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Thu Dec 31, 2015, 06:55 PM

Larry Sanders tells how his brother Bernie stood up for Korean orphans when he was a teenager


Bernie Sanders' Big Bro, Larry, Serves Up Some New Insight on His Kid Brother
By Natasha Noman 7 hours ago

Oxford, England In the late 1950s, a few years after the Korean War, a 17-year-old young man ran for president of James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. While other high school candidates campaigned on the promises of rule changes, this young man's platform was based on a proposal to offer scholarships to Korean orphans affected by the war, who couldn't otherwise afford to go to school. That young man was Bernie Sanders.

"He didn't win. He came third out of three," Larry Sanders, the presidential candidate's big brother and only sibling said with a chuckle. "And, in fact, the guy who won adopted Bernie's scholarship program."

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In the aftermath of the Korean War there was a lot in the papers, there'd been huge devastation, deaths of millions of Koreans and it was ... a very damaged and destroyed country. And he read about a lot of orphans who couldn't go to school because it was not publicly provided, and so they couldn't go to school unless they had money and those poor orphans had no money. So, they had a hard time now and little prospects for their future.

I don't know where Bernard got the idea. He thought it would be a very good idea for the better off kids in Brooklyn although we weren't rich, we were certainly massively better off than the Korean children to raise money, to provide scholarships so that some of these children could go to school. So that was his program. And, in fact, the guy who won adopted it. So, I don't know how much money they raised, but it was a successful thing. I don't know how many children were affected, but they did send money a significant amount of money to Korea.


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LWolf Dec 2015 #1
senz Dec 2015 #2
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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 07:00 PM

1. He won despite losing.

And gained a bit of experience.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 07:50 PM

2. A good, caring young man.

 

What's not to love about Bernie Sanders? Just glad I didn't meet him back then because who knows what might have happened? -- and I know I'd make a perfectly lousy First Lady.

Jane, however, will be wonderful. Can't wait!

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 07:55 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.





Thanks for the thread, Bjorn Against.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 08:00 PM

4. Empathy.

It should be a requirement to be POTUS.

It seems as though Bernie has always been the Bernie we know and love. He's never had to evolve on anything. He's always been a good man.

PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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