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Things are getting so bad in the business world my father and I have started preparing for the imminent collapse of the country and its currency.
Originally posted by morder1
Great post... very sad you folks had to lay off over half your work force... Even sadder almost none have found a job in the 3 years following...
I woke up a good friend of mine, and now its all we plan on, and work towards is being self sufficient once the collapse finally hits home... Got a nice garden in the works, with more expansion planned, chicken coop in the making... dont have room for cattle or any other large live stock, but thats ok, theres alot around where I live...
My parents could care less, and think im just a tin hat wearing mofo... They used to let me go without paying rent, just by doing work around the house to make up for it... splitting wood, mowing etc etc... But since the beginning of the year when gas prices exploded, they now ask me for 300$ rent and still expect me to do work around the house... They still buy all the pointless, materialistic crap, make no effort to get into any type of reality... we get HSN/QVC junk delivered almost daily... They go on vacation/trips almost every week... totally oblivious... Ive burned documentaries on dvd for them to watch, yet they would rather catch up on dancing with the stars, american idol, biggest loser etc, instead of having to think for themselves....
So I would have to say no, people arent waking up around me anyways... Although its funny, almost everyone you talk to will admit that elections are rigged, we are in the middle east for oil, false flags had happened in the vietnam/WW2.. but fail to make any connection to the present, and 9/11...
Originally posted by queenofsheba
reply to post by camaro68ss
That's unfortunate but construction companies everywhere have sunk. When I first bought my house about ten years ago there were houses being constructed everywhere. Land was affordable and people were building, building, building. I think this year in my county I have seen one new construction home going up. I often wondered about that...how could all these people be building these big, beautiful homes on ten, twenty acre plots? Apparently, is was all fluff after all. Now, there are empty big, beautiful houses sitting across the county. My property value has dropped significantly and will have to wait 'till its paid down more before I'd either bother selling.
As far as thinking when the next big hit to the economy will come, well hopefully it won't. I'm more concerned right now at rising food prices and fuel prices so to that end, I do plan ahead and stock up as much as possible. Not everyone has suffered from the '08 crisis; I think it depends on the work you are in. Certainly, those in jobs related to building/construction have taken a major hit. I'm sure your father has had his world rocked because of this and that has affected his perspective. Thanks for sharing your story and wish you the best.
Originally posted by Night Star
Tell your Dad that it's not his fault and to stop blaming himself. He did the best that he could for as long as he could.
I have been un-employed for a long time myself, but now I have the time to look in on my elderly Mom and help her a lot so that she can remain in her own apartment. I am living off my savings and hubbies disability checks, but my savings won't last forever. Scary!