Wolf let her off the hook far faster and easier than he would any Conservative.
[-1] April 14, 2015 at 9:27am
Well said Harry. I personally could care less if someone vaccinates their children. My family is vaccinated and I make sure we stay current. Thus we are very unlikely to contract something like Pertussis or Tetanus. I also feel a tiny bit sorry for her kids. Mom and Dad made a decision for which the children are suffering. But I feel much more sympathy for the baby that was infected as well has that family.
[-3] April 14, 2015 at 9:22am
It is certainly your choice. Until your child infects another. Choices have consequences and sometimes those consequences are not fun. The baby who was infected had a rough time of it. Having cared for a few children with Pertussis I have personal knowledge of that.
 April 14, 2015 at 9:20am
Veeslav. Mortality rates for Pertussis dropped from about 45 per 100,00 in 1900 to almost nothing by 11954 (the vaccine was introduced in the ate 1940s). As for seeing “lots and lots” of pertussis including your own son; how did you prove that it was pertussis? Did you culture it? Test for anitbodies? IgM and IgG? Just saying he had a cough that sounded like whooping cough is insufficient.
 April 10, 2015 at 11:07am
The officer will likely be convicted of manslaughter. But, given what a lot of people are saying and posting here and elsewhere, it will be difficult for him to receive a fair trial.
so a "fair trial" means the cop should get a less than intentional murder conviction? Manslaughter would dictate one or two shots in the back... not EIGHT shots in the back...
I'd imagine he'll get about as fair trial as one could receive having his crime being recorded to video almost in its entirety.
 April 10, 2015 at 11:02am
A few of these ‘essential oils ‘ do have a strong odor and that may be bothersome to some folks. But it certainly doesn’t merit suspension. The only possible barriers would be if the smell causes an asthma attack in a child or it triggers a migraine.
What if the affected person is an adult, a teacher or an aide? Or do you expect adults to ignore such things? I had a student whose hair grease used to turn my stomach. She was a really sweet kid, but I had to keep my distance if it was warm. It wasn't an unpleasant smell to most people, sweet and cloying, but to me, it was nauseating. I find many fruit-scented lotions nauseating, especially the strong tropical smells. I'm not crazy about lavender but I do really, really like sandlewood.
It's a real dilemma...for all the obvious reasons.
I first became familiar with the challenges of the families with Autism some 30 years ago.
Parents are constantly looking for possible effective treatments that can help normalize their child's life.
In this case you have some evidence of effective aroma therapy essential oil treatments. There are real impacts aromas have on brains, but it is not always the same impact on all people. I'm glad the District has determined to look for something workable for all parties.
Mainstreaming mandates by Federal and State laws have brought with them some very expensive and hardline policies.
Some perfumes trigger reactions in me and others, too. And I forbid teens from using scented lotions on a school bus.
Some people can have allergic or simply stomach churning reactions to smells. This is why most doctors offices have a 'no perfumes' policy.
Or if it's simply bad enough that they actually considered suspending the kid for it.
Think about all the smelly kids in schools...and this is the one they singled out to make an issue out of. That tells me this kid wreaked something fierce.
That would be Patchouli.
The combination of oils this mother is using smell gorgeous and only last for a short while. The smell disappears not too long after being exposed to air. They don't have the same effect of making people feel sick like perfumes do in the same way that if you smell fresh fruit you don't feel ill as it's a natural smell.
I just hope that the mother knows to dilute those oils before putting them directly onto her son's neck.
 April 10, 2015 at 10:53am
Used to be one was innocent until proven guilty. Now it depends on the color of the perp.
And the video proved it.
You don't have a point.
It's called evidence.
Learn to read, and look it up
April 8, 2015 at 1:18pm
I am sure that the RCMP would be more than willing to cover her body and that of her child when they showed up to investigate. That is far better than Mom having the ability to protect herself and her child.
This is why I legally keep a gun in each of my cars when I'm out/about. Too many idiots. I wouldn't have shot this guy.. but I would have placed the fun on my dashboard to make it clear to him that if he broke my window he was a dead man.
 April 8, 2015 at 1:06pm
First, something about the story doesn’t quite ring true so I withhold judgement. Second I had the great misfortune to work with the Texas CPS when I worked in that state. Having worked with CPS is at least eight states I can say that Texas is by far the worst.
CPS in any state is simply not to be trusted. They operate on a "guilty until proven innocent" mindset.
 April 8, 2015 at 1:02pm
Personally if you don’t like the fact that he defended his family and by extension your family then don’t demand help in the future. I’ve got a neighbor two that I wouldn’t so much as expend a drop of sweat to protect because they have attitudes just like this man.
 April 7, 2015 at 9:21am
Dear Carboy. Didn’t take long for an Anti-Catholic screed to show up did it?
Ned. Which version of the Bible do you mean? The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest manuscripts extant. The Codex Sinaiticus, the Codex Alexdrinus or the Codex Vaticanus? Or perhaps you mean the Chi Rho manuscript. Or perhaps you are referring to the “Lost Books”. Or the “Apocrypha”.
 April 6, 2015 at 10:08am
Thanks for your usual inane comment. Please find me one national news show that is 100% unbiased in their reporting. Everybody has an agenda.
April 6, 2015 at 9:56am
A tall tree and a short rope and a star to hang them by. (with a nod to Samuel Coleridge)
 April 6, 2015 at 9:51am
Chimps being chimps. The only hews here is how much it will cost to fix the damage.
April 3, 2015 at 8:57am
This stinks. A whole lot more going on here than they are letting on.
April 2, 2015 at 9:48am
The world is so much better with schizophrenics and sociopaths on the streets.
 April 2, 2015 at 9:46am
Mom’s whacked out on drugs and she doesn’t know who the baby daddy is.
March 31, 2015 at 9:26am
I was issued an ID card by the VA. Has my photo and some other info. I have to produce it when I receive care at the VA. I guess you could call that a VA ID. I also have my retired ID card which no-one will accept as identification for check cashing and so forth. A driver’s license is okay though.
 March 31, 2015 at 9:23am
Thanks for the post. I’m sure that you act like an adult every minute of every day and that you have an excellent job with lots and lots of benefits. So be happy that you live in a country that protects your right to pursue both.