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  •  This kind of garbage (6+ / 0-)

    makes me see red.

    It isn't the diarist, and it isn't the subject of the diary, in any personal way. It is this old refrain: capable, talented person, doing everything right, and they get screwed. They not only get screwed, they get BLAMED for "not working hard enough" and "not using all their resources" and whatever.

    Absolutely burns me up.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:36:57 PM PST

    •  I understand your seeing red. (3+ / 0-)
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      karmsy, blueoasis, vigilant meerkat

      The greed of a few has put many in peril.

      You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

      by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:38:53 PM PST

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      •  We even have participants in this venue-- (1+ / 0-)
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        and I'm not naming handles, though I'd like to--who pile on with the blame when somebody is trapped by circumstance like this, who get high-and-mighty.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:45:41 PM PST

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        •  Yes, when we did a fund-raiser last summer for (2+ / 0-)
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          karmsy, vigilant meerkat

          her, there were a few people who questioned her - and my - motives for doing so. I was asked if I was taking a cut of the proceeds.

          I didn't get upset or discouraged. There are individuals who have been taken in by scammers on this very site. I understood their reserve and caution. I don't play the blame game and try not to get caught up in on-site controversy.

          However, if there is a friend in need, I won't turn my back and will take a stand and do my best to try to help. From the great input in this diary that goes way beyond the financial, I think my belief in this community wasn't misplaced.

          You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

          by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:59:25 PM PST

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