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Pennsylvania

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Abandoned site near xyz, PA.

On our trip through the States I was confronted with two terms. Flyover states and rust-belt, Oh yes, I could tell you how disgusted I am using the term fly-over-states and the people who use it, but not now. Rust belt is a different thing. I understand that the term applies to the former industrialized northern states, eg, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to name a few. It is actually the industrial heart of America, the foundation of its wealth and freedom. I feel kind of drawn to it because of the Ruhr in Germany is a lot like it.

Now when we left Ohio and came to Pennsylvania we crossed the green border, as we would call it in Europe. A border that does not present itself with a sign, a visitor center, a guard. There is nothing except a line on the map and the GPS. Pennsylvania is as green as a state can be beautiful and all Eastern states.

When all of a sudden a refinery or a plant emerges between the woods and the fields you know that there is more than landscape. Just like at home there is a fantastic mix of industrial sites, forests and pastures and corn fields. I like it when you see places where people can work and make a living. And just like that at home in a while you see that region is right in the middle of a big change.

These are now abandoned sites on the road, which are now abandoned and abandoned. Nearby there a few steps, some Trump flags. They can not be kept and never could. What could be done in areas like this? In addition to investing in education, helping with high-school students go to college, helping them to gain substantial tax cuts, encouraging them to become successful, helping them to export their products spot in American firms, eg create tariff free areas.

I do not know this has been done, but when the people feel neglected, it does not seem that way. The jobs that have never come back, that's sure and often not even desirable. To tell people that the old jobs will return.

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Looking through a broken window

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Push here will not help

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Next to the broken window a rocking chair and a tv set

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