Replace Detroit with Baltimore or Atlanta or Sacramento. My statement was not about the folks of Detroit, but rather about people that game the system and the exercise (the handout) that was carried out. Personally, I see something far more dangerous happening there (no, not a Detroit-related problem), but that is not fodder for this forum. There are some folks everywhere that game the system. It shouldn't have been anything that was construed as personal toward the citizens of the city in which you reside. I can appreciate your going on the defense. I likely would have regarding the folks of my native city too.

Your right, I don't know a darn thing about the folks that stood in line to receive help. However, understand this. I don't mock people or laugh at them or their hardships. I've had too many health related hardships (not just AS) in my life to want to make fun or make fun of anyone's hardships. I've also received plenty of help from others in my life. Heck, right now I live with my parents since having to discontinue my job due to health related matters.

I also find agreement with you that the news media will find whatever they believe is most entertaining to their viewers/listeners/readers instead of reporting facts. They interject with politically biased opinions and creative editing to sway the audience instead of letting the viewer/listener/reader interpret the facts and draw their own conclusion.

Kind Regards,

Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson