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Message 883129 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 20:56:45 UTC
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It is happening all to often. Senseless killing. In the last month, 48 people across the U.S. have died in mass shootings.


Several weeks ago Oakland, California lost 4 officers in the line of duty.

This past weekend, 4 Pittsburgh policemen were shot, 3 died, responding to a domestic call.


Our men in blue put it on the line everyday to protect us.



"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:12-13)."


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Message 883132 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 21:07:09 UTC

Thank you so much for posting this, klc. It means more to many of us than you may know...
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Message 883145 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 21:36:48 UTC

Simply said its a sad state of affairs when Simple respect is not given to each other and especially Police. I remember visiting a local State Police barracks as a kid in Michigan. They had the Honored dead on the wall. I recall their only being 5 or 6 on the wall. Clearly we have forgotten that we need to respect each others as we would like others to respect us.


Here's a shocking story from around 1970. We as a family left our suburban home outside Detroit. We travelled to the Amusement park in Ohio called Cedar Pointe. We brought a cooler full of food and drinks for the day. Back then you were allowed to bring your own food into the park. We left the Cooler on a picnic table and when we returned for our lunch the food drinks and yes the cooler were still there. That is respect.

I cannot imagine doing the same thing today. Today, I'd give that Cooler about 10 minutes before its contents were eaten and cooler stolen. It seems that we have vultures in our midst and they are flocking around us because we as a group choose not to see the problem.

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Message 883254 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 2:44:33 UTC - in response to Message 883145.

Here's a shocking story from around 1970. We as a family left our suburban home outside Detroit. We travelled to the Amusement park in Ohio called Cedar Pointe. We brought a cooler full of food and drinks for the day. Back then you were allowed to bring your own food into the park. We left the Cooler on a picnic table and when we returned for our lunch the food drinks and yes the cooler were still there. That is respect.

Respect is not pirating music or software. Respect for other's property isn't taught anymore. It is all about greed and what I can steal for myself. If you don't have respect for the little things, you don't have it for the big things either.
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Message 883634 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 4:05:29 UTC - in response to Message 883254.

Here's a shocking story from around 1970. We as a family left our suburban home outside Detroit. We travelled to the Amusement park in Ohio called Cedar Pointe. We brought a cooler full of food and drinks for the day. Back then you were allowed to bring your own food into the park. We left the Cooler on a picnic table and when we returned for our lunch the food drinks and yes the cooler were still there. That is respect.

Respect is not pirating music or software. Respect for other's property isn't taught anymore. It is all about greed and what I can steal for myself. If you don't have respect for the little things, you don't have it for the big things either.


It has a lot todo, with how kids are raised. From the feedback I receive, me and my ex did something right.

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Message 883676 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 11:57:56 UTC - in response to Message 883634.

Here's a shocking story from around 1970. We as a family left our suburban home outside Detroit. We travelled to the Amusement park in Ohio called Cedar Pointe. We brought a cooler full of food and drinks for the day. Back then you were allowed to bring your own food into the park. We left the Cooler on a picnic table and when we returned for our lunch the food drinks and yes the cooler were still there. That is respect.

Respect is not pirating music or software. Respect for other's property isn't taught anymore. It is all about greed and what I can steal for myself. If you don't have respect for the little things, you don't have it for the big things either.


It has a lot todo, with how kids are raised. From the feedback I receive, me and my ex did something right.


I know thats a great feeling Uli.

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Message 883682 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 13:14:08 UTC



Officer Eric Kelly, 41, a 14-year veteran who is survived by his wife and three daughters, his mother, and sister.

Officer Stephen Mayhle, 29, a two-year veteran of the force who is survived by his wife, two daughters, his parents and two brothers.

Officer Paul Sciullo II, 36, a two-year veteran who is survived by his parents, two sisters and financee.

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Message 883683 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 13:20:58 UTC - in response to Message 883132.

Thank you so much for posting this, klc. It means more to many of us than you may know...



Your welcome Rhe. However, I saw your profile, I should be thanking you.

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Message 883707 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 14:59:56 UTC

God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference
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Message 883708 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 15:37:23 UTC

Over 15,000 law enforcement officers from across the U.S. and Canada converge on Pittsburgh to pay respects to fallen brothers.

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Message 886045 - Posted: 17 Apr 2009, 6:22:45 UTC - in response to Message 883145.
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I know it's sad how much it has changed since we were young, in the late 70's early 80's I remember the same situations as you. I agree with Gary on his point that (GREED)"everything counts in large amounts" (depeche mode ref.) And that respect has gone out the window, respect the object - not the person.
The best I can do is give my respect/support/empathy to my family/neighbors/coworkers when things get bad. That's the other sad thing about this that some people have lost their empathy and have traded it for apathy. It's also sad that people don't seem to get it until a disaster hits - not like somewhere in Italy where a quake hits (Oh that's on the other side of the world so why should it bug me?) But if something was to happen here (God forbid) like Yellowstone going up and covering the breadbasket w/ash... Unfortunately it takes a disater to wake people up.
Bad parenting may be part of the cause but I think our society as a whole may be responsible for this (I'm looking out for myself so go blank yourself)
But enough of my ninety cents =) Thank you klc for bringing this =)
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Message 886517 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 23:59:37 UTC - in response to Message 886045.

I know it's sad how much it has changed since we were young, in the late 70's early 80's I remember the same situations as you. I agree with Gary on his point that (GREED)"everything counts in large amounts" (depeche mode ref.) And that respect has gone out the window, respect the object - not the person.
The best I can do is give my respect/support/empathy to my family/neighbors/coworkers when things get bad. That's the other sad thing about this that some people have lost their empathy and have traded it for apathy. It's also sad that people don't seem to get it until a disaster hits - not like somewhere in Italy where a quake hits (Oh that's on the other side of the world so why should it bug me?) But if something was to happen here (God forbid) like Yellowstone going up and covering the breadbasket w/ash... Unfortunately it takes a disater to wake people up.
Bad parenting may be part of the cause but I think our society as a whole may be responsible for this (I'm looking out for myself so go blank yourself)
But enough of my ninety cents =) Thank you klc for bringing this =)


Your welcome Xen. With the crashes in recent days, I missed this post. It is sad what is happening. You mentioned the earthquakes in Italy, and that is a shame: but that is a natural catastrophe. The real sadness is what people do, and it is totally senseless.
Everyone that posted made good points, and there are plenty more things that contribute to moral collapse.

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