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To: Undocumented_capitalist

Are you always this combative?

I was just confirming my point, and I have nothing against India. One of my favorite people in the news was Mother Theresa, in the past, and her commitment there. She was truly a Saint....and I’m not a catholic, either.

This conversation seems pointless to me, as I was commenting, humorously, on the Obama trip with the coconut trees being cut down. I don’t understand cutting down
perfectly good trees that provide a type of food.

Please, lighten up. Life is too short.

Yes, America has problems, especially in the area of crime, and that will come to any society, with the great divide between the poor, and the prosperous. Add television, violence onscreen, and let the modern teenagers get a taste of materialism, and you will see similar types of criminal behavior in any democratic country. We see it in American cities, where the poor ghettos back up to wealthy neighborhoods. It becomes a grinding spear into the poor youth, of what they do not have.

We have gangs, and drugs rampant, because so many have given up on getting out of their situation. It is years of food stamps, welfare, and less opportunities for a better education in those inner cities. Hope is jobs, and a way out through education, and encouragement that says “you can do this.”

The American Dream is still possible with a lot of hard work, and staying out of debt. Communism removes hope from the masses, and life is just a boring, painful wait til death. I look at pictures of communist peoples on the news or in clips, and few smiles, no joy, and it’s just zombies without a lot of emotion. I wouldn’t want to live like that.

I am an independent conservative, but I do believe in some social programs, however I also believe a hand up is better than a hand out. Poverty is no excuse for lack of accountability in crime, and we have crossed the line in our country, because we excuse people for bizarre reasons.

The USA is still the best thing that ever happened, and hopefully we will get a chance to return to the years of it’s great prosperity, and less crime, because new opportunites abound. However, I am a realist, and a christian, so I think we will face some difficult days ahead.

I hope India handles it’s prosperity and poverty better than we have, only time will tell.

Have a good evening. Ciao

73 posted on 11/03/2010 9:06:27 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: Kackikat


and please watch this short youtube video.

74 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:42 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Pure is the enemy of good.)
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