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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:39 AM   #16
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kowalski, and your point is???
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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:56 AM   #17
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Sister, I know where he's coming from. In this country now, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and the middle class is becoming poor.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:09 PM   #18
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The one thing I love about my country is you can be dirt poor and make something big of yourself. It takes determination and a desire to change things.

I don't know who this guy is and don't have a warm feeling about this thread. I think I will check out the more fun threads now.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 09:29 PM   #19
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But, Sister what percentage of the dirt poor actually accomplish that? The middle class for years in this country has been the backbone, and now that backbone is being eroded because of corporate greed. I talked to a postal worker today, and he said that the postal service wants to go to more part-time help than those that have been there for years - because they wouldn't have to give them benefits. That's what's going on all over this country, especially in big corporations.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 01:12 AM   #20
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That is true Jen, and it's been going on for decades. Another way to keep from shelling out money. Not good, I agree. We're not perfect, but then what country is. I wouldn't move for anything.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 08:28 PM   #21
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Sister, there are a bunch of cool countries out there. I think that the U.S. got into a we're the best mentality. Well . . . .
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Old September 4th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #22
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don't get me started.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #23
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I won't. Topic dropped. LOL! But, there is Australia . . . Now the topic is dropped.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #24
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OK Jen And realize there a lot of other countries that feel the same way about their homeland. It's a pride thing.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #25
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Hi Sister! I haven't totally dropped it because you made a great point. Every country has people that feel proud about their country. In Germany, their National Anthem was "Deutschland Uber Alles". It was taken away for awhile because it translated to "Germany over All", and those outside of Germany after WW2 thought that it was an anthem that promoted Germany over other countries. But actually, the anthem was about loving Germany. The anthem is back. Everyone has a certain amount of pride about their countries. Now, I have to ask Georgie when "Waltzing Matilda" will become her official National Anthem. Unofficially, it already is . . . .
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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #26
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lol...and a cute song it is! And wait till she sees that one ton croc!
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Old September 9th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #27
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I'd love to have Kowalski chime in on this one. The Berlin wall came down, Communist China that was hated for so long in this country is now maufacturing a huge portion of the products that we purchase here now, but what about Cuba? Cuba is 90 miles from us. We should be friends. There would be so much to gain for both countries if we normalized relations.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 01:44 AM   #28
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kowalski, and your point is???
Nothing special; just an observation.

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Old September 10th, 2011, 02:25 AM   #29
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Ludwik, please answer my post. I agree with what you've said.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #30
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I'd love to have Kowalski chime in on this one. The Berlin wall came down, Communist China that was hated for so long in this country is now maufacturing a huge portion of the products that we purchase here now, but what about Cuba? Cuba is 90 miles from us. We should be friends. There would be so much to gain for both countries if we normalized relations.
I agree with Jennifer; both countries would benefit from good relations.
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