I have personally never seen any of these work, first hand. The closest I've come is hearing stories from others, who I trust completely, and do not doubt.
But what I'm there for is to see it, up close, from the front row, as a participant in the struggle, cheering her on, and seeing victory.
Like Tom Brady and that no-name rookie Kembrell Thomkins (you bet I remember his name now!) last week, pulling off that unbelievable finish with 5 seconds left. I'll tell you what I loved about Week 6 for the Pats: The Pats were left for dead with 3 minutes left. And failed, and failed, and failed, and failed, and failed, and then, suddenly, turned, the, tide, just, like, that.
And they won. It happens.
Honestly, things don't sound too good. But really, I'm flying into a storm. Poor visibility ahead.
Can you imagine? 36 hours from now, my whole world changes completely. Biggest disadvantage to me. No English
You cannot imagine how debilitating that is.
It gives me a lot more compassion for those that some around here flippantly call "illegals." As if they weren't even human.
Being a foreigner is a position of great vulnerability (or great power).
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Luckily, Sam's sister May speaks very good English. She studied in London, at the London School of Economics. Samantha graduated from Oxford, and is on the faculty of Harvard. That is probably something that most people here don't know about me.
Our perceptions of one another here are very one dimensional, mostly.
But I haven't wanted to share that information, for fear of being attacked: Nystrom's wife is at Harvard! She must be a globalist blah-blah-blah.
Isn't that crazy? I'm afraid of getting emotionally mugged on the Daily Paul. It is my funking website! Not really a safe place, really. That one new poster hit it on the head:
"New here - a bit intimidated"
Yeah, me too.
New me crawling out. Molting. I can feel it.
New here. A bit intimidated.
Anyway, I've been cleaning up. And I'm going to continue to clean up.
To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.