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10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 12:46 AM
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Ahhhh....

Sitting here in front of a pretty new and powerful computer system

sipping iced tea in my air conditioned house

enjoying a nice plate of chicken fettucine

thinking about grabbing a beer out of the fridge

I can't help but think of how it rocks to live in the new third world!




posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:54 AM
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YUP that pretty much sums it up in a nutshell.... the only thing to do is find a GD way to become one of the elites...and kiss a lot a a&&& to do it!



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 02:12 AM
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The case for a failing state is not whether there all those ten points, it whether the country is deeply in debt and in danger of defaulting. The US surely is, its in worse state than Greece- it just won't face up to it. Its cheap to live in Japan outside of Tokyo. Sure there are quite a few overworkers in Japan. The wealth of few individuals does not represent the living standards of a whole country- Do you think Robert Mugabawe lives in poverty in the most failed state in the world.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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Thanks for the replies guy,im happy to hear everything is going great for you good people,nothing could make me happier

I judge my circumstances by being happy first,then having finances in order.I really do hope America pull out of its hardships and the dollar doesnt turn to nothing.I sometimes wonder if all this is on purpose.
Could all them bankers have really being that TICK IN THE HEAD!!!
Or were they told to do it? I remember a speech by one of the elites and he saidthat the Americian people would have to get use to that they would never again in there life time have anywhere near the imployment they once had in the country.Does anyone remember this?
Ill go look it up



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:33 AM
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Morning from Ireland my friend
Thanks for your great reply,i really appreciate that.
1. I hear you on that my friend, even people from poor neighbour hoods have a great chance of making anything they want out of them selfs with hard work.THIS IS VERY RARE IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
2.Economic dependence:
3.Declining civil rights:
4.Increasing political corruption ,I think this is the same every where for i honestly do not think you get anywhere in politics unless your a yes man or you win unexpectedly.Also economic dependence is the name of the game and it has the whole world by the short and curlies one way or another.
5.Military patrolling the streets:,That was the real one i wondered about mate,i was there thinking how can this be??? I hadnt heard of any riots oranything on a big scale. 100,000 people marched on our goverment offices and there was riots only 2 months or so ago in Dublin.In northern Ireland the military are everywhere.
We voted No to the Lisburn treaty twice andit still was brought back and voted yes on some how!! what is total ballot fraud. I have friends out of work and doing so bad they dont think another year or two and they will loose their homes , THEY ARE THE LUCKY ONES. The goverment gave full control to the Rothchild clans company. They just made things worse
,its got so bad a guy could feel bad for doing ok.
6.Failing infrastructure: I for one ,do be amazed at the splender of the USAs beautiful infastructure.
7.Disappearing middle class: In europe this is dissapearing over night.We had a big boom in the 90s called the celtic tiger everybody tought they were flush,you would have jobs offered to you left,right and center,but this was a fraud,it was just europe pumping money into the country so we would have to sell out later.Whick makes me sick to my stomach over having family members die to get the independence off the English less than 100 years ago.WE COULDNT KEEP IT FOR A CENTURY!![JOKE COUNTRY]
8.Devalued currency: I understand my friend,after them wankers,sorry my mistake i ment bankers
there wasnt really much else that can be done.I agree you can sort it out and will, We got hit with inflated housing prices,it was a joke!! Its laughable, remember them small european houses you were talking about? I agree they are to small! These sort of houses were going for upto a million euros in nice neighboor hoods, haha A million bucks and you couldnt swing a cat in them!! And people bought them!!! [i sold at this time,thank god] Now the same houses are maybe 350,000 Euro and alot of people couldnt handle the negitive equity[dont blame them] but they are homeless and the banks got all the land, ANOTHER NICE SWINDLE FOR THEM!!!
9.Controlling the media: ,I sometimes take a train ride for 3 hours,if i had forgotten a book i would buy a few news papers for to read the sport but i would also read the rest of it to pass time.Every single news paper would be the same,filled with rubbish,the news on tv is a insult to intelligence.
[for instance when the world cup was on are local news had a octipus in a tank that would pick its dinner out of 2 boxes ,which ever box he would go to would win the football game because each box would have a team flag.
It was amusing but news??
[the dam thing won every game too]
This took up 3 hours of the news daily in different segments and they put other crap for the rest.
10. I am really going to enjoy my break in America because as you can see, your country is a lot nicer chilled out place,plus you get lovely sunshine and the people are real nice [i think are sun was turned off while the lisburn treaty was being rejected
] Thanks for such a long and informed reply my friend, I think the moral of this story is dont listen to stupid websites and get dell to include a flame this page button
just incase i would click on it again by mistake.
thanks again



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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maybe you should visit a third world country "if you havent" and I think your opinion would change a little

The US is far from it! IMO, you should be greatful of what we do have.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:29 AM
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If you took the time to read the thread you might be a bit more enlightened if i had or not,thanks for your informative veiw on that article
10/10, did i write it??




posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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THEY LIVE WE SLEEP

Another great post on ATS.

Yes America is on the decline economy and living standard wise.

We, in my humble opinion are becoming a third world country.

Look at the number of foreclosures, homelessness, people with no medical insurance, people being denied the very basic necessities of life.

This is wrong on so many levels, and yet most sheeple don't see it and this is why it continues and will get even worse.

My job is being outsourced to Team India.

After 15 years of dedicated service, my last day is August 31, 2010 and I am 58, so who is going to hire me?

Good, I'm outta this rat race, good by Corporate America.

No more having to go to the bathroom, with another person sitting next to you hearing exactly what you are doing.

No more monitoring every single minute with no privacy.

No more being bullied or whipped into submission.

No more bowing to the red queen.

Six more days and my prison term in Corporate America is gone.

My shakles have been cut.

Free at last, free at last, thank god almighty I am free at last.

But, I am lucky. I have a husband that makes 110.000 a year to fall back on and our two houses (one a 3 bedroom / 1-1/2 bath townhome and one a ten room, house) are almost paid off for.

We have a excellent credit rating with almost no credit bills. Our credit rating is 780.

We have not had a real vacation in 15 years, saved like there is no tomorrow and only buy what we need (except he sees one movie a week and I buy one book a week), that is our big splurge.

We rarely eat out and have bought no huge SUV'S, designer clothes or furniture, remodeling or unnecessary things.

People of America, pay off your bills, and stop buying what you don't need.

Read Susan Orman books. Know the difference between a "need" and a "want".

Buying and reading Susan Orman's books is a must now days!!!

America is on the decline and the money is not trickling down.

The rich are getting richer and the rest of us are being screwed big time.

Here in America the middle class is being systematically dismantled.

Pay off your mortages and credit bills. Buy less and try to save.

The brown stuff is getting ready to hit the fan.

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[edit on 21-8-2010 by ofhumandescent]



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Give it time, America is just now entering this category.

Come back to this thread in just one decade and see how your statement stands up.

I can see it coming, you can't.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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reply to post by adjensen
 


Then cut the bangs and open your eyes.

It is here and it is now.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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Hi Ofhumandecent, Im sorry you have finished up in your job after such dedication.
I have a lot of friends in the same position in losing there jobs too,Its like every single country took the hit on the same month and things went straight down hill.It brings pleasure to my ears[well eyes really] that you are in a great position to see the hard times out,i really hope you find a new job soon with better pay my friend,It sounds like you were very loyal to your job



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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Start researching how many older American's are retiring to foreign countries.

If i could live in Canada I would.

America is not like it was 30 years ago.

byw: Many of the American "elite" have dual citizenship.

Research.

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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I will indeed,ill have a look now. Thanks for the tip



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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They would have outsourced me quicker but I had some of the most high money accounts and they were very "quirky".

If they could have outsourced me quicker they would have.

BTW: My company asked if I would remain on as a "consultant' but I said no, I am done with Corporatate America".

All the back stabbing, all the lies, all the games. No thanks.

Thank you for your kind and generous response.

I hope your opening post gets a thousand stars, it was very enlightening.

Most people, however need to remain asleep in the Matrix.

No, I am done with Corporate America, no more "9-5" jobs for me. I am retired, free to paint, write and garden.

Free to be a real total human being.

Thank god almight, I am free at last.

Godspeed.


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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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Glad to hear your happy
and thank you for your kind words
All the best!!!!!! I hope you get a lot more fulfillment working at home than corporate America ever gave you.I get the feeling you will



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by johnny c

4.Increasing political corruption ,I think this is the same every where for i honestly do not think you get anywhere in politics unless your a yes man or you win unexpectedly.Also economic dependence is the name of the game and it has the whole world by the short and curlies one way or another.


Many parts of the poorer world you get by on bribes, and I think when you see this routine at all levels is when you can say a country is in decline. You will always see it from time to time no matter where you are, but when you can pay off a judge to get out of jail then things are going down the #ter quickly.




6.Failing infrastructure: I for one ,do be amazed at the splender of the USAs beautiful infastructure.


We did/do have some issues with older bridges, but a lot of money has been pooring into their repair. I havn't seen a power outage in 10 years though.


7.Disappearing middle class:


As a joke....I think ours is growing nicely, you see Obama wants to turn our upper class into middle class too ...hehe



These sort of houses were going for upto a million euros in nice neighboor hoods, haha A million bucks and you couldnt swing a cat in them!! And people bought them!!! [i sold at this time,thank god] Now the same houses are maybe 350,000 Euro and alot of people couldnt handle the negitive equity[dont blame them] but they are homeless and the banks got all the land, ANOTHER NICE SWINDLE FOR THEM!!!


Ya we are feeling that now. In 2003 I saw prices go up and up and I asked my friends who is buying these houses? Who can afford 5000 dollars and up per month? And prices still went up. We had some people in congress that said it is EVERYONE’S right to own a house so they gave loans to everyone they could. These loans were for interest only at like 2% so in their crappy 800k house they were paying 2500 per month. Then their bubble burst and interest went up and they saw their payments go up over night of double or triple while their house took a 30% value loss on top of it all.

At some point the market will correct itself from the insane course it was on. I had friends who bought their house for like 210k in 1999 and in 2005 it was worth 700k and that is just stupid crazy..today it is worth 300k. I got my house last month for 1/3 of the value it was in 2007, and on a nice 4.5% 30 year fixed loan, so things are getting better though many who bought in 2005 to 2007 are screwed.

Visit Portland in the summer it is fantastic! The winter is wet like what you see in your area.



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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it isn't going on. you may live in a richy type of area, because around here unemployment is sky high, one out of four people are on welfare, and the middle class is turning into the lower class with lightning speed..



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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Hey Xterozero ,thanks for the reply pal, its laughable with the morgage bubble.I really do feel for them folks,its a disgrace it was aloud happen.So much for goverment protecting their people.
PORTLAND sounds great to me! im going to orange county to my cousins for a month or two.Then im going to rent me a car and drive up the coast of the pacific and enjoy the beauty of it and meet some good people and have a laugh along the way.
Glad everything is still A1 up there!! I have always said Oregon rules!
My sort of climate,i know i said i was looking forward to the sun


but cali sun might be a bit much!lol thanks again



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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Where is here? Some places that were in dire straits while things were considered good are even that much more in the hole. There are pockets in America were life is hard and jobs are nonexistent, and these places have not seen the light for a long time and this recession is just a few more nails in their coffin. Take Detroit, that place is bad or wrong on so many levels it is a true American failure.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 07:39 PM
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Two things. First,the thread is titled 10 Signs the US is BECOMING a third world nation, not 10 Signs the US IS a third world nation. Some pretty funny posts from people claiming they have central air and own multiple cars, therefore all is fine.

People like this are part of the problem because they think silly things like that are evidence that all is well. Ask your grandparents and great grandparents about the time before the Great Depression and they'll tell you many people were living quite well, then it hit.

Second. Others quote GDP and other market conditions as evidence all is fine, or at least not that bad. This is another shortsighted and shallow way of approaching this topic. The lifestyle the US enjoys and its scale of economy is largely propped up by debt, ever increasing debt. If the USA's creditors decided they don't think it can pay back its debt, your shiny car, job, and air conditioned malls would be gone in a matter of months.




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