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Cruising, dealing

September 21, 2013

Twenty years ago cruising ended. Drug dealing can stop, too....

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bornandraised

Sep-21-13 4:23 AM

Great idea. And then we can put up gun free zone signs at schools and parks so no one will ever be shot there as well.

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Capricorn1

Sep-21-13 4:28 AM

I truly hope Linda is using sarcasm. I would hate to think that there are people that actually think that solving the drug issue in this city is just that simple.

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Tgrammiex4

Sep-21-13 5:14 AM

Cruisers didn't have guns and shoot people.

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eriklatranyi

Sep-21-13 6:04 AM

Since the price of gasoline has been above $3 per gallon for the longest period in US history, I wonder why people are driving less.

Thank you, liberals and President Obama!

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 6:27 AM

"There was cruising in the downtown area of the city the mayor and others wanted to stop it so they put up no cruising signs all though down town area and as you see it worked no one crusies down There any more

The cruising was stopped, so why not put no drug dealing signs up and have the police flock them like they did the cruisers. They put an end to the crusing that way so they can end the drug dealing the same way." - Linda Emmil

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I'm guessing the profit-margin, thru drug-dealing, is fairly-more significant than that of cruising.

Ya' really think it might have been signs that ended The War On Alcohol??

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 6:31 AM

"Since the price of gasoline has been above $3 per gallon for the longest period in US history, I wonder why people are driving less.

Thank you, liberals and President Obama!" - eriklatranyi

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Yeah, Skippy...sure...it's been "liberals and President Obama" who've initiated all o' those "oil-shortages"...since 1973.

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eriklatranyi

Sep-21-13 6:54 AM

Shaman:

You display your total lack of intelligence....again.

There is no current oil shortage. The price of oil is rising due to instability in the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Syria) because your Nobel Prize winning POTUS keeps inciting revolutions that install terrorists into positions of power.

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ArtFold

Sep-21-13 7:02 AM

Cruising was mostly confined to "the loop" downtown. A fairly small and easily patrolled area. Once the kids started getting fines for cruising (fines they mostly couldn't afford) they realized it wasn't worth it. Drug dealing is everywhere, not just a small one mile loop, and the high profit margin in drug dealing appeals to certain members of the community. Fines and/or doing time doesn't seem to matter to them. It takes the vigilance of everyone keeping their eyes and ears open and reporting to the police what they see to even begin to put a dent in the drug trade. "Drug Free Zone" and "Gun Free Zone" signs are the dumbest, feel-good ploys ever imagined that do nothing to stop shootings or drug traffic. But then again, that's just my opinion. :-)

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streetmachine

Sep-21-13 7:21 AM

cruisng was causing the city money but drug dealing is a profit for them linda has a good point though if they want somthing stoped they can do it

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JohnZook

Sep-21-13 7:30 AM

Street- How was cruising "causing" the city money? I did it back in the 60's and 70's and the only money that was expended was the $5 fill-up at the Greystone. Please try to use some punctuation so everything doesn't run together......

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JohnZook

Sep-21-13 7:35 AM

Sham- 1973? It was George W. Bush who put the price of a gallon of gas @ $1.69/gal. and look what your messiah did, just to bankrupt the economy and hurt the poor that now can't afford it. Don't forget Cheney and Halliburton in your response, SADman.

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enigma

Sep-21-13 8:14 AM

Put up signs. Why didn't anyone ever think of that before? I wonder what drugs Linda has been using. She did have one good point though. When they wanted to stop cruising, there was a large police presence. Now the police are doing everything but patrolling the streets. Maybe if the police made it as uncomfortable to deal drugs as they made it to cruise, the drug dealers would leave. I know it's not quite that simple, but it would be a good start.

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localguy

Sep-21-13 8:15 AM

For those that enjoyed cruising through the downtown, it is a shame to go downtown now and see how vacant the town is. Sure the kids played loud music, drove faster than they should have but I don't ever recall anyone getting hurt by any of that. The only real hurt was to our wallets from the wasted fuel! Its too bad the City does not sponsor annual cruise nights through the summer months. Maybe to correspond with the Burger King Cruise meets. Its a thought!

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Capricorn1

Sep-21-13 8:21 AM

it is a shame to go downtown now and see how vacant the town is. -localguy

Vacant? It can't be vacant. The city has dumped millions into the downtown area to make it what it is today. Look at all the available bars you have to choose from. Surely that's a step up from "cruising". Now they just "cruise" drunk.

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 8:35 AM

Shaman:

You display your total lack of intelligence....again.

There is no current oil shortage." - eriklatranyi

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DUH, Skippy...there never WAS!! Ask your parents about it.

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The price of oil is rising due to instability in the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Syria)...." - eriklatranyi

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...At least, that's what the speculators have convinced you "conservatives", Skippy.

See:

U.S. Oil Speculative Data Released By Senator, Sparking Ire

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 8:40 AM

Street- How was cruising "causing" the city money? I did it back in the 60's and 70's and the only money that was expended was the $5 fill-up at the Greystone." - JohnZook

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LOL!!!!!!! Let's HEAR IT!...for the Summer o' '68...at $.32 gallon!!!!!!!

Great times!

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 8:43 AM

Sham- 1973?" - JohnZook

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Seriously...you don't remember the FIRST "oil-shortages" that started driving-up prices??!!!

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 8:46 AM

"For those that enjoyed cruising through the downtown, it is a shame to go downtown now and see how vacant the town is. Sure the kids played loud music, drove faster than they should have but I don't ever recall anyone getting hurt by any of that." - localguy

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You've FORGOTTEN that Barracuda, that lost-control (at the dog-leg, in-front-of Jake's), that eventually plowed-into the front-doors at The Grit??

I'm pretty-certain both o' those dudes were killed.

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localguy

Sep-21-13 8:59 AM

Shaman, that before my time. I remember the late 80's to mid 90's. I will have to ask my dad what he recalls from the 70's.

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CMReeder

Sep-21-13 9:04 AM

Cruising is like drug dealing! All you need to do is put up a sign, "No drug dealing".

LOL! 'Just say No!'

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JerryfromRI

Sep-21-13 10:55 AM

What is this cruising I've heard a lot about? We didn't have that back in RI. Did you folks used to just drive around the block over and over? Somehow that got banned?

You folks ever see the movie Footloose? (Just saying.)

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 11:56 AM

"What is this cruising I've heard a lot about? We didn't have that back in RI. Did you folks used to just drive around the block over and over? Somehow that got banned?" - JerryfromRI

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Our's (in '68, anyhow) ran from Court Street, to Walnut Street...via 3rd & 4th...11-or-12 blocks!!

This was (back) when MOPAR was KING...and, 'Nam-vets were comin'-home with POCKET$-FULL o' ca$h...and, kept local car-dealers REALLY happy!!!!

Combine all that with some SERIOUS testosterone...and, there was UNLIMITED-RACING, enjoyed by ALL!!!!! (The local tire-dealers had to be doing "pretty"-well, also.)

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GoBB62

Sep-21-13 2:30 PM

Looks like sham has a bad case of money and testosterone envy.

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mikekerstetter

Sep-21-13 6:45 PM

Sure do miss those days..... night after night of shooting pool at Faxon Bowling lanes and cruising the 'circuit' afterwards. Parking along 4th street sitting on the tailgate of our trucks watching the racing. Good times.

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MrShaman

Sep-21-13 8:48 PM

Looks like sham has a bad case of money and testosterone envy." - GoBB62

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Hate to disappoint you, Goober, but my buck$ went into 2 wheels & 650cc...and, that had a "magical"-enough way of rounding-up all the fillies available.

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