Thank you Dr. Paul Offit, developer of the rotavirus vaccine for discussing the topic with me (see his commentary at the end). This was a long project and Kristian Frøland and Timothy Binga provided essential research assistance. Thank you guys.
The sensibilities of the rich and privileged are so fragile that just seeing something unsavory, something uncomfortable is enough to demand their comfort be accommodated. They don't expect the same for the people in the cars, no. The comfort of the unfortunate doesn't matter to these deplorable, self-minded egotists.
Palo Alto, you are a bunch of delicate, heartless, self-important, inhumane debutantes, swimming in a sea of shameful inhumanity. You've done nothing but rain your ruthless, grotesque, self-minded behaviors like acid on everyone but yourselves.
Instead of burning the already injured with your aggrandized social vinegar, why don't you put on your big girl panties and feel the feelings associated with seeing another human being unhoused. Maybe then you might be compelled to actually do something to address the problems of homelessness.
Or will your little baby panties continue to ride up your crack?
If I Can Leave You With One Thing: If you can understand why a dog should not be in a shelter; and you would never consider putting grandma in a nursing home - why would you support a shelter for abused children in your community? It is more cruel than either of those situations because it changes them for the rest of their lives. Close shelters, use foster homes.
Born to the first colonists of the Mars prison colony, LaRae Meadows saw her first movie when famed director George Speilberg was sentenced to 40 years for exposing earth's secrets to Thojian raiders on Titan in his film, The President Touches. Coupling danger and films, the naturally rebellious LaRae decided to study films but was soon distracted by the compulsory manual labor inflicted on her by her parents' prison babysitters.
Using spare parts, very large springs tied to her shoes and her 195 IQ, LaRae was able to escape the prison camp by magnetizing herself to the trolly bringing prisoners to the encampment from Earth. Upon returning to Earth, her self-smuggling actions were discovered and LaRae was sent to Catholic boarding school, a fate worse than Martian Labor Camps.
There LaRae was forced to learn to write with both hands at the same time, which developed into extremely fast, articulate writing. Between the beatings and attempted brain-washings, the writing style became compulsive and uncontrollable. When the nuns realized LaRae could psychically tell what she was going to write before she actually knew, they accused her of being a witch.
When they tried the classic drown test on LaRae to determine if she truly was a witch, they were horrified but not really surprised to learn that LaRae in fact was a witch. Pissed off LaRae conjured up a tornado that sucked up the offending nuns and promptly whisked them into the nearest electric windmill. Proud of herself but a little bored, LaRae went to see a movie.
I am writer. I love to write questions for social media that inspire thoughtful controversy and passionate but well articulated debate. Most people know me for my movie reviews but I also write about politics, children's issues, domestic violence, religion, and atheism. I hope soon to transition from professional movie reviewer to write about things that matter more to me.
While still in foster care I helped
write, successfully lobby for, The Foster Youth Bill of Rights, The
Office of the Ombudsman, sibling protection laws, and numerous other
pieces of legislation.
In the years after foster care I worked as an advocate even thought I spent a year homeless, living out of my car. Eventually, I was hired to consult for a number of different child welfare and advocacy groups. As a consultant, I interviewed hundreds of children in foster care and in group homes. I read almost all the program statements for all the group homes in the State of California. I investigated abuses of individual children in group homes, including life threatening incidents that resulted in serious criminal charges, and county firings.
In the years since I have worked as an advocate for individual children and their families. This includes physical extractions of abused people. I have worked on interstate abuse and law enforcement cases.
I opened an IT business that made a profit on the first day and grew over fifty percent a year for the first five years. It is well respected in the community for our great outcomes and extremely ethical business practices.
I have also had my share of failures, which I do not hide. I worked on a small hyper-local news agency that died during the birthing process. I cannot seem to fully figure out how to live normally because I have no point of reference. I struggle with my confidence. I cannot seem to shake the pounds. My family is extremely violent so I'm pretty private about my looks and meeting in person. There is more than one situation that I wish I had handled much better.
Movie Reviewing Philosophy:
I have a dog show philosophy about reviewing movies. You can't compare a horror to a comedy anymore than you can a pug to a wolf hound. I keep a breed standard of each genre in which to grade its films. So when I rip into an action film, it's because it isn't a good action movie, not because it isn't going to win a best of show. From time to time I may cross a movie with blue ribbon potential and when I do, I'll tell you not to miss it.