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Posted on November 4 at 1:09 a.m.

If you don't know what kind of physician you and your child should see, wouldn't it occur to you to ask your own physician for a reference?

On ADHD, Part II

Posted on September 3 at 12:40 a.m.

There was no mention of what I see as the crux of this matter: Why was the truck driver allowed to continue driving after receiving 17 safety citations, including some for the condition of his truck's brakes? It appears that some officials must be reluctant to take unsafe drivers off the road, thus leading to this terrible disaster.

There is no mention of whether the conditions leading to the citations were ever rectified, in order for the driver to continue to operate his vehicle. What procedures were in place to assure his compliance with the law? Was he simply issued those citations and made to pay the fines - and then just let go with his truck in that same unsafe condition?

Additionally, the driver even admitted that he had experienced problems with his braking system: "Before getting on Highway 154, Morales experienced some sort of brake issue, but thought he had resolved it before entering the highway" according to the article. He is obviously a driver who is in denial (he "thought he had resolved it [the problem] before entering the highway" ??).

It's not 154 that causes accidents, it's unsafe drivers and unsafe vehicles.

On Truck Crash Investigation

Posted on September 3 at 12:34 a.m.

To the reader who said, re credit use/abuse, "this is something that kids should be taught in high school." No, this is something they should be taught by parents, as part of their children's financial education - the basics of which should be taught much before high school. Why do so many people think schools should teach so-called "living skills,' that used to be traditionally taught by parents. It seems that parents don't view teaching (i.e., preparation for life) as part of their responsibility. They want to foist it onto the schools, which as we all know are busy teaching academic skills. Schools should not have responsibility for teaching personal skills!

On Life is Laundry

Posted on March 10 at 4:56 p.m.

What a coincidence - just last evening I received a phone call from a man who said he was conducting a poll on Janet Wolf vs Dan Secord. I was intrigued, and curious to see what the questions were like. Turned out that they were all loaded, and contained blatant lies. Some of the questions: "Would you be more or less likely to vote for Janet Wolf if you knew that she was totally against fiscal responsibility?" and "Do you know that Dan Secord is fully committed to fiscal responsibility?" and "Did you know that Janet Wolf has not followed through with ANY of the promises she made to get elected?"

I noted the man calling had a New York accent, so I asked where he was calling from - he said, "Manhattan." So obviously Secord has hired a NY public relations firm to spread vicious lies in order to convince people to vote for Secord. What else is new with the Republicans?

On Janet Versus Dr. Dan; The Rematch?

Posted on October 19 at 1:15 a.m.

Isn't this awful! And I think the worst thing about it is that the MOTHER doesn't even exhibit the authority to tell her own daughter what to do. Parents are so afraid of being authoritive - & then they wonder why their kids are in trouble.

On Appropriate Age for Hair Highlights?

Posted on April 29 at 12:36 p.m.

You do know that when YOU were growing up you would have been able to say "I won't" to your parents only once - merely the look on their face and the accompanying threat of their power and displeasure would have warned you never to attempt that disrespect ever again! But nowadays parents have become such patsies, so intimidated by their children, that they abdicate their responsibility to train their offspring to show respect. This doesn't mean that parents should squelch attempts by the child to express individuality or to show preferences, but simply to demonstrate to the child how to do so without showing disrespect for authority. In other words, parents should not be afraid to SHOW authority -- for after all, they have lived longer and have experienced life, and are therefore are in a position to guide their young ones in a manner so that they, too can lead a happy, productive life.

On My Son's Peaceful Defiance

Posted on December 22 at 12:31 a.m.

ALL cats should be kept indoors. And the sure way to do it is this: when you have to go out, put your cat in another room and CLOSE THE DOOR. Then you can go out without any risk that your cat can sneak outside. This technique is so simple!

And by the way, even formerly outdoor cats can adjust to being a happy indoor cat. I trained mine, a neutered male cat who had lived 11 years outdoors. He protested at first, but then adjusted beautifully within 2 weeks, becoming a calm and wonderful indoor companion.

COYOTES ARE EVERYWHERE EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEE OR HEAR THEM. THEY DON'T KILL, BUT JUST EAT THE POOR CAT ALIVE! PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR CAT BECOME A VICTIM.

On For the Felines

Posted on December 22 at 12:30 a.m.

ALL cats should be kept indoors. And the sure way to do it is this: when you have to go out, put your cat in another room and CLOSE THE DOOR. Then you can go out without any risk that your cat can sneak outside. This technique is so simple!

And by the way, even formerly outdoor cats can adjust to being a happy indoor cat. I trained mine, a neutered male cat who had lived 11 years outdoors. He protested at first, but then adjusted beautifully within 2 weeks, becoming a calm and wonderful indoor companion.

COYOTES ARE EVERYWHERE EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEE OR HEAR THEM. THEY DON'T KILL, BUT JUST EAT THE POOR CAT ALIVE! PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR CAT BECOME A VICTIM.

On Keeping Cats Inside

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