Charlottesville Man Collects Luggage for Foster Children

A Charlottesville man is hoping to make moving from home to home a little easier for children in foster care. Full Story
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real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 12, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I certainly am not as miserable as they are... thanks for bumping this.
helpful, agree
What makes you ASSume we are miserable? Because you only see "not getting your way" as resulting in miserable? We are dissatisfied, and not willing to "go along", but we are not miserable. Someone with an infantile view such as yours only sees miserable.
Dude

Lovettsville, VA

#22 Mar 12, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>No it's not. But returning to the Roman Empire model is not the way to go either. The world has done all this before (progressivism) and it didn't work.
When you long for 50 years ago, that's what you're longing for... the good and the bad. The bad outweighed the good. Society at large is starting to respect the civil liberties of others doesn't imply we're returning to the Roman Empire. I don't see anyone clamoring for slavery. or is going to fall into hedonistic lifestyles that were prevalent in ancient Rome, current day Amsterdam and Reno (even 50 years ago.)
Dude

Lovettsville, VA

#23 Mar 12, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>I know he is. Too bad he can't see the forest for the trees.
The forest is the bad that comes along with the good of 50 years ago; I'm not myopically viewing 50 years ago as Leave it to Beaver.
Dude

Lovettsville, VA

#24 Mar 12, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>What makes you ASSume we are miserable? Because you only see "not getting your way" as resulting in miserable? We are dissatisfied, and not willing to "go along", but we are not miserable. Someone with an infantile view such as yours only sees miserable.
When I use the pronoun "they," it's because I'm being gender neutral. When you use the pronoun "we" it appears that you have multiple personalities.
I see you as both infantile and miserable. You gnash your teeth, stomp your feet, ball your fists, and cry like a little girl because you're not getting your way. That is why I view you as miserable, when I see little babies that don't get their way I view them as miserable, too. Babies eventually get over it because they have their mommies.
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Mar 13, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>When you long for 50 years ago, that's what you're longing for... the good and the bad. The bad outweighed the good. Society at large is starting to respect the civil liberties of others doesn't imply we're returning to the Roman Empire. I don't see anyone clamoring for slavery. or is going to fall into hedonistic lifestyles that were prevalent in ancient Rome, current day Amsterdam and Reno (even 50 years ago.)
Your recollection of 50 years ago..."Ahhhh the good old days, where whites were whites, and you were... watching Leave it to Beaver thinking that is what real life was. Truth is Ward was banging his secretary, smacking around June for not having the dinner on the table and Eddie, Wally, and the Beav were throwing rocks at the neighborhood Jew for killing Jesus and the blacks knew where they belonged. Oh yes, the good old moral days."
What sad community did you grow up in? I pity you. What sad world did you live in? Did you rise above it by working hard and leaving it behind, or did the government swoop in and provide all you needed?
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Mar 13, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>When I use the pronoun "they," it's because I'm being gender neutral. When you use the pronoun "we" it appears that you have multiple personalities.
I see you as both infantile and miserable. You gnash your teeth, stomp your feet, ball your fists, and cry like a little girl because you're not getting your way. That is why I view you as miserable, when I see little babies that don't get their way I view them as miserable, too. Babies eventually get over it because they have their mommies.
Again the name calling and condecension. What "miserable" family and community did you grow up in? One where you were taught to look down those who don't agree with you? Sounds to me like you are describing what you experienced (or experience now).
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#27 Mar 13, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Your recollection of 50 years ago..."Ahhhh the good old days, where whites were whites, and you were... watching Leave it to Beaver thinking that is what real life was. Truth is Ward was banging his secretary, smacking around June for not having the dinner on the table and Eddie, Wally, and the Beav were throwing rocks at the neighborhood Jew for killing Jesus and the blacks knew where they belonged. Oh yes, the good old moral days."
What sad community did you grow up in? I pity you. What sad world did you live in? Did you rise above it by working hard and leaving it behind, or did the government swoop in and provide all you needed?
It doesn't matter what community I grew up in, that is how it was. Just because you pretend things aren't happening doesn't mean that the aren't.
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
~Aldous Huxley
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#28 Mar 13, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Again the name calling and condecension. What "miserable" family and community did you grow up in? One where you were taught to look down those who don't agree with you? Sounds to me like you are describing what you experienced (or experience now).
glass houses
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text> Someone with an infantile view such as yours only sees miserable.
Do you not know your history? The civil rights act of 1963 was passed 50 years ago. Before then there were states where Jim Crow laws were legal.

"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."

~Gustave Flaubert
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Mar 13, 2013
What kind of rational argument are you gonna get from Marine? if in fact this person was a jar head. None. They have to live the script, otherwise their reality goes up in smoke and they loose their identity. They're egocentric anyway so one would be wasting their time in dialog.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#30 Mar 13, 2013
sez you wrote:
What kind of rational argument are you gonna get from Marine? if in fact this person was a jar head. None. They have to live the script, otherwise their reality goes up in smoke and they loose their identity. They're egocentric anyway so one would be wasting their time in dialog.
I know a lot of great marines
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Mar 13, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I know a lot of great marines
Theres probably some out there, like good cops, but I still see them as the first wave of US expansionism.
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Mar 14, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't matter what community I grew up in, that is how it was. Just because you pretend things aren't happening doesn't mean that the aren't.
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
~Aldous Huxley
Good point. Now I understand why you are in support of deviant behavior such as multiple sex partners, homosexuality, free sex without commitment, and (possibly pedophelia?) Whatever anyone wants to do is okay, right? If it was going on around you, and no one pointed out to you that it was wrong, then there lies the problem. The only people I encounter daily who use racial slurs, are the racists themselves (in yesterday's case the only person using the "N" word was a black man, and the others, whites and Latinos nearby were offended, to include me. Do you ever wonder WHY so many young black youths use the word? Could it be, like you, they grew up in an environment where "that's just how it was" and no one told them it was wrong? If you grew up in a "community" where " Ward was banging his secretary, slapped June around, and your friends/brothers were throwing rocks at the "jewish", and no one ever told you it was wrong, then your issue is not with me and how I grew up, but with your own upbringing.
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Mar 14, 2013
sez you wrote:
What kind of rational argument are you gonna get from Marine? if in fact this person was a jar head. None. They have to live the script, otherwise their reality goes up in smoke and they loose their identity. They're egocentric anyway so one would be wasting their time in dialog.
Speaking of egocentric..anyone who doesn't agree with you has no rational argument, do they? If I don't agree with you, I'm not rational, correct?
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Mar 14, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of egocentric..anyone who doesn't agree with you has no rational argument, do they? If I don't agree with you, I'm not rational, correct?
You're wasting your keystrokes. This person is a true misanthrope who has nothing positive to say about anybody. I think that he (yes it's a guy who says that men are pigs (figure that one out)) means well, but he has his own script to follow: the one about the half empty glass.

I was disppointed to learn however that you have classed multiple partners as deviant behavior in your comment to Dude. We may all be in trouble.
sez you

Richmond, VA

#35 Mar 14, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of egocentric..anyone who doesn't agree with you has no rational argument, do they? If I don't agree with you, I'm not rational, correct?
If in fact you were a jar head that would be more or less the case. But after reading your rant to another post I would have to say that in fact you are irrational. Remember, us old white guys hate to be wrong about anything, even when we know we're wrong.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Mar 14, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>If in fact you were a jar head that would be more or less the case. But after reading your rant to another post I would have to say that in fact you are irrational. Remember, us old white guys hate to be wrong about anything, even when we know we're wrong.
Be careful...you almost showed a sense of humor.
Dude

Warrenton, VA

#37 Mar 14, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Good point. Now I understand why you are in support of deviant behavior such as multiple sex partners, homosexuality, free sex without commitment, and (possibly pedophelia?) Whatever anyone wants to do is okay, right? If it was going on around you, and no one pointed out to you that it was wrong, then there lies the problem. The only people I encounter daily who use racial slurs, are the racists themselves (in yesterday's case the only person using the "N" word was a black man, and the others, whites and Latinos nearby were offended, to include me. Do you ever wonder WHY so many young black youths use the word? Could it be, like you, they grew up in an environment where "that's just how it was" and no one told them it was wrong? If you grew up in a "community" where " Ward was banging his secretary, slapped June around, and your friends/brothers were throwing rocks at the "jewish", and no one ever told you it was wrong, then your issue is not with me and how I grew up, but with your own upbringing.
You, again, fail to understand the simplest concept of individual liberty. It is clear that you want to force your specific individual view or morality on consenting adults. Yes, consenting adults should be able to do what ever they want as long as they don't infringe on the civil liberties and personal property rights of others. My rights end where your rights begin and vice versa, I'm not interest social experiments like the great leap forward or the Spanish inquisition.
You again are making assumptions of how I grew up. Those things were occurring in the USA 50 years ago, just because you romanticize about things you are or were ignorant about, does not mean it did not happen. You again seem to insinuate that just because it did happen in your myopic view that it happened in my upbringing. Just because you did not get cancer does not mean that people don't get cancer. The country, the world and the history of them does not revolve around your experiences.
Dude

Warrenton, VA

#38 Mar 14, 2013
*it did not happen in your myopic view
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#39 Mar 14, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
Be careful...you almost showed a sense of humor.
The truth? most see me with a good sense of humor, sarcastic yes, but putting it on here witha keyboard is a chore.

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