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What a GREAT Day!

 
--->JeN<---
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That is all 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : November 5, 2008 12:36 pm
Bombi
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I'll say!!

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Posted : November 5, 2008 12:47 pm
Alix
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Woohoo!!!! I love great days!

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Posted : November 5, 2008 1:31 pm
EngRMP
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It's like the dark clouds of Mordor are lifting off of the nation...

I wish my father was alive to see this... even though he was mostly republican, he would have loved this!

If you are a child anywhere in the world: yes, you can be anything your little heart desires.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 1:40 pm
promoguy
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Unfortunately not in Darfur

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Posted : November 5, 2008 1:46 pm
EngRMP
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promo... I knew someone would bring up the troubled areas of the world.... I agree... but, there is new reason to hope for all regions of the world now. As bleak as it must be in Darfur, I'm guessing that even they see this as a great day.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 1:57 pm
promoguy
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What about the 14 y.o. girls in Somalia who are raped but are stoned to death because they are accused of committing adultery. And you think kids starving in Darfur are thinking about great days. They're thinking about maybe getting some food.

Let's be a little less naive. It's a great day if you live in a country that is free not in some authoritarian country that likes to starves it's citizen. So your general statements don't hold much water with me. It's a great day for me here in SoCal.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 2:36 pm
EngRMP
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Even the 14yo girls in Somalia have much more reason to hope and believe that the US is more sympathetic to their plight.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 3:17 pm
promoguy
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Sympathy is one thing. Saving them from their tyranny is another. Yes, as they are buried in a hole up to their neck, unable to move with a hood over their head and being pelted by stones, (Sharia Law) I am sure they are glad for the sympathy that in about ten minutes the stoning will end their life.

Get real!!!

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Posted : November 5, 2008 3:26 pm
Alix
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Well, that all being said, I'm having a great day off in STX. I love my life, feel blessed, and don't want to mess up the positive vibe that Jen started......can't someone say that they are having a great day without getting "stoned" themselves? Geesh.

Big Hugs & cheers!

Alix
Alix@fullmoonbeachbar.com

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Posted : November 5, 2008 4:04 pm
chockman
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ID, "like to teach the world to sing". I love peace,being happy and helping others when I can. This is my moto, Peace is a great thing but if you are not willing to kill to get it, it will not exist . Sorry to rain on the parade,my glass is neither half empty or half full,it just is what it is .

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Posted : November 5, 2008 4:54 pm
EngRMP
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Promo, I don't think it's fair to condemn our nation's new leadership before they have a chance to act... I wouldn't be surprised if they feel as strongly as you do... so let's see what they do about it.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 5:15 pm
Bombi
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There will always be buzz killers.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 5:16 pm
promoguy
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Who's condemning. My comments were in regards to your statement with regards to children around the world. Has nothing to do with election.

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Posted : November 5, 2008 5:21 pm
jkleman
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Promoguy I dont think this thread was about anything negative. Children and people of all race culture and place in this world can all have hopes and dreams. I think we are all aware of the terrible things that happen around the globe. Unfortunately there is only so much we can do about them if any. What was said is quote" If you are a child anywhere in the world: yes, you can be anything your little heart desires."

The negativity you bring forth to a cheerful posting will ruin anyones hopes and dreams.

How many days have you spent changing the situations you talk about?

Thanks

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Posted : November 5, 2008 11:08 pm
promoguy
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Actually a lot through Rotary International. And yourself?

I stand by my comment that in most places on this planet children cannot be anything there little heart desires. Their dreams are of not starving or contracting diseases. It is that comment I am questioning and nothing else. But if that is what you believe, go at it.

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Posted : November 6, 2008 4:09 am
jkleman
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I can honestly standby by where you are coming from, and it is unfortunate that some people become complacent with how happy and perfect their own lives are that they tend to forget the unfortunate ones.

I know what I do does not circumnavigate the globe and reach every child, but I do what I can. I volunteer over 1000 hours a year to childrens organizations as well as habitat for humanity. I am here to serve, and as many children I am able to help to achieve a goal or a dream is one more possible great leader I have helped.

So in a way I guess we see eye to eye on things. Unfortunately not everyone is able to take the time or the money to help others in the way that some do. So if we both continue our quest to help for now until the world can find some peace it is something we have to live with everyday.

Have a great day!

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Posted : November 6, 2008 9:46 am
dolphingirl
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Wow, How a simple statement can ignite such controversy. Change is in the air that is for sure. However, being thankful and testifying to it can certainly be commended.

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Posted : November 6, 2008 10:18 am
nforbes
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This reminds me of the Debbie Downer Saturday Night Live schtick...

"What a great day!"

"Yeah, but kids are starving and being raped"

"woh woh woh"

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Posted : November 6, 2008 4:10 pm
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