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What I'm thankful for

posted 525 weeks ago on BloggingStocks

Filed under: Rants and raves, Market mattersI've been reading about the Great Depression, and I'm thankful I didn't live through that time. As we watch the market stumble, I think about the miners of Harlan County, Kentucky in the '30s, struggling to make $1 a day in script to be spent at the company store. One man recounted how he and his father had to ride their horses seven miles back and forth to the mine. Since the mine itself always had water pooled on the floor, they would come out with soaking wet feet. After riding home on a winter's evening, he would have to chip his father's feet out of the stirrups. I'm thankful I've never had to do that.I'm thankful I never had to make the decision to send pigs to slaughter while the nation went hungry, in order to drive prices up so that farm

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