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By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Americans are Blessed in So Many Ways

 

November 28, 2019



In America, our Thanksgivings range from large family-gatherings to Good Samaritans volunteering in soup kitchens serving turkey dinners to the hungry. Now think about what it's like in other parts of the world where people are lucky to have a few slices of bread and some rice to eat.

For example, before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it was that way for people living in Poland and Eastern Europe. Communist dictators tightly controlled everything from the farm to kitchen table and resistance to the brutal Russian-subjugated decree often meant imprisonment.

The Soviet-style centralized...



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