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12-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I wasn't being condescending. I even stated "with all due respect".

Sorry you took it that way. I mean what I said, its difficult to carry on a conversation if people think these two instances are similar in anyway. Even in your response you're trying to make a comparable about danger in the two cities? C'mon. Downtown Detroit is one of the worst places on the continent to be in.

I wasn't flaming, name calling, nothing. You're the one now calling me out on this so I suggest you relax.

Its a discussion, no harm, no foul.

You want to discuss this topic. Sure, you know I'll usually respectfully answer questions and debate.

I think if I find anything slightly aggravating its the notion that irresponsible and deplorable badly managed cities like Detroit and Quebec City are so often in these discussions being brought up as models of how or what we should do.

First and foremost I'm a fiscal conservative. I like that I happen to live in a city that is prudent about these things. But really thats the reason you don't hear about Edmonton going bankrupt. Right?

ps you called Edmonton's downtown a "hellhole". I don't much like it myself but you're looking for a reaction saying stuff like that. Go on C2E and say something like that there and see what occurs.
I get what you are saying but are you happy with the status quo when it comes to this city's development. Edmonton can be more than what it is without going broke. I'm not saying the arena deal is going to be the end all be all but it is a start. And if you believe even a little bit of what Katz is selling then this could turn into a large redevelopment of our downtown core. I mean no one blinks an eye when the city/province spends on another school in the burbs or an overpass...and yes this is necessary but it creates a donut city with no appeal for anyone to actually drive downtown. I don't think Edmonton's downtown is a hellhole either as I live in Goldbar and I absolutely love the river valley areas. But as far as development goes, it could be so much more. Detroit on the other hand needs a boost if anything the temporary construction jobs would help. Everyone knows why Detroit is ailing and yes they bigger issues than sports entertainment but if a guy like Ilitch is interested in partnering up you don't turn him away. Just my two cents

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