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By Rodney Adams:
The discussion as to “who shot John” with regard to the demise of the American economy may very well be futile. Then again there’s an adage which says those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. I’ve heard both liberal and conservative talking heads point the finger of blame at investment firms, banks, the housing market, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and even on the former president himself. I won’t argue or debate the merits of who among them deserves the most blame, but I submit without any question in my mind that ultimately there is no culprit more culpable than “Greed posing as Capitalism.” In the past five years the biggest and most pressing issue in America has been the price of gas … period! The rising cost of gas (to a high of well over four dollars) adversely impacted every facet of American life. […]
In Atlanta (as in most cities I’m sure) there are some intersections and off-ramps notorious for pan-handlers and people trying to get your money for nothing. The evolution of this practice has actually spiraled into exploitation… exploitation of the drivers that is. I know I certainly feel like there’s an attempt to exploit my conscience every time someone approaches my car with a sad look or hard luck story. And just when I develop a hardened heart towards what I perceive as people pimping my conscience’s sympathy card, out come the kids who need money for their football, baseball or basketball team’s trip to the national championship; or worse yet, the churches and ministries for former drug addicts. Think back to the early ‘90’s when bums and crack-heads would run up to your car and spray your windows and ask for spare change. I recall the solution they used going […]
Does it make you old if you remember back in the day when not everyone made the team? How about recalling a time when only the kids who could actually sing were in the chorus?
Those setbacks taught us something. They taught us that the world doesn’t always go our way. They taught us how to deal with adversity and thus provided us with the survival skills necessary to navigate life’s challenges. Back in the day there were no school shootings by kids who were bullied; if you were bullied more than likely you learned how to stay downwind of the bully. If you passed the bully’s house on the walk home you took an alternate route…