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Originally posted by SirKnightE
Unfortunately I am still her with an arrogant woman, and barely making enough for rent and food even thoughI work for FOX network center.
But..... I still love my country.... even as a black man.... God bless the U.S.A.
Originally posted by PeasantRebellion
Well the blindly patriotic responses to this thread were really disappointing. The site's motto is Deny Ignorance. That requires you to entertain uncomfortable ideas and really challenge your own thinking.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
I don't know where all of you live, but here in NC...it's pretty good. Yes, we have a recession/depression right now...but it is part of the normal cycle...about every 30 years or so...look at history.
I have started over 3 times in my life from almost nothing, and each time...my climb back has been better than before. That's why I love America.
I don't take that many vacation days because I work. I am a manager at a farm staore, have a farm, and do odd jobs on the side...like sell firewood. I made over 100 bucks the other day from 2 loads. That is why I love America.
Point is, your life here is what you make it. I think 12 days vacation is enough... frankly, I get antsy when I sit around too much, just like my father and mother. Both were born dirt poor to dirt farmers, now they are retired and have a pretty good life. Although retired and 81 and 76 respectively, they still cut 2 yards, garden, and are involved in the community. That is why I love America.
They sent me to college, and I am sending my kids to college. My daughter went aslmost free from making good grades and scholarships. She worked hard and is now reaping the rewards of her hard work. That is why I love America.
!2 years ago, I was sleeping in a barn...I now have a farm house on 50 acres, a place at the coast, and investments, a family...it didn't just happen, and we do have our problems...that is life, but again, life is what you make it.
Maybe you guys should move to NC, work a couple of jobs like me...enjoy the fruits of your labor...and work some more. To get ahead in life, you have to work hard....like my mama said, " A little hard work never hurt anyone."
You can be anything you want to be and do anything you want...I've tried to always teach that to my kids... and it is true. That is why I love America.