Thursday April 17, 2014
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Don, I have to turn you down. I find that alone I am enough trouble. I can't imagine how I would cope with two sets of Ego. :)
Dear Unfairly Resentful?,. Your indignation is righteous. Marriage should be based, in part, on sharing goals, responsibilities, chores, morals, duties and more. Your spouse likely is behaving based on values that are immature, gender-biased and outdated. You should have a face-to-face conversation and share your feelings and reasoning. If you mate does not agree with you or both of you can not agree to some compromises, you will need to do some deep thinking about couples counseling, agreeing to "let it be", or more permanent solutions.
Tom, Ditto !
Several members of the Board served when a number of reprehensible decisions were made. The firing of PHS Administrators, the budgetary debt of over 1 million dollars and other actions ( or lack of actions) inform me of a lack of appropriate, ethical leadership and perhaps a lack of knowledge of the proper role of members of a school district Board . Personal agendas and decisions apparently based upon a lack of education will continue unless changes are made. 1. Changes in members of the Board through the election process might help. 2. Changes in attitude through "education" of members by a Superintendent would help. 3. Changes in ethics and attitudes on the part of certain members would help. If any or none of these things occur, the future looks dismal. We need a Board that realizes that good education is reliant on good leadership and good staff. We seem to have the staff but seem to have a lack of leadership at the top level.
Tom, I think that a warning about San Franciso and L.A could be put on pumps. It would better serve the public. :)
Tom, I am not opposed to granting a death request to a terminally ill adult. I would not allow children below 18 to make such a decision without parental approval. I do not think that doctors could be generalized. Some could deal with such proceedings and some could or would not. The right of personal choice is as it should be. A short vignette: my dearest friend was slowly dying of cancer. He told me that he asked his Doctor for assurance that he would not be allowed to die in pain. His Doctor said that all would be taken care of. I was in hospital at his final hours and noted that the Doctor watched the infusion machine carefully and when death was near he quietly told the nurse to increase the dose and then left the room. He returned to confirm the nurse's declaration of death. I do not know what was in the machine but I know that the doctor kept his word in a manner that was dignified and humane.
Mr. Naughton, I thank you for researching and giving me an answer. I was very upset that something that was relatively harmless would be removed and wanted to know who would do such a thing, if it was done. Now I know that it was not removed and that something else happened. I am a strong advocate of free speech (within limits) and jump to confront possible transgressions. Again, thank you !
The day after the State of the Union speech I posted a two or three line comment on that topic. The comment was snide and not complimentary to Obama but it contained no curse words or personal negatives. It basically noted that small things making lots of noise are still small things. The comment was not on that discussion for more than a day or two. Is the Roundup censoring? Why would the comment disappear? Is someone feeling politically correct to the point of censorship? .
Tom, I agree with Kim's remarks. I have taken only two cruises but felt reasonably safe on both trips. Within reason, I do recognize that safety is my responsibility more than that of the ship, or hotel or motel or travel agency. When I on the ship, I observed my rules of propriety: Know where I am. 2. Do not go where I do not feel comfortable and safe. 3 .Avoid persons or groups that do not appear to be acting properly.4. Avoid excessive alcohol. 5. Always know how to exit from my location. 5. Be suspicious of overly friendly people who are not known prior to the voyage.
Tom, ...just a perhaps strange little concept : animals do not have rights for humans. Come to think of it, we can not even treat other humans very well. Perhaps we should not issue rights for animals and concern ourselves with humans. Of course it is not that simple in that I believe that creatures are on a continuum of intelligence and many are a lot more cognizant than we appreciate. They should be treated with gentleness and compassion. I suggest that this is another case of someone attempting to legislate what ought to be common practice : treat everything with care.
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