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  •  Does everything have to be (7+ / 0-)

    a zero sum game? Does every time some group makes gains does it have to be seen as taking something away from somebody else?

    I'm really not clear as to what you hope to accomplish with this diary.

    •  The sum may be an error in addition (0+ / 0-)

      Dearest Richard Lyon...

      I never made this a "zero sum" game. I do understand that beauty or beast is in the eyes of the beholder.  Any of us might read or perceive as... hmm?  I again share my words,

      Today, my heart broken, I can only reflect on the old adage; if my brother is poor or in pain then so too am I.  John Donne spoke for me when he said “Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”...
      Indeed Rachel as we celebrate the rights awarded to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender let us also ask ourselves what is the State of the Union? What if Barack Obama were born today?  Eighteen years from now will a young Barack have the opportunity to attend a college, and were he to run for President, would he himself be allowed to vote? What bell will toll in the next score, and will it toll for thee?
      May life bring you peace, prosperity and pleasant dreams being the best and your reality...Betsy

      It is only the giving that makes us what [who] we are. - Ian Anderson.
      Betsy L. Angert BeThink

      by Bcgntn on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 01:56:14 PM PDT

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      •  This reads like gobbledy gook. n/t (0+ / 0-)
        •  Wow! (0+ / 0-)

          Dearest Richard Lyon...

          I reflect on your initial comment to me and this later extremely critical response to my own...I never sought to divide. Nor did I promote the idea of a "zero-sum game"..your words not mine, since for me, life is never a game.  i only offered quotes from Rachel Maddow's program and asked. I offered my own thoughts to clarify. Yet in response to the essay that was an invitation to consider the Whole...Yikes! and Wow!!!

          Does every time some group makes gains does it have to be seen as taking something away from somebody else?...This reads like gobbledy gook. n/t
          May life bring you peace, prosperity and pleasant dreams being the best and your reality...Betsy

          It is only the giving that makes us what [who] we are. - Ian Anderson.
          Betsy L. Angert BeThink

          by Bcgntn on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 02:37:35 PM PDT

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