Probation Officers Abuse there power
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Morristown, TN

#23 Jul 17, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
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We aren't talking of the handicap. I have a handicap daughter. Who is wheelchair bound who can't walk nor move her hands. This post isn't about those who fit in this category!!!
I've never stepped on any one nor pushed anyone to get where I'm at. Nor has my hubby. You missed the part stating we've worked and worked and worked to acquire what we have!
I'm 33... Happily married.. It's taken work yes work for my hubby and I to be happily married... Filed for divorce twice but again 'worked' through our issues... If you put your family first anything is possible!!! Luckily neither of us have ever disrespected each other thus being able to 'work' on our issues.. I think you get the point.. Everything in this great life requires work!!!! It can't be taught, perhaps instilled, but still comes from within... I can write a book on my hardships growing up and devastations Ive endured that no human should... But I'm a fighter from within and refuse to sit and complain.. In 33 years I've had to dust myself and stand up more times then one person should in a lifetime. And it's those low moments in life one should learn from not dwell in!!!!
Again this comes from within!
When you start saying that people can get ahead if they work hard, the inverse is also true. People who cannot work hard(for whatever reason) will not get ahead. They will get left behind.

Oh sure, it's popular to say the things you believe. You have no fear of ostracism. Yet, those concepts are greatly flawed.

What about the people who work hard all their lives and don't get ahead? What about people who lead the largest, and most profitable Corp. in the history of the world, yet pay their workers a pittance that doesn't equate to a living wage.

The most stark example is that handicapped person. They will never be able to work hard and 'get ahead.' Through your philosophy, you have relegated them to less of a life form. You think you are safe believing as you do because everyone else believes the same thing.

You want stuff. You want security. What about the people who are not socialized(indoctrinated) into your perspective?

You think that it comes from "within". What a foolish thing to say.

You think that you were born better? You think you are entitled because of what is inside of you?

These things that you think come from within were taught from out-side. If you were taught, because of your circumstances...then these people who steal and do things you are saying is wrong(stealing,etc...) were also taught those things.

If they were taught those things, and it is with-in them, then your entitled attitude is even worse.

There is truth in the concept of hard work equals more opportunity to prosper, but there are issues that you ignore because of your selfishness. Your selfishness even makes it morally acceptable for someone to 'steal' from what you have.

Even the Bible allows for stealing under certain circumstances.

Your 'pushing people aside' also comes from your philosophy. You want to work to get ahead in the system that exists. Yet this system crushes those that are not equipped. Because of the philosophy that you have bought into, China is ready to push you aside.

Again, there is truth in what you are saying, but when you start to denigrate others, and claim entitlement because what you think is 'within,' you really miss the big picture.

The philosophy that you have used to rationalize your prosperity and put yourself above those who happen to be on probation, creates an 'us vs. them' atmosphere. Don't be surprised when THEY take everything you love, including that 'great life' of yours.

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#24 Jul 17, 2013
What about wrote:
<quoted text>When you start saying that people can get ahead if they work hard, the inverse is also true. People who cannot work hard(for whatever reason) will not get ahead. They will get left behind.

Oh sure, it's popular to say the things you believe. You have no fear of ostracism. Yet, those concepts are greatly flawed.

What about the people who work hard all their lives and don't get ahead? What about people who lead the largest, and most profitable Corp. in the history of the world, yet pay their workers a pittance that doesn't equate to a living wage.

The most stark example is that handicapped person. They will never be able to work hard and 'get ahead.' Through your philosophy, you have relegated them to less of a life form. You think you are safe believing as you do because everyone else believes the same thing.

You want stuff. You want security. What about the people who are not socialized(indoctrinated) into your perspective?

You think that it comes from "within". What a foolish thing to say.

You think that you were born better? You think you are entitled because of what is inside of you?

These things that you think come from within were taught from out-side. If you were taught, because of your circumstances...then these people who steal and do things you are saying is wrong(stealing,etc...) were also taught those things.

If they were taught those things, and it is with-in them, then your entitled attitude is even worse.

There is truth in the concept of hard work equals more opportunity to prosper, but there are issues that you ignore because of your selfishness. Your selfishness even makes it morally acceptable for someone to 'steal' from what you have.

Even the Bible allows for stealing under certain circumstances.

Your 'pushing people aside' also comes from your philosophy. You want to work to get ahead in the system that exists. Yet this system crushes those that are not equipped. Because of the philosophy that you have bought into, China is ready to push you aside.

Again, there is truth in what you are saying, but when you start to denigrate others, and claim entitlement because what you think is 'within,' you really miss the big picture.
And your kind simply wants to find faults.. Sounds like excuses to me.. It's the governments fault.. It's chinas fault.. It's the CEO's fault.. Once again you go way off subject. CEO's making millions don't justify my rationale. The workers who don't like their pittance of a paycheck can go to night school to better themselves.. Why is it the CEO's fault? Really.. No one forces anyone to work here or there... The sky is the limit. It is out of reach for no one. Even the handicap. Now their are two kinds of handicap people, those like my daughter who are physically handicap who have a working brain and those who have a mental handicap. Unfortunately a mentally challenged person may have hardship.. This isn't about them..
But those like my daughter can get on a pc and pursue careers not involving physical work as she wants to be a psychologist.
Anyhow you my dear sound like an extremist. And if you were able to steal you should be able to deal with the repercussions. Those who are mentally handicapped who commit crimes are normally institutionalized..
Bottom line is those people who do not fit in the handicap group regardless of their upbringings know right from wrong.. If they didn't they wouldn't conceal what they were stealing! By concealing the stolen item it clearly shows they knew right from wrong at the time!!! My opinion is just that mine! Though laws are in place that favor my opinion.. And those of many.. Luckily we have laws in place. Follow them.. It's not that hard... And if you don't or can't don't complain about the consequences! I'm done conversing with you.. It's a fabulous day in Suburbia. Besides I've got paint colors I need to pick out.. Enjoy your day..
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Morristown, TN

#25 Jul 17, 2013
And there it is...wash your hands and hide behind the system that allows you to judge others by your standards.

Now, go back to your life and only worry about the people who are 'less' than you when they steal from, or affect your ivory tower.

You really are clueless to the big picture and have no concept that your philosophy, when carried out on either a grand scale, or in a microcosm, affects others in the world.

You don't see the connections to the CEO's of major corporations and how that relates to learned hopelessness because you have not been taught how to perceive interconnectedness.

Your world teaches compartmentalization. It's a very effective means of control.

See, the people who used that philosophy to establish this country did so by destroying the people already here.

That means the laws that you so proudly hide behind are based on one preposition...that it is ok to destroy and push aside others(especially the weak) to get what you want.

So...any person who wants to push you aside can do it...they will only get punished by your system if they are caught. So, if might makes right, if 'power to accomplish' is the arbiter, and getting caught is the only standard of punishment, then you live in a glass bubble that only exists in an irrational dream world.

It's fine to work hard and accomplish, but when you begin to believe that you are better because of what you rationalize is 'within' you, then something outside of you is going to pop your bubble.

When that happens, we who tried to reach you will say..."saw that coming."

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#26 Jul 17, 2013
What about wrote:
And there it is...wash your hands and hide behind the system that allows you to judge others by your standards.

Now, go back to your life and only worry about the people who are 'less' than you when they steal from, or affect your ivory tower.

You really are clueless to the big picture and have no concept that your philosophy, when carried out on either a grand scale, or in a microcosm, affects others in the world.

You don't see the connections to the CEO's of major corporations and how that relates to learned hopelessness because you have not been taught how to perceive interconnectedness.

Your world teaches compartmentalization. It's a very effective means of control.

See, the people who used that philosophy to establish this country did so by destroying the people already here.

That means the laws that you so proudly hide behind are based on one preposition...that it is ok to destroy and push aside others(especially the weak) to get what you want.

So...any person who wants to push you aside can do it...they will only get punished by your system if they are caught. So, if might makes right, if 'power to accomplish' is the arbiter, and getting caught is the only standard of punishment, then you live in a glass bubble that only exists in an irrational dream world.

It's fine to work hard and accomplish, but when you begin to believe that you are better because of what you rationalize is 'within' you, then something outside of you is going to pop your bubble.

When that happens, we who tried to reach you will say..."saw that coming."
My ivory tower was built with my hubby's and my two hands.. As far as the big CEO's aka fat cats many have degrees and education of some sort. Or built their company out of their garages like Bill Gates did. Nobody is stopping anyone from becoming or doing this themselves not even China. Once again you went way off topic.. Are jobs shipped overseas? Yes.. Does this mean there aren't any jobs left? No...

So your point is that people steal because the CEO of their company (if they work) pays too little or the government didn't hand them a well paying job so they are stuck at home poor and hungry, and we shouldn't punish them if committing a crime because they could have had a bad child hood? And our laws only destroy these folks further? Wow so let's free all the inmates nationwide that fit this standard..

There are many things wrong with our economy. Things that may never change.. All the people can do is work harder to get what they need, cut costs where they can, and maybe just maybe they will overcome their situation. But if one never tries, one shall never know.

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#27 Jul 17, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
<quoted text>My ivory tower was built with my hubby's and my two hands.. As far as the big CEO's aka fat cats many have degrees and education of some sort. Or built their company out of their garages like Bill Gates did. Nobody is stopping anyone from becoming or doing this themselves not even China. Once again you went way off topic.. Are jobs shipped overseas? Yes.. Does this mean there aren't any jobs left? No...

So your point is that people steal because the CEO of their company (if they work) pays too little or the government didn't hand them a well paying job so they are stuck at home poor and hungry, and we shouldn't punish them if committing a crime because they could have had a bad child hood? And our laws only destroy these folks further? Wow so let's free all the inmates nationwide that fit this standard..

There are many things wrong with our economy. Things that may never change.. All the people can do is work harder to get what they need, cut costs where they can, and maybe just maybe they will overcome their situation. But if one never tries, one shall never know.
Now if you'll excuse me.. Me and my 7 month pregnant self is going to go paint and hopefully I can get three rooms done tonight... Have a wonderful evening.. Turn off CNN for a while, it'll do you some good!
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Morristown, TN

#28 Jul 17, 2013
Your, and your hubby's ivory tower has been built upon a belief system that relies on force and control to create and maintain.

It's like being born in an area that was clear cut of all it's trees, and then blaming the squirrels, that you weren't able to kill off, for living in your attic.

The thing is, that this clear cutting was done long before you were born. You accept it, and you don't question the mind set.

Like I said, there is truth in the concept of return for work, but once you think you are special/better because you have something inside, then you enter into hubris.

When you think that you should be allowed to flaunt opulence in front of hungry babies, then you become immoral.

When you think that 'our' economy is something that is gives you a job based solely on hard work, then you are ignorant.

How much did the diamond on your hand cost you? How many hours of what you THINK is hard work? How much hardship did it cost the Africans who worked the mine? How much poisoned water did the gold refinery leave behind? How much damage was caused for your livelihood?

How many American Indians were killed for the resources you take for granted? How many lives are effected for your economic security?

Do you care?

If you think that you should be safe from people who might steal, and yet you don't remember that this country was NOT built on your hard work, but the hard work of stolen African lives, then you are a moral criminal of the ages, and you should be on probation.

The ancestors of the people that were killed off and enslaved should be your probation officers!

But...turn on your TV, get your indoctrination boost, go to bed, and just forget about the people who are affected by your lifestyle.

Since: Feb 09

Morristown, TN

#29 Jul 17, 2013
What about wrote:
Your, and your hubby's ivory tower has been built upon a belief system that relies on force and control to create and maintain.
It's like being born in an area that was clear cut of all it's trees, and then blaming the squirrels, that you weren't able to kill off, for living in your attic.
The thing is, that this clear cutting was done long before you were born. You accept it, and you don't question the mind set.
Like I said, there is truth in the concept of return for work, but once you think you are special/better because you have something inside, then you enter into hubris.
When you think that you should be allowed to flaunt opulence in front of hungry babies, then you become immoral.
When you think that 'our' economy is something that is gives you a job based solely on hard work, then you are ignorant.
How much did the diamond on your hand cost you? How many hours of what you THINK is hard work? How much hardship did it cost the Africans who worked the mine? How much poisoned water did the gold refinery leave behind? How much damage was caused for your livelihood?
How many American Indians were killed for the resources you take for granted? How many lives are effected for your economic security?
Do you care?
If you think that you should be safe from people who might steal, and yet you don't remember that this country was NOT built on your hard work, but the hard work of stolen African lives, then you are a moral criminal of the ages, and you should be on probation.
The ancestors of the people that were killed off and enslaved should be your probation officers!
But...turn on your TV, get your indoctrination boost, go to bed, and just forget about the people who are affected by your lifestyle.
Are you really suggesting that because she advocates hard work and actually earning the things she has that she is the problem. I'm sure you don't mean it the way its coming across but it really seems like you are making excuses for pretty much every thief and crackhead out there...that it is somehow the fault of everyone in a high ranking corperate position or with money that these people commit crimes. What does it matter who took land from who hundreds of years ago? Of course it was wrong but we aren't responsible for those things. We can't change what happened then any more then we can choose where and to whom we are born. Is every person that works hard going to end up wealthy? Of course not but most can achieve so improvement in their quality of life. I'm not even that old but I can remember when men were proud to work and provide for their families.
2centz

Morristown, TN

#30 Jul 17, 2013
justsomedude wrote:
<quoted text> Are you really suggesting that because she advocates hard work and actually earning the things she has that she is the problem. I'm sure you don't mean it the way its coming across but it really seems like you are making excuses for pretty much every thief and crackhead out there...that it is somehow the fault of everyone in a high ranking corperate position or with money that these people commit crimes. What does it matter who took land from who hundreds of years ago? Of course it was wrong but we aren't responsible for those things. We can't change what happened then any more then we can choose where and to whom we are born. Is every person that works hard going to end up wealthy? Of course not but most can achieve so improvement in their quality of life. I'm not even that old but I can remember when men were proud to work and provide for their families.
Well said!

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#31 Jul 17, 2013
justsomedude wrote:
<quoted text>Are you really suggesting that because she advocates hard work and actually earning the things she has that she is the problem. I'm sure you don't mean it the way its coming across but it really seems like you are making excuses for pretty much every thief and crackhead out there...that it is somehow the fault of everyone in a high ranking corperate position or with money that these people commit crimes. What does it matter who took land from who hundreds of years ago? Of course it was wrong but we aren't responsible for those things. We can't change what happened then any more then we can choose where and to whom we are born. Is every person that works hard going to end up wealthy? Of course not but most can achieve so improvement in their quality of life. I'm not even that old but I can remember when men were proud to work and provide for their families.
Just saw the responses and OOooooMG is all I can say. I wouldn't bother with this poster anymore. Based on the comments I gather the poster is a Native American living on protected land of some tribe, who doesn't eat or wear anything imported for fear of making the rich richer..

This poster is an extremist. I thought I was extreme for not eating factory farmed foods.. Lol

It amazes me how people can find excuses for everything.. Wow!!!
Tenngirl123

United States

#32 Jul 17, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
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Unfortunately I know what you are saying this is a sad sad cycle..
May I ask why a person would need two houses? Does your husband work 70 hours a week to provide for his family the two houses that aren't required or does he just do that to show off? Me personally I'd rather stick to my fourty hour a week job and my modest home and be able to spend the weekend with my family teaching them That everyone is created equal. We aren't above or below any other human being.

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#33 Jul 17, 2013
Tenngirl123 wrote:
<quoted text>May I ask why a person would need two houses? Does your husband work 70 hours a week to provide for his family the two houses that aren't required or does he just do that to show off? Me personally I'd rather stick to my fourty hour a week job and my modest home and be able to spend the weekend with my family teaching them That everyone is created equal. We aren't above or below any other human being.
We are renovating one and living in the other. If you must know. I'm 7 months pregnant and a construction site is not suitable for kids nor myself.
What about

Morristown, TN

#34 Jul 18, 2013
Tenngirl123 wrote:
<quoted text>May I ask why a person would need two houses? Does your husband work 70 hours a week to provide for his family the two houses that aren't required or does he just do that to show off? Me personally I'd rather stick to my fourty hour a week job and my modest home and be able to spend the weekend with my family teaching them That everyone is created equal. We aren't above or below any other human being.
Keep in mind that this seems to be a person who lives under the blinders of the Ralph Linton quote...paraphrased...

'Those who know no culture other than their own, cannot know their own.'

When someone is instilled, over, and over, and over again, even if it's with an immoral idea, they have a difficult time using their imaginations to envision anything other than what they think they know.

When you add in self-interest, it becomes a very dangerous situation. People will often rationalize whatever they need to in order to keep their, now inculcated, self-delusions intact.

It's ok that this person has 2 houses, but she rationalizes the potential costs to her person and family and deems them acceptable.

Remember, this culture does not respect the natural world. They think they do, but it's outside of their 'self'. They don't know how to even think of themselves as part of nature.

To them, nature is something to be controlled, and even destroyed. An interconnected web to be replaced with a cookie cutter mold of what is considered acceptable for maintaining and viewing.

They are riddled with anxieties and stress, but don't understand the root causes. Instead, they just take a pill.

Because of peer-perpetuated group think, they can't see the end results of their course of actions.

We all must be careful to listen to other viewpoints and measure our own accepted beliefs against the possibilities.

However, the tendency is to flock towards the messages that reinforce what we already believe. This is the perpetuation.

Anything that challenges, is considered dangerous, and anything very different is extreme. Even if some challenging concepts are correct, they are summarily dismissed to preserve the totality of the delusion.

They do not understand that their way of life is based on the way of death. The entirety of their society is powered by death...fossil fuels. The remnants of death.

They could switch to energy derived from active, living systems, but those would have costs which would effect the delusion. In fact, they go to war and kill to protect the delusion...more death.

They meddle in the sovereignty of other nations, then complain when the people of those nations strike back in defense of themselves. All for the preservation of the delusion.

They do not realize what everything is intertwined. The results of the past are found in the present. The actions of today impact the future.

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#35 Jul 18, 2013
What about wrote:
<quoted text>Keep in mind that this seems to be a person who lives under the blinders of the Ralph Linton quote...paraphrased...

'Those who know no culture other than their own, cannot know their own.'

When someone is instilled, over, and over, and over again, even if it's with an immoral idea, they have a difficult time using their imaginations to envision anything other than what they think they know.

When you add in self-interest, it becomes a very dangerous situation. People will often rationalize whatever they need to in order to keep their, now inculcated, self-delusions intact.

It's ok that this person has 2 houses, but she rationalizes the potential costs to her person and family and deems them acceptable.

Remember, this culture does not respect the natural world. They think they do, but it's outside of their 'self'. They don't know how to even think of themselves as part of nature.

To them, nature is something to be controlled, and even destroyed. An interconnected web to be replaced with a cookie cutter mold of what is considered acceptable for maintaining and viewing.

They are riddled with anxieties and stress, but don't understand the root causes. Instead, they just take a pill.

Because of peer-perpetuated group think, they can't see the end results of their course of actions.

We all must be careful to listen to other viewpoints and measure our own accepted beliefs against the possibilities.

However, the tendency is to flock towards the messages that reinforce what we already believe. This is the perpetuation.

Anything that challenges, is considered dangerous, and anything very different is extreme. Even if some challenging concepts are correct, they are summarily dismissed to preserve the totality of the delusion.

They do not understand that their way of life is based on the way of death. The entirety of their society is powered by death...fossil fuels. The remnants of death.

They could switch to energy derived from active, living systems, but those would have costs which would effect the delusion. In fact, they go to war and .
Lol I don't have any anxieties nor any stresses for which a pill is needed.. But I can recommend you a holistic doctor who can help with yours.
You speak as if you know me. That's what is the funniest part of all. You ramble as if I've chopped a forest down and killed all the Forrest animals.. You haven't a clue as to what my cultural beliefs are nor how much respect I have for nature. What's even funnier is the home we are renovating will be 75% green... And 50% off grid.. Which is my little gift back to Mother Nature.. Where do you purchase your eggs and milk from? If you knew the least bit about me you wouldn't dare say what you have. But hey blood was shed so you could speak freely..
How much of your rants have you turned into causes that have actually been useful? How many horses have you saved from slaughter? Do you contribute to the abuse of animals by grilling that steak from Food City, Ingles, or Walmart? My family eats organically grown and raised food! Do you even have any idea what that means... Or where to go to buy such products? how many farms have you saved by giving them your business?? We Buy American made products when available! Do you?
Please don't patronize my lifestyle because I sleep very well at night knowing none of the products nor foods purchased caused any cruelty to any human nor animal equally..
How many dogs and cats have you rescued or fostered?
You are barking up the wrong tree with all of your rambling... Having a passion is great.. Get off your pc and do something positive.. Volunteer at the local shelter, read to a kindergarten class, walk a day in the life of a struggling farmer, go spend a few hours with the boys and girls club...
Have a great day!
What about

Morristown, TN

#36 Jul 18, 2013
justsomedude wrote:
<quoted text> Are you really suggesting that because she advocates hard work and actually earning the things she has that she is the problem. I'm sure you don't mean it the way its coming across but it really seems like you are making excuses for pretty much every thief and crackhead out there...that it is somehow the fault of everyone in a high ranking corperate position or with money that these people commit crimes. What does it matter who took land from who hundreds of years ago? Of course it was wrong but we aren't responsible for those things. We can't change what happened then any more then we can choose where and to whom we are born. Is every person that works hard going to end up wealthy? Of course not but most can achieve so improvement in their quality of life.
Well, yes, no, and every answer outside, and in between.

You did recognized that mainly I'm challenging assumptions, but read carefully. What I am mostly putting the problem on is a philosophy.

When born, we are all pretty much blank slates. It's true that there are genetic predispositions, but most of what we THINK we believe is the result of what is presented and/or imprinted upon us through our lives, especially when we are young.

Like I repeatedly have said, there is truth that hard work can bring positive results, but that in itself is not the determining factor contributing to a person's condition in life.

The philosophy is what seems to be determining the definition of 'success'.

While I did bring it home by putting her in a 'hot seat,' and that is not welcomed as polite social discourse, I did so because of the attitude she presented when facing people who's socialization was different from her own.

It is a huge mistake in reasoning to assume that because you work hard and find what YOU see as success, based on your own definitions, that anyone can, or will want to accomplish the same things.

Such an attitude often begins with assuming that everyone has the same goals and defines success in the same way.

Such thinking ignores way too many variables. It causes far too many people to believe that their measures apply to others. Through comparisons, they reach conclusions which massage their own egos.

The result is a judgmental and condemnatory attitude.

For example, instead of treating the "crackheads," which you refer to, as having a sickness, and a symptom of a philosophical way of life, they are instead treated as criminals. This view isn't even challenged because the answer to why they exist would pop the bubble.

Also, as I stated when I first started commenting, I'm not trying to defend stealing, but I am presenting the challenging view which shows that everything this culture is built upon is based upon that same(actually worse) immoral conduct.

When taken as a grand scheme, if you look at the entirety of current affairs, you might be able to see that this theft is pervasive throughout our society. The judgements and condemnations however, are only taken out as punishment on the very ones who have not been able to succeed when using the comparisons mentioned above.

Wall street, for example, and the most successful CEO's today, have engaged in a worldwide theft of wealth, but have gone unpunished. They are even applauded by those who share their definition of success and who profited from those thefts.

When the playing field and the rules of the game are not fairly distributed and enforced, it is a ridiculous exercise of hubris to assume that everyone should be expected to, and will continue to, play by the rules.

It's one thing to enjoy a measure of security, but when you begin to believe that this security makes you somehow 'better than' others, you then show yourself deluded. Worse, when your 'success,' your judgements, and your words of SELECTIVE CONDEMNATION, impact negatively on others, then your arrogance makes you foolhardy.
What about

Morristown, TN

#37 Jul 18, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
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Lol I don't have any anxieties nor any stresses for which a pill is needed.. But I can recommend you a holistic doctor who can help with yours.
You speak as if you know me. That's what is the funniest part of all. You ramble as if I've chopped a forest down and killed all the Forrest animals.. You haven't a clue as to what my cultural beliefs are nor how much respect I have for nature. What's even funnier is the home we are renovating will be 75% green... And 50% off grid.. Which is my little gift back to Mother Nature.. Where do you purchase your eggs and milk from? If you knew the least bit about me you wouldn't dare say what you have. But hey blood was shed so you could speak freely..
How much of your rants have you turned into causes that have actually been useful? How many horses have you saved from slaughter? Do you contribute to the abuse of animals by grilling that steak from Food City, Ingles, or Walmart? My family eats organically grown and raised food! Do you even have any idea what that means... Or where to go to buy such products? how many farms have you saved by giving them your business?? We Buy American made products when available! Do you?
Please don't patronize my lifestyle because I sleep very well at night knowing none of the products nor foods purchased caused any cruelty to any human nor animal equally..
How many dogs and cats have you rescued or fostered?
You are barking up the wrong tree with all of your rambling... Having a passion is great.. Get off your pc and do something positive.. Volunteer at the local shelter, read to a kindergarten class, walk a day in the life of a struggling farmer, go spend a few hours with the boys and girls club...
Have a great day!
Yes dear, I know that you have to compare yourself and your actions to others like myself, but you don't have anxieties. Your perfection and striving should soothe your self-introspection.

Your arrogance should provide all that you need. Keep reaching out to those boys and girls and help them to see that your standards are the right ones.

Keep measuring success by the rules and accepted practices of this culture, you'll be fine and die happy.

Keep doing those things, and fighting those causes which YOU think provide balance.

Whatever you do, don't go looking outside the bubble, where you'll see strange things and people who don't adhere to your accepted preconceptions.

And, most of all, keep that attitude that measures others(like myself, and those in the penal system) by your standards of success, you'll be just fine.[/sarcasm]

Since: Feb 09

Morristown, TN

#38 Jul 18, 2013
I refer to the crackheads like they are criminal because that is indeed what they are. No one smokes a cancer-pipe until they have leukemia and then robs a liquor store to get more cancer. While addiction isn't easy to beat, and is in fact a life long struggle that doesn't make it a disease in the sense you portray it. A crackhead shouldn't be excused when he steals or kills just because some in society think he or she is sick. I for one never put a crackpipe to anyones lips and quite frankly I will be damned if I'm going to turn the other cheek when they take from me and my family. I agree with you on some things however. Sucess in my life may be far different then how another individual judges it. As long as we can both reach our goals I don't see why there is a problem. I don't care if you want to live like a hippy in a van and eat roots and bark I think you should be able to. Don't judge me because I want to work hard and give my kids a nice home with cellphones and cable.
tenngirl123

United States

#39 Jul 18, 2013
justsomedude wrote:
I refer to the crackheads like they are criminal because that is indeed what they are. No one smokes a cancer-pipe until they have leukemia and then robs a liquor store to get more cancer. While addiction isn't easy to beat, and is in fact a life long struggle that doesn't make it a disease in the sense you portray it. A crackhead shouldn't be excused when he steals or kills just because some in society think he or she is sick. I for one never put a crackpipe to anyones lips and quite frankly I will be damned if I'm going to turn the other cheek when they take from me and my family. I agree with you on some things however. Sucess in my life may be far different then how another individual judges it. As long as we can both reach our goals I don't see why there is a problem. I don't care if you want to live like a hippy in a van and eat roots and bark I think you should be able to. Don't judge me because I want to work hard and give my kids a nice home with cellphones and cable.
I'm not in any way saying crimes should go unpunished or anyone shouldn't work hard for a living. I personally believe you shouldn't take more from this world than what you need. That's is just a personal belief of my own. Why is a 500,000 dollar home needed when you should be just as happy in a 100,000 home. If I personally was fortunate enough to be able to afford a half million dollar home I think that extra money could go to better use. We are teaching our children that status is more important than anything. Happiness should come from within. Not by how much you have.
tenngirl123

United States

#40 Jul 18, 2013
What about wrote:
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When you start saying that people can get ahead if they work hard, the inverse is also true. People who cannot work hard(for whatever reason) will not get ahead. They will get left behind.
Oh sure, it's popular to say the things you believe. You have no fear of ostracism. Yet, those concepts are greatly flawed.
What about the people who work hard all their lives and don't get ahead? What about people who lead the largest, and most profitable Corp. in the history of the world, yet pay their workers a pittance that doesn't equate to a living wage.
The most stark example is that handicapped person. They will never be able to work hard and 'get ahead.' Through your philosophy, you have relegated them to less of a life form. You think you are safe believing as you do because everyone else believes the same thing.
You want stuff. You want security. What about the people who are not socialized(indoctrinated) into your perspective?
You think that it comes from "within". What a foolish thing to say.
You think that you were born better? You think you are entitled because of what is inside of you?
These things that you think come from within were taught from out-side. If you were taught, because of your circumstances...then these people who steal and do things you are saying is wrong(stealing,etc...) were also taught those things.
If they were taught those things, and it is with-in them, then your entitled attitude is even worse.
There is truth in the concept of hard work equals more opportunity to prosper, but there are issues that you ignore because of your selfishness. Your selfishness even makes it morally acceptable for someone to 'steal' from what you have.
Even the Bible allows for stealing under certain circumstances.
Your 'pushing people aside' also comes from your philosophy. You want to work to get ahead in the system that exists. Yet this system crushes those that are not equipped. Because of the philosophy that you have bought into, China is ready to push you aside.
Again, there is truth in what you are saying, but when you start to denigrate others, and claim entitlement because what you think is 'within,' you really miss the big picture.
The philosophy that you have used to rationalize your prosperity and put yourself above those who happen to be on probation, creates an 'us vs. them' atmosphere. Don't be surprised when THEY take everything you love, including that 'great life' of yours.
I understand where your coming from. Your opinion may be a bit radical but I agree. No one knows what another sole has been through till they walk a mile in their shoes. Difference is scary to these types of people when it should be welcomed and embraced. If you expect to get any respect you should give it as well. To everyone. Not just certain kinds of people.
truth

Weatherford, TX

#41 Apr 12, 2014
quoted text>How can you pay when you don't have a job?
Well take your butt to McDonalds and get a job! They will hire you, I know they hire sex offenders fresh out of jail. If your not working and using the I got a felony excuse.........you are in violation! Simple as that, the burden of proof is on you to show no one will hire you, that burden does not exist, only your idea that your too good for McDonalds or to now yards. Sorry so brutally to the point, but there are real concerns of parole officers abuse of power, and your lazyness does not constitute an abuse of power on the parole officers behalf. PS ..!.. the police and probation and parole officers
really

Morristown, TN

#42 Apr 13, 2014
Just because people break the law does not mean they should be treated like dirt. Most of the junkies in this town come from decent families who are not wealthy. Morristown needs to clean up its own.
We need a affordable rehab that gives people help to find out why they are doing drugs. Rehab is a joke if you have insurance. People on drugs already think they are the scum of the earth. If we want our youth filtered back into society we have to find a way to solve the drug problem.

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