Combative People

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Unfortunately, there are so many "dislikes" in today's society. About the only times "dislikes" aren't seen is Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then again, as many law enforcement officers will say "no matter what holiday it is, crime goes on". Very true.

    To many things are going on, and have gone on, to have the "Love one another" (John 13:34) to really exist that much today. And that in itself, is very, very unfortunate, but so, so true. To a certain point, society is making "Love one another" not happen.
     
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    Sort of believe it, sort of not. But, then again, "society", in general, can definitely be that way. But, has society ever been "that" friendly? Small towns, very small cities, yes (and I've seen it), but all of the big major cities in America, well..............

    Farmers and ranchers are always helping each other out. Then again, they don't care much what goes on in big cities just like big cities don't care what goes on in the farming/ranching communities.
     
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    The glue that holds 'society' together is helpfulness. The sad thing is that now we expect the government to do everything. We don't have to even SEE our neighbors. We can just think about ourselves.
    We were a bunch of pretty small towns when I moved to Wisconsin 50 years ago. The most annoying thing about them was everyone new everyone's business, although that was good in a crisis. Second was that if you were not from here nor related to anyone, you were basically shunned to start with.
    Now my 'town' has grown into a small city. With the increase in population, crime has increase substantially. It behooves us to get involved.
     
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    couldn't agree with you more. having spent most of the last two years assembling, then taking care of off grid sites in central wisconsin and the upper peninsula michigan, i get this all the time. the younger crowd mistake me for 'cityfolk' and the old timers have the burden of their upbringing to contend with. not so much around the larger towns and cities.... but in the hartland that trust is hard earned.
     
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    Sort of funny, but when wife and I go into some "Western" type town, like Laramie, Wyoming, we were fully accepted. Why? We looked a whole lot like the residents that live there, as in wearing western clothes, including the old cowboy hat.

    Seems like people are easier to get along with if you look/dress like them. Just our opinion and past experience. That's why we only wore our western clothes three times, in 10 1/2 years living in Jacksonville, Florida. During those 10 1/2 years, we only seen one guy, at an IHop down the street from us, that was wearing a cowboy hat. I was pretty amazed and talked to him about it.
     
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    it just may be the crowd you hang with... got into a little snafu during my surfing days at jax beach. back then things were quite a bit different and being a chicagoan, the mason dixon line had no significance. i accidentally outed a couple of our crew as gay and either their lives were in danger or i was a liar. what i understand is that "being cowboy" is a thing now in certain circles.


    “Homos on the Range”
     
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    My daughters roommates arrived. She is the hermaphrodite that I have spoken of. At the moment, she is trying to be in a He state. Anyway she/he is looking for a job. She was in communication for a month before she came about a job at an art studio in Oshkosh. She went up for her face to face interview. But, presently, she is a he with a scruffy beard, 450 lbs, with piercings and rainbow hair. I gently told my daughter that her appearance might be why she did not get the job. You should try to fit in, first, before self expression. We probably won't say anything.
    JMHO
     
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    Well, Mary, "self expression" sure can get young people in trouble today, especially when it comes to getting a descent job. Some of todays young adults see Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly, Justin Bieber and, for whatever reasons, want to look like them.

    Self-expression is ok, but today those words go way, way, way overboard.

    We have a great-niece that, after being married, annulled and sleeping with another woman, she announced to her parents that she was bi-sexual. Then, later, she told her parents that she was going to marry the woman she slept with. They married, but she keeps very little contact with the family. As for wife and I, no contact whatsoever anymore.
     
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