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Posted: April 12, 2011, 11:36 am - IP Logged

"I'm ashamed to be called a citizen of this country..."

 

Don't be ashamed of the whole country, dphillips. There are still a lot of good people out there with wholesome values and morals.

It's just a certain segment of society that has been fostering an agenda to diminish our morals and values in this country.

Unfortunately the segment that wants to debase and devalue our honored traditions controls the news media, the education system and 2/3rds of our government.

But good, decent Americans are in the process of turning things around despite them.

Remember that the only requirement for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. 

That too bad about this gentUnhappy ,Rdgrnnr what the hell are you talking about "But good decent American are in the process of turning things around despite them" . For my sake and many like me I hope not .Your love of country and  people are obvious not as mine.No NoGood luck on that one.

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    Posted: April 12, 2011, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

    This is a sad story that he died. 

     

    Boy if I every win millions. I will take care of my immediate family and I would VOW to help others get a good jump start. 

    I always hope that people who will the lottery are not selfish and really turn there fortune over by helping people.

    Of course not be stupid and squander, but i will not give to foundations and charites like most people do. I would help individual people really have a better life.

    Hope you caught it.

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      Posted: April 12, 2011, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

      guys i dont know what´s going on but a far away ant who had moved to Venezuela when i was a kid had a heart attack last night, i received the news today.....

      The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


       


       


       

       


        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: April 12, 2011, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

        That too bad about this gentUnhappy ,Rdgrnnr what the hell are you talking about "But good decent American are in the process of turning things around despite them" . For my sake and many like me I hope not .Your love of country and  people are obvious not as mine.No NoGood luck on that one.

        Louise, a lot of children are growing up without any morals or values anymore and I'm surprised you haven't noticed it. They live by the general principle of "If it feels good, do it." And it's part and parcel of an agenda.

        Put that along with a government (both sides!) that has put us under 14 trillion dollars of debt and won't stop borrowing and spending like drunken sailors and we've got big problems.

        This is the greatest country in the world but it is not indestructible. If we don't stop this madness soon we could see the demise of this great republic in short order.

        Some people have come to believe that the government should do things it wasn't designed to do and indeed has no right to do. It wasn't designed to be all things to all people. It has specific duties and specific obligations given and/or allowed by the Constitution. Beyond that it has no authority. Some people just don't understand that. Some people like to twist the Constitution to give the federal government rights to stick it's nose where it doesn't belong.

        That's all I'm saying. I want my grandkids to grow up in the greatest country in the world just like we did. And we have a crowd in power now that thinks that America is the bad guy in the world and we need to be knocked down a few notches. That we should be on the same level with every other country in the world. Well, I don't believe that. I think we are exceptional and should remain so. We are not the bad guys. We are a force for good and always have been.

        And that's the way it should be.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: April 12, 2011, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

          guys i dont know what´s going on but a far away ant who had moved to Venezuela when i was a kid had a heart attack last night, i received the news today.....

          I'm very sorry to hear about your aunt, Pumpi.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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            dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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            Posted: April 12, 2011, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

            You are a breath of fresh air; your kind words are food for thought, huh?  I feel sorry for the next generation who will have to undue all of the obstacles and hurdles besought upon them by some members of the ruling class, e.g., media, education, and others. Here, we're talking about the next 25 years or 50 years before the next generation rebounds. It's up to them to continue the honored traditions of the past -- if they so desire.

            Finally, some of us will be dead, and we'll not be around to see the wonderful changes or challenges, but then, again, do we really want to witness them? We'll  be resting in peace, a long, deserved break.

            See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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              Posted: April 12, 2011, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

              Money doesn't buy happiness, if you aren't happy before you have money you won't be happy after you have money.

                AuntiePat's avatar - animaniacs10
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                Posted: April 13, 2011, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                Unfortunately when you become millionaire overnight you have to hide from people specially your family.

                Actually, the way to solve THAT dilemma is to bring the rest of your family up with you--everyone in my Significant Other's family and my family are accounted for and know precisely what their share will be should I win a large jackpot.  If we win a large enough jackpot--I even have plans for a Cousin Trust with provisions in it for his and my cousins.  Just who else besides family do you have to socialize with?  Do you really think the successful millionaires who have worked long and hard for their money welcome lottery winners with open arms into their enclaves and country clubs?  And many winners recount the grief at losing their old friends who just can't get past the "You Can't Possibly Understand The Struggle Anymore" attitude that old friends have towards many lottery winners.  So--what works FOR ME, and only me--I say bring em along and let em share.  At least you'll still get invited to family reunions.

                 

                BTW--I only say to share with family and not with church cause my minister is so anti gambling that he stated publicly that if anyone in his congregation won the lottery (back when one of the jackpots were stratospheric), he would refuse the part of their donations that were derived from the lottery--crazy, no?

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                  Posted: April 17, 2011, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Y do you try to hit the lotto to be so sad

                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Posted: April 18, 2011, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                    Y do you try to hit the lotto to be so sad

                    Maybe being sad and rich is a little better than being sad and poor.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

                     

                     

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                      Posted: April 18, 2011, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                      Money doesn't buy happiness, if you aren't happy before you have money you won't be happy after you have money.

                      I know a string of crabby wimmins that were very happy to get houses (mine).

                      I guess they just didn't enjoy wedded bliss. A couple of em said they wadn't gonna play second fiddle fer a honky tonkin man. Talk about unreasonable.

                      They all et good though. One of em got so big, when she walked her rear end looked like two hogs in a sack fightin over milk duds. She didn't wanna hear about it.

                      Wimmins just don't understand me sometimes.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke