Tru, you can be on my list of those with bad behavior. You can see my list on this Independent site in various places. I do not criticize without cause and I use my real name. I will back up my comments with facts. I will ask who are you that you deserve special treatment and demand that someone lose their job. Bad service? I would spill drinks on you and I do not blame a bartender whose job is to serve glasses of angry, stupid, melancholy or however it affects you to everyone. Instant mood swings, fistfights and loudmouths- you name it and if you think your dollars are going to make or break anyone I say "think again".
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TeeJ Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who make such assumptions based on their own narrow viewpoint which is created by bigotry, ignorance and immaturity.
The solution is simple, but I know some will go to great lengths to make it convoluted and most of that stems from being judgemental and arrogant... but the solution to help the homeless is to simply give them homes. It is not hard to do, and is less costly than what taxpayers must shell out in services. It also gives a homeless person a new outlook, a fresh start that was a complete impossibility before. When you are down, it is hard to get up again, I do not care what some say about "picking up oneself by their bootstraps" because that is an arcane and asinine expression. We live in a system that is awash with laws that merely provide for punishment, and if the price of a mistake is too steep then more punishment is added and farther down one goes. Our government has transformed itself into an aristocracy of sorts, and they spend our money on idiotic projects, pass legislation that is regulating people out of work and business. Government meddles in everything. It was not designed to be that way, but people just started accepting it. Government has never once solved a problem, but people go nuts over elections proving how ignorant they truly are. Elections can best be called "Hire a liar".
Help the homeless, give them a home. Do not ask that they jump through hoops or pass tests. Do not meddle in their lives; just give them a goddam house. Do not tell me that it would be unfair to those who purchased a house because I will respond with, yes, life is not fair. If you prefer to see or know some people are out in the cold, then shame on you, you are no better than anyone else. In fact if you think you are better you are actually worse. There, but for the grace of God, go I...
Obvious and easy to see through this bull crap. If citizens are really concerned about safety then citizens need to be more careful. Why some ask for money is their business and whether they have a house or not is not anyone else' business either. If this city can give away millions upon millions to keep the Olympic Committee here then they can allow citizens their Rights to pursue happiness and use public owned places to exercise those Rights.
City Council members are all old enough to see that the way things have been handled in respect to some moral and racist beliefs for 100 years have simply failed. Those whose religious standards follow then into elected office becomes un-Constitutional when they apply those standards to legislation and to use legislation to bully citizens is illegal. Those that use drugs are excluded from employment, shelter and any benefits that tax dollars may award to others. Why? The laws against drugs are all based in racism until Nixon changed them into a political tool to win re-election. Why is the term "homeless" used to describe someone? Does it matter?
Giving away millions in an economy that is quickly crumbling is the act of the foolish or the financially comfortable. Punishing the most unfortunate members of our society is a violation of Human Rights and just plain obscene. I suggest that some need a refresher course in The Golden Rule and actually start to live and practice it. 2.3 million in US prisons, high unemployment and the failing economy is not the time to climb up on a high horse. And last but not least the dangers that exist in toiling in low paying jobs is not any different than panhandling on the streets. The job of police officer is not as hazardous as we are led to believe yet they are paid well and supplied with every safety device and tool they desire. They do not even concern themselves with public safety either. If the streets full of traffic are so dangerous then why in the hell do you paint crosswalk lines on them? A white line and a red light means little to a careless driver nor does it stop a vehicle.
What does the governor or a police officer know about brain disorders, medications and diagnosing a patient? Anyone who self-medicates can wind up in prison very easily except the law calls it "drug abuse". The agency that runs the medical industry is not made up of physicians but rather DEA agents. Every doctor that writes prescriptions to patients must pay a yearly fee to the DEA for a permit. Many cannot get medications because doctors are in fear of the DEA. In fact most people in this country fear law enforcement and the court system and that is not a healthy situation but the War on Drugs must continue. We must not have negative thoughts either the story states and it has been stated over and over since the 1970's self-help book craze. That it is completely wrong is something quack therapists and hippie mystics cannot admit.
Also there is no such thing as "mental illness". Where or what is your mental? How does it become ill???
The governor is trying to avert attention away from the continuous sub-standard treatment of inmates and especially now with the Fremont County Sheriff's blatant disregard for prisoners and the private for-profit company that enables abuse at his jail. Now that an inmate who could not make bail, was not convicted of any crime yet was imprisoned then denied his medication ( Klonopin) and ended up dead. The private company stated the jail is a "narcotic free zone". Klonopin is for anxiety is not a narcotic it is a benzodiazepine. But to supply an inmate with anything is a profit loss. Stopping any benzodiazepine causes withdrawals and apparently as with the deceased inmate it also causes contusions and numerous broken ribs. The Sheriff did not order an investigation of the death and now the Federal government is taking it to trial and likely the sheriff will become an inmate.
This is all stemming from the amateurish antics of the untrained spewing out their ignorance of medicine. Right here we were told how anxiety is "cured" by "no more negative thoughts" and painting pictures! How dare you print such rubbish! Talk about stigmatizing something! How about focusing on your readership which is the left and their anger issues and their being in denial? Which by the way, anger is a normal human emotion and how it has become almost a crime can be traced right back to the "for profit = kickback" court system which touts itself as the best in the world-sentencing people to bogus anger management classes. Again utter claptrap but people are believing it because it is repeated often enough.
Try researching before writing and if not then write about sidewalks or write how to write about sidewalks. Or perhaps take a lesson from Hazelhurst who can write about anything as long as it involves mentioning his house on the West Side. He might write as though his brain is abnormal but his diagnosis no doubt will be alcoholism, a.k.a. "self-medicating". Oh yeah, it is okay to be negative about Doug Bruce for decades right?
Got to be a lot more to this story than appears here. Employees can be let go without cause in the private sector so the city must be offering sweet deals to entice the people that they do. Property owners are not aware of problems before they buy? The US Forest Service record of mismanaging forests is not a secret and building a home in or near a forest is a risk. Why does the city require certain roofing material and ban others? Fire danger. Build a house under a cliff...
We all know someone who works for the city do we not? Do you all have the same question as I do: How in the hell did you get that job??
And to those who favor paying more for what you already paid for: how are your roads?
Where does the Forest Service factor in when rain water pours down burned mountainsides and into the city? What about owners of land that are covered with asphalt or concrete? Motor City is lucky to be next to a creek? Their street is smooth as can be considering its location and that it was paved same time my neighborhood was and these streets are crap and are producing sediment in abundance.
If rainfall is a huge mystery then managing a city must be a nightmare. I know I am lost wondering about why "downhill" "downstream" are not being considered as alternatives then I see "EPA". Oh yeah. A strong mayor can squeeze the money right out of a budget so get the boss of the EPA to raise the debt ceiling. I will take my severance pay now, thank you.
Minimum wage is no incentive for an employee to excel and it still is lower than it was in 1973 as far as the buying power of the dollar.
Restaurant (and bar) owners can drop the tipping scheme altogether and raise menu prices. Why should a waitstaff earn more because the cook is good? I know that feeling all too well, just as I did as a dishwasher too...way underpaid and treated as subhuman by the kitchen and waitstaff who went home daily with cash and clean outfits.
Business owner comparisons to CEOs is ridiculous. A CEO works for a company and its shareholders who expect a profit every quarter and if not that CEO is gone. Equality does not exist in the real world, only in generalizations. Bill Gates worth 90 billion?! Investors think so, I don't.
Pay a worker what he/she is worth and you have a good staff without problems. Overwork and underpay a worker then I advise you to not let them handle customer's food... or yours.
Matt 2, the point is that the population is generally not qualified or sane enough to elect qualified people. A popular vote would have made it possible for Hollywood to run this country. Michael Jackson would have been president. Would you want someone like vietnamized to have any say at all in anything? Absolutely not! He is a whack-job on the edge and there are a million more like him.
People are foretelling doom but we only need to recognize the propaganda that emanates from Washington DC, checks and balances take care of the rest. It is always good when one party shoots down the other party's legislation. Richard Nixon did untold damage with his war on drugs and the creation of the DEA and THAT was all propaganda. The people bought it hook line and sinker, Once something is law it is hard to undo. If they would stick to the Constitution they couldn't stick it to us.
Shut up in advance vietnamized, don't care about your opinion of me or anyone else,
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