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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Shredder

Re: “De-weirder

When people are trying to do good deeds and care about living things they should not be put down by deploreables.
Start thinking a little harder before opening your mouth.

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Posted by Dan McGeary on 12/08/2017 at 6:53 AM

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You're digging a deeper hole ! I ask you to go back and read my comments from last week. My opinion has not changed and in fact you've just added insult to injury with your update on the fox. I was hoping to read an apology today and I suppose what you wrote was a half hearted attempt at that. But how about apologizing to the people you called out by name in bold letters last week. How about applauding good deeds instead of putting them in the shredder? I'll stand by everything I wrote to you last week. I'll wait, but I won't hold my breath, you still have a chance to make this right.

On Pirates cove, to our so called Stupidvisors.... although I don't always agree with their ideas or decisions, rather than name calling, suggestions and constructive criticism would go much further in my book.

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Posted by Eve Polk on 12/07/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “De-weirder

That little gray fox did not become too accustomed to humans. Humans have become too accustomed to killing everything that isn't caged up.

And Shredder, you did not make right your stupid remarks from last week by making more stupid remarks this week.

Shredder used to be sharp but compassionate. Now the blades are dull. Perhaps it's time to upgrade the machine.

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 12/07/2017 at 5:35 PM

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I hadn't seen last weeks shredder until today and after reading this went and read it. WOW. Can't believe you thought that was funny. Nor did I know the NTs considers the shredder funny. I see the shredder and ripping people who deserve to be called to the carpet for misdeeds. None of this was funny, none of these people did anything wrong. They only stepped up to help. Hate magazine? Well the shredder in this instance certainly was. I can see why some vowed not to support advertisers and have requested an apology. I agree. How can you write this today and not apologize to the two woman you called to the carpet? Very wrong. Fix your error, don't hide behind it with poor me I'm deplorable!

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Posted by April Patterson on 12/07/2017 at 2:18 PM

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You need to do more than jump into the deplorable basket. I'll agree with Mr. Katz above. You need to apologize, you need to get it right. You just don't seem to get it do you?

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Posted by John Brent on 12/07/2017 at 12:56 PM

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The Council clearly said the ribbons in memory of the fox were fine but asked that folks don't attach paper/images. Why do you keep harping on the negative. You also did not apologize to the two people that you called out by name who deserve your apology, Vivian Krug Cotton and Cleo Stanley . And yes you omitted the educational signs which allowed you to joke and write a hit piece which clearly damaged these 'kindhearted folks' efforts to raise money. Those educational signs will also help the 'resident chickens' and roosters. Come on New Times. Do the right thing, apologize to the individuals you 'poked fun' at and New Times, write a piece helping raise the funds for the signs which you have personally damaged.

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Posted by Russell Katz on 12/07/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Go fund it

Well if the inmates do not like the way they are treated in jail, don't do things that land you in there in the first place. They get 3 meals a day, free dental/ medical, more than many elderly can even afford. And the lil fox did no criminal activities to deserve what he got. This is why I prefer animals to people

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Posted by Mare Arthur-Reasons on 12/07/2017 at 6:56 AM

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ML Sanders, what a literally wonderful comment. So beautifully written, and so very kind. I love this: "...the little fox, showering all of the parkgoers with joy, and all of the dogs with affection. It is this radiant innocence that we are mourning."

I agree with Russell Katz: Shredder blew it on this one, on several points, but can redeem themselves with a substantial contribution to the fox fund.

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 12/02/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Go fund it

Appalling! Since when do we punish and drag good people through the mud? They most certainly do deserve an apology in writing by this publication. Not only should the New Times publish an apology they should make a substantial contribution to the Fox Fund! I too have a good mind not to support your advertisers and unless an apology is made no longer touch your paper.

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Posted by Russell Katz on 12/02/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Go fund it

Ignorant article written by someone who is obviously very ignorant of the facts.

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Posted by Dan McGeary on 12/02/2017 at 8:46 AM

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Ha what a joke funding for inmates healthcare. Most inmates healthcare is already shitty by the life style they chose, ie: drugs, alcohol, when they arrive in jail. And if they did not do things that intially landed them in coustody in the first place, we as txpayers would not have to support their free meals, free medical and dental care, that we out here can barely pay for. I hope when people think of the thousands of lil FOXY;s that live a disgusting life in cramped, filthy cages, just to be skinned for some one's coat, or hood, that i at least this innocent fox, got to actually feel grass under it's paws, smell the flowers, have kindness shown to him. The fox would get my money brfore some idiot who lands in jail due to their own actions.

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Posted by Mare Arthur-Reasons on 12/01/2017 at 9:05 PM

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What does the NewTimes reader say?


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Posted by LeeC75079099 on 12/01/2017 at 7:08 PM

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You messed up big time on this one. Good, caring people are trying to move the community forward in a positive way. Little Foxy taught us so many lessons and we are trying to preserve those lessons for future generations. He got along with Village chickens, dogs of all ages and types, and children and adults. He was so trusting. Not an aggressive bone in his beautiful small body. His end was tragic. To diminish the well meaning efforts of volunteers like Vivian and Frank, and our entire community, makes you so very small.

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Posted by ftjarratt 4 on 12/01/2017 at 3:12 PM

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So MeToo! And by that I don't mean I was abused, it means I will also no longer support your advertisers and paper seeing the policy of your paper is to harm community unity, spirit, and harmony and those who have stepped forward to help. I'm in agreement that an apology is in order. These people are not doing anything bad, wrong, negative, shady, they are stepping up to turn an unfortunate event into a learning opportunity and making a positive change in their town.

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Posted by May Pierre on 12/01/2017 at 3:10 PM

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I echo everyone's comments above. Shame on you for trashing people who are making positive changes in their community. Isn't that what we all should be doing?! They are owed an apology and not just in a little corner of your paper but a significant apology and story supporting their efforts. They are volunteers, they are doing this for the good of the community, not for any personal gain and they are giving of their own time and you have the nerve to discredit them.

I will also join the others above and will no longer support NewTimes advertisers or the NewTimes if their policy is to allow reporters damaging the reputations of good people and community causes that bring about something positive for everyone.

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Posted by Stewarat Evan Granger on 12/01/2017 at 2:10 PM

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This guy is a troll...Shame on you New Times!

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Posted by Pam Dean Forsythe on 12/01/2017 at 1:10 PM

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Many good points made in the above comments. This is a ridiculous post. Just because people are striving to make a difference for a cause they believe in, does not mean that they disregard all other good causes. There are many good causes in this world! But this is one of them that some of us are trying to make a positive difference on.

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Posted by Renee Westerhuis on 12/01/2017 at 12:36 PM

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Very irresponsible NewTimes. I'm joining in with the others and will no longer support your advertisers or your paper. I agree that ridiculing a community effort and calling out and posting peoples names that have done nothing wrong and are only working to help their community is reprehensible. You belong in the shredder!

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Posted by John Froh on 12/01/2017 at 10:14 AM

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Clearly this reporter has not done their homework. And attacking people who are trying to right a wrong is deplorable. Tormenting the woman who unfortunately made the call to remove the fox has also probably suffered enough. We are all angry for what she did, but she is already afraid for her safety and her children and you post a way to make her pay? Very offensive. Agreed there should be gofundme accounts to help all kinds of causes, local and worldwide and there probably are and those individuals have just as much right to start collecting and raising awareness for them. Why single out this cause as not being worthy because others may not have fundraising? Just as one persons mistake caused this issue to come about, your power with ink ridiculing this cause is a mistake that could hurt this project moving forward with educational signs and memorial. I loved that fox and what happened was wrong. A memorial which showcases one of the members of the vast wildlife in the Village along with educational signs can only do good. Maybe our next fox won't be so friendly and someone will reach out to pet it and get bitten. We need those signs!! I ask you to please reconsider your position and write an article supporting what Vivian and others are trying to accomplish here. It was wrong to put this in the shredder. If you want to shred something, shred those who are taking advantage of people, causing problems, not people who are doing good. I for one will not support what you've said or any of the advertisers of your paper. I will wait to see your retraction and for a story that supports Vivian, Frank, Nikka, Cleo and all those others that are doing the right thing. It's your turn to do the right thing.

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Posted by Eve Polk on 12/01/2017 at 9:08 AM

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Why dont we just make one GoFundMe campaign for all the worlds worthy causes and divide up the money according to individual need? Let me know how that goes. Money from the GoFundMe for the Village fox will go towards informational signs to educate the community about why wild animals need to stay wild. At least the inmates referenced received a fair trial, that is more than the fox was granted. The USDA will continue to quietly wage its war on wildlife across the state and country because so-called journalists are too occupied with making snarky remarks to gain social media attention. As for the Shredders requests for a pet fox and a memorial, if you move to a different state you could have that pet fox. I dont know of any states, however, that will memorialize an unscrupulous opinion journalist.

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Posted by LeeC75079099 on 12/01/2017 at 7:43 AM

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