beverly lemons

beverly lemons 1 year, 4 months ago on Thinking About Health: Facing the realities of high-deductible insurance

I am so glad to finally have access to health insurance that is affordable and effective. As a self-employed woman, the AFA is crucial. Because of Obamacare, I have health insurance for the first time in years.

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beverly lemons 1 year, 4 months ago on Rob Douglas: Abolish mandatory drug sentences

I have never seen any benefit, to either our culture or to individuals, for incarcerating people solely for drug use. It does nothing to curb addiction. It does not put a dent in cartel activity, and it ruins people's lives. If one engages in crimes against other person's (like assault and theft,) a penalty needs to be incurred. For getting high? Not so much. I suspect many drug offenders would never commit, or engage in, any other criminal activity apart from what they do to themselves. And that is their business. Too many drug enforcement teams and for profit prisons are dependent on drug users to justify their livelihood. Drug use should not be a crime. Exploiting those who imbibe for your own gain, or using their proclivity for altered states as an excuse to run around with guns and haz-mat costumes should be. Law enforcement can be far too much about access to grant monies and stroking ego's, building careers and getting access to public office. It is time to amend policy and law on the side of reason.

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beverly lemons 1 year, 11 months ago on Examining domestic violence in Routt County

"There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The most telling sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up—chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation."

Entire article:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm

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beverly lemons 1 year, 11 months ago on Examining domestic violence in Routt County

Thank you, Pilot, for this article. My thoughts are with all the survivors, I appreciate your coming forward to tell your stories.

To anyone out there who is involved with a controlling partner, please realize that you don't need them in your life, and you are worthy of being respected and honored. Look into sociopathic characteristics, such as borderline personality disorder and anti-social PD, you will find that your partner fits the type. There are may support groups and blogs on the internet, you can find support and validation with others. These relationships will destroy you, even if your partner does not murder you or your child.

You are not the inept weak person the perpetrator has tried to convince you that you are. Take up your strength, reach out for support, and get yourself free.

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beverly lemons 2 years ago on Gary Hofmeister: Extortion and Lois Lerner

I appreciated Mr. H's letter to this paper, as well as the open forum to discuss it.

What I don't understand is why someone is allowed to interject their nasty, threatening vitriol all over every post. He does not stay on topic, writes only snarky insults, and threatens those he can not control. Is hijacking a discussion by name calling and threatening something the Pilot supports? I would like to the see the editors ban this type of behavior, as well as people who use this forum to attack and threaten folks.

Fair minded exchanges of ideas contribute to journalistic integrity. The "bully on the playground" mocks the entire process and pollutes any chance of meaningful discussion.

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beverly lemons 2 years, 1 month ago on The Record for June 9, 2013

A bear went down the river in a canoe. Everything was fine. He then jumped on his moped, but lost his wallet. When steamboat's finest tried to return his wallet while he was in the port-a-potty, he ran away to find his Subaru. However, ACET had seized the Subaru as it looked suspiciously like a rolling meth lab. No other information is available. Everything is fine.

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