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Shutdown Day 3: Food distributor stalled, charter boat captains docked
Miami Herald ^ | October 3, 2013 | CHARLES RABIN

Posted on 10/04/2013 1:31:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

"......Feeding South Florida is just one of 202 food banks in the country hit hard by the Washington, D.C., stalemate. With 47 employees, it’s the largest of nine in Florida, responsible for 30 percent of statewide distribution.

The agency distributes 35 million pounds of food a year from its 70,000-square-foot warehouse, everything from bananas and pears, to turkeys and hams, to soups and nuts, even baby formula. The USDA funding accounts for more than one-third of Feeding South Florida’s supply chain. On Thursday, its six open loading bays were filled with volunteers heaving food into U-Hauls and other trucks.

The distribution center’s 325 partner agencies supply food to 949,910 people.

“They sent us an email saying we can’t order anything else. So once we distribute this, that’s it,” says Sari Vatske, the distributor’s vice president of programs and initiatives. “We need Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie to step up. We’ll need to double efforts on food drives and fundraisers.”

The sting of the shutdown was a little harsher to those doing business with the federal government on Day 3 of the standoff: Food distributors’ shelves were emptying, small business loans were in a holding pattern, and Florida Bay’s waters became off-limits to some............."

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; federalcontrol; foodbanks; govtshutdown; nationalparks; shutdown; usda
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This shut down is pealing back and revealing layers upon layers of federal government, the size and scope of their "help" and "control."
1 posted on 10/04/2013 1:31:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Federal Government is one huge money laundering enterprise. But hey, what government this large isn’t?


2 posted on 10/04/2013 1:35:27 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wondered when obama would start shutting down the waterways

gots to get some floating barry-cades up, may have to blockade the coasts up to 100 miles offshore, plus the rivers of course. You got a pond on your property! Its now nationalized. and closed.

anyone else notice the irony of this statement?

“Biscayne National Park is also off limits. Enforcement rangers will be on duty, Kimball said.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/03/v-fullstory/3668028/shutdown-day-3-food-distributor.html#storylink=cpy


3 posted on 10/04/2013 1:53:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

Yes! The enforcers are working overtime.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 1:54:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Are we all gonna die?


5 posted on 10/04/2013 1:57:48 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess freedom of navigation (FON) isn’t so free after all

when Libyans and Iranians try this stunt in their waters, we blast them out of the water

maybe obama can outsource enforcing federal govt waterway and sea lane closures to somali pirates.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 2:00:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf; All
Krauthammer: Who Shut Down Yellowstone? ............"I don’t agree with current Republican tactics. I thought the defunding demand impossible and, therefore, foolish. I thought that if, nonetheless, the GOP insisted on making a stand, it should not be on shutting down the government, which voters oppose 5-to-1, but on the debt ceiling, which Americans favor 2-to-1 as a vehicle for restraining government.

Tactics are one thing, but substance is another. It’s the Democrats who have mocked the very notion of settled law. It’s the Democrats who voted down the reopening of substantial parts of the government. It’s the Democrats who gave life to a spontaneous, authentic, small-government opposition — a.k.a. the tea party — with their unilateral imposition of a transformational agenda during the brief interval when they held a monopoly of power.

That interval is over. The current unrest is the residue of that hubris."

[It would appear that Charles Krauthammer and Jonah Goldberg are beginning to see how a majority of the country is reacting to Obama and this "GOP" Tea Party shutdown.]

Goldberg: The Budget Fight and Obama’s Vindictive Streak ".....What’s unusual is the way Obama sees the government as a tool for his ideological agenda. During the fight over the sequester, Obama ordered the government to make the 2 percent budget cut as painful and scary as possible.....

Obama, the avowed problem solver, set out to create problems for the American people, just to prove how great government is and how crazy Republicans were for wanting to cut spending — much of the money borrowed from China — a little. But don’t you dare call him an ideologue!

Now, with the government shutdown and the looming fight over the debt ceiling, Obama’s doubling down on this ideologically perverse strategy........

7 posted on 10/04/2013 2:09:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And when we buck, Obama will declare martial law.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 2:15:29 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: ryderann

It does have that feel of a dry run, doesn’t it.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 2:46:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, it’s striking how deep the federal tentacles are in practically every move and action by citizens across the country.

It would be something (my hopes aren’t high) if the result of the lockdown were to create an effective backlash against its intrusiveness overall—not just in Obamacare.

The other sliver of a hope I’d have would be if the country could be led to a new appreciation of our Constitution’s purposely giving the power of the purse to the House so as to make spending by the government that isn’t supported by the people possible.

I’d love to see that sort of civic education get national traction—though I know it’s highly unlikely.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 2:52:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
The other sliver of a hope I’d have would be if the country could be led to a new appreciation of our Constitution’s purposely giving the power of the purse to the House so as to make spending by the government that isn’t supported by the people possible. I’d love to see that sort of civic education get national traction—though I know it’s highly unlikely

The only way that happens is if we're out there teaching the lessons. I think the 'low information voter's' mind is so muddled by progressive thinking they are unable to see it is what chains them to the poverty of the lives, souls, and pocketbooks.

11 posted on 10/04/2013 3:12:59 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: EBH

Sadly agreed.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 3:39:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Bingo!! The Democrats want CONTROL and pretty much HAVE CONTROL OVER ALL OF OUR LIVES!!!

This is AWFUL.....poor babies can't be fed because Harry Reid and Obama DON"T WANT THEM TO...THEY WANT THEM TO SUFFER in order for the Republicans to get blamed!!

13 posted on 10/04/2013 3:47:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This shut down is pealing back and revealing layers upon layers of federal government, the size and scope of their “help” and “control.”


It also sounds like this shutdown is creating a blockade to prevent food getting to a million “poor” people in Florida.

Now what would happen if food supplies were sequestered, blockaded, or otherwise shut down to a million people?

This has serious consequences — intended or unintended?


14 posted on 10/04/2013 3:52:45 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Why are people dying in no gun zones?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Nice quotes in #7. Thanks.

I am amazed that Obama's actions surprise them.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 4:20:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maybe next time, the food bank ought to try partnering with the local Catholic Church. Or Presbyterian Church. Or a coalition of churches. Or anybody not affiliated with Fedzilla.
16 posted on 10/04/2013 4:36:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But I am entitled to my free stuff.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 4:37:28 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Churches need to ramp up. Fast.

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 4:39:08 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Charter boats docked at North Carolina’s outer banks were ordered to move. These people are paying rent on their dock space. There’s also a local town suffering a lot –
http://www.wavy.com/news/local/gov-shutdown-hammers-chincoteague


19 posted on 10/04/2013 4:47:07 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: combat_boots
Churches need to ramp up. Fast. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

Exactly!

20 posted on 10/04/2013 4:56:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Vigilanteman
Maybe next time, the food bank ought to try partnering with the local Catholic Church. Or Presbyterian Church. Or a coalition of churches. Or anybody not affiliated with Fedzilla.

BUMP!

21 posted on 10/04/2013 4:57:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 9YearLurker
.......I’d love to see that sort of civic education get national traction—though I know it’s highly unlikely.

Ditto to your post. And I would add that people start thinking more about the 10th Amendment and supporting strong conservative governors and state legislatures.

22 posted on 10/04/2013 5:00:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Insensitive’ Me would ask (foolishly) if the people receiving this food (ABSOLUTELY no problem IF qualified etc) are also receiving EBT(?) cards and/or food stamps.

Kind of like one ‘arm’ of Govt giving subsidized housing AND another sending a check to help pay the rent.

Were someone to HONESTLY take some accounts and show what these ‘leeches’ are actually drawing - Of course if they do that NO ONE would ever work again, all would be getting on the gravy train.

BUT no one has ever sat them down and told them what happens were EVERYONE to go on ‘strike’.

Of course our great Press strikes again yesterday - for the 12 years or so that BO has been at the ‘public trough’ virtually NO background info shows up.

8 hours after that lady ‘caused problems’ in DC (almost sounds like original ‘problem’ was caused by her making a ‘wrong turn’?? and then panicking when groups of armed men- in uniform and not- began chasing her) they knew what brand of ????? she uses, her life was an open book AND the Police had not ‘officially’ ID’d her.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 5:00:57 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Charter guides received a message from the National Park Service this week informing them that they are not permitted to take clients fishing in Florida Bay until the feds get back to work. That means that more than 1,100 square miles of prime fishing is off limits between the southern tip of the mainland to the Keys until further notice.

Why does a shutdown in funding for non-essential parts of the government warrant this?

It's nothing but a punitive action to score a political jab.

24 posted on 10/04/2013 5:05:16 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This shut down is pealing back and revealing layers upon layers of federal government, the size and scope of their "help" and "control."

Each one of theses tragic stories provides the opportunity to solve the problem and cut federal spending. 1.) Food subsidy problem: get off your lazy asses and feed yourself or go to a private charity. 2.) Federal parks/lands: give land/water back to the states (less military facilities). States can choose whether to sell to the public, homestead, or run them. The 10a was written for a reason.

25 posted on 10/04/2013 5:10:27 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Harriette Wilson-Greene stood on the ramp of an enormous warehouse filled with food Thursday, overseeing Rafik Tillman as he tossed box after heavy box filled with turkey, chicken and ham into the back of an overloaded Chevy Tahoe.

The food, as it has been for the past five years, was headed to the Omega Power and Place Ministry in Liberty City, where 160 needy families each week depend on it.

So, now we discover that, besides welfare and food stamps, the feds give free turkey, chicken, and ham to organizations like "Omega Power and Place", to feed the "needy". Why do I suspect this is yet another "community organizing" group which will give you free food as long as you help with the Dem agenda?

Now we understand how food stamp recipients can afford lobster and steak -- they get their basics from these food banks!

Shut the whole thing down.

26 posted on 10/04/2013 5:11:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: OwenKellogg
Now what would happen if food supplies were sequestered, blockaded, or otherwise shut down to a million people?

Perhaps they would then have to use their food stamps to buy basic food instead of steak, lobster, and beer?

27 posted on 10/04/2013 5:13:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Indeed, though sometimes I think the education needs to begin with the GOP House and GOP guvs, respectively—if nobody challenges it, it’s not Constitutionally protected.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 5:14:22 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: silverleaf

He may have to outsource it. He shut down maintenance and repair of Navy vessels.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 5:20:48 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is a winner for us. Fund these operations in a CR today. Let the House continue to react to the plight of these people and let Obama and the Dem-run Senate reject that. Repeat.

Eventually, the MSM’s lies, photo-shopped images of “misery and suffering”, and their manipulation of public opinion will dissolve in the reality that one branch of government is doing the people’s business.

It’s the perfect time for the TEA Party to be reasonable. We don’t want kids or the poor to go hungry. The current method of helping those in financial distress is fly paper. It traps them. We can do better, but in the meantime the flawed system is what we have.

If we get a Senate majority, we’ll fix this folks, but for now - mercy.

Keep in mind that the constituency of the Democrats is government and all its myriad tentacles. How long can they ignore the pain and suffering of their constituency? A week?

It’s why they’re screaming so loudly. They hold two-thirds of the active federal government and can’t win without the people’s House. Let the house keep passing CR after CR. I’d lump in the cumulative funding bills to date. At some point the Dems will bite. They have to.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 5:21:44 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PapaBear3625
Omega Power and Place Ministry

I went looking for mentions of it. It's Omega Power And Praise Ministries Inc, 1852 NW 47TH TER MIAMI, FL 33142-4050.

Looking at google maps street view, it appears to be a regular private residence with no "church" sign.

Any bets on whether this "minister" really has a congregation the size he says he has, and that the food actually goes to the "needy", versus the "minister"s family and friends?

31 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Kartographer; blam; ChocChipCookie; Marcella; Bride Of Old Sarge; yorkiemom; ...

Folks, how many places around the globe have wee seen society collapse due to food riots?

How many times have governments interfered with the food distribution network, and what were the results?


32 posted on 10/04/2013 5:31:36 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When The Democrats have lost Krauthammer, after only a few days, they are overplaying their hand.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 5:32:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Now we understand how food stamp recipients can afford lobster and steak -- they get their basics from these food banks!

34 posted on 10/04/2013 5:34:11 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

Folks, how many places around the globe have wee seen society collapse due to food riots?

How many times have governments interfered with the food distribution network, and what were the results?


That is EXACTLY what I was getting at in post 14:

It also sounds like this shutdown is creating a blockade to prevent food getting to a million “poor” people in Florida.

Now what would happen if food supplies were sequestered, blockaded, or otherwise shut down to a million people?

This has serious consequences — intended or unintended?


35 posted on 10/04/2013 5:49:56 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Why are people dying in no gun zones?)
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To: rrrod

“Are we all gonna die?”
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Well I don’t want to say we are all gonna die BUT...the oldest of my uncles was a deputy sheriff, he was born in 1899. Reliable research seems to indicate that there is probably not a single individual who was born the same year as my uncle who is still living anywhere on the Earth. Just saying. Oh, wait, did you mean die really soon? Your guess is as good as mine.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 5:54:26 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: OwenKellogg

Ah, missed that, or I would have pinged to you.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 5:58:48 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

38 posted on 10/04/2013 6:02:21 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

State Governments run by conservatives need to step up and shut down the Federal Government actions within their borders.

Wisconsin isnt even a mostly conservative state and it told the fedgov to F off, when they told Wisconsin to close their parks.

The states have the manpower and coordination to defy this out of control tyranny. The States have the power, but do they have the will to do so? I guess we will find out who needs to be replaced in state governments as well...


39 posted on 10/04/2013 6:06:09 AM PDT by myself6
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To: 9YearLurker

“The other sliver of a hope I’d have would be if the country could be led to a new appreciation of our Constitution’s purposely giving the power of the purse to the House so as to make spending by the government that isn’t supported by the people possible.”
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That would be wonderful if it happened but I honestly believe that only a tiny and ever dwindling minority is able to even comprehend HOW the government is supposed to function, let alone WHY is was designed that way. Those who have been taught anything about all that are rapidly aging and dying. The younger people seem to have no understanding of what it is all about, they may think they know but most of what they know is wrong. I am a public high school graduate, it is frightening for me to speak to a young college graduate and realize that he knows far less about history and civics than I did when I was twelve.

Americans have tried to be ignorant and free and just as Jefferson said it has never been and never will be.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 6:09:29 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Remember to tell people that the President decides what to shut down


41 posted on 10/04/2013 6:11:10 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How did we EVER survive as a country without all of these government overlords?


42 posted on 10/04/2013 7:11:23 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

yesterday, bread and milk were on the grocery store shelves. Amazing! Guess it will be a full week before the shelves, in the grocery store, are empty.


43 posted on 10/04/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Vigilanteman

I agree. This shutdown is a beautiful opportunity to show people that true Christian charity comes with no strings attached. Obama is basically telling people to submit or starve. Sounds very Stalinesque to me.

It is time for all professed Christians to put their butts in gear and show charity to their countrymen and prove why God’s way is better than governments.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: RipSawyer

Indeed—grievance politics has spoiled history, the liberal arts, and public education all the way down to the primary grades. It’s all that they know which isn’t true that is even more appalling than that they haven’t been exposed to so many truths.

Also, they probably are less responsible than you were at age 12 too.


45 posted on 10/04/2013 7:22:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Travis McGee

barak would love to turn his people loose like this.
Wonder what Van Jones is up to nowadays?


46 posted on 10/04/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: 9YearLurker

“Also, they probably are less responsible than you were at age 12 too.”
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I chuckled when I read that, my parents would have told you when I was twelve that I was as lazy as I could be but when I think back I realize that I was already a capable farmhand. I pulled my end of a long two man saw to cut firewood, I split it with an axe, I hauled it to the woodpile with a horse and a groundsled. I carried it in to the woodbox. I walked the fields behind that horse during my summer “vacation”, alternating with my older brother. When the horse died I switched to a mule, my father bought two mules so my brother and I could both plow at the same time. I hoed cotton, I picked cotton, I pulled fodder, I pulled corn and hauled it to the barn with a one horse wagon. I dug ditches with a shovel. I pickecd and shelled beans and peas, I picked tomatoes, I picked up sweet potatoes and white potatoes, I loaded cantaloupes that were the size of watermelons I see in the stores now. I loaded watermelons that weighed fifty pounds each. It goes on and on, I doubt that you could hire a young boy now to do what I did if you paid him twenty dollars an hour.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 8:13:59 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: R. Scott

Is anyone collecting a list of the abuses, and small acts of rebellion?

I think it might be important.

Also, nice tagline - I am trying to remember what book it is from?


48 posted on 10/04/2013 8:41:12 AM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: poobear
"The Federal Government is one huge money laundering enterprise. But hey, what government this large isn’t?"

The goal is to get taxpayers money to Democrat voters.

It's that simple.

You pay for your own destruction.

49 posted on 10/04/2013 10:08:52 AM PDT by blam
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To: RipSawyer

Whoa—I guess I was right! I grew up on a farm and thought I shouldered my share, but we had engines. My hat’s off to you.

And nope, kids don’t work in their 20s today the way they did in their teens even a few decades ago—let alone their primary years.


50 posted on 10/04/2013 10:53:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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