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I Escaped Poverty

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    there was a time in my life that i was down to my last fifty dollars on my credit card. no money. no job.  no apartment. just that last fifty dollars on a visa card. i couldn't go to my parent's house because my dad was dead and my mom's apartment was...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 10 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Never feel bad for me, the point of this airy is raise awareness, and to let ppl see what starving teen living in a first world country just like you looked liked! From getting...
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    I wonder if there are any others that can relate to my issue. I have traveled to and lived in other countries over the years. I was stationed in Germany for a couple of years...
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    I was I in the car and I got the sudden urge to pee. I was driving and I got into traffic and I was still an hour away from my house. A few minutes later the urge got worse. I...
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    Kermit Gosnell every pro lifer's favorite bad guy to go to when trying to out "the horrors of abortion clinics." However most of what happened, happened illegally with very late...
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    ​‘Baltimore Is Here': Ethiopian Israelis protest police brutality in JerusalemIsrael/Palestine Ben Norton on May 1, 2015Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets of Jerusalem...
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    My last lover wants contact. She dumped us Me and her dogs. For a guy who denies the baby made. This dirt is bad for babies. Me thinks her family says get me back...
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    I would never get out on the streets and riot. I'm just not the kind of person to do that; I'd probably make a bunch of pretty posters with catchphrases and go marching around. But...
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    I gave up my wonderful, beautiful daughter, Tatyanna, for adoption when I was 17 years old. It was the hardest, most difficult decision I have ever had to make. I LOVE kids and...
    TeeMommy TeeMommy 31-35, F May 12

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    I'm insecure with how much I love food, how comforting I find it, and how happy it makes me. I'm aware of my caloric intake and I am actually losing weight and I'm healthy but I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses May 23

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    I remember this one dream I had. I was in school in my science class when all of a sudden the intercom went off. "Lockdown," a girl announced. I don't know why, but everyone...
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    I remember when I was a child and me and my parents were leaving the office. My parents ran and owned a magazine in Beirut, in the Arab world where no one reads. I heard the news...
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    I'm not some militant Atheist but I'm not particularly fond of the idea of religion in general. I can respect it and acknowledge the many benefits it has contributed in arts and...
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    Envy's the root of my evil deeds and mind, it's not like I lived a tough life or anything. Was molested in kindergarten the experience kind of got me obsessed with things I shouldn...
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    Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning a vintage 1982 GMC motorhome that I bought for $1000. I didn't find any roof sealer as it was Sunday, but Walmart supplied necessary...
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    I've been needing to say this out loud for a long time now and I have never had anyone to talk to. I can't even talk to my best friend about it. I met my husband when I was 17...
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    Diane Calka is the owner of “Your Pet My Passion” in Connecticut which is a pet sitting business providing services to the clients of different walks of life. She provides...
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    Pope Francis called childless couples selfish awhile back. Blamed a culture of comfort for intentionally childless marriages. Wow. I don't have the energy to look this up right now...
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    Why the right loves privilege politics (here's a link to the article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/99-1-percent-income-inequality-class/ ) Last month, I wrote a short post...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response May 5

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    Why the right loves privilege politics (here's a link to the article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/99-1-percent-income-inequality-class/ ) Last month, I wrote a short post...
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    Why the right loves privilege politics (here's a link to the article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/99-1-percent-income-inequality-class/ ) Last month, I wrote a short post...
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    I am a democratic socialist. I believe there are some things that don't belong to anyone BECAUSE they belong to everyone. I do not believe in a free market. If you want something...
    MorganOBB MorganOBB 31-35, F 1 Response May 7

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    I hate my father. He was a drug addict, and an abuser. He terrorized me, dragged me through poverty and hell, he ruined my credit (he stole my identity and put two evictions, a...
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    Have you ever noticed how terrible 90% of people are? They're just so vain, and careless, and generally they exemplify everything wrong with modern first world consumer culture. I...
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    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 10 Responses May 9

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    I come from a stable middle class home where I never wanted for anything. I was never beaten, molested, or subjected to anything traumatic. I have never had to face hunger, poverty...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 1 Response May 10

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    I left someone who was not all that nice to me at times, but I had gotten used to his level of "niceness." I had gotten used to the fact that he like his dogs more than me. I did...
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    I should be, Sure I have my challenges in life and its not perfect but I should be more grateful than I am. I mean there are people who have to walk five miles everyday just to get...
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