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So... what crashed in your neighborhood today?

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:37 PM

Originally posted by Republican08
I live below Dallas in a county with a booming business and everyone that lives here works in one of our 7 gigantic factories well so far as of 2009 5 have closed down, and everyone is out of a job and applying for the local mcdonalds so its not good right now. Hope theres a better city i'm planning on moving.

Don't base your future on the city model.

That is what most other ppl are going to be doing, moving from city to
city and I think you can guess the outcome of that.

The only safe and stable place will be a rural small town area, and
you grow your own food.

The other alternative will be a wilderness area and just hide out
so to speak til it gets better.

The Depression took WW2 to make things recover, and thus over
a decade so have it in your mind this could last a long while.

Ppl do not understand how bad this is going to get, but Warren
Buffett and Gross tried to warn ppl back in April of 2008:

&print=true&dist=pr intTop]100's of Trillions in derivatives set to collapse

Yes, that is trillions with a T, it is not a miss print.

What has come so far is just the fat lady warming up, but
she is getting ready to sing Apocalypse Now in the near future.

Prepare accordingly !

Good Luck to you all !

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:42 PM

Originally posted by minniesoda
In the last three weeks, my mother, brother, son, aunt, and numerous friends have all lost their jobs......I am afraid our small town is dying...

I know the urge to think the big city is better is there, but plant a garden
and stay where you are and it will serve you much better when the
riots and looting start in the big cities.

Might get some White Amaranth seeds and plant them as it is
one of the few complete plant proteins.

Any friends of relatives that lose their homes offer them the living
room like one other poster said for cheap and together as a group
you can pull through, as this may last a very long time like it did
after the crash of 1929.

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 02:00 PM

Originally posted by anonymouse876
In the Green Bay, WI, area both Circuit City and Cub Foods are closing their doors. Also, a few locally owned places and Ma & Pa stores are either closing or loosing business.

Also, being hired somewhere is tough. I'm 16 and have applied at quite a few places (gotta get gas money somehow
) yet I haven't heard back from anyone yet. The most recent app. I put in was about a month ago...

Do like I have done during bad times when I was young.

Go around the neighborhoods and offer to trim trees, mow yards,
rake leaves, wash and wax the car, paint houses, fix fences,
plant gardens, plant trees, clean roof gutters, fix bikes,
anything u can think of.

Post flyers at all the churches in your area and explain your situation
and work for a little lower price.

Once you get a reputation for doing a good job, ppl will want you to
come back and do other things as well.

Focus on neighborhoods where ppl are well off and have money.

You are going to get real tired of hearing no thank you, but you
will get some positive results and in time it will build up.

[edit on 30-1-2009 by Ex_MislTech]

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 11:07 AM
reply to post by Ex_MislTech

Very good advice!
If it seems uncomfortable to approach strangers, start with eveyone you know, and ask them to refer you. With the baby boomers aging, that's a big market of people who could use some extra help painting, cleaning, climbing on a ladder to change a lightbulb, etc. Also, boys should be willing to babysit, clean homes.

If you can learn to tinker with small gas engines, you could help clean/maintain lawnmower, etc engines for families. Offer to change oil, etc, on cars.

You might feel discouraged, but don't ever give up!

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 03:26 PM
the local black and decker here has laid off more workers, my husband among them. he only has 6 mos. left on his health insurance and they've agreed to give him his vacation pay and sick pay he accumulated.
earlier last year, they laid off the white collar workers in the towson office and closed some plants.
now, they've laid off a large amount of manufacturing jobs in hampstead, maryland.
our government has placed many employees on furlough.
some local restaurants have closed, circuit city, home depot, value city furniture...i could go on for hours on the losses in maryland.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 10:50 PM
I live in Connecticut which is one of the top wealthiest states in the nation. We're finally feeling the pain of the economic crises here.

So far many local ma and pa stores have been closed

Circuit City is gone, Linen's N' Things dunzo, and just recently, an Applebee's restaurant was closed down. There is so much empty retail space it looks like an abandoned ghost town. The only places that seem to be left are the big name grocery stores and Wal Mart.

My fiance works in the school system and they are freezing the pay on all staff and teachers. These are bad times, really bad times.

[edit on 1/31/2009 by jeepin4x4girl]

posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 10:32 AM
i just found out that a major clothing store that was going to open (had their sign up even) isn't going to. So, that's a business that crashed before it was opened!

The trucking industry has been hit hard. Loads are off by half for some, with wait times to get a load increasing, making it more costly for the truckers who must not only stay away from home longer but have to pay to stay put in another city.

The lack of the usual number of big rigs on the highways is noticeable.

posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 10:53 AM
Down on south Virginia(Reno's kinda sorta strip) has entire strip malls empty. Nothing, nada. Many small businesses are surviving because that's just how Reno is. But all the big stuff is gone. Some of the small stuff. And we have like 10 percent unemployment due to this. Starbucks, Circuit City, Kmart and a few others have gone away. Our casinos are broke, the Fitzgerald's is shut down and that's a main street casino. We're screwed up here.

posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by projectvxn

How terrible!!
Do you or anyone have information about Las Vegas? Has a world economic downturn affected the gaming/tourism industry in Reno and Las Vegas?

I remember years ago boarding a flight in Honolulu that was carrying a huge planeload of Japanese tourists to Las Vegas. I got dropped off in Los Angles, while those on board could hardly wait to get to their destination.

posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by desert

Gaming revenues are down more than 40% since the downturn began..That's enough to shut down Las Vegas. They're running on borrowed money and borrowed time.

posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 07:43 PM
I've been looking for a thread like this one... well the original intent. Does anyone know of a site that has an 'itemized list' of downsizing and closing businesses across the US? I'm very curious to keep an eye on something like that.

The business I'm in provides a service to many other companies. We work with nearly 30 of the Fortune 50. Nearly all of them are downsizing dramatically. I also am in a management position, so I have the opportunity to interview potential new employees... nearly everyone that comes in was 'let go' from their last job. It's pretty scary out there.

posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 01:40 PM
Just heard today. Kansas will now be giving IOUs instead of Tax returns. This makes two states that are doing this with more on the way.

It should speed up the level at which we see our local and regional businesses disappear.

posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by projectvxn

Wow, that's a lot to be off! I can understand how fuel prices may have lead to weekend/holiday visitors rethinking a trip, and if those type of visitors are also now losing pay with layoffs/loss of hours, they will continue to stay away.
Any hope of attracting overseas visitors might be more difficult as the recession goes around the world.

A sister lives in a nice apartment complex (gated, pool, spa, exercise/rec room) in a 100,000 pop city on the CA coast. She said to me today that, besides the ubiquitous businesses going under in the city, there are many apartments sitting vacant (one since last August) in her complex, which is unheard of in the 10 years she's lived there.

She was a little upset, because she saw a sign for the one next to her, with the old rent scratched out and reduced $100. The vacant apt had been completely remodeled, and she would like to see her rent reduced, too.
Reminds me of people paying mortgages on declining home values.

Anyway, she and I were wondering if people were either moving from the area, moving in with friends/relatives (in her complex, you can't have more than 3 adults in one apt), or finding less expensive apts.

She sadly said that she wondered how people were going to make money in her city, because no one builds anything there (i.e. no manufacturing). Real estate was a big deal there, but so many home loan offices have gone under.

Maybe I should have told her that there are Chinese who might like vacation property there

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