"When it comes to what is right and what is just and what is moral for all people, because of who we are, we shall not be moved." -- Rev. William Barber
Well, we are not moved either. Come on, these are policy disagreements based on different first principles. Moral? I think not. Try hyperbole.
Watching my child growing and becoming has been amazing! Watching her watching her daughter has been full of wonder! Life!
During the Christmas season many North Carolinains will not have check comming in or presents under the tree
Hello!!! How ironic that I went on and read yuor story about the baseball cards. I started buying them off of ebay just to give me something to do. I lost my son a year ago and have not recovered yet. So I started to go on ebay just look and see what it was all about. Well, I have so much junk now I don't know what to do with it!! My husband and my mail man were getting tired of my packages!! LOL.
So one day I remembered that my husband had some football cards and also my son had some baseball cards. I used to go to baseball games all of the time in my younger days so I thought I would organize them for him. and I truly enjoy it. Well now I have quite a few, not like you though!!. I loved it so much and it helped relieve some of the anxiety I was getting and get my mind off of things. SO,,,to make a long story short..if you ever wanna get rid of them I would love to buy them from you, it would probably keep me busy for a long time!! . I don't think I will ever get over losing my son but he loved baseball and played all his life and he would want me to do it. I miss him dearly, so that's what I do most of my days. I put the cards in toppers and them in the 9 page sleeves.
MCrory's lack of integrity is simply amazing...how does a Pope puppet like that expect to be re-elected?
I think it's a telling indictment of the complacency and cynicism amongst your readers that no-one is moved to comment on this tragedy.
Are we so jaded and obsessed with ourselves that we are not moved when a CHILD is shot in the head while handcuffed in a police car...and the cops say he shot HIMSELF.
Or is the new normal that we shouldn't expect any explanation? Timely and impartial investigations by media or law enforcement are no longer required by civil society?
The Police chief should be fired for prejudicial comments about Jesus's death. Oh yeah, suicides like this happen a whole lot, right? Better believe it.
Now that the Chief's narrative is out there, it becomes very hard to change. The press conference creates a public perception that becomes an insurance policy for the officer, in case he's charged with anything.
Lies from the President. Lies from McCrory. Seems like lying has become an acceptable political tactic. This infuriates people. Sometimes children lie because they are under too much pressure to perform or to achieve unrealistic expectations. It's easy to promise a lot of stuff to many people, but that's almost impossible to afford. Wouldn't it be better if politicians had the courage to explain what is realistic and then do their utmost to deliver achievable results? It wouldn't make their bases happy most of the time. But at least they would be perceived as honest. Now that we are living in an administrative state, leaders have to depend on the honesty of vast bureaucracies, who, too often, tell them what they think they want to hear. That isolates elected leaders and makes them look like lying fools.
I like many was collecting and investing for fun and maybe profit. My buddy passed and massive sets from the era...not worth selling so maybe fram the favs>
McCrory's greatest mishits, as compiled by Buzzfeed:
(that was mis-hits, in case you read it as something else :)
McCrory is a deranged asshole. anyone associated with him is an idiot. Do you want a nation of people given opportunities or crushed by hate and fear? well if you choose fear and hate...vote McCrory. If you want to develop a healthy community, tell him to go to hell.
Yet another reason to become a vegetarian- to save beautiful forests and wildlife habitat from being bulldozed to feed suffering animals living in misery, which are fed to humans in bbq joints making them sick, overweight and unhappy . It is time to wake up people, and stop the madness. This old way of life, the good ol' boy network of "BBQ bigots", that want to sell or buy Hofmann Forest, is so yesterday.
As someone who studies works from the Enlightenment period, I must point out that the letter writer's assertion that the 18th century is not part of the Enlightenment is incorrect. I do not know any historian or philosopher who would give that statement any credit. While the movement began in the later 1600s it is, in fact, associated mostly with the 18th century.
I cannot speak to the assertions about Madison or Jefferson but the clear misstatement that the letter begins with makes me doubt the rest of it.
Great Hofmann letter Sarah!
If people want to help stop the sale of Hofmann Forest to the Illinois corn farmer, here's what you can do:
1. attend our protest Friday, Dec 6, NCSU campus "Brickyard" plaza, 12pm-2pm. Parking should be available at the Dan Allen Visitor's lot on Dan Allen Dr, or nearby off Hillsborough St.
2. like us on Facebook: Save Hofmann Forest
3. like the protest event, and share it with your own friends
4. sign the online petition - google Hofmann Forest ipetition
5. write every NCSU official you can think of and ask them to stop the sale
I like your style, Lisa Sorg. As a human being and as a journalist.
I am in awe that anyone really believes the best viable answer (reasonably or economically) is to give people free houses. This is not "best practices", it's social and economic nonsense. A lot of veterans are in need of help reassimilating to day to day life in the United States. "Best practices" in the real world, not the spend other peoples money big government world, is using your resources to best help as many people as you can. It seems to me the folks at VLC-NC-Cares have a firm grasp on this concept. How many people can you help to help themselves for what you spend to put one person in a house BEFORE they have life skills its takes to maintain a civilian lifestyle?
I live in robersonville n.c and the town charges .17 kw. I think its because the town is mostly black.something has to be down. Also,they don't tell the customers that during the cold months they can't cut you off.they will anyway!
I think more information is necessary on the data, but that is really not the point here. I think the hundreads of volunteers that actually conduct the PIT count every year in NC would take issue with you calling their efforts not accurate. It is in fact the only unduplicated count of persons experiencing homelessness. The numbers are not manipulated and I speak from direct experience. Having the right data and knowing exactly where it comes from is key to working to solve an issue.
Again, Housing Frist is the most successful model and it is evidence based. It is effective and efficient. It ends homelessness. This is not ending anyone's homelessness, this is a program that hopes to make these vets "ready for housing" which is the model that has proven to be ineffective and expensive. I am not saying that peer to peer service provision does not work, I am saying that it doesn't actually solve the problem that these vets are facing. In Houisng First people have a lease and there is no need to go through a program to earn that lease. I don't think these vets need to prove through a program that they deserve their leases and there places in the community. Peer to peer programs can happen with Housing First, by offering them all of these services while they are in their own homes/apartments/permanent housing. Everyone wins. Not only can and should it be offered while in their own housing, it is actually cheaper and more effective to do so.
How are thes vets supposed to goet to this facility in Butner? Wouldn't it be cheaper and better for them to meet them where they are in their communities? That is Housing First. How are they to get from this facility and reintegrate into the community once this program is over? In Housing First these vets would be given all the supports and programs they need to be successful while in their homes; without threat of having to move which is a traumatic event.
Please don't bus people out to an expensive facility that drains resources and is not an evidence-based practice. It hurts more than helps. Lets not keep them in a time limited program out in rural NC and then tell them they now need to make a go at life somewhere else. Logistically, this model just doesn't add up. Will there be busies? Will there be someone to take them out into the community to help them figure out where they want to live once the program is over? What about the ongoing cost of sustaining this old building? that will cost millions. Will there be case management to help them reintegrate into their communities? There are better, proven methods that offer lasting solutions to homelessness and all of the complex issues that are faced by our brave men and women. These improved methods are actually cheaper too which is an amazing combination of factors. They deserve the best because they gave their best.
That 4.2 million could serve thousands more successfully than what it will do trying to reinvigorate this old building in Butner. It could right now be used to put vets experiencing homelessness in quality housing in their own communities and surround them with services (job training, peer to peer supports, mental health care, etc) so ensure their success. Please don't waste taxpayer dollars and veterans time. They have given enough of their time already.
I like the first one.
HUD uses the Point in Time Count (PIT) which is a once a year survey of homeless persons, which is then statistically manipulated to reflect a number of additional influences. The numbers quoted in this article are actual, real live Veterans who have reached out to Veterans Administrations facilities throughout NC in the past fiscal year. They have actual files at VA.
Furthermore, there is considerable evidence to support the effectiveness of the peer-to-peer model which allows Veterans to successfully reintegrate into society at a rate which is 2-3 times greater than standard homeless programming.
Bob Geary, thanks fir your comments. This is not Housing First and Housing First is permanent housing. Anything that takes resources away from a tried and tested practice that permanently helps people is immoral in my opinion.
HUD won't even fund this type of project anymore because it is an expensive and ineffective model.
Please just read for yourself, don't post something without merit. I posted two links and please visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness' website or NC Coalition to End Homelessness' site. They both support Housing First over the housing readiness model. Go to the USICH and VA websites. HUD too. They all agree that permanent housing and supports is the best solution. Nothing more to say. Find out for yourself.
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