So I got this email from Michael Langenmayr from Fight The Future stating the following:
Kossack, a “child-nutrition manager” at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City seized up to 40 kids’ lunches and threw them in the trash because of outstanding balances on their accounts.
The school district says the “child-nutrition manager” was investigating the school because of the large number of students who had zero or negative balances on their school lunch accounts. Because lunches are not paid for until after students are served, lunches were confiscated from the students unable to pay and thrown in the garbage—in front of them and their peers.
You read that right: A so-called “child-nutrition manager” took kids’ lunches away from them—after they had already been served—and threw them in the garbage because they couldn’t pay.
The school district has said that the situation should have been handled differently, but has not commented on how the staff person who seized and disposed of the lunches is being reprimanded, if at all.
This situation is reprehensible at every level. A school district official taking children’s lunches and publicly humiliating them is nothing short of professional bullying and it proves that this person is unfit to work with children.
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As a kid growing up I’ve never had this happen. I was never denied a lunch for the day because of a balance unpaid. I was told and sent home with a note. Plus they called my parents as well. But they never did anything humiliating in nature.
So this post is more on the personal side. Which I’ve been know to do from time to time on here, aside from the nerdy fandom posts.
2013 was not the best year for myself. Oh sure I had a few winning moments. But sadly that only made 10% of the events good. Where as the bad was around 90%… Lost one of the many battles over custody for my children, lost my job, car, lots of financial problems and even got arrested towards the end of the year.
Also founded out that I’m suffering from Depression and what would be the being stages of Agoraphobia. For those who don’t know what Agoraphobia is, it’s when you an anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety in situations. Like in wide-open spaces, as well as uncontrollable social situations such as the possibility of being met in shopping malls, airports etc. Also causes panic attacks in those environments. There are better definitions on Wikipedia if you care to look it up :).
So this week finished all the left over drama from 2013. Paving the way for a new beginning in 2014. A vary much needed new beginning…
After being hit with the proverbial enlightenment stick. I’ve sought out getting help from a therapist and started taking parenting classes. I’ve Also registered for college in the fall. So today was the first day of therapy and it went rather well. It was more of a getting to know each other type of meeting, haha to get a better understanding of my shenanigans.
With a new being on the horizon, I’ve started/join some new creative outlets. One being this new podcast! Yay! This is something I’ve always wanted to do. But never knew how and or participate in one. Let alone on who to talk to about such a matter haha :). That was until last week when I got a tweet from a follower about joining his podcast group! At first I was nervous, not to sure of myself(Thank you Agoraphobia). But I pushed through it and jumped on board, because I knew I wasn’t going to get another change like this for awhile. Still a little nervous about everything, but I manage to finish an episode the other night. And went rather well, had a lot of fun and laughs. Can’t wait to record new episodes :). I’ve also started making a new layout for the website as well. Things like a new logo, update the HTML5, I’ve also been playing around with c++. I’m also looking to add new writers to my site.
But all in all, things are getting better. 2014 as a “A New Hope” feeling to it. I want to keep moving forward and make myself a better person.
So in ending this post I say to 2013,”So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.”
So I’ll be doing a Podcast over at RandomNerdness!! We’ll be going over all things comic related like:
Comic News: Whatever News sparked our interest for the week.
Pick or Pan: Where we pick or pan 2 comics of our choice (past or present) and discuss why.
In Depth Discussion: About what comic book characters or series would we want to see make a come back?
Plus there are many other shows up for viewing at RandomNerdness so click on the link and CHECK IT OUT!
I have to say I love my phone. I believe the Samsung Note 3 is everything I can ask for I a “smartphone”. I like the drawing features that it came with and with the stylist it makes things much easier to use with other applications. One of the main applications I use for drawng is SketchBook Pro for Galaxy that came pre-installed on the Note 3. Another one that I use that was previously downloaded for my nexus 7 tablet, is Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android.
They do have a free version called Photoshop Express and basically has photo filters with minor editing tools. Think Instagram with out upload and there you go. I here are some pictures I’ve been working on with these applications, SketchBook and Adobe Photoshop.
I really like the affects and the free drawing style features for both apps. I’m sure I’ll be doing more as time goes on. Now please keep in mind that this in no way will replace the main Adobe PS program on a PC or Apple. It’s just a tool for when you are on the good.