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Posted on March 17 at 1:43 p.m.
What a thankless, challenging, stressful job. If they do too little, someone can get killed, kidnapped, or there can be a robbery. If they do too much, they get 2nd guessed.i was a patient for a scant five hours a few weeks ago. In that time, parked on a gurney in the hall, I saw a mentally ill homeless man pull his pants down and urinate on himself and the hall floor, and expose his privates and backside, I heard another man screaming the "N" word at a employee, and three more people were drunk and disorderly (and combative).
On Call Security
Posted on March 16 at 8:41 p.m.
Condolences for your loss, Greg, and it was kind of you to offer your thoughts on a nice man who will be missed. You are a good friend. I am sorry a life was lost.Independent, I wish you had helped guide the author. The story is lacking in specifics which would help us relate to and feel these heartfelt emotions. That is not the author's fault, but the publisher. Writers deserve a little more help to tell their story to maximum effect, and readers deserve a little more, too.
On Danny Lee McLaughlin, Jr.: 1966-2011
Posted on March 3 at 8:14 a.m.
Does anyone know him? Do they know what his attitude was about cars and dangerous roadways? I am very sorry for his pain and suffering, but I also feel REALLY badly for the forest service truck driver. Imagine how horrible it feels to hit a human being unintentionally. Thank goodness he was presumably on the job--he would no doubt be getting sued personally if not.
On Olympic Cyclist in Bad Crash
Posted on March 2 at 10:36 p.m.
Cool article, and I loved how in depth it was. One sentence did not seem to make sense, though. "While absentee ownership has been a facet of farming since the dawn of agriculture, "That's kind of an odd statement, and a big generalization.
On Avocado Uncovered
Posted on February 26 at 9 p.m.
The good news is if they don't come back, they can't get "their" house back. If it really was their house, would they abandon it? Sort of proves the point.
On Canada Cool with Quazy Quaids
Posted on February 26 at 1:42 p.m.
Ok, this is NUTS that government money is going to beautify private property. The landlords make money renting out property!! Why do tax dollars pick up the cost of what they fail to do? Will they be forwarding a percentage of their rental income back to the taxpayer? If they can't manage their property, they should sell it to someone who can, not rip us off for their own profit. It's called maintenance and improvements, and it's a fundamental part of owning any property.
On Old Town's New Look
Posted on February 6 at 3:20 p.m.
What a great, dignified, generous, compassionate lady. In a world in which everyone's first reaction to loss of a family member is to try to figure out who to sue, or to make tabloid fodder out of their loss, this Mom is amazing, and it sounds like her son was, too. And my last point is...it's people like Candace who should be Moms. They are filled with love and selflessness. Bravo. May peace be your eternal companion, and rest in knowing that Lucas died doing something that he loved. And he loved you, too.
On Candace Ransom Runs for Her Son
Posted on February 5 at 7:24 p.m.
Tireater--get a clue...none of us begrudge a skilled hunter killing deer during hunting season, especially to feed your family. We DO object to a dude riding a motorcycle and maiming nursing does and popping bucks between the eyes, and driving off when it's not dead. I don't personally have any interest in hunting, but I do know that responsible hunters would NEVERleave a suffering animal to die a slow death, or shoot something without a means of loading it up for taxidermy, food, or whatever.Why do people constantly miss the point!? And, I am sure you need no push to go stuff your face at MickeyD's.
On Poaching Problem?
Posted on January 26 at 8:10 a.m.
Doesn't a fireman have excellent medical insurance and sick leave coverage? Some info on why he needs financial help is in order. Health-wise, my families thoughts and prayers are with him. We hope for an excellent outcome. He looks strong and tough!
On Fire Power
Posted on January 23 at 1:22 p.m.
To the person in the article who is quoted as calling it censorship...relax. It's not that exciting. It's just a chain wanting to maintain uniformity. And to the person who assumed the art said, "Jew." Well, that was just as freaky. Why is everybody so sensitive about everything? It's like everyone is walking around ready at moment's notice to get torqued.
On Peet's Removes Local Art Following Complaint