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IS THERE A LACK OF COMMON SENSE IN THE WORLD?

Drue-AFCL 2012/03/09 18:32:48
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  • KCurtis reaper 2012/03/10 18:51:45
    KCurtis
    +1
    none...
  • reaper KCurtis 2012/03/10 19:14:22
  • bob 2012/03/09 22:32:31
    NO
    bob
    +1
    but what common sense is correct
  • ed 2012/03/09 22:27:03
    YES
    ed
    +2
    also that there is a lack of common sense with our politicans.
  • Billy the kid 2012/03/09 22:17:45
    YES
    Billy the kid
    +3
    A huge amount.The world in general seems to be getting sillier, shallower and dumber by the day.....
    shallow silly dumb people
  • frank 2012/03/09 21:48:15
    YES
    frank
    +5
    Yes ever since we no longer need to take responsibility for our own actions, now it always someone else’s fault
  • Kyle 2012/03/09 21:46:53
    YES
    Kyle
    +4
    You just figured that out?
  • 4570GOVT 2012/03/09 21:31:12
    YES
    4570GOVT
    +2
    HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE ..........................




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    March 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Audit: Part of $11M grant for Detroit job seekers only aided 2
    By Darren A. Nichols
    The Detroit News
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    Detroit — Part of an $11 million grant intended to provide business attire to 400 low-income job-seekers instead helped only two people, an audit of the city's Department of Human Services has found.

    The audit, conducted by the city's auditor general for the period from July 2009 to September 2011, found the department failed to control the operations and finances of a boutique that was to provide the clothes.

    The department did not safeguard grant funds or create an inventory for the clothing, the audit found.

    Among the most telling findings, which will be discussed today during a City Council committee meeting, is that a third-party contractor advanced $148,000 to a downtown Detroit clothing store and opened an account, but did not include the city on the account.

    "It's just another example that money is not as much of an issue than managing the money, whether it's grant or general fund dollars that we have," said Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown. "We have to find a better way to manage the resources and give Detroiters the value for th...



















    HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE ..........................




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    March 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Audit: Part of $11M grant for Detroit job seekers only aided 2
    By Darren A. Nichols
    The Detroit News
    372 Comments

    Detroit — Part of an $11 million grant intended to provide business attire to 400 low-income job-seekers instead helped only two people, an audit of the city's Department of Human Services has found.

    The audit, conducted by the city's auditor general for the period from July 2009 to September 2011, found the department failed to control the operations and finances of a boutique that was to provide the clothes.

    The department did not safeguard grant funds or create an inventory for the clothing, the audit found.

    Among the most telling findings, which will be discussed today during a City Council committee meeting, is that a third-party contractor advanced $148,000 to a downtown Detroit clothing store and opened an account, but did not include the city on the account.

    "It's just another example that money is not as much of an issue than managing the money, whether it's grant or general fund dollars that we have," said Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown. "We have to find a better way to manage the resources and give Detroiters the value for the tax dollars they deserve."

    The audit is the latest finding against the city's Department of Human Services, which has been under scrutiny for chronic mismanagement of federal funds. Many of the department's leaders have departed since an internal investigation was launched last year, including an inquiry into the purchase of $182,000 worth of high-end furniture for a department office. In 2009, the department received more than $11 million in stimulus funding and created a service center.

    The center, at 1970 Larned, included the Customer Choice Pantry, the New Beginnings Clothing Boutique and a call center that had the capacity to service 60,000 families in need. The boutique was to provide business attire for low-income residents for job interviews.

    To receive clothing, residents were required to have a job interview scheduled. According to the audit, the DHS was supposed to help 400 people between October 2010 and September 2011 but instead served only two.

    "The DHS was only able to provide the auditors with two referral forms signed by two clients documenting that they received clothing from the boutique," the audit said. "Eligible Detroiters are not being served with available clothing being stocked in the boutique."

    The department did not give a reason for not reaching the goal of providing 400 people with clothes.

    The audit found the Department of Human Services hired a contractor to run the boutique. The contractor negotiated the purchase of clothing without involving city officials and did not give them keys to the center.

    The contractor also did not provide proof of the receipt of the clothing to auditors.

    "The potential loss of thousands of dollars exists because controls have not been established for the boutique," the audit said. "…failure to maintain an adequate inventory system results in the inability to efficiently monitor and safeguard inventory and to identify inventory losses from theft and damages."

    dnichols@detnews.com

    (313) 222-2073
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  • Rebecca 2012/03/09 21:25:33
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/03/09 21:14:38
    YES
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +4
    Oh, Sweet Lord YES!!! If there wasn't, everything would be sooooo much better!
  • Jayfeather 2012/03/09 20:58:19
    YES
    Jayfeather
    +5
    The world is going to the dogs.
  • Turings... Jayfeather 2012/03/09 23:45:43
    TuringsChild
    +2
    lol I was going to ask why you would insult dogs like that, then I saw your avatar. XD
  • Jayfeather Turings... 2012/03/10 01:25:49
    Jayfeather
    +2
    I like dogs too. Just cats more. I was just using a common expression. in reality, dogs would run the world better than our leaders.
  • Sister ... Jayfeather 2012/03/11 15:27:08
    Sister Jean
    dogs are great
  • Jayfeather Sister ... 2012/03/11 16:24:33
    Jayfeather
    Yep.
  • Damesha Powell 2012/03/09 20:38:02
    YES
    Damesha Powell
    +5
    It is the least common thing
  • figuringoutfate 2012/03/09 20:31:00
    YES
    figuringoutfate
    +2
    well i for one lack quite a bit of common sense but i am gaining it little by little
  • FencerCat 2012/03/09 20:08:25
    YES
    FencerCat
    +2
    Big time. The last time I was in college we were required to take this course that, as far as I was concerned, was teaching us common sense. I thought it was sad that college students needed to be taught common sense. But then, I make big bucks for doing what my mother essentially did as a mom with no more than a high school degree.
  • MichaelDillon 2012/03/09 20:08:00
    YES
    MichaelDillon
    +3
    In very short supply.
  • jflip 2012/03/09 19:56:59
    YES
    jflip
    +2
    As long as there is sarcasm, lack of common sense still exist.
  • HelmetGirl 2012/03/09 19:52:48
    YES
    HelmetGirl
    +1
    Boy, that's a loaded question.
  • Kat 2012/03/09 19:52:32
    YES
    Kat
    +2
    Those who voted for Obama
  • www.sodahead.com/smithy 2012/03/09 19:36:02
    YES
    www.sodahead.com/smithy
    +1
    i havent got any
  • 4570GOVT www.sod... 2012/03/09 21:32:55
    4570GOVT
    +1
    AMEN !
  • www.sod... 4570GOVT 2012/03/09 21:43:41
    www.sodahead.com/smithy
    haha
  • cupcakes 2012/03/09 19:26:22
    YES
    cupcakes
    +2
    yup and im apparently one of the
  • Kyle 2012/03/09 19:20:55
    YES
    Kyle
    +3
    i would say yes
  • Rave 2012/03/09 19:12:55
    NO
    Rave
    +2
    If there is a lack of common sense, that sense is no longer common and whatever is the majority sense is the common sense, therefore there cannot be a lack of common sense, as a lack of common sense would mean that what lacked was no longer common sense, meaning it would be a contradiction.

    It's only common sense :-)
  • Mog of War 2012/03/09 19:09:34
    NO
    Mog of War
    Common Sense is nothing more than the presumption that others think as you do on an issue. It's the title of an essay that later became an idiom for things all should know, but we all have differing concepts concerning what all people should know. What is truly universal? What is truly and absolutely right? These are not easy to answer questions.
  • Max7 2012/03/09 19:07:14
    YES
    Max7
    +2
    Commonsense and it's relatives Parenting and a sense of Spirituality!
  • Dave0626 2012/03/09 19:03:54
    YES
    Dave0626
    +5
    ...It has left the ...building!....
    building
  • Kashee 2012/03/09 18:58:00
    YES
    Kashee
    +2
    looking at the world condition, I would think so. I'd think that given we are all a part of the human family that we could have figured out how to coexist.
  • Harold 2012/03/09 18:54:34
    YES
    Harold
    +3
    Yes, it went out the door with morals, values, ethics, freedom of religion, and most of all respect.
  • Wonder Woman 2012/03/09 18:54:08
  • Mephestophelis 2012/03/09 18:54:07
    YES
    Mephestophelis
    +3
    i think the world has absolutely no common sense
  • kitty cat 2012/03/09 18:52:35
    YES
    kitty cat
  • carly 2012/03/09 18:51:06
    YES
    carly
    +1
    Sure is a lack of!
  • Bozette 2012/03/09 18:50:16
    YES
    Bozette
    +2
    Ya think?
  • YES
    Jersey Roze ♥Jwon's Cyar'ika ♥
    +5
    Common sense isn't that common, after all....
  • Chase M... Jersey ... 2012/03/09 21:59:42
    Chase Martin
    +1
    'specially in New Jersey! hahahah! ;p

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