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Bloomberg: Riots to come for US

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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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Here's a quote from the article:



New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned Friday there could be “riots” in the streets of U.S. cities if the economy doesn’t pick up soon. The lack of jobs is making people increasingly desperate, Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said, according to the New York Daily News. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
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This demands a walk out onto the thin ice of acceptable speech here... because this is simply bulls**t.

My wife manages a national chain drug store location here and she cannot get good help at any level. There's not enough pharmacists and not very many who will work other positions for well above the minimum wage. They come in, work a few days and either quit or simply don't show up.

What's with that?

I do understand that the middle class employment opportunities moved to China but, dammit all to hell, if you're hungry and need to pay bills, there ARE jobs!

From here, this looks like a purposeful effort to lead this nation down the path of needless unrest and social upheaval.

Why?

What better way to shut down certain rights and avenues of redress than to create a police state in the name of stopping said unrest. The anarchists simply play into the hands of the effort by giving the power elite the reason to slam the door on democracy.

Things have been better... it's undeniable. But riots? Only if we dance to the tune being played by those who would strip away what little freedom we have left.




posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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I sold a bakery on the East Coast of Canada and part of the problem was not being able to find any employees even though I paid above average wages.

I am now on the West Coast and people are telling me that they can't find jobs. Right in front of my help wanted sign.

One guy wanted 15.00 per hour to make pizzas with no experience!

I have calculated that a single mom on welfare should stay on it rather than working minimum wage because after she pays medical, dental, clothing, bus passes etc...she's better off on welfare.

Sigh...

Small business can't win when people don't want to work.

There are jobs out there people....but you have to work with your bosses and have reasonable expectations of wages as well. Remember, if you have it rough so does your boss. The little business guy isn't rich by any means but at least you will both be working. Trust me on this.

We're all in this together.




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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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This is simply outrageous. Op you are exactly right this is just a sad attempt to put people in fear and look to the big bad government to protect them. Honestly are things really that bad in this country? Our idea of poverty is having a roof over our head, food stamps, and plenty other government provided goods. Other countries have real poverty and real problems. Those are the countries that will see riots. I don't see anything like this happening in the USA's current state.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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He's on to something. People think the housing bubble bursting was bad, just wait for the college bubble to bust! Although, I dunno about rioting....
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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people dont understand you need to work from the bottom up. you need to sweep the floors before you become the manager!



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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Yeah people don't want to work you are right. I found a job for 15.00 an hour. Although it is in one of the most expensive cities to live in in the USA, so it didn't amount to much. I beat everyone else out for the job and i got it through hard work, and tons of overtime, doing 2-3x jobs per day. Should i have to work so hard for so little? No. Did i have to, yes. The fact remains that i am not college educated. I worked 2x harder then any of the direct new hire college students and complained a whole hell of a lot less. It took me a year to find that job. Its funny how the college students got started at the same wage i did with bachelors degrees.

Is there a job shortage? Hell yes.

To think because there isn't a ton of pharmacist that are willing to work hard and because of that the job market has extra jobs doesn't really go well together. College students are SOL as far as what they have been told their whole lives college was suppose to do. These kids were told that they would go to college, graduate and get out and find a well paying job that wasn't overly difficult and have a happy and rewarding life. Which in my opinion is what it should be.

Come to find out they are competing with liscened construction workers with 15 years experience in their industries who are willing to work their butts off for a penny for a job that requires hard labor to fund corporate fat cats wallets with little to no reward on top of having their dreams crushed. Well yeah... they may riot.

The first few posters are naive at best.

Bit of a rant sorry. The first few posters including the OP sort of well, not enraged but angered me sort of. It was just so ignorant and one sided i couldn't help it.
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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Swills we seem to have the same line of thinking about things.

Consider what I have been going through at college. This is a little summary that I wrote awhile back after talking with some friends of mine at my own college and others across the east coast, mostly.

Grants and scholarships are extremely helpful, but not always enough to support the students (and their families) while they complete a degree. So they also have to find jobs... part-time jobs that allow them to schedule around school and still pay enough to eat, Those are even rarer than manufacturing jobs. Not everyone is smart enough or 'special' enough to receive full rides to colleges. In addition to this, school budgets are being cut. At my college you need to come up with some excuse why you need a job on campus. They need to check your records, if you are dependent on your parents than they consider you 'rich', you can't apply for these jobs, because your parents will gladly pay you $150 a week so you can eat??? What? My parents are not doing that! I approached one of my teachers about being a student assistant, a part-time job helping out and he told me that he would love to hire me but there was no money for him to hire anyone. And to make matters worse, they are expecting serious budget cuts next year because they had just spend loads amount of money building a new building, this has been in the planning stages for years, and now they can't keep spending money on infrastructure. They need to pay off that building first.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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What most of you don't understand is that young people will not work. This spoiled generation wants it all for nothing. It has been sold to them by the media and tv. They want to be jersey shore. When reality sets in...watch the f out. There are NO NEW JOBS. The computer has taken away the jobs.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Not sure why this is surprising to anyone really. It all started with entitlements long ago, and look where they have gotten us. We are now a fat lazy nation, that wants everything handed to them. The days of hard working individuals has past, welcome the new age of self entitled fat lazy slobs.

For those who boasted that college would grant you a good job, and steady employment, the chickens are coming home to roost. They should have thought that statement out a little better, because there are only so many places at the table for any line of work. Not everyone can go to college and become a lawyer, doctor, or engineer, there just aren't that many of those jobs to go around. The world needs ditch diggers, and burger flippers too, and the sad fact is those jobs will never afford you the things you want in life.
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by KoolerKing
reply to post by camaro68ss
 


What most of you don't understand is that young people will not work. This spoiled generation wants it all for nothing. It has been sold to them by the media and tv. They want to be jersey shore. When reality sets in...watch the f out. There are NO NEW JOBS. The computer has taken away the jobs.


I think your onto something, maybe that's why Jersey Shore is so popular. I REALLY REALLY want to work, I like work. That's why I am heading into the computer industry!!!!!!! That's where the jobs will be, that's who will rule the world this generation, the computer programmers! The generation of the nerds is upon us!!!! And we can easily take over the world, if we wanted...



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Maybe finally having a job the people could find a better job? Maybe the company and managers are Dirtbags who treat people like crap (btw it don't matter how much someone is paid, they will not tolerate being treated like they're S****). Maybe those people moved elsewhere? Who knows there may be a myriad of reasons the turnover is so high there...heck some of them may have only needed some money to start their own business. And one "pharmacy" in But F**** Egypt doesn't necessarily mean there are "jobs everywhere" Not every body lives in your little corner of the globe!



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Thank you for introducing some logical and objective reasoning skills into this thread. My head was going to explode with the responses this was getting on ATS.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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i understand where you are coming from. however, if i graduated with a bachelor's degree in network security and have cisco and compTIA certifications...i'm not gonna work on a help desk taking calls from people who say their computer is broken but really they just haven't pushed the power button.

I'm going to want to get a job working on server/network security making sure a company's network is safe from hackers and other outside threats. that's why i spent all that money getting the degree. think about it, if i just spent around $30-$40K or more to get an education that, statistically, says i should be making around $70-$80K/yr yet the only jobs i can find are sweeping the aisles at a grocery store for $10/hr...i'm gonna be a little pissed.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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With people being able to do so much more work with the aid of computers,the number of jobs available are less and less. That is what I meant. It is a good industry but computers make everyones jobs easier and efficient. Which means less work.
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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mods, please edit the thread title the OP is clearly taking it out of context and misleading the users

he was speaking of unemployed college kids, and it was a throw away comment in a radio interview, he did not predict riots

jeesh



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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I currently own and operate 3 businesses currently, all LLCs. I have found that if you only pretend to pay your employees, they will only pretend to work.

I have no problems finding qualified, loyal, honest, people to work for me because I respect them and pay them very well. In effect making them partners in my enterprises and in return they don't steal raw materials, work hard and they treat me the way I treat them as with respect and style.

If an employee in any business doesn't feel respected and valued; they will seek retribution in one form or another.

You reap what you sow!!!



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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People will tolerate being treated like crap if the price is right or if they need to feed their family. I'm not sure what your situation is but your pov is a bit naive.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Also there aren't just kids coming out of college...I am thrity nine and I will finish my I.T. Administration Associate's this June 2012. I went for computers cause doing my research, it seemed to be the only field growing, which I pray it continues to grow, however I don't have my hopes too high. Lucky for me I have survival skills, I may not work again ever not if they want to pay me 10/hr for a job in IT...no way Jose!!!! I will use my survival skills and really don't honestly care if I have to live in a tent. This system sucks and everybody knows it and that's really what will incite the riots (if there are any). I mean I highly doubt anyone in America is gonna get off WoW or miss the Sunday Game to go anywhere and do anything about the crap system that was designed to make almost 99.999 % of us the losers, but if you wanna tout your BS about how we should take whatever scraps we can get, Be my guest. But don't expect us to swallow it and say "yummy taste like honey" because it smells and tastes like what it is Donkey Feces.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by KoolerKing
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People will tolerate being treated like crap if the price is right or if they need to feed their family. I'm not sure what your situation is but your pov is a bit naive.


If the price is right...apparently in the OP's scenario, the price wasn't right. College kids don't have families anyway (not their own) they have their mom and dad which could probably help them and will. No price is high enough to be treated like less than human, I don't know of who would deal with it, I am sure there are some who would, but in my case I know I don't have to depend on income, because I have plenty survival skills and could provide if there was absolutely nothing around me no jobs, no electric, no gas, I could still provide for me and mine. I don't put my life in the hands of others, or in the money system's hands. I don't need materialistic things. I would be fine, probably better without them. But I do realize a lot of people are exactly oppsite to me. Sucks for them.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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People will work for 10 bucks an hour to feed their kids. Sorry but its true. The system does suck but no one wants to change it.



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