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11-13-2013 12:43 PM

Last night I read an article about how North Korea had mass executions for the crime of ….watching unapproved US and South Korean television shows.

When we consider someone evil that just has different political beliefs than us we really must have it good and truely have no idea what evil is. Thanksgiving is coming up, think about what you have, what we have, and hopefully that will make your holliday a happy one. Then watch some dancing with the stars or some other crap show you like.


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#1 posted 11-13-2013 01:33 PM

Pat, I agree with your sentiments.
But I’m very skeptical of that report (I read about it too).
The South Korea’s propaganda machine is as busy as anyone’s. I personally believe there is more to the story.

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 02:05 PM

Pat
I don’t know if that report is true or not but never the less we have a lot to be grateful for ,we have our freedom of choice ,a statement millions of people can not say,we have laws to protect our citizens, we have a system to help our hungry and those without means to help themself. Much of our poor live with living standards that millions around the world could only wish to live at. I can go on and on but we have so much we can be grateful for. I know many would say that all of these programs and safety valves to protect our people are not perfect and they would be right ,but our programs outshine many countries that the powers that be could care less for it’s people or there welfare.

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 02:22 PM

Gee in the US, the Government is trying to send Sam Hurd to jail for LIFE on a marijuana charge, even though nearly HALF (21 of 50 States) has legalized the drug.

We have it so good huh…
Poverty in America Is Mainstream - New York Times
”...Few topics in American society have more myths and stereotypes surrounding them than poverty, misconceptions that distort both our politics and our domestic policy making.

They include the notion that poverty affects a relatively small number of Americans, that the poor are impoverished for years at a time, that most of those in poverty live in inner cities, that too much welfare assistance is provided and that poverty is ultimately a result of not working hard enough. Although pervasive, each assumption is flat-out wrong

Contrary to popular belief, the percentage of the population that directly encounters poverty is exceedingly high. My research indicates that nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 60 will experience at least one year below the official poverty line during that period ($23,492 for a family of four), and 54 percent will spend a year in poverty or near poverty (below 150 percent of the poverty line)...”

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 02:26 PM

here we go, HM is breaking out his Wikipedia searches again!

(we do have it good here compared to many other countries…but it could be, and should be better…)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 02:34 PM

Mike
It’s the half full half empty scenario .when you talk about the human condition there will always be people who have it better and those who have it worse than our citizens I’m focusing on how much better our citizens have it than many third world countries or countries with dictators .Responding to the title of this post Sometimes we need to remember how good we have it”

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 02:44 PM

Mike

I’ll glady pay for you a one way ticket to North Korea if you would rather live there.

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 02:45 PM

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 02:51 PM

You know Jim, corporate America just this year has eliminated ”Thanksgiving” as a holiday and will require their employees to work on what used to be a holiday.

I agree with you Jim. Those who actually do have it good, SHOULD remember how good they have it.

Jim: ”...we have a system to help our hungry and those without means to help themself….”
As for the ~100,000,000 to ~150,000,000 Americans living in poverty, they are going to take some more convincing as what little benefits they receive are being cut even more.

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#9 posted 11-13-2013 03:02 PM

You know Jim, corporate America just this year has eliminated ”Thanksgiving” as a holiday and will require their employees to work on what used to be a holiday.

get a board and hit yourself for telling lies again.

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 03:30 PM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. [...sincerely meant as a wish to you and yours]

...evidently being thankful is personally subjective.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 03:42 PM

Yeah- the Thanksgiving thing kind of pisses me off. Last year, Walmart had their associates come-in at 8PM. This year…..6PM. Despite all the bad press these store got last year, the sales must have made it worth their while.

I put 20% of the blame on Walmart’s corporate office…..and the other 80% on the jackhole consumers that can’t wait another 12 hours to buy a cheap TV.

I refuse to shop on Black Friday. I’m not the lemming type. But I find shopping on a bonafide holiday, for non-essential items, to be plain wrong.

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#12 posted 11-13-2013 03:43 PM

Thanks Pat,
Just this morning I was talking with my regular store clerk about how fortunate we are to be living here.
Everytime I start feeling bad about myself all I have to do is think about how bad it is or could be for people living in worst conditions. I am thankful every day.

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#13 posted 11-13-2013 03:59 PM

I wouldn’t believe eveything that comes from fox news LOL some of those reporters would do well to go to North Korea and witness themselves what really goes It is not a nice place but I don’t believe a word of this guff. Alistair

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#14 posted 11-13-2013 04:28 PM

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 04:38 PM

Some people are not happy unless they are bitching about something. Back when my dad was a union president he told me that if he went down the isle handing out $20 bills someone would bitch that they wanted two $10s instead.

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