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Why we are so screwed

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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Except I don't want it all. I mostly have right what I need. I've learned the trick that most people seem to have failed to master. I've learned how to be content with what I have. It doesn't mean I don't aspire to more and better, but I don't pin my happiness on it either.

You should try it. It's much better than living solely for materialism.


I know exactly what your saying. I set myself up with a comfortable budget, put a good chunk of money in my savings looking forward till I could retire. Those I work with would kid me about that, while they were buying cars they couldn't afford, taking trips they couldn't afford, refinancing homes to pay for above trips and cars all the while saying they'd love to retire. Now I am retired, very comfortable and wanting for nothing. Those I worked with I see from time to time are still saying they'd love to retire sometime, but not doing a thing to change the merry go round they are on.




posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: gort51
a reply to: DBCowboy
Maybe the Africans and Australian peoples had it right all along.........wonder around, picking berries and bugs, havent eaten in a week time to kill something,....feel tired, have a rest under a shady tree.......
Im pretty sure the Fijians, Samoans, Hawiians, Tahitians, Tongans had a pretty good life on their islands too, until white man came and showed them how to Really live........


I have heard rumors that this very land (if you are in the US) was inhabited by societies comprised of similar people.

Rumor has it that some of these societies even found ways to reconcile the needs of the group with the needs of the individual and lived in reverence of the land that supported their lives.

Rumor has it they were exploited, re-educated, vilified, forcibly corralled into undesirable land, and forbidden from practicing their traditions. This was, of course, because they were unproductive, indolent heathens. They clearly didn't know any better.

Rumor also has it they were considered subhuman. Some official sources---rumors, I mean---has it that they were "worse than blacks".

Just rumors. Now get back to work peasant.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Chance321

There is little incentive to be responsible. Govt will bail you out.

The issue is that those of us who do plan for the future and make sacrifices will be criticized for being rich, lucky, or anything other than just frugally smart.

You scrimp and save and put off luxury items to build a nest egg only to have govt try to tax it so someone else can also have a nest egg while they didn't do anything.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:21 PM
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Ugh, another fear thread. Capitalism runs both parties. The corporations and corporatists run the government. Not the other way around. There is absolutely no danger of your big nightmare of "socialism" or "communism" no matter how many times you attempt to redefine those words.

And "nancy's"... jesus dude. It's the 21st century, not the 1940s. Get outta here with your great grandpa fake-machismo insults.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

So very true.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: okrian

Go polish furniture. . . Lenin.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: Chance321

I know exactly what your saying. I set myself up with a comfortable budget, put a good chunk of money in my savings looking forward till I could retire. Those I work with would kid me about that, while they were buying cars they couldn't afford, taking trips they couldn't afford, refinancing homes to pay for above trips and cars all the while saying they'd love to retire. Now I am retired, very comfortable and wanting for nothing.


Yeah but I bet they've got better stories to tell.




posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: okrian

Go polish furniture. . . Lenin.



Actually I'm rebuilding my engine. I'll go work on that. I know that doesn't fit your narrative on what leftists can do... but whatever dude. Your whole approach is thankfully a dying one.

Stay classy old man.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: okrian

Lucky for you lot I'll be dying soon enough.

Then you and your ilk can revel in the glorious peoples communistic republic without us old "freedom" people blocking your path.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Too bad you won't live to see that there won't be any sort of actual "communism" and that all the doomday mumbo jumbo was a big ole waste of time. And your brand of "freedom" doesn't always feel like freedom to everyone else. One mans adherence to the constitution is another mans betrayal of it. You aren't any more American than any of the rest of us. The arrogant soap box is buckling.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: okrian

Yeah, and your hatred of Constitutional freedoms and liberties is quite apparent.


Deal with it Boris while there are those of us still alive enough to fight your anti-freedom, anti-American, anti-Constitutional bullcrap.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: okrian

Yeah, and your hatred of Constitutional freedoms and liberties is quite apparent.


Deal with it Boris while there are those of us still alive enough to fight your anti-freedom, anti-American, anti-Constitutional bullcrap.



Oh boy.
Anti-freedom?
Anti-American?
Anti-constitution?

Really, still with that garbage? Didn't you all realize how foolish that approach was under Bush the 2nd?
Says who? You? You don't know anything about me. Dude, you're really losing it.
My family has been here in the good ole USA for 15 generations. You aren't more American. Just stop with the right wing spoon-fed narrative. It's killing you.

Get out more. Go travel while you can. See some other states. See some other countries. And for fcks sake, read some history books so you don't continue to misuse words left right and center.
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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


what freedoms exactly have you lost?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: okrian

Puddin', you've been anti freedom since I've known you on this site.

Don't like owning it?

That's your beef, not mine.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: knoxie
a reply to: DBCowboy


what freedoms exactly have you lost?

The constant attacks on the 1st and 2nd Ammendments for a start, or are you okay with censorship and banning guns?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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So your saying if you were just suddenly stripped of all your materialistic objects, you'd be completely content with that and able to comfortably survive?


I'd have a better chance than someone who thinks they'll only be happy if they have a McMansion like the Joneses, the latest brand now Toyota Tundra like the Smiths, and must, MUST upgrade their Apple smartphone every time a new one is released.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


how have you been censored exactly?

what guns have been bannned? i know republicans banned the bump thing.. is that what you mean?


keep whining, i guess. personally, i love America. i clearly see how well we have it here and am grateful for every bit of it.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: gort51
a reply to: DBCowboy

But isnt this what "Real" humans Really want?

Perhaps the ancient cultures had it right......wake up when you need too, wonder around picking berries and bugs, have'nt eaten in a week? oh time to kill some food, Mmmm its hot, Im tired, time for a rest under that tree......you know, the life of a Human animal.

Or perhaps the ancient civilizations had it better, I can just imagine a slave in Egypt or Rome or South America or any of those types..............
Oh boy Oh boy, another day, another 12 hours of back breaking work in the hot Sun, with little food or water, whipped into submission....I wonder who will die today, Jeb, Josia, Jimbob?
OR a Roman Centurion.....Ah what, another day another Kill, Cant wait to get into those fields and kill me some barbarians, I wonder how many of my mates will die today on the end of a barbarian poisoned spear.....but what a grand death.

To today's Industrial revolution.....
Yeah, its 6.30 am, time to rush around, get ready, drive 1 hour in peak hour traffic at snails pace, to go to that wonderful factory, to sit for 8 hours and watch a machine go Ping, then rush home to rest, to do it all again.....just so I can pay rich people for the privilege of buying a home and nice car, a tv, electric power and water, and go on the computer to talk to my real forum mates.......wow, what a great life I have....

Still, in the 70s and 80s they told us all how computers and automation was to save humanity, and how we will have all this free spare time to explore, go fishin, maybe jet skiing, Have All this leisure time.........

But now 2019, people are again saying, oh you is lazy, yous want it all for free, yous dont wants to work, yous is a leech, Dems people need to be bombed etc etc etc......exactly the opposite of what we are suppose to be striving for....peace and living free.

Maybe the Africans and Australian peoples had it right all along.........wonder around, picking berries and bugs, havent eaten in a week time to kill something,....feel tired, have a rest under a shady tree.......
Im pretty sure the Fijians, Samoans, Hawiians, Tahitians, Tongans had a pretty good life on their islands too, until white man came and showed them how to Really live........






I was wondering when you would get around to bashing white people. Well done.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 08:00 PM
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originally posted by: knoxie
a reply to: DBCowboy


how have you been censored exactly?

what guns have been bannned? i know republicans banned the bump thing.. is that what you mean?


keep whining, i guess. personally, i love America. i clearly see how well we have it here and am grateful for every bit of it.






I'm a pretty simple guy.

Not that bright, not that fancy.

I default a lot to the US Constitution.

It's easier that way.


So I'm pro Constitution, pro freedoms.

Easy huh?

Yet I constantly find myself at odds with many here, including you.

But All I do is promote freedom and am pro-Constitution.

Weird, huh.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Gotcha. So no factual discussion, just weak McCarthy-era ranting. No surprises here. Well I'll let ya get back to fighting for the corporatists, shaking your pitchfork at the leftist boogiemen, and your highly imagined Rambo persona. Oh, and your fear-based Alex Jones style thread... that too.

Good luck out there dude. PS - try weed instead of alcohol







 
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