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Detroit- living off the grid right in the middle of it.

 
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This is a scary and fabulous thing, so I guess it's "scabulous". these people are squatting in the city and taking over abandoned buildings and planting gardens and catching water, its awesome.

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Dr. Robert Pizzimenti is either crazy or hes crazy, one of the two but he hasn't stopped long enough to figure it out since he has hit the ground running 15 yrs ago in this drug and violent infested area of Detroit. His true philosophy is that people are people and they will always just be people. Creating a self styled utopia in the middle of this blighted area is probably the place it really belongs. Offering an alternative life style to folks that probably had no idea the one existed kind of puts the dot in the center of the universe that brings balance to the hole idea. Kudos to you sir.

http://www.freep.com/article/20131105/COL46/311050031/John-Carlisle-Utopia-seeking-squatters-struggle-to-create-oasis-in-rough-Detroit-neighborhood
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The "City Fathers" couldn't do anything to make the city a better place.
It takes people 'thinking outside the box' to make any change happen.

 
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Awesome. Just awesome.
 
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