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Susanne R.

"To set a good example for my grandchildren"

Williamsville, NY, USA
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married, 2 children
Speaks: English
Joined Nov 6, 2010


 
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Issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, We are the 99%, refers to income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population."
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The Evils of Unregulated Capitalism
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PLEASE NOTE: The quotation that appears within the above graphic was altered slightly before going viral. The actual quote appears below:

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."


Source: From The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, Volume XV - The Presidency: The Middle Way

That doesn't alter the fact, however, that the "splinter group" is stupid! Besides, I LOVE the fact that Mitch McConnell, the "poster child" for stupid, is standing next to President Eisenhower (obviously Photoshopped) into the graphic...


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"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

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If men develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution."


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Groups ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Occupy@Care2, Protecting Wildlife - NWF, Slavery Today, The Fascinating World Of Insects
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Birthday Feb 01  
Languages English  
About Me I don't take myself too seriously. I'd never knowingly inflict pain on anyone. I've learned that no matter how much love hurts, it's worth the cost. I've also learned to be patient, and that time changes a person's perspective.
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Pets Tyler 5/21/90-8/6/02 sadly missed  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Christian - non denominational  
Eating Habits Unconventional at best, but try to eat sensibly  
Wild Fact About Me I have a weird sense of humor, and I love to laugh. Unfortunately, major depression runs in my family, and I'm currently struggling through a debilitating bout with it. I'm using my "one day at a time" philosophy to get me through each day.
My Philosophy "One day at a time."
What Gives Me Hope Children. They are our future. They're born innocent. What happens to them after that depends on all of us. It DOES take a village, and we all need to be caring and responsible villagers...
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Focus on: protecting abused women, children and animals; ensuring that everyone who has the right to vote is able to vote; helping our veterans; ensuring that no child goes hungry; ensuring that our education system works for all children --regardless of ethnicity, financial status, etc.
What/who changed my life and why There was a lot of sadness in my childhood, yet I'm okay. I think it made me a better person. And it makes me want to help others.
What Bugs Me Uninformed voters, Donald Trump's popularity, Child abuse, Animal abuse, Citizens United, People who don't vote, Corporate Greed, Anne Coulter, Rush Limbaugh  
Passions my husband, our children, our precious grandchildren!  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, The denial of climate change, Tea party insanity  
  Favorites
Role Models Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton  
Quotation "Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed."
~Don Wood
Interests my grandchildren, politics, reading, writing, Current events  
Books Mystery/Forensic Medicine novels, Patricia Cornwell's novels, Tess Gerretsen's novels, The Edge of Sadness (Edwin O'Connor)  
Music soft rock, instrumentals, haunting melodies, anything sung by Steve Perry  
Movies  
TV Shows Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Biographies, Documentaries, Oldies like "Seinfeld."  
Favorite Foods Is chocolate a food group?  
Favorite Places Home is where my heart is  
Can't Live Without my grandchildren, my children, my husband's love, truth, knowledge  
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