Originally posted by camaro68ss
Well thanks for throwing me under the bus and generalizing me. Here where I work we do full back ground checks and E-verify every person to make sure they are US citizens. Thanks for the support and wishing good on my well being.
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by camaro68ss
Neither can you cut your way out of it.
So long as the corporate class is sitting on the trillions in cash we gave them to "stimulate" them to provide jobs refuse to do so we will spiral down.
What is needed is a $50 billion grant program to provide $50K micro-business startup grants to anyone with a decent idea for a small local startup.
Fertilizer for the economic plankton.
Most will fail...big whoop, they'll still spend their $50K locally and actually stimulate the economy a hell of a lot more than giving a like amount to corporate anything.
Those that succeed will begin to expand and employ locally: recovery begins.
Originally posted by hadriana
My husband's laid off and we're struggling- and my husband keeps expecting some big SHTF scenerio where it all goes crazy at once but I don't see it.
I see a neighborhood where everyone is out of work. I grew tobacco for years and I make homebrew beer for my hub and have it put up but now neighbors are coming over here wanting to bum smokes, beer, sending their kids at dinner time...noticing produce has disappeared right out of my garden - there were canteloupes, now they are gone, and look a bunch of ripe tomatoes too- and I'm telling my hub man these folks are going to drain us.
You read the paper but if you don't have a degree - even if you have strong skills that used to pay very well - no one wants you to even apply locally without a bachelor's or a master's. It's awfully depressing to see MINIMUM WAGE jobs requiring master's degrees, but I have been seeing that here.
Today I'm hobbling together webcams so i can surveil the outside of my home. I wish these people would go to the RICH neighborhoods to pillage. I need to start thinking about booby trapping my yard I guess. You can't keep a dog out because of laws. The house next to me has been broken into at least twice.
What do you do? We aren't even CLOSE to our neighbors. We're turning into a nation of bums. Doesn't anyone notice? There's a guy at my walmart that has a sign - he did have stage 4 pancreatic cancer for 2 years or so, now he's got a family of 4 that needs help.
No, we're not going to see SHTF, we're going to see crime and vagrancy and bumming dripping all over us, little plops at first and then a steady sprinkle.
The thing was, these were all good, working people before the economy went to pot. There was no crime in this neighborhood when people had steady income.
Originally posted by DZAG Wright
Well, read thru this entire thread LMAO...sorry! Not meaning to be mean of spirit, but for people who claim to "be awake" you are all still asleep!
You're still looking for work...that is the second biggest scam that has been pulled over on Mankind. The 1st biggest scam, is the scam where people are willing to place all their eggs into this life. That is what has been wrong with this world for a long time. We hear such expressions as, "life is precious", "you only live once", etc. These are all lies and propaganda being spread by whatever force it is that manipulates our world (illuminati, Satan, IDK).
Everyone of you complaining has brought into the illusion that was at its most grand in the 20th Century. Where the majority of people, especially in the West became accustomed to living in excess. LOL! Well the tables have turned and we're coming back to the rest of the pack!
The producers in our country got too greedy. They've been charging too much for products for over 50 years! What they offer their products for in other countries are closer to the actual prices they should request. Why sell something in Afrika for $5 and turn around and sell the same thing in America for $60 (many medicines)? That's price gouging and REAL theft!!!
People crying about immigrants and welfare people.....they haven't done this too us. What has done this to us is inflation and REAL THEFT! Working wages haven't kept up with inflation. If products have increased 300% in the past 40 years...so to should have wages, but they haven't! At least not at the same rate. Lets say products have increased 300% while wages have only increased 100%....doesn't take a mathematic genius.
We are at a plateu, quickly heading into a valley. There hasn't been any real technological advancements of the kind that will revolutionalize the world, have happened since the computer. IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW! Maybe it will be a new form of energy or a new form of transportation...somthing is due.
The economy has been globalized. Those of us crying are just LATE to the party. I hear many people talking down about "entitlement people". LOL...those same people feel America is entitled to love better than the rest of the world. That time has passed! We have to return to the pack now...
We are and never were, anymore special than the rest of the world! We were never smarter...we just caught some breaks, mainly freedom and the gift of the Devil, Capitalism. Yeah I say gift from the Devil because it has done some WONDERFUL things...temporarily, and eventually it will be time to pay the Piper! Sort of like the person who is granted a wish from a evil Djin and asks for eternal life. The Djin grants you eternal life, but you have to live eternal life in a coma in a bed LOL!
We accepted this thing called technology LONG LONG ago and it has been our curse since. Instead of advancing ourselves naturally and spiritually, we wanted to cheat (have everything faster) and achieve greatness prematurely using tech. I wonder if it's the same thing we always fall for on this plane of existence. Instead of bettering ourselves spiritually and learning such things as teleportation or interdimensional travel, we invent the wheel and combustion, things that take a lot less development.
When everyone realizes that this world is merely a playground and stop taking it too seriously, everyones mood will brighten. I'm laughing at you like I'd laugh at a child who thinks the board game Monopoly money is real!!! These bodies we inhabit are like avatars....when we realize this and stop taking this world so serious we'll get somewhere.
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by DZAG Wright
As an awakened elder spirit who knows full well the actualities of spirit, rebirth, and energies, I'd advise you to think through things a little better.
The body you inhabit lives in the here and now and has needs which must be met or it suffers.
Horsecrap about being enlightened doesn't lessen the suffering. Knowing why you are dying of thirst doesn't change the physicality of it. Thinking happy thoughts and understanding the flow of the universe doesn't change squat either.
This is face the music time, and physicality requirements must be met first: happy thoughts, great plan, etc are luxuries of the well-fed or nearly dead.
I've lived many lifetimes, enough to know how to wake up early, and how to recognize those like myself. It is the habit of those first awakening but not comprehending to extol the wonders of reality. Elders have learned to keep their mouths shut, mostly...this is a lapse for me.
Buddha was too young and ignorant, or he'd have been more subtle.
... I would like to make this thread a lean on me type of thread. One where we can all come together, shear our stores and help each other through them. I need an outlet and I don’t want to start scaring my family but things look bleak for the United States and its economy. ...
Originally posted by SelfSustainedLoner
It's nothing but propaganda. Something will be passed the day before the deadline or the day of. Same case scenario as when they pulled the "Government shutdown". They will pass something at the last minute.
Even so, if nothing get's passed we are allowed to keep asking for "extension's" on payback for a 10 year period.edit on 28-7-2011 by SelfSustainedLoner because: (no reason given)