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But that somehow gets left out of his story.
$350K is a heap of dough in anyone's book.
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$350K is a heap of dough in anyone's book.
but we don't know the circumstances of where the original money came from, what equity might be in the house, how close she is to losing the house, how many kids might be living there. There are just too many variables to blow off the person as "living in luxury" while getting temporary help. She might be conning the crap out of the system. She might be doing the very best she can under unusual circumstance. Your assertions do not allow for those variances.

And whether you believe in Karma or not, it exists.

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The $ 3,500 a month mortgage payee was a poor choice for the newspaper article. While some seem to prefer to focus on one, not likely to be representative example, lets not lose sight of this growing problem.
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but we don't know the circumstances of where the original money came from, what equity might be in the house, how close she is to losing the house, how many kids might be living there. There are just too many variables to blow off the person as "living in luxury" while getting temporary help. She might be conning the crap out of the system. She might be doing the very best she can under unusual circumstance. Your assertions do not allow for those variances.

And whether you believe in Karma or not, it exists.
No, it doesn't.

She is definitely living in the past, that's for sure.
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The above is why I keep saying folks are living in the past.

That life, the entitlements, the right to spend more than we have, the right to live in a bigger house than we can afford is OVER.

Get it , OVER.

And you can thank the Baby Boomers for that.
We are trying to live in the present. Dubya's regime has left us this. The only ones that are living in bigger houses than they can afford are the ones that were pandered by dubya.
So you are saying this lady that is having to go to the food bank in order to eat has "entitlements"?? GO BACK TO MY ORIGINAL COMMENT!!
DUBYA WAS A BABY BOOMER, THANKS!!!!

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...And whether you believe in Karma or not, it exists.
Making you...Jain, Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Bear ? No , he just worships his own ass.
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It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in Karma. It matters whether or not Karma believes in you.
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It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in Karma. It matters whether or not Karma believes in you.
That's deep, dude.
Pass the bong please.
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That's deep, dude.
Pass the bong please.
If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.
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