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Subject: Re: If you saw someone getting mugged...

Forum: If you saw someone getting mugged...
If I saw someone getting mugged, I would yell for help while calling the cops. If the person took off, I don't think I would chase them, and it wouldn't be because I wouldn't want to. I just know that I wouldn't be able to catch them.

This makes me wonder about what the majority of people would do though. I've heard people are more likely to help rape victims if they yell "fire" instead of "rape." Maybe people are always concerned about the person having a weapon, but I wouldn't just walk away.

People also drive by car accidents a lot when they're the first on the scene. On this one, I honestly have to admit that I would not stop unless I had a male in the vehicle with me. I would certainly call the cops if I was in service or go get help. I'd always heard about a woman that stopped to help with what she assumed was a motorcycle accident. Two men were waiting in the bushes, and they kidnapped and raped her.

It's sad that you can't always help people in despair because you have to be cognizant of your own safety first.

Subject: Re: Least Favorite Word

Forum: Least Favorite Word
Hey there! Ya I would definitely agree with your word.

The word I really dislike is CAN'T especially when it's in reference to me. I'm not talking about things such as you can't break the law, etc. I'm referring to when people tell me that I can't do something as in I won't be capable. I had an academic advisor tell me once that I wouldn't be capable of doing something. She basically said I was ignorant to think that I could accomplish the plan that had I set out before myself. I'm proud to say I proved her wrong. She doesn't know that though because I never went back to see her.

In reference to other people, I don't like the word useless. Everyone is good at something or has some redeeming quality. Yes they might be a diamond in the rough, but maybe they just need to be nurtured. If you tell someone that they're not good for anything for a long enough period of time, they'll likely start believing it themselves. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Subject: Re: ...were you a "difficult" teen??...

Forum: ...were you a "difficult" teen??...
If you want the simple answer, then yes.

I've been told that out of all of my siblings I gave my mom the most gray hairs. Unfortunately, I used to sneak out. I used to get detention. I used to date guys that weren't necessarily "good guys."

I never got bad grades though. I was super involved with sports and other extra-curriculars. I turned out alright.

Looking back now, I do feel bad. You just don't really think about it as a kid. You always knew best. You were too smart for your own good.

What's going to be ironic is when my kids are the same as I was. Karma.

Subject: Re: It's now what I was looking for...

Forum: It's now what I was looking for...
Disappointed. There is nothing like putting in a lot of work to have someone tell you that you didn't perform up to their standards. It would be entirely different if you didn't feel as though you gave it your all in the first place, but if you worked your hardest, that comment is hard to take.

It also depends on the type of project too. If you put in a lot of work but the project involved something that you're not as passionate about, it's not a big deal.

On the other hand, if you have passion for it, it's tough. It's even harder if it's your first time putting yourself out there for that given passion. I've always wanted to write a book, but I'm terrified of tough critics. I guess that's how you learn though!

I hope that someone didn't say this to you recently. If they did, work harder and prove them wrong next time!

Subject: Re: Should We Just Give Houses to the Homeless?

Forum: Should We Just Give Houses to the Homeless?
Give a rehabilitation program your all just to be put on the streets again and struggle again to find a job or turn to something that placates the pain temporarily?? Homeless people that suffer from one form of addiction or another should not be on the streets where the temptation to take drugs is probably the highest.

Give them houses.

From what I understand from reading the Carrier article, most if not all of the places that have a housing first program have had success with reducing costs associated with caring for a homeless person. Both Cire7 and Nichole 90 mentioned that we'll have to watch out for people that will take advantage of the system. Admittedly, no system will be perfect, so Cire7 suggests we come up with a reasonable goal.

An additional perk of the housing first programs (as stated in the Carrier article) was that they DID provide access to health services, rehabilitation programs, etc. to help people manage their illnesses. They DID NOT simply give people houses and except that would solve the problem in and of itself. No one expected this to be a single solution for the issue of homelessness.

I was researching further into the housing first program in my community. I've seen progress, but I have not seen any metrics that measure how successful the program has been since it was implemented. If you're interested in looking at a plan, here's the link for my community's plan (http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/21013).

I do agree that I'd like for every American to be self-sufficient, but I just don't think it's possible. Don't get me wrong! I do believe in the power of hard work; I grew up on a ranch and helped my dad every day after school and all summer come rain or shine as soon as I was old enough. I just think we have to be realistic.

Yes, there will be kinks to work out, but in the end I say:

Give them houses.

Subject: Re: Should We Just Give Houses to the Homeless?

Forum: Should We Just Give Houses to the Homeless?
This is a tough issue, and I've spent time reading everyone's ideas on the advantages and the disadvantages of providing homes for the homeless. In the hopes that I can add more to the conversation, many have stated that this won't "fix" the underlying issues. Certainly, the underlying issues are numerous and complex, and certainly, not all of them can be "fixed" in the first place.

Many of the people that are on the streets day in and day out simply cannot work. The article by Scott Carrier referenced previously attempted programs that wanted the homeless to pass "tests" before being given a house. The article said that if people could not "...stop having mental episodes...they lost their apartments and became homeless again." People cannot simply stop having mental episodes; even the best antipsychotics cannot prevent a person with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder from having another "episode." Yes, antipsychotics and treatments have been proven to reduce the occurrence of episodes, but they are not under any circumstances a CURE. It would be difficult to manage such diseases with the best care possible let alone by yourself as a homeless person.

Give them houses.

Many people are on the streets are homeless veterans. What portion of them do you think suffer from PTSD? I'm sure it would be difficult at best to come home from a war and deal with the immense guilt that some veterans experience when their comrades die next to them. If they can't work because of their illness they might become homeless. If they're homeless, the symptoms of their disease will get worse because any lack of sleep, lack of access to healthy food, high stress environments, etc. have great potential to trigger an overstimulation of the nervous system which will cause an episode. Seems like a vicious cycle doesn't it?

Give them houses.

Yes, a lot of the people on the street struggle with addiction. If you for one second think that addiction is not an illness, you're wrong. OVER 20 MILLION Americans are suffering from addiction and only about one-tenth of that population are getting the help they need (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/spring07/articles/spring07pg14-17.html). Maybe you'd think that they don't need housing to get through treatment; there are probably many that can get through addiction while being homeless. What's their incentive though?

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Subject: Re: Cnet Jeopardy 2.0

Forum: Cnet Jeopardy 2.0
@Cire7 and crew I'm going to give this my best shot!

In response to @Dare_2_Dream's questions:
1) Who is tatamama10? I honestly had no idea on this one, but this user had been to Nepal.

2) Who is Nichole B90? I believe I heard her talking about this is on a forum, but I'm not sure!

Now for my questions!! Notice mine are directed at newer users, so that maybe veterans can get to know us better.
1) What new CNetter dreams of becoming a pediatric nurse?

2) What new CNetter has extra treats in her class for students that don't have any?

Subject: Re: Do you use LinkedIn?

Forum: Do you use LinkedIn?
@justjared07 - Hello!

I do maintain a LinkedIn profile. I don't think I've ever had an employer check out my LinkedIn that I know of. It would be a good idea for me to include the link to my profile on my resume though! The main reason that I maintain a profile is because it's an easy way for me to keep track of where I worked and when. Also, I can maintain a contact list of those people that are in my professional network.

Maybe LinkedIn will be more relevant in my professional career after I finish grad school. The sole time that I was asked for the link to my page was for a scholarship application. It remains to be seen whether or not I got one of those scholarships; maybe if I don't I should blame it on my LinkedIn. I do have to admit that I probably haven't utilized LinkedIn's capabilities to the fullest, and I found a site that might help me (and others!) optimize use:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/23454/The-Ultimate-Cheat-Sheet-for-Mastering-LinkedIn.aspx

I think that employers should be able to make decisions based off of what they find on social media. If people do not want others to know something, maybe they shouldn't post it on a public site. I've even heard of job employers scoping out your car in the parking lot to gauge what kind of person you are. I think that'd a little more invasive than checking out your social media sites.

Subject: Playing Hooky

Forum: Playing Hooky
In recent weeks, I've been witness to professors lecturing on not skipping class. Obviously, I've been to most if not all of these classes because I heard the lectures.

Do professors have a right to punish college-age students for skipping class? I understand possibly taking points away from a participation grade for those that are chronically missing class or for those that are chronically late, but I can't come up with a rationale for why a professor should dictate whether or not a student goes to class.

We're the ones forking over tuition dollars to fund their salaries. For the most part, I don't skip class because I know it costs upwards of $20 per credit hour that I miss...but there are occasions where unfortunately I have other commitments.

What do you think? Should students be able to miss class for any reason? Should students be required to give a legitimate reason for being absent? What policies have been implemented in your classrooms?

Subject: Re: What is One Thing You Learned Recently - Anything "Big or Small"??

Forum: What is One Thing You Learned Recently - Anything "Big or Small"??
@Nichole B90 looks like congrats are in order for you to!

Recently I learned that in 70% of blood cancers, the patient will not have a match in their immediate family for a stem cell transplant. Instead they'll have to access a registry such as Be the Match to find a donor. I'm passionate about getting people to join the registry because people close to me have been affected by a blood cancer like leukemia or lymphoma.

Thanks for the forum, and good luck to you in the coming week!

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