posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 11:44 PM
I hope I put this in the right place. Mods feel free to move. This is my first thread so bear with me, but I just had to get some thoughts off my
It seems to me that this economic crisis has no end. (Arguably, the PTB could end this on whim; however, they would lose too much of an opportunity,
so I don't see that happening.)
As every day passes our increasing dependence on the system (since we aren't self-suficent any longer) and money, becomes even more apparent.
Every day that passes, I realize that we have to be each others solution. The government is not going to bail us out. Honestly, I don't think the
government has our best interests at heart anyhow.
Every day that passes, our money increasingly becomes more and more worthless thanks to the actions of our benevolent government (tongue in cheek).
Every day that passes, I realize that we, at least most of us, are asking ourselves how can we help in these trying times. I know the government tells
us to spend, spend, spend. I say do what you want with your money - it probably won't be worth much any longer anyhow. Personally I would spend it on
food and supplies, but that's just me. Anyhow...I believe we all want to help. Screw the economy it seems to be out of our hands anyhow, instead take
what you would normally throw out or donate to places that then turn around and sell your donations, and instead offer these items on Freecycle.
Freecycle is nationwide (not sure if it's global).
It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and
keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.
Click the above link to locate a Freecycle group near you.
Then you can start helping people in your area as well as receiving help
yourself. Let's all join together and be each others solution.