Dec 12, 2011
I agree with you that ALL complaints should be investigated, but I know for a fact that some of the worst cases are NEVER reported. I stayed with family in Logan Co.and they were a married couple with three children. She ran around to the bars all weekend while he stayed home and took care of the kids, plus he worked 40-60 hours a week. After he dies, she still ran around the bars and would often leave the kids home to fend for themselves. I often wondered how this went unreported because surely other people, such as neighbors knew she was a just a bar fly looking for a different man almost every night. Sometimes she would leave them with family members, but she was wasting money that could have been used for these kids on beer, shooting pool, playing music on the jukebox, gas to run around on, etc..... The apple doesn't fall far from the tree as the saying goes, because after her children were grown, they ended up having children and CPS took them because both daughters had drug problems. If they hadn't been raised to think that was "normal" maybe things would have turned out differently. That's only one example, believe me I could give you a few more. To my understanding though, even if it is family that takes these kids in, they are supposed to be compensated like any foster parent would be. I know that's the way it works in most other counties. Back on point, DHS usually takes kids that are in good homes, while the ones that need foster care are overlooked because people who call in anonymous complaints usually do so for the wrong reasons, because one of the parents, or both, pissed them off. That is tragic. It happens more often than people think. (Friday Apr 24 | post #90)
I say live and let live. I will believe what I want to believe in and I am perfectly content letting others do the same thing! :) (Friday Apr 24 | post #569)
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You are right about Margetta, she is doing much better since she got away fom MPL. I just wish it would have been possible before she lost custody of her two beautiful children. I have known Margetta since she was just a child herself. I never thought she would end up going through the things she has had to endure but life doesn't always turn out the way we plan it unfortunately. I started worrying about Margetta when she was "dancing ", that's a very slippery slope, and from there I believe things just spiraled out of control. She isn't the only member of that family to make that mistake and have to suffer the repercussions of what that kind of lifestyle brings along with it. I am proud of her for gathering the strength to leave him and turn her life around, even attending church. Things are tough these days and have been for some time due to the economy, and "dancing " brings big monsy, it's an addiction in and of itself. She wasn't the first one to think she could handle that choice, and she won't be the last. But she is making great strides in trying to better herself, as is the other family member who went down that same path, and is also turning her life around. A shout out to Margetta and to the other family member for doing what most girls can not: Getting out of that lifestyle and getting rid of men that abuse and use them. (Friday Apr 24 | post #178)
Seems to me like you have some serious issues. First of all I AM NOT a high school drop out. ISecond: I am not on drugs but I am not ashamed that I take medications to ease my pain,. You are calling everyone on here that has posted inbred fuks (apparently you don't even know how to spell so maybe you are the ignorant inbred) when you have been posting on here yourself. what is it that bothers you so much about this particular topic? Is it because you are going through withdraw and can't get what you need so you are experiencing anger issues? You are calling everyone else on here an idiot, what do you think you are making yourself look like, because I can tell you it sure isn't educated. I don't live in a trailor, I happen to live in a very nice home. What do you live in, and what makes you think you are superior to everyone else? I just want you to know you seem like a very angry and sad individual, I just wanted you to know that! Posts like this are the ones that are stupid because if you don't like it, find another thread or just don't log on to topix at all, problem solved!!! (Friday Apr 24 | post #138)
Roane County isn't the only county where there is a lot of corruption, not the only county where the "snitches " are treated like they are "law abiding pillars of the community" and the honest hard working citizens are treated like THEY are the criminals. I think that you are speaking about Tennessee, but West Virginia has MORE than it's fair share of corruption as well. Especially the smaller counties like Ritchie, Dodrige County, Wirt County, Calhoun County, among others. I know that people are stopped for "speeding ",(although they may have been but most of the time they are not) and then they are given a cell phone number and they are told that "if they give them information about a drug dealer, or the name of someone who buys from one, they will make the ticket disappear"... ... I can't imagine how many people that "illegal and immoral" act has gotten hurt or killed. Even telling them that you don't know anyone because you don't do drugs will not sway them from pushing someone into such an act and trying to DO THEIR JOBS FOR THEM !!!! They get paid to investigate people, not harass young kids into putting themselves and their families at risk. I have not had this happen to me personally, but it did happen to someone I love and that person still has the card with the "personal " cell phone number on it, although they paid the ticket and they paid the court costs (which is highway robbery alone). The only reason they still have the card is because it will come in handy when filing a complaint of harassment and corruption the next time this happens to them or to someone close to them be it a family member or a friend. It's a shame that people are having to pay for bogus tickets because there is so much corruption it's like a cancer. I imagine it's like this everywhere, but there are some honest and decent officers, they are just rare and there number is much smaller than the average citizen realizes. (Jul 31, 2012 | post #16)
I have been trying to get the same point across. The doctors that I know do their best to test and make sure that the meds they prescribe are being used by the patient. They also check the levels. The responsibility lies with the person who makes the bad choice, not the doctors that are sincerely trying to help those in severe chronic pain, and yes, I just happen to have a debilitating condition myself, so I know what I have said here is a FACT. I am not expected to live much longer, but I appreciate that I don't have to suffer as bad as I did for about three years because I refused to take anything out of fear but when you are dying, that seems to be a moot point doesn't it? The meds are only supposed to ease the pain and make it bearable, not completely stop it like some people think it will. They are the ones that usually OD, because they don't follow the directions. That is sad, but true. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #129)
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