While the “recent” lead-safe ordinance was proposed three years ago, the issue of lead poisoning has been well known, well documented, and hotly debated here in Toledo since at least the 1990s. To admit that we have not yet solved this problem is unbelievable, and yet the fight rages on.
It is necessary that all parties involved come together and figure out how to resolve this problem once and for all. Kids are the ones who pay for our incessant habit of kicking cans down the road. If we had instituted a plan 20 years ago, the lead problem would probably be greatly diminished in our community today, as would its negative affects.
President not in office much
More than 110 out of the last 340 days Donald Trump has been out of town at a Trump resort playing golf. That’s one-third of the time that he has been President.
If we discount the time he tweets, how much has Mr. Trump worked?
So, subtracting all the time the President was tweet-whining and his time golfing, he’s worked about one-half the time he’s been in office.
Treat elderly with respect
In light of the recent tragedy coming out of Parkcliffe Alzheimer’s Community and the horrific death of one of its residents, I have to ask: Are those in the sunset of their lives not just as important in our world as others?
Why is the equivalent of an Amber Alert not sent out when elderly or confused individuals are missing? Had that been done, I suspect many more volunteers would have immediately responded to help search and the outcome could have been very different. A person with dementia, on foot, in bone-chilling weather is not going to go very far, very quickly. We all know he never should have walked out unnoticed to begin with, but once he was discovered missing, an immediate Amber Alert could have saved his life as well as the heartache his family and friends are experiencing.
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