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Re: “Teacher Skip Day

My understanding is that CVSD did not have a quorum to vote for or against the walkout, so to state that "they declined to join the strike" may imply something not entirely accurate?

Posted by Suzann on 05/29/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Desperate Measures

And if it was for him coming in to my life I would've never met my wife Maryann of almost 18 years and I thank him for that

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Posted by Glenn Gibbs on 05/29/2015 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Desperate Measures

John may not have been my blood brother but he was my brother we went through a lot together and apart this was not the article that thought was thought it was going to be about the life he had and the that he was in due to his hard times and the downward spiral that he was in and about all the people he did help over the years from making car payments for them to paying the power bills for some he was a damn good man and father to his own children along with so many that called him big hommie he would give you his coat off his back if you needed it he was loved by so many people from buying a car from him from him helping you at Stateline speedway he was my best friend and brother you will be missed BIG BAD JOHN

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Posted by Glenn Gibbs on 05/29/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

I feel like I'm never going to get a handle on my emotions or health as long as I live here due to the constant exposure of second-hand meth like chemicals pouring directly into my kitchen from a vent coming from my neighbors bathroom and kitchen. I've been disabled my entire life and have always went out of my way to NOT consume any chemicals, caffeine, coffee, pop, pills, food dyes, tea, alcohol, fake food, perfumes, spices, acidic foods, potassium, metals, tattoos, tuna, hot temperatures, tap water, mold, antibiotics, .... and more

I've been through very painful invasive medical procedures without any anesthetics or pain relievers because of my physical disability causes a difficult and serious medical condition.

So it angers me MUCH when anyone labels ALL homeless disabled people as druggies or mental illness. The people who have a habit of using chemicals have built up an immunity and I have not. I am extremely sensitive to them. They cause me great harm. One tiny drop of caffeine to me is like 30 cups to the average coffee drinker. I cannot handle any uppers or such.

I think it should be illegal to build apartments where 25% of the air pouring into my room is recycled from my neighbors room. But since they have built the place, it should be law that landlords be required to inform a potential renter of this important risk.

If one person is deathly allergic to peanuts and their neighbor spews peanut dust into the vent air system, it could cause death.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/28/2015 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Teacher Skip Day

The average school year is 180 days. EVERY teacher gets a DAY OFF for every work day. They "work" 72% of the average working year for the rest of America.

Work 72% of the hours for more than 100% of the pay?? Seriously??? Demand no standards for performance and show NO improvement in student learning since 1972 and STILL want more money, really? We build schools for $150 million dollars a pop and you still complain they are not nice enough to facilitate learning. What on earth will paying you more money for less work possibly net?

No school district in Washington state works an entire month without at least one three day weekend or maybe a week off or a two week break or a "holiday", make-up day or "teacher planning day". What a scam.

Smaller classes? If you have 30 students you have three assistants and a hour "prep" period every day. You actually work 5 hours a day with students if you are hard pressed. In reality, you have 20-25 kids in your class tops.

The NEA motto should be "Doing a lot less with a lot more than everyone else and still complaining".

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Posted by Taxed enough already on 05/28/2015 at 7:44 AM

Re: “When a 'Miracle' Meets the FDA

So much stupid disguised as intelligence here.

Scum like this will be popular in jail, karma is coming and about time too.

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Posted by Dave Telford on 05/28/2015 at 3:18 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

Interesting how every comment I've left here that mentions the 25% recycled poison indoor air has now disappeared.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/27/2015 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

from the article:
"Illegal drugs are never allowed anywhere in Spokane," says Catholic Charities Associate Director for Seniors & Housing Monique Kolonko. "But we don't ask.
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What's very much worse is the fact that management doesn't LISTEN or CARE when presented with evidence of toxic chemical stench everywhere in the building.

The fact that I had to threaten management with Spokanimal to get them to turn the heat down says a lot.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/27/2015 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

The beds are built into the walls so it is impossible to move them to clean under them to fight off the bedbugs here. It is that way so Catholic Charities can legally say that they provided us with beds. But we don't get to keep them. It's an expensive and uncomfortable mattress and you don't get any choice to purchase your own bed or mattress. Even though those mattresses were paid for through donations from others. (I have no bedbugs or any bedbugs bites on my body, because I clean a lot.)

There is no oven to cook baked foods. Only an unhealthy microwave and stove top burners that cannot reach high temps so tweekers have a harder time cooking their meth and I cannot bring tapioca to a boil.

There are no stairs available to use, only the elevator.

The front door has two sets of locked doors for our protection and residents have key passes to gain access. BUT ... the backdoor has no lock at all. Anyone can easily climb over the back fence and walk right into the back door into this building. They do it all the time. The management knows, I've complained a lot. Their security claims are a joke.

And nearly every Sunday like clockwork the internet Wi-Fi service random and mysteriously doesn't work until Monday morning. I strongly feel that happens because Catholics like Sundays off and they cannot get a monitor on shift to watch what we do on the internet.

There is no bathtubs here either. The full price of the rental units before subsidy is way over-priced for what is offered.

There is no grocery store around here. The closest one is over a mile away, which is a major hardship for my disability and for others. So it's 7-11 expensive milk.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/27/2015 at 3:05 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

As FBH was being planned and built, the businesses in the neighborhood were promised that none of the residents here would ever be needing to park a car on the public street to annoy them. Nobody had the rights to make that promise to them.

I had been using the storage unit across the street for a couple years before moving in here. Mr. Storage Unit was always very polite and friendly to me. Never once rude to me even though he knew full well I lived in my car with my dog.

About 15 hours after I moved into this place Mr. Storage Unit threatened my car that was legally parked on the street. He has a deep hatred for anyone living here. He continued to threaten my car, first on a daily basis and gradually going to threatening my car weekly. Again and again. He threatened to tow it, threatened to have the snow plow dude bury my car. Meanwhile somebody was purposely damaging my car again and again after I spent all my money to fix it. I got to drive it all of 3 weeks total the first year I lived here before I realized I'd have to stop doing that while I live here. So my car sits.

When I called city hall to talk about the no parking signs everywhere here, they immediately emailed the property manager here and tattled about my complaint.. We had to battle the parking problem and the illegal harassment of us for a year and a half before it was finally solved.

That is how serious the "highly supervised community environment" is supervised.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/27/2015 at 1:56 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

interesting how when a FBH resident leaves here for a jail cell ... they are not considered moving to homeless.

But when a person moves in here after being released from prison ... they are considered coming in from homelessness.

their definition of homeless morphs a lot.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/27/2015 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

This paragraph is not truthful:
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Nonetheless, most residents have embraced the opportunity; 45 percent of Father Bach Haven tenants have regained their footing and moved on. Only three tenants have returned to homelessness, all due to drug addiction and an aversion to the highly supervised community environment.
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I can count at least 8 that were kicked out into homelessness again, I know one that flat out disappeared. I can count at least 2 that were kicked out being arrested, and I can count 3 that have died.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/27/2015 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

So why do I still live here?

There is no where else I can afford to live. The rule under section 8 housing is that a person cannot be self-employed. They must take a job hired by another person. That's impossible for me due to my life-long physical disability. That's why I nearly always worked from home. I have always been poor but I always paid my rent and bills with income I earned working at home making and selling decal stickers on the internet. When WSDOT demolished my neighborhood and made me homeless, it took my income too. So I have no legal way to earn any money to ever get out of here.

I'm trapped in this donation-bait-hole and very angry about it.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/26/2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

My service dog desperately wants us to go back to living in a car like we used to because she was healthier then not having to be exposed to all the chemicals here and no yard. This neighborhood is so dangerous my car no longer works due to all the sabotage from jealous neighbors who simply can't stand that I wouldn't haul them all around wherever they needed. I put several hundred dollars into my car the first year i lived her and only got to drive it about 3 weeks because somebody would break it again. I had been wasting my money on that.

There is still much much more of all the rights violations around this place. It's overwhelmingly a horrid horrid place to live.

It's never cold enough to sleep. They pumped 92 degree heat in my tiny cement room for 21 hours a day. All ya got to do is cook dinner and it's heated plenty, even in winter.

It's never dark enough to sleep. There are bright lights outside the window. With all my room lights off and shades closed, It's plenty light enough still to read something.

It's never quiet enough to sleep. The train never ends. It's next to the train station. The street people are always yelling up at the windows looking for drugs or pimps.

But Big Charity likes it that way. I do believe I'm the only person here that doesn't take pills.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/26/2015 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Hierarchy of Needs

I became homeless when the Recovery Act demolished my neighborhood of 28 years (99202) for the alleged north-south-freeway in 2010. Then WSDOT relocation assistance strung me along for a long time. After they moved all my neighbors, they said "Unfortunately we ran out of funding" and "You're too poor to be relocated, we're not legally obligated to care" ... but that is a whole other story that angers me much.

FBH and Catholic Charities and HUD and Housing authority are very wrong to assume that anyone who became homeless was because they were lazy or irresponsible or did something wrong, or was a druggy or criminal or mental illness ... because I'm not.
They are extremely wrong when they think that nobody here at Father Bach Haven cares about the giant use of chemical drugs and the pimping. We have several pimps here bringing in girls, some rather young. Every day & every night you will hear customers yelling up to the windows of the dealer they are looking for.

Posted by FBH Resident on 05/26/2015 at 8:59 PM

Re: “The Contenders

Would you leave any one of these people alone in a room with your wallet?

Posted by registered voter on 05/26/2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Dude, Where's My Bike?

not rocket scientists.

Posted by Romeomoon on 05/23/2015 at 6:24 PM

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