Discussing Everyday Issues Affecting Everyday People
- Volume 3
Issues made it through the
qualifying round at the The Site Fights.
Now, we have moved up to the semi final rounds, but Issues
is now up against some seasoned fighters, so we are really
counting on our readers to get out there daily
and vote. So, do us a favor and cast your vote today, and
tomorrow and the next day, and the next…………….
Happy Father's Day
Another holiday that we at Issues
are positive our readers would like to know a bit more about.
So here goes.....
listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, Sonora
Dodd, of Washington, came up with the idea of a "father's
day." Dodd felt it only appropriate that there be a
day to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War
veteran, who became widowed when his wife died while
giving birth to their sixth child. Smart, then a single
parent, raised his six children alone on a rural
farm in eastern Washington state.
Smart had been born in June, so Dodd felt it
only fitting to hold the first
Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of
June, 1910. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge, , supported the
idea of a national Father's Day, but it was not until 1966,
that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd
Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Meet the NEWEST member of our
Weighing in at 7# 14 oz.
violence has gotten out of hand, but what has allowed the
process to deteriorate to this state?
found that highly stressed employees experience twice the rate
of violence and harassment than employees in less stressful
Stories about workplace murders and assaults have
become common, what the public does not read about is
the day-to-day bullying and intimidation many employees
experience from bosses as well as co-workers—experiences
that can not only undermine morale and productivity, but,
psychologists say, 'also lead to the worst kind of workplace
One area in which to look for answers to the questions of
workplace violence, is the outdated, employment at-will
doctrine; upheld by lawmakers throughout the country who
refuse to enact laws to rectify this problem and upheld by the
judicial system that time and time again strikes down
employees legal fight for freedom from the at-will oppression.
question that needs to be asked is simple:
Is the refusal of American
lawmakers to effectively deal with the employment at-will
doctrine and constructive discharge issue breathing life into
workplace violence and breeding murderous intent?
Issues has decided to publish
our page of public access, free databases to assist those
interested in learning how to locate background information on
perspective employees, businesses you may be interested in doing
business with, etc. Issues has yet to write an article
concerning running a background check on either an individual or
a business. The online database list is far from being complete,
but there will be regular updates on this page. So, please, check
As Editor, I also made the announcement concerning
seeing a new physical therapist who specializes in pain
management, and the extremely significant reduction in my
pain level since beginning therapy with the new therapist.
Please read my article explaining the nightmare I have been
through over the past 5 1/2 years, and what I consider
nothing less than a miracle in my significant pain
reduction. I have placed this within the pages of Issues
in hopes helping others who suffer from chronic pain.
Chronic pain and pain management will be covered more
extensively in upcoming editions of Issues