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Pinellas Citizen University students take part in an EMS first responder exercise.  Courtesy photo.
Granny Hodgen January 30, 2014 at 07:10 am
With the very high percentage of elderly living here, I am at a loss to find a telephone number orRead More location of services specific to the elderly in Pinellas County! Where is Adult Protect6ive Services? Where is Elder Care? I spent the better part of two hours yesterday trying to find any services for these folks! Where is the Consumer Protection Agency? Why, when I call any 'official' number to locate anything, I get a menu, am put on hold for too long a time, shuffled from number to number or person to person or nothing intelligent at all. I attended a senior expo at the Coliseum the other day and was surprised to find venders only and NO representatives from ANY agency, county, city, state, nor federal! Where were they? Can anyone explain any of this? I am at 388.1612 here in Pinellas.
linda_suzie January 30, 2014 at 11:31 am
As a recent graduate of PCU, I highly recommend you take the 10 weeks and fly with all the newRead More knowledge and understanding you come away with. So many fascinating students you make the journey with, and the facilitators are top notch. And a bargain at the price.
Dan Pressler February 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
Granny Hodgen - Try here: http://www.pinellascounty.org/community/seniors.htm
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Dan Pressler December 18, 2013 at 05:51 am
John - if you look at the who picture the highest gun crime death rates are the highest in theRead More cities/states with the tightest gun laws. This is because it is exceptionally difficult for law abiding citizens to get guns that will allow them to protect themselves from gun-bearing criminals during the 15-20 minutes (avg) it takes police to get to them. There was a report that if you eliminated the 4 or 5 cities with the most restrictive gun laws the US would move from the near top of the global gun death rate list to near the bottom (I do not recall the exact numbers). Part of the reason the right to keep & bear arms was put in the constitution was to help us protect ourselves from a tyrannical gov't that seems determined to rewrite the constitution.
Dan Pressler December 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm
John - Temper, Temper - insults are the last refuge of a desperate person. If there were fewerRead More criminals on the streets there would be fewer gun crimes. there are nearly 90 million guns in private hands in this country - how many of them caused a death today. How many cars are there in the country & how many deaths did they cause today? In both cases they caused NONE - the deaths were caused by the person using them. By your logic we should all surrender our cars. How many crimes were prevented today because private citizens were armed - we will never know because good news is so rarely broadcast or printed. All the liberal media is interested in publishing is the sensational or that which backs up their agenda to end the rights of the constitution that they do not endorse because those rights are inconvenient. check your info - don't merely regurgitate the 'party' line
Dan Pressler December 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm
John - wherever you are getting your "info" from it is purely wrong. Judging by yourRead More language you have no real information but simply gun control advocate propaganda. Further you are making false assumptions - i'll see if you can figure them out. I have an additional question for you. If criminals start shooting & law abiding citizens are unarmed how many more would die before the police arrive than would have die if law-abiding people were armed & could defend themselves? please answer without pseudo-profanity & without abusive language if you are capable of doing so?