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Posted: February 18, 2006, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

I am still waiting for the pay off after about 30 years...hope I don't bitter continuing the wait...

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    Posted: February 19, 2006, 12:25 am - IP Logged

    Chewie

    All I can say about your post is Love one another . I always said' i would never comment on a psot here unless I felt a need and this is one time I felt the need.


    LOVE IN NJ    :)

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      I don't trust charities, especially since I read all the time now how people are stealing from them and pocketing the money for themselves. Last with the make a wish foundation, where a lady actually made up fake sick kids in order to finance her own lavish spending sprees. Very sad. I would start my own charity before trusting idiots such as these with my money.

      Also equally as sad how charities do not know that you even exist, even after contacting them multiple times for help. But when you win a huge jackpot all the sudden you become very popular to them.

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        Chewie,

        Have you ever seen the movie Contact. There is a scene where one person was chosen over another to go on a mission. The one guy (who got to go) said to the more deserving candidate, "He wished it was a fair world, but it's not. Her response was, "That's funny, I thought the world was what we make of it".  You were talking about how people are treated, yet you said yourself it's not your problem. Are you being a reflection of what you have seen or are others being a reflection of what you are portraying?

        The world is what we make of it...

        I wish you peace,

        Bryan  :)

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          Nice story, Bryan.   What goes around comes around.

          The yin and yang (balance) of the universe.

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          There is no yin, yang, or fairness.  Those that think life is fair are living in denail of the world around them.  Sounds good, so must be true.  Some win, some loose, matters not about what you ate for breakfast, or who you fed at dinner time.  Look in most Arab countries.  Most are nice people and hard workers.  Matters not a single bit.  The slime rule the area, and have all the best life has to offer.  Raoe who you want.  Slaughter who you want.  Burn alive who you want.  No yin, no yang, no fairness.  Just life.  Look at the numerous Dictators in Africa.  Look at the poor in Africa.  No yin, no yang, no fairness. Just life  Look at the hundreds of thousands Suddam Hussen slaughtered, yet liberals blame Bush for a useless war.  No yin, no yang, no fairness.  Just life.  Life doesn't care about yin, yang, or fairness.  Lions eat their young to stay alive.  No yin, no yang, no fairness.  Just life.

          LoviesChewie, you need some love.  Regardless of all the horrible things that are happening in the world, life is more than "just life".  It is beautiful and you know it just as well as the rest of us.  You have beauty in your life, you just try to make us believe otherwise.  You like to shock us.  I bet you be cracking up at us with your game.  I ain't buying it anymore.  Get another angle.  Nobody is going to believe you anymore. HA!

           

          Group Hug

           

          Consider me strange, but I couldn't care less about the person across the street or next door.  I love some people and they love me.  Other then those few, people don't exist.  I couldn't care less about churches, charities, or the old lady two doors down.  I see people die in accidents all the time, and never stop to look; their problem not mine. I see a press corpse that act like animals when they smell blood, yet preach goodness.  I see a President that preaches holiness, then does whatever he wants when he out of sight.  I see a bunch of religious fanatics killing themseleves and other is the name of God.  I see Democrats who would - and probably have - sell their daughters to get back in power.  I see Oprah going to New Orleans and disrupting life saving action, so she can show she feels for the victums.  I see people everywhere pushing their own selfish agenda, depending on what is popular today.  Life is not always beutiful; some times it is bad.  Ask any military person who has been to Iraq how fair life is.

          Me, I push my agenda.  Some times that agenda is to piss people off.  Some times it is wake them up.  Sometimes it is just how I feel at the moment.  But facts are facts, nothing changes that.  Dictators are everywhere, including this hemisphere.  Playing lovey dovey in your head doesn't make it go away.  Travel through Detroit, or Philidelpha, or New Orleans - in the not too distant future, the takers will outnumber the givers.  Then there will be hell in the U.S.  More children are starving because of evil people then are eating because of good people.  I spent two years in Ethopia and never saw a single person who had enough to eat - except the corrupt politicians.  I spent two years in Viet Nam and never saw a child sleep comfortably at night - unless I stood guard over them.  In Thialand, a guy offered his 15 year old daughter to me for 100 bucks.  I spent years travelling to places most spoiled Americans never heard of.  NO, the world is not a nice place.  Maybe your small circle of friends are great people, but those in Cuba don't know what strawberry shortcake is.

          I Agree!

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            Posted: February 19, 2006, 1:38 am - IP Logged

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            To LottoMike and Zippy.

             

             Good Luck,

            Blackie.                           

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              Chewie,

              Have you ever seen the movie Contact. There is a scene where one person was chosen over another to go on a mission. The one guy (who got to go) said to the more deserving candidate, "He wished it was a fair world, but it's not. Her response was, "That's funny, I thought the world was what we make of it".  You were talking about how people are treated, yet you said yourself it's not your problem. Are you being a reflection of what you have seen or are others being a reflection of what you are portraying?

              The world is what we make of it...

              I wish you peace,

              Bryan  :)

              Most people in Africa would think your success is bad and you are doing a lousy job.  A lot of people in the Middle East and Asia would agree with them. You have made a lousy world!  Read the stats on the lifestylye and lifespan of the average Ethiopian or Negreon.  Go to Turkey and see how a farmer lives, making less than a dollar on every acres he works.   Wishing and hoping doesn't accomplish anything.  It just makes you feel good, the recipient just dies.

              My viewpoint is firsthand, from actually being there, living amongst the starving and deseased.  I didn't sit in front of the TV eating Cheeto's.  Fifteen years in countries where the average person doesn't see their 35th birthday and their children never ate a nourishing meal until I gave it to them.  Where their only goal was to not die before tomorrow.  I physically and personnaly saved lifes.  I protected them, I treated their wounds and illnesses, I shot their enemies, and I had food air-dropped in for them.  I didn't read about in the newspaper or some magazine, or watch it on television. I was there!

              Movies written by union members and portraid by union members, living in air conditioned trailors during the filming.  When they leave the area, life goes on for those left behind.  Isn't it cool to write about life and receive acculades for your talent; while driving around in a Rolls in Beverly Hills!  Where would we be without the Sean Penns of the world, who would know of sorrow or heatache - or how LUCKY the Iraqies were under Suddam?  Thankfully, we have Oprah giving away millions to the poor.  Should she have kept what she gave away, and gave away what she kept, the world would be a better place. But only for as long as it took some dictator to steal it and slaughterl whoever got in his way.

               

              Cheers

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                Posted: February 19, 2006, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                thanks blackie.....

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                  Chewie,

                  Have you ever seen the movie Contact. There is a scene where one person was chosen over another to go on a mission. The one guy (who got to go) said to the more deserving candidate, "He wished it was a fair world, but it's not. Her response was, "That's funny, I thought the world was what we make of it".  You were talking about how people are treated, yet you said yourself it's not your problem. Are you being a reflection of what you have seen or are others being a reflection of what you are portraying?

                  The world is what we make of it...

                  I wish you peace,

                  Bryan  :)

                  Most people in Africa would think your success is bad and you are doing a lousy job.  A lot of people in the Middle East and Asia would agree with them. You have made a lousy world!  Read the stats on the lifestylye and lifespan of the average Ethiopian or Negreon.  Go to Turkey and see how a farmer lives, making less than a dollar on every acres he works.   Wishing and hoping doesn't accomplish anything.  It just makes you feel good, the recipient just dies.

                  My viewpoint is firsthand, from actually being there, living amongst the starving and deseased.  I didn't sit in front of the TV eating Cheeto's.  Fifteen years in countries where the average person doesn't see their 35th birthday and their children never ate a nourishing meal until I gave it to them.  Where their only goal was to not die before tomorrow.  I physically and personnaly saved lifes.  I protected them, I treated their wounds and illnesses, I shot their enemies, and I had food air-dropped in for them.  I didn't read about in the newspaper or some magazine, or watch it on television. I was there!

                  Movies written by union members and portraid by union members, living in air conditioned trailors during the filming.  When they leave the area, life goes on for those left behind.  Isn't it cool to write about life and receive acculades for your talent; while driving around in a Rolls in Beverly Hills!  Where would we be without the Sean Penns of the world, who would know of sorrow or heatache - or how LUCKY the Iraqies were under Suddam?  Thankfully, we have Oprah giving away millions to the poor.  Should she have kept what she gave away, and gave away what she kept, the world would be a better place. But only for as long as it took some dictator to steal it and slaughterl whoever got in his way.

                   

                  Chewie,

                  I could never measure up to your life experiences and maybe it takes that much to become distant, but I wanted you to know even though I used a movie line as a reference I am not totally naive about the plight of Africa. I've spent some time there and I saw some of the harsher realities of life. I guess just enough to make me grateful, not cold and bitter.

                  This was a post to celebrate some people (who I felt deserved a little good luck in theirs lives) winning some money and it turned into something dark. I guess it is better left alone.

                  Have a Good Day Everyone,

                  Bryan  :)

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                    Now I remember why I don't participate in these forums anymore.

                    Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                      Your welcome LottoMike , I hope you can find some help in there.

                       

                       Good Luck,

                      Blackie.                           

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                        Chewie,

                        Have you ever seen the movie Contact. There is a scene where one person was chosen over another to go on a mission. The one guy (who got to go) said to the more deserving candidate, "He wished it was a fair world, but it's not. Her response was, "That's funny, I thought the world was what we make of it".  You were talking about how people are treated, yet you said yourself it's not your problem. Are you being a reflection of what you have seen or are others being a reflection of what you are portraying?

                        The world is what we make of it...

                        I wish you peace,

                        Bryan  :)

                        Most people in Africa would think your success is bad and you are doing a lousy job.  A lot of people in the Middle East and Asia would agree with them. You have made a lousy world!  Read the stats on the lifestylye and lifespan of the average Ethiopian or Negreon.  Go to Turkey and see how a farmer lives, making less than a dollar on every acres he works.   Wishing and hoping doesn't accomplish anything.  It just makes you feel good, the recipient just dies.

                        My viewpoint is firsthand, from actually being there, living amongst the starving and deseased.  I didn't sit in front of the TV eating Cheeto's.  Fifteen years in countries where the average person doesn't see their 35th birthday and their children never ate a nourishing meal until I gave it to them.  Where their only goal was to not die before tomorrow.  I physically and personnaly saved lifes.  I protected them, I treated their wounds and illnesses, I shot their enemies, and I had food air-dropped in for them.  I didn't read about in the newspaper or some magazine, or watch it on television. I was there!

                        Movies written by union members and portraid by union members, living in air conditioned trailors during the filming.  When they leave the area, life goes on for those left behind.  Isn't it cool to write about life and receive acculades for your talent; while driving around in a Rolls in Beverly Hills!  Where would we be without the Sean Penns of the world, who would know of sorrow or heatache - or how LUCKY the Iraqies were under Suddam?  Thankfully, we have Oprah giving away millions to the poor.  Should she have kept what she gave away, and gave away what she kept, the world would be a better place. But only for as long as it took some dictator to steal it and slaughterl whoever got in his way.

                         

                        Chewie,

                              First of all how did this go from an individual family experience, to global impact?  I certainly can't even comprehend what this family and their good fortune has got to do with global adversity.

                              What Bryan brought out about (1) familys flight in "It pays to be nice", here at home is irrelavant to world wide adversity or devistation. Good fortune is not a talent that is bestowed upon individuals, you "reap whay you sow", in all facets of life.

                              The U.S.A., has long been perceived as the "Ambassador to good will" , not as a  controlling interest for the rest of the world. These Individuals throughout the world control their own lives, what we as individuals here at home do, has absolutely no reflection to the plights and struggles of the rest of the world. Sure we help when ever we can, that is our nature but we as "Individuals" can't be held accountable for what happens globaly.

                                Your lifes experiences are to be admired, since you've seen first hand the plights and struggles in the places you've been. How it has made you "cold and bitter" is beyond my comprehension. You mentioned that you've been to "Cuba" and "Viet-Nam", I too was in "Cuba" during the "Flotilla", and also in "Viet-Nam" for 3 1/2 years, but my experiences have opened my eye's, not made me cold or bitter towards an idividuals family good fortune, or how "it does pay to be nice". But how this familys good fortune has anything to do with "global adversity" is beyond my realm of thought... If you really think about what you want us as individuals to do elsewhere, or how we conduct our own lives, think of this. We can't even clean up our own "back yard", let alone go somewhere else and clean up theirs..!

                                you have your opinion, and I respect it, but how (1) familys good fortune is someone else's adversity is totally beyond my comprehension. And thats my "Opinion"....

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                          MD,

                            I agree with everything you said. Especially the part about " our own backyard". We have people in our own country, that go hungry every day. All my life, I've enjoyed seeing "good things" happen to "good people". To that family, Bryan spoke of, I say this, God blessed you with good fortune, be thankful.

                          Bob

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                            OK - got a little carried away.  I apologize to all.

                            Cheers

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