This is a discussion on Detroit Temporarily Stops Issuing Death Certifactes within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; .. because they can't afford the paper to do so. “FYI, city of Detroit can’t process death certificates because they have no paper and don’t ...
.. because they can't afford the paper to do so.The Incredible Reason Detroit Temporarily Stopped Issuing Death Certificates | TheBlaze.com“FYI, city of Detroit can’t process death certificates because they have no paper and don’t have money to buy any,” Wallace Williams, president of the Michigan Select Funeral Directors Association, texted his colleagues, the Detroit News reported.
Yes, five days after it filed for bankruptcy on July 18, the city of Detroit was so financially broken it was unable to issue birth and death certificates.
Williams referred to the temporary certificate shortage as “dire.”
He said the certificate shortage could cause major headaches for families of the deceased because without certified copies, they wouldn’t be able to access bank accounts, file insurance claims or access probate court.
Things are pretty bad when you can't even afford paper. I believe major headache is quite an understatement when you can't even get birth certificates either.
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In the case of Detroit, that's a lot of trees saved every week.
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
That's one way to reduce the death rate...stop recognizing those people as dead.
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That is one way to ensure more Democrat votes...
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other".
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It states they will make exceptions for religions that require immediate burial. Islam gets head of the line treatment?
The nation watches Detroit sink into the abyss and yet chooses to follow the path that led the city there.
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Try and get an insurance payment without a death cert. This is serious, for lots of people.
But to the majority of voters who vote and belong to a certain party not-to-be-named in certain nameless cites, (Chicago, DeTwa, and Washington,DC,) and a host of Southern West Virginia counties, they rely upon the dead to vote. Having a "certificate" will nullify that dead person's vote and well....we can't have that now, can we.
I've seen it said that Detroit needs to be renamed. It should be called DeToliet.
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Can't they just scribble "Dead" on the toe tag, or are they out of those also?
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