I've adopted 2 goathouse cats over a two year span and they were healthy on adoption. I've visited there many, many times during and off visiting hours and have never seen what the above article describes.
The 4th Amendment of the US Constitution: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". Why I think it's un-American....
Didn't the Nazi government often seize the papers of those that opposed them? This group "Raleigh-based Civitas Institute" now want to read the private emails, and phone records that their political opposition holds? That's un-American.
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 think they should look at terry hobbs indeed funny how the dna connected him to the murder. I thought it was also weird if he was so innocent as he stated why did he lie so much and deny the dna test he knew it would lead him to the murder. I think he needs to be put on trial for the murder of these poor boys. It should've been him on trial to begin with he acted very strange for someone who just lost a child he was acting cold emotionless.
I don't have her message to paste here, but it was an unattributed Jack Kornfield quote. I was shown her message side-by-side with the following:
Her message changed the wording of the first sentence slightly to match the context and included the second sentence verbatim. There was absolutely no mention of Jack Kornfield or the fact that the words were not hers. It was signed "Principal Sulura Jackson".
Now, I know that it's not as big of a deal to copy what amounts to being a greeting card saying. However, considering what she's accused of, it appears to me as if she's thumbing her nose at the faculty and the community.
I've seen other examples from her that are much worse, but this one came AFTER she supposedly apologized.
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!
NecessaryDissent, what was the text that was lifted in her thanksgiving message to staff? If she indeed plagiarized after saying she would stop, it means one of three things: thumbing nose at staff and community, doesn't understand what plagiarism is, or has real personal issues with serial plagiarism. Any of those things are unacceptable and she needs to go immediately.
Can you provide the message?
Mr. Nichol should demand all email of Pope, De Luca, Shaw, and McCory.
Why was the sale of this forest jewel ever contemplated in the first place? With the current pace of forest destruction via development, the idea of a state enity agreeing to this "liquidation sale" is absurd. Why would anyone want to open up such a pristine piece of forest habitat to almost certain destruction? The Nature Conservancy races around the country struggling to save unique parcels of land like Hofmann, while at the same time the parties in charge of Hofmann are auctioning it off. Has anyone thought about how difficult it is to assemble from scratch a tract of forestland the size of Hofmann in the eastern half of the country these days? Answer? Virtually impossible. What kind of Bizarroland scenario are we being asked to accept here?
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.
From the standpoint of bears and rattlesnakes and forestry students, its too bad the Walker deal didn't fall through completely back in March!
If they were this reluctant, makes you wonder how they were still chosen to be the best buyer, especially given who Jerry Walker is (a corn farmer) and given NCSU's supposed criterion for the sale (keeping Hofmann a forest).
If readers want to help stop the destruction of this 80,000 acre forest down at the coast, here's how:
1. sign the petition - google Hofmann Forest ipetition
2. like us on Facebook (Save Hofmann Forest)
3. come out to protests as they are announced
4. donate to the Hofmann legal fund, instructions at petition site
Great article Jane, and I hope even more juicy details emerge from the NCSU emails.
I like the first one.
My name is Clare. I am student. I have chosen gay and lesbian adoption rights as my topic for a research paper. I need an interview as one of my cited sources. I'm having a really hard time finding someone who will let me interview them. This is a plea for help. If you read this and have any experience with the process of adopting as a gay or lesbian couple please contact me at clarecourter@Gmail.com
Apparently she did NOT learn her lesson. Her Thanksgiving message to her staff was lifted, too ... without attribution.
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.
Housing First is permanent housing (period) and runs counter to the current, now old, model of housing stability (which is the model described here).
Those number are not from HUD and are not an accurate capture of this who are literally homeless. All you have to do is look these things up. The truth speaks for itself. Those who want to use old, untested, and expensive models of "housing readiness" are doing more harm than good.
Our vets deserve a forever home, not have to prove their way into deserving permanent housing.
I think "If the principal does it, then it's not illegal" probably fits her best. This is great!
Moral Mondays have been happening throughout the state since the last big one in Raleigh at the end of the Legislative session. There have also been petitions delivered, news conferences held, lawsuits files, and hundreds of Moral Monday arrestees have been slowly dealing with their court cases. There will also be another big Moral Monday on Halifax Mall on December 23rd. Please reconsider the headline "Four months after the last Moral Monday..."
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