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Is it Really that Bad?

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posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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Things really arent that bad.

Too many chicken littles that have lived beyond their means for too long.

Too many people have had the luxury of being able to sit around and talk about conspiracy theories and political corruptness their whole lives. It really makes me sick.




posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 02:16 PM
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That's not even the half of it. The big oil companies are actually the little guys in a global scheme. You'll be surprised where all that oil money is really going. It's not to Saudi Arabia, and it's not to the executives at Shell or Mobil. Things are bad, but we ain't seen nothin' yet.

www.abovetopsecret.com...'



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by Bugman82
I make $24,000 dollars a year salary. I'm doing exactly what I want to do for a living. ...


And I was laid off over two years ago and do not show up in the rolls as "unemployed." I often wonder about how many of us there are.

I have the blessing of friends and family at the moment, but I have eaten food from the food pantry, hitchhiked, and lived without heat or electricity.

Believe me, I am not living above my means - I have no means to begin with. I lost all my belongings walking away from an apartment, having been evicted (after paying 6 mos in advance for over two years). Basically, I lost everything, including my daughter, whom I chose to send to live with my sister when I could no longer afford to feed her clean organic foods. She is 3000 miles from me. (She just turned five. You can imagine how this tears me apart - especially since I thought I was sterile and didn't have her until I was 46.)

So... Given that I have been applying to 100-150 jobs a week, in person and online... Something's really wrong.

[edit on 4/28/2008 by Amaterasu]



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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Let me put it this way... in all of my 52 years, there has never, I repeat, never been the threat of a planet wide food shortage... regardless of the causes... there have been wars and floods and droughts and famines but they have all been localized.

As to the reasons why, I doubt, no let me rephrase that, I know we aren't being told the whole story, but that is moot.

When you add in record oil prices, a dollar that is at an all time low, increasing debt and a credit crunch, all that spells serious trouble for the average Joe and, even worse for those in the bottom economic brackets.

No it is not as bad as it could be.... but just wait.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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Count me among the "lost unemployed." My last contract dried up last Summer, and I lost the apartment where I paid my rent in advance for ten years time. I put out thousands of applications, but my effort has dwindled to a trickle now. Once you've applied to the same places five, six, ten times, you get "discouraged."

Best of luck to you.



[edit on 4/28/0808 by jackinthebox]



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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No it isn't that bad. This is just a site full of people that are generally negative.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:11 PM
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OMG LOL is it that bad???

quote from external source www.earth-policy.org...
Almost 440 million years ago, some 85 percent of marine animal species were wiped out in the earth's first known mass extinction. Roughly 367 million years ago, once again many species of fish and 70 percent of marine invertebrates perished in a major extinction event. Then about 245 million years ago, up to 95 percent of all animals—nearly the entire animal kingdom—were lost in what is thought to be the worst extinction in history.

Some 208 million years ago, another mass extinction took a toll primarily on sea creatures, but also some land animals. And 65 million years ago, three quarters of all species—including the dinosaurs—were eliminated.

Among the possible causes of these mass extinctions are volcanic eruptions, meteorites colliding with the earth, and a changing climate. After each extinction, it took upwards of 10 million years for biological richness to recover. Yet once a species is gone, it is gone forever.

The consensus among biologists is that we now are moving toward another mass extinction that could rival the past big five. This potential sixth great extinction is unique in that it is caused largely by the activities of a single species. It is the first mass extinction that humans will witness firsthand—and not just as innocent bystanders.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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There has always been & will always be a group of people who feel that their times are the worst times. As the OP implied, hard times is not when you can’t afford the newest color computer or the biggest iPod. I considered my childhood almost cushy, yet I was the first one in my family to ever own a new car. We also didn’t have cable, when most others did. We needed a public library to do a book report.

Albeit there is a sharp difference in my immediate area, I also volunteer/work in one of the poorest schools in my area, where my daughter goes. Most people drive newer & nicer cars then I do, yet don’t work. I was laid off too, 18 years ago. I haven’t been an employee since. Imagine that. I’ve worked harder & been paid more since then too.

Do some research, world hunger has been a “threat” for a hundred years, yet we still do not require all the crops that are harvested. Getting the food where it is needed is the problem, not a shortage. Few worries compare to terrorism… unless it is pending nuclear war… being drafted to a world war… the fear of cars replacing horses… what was on the other side of the ocean & what monsters lay in between… it must be the end of the world, the sun has disappeared in the middle of the day…

I am not talking down or being pompous, I tend to be blunt, but most of these general worries & world concerns keep us grounded & human… very rarely any come to fruition. There has always been & will always be those who have, those who have not & those who ponder the others.

BTW- Al Sharpton? Oh Please, the man is an opportunist & racist. Anyone remember Towanna Brawley? Enough said.


[edit on 28-4-2008 by Jake the Dog Man]



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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"The consensus among biologists is that we now are moving toward another mass extinction that could rival the past big five."

OMG LOL!

See, this is what I am saying. This is an obviously negative place for negative people. I don't think that there is really a consensus. Unfortunately the person that wrote that probably does. Much like there is a "consensus" for Global Warming. Argument is finished, move along and think as we say - you are doomed and only WE can save you - for a "modest" tax.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 08:52 PM
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BTW- Al Sharpton? Oh Please, the man is an opportunist & racist. Anyone remember Towanna Brawley? Enough said.


Actually that's Tawana Brawley. And I certainly remember because I lived there.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 09:32 PM
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I have only read about 75% of these posts, but it seems no one has brought up the so called global warming crisis. I vaguely remember (I was pretty young at the time) the ptb telling us in the 70's that we were headed for another ice age, anyone remember that? Now we are overheating.....no wait, we are cooling down......maybe...



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Oh sorry, there it is. And i agree. Consensus my ass. I think we would all do well if we ignored anything that comes out of the mouths of so called experts. It is rarely anything but self serving.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:02 PM
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You went thru all the trouble to sign up just to say this?

:shk:

At least elaborate a little.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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Global warming is a myth, perpetuated for profit, and as a cover for the deliberate depopulation of the planet.

This link has a good video that touches on global warming...

LINK



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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That is really my point morthn1waytoskinacat… 25 years ago the scientists kinda meant well, but it didn’t help or stop anything. The world moved forward… we lived long enough to destroy the world in 30 years! Wow, aren’t we powerful?

Jack- Don’t care how you spell it, it stinks more then the sh*t not used to defile her. “Her” & “Her story” were totally concocted to incite hatred, which sums up Sharpton. He doesn’t speak for me or any black people I know.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:31 PM
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I don't think that there's anyone here old enough to have lived through the Great Depression. But does anyone remember hearing from their grandparents about it? I do.

Unemployment was over 25%. Wages dropped by 50%. People starved. There wasn't any work to be had. My grandfather swept the sidewalks in front of this factory for a month(on his own, no one hired or paid him), hoping some day someone would notice what a hard worker he was and hire him. Fortunately, someone did.

People who had a little land that the bank didn't reclaim were fortunate. They could grow a little to eat and work with their neighbors to share and trade.

My grandmother, until the day she died, always had a garden that she grew vegetables and berries and such, making jam, jelly, soups and things.

I'm not sure that we know what it's like to struggle that hard to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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Jack- Don’t care how you spell it, it stinks more then the sh*t not used to defile her. “Her” & “Her story” were totally concocted to incite hatred, which sums up Sharpton. He doesn’t speak for me or any black people I know.


That one sure was a stinker!



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:53 PM
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I've been out of work for almost a year, except for the ocassional gutter cleaning job or somesuch, and lost my apartment not long after the job. Thank god I have a car that's paid for. And yes, I go hungry too. And even when I can get something to eat, it's usually something that will probably kill me in the long run anyway.

Before that, I had three cars, a two-bedroom apartment to myself, cable television, good food, new clothes when I needed them, etc. That wasn't all that long ago, that I was "just like everyone else." Believe me folks, if you haven't seen the troubles yet, "the check is in the mail."



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by Fools
"The consensus among biologists is that we now are moving toward another mass extinction that could rival the past big five."

OMG LOL!

See, this is what I am saying. This is an obviously negative place for negative people. I don't think that there is really a consensus. Unfortunately the person that wrote that probably does. Much like there is a "consensus" for Global Warming. Argument is finished, move along and think as we say - you are doomed and only WE can save you - for a "modest" tax.


Frankly, the first is an utterance with the goal of whipping up an undirected fear which, unresolved, tends to lead to apathy. Live while the livin's good, I guess.

On the other hand, what you are spouting makes it clear you have no idea how far we have been dragged away from our founding principles and deep into fascist socialist hell by men with lizard-like hearts. One trip of a switch, and Martial Law, with no expectation of an end, is what we will see in the close years to come if one of two things does not happen soon.

The first is for a...Prometheus bearing fire to come forth with free energy in cheap-to-buy packages - which I say is very possible (the cheap FE units, that is).

The other way is in regards to an aspect of the Universe that I suspect you are not prepared to accept.

Know this, when the time comes, give it your all.



posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 05:15 AM
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Yah, I am not sure where this writer lived, but the 60's, 70's, and 80's was the best of all the years. I remember them well and try to forget the time we live in now. Corruption, Warmongering, Gas Prices, The threat of a depression on the horizon, National Debt, Terrorism, The Patriot Act, The Threat of Martial Law, Food Shortages, A world of sick and dying people in third world countries and here at home in the USSA, and to top all that off with, look who we get to vote for. Not much to look forward to with any of these candidates unless you vote for Ron Paul. I have a lot more to say on this, but it would not be good. Alex Jones at least tells it like it is. As for what we are about to go through, I think this will make the great depression look like a party. What we have coming up is nothing short of what Hitler did to his own people.

[edit on 29-4-2008 by AlienDeceptions]

[edit on 29-4-2008 by AlienDeceptions]



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