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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all the members on this website who think critically about the issues of the day and despair about the Trump presidency. Still we have lots to be thankful for, and hopefully the new energy and passion of Democrats, especially young people, will be seen at the polls in 2018 as we work to take our country back.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Agreed. Best wishes to all. Hopefully all enjoy some good times and appreciate all of the many things that we all have to be thankful for. Be safe as well. Reach out and send positive thoughts to others when you can.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    The same here for all the members and family; indeed if you see the famine all around the world we should be thankful.

    I've seen dead kids laying on the street on my travels, thus know what it is in other places; so enjoy your "turkey" ( I do not mean "turkey" Trump)

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    pbs.org/video/frontline-poor-kids/
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Sad but good video from 5 years ago. Far worse now because our "leadership" want to belittle the importance of anyone with needs. Begrudge them any assistance if it means a dollar less in his pocket.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all, and I hope the dinner conversation is all civil.
  • Independent
    Washington
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    Yes there is much to be thankful for. In all seriousness, we can be thankful that trump has many serious flaws that he can not hide, and those flaws will be ultimately lead to a quick end to his political career. If we, as a nation, had elected someone else who was just as corrupt\self-serving\etc, but a bit smarter, we'd be in far more serious trouble.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    TJ Wrote: Sad but good video from 5 years ago. Far worse now because our "leadership" want to belittle the importance of anyone with needs. Begrudge them any assistance if it means a dollar less in his pocket.

    It is sad because it is a continuing trend for the poor. Amerika exports billions of bushels of grain to foreign nations before addressing hunger in it's own back yard.

    This "make America great again" is actually bullshit, and the other phrases used to make Amerikans feel good about themselves is bullshit too.

    I didn't want to break anyone's spirit yesterday because it was the holiday of Thanksgiving, which probably doesn't mean much to mainstream Amerikans. All they can think about is "their families" and "black Friday".

    Yes, it's true one political party is trying to strip social programs from the poor. 41.2% of Americans live in food insecure households. This was updated in October of this year, according to the USDA.

    read more: ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assi...

    "How Many People Lived in Food-Insecure Households?

    In 2016:

    • 41.2 million people lived in food-insecure households.
    • 10.8 million adults lived in households with very low food security.
    • 6.5 million children lived in food-insecure households in which children, along with adults, were food insecure.
    • 703,000 children (1.0 percent of the Nation's children) lived in households in which one or more child experienced very low food security."

    "Last updated: Wednesday, October 04, 2017"

    I posted a link to the video that's 5 years old to try to bring attention to these facts.

    Just think, Christmas is just around the corner, "peace and good will toward all men" doesn't cut it anymore either. It's what am I going to get for Christmas. The meaning of these holidays have no meaning, and have not ever since whomever coined these phrases for the almighty dollar. Amerika will probably be an island someday, it's well on it's way now.