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originally posted by: Revolution9
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Revolution9
Who can build a better guitar than Gibson or Fender?
I love my Strat and Mockingbird but they usually stay in the case. I gig with a Korean, plywood Kay. It sounds as good as any Martin or Taylor and I love it.
My favorite music store is now empty and vacant and I now buy all my gear on line.
By the way, it's the Republicans that killed the Unions; Just more profit for the Corporate Oligarchy. See the pattern now?
Yeah, I see the pattern. I am somehow hoping like that Bob Dylan song "Things have changed". I was praying that DT might deliver just some of what he promised you. By golly G you need it.
I may as well be honest and explain my reasoning:
We are being fools and sinking in on ourselves in the West. We think that we are no good. We're suffering a guilt trip about the past and confusion about the future. Looking for somebody to blame for all the pain.
It's no way to go. Now is time to FIGHT for the future. I am telling you that you are worth it. People in the free world DEPEND on America. That is why I show you respect because I know this and I want you to be strong for us all.
Nobody can change the past. We were all savages of one kind or another. We are all learning though. There are so many ways the world is getting better. Just a few fools will try and terrorize us and hold us back, but we have to make it because there is no other choice.
I feel sometimes like I am talking the world out of the suicide option, lol.
Don't attack yourselves for who you are, Dear U.S. You are cherished and vital.
originally posted by: acackohfcc
I'm sure roaming gangs of unruly teens,
and gang shootings at malls had no impact whatsoever
Any company that introduces automation to replace a worker has pretty much lost my business.
I am really going out on a limb for you here. You should LISTEN to your own poets and thinkers when times get tough and when you lose the way. Listen to your Fathers who made that land.
originally posted by: underwerks
Open a bar. That's the only service industry that actually grows the worse the job market gets.
originally posted by: Olivine
One segment of the job market that is growing and will continue to grow, as more brick and mortar shops close down, is transportation and logistics; the people who drive the trucks and deliver your online purchases. You don't need a higher education to do the job and can still make 6 figures, with really good benefits.
Plus, more trucks on the roads, mean more road maintenance jobs, and all of the imports from overseas keep the longshoremen at the ports employed.
Small, but a silver lining nonetheless.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: soficrow
A comment on the Universal Basic Income topic... it would actually be less expensive to provide universal basic income to everyone, than it is to combat poverty and all of the costs associated with it.
The US government could literally eradicate poverty in the U.S., and save money on tons of social service programs, healthcare costs, etc. but because poverty creates business opportunities, for many industries (like healthcare, which I mentioned), I don't see it happening. Not anytime soon anyway..
originally posted by: ketsuko
Even with the idea of UBI, you still have to get the money from somewhere.
So give them basic UBI and we will still see poor people because they will blow it and end up starving on the streets.