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What I have decided to do
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KellyGa    Posted 07-15-2003 at 08:36:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Much thanks go out to all of you for your input on my problem earlier with the little girl with lice. I think everyone helped me a lot to decide what to do. For now, I am going to print out all the info I can get my hands on for her grandfather, and take it up to him myself, tell him I think this would be useful in the future for him and his grandaughter. Tell him I know hes been having a bit of trouble with it, and I just wanted to help him out some if I could. I will know if he is going to do something about it or not. You can usually read people pretty easy. I know if it were myself, I would want a chance to set things right without the authorities. I will tell you this, I will be checking back with the man to see how things are going after I talk with him. Wish me luck that he does't get angry with me. Let you know how all this goes later, thanks again.


Maggie/TX    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:33:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, bless your heart, I think you have decided on the best move. Good luck with it and I pray that the grandfather will be receptive to your help. :)


Sid    Posted 07-15-2003 at 18:26:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to hear you are going to get personely involved for too long it seems every one thinks somebody else ought to do something I wish your efforts well.


Ron/PA    Posted 07-15-2003 at 08:55:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, even if he does get mad at you, don't give up too easily. When folks are up against the wall and they are used to doing for themselves, they may lash out at anyone around. Believe me, in a little while he'll calm down and decide that he would rather have your help, than the gubermint's intruding.
Later
Ron


Lenore    Posted 07-15-2003 at 08:50:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good decision, Kelly.

Being an older man, her granddad may be at a loss for what to do for a 9 year old girl. I dont know if you are up to it or not, but you might volunteer to help if you are. That is not an easy thing. I certainly hope you will be successful.


Clod    Posted 07-15-2003 at 08:49:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is hard to know what the man will think or say.But it is sad to know that the power held by the so called authorities.I know some have done some good things.But some have done very bad things too.It kinda reminds me of countries where the people have no rights nor say in their own lives.Some people who work in those types of agencies are not like normal everyday citizen.It is sad they let the little girl live this way,It is not good at all.It seems that there would be some wise citizen around your area who could work on this problem to better effect than beauricratic robots drawing a government check and may have no cares for anthing but statistics and points for future retirement.


screaminghollow    Posted 07-16-2003 at 06:10:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, the feds have set up a virtual bounty system for the local child welfare agencies. They get a certain amount for every child removed from parents and something like $5,000 for every kids for whom they terminate parental rights. Lice are nasty things, but there are worse things. Perhaps being yanked away from the only loving relative this girl knows, and put in a mentally abusive cold uncaring foster home would be better? There's a lot of kids who don't even get "three hots and a cot" For all we know, this girl is better off than alot of kids. No bruises, burns, unexplained broken bones. Ever watch the old Shirly Temple movie, "Heidi" Where was Heidi better off? In Grandpa's hovel or the fancy rich joint. One of my client's had her two month old son taken away, because a chest x-ray, might have shown one healing fracture to a rib. Three days later, while still in foster care, the poor baby suddenly had a skull fracture, four newly fractured ribs and a fractured left femur. Momma took the baby to the hospital ER for high fever and possible pneumonia, The CT scan and follow up x-rays done the night they took the baby away showed no other possible injury. That poor baby was pommelled by someone while in foster care. There's some truly sick folks on both sides of the system.


KellyGa    Posted 07-15-2003 at 09:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, the politicians are too busy making sure we don't park onthe grass in our own yard, and pulling up our yard sale signs when they are too big. They don't care about the people, and the children. Its obvious considering Clayton County just might get their accretidaton pulled. If that happens no child will be eligible for the Hope scholorships. Glad mine don't go in Clayton County! We have four women sitting up there making their bucks, and not doing a thing. They have been asked to step down, but they say they won't. Its enough to make you toss yourcookies, I tell ya.


Clod    Posted 07-15-2003 at 09:21:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is not unique to Georgia and your county alone.Court houses everywhere attract those deadbeats who tend to live off the taxpayers rather than live with the taxpayers.


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 07-15-2003 at 10:36:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure glad you pointed that out Amigo. I was thinking of running for public office but I dont like hanging around abunch of dead beats. I would probably get in deep dodo real fast over there in Libetry Court House. I had a commissioner buddy over there once and he was trying to get things done but landed in jail for wire taping the judges phone.


Clod    Posted 07-15-2003 at 10:57:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those same guys voted themselves a hefty raise.How do you think that would work on a regular job? One guy voted against the raise,I dont remember his name but I thought that was the one that I would have voted for..But it may have been pre planned for public consumption.Oh yes.I was doing a title here a few days ago.I noticed signs on the windows that Harris county.(Or the State?) Will raise the title change fee from 13 bucks to 33 in the near future.Have you ever seen those with the power to raise/lower fees and taxes go down rather than up? That texas lottery was proposed to cure all this mysery.What happened?


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