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#404846 Father Turns In Daughter After Finding Journal-Plans Of Mass Shooting

Posted by lavender on Today, 11:19 AM

I think this says a great deal about our mental health system. I'm sure this father saw that his daughter had issues since he was checking her journal but under our system a parent or relative can do nothing if the individual is 18 or older.  It is sad that it required a borderline catastrophe and the intervention of the police before anything could be done. For the sake of the mentally unstable and society at large we need to modify some of these laws and provide some safe way of dealing with people who have mental health issues.

#404561 Sixth-Grader Going To Bus Stop Cited For Trespassing

Posted by lavender on Yesterday, 10:53 AM

It is interesting that people seem to think that those who own property don't have the right to control it as they see fit but everyone else has the right to use it at will. I guess it is part of the "entitlement" society that we live in that makes it acceptable for illegal immigrants to cross the border and people to expect support from taxpayers. Somehow the villain is the person who doesn't want to see what he has earned sacrificed to the alleged rights of others. Well now the special little snowflake has a bus stop right at her door. She has learned that her wants are more important than anything else and society must provide.  Good lesson for the future.

#404316 What is this ugly bug in my house?

Posted by lavender on 27 March 2017 - 02:20 PM

I wonder if there is anything natural that would deter them.  Something like essential oils or diatomaceous earth.  Anyone? 


BTW  my little guy (dog) tried to eat one.  LOL!!!!  So funny when he smelled it!

Bayberry candles are supposed to repel the ladybugs but I've never tried it.

#403711 Interesting Survey Presented to DuBois School Board

Posted by lavender on 24 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

Brings to mind the Courier article that quoted the Assistant Superintendent of Schools as saying that one person signed a previous petition to keep the schools open 8 times. Quite a few were discovered to have signed multiple times and that was just an eye-ball survey. Makes you wonder how many were smart enough to sign a different name the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time.

#403523 Mom Beat, Choked Girl Over Incorrect Bible Verses

Posted by lavender on 23 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

I'll bet religion will not be playing a big part in that kid's future.

#403521 Angel eye's tree

Posted by lavender on 23 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

The tree is indeed gone. Went by this evening. From the looks of the equipment in there they have probably pulled up the stump as well. I would check with the Historical Society on the tree. They may have some pictures. It is sad that the tree is gone but the maximum average life span of a weeping willow is 50 years. Most don't make it to that age with 20-30 being more likely. According to North State University 70 years is almost unheard of and anything past that is a miracle. I can vouch for 40 years of that tree and I'm sure there are people who can add years to that.

#403042 4-Year-Old Boy Dies In Accidental Hanging In Dressing Room

Posted by lavender on 21 March 2017 - 01:36 PM

Do you despair at the state of the human race?

#403013 Woman Assaults Mother With Cheeseburger

Posted by lavender on 21 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

The cholesterol count alone would make it assault with a deadly weapon.

#402531 Lingerie Store Refuses To Take Down Ads With Plus-Size, Disabled Model

Posted by lavender on 19 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

Soooooooooooo let's see if I'm understanding this, if somebody is all inclusive they're wrong, and if someone doesn't include everyone they are also wrong. Right? I'm confused on which way is up now and my head hurts.

Let me explain. The property manager did not want the property "defaced" with the pictures of "fat" women. "Wimmen's frillies", as ignatius so eloquently puts it, are the stuff of dreams. Put on this frilly and you will look like some up and coming super model. How can you sell the dream if you post pictures of real women stretch marks, pudge and all? Got that? No wise man buys his wife a frilly in size 16. He buys it in a size 4. She hugs him and thinks that the dear man still sees her as she looked when she was 25. She takes it back and exchanges it for hopefully not a flannel nightgown. Dreams are not rational and rationality should not be applies to frilliles. That said the property manager should keep his prejudices to himself. Stores should be permitted to market their merchandise as they see fit.

#402454 Lingerie Store Refuses To Take Down Ads With Plus-Size, Disabled Model

Posted by lavender on 19 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

By all means celebrate all body types but don't try to shame the people who don't find certain body types appealing or extend special privileges to certain body types. No more political correctness.

#402402 Proposed Budget

Posted by lavender on 19 March 2017 - 12:44 AM

We are developing a viscous circle. The government takes more and more responsibility for the children of feckless parents who keep having children on the assumption that someone else will provide for them. The feckless parents have more and more children because they are basically being paid to have them. Where does it stop? Are there truly parents who can't feed their children or are there parents who choose not to feed their children because there are other ways that they would rather spend the money that is given to them to feed their children. Why not buy drugs and alcohol with the welfare money when the government not only gives you the money but will feed your kids when you allegedly can't? I don't know what the solution is but I truly do not believe that children should be left with parents who "can't" feed them. How do you learn to be a productive citizen when you live with people who rely on government handouts to feed you and then still don'[t feed you? This system isn't working but is just perpetuating another generation that relies on the government to feed their kids.

Maybe it boils down to if you can't feed your kids you will not be permitted to have them or you work you eat, you don't work you don't eat. It is harsh but how long can the dwindling work force provide for the ever increasing burden of those who "can't" feed their kids?

I have no problem with reduced lunch fees for the children of the working poor. That is an acceptable way to spend tax dollars. Taking responsibility for feeding children across the board is not.

#402392 Proposed Budget

Posted by lavender on 18 March 2017 - 10:21 PM

Children should never go hungry but parents not schools should be feeding them. Schools should be educating students. Schools should also not be teaching them discipline or toilet training them. Government should not be snooping around in lunch boxes nor should teachers. Government should be governing ie. taking care of infrastructure, maintaining public safety, regulating trade and other such matters. The courts should be interpreting law not making it. Each separate agency from parents to the president of the US has specific functions. It is when lines get crossed that we get into trouble. We need to get back to coloring within the lines. No comment on walling off Mexico. I'd rather wall off California and DC.

#402284 Federal Cyanide Trap Injures Idaho Boy, Kills Dog

Posted by lavender on 18 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

I wonder what the charges would be if I set a similar device on my property and it was activated by a dog and a 14 year old boy? Bet I wouldn't walk away from that one.

#402176 National Weather Service Accused Of Knowingly Misleading Public

Posted by lavender on 17 March 2017 - 09:04 PM

We put on our boots and walked through 14 inches to get to school. It was fun!

#401939 National Weather Service Accused Of Knowingly Misleading Public

Posted by lavender on 16 March 2017 - 01:34 PM

“Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.” Ben Franklin