • Sonar

        NAFTA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 8, 1993 and entered force January 1, 1994. Although it was signed by President Bush, it was a priority of President Clinton’s, and its passage is considered one of his first successes by the Democrat Party.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Sonar: NAFTA is one of the many reasons I’m neither a Republi-con nor a Democrap. Clinton and Gore supported NAFTA along with Rush “Pillhead” Limbaugh and the Heritage Foundation. It was bipartisan rape of the American economy. So, bienvenidos, americanos, al tercer mundo.

          • Annette Smith

            Always, follow the money.

      • Danger_Close

        Limbaugh had always been for the Establishment GOP and for Multi National Corporations. He has never cared about what’s best for The Republic of the United States or it’s citizens.

        He threatened to leave for Singapore if Obama was reelected, yet for some reason, he’s still in West Palm Beach.

        Americans ignored Perot, as the ignored Paul. Trouble is, both were right.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Danger Close: Pillhead Limbaugh also threatened to move to Costa Rica because of the Unaffordable Care Act, which gave me a good laugh because in many parts of Latin America, he would be a prime candidate for the dreaded Desperate People Doing Desperate Things Tax. Pillhead might be OK in Costa Rica, which is one of the safer countries in Latin America. But in Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras or Colombia, he would be a prime candidate for a kidnapping. The kidnappers/DPDDTT collectors are no joke in those countries.

          • GSOB

            I like Rush more than I know you.

          • Annette Smith

            Rush was okay when he started. He has become filthy and vulgar. He has been outright disgustingly trashy. I no longer listen to him for years. No one in my family does, anymore. Once you have to resort to vulgarity, you’re nothing.

    • Sally Q

      No, not all of us voted for this crap…many of us either refused to vote (don’t bother with the arguments…), or voted for somebody such as Ron Paul…the problems are not voting; the problems are the banking / corporate conglomerates and various multinational organizations such as the CFR that own the governments of most countries and are deliberately orchestrating these events. If you don’t believe it, do some investigating into the Federal Reserve, the Rothschilds, the Bilderbergs, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations and other related people and organizations. Put it together and understand.

      • Chris

        ” the problems are the banking / corporate conglomerates and various multinational organizations such as the CFR that own the governments of most countries and are deliberately orchestrating these events” You just made my point.
        Like I said in my original post, voting is the problem because the majority keep on voting for politicians who are in cahoots with corporate conglomerates, etc.

    • theblues77

      Exactly. You can’t write an accurate article or frame the debate accurately without STARTING with NAFTA.

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    • John O’Neill

      Amen to all of that. It is not just Obama/Biden who caused much of this but it is the millions of Americans who voted for them and who still champion their affirmative action virtuous government. Americans brought this on themselves and as Mencken once said “democracy is people getting what they deserve and getting it good and hard”.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Does the Rolling Drone article point out that, like Detroit, Camden is a Democratic city that voted overhelmingly for Obama? They are getting the hellhole they deserve.

    • http://americandictators.blogspot.com/ WarriorClass III

      Camden was 89 percent white in 1940 (104,842 out of 117,536 residents), and it was thriving. It attracted a steady flow of black migrants in search of jobs (that they didn’t create, nor could they sustain). By 1980, the city was 53 percent black (45,009 out of 84,910 residents). Only 26,003 white people remained.

      This is how the city of Camden died — no more white residents paying the taxes or maintaining some form of civilization to support the city. Eventually, the same non-white population that overwhelmed Camden started to overwhelm the white suburbs surrounding the city.

      Demography is destiny.

      • Tatiana Covington

        You meant race is destiny.

        • Mondobeyondo

          Race.. is the 100 meter dash.

          • 1stworlder

            its inverse. The race that usually wins 100 meter dashes loses out at the math test at payday loan offices.

      • luchia

        You are so correct warrior. I live in Camden on Erie St., in 1953. I was a great neighborhood. No crime, but petty stuff. We then moved to N. 24th St. No crime, except the petty. When I would go out and play, Mom would say, be home before dark, and at ages 8,9,10,11, etc., I was gone ALL day long. Couldn’t call Mom either, no phone, oh also no cell phone (lol). Nice clean neighborhoods both of them. Then they build Abbott Village for the low income people and slowly the place deteriorated, it seem like wild fire, slowly thugs and people from Puerto Rico, blacks took over, and it went to crap. Once the whites moved out, it started to become what it is today. Drove thru there about 2 yrs. ago, it was disgusting.

        • Sequoia

          Los Angeles CA has also turned into a hellhole which is expanding to one day turn all of Southern California into one.

          • Sonar

            Inland California is filled with bankrupt hellholes like Stockton and San Bernardino.

          • Annette Smith

            So true, so true! Those of us who grew up there know this to be the absolute truth. Did you know that Los Angeles is filled with illiterate people? There was a news report on the amount of illegals there. So many, now that the whites have moved out, that they are the main population group in Los Angeles city…and they are illiterate. Google it for the story.

        • de malfosse

          luchia; I also lived on Erie St until ’69. There is no public acceptance of that which we witnessed.

      • Hellfire1968

        Baltimore is the way and it is getting worse.

      • k

        They shouldnt have been brought from africa then. Blame politicians, not people.

        • JulietteofOhio

          There’s not a lot we can do about that, now. Politicians didn’t bring them, it was a business, and a very bad one, which has ongoing ramifications for all of us. We’re still stuck trying to take care of them, and they’re still busily biting the hand that feeds them.

          • k

            Its not the ones who are being fed, its the ones who arent.

          • k

            And businesses and politicians have been hand in hand since millenia. They are two sides of the same coin.

        • Hammerstrike

          Who elected the politicians? That´s right!

          Some are more guilty than others but if you are looking for the guilty, you only need to look into a mirror!

          • k

            People elect politicians believing they will do something good. Now if politicians do something bad instead, its their fault not the peoples. The only other alternative is not to vote…and a lot of people do that already.

          • k

            I dont know how i missed your comment.

      • Kim

        This is racist. The failure of Camden and other us cities is connected to de-industrialization which can be connected to an even bigger cause, namely, peak oil in the United States in 1970. I’m not talking about fracking potentials, but cheap, easily-recoverable oil with large investment to energy recovered ratios. After we drained our wells circa 1970, industrialization declined and the jobs (money) went away and the poor were left inhabiting places like Camden and Detroit. This has nothing to do with the color of anyone’s skin. The only connection I see between race and poverty is lack of opportunity, and the governments refusal to be honest and manage the wind down of industry in a rational way. Eventually, we will all be living in similar Camdens, or worse.

        • http://americandictators.blogspot.com/ WarriorClass III

          The weapons of mass instruction have done their damage. There are far more poor whites without opportunity than non-whites in America, yet it’s the non-whites that are responsible for more than 80% of the crime.

          The ten most dangerous cities in America all have non-white majority populations, new FBI data has revealed.

          This not-so-surprising news is just the latest piece of evidence that emphasizes a clear correlation between increased non-white immigration and soaring crime figures.

          Refer to The New Century Foundation’s The Color of Crime (2005), an American report on the differences in crime rates by race. It found that:

          • Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

          • Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate.

          • Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.

          • Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.

          • Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.

          • Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.

          • Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.

          • Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.

          You can keep making excuses for these people, but the facts don’t change. The problems you mention affect us all, but it’s the non-whites committing the crimes.

          • Kim

            Depends on where u live. I don’t believe criminal behavior is oriented in one’s racial DNA, just as I don’t believe one is homosexuality in the womb and from birth.

            Environment, social status, economic status, inequality, and culture play primary roles in adult behavior.

            Then u have the added problem of substance abuse.

            Let’s take a comprehensive look at these statistical outcomes before we make conclusion that if you’re born black or mexican you are destined to have an 80% more probability to commit a violent crime than your white counterparts. Until there is actually something isolated in the human genome pertaining to race and criminal behaviors, I don’t believe there is any reason to take a racist attitude toward crime.

          • http://americandictators.blogspot.com/ WarriorClass III

            To some extent it does seem to depend upon where you live. Minorities in Texas are less violent than in other parts of the country. Nevertheless they are still more violent than whites and there are far more whites that are subjected to adverse pressures with regard to the things you mention, like environment, social status, economic status, inequality, drug use and cultural issues. Overall, non-whites are more impulsive and violent and the strongest correlation is race rather than any other factor. This is just observation of the facts, not racism. Whites are not angels, but you don’t see these problems in majority white cities and neighborhoods.

          • Kim

            It could be cultural, intellectual and emotional as well. It is well known that Italians are hot tempered. Does that mean they are hot tempered BECAUSE they are Italian? Not necessarily, I am of English heritage mostly and my family is very even tempered. But we have our issues.

          • GSOB

            I bet

          • 1stworlder

            Good point Spain is the only Hispanic nation with more bookstores than woman/male donkey shows.

          • Hammerstrike

            “Minorities in Texas are less violent than in other parts of the country.”

            Everyone is, because there are a lot of guns there!

          • GSOB

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          • GSOB

            T = Total depravity

          • GSOB

            U = Unconditional election

          • GSOB

            L = Limited atonement

          • GSOB

            I = Irresistable grace

          • GSOB

            P = Perseverance of the Saints

          • 1stworlder

            IQ has been proven to be at least 85% genetic. This plays out in choices like “should I take a 500+%APR payday loan” or “should I rob a liquor store for $200, which could put me in prison, and prevent me from getting a job at a liquor store” China towns have been some of the poorest neighborhoods in US history but had even less crime than white hoods. Asians are able to succeed because they evolved under similar circumstances as Europeans.

          • Kim

            Ok, no way. Not genetic, it’s environmental, in other words, related to the way you are raised, taught, what sort of examples you have had, I will reach and give u the benefit of nutritional influences. Genetics? Please. No way — this line of thought is akin to predestination, and I don’t believe in predestination, however, if we are talking about some sort of genetic defect, I am open to that. Are u talking about some sort of mental defect that has been diagnosed by a medical doctor?

          • 1stworlder

            Nutrition can only affect it negatively and no one in the US on foodstamps is going to be that deficient. Studies have been done on identical twins separated at birth. The genes for IQ would give no advantage to people in an R style evolution set up where they have to outbreed diseases, High IQ only helps those evolving in K style evolution. If it was environmental 4th generation Hispanics would be able to compete with whites. Reality is what still exists when you stop believing in it. The avg IQ for east Asians is 106, whites 100, Mexicans 90, US/DR blacks 85 and African/Haiti blacks 70. Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a land mass but the avg IQs between the 2 is as great as US vs African blacks due to the histories of each side of the island. Haitis side killed all whites & mixed after slaves where freed while the DR only killed white males.

          • Annette Smith

            Culture. And, the fact that the way your mom and dad brought you up, generally creates your destiny. Oh, that’s culture.

        • Hammerstrike

          Look further than peak oil or even wages, it is still more expensive for China to get oil than for the US and A.

          The Federal Reserve and central banks in europe, through inflation, are redistributing profits from manufacture and other businesses to themselves and their cronies, they backed bloated governements that are sucking national economies even drier.

          As for race…

        • Sonar

          Peak oil have been proven to be a failed theory put out by alarmists in the environmental movement who refuse to acknowledge the fact that oil production is INCREASING! In 2003, the Bakken formation in North Dakota was producing a mere 10,000 barrels a day. Today, it is over 400,000 barrels, and North Dakota has become the fourth-largest oil-producing state in the country. Such “tight” oil could add as much as two million barrels a day to U.S. oil production after 2020—something that would not have been in any forecast five years ago.

          Overall U.S. oil production has increased more than 10% since 2008. Net oil imports reached a high point of 60% in 2005, but today, thanks to increased production and greater energy efficiency (plus the use of ethanol), imports are down to 47%.

          • Kim

            The Bakken oil play is a joke. As are all fracking operations.

      • Hammerstrike

        “Demography is Destiny.”

        Not when biological warfare, economic collapse and pandemies are involved!

      • Gay Veteran

        “…So why is all of this happening?
        Well, there are lots of factors involved of course, but the biggest one is the lack of good jobs in these cities….”

        I expected this article to bring out the people who wants to blame minorities instead of the multi-national corporations.

        attributed to Jay Gould: “I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.”

    • Mondobeyondo

      You know, whenever you discuss Detroit’s politics you run the risk of being racist.

      *sigh*

      Ummm.. you know? I’m tired of hearing the old tired arguments that “anywhere black people run the government, trouble is sure to follow”.

      Just gonna touch on a couple brief points as my time is limited.

      Ladies and gentlemen, may I present…..

      Exhibit #1
      The late Nelson Mandela.
      Black guy, held in prison for 27 years, ran for president, and won. South Africa is a worse, um BETTER country because of Nelson Mandela.

      If there was an African American Republican in charge of Detroit, would it have been any different? Really? I don’t know. Maybe, maybe not.

      • English Kev

        South Africa is better,yeah? That’s what you’re saying,right?
        Jeesh.

        • Mondobeyondo

          Nope,, didn’t say that at all.

      • Peter

        There was only one person who walked on water, and it wasn’t Mandela. There was a reason Mandela went to jail. Did you know his wife put tires around peoples necks and set them on fire. While he was busy organizing car bombing in the city. Does the Liberal media or schools teach this. Or are they too busy renaming the school after him.

      • Anonymous

        Have you asked some of the South African farmers if they think S.Africa is a better country after Mandela?

        • jox

          Obviously the people that benefited from segregation and racism feel that life was better with the former social structure. Do we have to worry about them?

          • 1stworlder

            During apartheid there was always heavy immigration as it was better than any black nation.

      • Kim

        It absolutely would not have made one bit of difference whether a democrat or a republican black or white was running Detroit. Detroit was built on cheap oil. It was a city that thrived on industrialization and collapsed under its own weight when de-industrialization began, and the poor were left holding the bag. Race is so completely irrelevant in the collapse of Detroit and Camden, I find it bizarre that we are even discussing it. Just give it time, we will all be living in Camdens of our own soon enough. De-industrialization itself isn’t an evil thing. But refusal to honestly acknowledge it and manage it in a proper way has led to the Camdens of this country.

        • Pablo Solano

          Here, here

        • 1stworlder

          When you replace a population with an avg IQ of 100 with one of 85 you get the 3rdworld.

      • 1stworlder

        Mandella’s family was given a free gold mine and the new black guards they hired sold all the equipment for scrap. Not an ounce of gold has left it since it was given, you would think if you were going to steal from a gold mine you would steal gold not scrap metal.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Three reasons why I’m still awake at 1AM on the Internet. – in no particular order:

      1) Lady Gaga videos
      2) People who think all our nation’s problems are because of the Democrats
      3) That “Sound of Music” production that Carrie Underwood (who I suspect is a Democrat) starred in on NBC, on December 5th.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        “People who think all our nation’s problems are because of the Democrats”
        What do you ascribe them to?

        • Gay Veteran

          BOTH parties. get a clue

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Oh, I’ve got a clue. It’s a simple question to see what he thinks the issue is. I’m just curious what he thinks.

            Now lets see if you have that much touted clue. Which philosophy?

    • laura m.

      Other hellholes are Reading, Pa. Sections in Baltimore, Gary, Ind., Atlanta; some of these row houses are at least 100 yrs old and not kept up in decades, like Detroit falling into ruins. K & Kim: agree, this is not a time to breed kids either. They will have a zero future.

      • 1stworlder

        Reading PA is a sanctuary city.

    • Boo-urns

      Voting Republican would have made no different. Do you really think the GOP isn’t comprised of the same type of idiots and morons and greedy bastards as the Democrats?

      • Drud

        I agree with the sentiment and I love the handle. Almost makes me want to change my to Hans Moleman.

  • K

    Michael once we had a pretty great Country here. Now we are turning into the world norm, 75% poor, 20% middle class, and 5% rich or near rich. Most of the smaller countries have always had these kind of percentages. Now the larger ones are heading down the same road. It is all part of a long term plan, and that plan is approaching the final chapter. Once this sort of plan would have never worked here, the people would have never stood for it. So perhaps this Country may be more educated than ever before. But it sure isn’t as smart as it once was.

    • kfilly

      Yeah, most that are educated are educated idiots. Most of them don’t have a lick of common sense.

      • Anonymous

        Very true. Some of the most intelligent people are found in the rural areas with little formal education. The song “A Country Boy Can Survive” is likely talking about the Southeast USA. Those people know how to survive and take care of themselves, even when there are no jobs to be found.

        • Annette Smith

          I am living among some of those folks. It’s good to be here. They take care of one another, too!

      • J Hall

        kfilly, they were never really educated. They were trained and indoctrinated. There is a significant difference.

    • Mondobeyondo

      It’s still a great country. Ask anyone from Cambodia what they think of the U.S.

      We are losing the American Dream though. That more than anything, is what made America great.

      • Azrael

        No, what made America great was the wholesale killing of indians to get their land for free. If you would have had to pay for it you would have been in the same position as Mexico.

        • K

          What happened to the Native Americans was wrong, but not unique. Except for the most remote, or undesired land. Every place on earth is soaked with human blood. ,All lands, have at some point been violently taken by someone else. Mans civilized nature is a very thin veneer. In times of crisis, it is quite easily ripped away.Those that doubt that are in for quite a shock, albeit a very short shock.

          • k

            All great countries, at some point have gone down too.

          • K

            Very true. But none of those Countries possessed nuclear weapons. If we fail, what happens next. Do the local warlords take over the nukes? Or do the Russians or the Chinese nuke us, to keep that from happening. Or do they invade en masse to secure the nuclear stockpile. No, if we fail, it will be greatly different than anything witnessed before.

          • k

            Russia, china, india, pak, have the same threat…and more likely than not, they have a greater danger from warlords and economic/societal collapse than america has right now.

          • K

            Russia and China have a strong enough military, to secure their nukes. As Russia already proved when the communists fell. India is actually in better shape than most, and the core of their military is highly professional. Pak. there are already plans in place to invade, to secure their nukes.

          • k

            Not as strong as americas. America has the strongest military in the world. And if you think their military is strong enough to protect their nukes, then my friend you have nothing to worry about with regards to americas capability to protect its nukes.

          • GSOB

            That is for the time being.

            America is the atomic weapons franchise dealer of the world.

          • GSOB

            ACTS 17:26

            And He hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation,

            27
            that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.

          • Annette Smith

            Everything has a shelf life.

          • Kim

            I agree with you. The native Americans were just waiting to be displaced. Someone was going to do it eventually, but, what I find tragic is the WAY they were displaced. I also agree that many are in for quite a shock. I vacillate from being hopeful, to being afraid. Sometimes I feel ambivalent, which I strongly dislike.

          • K

            Until the collapse actually happens, there is nothing wrong with a bit of hope. Fear however can paralyze, I find no use for it. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst seems a good guideline. Many nowadays get caution confused with fear. Caution comes from wisdom, fear does not. So prepare to the point that you can, but do not forget to live your life..

          • GSOB

            Matthew 24:6

            “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
            7
            “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.…

          • Annette Smith

            My family is gone, except for my son. I am glad that he has chosen to not marry and have kids. So, I only have him to worry about. I would hate to have grand-children in this world. I would worry so much about them. I grew up in the 50’s in a neighborhood that was like Ozzie and Harriet. I miss that place. Anyway, I’m glad that I won’t have immediate family to worry about.

        • Patrick Mallahan

          Only the strong survive, it’s nature.

        • J Hall

          Azrael, the initial settlers did well with the indigenous peoples. Both benefited from the other. What happened is when the ruling class realized that the wilderness they were banishing the undesirables to was, in fact, a very wealthy land – they sent their own to pillage it as they had done everywhere else they could reach.

        • Mondobeyondo

          Not really. Nations all over the world have this tendency of killing off their native citizens for their (the conquerors’) own benefit. Australia for one.

          There are exceptions (Japan, Sweden, etc)… but not many.

        • FUKyiah

          Native Americans were angels who never killed each other and they never fought over land. Is this the crap they teach the kiddies in public school nowadays?

          • Azrael

            No, but they do teach us that it was their land, not yours, and you slaughtered them for it. Which makes you far more evil than they ever were.

        • GSOB

          Prove it Azrael.
          Prove how that made America great…

      • K

        You can always find someplace worse. But my friend consider this. Forty years ago, people from Germany wanted to come here, not so much anymore. We were the great experiment. Could a nation prosper without the greedy psychotic few ruling it? Well it seems the experiment is over, and they getting ready to eliminate the lab rats.

        • Anonymous

          Ask almost anyone in the military if people from other countries are still hanging around the military bars to get a spouse to get to the USA. The answer is still “yes.”

          • Dave Jenkins

            Because most of them living in those other countries who want to marry a spouse to get to the USA still believe that the streets in the USA are paved with gold and money grows on every American tree. Until they arrive.. then they wake up and smell the coffee. I am sure most of them wanted to immigrate to the USA even in 1935 in the depths of the Great Depression. My point : they don`t know any better.

          • FUKyiah

            They used to want to come to the U.S. for freedom and opportunity…..now they want free government cheese! Parasites!

      • Patrick Mallahan

        ‘The American Dream’ relied heavily on only a small portion of the world prospering. Now that everyone wants ‘The American Dream’ there aren’t enough of the scraps left from the fat cats to allow it.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          If the American Dream relied on so little, how come when the concept is expanded there’s just not enough?

          • Patrick Mallahan

            Because based on my comment you replied to, ‘The American Dream’ only works when a small portion of the world population is experiencing it. Every time a new person takes part in ‘The American Dream’ it takes away from those already enjoying ‘The American Dream’

          • GSOB

            DEFINE:
            ‘The American Dream’

            If you can only do that, you’d be speaking for yourself as to what that is.

            You don’t understand the half of what you pretend to know.

        • k

          Thats a very good point!

          If i am not mistaken i think it was bill clinton who said, america with 5% of the world population consumes 20 % of the worlds resources, and he likes to keep it that way.

          Not trying to criticise america or anything, given the chance every country will try to do that.

        • GSOB

          It is glaringly obvious that ‘The American Dream’ is but materialism to you.

          ‘The American Dream’ did not rely on a small portion of the world for it to propser,… as you say.

          You have missed the boat.
          Go play with your XBOX

        • 1stworlder

          The American dream require only that my grandfather didn’t have to pay for Latrina’s 14 illegitimate kids provisioning. Low IQ 3rdworlders bring everything around them down just like in Detroit.

          • Patrick Mallahan

            What it basically comes down to is, do you think it’s the responsibility of the intelligent to take care of the unintelligent? My answer is no.

          • Annette Smith

            Unfortunately, that is true. I went back to California for a visit. I drove through parts of the better areas of Los Angeles. Santa Monica and West L.A. were where we visited. I could not believe the screaming yellow paint of the hispanic businesses and how garish they had turned to place into. They can only bring with them what they know. How sad.

      • beckjeremy .

        The fact you use Cambodia, a country not too long ago bombed into the stone age, as a reference point with which to compare the US says it all.

        • Mondobeyondo

          Didn’t have to be Cambodia though. Matter of fact, we have a habit of building up countries that we’ve bombed. Japan, Germany, Iraq…

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Guatemala is a great country compared to Somalia. To the average Somali, Guatamala City would be a big step up. But to globalists, the problem with Guatemala is that it isn’t Third World enough and needs to be more like Somalia.

      • Rogoraeck

        USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

    • Annette Smith

      Any strong country has to be reduced to nothing, for their to be a One World Gov. Right?

  • http://carnivorescave.blogspot.com/ Carnivore

    And while Bingham makes $20K a year, Congress is considering – only considering, mind you – capping spending on official portraits (oil paintings) at $20K each. Currently, a portrait can cost much more than $20K.

  • Rodster

    Eventually this will all lead to a total social breakdown. It’s happening ALL around the world. Places like China are having to dumping cheap money into their system to keep their citizens (all 1.2 billion) from going ballistic.

    So in the end as we get closer to a total global economic collapse we are going to read more of these stories.

    At some point Amerikans will say enough and that’s when the Tanks, Paramilitary and Militarized Police depts are called in against an UNARMED nations.

    • Douglas M. Green

      djgrooveline posted a video on youtube last week showing a mile or more of railcars with light armored vehicles being transported. You have to assume that DHS preparing with assault weapons, ammo, gear and armored vehicles is no coincidence to our economic decay and decline in these years of $ trillion deficits and “recovery.”

      • greanfinisher .

        This is why the politicians want to disarm the people.

  • JSB

    All the while stock indices soar to new heights.

    • Azrael

      That’s not soaring for wealth, it’s inflation.

    • 1stworlder

      you can melt down a pre 1965 quarter and get over $5 of silver, that’s how bad inflation is

  • James

    Michael,

    Might I suggest taking a look at Thom Hartmann. he recent wrote a book called the crash of 2016. He is liberal in nature but criticizes Obama and the democrats all the time. I have just started the book but based off interviews he is saying that Obama is doing what Bush and his advisors tried to do before 2008. That is delay the crash until he leaves office. Hartmann even suggests that the crash will be before 2016 and that it is long term decline not one epic crash as you have often stated.

    • 1stworlder

      While he has a point about cycles he ignores that leftist George Soros caused in UK to the pound, what he claims the right is trying to do here, instead of leftist Soros

  • slopupy

    Here is a young man that wants to get married, have a family and do all the right things, but the economy is so bad that he fears that this may never be possible for him.
    Uhhh…and the problem is??

    • XSANDIEGOCA

      Let’s all go to Hawaii!

  • Bushisugly

    What has America become? Is it fair to draw comparisons to an Orwellian state? Well maybe it is not that far from the truth, so let’s make some comparisons.

    The first and most obvious similarity is the surveillance of everyone. As the NSA completely unchallenged expands it’s storage capabilities toward infinity, and cameras are popping up everywhere, there will ulitimatly be no place to hide. Not even your thoughts are safe. In an Orwelian society one do have “food rations”, in an American society one have “food stamps”. They are basicly the same, and the percentage that rely upon them in our American system are well into the double digits and rising fast, soon to effect the vast majority of us in true Orwellian style.

    As in the totalitarian Oceania, the totalitarian America is run by a shadowy despot who’s identity doesn’t remain clear to the public. In our case most probably a group of ultra-rich and a selected few military commanders, their exact identity and the level of cooperation between them, remains pretty much in the dark. In America, though, the totalitarian system is dressed up like a to-party-democracy, arguably making it even harder for the common man to hold the rigth people accountable for what is happening. Not even Owrell thought of that.

    And of course, the history are being alternated in front of our eyes. Are you one of the numerous Americans that believe the cold blooded murder of a quarter million innocent civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (perhaps the single biggest crime during WWII) was an act of heroism? If so you believe in a giant lie, which for years have been presented to us as a indisputable fact. Sadly not the only example of a lie turned into fact, especially not if you consider withholding the truth as a lie.

    So what about those who have rebellious thoughts, what happen to them? Well first of all there are no such things as revolutionaries in America, only terrorists. And such elements of society can of course be put in prison for as long as our masters seems fit, with or without any formal charges against them. Though, such measures are usually not necessary because everybody knows that people who speak against the American moddel are nutters, that is after all what the media constantly keeps telling us, and when the media is directly run by a selected few from the elite, can legally lie, and make sure to drown any kind of alternative opinions by constantly spamming the internett and our TV-screens with the same junk-news and zombifying entertainment day after day after day, it becomes pretty obvious why people end up rather compliant. Sounds like a familiar story?

    No wonder then why Americans apparently love their “Big Brother”, I mean, why else would we collectively pay trillions of dollars to bail our “pupet masters” following the financial crisis in 2008, without staging as much as a proper protest?

    Not so much difference after all perhaps? It might still be some years to og before we are there, but things are deteriorating fast and the future looks rather bleake. Unless, of course, you lern to master the art of “dubblethink”.

  • GSOB

    Our country has been sold out long ago. Our current leadership on the hill will continue this to achieve the liberal version of it..

    • Guest

      And some will say the solution is to vote them all out in the next election. Right. We’ve been hearing that for years, and yet the same politicians are voted back into office. Nothing will change. We’re told that approval ratings for the Congress and the President are at new lows, but it doesn’t matter. The President will go on lying to the American people. And the Congress will continue to do nothing about this nation’s growing indebtedness except make it worse. There won’t be a turnaround. The slow death will continue until there are no vital signs whatsoever.

      • Rodster

        It’s very sad but true.

      • ConcernedAmerican

        Politicians are selected, but not by the voters.

        • GSOB

          “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who
          count the votes decide everything.”
          – Josef V. Stalin

  • LMAO LMAO

    hey gary, you must be soooooooooooooooooo proud

    • Rodster

      This is Gary’s Progressive/Keynesian world so he needs to embrace it with lots of love.

    • Guest

      The Rolling Stone article referred to above states a quarter of a billion dollars flows through the open-air drug markets in Camden. Tax the drug dealers HARD, and spread the wealth! :-)

  • Rodster

    This story hot close to home. I remember working on a vehicle for a young couple and the wife to me here and her husband were in debt (dental college) for $374k. She said it was hard paying the bills and here and her husband were getting by even though they were renting a nice house in a gated community.

  • Bill

    I wonder if Camden will get station #2 for dispensing o-gas?

    • Bill

      Although the original article for this story is traced to a satirical website it is still good cabal fodder as it could lead to street violence which could lead in turn to martial law. This “is” what the cabal wants.

      • GSOB

        Propaganda is truly phenomenal!

  • Roddy Pfeiffer

    Being on top of the heap is only temporary, as America is finding out. When other countries learn to manufacture what we make, they will do it cheaper and we will no longer have jobs. Did we think we could keep all this a secret forever?

  • Tractor

    Send him and his family to sunny Detroit for a couple of years. They can stay in my cardboard box on S. Michigan Ave.

  • bloggo

    The problem is while the rest of the worlds cities and infrastructure where lying in ruins in the fifties after the war there was no competition to US. Its easy to be superpower when NO competition. Go the olympics while all other competitors have a ball and chain. As they recovered the truth comes home.They are a bunch of people who have stole N America from the inhabitants by brutal violence. They will get the due wrath.

  • Alasha

    “Bobby Bingham works four jobs in Kansas City, Missouri, yet he has very little to show for it.”

    i worked “three jobs mon and trust me it is is noooooooooooo fun. totally hated every breathing moment…. wondering why did God let me wake up again today. Just a smidget of improvement since i have my $60k job yr past 4 years in this high cost of living area where 2 bedroom apartments can easily go for $4k a month…. now my every other breathing moment is hated and i wake every other day wondering why did He let me live another day……….. mmmmm sort of.

  • Alasha

    i am appalled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    Ben & Jerrys, now owned by British-Dutch Unilever

    AMC theaters, now owned by the Chinese

    7-Eleven, now owned by the Japanese company, Seven & I Holdings

    Gerber, now owned by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis

    Firestone, now owned by the Japanese Bridgestone Corporation

    Trader Joes, now owned by German billionaires Karl and Theo Albrecht

    Dial soap, now owned by Henkel KGaA, based in Dusseldorf, Germany

    Really – wow I dont want to buy or use ANY of these products,,,, I thought i was supporting our community… Especially with Trader Joes which i Love……. BUMMMER

    • Klenzade

      Nestles bought Gerber from Novartis two years ago.

    • xander cross

      More proof that it’s white men that are sending the jobs to Europe and China.

  • JoeD

    We all want the first world standard of living but no one is willing to pay more than the third world price. All of this is fine so long as it doesn’t come to my neighborhood!

  • Colin

    I feel our country has two types of cities; the cities that are gentrifying, like San Francisco and Washington, DC, and the cities that are dying, like Camden and Detroit.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t know San Fran was doing well. Last I heard, their homeless population was really growing. Also, who can afford to live in California? Seriously, what kind of work are people doing that they can afford to live in California, New York, and New Jersey? Whenever I look at their home prices and what one gets for the money, I have to make sure I am sitting down to endure the shock.

      • Sonar

        Both San Francisco and Washington DC have huge homeless populations and both cities are controlled by the wealthy Democrat elite.

      • 1stworlder

        He meant Oakland. San Fran people found out they can up armor houses and pay 24/7 security guards for less than living in San Fran.

      • Annette Smith

        Well said, Anonymous! As I’ve mentioned before, I am from San Diego. The cost of housing is ridiculous!

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Colin: I’ve said many times that cities run by Democraps tend to fall into two extreme categories. You have the ultra-expensive, hyper-gentrified yuppie ghettoes like Boston, New York, Seattle, and Denver (the places where there is a Starbucks on every corner). And you have the crime-infested, rotting horror movies like Detroit, Camden, Gary, Newark, etc. Philly, where I live, is a combination of the two: it’s Starbucks and Whole Paycheck in some places and toothless crack whores in others.

      • Orange Jean

        El P., I wouldn’t exactly place Boston in a “hyper-gentrified yuppie” category. The reason being, while there are plenty of neighborhoods and nearby cities (Cambridge for example) have large areas that are more often frequented by tourists that qualify – there are also large, horribly poverty stricken neighborhoods that are right up there with Detroit.

        I used to work in the heart of Roxbury, at the Boston Public Health Commission. Roxbury is a very high crime neighborhood of Boston, that looks like something out of a bombed out WWII movie. It was very dangerous to be there at night, I’m sure it still is…

        And even though a place like Cambridge is known for Harvard Square and plenty of hoity-toity neighobrhoods… it also has neighborhoods (some parts of North and East Cambridge for example) that are very high crime similar to Detroit. When I lived in North Cambridge back in the mid-70s and my son was in grammar school… he told me he was afraid of the gangs they had, little kids in 1st and 2nd grade… holding up little old ladies at knife point.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Matter of fact, a good friend of mine grew up in Roxbury (the North Philly of Boston). I know that some parts of Dorchester are also really hard. But I think that overall, Boston has a much higher “Starbucks factor” (as I call it) than Baltimore, for example. Baltimore has a handful of gentrified neighborhoods, but most of it is a war zone.

    • 1stworlder

      By gentrifying you mean white people with no kids moving in.

  • Imaplaneiac

    Fellow bloggers, a few days ago, I found that the RNC has restored e-mail capability to their web site: http://www.gop.gov. It was removed from their site after the Nov 2012 so-called Presidential ” Election “. I had then wrote the RNC TWICE supplying them with links to reports of WIDESPREAD voter fraud. The RNC FAILED to reply to BOTH of my reports!? But they DID delete e-mail capability; preventing comments from alarmed Americans such as myself! So, the other day, I BLASTED the RNC. YOU may want to do likewise; especially following CAVER Boehner’s recent tirade about the Tea Party! His remarks leave NO DOUBT that he is complicit with the objectives of the DEMONcrats! By his actions … he REGULARLY kisses their rings and CAVES to them!

  • Mondobeyondo

    Your town or city is next. Trust me. You’re in the crosshairs.

    Camden today, Des Moines tomorrow,

    • Hellfire1968

      and Baltimore the next day.

  • hero

    I used to live in Philly & consider it my 2nd home. Whenever I rode PATCO & passed through Camden, I broke my heart looking at deserted homes & empty city blocks. Absolutely no economic activity & all I hear on Action News was about people going there to buy drugs.

    It is true…When Blacks & Hispanics moved in, whole neighborhoods got destroyed & Camden never recovered from it. North Philly & West Philly are beginning to look like Camden but time will tell.

    • Mondobeyondo

      I’ve never lived east of the Mississippi River. I do not know what life is like in New York City, or New Orleans, or Philly, Detroit, etc.Can’t speak for those places. I’ve HEARD of Cabrini Green, the Detroit projects, etc. Personal experience? Zero.

      Is it really that bad in Philly? Because it’s bad here in Phoenix, Arizona. If you are looking for the promised land, don’t come here. You won’t find it here.

      Phoenix is suburbia gone berzerk;
      Las Vegas is suburbia gone berzerk with casinos.
      I live in one, been to the other often.

      • Anonymous

        New Orleans does not look like it ever recovered from Hurricane Katrina. IMO it looks like a third world country now. NOLA used to be a beautiful city that could rival the beauty of Savannah. Now you don’t want to go outside the tourist areas in NOLA or Savannah IMO.

      • grumpyhillbilly

        The positives for Philadelphia is it has very good med schools and universities. Pharmaceutical companies do research with the med schools, but prefer to work outside the city There are a few posh neighborhood, but they are increasingly getting invaded by criminal. Other than that its a decaying dump. Get past the historical areas and center city, I don’t think they’ve picked up the trash for years. By they – I mean the unioned city trash collectors. Kill a cop – you’ll get swift justice, but don’t bother that union for results in any other circumstances. Many buildings are crumbling. If you look at them side way you can still see there onetime grandeur. If it weren’t for the state, Philadelphia would have likely been the first city to have declared bankruptcy. The schools are teetering on whatever collapse you can think of. But the city Democrat machine is doing quite well. As is the union leadership, despite their dwindling membership. Corruption is thriving.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Mondobeyondo: Philly is a tale of two cities. You have the crime-infested, dilapidated Philly (Kensington, North Philly, Germantown, Strawberry Mansion, Frankford), and you have the expensive gentrified areas that are full of yuppies with a Starbucks everywhere you turn. I know people here who are doing really well and others who are barely scraping by. Cities run by Democraps range from ultra-expensive places like Boston, San Francisco and Seattle to hellholes like Camden and Detroit, and Philly has both extremes. And such extremes are to be expected in a Third World country like the BRA.

        • Sonar

          Middle class families have been largely priced out of San Francisco and Seattle. Both those cities have a small wealthy Democrat elite who run everything and a lot of poor and homeless people who are totally dependent on government handouts like welfare, food stamps and rent subsidies.

  • Anonymous

    Detroit wasn’t destroyed. It committed suicide.

  • MeMadMax

    We paid for NAFTA and all the other so called “free trade” agreements with out country…

  • Rene Girrard

    Thanks Michale for posting another great article. I’m afraid you are so right that the middle class is dying. Why is there no talk of this on the MSM or even internet news sites?
    A couple in their 50’s just moved out right below me. They wanted to move to some place cheaper so they set u their 35-foot camper at an RV park just north of Ft. Worth. They are paying $300/month for the space, electric & water. It is far cheaper than what they were paying here at the extended stay hotel.
    There is also an article on Drudge now about people living in their RVs in NYC. I think this may be a trend in the future.

    • smallergovnow

      I’m considering doing just that. sell my house, buy a fifth wheel trailer and piece of land in the country…

      • Anonymous

        When enough people do it, this too will become unaffordable.

  • xander cross

    Funny how all of the companies that was sold to other countries are were sold by white men. So once again, who exactly is sending the jobs to other countries? The answer is WHITE MEN.

    • Guest

      Welcome back sander floss! We missed you…NOT!!

      • xander cross

        I see you yet again and of course, you cannot refute my statement.

        • Sonar

          We see that you cannot substantiate your racist and bigoted comments.

          • xander cross

            Pot, meet kettle.

      • luchia

        Maybe, they “unionized” themselves out of a job. The owner of a company, didn’t want to pay union wages, got his goods made for cheaper outside the USA.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, who wants to pay those working class people a wage they can actually live on? How dare the workers form a union. How dare those workers demand humane working conditions and hours. Instead of forming unions, workers should have just jumped in front of their employer’s gunfire at Blair Mountain. Instead of forming unions, workers should have just been quiet and and happy about the company heads that do little real work becoming billionaires off of other people’s work and back. Meanwhile, employers have found a way to get free labor through internships and volunteering.

          Americans work more than any other industrialized country. Americans deserve to be paid for their time, hard work, and their backs. No single person at any company should be making 7+ figure salaries. Every employer screams “We are a team” until it is time to cut the paychecks. Then, they pretend that some people on the team are less valuable than other people on the team.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            In case you didn’t notice with all that leftist pap and whining, wages seem to be directly proportional to skills.

            If you’re a moron whose job can be filled by basically calling out “NEXT!”, you can expect to make peanuts. If your job is very hard and there are very few of you, you can expect to make boat loads of money.

            This is called life honey boo boo. Now go flip a burger, make a buck. Snore!

          • Anonymous

            So, are you suggesting a CEO should “be paid peanuts?” What specific “skills” do those at the top of the food chain possess to justify their salary? Have you ever watched them come down from their temperature controlled offices to attempt to do the real work on the show “Undercover Bosses?”

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            LMAO! You make minimum wage doncha?

          • DiscouragedOne

            Do you have any actual experience and facts to base your conclusions on, or you ACTUALLY believe what is on reality shows is real. Man, this country is messed up!

        • Anonymous

          I guess it is better for employers to be allowed to treat workers any way they want to. Perhaps working conditions in the USA should be as they are in China; where some factories have had to place suicide nets to catch the workers that are so miserable they are flinging themselves out of the windows. Is that a better solution than workers forming unions?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            BTW, you’re clearly advocating a govt corporate blending, which is Fascism and is what currently exists in this country..

        • Gay Veteran

          profits are easy when you have slave labor in China

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      You think all the evil in the world is perpetrated by white men? You are a racist, bigoted fool! There are many examples of narcissistic, evil murderers in this world that were not white:
      *Blacks in Rwanda committing mass genocide in 1994 (nothing to do with white men)
      *Pol Pot in the 1970’s exterminating anyone who would not turn to communism in Cambodia (nothing to do with white men)
      *Kim Jong Un and Il starving and murdering their own people (nothing to do with white men)
      *Chairman Mao murdering 50 Million+ of his own Chinese people during the 20th century (nothing to do with white men)
      *Arabic Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran and other middle eastern and north African countries slaughtering non-muslims because they are infidels (has NOTHING to do with white men)
      The list goes on and on and on. Crimes against humanity have happened in history against all people of every color and creed by all people of every color and creed. Evil is not the sole domain of white men, evil comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, religions, non-religions, creeds. To put forth otherwise makes one look like an illiterate fool that is spouting racist, bigoted rhetoric.
      BTW, you don’t know if all these people are white or not, Xander. The wealthiest man on Earth right now is a MEXICAN (NOT WHITE MAN) named Carlos Slim. He has his hands in everything just like all the other wealthy men and women who are billionaires.
      Pull your head out of your southern orifice and get a clue…

      • xander cross

        I see you failed at reading. I never said all evil are perpetrated by white men. I said that white men sent the jobs to china for over 30 years and still do so to this very day. So, white men are the problem.

        • MrsBulldoggy .

          No, Xander you fail at logic and critical reasoning. You have problems, seriously, Xander. Mental health issues that I do not wish to deal with nor am I qualified to handle. I just feel sorry for you and your insane, inane and seriously deranged rantings and ravings. Nothing else to say except God Bless and get some help as soon as you can.

          • xander cross

            I feel that you’re going to need help when white men finish sending the jobs and resources to china and then send them water resources as well. Lets see how funny this is going to be.

          • Sonar

            xander cross appears to have forgotten to take medications today to control delusional thinking?

          • xander cross

            Why are you continuing to promote medications in China? The fact that you know that your medicine companies are sold to china now, suggest to me that you need mental help.

  • xander cross

    Every company that Michael has listed was sold by white men. So once again, white men are the ones that sending the jobs to China for greed. So, this proves to me that white men turned china into an economic superpower.

    • luchia

      Maybe, they got sick and tired of dealing with all the union b.s.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      racist.

      • xander cross

        So who exactly sold all of the jobs to china then? The answer would be white men.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Think deeper. I know it’s hard for someone whose posts litter this page like so much garbage and cant get past the color of someone’s skin, but give it a shot anyway.

          Apply whatever electrons you manage to get firing towards govt and redistribution of wealth and then get back to me.

        • Sonar

          xander cross is delusional again

  • ConcernedAmerican

    Excellent article. Thank you for making the points about education and it’s cost. I recently read that Rockefeller took a 10 WEEK course to become a bookkeeper. How did we go from needing 10 weeks to begin a career to spending half our lives in school before we can begin a career, or a family?

  • Mondobeyondo

    Michael is right. The middle clTass is dying.
    It doesn’t have to be that way, but we kind of chose our fate. Too busy listening to Lady Gaga, and following her example to the T.

    That stands for Trouble, and that rhymes with

    Okay, that’s enough

    As I was saying, Lady Gaga. She lives for the applause, and she’s in love with Judas. If she is your example of Miss America, well…

    ;

    • DiscouragedOne

      I don’t listen to Gaga and am not familiar (nor will I ever be) but I do remember “t and that rhymes with p and that stands for pool”, she sounds like a copycat.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Camden 2013? Looks more like Warsaw 1943.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      What’s the difference between Berlin in 1945 and Camden in 2013? Berlin in 1945 looked a lot better.

  • FounderChurch

    We have. Cursed God and now it’s time for America to die and go to hell. We’ve killed our children with demonic Birth Control and refuse to repent. It’s all over.

    • Pablo Solano

      Really. We need more people? Why didn’t I think of that.

      • FounderChurch

        The answer to your question is: We need more of THE RIGHT KIND, and fewer of the wrong kind.

        By that I mean dumb America haters and I think you would qualify on both counts.

        Why do you pretend to be so dense and dumb? You know what I meant to start with, and if you are too slow to get it, well then, I just told you.

        • Pablo Solano

          How very Christian of you. And who decides who are the RIGHT kind of people, YOU? What in my comment leads you to believe I hate America? Dumb and Dense? coming from an individual who believes in a supernatural spirit that hears prayers. Yer right.

          • FounderChurch

            Being an admitted Atheist you have no standing to correct any Religious Believer. Stick to your own kind, and be kind to everyone else.

            As to evaluating who are the right kind of people, just about anyone’s opinion would be better than no opinion or standards at all.

            We have standards people have to meet for thousands of things, rights and privaledges, why not standards for being a parent? Got anything against that? Afraid you could not muster up? I doubt you have any children or would ever want any. Just guessing. Your object is to prevent anyone else from having any children.

        • GSOB

          Are you related to James Smith?

    • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

      LOL. That’s funny.

    • Boo-urns

      How exactly does birth control kill children? Please explain in detail.

      • FounderChurch

        You know but you want to lie about it for your own murderous convenience.

        • Boo-urns

          No, really, I don’t. Since birth control prevents conception I fail to see how it can kill children.

          • FounderChurch

            Stop desperatly trying to lie to yourself and everyone else. Use the sense that God gave a goose and think outside the box for a change. II you DIDN’T use Birth Control of one type or another you would likely make a baby. If you DO use it, that baby that would live, effectively dies. Wake up and smell the coffee.

          • Boo-urns

            What??? No baby “effectively died,” because there never was a baby to begin with.

            So what about all the times that conception doesn’t happen without the use of contraception? Is a baby “effectively dying” then too? Are all of those people murderers for trying to have a baby and failing?

            You’re a lunatic, and everyone here knows it.

          • FounderChurch

            Listen Boo Boo, I never argue with a fool, as a bystander has trouble figuring out who is the fool. Bye Bye.

          • Boo-urns

            I normally don’t argue with idiots, as they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. Not sure why I bother with you, your idiocy has been more than demonstrated in your myriad of wackaloon posts since you showed up here.

            But you still haven’t answered the question, have you? And the reason is because your so-called point makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

          • GSOB

            Let’s just acknowledge this then, ….that the evil of man does not prevent the purposes of a sovereign God.

            AMEN

  • Steve

    Well Mike you keep avoiding the issue so let me do it by asking you to break things down.

    Please list all the cities you claim are in dire straights

    Please list the political party in control of that city and how long they have been in control

    Please break down by percentage the ethnicity of the population of those cities

    Please list how much Federal Aid they receive and have received?

    Get the picture?

    While I agree with the overall premise of your article I still smell that you are to afraid to get into the nitty gritty of the why?

    It is the tax and spend polices of Democrats and the you owe me attitude of certain ethnic groups and the people voting for the candidate that promise the most free gifts from other peoples money.

    • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

      First of all, local governments have very little control over the economy. There’s really nothing a city government can do to stop GM from shipping jobs overseas or to restore the middle class.

      Second,I’m sure you don’t want us to think that you are the kind of racist that doesn’t think black people can run a city.

      Third, federal aid comes in many forms, not just welfare and food stamps. The ending of federal revenue sharing with the states and the defunding of federal housing and urban development have had more negative effect than welfare. The increase in assistance to the poor is the result of the economic policy of the last few decades, not a cause.

      • DiscouragedOne

        Try going back to the 1960s and the “war on poverty”, it didn’t start a few decades ago, more like 50 years ago. It is not about skin color, it is about people taking responsibility, across the board. Yes, companies left, but we all know many were tired of being held over a barrel, it goes both ways, employment is a partnership, not the employer gives and you take without any thought to how much you have actually produced for that employer, and the actual value of that product. If employers can’t make their profit, they will move where they can.

      • 1stworlder

        Atlanta calling with the latest opportunity cost. Over $11mill on a system to catch people urinating on elevators in public transportation hubs. A civilized people could have managed with just directions to a restroom being posted.

    • xander cross

      Please break down the race of people who owned the companies that was sold to china :
      Please break down the race of people who receive corporate welfare and get bailed out from being millions of dollars in debt:
      Explain to me how a race of white men who are pro America sell their companies to foreign countries for greed?

      • Sonar

        please take your medications to control your delusional thinking

        • xander cross

          You’re delusional by suggesting for me to take medicine that is made in china. I thought all of you were pro America? LOL

      • DiscouragedOne

        I agree jobs being sent out of the country has hurt, but you can’t dispute the fact that cities taken over by populations who don’t work and don’t contribute but do take and do commit crimes and vandalize are a huge part of the problem. Detroit was in the bag by the late 60s, it was largely their own fault, sad but true. I think both ends of the spectrum are the problem, and everybody in-between may end up going down with them, sad but true.

    • Drud

      It is not about race. The genetic difference between races is so close to zero it hardly bears mentioning. No, this is about Human Nature, period. People are greedy and foolish, no matter the color of their skin. We build huge bureaucratic systems and then they collapse. It has happened throughout history. Of course, people want someone to blame, but blame never does any good. There is no person, entity, race or demographic to blame, or, if you prefer, every single human shares a tiny portion of the blame. Either way it amounts to the same thing. Juts as it is human nature to blame it is human nature to build then destroy.

      • DiscouragedOne

        I don’t think it is about skin color, it is about populations in cities that are more on the dole than on the job, the tax base erodes, and the city goes down the tubes. Crime increases, vandalism, scavengers, etc., it just feeds on itself.

      • DiscouragedOne

        “Race” riots are always about something else. The ones in Detroit in the 1940s were about white men resenting black men taking “their” jobs, and black men resenting white men resenting them having a job, till eventually they started hurting and even killing each other.

        • 1stworlder

          it was about law enforcement when morals of one culture are lower than another

          • DiscouragedOne

            No, the 1940s riots were true race riots, did you miss I was talking about the 1940s riots? What you are trying to say sounds more like the 1967 riot, and no matter that the people became upset with Law Enforcement, how is responding by destroying the place you live the intelligent thing to do?

      • 1stworlder

        we share 70% of our DNA with sea sponges. Why do people think evolution can effect everything but IQ. Look at the Olympics and compare the short distance runs verses the strength/swimming/co-ordination events

    • Gay Veteran

      and when did those cities start to have major problems? was it when the multi-national corporations shipped American jobs to China, India, Mexico, etc.?

      • DiscouragedOne

        Detroit was having problems since the late 40s, when there was a true race riot and people of different races killing each other in the streets. Companies were leaving or folding by the 50s, by the 60s, it got even worse, and every decade since the 40s, by the time jobs were being sent out of the country (which obviously didn’t help) Detroit was already in dire straits, the writing was on the wall since the late 40s, and by the late 60s there was little hope of reversing it. Camden was going down before the jobs started leaving the country too, they get on that downward trajectory and they just keep going.

        • Gay Veteran

          gee, race riots in the 40s. wonder why?

          “…Companies were leaving or folding by the 50s, by the 60s….”
          proof please

          • DiscouragedOne

            Google some history… Packard, Hudson, Studebaker, all of the big 3 moved operations to the suburbs (not all operations but they didn’t leave much there), tons of small businesses that made things like appliances, I could go on but you are capable of fact-checking yourself. Starting in the 50’s and up to the early 60’s it was something like 150,000 jobs lost from Detroit (yes, many of them moved).

            The riots in the 1940s (1943 and I think the 2nd was 1949, there were 2 of them) were much worse (race-wise) than the riot in 1967 (which was more of a rebellion against authority) and they were white against black over jobs. A white guy was dragged out of his car, beaten to death and hung from a lamppost on Woodward Ave. You think those white people were so terrible for leaving? Fact is, many of the black people have left over the years too, some live in my suburban neighborhood, and I have no problem with that. Most who had a decent job got out of dodge as soon as they could.

            The FACT (whether you like it or not) is Detroit has been in a slow decline since 1950 (which is when it had its peak population), this was not a sudden decline, and nothing was ever seriously done to stop it (and it is not like they never had chances to stop it). Bringing in Casinos? Yeah, that worked really well for Atlantic City, didn’t it? White flight into suburbs like Southfield started in the early 1950s, that is a FACT. Hudson’s had its flagship store in Detroit till it closed in the 1980s, but it’s really big store was opened in Southfield in the 1950s, called Northland. All of these are checkable facts, not things I am making up, but easily checked if you bother to do it.

            I spent some time working in the D and they were good at putting lipstick on a pig. Some of the things they did for the Super Bowl were hilarious. Awnings on a decrepit long-abandoned hulk of an old hotel you could see from the people mover comes to mind. Horrid pink plastic ugly awnings, like I said, lipstick.

            I must sound like I hate Detroit, but there are actually some very cool things about the city, but they are overshadowed by the “ghosts” of their past, and the present crisis much of the city is in, but hey, downtown is nice, as well as a good chunk of Woodward (if you ignore the abandoned buildings)…just be careful where you go if you don’t know what areas to avoid.

            Did you know Detroit was massively in debt in 1959 (about 3.3 billion in today;s dollars), yeah, it was. Detroit was kind of like the unions, status quo, complacent, frog in the water, and it is really sad to me because I don’t think it had to be this way.

          • Gay Veteran

            Detailed comments (like yours) are a sure sign that one is dealing with a shill serving some corporate interest (multi-national corporations, the banksters, Federal Reserve, etc.)>

          • DiscouragedOne

            Paranoid much? I give you a good answer, and you give me this stupid accusation? Are you serious? I work FT, it took me 2 days to have time to answer this…you really need to get out into the world and stop sitting at your computer thinking everybody is out to get you, seriously dude.

          • Gay Veteran

            long detailed comments are generally a sign of the following:
            (1) shill, or (2) fanatic.
            Both seeking to spread confusion and disinformation.

          • DiscouragedOne

            Caring about something does not make one a fanatic, IMHO people who think people who post their thoughts are a shill or a fanatic are seriously paranoid and delusional, and I can only wonder if you spend too much time at home sitting in front of a computer. Do you get out in the world? Do you work for a living?

          • Gay Veteran

            “…I can only wonder if you spend too much time at home sitting in front of a computer….”

            you’re a funny troll after admitting “…it took me 2 days to have time to answer this….”

          • DiscouragedOne

            Answer the questions, do you get out into the world? Do you work for a living? Calling people “troll” or “shill” is just your LAME attempt to try to shut them down because you can’t answer them, and it just makes you look foolish.

          • Gay Veteran

            hit a nerve,eh

          • DiscouragedOne

            What are you talking about? You obviously don’t work for a living and don’t get out in the world, so you just make inane comments and avoid the question. You didn’t hit a nerve, to me you are not worthy of listening to because all you do is avoid people’s questions and make stupid accusations.

            You seem to think there is some issue with me being out working on a job and not available to answer your comments 24/7.

            Dude, I have a life, you might try getting one.

          • Gay Veteran

            and yet you continue to write your drivel

          • DiscouragedOne

            I was busy at my job (which is NOT done out of my house), I DO work and I DO get out into the world, Do you think it is strange to have a job?

  • bigchase28 .

    It’s up to us to take our county back we are to blame for letting this to happen we are the POWER NOT THEM

  • Matt

    I lived near Camden in the late 80s. Even then it was a place that one did not go. It’s just gotten worse ever since.

  • Frank Bell

    How come the cut in food stamps (after November) hasn’t led to any protests or uprisings?

    Nor any media coverage?

    Looks like the poor are happy with less, while the rich are getting richer.

    • 1stworlder

      when the food stamp system went down for 8 hours in 16 states the chimp outs were only covered as viral videos that no lame stream media would show.

  • k

    All these are symtpoms of a bigger problem…global economic slowdown affecting america…and politicians and businessmen, making it worse.

  • DkSmnr Inspades

    I treat all of New Jersey like Camden, a place you rather avoid.

    • luchia

      South Jersey is okay, except Camden and maybe, Pennsauken (sp). Their are some nice areas still.

      • Anonymous

        Can people still afford to live in New York and New Jersey? If so, what kind of work are they doing that they can afford to stay there?

        • Jm

          Taxes are through the roof…second highest in the country. There are jobs because of the proximity to NYC, but we won’t be spared when the rest of the companies jump ship.

  • Boo

    You can place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Liberal Agenda that has become so pervasive in this once free country. Maybe when there is no little people that spend money. The liberal agenda will become apparent to all capitalist that it AIN’T working.

    • xander cross

      I blame white men with the money. After all they’re sending jobs to cheaper countries and making them economically powerful than the U.S.

      • luchia

        You guys unionized yourselves out of a job is why the jobs went overseas.

        • xander cross

          No. Just white men that sent jobs across to china.

          • Sonar

            please, take your medications to control your delusional thinking

          • xander cross

            Would those medications come from china owned companies like Bayer? Once again, white men sell companies to empower another country. SMH

        • DiscouragedOne

          That’s not the only reason but it is one of them. Cheap manufacturing costs/higher profits for them in the new locations is the other one. They obviously wanted it bad since they paid off or otherwise influenced our politicians to sell us down the river in the unfair free trade agreements.

    • Gay Veteran

      get a clue Boo. What we have is fascism, the merger of state and corporate power.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    Let’s not forget that some are making money in this economy – lots of it. Corporate profits are at an all time high, the stock market casino is at record highs, and if you are in the spying or miliary business, you are raking in dough like there’s no tomorrow. This is not coincidental.

    Politicians of both parties are completely beholden to those who ARE making money in this economy and they have pursued policies that increase the wealth of their benefactors at the expense of the rest of the country.

    • Pablo Solano

      The reason the stock market is so high is the massive QE being carried out. Other than service industries and high tech where is the boom?

      • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

        You are correct about the Fed pumping money, but the Fed is independent and owned and operated by the big banks who are the main recipients of the QE funding. If by boom you mean real job growth, there are few bright spots. Making things requires long-term capital investment and our economy is setup to favor short-term speculation.

        • Pablo Solano

          Completely agree.

    • 1stworlder

      A lot of the money is not wealth when you can now melt down a quarter from before 1965 and get $5 worth of silver from it thanks to inflation, and the dollar lost 25% of its value Obama’s 1st term

  • Geoff Gariepy

    Whenever I read prepper websites, I have to laugh because they’re always worried about the “SHTF” or “the balloon going up.” Got news for you, folks, the SHTF in Detroit about 35 years ago! We’ve been living WROL for about 15 years as the politicians — as corrupt as any that ever came from DC or Chicago — enriched themselves and watched our city burn. The places where my grandparents lived? Burned down. Gone forever, along with all of the families that once lived in those neighborhoods. You can say Republican this or Democrat that, but the truth is that we’ve had both parties running either the city or the state government the entire time, and they’ve watched as our ship sank, and just clucked about how sad it all was. We literally have people living in third world conditions here, and there are places no white man dares to go — or any black man with a lick of sense. So yeah, stock your pantries and ammunition cupboards waiting for that imaginary day to come. It’s here. Get used to it.

    • 1stworlder

      shh we all know this but have to use codewords. For example the dead Obama voters in Chicago are zombies.

  • dan

    NWO< agenda 21, globalization,….planned for decades….all coming to fruition ,at our expense and determent……vote and elect yet another..stooge….look where that got us…..both parties are in on the game….it will end very badly for USA

  • omegaman

    This is not where Bingham thought he’d be. After struggling to make ends meet while also intermittently attending college, he finally graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from University of Missouri, Kansas City. He had even higher hopes from his massage therapy degree.

    speaks volumes

  • Pablo Solano

    This has nothing to do with black or white. Obama is not even first mate on this sinking ship. Crony capitalism is running amok. Globalism does not work. Start stocking water, medication and rice. It is impossible that what we see can continue much longer.

    • xander cross

      Oh yes it does. All of those companies were sold by white men to other foreign countries for greed. Again, white men made china into a economic superpower, but of course, all white men do is blame everything on black men.

      • luchia

        Blame unions.

        • Gay Veteran

          blame multi-national corporations

          • DiscouragedOne

            Blame unions, corporate greed and the government for free trade agreements that did not protect US workers.

      • Pablo Solano

        Then its about being greedy not the colour of the greedy mans skin. Its about poverty, poor education, quest for power, tilted MSM and many other things. Just because history teaches the WASP have succeeded at others expense it does not mean that had Africa being the dominant world force things would be any different.

        • MrsBulldoggy .

          Pablo, I like the way you think and reason. There have been other empires (of different races and ethnicities) who have fallen into the same traps of greed, avarice, bigotry, prejudice and the like. It is the innate and inherent nature of human kind that is the problem, not the color of the skin. God Bless you for being able to see beyond the shallow and superficial.

          • Pablo Solano

            Thank you MrsBulldoggy. Our greatest failings are our own inability to see them.

          • xander cross

            Oh, but you white people blamed black men for this for years and yet, you say nothing about the very thing that Michael just posted which is that white men are sending jobs to china in record numbers for profit. So, this tells me that a lot of you don’t really read Michael’s articles because the man clearly just put up the companies that were owned by white men that were sold to china.

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            Take your medication, Xander, you have problems. No one commenting has blamed black men for anything on this thread. Did you forget to take your Prozac this morning? Seriously? You need help from a mental health counselor Xander. Not joking… :(

          • xander cross

            Ah yes, make your jokes while the jobs continue to go to china (via white men in the dominant society) and the economy get worse. Oh well.

          • anonymous

            Several white posters have both openly hinted at and blamed black people for the current economic woes. As for blame, both parties dropped the ball for reasons already covered.

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            This isn’t the only blog I read, and I can say that MANY people blame WHITE people for their woes. It’s ridiculous, as people are responsible for themselves, period. Playing the victim role in this world will get you nowhere. So tired of hearing it on all sides. Personal responsibility and accountability is missing in this country.

        • xander cross

          No, it’s defiantly about race. Michael just basically proved that white men sends jobs to china and yet, all of you blame black people for it? White men sends resources and manufacturing jobs for over 30 years to china and still do so to this day.

          • Pablo Solano

            No logic to that. Are you saying if white men could get things manufactured in South Africa they would not send the work there. Globalism dictates that corporations will route work to the cheapest place hence allowing them to maximise profits for shareholders. It has absolutely nothing to do with skin colour. In my opinion that detracts from a far more dangerous reality.

          • Sonar

            which white men are those? name one? now go take your medication and chill

      • Anonymous

        What would happen if all races sat down, talked, discovered they have many of the same problems, and then worked together to fix those problems?

        • Daddyotis

          Ugh {finger down throat…..vomiting}

          • DiscouragedOne

            What, you don’t like Kumbaya? Yes, I am being sarcastic.

        • DiscouragedOne

          Maybe when we all are ticked off enough at our government, we might, then we would have a common cause.

      • Sonar

        you need to take your medications to control your delusional thinking

      • DiscouragedOne

        No, most were not sold, they just took a lot if not all of their manufacturing out of this country as labor costs/taxes were too high. Sales of companies is more recent history, not the root of the problem. The decent companies still manufacture some or all of what they sell in the USA here in the USA, although they may do it in states without high union overhead. The greedy ones are greedy.

        • xander cross

          No, white men sold companies to china for profit. They did not do for tax reasons, they did it so they can make more money by having cheap labor.

          • DiscouragedOne

            You have your brain on one thought you are obviously obsessed with, and it is a waste of time even trying to talk to you.

  • DJohn1

    It is all about the rules laid down by government.
    Moving poor people into good neighborhoods doesn’t solve the problems they bring with them to the new neighborhoods.
    This is not as much a problem of race. It is a problem of poverty.
    Student A comes from an upper middle class background with a complex language learned at home.
    Student B comes from a lower class background with a poor vocabulary and clothing to match.
    There was an actual study called Dress For Success that pointed out that image was everything.
    Guess which student does well in school and which one becomes a pusher.

    The jobs that pay are hard to find. They involve things like service related jobs in plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electricians, Service techs that go out and install garage doors and garage door openers. The list is a long one.
    Each has one thing in common. They do things the average person has trouble doing for themselves.

    Sales is one of the toughest professions out there. You can starve real easy in sales. Yet our government puts a 40% tax on all commissions. You get it back at the end of the year. Right . . .
    Detroit was run by the automobile industry plain and simple. When the government decided we needed to allow foreign competition the lousy products put out by Detroit gradually lost the battle of survival. I refer to records of repair in surveys put out to consumers by Consumer Reports. Every last one of those cars was rated flunking by consumers. This was not a review by prejudiced employees at a magazine. It was actual reviews by consumers. Detroit blew it. They thought they could ride out the poor cars. It didn’t happen.
    There is no such thing as an “American” car. Because all the parts are now imported from various countries abroad.
    What does that tell me about Detroit? It is a dodo that finally has met its end.
    The only way Detroit can come back is to follow what Ford has done. They have to produce better products at cheaper prices than the competition.
    I am no fan of Ford. I think they went down the tubes like everyone else with poor products.
    The other problem is intelligent people look at things and decide not to work. The choice is slave at jobs and have no quality time or go on welfare and have all the time you need. Also if you are below a certain level the government picks up the medical tab with Medicaid. Again, government makes the rules and people simply take advantage of them.
    The only way to beat the drug trade is to put them out of business economically. That means the government has to step in and isolate these people and give them medical treatment for their slave addictions.

    No one on drugs has a will of their own. They will sell their own mothers into slavery to get their fix. That is what addiction means. Everything else is second.

    Don’t think the rest of us are free of addictions. Every person out there can be addicted to tobacco and alcohol. It is simply a matter of convincing them of their own free will to try those things. That is how drug addiction begins. Cigarettes were promoted by the military as a reward system in basic training. Millions are addicted to legal addictions.
    Our governing bodies have been selling us out for years. It is only recently that it has gotten so bad that no one can look at it and not see a problem.
    What it is going to take is courage. It is going to take returning to our God and Jesus Christ as our savior. Because without God we do not have a chance.
    That is the basics. I believe that our leaders need to go into a private place and pray for the wisdom to make the right decisions then have the courage to make those choices. Without that there is no hope to reverse all that now is so.

    • xander cross

      This is about race because all of you always blame things on black men but never take responsibility for sending jobs to china and giving china more of an economic powerbase than your own country. Yes, this is about race. White men sent jobs to china for over 30 years and now, you all want to complain about wanting your country back?

      • MrsBulldoggy .

        You are stupid, Xander, plain and simple. When God was handing out brains, you obviously stood in another line that day. Your ability to obfuscate an issue is mind blowing and would be humorous but the issues at hand are at a critical point in our history.
        Dim, dumb, vacuous, vapid, bigoted, prejudiced and an imbecile, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a poster anywhere on the web dumber than you…

        • xander cross

          A critical point in history? You call me stupid but not the white men that is sending jobs to china and empowering china to be a dominant force in the world? White men sending manufacturing jobs and resources to china for over 30 years and yet, you blame black people? How dumb are you?

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            You need to take your medication, Xander. Seriously, you have problems.

          • xander cross

            All you do makes jokes when you have been proven wrong. Michael already provided the evidence of the jobs that were sold by white men to other countries. Seriously, seek help.

          • Elaine Perkins

            NAFTA was signed into law by Bill Clinton, who every black voted for. NAFTA is the reason all the jobs are leaving America. Bush and Obama continued what Clinton started. Blacks need to quit taking stupid pills and forget about the party (Democrat and Republican) and research every candidate and pick the man who has the proven experience that can get us out of this mess, if it is not too late.

          • Elaine Perkins

            Romney had the experience but the same dumb people voted for the same goons that are in office.

          • DiscouragedOne

            I voted for Romney but I held my nose big time, and I am not doing it again, you know why? BOTH major parties did this country in, and I am sick of playing their stupid “Republicans against Democrats” game to distract us while they make mince meat of our once great country.

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            Asking someone like Xander to do his/her homework to vote for the best person regardless of party is like catching a fart in the wind. I know I am vulgar, but I have no patience for someone who spews vitriolic rhetoric based on racism, prejudice and bigotry. I’ve read your other posts, they make sense and are backed by fact. – I agree with them. Unfortunately, I don’t believe Xander will understand your comments as they are too lucid and logical. For some, the ability to look outside of themselves and the box they live in is impossible. Xander’s strait jacket of vapid conformity is probably impenetrable at this point…

          • xander cross

            All you do is make jokes while you spend your money on items made in china. Once again, the problem is that white men got greedy and then got beat by china. But of course, you will continue to buy made in china at the local stores. SHM

          • DiscouragedOne

            You both need to do some actual fact-checking, Republicans are just as culpable for free trade as Democrats.

          • xander cross

            White men need to stop voting only republican and research every candidate and pick the right candidate. U.S. Patriot Act was signed into law by George Bush, who every white person voted for. Just like how white men voted for Ronald Regan who gave you the Prison Industrial Complex.

          • DiscouragedOne

            Both major parties are responsible for free trade, we should not vote for either one, but it is probably too late to fix the damage now.

          • DiscouragedOne

            Yes, but it was drafted by G.H.W. Bush, who created it from the original agreement created by Ronald Reagan. Stop the the “Republicans have some high ground” here argument, because if you bother to check your facts it holds no water, BOTH major parties are equally culpable on free trade, that is the fact. Do some homework before you post incorrect “facts”.

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            You haven’t proven anything except the fact that you are moronic beyond words. I refuse to argue with an unarmed imbecile. God Bless and Good Luck – you need it…

        • Elaine Perkins

          I agree.

      • DJohn1

        The problem with that argument is that DNA testing can prove that a lot of people have both Mongolian, Black, and White people in there background. Only those with white skin are doing all of this? Which race do the American Indians supposedly belong to? Racial lines are being that people came from certain areas of the world. Whites came from the northern countries while Blacks came from the tropical countries.
        A lot of people have Indian Bloodlines as White settlers and Blacks mixed with different races over a 300-400 year span of time.

        The Americas including both North, Central, and South America are a melting pot of races.
        So when you look at that white man making the decisions, he might not be quite as white as someone would have you believe.
        I personally came from Southern England. My father shaved twice a day because he was born with that gene. I shave maybe every other day and only on my chin. Got it from my mother’s side of the family. Most people of oriental origin do not shave as often either. As far as I know I have no oriental blood in my background.
        A lot of red haired people originated in Scotland, in the English part of the world.
        Racial characteristics are there. But I think they are more things that survived better in certain areas of the world. With a great mixing pot of races those distinguishing characteristics are all mixed together and just a matter of chance now.
        Our President is often mistaken as black. He is not. He is something called Mulato. Which is a mix of white and black people in his background.

        Do you know the blessing of a mixed racial background? It can produce the talents of both races. Children often have very high intelligence levels from these relationships.
        Personally in today’s world, I think it is a cop out to blame race for all your troubles. I know many people I consider outstanding citizens that just happen to have black skin.
        I worked for one black lady and she was a very fine person. WE are still friends years after I retired.

        Skin is like a uniform. It means often people judge other people by the fact that they look similar to one another. So all white men are bad? Or all blacks. Don’t really think so.

        • DiscouragedOne

          The only flaw I find in your argument is about the “intelligence” part, then what happened to Obama?

          • DJohn1

            It could be a combination of environment growing up and luck of the draw. Picture your genes as playing cards. Each playing card representing a characteristic of your birth and development. Obama has one of those combinations. Now when families mix certain genes are excluded or included in this shuffle. If a person has the luck of the hybrid characteristic then you get all high cards. If it is too close to the family line the opposite happens.
            I suspect eugenetics has been used since very ancient times in Egypt, Sumerian, Chinese, and Indian cultures.
            What they do is take advantage of a unique characteristic of genetics to breed people.
            We do it with pets all the time. To breed a dog you take the Uncle of the daughter and breed her to him.
            What you get is a mess. Because 2/3rds of the pups are genetic disasters. The one third that are not, breed true character genes and those are dominate characteristics.
            Both Egypt and India at one point attempted to breed leadership characteristics into their top leader lines.
            I suspect that the 400 plus years Egypt had the Jewish People enslaved they applied the same eugenetics to breed a better slave.
            Joseph was a natural psychic. He had a God as his master. Between the two he was a master and lead the Royalty of Egypt through a very trying time of famine. We have a description of this in the old testament.
            That was the fly in the ointment. I believe they breed a monster.
            We all are taught that they were a primitive people these Egyptians. I say nothing could be further from the truth. I say they had genetics down to a science. I say they bred most of the domestic animals we have today. I think they bred the slaves of Egypt in the same manner.
            I have looked at the images we have of Egyptian people of the time. I think they had a strong Black background evidenced by the hair styles. Only the black race has that short curly black hair.
            The slaves came from a northern region and were probably white though I have little evidence of that.
            Obama is a result of two races not one. It is anyone’s guess as to what genes he inherited because I doubt if either line of his family was pure anything.

      • Elaine Perkins

        The Democrats starting with Bill Clinton, signed NAFTA into law when he was in office and America has gone downhill ever since. The blacks in America vote Democrat and always have. Makes no difference if Satan himself were running on Democrat ticket, blacks would vote for him. So, don’t be trying to shift all the blame on whites. Blacks need to do their homework on who is running and vote for the one who would do the best job for America.

        • DiscouragedOne

          That is not factually correct. G.H. W. Bush (Sr.) started NAFTA and drafted the agreement, when Clinton came into office, he pushed it through. Clinton also started the WTO and CAFTA, he was definitely a big cheerleader for free trade. Oh, and one more thing, the precursor to NAFTA (I think it was called the American Trade Agreement or something like that, will have to look it up) was done by Ronald Reagan, that is what G.H.W Bush crafted into NAFTA. EVERY single President since Reagan is involved on BOTH sides of the fence, they ALL have a hand in it.

    • Drud

      Xander – racial thinking accomplishes nothing. Blame accomplishes nothing, hate accomplishes nothing. Ever. John1 – you make a lot of good points. I would like to expand on your ideas on addiction: addiction is probably to most primary, fundamental reason we are in this mess, but it is not an addiction to drugs, but an addiction to power and money. The people that have been running (and systematically destroying) our economy for decades have an incurable, insatiable greed and lust for power. The more they get the more they need. Like any addiction there is the law of diminishing returns. Eventually, they become like Ghengis Khan who said: “It is not enough that I succeed, everyone else must fail.” This is the mentality of many of our “leaders.” It is an addiction, they are really not in their right minds and yet they have a huge amount of control over our lives.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “I am no fan of Ford. I think they went down the tubes like everyone else with poor products.”
      To this day, my Dad won’t buy a Ford. I however, drive an F-150 and the truck is absolutely bullet proof. I think they figured it out.

  • xander cross

    Also, none of you are not saying anything about white men in state government that is selling land to China in conservative states across America.

    • luchia

      What states are you talking about?

    • Elaine Perkins

      The Conservative state where I live are not selling any land to China yet; However, I cannot say it won’t ever happen with the destruction the goons in the WH are causing.

      • xander cross

        Yes, they’re selling land to China at an increasing rate for the past few years now. Oh, now you all want “your” country back after you basically brought everything made in china. SMH.

  • dannyboy71

    Well, What did everyone think was going to happen!?!?!? Socialism is SOCIALISM. History repeats itself because idiots elect idiots. Look at the Executive branch of the federal gov’t and what they are doing to the nation as a whole!!!!!! Hello!!!!!! McFly!!!!

    • hu_wen

      Socialism means workers in control of the means of production. America doesn’t have many workers, doesn’t have much means of production, and all the control is in the hands of feudalistic corporate oligarchs.

  • Daddyotis

    Love the mention of the dude who was a “college graduate”. Didn’t mention what degree he got. Probably English or History or some other completely non-degree. Unless you are going to be able to produce something with this “degree”, expect to live forever in yr parents’ basement.

  • http://www.mobilesmith.com/ Janelle V.

    So….why is this such a surprise?

    • k

      It isnt…its only the extent of the damage do people find new everyday.

  • Patrick Mallahan

    Wonder what Bobby Bingham’s college degree is in, there are jobs everywhere in Kansas City, you just have to have the skills to pay the bills. You can’t assume that because you have a college degree that you are automatically qualified for a job. The reality is, you have to have skills and be able to produce something that another person is willing to pay for.

  • Mohsen Samii

    The Americans enslaved the world in order to enrich themselves and what went around came around.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    I could walk to Camden from my house in Philly. All I have to is walk to the Ben Franklin Bridge, walk across it, and I’m in “lovely” Camden. Not that I would choose to do that, as I’m not fond of people shooting at me. Put it this way: Camden is one place in Jersey that makes Newark seem nice by comparison (which is saying a lot). But The Banana Republic of America wanted to become a Third World hellhole and flush its middle class down the toilet. So expect a lot more Camdens and a lot more Detroits as the BRA falls deeper and deeper into the abyss.

  • greanfinisher .

    Yes, you will definitely be waiting a mighty long time for the Washington D.C. crowd to fix things as they were the ones who broke them in the first place.

  • awhitguy

    You know the elephant in the room, with respect to the collapse of these cities, is the race of their residents. White build and blacks destroy.

    • How Not To Play The Game

      Only 12% of the US population is black. Nice try but the numbers don’t lie. White trash is a bigger drain than the blackness. Get over it.

      • Alleged Comment

        One dead fly can stinketh the whole ointment.

        • hu_wen

          As the Chinese say “the fish rots from the head.” If you want to know where the stink is, look at the people on top, not the people on the bottom.

      • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

        Camden, Nj
        White 17.5%
        black 48%

    • hu_wen

      Actually, it’s the Chinese who build since that’s where the white men who ran America sent all the jobs for a quick bonus.

  • Kim

    Just to comment on this guy’s law school experience, i had a similar experience. I loved law school– if I could, I would have stayed in school forever. I loved learning about the law in all respects and theories. But once I graduated and had to live in the real world, it was quite different. I finally understood all the slimy lawyer jokes. the legal system is broken and ridiculous, and in some cases unfair and corrupted. People working in the legal industry are stressed out and emotional messes. My life fell apart for a few years after college and I got deeply mixed up in drugs and alcohol to cope, but I’m doing better now. All in all, law school enhanced my life, but not economically. I am also in debt for tuition, but I was able to get on a reasonable repayment plan and I haven’t missed any payments, yet. If I could go back and change my life course, knowing what I know now, I probably wouldn’t have gone to law school, but I did enjoy the experience immensely.

    • K

      Well done in having the courage to beat the drugs and alcohol. As a matter of fact, for the age, I would assume you to be, you have learned more than most. Never forget where you have been, for one day your experience may help someone else.

      • Kim

        Thank you! I had to get a DUI to change. I’ve learned that alcohol is not my friend, but everyone around me was doing it, so I figured, what the heck, I’ll join in. Lol. I escaped with relatively minor “bruises”. I am very fortunate.

    • Annette Smith

      Congratulations, and “way to go, Girl” on beating the addictions. Gosh, we all have something, and when someone beats theirs, they deserve the applause! We know that it takes real strength to get through it! Way to go!

  • daniel1154

    Turning into rotting decaying hellholes? Camden has been in this shape since the early 70’s. Cities began dying after the civil rights movements of the 60’s. The dying cities have one thing in common, and we’re not allowed to say what it is or speak the truth about the causes. It’s like living in the old Soviet Union; you can’t speak the truth.

    • xander cross

      I can speak the truth and that truth is that white men sent the jobs to china for over 30 years and yet, your money and resources go to china as Michael clearly writes about almost everyday. You blame black men, but somehow white men send millions of manufacturing jobs to china and no one complains about it?

      • daniel1154

        Yes, just like in Haiti, Zimbabwe, Soweto and all of So. Africa for that matter, Jamaica, and others. White men must have been sending their jobs away too. Yet US cities such as Portland Oregon, Boston, Minneapolis and Seattle have low crime rates. I wonder why? Maybe white men did’t send their jobs away.

        Jobs leave this country because of confiscatory tax rates to fund the welfare state, and opporessive government regulations such as affirmative action.

        • Gay Veteran

          like the big multi-national corporations pay a high tax rate. get a clue

          • daniel1154

            That is the point. Corporations will not just sit here and get robbed; they establish themselves where a better tax environment exits and they take the jobs with them. By the way, individual citizens are doing he same thing right now; millions every year.

            Economics 101. Corporations don’t pay taxes. Taxes are a cost of doing business to a business. You either avoid them or pass them on to your customers. A government tax on corporations is a tax on the people if the corporation can’t avoid it.

            God the level of economic stupidity in this country is freightening.

          • xander cross

            Like how white men sending jobs and resources to china thus making them an economic superpower all the while, complaining about how everything is “poor people fault”. SMH.

          • daniel1154

            It’s amazing how that loss of manufacturing jobs only caused black people to commit violent crimes. Blacks are responsible for virtually all violent crimes, and that is why white people had to flee the cities and leave them to rot.
            It’s also interesting to see how we have to import workers from Mexico and other countries to fill the jobs that do exist, since blacks would rather draw on the welfare state than work such jobs.

          • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

            Daniel1154,
            Manufacturing went overseas to find cheaper labor and resources, not necessarily taxes. What’s that joke? A company that will go to the ends of the Earth for it’s employees will find it can hire them there for 10% of the cost.

            You’re wasting your time talking to libs about racial issues, they’re all blank slaters.

          • xander cross

            Funny how people like you always defend companies that find cheaper labor and resources in other countries and at the same time make these very same countries into economic superpowers. LOL.

          • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

            I am a protectionist. I think American manufacturing jobs should be kept here for Americans.

          • daniel1154

            For that to work you have to suspend the rules of logic and human nature.

          • xander cross

            You need to tell that to your white men that continue to send the jobs there for money. Money that you all tell me that is somehow worth less than gold and yet, these white men continue to betray their own country for paper money, but you all say that gold is worth more. If gold is worth so much, then why do white men sell actual jobs to other countries for paper money?

          • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

            We are our own worst enemy.

          • GSOB

            Which is why salvation from outside of us, applied to us – is necessary.

          • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

            As in being taken over by some other country?

          • daniel1154

            Our debt to China, accumulated in order to fund the welfare state, made them an economic super power. The interest we pay on the debt funds their entire military.

          • xander cross

            Not true at all, your debt to china is accumulated by your federal reserve (which is controlled by white people) continue to print money out of thin air. It does not go to fund the “welfare state”. But white men sure like to send jobs there for so called “profit”. Funny, I thought you white men were pro America and yet, you actually defend white men that sends jobs to china? I thought that was treason? SMH.

          • daniel1154

            We print money to fund the welfare state. Not just welfare and foodstamps that blacks are disproportionately dependant upon, but government jobs at all levels, including the military, that employ a disproportionate percentage of blacks because they are unemployable in the private sector due to low intelligence, lack of motivation, and lack of skills.
            Look at PG county in Maryland, once a nice middle class to upper middle class suburb of Washington DC. Blacks first destroyed Washington with crime, violence and disintegrating public schools, then the government employed them in a host of federal and state government jobs to prop up a phoney black middle class, and they moved into PG county which they have now also destroyed with crime, violence, and disintegrating public schools. This dynamic is played out all across this country, and has been for 5 decades now.

          • GSOB

            Their style of government will be the new one
            (post collapse)

          • DiscouragedOne

            How exactly do you propose to “undo” the global economy?

          • daniel1154

            That is true of old price sensitive industries such as textiles, where the corporation has difficulty passing the cost of taxes on in higher prices. Most companies however benefit from an educated and talented workforce, particularly those in emerging industry.

            You are right about the libs and the racial issues. They are not interested in the truth and they can’t afford to face it anyway.

          • xander cross

            Funny because that is not true that loss of jobs caused black people to commit violent crimes unlike white men that decided to shoot up schools just last week alone and yet, white women draw more on welfare than black men and black women combined. Of course, white men don’t get convicted of their crimes just like we saw in Texas when I white teen gets off from killing four people while drunk driving. His defense was he was to privileged to know the difference between good and bad. LOL. White men commit crimes and always buy their way out of jail, that is why there is a low conviction rate for them. SHM.

          • daniel1154

            Indulge in all the fantasies that you want, but everyone knows that blacks commit virtually all violent crime, and once they gained civil rights and political power white people had to flee cities and leave cities without a tax base, functioning schools, or even a citizenry capable of human behavior. Every one knows it, including blacks, but few actually say it.

            The reason? Blacks in the US have an average IQ of 85, a 1 in 6 chance of being retarded, and even if they have at least one parent at home that parent has a 1 in 6 chance of being retarded. Consequently, they are on the whole violent people, and always have been.

          • Gay Veteran

            A lot of big corporations pay little or no taxes.

            btw, why hire American workers when you can hire Chinese workers at slave labor wages, and the cherry on top is that the corporations don’t have to worry about polluting the environment

          • daniel1154

            That was always the case, but it wasn’t until we had big government, big unions, big regulations, and big taxes on corporations that the jobs started to go elsewhere. The bigger they get, the more jobs leave, unless you are involved in a national scam like Solyndra, in which case bundlers for Obama get millions, and workers get pink slips when the scam collapses.

          • Gay Veteran

            keep licking that corporate boot on your throat.
            unless America has Chinese level wages and massive pollution like China then we can never compete with the Chinese.

          • daniel1154

            We compete favorably in industries that can better withstand the massive taxes and regulations imposed by our government. No so much with more price sensitive industries. I believe this may be beyond your comprehension however.

          • Gay Veteran

            You’re a shill for the corporations. So keep licking that corporate boot

          • daniel1154

            You’re a shill for Government. Keep licking Obama’s boot.

          • Gay Veteran

            sorry junior, but I hate the fascist government we’ve had for quite a while

          • daniel1154

            Maybe you just hate, I don’t know.

            It’s amazing how you support Corporations every day, and the people that make them up, typing your posts on computers made by corporations, using software developed by corporations, with servers made by corporations. Your car, food, drink, clothes, phone, all sorts of things that you buy from corporations to make your life better.

            I think you support corporations as much as anyone.

          • Gay Veteran

            I fixed your sentence: I think you support corporations as much as anyone BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE

          • daniel1154

            I have a choice and so do you. We could live like the unibomber.

            You support Corporations for the same reason I do. You want to make your life more comfortable, pleasurable and safe so you buy the highest quality products and services available at the best price. Your hatred never plays into the decision when you make these choices.

            In short, you are a windbag.

          • Gay Veteran

            In short, you’re a shill for the multi-national corporations that are destroying the middle class in America.

          • daniel1154

            I’m just pointing out the fact that you support these corporation that you claim to hate as much as anyone you know.

            So unless you’re living like the unibomber, you’re a blow hard.

          • Gay Veteran

            hey Einstein, I shop local when I can. Hard to do with a car

          • daniel1154

            So you bite the hand that feeds you.

          • Evelyn Johnson

            When the gov’t is in bed with the people who run corporations you get “Crony capitalism” and the accompanying regulatory environment that cripples the free market. This country is overrun with cronies and hence our free market is so stifled that the “crony” businesses and the banks become the 1%. The 1% is not comprised of the doctors, engineers and high end skilled working folks – the 1% are the politicians and the lobbyists, bankers and others who are paying each other to keep their own political power.

          • Evelyn Johnson

            Too many people think businesses are supposed to be in business to be charitible organizations instead of being in business to make money.

  • Richard O. Mann

    America. It was fun while it lasted. Empires rise. Empires fall. Wanna guess where the US is right now?

  • Drud

    Very well said, Sir or Madame. I have a huge degree of respect for science (as well as some understanding, i am an engineer) but I LOVE art. Science deals with the hows, but only art can teach us about the whys.

    • Anonymous

      Beautifully stated. Thanks for posting.

      • Elaine Perkins

        Your post so very true. I could never have said it as well as you have.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated.

  • Arizona

    AS america began to worship LUCIFER,the country fell apart,you can’t tell anyone that ,they’d rather be dead,and now the ANTI-CHRIST oboozo will grant their wish,and you guys don’t have a clue who or what he is ,DO YOU…hint,hint,that HOLY BIBLE ,you’ve never read,tells you all about him,AND WHAT THE BOOGIEMAN OF history is going to do to america…………………..

    • Gay Veteran

      bilge

  • Arizona

    JUST before the 2012 elections,oboozo gave a speech,NOT MANY paid attention to what he said,HE told everyone the stories about his secret agenda were all true,and then he laughed about it,HE WASN’T kidding ….WAR is about to come on america and their sound asleep.WAKEUP,your being invaded,and their NOT here to give you a kiss on the cheek,and a christmas present,THEY WILL destroy everyone who ain’t ready,SO GET READY YOUR OUT OF TIME…..AND do not take the MARK OF THE BEAST,or your going to hell for sure………………

  • Jm

    It’s the End of America . All I can say is that we need to wake up and band together. We must hold fast to God,and weather the storm. It’s is time to show what humanity is all about. It will be the test of all tests.

  • Myron Zawoiski

    Yes this so very “TRUE” I use to have a house on the Black Horse Pike, trust my words “DO NOT BUG OUT PAST CAMDEN NEW JERSEY YOU’LL BE SO VERY SORRY’….! Camden is filled with 50,000 or so souls that that will be the ‘MARAUDERS” THAT YOU FEAR…!

  • Myron Zawoiski

    Don’t forget the city of “brotherly loved” Philadelphia 6 Million plus Marauders in the I-95 Corridor…?

  • 2Gary2

    Progressive Caucus brought to the House floor earlier this year. In the plan: tax
    rates on high incomes topping off at 49 percent and applied to all
    income, even capital gains. Also in the budget proposal: a financial
    transactions tax on Wall Street speculation and a much higher estate tax
    rate.

    You all know I’m right–we need to tax the rich hard and spread the wealth. This will solve the Camden type of issues this article describes.

    • LMAO LMAO

      LMAO. can’t touch this, na na na na

    • DiscouragedOne

      No, it will put even more out of work and make things even worse.

    • k

      If you consider yourself liberal, then keep this in mind…dont be extreme. Look at what liberalism means in the dictionary

  • Sartorial

    Why couldn’t Bobby Bingham find a job 17 years ago when he was 20. There were plenty of jobs then? What’s he been doing for the last 17 years? Going to college? Something ain’t adding up about this “Young” man.

  • Todd Podemski

    It all falls on Blind Eyes and def ears. We Have ourselves to rely on No one else will take care of you. Prepare now. chicken little the sky is faling.

  • LMAO LMAO

    can’t wait until all of those “garys” march out of the cities in search of food.

  • sonofseawolf

    Hi Michael and ec bloggers,
    If you send your kids to college be sure to tell them the #1 goal is to marry up. F getting good grades just find somebody that has generational wealth, especially land. City life is coming to a end, even the genetrifation of DC will be short lived I predict. Lawyers w/ no jobs in this sue happy country? Time to forget city life folks. I hear there are citys dont have stores also. Oh, b4 i go the worlds biggest diverse sh!thole la will be the next large bankruptcy the latest Mayor set it up so that it will fail about a year or two after he leaves.
    Happy holidays white humans enjoy them.
    protect yourself at all times 14/5

  • Laura

    Thank you for what you did. One small candle in the darkness.

  • Northern conservative

    Pay attention to the upcoming primaries out there guys….there is a lot of ANGER swelling out there in the electorate…….look up the politicians that are being primaried as well. 2014 could with any hope see some very very VERY nice changes.

  • Nickelthrower

    I think that what you are referring to is called a Death Squad. Frankly, I’m not sure that that is a can of worms that should be opened. Look, enough bad things are headed our way and I do not see how unleashing Death Squads into the mix is going to make anything any better for any of us.

    When tshtf moment finally arrives, all of these problems to include about 90% of our population will go away. Frankly, I plan to enjoy myself while I still can.

  • wdg

    A couple of points. The American people will never solve these problems until they understand the ultimate cause of these problems. The US is deliberately being destroyed by a powerful international banking/corporate syndicate who now control Congress, the Presidency, the Federal Reserve, major banks, most large corporations, the education system and the highest courts in the land. What is happening in the US (and other countries) is not happening by accident or entirely due to incompetence and corruption – although there is no shortage of these attributes – but by design. The US economy is being hollowed out, its currency debased, its people corrupted by the MSM and Hollywood, and its political and economic institutions controlled, corrupted and ultimately destroyed. And unless Americans awaken from their long slumber, purge their minds of the lies and distortions, and take back their nation from a treasonous and evil elite, they will not be able to stop this race to national suicide. The solution is to spread the truth about what is really going on and to expose the traitors but it might already be too late.

    And as for Camden, New Jersey, what do you expect when you import a part of Africa into western civilization? You get Zimbabwe, Haiti, Detroit and many, many other black ghettos. In the final analysis, you get the end of western civilization!

    • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

      Good comment all the way.

    • DiscouragedOne

      If the syndicate is as powerful as you say, what chance did we have in the first place?

    • FounderChurch

      You can’t do anything without children and we have none. Killedththem all with Birth Control.

    • Evelyn Johnson

      I’m awake. I’ve been awake. What do we do?

  • Rogoraeck

    Obama! Mandela! Obama! Mandela! Obama! Mandela! Obama! Mandela! Obama! Mandela!
    USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

    • Richard T.

      You mean Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe….or South Africa South Africa South Africa

  • FounderChurch

    THE WAY TO HAVE A GOOD COUNTRY! by “FounderChurch” First, you have to have a Godly Country. No Religion no Country.

    Then you have to have Good Government Management that doesn’t get in the way, but is into servicing businesses and the individual.

    Then you have to get rid of things that impede people and businesses, and then you add those things that encourage people and businesses to be constructive.

    This means getting rid of every speck of welfare of any sort or type, and that means unemployment insurance, workers compensation, and a thousand other freebies.

    It means tax only those things you want less of, while never taxing any of those things that you want more of. This is commonly called Taxing Sin. If you want fewer unemployed people tax those who are unemployed, and they will quickly get a job.

    Want to get rid of drugs, tax every user, and every dealer on every transaction that you can find or figure out or estimate, BUT never legalize drugs.

    Outlaw Gambling of all sorts, and Alcohol Sales of all sorts. Allow people to make their own, but tax even that.

    Stop all zoning laws that keep people from running businesses from their homes. The list is very long, but you must be getting the point by now as to how we should proceed. Amen!

    • GSOB

      Christian Reconstructionist?

      • FounderChurch

        You start by following me on “Disqus!” And searching “FounderChurch” 5000 hits

  • daniel1154

    No one is ever afraid a white person is going to hit them over the head for $3, or kill them for what is in their purse of wallet. Blacks have a monopoly on that.

    • xander cross

      People do be afraid of white people attacking black people over $3.00 or kill them for what is their wallet. White men are known of this especially in the country areas for a pack of cigarettes. You’re delusional. White men be killing each other crystal meth.

      • daniel1154

        I can see that you are the product of an inner city public school:

        “People do be afraid”

        “White men be killing each other”

        Your writing skills illustrate why most blacks cannot be successfully employed in the private sector, and must rely on the welfare state, including government jobs.

        • xander cross

          Your comments illustrate why most whites cannot be successfully employed in the private sector because most white men are not employed by anyone except the government. Also, everything I said is true about white men.

        • xander cross

          Your comments also illustrate the delusional mindset of most whites because the fact that you defend white men sending jobs to china and that you continue to buy “made in china” proves to me you’re delusional. I out of here. I am typing to an insane white man or whoever you are. LOL

        • xander cross

          Also, the fact that you lack thinking skills also proves my point that most white men like the fact that jobs are going to china and then love to blame everything on the black man. Also, I will not read your posts no longer because clearly, you don’t have anything meaningful to say. LOL

          • daniel1154

            Seems that I really struck a nerve.

          • xander cross

            Not at all. You’re a racist white man and like most white men, you tend to ignore facts about the evils that white men do everyday while you and Michael blame everything on poor, low income black men. There is a war on black men by white men like you. Again, I will no longer read your posts because most of white men on here are racist against black men.

          • daniel1154

            I’m not white. That was quite an assumption on your part. You looked like a fool before, but you’re even more of a fool now.

          • 2guest2

            Sander floss, if it’s so hard over here with all the nasty white men around why don’t you discover your heritage by moving back to some shi$ hole African country? If you’re tight on cash I’m sure there are lots of folks on this blog who will take up a collection to buy you a ONE WAY TICKET!

          • xander cross

            How about you find your European heritage and go back to wherever you came from originally. Funny, you say that Africa is a terrible country you white men sure like going there so much. Don’t you have something to do like stop talking to me and go to work? No, guest, talking to me is not a full time job.

      • GSOB

        You are the example of how anyone should be, offering no wisdom, but throwing gas on the fire.

        You fight the fire while feeding the flame.

  • Sandy Sandells

    More education is probably misconstrued for Better Education. Most of the middle class jobs available today are for jobs that our country does not educate for… We are in an age of Social Media and Robotics. Company’s demand, app designers, engineers, creativity and the such. Web design is dead. It’s a new world and change is constant. I tell my children to do what makes them happy and it will never feel like work. This countries education system is grossly funded with marginal results. if that?

  • Covington13

    Enjoy your multiculturalism Camden(Detroit too)! A look into the future of the West under Jewish NWO control.

    • FounderChurch

      Hitler tried the Jew thing and you want us to go down that path?

  • DiscouragedOne

    What does this article have to do with my point? I think people who live on a diet of reality shows thinking they are real are delusional. Perhaps it is like being a heroin addict, our nation has turned into a bunch of escapists, avoiding reality any way they can, including “reality” shows. How sad, WTF has this country come to?

  • GSOB

    “Calvinism is a system of biblical interpretation taught by John Calvin. Calvin lived in France in the 1500’s at the time of Martin Luther who sparked the Reformation.

    The system of Calvinism adheres to a very high view of scripture and seeks to derive its theological formulations based solely on God’s word.

    It focuses on God’s sovereignty, stating that God is able and willing by virtue of his omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence, to do whatever He desires with His creation.

    It also maintains that within the Bible are the following teachings:
    That God, by His sovereign grace predestines people into salvation;

    that Jesus died only for those predestined;

    that God regenerates the individual where he is then able and wants to choose God;

    and that it is impossible for those who are redeemed to lose their salvation.”

    So you see folks, if Calvin’s exposition is the true exposition of the Holy Scripture,,,,
    then you just may understand why men invent their own God and religion.

    All this I have found to be true in my Christian journey thus far. It wasn’t easy getting to accept it but, for what’s worth to you Saints out there….

    Merry XMAS

    • FounderChurch

      No children no nothing.

    • FounderChurch

      BUT predestination doesn’t mean we are to sit on our worthless butts and refuse to resist the antichrist. You got Calvin twisted out of shape to feed your lazy slothful lusts.

      • GSOB

        Awh.. you don’t know the half of it brother..

  • infowolf1

    all that drug money moving through that town? SOMEONE has money to pay for it, the rich in other towns would be a lot of them, and the poor of course, stealing from other poor. The demimonde or halfworld as it was called in the 1800s, the “bohemian” artists, dopers, immorality inclined theater people and prostitutes and more selective courtesans always depended on the well to do and “respectable” to maintain themselves.

  • FounderChurch

    The Bible is the only standard for those who believe in it. I have never seen it as inadequate as a standard.

  • FounderChurch

    The Bible is the only standard properly interpreted. My interpretation is the best there is for this age. http://www.FounderChurch.Blogspot.Com

  • Lexxs

    The only solution is described at Daniel 2:44

  • Diane Ryan

    Fear not. There are still freedom fighters like Pastor Chuck Baldwin. If you are a Christian, flee your IRS-controlled 501c3 church and find a pastor like Pastor Baldwin who take a public stand against government gun registration/confiscation. Molon Labe!

  • 1stworlder

    women are so rare in stem fields all she has to do is be willing to move to get full time and more than her fair share of grants.

  • 1stworlder

    Its called gentrifying, white people with no kids

  • Joey

    The guy who works 60 hours and only makes 400 is false….

    That means he makes less than minimum wage….

    Jimmy John drivers on average make 11 an hour and waiters make more doing dinners and around 9-10 working lunches….

    Most make close to 15 an hour.

    Massage therapists earn roughly 25 per hour massage….let’s say he does 15 hours a week at this….that alone is close to 400

    Things are bad but if you got 4 jobs working 60 hours a week you are doin fine if you figure in food stamps

  • Annette Smith

    Wow! Didn’t know that!

  • Annette Smith

    Love you for doing this!

  • William Henry Bowen

    Add another company that was once HUGE and based in Camden, NJ to your list: RCA.

    RCA made millions of radios and TVs (and broadcasting equipment) in factories in and around Camden, NJ. Now days RCA is nothing but a trademark owned by a Japanese company with the TVs themselves made in commie China.

  • Maneb

    But at least the gov’t class and elites are thriving! The solution…make all illegals legal.

  • lee hawkins

    It’s the damn liberal democrats! No, it’s those conservative republicans! Nope, wrong again folks, it’s both. Keep bickering and picking sides – that’s exactly what your masters want.

  • Hammerstrike

    -“Their home is a city with thousands of abandoned houses but no money to demolish them, leaving whole blocks full of Ninth Ward-style wreckage to gather waste and rats.”

    That is their “solution”, demolish the buildings and deport the homeless, erase all the evidences that their town turn to sheeit so they can live on in willfull denial.

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