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How about he focus on stopping ignorant big name families and their children from wiping their feet on other children and students who are different in some way.... And not turn a blind eye to the bullying that occurs amongst students who are poor or different. That would be a great way to increase attendance rates and grades.
The bottom line for is that we live in a wonderful community with countless outdoor recreation opportunities and we could use to grow as a community and have even more opportunities. Our community deserves it. the youth deserve it. What Gene B said is true. Statistics prove that early intervention is the best combatant of drug addiction and abuse. A healthy community is a happy community and a less drug-dependent community. There is hard evidence to support these claims. Mr. Bilodeau did not make this stuff up. He stated a fact. Early intervention in the forms of good mental and physical health are key components of prevention. Since the mind and body are interconnected, good physical health and the seed of positive health social norms could sprout and blossom in to something greater than we can even begin to envision. Some folks can stick their head in the mud about this and pretend we live in a different place with different problems, but the fact remains that the longer we ignore this problem, the bigger it will grow. There is no single solution....it takes a combined approach. Good health as a cultural norm is one component toward living in a more happy and healthy community.
These are hard times financially and socially. No one knows what's gonna happen next. We must take positive steps toward the future and have an optimistic point of view, a dream. And we have to keep smashing forward. It's the American way.
The fact is--those who choose to throw trash out their window and leave crap everywhere are truly the "garbage of humanity". I am getting very tired of cleaning up after them. Do the world a favor and clean up after yourself, and as Bill said, adopt and maintain someplace that really needs it. Amongst many Native American cultures, the earth is viewed as our mother....would you throw trash on your own mother? Keep it clean! Thanks Bill for speaking up!
There are many individuals in this community who could benefit from a small public transit system. With rising gas prices, environmental concerns, and an increasing elderly population who cannot drive, public transportation would be a godsend to many people in our little town. It may also stimulate local business since there are some people who can't get around to spend their $$....
CAntstandtexans, it is obvious that you would fall within the ranks of us who have nothing better to do than complain about the deer. Obviously, you are just as booooooooooooooooooring as the rest of us, or you would not have responded to this blog. I also find it hard to believe you are speechless, since--after all--you chose to "speak" by writing to this blog. Your words make you just as "simply unbelievable" by your responding to this issue.
I respectfully withdraw my prior comments. I think Maverick has the right idea. As for my mind, als362....it would be difficult for any effective approach or remedy from a pychotherapeutic perspective since my mind since I've lost it...thanks for pointing that out by the way...I would have never realized it had left if you had not pointed that out. Have you ever lost your mind? It is not fun....and I don't appreciate your making fun of my great loss.
I think the only real solution is to leave the deer alone. That way I can use small children to bait in the starving mountain lions when they run out of deer to feed on. Maybe then someone will let me hunt in the city limits. I would say I only miss about 5% of the time, so there is only a 5% chance my arrow may glance off the mountain lion and harm someone. Reasonable odds, considering the severity of the issue of deer being within the confines of our deer-hating and loving community.
For me, this issue is not even really an issue....it's a hopeless act of boredom in a town where winter is 6 months long, where many of its residents choose not to partake in the vast opportunities, and where politicians with little else to do--must have some "issues" to be working on. Let's just be thankful our town is so quiet that we have to make things up to get worked up about. All praise to the almighty deer god for giving us this issue so we can all get worked up and forget about how mundane and insignificant our existence has truly is. Cheers!
David Morris, You ROCK! People need to take Heed to your words or we will be in one heck of a mess in the not-so-distant future!!
I respectfully withdraw on my former solution. I think the city should buy leashes and collars and distribute the items to all people in town who are having deer problems. We then teach the deer to "sit" on command and that humans are their friends. A tame deer is a respectful deer. If this does not work, then we shoot them with bows and arrows. This is a hunting community. Let's deal with this problem in a way that is culturally appropriate. It is ok to hunt them and kill them as long as we eat them and go about it in a safe, ethical manner. Let's not hide behind the guise of social propriety for the sake of political correctness. We are a hunting community and we are proud of it. Let's not cower about this. The solution is simple.
Things don't have to be so black and white. If there are too few deer and the population is struggling, let's help the deer out....If the are too many, let's eat them. Sound conservation and management of our valued resource and kindred being can only benefit our community.
Jab an arrow in the tomato stealing rascals and eat their livers...why do we humans have to make things so difficult? We have plenty of bow hunters in town who would safely and humanely reduce our deer population to more manageable numbers. I've heard this model has been used in the east and has been quite effective in cities much larger and more populated than ours.
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