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#192727 - 08/31/11 08:06 PM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: 2wins]
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Originally Posted By: 2wins
la possesses a diversity that detroit lacked. it may slump, but it's doubtful it will become the ghost town that motor city became.

Unless it loses its water. · · · wink
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#192730 - 08/31/11 08:29 PM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: numan]
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Originally Posted By: 2wins
la possesses a diversity that detroit lacked. it may slump, but it's doubtful it will become the ghost town that motor city became.

Unless it loses its water. · · · wink
well, there is that.
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#192732 - 08/31/11 09:03 PM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: issodhos]
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The next Detroit?
America is the next Detroit. Hard to believe, isn't it?

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#192770 - 09/01/11 03:49 AM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I've just been back out there very recently so I get the unique view of someone who can see change more dramatically.

Sorry I don't see the dystopian "Detroit of the West" that the article portrays.

There are many places and things that look okay from the outside, while the rot is setting in and seen best by those on the inside, Checkers. This is one of those instances where the local has a much better grasp on what is going on and what the future may portend. Are new industries and companies beating a path to LA and environs or are old-line industries and companies saying Adios to Tinsil Town? What is the ratio? What are the quality of businesses still remaining, starting up, or leaving? What is the knowledge/skill level of the demographic moving into the place and of the demographic leaving the place? These are all indicators of what the future holds for Lost Angeles. My guess is that its best days are behind it -- probably because of much of what the writer points out. Much of it self-inflicted.
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#192772 - 09/01/11 04:38 AM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: issodhos]
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Los Angeles still has parts that are vibrant. West Hollywood, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and other Metropolitan areas. Many areas are being revitalized. Water will always be an issue, but with our weather, it is still a Mecca for many.
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#192773 - 09/01/11 05:35 AM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: issodhos]
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All this hating of America!
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#192774 - 09/01/11 07:02 AM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: issodhos]
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Well issodhos, I am a local and have lived here longer than the author of that hit piece has been alive. I know a great deal about this metor area and yes there is unemployment, but also vibrant business growth and schools that outperform most metro areas.

your comments are covert racism and totally without foundation. It is people like you who have nothing to offer but innuendo and false criticism. I am glad I am not in your head, it must be painful indeed.

The movie industry, our largest has never had it so good. We are a diverse people, proud of our traditions and resent deeply crackpots "supposing" ill on us. False comments such as yours are what is hurting this nation. It is unfounded and to no purpose but to build your ego up and put others who work hard at making the world a better place down.

Go criticize yourself for once. It will be painful but maybe at the end of the process you will find there is a blue sky and sunshine all around you while all you see is ruin and depression.

I feel deeply sorry for your predicament, but please spare us from it.
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#192785 - 09/01/11 01:37 PM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: Scoutgal]
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Los Angeles still has parts that are vibrant. West Hollywood, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and other Metropolitan areas. Many areas are being revitalized. Water will always be an issue, but with our weather, it is still a Mecca for many.
water was a big issue growing up there in the 70s. never doubted that it would be a problem solved. as for areas, isn't hollywood revitalized? i loved living in the seedy hollywood of the mid-80s, though.
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#192787 - 09/01/11 02:02 PM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: 2wins]
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surprised no one has done this yet ...
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#192788 - 09/01/11 02:06 PM Re: Lost Angeles [Re: issodhos]
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ok, that makes me nostalgic for the town in which i grew up. so to those of you who want to bash LA, go $#%&!!! yourself. grin
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