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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 08:21 AM
Response to Reply #28
52. Sadly
most of those people are "self-medicating", trying to escape the reality of their dire situation. I am not saying it helps, only that it is reality.
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  -I normally eat noodles/fruit for lunch, but I had to run errands today and closeupready  Jun-14-10 02:19 PM   #0 
  - well for the last 30 years or so we have worship greed and ostentatious wealth...  WCGreen   Jun-14-10 02:21 PM   #1 
  - +1  leftstreet   Jun-15-10 12:36 AM   #40 
  - Similarly  dotymed   Jun-15-10 08:05 AM   #48 
     - There was a young man folding such a sign  xxqqqzme   Jun-15-10 08:47 AM   #56 
     - FDR is still with us in the advice that he gave: "Go out there and MAKE me do it"  JHB   Jun-15-10 11:22 AM   #74 
  - Haven't you heard? "Greed is good."  KansDem   Jun-15-10 12:07 PM   #80 
  - The people who control the money decide the priorities  skeptical cynic   Jun-14-10 02:23 PM   #2 
  - Remember the days of "Random Acts of Kindness" ? We still need that.  county worker   Jun-14-10 02:24 PM   #3 
  - Indeed we do, and more than ever!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-14-10 02:41 PM   #7 
  - Every day.  emilyg   Jun-15-10 01:49 AM   #42 
  - K&R. 30 years ago we took a hard right turn to stupid and haven't looked back.  Greyhound   Jun-14-10 02:25 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for doing that. We should all be doing that whenever we  MineralMan   Jun-14-10 02:33 PM   #5 
  - Take it from one who knows..... any small act of kindness often brings on tears!  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 02:38 PM   #6 
  - I know - I could sense her shame, and that  closeupready   Jun-14-10 02:45 PM   #9 
  - "Contribute"? Strange you should bring that up. Its important to remember that EVERYONE makes  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 02:49 PM   #11 
  - Yes, of course. Thanks for pointing that out.  closeupready   Jun-14-10 03:03 PM   #12 
  - Amazingly profound and something so often overlooked.  Still Blue in PDX   Jun-14-10 03:56 PM   #16 
  - thank you very much for understanding (what should be obvious)  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 04:03 PM   #17 
     - +1  Stephanie   Jun-14-10 06:52 PM   #30 
     - Thank you, Stephanie. It comes from the deep pain of experience and I wish it would be heard more.  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 07:12 PM   #32 
        - Hi Bobbie  dotymed   Jun-15-10 08:12 AM   #49 
     - And of course, that sense of security is false.  Capitalocracy   Jun-14-10 10:33 PM   #35 
     - yes what is different  maryf   Jun-15-10 06:32 AM   #44 
     - So true  dotymed   Jun-15-10 08:17 AM   #51 
     - From your keyboard to God's monitor!  bobbolink   Jun-16-10 11:34 AM   #89 
     - Most people have no clue as to how fast and how far  HillbillyBob   Jun-15-10 11:18 AM   #73 
     - Saving 10%....all the "advice", all the assumptions are just blame.  bobbolink   Jun-16-10 11:37 AM   #90 
        - I agree Bobbie  dotymed   Jun-18-10 08:15 AM   #95 
        - "it is mind boggling that we have not organized and demanded these rights."  bobbolink   Jun-18-10 02:14 PM   #101 
        - I agree Bobbie  dotymed   Jun-18-10 08:15 AM   #96 
     - Excellent post.  glitch   Jun-15-10 11:41 AM   #76 
     - "There but for sheer dumb random luck go us all. " That should be a bumpersticker!  bobbolink   Jun-16-10 12:51 PM   #93 
     - Bobbolink  progressiveinaction   Jun-15-10 11:43 PM   #87 
        - I have never offered Bobbolink a place to stay, just FYI.  Quantess   Jun-18-10 09:27 AM   #99 
  - I want to be able to rec comments. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jun-14-10 04:12 PM   #21 
  - Why, thank you for such a kind comment!  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 04:15 PM   #22 
  - Me too  Stephanie   Jun-14-10 06:50 PM   #29 
  - "the margin of error for poor people is a lot less than for affluent people"  happy_liberal   Jun-15-10 01:29 PM   #84 
     - Thank you so much for the kind words!  bobbolink   Jun-16-10 11:41 AM   #91 
  - Yes, the shame is so hard to overcome.... even though it is so grossly misplaced.  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 04:19 PM   #23 
  - +1!  mod mom   Jun-14-10 02:46 PM   #10 
  - well said!  happy_liberal   Jun-15-10 01:06 PM   #82 
     - Thank you for suggesting one possible avenue.  bobbolink   Jun-16-10 11:43 AM   #92 
  - I would rather give food to help folks out than money  LynneSin   Jun-14-10 02:44 PM   #8 
  - I never give money when asked. I always give food when asked. ALWAYS.  Xithras   Jun-14-10 06:38 PM   #28 
  - That is actually very useful to know  closeupready   Jun-14-10 09:30 PM   #33 
  - Sadly  dotymed   Jun-15-10 08:21 AM   #52 
  - Most of "those people"?  wolfgangmo   Jun-15-10 10:06 AM   #63 
  - +1 for Food Not Bombs.  Ignis   Jun-15-10 12:05 PM   #79 
  - sometimes they do need money for bills...  maryf   Jun-15-10 06:33 AM   #45 
  - A story for those who want to retain control of their 'gift'  Bluenorthwest   Jun-15-10 08:12 AM   #50 
     - Thank you for posting that!  athena   Jun-15-10 09:47 AM   #60 
     - This needs to be an OP. Everyone on the DU needs to read this comment.  wolfgangmo   Jun-15-10 10:10 AM   #64 
     - Now we have benefitted from your kind act as well. Thanks, BlueNW.  FailureToCommunicate   Jun-15-10 10:53 AM   #69 
     - You are blessed with the best of mothers.  glitch   Jun-15-10 11:49 AM   #77 
     - the woman I helped, no matter her earthly circumstance,was the Christ himself come to me for comfort  happy_liberal   Jun-15-10 01:36 PM   #85 
     - excellent  William Z. Foster   Jun-16-10 08:55 PM   #94 
  - That's a daily occurrence at some of the McDonald's and BKs in DC.  leveymg   Jun-14-10 03:10 PM   #13 
  - Thank you for remembering about the lack of a shower!  bobbolink   Jun-14-10 03:13 PM   #14 
  - I'm glad your priorities are better than most people's  Hydra   Jun-14-10 03:40 PM   #15 
  - Good On You!  BadGimp   Jun-14-10 04:04 PM   #18 
  - I bought a guy a meal once...  devilgrrl   Jun-14-10 04:06 PM   #19 
  - Thing of it is, there must have been dozens of people who passed by her before  closeupready   Jun-14-10 04:12 PM   #20 
     - and I think what you did was a nice thing.  devilgrrl   Jun-14-10 04:44 PM   #24 
  - Disregard breeds contempt  jotsy   Jun-14-10 05:00 PM   #25 
  - Goddess that's sad. nt  femrap   Jun-14-10 05:26 PM   #26 
  - I just want to say kudos to you  RamboLiberal   Jun-14-10 06:23 PM   #27 
  - That is a great thing you did.  Minimus   Jun-14-10 06:53 PM   #31 
  - Nowhere . . . When did I ever hear Obama talk about the homeless or hungry?  defendandprotect   Jun-14-10 10:32 PM   #34 
  - There were a couple of veterans doing a food drive for our  brewens   Jun-14-10 10:58 PM   #36 
  - May your action be an inspiration for others.  flvegan   Jun-14-10 11:03 PM   #37 
  - Lol.  glitch   Jun-15-10 12:02 PM   #78 
  - many years ago in new york city my husband  DesertFlower   Jun-14-10 11:50 PM   #38 
  - You eat noodles with fruit? Sounds gross.  Quantess   Jun-15-10 12:19 AM   #39 
  - lol, something light like ramen or nissin noodles, and an apple for dessert.  closeupready   Jun-15-10 06:44 AM   #46 
     - Man, you need some variety!!!  Beacool   Jun-15-10 10:52 AM   #68 
  - Too choked up to say more than K&R. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-15-10 12:45 AM   #41 
  - You listened to a nudge ...  mysticalchick   Jun-15-10 06:01 AM   #43 
  - thank you!  handmade34   Jun-15-10 07:57 AM   #47 
  - So similar  dotymed   Jun-15-10 08:39 AM   #54 
  - K & R. nt  bertman   Jun-15-10 08:30 AM   #53 
  - Blessings for you. (Bananas have potassium too GOOD!) n/t  Mimosa   Jun-15-10 08:39 AM   #55 
  - Recently on Ed Schultz radio show there are almost daily calls from people who are at rock bottom!  1776Forever   Jun-15-10 09:02 AM   #57 
  - Thanks for doing this.  AllyCat   Jun-15-10 09:21 AM   #58 
  - Whenever I give something to someone-  asdjrocky   Jun-15-10 09:44 AM   #59 
  - You're a Good Guy, Closeup  smoking357   Jun-15-10 09:47 AM   #61 
  - Just goes to show you should eat at McDonald's more often  NNN0LHI   Jun-15-10 09:48 AM   #62 
  - Please tell me that what you got out of the OP was eat at McD's more often.  wolfgangmo   Jun-15-10 10:16 AM   #65 
  - GREATER JOY  clarence swinney   Jun-15-10 10:21 AM   #66 
  - Doesn't it break your heart?  Beacool   Jun-15-10 10:49 AM   #67 
  - Thanks for the reminder that, though we all have a heart, we need to keep using it.  FailureToCommunicate   Jun-15-10 10:56 AM   #70 
  - Greed is more important than anyone enjoying a meal  liberal N proud   Jun-15-10 11:11 AM   #71 
  - I work in an affluent area  libmom74   Jun-15-10 11:16 AM   #72 
  - K&R  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-15-10 11:24 AM   #75 
  - I love to hear when people do the right thing.... Good for you.  jennied   Jun-15-10 12:59 PM   #81 
  - You did good. But that's what the righties want you to do.  immoderate   Jun-15-10 01:22 PM   #83 
  - True. But I would reply,  closeupready   Jun-15-10 01:37 PM   #86 
  - I have helped many  Berserker   Jun-16-10 12:21 AM   #88 
  - Good job!  ThatsMyBarack   Jun-18-10 08:16 AM   #97 
  - thank you...  Bluerthanblue   Jun-18-10 08:21 AM   #98 
  - What a loser, that woman  Crystal Clarity   Jun-18-10 09:48 AM   #100 
 

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