ISpy

Forcing them to change is a (abhorrent) last resort. Better to give people hope and skills toward desiring the change....but that takes time, skill, and money (which is typically in short supply when it comes to government approaches toward systematic problems.)


ISpy

I do, personally, know of a few folks who cleaned up due to the shock of incarceration.


ISpy

Just implant us all with a trackable ID chip at birth, and be done with it. You know that is where it is heading.


ISpy

They need more officers to supervise the incarcerated, AND need innovative and competent drug treatment program and mental health specialists to work with them, daily.


ISpy

Why don't we use that money to install some of those self-cleaning toilets (that a writer suggested borrowing from France) around town? I'm sure they can be made to look cool, too. Preemptive strategies are needed...less of this reactive garbage.


ISpy

Prayers for her.


ISpy

It doesn't bring up the property value of the area to have 20 people living on one lot.


ISpy

The experience of empathy is related to the amount that the cause of trouble is determined to be inside - or outside - of the individual's control. Anger, here, arises from belief that it is the homeless person's own fault that he or she is in that situation. Compassion arises from belief…

ISpy

"They said they hope to begin jailing drug offenders...in tandem with the proposed shelter." Red flag. Sounds like an easy round-up for cops and social service workers (District 9?) Guess all the data indicating that the criminalization of drug abuse doesn't fix anything is worthless, too…