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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:47 AM
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Demanding and insatiable creatures
I have this cousin ...

She was born into a wealthy family,
she was well-fed, well-raised, well-educated, she has a comfortable office job,
and her parents have always bought her anything she wanted.
She has always behaved as if she was "better than the rest of us".

Little did she know that her father makes a living as a drug dealer.

When she found out the truth about her father, she didnt believe it.

When she asked him about his business, he told her he was doing it for her.

When she tried to distance herself from her father, he told her that she would no longer be safe.

Shes now worried that she wont be able to maintain her standard of living without his support.


Now she cant decide what she should do.

Should she stay, should she go, should she place the blame for her predicament on the drug addicts?


Whats the point of this thread?

Most of us are currently "between a rock and a hard spot". In my honest opinion, the difficult situation has arisen because we are not willing to sacrifice our "perceived standard of living". This country and its individual households have lived on credit for so long, we can do nothing other than "perceive" that we are doing better than the rest.

There are many actors and many agendas in the USA today. We, the individual households, cannot place the blame on anyone else than ourselves. We have WANTED, WANTED, WANTED for the longest time, and we have failed to think about the consequences of our demanding behavior until after the bill was due. Our elected officials, as sinister and greedy as they may be, have taken the easy road, which was paved with our gratitude for their efforts to "protect our best interests".

Americans are often described as demanding and insatiable creatures, always wanting more. Until this description is proved false by behavior of a majority of the US population, we will continue to live in an increasingly uncomfortable situation and no other country will be willing or able to lend a hand.









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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:52 AM
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1. Cancer..
.. the disease of too much.

When is enough enough........
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:53 AM
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2. I will repeat myself:
My long period of relative and (to me) deep poverty has been, when I look at things dispassionately, a blessing of sorts. No more do I obsess about the chotchkes and frippery I don't have and must have. My life is extremely simplified and eased. I feel I am far more prepared, in a lot of ways, for a looming economic downturn. While some, in their diminished circumstances, will become emotional and act out in a negative manner, this will be a landscape I am familiar with and prepared for.

When visit the homes of some, I am stunned by the concentric layers of useless crap, crap that represents a lot of money spent, that they have there. Some have boxes of it in storage. Amazing.
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:56 AM
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3. Youre quite logical
although you have a really shitty last name.

smiles, smiles, smiles for you.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:25 AM
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4. I thought this was about my cats................
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:27 AM
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5. Our cats are better than us
because they are truly the center of the universe.
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AlertLurker Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:41 AM
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6. The media tells you what you need to overconsume.
Everything the government does domestically reinforces this.

840 million starving people, worldwide. http://www.starvation.net/842millionstarveinthemidstofp...
59 million obese people in America. http://www.annecollins.com/weight_health/obesity-rate.h...

ECH. Eat the rich?

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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:15 AM
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8. My Mother used to say
"if they told you to jump in the lake, would you do that too?"
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AlertLurker Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:44 AM
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7. Dupe - error 94234 or something - DELETE, PLS.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:45 AM by AlertLurker
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