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Marianna Hyder
Marianna Hyder

I Myself Was Homeless, at one time... With My Son, Who At That Time- Was Only 6 Years Old)...
so, WE Both KNOW - First Hand - What It Means and What It Feels Like!
We lived in our car for quite awhile -- Never knowing, how we would end up.
But, we got Lucky, because "Eventually" a Friend... Ended Up Helping Us.

I Totally Agree With: The Other People Below Who Also Posted This..
This Is Only One Of The Things That Happen: When OUR Jobs - Go Over Seas.

Jalica Miller
Jalica Miller
  • Marianna Hyder

Marianna, I stood where you are, and no the sorrow to cry but somehow we fight for the children...It's more than loss of jobs...women suffer all over...Why does that seem so chilling...When will men at the Top look below their belts of the children without?

Marianna Hyder
Marianna Hyder
  • Marianna Hyder

Oh the men at the top look below their belts -- ALL The time... to see who they can -- Do It To!

Diane Ribeiro
Diane Ribeiro

Charity bgins at home- America think about your own first!

Katy Murphy Spencer
Katy Murphy Spencer

If our country has the money to sent money and food to other countries and has enough money to help rebuild a country that the last president sent our men over there to blow up when there are people and.
children in our country that are hungry and starving and out of work. Our jobs were litterally ripped out.
from under us and the people on SSI, SSD and Social Security have to live on $650.00-1,200.00 a month. Which they have to pay all there bills, plus buy groceries, meds., plus pay for...

If our country has the money to sent money and food to other countries and has enough money to help rebuild a country that the last president sent our men over there to blow up when there are people and.
children in our country that are hungry and starving and out of work. Our jobs were litterally ripped out.
from under us and the people on SSI, SSD and Social Security have to live on $650.00-1,200.00 a month. Which they have to pay all there bills, plus buy groceries, meds., plus pay for the special needs things that they somtimes have to buy with their own money. This year the people get another raise on thier social security again but like last year medicare will take a big percentage of that raise for our medicare but.
they will still only pay 80 per cent of the bill. I think if they want to really help us they should give us a raise without deducting any extra money for the premeiums on medicare and instead of them paying 80 percent they should increase the amount to 100 percent. Alot of our people can't even get Food Stamps because they claim they make to much money. Well I would like to see them live on what we do. F They couldn't do it. They need to take care of there own people in the USA now instead of other countries. We need the help now. I believe in helping others but we need help too. How many agree?

Elizabeth Anne Luik
Elizabeth Anne Luik

Saving a Yound Child in communicating or taking to gethe givs alot to self& course know ing they are really precioes, Elizabeth Lik-Rpsso.

Lynn Meek
Lynn Meek

It disgusts me how we are constantly bring baraged by commercials to help the poor and hungry in trird word countries. Well, thankd to Clinton and NAFTA, most of are jobs are over seas. Perfect example, I've had 3 VW Beetles in the past 10 years, everyone was made in Mexico!

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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Jose Madeira Soares
Jose Madeira Soares

DEmocracy defends human rights and human rights say that homless people have their human rights to be protcted and sheltered by goverbnmnets. If you think homlessness thing is not important then try to be homless for one year and you will see if Human rights is right or not. Pls do something to help homeless people.Thank you! Zevaristo

Mercè Escayola Cabrejas

¿Os habeis fijado que todos los niños sin techo son afroamericanos? Y no es una foto-montaje. La mayoría son afroamericanos, hispanos, etc.

Yoselin Baquedano
Yoselin Baquedano

The more people are aware the more we can help

Sheila Kerry
Sheila Kerry

This is so Hear about these Children Homeless and without any food to feed them.America has to step up and do something to help the homeless children.

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