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2013-05-16 02:03:45 AM
goddam socialism! i blame Obama.
 
2013-05-16 05:20:52 AM
Employees are happy and motivated. I don't see a problem here.
 
2013-05-16 05:23:52 AM
i.chzbgr.com

/also, isn't this guy doing Detroit a favor? Let them take themselves out.
//are there any actual white people living in Detroit these days?
 
2013-05-16 05:25:20 AM

squibbits: Employees are happy and motivated. I don't see a problem here.


And they never miss a day of work.
 
2013-05-16 05:33:42 AM
"I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.

Can someone please explain what this is supposed to add to the story?  I know all of those words and, individually, the sentences make sense (if I mentally edit by making the "t" in "they" upper case or put "and" between "p.m." and "they") but I can't see how they're related to each other.
 
2013-05-16 05:37:35 AM
According to federal documents, if you cut the grass, you got a rock. Move tires, you get a rock.

s24.postimg.org
 
2013-05-16 05:41:17 AM
Detroit!

Two empty buildings, two burnt out buildings and a gaudily painted "used" tire shop and then an overgrown lot and then repeat again.

If you park your a car with nice tires overnight in Detroit, don't be surprised to find your car in blocks.

They probably paid crack cocaine for the used tires as well.
 
2013-05-16 05:46:05 AM
Residents say they're thrilled that this shop is no longer employing people who are addicted to crack cocaine and believe this neighborhood will start to get much safer.
Quote one resident I dare ya. This story had a real late 80's positive vibe to it. Something about saving 'Miracles' notably absent.
 
2013-05-16 05:46:23 AM
I get why the police are doing this. Crack is a scourge and shouldn't be promoted, but there's something else going on here.

These are people who would otherwise be unemployed. They would be out ransacking buildings and burglarizing houses to feed their addiction. By providing a reward system that gives them a chance to earn their daily hit, they are both motivated to work and get the psychic benefits that honest work provides.

Of course there is the problem of where the business owner is getting the drugs from. You'd prefer not to have junkies working in your neighborhood. But if the alternative is to have junkies robbing people in your neighborhood, having them busy working isn't such a terrible outcome.
 
2013-05-16 05:48:50 AM

jtown: "I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.

Can someone please explain what this is supposed to add to the story?  I know all of those words and, individually, the sentences make sense (if I mentally edit by making the "t" in "they" upper case or put "and" between "p.m." and "they") but I can't see how they're related to each other.


He used in stay out until 10pm and felt safe as long as he stayed in the residential part of the area and didn't venture into the business areas.

Now, the junkies are probably also walking around in the residential areas.

The least dangerous ones being 'ya gotta a dollar, man?' individual junkies and progressing to the more dangerous armed groups of three or four looking for victims.

//After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.
 
2013-05-16 05:49:57 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I get why the police are doing this. Crack is a scourge and shouldn't be promoted, but there's something else going on here.

These are people who would otherwise be unemployed. They would be out ransacking buildings and burglarizing houses to feed their addiction. By providing a reward system that gives them a chance to earn their daily hit, they are both motivated to work and get the psychic benefits that honest work provides.

Of course there is the problem of where the business owner is getting the drugs from. You'd prefer not to have junkies working in your neighborhood. But if the alternative is to have junkies robbing people in your neighborhood, having them busy working isn't such a terrible outcome.


One of those rare times when I agree with you.
 
2013-05-16 05:52:05 AM
Recruiting drug users as employees is beyond bad for the neighborhood.

Again, as AAG said: you'd rather have them unemployed and roaming the streets?
 
2013-05-16 05:53:05 AM

mr0x: jtown: "I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.

Can someone please explain what this is supposed to add to the story?  I know all of those words and, individually, the sentences make sense (if I mentally edit by making the "t" in "they" upper case or put "and" between "p.m." and "they") but I can't see how they're related to each other.

He used in stay out until 10pm and felt safe as long as he stayed in the residential part of the area and didn't venture into the business areas.

Now, the junkies are probably also walking around in the residential areas.

The least dangerous ones being 'ya gotta a dollar, man?' individual junkies and progressing to the more dangerous armed groups of three or four looking for victims.

//After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.


Ooooooh.  So he should have said, "I used to stay out until 10 p.m. and the crackheads didn't bother me as long as I stayed close to home. But, now...right now, it's hard to raise a family because undesirable people are coming into residential areas."
 
2013-05-16 05:53:50 AM

mr0x: jtown: "I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.

Can someone please explain what this is supposed to add to the story?  I know all of those words and, individually, the sentences make sense (if I mentally edit by making the "t" in "they" upper case or put "and" between "p.m." and "they") but I can't see how they're related to each other.

He used in stay out until 10pm and felt safe as long as he stayed in the residential part of the area and didn't venture into the business areas.

Now, the junkies are probably also walking around in the residential areas.

The least dangerous ones being 'ya gotta a dollar, man?' individual junkies and progressing to the more dangerous armed groups of three or four looking for victims.

//After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.


Who are "they"?
 
2013-05-16 05:54:47 AM
Whats the current price of crack? is it recession proof? is it like gold and just keeps going up in value? could be better then having cash?
 
2013-05-16 05:58:05 AM

fusillade762: Recruiting drug users as employees is beyond bad for the neighborhood.

Again, as AAG said: you'd rather have them unemployed and roaming the streets?


At least then they're ROAMING and not learning the intimate details of your neighborhood for when work lets out. Don't forget, they're still desperAte for food and have no disposable income.
 
2013-05-16 05:58:13 AM
Wait, they're still enforcing the law in Detroit?
 
2013-05-16 05:59:38 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I get why the police are doing this. Crack is a scourge and shouldn't be promoted, but there's something else going on here.

These are people who would otherwise be unemployed. They would be out ransacking buildings and burglarizing houses to feed their addiction. By providing a reward system that gives them a chance to earn their daily hit, they are both motivated to work and get the psychic benefits that honest work provides.

Of course there is the problem of where the business owner is getting the drugs from. You'd prefer not to have junkies working in your neighborhood. But if the alternative is to have junkies robbing people in your neighborhood, having them busy working isn't such a terrible outcome.


You could just pay them cash and not even risk something like this. You know what they're going to spend the money on, anyway. The only way actually paying in drugs makes sense is if you're getting them at a substantial discount, and that would seem to suggest a deeper problem.
 
2013-05-16 06:03:50 AM
Maybe naming the establishment Big C's was poorly thought out.  And considering the postal service has zero oversight never would have thought those counterfeit checks would be brought to light. damnation
 
2013-05-16 06:17:06 AM
We don't see a problem with that
www.theviewscreen.com


Neither do we
www.startrek.com
 
2013-05-16 06:18:22 AM
What is the real moral difference between free coffee in an office and this?
 
2013-05-16 06:23:14 AM
wheresmysammich.com
 
2013-05-16 06:25:10 AM

Enemabag Jones: What is the real moral difference between free coffee in an office and this?


Incentive. Almost noone goes to work just to drink the company's coffee.
 
2013-05-16 06:37:12 AM

tirob: Wait, they're still enforcing the law in Detroit?


The feds caught them.
Only because they were doing postal money order fraud on the side of all this.
 
2013-05-16 07:05:09 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: You could just pay them cash and not even risk something like this. You know what they're going to spend the money on, anyway. The only way actually paying in drugs makes sense is if you're getting them at a substantial discount, and that would seem to suggest a deeper problem.


This
 
2013-05-16 07:32:08 AM
Best paying job in Detroit?
 
2013-05-16 07:36:12 AM
So, they aren't going to prosecute on the drug charges?

*cue taco commercial child*

Why not both?
 
2013-05-16 07:38:54 AM

fusillade762: Recruiting drug users as employees is beyond bad for the neighborhood.

Again, as AAG said: you'd rather have them unemployed and roaming the streets?


I guess they'd rather have them roaming other streets rather than being attracted to their particular street by crackhead employment agency.
 
2013-05-16 07:53:09 AM

BMFPitt: Best Only paying job in Detroit?


FTFY
 
2013-05-16 07:58:28 AM
Crack? Thats so 1990. Meth is what the kiddies put in thier pipes nowadays.
 
2013-05-16 08:03:09 AM

BMFPitt: Best paying job in Detroit?


Welfare pays best.

This job provides what welfare doesn't, crack.
 
2013-05-16 08:09:44 AM
mr0x:


//After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.

The sun doesn't set until 10 pm in Detroit?  Or is that when the remaining streetlights are turned off?
 
2013-05-16 08:14:40 AM

BarkingUnicorn: mr0x:


//After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.

The sun doesn't set until 10 pm in Detroit?  Or is that when the remaining streetlights are turned off?


Sunset in Detroit is around 9pm in the summer and so give it 10pm for it to get totally dark.

In the winter, it's too cold to go outside.
 
2013-05-16 08:18:24 AM
I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.

That's from the article.  It's not really connectted in any real way.  We know about the senior center and The Big C tire center and that's about it from game five of the subway series ladies and gentlemen don't forget this has been brought to you by Piels Beer.


0_o?
 
2013-05-16 09:47:07 AM

mr0x: Detroit!

Two empty buildings, two burnt out buildings and a gaudily painted "used" tire shop and then an overgrown lot and then repeat again.

If you park your a car with nice tires overnight in Detroit, don't be surprised to find your car in blocks.

They probably paid crack cocaine for the used tires as well.


Just great, now the bright yellow building will be empty and rotting again.  I do mean again since the used tire dealers always use the buildings that you would think should be demolished.  They paint them so brightly so you know for sure that a business actually opened there.  One near here also used a tire tech as a sign spinner to draw more attention.  FYI all their tires are $20.  I would laugh, but they are one busy used tire shop.

I would be really surprised to find the car on blocks, since the new generation of tire thieves are too lazy to use blocks.  They just set the car right on the ground.  Just no work ethic in these yutes anymore.  However they do take the catalytic converter first.

Purchasing used tires with crack?  When was the last time you saw a crack head with a car?  If they have a car, it is only till they need to sell it to get more crack.

/I don't buy used tires
//just don't like holding my breath everytime I hit a pothole and hope the tires don't blow out
 
2013-05-16 02:30:12 PM
The Big C, we pay in Crack Cocaine - it's gotta certain cachet  to it...
 
2013-05-16 04:17:39 PM

Oldiron_79: Crack? Thats so 1990. Meth is what the kiddies put in thier pipes nowadays.


I thought it was Bath Salts
 
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