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Originally posted by Mr Mask
reply to post by GovtFlu
I hate to tell you, but if the dollar collapses, Iraq of today will look like a "party" in face of what reality comes.
Not saying Iraq is a walk in the park.
But it sure isn't billions of people eating each other and raping everything that moves while they murder for buckets of gas and a few bullets.
Again...not saying Iraq is "great fun times all day all night"...but it is nothing compared to a global collapse that drives 3.2 billion people to the most desperate actions you can imagine.
God bless those in Iraq and may they somehow find peace...but when the SHTF we will all beg for a little piece of Iraq for us all.
Originally posted by jimmyx
i'm 57, bought a small house in 85' with 10% down and a 15 year mortgage, bought 2 year old cars when needed, ate at home most of the time, no boat, no big suv, no big trips, no trying to up the jones next door.
now...i have no debt, i've retired early, plenty of money, but not rich. i've been called a tight ass all my life, but now i'm financially comfortable. and i sit at home working at my hobbies, reading, going for drives with my wife, and not having to worry about some 401k, paying back loans, or bills.
we all make choices in life, and i was looked down on in my early years for not getting the bigger house, the better car, the rolex, the boat, the trips to hawaii...but i'm having the last laugh and yes i'm smug about it.
all those middle class people had the chance as i did, they made their bed and now they have to lie in it.