Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Greed is the root of many of our problems

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:00 am

My father taught me when I was very young that nothing of value was free, especially from government. It is not good for a person to get something for nothing or for very little effort. This evil human urge to get without giving — to receive without paying — is the very thing that may produce criminals.

This is even more true today with all the new products produced since the 1920s. Whenever we have a large planned unemployment, the con artists are out in force, and they seem to target the senior citizen.

During the past month I received a call from what was supposed to be my grandson's friend, that he was in a car accident and needed a large amount of money. I know that if my grandson had asked for me, he would ask for a certain name. This tipped me off.

Then I had a person call me to tell me I had just won a large amount of money. They asked if I wanted to claim it or give it to the Negro College Fund; if I wanted to claim it, there were funds that had to be paid before they could release it.

I know there will be many more, in all different forms, to try and separate you from your money — the government being the worst of all. They have to steal every cent or borrow it to pay for their votes; just check out the group in Washington or Sacramento — like the Federal Reserve. The group is the same; only the faces change. And if the truth is ever known, the majority of our problems started with their greed — something for nothing.

If you get one of these calls, get as much information as you can and send it to the Better Business Bureau!

Mac Cator

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

2 comments:

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:11 pm on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    Well Said Mac. It "IS" that simple. Now.. how to we put a stop to greed? Frankly, there are so many forms of it, how can you spot a normal, non-greedy person these days? Just be thankful you are not one, and I will be thankful I am not one.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 10:15 am on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1850

    Mr. Cator, don't these scammers realize the Federal Government hates the competition?

     

Recent Comments

Posted 13 hours ago by Linda W Reichert.

article: Four tenants could move into Walmart’s …

We should turn the old Wal-Mart into an indoor sports center, like the city's talked about before. First, buy up those older houses behind…

More...

Posted 14 hours ago by Angie McDaniel.

article: Steve Hansen: Climate change is real, b…

Hey, I thought we were debating here? Steve's hero, Jimmy P., is full of beans. Therefore, it's now your turn to prove the existence of thi…

More...

Posted 14 hours ago by Ted Lauchland.

article: Letter: Immigration crisis is linked to…

I wouldn't take yuck yuck to heart all that often Mr. Werner. Brainiacks tend to pop now and again. Criticism promotes more criticism. Neve…

More...

Posted 17 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: Immigration crisis is linked to…

The best thing regarding the Madeleine Cosman is that she is dead and cannot say these things anymore except when people like the Mr Portal…

More...

Posted 17 hours ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Letter: Immigration crisis is linked to…

Eric No one should endure such polluution inside or out.

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Featured Events

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists