Holy shit, is it 1998 already?!
Why doesn't CSoL merge with them?
Watch Detropia, a very sad documentary on a once successful American city.
In lieu of a sports arena? They can't even provide basic police and fire service. They better sell what they can now.
The actual plan calls for them to reduce the area of the city that will get services and
consolidate whole neighborhoods. Leaving miles and miles, of previous parts of the city,
wasteland or..trying urban farms.
Detroit is a great example, in miniature, of what eventually happens when you borrow to finance unsustainable policies for years on end. The same applies to the US federal budget.
Such poor decision-making has consequences (to the astonishment of some).
"Ron, we get it. You're a genius, with intimate knowledge of everybody and everything. Why don't you get a column and print your name and picture along with all your amazing bits of insight?"
That hurt. That really, really...hurt.
Thank you, BNP. It's about time someone recognized my contributions to society. Please donate to my paypal account if you would like to learn more.
The financial challenges in Detroit began during the economic meltdown created by a prior administration's policies. Civilizations are made notable by the visual and cultural arts they create and accrue. Detroit should show high regard for saving their art collections in lieu of spending a fortune to build a sports arena.
Ron, we get it. You're a genius, with intimate knowledge of everybody and everything. Why don't you get a column and print your name and picture along with all your amazing bits of insight?
"It speaks a lot about who we are as a country"? I'm sorry but Union greed with socialist democratic politicians have given Detroit the Mad Max reality it has. And she's being a bit disingenuous when she says she can't imagine a European city doing this, she might want to look into Greece (an entire country, which is worse) selling off some of its islands for a bit of context. People, the last thing you want to listen to are more liberals for their opinion after they ruin something.
"Without these things, we would be thrown into a pit of darkness and despair."
This hyperbole is what I cannot get over with artistic types. I worked as a lobbyist for the creative industries for a few years. I represented all 50 states, from large operations such as film companies to individual artists such as yourself. Most of my work came during the height of the recession. Let me tell you, it was extremely soul sucking to continually ask for money for artistic endeavors while federal and state governments were cutting food stamps, WIC and other essential social services to keep children, women and seniors alive. I should have just worked for Halliburton. At least it would have been more money. Art may be essential for the human mind to grow and to explore more existential endeavors, sure, but you guys are not saving the world. Sorry.
My name is Danita Cole and I am an Artist and member of a family that lives below the poverty line since an accident that left my child disabled and me unemployed. My artwork has often been the only way I've been able to feed my child. Because I believe in the importance of beauty of our world, and equality, I put on a tactile exhibit at the main library for the blind. With the help of my friends, Sherry Browne and Marty Biernbaum, we created a "Please Touch" exhibit that allowed equal access to normally 'hands off' artwork so that work could be experienced via touch for those without sight. Three pieces from our exhibit were stolen during this theft, two were mine. A small price to pay for the cause if you ask me. This is the first time an exhibit has been devoted to the blind. So in response to Ron Libertes' quip, know this; I went without to put this exhibit on. Even though I have suffered horrifying racial inequalities both in civic and economic forums, as well as discrimination against my blind child, we still put this up. No more than a sunrise or beautiful flower can irradicate the worlds problems, beautiful artwork and artists can create a moment of beauty, and like a sunrise, create a respite from the ugliness we inflict on each other in the name of our ego. Without these things, we would be thrown into a pit of darkness and despair. So, please, Mr. Ron Liberte, tread lightly in this world, for you cannot know all the details of a life to judge without prejudice. www.danitacole.com
Will his bond be higher than Thomas Ravenel's recent polo-laden Hamptons D.U.I. takedown?
I'm so glad he was an idiot! They only caught him because the security footage was clearer when he came back for more. And I'm even gladder to get some of my paintings back, at least! Police say they have a lead on the rest of them... Flame Nebula is still missing, though, so please keep an eye out for random space paintings being sold somewhere seedy.
Wow! Love to know why he thought that was a good idea. Glad at least some of the artists' work has been recovered.
"we artist are giving a gift of making this ugly world more beautiful"
And doing it so humbly too.
Despite all your artistic gifts, there are still real problems in the world. Can your "beautiful" paintings feed a family living below the poverty line or reduce racial inequalities in civics and economics?
I just don't understand how some people think! What is he doing decorating his place by stealing original artwork from the library? I hope they catch this sorry person and punish him accordingly.
Do they not make a picture holder that has the mounting wire fit through a "holder" that will sound off if the picture is removed from it? It could be very simple, with a pressure switch that is held "off" by the weight of the picture, and goes off with a siren when the picture is touched? I'll buy the first one if they are on the market. And I hope the thief is given a substantial prison sentence for his efforts. What a piece of horse squeeze!
I had a 3x3 painting and a small uncle fester stolen from black chart .I had a painting stolen from vickery,s downtown,the mill ,urban outfitters,and an attempt made at joe rylie stadium.People need to understand that we artist are giving a gift of making this ugly world more beautiful .Theft of our hard work is not only a violation on us,but it is sad statement on mankind. This can hurt more people than just the artist loosing thier personal belongings.This is a violation on the community.
I still miss every one of those paintings.P hyman
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