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  •  Self-centered humans do not change. (18+ / 0-)

    That's what people who have known Chris Christie for 25 years aver.  He hasn't changed. He's always been combative. Bullies get away with it because rational people expect if they get what they want, they'll be satisfied. But, they're not. Abusers are never satisfied. Abuse is a habit that turns into an addiction until there's an intervention and the community says enough is enough.

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    by hannah on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 02:41:03 AM PST

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    •  Self-preservation became a universal insticnt (2+ / 0-)
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      via. human evolution, but selfish greed sadly a much more recent invention. We as a species on this 3rd rock from sun best learn to do better than that.

      Only Punxsutawney Phil can save us now.

      by jwinIL14 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 02:57:25 AM PST

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      •  It's my guess that the self-centered, self-serving (7+ / 0-)

        but unaware humans have always been with us and likely always will be.
        Socrates counseled, "know thyself," to people who obviously can't do that.
        Jesus Christ said to just "forgive them, for they know not what they do." Since they don't know what to do, they steal to survive. That Jesus was hung between two thieves was not a happenstance. He had been on the side of the incompetent all along.
        Our problem comes from tasking incompetents with running things. "Laisez fair" is not a kindness when what we are letting them do is make a mess. That, by the way, is the lesson of the Christie Jam. He and his henchmen made a mess.
        And, wonder of wonders, Democrats have finally decided not to keep cleaning up after the elephants.

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        by hannah on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 03:29:43 AM PST

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        •  If us homo sapiens split off from the primates (4+ / 0-)
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          some many hundred thousand years ago, then Jesus is actually pretty new,
          but regardless, your points well taken.  Be well hannah, and take care friend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

          Only Punxsutawney Phil can save us now.

          by jwinIL14 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 03:53:43 AM PST

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