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White House Vigil: Dozens Plead With Obama For Gun Control Action

White House Vigil: Dozens Plead With Obama For Gun Control Action

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 01:03:39 in Politics

“Your 'Right to Bear Arms' Is Not More Important MY CHILD'S Right to Grow Up”
Dawn Hochsprung, Sandy Hook Principal, Had Implemented New Security Measures

Dawn Hochsprung, Sandy Hook Principal, Had Implemented New Security Measures

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 00:26:20 in Education

“SO WRONG. you can predict with VERY high accuracy. In fact- hundreds of people are employed today to gather and measure threats, decide if they are credible or not. THose who say "there was no way we could know" often mean, "I didn;'t pay enough attention"

See the book The Gift of Fear- SUrvival Signals that protect us from violence.”
T.J. Lane Facebook Photos: Suspect Faces Charges In Chardon High School Shooting (SLIDESHOW)

T.J. Lane Facebook Photos: Suspect Faces Charges In Chardon High School Shooting (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 23:48:41 in Crime

“you may say, kids these days... but i say look who raised them .. its not youth's fault-- every generation always complained about the younger-- flappers, hippies, grungers... you name it. it is developmentally appropriate for teenagers to be self centered- teens are trying to figure out who they are and what they mean to the world--

"Youth is a time of radical change—the great body changes accompanying puberty, the ability of the mind to search one's own intentions and the intentions of others, the suddenly sharpened awareness of the roles society has offered for later life" erikson

it is up to the older generation to teach them throughout their lives to be caring and compassionate”

digger4871 on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:48:26

“When discipline was taken out of the school systems and lawsuits were the biggest things going against teachers and school administrators, then the teachers quit teaching the old fashioned way and quit seeing problems with certain children. Our fabulous Federal & State governments are to blame for the lax situations at school. I feel for the kid that did the shooting & his family, but it seems people are more concerned for him than they are the parents and friends and families of the deceased. These kids also had a bright future and if the pictures of the 3 dead kids are any indication, they looked like very clean cut kids. This is such a sad situation, I don't even know what to think about what the answer may be for these type situations. My heart breaks for all of them. I surely believe God will help all of them through this.”
T.J. Lane Facebook Photos: Suspect Faces Charges In Chardon High School Shooting (SLIDESHOW)

T.J. Lane Facebook Photos: Suspect Faces Charges In Chardon High School Shooting (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 23:43:26 in Crime

“you may say, kids these days... but i say look who raised them”

ladyrider1958az on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:03:24

“To that I say BULL!!!! I know several young adults like this punk and they had a wonderful upbringing or at least their parents tried. Don't you dare blame the parents in all these cases. This one yeah probably but not in all cases.”
Veteran Homelessness: VA Offers $100 Million In Prevention Grants

Veteran Homelessness: VA Offers $100 Million In Prevention Grants

Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 22:04:10 in Impact

“Some who serve/served did not have a good family life in the beginning and they joined the military for a chance at a better future. Others have alienated family members through years/decades of drug use and untreated mental illness. I am not blaming the veteran nor their family members, but when you look at the rates of mental illness and substance abuse in the veteran population, it is very high. It is extremely challenging as a family member to continue to help someone who continues to abuse substances or people that have severe mental health needs. Families are often not trained nor have the resources to help”
Veteran Homelessness: VA Offers $100 Million In Prevention Grants

Veteran Homelessness: VA Offers $100 Million In Prevention Grants

Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 21:57:13 in Impact

“I;m sorry sir but you are incorrect. Look into the VA Supportive Housing Program, the VA has been provided funding for 50,000 Veteran and families!! to get off the street and into PERMANENT housing. C urrently roughly 35,000 veterans and families are housed. While there are many more homeless veterans remaining, this success rates of this program continue to grow, which allows funding to continue. Ask the social worker at your VA. This is a HOUSING FIRST program, meaning people do not need to have medical care, mental house care, or sobriety requirements prior to housing.”
Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 01:16:59 in Crime

“or agency pressure to see him alone. Caution with blaming the victim.”

Erika Watkins on Dec 20, 2012 at 15:42:00

“I am not "blaming" her. The article itself even said, "Brown told the newspaper Integra staff members are trained that if they are ever concerned for their safety, they can have other staff accompany them on their visits." which means she chose to go against her instincts and visit him alone. Not blaming, simply stating a fact and how tragic it was.”
Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 01:12:20 in Crime

“And a man would have been able to power through and grab the knife from his hands and pin him down and hold him when he is obviously experiencing acute psychosis and or mania? Or are you saying a man would have better judgement? I have seen 2 grown men struggle to hold a 7 year old down who was in this state.”
Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 02:14:07 in Crime

“My heart goes out to Stephanie and her family and friends, and the hundreds of other people she could have helped in her life. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of systemic problems that prevent people from fully protecting themselves on the job, regardless of the amount of experience they have...”
Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 02:11:48 in Crime

“your tax dollars fund SOME social workers... and you better believe social workers help prevent MORE acts like this as well as violence against self. How ignorant you sound.

Oh, and THANK YOU for paying my salary. VA! Social Worker and PROUD”
Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 02:07:18 in Crime

“No where do I know any place that allows social workers to carry mace, let alone a gun (unless they are military social workers-- not even civilians attached to a military installation), and I live in AZ where there are NO laws about gun control”
Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Lucious Smith Allegedly Stabs Case Worker Stephanie Ross To Death

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 02:04:40 in Crime

“Please read The Gift of Fear- Survival Signals that Protect us from violence- whether you are in the mental health field or not. Fear is a protective mechanism, and trusting our instincts can keep us alive”

StephanieF24 on Dec 14, 2012 at 02:14:07

“My heart goes out to Stephanie and her family and friends, and the hundreds of other people she could have helped in her life. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of systemic problems that prevent people from fully protecting themselves on the job, regardless of the amount of experience they have...”
The Good, the Bad and the Filtered: Truth About My Postpartum Life

The Good, the Bad and the Filtered: Truth About My Postpartum Life

Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 01:05:08 in Parents

“well what about you.. you ever work a job you love but find the need to let off some steam? have family/friends you love more than anything but some days they just drive you crazy? Lay off judging others lives. This from a single me who loves my life, but some days i would really just LOVE to sleep in.”
Finding Homes For America's Homeless Women Veterans And Their Children

Finding Homes For America's Homeless Women Veterans And Their Children

Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 03:18:35 in Impact

“The VASH program is housing first, meaning you do not need to complete any treatment or even be involved in any treatment before you get housed. It follows Maslow's hierarchy- housing food shelter, than you can work on other things like sobriety, mental health stability, jobs, etc.”
Finding Homes For America's Homeless Women Veterans And Their Children

Finding Homes For America's Homeless Women Veterans And Their Children

Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 03:14:24 in Impact

“There is currently a program nationwide called HUD VASH- which is a partnership between the local housing and urban development (HUD) offices and VA Supportive housing. These contracts include PERMANENT housing solutions and case management. While this will not SOLVE homelessness among our veterans, it certainly helped. In Phoenix, this program has been running since around 2004. We have over 300 previously homeless veterans housed. Nation wide this program has housed over 20,000 veterans.

Unfortunately we rec'd the budget this year and the VASH budget was slashed about $75 million, which would have translated to approximately 10,000 new permanent supportive housing vouchers for homeless veterans.”
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From Athletic Cup to World Cup

Commented Jun 16, 2010 at 21:49:36 in Comedy

“PK's stink, but that is after 2 over times.

I raise you soccer PKs with NFL tie breaker- the team that wins the toss wins the game-- they only have to score a field goal, then the other team doesnt even get a chance!!

And i know the argument about low scoring games and NBA< but as a PHX suns fan whose playoff hopes were dashed by a betting scandal-- ill take soccer anyday!! The NBA is the WORST officiated sport out there-- refs blow calls all the time and tend to prefer teams like the Lakers or heaven forbid Manu Ginobli ever gets called for one of his flops.”

hp blogger Scott Janssen on Jun 17, 2010 at 04:30:12

“StephanieF24: I'm a huge fan of the NFL but I agree with you 100%. They need to fix how they handle overtimes. I'm a big fan of the overtime rules in college football, and I hope the NFL adopts them soon. But I'll give the NFL, MLB, the NBA and NHL this: they go out of their way to avoid ties. I'd rather lose than tie, and that's another cultural disconnect I think Americans have with soccer.

You have a point with the NBA. When you have a ref come out and admit that some games have been rigged, that's a huge problem.

Thanks for the comment!”
Glenn Beck: I'm Thankful America Is About Individuals (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck: I'm Thankful America Is About Individuals (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 26, 2009 at 15:34:42 in Media

“or "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"”
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An Insult to Service

Commented May 27, 2009 at 22:39:11 in Healthy Living

“oh neat, I did not here about that... If you can find the article or the name of the drug, can you please post it here?”
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An Insult to Service

Commented May 27, 2009 at 21:09:35 in Healthy Living

“True about active duty- check out the Vet Centers. These provide FREE services to active duty/ vets/ and others. They are not under JACO standards and operate separately from the VA. The military is UNABLE to get record of treatment at the Vet Centers.

for OIF/OEF vets, do try to go to the VA- healthcare is free, mental healthcare is free for five years. You will most likely be seen through the OIF/OEF clinics, which receives preferential treatment for services. There are waits- but initial appointments are mandated within two weeks of first contact.”
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An Insult to Service

Commented May 27, 2009 at 21:05:36 in Healthy Living

“There is no miracle drug/ cure for PTSD... as far as I know. individuals react differently to different medications. Work work for some, will exacerbate symptoms in others. Often a combination of psychopharm methods and psychotherapy is the most effective for severe PTSD.

Best practices for psychotherapy include cognitive processing therapy (a form of CBT), prolonged exposure, and EMDR. Meditation, guided imagery, yoga, exercise, are incredibly helpful (healthy body= healthy mind).

The poster below is probably thinking of prozosin, which is a blood pressure med and is used to reduce nightmares. I havent seen it used during psychotherapy. This IS being used with soldiers/veterans.”

klbrz on May 27, 2009 at 22:18:23

“I'm not sure what the drug was, but the story I saw was about experimenting with severely traumatized rape victims who took the drug and then recounted the event while on it (as opposed, I think, to taking it for nightmares, etc). Then and thereafter, they still had the memory but the ptsd was gone or greatly reduced and they were able to sleep at night and function more fully in life, without, it seems, continuing on the drug.”
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An Insult to Service

Commented May 27, 2009 at 20:59:00 in Healthy Living

“D. VA is actually on the cutting edge of research- for instance the electronic record keeping was started by the VA- which has simplified and reduced costs of the paper files.

VBA and the VHA have major issues- funding is the crux of many. The author is correct- homeless programs, vocational programs, etc would greatly benefit our veterans, and need to be expanded.

iava.org/ - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is an excellent organization that outlines key issues to improve services between the Department of Defense, and the Veteran Administration.”
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An Insult to Service

Commented May 27, 2009 at 20:58:39 in Healthy Living

“A. The Veteran Benefit Administration and the Veteran's hospitals are two separate, and complicated entities. You DO NOT NEED to successfully file for disability benefits or even file a claim in order to get help at a VA. No matter the era of service, veterans do not have to wait for their claims to go through to get mental or physical help. If you are copay exempt- meaning you fall below a certain income bracket- you get free healthcare. If you are above, you pay a copay. Comp and Penn is for a monthly income- that is it. ALL Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are ENTITLED to FREE health care through the VA for five years post discharge.

B. OIF/OEF veterans: To get these services, you go to the OIF/OEF clinic at the hospital and they will rush all services to the best of their ability. You can find patient advocates that specifically help OIF/OEF service members on the whole claims process. All veterans can find recieve help on their claims through Vet Centers, VFWs, and other service organizations that are able to help.

C. You will have to recount your experiences pre, during and post military service during intake. However ALL veterans can get mental health treatment for PTSD no matter the cause. they just won't get financially compensated for it if it is not war related.”
What's a Liberal Arts Education Good For?

What's a Liberal Arts Education Good For?

Commented Dec 7, 2008 at 14:21:30 in Politics

“With an anthro degree, i assume you have a pretty good understanding how people and society and institutions works....imagine, if you do go to law school... with all of your knowledge and life experience.. you can be an excellent lawyer!!! Good luck! :)”
What's a Liberal Arts Education Good For?

What's a Liberal Arts Education Good For?

Commented Dec 7, 2008 at 14:19:13 in Politics

“an internship, or extra curricular experiences, volunteering in the community would have rounded out your resume nicely, and you probably would have had much more success in your initial job search.”
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