Where do we sign the recall petition?
It would be completely inappropriate for a medical technician to administer medications. There is no doubt they could learn the techniques, but this is only a fraction of what is needed to know. The most important thing to know is when to hold a medication and contact the doctor when the patient is exhibiting signs and symptoms that signify the nurse to take this action. Patient's could be exhibiting signs that their blood is too thin- bruises, blood in their urine; this would be a good reason to hold a blood thinner and contact the physician. A medical technician may not make this connection. As a nurse you have to take into account the patient's blood work (labs), vital signs, physical assessment, etc. There are many assessments that need to take place before administering medications- only assessments a nurse can do after years of college education and experience. Legislation is trying to simplify a complicated procedure.
This is just really strange. I think I would have said "thanks, but no thanks", to the $3000 donation. This city is trying to claim it's working towards being more "green". Being "green" to me is also about healthy living which includes eating habits; KFC does not come to mind when I think of healthy eating. Don't get me wrong, maybe once in blue moon it's okay to indulge in some KFC, but for it to be painted on asphalt? What is it saying about our city, our neighborhoods. Strange.
It boggles my mind to say we are a green city or even striving to be one, when the most fundamental way to move in that direction is recycling. Since curbside recycling was reduced to once a month, more and more people stopped recycling, period. Not only is this an issue, but for the city to allow one Saturday a month, for a few hours in the morning, only offered at one location, for hazardous waste disposal, is also moving in a wong direction. As user-unfriendly hazardous waste disposal is, you and I know people are putting hazardous waste in their trash. So mayor, I would not tout too much about our "green" city when you took away the most fundamental, "green" thing to do. Yeah, you offered a few more sites to "drop off" recycling, so everyone has to drive their gas-powered cars to the recycling center and separate, not just "drop off" their recycling and place them in the appropriate containers. Never made since to me.
Welcome to Chattanooga! Not being originally from this city and having lived in other Southern progressive cities to which Chattanooga can be compared to, the presence of this issue has been witnessed everywhere here- not just within the UTC police department. It is very unbecoming of this city. It will be the demise of progress here. Any forward-mind thinking person who has lived elsewhere and knows it does not have to be this way will not stay here long unless this issue changes. No more affirmative action- it is now time for equal opportunity for everyone. It is time to move forward. It should not matter if you are white, black, purple, or green, man or woman- everyone should be treated the same. This young man was not afraid to speak about this issue. Eric Holder should be proud.
This all sounds well and good but if you have ever had a chance to see one of these homes only 5 years down the road-these homes do not withstand time. The cheap paint and other cheap materials used crack, peel, look weather almost immediately. Not only that, but these houses are not built to be energy efficient. The people who are placed in them typically do not have the resources for home improvements like painting, landscaping, etc. or the resources for high electric/gas bills. If any home is built to last, it should be these. And if any home should be energy efficient, (good windows, insulation), it should be these. Habitat is doing a disservice by just giving a roof over heads, it needs to focus on homes that offer as little of maintenance as necessary.
Jack Benson is part of the good ole boy network around here and I would not trust him as far as I could throw him. Sorry about your troubles. I know too well how he and others like him operate.
I have said it before, and will say it again. There should not be a focus on getting minority contracts with VW, the focus should be on getting the best contracts for the needs of VW no matter if they are black, white, purple or green! Why are we forcing a market- let the market naturally take place. What this does is makes everybody step it up to win the contracts. When you force contracts to be for minorities, then you are saying, that on their own, the minorities would be be winning the contracts because they are not good enough. Listen to yourselves. No more affirmative action.
I completely agree that TN should refuse any money from the stimulus package. We need to make it on our own. In fact some of the plans for the money are for things we don't "need" but "want". Is this what we want to teach our children to borrow money for things you "want"? The buck needs to stop here!
I don't think the "outlet-mall concept faded", I think there needs to be the right stores and right combination. Recently visiting Birch Run Outlet in Michigan, it was very booming. They not only have some great clothing stores, but they have many home furnishing stores like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, etc. I believe with the current economy, consumers may not be spending money on clothing, but on home furnishings and improvements since more of their time will be spent at home. Perhaps more success would come to Warehouse Row if parking was free- parking has been free at every outlet I have ever visited.