Citizens: Heat is a human right

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'Heat is a human right! Heat is a human right! Heat is a human right!' rang out loud and clear at high noon in front of DTE Energy's downtown Detroit headquarters Dec.
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Your just straight up living in some fantasy world, so good luck with that.
I know, and its great. I only have a high school education and I have never collected a day of unemployment compensation in my life. My fantasy was to work hard, pay my bills, and take care of my family (wife and two kids). Started my own business twenty years ago to accomplish that goal and guess what Goth Chick, IT WORKED! Nothing like a good fantasy turned into reality for a great life, and I have one. Not rich, but I sure as hell ain't poor.

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I know, and its great. I only have a high school education and I have never collected a day of unemployment compensation in my life. My fantasy was to work hard, pay my bills, and take care of my family (wife and two kids). Started my own business twenty years ago to accomplish that goal and guess what Goth Chick, IT WORKED! Nothing like a good fantasy turned into reality for a great life, and I have one. Not rich, but I sure as hell ain't poor.
Well, good for you :) Glad your happy. But your current lifestyle wasn't what I was referring to as a fantasy. LOL, your plan "if you were poor" was. And your taxing the homeless (what will you tax them in, rats? or cardboard?) Perhaps we could tax their bodies, since that's all they have-pay up an organ or well fine you in teeth! A regular "Genetic Opera" plan. LOL. It was just your naivete and ignorance that I thought was funny.

My fantasy was to be like Jesus when I was young, before I learned how things really worked, and gave up religion as a bad job. He seemed like such a nice guy, I figured he'd even be nice to kids like me even if everyone else thought we were trash. Now I just want to be a human being. I never wanted to have power, or money, just wanted to find what was important for real, forever-so lucky me! I'm poor as dirt and always have been. I grew up eating out of dumpsters and sleeping where ever, and while I may not want to do that again, I would if it meant some kid somewhere never had to. I already know the ropes anyway. I enjoy hard work serving the needs of people. Helping. So, I do. I don't own anything, I don't hardly ever use any money, and I spend most of my time playing with babies, cookin for the masses, and filling this big old house with people who need a place to stay. And, yeah, it does feel good to live the life I wanted, even if it's different then I dreamed as a child.

That's why I'm talking about this here, I spend a lot of time with the homeless and poor. And they ain't who they used to be. Used to be druggies and disabled, old and runaways. A few hard luck stories thrown in. Now, it's LOTS of middleclass hard luck stories. People just exactly like you, at least they tell just about the same story (except most do have some college)-until the ending. Their ending is-we worked so hard, we we're doing so good, we never thought it could happen to us, and now we don't know what to do... When your bills double will your story be the same? Will someone look at you and say-well, if you wanted heat you shouldn't have been so lazy. Because that's what is going on. Hard working men are begging for food and heat, and they are humiliated by it, they hate it, and they have no choice...
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Well, good for you :) Glad your happy. But your current lifestyle wasn't what I was referring to as a fantasy. LOL, your plan "if you were poor" was. And your taxing the homeless (what will you tax them in, rats? or cardboard?) Perhaps we could tax their bodies, since that's all they have-pay up an organ or well fine you in teeth! A regular "Genetic Opera" plan. LOL. It was just your naivete and ignorance that I thought was funny.
My fantasy was to be like Jesus when I was young, before I learned how things really worked, and gave up religion as a bad job. He seemed like such a nice guy, I figured he'd even be nice to kids like me even if everyone else thought we were trash. Now I just want to be a human being. I never wanted to have power, or money, just wanted to find what was important for real, forever-so lucky me! I'm poor as dirt and always have been. I grew up eating out of dumpsters and sleeping where ever, and while I may not want to do that again, I would if it meant some kid somewhere never had to. I already know the ropes anyway. I enjoy hard work serving the needs of people. Helping. So, I do. I don't own anything, I don't hardly ever use any money, and I spend most of my time playing with babies, cookin for the masses, and filling this big old house with people who need a place to stay. And, yeah, it does feel good to live the life I wanted, even if it's different then I dreamed as a child.
That's why I'm talking about this here, I spend a lot of time with the homeless and poor. And they ain't who they used to be. Used to be druggies and disabled, old and runaways. A few hard luck stories thrown in. Now, it's LOTS of middleclass hard luck stories. People just exactly like you, at least they tell just about the same story (except most do have some college)-until the ending. Their ending is-we worked so hard, we we're doing so good, we never thought it could happen to us, and now we don't know what to do... When your bills double will your story be the same? Will someone look at you and say-well, if you wanted heat you shouldn't have been so lazy. Because that's what is going on. Hard working men are begging for food and heat, and they are humiliated by it, they hate it, and they have no choice...
I got to tell you GothChick, if I dressed like I was an insecure, emotional mess I would find it difficult to be accepted as well. I sure couldn't be a salesman, which is my first and foremost task. To sell someone something, anything, you must be presentable to the mainstream. Goth is not a look that inspires confidence to your seller. It kind of suggest that you are a freak show. Even if your not. The next most important thing is to say what you mean and mean what you say. When you represent that you will make something happen, it better happen. No bullshit. Something else that is important is to make sure you add depth to the pond when you start winning. What I mean there is to live within your means and put aside money and acquire assets so you don't fall fast and hard. I live in a really nice house on three acres and it cost some big money. If I were to lose it though I have a much more modest house paid for in full. I drive a brand new truck as well, but if I were unable to make the payments on it and it were taken back from me, I have a car and a van that are paid for. I think you get the picture. As for Jesus, I still try to be like him as much as I can, but like all humans, I humble myself to the reality that I can only try. Thank you for the work you do for others. I really mean that even if I come across as a jerk.

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