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  •  I've recently driven around the north shore of LI (2+ / 0-)
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    through places like Oyster Bay, Sands Point and Great Neck. I've also biked through some of them. WOW. These places are where some of the oldest, largest and grandest estates and mansions in the US are to be found. You feel like you're in another world. This is where the .1% live. I don't begrudge them that if their wealth was honorably gotten, but the lives they live have very little to do with the lives that most Americans live. These places and the people who live in them are not representative of most of the country and its inhabitants.

    Having said this, yes, if someone were to offer me the keys and title to one of these places (and a stipend to keep them running), I would accept it.

    VERY reluctantly, of course. :-)

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 09:31:56 PM PDT

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