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The economy is scaring me. .

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posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Are we surprised? America can't balance a check book!
We dont teach it. I learned this from my Dad:
If you dont have the money today, you wont tomorrow either!
In other words, dont borrow the money! Earn it first!
Ooops. I posted way too late! Continue on I guess!
Dont be ashamed to be scared, it is a normal reaction
to getting screwed over with no recourse.

Good thread and posts! Everyone is scared, PO'd or disgusted.
Especially if they have a clue! We lost our country a long time ago.
The masses awake! It IS tough having your world crumble under you...

Like I always say, land of the greed, home of the 'fraid!

P.S. I'm a little scared too




posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Bombeni
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Walmart is the ONLY company that has actually gained value during all of this.


At the same time they have gained that value... they have put the traditional "Brick & Mortar" family owned businesses OUT of business.

These types of family run stores are usually the life's blood of small town communities... but as soon as that Wal-mart goes up down the road.. you see those towns start to die.

I understand "its only business".... but how does that make it right?



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by calihan_12

Originally posted by Bombeni
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Walmart is the ONLY company that has actually gained value during all of this.


yes, because they use chinese workers and pay them nothing, in order to get those cheaper discount prices.



I agree, I despise Walmart, but do I shop there? Yeah I do because money is so tight, I have to save the bucks. As I said It is What It Is and now our country has gone full tilt, the pidgeons are coming home to roost, well those are old sayings probably before your time but you get the idea.

I kinda feel like those people in The Posiedon Adventure must have felt when they knew that ship was turning completely over, I'm scared too.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the post!!!
I learned the same kind of thing from my dad as well.
Staying fiscally responsible is my #1 concern, i've made some mistakes in my younger years and definitely learned my lesson.
It is indeed a scary time to be on this planet. I just hope that I live to see some changes for the better take place, and will always do my part to make any situation better. One voice doesn't mean much, but all of our voices together can make serious changes.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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I think it's insane not to be a little crazy in these troubling times. Fear can be channeled into anger. If matched by an intent born of conscience and reason, the force can be tremendous.

I heard not to long ago genius, used for destructive means is madness. Madness, used for constructive means is genius. Get MAD! Transcend your fear, and know that we the people hold the power to influence our future.

Fear -> Madness -> Genius

Be the spirit within...



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Hey i like that! I'm going to have to pass that little saying along, as it rings true to my ears.
Righteous and purposeful anger!!! That sounds about right.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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Thank you! I learned the hard way myself!
Of course I thought I could have it all!
I actually do now, but it took 25 years of hard work and
a realization that what I needed and what I wanted
are two very different things!
I am content....
How many can say that nowdays?

If we dont stand together will lose.....


[edit on 25-3-2009 by dodadoom]



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic

Originally posted by Bombeni
reply to post by calihan_12
 


Walmart is the ONLY company that has actually gained value during all of this.


At the same time they have gained that value... they have put the traditional "Brick & Mortar" family owned businesses OUT of business.

These types of family run stores are usually the life's blood of small town communities... but as soon as that Wal-mart goes up down the road.. you see those towns start to die.

I understand "its only business".... but how does that make it right?


It's called free enterprise but there is no free lunch; you have to give up something to get something. I don't know if any of you remember Gibson's Department stores, back in the 70's. I still vividly remember when it opened at 51st and Harvard, it was like a whole new world; t his big store with so many different things, and cheap too. That was before walmart and before outsourcing but it was the beginning of the end when people no longer had to go to the drugstore then the hardware store then the grocery store.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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I wanted to mention that to the OP also!
Use the fear and channel it into preparing!
It also makes you feel more secure!!!
Two for one!



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Im not at all fearful, i was saying i was more fearful towards the people who dont see what is happening.

I want to use this time in our history to do something and create a change that is very achievable by the everyday person.

Im trying to do good with my fear instead of let it control me



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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I do remember that. I was small.
We got a new Gibson riding mower.
I stepped on the muffler climbing on it one time
and toasted my little foot pretty bad.
Dad ran me in and stuck me on cold water and
prolly saved my foot. All better now but man that hurt.
Speaking of walmart they bullied their way into several towns.
Prices actually were not bad at the mom and pops till they showed up, hmm.....



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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I was a teenager and my mom took us there to get our school supplies. Well they had ALL this other stuff like earrings and purses and clothes and I remember the basket was overflowing the top (there were four of us kids). Gosh those are some good memories....



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by calihan_12
Im not at all fearful, i was saying i was more fearful towards the people who dont see what is happening.

I want to use this time in our history to do something and create a change that is very achievable by the everyday person.

Im trying to do good with my fear instead of let it control me


Now you are talking! But say it with more feeling!

That was good but say it LOUDER!


You know something we can do is volunteer at a shelter.
You meet, talk to and help people who appreciate you.
Its a great feeling and a good way to reach them
plus you are saving the world one family at a time.
Another two for one!


[edit on 25-3-2009 by dodadoom]



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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I know huh! Thats what I was thinking. Alot of memories!
You know whats cool? We still have Kings department stores!
They are another store that have always been around here.
We still shop there!
Very rarely do we attempt the land of wally(one)worlders!

Oh what was it I heard on here once? Walmartyers?
Ya, thats right!!

Anyway, it is really cool to be able to still go in that store
and smell the fresh popcorn, etc.
Its like never leaving childhood for that moment!
How cool is that? Good replies everyone! Thanks!



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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Man that place sounds cool, unfortunately before my time though.

I did grow up with K-Mart being the end-all be-all, man it was the bees knees! I loved going to K-Mart because I knew that my mom would eventually take us over to the little food court for some goodies, maybe a nice hot soft pretzel or a slushy. I also loved getting my blood pressure tested at the auto blood tester things.
Not to mention the rack of huge bouncy balls, you could always pop one out of the top and play with it for a good 20min. before an employee would ask you kindly to put it back. Good times



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by mpriebe81
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Man that place sounds cool, unfortunately before my time though.

I did grow up with K-Mart being the end-all be-all, man it was the bees knees! I loved going to K-Mart because I knew that my mom would eventually take us over to the little food court for some goodies, maybe a nice hot soft pretzel or a slushy. I also loved getting my blood pressure tested at the auto blood tester things.
Not to mention the rack of huge bouncy balls, you could always pop one out of the top and play with it for a good 20min. before an employee would ask you kindly to put it back. Good times


Haha, K-Mart, yeah they kinda got squashed by Wallyworld. I remember my sister's ex-husband, well they fought about money alot. I remember he used to say she didn't follow the blue light around, the blue light followed HER!



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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A Walmart Super Center went in directly, I mean directly across the street from my condos about a year ago; I said in an earlier post that I do shop Walmart but honestly, I haven't been in that store more than five times since it opened and I could walk there in three minutes. I do hate Walmart; I just have a bad feeling shopping in them but once in awhile I break down and go in, usually saying to myself I'll never go back.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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It was! I remember kmart!
We use to stop there and get stocked up for fishing!

They had everything!
Ya, they probably are what gave walmart the ldea, I suppose.

Sorry to be off topic.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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Yeah we are quite off topic aren't we? whooops!
K-Mart rocked though, no kidding.
There are still a few open in the Detroit-Metro area.



posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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What I worry about is the day SHTF! The peeps think they will be
able to run down and grab what they need to live for a year or more!
I am worried if it happened, it would be like black friday was only
much worse! Getting trampled would be the norm.
When you said you get a bad feeling there, I do too for some reason.

Thats why I said that. Sorry to bring the gloom!


P.S. We still have kmarts here too, and targets, and fred myers and home depot and etc ,etc, etc whew! I'll stick to kings!


[edit on 25-3-2009 by dodadoom]



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