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BILLIONS OF $$$


I can't even begin to fathom just how much a billion dollars is. I once read that if you line up a billion one dollar bills, they can circle the earth.

I have no idea how many billions of dollars have been spent on the war in Iraq, but I'm sure they are many. Why can't we just put an end on this war and bring our soldiers back home? This would save so many of their lives. All these billions could be spent here in the U.S. for:

1. Affordable health care - There are so many Americans who don't have insurance because their company doesn't provide it, and without it, it's impossible for them to get the care they need for serious or terminal illness.

Spend some serious money on research for finding cures for so many different types of terminal illnesses.

2. Affordable education - Why is it so outrageously expensive for a person to go to a University? These expenses aren't a problem for kids who come from rich or very poor families, but for the rest, who somehow reach their goal to graduate, they are up to their nose in debt which will take almost a lifetime to pay off.

Doesn't the government stress how important it is to get an education? Then why are there so many obstacles ($$$$$).

3. Finding a humane solution to our homeless, and making sure the hungry never experience hunger again. There are families who where both mother and father work, but the minimum wage makes it impossible to provide good nutritious food for themselves or their children.

It not only frightens me, but it breaks my heart when drive through my neighborhood and see so many For Sale signs. These homeowners have been forced by the economy to lose their homes. Some of these families will be lucky to have family (parents) who will permit them to live in their own home, but what about those who don’t have family, or a family that is also in the same boat? There will be even more homeless families living in cars. I have seen this with my own two eyes!

4. Create jobs for Americans, and I don't mean the kind of job where I see on every street corner, grown men and women who have to stand on a street corner dressed in a purple Statue of Liberty costume while holding a sign, trying to lure people into entering some furniture store or whatever. Create real jobs where a man or woman can earn for their creature comforts, and still maintain their dignity!

5. Pay decent wages so a father can provide for his wife and children, so the wife doesn’t have to get a job to make ends meet; leaving her babies with some STRANGER to care for them. There are so many cases where these sitters have been found to abuse these little children who can’t even talk.

6. SERIOUSLY start a war on drugs. If we can send a man to the moon, who is it possible that we can't conquer, once and for all, this horrendous problem of drugs that are destroying millions of lives?

7. SERIOUSLY find a solution to stop illegals from entering this country. Stop wasting time, and start concentrating on how to find a solution at putting an end to this problem, and leave American citizens Constitutional rights ALONE!

8. A border fence which will cost Americans so much money is NOT going to keep them from entering this country.

Why not use American citizens for FREE, who live in border cities and have internet access, to be on the look out for illegals trying to cross into this country through the Rio Grand, and a HOT line to call when one is seen trying to cross?

9. Our animals and earth are in desperate need of some type of assistance, also.

10. Am I living in a fantasy world?



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manoman
Feb. 26th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I agree with you 100%. Every time I think of Bush starting this war that was not justified, it reminds me of all the things we could have done with that money (and it may not end for quite a while).

It makes me angry that so many people still support him and the war.
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
the blood
So much money down the drain, just like the blood of so many, and for what?
ayoub
Feb. 26th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I wish more people over there cared as much as you do... That would ensure the right person was elected...
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
a difference
There are many people over here who care, but sadly, it doesn't seem to make a difference.
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adameros
Feb. 26th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)

  1. I agree whole heartedly.
  2. Again, I agree. We need better funding of elementary education as well, to better prepare children for college.
  3. We should feed the hungry, but I think we also need to find ways to make these people viable self sufficient members of society.
  4. In this time of pending recession, I think the $300-$1600 each person gets as "economic stimulus" should rather go to employing people to fix our aging infrastructure like our road systems, the aging flood prevention dikes, etc. Just giving money to people to turn around and spend it on foreign made electronics is dumb. We should be helping America and employing Americans to do it.
  5. Agreed. Our minimum wage should not leave a person under the poverty line.
  6. I think we need to re-evaluate the war on drugs. This is a "war" we can not win, all we can do is hold the drugs off. With that in mind, we need to concentrate on the worst drugs. By "worst", I mean by looking at the addictiveness and health impact of the substance. Meth would be one of the worst, and pot would likely be legalized. We also need to look addiction as an illness and not a crime. I believe prisons breed more criminals, but medical care produces results.
  7. I don't think illegal immigration is something you can beat. I think it's better to raise the standard of living in your neighboring countries to your level and to standardize as many laws as possible across borders. This will reduce incentive to to the U.S. if their homes are just as prosperous. It's better to help your neighbors up than build fences.
  8. Agreed.
  9. True.
  10. It's a Beautiful world.
nahele_101
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Damn...you have some good answers. I agree with you.
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donchep
Feb. 26th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
A war on drugs is precisely why we have a worse drug problem. Did prohibition work? Just another law to help treat adults like kids. Keep them away from kids, but let adults make their own choices rehgardless of how stupid those choices are. Use whatever sales tax revenue you get from them to educate people . But if you legalize them, you will see a huge drop in violent crime associated with the sales of drugs.

This prohibition has funded more misery and dictatorships all over the world than anything else except maybe oil. Whether it was the poppy fields of Afghanistan or the coca fields of Bolivia.

The war on drugs has always been a joke because the adminstration that made a big deal out of it turnded a blind eye to the way the Contras and other ultra-right wing groups used the sales to promote political legacies that were in tune withthe adminstrations of the time.
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
We HAVE lost the war on drugs
If I, a mere little nobody, realizes all the atrocities being committed on innocent human-beings, because of this monstrous drug problem which is growing on a daily basis at such an alarming; I’m sure our government realizes it, also.

I never for the life of me ever imagined I’d be saying this. Legalize drugs. Those who are producing it, and becoming filthy rich will find it isn’t profitable anymore to grow the evil stuff, and will go eventually starve to death.

More and more prisons are being built, and filled to full capacity because of drugs. We HAVE lost the war on drugs. Whatever measures are being used, plus all the billions of dollars spent, and manpower the government hires, has failed miserably. Doesn’t our government see that if something hasn’t worked for so many years, then it’s time to try something else in hopes of ending this problem once and for all?
harfafnor
Feb. 26th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
You're living in a fantasy world dear.

You're never going to have affordable health care. As long as people keep suing doctors and their insurance and the hospitals insurance keep going up, so will the costs to the individual. Most doctors have to keep well over a million dollars in malpractice insurance. Who will pay for that? Us. Government provided health care won't help that either. All it will do is make the good doctors leave. What will you have left then? Some quack that just barely graduated. You want that person taking care of you?

Find cures? Why would they do that when they are making money hand over fist. Take a page from the big oil companies, the drug companies are just as big.

Those empty houses you see. I work in the housing industry, the supply end of things. Our market has taken a nose dive. Why? Because a bunch of the lenders out there went lax on their requirements for a person to get a home loan. They let people who really shouldn't have had a chance to buy a home in the first place to get loans. Now, they are paying the price for it.

Who's gonna enforce the higher wages? All that it will cause is more companies sending jobs to other countries where labor is cheaper. You hardly can't find a tech support line or call center that isn't somewere out of the country these days.

War on drugs. That one is just a joke. You should watch the History Channel and the episodes on Prohabition. The Govt couldn't stop alcohol. They finally had to legalize and tax it which is why bootlegging started in the first place. The Govt lost millions of dollars to bootlegging. You will never be able to wipe it out.

playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Prohibition
1. I'm totally against frivolous suing, but there are times when a person has cause for suing. My mother should have had many more years of life, but due to the in humane neglect of the hospital she was in, she died a horrible death. I sued and won. I'd give it all back at the drop of a hat if it would bring my mother back, but that's impossible.

2. You're right about cures, and it's so sad that money is king, even when it comes to suffering.

3. Housing industry - I'll be making a new post on this topic.

4. Higher wages - Then find a way of stopping giant companies from doing this.

5. I sometimes watch the History Channel and will definitely keep an eye for Prohibition.

Govt knows this, right? And it doesn't want to lose billions of dollars. How sad, also.

6. Yes, I'm living in a fantasy world. How sad, too.

I appreciate very much your contribution on these topics!
uglyface2
Feb. 27th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
10. Yes. Idealism isn't a bad thing to have, but it's downright impossible to implement.

With that out of the way:

1. Affordable health care is available. People whose companies do not provide it may pay for it by themselves; they simply choose not to. Sure, it means giving up other things, but that's how life is. You make choices and live with the consequences.

2. I can give you a litany of reasons why education is expensive (most of which will be shouted down by your readers). Teachers unions, certain offices that provide narrow assistance but still need to be staffed, programs that don't generate revenue but are required under Title 9, the laws of supply and demand since every damn body wants to get into Harvard... the list goes on. The schools need to get their money from somewhere.

3. There are statistics proving that the "Mommy and Daddy both make minimum wage" thing is damn near a myth. Most people are off minimum wage in a matter of months, and those who stay at that level tend to do so as a matter of choice (read: giving up pay for flexibility). Michael Medved talks about this on his radio show a lot; maybe you could call him and ask him what's up.

Then you wrote the bit on how "the economy" forced people out of their homes. Bad news: a lot of people should never have had homes in the first place. Back in the day, you HAD to put 20% down on a home in order to be considered for a loan. Then Congress screeched at the banks for being so heartless, and they came down and allowed for the subprime mortgages that you're probably thinking about. Well, the piper gotta get paid sometime, and THAT is why people are losing their homes. Too much easy credit went where it never should have gone in the first place, to people who couldn't handle it.

4. What kind of jobs do you want to create? All the government can do is create more government jobs, which in terms means bigger government. I thought we were trying to reduce the size of the government?

Real jobs come from real companies that produce real wealth. Your solution lies there, not with the government.

5. Ibid.

6. Impossible. You keep defending the government on the border agents I keep mentioning, but fail to realize that the rest of the agents are demoralized as a result. We can hire tens of millions of agents if we wanted to, but if they're afraid to do their jobs because they'll get locked away, then what the hell good does it do? Plus, there's the little situation where the Mexican government and the border come into play...

7. Ibid

8. Ibid

9. We'll send them a fruit basket.

Long enough response, I think.
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
deeper
I'd like to go deeper into some of the responses shared by you and others on these things, and will do so soon.

Yours #10, 2, 3, (what does ibid mean?), 6, and other numbers given by others.
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moon_shine
Feb. 27th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Did I ever tell you I Like your thinking :o)))
I forgot to put in the I =o)lol
Love you

Edited at 2008-02-27 02:05 am (UTC)
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
way to the left
I'm glad you like my way of thinking, even if it's way to the left! :o)
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garzan
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
I'm with you 110% on getting out of yet another religious civil war in the middle-east. And I'm probably 75-80% with you on where better to put our resources. I don't think you're living in a fantasy world, I think you're a caring, passionate individual. Good for you!

Oh, since you're one of very few women I know who'd appreciate it, I bought a lifetime NRA membership. ;)
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
the NRA
Strange how religion has always come to play in the game of bloody war.

I'm so happy you joined the NRA! :o) The only hope we have in continuing our right to bear arms is making the NRA more and more powerful, and that's by getting more and more people to join!
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daddy
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh well lets see.....
1. This could be achieved as long as the Government keeps its grubby hands out of it. and Socialized Medicine like Barak and Hillary want will bankrupt the country. As for research, diseases are money making activities for the Drug companies, How long have they been trying to find a cure for the cold? They say they could cure Diabetes with stemcell research, I'm all for that! ID love to get off the needle.

2. get the damn government out of the educatuion department, and kick the NEA out of it too. THAT is where all the money is going. If barak gives people thousands for education, then the tuition will go up that much more. HELL most schools do not use Professors to teach anyway they use student advisors to teach classes while the Professors are doing research somewhere.

My family could not afford for me to go to College so I joined the Navy, I am damn proud that I did too. I would have been kicked out for arguing with all the leftist instructors.

3. The Homeless will always be a problem, it always has. I wish I knew a good solution to that one. We spend countless billions to try and cure AIDS in Africa, and fluff up governments all over the world, Hell we are giving money to Vietnam and Korea but we have people in Appalachia, who are starving. There is something wrong here.

These homeowners though I have no pity. Anyone who signs a piece of paper without reading it deserves what they get. WHO the hell agrees to a intrest only loan with a balloon payment after 5 or 10 years? A variable intrest loan that triples after 10 years??? who thought up this shit and who is so stupid to buy a house that they KNOW they cannot afford???? Probably the same type of persaon who is living in the government trailers in New Orleans over 2 years after Katrina.

4. Get rid of the Internal Revenue Service, go to a FAIR TAX, and quit taxing companies to death then the companys could afford to have more employees at a decent salary. They would not go south of the border, for lower tax bases.

5. See FAIR TAX where the father takes every cent of his pay check home and not pay the federal government over half their paycheck.

6. without a market it would die out. As long as the Hollywood elite pump the shit up their noses, and the kids sell it on the street, it will be there. A FENCE on the southern border might be a good starting point.


7. The soliution is there, if it would just be done. Start fining those buisnesses who hire them, fine those rich assholes who hire them, BUILD THE DAMN FENCE. The money is already there. Even if its an electronic fence it needs to be built. They could erect an electronic barrier that could pinpoint ANYONE comming across the border. Area51 has a surveilance system that could hear a gnat fart at 100 yards, and they couldsweep in with camera surveilance and their guards would be on them like white on rice. It could be done on the southern border, hell a few preadators flying along the coast could do the same thing. ALSO let the Border Patrol do their damn jobs without fear of being arrested and sent to prison for shooting a drug dealer. FREE RAMEOS AND CAMPEON i hope thats the way their names are spelled.


8. A border fence will help! what we do not need is to borrow billions from Communist China so everyone can get a rebate! Stop taxing us to death thats a start! I would rather see a FENCE than I would a freeway from mexico to canida where unsafe trucks are running. REPEAL NAFTA! Clinton was an ass to sign it to begin with.

Why not use American citizens for FREE, AGREED!!!!! the Minutemen are there, let them help!

9. I would rather see money go to the SPCA's than I would Welfare roles. AT least the Animals give something back to those that help them. Unfortunately the only thing a lot of welfare recipients give the country are more welfare recipients.

10. Am I living in a fantasy world?

NO you are a thinker, You see the way things are and ask WHY and how can we fix this instead of turning to the government and begging them to do something. The Government is not the answer, we are.
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh well lets see.....
Daddy, you are a thinker, too, and when I read you, I concentrate on your every word, because you are so wise and well read, and you have a mind of your own, plus you get my adrenaline going, which I love, but on 2 issues you and others brought up, I tend to differ. Aside from them, you, and a couple of others brought up so MANY great points. Please let me know if I have your permission to post these 2 (credit going to you), if not, I won't.

I'm going to try and make a new post on the two, just as soon as I'm able.
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daddy
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
part 2 ...had to break it up
Wether we should have gone over there or not we are there now. You have ben in Korea, Imagine what would happen if the fences and the US guards were not at the 38th Parallel? DO you honestly think that there would still be two Koreas? YES Bush screwed the pooch he tried to do what Kennedy and Johnson did in Vietnam. Run the war from Washington. It cannot be done. and Unfortunately he did not have another Schwartskov to go in and get the job done.
bakapooh
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
Yes Billions could be spent on health ( but whenever you say everyone should get health care in this country it become some kind Eeeeeeeeeeevil Socialist Liberal conspiracy by they rightwing conjobbers who really need to get their heads out of their asses and try being human for a change )
and many things the country needs but as long as people like Bush are elected, big business and the war profiteers will get the money.
It's just my opinion people in this country should have health care at a low cost or even free.
Golly i haven't talked this much tonight in ages :)
nahele_101
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
I agree with you on healthcare and education...healthy and educated people make for a BETTER nation.

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nahele_101
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
oh playgirl, I do adore you...BUT...

3. About homes for sale...I don't really have much sympathy for those american's who didn't read the fine print, didn't get a credit check, and bought a home they COULD NOT afford. Americans are all about "get it now, pay later" which is b.s. I don't buy anything that I can't pay for upfront (minus car and cell phone) and I sure as hell wouldn't buy a home WITHOUT reading fine prints and making damn well sure I could afford it.

4. Capitalism NEEDS unemployment to thrive. Its a number that has to hover around 3.5-5%. If employment goes up, profits go down. If unemployment goes up, people stop buying. Its a balance. Not saying its pretty, but capitalism needs people to be out of work.

6. Are you freaking kidding me? "war on drugs" is a crock of shit. War on civil rights more like it. War on minorities. War on the poor and not the upper class. The "WOD" is one of the BIGGEST wastes of taxpayer money this country has created. People have the right to do whatever they want to their own bodies. Period. If you want to sit back and get high all freaking day, so be it. People WILL suffer because it of it, but that doesn't give the government a right to tell you what you can't and cannot put in your body. Alcohol, cigarettes, legal opiates, downers, stimulants,etc are LEGAL because BIG CORPORATIONS paid the government with lobbying monies, or the people who were elected came from areas that benefited from "legal highs." I don't use drugs (minus beer) but the war on drugs PISSES ME OFF.

9. "illegals"...I'm not even going to touch on this one. Classism, racism, bullshit. Who is going to pick your vegetables or slaughter the animals you eat? Guess what, its NOT going to be "good ol' boys." Better thing to do is crack down on the companies that benefit from slave labor (i.e undocumented immigrants with no rights and protections) and make them pay more and hire "good o' 'mericans."

9. I completely agree. Now if we could get people to stop eating them...

10. Its good to dream.
playgirl
Feb. 29th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Well, I'm so relieved that you still adore me! Just remember, you MUST never stop! K?

6. I suppose the government shouldn't have the right what a person puts into his body, but many of those on drugs do crimes, and those who are DWI cause deadly accidents.

9. I agree with you about who will pick our vegetables and slaughter our animals for food, but I feel we should have no more. Over 20 is more than enough, but I'm sure those that are RICH, will feel we should have even more, since they are the ones rich enough to hire them at slave wages.

9. I hate to admit it, but I love beef and fish. I contribute for these deadly sins of mine in taking homeless cats and dogs, and I do recycle and buy 2nd hand to give a helping little hand to Pachamama. :o)

10. I know, but the problem with dreams is, you eventually have to wake up. :o(
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pornotron
Feb. 27th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
One Billion Dollars
"I have seen that we do not intend to free but to subjugate the Philippines. And so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land ... I have a strong aversion to sending our bright boys out there to fight with a disgraced musket under a polluted flag."

-- Mark Twain,
Vice President,
Anti-Imperialist League,
1900

Let's talk about the $1 Billion it takes to maintain just one aircraft carrier for a year.

You could:

Build 17,000 homes for 67,000 people!
Provide free prenatal care for 1,600,000 expectant mothers!
Enroll 384,000 more kids in the Head Start preschool program!
Provide intensive drug or alcohol treatment for 333,000 people.
Or, give 500,000 malnourished children in this country three meals a day for a year.

That's what a billion dollars could do. And it could do so much more.

Smooches, dahling!
tigron_x
Feb. 27th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: One Billion Dollars
Not that I don't agree with you, but you have to take into account what all that oil we gained control over provides for everyone -- which most people don't do.

And most people who I bring this up to, then ask, state, or ponder, "Then why isn't the cost of gas lower?" However, it is erroneous to assume that such gains would lower costs of gas or oil. Most people think it should because they assume my comment implies supply of oil increased when in fact supply of oil has not increased by gaining control over the oil in Iraq. What was gained was *control* over a limited supply. This war did not produce more oil in the world. In actuality, this war did, however, spend fuel to gain oil, thus further encumbering the supply of oil.
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tigron_x
Feb. 27th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Eww... much of your ideals have been infected with socialism.

1a) It's not impossible for people to get health care. However, it is nearly impossible for people to be taken care of by others. Thus, some people have healthcare and some people don't. What you're asking for is for everyone to be on 100% welfare -- which means people are incapable of taking care of themselves. If there is 100% welfare, then there must be some alien race taking care of us.

1b) The problem with finding cures is that a lot of the possibilities for cures cannot be patented, therefore it's not in the best interest of drug companies to find cures, but rather drugs that can be patented.

2) No, the government doesn't stress how important it is to get an academic education. They stress how important it is for you to follow rules and obey 'authority' so that you can be used as an expendable human resource. The schooling is not for the purpose of academic education but rather training for the FREE labor force; i.e. slave labor. Hence all the fictitious debt -- in this case, student loans. You are purposely kept in this state of fictitious debt all your life in order for the creditors (i.e. banksters) to subject you to their rules (i.e. policy) under the color of law. It's fictitious debt because: (1) it's all fiat currency, not money; and (2) all the banks did when they created these so called 'loans' was the equivalant of waving a magic wand which put zeros on the end of an account. It's nothing. It's all fiction. They didn't bring anything to the table of value.

3) Get rid of this fiat currency system, and you'll see how fast the problem gets solved.

4) Why not just get creative and come up with things to do? No other creature on this planet but humans depend on another for food and shelter. Every other creature but humans take responsibility for itself, unless it's a new born or of a child-like phase. So, are we all children incapable of taking care of ourselves that we need Big Brother to help us in every facet of life?

5) see #4.

6) Umm... there is a war, but it's mission isn't to eradicate drug use, but to CONTROL IT! Think about that for a bit. But, if you want them to expand the war, then that creates more jobs.

7) Screw that. Let 'em in! They have the common law right to travel. Who am I to deny them their rights? And stop blaming others for the loss of your rights when you're the one giving them up by consenting (or contracting) with those who assume authority over you. Contract makes the law. It's your fault when you contract with the devil. No one elses.

8) You want jobs, but you don't want to spend money to create them. Yet, you also want to use American citizens for FREE, but you want fair wages. The inconsistencies in your logic/propositions are quite rampant. You've been listening to too many politicians. :P

9) One thing I completely agree with. :P We just need to stop screwing up their habitats, and they'll be fine.

10) Actually, you are. You live in a legal fiction. From the all-caps name you use, to the de facto government you contract with, to the 'money' (i.e. fiat currency) you use, and so on. It's all fictions created in the minds of men, and you believe it has authority over you or the things in your life. But, there's only one being above you and that's God.

playgirl
Feb. 29th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
1a) No, I'm not asking for 100% welfare when it comes to health care. All I'm asking for is that health care becomes more affordable for those who can't afford the astronomical prices.

1b) I believe cures have been invented already, but how can it be profitable these illnesses are a multi-billion or trillion industry?

10) One of the many things we all need to seriously start recycling stuff, and keeping a watchful eye on those who abuse our animals.

Aye Dave, I don't know what I'm thinking or saying anymore! :o(
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jasonecaesar
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
A fantasy world?
Perhaps.

But the average college professor makes more a year than the average professional athlete makes in a week!
playgirl
Feb. 27th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: A fantasy world?
Then I wanna be a professional athlete when I grow up!
Re: A fantasy world? - jasonecaesar - Feb. 28th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC) - Expand
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