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(Click On Detroit)   86-year old WW2 vet recalls being wounded, crawling for his life while the civilians he fought for ignored him. Was this in France? The Phillipines? No, yesterday in Detroit after his carjacking   (clickondetroit.com) divider line 203
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2012-02-26 07:22:09 PM  
I don't even know what to say to this. This makes me literally weep for us as a species
 
2012-02-26 08:08:59 PM  
In Detroit's defense, he wasn't in uniform.

/also, he was asking for it, with a skirt like that.
 
2012-02-26 08:10:43 PM  
Did they tell him to 'Stay off my parking lot!'?
 
2012-02-26 08:20:05 PM  
Was the "Obvious" tag in Windsor for the weekend?
 
2012-02-26 08:29:04 PM  
Nobody cares

Nobody cares that more civilians are dying for the US in Iraq and Afghanistan then military. They don't know and they don't care.

/citation: Link (new window)
 
2012-02-26 08:44:22 PM  
Stay classy, Detroit!
 
2012-02-26 08:58:31 PM  
This is what Democracy looks like
 
2012-02-26 09:04:15 PM  

cman: This is what Democracy a federal republic looks like


Try to keep up.
 
2012-02-26 09:11:19 PM  
Well, it is a third world country.
 
2012-02-26 09:15:45 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: cman: This is what Democracy a federal republic looks like

Try to keep up.


The people voted not to help this man. That is Democracy.
 
2012-02-26 09:16:28 PM  

cman: This is what Democracy looks like


...what?
 
2012-02-26 09:30:01 PM  

cman: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: cman: This is what Democracy a federal republic looks like

Try to keep up.

The people voted not to help this man. That is Democracy.


The people did not vote to help this man. That is Federal Republicanism.
 
2012-02-26 09:30:50 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: cman: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: cman: This is what Democracy a federal republic looks like

Try to keep up.

The people voted not to help this man. That is Democracy.

The people did not vote to help this man. That is Federal Republicanism.


Touche
 
2012-02-26 09:45:03 PM  

Backwards Cornfield Races: I don't even know what to say to this. This makes me literally weep for us as a species


What? Avoiding a potential threat vector in the form of an unknown male well past breeding age? From a biological standpoint, it makes too much sense.
 
2012-02-26 09:45:52 PM  

doglover: Backwards Cornfield Races: I don't even know what to say to this. This makes me literally weep for us as a species

What? Avoiding a potential threat vector in the form of an unknown male well past breeding age? From a biological standpoint, it makes too much sense.


We are humans. Altruism should be within all of us.
 
2012-02-26 09:53:29 PM  
I'll be honest here. I probably would have assumed he was just some crazy bum and ignored him. I'm not proud of it, but that's probably what I would have done.

Hopefully I'll remember this next time I'm in a situation like that.
 
2012-02-26 09:58:54 PM  

cman: doglover: Backwards Cornfield Races: I don't even know what to say to this. This makes me literally weep for us as a species

What? Avoiding a potential threat vector in the form of an unknown male well past breeding age? From a biological standpoint, it makes too much sense.

We are humans. Altruism should be within all of us.


That's true in ethics.

But "as a species" implies some kind of biological root in the reasoning. To cut it short, the end game of biology is successful reproduction. Once reproduction is no longer possible, that DNA is just cooling it's heels until the end.

In many herds, when the very young or very old can't keep up, they're driven out or killed. You see it in nature all the time. Hell, you see it in human history even. Many cases of the old taking a day's worth of water and some food and taking a long walk in the dead of winter with no coat or something similar.

So if you're going to invoke the cruel laws of nature, you should at least KNOW those laws and how they operate.
 
2012-02-26 10:15:40 PM  
doglover

What? Avoiding a potential threat vector in the form of an unknown male well past breeding age? From a biological standpoint, it makes too much sense.

Actually, a man is good until the day he dies. Ask any female nurse or nurses assistant who worked in a nursing home.

Hopefully, they'll catch the bugger who jacked this guy and maybe he'll 'resist arrest' on the way in when the camera's are off.

As for those who walked by the old guy, I hold nothing but contempt for them. Judge Mathis always brags about Detroit, but the city basically needs to be wiped off the map.

I've been in a few situations where I had the choice to act or walk away, and I acted. I would hope that if anything happens to me, someone will come to my aid.
 
2012-02-26 10:40:08 PM  
Well, go farkin figure.
 
2012-02-26 10:40:45 PM  

cman: This is what Democracy looks like


The above comment is what Derp looks like.
 
2012-02-26 10:41:14 PM  
images.wikia.com

http://images.wikia.com/robocop/images/8/82/OCP.jpg
 
2012-02-26 10:43:48 PM  

Espertron: cman: This is what Democracy looks like

The above comment is what Derp looks like.


Apparently you have never heard of a thing called "humor"

I can link ya to the wikipedia article if needbe
 
2012-02-26 10:44:38 PM  

cman: Espertron: cman: This is what Democracy looks like

The above comment is what Derp looks like.

Apparently you have never heard of a thing called "humor"

I can link ya to the wikipedia article if needbe


The derpage continues, unabated.
 
2012-02-26 10:47:24 PM  
I lived in Detroit for a stint while doing grad school at Wayne State.

I was in the New Center area - a nicer area of the D but still pretty hood. You tend to grow cold to your surroundings to survive.
 
2012-02-26 10:47:30 PM  
i231.photobucket.com

/ oblig
 
2012-02-26 10:49:59 PM  
Well, it's Detroit, I think the more surprising thing is that it only took four minutes before someone actually helped out.

Admittedly someone apparently asked the station owner to call the cops/ambulance before that, too, though, even if they weren't going to personally lend a physical hand, so there's that.

//Basically, I've heard worse.
 
2012-02-26 10:54:13 PM  
I understand why they set Robocop in Detroit. It was a very appropriate setting.
 
2012-02-26 10:55:42 PM  

Espertron: cman: Espertron: cman: This is what Democracy looks like

The above comment is what Derp looks like.

Apparently you have never heard of a thing called "humor"

I can link ya to the wikipedia article if needbe

The derpage continues, unabated.


consider yourself abated then.
 
2012-02-26 10:55:49 PM  
If it werent so common to see old scrawny black guys crawling around who appear to be drunk, someone might have thought he needed help
 
2012-02-26 10:57:07 PM  
Does anyone remember the Old man gets knocked out in subway clip?
Link (new window)
 
2012-02-26 10:58:41 PM  
Well, Clint did say they'll "hear the roar of our engines". Just that those engines were in cars being jacked and speeding off.
 
2012-02-26 10:59:50 PM  

doglover: cman: doglover: Backwards Cornfield Races: I don't even know what to say to this. This makes me literally weep for us as a species

What? Avoiding a potential threat vector in the form of an unknown male well past breeding age? From a biological standpoint, it makes too much sense.

We are humans. Altruism should be within all of us.

That's true in ethics.

But "as a species" implies some kind of biological root in the reasoning. To cut it short, the end game of biology is successful reproduction. Once reproduction is no longer possible, that DNA is just cooling it's heels until the end.

In many herds, when the very young or very old can't keep up, they're driven out or killed. You see it in nature all the time. Hell, you see it in human history even. Many cases of the old taking a day's worth of water and some food and taking a long walk in the dead of winter with no coat or something similar.

So if you're going to invoke the cruel laws of nature, you should at least KNOW those laws and how they operate.


You have issues.
 
2012-02-26 10:59:59 PM  

cig-mkr: Does anyone remember the Old man gets knocked out in subway clip?
Link (new window)


Should have mentioned it's graphic !
 
2012-02-26 11:01:09 PM  
Freaking christ. The carjacker is a low-life jackhole but the people just walked by without helping can fark right off. How can someone do that?
 
2012-02-26 11:02:59 PM  
I was trying to go in ... and see if somebody could call the police and an ambulance because I couldn't stand. I had to crawl - I tried two or three times to get up," Brantley said Saturday. He said he was on way home from Bible study

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-26 11:04:13 PM  

edmo: Nobody cares

Nobody cares that more civilians are dying for the US in Iraq and Afghanistan then military. They don't know and they don't care.


More people are realizing the fact that they aren't dying for "the US", they are dying for politicians egos and 50 years of misguided foreign policy that works against the interests of the average US citizen.

Too bad it's not the leaders who bear the brunt of their bad decisions.
 
2012-02-26 11:04:27 PM  
Detroit = black peoples problems
 
2012-02-26 11:04:36 PM  
It's halftime in America.
 
2012-02-26 11:05:37 PM  

Lsherm: Stay classy, Detroit!


I blame Coleman A. Young
 
2012-02-26 11:08:55 PM  
To be fair, you never just go up to an old man assuming he's helpless. They'll kick your ass even with a busted leg
 
2012-02-26 11:10:31 PM  
Detroit really isn't helping itself stay off the list of "places that should be nuked from orbit." Is there ANYTHING redeeming about that stupid city?
 
2012-02-26 11:11:07 PM  

Urinal Cake Mix: Detroit really isn't helping itself stay off the list of "places that should be nuked from orbit." Is there ANYTHING redeeming about that stupid city?


The rich suburbs?
 
2012-02-26 11:11:21 PM  
I'd just have assumed he was drunk.

Last time I went up to a guy crawling on the sidewalk to see if he was ok, he attacked me, then two other people and smashed a glass door before the cops showed up.
 
2012-02-26 11:11:50 PM  

cig-mkr: Does anyone remember the Old man gets knocked out in subway clip?
Link



Beyond words.
 
2012-02-26 11:12:14 PM  

EddieWearsUnderoos: It's halftime in America.


South America, maybe.

Around here we're in the post-game riots.
 
2012-02-26 11:12:33 PM  
 
2012-02-26 11:13:54 PM  
As racist as I am, even I'd help the guy
 
2012-02-26 11:13:56 PM  
All these folks are lacking are concern, compassion or caring for their fellow humans, especially for the elderly.
That guy that jacked the car was a real tough guy, but the folks that ignored him were just plain ignorant assholes.
Yeah, I know: welcome to fark yada yada yada.
/They are animals.
 
2012-02-26 11:14:04 PM  

mialynneb: Freaking christ. The carjacker is a low-life jackhole but the people just walked by without helping can fark right off. How can someone do that?



Never ask that question.

You might not like the answer.
 
2012-02-26 11:14:27 PM  

Urinal Cake Mix: Detroit really isn't helping itself stay off the list of "places that should be nuked from orbit." Is there ANYTHING redeeming about that stupid city?


Well, statistically, they probably vote 90-95% Democratic, and on Fark, that's a pretty redeeming quality.
 
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