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What my life would be like

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  • Center Left Democrat
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    Fayetteville, AR
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    My sister asked me what I think that things would be like for me if I owned a couple of Applebee's restaurants in New York and Philadelphia and Boston, along with maybe a few Holiday Inn hotel franchises in New Jersey and Delaware..

    I said that there is no guarantees to anything, but if successful as most franchise businesses like that are, with the right marketing and legal advice...

    I would be living in Bedford Hills, NY...
    And my life would not be affected the crap in the Bronx, or Philadelphia's ghettos.

    Or even the amount of political ridiculousness in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
    that I actually BENEFIT FROM in this walk of life.

    I could get everything I need... everything, period.
    And wouldn't have to worry about a damn thing, on paper or in practice..
    Because I get what I pay for.

    I could afford the representation I really need, to get contracts that keep me safe in less than ideal circumstances and make things work out well for me.

    I would have lot more things to do, places to go, people to meet.
    You name it.

  • Center Left Democrat
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    Fayetteville, AR
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    The fact of the matter is, if I were to move back to the Philly area, I wouldn't be going to the same Philadelphia as the Action News anchorman lives in.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    How about completing your profile so somebody could get an idea what your position is on important issues. Trying to get your views from between the lines of If I only owned some Applebee's restaurants is vague at best.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Yes, I agree with TJ. We are left to speculate as to why you chose to leave the Northeast (Philadelphia) and move to Fayetteville, Arkansas. You dropped some hints. Fayetteville offers you peace and "criminal justice". Why is Fayetteville better than any northeastern city for criminal justice? Your explanations seem to be leaving something out. We are curious. You cite the drug problems, but every city in America has drug problems...some certainly more than others.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Fayetteville, AR
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    Schmidt Wrote: Yes, I agree with TJ. We are left to speculate as to why you chose to leave the Northeast (Philadelphia) and move to Fayetteville, Arkansas. You dropped some hints. Fayetteville offers you peace and "criminal justice". Why is Fayetteville better than any northeastern city for criminal justice? Your explanations seem to be leaving something out. We are curious. You cite the drug problems, but every city in America has drug problems...some certainly more than others.

    the laws on simple violence which is the most common type, and aggressive, harassing and abusive behavior in public is far and away too lackluster.

    And they have far and away too much personal freedom to abuse to the point of being pricks, in Philadelphia's inner city.

    There is way too many murders in Philadelphia... more than what exists in some entire nations which are good sized, and medium superpowers... like Australia.

    And the penalties are a joke.

    And they want more freedom to be a prick.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Okay, thanks. Am I off the mark to assume that you or a family member or close friend has been the victim of violence, and those committing the crime got off lightly? Is that what this is about?
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Fayetteville, AR
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    Schmidt Wrote: Okay, thanks. Am I off the mark to assume that you or a family member or close friend has been the victim of violence, and those committing the crime got off lightly? Is that what this is about?

    I have PTSD because of all the violence and abuse that goes on in places like Philadelphia in general, and what I have been involved with as an intended victim.

    I also lost a few friends to guns.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I think I understand now why you're taking the actions you have. You are not alone. My quick browsing of the subject suggests that 10 percent of women and five percent of men experience PTSD sometime during their lives. Have you sought professional help?

    Removing yourself from the source of the trauma is one of the recommendations. I suppose that's why you moved away from Philadelphia.

    HelpGuide.org offers some tips to cope with PTSD, but most websites that I have browsed recommended seeking professional help.

    MyPTSD is another website that offers people like you to share experiences with your peers. Sometimes just talking in forums with fellow sufferers can help.

    Outside of that, I don't know that anyone on this website can help you with your medical condition. We might actually make it worse because some of our debates can get quite heated at times. If you enjoy arguing politics, that's about all we do on this website...and we usually talk past each other.

    Anyway, I wish you well in your recovery. Understanding your condition is the first step.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    JC, was as Phili cop...... he could offer some insight on this topic if he decided to have any interest. Well see. Best of luck to you and those close to you.

    Political views ? Thoughts about the economy or jobs ? Thoughts about our relations with other countries ? Polution, global warming, immigration, terrorism, military, national debt., fixing our infrastructure, education, Imports/exports, political trends ? Many topics are discussed here. I hope you contribute often.

  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    SandyLady, you could have also married well like Mrs. Trump, the third. Of course, "well" is all relative. Studies actually prove wealth has nothing to do with happiness.