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#11901 HB

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

The Vic City Hall has or had pictures of all previous Mayors.

They can start a new one Called the wall of Shameful mayors.

 

Lisa Can be the first one.

 

She has done one thing very good as mayor..She has guaranteed that she is a one term cowboy(girl)(?)


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:40 AM

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#11903 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:08 AM

There is a story in today's TC, about a mother's anger at having to wait 2 to 4 weeks to get her daughter on a methadone program. 

 

Now, the story does not say it, but I'll guess her daughter has been a addict for more than 2 to 4 weeks already.

 

The mother says it is upsetting because "it's a very small window when they agree they need help".

 

Look, it's a very large window of 8 months when my mother needs a new hip, but she toughs it out.

 

These addicts and their enablers really do feel entitled.  Look, the reason there is a 2 to 4 week wait is because the few doctors that prescribe methadone need special training, and it's likely to weed out abuse.

 

Our health system needs to be examined closely, it does not work well and there are all kinds of tales of people being failed by the system.  It is even possible it contributes to the homelessness that we see by confining people to disability by failing to adequately treat conditions in a timely manner and contributing to addiction to pain killers for the same reason.  No one goes broke because they can't afford healthcare in Canada, but many go broke because the healthcare system can not afford to treat them in a timely way.  Two tier is likely part of the answer to the problem - let those who can and want to pay, do so - but there are zealots who would rather see everyone fail than give up on their utopian ideal of single payer.  



#11904 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:13 AM

Problem is without being sarcastic you are asking people who don't always know where they are or who they are to press a button before crossing a road .
They are just as likely to be having an argument
with the lamppost as crossing the street .
You can not use logic with an addict

 

Perhaps this should be clarified "an addict with a sever mental health problem, or an addict who is currently high on an illegal drug" - there are many addicts, some are very rational and logical, they just tend to be those addicted to things other than illegal drugs and without concurrent psychosis.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:31 AM

Our health system needs to be examined closely, it does not work well and there are all kinds of tales of people being failed by the system. It is even possible it contributes to the homelessness that we see by confining people to disability by failing to adequately treat conditions in a timely manner and contributing to addiction to pain killers for the same reason. No one goes broke because they can't afford healthcare in Canada, but many go broke because the healthcare system can not afford to treat them in a timely way. Two tier is likely part of the answer to the problem - let those who can and want to pay, do so - but there are zealots who would rather see everyone fail than give up on their utopian ideal of single payer.


Right. If that mother in the story was just allowed to pay a doctor $50 to get her daughter in to see him for a prescription they'd be set. Instead now we have a new story about how addicts are being driven to Nanaimo to see a qualified and available doctor.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:06 AM

52 OT crosswalk post have been moved to: http://vibrantvictor...117#entry367730


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Posted Yesterday, 10:12 AM

52 OT crosswalk post have been moved to: http://vibrantvictor...117#entry367730

Thank you!  :banana:



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Posted Yesterday, 10:25 AM

Ever notice that the homeless use crosswalks differently than others?
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#11909 Karma2017

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Posted Yesterday, 12:30 PM

Ever notice that the homeless use crosswalks differently than others?

Ever notice most homeless/addicts usually don't bother using crosswalks and put everyone in danger by running out into the street in the middle of traffic?  Again just smacks of that attitude of selfish entitlement and everyone has to cater to THEM...  :P


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Posted Yesterday, 03:47 PM

They dont put everyone in danger.

 

they put themselves in danger.

 

The one I hit was damaged after the hit  but my vehicle was fine .. No danger to my vehicle



#11911 A Girl is No one

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 PM

What about the one that threw himself on a car windshield, started smashing it last summer on Fort street. The lady at the wheel was convinced the guy would have killed her, had it not been for the eyewitnesses who called the police immediately, and the police actually bothering to show up (they did a low of no shows in those days, I don't know about now).

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Posted Yesterday, 10:05 PM

How did he almost kill her cant seem like she was in danger of being murdered if the police didn't come



#11913 Karma2017

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Posted Today, 02:28 AM

How did he almost kill her cant seem like she was in danger of being murdered if the police didn't come

I'm thinking if someone swerved in the lane to avoid one of these mental midgets and hitting someone else...and that lady wasnt in danger all she had to do was drive away???



 



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