Empty Days

Saturday, July 17, 2004



The Borough.

I received the borough' resident's guide for this year - the city is doing its best to impose new laws. The more people, the more laws it seems. But the description of the place was so eloquent I have to quote. Here's what ails me on a daily basis:

"We live in an area measuring 20 km2, and the borough's population density is 8,151.4 residents/km2. We are the city's most populous borough at 9%.
We are more and more numerous: over the space of 10 years, the borough's population grew by 6.6%, to reach 163,111 in 2001 [gotta be well over that in 2004].
We are of different origins! - Arabic, Philippino, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Tamil, Vietnamese, Italian, Bengali......[and the english speakers are mostly Negro - haha].
We are well educated! 46% have a university education. [heh, and on welfare too.]
We have most households with below-average incomes! 37% are below low-income cut-off."

Well, doesn't it all look and sound like the next best thing after paradise? We need somebody to nuke this place fast, before it grows out of hand I say.





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