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Old 10-26-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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You imply that people who would criticize anything are just a bunch of whiners, than you get all offended when somebody takes that personally? You're a real piece of work. I don't help anybody at all, ever. I would rather just complain about everything because nothing makes me happy. There is no possible why that criticism can be constructive.
You have what you have today becuse some belly-acher like me fought to ensure that your work was well-compensated. Work alone doesn't guarantee you anything, it never has and it never will.
I've never implied that or said anything specifically about you. You unfortunately have an attitude that you need to deal with, not me. I don't know you, and don't think you have ever done anything in particular to help me. I never said that people who criticize anything are just a bunch of whiners, it seems to me however that many of the threads contained here are filled with silly whining and bellyaching. Also, for the record, I'm not offended by what you said. I'm just curious to know why you feel that what you have fought for has caused my work to be "well compensated". What in your mind does well compensated mean anyway? My compensation is based on the value of my work to my employer and the agreement we have. My employment is "at will", I am not covered by any collective bargaining agreement. Frankly, if I don't produce I will be looking for another job.
From my very first post, you have been on the attack against me, that reflects badly on you. Personally, I think it is beneath someone of your intelligence to be so intolerant of another persons opinion.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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You imply that people who would criticize anything are just a bunch of whiners
That's not really how I took it. I took it as a reminder for people to remember what they do have and not take it for granted. What is wrong with that? Thanksgiving is coming up soon and the whole point of Thanksgiving is be be thankful for what you have! Do you also take offense to the idea of Thanksgiving?
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Every human being is caught in a compromise, about concerning himself with the well-being of himself, and the well-being of the community. Today's American Liberals shift the weight of their concern to the comunity,. and Conservatives shift the emphasis to concern for themselves. Democracy, if it ever works, acts to enforce an equilibrium between the two extremes.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Our country is like a drunken sailor. We wobble way to the left and just before we fall over we swerve over to the right. Then when we've gone too far to the right we wobble back over to the left.
A vote for Obama now that the democrats have control of both houses is like tossing the brakeman off the train and we will be steaming full speed down the left track. My crystal ball is in the shop so I can't say if this will be good for us or bad. My gut tells me that this is the wrong time to raise any taxes. The poles aren't very accurate and I think there are a lot of hidden votes out there. Damn I wish they would get my crystal ball fixed soon !

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Old 10-28-2008, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I am quite thankful for everything I've gotten in life. I would agree that I have very little to complain about. But my concern is that unless I take action or do the 'right things' in my life, things can deteriorate fast. I'm very concerned about the track our country is headed on. Things won't be good tomorrow unless steps are taken today.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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Every human being is caught in a compromise, about concerning himself with the well-being of himself, and the well-being of the community. Today's American Liberals shift the weight of their concern to the comunity,. and Conservatives shift the emphasis to concern for themselves. Democracy, if it ever works, acts to enforce an equilibrium between the two extremes.
You have a very interesting perspective and unfortunately within the Conservative wing of our political system there are many people mainly concerned with their own concern. By the same token many very wealthy people donate huge sums of money to causes that benefit others. I think of Warren Buffett who has given billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Fund. I think overall, the American people regardless of their political bent are the most giving and generous people on Earth. Thanks for your input to this thread.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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I am quite thankful for everything I've gotten in life. I would agree that I have very little to complain about. But my concern is that unless I take action or do the 'right things' in my life, things can deteriorate fast. I'm very concerned about the track our country is headed on. Things won't be good tomorrow unless steps are taken today.
I believe that we all could use a little more humility and express the gratitude for what we have, as you have. In your thoughts what are some of the "right things" you have done or want to do in your lifetime? I appreciate your input to this thread as well. FYI, I have to confess that I am a reformed bellyacher. This thread that I originated is an attempt to build people up and not tear down where they live, what they do, or think. I guess I have walked a few miles in anothers moccasins--it changes you!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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We aren't commiting genocide and starving to death so that means everything is good in America!
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