Nadina Barnes
Nadina Barnes

Sorry, somehow I don't think a book, security blanket and stuffed animal really addresses the problem. Homes are what is needed, jobs, education...it is a big problem. I do understand this project will do something immediete and helpful and there are simlar projects that provide quilts and pillowcases for kids (Project Linus). Someone once told me about working in a shelter and being asked by a woman for a sheet to go inside a sleeping bag. She wanted something clean to sleep in. There...

Sorry, somehow I don't think a book, security blanket and stuffed animal really addresses the problem. Homes are what is needed, jobs, education...it is a big problem. I do understand this project will do something immediete and helpful and there are simlar projects that provide quilts and pillowcases for kids (Project Linus). Someone once told me about working in a shelter and being asked by a woman for a sheet to go inside a sleeping bag. She wanted something clean to sleep in. There were no sheets, just sleeping bags. Afterthat I made up some silk sleeping bag liners. It sounds expensive but it wasn't. Actually, they caould probabl;y be bought in bulk for about $8=10 and are perfect for homeless peolpe....very small and lightweight, easily cleaned in a public bathroom and dried with the hand dryer on the wall.

Cole Miller
Cole Miller
  • Nadina Barnes

I have another idea. Take the tax dollars back from the bankers -- and force them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains. That would amount to a few trillion dollars. After all, that was our money, and many of the homeless today paid some of the taxes that the banksters were given by our corrupt non-representatives in Congress.

It is a shame that we have to cobble together little projects to meet these needs. This is the richest country in the world. We are robbed blind by corporations that...

I have another idea. Take the tax dollars back from the bankers -- and force them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains. That would amount to a few trillion dollars. After all, that was our money, and many of the homeless today paid some of the taxes that the banksters were given by our corrupt non-representatives in Congress.

It is a shame that we have to cobble together little projects to meet these needs. This is the richest country in the world. We are robbed blind by corporations that buy elections for pocket change are get rewarded with billions. Dismantle the corporate state, build an economy that serves human needs rather than the greed of "Corporate Persons" -- and the homeless will be housed, the hungry fed, and the predators punished.

Daniel Hutcherson
Daniel Hutcherson
  • Nadina Barnes

Cole Miller Are you a communist or Marxist? Keep your redistribution notions in your Democrat hope chest.

Caroline Morrison
Caroline Morrison
  • Nadina Barnes

I totally agree with what Cole Miller has said. I am neither a communist or a marxist. I am a human being

Gretchen Kutschinski
Gretchen Kutschinski
  • Nadina Barnes

Cole Miller

Gretchen Kutschinski
Gretchen Kutschinski
  • Nadina Barnes

I think they should also empty their own private Social Security Funds; these supposed "higher up's" have no right to create their own Social Security Plan. They are exactly like everyone else... AMERICANS, who work hard for our money and are in reality the "backbone" of this nation.

Frederick Hall
Frederick Hall
  • Nadina Barnes

Daniel Hutcherson : It may be just an angery response from Millar but in keeping with the American Governments paranoia with Comunists, you fall into the trap of thinking that the concept is bad. It is unworkable, but is from the ideals of fairness to all people, something that your country does not practice. I have been behind the IRON CURTAIN and seen the disaster of the system, and it is because Humanity is selfish.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Nadina Barnes

People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http:/...

People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Tim Hughes
Tim Hughes
  • Nadina Barnes

Daniel, do you know how much business we give to Communist China? Your cell phone is made by communists! BTW, what kind of law/ethics do they teach at your 'city university'?

Agnes Ratliff
Agnes Ratliff

Why do we have to go to China or other countries to adope a child. They are plenty in the US needing homes. Why do we not take care of these homeless children here at home first and then go other countries later?"

Adeline D'Elia Patel
Adeline D'Elia Patel
  • Agnes Ratliff

beause it cost too muh and a whole lot of red tape, i'm guessing!

Mikayla Fergus
Mikayla Fergus
  • Agnes Ratliff

I agree but the orpans in china are usually killed since they arnt allowed to have more then 1 kid.

Joanne Walton
Joanne Walton
  • Agnes Ratliff

It only costs a lot for a white child... Also, here in the states "open adoption" is usually required and a lot of adoptive parents would prefer not to have contact with birth parents even though it is better for the children's mental health in the long run...

Ashley Renee
Ashley Renee
  • Agnes Ratliff

Mikayla Fergus That is actually incorrect the children there are not killed but instead the girls are usually traded to the sex trade and the boys are recruited most of the time for military purposes...

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Agnes Ratliff

your lucky to still have a paying job, not like 25 % of our unemployed whose unemployment insurance has ended, including the millions of homelessness, denied social services reserved for the inner city welfare society who works on presidential election day, once every 4 years, starting early and quitting late making the rounds of ACORN polling stations. The " Cargo " society, like a stone on our head in deep water

Michele Moreno-Cheverez
Michele Moreno-Cheverez
  • Agnes Ratliff

It costs plenty to adopt from other countries too...sad.

Myriam Brown
Myriam Brown
  • Agnes Ratliff

100% agree, but in Aus :)

Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson

While I understand hat people want to help other countries? Isn't it high time that we help out the people of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? I get tired of hearing that people don't want help? That is not true! They don't want a hand out! They want a hand up! There is a huge difference! Thei are children here who need help! Let us try to work to help them. Charity begins at home! Remember that? I do.

Tate David
Tate David
  • Michael Wilson

We are in bad times here in the US so let's help our homes also.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Michael Wilson

Definitely agree. People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it....

Definitely agree. People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Johnny Rockwell
Johnny Rockwell

I was homeless...I've been homeless...and the reason I was there was because I chose to put myself there. Now I'm not saying that there are not some challenged souls that have been displaced from their homes but lets get down to some real statistics and facts before we go blowing the horn about the injustice of it all. Truthfully. I know it doesn't negate your statistics but there are some truly heartbreaking stories out there and then there are just allot of kids trying to grow up and...

I was homeless...I've been homeless...and the reason I was there was because I chose to put myself there. Now I'm not saying that there are not some challenged souls that have been displaced from their homes but lets get down to some real statistics and facts before we go blowing the horn about the injustice of it all. Truthfully. I know it doesn't negate your statistics but there are some truly heartbreaking stories out there and then there are just allot of kids trying to grow up and making bad choices for themselves. We all did it. you're just pointing it out in a way that makes it seem like there is some kind of menacing entity behind it all.

Johnny Rockwell
Johnny Rockwell
  • Johnny Rockwell

If more communities pulled together instead of looking to point out what's wrong with the way you live as a neighbor than Amen.

Johnny Rockwell
Johnny Rockwell
  • Johnny Rockwell

To much alcoholism and over the counter drug abuse going on in America...coupled with greed and control it is a dangerous concoction....

AmericanFathers LiberationArmy

Now, in our final countdown, we feature short stories from callers and e-mailers as promised in a recent post. We call them the “Parenting Papers”. They are intended to stimulate attendance at next month’s event because our court victims apparently believe that it’s someone else’s job to protest for them- and of course reform will not occur with this kind of lame attitude. These stories are based on real events. However, names and content have been edited to protect the sources. Our third...

Now, in our final countdown, we feature short stories from callers and e-mailers as promised in a recent post. We call them the “Parenting Papers”. They are intended to stimulate attendance at next month’s event because our court victims apparently believe that it’s someone else’s job to protest for them- and of course reform will not occur with this kind of lame attitude. These stories are based on real events. However, names and content have been edited to protect the sources. Our third story of this series, Day 26, is entitled: “Willie the Wusse”.

Willie Wusse loved attention. In high school he was the basketball star and football quarterback. Never quite good enough for professional sports, however, Willie eventually settled into jobs as a phys-ed teacher and bouncer at a popular local club. He never liked the idea of a long term romance, but he loved his twin boys of a five year relationship. That ended not long ago when his woman decided that a man was needed who would not disrespect her as often as Willie had.

Despite a flexible childrearing arrangement, it was only a matter of time when tensions would flare up over lovers and parenting substitutes. As one of the sisters explained, “Girl, you can’t let your man go around havin’ a good time with money that needs to go to yer kids, and what they doin’ with that nasty bee anyway, makin’ like the children are hers?” Of course, the instigator knew nothing about Willie’s new girlfriend. She was simply parroting the gossip of unhappy people jealous of others who don’t live down to their levels.

But the real irony of it all was that Willie had given his ex everything that she demanded, full control of the children, and just enough money so that he could move on with his own life. The new woman was actually paying most of his bills so that the boys could have a place to “visit” as “the law” decreed it. The last thing Willie needed was a custody battle to get the “respect” he deserved as a good father. He wisely understood that money spent on lawyers was wasted because he faced multiple prejudices in America’s domestic relations courts.

For starters, Willie was black and male, and everyone knew that parenting added yet another roadblock to justice. Before he had a chance to present anything, he was stereotyped as the proverbial dead beat dad. His burden of proof was artificially elevated in this manner because of conditions acquired at birth. No half-baked lawyer was going to advise him of this as long as there was a fee to be taken. So why take a chance of losing his cool and getting a rap for some crime caused by a jealous woman exploiting a racist and sexist court system?

To put it bluntly, Willie was doing his best to live the life that society had in mind for him. And when Obama came out every Father’s Day preaching about African-American fathers who needed to step up to the plate, Willie knew that his president’s Harvard education hadn’t done him much good, not on this subject anyway. Willie had it in mind to make his plight known to the NAACP, or to join in a protest on Washington, but for all his show, Willie was quite the wusse when it came to standing up for his God-given rights.

Recently Willie showed it all off to the brothers at the gym.“Protest?” he laughed,“you gotta be kidding me, I got no time for it. That’s some body else’s job”. In fact all the boys thought the same, that’s why lawyers reaped the benefits, such that Willie’s great grandfather might have turned over in his grave. You see, the elder Willie protested with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. when no one had money and lives were always at risk. So when Willie Wusse got six months instead of the usual 90 days on a first time child support offense, no one was there to hear his gripes. In Willie’s words, “that was some body else’s job.”.

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Francis Stewart
Francis Stewart

I WISH I COULD DO MORE TO HELP THOSE THAT NEED IT.

Valerie Green
Valerie Green

And to think some don't even have a car, truck or van to live in either!

Fran Bonfanti
Fran Bonfanti

thank you for viewing my postings, its true!

Mimi Rose
Mimi Rose

We need to stop looking over the fence, and start taking care of issues in our own backyard.

Theresa Thomas
Theresa Thomas

In our country as rich as we are there should be no homeless child or adult!

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