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Instead of comparing your paper with the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and USA Today, maybe you should scale down a little bit and compare it with how newspapers of a comparable size run their comment boards. I know folks like to dream high, but come on now...its not like you're getting the comment traffic that the papers you're comparing yourself to are. So it wouldnt take much to hire or delegate someone to moderate the comments on the stories and warn the offenders of inappropriate behavior and then ban them if it doesnt stop.
I know that the St. Louis Post Dispatch isnt in the same class as the New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press, but that process works for them and still gives me the opportunity to comment on things that happen in my old home town.
So the bottom line is that the newpaper is either too cheap or refuses to hire a moderator for the online comments. Thats what that persons job is to police the comments and make sure they stay in line with the papers standards. Most online newspapers incorporate this to maintain the integrity of the board. Why hasn't this newspaper thought of that?
Actually Tw, you're the idiot because you can't comprehend a simple sentence. Holdout seemed to get what I was saying, like everyone else on here besides you. I meant exactly what holdout said. I have positions open but the sad part is that a lot of the people who really want jobs already have them, especially entry level positions that a person has to do some physical work for not very much pay. Nobody wants to do that anymore, they want to come in as a manager now.
And yeah, I do give these people a chance to work because they come in crying about how BAD they need a job. And I sit and make sure I tell them during the interview EXACTLY what the job involves. After one or two paychecks, they decide its not for them and go back to doing whatever they were before.
And yeah, you got me on missing "noone", guess that pretty much defines my education, huh? I also misspelt "time" but you missed that one.
I understand the city's motivation to shut this place down, but the way they are going about it sounds to me like borderline harrassment. These places have to have fire inspections on a regular basis and if thats the case, then every single name on the bottom of the previous inspections who passed the place should be fired and investigated.
I'm not advocating the use of this facility as its being used, but I still think its wrong to try to go through the back door to "get them"
Noone should have public housing for 4 years unless they are in school working toward a degree. I thought the concept was to help you until you got back on your feet. Shouldn't take you 4 years to get back on your feet. This bothers me because right now, I have almost 10 open positions that need to be filled but I get people who come in who havent worked in over a year begging for a job but then find out that its easier to just sit at home and collect instead of bending over and working for something.
Rules need to be changed and you should have a set tiime that you are given for public assistance. If at the end of this time you cannot show that you are enrolled in school or actively seeking a trade, then out you should go.
The moment she knew he was beating those kids and she put them back into the situation for it to happen again, she stopped being a victim and became an accessory.
.....and noone knew this was going on? Hard to believe.
maybe not better....but definitely true. Are you telling me they aren't bad?
How do I know the father hadn't checked on the kids? I can honestly say I don't know, but I also will say that if his kid is in the intensive care from almost getting beaten to death and he "checked on him" I'll bet I'm more close to being right than you are about the relationship he has with this child.
And your two responses are what I believe is wrong with what's going on today. While you sit here and come up with excuses instead of holding people accountable for what they do, why would they ever feel the need to hold themselves accountable? "The father very well could have a job", but you know he very well probably doesnt. "You can pay up to 600 dollars in rent in public housing", but you know very well that you probably dont. "The father may have been denied being able to have a relationship with his kids", but you know probably well he probably hasnt even tried. I'm sick of listening to excuses as to why this kind of stuff happens.