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The first few scenes of the video look just like the place where I was born.  The differences were no crime, no rap/drama, and no one telling everyone how really poor they actually were.  Anglo disease has been around a long long time.

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Feb 13th, 2008 at 03:12:24 PM EST
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Agreed.

In developed countries, however, such scenes are quite the thing of the past. Even the worst parts are nothing like this.

With the notable exceptions of the English-speaking parts of it.

Thus the term Anglo-disease. Imho.

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by r------ on Wed Feb 13th, 2008 at 03:28:19 PM EST
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I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Feb 13th, 2008 at 03:41:12 PM EST
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The US may be a wealthy country but it does have 3rd-world levels of inequality. It's quite shocking.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 13th, 2008 at 05:26:09 PM EST
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Not the English speaking parts in general. I doubt that Canada, Australia or NZ have anything like Detroit and, while there are some blighted bits of Britain (Liverpool for example), there's nothing as grotesque as Detroit or Baltimore here.

This sort of abandonment of urban cores is an exclusively Stateside phenomenon I think.

Regards
Luke

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by silburnl on Thu Feb 14th, 2008 at 07:56:32 AM EST
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