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Homeless families overcome hardships in quest for normalcy The...

There are 8 comments on the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online story from Oct 28, 2013, titled Homeless families overcome hardships in quest for normalcy The.... In it, Daytona Beach News-Journal Online reports that:

Laura Dahlweiner prepares to leave the day care where two of her kids are cared for while she works nearby in Daytona Beach on Aug. 29. Dahlweiner became homeless after moving to Florida and the father of her children walked out on them.

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Rich Mlkus

Daytona Beach, FL

#1 Oct 28, 2013
While reading Monday's edition of the News-Journal, I started thinking about the article "Building Better Lives". It's no small wonder that the U.S. is in the downward spiral that we're in. In story number one it tells how a young mother is struggling to provide for her children. It goes on to say that at the age of 32 she has 4 children by two different fathers which, apparently, she was married to neither. Not 1 child. Not 2. But 4 children at 32 years old. What could she possibly been thinking? Evidently, they didn't have a heck of a lot going for them in Montana or else they wouldn't have come to Florida looking for work. Also, I imagine they didn't bother to research the job market here either. Florida has traditionally been a pretty tough place to make a decent living. All I know is this. My wife and I both worked and made pretty good money and we decided that 2 children were economically enough.
The second story told us how a man folded up his playground construction business in North Carolina and decided to "live his dream" and sail to Belize. Unfortunately their "dream" turned in to a nightmare when the boat capsized and sunk. I don't know why someone would make a move like that when there is a young child I involved. Most people I have read about that have made such a drastic change the father would go ahead, get established, then send for his family.
My question is this. Here we have two groups of people who CHOSE to "live outside the box". One moved here not having work or any reasonable assumption of finding any. The other closing a business and buying a boat in order to sail off to another country. Now both decisions having turned bad, the taxpayers have to fund their living expenses. We have programs for this and programs for that. Food, shelter, health care, schooling, pre-schooling, after-schooling. What happened in this country to recovering from YOUR bad decisions on your own. Why do people that choose to marry, work and raise their children have to pay and pay and pay for others that aren't concerned enough to think their decisions through. We had better wake up. As long as we have safety nets for every bad decision people make, we will find people that will rely and sometimes manipulate them.
Rich Malkus
Ormond beach, Fl
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#2 Oct 28, 2013
The Echo Foundation Habitat For Humanity The Halifax Advertising Authority The Convention Visitors Bureau Elite Management Halifax Hospital The Volusia County Board Of Education Jack White Construction Company Brown & Brown Insurance Company The Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce. They're slush fund organizations.
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#3 Oct 28, 2013
Those organizations are not real. They exist on paper only.
Pat Rice is an idiot

Hollywood, FL

#4 Oct 29, 2013
Rich Mlkus wrote:
While reading Monday's edition of the News-Journal, I started thinking about the article "Building Better Lives". It's no small wonder that the U.S. is in the downward spiral that we're in. In story number one it tells how a young mother is struggling to provide for her children. It goes on to say that at the age of 32 she has 4 children by two different fathers which, apparently, she was married to neither. Not 1 child. Not 2. But 4 children at 32 years old. What could she possibly been thinking? Evidently, they didn't have a heck of a lot going for them in Montana or else they wouldn't have come to Florida looking for work. Also, I imagine they didn't bother to research the job market here either. Florida has traditionally been a pretty tough place to make a decent living. All I know is this. My wife and I both worked and made pretty good money and we decided that 2 children were economically enough.
The second story told us how a man folded up his playground construction business in North Carolina and decided to "live his dream" and sail to Belize. Unfortunately their "dream" turned in to a nightmare when the boat capsized and sunk. I don't know why someone would make a move like that when there is a young child I involved. Most people I have read about that have made such a drastic change the father would go ahead, get established, then send for his family.
My question is this. Here we have two groups of people who CHOSE to "live outside the box". One moved here not having work or any reasonable assumption of finding any. The other closing a business and buying a boat in order to sail off to another country. Now both decisions having turned bad, the taxpayers have to fund their living expenses. We have programs for this and programs for that. Food, shelter, health care, schooling, pre-schooling, after-schooling. What happened in this country to recovering from YOUR bad decisions on your own. Why do people that choose to marry, work and raise their children have to pay and pay and pay for others that aren't concerned enough to think their decisions through. We had better wake up. As long as we have safety nets for every bad decision people make, we will find people that will rely and sometimes manipulate them.
Rich Malkus
Ormond beach, Fl
Employee walk out of the News journal all the time and that's according to their own report! It sounds like Pat Rice just walks across the street and asks anybody if they want a job and they probably say no. They wrote a story about a drug addict that held somebody at knife point and focused on the idea that he [Jermaine Green] was football hero. People used to use the N.J to find out who is lying, about what. They wrote an article about not going in the water- now you can't even use the news journal to wrap fish. Don't believe anything that you read.
david rawls

Ypsilanti, MI

#5 May 7, 2014
My name is sierra rawls Laura is my mother also my sister Kaylee and I were left by her at a young age she left our Father and us to fend on our own she has never paid child support she is on the runyou can research this at the Dundalk eagle.com wanted for child support please research and help us bring our mother to justice
Kaylee Rawls the other ki

Ypsilanti, MI

#6 May 7, 2014
Rich Mlkus wrote:
While reading Monday's edition of the News-Journal, I started thinking about the article "Building Better Lives". It's no small wonder that the U.S. is in the downward spiral that we're in. In story number one it tells how a young mother is struggling to provide for her children. It goes on to say that at the age of 32 she has 4 children by two different fathers which, apparently, she was married to neither. Not 1 child. Not 2. But 4 children at 32 years old. What could she possibly been thinking? Evidently, they didn't have a heck of a lot going for them in Montana or else they wouldn't have come to Florida looking for work. Also, I imagine they didn't bother to research the job market here either. Florida has traditionally been a pretty tough place to make a decent living. All I know is this. My wife and I both worked and made pretty good money and we decided that 2 children were economically enough.
The second story told us how a man folded up his playground construction business in North Carolina and decided to "live his dream" and sail to Belize. Unfortunately their "dream" turned in to a nightmare when the boat capsized and sunk. I don't know why someone would make a move like that when there is a young child I involved. Most people I have read about that have made such a drastic change the father would go ahead, get established, then send for his family.
My question is this. Here we have two groups of people who CHOSE to "live outside the box". One moved here not having work or any reasonable assumption of finding any. The other closing a business and buying a boat in order to sail off to another country. Now both decisions having turned bad, the taxpayers have to fund their living expenses. We have programs for this and programs for that. Food, shelter, health care, schooling, pre-schooling, after-schooling. What happened in this country to recovering from YOUR bad decisions on your own. Why do people that choose to marry, work and raise their children have to pay and pay and pay for others that aren't concerned enough to think their decisions through. We had better wake up. As long as we have safety nets for every bad decision people make, we will find people that will rely and sometimes manipulate them.
Rich Malkus
Ormond beach, Fl

Hi I'm kaylee Laura's other daughter who is very mad. I'm 12 years old and I haven't seen anything from her in 5 years. She hasn't been such a good mother either so she can't blame bobby ( 3 kids dad) or Shawn ( one kids dad) she is wanted for child support so if anyone gives her sympathy I dislike you very much. I know she has it rough but she should have gotten her tubes tied. I haven't met either of my half brothers. She hasn't seen my sister in 8 years. She just dropped me off and never came back. Like bichion please. I just want justice. I do hope she gets a house but she owe me money.
Kaylee Rawls

Ypsilanti, MI

#7 May 7, 2014
She has two other kids. I am one of them. She hasn't seen me in 5 years and my sister in 8. She is wanted in child support. Make sure you get your facts straight before you make a article. She shouldn't blame the kids dad when she hasn't been a mother herself. She need to get them tubes tied.
Vinny Boom Bots

Palm Coast, FL

#8 Jul 24, 2016
I say any able bodied mother pumping out kids to up that welfare check should be spayed & given one more month on the dole to find full time gainful employment or be inducted into the military for the rest of her natural life, her only other option is to be deported to the country of her racial origin. As for any degenerate absentee father not paying court ordered child support he should be neutered & given one month to secure one full time job providing gainful employment and one part time job or be inducted into the military for the rest of his natural life, his only other option is to be deported to the country of his racial origin.

Sloth should no longer be tolerated in America, Africa doesn't even have a public assistance system & these cretins know that.

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