Discussion in 'Current Events' started by lajikal, Aug 10, 2012.
Let me guess... California?
What gave it away, the title of the video?
I'm on a shitty work computer. All I see is a white box where the video should be. I just figured it was California because that state is a great example of what happens when liberals are in charge and that whole state is pretty much going to shit.
But at least they will have a nice new bazillion dollar high speed rail to ferry people between shanty towns.
Stockton also has the worst unemployment numbers in the entire country. Shit's fucked yo.
Percentage of Stockton, California, Hispanic or Latino 40.3
Asian Percentage, 21.5 Percent
Black Percentage, 12.2 Percent
Two or More Races, 6.9 Percent
Non-Hispanic White...22.9 percent.
Breakdown of the former largest municipal bankruptcy in America, Birmingham, Alabama...
[TD]Black persons, percent, 2010 (a)
It is really easy to blame "liberals" but I don't see Stockholm or Oslo declaring bankruptcy.
I'm going to reserve judgement until I hear what Nick Diaz has to say about this.
Greece says hello.
So does Spain.
By the way, if you want to talk about race and economic performance what you should be looking for is Indians (dots not feathers) and Asians.
Higher earners than whites despite being immigrants.
Commiefornia. What a surprise. :icon_roll
That's what they get for electing a Republican Governor from 2003-2011
I don't give a fuck who they elected governor. They still wanna give
away the ranch and the dog to everyone. Real life doesn't work that way.
meh, what the "its california" brigade doesnt realize is that the city gov. isnt going broke due to any state policies.
Stockton is about as economically depressed as you can get and not be Detroit. Unemployment way high. Housing prices took a MAJOR hit in the last 8-9 years... no on in their right mind would buy a house in the Stockton city limits right now. Businesses leaving. Sales of anything are (cars, gas, food, services, hotels room rentals) are way down. So tax revenues are way down. Calls for service for police and emergency services way up. Even when the housing boom was on there really wasnt a ton of room in city limits to do infill development, so there wasnt a ton of new tax revenue coming in then either. Its been a city on the decline since the late 70's.
I did not know a city the size of San Diego rid themselves of pensions for all but police and joined the rest of us in a defined 401k. I just cant understand why that isnt mandatory for every contract that uses our tax money.
Its been over a decade since Ive been to Stockton and Ive never been to Detroit Rock City but to compare the two is a bit of an exaggeration.
MagicBob is fat.
ok so its a liiiiiittttle bit of a stretch... but not toooo much. Downtown Stockton has been a hellhole for a long time. Its been shuttered store fronts for at least 30 years.
Detroit is a friggin war zone.
Stockton is a gang infested dump that should be bombed
nothing good has ever come out of this place.
Stockton is a shithole. A couple months ago, they had a big grand opening to their new waterfront development and it was marred by a bunch of gangbangers shooting at each other in front of an expensive restaurant. Stockton definitely isn't on the scale of Detroit in size, but it is definitely on par in shittiness.
Here's the shooting in the otherwise lovely metropolis of Stockton. As Doc Holliday put it "Very Cosmopolitan"
Scranton is circling the drain.
Except that porn star Annie Cruz.
I believe the proper term is "forty acres and a mule." :icon_cool
Official News Release:
Oh an from an open letter from the Mayor...
Good luck bro...