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You know who else was a selfless laborer for his church? He was also a community pillar?
The BTK killer.Folks are just so sure that they'd get a 'weird feeling' if something was going on. wrong.
February 24, 2009 at 9:33 a.m.
I love this: every time religion is involved, folks line up to show their ignorance.
February 21, 2009 at 8:49 a.m.
Lesthanzero, you have swallowed the big lie: that those who can not afford insurance have brought it totally on themselves, or are in some way not living right. (it is true in some cases, not the majority)While it's true driving is a privilege, that doesn't mean it's an honor awarded only to deserving people. Next time you go to a fast food restaurant, look at how many adults are working there. Or the plastic company that pays people 8 dollars an hour: these folks go to work, but insurance is often a burden to them. I don't advocate government paying for auto insurance. I am just trying to be openminded and compassionate, not rigid and cold.
February 21, 2009 at 8:47 a.m.
aeparish, I totally get what you're saying. Sadly, Where I live there is no RTA. I'm not so sure that some understand just how much tougher it is when one earns $200 a week or thereabouts: It's just not a bit tougher, it's tougher squared. I work with people like this, and they also have to pay for health care (the clinic charges a fee) and medication. And, as has been well proven, the more poor you are, the better your chances of being sick. Then too, food has gone up substantially in price, but wages have not. It's pretty disheartening to watch.
February 19, 2009 at 8:22 a.m.
agree, baboo. the lawsuits alone would cause a burden that would then need to be addressed by yet more legislation.aeparish there is more of a chance of them changing than if nothing is done, but can you guarantee that change will be for the best? No, you can't.
February 18, 2009 at 9:05 a.m.
the insurance law is aimed primarily at low wage workers, as they don't generally have the resources to make someone whole in the case of an accident.When times get tough, people who let their insurance lapse are those same workers who are trying to afford whatever else it is they need. You can't just say 'be responsible' to people who are underemployed for various reasons. The 'irresponsible' ones are the low wage folks: kids, older people, who are trying to maintain transportation for work.
February 18, 2009 at 9:02 a.m.
see here's the thing, aeparish: It doesn't matter if the parents aren't doing it, if the schools do it it has no effect on changing behavior for the better. period. And it brings down more problems for the administration of the schools. Lawsuits like crazy. I KNOW that many parents don't discipline their kids, but having a 'hit and miss' sort of disciplinary program at school will not change how children who all already angry and defiant, act.
February 9, 2009 at 9:09 a.m.
sorry, idiots. there is NO correlation between school spanking and future behavior in students. There is NO correclation between spanking and chances of being a productive citizen. If you got spanked and 'turned out fine anyway' it's because you had other more important influences at home.The spanking issue just opens schools up to lawsuits, and Ohio school districts are poor enough.
February 8, 2009 at 9:29 a.m.
Sadly, Andrew was alive when finally found, dying on the way to the hospital.
January 28, 2009 at 4:41 a.m.
Business as usual.
January 17, 2009 at 8:53 a.m.