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eastwitch Jun 6, 11:09 p.m.
buy cloth diapers & wash & reuse them!
50s Child Jun 6, 7:28 p.m.
Inside job? Nothing like a few cartons of disposable diapers and an out-of-the-way parking lot to boost one's income.
snowl Jun 6, 5:35 p.m.
Investigation? Why were these so easy to steal from this organization? Now they know what to do when there is a shortage.....(just call the media). Great response. Hopefully this won't spark any copy-cats.
50s Child Jun 5, 8:01 p.m.
Razor, when I have to pay their bills, it becomes my business. Sorry that gives you a "sad".
Jun 5, 5:19 p.m.
I'm trying to remember that time. Please help me out here. Was it the 1850's? The 1920's? The 1930's? 40's? 50's? Because all I've been able to find is that the birth rate has been in gradual decline all of that time. Remember when having a passel of chilluns was the only way to have enough help on your dirt poor farm? That you had to have many babies if you wanted a few to survive to adulthood? So please, help me out here and tell us exactly when this magical era you refer to existed.
razor2 Jun 5, 5:09 p.m.
The responses to this story show just how much compassion understanding and charity lessons that many of you need to learn..
Its sad to see fellow humans react like they do too situations where people need assistance. Its not about you its about people who are in situations that are in most cases doing the best they can... so sorry it doesnt meet your standards. Not everyone has the good fortune that you enjoy. People have children due to many reasons planned or not its not for you to judge how it happened or if it should . The conversation should be about how to help the parents to get into a situation where they can provide these things without help. It should be about taking a stand against the trickle down economics that steal from the middle class and poor to make the wealthy more wealthy. Income inequality is the biggest reason for crime and dispair in our country and most of you contribute to it by feeding into the political hype that creates it.
Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Jun 5, 5:06 p.m.
How about women just stop breeding! That would be a start!
Vietnam Vet Jun 5, 4:52 p.m.
You know there was a time that if you couldn't afford having children, (ie: you couldn't afford diapers or food etc.) you simply didn't have children. There weren't dozens of agencies to give you a handout. The individual took responsibility for his/her actions and it was up to the families to help their relatives through the tough times, and not the responsibility of the taxpayer
PowderedToastMan Jun 5, 4:33 p.m.
That response makes no sense. Diapers don't put food on the table either. If you can't put food on the table or diapers on your kids, don't have them.
PowderedToastMan Jun 5, 4:30 p.m.
If you can't afford diapers, then you shouldn't be having kids.
ldestefano63 Jun 5, 3:20 p.m.
Aye Dare - Totally agree - If you can't clothe them, feed them, insure them, provide for them them don't breed them. The theory is the more you have the more money you gets from the government, how about more education on preventing ?
Jun 5, 3:01 p.m.
Ahh, I long for the good old days before disposable diapers, and disposable anything for that matter. No more worrying about having enough money to buy diapers, no more scams involving folks needing money for diapers for their child, no more landfills filled to the brim with disposable diapers. A cloth diaper is biodegradable, reusable, can be disinfected, and if changed often, doesn't cause diaper rash or other problems. Just think, using diapers and a clothesline, you could save the environment AND a diaper full of money. It's THOSE kinds of things I wouldn't mind going back to the 50's to relive.
Eric the Actor Jun 5, 2:43 p.m.
If you "had listen" in english class, your comment would be much less painful to the eyes.
50s Child Jun 5, 2:43 p.m.
Aye Dare, get off your high horse, "k". You're making the same "sinful, k" judgments that you accuse me of making, "k".
Perhaps some of "the poor" don't have a washer and dryer. Perhaps most of them do, and do not see the need to exert themselves when they can get easy 'n' free stuff because money is seized from me under threat of incarceration. We're already sending their kids to school WHERE THEY ARE FED BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND SNACK; yet they continue to collect SNAP and EBT. Where exactly is that money going?
blacksuv1962 Jun 5, 2:42 p.m.
First OFF "babies" DON'T just happen. Your why of thinking is part of the problem. If you had listen in health class in school you would have found out it takes two people to make a child. Second these people are NOT taking care of there children , the tax payers are. Again if you can't feed them , DON'T BREED THEM.
umop apisdn Jun 5, 2:40 p.m.
Birth control doesn't put food on the table.
50s Child Jun 5, 2:35 p.m.
Aye Dare, it's not your place to decide who's a sinner. "k".
50s Child Jun 5, 2:33 p.m.
Godless, I agree with you and yes, I'm pro-choice, no justification needed.
BUT you can offer free birth control all you want. The women who have babies in order to collect more free cash will not use it. They don't have babies to love, they have babies to get a "raise".
Stop the ridiculous "diaper banks", stop the free day care laughingly called "pre-k", stop all payments based on "family" size and make it a flat monthly amount from one source - no WIC/EBT/TANF/SNAP/Sect 8/ and no increases for having more kids. They get a check, they better learn to budget. That'll fix it within a year.
50s Child Jun 5, 2:28 p.m.
"Honestly, it's obvious that you have never had a need in your life. Shameful, just shameful."
Yes, it's a shame I was born to parents who worked to support their children. Want to see the poster child for encouraging the cycle of impoverished kids? Its name is Loribelle.
wildween Jun 5, 2:18 p.m.
So you want someone who made your burger to be paid $15 a hour? That is more than some nurses, nurses aides make at their jobs that require education and a specific skillset. A minimum wage job is exactly that, a minimum wage for a minimum skillset. It is meant as a stepping stone, not lifetime employment.
I am not part of the problem, the lack of education ( High School graduation, college, and/or trade school) is the problem. Don't blame me if Mr X at Mickey D's quit high school and a minimum wage job is all he is qualified to do. That is HIS fault.
"Screen Name-8/20" Jun 5, 2:08 p.m.
And for those of you dissing the needy, let me enlighten you.
Many on government programs DO WORK, many work minimum wage jobs that don't provide enough wages to keep a flea alive.
And if you've ever stuffed your face at McDonald's, KFC, Taco Bell, etc., or shopped at Walmart, Target or Kmart, or a grocery, pharmacy chain or home improvements chain, etc. - YOU are part of the problem, and are NOT part of any solution to it.
Stop patronizing minimum wage paying businesses forcing them to pay REALISTIC wages to people, and welfare will only be needed then for the elderly and disabled.
And don't use the excuse of (well if these places paid more, their goods would cost more). Australia raised the lowest tier on their wage laws to $10 an hour, and there was no appreciable rise in the cost of goods of those employers with employees within that tier.
"Screen Name-8/20" Jun 5, 2:04 p.m.
Diapers to provide cleanliness for one's baby is NOT a WANT, it's a NEED.
In today's world, far too many get those two confused, and personally, I find that tragic.
A NEED is something one cannot easily live without.
A WANT is something one can easily do without.
Cleanliness is a NEED, not a want. k
"Screen Name-8/20" Jun 5, 2:01 p.m.
Some of you step right in, thinking you have all the answers when your comments show, you don't have all the facts.
First of all, sometimes babies just happen, unplanned.
At least these people are trying to take care of their baby right by having clean diapers for them.
And for others saying the answer is cloth diapers, some are so poor, they don't even have a stove or fridge, yet you seem to think they have a washer/dryer to wash cloth diapers, or the $$$ to go to a laundromat every day or every other.
Get a grip!!!
If the shoe has never been on your foot, the chance of you having a full grasp of their life is remote, and your judging them is not only unfair, it's sinful.
JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 5, 1:59 p.m.
So, like me, you're pro-choice on-demand without explanation to anyone?
IMO, we (taxpayers) should pay for all birthcontrol for anyone who wants it...at any age that it's safe for...and include comprehensive biology-based sex education. These three things (mostly the eduction, actually) would reduce all of the things that The Right tells us that they want to reduce. AND...it's pro-freedom & less government interference in people's personal lives. Win-Win-Win.
Still want to complain about a problem that we can fix?
LoriBelle Jun 5, 1:52 p.m.
How about compassion? If the right gets their way, there will be even more babies -- no exemption for rape/mother's health for abortion and no birth control.
As far as cloth diapers, some people don't have a w/d sitting around.
Honestly, it's obvious that you have never had a need in your life. Shameful, just shameful.
PDMARTIN Jun 5, 12:31 p.m.
Why are you two so angry? It's a diaper for goodness sake. I suppose you have to complain about something. Would you rather see naked bottoms? The stuff you people complain about......insane.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03