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Re: “A different take

Thank you for sharing your story. It warms my heart to hear some of the good stories about the hard work we here at NCI and Achievement House do on a daily basis. The individuals in our care are the most important thing to us and the reason we are here. We strive to make sure everyone is happy and receiving the tools they need to become independent not only in their working lives but in their home lives as well.
Again, thank you for sharing such a positive story.

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Posted by on 03/11/2019 at 3:23 PM

Re: “A different take

NCI has been around for 40 years and continues to provide individuals and their families support in a variety of services. I know first hand how meaningful these supports have been and a feel very thankful for the friendly staff that work directly with my family member who receives these services. At the heart of everything NCI strives to do, they strive to keep focused around the choices of individuals they support! Thank you NCI Affiliates, for all you do and all the support you continue to provide, our family would be lost with out you!

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Posted by hisLovey on 03/07/2019 at 5:46 PM

Re: “A different take

Thank you for sharing! This is awesome! NCI and AHI are both amazing agencies and I am so proud of they work and support they provide for adults with disabilities! What an awesome story about the empowerment and support those agencies provide. Keep up the great work!

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Posted by Danielle Skipper on 03/07/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Green dreamin'

It was the Board of PG&E Directors who decided it was fiscally no longer viable to operate Diablo Canyon past 2025.
They heavily invested into Solar Panel projects on the Carrizo Plains.

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Posted by Will Reichardt on 02/27/2019 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Green dreamin'

The destruction of western civilization is the only answer, open the borders and burn coal

Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/27/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Green dreamin'

Your opinion all depends on how you present the issues. For example the German system is not a failure it is simply at the next stage of infrastructure development.

The German government has stepped up efforts to stop using coal altogether. In May, it announced the formation of a task force, the "coal exit commission," to be overseen by the economy and energy ministry to explore how to reduce the use of, and eventually exit from, coal-powered energy altogether, as well as finding alternatives for workers and regions where coal power dominates.
One of the main concerns for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is investing in and building an appropriate national power grid that is designed for a new generation of renewable energy. An estimated 7,000 kilometers of power grid routes need to be built, a massive undertaking.

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Posted by Steve Lacki on 02/23/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Green dreamin'

Good Question. Why do individuals think what has not worked for others will work for us?

Actually, I suspect they are not getting the facts, just the hyperbole.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/21/2019 at 2:51 PM

Re: “The biggest problem

Those who can't adapt to rules in order to be housed still deserve our help and sympathy.
Provide laundry and personal care facilities and locations for under the stars sleeping.
Print up and distribute at libraries and city halls business cards with contact infomation for such support.
We can all give those out instead of cash . . .

I do believe mini homes can be a solution.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/21/2019 at 2:48 PM

Re: “The biggest problem

You can build as many homes as needed and offer them to the homeless with the condition that the dope pipes and booze remain behind. A large number will choose the drugs and booze.

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Posted by Frank Comeau on 02/18/2019 at 8:37 AM

Re: “The biggest problem

Mr. Gomez, can you be more specific about the Major City Goals adopted for un-housed people?

Thank you,

George Hill

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Posted by George Joseph Hill on 02/17/2019 at 1:18 PM

Re: “A wage debate

It's complex is an excuse elites give when talking about something that would bring into question the legitimacy of their position. I mean what, we're not smart enough to understand these big brained issues? We are told the Israeli Palestine question is complex, private prisons are complex, having a national health plan is complex, etc etc etc. I actually think the author lays out the issue decently, albeit in a roundabout way, but you can tell what it's really all about. However please avoid the abstract corporate HR department style language, people tend to shy away from that and it comes off as dishonest whether or not it is. Direct honesty will get people further these days. Like just admit that in a market economy the disabled are screwed, there is no place for them. They won't ever compete with abled bodied and they shouldn't have to. These people shouldn't be working in a market system at all. It's kinda sad and gross to try to integrate them as it just highlights the fact that they aren't suited for the rat race.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/17/2019 at 1:05 PM

Re: “The biggest problem

I thoroughly appreciate the passion and dedication that Becky Jorgensen brings to this issue. Her tireless work is a large benefit to our County. I do believe that her representation of SLO City and our priorities is not accurate. For anyone who saw or participated in the Major City Goal process they know that "homelessness" was a large topic of discussion. It actually resulted in the issue being folded in to our Housing goals. Here are the Major City Goals for San Luis Obispo that were just adopted for 2019-2021:

Housing: Facilitate the production of housing with an update of the Housing Element, including an emphasis on affordable housing (including unhoused people) and workforce housing through the lens of climate action and regionalism.

Fiscal Sustainability and Responsibility: Continue to implement the Citys Fiscal Responsibility Philosophy with a focus on efficiencies, strategic economic development, unfunded liabilities, and infrastructure financing (Funding the Future).

Sustainable Transportation: Enhance accessible regional transit, bicycle, and pedestrian mobility to promote a transition to a car-free or shared-car lifestyle and to reduce greenhouse gases.

Climate Action: In response to the climate crisis, continue to update and implement the Climate Action Plan for carbon neutrality, including preservation and enhancement of our open space and urban forest and planning for resilience.

Downtown Vitality: Support the economic and cultural heart of the City with attention to safety, maintenance, infrastructure, and amenities.

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Posted by Aaron Gomez on 02/14/2019 at 2:38 PM

Re: “A wage debate

It's not actually complex. Here are the facts: There are only 39 FOR PROFIT businesses that make use of 14c waivers in the entire country. The rest (close to 2,000) are used by sheltered workshops, which provide work, in a sheltered environment, for people with the most severe disabilities. As such, all efforts to eliminate 14c are nothing more than a misguided effort to close workshops.

14c is not complex at all. People make it complex because they have an agenda.

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Posted by David Ordan on 02/14/2019 at 1:21 PM

Re: “A wage debate

It's "complex". Meanwhile congress votes unanimously to give billions to Israel, a country with a national health plan and a border wall.
USA - first as tragedy, then as farce

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/14/2019 at 10:53 AM

Re: “The biggest problem

Tiny houses are not a solution. You can't raise a family in a tiny house.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/14/2019 at 10:48 AM

Re: “The biggest problem

Their constituents have a huge incentive to block housing, as reducing the supply pushes up their house values. It's NIMBY homeowners who have made SLO into the #6 least affordable place to live in the U.S.

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Posted by ra237 on 02/14/2019 at 6:30 AM

Re: “The trouble with alcohol

You totally ignore the the cultural importance of alcohol in Western society. That's an incredibly important distinction. An rational materialist argument isn't always the best lens to understand society through, there are so many other factors at play other than muh safety concerns.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/10/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “I no longer drive

Thank you for the story and the full disclosure Marvin. I want to know more about your troubles with Senior Go! I manage the program and might be able to help or make the services better for others.
Sarah Woolsey
(805) 781-1385

Posted by Sarah Michelle Woolsey on 02/06/2019 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Fresh water solution

Well said!

Posted by James G. Green on 02/01/2019 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Help when it's needed

Dont forget the women in the Coastguard Red. Thank you. PO2 Sims USN1978-1986

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Posted by Ramona Hedges on 01/24/2019 at 12:51 PM

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