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Are So Many People Really Living Inside A Bubble?

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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I wonder if any of you are finding that there are alot of people in your area that are not aware or just don't want to know just how serious the economic situation is and how much worse it is going to become. I work in the public and have talked to people as they come in about things in our area, businesses that are closing, factories that are talking about shutting down, and I hear over and over "these things happen", its not that bad... I have seen worse... or the plain ole "who cares" shoulder shrug! It really boggles my mind.
There was a company here in town that has been here in business for over 25 years...gone...closed down just last week...no one seems to notice. I have made the comment to some people that things were only going to get worse, only to be laughed at...
Are people in denial or do they really not care? Have you experienced this attitude from people that you have talked to? Just curious and confused!


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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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The honest answer and i know you may not like it

people do not care


i cant realy add to that



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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They don't have time to care, cheeseburgers are on sale at McDonalds and they have to be home in time for American Idol

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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They will care when they cannot afford to live beyond their means anymore. It took time for that bubble to burst and I believe it will take some time before the average person realizes how much further the dollar used to go in the not so distant past.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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You know, there is probably some truth in that and I don't know what scares me more...I don't know what is coming, but I have sense enought to know that it is coming, and is here now and try to prepare as best I can. It is going to be these same "who cares" people that are going to be begging, borrowing or trying to steal the goods that I have stocked ahead of time for my family!



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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It all depends on where one lives. My area is fairly insulated from economic downturns, because many work for the federal government in one way or another. With the exception of Manassas, which has a booming chip and memory business, there is no manufacturing to speak of. I don't know anyone who has lost their job or house. The region actually has such a shortage of workers in the tech industry, Virginia has lobbied the government for more visas for Indian workers. 3.5% unemployment really means a job surplus, since 5% unemployment is considered full employment.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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I have noticed the same thing. Today we got a call from a recently laid off worker in a business just like ours. He was looking for a job with us. My boss says at least we are ok. WUH? My wife is going to lose her job this summer and shes been mailing out thanks for playing notices at her work. Shes in HR. Good luck and calm heads to us all.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:20 PM
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I don't know, but tonight I feel that it may have all possibly began. Perhaps tomorrow everything will be ok, but I think the SHTF has started.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:47 PM
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I think I saw it summed up by a lady who was interviewed on the street regarding Obama. When she was asked what policies she agreed with, she replied:

"We don't care about policy, we just want change"

People do not care. If it doesn't affect them directly, to hell with it. But you can bet your ass that if it was their company going down the tubes they would be begging The Savior for help.

I try talking to people, my roommate tries talking to people, but they don't care...why? They flat out say it: "It doesn't affect me, not my problem"

People have been desensitized to everything, and nothing but a fall through the ice into the chilly waters will wake them up.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:00 PM
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It is sad, but true. I have recently had to close my business of 21 years. Others look to me with pity as if I am closing due to personal failures? I am beyond frustrated with this attitude to the point that I hesitate to even bring it up anymore. They only maintain the conversation until the serious issues come up and after that they fade out? People seem to feel they'll be unaffected if they ignore it? In reality, whether you like it or not, everyone is affected, the bailout plans took care of that. It's foolish to think things are fine as long as you remain employed or not in foreclosure. This may only be caused by fear of the hard truth, but it also may be a sign of the brain washing and mind control so talked about on ATS?

If those that believe in theories of this kind are correct, they get support to their argument from this? At minimum it shows how disconnected and segregated we have become as a nation. People no longer really care for one another as they used to. Maybe some encouraging words here or there, but that's as far as it goes. Nowadays you know it's hollow and just something that's said when faced with the situation of someone in need. Inside all they can think is "Better him than me!" or "How can I get outta here?". This is a sad truth in the modern world, at least in the US anyway. Makes you wonder what things could look like in a modern day Great Depression? Surely nothing that would resemble the early 1930's when people actually cared for each other. Could get real ugly?

Peace.

Edit to add this vid www.youtube.com... another thread. WATCH IT, it explains modern America well!

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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I am truly sorry about your business!!!

You are correct, the caring for your fellow man is for the most part a thing of the past. Now its F*** your neighbor! There is a movie called Places In The Heart, its about a woman thats husband is killed and she is left to raise 2 kids, during the depression...she plants cotton...friends and neighbors come at harvest time and help her pick the cotton so that she can save her home and farm from being foreclosed...I know it is just a movie, but people really that sort of thing back then...now days it will be everyman for himself and lets rob and kill over here because I didn't prepare and didn't care when others tried to warn me!!!!!!


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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by mkiii
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I think I saw it summed up by a lady who was interviewed on the street regarding Obama. When she was asked what policies she agreed with, she replied:

"We don't care about policy, we just want change"

People do not care. If it doesn't affect them directly, to hell with it. But you can bet your ass that if it was their company going down the tubes they would be begging The Savior for help.

I try talking to people, my roommate tries talking to people, but they don't care...why? They flat out say it: "It doesn't affect me, not my problem"

People have been desensitized to everything, and nothing but a fall through the ice into the chilly waters will wake them up.


Well guess what ....................The stuff is fixen to hit the fan very soon, better get the wet suit on!!



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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Of course they don't care

They've learned to fill their lives with meaningless distractions, and to use the phrase "conspiracy theory" like a 4-letter word



posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by stereovoyaged
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They don't have time to care, cheeseburgers are on sale at McDonalds and they have to be home in time for American Idol

[edit on 10-3-2009 by stereovoyaged]



I hope they all SUFFER!!



posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by Greenize
You know, there is probably some truth in that and I don't know what scares me more...I don't know what is coming, but I have sense enought to know that it is coming, and is here now and try to prepare as best I can. It is going to be these same "who cares" people that are going to be begging, borrowing or trying to steal the goods that I have stocked ahead of time for my family!


That's exactly what I'm most afraid of. My husband and I have always had a garden, but we've expanded it x4 this year. We've got water, other food, diapers, baby formula, etc. to last most of a year, plus a couple of shotguns and a decent stash of ammo. So if we didn't have to worry about anyone else, we'd be fine. However, we live in suburbia and there are a lot of those bubble-dwellers around us. We're working on moving out to a more rural area, but it will be at least a year before that could happen, and I just don't think things are going to stay stable that long. What happens if there are food shortages? I never thought I'd have to worry about how I'd defend my garden!
I've stashed a bunch of extra seeds to share with my neighbors if need be, but that isn't going to help if there's a mob of hungry people coming down the street.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 10:22 AM
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Americans are idiots. As long as they have their viagra, suv, and fuhball - they're happy as clams.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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That's not nice, and it is certainly not true. I think people all over the world have this image of Americans...most of us are hard working honest people. I do not own an SUV, I don't live in a mansion nor am I slathered with jewels...I work my ass off for what little I do have and I am putting a son through college free of handouts...I grow alot of my own food and I raise chickens for eggs... no offense, but you don't know me, so don't presume that we are all lazy, ignorant and happy to be sitting in front of the tv watching football...besides...I hate football....



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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I think it depends on where you live. Some places are hit more during the recovery. At least that is how it was here during the 80's. It wasn't until the recession ended that it became difficult Here in NJ. It was a real bummer for awhile waiting forever to fill an application for jobs that paid $3.25 an hour. About a year after the recovery began there was improvement.

Another factor maybe who wants to feel bad worrying about cash all day long? I prefer to live in the moment, and not stress about stuff that hasn't affected me yet.

Peace
Trustnobody



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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My wife and I work together. Things have always changed, one direction or another. The national news says it's bad, but local news say's we're good, we're good. Local news started saying it's affecting us (last week), now it's affecting us. Go figure.

The bubble only hurts when your not in it. Ouch.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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Its all hype. Things are great where i live. You would never know there was a recession if you didnt watch the news.




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