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  •  Great diary, StellaRay -- in that cut to the quick (16+ / 0-)

    kind of way. Like you, I am haunted by a handful in particular who clearly were not there because of drugs, alcohol, severe mental health issues, etc. But these days, I think there are many more than ever who are just desperately poor and down-and-out, and I try to give often, regardless.

    Which is why we're GOT to win back our government from the grifters who run it.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:58:57 PM PDT

    •  And even those there (4+ / 0-)
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      because of "drugs, alcohol, severe mental health issues etc" can only be helped by a more PROGRESSIVE view, and I mean that in the general sense of the word, not the partisan sense.

      To me it seems sometimes that all the gains I thought we'd made throughout my lifetime, are now being fought all over again, and I know I'm far from the only one here who feels that way.

      But, no poutage involved here. Really. It's frustrating, but there are many who came before us who suffered far more, and we have to keep that in perspective and stay strong, resilient and willing to keep on fighting, as many did before us, and who we owe something to for their efforts. And I think nothing answers to their efforts more than MORE EFFORTS.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:17:08 PM PDT

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      •  Absolutely. They are being denied health services (0+ / 0-)

        that our severe, punitive, increasingly heartless political environment is cutting back.

        "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by Kombema on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 12:28:27 PM PDT

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