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Utopian dependence

April 21, 2013

On what you say? Read on, the kindergartener was standing on the curb waiting for the school bus to pick him up....

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Tgrammiex4

Apr-21-13 5:21 AM

Great letter Mr, Kovich. Sure to spark some interesting comments.

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CarlHiller

Apr-21-13 5:59 AM

Awesome letter. Utopia cannot be found by taking from one to give to another. The individual can only find true utopia with the "blood, sweat and tears" of their own hard work and perseverance to attain what is needed and desired. Charity for hard times is one thing, "spreading the wealth around" in the lib vernacular is another. Harming one citizen to benefit another cannot by definition promote the general welfare for any it just creates a class of government slaves.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-21-13 6:14 AM

The gov't needs to fix all those lines these people have to wait in.

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Tedeaux

Apr-21-13 6:42 AM

With the coming of the Affordable Heathcare Act, we'll all be in the same line for a doctors attention!

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gavinf56

Apr-21-13 6:59 AM

This has got to be one of the dumbest letters I have seen in a long time. This Archie Bunker mentality is even dumber than Chuck's letter from yesterday.

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sideliner

Apr-21-13 7:46 AM

Are you kidding me?? Gavin, you are so right: that Archie Bunker mentality is destructive and divisive. Rather than look for a solution to an economy rigged to benefit a few, let's just blame those at the other end who have been negatively impacted by it. Talk about class warfare...

What slays me is how many fall into this setup designed to keep the worker bees fighting among themselves while the elite at the top rake in the profits. So busy blaming each other and protecting the wealth at the top that we don't even notice the obvious. It has been a tactic used since the beginning of time and is currently working so well to let the cream continually rise and stay at that very tiny top layer.

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Bufftrev1

Apr-21-13 7:57 AM

Thanks, Gavin, for stating the obvious, despite the forthcoming claims to the contrary..

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Ritty77

Apr-21-13 7:58 AM

"...an economy rigged to benefit a few..."

How so?

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gavinf56

Apr-21-13 7:58 AM

Well you know sideliner, after your first 2 sentences, our agreement ends.

On a side note, ramps are up.

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spike2

Apr-21-13 8:21 AM

Section 11? Try research before writing. Interesting story but imagination is working overtime. Canned hams for cigarettes or whatever. No one is taking canned ham in a barter. Gavin, you are absolutely correct.

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fromtheport

Apr-21-13 8:29 AM

We need to follow tennesse lead and support legislation that links welfare checks to their kids grade and stop the generational poverty. And sideliner instead of blaming the wealthy for being motivatedand doing what they need to do in order to live the life they want, start calling a spade a spade stop calling crime,poverty, stop calling poverty, uneducated, and stop blaming the wealthy or well off in life for the poor people in this world what ever the reason they are poor, why is it my job to pay for these people. Why cant i sit and do nothing and collect money from the government or everything they are getting be fair and give the same to me it is not my fault i choose to have perfect attendance in high school or my fault for studying after school or my fault to go to college, not at fault for waking up at 4am every morning to go to work, and it certainly is not my fault those poor are poor

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sideliner

Apr-21-13 8:39 AM

Gavin, where do you get ramps around here? I am originally from Bradford, PA (not Bradford County, but MCKean County) and loved this time of year digging leeks. My daughter was at Wegman's last week where she bought her drooling mother a handful at @ $12.99 a pound!! I've been looking for somewhere here where I can go harvesting. If you have the spot, PLEASE let me know!

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1approver1

Apr-21-13 8:50 AM

Ritty77 - my concern is the same. Give us FACTS.

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gavinf56

Apr-21-13 8:54 AM

@ sideliner, there is a good spot out along the 'sock somewhere, but I do not know where that one is located.

We pick them around Farrandsville, which is across the river from Lock Haven and we have transplanted some in the woods around the house.

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Ritty77

Apr-21-13 8:58 AM

"Ritty77 - my concern is the same. Give us FACTS."

Probably won't happen. Heck, someone disagreed that I even asked for an explanation. :)

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jeff33

Apr-21-13 9:05 AM

They can get free cable? How does that work? I heard the government will be giving free internet services for them soon.

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 9:10 AM

LOL

It is no wonder the right is as twisted as they seem.

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sideliner

Apr-21-13 9:31 AM

Thanks, Gavin...

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Ritty77

Apr-21-13 9:40 AM

Quiz time!

CMReeder's bedroom contains the following item(s):

A) A pool table

B) A washer/dryer

C) A sump pump

D) Centipedes

Check all that apply.

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nobud74

Apr-21-13 10:08 AM

John, you are a whack-a-doodle! First, let me say, I despise the way our govt has grown the dependency of it's citizens. That enslavement is one of the greatest tragedies of our great nation. But, some research on your part would go a long way to making a coherent argument. There ARE many who are too lazy to get off their backsides and work. But, there are also MANY who need help and if they try to better themselves, they are punished by having the help removed. It is an f'd up situation and needs some realistic and honest dialogue, not some two bit whacko spouting his (racially tinged) venom.

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fromtheport

Apr-21-13 10:58 AM

Whose john? Did i miss something?

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:40 AM

Ritty continues to display the right's insanity.

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:43 AM

"Whose john? Did i miss something? "

Obviously the letter. John is the name of the author of the letter.

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Ritty77

Apr-21-13 1:14 PM

Chuck, it is me who's insane, not the right. My behavior is not the behavior of others.

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cheyenne

Apr-21-13 3:59 PM

In my opinion, there are two groups that receive assistance. One group dislikes the idea of being dependent on others and makes every effort to pull themselves out of their situation. The other group makes no effort and is quite content living off the labor of others. The majority of non-liberals have no complaints about assisting the first group. The majority of liberals, it seems, refuse to believe the second group exists.

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