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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 07:29 AM
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40. In 1971 I was the young wife of a professor of Spanish. We were
the chaperones for our school's study-abroad group to Spain that summer, during the rule of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. While we were there, I was startled when beggars approached us with their hands out, usually sad, dirty women with solemn, dirty little babies or toddlers in their arms. I was shocked, because I had enver seen such a thing in all my 21 years.

But since that time, Spain has gotten much better for its citizen, becase they have moved leftward in their political system---and the US, moving ever rightward, has degenerated into something like a Third World country. Now homeless people and beggars are so common here that it's hard for me to rememebr when they weren't.

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