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« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:46 AM »
Somehow the majority of my comment got deleted. The above comment, a quote from your article, is from some random student. How is he an expert on what causes problems with crime. Further, it doesn't seem he even lives in the area. How exactly do his comment add anything to this story? Why doesn't this story feature any comments from law enforcement? Could you not get a single officer, captain, sheriff or chief to comment (and if not, maybe you should have taken that to heart). If you are going to imply that law enforcement isn't doing a good enough job, shouldn't you give them a chance in the article to respond to that? Why aren't there any statistics proving that this area of town is worse than other areas of town? You know what that make this article sound like? It sounds like you wanted to prove a point, and you found some random students who would agree with you (2/3 of whom don't even live in the area). Tell me how that is fair and balanced? Did you talk to any students (preferably ones who actually live in village or heights) who DON'T think there is a security issue? This is not fair and balanced, and more importantly, it is not backed up by any expert sources.
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:35 AM »
Gregg said the area has a mass quantity of people in a small location, which causes problems with crime.
« OprhanWorldGuy wrote on Monday, Oct 01 at 02:59 PM »
What a wonderful story and it's great to see James 1:27 put into action by our youth! Keep up the awesome work... my prayers are with you. Douglas Riggle, President Orphan World Relief http://www.OrphanWorldRelief.org
« firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on Thursday, Sep 27 at 06:25 PM »
Give Us More Lane Jones. Funny Stuff!
« thisguysucks wrote on Monday, Sep 24 at 02:43 AM »
Is your comment for real? First of all, let's count the places where you fail to keep it real. Your keeping it real ability was obviously in question from the get-go, as your username sucks. Schmeriously Dave? C'mon. Your next failure at being a decently cool person making positive contributions to your society came when you lambasted over the Web (anonymously, lolol) a writer for a column by talking about a lack of original reporting in the piece (?). It pretty clearly says HER VIEW at the top of the page you voluntarily clicked on so even if your Dickensian grasp of the Queen's language failed to alert you to the fact it is was an opinion piece upon reading the first - I don't know - 150 words, the title tries to hit you in the face and let you know it's a column so you don't flaunt your brief moments of idiocy online in the form of, again, hammering into a college writer. But, most importantly, your rush to be a condescending jackass probably doomed your points for most of your readers who even cared to read what a Mr. Schmave had to say anyway. Even if the thing was utterly ridiculous and unreadable, what do you get from telling people what to hang on their mother's fridge or what the lump in their pocket is? Frankly, I have too many gliterry cardboard and glue framed comments from Internet geniuses like yourself to make room on my mother's fridge for this piece and I can't post here what the lump in my pocket is but I assure you it doesn't interview people. In the way you meant. I'm tired of giving you more time than you deserve, but I'll end by using your commenting guidebook's chapter six outline on powerful and persuasive closings. You're probably an (hmm, I have no clue) embittered bastard who believes they're some poetic and well-versed linguistic idol, just waiting for that one comment that will get you that recognition you so achingly want and long for. So the fact that your writing is (hey look, I didn't have to change anything) immature is understandable. The Plainsman, on the other hand, should be embarrassed blah blah blah. (I didn't change that either because I don't get why people like you can have your posts like this left up online for so long.) While not technically anything constructive, overly original or worth any time at all, there is not a single thought here I would guess is capable of achieving anything. (And you just suck.)
« melbellzz wrote on Friday, Sep 21 at 06:44 PM »
this is a column, not an article.
« Schmave wrote on Friday, Sep 21 at 06:11 PM »
Is this for real? Switcheroo aired June 29. So this is ACHINGLY crusty, old news. Also, an honorable, talented journalist would not collectively agree for her readers any point but rather present the facts. Your writing hurts my eyes and insults my intelligence. Since Journatic is still around, aren't they still trying to change journalism? Or are you pronouncing them dead? And how is this even news if you are only regurgitating what This American Life reported (3 months ago!!!!)? Is there any original reporting here? Here's a great passage to hang on your mom's refrigerator: "In fact, Journatic is creating this deluge of quick, short stories by outsourcing contributors, primarily the Philippines." ("quick, short stories ... Brilliant! -- "outsourcing ... the Philippines" -- is English even your first language?) You feel that hard lump in your pocket? It's a phone. Use it to call people and interview them. You might not like that Journatic employs writers in Ohio to produce content for readers in Houston, but at least they're producing original content. You, on the other hand, are so behind on this story that it's no longer even factual. I suppose your next assignment will be a recap of an E! review of Dancing with the Stars season 6 finale. You're probably a recent college grad. So the fact that your writing is immature is understandable. The Plainsman, on the other hand, should be embarrassed for publishing this garbage. While not technically plagiarism, there is not a single original thought here. (and the writing just sucks)
« macgulley wrote on Friday, Sep 21 at 01:33 PM »
Good article, JBAP. Thanks for the link.
« JBAP wrote on Friday, Sep 21 at 01:00 PM »
It seems that one of the problems with this debate is that both sides are deadlocked and enter the conversation with immovable preconceived notions of what "type of person" has the opposite beliefs. I found a great article that shows a different side of concealed carriers than many people whom are opposed seem to see. If you would, take a moment to peruse the article: http://easybakegunclub.com/blog/491/Because-I-Carry-a-Gun.html
« StPeteTiger wrote on Tuesday, Sep 18 at 06:33 PM »
The Plainsman tweeted a link to this bile spew. Where's that unfollow button?...
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