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  •  My two cents (for what it is worth): (0+ / 0-)

    1)  Too many people think they are going to be rich, so they just don't give a damn.  Call it joe-the-plumber's-disease.

    2)  "Community" has turned into a dirty word.  Remember when the republicans were deriding Obama as a community organizer?  They did that because they think that: if you are involved in your community (and not just trying to make money off it), you are an idiot.

    and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

    by ban48 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:39:04 AM PST

    •  agree (1+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard

      wealth cannot be measured by dollars, it has to be something you give back freely; time, experience and love.
      I still miss parts of the Mt Zion community I grew up in. I meet with cousins annually to reminisce about those times gone by. Part of the moving away from the small communities is the losing of the Sunday and holiday family get-togethers  which were a lot of fun!

      •  Our view of "the economy" is nuts. People taking (0+ / 0-)

        care of their public places does not show up as part of "the economy", but privatize and profitize it and a parasitic loss on a community is showcased as "economic growth".

        and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

        by ban48 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:54:04 AM PST

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