Poor Detroit - Silverdome Demolition Fail

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    I was unaware that people still lived in Detroit...
     
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    Seems the stadium's defense is superior to the Lion's defense.

    Or perhaps the offense on the stadium was equally suited to the lame Lion's offense?

    Probably the truth is that a bunch of demo charges took a knee.
     
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    Wow. . .an entire, major city, run into the ground. Now they can't even tear it down right. . .
     
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    I flew past it today...yep, still there:

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    People don't, just buildings that people used to live in.

    But there is sort of renaissance going on downtown I think.
     
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    Now there's a building I want to rush up to and stroll through, looking for the problem or placing new charges. How do they deal with that? Mortars?
     
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    It seemed weird to me that they left all those new cars parked so close to the demolition. BTW, those are new-but-recalled VW's, from the VW emissions scandal, which I'm sure are destined for some poor South American country.
     
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    The ANG over at Selfridge has A-10s, just turn them loose on it with their 30mm gun.
     
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    MOAB would be a good solution. Then Pontiac could be bulldozed and become farm land. There is damned little there that is worth saving. Businesses moved out to the burbs, the city went into receivership, their police department was disbanded, and they now contract with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for police protection and the Waterford Fire Department keeps the arsonists under control. If they go any lower they will make Detroit look good. I can bitch about Pontiac as I'm in the next township west of there. Fifty years ago it was thriving. Now it's dead.
     
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    When I was flying sometimes I'd be in and out of DTW numerous daily for 2-3 days. Landing to the south I'd look down at all those empty neighborhoods. Hard to believe a city could decline like that. Sad to see.
     
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    wiki says 10% of the charges failed due to a wiring problem. They run it pretty tight, I guess explosives are costly. Me? I would have tripled the calculated amount!
     
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    I'm guessing they didn't want insurance claims from all the cars parked nearby. I was saying WTF when looking at the pictures with the parking lots full of cars near the stadium.
     
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    Hahahahahaa!
    The whole city is a third world county wanna be, but they can't get the stadium to fall down.
     
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    Once again, Detroiters left the Silverdome disappointed.
     
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    One of the multiple locations where VW is stashing all of the "clean" diesels they bought back, perhaps???

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    Well, that is the Pontiac Silverdome, not the Detroit Silverdome...
     
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    Hahaha that was funny
     
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    My wife is from Detroit. I hate visiting the in-laws there; it's so depressing.

    Things are so bad in Detroit, that they let the Lions play in town...
     
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    only 30 miles off...
     
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    The failed stadium demolition is an interesting story, for sure, but as a story of failure it is topped by the massive numbers of VWs with phony clean engines.

    I didn’t know they went to Detroit. Somehow it is ironic.
     
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    Why can South Americans have decent diesels that pollute a little bit for cheap and we can’t? Sheesh. Bastards! LOL.

    Not that I would ever BUY another VW ever again after the last one. $13,500 in repairs in four or five years and bought new. What a POS.
     
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    The funny (or in reality: the not-so-funny) part about that: whether those VWs stay here, or go to South America, they are polluting the same air.
     
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    Yup. And all the currently running and not mothballed vehicles well surpassed their lifetime addition to said pollution, long ago as they’ve sat there. Many times over. Those things wouldn’t have been any real big problem then or now. Most municipalities exempt their busses, trash trucks, and all sorts of worse diesels from similar regulations, than those things.
     
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    I know I am significantly older than tawood simply because I threw in the towel and retired in '05 and he is still (hopefully) capturing the bad guys. More power to you sir. I stand with you.

    Getting back to pollution, most here were not around in the fifties and sixties. I was, and remember the skies over Detroit being an ugly yellow from the uncontrolled discharge from smokestacks that powered industries and our electric grid. Thankfully, I live west of Pontiac and escaped the emissions of the Pontiac Motor foundry that rained down particles that literally destroyed the cars that were downwind. The GMC truck plant, even though it was my father's place of employment was not much better. I'm sure those of you who have lived downwind from a steel mill have faced the same situation.

    We have cleaned up our act considerably. Now it is time to put pressure on other nations to do so. We can not be expected to do it by ourselves.
     
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    Birmingham was the same way when all the steel mills were producing like crazy. Always black smoke and just nasty. There's still US Steel and a couple other ones here, but nothing like in the past.
     
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    Same over Houston. I remember seeing the big smoke stacks just pouring brown smoke out and filling the already hazy brownish sky.

    Houston always smelled bad when I was a kid. Not so now.
     
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    Maybe not.

    The problem with the VW scam was NOx emissions. That stuff is bad to breathe, but its effect is mostly local or regional.

    If the problem had been CO2 or refrigerant, that would be global.
     
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