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Yes,

There are a lot of examples other than Amber Alerts.

The whole "It bleeds, it leads" mindset of the media fosters the perception that the world is much more dangerous.

While we have historically low levels of crime.

Teenage pregnancy is another one. Again, historically low teen pregnancy rates, but to hear tell, all teens are getting pregnant...

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JW if Amber Alerts contribute to the misconception that the world is becoming more and more dangerous for our children. (I am not in any way demeaning their value in finding abducted or lost children).

Consider the following:

1. Due to the nature of their broadcast and social media, many of us hear about every stinkin' Amber alert everywhere in North America.

2. The great majority of Amber alerts do not involve anyone menacing or even a dangerous situation. Most of them are cases where a kid isn't where their parents think they are (a friend's house, runaway with a boyfriend, etc).

3. We rarely learn the outcome of Amber alerts. Usually, it's just that the kid "has been found", which might mean they simply came home, or returned their parent's text messages, as opposed to being located by police at a truck stop hundreds of miles from home.

In other words, some little snot in Oregon is mad at her parents, goes to a friend's house, doesn't answer her phone and BAM - Amber alert, the whole world hears about it. 30 years ago we would simply never hear about something like this.

Recently there was one where it turned out that the kid was in her room with headphones in and her parents didn't even know.

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Why are people sharing stories about the generic EpiPen?

Windermere FL
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Not me.

JW: Why did it take me so long to block the fora troll?

Lafayette TN
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JW:

Who exactly DID put the bomp in the bomp sha bomp sha bomp?

and

Who put the ram in the ramalama ding dong?

Windermere FL
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JW: you would love to what?

BT

New Orleans LA
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BT I would love to, But BLM Blocked me .I just don't understand Why little sweet Inez . I didn't think I pissed him off and I didn't ever call him a Fatherless Rat . Oh well ,"You cant please everyone ,so you need to please your self " I loved Ricky Nelson .

Ronkonkoma NY
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'Splain it to him, Brother BLM!

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New Orleans LA
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...just think cute

Rutherford NJ
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BT, Crap. I was hoping someone was going to explain 1<3 so I don't look like an extra large moron. Instead you're just gonna run it in.

Ok I give....

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