These guys are non profit and in the business of helping disabled veterans get too their appointments. Right now they are only in a limited location, but who knows, maybe with the right help we might see them everywhere!
Keep up the good work guys, our vets deserve it.
It is a crying shame now that the boy has come to live here with him, that he is stopping the child from visiting the Brazilian Grandparents, the very people the child grew up around for the first 5 years of his life.
What an idiot this guy is. Just like all the other parents who don’t want the child to have anything to do with the other side of the child’s family, they are all idiots.
Not only are they doing the wrong thing, but they are all hurting the mental well-being of the children to boot.
If the child grew up knowing those people, then separating them is only harming the child more than the adults, who are the main target for doing so.
One day that child will grow up and after beginning life with all kinds of behavioral and educational problems, they will finally be old enough to leave you and they will seek out the people they were kept from seeing.
So I hope you are not permanently hated by your kid in future years, for separating them from the ones they start to grow up with and love.
You can not win a childs love and become the most important person in their life by separating them from the other people they love and you are only showing your immaturity and selfishness by doing so.
You are all low lifes that should never have had kids, so grow up already and let the poor child see his grandparents! You -@?*#$&^
In Buncombe County, North Carolina, if you attend the Enka Middle School, then you better get ready for bullying of a whole new level from teacher, Rex Roland.
It seems that he hasn’t learned, that his role is to educate and nurture the students, to bring out the best he can in each and every one and treat them as if they were real human beings.
He writes little derogatory comments on your papers before he passes them back and has been writing these comments as a way to “Relate” with the students.
He has been writing things like this; “-20% FOR BEING A LOSER” and it was double underlined to top it off.
When I once asked a teacher a question that had already been asked and got a derogatory answer back, no longer speaking to teachers became my own way of showing that the teachers weren’t worth my time. I was told that “I had asked a stupid question because that question had already been asked once”.
Sorry, I must have missed it, I thought to myself as I sat down humiliated, with the 2nd grade class laughing and no real answer given. Right then I decided never to talk to another teacher again unless made too, and I never did after that, until college! Up to that point, I had looked up to teachers as being the most smartest and caring people on the face of the earth, other than my parents, but the mental anguish from her reply had hurt me deeply.
Most children look up to teachers as being next to their parents, yours do also, because we tell them directly to do what the teacher says and to pay attention to the teacher, and with assertiveness while doing so.
But comments like he is making, are the kind of things that can hurt a child deeply, and for a long long time to boot.
Apparently this has been going on for some time now, with the principal only being able to stop it for a short period, but it has started back again.
The Buncombe county school district says it’s a personnel matter that is being investigated. What a crock of bunk.
If this teacher is not reprimanded hard, for his derogatory and mentally debilitating comments towards young children, then he is getting away with a crime more than bullying and we should pray that he would give up teaching, so as to never hurt the mental well being of another child ever again.
As parents, we place our childrens physical and mental well being in the hands of individuals we don’t know and if a bad one like Rex Roland slips into the system and is allowed to go on hurting children like he is, than we are opening up the school system for other forms of abuse and bullying that we as parents won’t stand for either!
I hope that HER PARENTS LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY, BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT BUNCOMBE COUNTY HAS FORGOTTEN JUST WHAT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OUR CHILDREN ARE ENTITLED TOO! And the girl definitely has a case, and it has been allowed to happen repetitively now.
As for the parents who don’t think there is anything wrong with that type of commenting, just think back when you were told something bad, after expecting something good. It hurt you didn’t it? Well it’s time to step up and back the poor girl as she should be, or maybe the next bad note will be directed towards your kid. Then how will your child feel?
Wow, did you ever imagine that the government loves you so much that they would take care of you in every way imaginable. Even in ways they shouldn’t be doing, because that is not why they are there.
Anyway, the new way they have thought of to love everyone, is to put a Fat Tax on many peoples favorite beverage and to tax it so heavily that you will not be able to drink as much because of the high cost. That will cause you to lose weight and be healthier, thus lowering the cost of health care in this country. Fat Tax MY Ass! Or FAT ASS TAX!!! You decide!
Wow, lowering the cost of health care for everyone, when they have been unable to come up with a health care plan for months and months now, that would give coverage to millions who go without it. If you added together all their pays for all the time they have wasted on the health care issue, they wouldn’t need the Fat Ass Tax on pop.
To do it, they are affecting no one but the lower class, because they are the ones who will suffer and skip buying pop, because it will be something else they don’t have money to afford anymore.
I have heard that the average price will go from a national average of $1.70 to $2.37 a two liter + the state deposit on top of that. That is a total jump of only 67 cents per 2 liter bottle. Not to bad Hey! That equals up to only a 40% jump in price. Just drink more BEER, it will be cheaper than pop soon!!!
I wonder why they just didn’t double or triple the price instead. Talk about price gouging, its to bad price gouging doesn’t pertain to taxation or they would end up with hefty fines or community service for even attempting a jump in price like that, but that’s our loving government for us.
Oh yea, that’s right, they already serve their community don’t they! Scratch that, Just throw them all in Jail! Do they have pop in Jail?
Just think America, the next time that you, or your family go out to eat, or to the movies, or bowling, or the fair, or a beach, or a park, or anything fun that we can barely afford to do once in a while now, it will now cost you more. Just Great, I already had to give up my cable TV because I’m turning into a couch potato!
Answer me this, would you! Just what the hell are the kids supposed to drink when we take them to all the fun places anyway? I haven’t seen a good substitute for pop in the same form as a dispensable fountain drink yet, that kids would ask for on a regular basis. I know……Fountain CoolAid!!! Yea.
Nope, that wont work either, because that has sugar in it too. So how about a good glass of Fountain Water, little Suzie, to wash down that CANDY BAR and all that PINK COTTON CANDY YOU JUST ATE!!!!!!! (Do you really think that just pop is the problem? What will be next people?)
Through this whole mess, the only thing that hasn’t gone up much in price at all is pop. The manufacturers have cut corners where necessary and have managed to keep their prices stable for the last year unlike most everything else that we buy.
They are about due to have to raise their prices sooner or later and now with the new Fat Tax added to pop first, how is this going to affect them or the price of pop if they raise their prices after the Fat Tax. Maybe they can just lay off more workers, so they don’t have to raise the base price any higher.
It’s no wonder why the government is becoming less and less credible in the eyes of the Hard working Tax Paying, Voting, American Citizens.
Did you catch the Voting part people???????? Huh!!!!!!!!!!!
Now pass me the popcorn and my pop and get the hell out a my favorite chair because I’m ready to watch a little C-Span on cable! I wonder why they don’t put the government channels on regular TV so everyone could watch?
Craig Ferguson speaks from the heart. Alcoholism. Start here for the New Year and I promise you this, it may be difficult but you will feel better for it!
Well ten more years have passed and a lot has happened since the year 2000 came to light.
All the usual worldly stuff you would expect and then there were all the things that happened to you and your family also.
Births, deaths, weddings, divorces, new homes, lost homes, new jobs and ended careers. Yes we all have been through a lot these past years.
Most people don’t begin to feel older until their forties or fifties, which is what makes me feel that the retirement age is unfair, ( more about that later!).
Have you gotten to the point of finally feeling older? Now figure out whether or not it’s just your age or if it was all of the stuff that happened in your life in the past ten years. For me, I think it was all the stuff.
If it was your age, than just go with the flow or have a mid-life crisis like everyone else does. Start wearing your bell bottom jeans again and wigging out your teens, or take up skiing. But if it was all the stuff, than you now have a choice.
You can either feel older and go with that, if the feeling doesn’t bother you, or you can do something about it.
You can start to realize that things happen and usually without much control of the situations, although we are each responsible for our own outcome on things also..but either way, you made it!
We have to do our best to try to make things happen smoothly and we now have another chance to do it again. Ten more Years. Get it into your head that you are only ten years older and are still going strong.
Now make it a part of your daily composure to do the best you can at everything you do in the next ten years and go at it whole hog. Do more stuff with your kids, family, and friends and especially do more things for yourself too. Take some classes, go traveling or make that career change. It’s your life and no one not even your wedded partner has any right to stop you from doing something, unless it is wrong or will cause harm to yourself, your family and friends or others.
So wake up on the First of 2010, grab life by the tail and if it turns around and bites you in the next ten years, than Bite it Back and you won’t feel as old!!! So go on and feel young like you used to. After all, you are only ten years older and you aren’t really that old now, are you!!
P.S. If you decide to do this, you just made a new years resolution for not just a year, but for Ten Years, (fooled ya) but I know you can do it, because you decided you were going to and without making a resolution.
If you become unemployed from your job and you had a more physically demanding type of position where you did a lot of hard work all day, than make exercise your best friend while you are off.
Be sure to work out and work hard at all your daily tasks around the house. Your body was used to working that hard all day and now all of those muscles you built up by doing that hard work are going to start to become weak, if you don’t keep on exercising them while you are off.
One of the biggest complaints after someone with a physically strenuous job returns back to work, is that their body isn’t used to working that hard any more and it takes them a long period of reentry to train their bodies to work like that again, and it hurts.
But if you keep up the exercise until you get back to work, than your body will stay fit and your muscles will never know they had a vacation.
So make exercise your best friend while you are off and that exercise will help you slide back into a new job a lot easier. Besides exercise is great for keeping us healthy by keeping up our immune systems also.
So now it is more critical than ever to do what mom used to teach us when we were younger. Eat right, Exercise, and get a Good Nights Sleep, and you will be healthier and more ready for that interview and that might just be enough to put you on top of the callback list.
Good Luck, I’m Pulling for You.