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Well stated. Pot is legal, proven beneficial for multiple conditions, and a better recreational option over alcohol or hard drugs. Just leave it alone, already! I don't like drunken people piling out of the downtown bars and causing mayhem, but I am not interested in taxing alcohol for a rehab center. A rehab center is a much needed addition to our community, but why make those who purchase mj products pay for it? This is illogical and petty. It reeks of a certain council member who still has a vendetta and will look for any nonsensical avenue to attack the mj stores and customers in town. A rehab center is for multiple addictions, quite often alcohol and opiates. A marijuana rehab? Seriously, get a grip. This is like taxing water bottles to pay for lifeguards at the pool. Ridiculous.
The more public we are about suicide, the better aware we are of how many people are in so much pain, that in desperation, they see death as the only way out. I have lost so many people over the years to suicide. The cause of death was pain, period. There is NO SHAME in suffering. In fact, SHAME on you for trying to act like it is some wicked act to be embarrassed about and hide. The crime is that we as a culture do so little to help people in crisis. Some facts:
In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides.
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2013 CDC WISQARS)
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2013 CDC WISQARS)
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people grades 7-12.
or Colorado suicide rates:http://coloradohealthinstitute.org/insights/insight/suicide-depression-and-colorado
We have a serial killer in the boat, hide your elk, keep them safe.
44 for District 6.
So, you are one of the imperialist good old white boys who like to bully women? Pay your own share and grow up. You want to play tit for tat with me? I'm not some cowering child you can intimidate. How about you put your patriarchy and entitlement aside and pay your own way without trying to bully a woman into taking responsibility for your actions. You can also make your own sandwich and do your own laundry.
Appreciate your integrity and moral conviction which resulted in your initial letter, along with the whistle blowing actions of other insiders. I agree, the council and the community is entitled to full disclosure of the report. Additionally, these issues generally originate from a rotten and corrupt top tier of leadership that can include numerous branches of government. I am confident a few more people in positions of power need to be kicked off their thrones. Good luck from here, you are entitled to take action to clear your name and recoup damages, I sincerely hope you do just that.
The people who work at Wal-Mart are all good folks, it's corporate policy that makes the store such an undesirable place to shop. From purchasing sub standard slave manufuctured items from overseas, to very poor treatment of employees (even managers,) and putting profit above people and service, Wal-Mart is the epitome of capitalism at it's darkest.
I do occasionally shop at Wal-Mart, but not with any pleasure.
I mostly shop at Ace, and the grocery stores for what I need. Ace treats both it's customers and staff well, and our markets offer household goods. Ace does cost more, but their products are top of the line, and you will always be treated well and get quality customer service.
Welcome to the Boat Ms. Tiller, hopefully you can bring some positive change to the store.
Completely tragic all around. The look of despair the young man is exhibiting rends my heart.
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