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This is why I weep for the future

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
lovinlife101
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This is why I weep for the future

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:46 am

“News” articles like this:

https://www.wxyz.com/news/cops-keeping- ... this-month

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Why not “Cops enforcing laws this month” or “Cops doing their job this month”?

What’s the next headline? “Pimps selling hoes this month.”



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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by km1125 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:21 pm

RE: "Drivers who fail to stop at crosswalks "... I wonder how many cops even know what the law really is??

Also, re: "The enforcement campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds"... it's pretty disgusting that the federal government is involved in the enforcement of local laws like this AT ALL. I wonder how much of that money gets "lost" between the collection point (IRS) and the distribution point, and wasted at some federal level. If folks want heightened enforcement, it should be fully funded at the local or state level.



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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:47 pm

km1125 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:21 pm
RE: "Drivers who fail to stop at crosswalks "... I wonder how many cops even know what the law really is??

Also, re: "The enforcement campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds"... it's pretty disgusting that the federal government is involved in the enforcement of local laws like this AT ALL. I wonder how much of that money gets "lost" between the collection point (IRS) and the distribution point, and wasted at some federal level. If folks want heightened enforcement, it should be fully funded at the local or state level.
What you just said is brilliant.



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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:48 pm

I weep for the future of news, not the future of male meat packers and lickalotofpusses.



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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by Musicrewired » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:22 pm

Weeping for the future is all well and good, but if this message board is the joke of the business, as you also said today, aren’t you shedding your tears in the wrong direction? Why bother with this if it’s not worthy of any serious discussions?

If your attempts are to either raise or lower the discussion to a level you feel suits you, then labeling the whole collective a joke would likely work counter to that aim.

However, if it’s merely a diversion meant to pass the time, then that would better explain the divergence.

Not that I feel it’s worth weeping over.

I also feel that these law enforcement issues aren’t the federal government’s job, and while hardly earthshaking news, the tv news departments are unfortunately usually best at the basic stories that don’t require much reporting, and can be read almost verbatim from a press release.



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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by Mega Hertz » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:52 pm

It's not the future I weep for.

It's the present that draws tears.


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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by stopnswop2 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:20 pm

This doesn't look very Detroit radio related to me


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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by Bryce » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:23 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:52 pm
It's the present that draws tears.
You must have seen what my wife got me for my birthday.


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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by Mega Hertz » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:11 am

Bryce wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Mega Hertz wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:52 pm
It's the present that draws tears.
You must have seen what my wife got me for my birthday.
Well.....

Don't leave me hanging!


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Re: This is why I weep for the future

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 pm

stopnswop2 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:20 pm
This doesn't look very Detroit radio related to me
First post. Apparently Detroit law enforcement is enforcing the law and someone thought it was newsworthy.



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