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There's a book of letters by a woman living on the prairie at the turn of the last century. She talked about their society; it was a very real construct. Folks were living at a distance, but when they traveled for necessary reasons, they depended on one another for shelter from extreme temperatures and bad storms. There were some people she really didn't like, but she fulfilled her obligation to them. She knew her next trip to town could involve needing their help. Forming a tribe or society is the ONLY way we have survived.

CBS just did a story on food shortages among our military. It's supposed to be a feel-good piece on how people have donated 1 million meals. Shame on us despite the generosity of some! The only thing I found up-lifting was that our new Secretary of Defense is on it. At least our Democratic Administration knows it's SHAMEFUL. CBS gets points, even though they didn't use that word.

It's bizarrely sad that the money added to the military budget could feed everyone in need, including their own. We can fix this and so much more. Our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, service members, and even the people we dislike DESERVE "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness". That's the language to use.

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