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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:14 AM
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This is just my opinion, and not meant to offend anyone..........

The world is so bad today because people have let their governments tell them what to do, how to raise their kids, and threaten to take everything away if you don't comply.

Back in the day, it was OKAY to make your children help out with the family and "pull their weight." Now you can't even spank your child or they will get taken away. Kids have nowhere to go to have fun, parents can't discipline them or teach them work ethics, but then they are "bad parents" when their kids run amok.

If you are willing to work, there are ALWAYS ways to earn money, you just have to be willing to find it and then follow through with what you say you will do.

It's sad how many people depend on the freebies that society supplies, and enables people to do nothing for themselves.

I understand there are unexpected hard times...... but c'mon people..... get off your butts, discipline your children, teach them work ethics and lead by example.

Sorry, I am really tired of people complaining about how bad everything is, it is up to each individual to change their situation if they are not happy with it.




posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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The porn industry needs more talents. Americans and Europeans are excellent on this.

Believe it or not, Asians are the rising biggest consumer of free and paid porn.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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You have a degree in Computer Game Design and you're waiting for a company to hire you? Design your own game. Make it unusual and novel and market it yourself. If you have the tools and you're not using them on your own, you are wasting your degree and are letting others dictate your fate!
Not picking on you, just reminding you that you already have all you need to try and succeed. Find a mentor that has already gone through something like this. They are around you just need to seek them out! Learn from them and start feeling better about yourself and your ability!

Zindo

To add: most major gaming companies started in someones basement and grew from there!
edit on 8/29/2011 by ZindoDoone because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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How have I implied that I am waiting for someone to hire me? did you not read my posts?
It's not as straight forward as just making a game. Video games are made by a team of designers/artists and a team of programmers. I'm a designer/3D artist and not a programmer, you need a programming degree if you want to be a programmer. So you can't just make a game by yourself.
What employers want to see is how well you can model, texture, animate, light etc. depending what kind of artist you want to be.
What I can do is create a portfolio of 3D artwork which is what I have been working on for the past 2 years.
I have tried getting an internship but they are very few and far between.
So I've tried writing to companies asking them if I can work freelance for them for free. After writing to 50 companies only one has actually taken me up on it and the work I was given was very little.
When you look at job postings from video games companies almost all of them are looking for someone who has made at least 3 AAA blockbuster titles. I mean thats just crazy, I bet most professional game designers don't fill that kind of criteria.
And you know what? I got my degree 2 years ago and I have yet to find anyone on my course who has actually got a job in this field.
Don't get me wrong, I knew it was going to be tough, it's never been easy to get a job, but things have been getting bad, really bad, and I fear it is only going to get worse.

edit on 29-8-2011 by SpaceMonkeys because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by surrealist
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So would you then agree that selling recreational drugs is okay in a free market society, as the OP suggested? Not saying there is anything wrong with this as the seller doesn't tell the buyer to how much, if any, to take, the seller just conducts business. I would be quick to dismiss your free market hype as a load of BS however, if you did disagree to this perfectly sound and possible viable business adventure.


Of course I would agree. No harm no crime! What people ingest is thier own business freedom is paramount. Prohibition does not work and never will to discourage use whether its drugs, alcohol, or guns etc.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by Americanist
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I'm sure they did... How far would you like to go back? Perhaps the Egyptian culture? How about Sumerian? That's a good 5000-6000 years of organization and laws. You lack the forethought to debate. You ramble on as if you're going to make sense in summary. Not happening...


And here I thought you had a clue... Sigh! You lack the insight and common sense to not under estimate someone you know nothing about. Debate what? Your classlessness? Tell me what was the most sophisticated culture of its time in western Europe that had a thousand years of relative freedom and peace with none of the trappings of government? If you don't know the answer to that then you indeed rushed in like fools often do...



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
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I understand what you are saying but the fact of the matter is the governments are preventing me from getting a job by absolutely flooding the country in with imigrants and restricting job creation whilst companies are either being outsourced or shutting down altogether. The least they can do is stop their reckless policies that prevent people from its own country from getting a job.
edit on 29-8-2011 by SpaceMonkeys because: (no reason given)


I am not saying the government is not at fault also. However the point is you see thier corruption and incompetence so does it make sense to look to them to do the right things and solve the problem? Obviously not, it is up to us. I was laid off over two years ago after 35 years in the work force and no one will hire me because of my age. So am doing handyman work and have a small internet business I am trying to grow and get moving. Because I know no one else is going to solve the problems. I know how you feel.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
reply to post by ZindoDoone
 


Video games are made by a team of designers/artists and a team of programmers.


Hmm... Tell that to Markus Persson of Minecraft fame!

Also - you Monarchists should have stood up against the corrupt authorities when you had your chance - now - for you personally - it sounds like you need to go to a new country for a while - the UK has little left to offer hard working intelligent citizens who are not socially connected apparently.

Good luck man - America is fast following in England's footsteps - but at least we are arming ourselves.




edit on 29-8-2011 by TruthMagnet because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Hi guys,

I live in Canada and I have a job, luckily.

I feel there is a difference between one or two people having a hard time out of a very large number of people vs. a lot of people having a hard time.

I'm not sure if anyone has read Jack Cannes' books - like Chicken soup for the soul etc.

There is however, IMHO, a difference when you point at the individual for a problem and when there is a systemic problem. You cannot blame yourself for things that are outside your control such as systemic problems.

I believe that the problem is that we play a monopoly game and the public have been cheated on multiple fronts and that the monopoly game is coming to a close. Essentially, we have a limited pool of money to play with from the outset of the game. All money in circulation is circulated by loans. This causes the interest and the capital owed to be greater than the money in circulation. Of course, this is only the case in the US, where sometime in the early 1900's money was made privately owned and only 20% owned by govt.

Soon enough no one will be able to conduct business - neither the rich, middle class or poor. If the mass markets where goods are sold come to an end, so does the economies of scale: Rich people will be faced with very high prices for goods eventually.

When the monopoly game gets bad, the money in circulation tends to reduce because those who have the biggest share in investments tend to pull out of investing, as they lose more money than they put in for a long time.

Governments too tend to peter out as the amount of taxes collected come down, lower and lower. Governments do things that businesses don't, which is to help invest in infrastructure - eg: roads, water resources, power etc... It doesn't matter whether you put it in govt power or private power - they both have means to squeeze blood from a stone - albeit slightly differently.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by surrealist
Kozmo and others are just bitter and angry people who think everyone else has to suffer the way they did, hence the judgementalism. I too could cite the three and half years I lived in a small caravan and struggling for the next 10 years and on and on like some martyr and use it as ammunition to attack people, but i tend to empathize with people who might be going through stuff and feel discouraged rather than launch a condescending hypocritical diatribe.


My thoughts on this dribble...
Whatev!


Neither bitter nor angry, just tired of all of the harping and whining from people too lazy or jaded to do things for themselves. I feel your pain, but am not going feed it. I'm no martyr, just a hard worker. I'm not attacking people, I am sharing reality. Last time I checked, empathy didn't pay the bills so I'm not going to bother with it. Commiserating for the sake of it helps no one. I am trying to ENCOURAGE people to get off their duffs and make things happen for themselves. If that is condescending, too bad! BTW... where in any post did I demonstrate hypocrisy?



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by Daughter2
[I'm 100% sure this market was DESIGNED to have to very distinct classes - the rich and the poor. It's called divide and conquer. When you have the majority middle class, everyone is in the same boat and it's them against the government.

When you have two groups fighting each other, they aren't concerned about the third party. Even mean little comments like this are encouraged by the media. And yes, there has been some inappropriate hostile comments towards the wealthy too (Though the wealthy have the means to deal with it a little better).

Keep degrading the poor and calling them lazy and I can guarantee there will be a revolution. Because that's not true and all you are doing is planting the seed of anti-free market which will come around and bite you Mr. Libertarian.



I don't doubt your first point in the least. That is precisely WHY people need to stop relying on someone else to employ them and take their skills to market all by themselves! And where did I say poor people were lazy? People who refuse to take their skills and put them to work for themselves are lazy. Perhaps their laziness results in them being poor? That's about the only connection I believe I've ever made. Finally, to refute your final point, my being a Libertarian denotes that I am a free market capitalist. So much so in fact that I advocate FOR people getting off their behinds and putting htemselves to work... for themselves! Not some corporation.

Why are some of you having such a hard time understanding this? Oh wait... I know... because it's easier to whine that no one else is paying you for a job that you're entitled to, right?



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
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I understand what you are saying but the fact of the matter is the governments are preventing me from getting a job by absolutely flooding the country in with imigrants and restricting job creation whilst companies are either being outsourced or shutting down altogether. The least they can do is stop their reckless policies that prevent people from its own country from getting a job.
edit on 29-8-2011 by SpaceMonkeys because: (no reason given)


With THIS I agree 100%!



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
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I understand what you are saying but the fact of the matter is the governments are preventing me from getting a job by absolutely flooding the country in with imigrants and restricting job creation whilst companies are either being outsourced or shutting down altogether. The least they can do is stop their reckless policies that prevent people from its own country from getting a job.
edit on 29-8-2011 by SpaceMonkeys because: (no reason given)




I concur. I'm a native local in Singapore. The same tyranny iron-fist policies by the government torturing the locals here.

Aggressive immigrant intakes since 1990s cause more than half of Singapore population are now foreigners and immigrants. They keep manipulating mainstream media and almost everything. Oppositions are either silenced by government lawsuit or police.

Such terrible pain local Singaporeans going thru.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
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My degree is in computer games design, and no I would not consider this to be a useless course when the video games and film industry are amongst the biggest industries in the world. The course also allows you to be able to work in TV, film and Graphic Design. The current economic climate has severly damaged the games industry especially in this country,


I consider it useless since US, Japan and Korea are the gaming capitals of the world. That last sentence says you agree with me.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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Originally posted by wisdomnotemotion
The porn industry needs more talents. Americans and Europeans are excellent on this.

Believe it or not, Asians are the rising biggest consumer of free and paid porn.


Wouldn't Asians prefer to watch porn, with, you know, Asians?




posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 05:42 AM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
you need a programming degree if you want to be a programmer. So you can't just make a game by yourself.


Um...no you don't. If you have a highly mathematical/logical brain, learning programming is a cinch. The only thing stopping me from being the greatest programmer in the world is utter laziness. Me brilliant brain tend to wander a lot.
But anyhoo, you don't even need to buy books to learn. It's free on the internet. But please do program in the low level, mmkay? There are a lot of inferior programmers out there churning bloatware because they can't program in non-high level language if their lives depended on it. if you can master assembly then you are Goku.




posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by hawkiye

Originally posted by Americanist
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I'm sure they did... How far would you like to go back? Perhaps the Egyptian culture? How about Sumerian? That's a good 5000-6000 years of organization and laws. You lack the forethought to debate. You ramble on as if you're going to make sense in summary. Not happening...


And here I thought you had a clue... Sigh! You lack the insight and common sense to not under estimate someone you know nothing about. Debate what? Your classlessness? Tell me what was the most sophisticated culture of its time in western Europe that had a thousand years of relative freedom and peace with none of the trappings of government? If you don't know the answer to that then you indeed rushed in like fools often do...


Such a weak barrage at critiquing, but it's understandable... You can't help yourself. Put your words to good use, and chime in with a brief history lesson for us... There's not much chance to debate at this point given you're long on questions/ short on statements.

Referring back to your original post I'd quickly add... Free Enterprise systems are an illusion as they're constantly inundated by extraction leading to monopolies (or monarchies depending on time period).



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by kozmo

Originally posted by Daughter2
[I'm 100% sure this market was DESIGNED to have to very distinct classes - the rich and the poor. It's called divide and conquer. When you have the majority middle class, everyone is in the same boat and it's them against the government.

When you have two groups fighting each other, they aren't concerned about the third party. Even mean little comments like this are encouraged by the media. And yes, there has been some inappropriate hostile comments towards the wealthy too (Though the wealthy have the means to deal with it a little better).

Keep degrading the poor and calling them lazy and I can guarantee there will be a revolution. Because that's not true and all you are doing is planting the seed of anti-free market which will come around and bite you Mr. Libertarian.



I don't doubt your first point in the least. That is precisely WHY people need to stop relying on someone else to employ them and take their skills to market all by themselves! And where did I say poor people were lazy? People who refuse to take their skills and put them to work for themselves are lazy. Perhaps their laziness results in them being poor? That's about the only connection I believe I've ever made. Finally, to refute your final point, my being a Libertarian denotes that I am a free market capitalist. So much so in fact that I advocate FOR people getting off their behinds and putting htemselves to work... for themselves! Not some corporation.

Why are some of you having such a hard time understanding this? Oh wait... I know... because it's easier to whine that no one else is paying you for a job that you're entitled to, right?


Have you ever watched the show Shark Tank? It's a panel of billionaires gobbling up ideas... Normally 51% ownership in exchange for what amounts to their pocket change. These guys are straight up blunt. It doesn't matter your skill level, intent, or type of invention you have... If you're going against advertising the likes of Adidas, Nike, Reebok, NB, etc., etc, you're not going anywhere in this market. Why you ask? Well, hard to beat out brand names. It's also impossible to achieve the same profit margin when companies produce goods outsourcing to China. An 18 year old girl (hopefully she's of age) living on the premises, bunked with 60 other women, working 18 hour days, and heavily conditioned to drone behavior can put your life's work to shame.

You must have forgotten. You were born on this planet. You partake in its advancement. You also share in its resources... Or you should. That's precisely what's been lost here. The right mindset.

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! My handouts are going away!

At what point are people going to realize that it is high time for them to start taking care of themselves? It is not the government's job or place to provide you benefits, counseling, education, healthcare, a job etc... Get off your lazy backsides and DO SOMETHING, just make it constructive and you will reap the rewards.

BTW... the "Country our grandparents built, fought for" etc... is one predicated upon fiat currency, private central banks, huge defitis and dependency on the government. In other words, I don't think our predecesors did a very good job of leaving us much of anything.


Why the # do people pay taxes?

PS:

Your avatar suits you...

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by Americanist

Originally posted by hawkiye

Originally posted by Americanist
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I'm sure they did... How far would you like to go back? Perhaps the Egyptian culture? How about Sumerian? That's a good 5000-6000 years of organization and laws. You lack the forethought to debate. You ramble on as if you're going to make sense in summary. Not happening...


And here I thought you had a clue... Sigh! You lack the insight and common sense to not under estimate someone you know nothing about. Debate what? Your classlessness? Tell me what was the most sophisticated culture of its time in western Europe that had a thousand years of relative freedom and peace with none of the trappings of government? If you don't know the answer to that then you indeed rushed in like fools often do...


Such a weak barrage at critiquing, but it's understandable... You can't help yourself. Put your words to good use, and chime in with a brief history lesson for us... There's not much chance to debate at this point given you're long on questions/ short on statements.

Referring back to your original post I'd quickly add... Free Enterprise systems are an illusion as they're constantly inundated by extraction leading to monopolies (or monarchies depending on time period).


Can't answer I see. You made the claim I was lacking knowledge to debate gee why I am not surprised you are all talk and no substance... Typical of fools when they challenge someone they know nothing about...

Free enterprise is proven in history as I have stated and you are obviously unaware. It is only when government intervenes the problems you describe arise. Stop repeating marxist rhetoric and do some actual research and you might learn something. I won't be holding my breath though...



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