As usual I wait to respond so I am not using raw emotion. I live 170 miles from Charlottesville Va. I know people that went to UVA or have kids their now. Eyewitness acounts do not match the news narrative. Athletes had show up early to practice before school started and ended up locked in with their coaches Friday night. The permit was for Saturday at noon. Racists were yelling outside of a synagogue Friday night. They had to leave out the back to avoid confrontation.
Saturday many groups invaded Charlottesville with agendas of their own. I don’t know if they were paid. But Charlottesville is pretty liberal and I can’t imagine them liking Nazis walking through town yelling anti semitic chants. What do you think is going to happen when you do that?
My Father, 3 Uncles and some cousins went to WW2 to fight Japs and nazi’s. My Father voted for Trump. I asked him how he feels now and he can’t answer me. He doesn’t associate the current events with fighting nazi’s in WW2. I guess he thinks they are different Nazis.
Someone in his county had their house tagged. They were black in a mainly white senior community. He has a black friend down the street. Again he thinks it is isolated. Stuff happens.
2016 brought on a lot of changes. Trump can’t be blamed for all of it These people have always been here. Now for some reason they think they can come into the light and are not afraid.
I fail to see how they correlate confederate statues with nazis. They were almost 70 yeara apart and don’t represent the same thing. Seems to me they are taking the confederate cause as a reason to show up and show their ass. They claim to protect history. There are over 200 confederate monuments in VA. How many historical monuments to the native americans, hispanics, asians, and blacks are their in VA? Also how many statues of women historical figures. Shouldn’t all of history be portrayed, not just the parts that agree with your narrative.
It is almost upon us. The two and a half year wait is over. The services for the chronically mentally ill. Portsmouth will be able to serve patients being discharged from maryview hospital, so they don’t continue to be hospitalized. We are excited to serve medicaid patients.
The current health care crisis will affect out business. If our clients lose medicaid coverage, we will be out of business. The mentally ill will be under served or be on the streets. More suicides, more shootings, more crime, more homelessness and constant hospitalizations will occur.
Please tell your senator to vote no.
I am number 27 on the list for Mental Health Skill Building. I applied for it in Feburary 2015. Yes that is right almost a year and a half ago. What is mental health skill building? It is an in home service for the chronic mental health patients that have been hospitalization. We help them go to their medical appointments, their medications, socialization, and other needed services for 10 hours a week. There professionals have a bachelors or better. They are paid well. They keep people out of the hospital.
These agencies like mine can hire about 10 people. Right now an agency is number 285 on the list. That is 2,850 jobs waiting for almost 10,000 clients. We have shootings of and by mentally ill people. The hospitals are full and can’t keep them.
I called to find out why. They have two people for the whole state of Virginia to process the paperwork. Virginia has 8.401 million people. If 10 % are mentally ill, that is 840,000 people. These workers have to verify information, do office inspections, background checks and see if forms and procedures match current laws. 2 people.
If they move 3 steps a time, it will take an additional 9 months for my application to start the process. That will be next year. How long can our mentally ill people wait? How many jobs go unfilled?
I have contacted the papers, and wrote a Senator. I am pushing on. Next I go to television. I want to serve the disadvantaged, employ people. Do my civic duty.
Number 27 is not so great after all.