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"And the sign said anybody caught trespassing would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and yelled at the house, Hey! what gives you the right
To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in
If God was here, he'd tell you to your face, man you're some kinda sinner"
After living in foreign countries, I believe walls are built for four reasons. 1. My neighbor has a goat or sheep, or cow - and he feels he has the freedom to let them roam freely. To protect my garden I have to build a wall the animals can't get over. 2. I have fruit trees, or something somebody wants when they see it - if I want the fruit for myself - I must build a wall (with wire, glass, jagged metal on top to stop them from stealing from me. (and they come with bags and take it all if I don't) - or imagine school letting out and a hundred kids up your mango tree. 3. My yard is shorter than taking the road, and now I have a path, that goes right by my bedroom/kitchen or living room window - which I like to leave open, and therefore roaming hands reach in and take things - or I am shocked out of my mind when someone yells into my bedroom window and wakes me up. 4. Every body else builds a wall.
Number two can be amplified in some countries where stealing is very common, I put up a wall as a deterrent, the thief will go find an easier place to rob, hopefully.
Number one can be amplified when you see what people with animals do. Sometimes they tie them up - once to a light pole used for the basketball court. When we arrived for practice, one end of the court had cow you know what all over it!! Now we have a court with wall, and door, and lock. (not my doing - they wanted to charge entry fees for spectators). Another time a cow was tied to the front door area of a church. Imagine coming to church at dark and encountering some rather large manure piles hidden in the grass/darkness!
Gadget from has written 1,027 comments
Hmm, I suppose it sounds like I disapprove of walls. I approve of the walls, I just do not feel good inside.
Walls are 100 percent necessary, I am always inside a walled compound, I miss the open home situation of Indiana.
Respect for other humans is the basic problem.
80 percent of the planet believes cutting line, giving a bribe, or somehow putting themselves above others is fine. This means we truly needs wall or the people would walk by and steal everything not tied down.
Asiabill from has written 260 comments
Grammar was my WORST subject I scored a 14 on the ACT exam compared to all the other categories between 26 to 29 ( 23 was average 36 was perfect like a 1600 on an SAT exam ). When I read your blog entries I don't really think of them as a travel journal as much as "a day in the life of Andy Graham" a fellow midwestern American, former party animal and yes a stubborn opinionated diary written by one who is driven to write and while he's at has self-taught himself how to be compensated for sharing it with others. I'm SURE your the 20 remaining details your book required will take 10 times longer and 10 times the effort to edit and finish but ALL THE BEST LUCK! Too early for a congratulations eh? Whatever starts out as FREE from commerce seems to eventually be corrupted by commerce like Facebook for example and the majority of "elected" politicicans. So your choice of LIKE and DISLIKED descriptions for comments was VERY WISE, just one more wise decision following a hundred previous decisions which helped your blog and group of websites attain the first page status and PRESENCE on search engines driving people to yoru blog.
Regarding WALLS, I use to HATE them also but when living in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Metro-Manila, I learned to LOVE WALLS, the HIGHER the BETTER to help capture a bit more air and physical space than the millions constantly searching for a roof over their heads and a space to sit and lay down. I also LOVE at least 3 steel or solid wooden doors between my habitat and the public.
I'm not happy, when I googled the first time it was working. Now I try again and something else comes up. So here one link with the right text regarding grammar ...http://www.eduqna.com/Trivia/1693-1-trivia-4.html There are also other ones. Sorry for that confusion.
Motorcycle Bob from has written 85 comments
Great post on a number of subjects. As for grammar, when I first started reading your site, your grammar was terrible. It distracted me as a reader. It looked to someone who was not following you regularly that you either did not care or you were not very intelligent or some other pre-conceived notion. My personal opinion was on you did not have the time to do a good proof reading, that showed that you valued life more than us readers. As it should be. You improved, a LOT over the years. I see your grammar now as being as good as it needs to be. Any errors that are there make your posts seem more conversational, more natural. I would not try too hard to improve your grammar, unless it will speed up your writing so you have more time to have fun.
Of course, these are just my opinions.