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Trashing Achievements

JoeJazz2000 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 10:00 AM
stupid? garbage? Goober? I think you're lost. You want the Washington Post comments threads, or better yet, DU where no one answers back. You brand of cheap shot, insult and general slime is perfect there. There are adults talking here. Get a clue, the social contract doesn't include expropriation now matter how many leftists think it just. The "rich" you think should pay more paid for those roads and infrastructure you and Obama think solely responsible for their success. Guess what, they're still paying for it, most of it in fact. Nice try, though.
There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation of the same qualities that had served these achievers well, even if we were not in the same field of endeavor and were not expecting to achieve on the same scale.

The perseverance of Thomas Edison, as he tried scores of materials before finally trying tungsten as the filament of the light bulb he was inventing; the dedication of Abraham Lincoln as he studied law on his own while struggling to make a living -- these were...