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the Unheavenly city
The reason no review is here:
Maybe no one alive has read the book that is called "The Unheavenly City." And the things that the book "The UnheavenlyCity Revisited " attribute to "The Heavenly " oneare all we know about it, things we are told are quotes. Things maybe made of whole cloth.The common Amazon "Take a Peek Inside!" Button isn't available for the original, norany synthesis of the missing book,or any type of explanation for itsnecessity to this book; this sitegives only one peep into the presume-able relevance of the "Revisited" to the "Original": that the original also refers to the hypothetical welfare family referred to in "Revisited" --the psuedo-family that won the lottery--;this review of it in book 2is apparentlyinspiredby an explanationof of it in thefirst, or non-revisited, edition, although it may be merely mentioned there.Some of the search engine hits for "The Unheavenly City" bring up "The Unheavenly City Revisited"--9 of 10 on my first ten google hits. The second most highest hits were for the same book,the Main dude, "unvisited", and the one plain Unheavenly City was followed by,almost at releaseof mouse,"revisited"...this was where Amazon fell in guilty like the rest, a search engineoffering "The Unheavenly City' only to show only "the Unheavenly City Revisited" hits.Offering something less is shoddy. ("The Unheavenly City"; makes you start looking for"TheCity Redux;" "The Heavenly Are Rich", "Run, Heavenly, Run").How it ends is, a lot of private sellers on Amazon with stellar records sell "Revisited" and a few in the 90s in ratings sell the original, or don't know to put "Revisited" on to it, seeing thatonline the jacket didn't say "revisited" as prominently as the other words.
Needing to know; not quickly able to find out why, if there was a previous book with a different title, there is no review to distinguish the need for each-- I feel it necessary to remind others that the hypothetical tale of the poor couple winning the lotteryisn't really a sociological perspective .Its attractors wrote arguments like "5%of the adult population is disabled." "95% prefer to be paid not to work." Gently I ask my brother, 5% of where? Calhoun County? South Dakota? World-wide? The people on the space-shuttle now?
A colony of Neanderthals bones they've read? I'm going tohold this thought here with my thumb--but lets see if you mean to impart what you just said-that most folks chosedisability(I assume you mean, disability checks, not 1 leg and one eye)over working cuz they're on parity income so why not party? You cannot save up money in a bank account on Disability SS or SSI . There is no Medicaid--the 2 big government hand-outs are SSI, which is $650 a month pus Medicaid, and SSD, which is about $900 a month plus you pay into your medicines,and something like $800 for your Medicare, bringing home less than $800 a month. Did you party it up ,"oh the world owes mea living" Jiminey Cricket style? Or did your wife come down with this rare disorder of pregancyshe wasn't insured for and no one would take her without insurance while they all guaranteed you that she needed a heart transplant immediately? Get her on Medicaid, they said, and her family saw to it, and she got a new heart and it is 20 years later and they get driven to soccer by her. This is choosing an irresponsible, care-free attitude over saving for future catastrophe? I'm sorry but I was her and had to put my $15,000 in savings into the medical before they gave me free the rest of the $25,000 pacemaker-defibrillator implantation procedure and put me on "Party Funds!" Only I've had the same pair of shoes for 4 years and struggle monthly to keep the electric on and my kids have never had school pictures or yearbooks let alonesomething you could think of as fun, oh, and never socks, either, always hand-washing a filthy pair in the sink for the morrow as the laundromat cost too much to go for a sock. Such a long walk, taking such a big chunk of a nice day, you loved all the junkies bugging you for spare change while you waited, Caribbean island men just off the bus hoping to fast-talk a single woman into a home in her backyard asyou enviously eye Hispanic women in air-conditioned cars, windows up, avoiding the heat and sweaty odors of the hooker strip the laundry's on. And you think they've chosen this over working? Working, they have camaraderie. They can meet someone that will turn out to be a good pot source,or they become part of the group that fills the pub next to their headquarters daily--Stewart Plumbing-- what a bunch o' guys-- They bring in the same money but they feel like they are doing something--the girlfriend's old lady can't say nuttin- they work their butts off.
Who'd prefer the disability? To prove it not only must your doctor and a specialist say you are, and for over a year, but then also Social Security's doctor agrees you are. It is pretty well not fake-able and 3/4th are told no and many who end up with Disability Benefitshad to fight in court, as many give up and don't pursue it. A free rideis not an easy thing to get. To be factually accurate you'd have to say it is what many extremely disabled people choseover trying to earn a living while on oxygen 24/7 and unable to walk into a store from a car for over a year and or unable to get their own mail, make a bed,or bathe for over the past three years. This percentage of the population prefers to be paid than to work: Social Security now keeps 41% of Americans out of poverty. Soon 52% -- one of every 1 of every 7 Americans are on it.
Where is the first book, how do they differ? Why if we are poor do we chose it ? Even when healthy one needs a first and last month's rent, security deposit, electric security deposit, phone security deposit,water co.acct security deposit...what if one's parents were Sarah Palin and somebody or onlyand didn't let you start out with a nest egg ("oh, the world will end in 6 months, the world will end real soon..")
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