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>>>>>>>> Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
>>>>>>>> And Life isn't Fair, but it's good!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>> "I'm 83 and I'm Tired"
>>>>>>>> I'm 83. Except for brief period in the 50's
>>>>>>>> when I was doing my National Service,
>>>>>>>> I've worked hard since I was 17.
>>>>>>>> Except for some serious health challenges,
>>>>>>>> I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly
>>>>>>>> 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit
>>>>>>>> my job or my income,and I worked to get where I am.
>>>>>>>> Given the economy, it looks as though retirement
>>>>>>>> was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired.
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of being told that I have to
>>>>>>>> "spread the wealth" to people who don't
>>>>>>>> have my work ethic. I'm tired of being
>>>>>>>> told the government will take the money
>>>>>>>> I earned, by force if necessary, and
>>>>>>>> give it to people too lazy to earn it.
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace,"
>>>>>>>> when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim
>>>>>>>> men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their
>>>>>>>> family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense;
>>>>>>>> of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they
>>>>>>>> aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls;
>>>>>>>> of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death
>>>>>>>> for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals
>>>>>>>> of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because
>>>>>>>> the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other
>>>>>>>> cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other
>>>>>>>> Arab countries use our oil money to fund
>>>>>>>> mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach
>>>>>>>> hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada,
>>>>>>>> while no one from these countries is allowed to fund
>>>>>>>> a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia
>>>>>>>> or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance.
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard
>>>>>>>> to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease,
>>>>>>>> and I must help support and treat them, and pay
>>>>>>>> for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush
>>>>>>>> out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white
>>>>>>>> powder up their noses or stick a needle in their
>>>>>>>> arm while they tried to fight it off?
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians
>>>>>>>> of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes
>>>>>>>> or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think
>>>>>>>> their only mistake was getting caught.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.
>>>>>>>> I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility
>>>>>>>> for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them
>>>>>>>> blame the government or discrimination or
>>>>>>>> big-whatever for their problems.
>>>>>>>> I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men
>>>>>>>> and women in their teens and early 20's
>>>>>>>> bedeck themselves in tattoos and
>>>>>>>> face studs, thereby making themselves
>>>>>>>> un-employable and claiming
>>>>>>>> money from the Government.
>>>>>>>> Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 83.
>>>>>>>> Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to
>>>>>>>> see the world these people are making.
>>>>>>>> I'm just sorry for my granddaughter
>>>>>>>> and their children. Thank God I'm on
>>>>>>>> the way out and not on the way in.
>>>>>>>> There is no way this will be widely
>>>>>>>> publicized,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> unless each of us sends it on!
>>>>>>>> This is your chance to
>>>>>>>> make a difference.
>>>>>>>>
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