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  •  You were an outsider.. those people are (2+ / 0-)
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    glorificus, greengemini

    consumed with fear.. Fear of change.  I embraced it.
    I knew as a kid it wasn't that hot !  Second grade a little boy from Philadelphia named Grady was made fun of because he talked funny and didn't say mam.   The teacher said, " But he says yes so politely."

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:51:43 PM PST

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    •  I knew it wasn't kewl but still I said nothing (3+ / 0-)
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      but I sang this song in every show I did as a kid and in my band.  I also was proud that Peter Yarrow hugged me when I got the chance to tell him this story in so many words.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:19:01 PM PST

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      •  I probably saw this on TV, way back then....... (1+ / 0-)
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        Vetwife

        I cried. Why doesn't Pr. Obama get the picture?

        •  He was too young (0+ / 0-)

          but he has his own demons of hate coming his way.  Based on racism.  His situation may be the worst kind..
          Wrestling inwardly with the white man who lives in him.
          He cannot say too much...He is already accused of hating white peope.

          We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

          by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:59:58 PM PST

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