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  •  Funny how we can have sympathy for people (1+ / 0-)
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    who can't get to good grocery stores with their food stamps, but consider those who don't handle their trash appropriately unable to "get off their lazy asses".  

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:46:25 AM PST

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    •  It is not logical (3+ / 0-)
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      to tolerate all behavior, just because compassion dictates that we not allow people to go hungry.

      When someone despoils another person's land, my compassion evaporates.

      •  And other people's compassion evaporates when (1+ / 0-)
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        people use their foodstamps to buy chips and soda because that's what's easy and accessible.  Picking and choosing when to have compassion seems a bit - I don't know - hypocritical?  We had people using a corner of our property as their dump for awhile until we put up a chain so they couldn't get back there.  It irritated me and I considered going through it to find out who it was.  But I can't say I judged them quite so harshly.  Instead, I assumed it was someone who was in a tough spot, so we just cleaned it up and hauled it in and paid for it ourselves.  And my life was no worse for having done that.  Life is never going to be perfect nor will all people behave the way we'd like them to.  Getting so down on someone, even for being rude and selfish, just seems rather pointless to me.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:48:22 AM PST

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    •  If someone is so poor (3+ / 0-)
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      that they have to dump trash in their own yard because they have no way to take it 1/4  mile to the free dumpster, then yes, they need as much sympathy (and help!) as someone who can't get to a decent grocery store or farmer's market.

      For those who drive their trash out to the woods and dump it, or throw it out their car windows, no.  No sympathy.  That doesn't have to do with poverty, it has to do with selfishness.  I include all the bastards who dump their "live trash" (pets) in the woods too.

    •  Where did I say (0+ / 0-)

      anything about food stamps?

      And what does it have to do with my statement?

      You don't live in my town, gustynpip, nor have you heard these lazy fools complain about how the town doesn't go to their front doors and pick up their crap for them like when they lived in the city.

      I do, and I have.

      But whatever floats your Boat of Indignation.

      (And people wonder why I seldom post here anymore. The nonsequitur strawman 'logic' like this is a BIG reason.)

      "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

      by Sharoney on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:10:59 PM PST

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