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Originally posted by kro32
reply to post by camaro68ss
I agree with you but alot of people have had their head in the sand for too long and now are going to pay when the times get tough. The time to prepare is when times are good and now unfortunately it will be too late for alot of people.
I've gone without purchasing new cars or having kids in the event something like this would happen, hell even my computer is held together with duct tape since I won't spend money on a new one but when times do become extreme I should be ok but it was a big sacrifice.
I would like to ask those if raising families or taking vacations was worth it with what you know is coming around the corner. I've missed alot of that and sometimes regret it.
Originally posted by ren1999
I've been reading some of your comments and you are correct.
Employers haven't been giving raises since 1985.
They haven't been paying workers what they are worth.
Now there was a short dot.boom when employers paid young people high wages to automate their offices and teach them how to use computers, but all those young people earn 14 an hour now.
"How can I bring a child into this world knowing that it was going to be worse for him than me. Knowing I wouldn't be able to provide for them as well as my parents did for me?"
And its not only economic. This disease of greed and cultural erosion lives on. No one respects anyone anymore no one cares everyone is only for themselves and "their family".
Picture us for a minute single no kids no one to cry to no one to support you. Never compromising losing those you've loved watching all your friends marry have kids help raising those kids seeing them grow to adults still alone on Christmas still crying into the sink still sucking it up telling yourself your strong still holding to your convictions where 90% of other compromised them seeing the matrix clearer than NEO. But still waking up every mourning painfully bitterly utterly alone.
Originally posted by wildoracle13
I say screw paying for things with money, the barter system sounds WAY better anyway.
Originally posted by Xaphan
This is really unsettling. What scares me is the possibility of total anarchy and revolt in the United States. If the economy collapses, people aren't going to be amused. There will probably be riots from coast to coast.
Originally posted by TheTinman
reply to post by zatara
Oh crap. I had to read your post twice to make sure I hadn't imagined it, but are you attempting to imply in a subtle way that this is (the WORLD financial crisis) or was put into motion on purpose? I have enjoyed reading this thread not because of the sad stories but because of the level of support and assurance you folks have lent to each other. But this observation by Zatara is interesting. It might be a bit off topic, but you made me think of movies such as Deep Impact and Contact where world governments coordinated in secret and spent vast fortunes of money on projects (doomsday for one, research for the other) that were kept out of public knowledge by the careful use of cover-ups and misdirection. Pretty thought, that......