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Kathleen Christian

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katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

Well this is wonderful and I commend her. I will be there for the cutting and the sewing. Don't know why I didn't think of this myself as my own mother and her sister's used torn sheets and rewashed them to reuse for their menstral cycle. Back in the 20s & 30s there was no such thing as disposal pads. This is a wonderful idea and I hope it catches on to be a positive break through in aiding homeless and low-income women.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

Keep an eye on this young man - he's going to be a legend one day. I just know it.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

Another example of putting just a band-aide on a problem. This is a waste of time and money as usual. Government must be bored with their jobs and trying to find something to enact. People are going to smoke whether government controls it or not. So now more money and time wasted on the judicial system trying to enact and punish those who purchase tobacco products illegally. Government is trying to control how much soda people can drink, sugar intake, etc. etc. etc. When perhaps they need to focus on real problems like the opiod epidemic and put their money where it counts into solid mental health programs and drug rehabs. How about affordable housing and not just for students, but for seniors. I am so sick of ignorant mendacious politics.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

Good grief the city throws a fit if someone mows their grass and sweeps the clippings into the street because they don't want them being washed down into the sewers that empty into the river because they say it pollutes the river. Hogwash...now they want to dump tons of polluted water in the river and we're suppose to say OKey-dokey? I am so sick of mendacious politics. Eventually they will be requiring the citizens of Lawrence to use their water differently to "prevent" pollution. Just like in recycling our trash. The government puts the burden on the citizens, when all the while they should be forcing the manufacturers to limit their use of packaging or find a way to package where it can be reused either by the consumer or someone else. The City won't collect yard waste unless it is in a "special" bag or a purchased bin. Why would someone want to purchase a product just to throw away of purchase a "special" bin for yard waste? Unless they have a huge disposal income and can afford it. There is no reason under the sun why we can't use our old bins or the roll bins. Boo-hoo the trash collectors might have to actually physically work to pick up a bin instead of just rolling it over to a lift and watch it being dumped. This City has feet of clay - feet of clay.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

I quit smoking over 37+ years ago. It wasn't easy, but the first thing someone has to do is to put it in their mind they intend to conquer this habit. Learn to change the habits you developed when you light up a cigarette. Avoid them or modify them by eating an apple, pear or chew gun. Avoid being around those who smoke, or ask them not to smoke around you for the time being. Best way to quit is to go cold turkey. i did not use a patch, because they didn't have them back then. I drank a lot of water to flush out the toxics in my system. Today they have teas that can help with that. To curb my cravings I ate chewy apples, pears and chewed gun. And most importantly repeat affirmations to yourself reminding yourself why you are doing this. When you can make it to one month you might as well aim for 3 months. When you make it to 6 months you are on your way to victory - no turning back after now. Not to discourage anyone but it actually takes about a year to fully be rid of the cravings for cigarettes and I promise that if you try to smoke one after that you WILL get sick, sick, sick. The worse feeling. Don’t rewind – Play forward.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

Well I'll be sure to avoid as many building downtown as often as possible. I can always shop online from home.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

For one thing if the city is to focus on affordable housing than focus of this instead of adding additional issues to it to complicate the matter. However, Lawrence does need to focus on affordable housing for Seniors and soon as the Baby Boomers are steadily aging and retiring with not a lot of money at hand.

Some of our homeless problem are transients from other states. The word is out that Lawrence is very giving to the homeless. My guess is the amount of homeless increase during the winter months, because they know they can get food and have a place to sleep. I agree some of the issues of the homeless is mental problems, but not all. We have a generation that has not been taught “work ethics” and therefore are in need of mentors to guide them through obtaining a job and learning how to keep it. One thing that could change is the cumbersome requirements of applying for jobs. It has become so vexing that most cannot maneuver the system requirements and then just give up out of frustration. Perhaps businesses can be paid to hire a certain amount of minimally skilled labor to train and perhaps mentor to help them maintain employment. Unfortunately it has come to this where we need to walk some people through this process. Otherwise unemployment and homelessness will just continue and grow.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

Lawrence does not need more student housing. We need more Affordable Senior Housing for Low-Income residents. NO MORE student housing until Lawrence catches up with the Seniors.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

You do have a point.

katybleu (Kathleen Christian) says...

These kids went about this all wrong. So what are they to do when they are in the real world and don't like what their employers is doing...have a sit in? They should have written a letter to the School office and have everyone sign it and have sent a copy to the District asking for a conference to discuss the problem. Then if nothing was done take it further. I agree this is just nonsense. They need to be more concerned about their grades then creating this drama. So somebody called them a name....get over it, baby. If they don't like something about themselves then change it, don't blame it on someone else because they don't understand them or don't like them for that matter. Not everyone is going to like you in your lifetime, get over it. The problem with these kids today is they are too whiny and need to toughen up. We can't all be tiptoeing in the tulips, everyday.

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