Something to keep in mind-
Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how
to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and
sometimes even their family members.
They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and
you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order
to not get caught and to continue to abuse
Sexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if
those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance
would somehow set off alarm bells and give us the willies or the creeps. They
rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of
sexually violating others. While they are grooming the child and even family members, they
devote lots of time and energy building trust with them by giving them money and gifts.
They tend to make the child feel that they are special and loved.
Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow he's
automatically safe. It's just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an
adult is harmless simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses,
using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age,
but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.
It takes a lot of courage to come forward and take action about being sexually abused. This is not an easy thing to do, but it is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Some have many. So let's hope that anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Eric Holtan, will get help and find the courage and strength to speak up and contact law enforcement, no matter how long ago it happened. Do not report your abuse to the church officials, they are not the proper officials to be investigating child sex crimes.
Keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for
healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.
Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. firstname.lastname@example.org,
"SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) We also have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, ministers, plus victims who were assaulted in institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, day care centers, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc.
Its like Ford, the Tea Party Mayor in Toronto. The Tea Party loves him so matter how much crack he consumes. It not about accomplishing anything. It about just being in the seat doing nothing.
The strategic question is: - How many voted?...........less than 1/3
To Sam Smith:
You have to realize that those two council people you refer to are just serving their respective communities. Hispanics on the south side and LGBT, Progressives for the other. Entitlements and Liberals...how could we not loose. Tucson is screwed, we just don't know it yet. Some of us do.
Low wage right to work law state + no worker protections enforced by watchdog agencies = Arizona, A Republican success story built on injustice and wage suppression.
Everyone has opinions about poverty. I found the opinion of Mr.Flagg, that the real issue is good paying jobs, to be much more in tune with reality than anything else in this article. I disagree with him that local policy makers should get a pass on this "national issue." Given the political viewpoints of those in power in both Tucson and the University of Arizona there will be little or no discussion of how illegal immigration has artificially depressed wages for so many area residents. There will probably be just as little discussion of the impact of Arizona being a right to work state on the low wages in this area.
Insane, continue to elect the do nothings. I am not a Republican, but there are times when they should be elected to make Tucson a better city. The Democrats are failing in growing Tucson, creating jobs and making the city better for businesses. Enough is enough, elect those who will help the city, not continue to take it backwards. Fimbres and Uhlich have not done their jobs to make Tucson better. they need to be replaced. Come on voters elect those who really want to make Tucson progressive and better. Not waste tens of millions doing nothing.
It's dangerous riding a bike in Tucson. I can't say that I have tried it since High School. It's dangerous driving a car here!!! And the condition of our roads is tough on my car much less a bike.
You'd like to think the issue requires more study. There's no grant money left if you reach a conclusion.
Visit any DES office and make a simple observation. Be careful not to judge since that might hurt someone's f e e l i n g s.
Wherever the English went there is prosperity. Where ever the Spanish, illegal immigrants, Indians, Africans, and psycho-maniac veterans went there is poverty.
White trash rednecks run a distant 6th. Despite their greater numbers. Ask Tom to run some math on that little detail known as a 'per capita' breakdown.
Nothing will change as long a Karen Uhlich keeps them so comfy with hand-outs.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
If I had no other reason to rejoice at the victories of Council Members Fimbres and Uhlich, the mathematical challenges under which Messrs. Polak and Buehler-Garcia labor would be sufficient. Both Democrats led by 10,000 votes with 6,000 to be processed and the anti-mathematicians weren't ready to concede? Just let them at the city's budget. It's Thursday morning and the County election office hasn't yet completed its check and count of the 6,000 so there's still no reason to concede. Parallel universe anyone?
1200 jobs, 71 new business opened through his changes to certificate of occupancy, openings and expansion of Costco, Curacao, Walmart, APAC Pharmaceuticals, Bruker Nano, expansion of CAID Industries. His Ward saw a lot, as did the City, thus the big win and well deserved one.
Don't read too much into his win Niles. It's about what you would expect for his Ward.
Fimbres is prepared and asks questions Fraser. That is the purpose of the meeting and he must doing the job right since he got the endorsements of the Chamber of Commerce, SAHBA and the Realtors. PS Richard Fimbres was the top vote getter of the contested races. Tucson voted and he won, and won big.
Well I guess Fimbres is right. They will move Tucson forward......to running out of money. Maybe Fimbres can spend the next several years learning not to read all of his questions at the Council Meetings off of a piece of paper. In fact I never see him say anything without reading it first.
Gotta love gun nuts
Hailing from Germany wrote, among other things, "But to me the biggest hurdle is not the infrastructure, but the attitude and lack of responsibility on the part of the drivers." Although I agree with his almost all of his observations, I am not in complete agreement that infrastructure is less of an issue than the obviously dreadful driving that happens in Tucson all the time, putting many more than bicyclists at risk.
To me, superimposing all modes of transportation onto one line of travel is as senseless as putting pedestrian sidewalks in the middle of streets. Bike paths deserve and warrant separate arterial road beds in a city like Tucson. A six inch stripe of white paint is meaningless.
Ultimately the laws of physics rule the roads. Historically that has been the case, and it should remain the case, due to the immutable nature of weights, velocities, momentum, and maneuverability. Mounted horsemen yield to carriages, which yield to lorries. Small light aircraft yield to large heavy aircraft. Small automobiles yield to heavy automobiles. Small nimble watercraft yield to heavy lumbering tankers. Why? It's just fact that when they collide, the smaller vehicle does all the yielding.
Bike paths on major automobile arteries seek to repeal the laws of physics in ways that I am suspect are not sought in Germany. Tucson needs more dedicated, separated bike paths across town, bike paths that are not an afterthought on an existing relatively high speed thoroughfare. Tucson also needs sane drivers. I learned in motorcycle safety courses, and in personal experiences, that as a two wheeled mode of transportation, I am a fly, and traffic is a swatter. Insane drivers are bad, but they are neither responsible for the laws of physics being what they are, nor responsible for bicyclists arguments that we should repeal them.
Pepper spray their butts, cuff em' and haul em' back to the stinking country that they came from. These cockroaches need to fix the garbage pile that they and their ancestors have built not come into our country and crap it up like they already did once before with their own. They are ILLEGALS. When you are illegal, you are a criminal!
It is not up to the City Council to decide which laws they wish to obey, they swore an oath to uphold and support the Constitution of the US and Arizona. Unfortunately there are too many self serving bureaucrats at city hall who had no intention of holding to their oaths, only their financial supporters.
How does the United States gain by the presence of millions of illegal aliens.? Besides the fact that business wants them for cheap labor and the Progressives want them for "Undocumented Democrats" We are so screwed but the problem is ..that we don't know it.
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