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Lunch Break

October 5, 2009

Today’s Lunch Break was submitted by NewsReal blogger Paul Cooper in response to this Open Thread submitted by Julie Trevor.

Classic cartoons (and cartoons in general) are especially good choices for Lunch Breaks.

Lunch Break is NewsReal’s daily apolitical post. (We all need a break from this political stuff every now and then!) If you would like to submit a video (humorous/music/film trailer/intriguing/etc.), image, or poem for this feature then please  email it to DavidSwindle {@} Gmail.com. (Sunday Lunch Breaks are often of a spiritual nature.) Please include:

1. A link to where it’s from.

2. Any Comments you would like published with your submission

3. A link to your blog or homepage if you have one.

4. How you’d like your name published.

Also please keep it no more than PG-13 rated.

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6 Comments
  1. jbtrevor permalink
    October 5, 2009 5:46 pm

    If only hearts and minds were that easy to change…

    Did you notice the grasshopper tried to get the working ants to join his follies?

  2. "gunner" permalink
    October 6, 2009 1:45 am

    in the real world the ending is seldom so happy “TANSTAAFL”.

  3. Judy permalink
    October 6, 2009 11:20 am

    Julie,
    I have a hobby of collecting Russian black lacquer boxes. With this I have had the pleasure of meeting many Russian families that have relocated here in America. They have become part of American society with gusto that you do not see often. They relate that many in Russia want to go back to the days of strict communism because the State supported them. Many Russians are upset that now with capitalism and the rise of private business, they now have to perform at work and that their income depends upon promptness, performance, accuracy, not being drunk at work and other employee standards that American employers demand. They are not accustomed to the structure of the employee/employer relationship and hold fast to the past of the nanny state and the gifts from nonperformance. The only requirement was loyalty. Even with the brutality of the Soviet state, they would choose to go back to being “cared for”. The generational laziness and lassitude has been difficult to change in Russia. Amazing that when you offer greater choices and freedom, they choose imprisonment and control when given the choice.

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