Country Living Series

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Love thy neighbor

Here is a phenomenal illustration of the way words can be twisted. Please read this essay from The American Thinker.


Excerpt:
My neighbor seems like a nice guy but suffers from muddled thinking.

The other day he came over to see me and said he was overextended financially, had maxed out all his credit cards, and wanted to know if I could lend him some money. I told him that I usually didn't lend money to non-family members but asked how much he needed. When he said a "few thousand" I immediately told him no...


Read the rest here.

10 comments:

  1. Oh brother....I don't know what to say....
    Is this essay based on an event? or just a one on one perspective of what our government is doing to us on a much grander scale?

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    1. It's an allegory of current political rhetoric brought down to eye level.

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    2. Oops..sorry...forgot to sign off..

      Just Me

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    3. Thanks for the reply :o)

      Well it sure did...

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  2. Today's youth have different ideas than we do. I teach at risk middle school students in a low income town. Last year I was explaining how a budget works. As we were totaling up income one student wanted to add EBT cards because they were free. Another student wanted to count free school meals. I told them no because they hadn't earned them and we were adding up the income they could earn. They tried to argue that they were free so we should count them. I than explained that they were not free. That people like me had money taken away from them to give people like them that "free money". It wasn't the government's money, it was my money. That every time they received "free money" my family did with less money. I actually saw the lightbulb click on with a few of them. It my little lesson change the world? No, but it sure made me feel a little better about making one or two of them think.

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  3. Yep, sounds about right. He forgot we have to give them all free cell phones as well

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  4. Great article. I had great fun reading it!

    Just Me

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  5. Oh, and thanks for the "heads up" on the heifer butchering. I always skip those...and there is always plenty of warning.

    Just Me

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  6. I want to freeze our yellow crook neck squash would you happen to know how long to blanch them if sliced? I have really old canning info from my grandmother but can't find the answer. Thanks, Lisa ( wife of warpmine)

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  7. I want to freeze our yellow crook neck squash would you happen to know how long to blanch them if sliced? I have really old canning info from my grandmother but can't find the answer. Thanks, Lisa ( wife of warpmine)

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