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One Man's Trash...

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For Freegans, a society built on consumption and waste offers an entire life of commodities free for the taking -- so dig in!

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For Freegans, a society built on consumption and waste offers an entire life of commodities free for the taking -- so dig in!

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Wanda Gustin
Wanda Gustin

  If the gentleman on your program truly shuns our "Capitalistic Society" and money. How did he get his eye glasses? Who pays for his home? I grew up around people who said they "lived off the land". They also refused to go to work and pay their own way. They received and still do all their medical, paid by tax dollars, while snubbing our "greedy capitalistic society". They are lucky enough to live in a country like the United States which allows them to be bums living off the society they say they shun. They should be forced to live in a country which says, you work or you die. Maybe then they would have a better appreciation for this Country. It is not I that feel above these people, but the reverse. I resent the fact that I can go to work everyday, while THEY  look down on me for being part of the Capitalistic Society, that they willingly leach off of.  By my working, they have all their medical, paid by tax dollars. Who pays for the RV, the gas, the registration, the insurance? Just because they say they don't use money, don't work, have rid their lives of all material possessions doesn't make it so. What is that Van, if not a possession? How is it registered? How is it insured? Who pays for the gas to run it? Just because "someone" else is paying these bills some how makes it okay? These people should never be portrayed as people to be admired or even as equals. They are lazy bums trying to justify their lazy behavior by denigrating our society. Nothing more.