“From the bat,” Neubauer says, her OSI agents told her to “go ahead and break the rules.” She recalls one night she violated policy by going to the dorm room of a senior airman because he worked at the base hospital and she suspected that he might be dealing pharmaceuticals. When she dropped hints about scoring pills he stopped talking to her.
Neubauer says that her OSI agents told her that it was all right if she got in trouble for drinking or breaking curfew. As long as she didn’t get busted for drugs, they could take care of any problems behind the scenes. They told her, “Receive your punishment, we’ll sweep it up afterwards,” Neuabauer says.
When she was caught drinking while on duty and received a letter of counseling from her superiors, she couldn’t tell them the truth. She says that OSI had asked her to tail a group of suspected drug takers and that she was drinking so she could fit in with people high on Ecstasy as they hopped between bars and casinos.
“The normal guidance is for them to follow the rules,” Col. Morales says, adding that in situations where OSI instructs an informant to violate regulations, they will always inform the Airman’s leadership and explain why it’s necessary.
Nevertheless, Neubauer was developing a bad reputation among her unit leaders. The same people that her officers and sergeants warned her to avoid were the targets that OSI wanted her to spend the most time with.”
“Atalissa will tell you: The men never complained.
People just assumed that the schoolhouse’s immaculate exterior mirrored a similar order inside. They say they had little else to go on, since those invitations to Christmas parties had been replaced by No Trespassing signs.
Even so, warnings kept sounding. In 1979, an investigation by The Des Moines Register strongly suggested that the Henry’s program took advantage of men with disabilities. Mr. Johnson defended his operation as a success unfettered by bureaucratic nonsense, and explained that these “boys” might otherwise bewasting away in institutions.
But nothing changed. Henry’s Turkey Service continued as a for-profit business that limited freedom and used punishment to foster good behavior and a productive work ethic. Men could be banished to their rooms, and forbidden to watch television or listen to music.”
“Rob Ford supporters are predominantly from lower income households. He claims that he “sides with poor people”. Yes, he visits Toronto Housing Community buildings, shows up with gifts and fixes their playground. That’s great, it’s important to make people in your community feel like they are listened to, even if he is a millionaire.
My issue is not that he cannot understand realities of a poor or even middle-class life, but rather, the fact that he has consistently voted against helping these people in any way. From social programs to housing, according to Councillor Vaughan, Ford has “done everything in his power to cut funding for public housing and undercut pleas to Ottawa for funding.” Showing up and handing out toys like Santa Claus does not fight poverty. It’s the big picture decisions that need to be made. He is lying to these people, like that kid at school who pretends he’s friends with you for your tasty sandwhich, but talks behind your back at recess. It’s downright dirty. In lower income families, members may not have the resources to access information and understand the reality of what Rob Ford is doing to their communities. This makes the name recognition factor, and him standing on the red carpet next to the likes of Brad Pitt, even more influential in the upcoming election.”