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I wonder if the asymptotic "flu" going around that's leaving so many people exhausted these last couple of weeks is related. I know many people have been experiencing it since about the time the mumps outbreak happened. Maybe the vaccine is helping but people have no relative correlation to compare it. -shrug-
In other news the price of bleach has increased. LOL
I wish they would start later. I even switched districts to avoid the new start time of 8:30am. Unfortunately due to family turmoil we had to re-enroll in the district. Not looking forward to getting a kid with sleep issues up earlier than last year.
This has cluster *uck written ALL over it... Going to do alot of prayer now. Twelve days in a row without a day off is inhumane. This is a HIGH stress job if you don't take care of your staff THEY will end up needing mental health care! I'll be watching to see how this turns out.
I'm assuming that the point here is that there are many ways to "help" people. Since he's new to the area maybe he's not familiar with what we offer. I don't think he's saying not to giving to bigger organizations or Volunteering is a bad thing just breaking it down to a basic level to encourage sharing. As to the background I applaud the Inlander for researching and making sure all facts are present. Some people make bad mistakes and pay for them. Once the jail term/parole has been completed we as a society need to help incorporate them into "normal" life again. As to his victims. I hope he has returned what he can and I assume the compassion he seems to have for the homeless extends to them too.
I don't think the "public" face of Spokane has much of a leg to stand on when spouting about treating the homeless with diginity and respect. Look at the laws they've passed with the no sit/lie laws. The attitude seems to be see no evil/ hear no evil/ speak no evil. At work (yes downtown) I over hear conversations about buying dog food to eat because it's cheap and won't spoil, sore arms/legs/back due to carrying everything they own on their backs, where the best places to go and warm up without lectures of how they deserve the injuries that no longer allows them to afford a place to live. Afterall they didn't become a bachlor degreed citzen swimming in debt and about to go postal etc... This is the "respect" this city offers it's homeless.
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