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  •  All of it is terrible, of course (5+ / 0-)
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    I was just wondering why there were so many calls for people to donate money and gifts to Newtown. These people's homes were not destroyed, they didn't loose their livelihoods. Most of the homes in the area looked rather affluent. Now, I read that the people in Newtown want people to stop sending things.  They don't need it. Donations to the inner city of Chicago, or Detroit probably would have been better.

    Using my free speech while I still have it.

    by ebgill on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:31:40 AM PST

    •  My sister-in-law was all worked up about this, (5+ / 0-)

      over Christmas.  She and my brother (her husband) got into an argument because he sarcastically said "I don't think the kids in that town need another five thousand teddy bears."  She said "well, you hear so much about it on the news and on Facebook, it's all you hear about, and it's so heartbreaking, and so people all want to do SOMETHING, what's so awful about that?"

      Unfortunately my brother is not Mr. Tactful - he said "Maybe they could try doing something without it being dumb and of no value to the people they're doing it for.  Lotta kids in other places have nothing for Christmas at all."  

      It kinda went downhill from there. Pass the egg nog!

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