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PUNISHMENT or REHAB?

Posted by Curtis Moss on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

One has to wonder... what is best for the individual, the victim (if alive, and/or victim's family), and Society in general when a youth decides to break the law in a BIG WAY.  I'll define that as a kid who without remorse will shoot/stab/rape/kill a person/people as many times as they can get away with it, along with multiple previous accounts of robbery, theft, major gang racketeering of various sorts, etc.



Well... the law has come down on the side of the perp.  If you're under 18, you're no...


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BREAKOUT!!

Posted by Tim Moss on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Gotta admit it, things have been tough for TJJD lately -- what with making headlines in the Austin American Statesman newspaper THREE days in a row, and now, the kids escaping from Turman House... what's next?



If anything, it seems likely there will be MORE dirty laundry hanging out to dry -- the politicians are about ready to blow a gasket and will do whatever necessary to divert attention from their own culpability in what's been happening at GSS... of course.  But they've known what the sco...


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HOW I SPEND MY WEEKENDS

Posted by Tim Moss on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Life is good. 

Instead of making a living spending my time 5 days a week (or more) sitting in a dark doorway from 10PM-6AM (or longer) and listening to kids fart and snore, I now sit next to a tattoo-equipment-covered picnic table from 10AM-5PM on weekends and watch people walk by at flea markets in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.  Some stop and look at what's offered for sale, others just want to talk and show off their ink.  Some buy full kits, needles, ink, or some other type of esoteric...


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Got JOB SATISFACTION?

Posted by Tim Moss on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Sure, it's important to find out what the youth feel, think, and want... and if they are having any special problems.  So the Survey they participated in early this year was a GOOD THING... sort of.  If you look on the ShoutBox, you'll see the results of it if you click on the link posted there.  Check it out.  It's worth a look



But there's another side to the coin, of course.  How about EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION?  Surely the JCO's deserve to be given a survey to help the Powers That Be lear...


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CHANGING OF THE GUARD -- FINALLY

Posted by Tim Moss on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

I'm hearing of some new winds a'blowin' on the GSS campus.  A good many of The Old Guard has finally been given their pocketwatches and golden parachutes, let go, fired, or retired.  All I can say about that is "It's about time."  WAY too many are not still employed due to injuries, both physical and psychological... and to that I say "What a shame; what a pity."  But to everything there is a season, and the time has come for changes on campus.  FINALLY.

What instigated all these changes?  Did...


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NEW LIFE(style)

Posted by Curtis Moss on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Seems like a LONG TIME since I left State employment... but in reality it's been less than a month.  Irene and I are getting used to our new schedule(s) pretty well, and been working hard together to make ends meet.

The tattoo equipment selling business has just gotten better with time -- it's more common than not to make $1000 - $1800 a weekend selling kits and supplies over a weekend in Austin or San Antonio.  Sure beats sitting in a dark doorway listening to leetle felons snore and fart all...


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