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(Detroit Free Press)   Filmmaker documenting good things about Detroit has his car broken into and all of his film equipment stolen. Admittedly it would have been a short film anyway   (freep.com ) divider line
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2014-08-14 02:37:31 PM  
Sorry to hear that. But really, leaving your valuables visible through the windows? And your hours and hours of work just out there and not backed up?
 
2014-08-14 03:13:41 PM  
lulz, idiot.
 
2014-08-14 03:15:34 PM  
I live in the whitest, no-gluten-eating, uber-soccer-mom neighborhood this side of Germany and even I don't leave anything in my car.
 
2014-08-14 03:15:34 PM  
"documenting good things about Detroit"

At least he didn't lose any valuable footage.
 
2014-08-14 03:16:10 PM  
Could this not have happened to James O' Keefe?
 
2014-08-14 03:16:23 PM  
bar near Eastern Market? Jeez, the Purple Gang don't hang out there no more...
 
2014-08-14 03:16:46 PM  
If you just towed 10 untraceable vehicles loaded with explosives or hornets, even, and just parked around Detroit, how long before they all got broken into?
 
2014-08-14 03:17:21 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: I live in the whitest, no-gluten-eating, uber-soccer-mom neighborhood this side of Germany and even I don't leave anything in my car.


I leave stuff in my car all the time and sometimes don't even lock it. I don't understand why folks tolerate having criminals in their neighborhood.
 
2014-08-14 03:18:11 PM  
Stupid liberal got a taste of Detroit and the Union City way of life.
 
2014-08-14 03:18:52 PM  

Mrbogey: The Dog Ate My Homework: I live in the whitest, no-gluten-eating, uber-soccer-mom neighborhood this side of Germany and even I don't leave anything in my car.

I leave stuff in my car all the time and sometimes don't even lock it. I don't understand why folks tolerate having criminals in their neighborhood.


2/10
 
2014-08-14 03:19:06 PM  

Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really, leaving your valuables visible through the windows? And your hours and hours of work just out there and not backed up?


This.  Either he's not too bright about leaving $8,500 worth of gear visible in the back seat of a vehicle parked outside a bar after midnight in a downtown area or, he's about $8,500 short of cash to finish his film and man, that insurance check will coincidently arrive just in time.
 
2014-08-14 03:19:55 PM  

Mrbogey: The Dog Ate My Homework: I live in the whitest, no-gluten-eating, uber-soccer-mom neighborhood this side of Germany and even I don't leave anything in my car.

I leave stuff in my car all the time and sometimes don't even lock it. I don't understand why folks tolerate having criminals in their neighborhood.


Criminals live places too I think.
 
2014-08-14 03:20:05 PM  
Next time make a backup.
 
2014-08-14 03:21:16 PM  
I went to Detroit this summer... train trip from KC, through Chicago, up to Dearborn.

Dearborn is a very nice place. Heck, I could live there. The Henry Ford is an amazing museum.

I think people should at least go up to see the DIA (Detroit Institute of the Arts) and the Ren Center. I plan on going back to see more stuff. Everyone was nice. Were there rough areas? Yeah, but no different than anywhere else... just more of them. Don't go to scary places after dark. Really, you need to go there more than you need to go to California for vacation for the 9th time in a row, and Detroit needs the money, too.
 
2014-08-14 03:21:36 PM  

vudukungfu: If you just towed 10 untraceable vehicles loaded with explosives or hornets, even, and just parked around Detroit, how long before they all got broken into?


What tow trucks?
 
2014-08-14 03:25:04 PM  
It's like ten thousand spoons
 
2014-08-14 03:30:36 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Stupid liberal got a taste of Detroit and the Union City way of life.


warosu.org
 
2014-08-14 03:31:53 PM  
What, no  sketchfactor on his phone? Or was that actually the app he was using like  these guys were?
 
2014-08-14 03:47:09 PM  

Labrat407: Could this not have happened to James O' Keefe?


I was thinking it was probably him and he staged it.
 
2014-08-14 03:49:55 PM  
Took the kids on a cultural excursion through Detroit back in June.  The pictures we've all seen don't lie.

earthhopenetwork.net
 
2014-08-14 03:55:48 PM  

Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really,getting drunk at a frat house? And wearing that low cut dress?


FWIW
 
2014-08-14 03:58:37 PM  

Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really, leaving your valuables visible through the windows? And your hours and hours of work just out there and not backed up?


Classy.
 
2014-08-14 03:59:04 PM  
He has more than they do. Thus, they are justified in taking stuff from him. That's how it works...


...if you're worthless thieving scum, that is.
 
2014-08-14 04:01:27 PM  
Can I get a ruling from the irony judges on this?  I contend this is ironic.
 
2014-08-14 04:02:29 PM  

FLMountainMan: Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really,getting drunk at a frat house? And wearing that low cut dress?

FWIW


You'll get some bites on the sheer tastelessness.
 
2014-08-14 04:07:39 PM  

fickenchucker: Took the kids on a cultural excursion through Detroit back in June.  The pictures we've all seen don't lie.

[earthhopenetwork.net image 337x267]


Why would you di that? To show them the whorehouse you grew up in, a la Don Draper? Just sounds like a crappy road trip.
 
2014-08-14 04:08:36 PM  

FLMountainMan: Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really,getting drunk at a frat house? And wearing that low cut dress?

FWIW


It does not excuse the burglars or rapists. They are bad and wrong. But have you ever heard of this thing called "personal responsibility"? It's like you proactively don't do things that might tempt bad people who might feel rapey seeing a hopelessly drunk attractive female so you don't have to be all victimish and pained when raped or burgled.
 
2014-08-14 04:09:15 PM  

Marine1: I went to Detroit this summer... train trip from KC, through Chicago, up to Dearborn.

Dearborn is a very nice place. Heck, I could live there. The Henry Ford is an amazing museum.

I think people should at least go up to see the DIA (Detroit Institute of the Arts) and the Ren Center. I plan on going back to see more stuff. Everyone was nice. Were there rough areas? Yeah, but no different than anywhere else... just more of them. Don't go to scary places after dark. Really, you need to go there more than you need to go to California for vacation for the 9th time in a row, and Detroit needs the money, too.


Everyone wishes they were Californian.

/shut yer whore mouth, I said EVERYONE
 
2014-08-14 04:13:57 PM  
No ironic tag?
 
2014-08-14 04:19:43 PM  
CSB:

Just Friday night I flew into Detroit for my 40th high school reunion, and rent a car at DTW. While on the Southfield Freeway heading north, I'm thinking "It doesn't feel depressing here in Detroit. Oh wait, I'm still in Dearborn. Wait for the feels when I get to Fenkell". I was listening to good old WRIF. Just the second I drive past the Fenkell exit, WRIF plays AC-DC's song "I'm on the highway to hell........."
 
2014-08-14 04:27:14 PM  
Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really, leaving your valuables visible through the windows? And your hours and hours of work just out there and not backed up?

And at a bar in Detroit?

thyblackman.com
 
2014-08-14 04:27:59 PM  

Mad_Radhu: fickenchucker: Took the kids on a cultural excursion through Detroit back in June.  The pictures we've all seen don't lie.

[earthhopenetwork.net image 337x267]

Why would you di that? To show them the whorehouse you grew up in, a la Don Draper? Just sounds like a crappy road trip.


We were driving back from a great rip to Buffalo (Anchor Bar), Niagara Falls, and Toronto.  They asked to see it, because they couldn't imagine the pictures were telling the whole story.

Detroit's even more pathetic in real life.  The pictures cannot convey the sadness in seeing tiny pockets of elderly black retirees trying to take care of their property, and maintain some dignity, amongst all the carnage.
 
2014-08-14 04:30:50 PM  

BeerGraduate: It's like ten thousand spoons


I wondered why no Irony tag.
 
2014-08-14 05:12:14 PM  
As a documentary filmmaker, I feel for him. At the same time, leaving equipment in a car unattended is Indie Filmmaking 101. I've taken a crew in for lunch and asked for an extra large booth just so we have a place to pile the gear. A smash-and-grab is so easy to do, and it can happen anywhere regardless of the neighborhood.
 
2014-08-14 06:01:04 PM  

hammettman: Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really, leaving your valuables visible through the windows? And your hours and hours of work just out there and not backed up?

This.  Either he's not too bright about leaving $8,500 worth of gear visible in the back seat of a vehicle parked outside a bar after midnight in a downtown area or, he's about $8,500 short of cash to finish his film and man, that insurance check will coincidently arrive just in time.


He was $9,000 short, but only needed $8,500 after Les gave him $500 for the equipment.
 
2014-08-14 06:49:32 PM  

Kevin72: Sorry to hear that. But really, leaving your valuables visible through the windows? And your hours and hours of work just out there and not backed up?


We don't know that it was 'visible', unless i missed that in the article.
Still said, don't leave that stuff in your car.    Any reality that is within the realm of possibility must be taken into account... so if you leave your life's work vulnerable, thats on you.
 
2014-08-14 06:54:27 PM  
The Suckage is world class in Detroit

Know why?

Sure you do, but you've been brainwashed not to say it ..
 
2014-08-14 07:01:41 PM  

PapaChester: Marine1: I went to Detroit this summer... train trip from KC, through Chicago, up to Dearborn.

Dearborn is a very nice place. Heck, I could live there. The Henry Ford is an amazing museum.

I think people should at least go up to see the DIA (Detroit Institute of the Arts) and the Ren Center. I plan on going back to see more stuff. Everyone was nice. Were there rough areas? Yeah, but no different than anywhere else... just more of them. Don't go to scary places after dark. Really, you need to go there more than you need to go to California for vacation for the 9th time in a row, and Detroit needs the money, too.

Everyone wishes they were Californian.

/shut yer whore mouth, I said EVERYONE


I'd sooner move to Florida than California... And I'm none-too-fond of Florida.

Michigan is nice as long as you stay out of Detroit or Flint, away from the Thumb, and out of the Bible Coast (Grand Rapids, Holland, etc.). Also, you may want to avoid the parts that are really close to Indiana, and unless you like lots of nothing, you may want to avoid the middle of the Upper Peninsula.

But hey--- We have casinos, trees, lakes, mountains, medical marijuana, fair weather, and RARELY suffer natural disasters (rare tornadoes, no hurricanes, negligible earthquakes once every decade, no major wildfires, no mudslides, limited flooding, few truly dangerous animals, and an acceptable number of UFO abductions and bigfoot sightings).

We have more fresh water than any other state, so we're not sweating any droughts. Master the art of driving in snow for three or four months, and you're golden.

Best of all: Very few Hollywood celebrities running for office or determining public policies.
 
2014-08-14 08:00:47 PM  
PapaChester Everyone wishes they were Californian. /shut yer whore mouth, I said EVERYONE

as a Detroiter who now lives in California don't worry, the Cali Politicians are following the Phillip Hart Gameplan where this State will be totally f'd within 20 years...
 
2014-08-14 08:48:19 PM  
"documenting good things about Detroit"

All he had to was film the "You are leaving Detroit"  sign as he was leaving town and he would have filmed the ONLY good thing about Detroit.
 
2014-08-14 11:29:32 PM  

PapaChester: Marine1: I went to Detroit this summer... train trip from KC, through Chicago, up to Dearborn.

Dearborn is a very nice place. Heck, I could live there. The Henry Ford is an amazing museum.

I think people should at least go up to see the DIA (Detroit Institute of the Arts) and the Ren Center. I plan on going back to see more stuff. Everyone was nice. Were there rough areas? Yeah, but no different than anywhere else... just more of them. Don't go to scary places after dark. Really, you need to go there more than you need to go to California for vacation for the 9th time in a row, and Detroit needs the money, too.

Everyone wishes they were Californian.

/shut yer whore mouth, I said EVERYONE


I'd sooner drag my sack through broken glass than live in Cali. The one single thought in my head wheneverI have to go there for work is: When I can I leave?

/Lives in Portland
//Fark California (except Big Sur- it's like Oregon)
 
2014-08-15 09:38:24 AM  

PapaChester: Marine1: I went to Detroit this summer... train trip from KC, through Chicago, up to Dearborn.

Dearborn is a very nice place. Heck, I could live there. The Henry Ford is an amazing museum.

I think people should at least go up to see the DIA (Detroit Institute of the Arts) and the Ren Center. I plan on going back to see more stuff. Everyone was nice. Were there rough areas? Yeah, but no different than anywhere else... just more of them. Don't go to scary places after dark. Really, you need to go there more than you need to go to California for vacation for the 9th time in a row, and Detroit needs the money, too.

Everyone wishes they were Californian.

/shut yer whore mouth, I said EVERYONE


I'd rather keep my reasonably-priced housing and nice schools here in MO.

Also, the luxurious highway system in KC.
 
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