Sunday, March 11, 2012

The GM Renaissance Center: A Monument to Black-Run America

The GM Renaissance Center: A monument to the folly of Black-Run America (BRA). Notice the Joe Louis Statue to the left of the picture, a symbol built for Black power by Detroit's Black political elite

Reading Steve Rattner’s Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry  brought about a politically explosive revelation.

GM, the company that was bailed out with your tax-dollars through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is headquartered in the GM Renaissance Center (RenCen), which at 73 stories is the tallest building in Detroit. Built in 1977 as part of the effort to revitalize the downtown area amid growing urban decay after the disastrous Black Riots of 1967 led to the abandonment of the city by white people (white flight had rebuilt Detroit in the suburbs, with the remaining Black population under Mayor Coleman Young busy bringing ruination to what was left behind), the Renaissance Center complex never lived up to its name. Built for $350 million, but sold for a mere $76 million to GM in 1996 – The New York Times reported there were absolutely no takers at $125 million - was an abysmal failure from the start.

The Mackinac Center reports:
Indeed, the $350 million (in 1970s dollars) "Renaissance" Center was supposed to anchor Detroit’s revival. According to The Detroit News, on unveiling a plaque dedicated to the building’s private financiers, Henry Ford II (who conceived the Center) said, "Detroit has reached the bottom and is on its way back up." 
In 1996, the Center was sold to General Motors for just $76 million, a fraction of what it cost to build. It is difficult to overcome the message such a return on investment sends to entrepreneurs and other investors. The failure of the Renaissance Center to generate an actual renaissance in the Motor City should have undermined municipal leaders’ faith in the power of big symbols.

Before GM was bailed out by the government – well, by you, the tax payer – there was talk of a possible merger between Chrysler and GM, which Maura Webber Sadovi reported on in the October 29, 2008 issue of The Wall Street Journal:
When the hulking complex now known as the GM Renaissance Center was conceived in the wake of Detroit's 1967 riots, civic and business leaders hoped its construction along the Detroit River would help revive the city's downtown. These days it's the battered General Motors Corp. that is looking at the cluster of towers as a potential financial lifeline. The cash-strapped auto maker wants to unlock its equity in the five Renaissance Center towers it owns, which boast millions of square feet of office space, GM's headquarters, movie theaters and a hotel, says Dan Flores, a GM spokesman. GM this month asked a city pension fund to refinance the property and is alternatively considering finding an interested investor to buy it from whom GM would then lease space, Mr. Flores says. The board of the Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit has no plans to pursue GM's refinancing proposal, says Walter Stampor, executive secretary of the Retirement Systems of the City of Detroit. GM earlier this year spent about $626 million to pay off its debt on the property, according to Mr. Flores. 
The potential sale of one of Detroit's most prominent properties comes as area building owners have taken cold comfort in knowing they already have been tested by high vacancy rates and falling rents, challenges that are new to many of their counterparts in healthier U.S. markets just now facing slowing demand. 
Recently that equanimity has begun to evaporate as the increasingly tenuous state of the U.S. car makers that drive demand for the Motor City's property is emerging. Even a potential merger of GM and Chrysler LLC -- while viewed by some as a better scenario for the ailing Detroit-area economy -- would likely result in a flood of surplus properties.
Without TARP and the bailout of GM, what would have happened to Detroit, a city that already relies on federal aid and federal subsidies just to pay the bills and keep its 89 percent Black population feed, housed, and semi-educated?
Could the passing of TARP have been the last gasp of the federal government to keep Detroit on life support, considering that the GM Renaissance Center is now has a 93 percent occupancy rate? With Urban Pioneering on the rise in Detroit – and with the impending takeover of the city’s finances by the state of Michigan – could we actually see a renaissance in Detroit that looked oh so bleak back in 2008?
As stated, Overhaul reported this conversation between Fredrick “Fritz” Henderson, then COO, about the possibility of moving from the GM Renaissance Center to a suburban location. On p. 237-238:
The politics around GM, with its great size and complexity, not mention its iconic status, promised to be even more intense. Our loving to-do list was full of pitfalls. One day Fritz called me to propose moving GM headquarters from the Renaissance Center to GM’s Tech Center in suburban Warren, where we had driven the Volt back in March. 
The move would cuts costs, he said, as well as symbolize the leadership’s determination to become more to down-to-earth and hands-on. I thought the idea was great, just the kind of action I was hoping to see from Fritz. But when I described it to Deese , he went nuts. “Are you out of your mind?” he said. “Think what it would do to Detroit.” 
Though small in financial implications for the company – the headquarters was worth perhaps $165 million – compared to the $626 million that GM had paid for it just a year earlier (Sic … GM would spend only $76 million to buy the building in 1996, but spend $500 million renovating the complex) – GM’s departure would be a major blow to Detroit. In a one-year period, the once proud city was already suffering with one of the worst unemployment rates in the country, and among the worst murder rates, would see two of its biggest employers go bankrupt, its flamboyant ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick convicted of perjury, and its NFL franchise, the Detroit Lions, become the first in football history to go 0-16. 
Deese had some people analyze what a mostly vacant RenCen would mean to Detroit real estate. The estimate: a double-digit hit on already deflated real estate prices. Fritz proposed donating the RenCen to the city- though who actually use it was unknown. 
The debate, not surprisingly, soon moved beyond Team Auto. Gene Sperling was one of the many to fight the move. “It’s over for Detroit if you do this,” he yelled in a meeting at [The United States] Treasury. “Don’t do this to Dave Bing” – the city’s new mayor, a former NBA star and successful auto-supplier entrepreneur. “He’s a good man trying to do a good thing.” The city relied on GM for $20 million a year in tax revenue, Gene pointed out, and the blowback would be fierce. Deese checked with Larry, who in turn spoke to Rahm [Emmanuel], and word came down that the move would be a bridge too far. 
Fortunately, this unique intervention into a specific GM matter was never leaked to the press, saving us from having to explain how it comported with our policy of letting GM and Chrysler manage their own affairs.
Mayor David Bing is poised to ask for an emergency $150 million from the state of Michigan (white taxpayers) instead of being taken over by the financial martial law imposed by the state. GM management wanted to find ways to restructure instead of taking the TARP money (what amounted to a government take-over of GM), and considered heading to the lily-white suburbs.
The government of America (and corporate America) is dedicated to the idea of Black-Run America (BRA), and abandoning America’s Black Metropolis would have been disastrous and against official operating procedure.
Forcing GM to stay based in Detroit, at the Renaissance Center, was the government’s way of mandating the continuation of BRA. Funny that only a year later more than 30,000 Black people would line up in the streets of Detroit after a “rumor” of Obama stimulus checks being based out went viral.
The Renaissance Center was always a mistake – like the hilarious People Mover transit system in downtown Detroit, which can only be compared to the Monorail in Springfield from The Simpson’s in terms of its absolute superfluous nature and financially wasteful manner- and the government forcing GM to remain in this monument to “wishful thinking” is a reminder of the power of BRA.
In the book “The Rough Road to Renaissance: Urban Revitalization in America, 1940 -1985” John C. Teaford describes for us the failure of the Renaissance Center on p. 271-272:
Even when by all objective standard a downtown office project proved a failure, messiah mayors and their booster allies could use their ample powers of hype and transform it into a symbol of success. For example, Detroit’s mammoth Renaissance Center was both the city’s most noteworthy debacle and its most ballyhooed landmark of revitalization. When it opened in 1977, with 2.2 million feet of office space and a 73-story hotel, the Detroit Free Press described it as “the towering symbol of what is hoped to be Detroit’s new lease on life.” At the lavish dedication ceremony with free champagne for all 800 people present, its principal developer, Henry Ford II, was confident of the invigorating qualities of the center, claiming that it and other construction projects were indications “that the flow of business and commercial operations to the suburbs {had} slowed down very considerably and might well be in the process of reversing itself.
 In his 1979 state of the city address, Mayor Coleman Young similarly asserted, “The Renaissance Center has led the way in bringing our down area back.” 
In fact, the center drew tenants from existing downtown office buildings, the main target of the rental agent’s sales pitch being firms already located in the central business district. Thus, by 1978 the occupancy rate of the 47-story Cadillac Tower was down to 40 percent, and its woes were not unusual. Moreover, the Renaissance Center itself suffered serious financial ills, losing $140 million by 1983, when its debt and ownership had to be restructured.
A towering, gleaming beaming does not by osmosis make the city’s primarily Black inhabitants budding entrepreneurs. Worse, Ford’s prediction was grossly inaccurate: the government of the United States would stop GM from abandoning Detroit in 2008 as the companies stewards tried to find ways to reinvent the corporation.
E. Michael Jones notes in his book “Slaughter of the Cities” that the RenCen project required the largest private investment group ever assembled for an American real-estate venture. “Financing involved a $200 million loan from a consortium of banks and insurance companies as well as at least $300 million from the Ford Motor Company.” (p. 599)
Without a doubt, the RenCen is a monument to Black-Run America, a structure that thrusts into the Detroit sky, remaining a piercing reminder to the folly of the belief that equality is the natural state of man.
Even Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin’s “Detroit: I Do Mind Dying” (a study of urban revolution), a radically left-wing book, admits the failure of the Renaissance Center. On p. 199:
Strategies for reforming even local governments have also become more complex. Despite occasional victories and achievements, if one compares Detroit of the 1960s with Detroit of the 1990s, the city has deteriorated. Where once white neighbourhoods at the city’s rim surrounded a mainly black inner city, primarily white suburbs now surround a primarily black metropolis. The Renaissance Centre, widely heralded in the 1970s as the engine for revitalizing the city, has proven a disaster. 
From the onset, RenCen had remained viable on paper only because considerable staff from Ford headquarters in Dearborn had been transferred to fill its office space. Built at the cost of $350 million in the 1970s, RenCen sold in 1996 to the General Motors Company for $73 million. 
The failure of Detroit to revive and rebuild after the Great Rebellion in 1967 is often attributed to the mercurial mayoralty of Coleman Young or some lacking the city’s 80 percent black population. The explanation, however, lies elsewhere.
No, it doesn’t. It lies directly with the Black population of Detroit, and the federal government of the United States.
The answer to all of Detroit’s problems – post-1967 Black riot and the abandonment of the city by white people to be run by Black people – comes in the question found on page 200 of Wilbur Rich’s embarrassing hagiography of Mayor Young in “Coleman Young and Detroit Politics: From Social Activist to Power Broker." It revolves around that wasteful project called The People Mover:
One of the most widely held and rarely articulated issues during the People Mover construction was, in fact, whether blacks were ready to manage and govern. Simply put, the question was whether or not blacks were competent enough to manage a multi-million dollar corporation - the city of Detroit. Somehow the question had not been answered sufficiently, and it needed to be put forth again, yet no seemed to be prepared to raise the real issue.  Silence was broken in a local newspaper interview, when U.S. District Court Judge John Feikens, a man with some liberal credentials, asserted that blacks need time "to learn how to run the city government." He added that black people "talk about a problem and don't know how to solve it." 
No one has ever dared answer Judge Feikens. Indeed, modern American life requires that this question never be asked by anyone in any position of power.
The story of the rise, fall, and the federal government mandating GM stay in the Renaissance Center tells the tale of the tragedy of life – both physically, moral, and intellectual – in Black-Run America (BRA).



66 comments:

Dan said...

The Florentine Rencen. Uffizi gallery.

Leonardo and Michelangelo and Botticelli were black OBVIOUSLY. And YT stole that history too.

Lily White said...

Are we supposed to be awed or intimidated or something by the giant black Joe Lewis fist statue? Because I find it neither awe inspiring nor intimidating. It is, however, rather creepy, in a 1976 remake of "King Kong" kind of way.

Anonymous said...

How would GM moving its headquarters adversely affect the city? How would letting it shrink to a size where it can be managed by its new people be problematic?

Surely they can memoryhole the story of Detroit, can they not?

Anonymous said...

They say NYC's white population is increasing but after reading this I'm sure it will increase. The smart will just push the dumb out to isolated areas of the state. All of those nice houses and townhouses in Haarlem built by whites will be retaken and renovated and gentrified as a lot of the city already has been. The dumb can't live in a place like NY in modern times.
http://tinyurl.com/7vxsnaf

Californian said...

Be interesting to trace the trajectory of Detroit with that of Stanleyville, Mogadishu and Johannesburg. Perhaps a photo essay with comparative pictures of their initial founding, heyday, and decline?

Again, one can speculate on how future archeologists, digging through the rubble, will try to piece together what happened to once great cities.

Ben N Indiana said...

The monument builders are blinded by onset denial.

Lord Drek said...

On a related but entirely separate subject, how many of my fellow SBPDLers have imagined the calamity that will ensue when state governments slowly but surely begin to cut back on social welfare for their Black dependents? The Clayton county food stamp incident (experiment?) of 2011 showed, in microcosm, the unrest that Blacks generate when the White man's dollars, which they seem to view as something that magically appear on their magic EBT cards round da firs', simply aren't there. I can almost guarantee that if this "glitch" hadn't been resolved throughout the county within the day, rioting would have followed.

Self sufficiency is a marvelous thing. This year, I was able to save enough purchase a supply of long term (25+ years)storable food for myself and my family, and when the weather warms I plan on planting a vegetable garden in my back yard to supplement that supply.

Given that Blacks typically do not project more than a few days/weeks into the future and are likely not prepared for the cessation of their entitlements via stockpiling supplies, removing their sole source of nourishment and housing (our money) will leave them with absolutely nothing. That's when it's time to hunker down.

I don't think it's irrational to at least prepare and to avoid becoming a victim.

Post scriptum: I'm aware that this possibility (including the Clayton county story) has been covered previously on SBPDL, but I'm new to the site and this is my first opportunity to discuss this scenario with like-minded individuals.

Paradise Lost said...

Merely casting pearls before swine.

How many more decades and how many more billions must be wasted uplifting a group before whites say enough is enough?

The negro is incapable of running anything more complex than a knock- off goods booth in a flea market or a cash for EBT card scam. With their over represented presence in prisons it is evident that they can't even do that well.

An old marine used to tell me that you can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit. You need chicken. You can't make civilization out of the garbage negro culture. You need humans.

Magnifico said...

Off topic but a very good read and comments from American Thinker:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/stunning_study_on_anti-white_racism_in_america_comments.html#disqus_thread

Reality Check said...

Wow so GM is holding the RenCen on their books for $626 MILLION ($76M + $500 MILLION renovations) - less depreciation and renovations expensed. That is nuts. GM should have left in the 90s when the car business was good. As long as the govt owns GM we will never see them leave. Look at how much money GM has wasted - overbuilt factories, unions, failed brands (Saturn, Olds, Pontiac), bad cars. What a disaster. On a positive note, some of their new Buicks look nice. But it is not enough.

Anonymous said...

An interesting news item.

"HIV Among Black Women 5 Times Higher Than Previously Thought"

"As the health community geared up to recognize National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day today, startling new research revealed that the disease is five times more prevalent among African-American women than previously thought.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 32 African-American women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. But a national team of AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere say they are surprised and dismayed by the results of a new study they conducted, showing that the yearly number of new cases of HIV infection among black women is five times previous estimates from the CDC."

Zenster said...

Let's put this RenCen buyout into perspective:

$350M in 1977 dollars = $1.244B in 2010 money.

GM's 1996 buy price of $76M = $105M in 2010 money.

The 1996 asking price of $125M = $172M in 2010 money.

Effectively, even the 1996 asking price of $125M was dangerously close to 10¢ on the dollar.

Aside from totally unrealistic and, therefore, hyperinflated expectations, what possible explanation is there for a precipitous ~90% decline in value over the span of a mere two decades?

Need we examine Root Causes in the form of a statistic that went through what approaches a ~90% increase over the same nearly identical span of time?

Suffice to say that it is not just residential property values that are sensitive to Black Undertow.

The one solid and undeniable reciprocal statistic that corresponds almost 1:1 with RenCen's decline in value is Detroit's expanding Black population.

Quel surprise!

So, what about that 2008 0-16 Detroit Lions team?

Only 16 of the 53 players on the Detroit Lions roster who endured the 0-16 season are on the current roster.

2008 Team

#92 Avril, Cliff - Black
#76 Backus, Jeff - White
#35 Bell, Joique - Black
#32 Berry, Aaron - Black
#13 Burleson, Nate - Black
#31 Carey, Don - Black
#59 Carpenter, Bobby - White
#77 Cherilus, Gosder - Black
#75 Davis, Leonard - Black
#82 Davis, Rashied - Black
#26 Delmas, Louis - Black
#52 Durant, Justin - Black
#98 Fairley, Nick - Black
#96 Fluellen, Andre - Black
#65 Gandy, Dylan - White
#2 Graham, Ben - White
#4 Hanson, Jason - White
#43 Harris, Chris - Black
#89 Heller, Will - White
#78 Hilliard, Corey - Black
#91 Hill, Sammie - Black
#14 Hill, Shaun - White
#57 Hogue, Doug - Black
#23 Houston, Chris - Black
#94 Jackson, Lawrence - Black
#81 Johnson, Calvin - Black
#54 Levy, DeAndre - Black
#11 Logan, Stefan - Black
#33 McDonald, Brandon - Black
#28 Morris, Maurice - Black
#48 Muhlbach, Don - White
#58 Palmer, Ashlee - Black
#66 Peterman, Stephen - White
#87 Pettigrew, Brandon - Black
#51 Raiola, Dominic - White
#85 Scheffler, Tony - White
#39 Silva, Ricardo - Black
#67 Sims, Rob - Black
#27 Smith, Alphonso - Black
#30 Smith, Kevin - Black
#42 Spievey, Amari - Black
#9 Stafford, Matthew - White
#5 Stanton, Drew - White
#80 Stovall, Maurice - Black
#90 Suh, Ndamukong - Black
#55 Tulloch, Stephen - Black
#93 Vanden Bosch, Kyle - White
#29 Wendling, John - White
#99 Williams, Corey - Black
#34 Williams, Keiland - Black
#21 Wright, Eric - Black
#16 Young, Titus - Black
#79 Young, Willie - Black

(This list does not include the practice squad or any injured players from that year's team.)

That's a 72% Black team. Where's all this much-vaunted Black athleticism that we've heard so damned much about? I guess the White players just weren't carrying their weight that year, eh?

Paul, any further comments about this bunch of losers?

Agnes Day said...

It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes black people to raze a city.

Agnes Day said...

Again, one can speculate on how future archeologists, digging through the rubble, will try to piece together what happened to once great cities.

They'll probably conclude that the RenCen was a giant tomb built in honor of the city's pharoh, Jimmy Hoffa.

Zenster said...

Anonymous (3/11, 2012 9:04 PM): "HIV Among Black Women 5 Times Higher Than Previously Thought"

So, they finally tested a sample group larger than they could normally count without taking their pants off?

Zenster said...

Agnes Day: It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes black people to raze a city.

[golf clap]

Anonymous said...

72% black team?

why would anybody watch them?

disgusting. Anybody remember way back when pro ball didn't pay all that well, and the players sold insurance and whatnot in the off season?

Oh, and the teams were white, mostly.
Funny, I don't know if it's still that way, but white baseball cards used to be worth more than those of even statistically superior black players.

Lord Derek-Yup, I've pondered the blap man's response to the day the EBT stops. It won't be pretty.

I think it's no coincidence gun stores are selling everything, ammo is jumping in price, and is getting tough to find.

Stock up while you can

Anonymous said...

"Detroit has reached the bottom and " thanks to black people we will see how much farther it can sink.

MuayTyson said...

In case you didn't see this my home state of Pennsylvania has not only problems in Philadelphia but the Capitol Harrisburg is broke.

The incumbent White Mayor Steven Reed was defeated a few years ago by a feral she-boon in turn she destroyed the capitol of the great state of Pennsylvania.

http://news.yahoo.com/custodian-says-pa-capital-skip-debt-payments-195315498.html

Didn't take her long at all. Reed maybe was the only one holding it together.

W74 said...

Anyone read the study that Anonymous posted about HIV rates in Negroid women in the US?

Once again they come Oh So Close to identifying the problem, but in a very liberal media way back off again and blame the problem on society (meaning Whites and quasi-claiming that we're not shelling out enough tax dollars for them). The media can't keep doing this. They can't keep blaming Whites for black problems. We're already waking up.

Here's what they say:
researchers say that women constitute roughly one-quarter of new HIV infections in the US with 66 percent of these infections occurring among black women, although black women constitute only 14 percent of the US female population. What's more alarming is that the rate revealed in the ISIS study is comparable to estimated HIV incidence rates in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including the Congo (0.28%) and Kenya (0.53%).

Har Dar! No crap Shirlock, it's because they're genetically predisposed to the exact same culture. The devil is only in the details.

"While African American women do not engage in more risky behaviors than other women, a complex range of social and environmental factors place them at greater risk for HIV," the CDC said in a statement announcing the launch of a new campaign called "Take Charge. Take the Test." aimed at curbing the HIV crisis among black women.

BULL CRAP! Of course they engage in riskier behaviors or we wouldn't be having this discussion. Black marriage rate is an abysmal 23% by some measures (as in ever married at all) and experience an even worse divorce rate. Are only 10% of blacks in the US married at any given time? That's the real question and would be a more accurate measure. It would still not keep them from sleeping around.

Some of the factors increasing the HIV/AIDS risk for Black women include lack of access to health care and the inability to sometimes negotiate safer sex because of financial dependence on a sexual partner. In addition, because Black men have higher rates of incarceration, which can lead to concurrent relationships

Again, they're blaming society. They're blaming Whites for lack of black "access" (whatever that means, they have more access than I do and for free) to healthcare and blaming Whites for "incarcerating them" as if we're imposing on them and not the other way around.

And that's just page one. I'll read more, but I've got school and work ahead of me today.

Some days I wish I would get paid for sitting on my stoop, but I'll take my dignity and pride with me to the classroom and to work today.

Mr. Rational said...

a structure that jettisons into the Detroit sky

PK, I don't think jettison means what you think it means.  "Thrusts" would be appropriate.

I cannot find anything about a judge "Feilkins", but Judge Feikins has long been in the news.  Perhaps you mean him.

You may also want to lose the ridiculously large font size in the post body.  People who need large print already know what ctrl-+ does, and they'd need it for the comments anyway.

Mr. Rational said...

Excuse me, that's Feikens (who died just last year).

HandoStomper said...

To the boy at 6:00:

"Feilkins",

The comma goes inside quotation marks.

Yeah, that always sucks when you make errors while correct others. It lowers your credibility.

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Family Guy mentioned Detroit in last night's new episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ungat_pKUQU
"Nobody Cares."
Seth needs a brush up on 1967 Detroit history. When paratroopers return to Detroit, people will start caring.

Not Seth of course, because he lives next to nobody poor or brown. It's pretty standard amongst DWL's.

Anonymous said...

Again, they're blaming society. They're blaming Whites for lack of black "access" (whatever that means, they have more access than I do and for free) to healthcare and blaming Whites for "incarcerating them" as if we're imposing on them and not the other way around.

If white men had the same access to infected anuses and vaginas they would have the same rate of infection but they don't because they do not.

Anonymous said...

Career murderer/carjacker (he calls it his 'job' and is passionate about it) in sunny South Africa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38WDm_TXvIY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38WDm_TXvIY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38WDm_TXvIY

In the above video, Louis Theroux doesn't know what to say, by the end. The man who never runs out of words...runs out of words.

Watch right to the end experience this speechlessness for yourself.

Californian said...

a structure that jettisons into the Detroit sky

Actually, this is correct. Detroit's wealth and history are being "jettisoned" away by the current regime in that city.

Anonymous said...

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The list of the World's Most Livable Cities: A Monument To White-Run Society.

A wondrously black and white (meaning clear and obvious - but pun intended) counterpoint...

Melbourne
Vienna
Vancouver
Toronto
Calgary
Sydney
Helsinki
Perth
Adelaide
Auckland

These cities earned the place not just through presence of white, but also absence of black. SEVERE absence.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this effect in every failing city I've lived in. I call it " If we build it, they'll come." They spend money they don't have on big, white elephant projects in the hope of attracting investors and desirable inhabitants, but never address the problems that make their city such a craphole in the first place.

Anonymous said...

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/mar/12/600000-spent-2-students-pass/


$600,000 spent; 2 students 'pass'

Discard said...

Lord Drek: I believe that this site has actually coined the expression "The day the EBT card runs out", a synonym for "When the shit hits the fan", and "The end of the world as we know it". Welcome aboard.

Zenster said...

Agnes Day: They'll probably conclude that the RenCen was a giant tomb built in honor of the city's pharoh, Jimmy Hoffa.

This tenative explanation eventually will be borne out by a second round of protracted digs beneath RenCen's deepest foundations where they finally discover Hoffa's remains carefully sealed inside a special cylindrical sarcophagus; intricately shaped to perfectly resemble a 55 gallon oil drum from ancient times.

Zenster said...

W74: Some of the factors increasing the HIV/AIDS risk for Black women include lack of access to health care and the inability to sometimes negotiate safer sex because of financial dependence on a sexual partner. [emphasis added]

…whatever that means…

It's safe to presume the researchers meant that Black women have "lack of access" to a sufficient number of functioning synapses whereby ― after a single sip of Colt 45 malt liquor ― they might avert a reflexive spreading of legs to the point where their vagina becomes an instant clown car. (hat tip: Lily White)

Zenster said...

Mr. Rational: PK, I don't think jettison means what you think it means. "Thrusts" would be appropriate.

The correct "j" word is "juts".

Wulfram said...

Anonymous @ March 11, 2012 9:04 PM said...

An interesting news item.

"HIV Among Black Women 5 Times Higher Than Previously Thought"

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 32 African-American women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. But a national team of AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere say they are surprised and dismayed by the results of a new study they conducted, showing that the yearly number of new cases of HIV infection among black women is five times previous estimates from the CDC."



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+++++ Not good AT ALL. From simple math in my head the New Findings would mean that ONE in FOUR African-American women will be 'diagnosed' with HIV in THEIR lifetime. That is devastating for us all! +++++

Benson said...

"Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa"

Is a MUST READ!

YIH said...

@Zenster: You might not be familiar with how #'s in the NFL correspond to player positions but here are some examples:
1-20: QB, PK, P, occasionally WR
20-49: RB, HB, FB
50-69: C, OG, (LB)
70-79: OT, (NT, DT)
80-99: TE, WR, (CB, S)
So as you can see most of the Whites either put the foot to the ball, throw it or protect those who do.

Anonymous said...

We all know blacks never evolved past the neolithic and into the agrarian phase, so we wonder what will they do when they don't have the white brain to feed them? I think I found the answer

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-springfield-bit-off-ear-0313-20120312,0,5055247.story

Californian said...

Some of the factors increasing the HIV/AIDS risk for Black women include lack of access to health care and the inability to sometimes negotiate safer sex because of financial dependence on a sexual partner.

i.e., the standard party line of not holding the individual responisble for their behavior. Instead, blame it all on vast social forces, a world in which the perpetrator becomes the victim.

There is usually a bigger agenda, a call for the government (taxpayer) to spend more money on inner city clinics, and anti-poverty programs for black women. And, I imagine, more feminist digs on men as victimizers of women.

Of course, informing these women that HIV/AIDS and a host of other STDs could be avoided by practicing monogamy, never mind safe sex, is not on the table. Such admonishments would not justify the creation of more public sector "jobs" in the welfare state bureaucracy.


...where they finally discover Hoffa's remains carefully sealed inside a special cylindrical sarcophagus; intricately shaped to perfectly resemble a 55 gallon oil drum from ancient times.

Heh heh heh.

Anonymous said...

I'm the guy who posted the AIDS article but I forgot to quote the most interesting part:

"Researchers say that women constitute roughly one-quarter of new HIV infections in the US with 66 percent of these infections occurring among black women, although black women constitute only 14 percent of the US female population. What's more alarming is that the rate revealed in the ISIS study is comparable to estimated HIV incidence rates in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including the Congo (0.28%) and Kenya (0.53%)."

I'm sorry, but I find that funny. They're taking "not acting white" all the way. They're not just wearing dashikis, they're giving each other AIDS just as tenaciously as Eric Holder's people in the Congo.

PK's documented point about Detroit being just like post-colonial Africa could not be more accurate.

Anonymous said...

"Seth needs a brush up on 1967 Detroit history. When paratroopers return to Detroit, people will start caring.

Not Seth of course, because he lives next to nobody poor or brown. It's pretty standard amongst DWL's."


I saw Seth MacFarlane being interviewed on the Piers Morgan show (which I almost never watch).

He is one of the most arrogant, pompous people I have ever seen. Extremely left wing in the conventional, run-with-the-herd Hollywood way but staggeringly smug and condescending.

Most of the media discussion of race is dictated by people like MacFarlane who live in all-white and very wealthy Malibu.

Anonymous said...

The whole RenCen debacle reminds me of this video of the occupy movement trying to spruce up a detroit neighbourhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMywnN11-38

It's a smaller scale version of the same thing: spraying cologne on a corpse.

IT'S TIME said...

Anyone posting know if National Guard will be at the polls in Philly this November? Remember last time the black kitty cats stood outside and tried to scare whitey with their sticks. Funny, in the south we haven't had that cat problem. I don't think we will either.

Winston Smith said...

Into the Cannibals Pot is great, but unfortunately overly religious in tone for me. I bought it but ehh I was sickened by hearing the same old victimization of certain religious groups again.

It's written by a liberal that hauled ass once she got the vibrant society she wanted, then details the harms against her, against whites, and talks about how her religious group is the most victimized of all time.

Just my review. That said, it's good to know what we have coming down the pike.

This nation *is* south africa. The anti-white laws are here. The gubment and it's institutions(which are all of them) are all aligned against us.

It's all possible through the brainwashing of the media and education. Turn that off, and people would have half a chance.

That's why they have to kill free speech and alternative(read: honest) media on the internet as fast as they can.

People figured out this new Kony 2012 video is a UN sponsored propaganda piece to justify invasion of Africa in record time. That *never* would have happened before the internet. N E V E R. We believed the news because it was all we had.

That's why the bankers keep us dumb. Thanks Carl Klaang!

IT'S TIME said...

I am a white lady and I am offended by the big black statue hand in Detroit. Its racist. Its too big and too black. Will anyone take my case on contingency?

Anonymous said...

"the folly of the belief that equality is the natural state of man."

Equality IS the natural state of man; but as Aristotle said 'the greatest inequality is to make unequal things equal.'

Benson said...

@Winston Smith

I agree with most of your assessment regarding "Into the Cannibal's Pot" but I think it HAD to be written by a 'Liberal', because if it had been written by a 'evil, racist, right winger' then you'd see about 200 posts trying to downgrade the ratings on the book along with angry diatribes about "Waaaaacists!"

America is only fortunate in the fact that blacks aren't a majority here like in other parts of the world. I'm fairly certain that's why the Marxists taking over America have been trying to bust our borders with hordes of 3rd world 'any people but whites'. When the parasites consume the hosts. . . What will America look like then?

Perish the thought. Depressing as heck.

Simon Jester said...

Anyone posting know if National Guard will be at the polls in Philly this November? Remember last time the black kitty cats stood outside and tried to scare whitey with their sticks. Funny, in the south we haven't had that cat problem. I don't think we will either.

Here in the Mountain West we have open carry with no permit required. I can't wait for some kitty cats to try that crap here. They're going to get the rudest awakening of their lives. I have seen arrogant, swaggering bucks recently arrived here from other regions almost soiling themselves upon seeing their first white man open carrying. Talk about an attitude adjustment. The transformation is miraculous.

Without the liberals' gun control laws to protect him from the white man, the black man is nothing.

Benson said...

Regarding the Aids stats for black women. The cognitive dissonance and denial is epic on that HP rag.

Black women contract more herpes too which makes them even more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

You have to love the 'excuse' making and the cries for the 'white study!' No, it couldn't be their behavior. EVER. Riiiiiiiight.

They have more out-of-wedlock births with multiple baby dadas who have multiple baby mamas. Obviously, they don't believe in condoms, that's for certain. The excuse about not enough access to health-care was outright laughable. They obviously get enough 'health-care' to get diagnosed and treated (on the government i.e. 'white taxpayer' dime). The woman interviewed on that HP article had been living with HIV for over 20 years! She didn't even look sick. How many black women are walking around with AIDS/HIV? If these black women aren't getting to the doctor enough, does that mean the numbers are probably even HIGHER than being reported?

There were some [black, I'm sure] folks on HP complaining that white people have private insurance and discreet doctors. LOL! Uh, ALL doctors have to report an AIDS diagnosis, idiots, and it's ALL anonymous reporting except to mention the age/race/sex/sexual-orientation/single-or-married/etc for health stats.

Then, you've got the infamous youtube video of a black women defending her right to use abortion as 'birth control'. WTF? Are contraceptives and minimal protection from disease really such a mystery to black women and men? Boggles the mind.

So, Africans revert back to their African ancestry when it comes to lack of safe sex, lack of marriage, Venereal diseases and AIDS and people act shocked. Shocked, I tell ya!

Nevermind. Race is only a 'construct'.

Excerpt from Genetic HIV Resistance Deciphered :

"Genetic resistance to AIDS works in different ways and appears in different ethnic groups. The most powerful form of resistance, caused by a genetic defect, is limited to people with European or Central Asian heritage. An estimated 1 percent of people descended from Northern Europeans are virtually immune to AIDS infection, with Swedes the most likely to be protected. One theory suggests that the mutation developed in Scandinavia and moved southward with Viking raiders."

Even if some whites are indeed more resistant to AIDS/HIV, they aren't popping out babies in anywhere near the numbers that brown/black people are.

As to Detroit...

When are whites going to get angry enough to stop subsidizing these black-run hell holes? It's gotten to the point of a running joke...that we are PAYING for. Are we white Americans really going to really allow a MINORITY populace to continue the ruination of so many [once great] cities?

Truly sickens the soul.

Anonymous said...

Black women are not likely to be financially dependent on a sexual partner. The welfare goes to Mama, not the baby daddy.

Benson said...

I wonder if this poor white woman ever got out of Detroit:

Detroit: Entire Neighborhood Abandoned.

RE: Aids and American Black folks reverting to their African brethren [Video NSFW]. . .
Mr.Ghetto - Lion King Bounce

Nope. Can't be their behavior.

Anonymous said...

Great writing.

Perhaps you may want to look into doing a piece on the speeches/flyers, etc given in the 50's & 60's by Whites attempting to warn others of what would happen when the Negroid was given free rein in America. Such warnings were given by the White Citizens' Council,(WCC) and later known as the Citizens' Councils of America

Their warnings have come true:
Black on White crime is an epidemic and is covered up by the Media & Law Enforcement.

Blacks cannot be integrated into White Society.

The grand experiment has failed, and an multiple generations of productive Whites are paying the price.

Fed up in Mississippi

YIH said...

@Anon 1:42 PM:
The YT says ''OCCUPY Foreclosed Homes in Detroit - Taking back from the Bankers''.
But those dumps ain't foreclosed, those are those ownerless crackhouses that can be bought for under $500 (I kid you not!).

YIH said...

@Winston Smith & Benson:
TBH, I've yet to read Into the cannibal's pot but from what I've read about it the book corresponds to other accounts of what happened to SA. Though I don't think 'liberal' (in the contemporary sense of the word) is accurate to describe Ms. Mercer. She uses the term classical liberal (libertarian) to describe herself.
While I have my issues with libertarianism (too utopian for my tastes) I would not cast her as a 'liberal' in the modern sense of the word.

Ben N Indiana said...

Black women with AIDS:

Were Whites to infect large segments of the black population with a deadly disease, we'd be forever branded as genocidal maniacs.

Blacks do it to themselves and it's ok?

Reminds me of the murder rate. More black-on-black homicides in a typical years than blacks lynched in 84 years.

They're killing themselves while blaming Whites of being anti-black.

(Go figure.)

Winston Smith said...

@Benson said...

Well put, you have a good point. The only way to say certain things are for them to be from someone other than a conservative white male. Anything we write is rayciss and everything else. If the same thing is said by a protected group, then it's fine.

Look at Glenn Beck pandering to the Israelis with his trips there and never ending sucking up to them. That still wasn't enough for him to stay on TV after criticizing George Soros.

Anonymous said...

It's the Renaissance (sic) Center.

There ain't no renaissance in Detroit.

Ben N Indiana said...

Visit any science web site and be amazed at the inventiveness of the European mind.

The consider all that will be gone in a few decades if the tide doesn't turn.

Ben N Indiana said...

btw - Another tot was shot in Detroit today. A 2 year old caught a bullet from arguing males near his home. That makes the fourth child shot in Detroit in recent weeks. One died.

link

AnalogMan said...

HandoStomper said...

To the boy at 6:00:

"Feilkins",

The comma goes inside quotation marks.

Yeah, that always sucks when you make errors while correct [sic] others. It lowers your credibility.


Yeah, doesn't it just.

Your assertion would not be correct if the poster was writing in English. Punctuation only goes inside the qoutation marks if it's part of the quoted text. Punctuation of the sentence that contains the quotation goes outside the quotation.

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

@YIH: there's nothing "utopian" about Libertarianism. Quite the opposite.

Libertarians believe that whatever a society will be is entirely dependent upon the people who live in, not any supervising authority.

In many ways, this site is dedicated to proving that very thing. Every government conceivable has been tried with black people, and failed miserably. Therefore, government is entire superflous and only serves to hinder the economic and social progress of society. And the bigger the government gets, the more true this axiom proves to be. Over and over throughout history.

If anything, libertarian is the antithesis of utopian.

Mr. Rational said...

Thank you, AnalogMan, though both usages appear to be "correct" (as if there's such a thing in a language defined by its users) in American English at this time.

This does go to show that PK, like so many other writers, needs a copy editor.

Dan said...

A published article goes through multiple editors. You cannot expect a draft to be perfect. Only pedants can expect that sort of perfection.

Anonymous said...

Dan-

Pedants

A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning.

describes many armchair warriors on the interweb.

Thanks for the new word!

RobertB said...

Nice work, Paul. I enjoyed the article a lot.

Anonymous said...

Ben N Indiana said, "...Visit any science web site and be amazed at the inventiveness of the European mind..."

Siemens Corporation (SI-ADR) research results in an average of 20 patents PER DAY. Siemens 2011 sales were 102B USD so it's clear many of these patents are highly useful. (Source: Barron's 3-12-12)

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