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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagny View Post
    It's nice to see that nobody here has ever had to endure anything from that list.

    It's nicer to see that nobody here knows anyone who's had to endure anything from that list either.
    It's a sad piece. Puts you right in touch with the humiliation of poverty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I hear what you're saying, and agree, pretty much, but would add that dependence on government keeps them trapped in poverty, trapped in in all the things said by John Scalzi about "Being Poor".
    If people knew exactly how good they really have it in this country, they might not act so selfish.
    "The love of liberty is the love of others. The love of power is the love of ourselves." -William Hazlitt



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagny View Post
    Yep...cuz no woman has ever had her husband die tragically, and leave her with 3 kids.

    No man has ever had his wife get cancer, and lose everything they had in order to pay the bills.

    Nope...every poor person got that way by sitting on the couch.
    Lazy fucks looking for a gubmint handout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    Apparently God is supposed to be omnipotent and omnipresent. No small deed, good or evil, goes unseen. I don't believe in God like a Christian does, I'm just relaying their doctrine.

    If you read the entire bible you would find very few passages to suggest omnipotence or omnipresence and many passages to suggest otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagny View Post
    It's nice to see that nobody here has ever had to endure anything from that list.

    It's nicer to see that nobody here knows anyone who's had to endure anything from that list either.
    I know lots of people who made the list. They were the kids who didn't pay attention in school. They were the kids that preferred to not get jobs in the summer. And then there was the drugs.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagny View Post
    Yep...cuz no woman has ever had her husband die tragically, and leave her with 3 kids.

    No man has ever had his wife get cancer, and lose everything they had in order to pay the bills.

    Nope...every poor person got that way by sitting on the couch.
    Yes this is the majority of the American poor.

    Crack whores and ex-cons are a tiny minority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Yes this is the majority of the American poor.

    Crack whores and ex-cons are a tiny minority.
    The poor's plight is a direct result of choices they made. They deserve their misery. Yes, we get your point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadakarma View Post
    The poor's plight is a direct result of choices they made. They deserve their misery. Yes, we get your point.
    The is an incomplete story and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    Many people are poor because of a cycle of poverty created by government programs to "protect" the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The is an incomplete story and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    Many people are poor because of a cycle of poverty created by government programs to "protect" the poor.
    Get over yourself. It's you who's incapable of mustering up any compassion for the poor, regardless of how they got there and whose *fault* it is. Shame on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadakarma View Post
    Get over yourself. It's you who's incapable of mustering up any compassion for the poor, regardless of how they got there and whose *fault* it is. Shame on you.
    What makes you think that I don't do things for the poor? Care to compare charitable contributions?

    That does not mean that I don't understand why most people are poor.

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