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Re: “Put Kids First

Good message Mariah. We need to underscore the ask, however, no matter the polital flavor of one's state representatives. Politicians act because constituents act. I'm contacting mine today.

Posted by Dale Damron on 05/28/2015 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Don Draper isn't Mad Men's main character any more. And that's a good thing

I was trying to find something I didn't get in the show and I saw this and it represents every person that gums up media about the show with objectively factitious and facetious articles and posts. I mean facetious very literally, it's almost funny to think people who have watched the show in its entirety think "man, don draper a shithead". I'm not surprised I'm the only person to comment on this. I'm sure everyone who accidentally reads the headline laughs or sits down and jacks off to their penis envy for a character in a story they can't understand or are too dense to try to appreciate it for things a goat could enjoy.

Posted by connordillon on 05/28/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Don Draper isn't Mad Men's main character any more. And that's a good thing

I don't know why it's popular to vilify Don Draper. Of course he does bad things but it's painting a picture of a person who DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXIST. Even more offensive is to say that his story is played out in any way. There are so many questions about him that would be exciting without knowing anything about someone like Pete on the show. Peggy is essential and also a beautiful character but the show isn't solely about her and her story ends kind of heavy-handedly anyway which makes her trials seem less valid, not to say she isn't interesting and a huge part of the appeal of the show. It's a great story and there's not point to be the devil's advocate in saying otherwise.

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Posted by connordillon on 05/28/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Don Draper isn't Mad Men's main character any more. And that's a good thing

It's not a good thing. This is really annoying. People want to make him out to be a real person that is really doing all the shitty things he does. It's a character and a character in a beautiful story. The story revolves around him and he will always be the most dynamic character in the show. I hope no one believes the show would've been close to as successful as it has been without him. Also there are garammatical errors in this article.

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Posted by connordillon on 05/28/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Put Kids First

The first three years of a child's life are the most critical to support brain growth. Our investments made during this time are the biggest "game changer" in terms of preparing a child for future success in school and life. Programs like Early Achievers has made the biggest impact on quality in licensed child care. When programs participate they have access to coaching and professional development that directly improves quality for children. Please contact your Legislator and tell them children need our investment now -support the House budget version to fully fund Early Start!

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Posted by LMW on 05/28/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Put Kids First

While a family below the poverty line might spend 30% of their income on childcare, they spend 0% on food, nothing on school lunches, very little for rent, almost nothing for utilities and they only have to buy the trendy thug clothing they need to operate in their chosen environment. Every other need is funded by welfare, social programs and charities.

Poor in America is not "poor". Poverty in America is not "poverty". There is a social program for EVERY need, a food bank for every holiday dinner, a tattoo parlor waiting to ink the next gang symbol in their necks. Poor Americans are FAT, well fed, watching cable and playing Xbox. They are warm in their heated or cool in their air conditioned homes and have great healthcare. They complain about the wait for services they do not have to lift a finger to receive and we don't know why. They most certainly are missing work.

The basic function of "Early Start" is to indoctrinate children into socialism and train them to become dependent on the government for their care, feeding, problem solving and support. By starting when they are young, a good Orwellian program can remove drive, ambition and self-reliance from the slaves of socialism and teach them to obey their party masters without question.

They will learn the dangers of contact sports, keeping score and excessive achievement and learn that to be a good minion they much do as little as possible with the expectation that no matter how dismal their performance they will get a trophy or paycheck.

The dream of every illegal immigrant creeping into our nation is to come to America and live the life of a king on welfare.

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Posted by taxpayer on 05/28/2015 at 10:35 AM

Re: “No Peaceful Easy Feeling

Well said. Your specific references add validity to your argument.

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Posted by Nick C. on 05/28/2015 at 10:34 AM

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: “Is it fair for teachers to attack the legislators' 11.2 percent salary increase?

Cost of living was really a pretty minor issue at this rally. It was mentioned, but much more of the focus was on holding the legislature accountable for not passing a budget to fund basic education in this state. Voters have passed measures on smaller class sizes twice. The legislature is in contempt of court for not passing a budget. At the same time, legislators require more and more standardized testing which takes classroom instruction time away. This COLA thing is a red herring. Focus on the real issues.

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Posted by Beth Robinette on 05/27/2015 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Is it fair for teachers to attack the legislators' 11.2 percent salary increase?

The competition for teaching jobs in District 81 is fierce. If teacher pay is too low, there would be no or far fewer applicants. Like it or not, basic economic principles refute the suggestion that their pay is too low. And suggesting that higher pay is an issue for students is shameless.

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Posted by muddydog on 05/27/2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

Heard some rumors about a relationship between Mielke and O'Quinn. That just adds a whole new layer of funny to this situation

Posted by guest on 05/27/2015 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

Same "degree" as Cathy McMoRo got.

Posted by Zelda Krup on 05/27/2015 at 1:32 PM

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: “Not so fast: Document undermines mayor's case to pay for Davenport Grand cleanup

I'm confused as to how a 2003 property agreement between the city and the PFD can impact a much-later property transfer (the Cloninger property didn't come into the city's hands until 2008 or thereabouts.)

Posted by DavidGreen on 05/27/2015 at 6:27 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

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