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  •  Thank you for keeping the reminders (7+ / 0-)

    in front of us. It's clearly possible to change the national conversation quickly - look at how many people refer to "the 1%" already - and this is an essential conversation to open up.

    "Maybe this is how empires die - their citizens just don't deserve to be world leaders anymore." -Kossack Puddytat, In a Comment 18 Sept 2011

    by pixxer on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 07:13:24 AM PST

    •  You're welcomed (8+ / 0-)

      Sometimes I need to step away from my personal history as it gets to be overwhelming reliving all of those memories, but I want to keep the conversation going because I feel it is too important not to.

      Thank you for taking the time to read -
      Roxine

      "...I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul" Invictus - William Ernest Henley

      by Roxine on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 07:44:25 AM PST

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      •  What an outstanding sig quote for you to choose! n (3+ / 0-)
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        "Maybe this is how empires die - their citizens just don't deserve to be world leaders anymore." -Kossack Puddytat, In a Comment 18 Sept 2011

        by pixxer on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 07:59:32 AM PST

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        •  Thanks pixxer - it comes from my favorite poem (5+ / 0-)
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          Invictus  
          William Ernest Henley

            Out of the night that covers me,
          Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
          I thank whatever gods may be
          For my unconquerable soul.

          In the fell clutch of circumstance
          I have not winced nor cried aloud.
          Under the bludgeonings of chance
          My head is bloody, but unbowed.

          Beyond this place of wrath and tears
          Looms but the Horror of the shade,
          And yet the menace of the years
          Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

          It matters not how strait the gate,
          How charged with punishments the scroll.
          I am the master of my fate:
          I am the captain of my soul.

          "...I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul" Invictus - William Ernest Henley

          by Roxine on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:06:36 AM PST

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          •  It is an outstanding poem. My memory is (3+ / 0-)
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            that it was also the favorite of Nelson Mandela, especially valuable during his long years in prison. May the sun again shine brightly on you, too.

            "Maybe this is how empires die - their citizens just don't deserve to be world leaders anymore." -Kossack Puddytat, In a Comment 18 Sept 2011

            by pixxer on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 09:33:04 AM PST

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