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  •  He certainly seems to be legitimate. (3+ / 0-)
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    He does the right things and he says the right things. My only hesitation is that so many times you see bad people that are able to con all of those around them by their outside appearance, when all along they're running some scam. Everything looks almost perfect about this guy. I really hope that we don't find out that this entire time he was behind a crime ring or some scam. So many millions would be left so disappointed. That said, I'm 99% sure he's legit.

    •  It's sad that it is so hard not to be a (9+ / 0-)

      Doubting Thomas these days.

      I think I'll just enjoy my optimism while I can.

      I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

      by Just Bob on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 04:57:29 AM PST

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    •  It is sometimes (most of the time) helpful (3+ / 0-)
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      to judge someone, not by the company he keeps but by the enemies he makes.  This pope has held his office only for one month, so it's difficult to see yet who his enemies are - or will be.  But if he continues to attack those with unearned wealth and a mind set to amass more and hoard what they have in spite of the suffering around them, he will surely make enemies of the same people who have, by their actions, stripped the general welfare from countries all over the world.  That will prove more, at least to me, that he is genuine than all the words he speaks.

      To paraphrase Meteor Blades:  Don't tell me what you believe; your actions will tell me what you believe.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 05:55:28 AM PST

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      •  James 2 again (2+ / 0-)
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        14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 01:39:06 PM PST

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