My husband, Jack D. Scott, M.D., was a practicing pediatrician who took a year off for post doctoral work at Stanford University. When he returned to Fresno, he was the first in the nation to create a neonatal unit separate from a medical school. He developed Valley Children’s neonatal intensive care unit and set the pattern of excellence that continues.
Black Lives Matter never said that only black lives matter, or that black lives matter more than others, or that lives other than black lives don’t matter. Black Lives Matter – too. Why is that such a hard concept to grasp?
A couple of years ago, some enterprising individuals came up with the idea of filling shopping carts with their household garbage and yard waste before dumping them on the streets and on nearby business properties. These people are embarrassments to their neighbors and the Pinedale community.
Cory Batey, an African American at Vanderbilt. was given a 15-to-25-year prison sentence for rape by Judge Monte Wilkins. Brock Turner, a white Stanford student, was given a six months’ jail sentence for the same crime by Judge Aaron Persky.
Why there has not been a huge outcry against this destructive project baffles me. Drive north on I-5 and look east at the Granite gravel project to see what the Vulcan project will look like – a true eyesore.
The unprecedented images, surpassing the memory of the Tienanmen Square, will remain indelibly etched in the world consciousness as a convincing argument that Islam is fully compatible with democratic values.
Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that treating cars and guns the same is a good idea. That means I can get my concealed-carry license, and then carry my gun in all 50 states with no restrictions? Since my driver’s license is good in all 50 states, all my gun rights should be applicable as well, too.
While I am not a supporter of Donald J. Trump, I really have no other choice but to vote for him. I cannot with a clear conscience support the Democrat presidential candidate, who has repeatedly shown she does not possess the character, honesty and trust we desperately need in a president.
Do we want and accept a permanent underclass? If this is the case, then no amount of tax dollars will fix the problem. Therefore, we must decide that a permanent underclass is unacceptable. That requires developing and implementing a plan for full employment.
The fear that runs deep down caused by the Black Lives Matter movement is the fear of systematic change. Change doesn’t happen in America unless the system allows it to. Can our system see that black lives matter? Probably not; unless the system changes.
Stop the polarizing thinking that separates “us” from “them.” It is all of us. We are in this together. Let us all reach out to one another in a manner of peaceful caring, with a willingness to solve problems, not in a rage of destruction.
I thought that little could make me support Clinton, aside from the fear of a Trump presidency. Fortunately, Clinton’s potential choice of Adm. Stavridis mitigates some of my reservations about her recent political missteps.