Amid despair, glimmers of light and hope everywhere

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  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Dec. 29, 2011 12:24 a.m.

    Google Government Creates Poverty and John Stossel: Consider the Lumbees of Robeson County, N.C. a tribe not recognized as sovereign by the government and therefore ineligible for most of the "help" given other tribes. The Lumbees do much better than those recognized tribes. Lumbees own their homes and succeed in business. They include real estate developer Jim Thomas, who used to own the Sacramento Kings, and Jack Lowery, who helped start the Cracker Barrel Restaurants. Lumbees started the first Indian-owned bank, which now has 12 branches. The Lumbees' wealth is not from casino money.

  • hapticz New York, NY
    Dec. 28, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    anticipating another escapade into journalistic style, i was shocked by the brevity, yet fulfilled with the content. truly, there is light and hope when the content rises beyond the methods! ;-))

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    IT would be nice if we could really help people. After all over 4 billion people live in poverty. In our nation those in poverty still have a TV or two, a car, a room per person, etc. The problem according to Hernando de Soto is lack of property rights. Something Mr. Obama seems to be trying to take from us. A country like Haiti does not need to be in poverty. It is just a few hundred miles from the US and could have all sorts of industry. Not with their present government and system. Mr. Obama now wants the rich to give to the poor so that we will have no more rich. This is dumb. Would it have been smart to limit Steve Jobs? The more millionaires the better.

  • Denverite Centennial, CO
    Dec. 28, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    --"That's why the world needs journalists to remind us life is bigger than our own experience."

    The problem is-- many professional journalists think their own experience is bigger than life--and so they don't have a life as the rest of us consider life because they're so busy globetrotting making their own experience bigger than life. Thus, when they try to cover actual life in a story, they can't do it because they can't really relate to average people.