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Question: Are you better off?

Classic poll seen as measure of attitudes

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Kurt Hellijas wouldn’t say that his life is much better than it was four years ago. But he wouldn’t say that it’s worse, either. “It’s about average,” said Hellijas, who opened his Schenectady shop The Re-Collector, where he sells vinyl records, CDs, jewelry and other items, about three years ago. “I wish I was making a million dollars, but I’m not losing anything, and that’s a good sign. Sometimes I get aggravated, but it is ...

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September 16, 2012
8:14 p.m.

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“America needs to be a little bit less nice,” he said. “The rest of the world doesn’t really respect us, and we need to get that respect back."

There is a big difference between being "respected", and being feared.
Fear eventually provokes a retaliatory response.

September 16, 2012
11:49 p.m.

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And how do you get that Respect,??? Let them them just keep killing our people ??We Haven't won a war since World War 2 cause we keep pussy footing around with these people and do whats Politically correct !!!They can kill and Maim our People ,Yet we standby and do nothing,They are running our Country cause our lame Politicians in Washington are afraid of offending someone,,,,This President is the BIGGEST JOKE EVER !!!!

September 17, 2012
1:43 a.m.

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What do you define as winning?
If you go by kill ratios, then we won every one of them by a mile.

We are currently engaged in The War On Terror.
So tell me, when we win, exactly where will we be planting our flag?

Who exactly are you suggesting we "stop pussyfooting" with?