Monthly Archives: April 2013

Be kind…Plato

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -Plato Greek author & philosopher in Athens (427 BC – 347 BC) -Al Smith, 2009 CC NCSA

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Talk about a terror- stop rape, abuse…RAINN.ORG 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.3 29% are age 12-17. 44% are under age 18.3 80% are under age 30.3 12-34 are the highest risk years. Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely … Continue reading

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Tweet from Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton) don’t become a teacher…

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton) 2013-04-11 9:30 AM A Warning to Young People: Don’t Become a Teacher via @HuffPostPol This is a huge issue! Without strong talented supported public educators we set up a climate for fascism. Democracy requires literate thoughtful … Continue reading

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Rate My Hospital: Kelowna General Hospital – CBC News Type of hospital: Large Community Number of patients: 21,203 Average length of stay: 6.66 days C. difficile infections: 8.5 MRSA infections: 2.8 ER wait time: Not available Single-bed rooms: Unknown Care provided by registered nurses: Unknown Use of electronic … Continue reading

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Rehtaeh rape case: Why do these keep happening? – Slate Magazine It’s not a question with a short answer, but in a case like this, law enforcement and the signals it sends matter. In Canada, as in many states in the U.S., posting a photo of an alleged rape of … Continue reading

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Dad shattered over death of Rehtaeh Parsons -Fathers against rape. “She died struggling to live, much as she spent the last 18 months,” he wrote. “We went to counselling together. Sometimes I was the driver, sometimes the father, sometimes the counsellor.”(CBCNEWS) Despite a year of therapy and loving parents, … Continue reading

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