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Originally posted by Blaine91555
but around 80% of us are pretty much untouched by the economic troubles beyond the higher prices.
It tends to bother me when whiny childish Americans exaggerate and even lie to make the US look worse than it is. Please don't judge us by them or the political madness at national election time. Reality is not quite what your hearing now.
Originally posted by jude11
This looks like the line ups at the soup kitchens during the depression.
What happened to the Greatest Country on Earth?
Originally posted by randomname
the saddest part is yet to come. when they are hired, they stand in front of the same machine day in and day out for 8-12 hrs a day.
sometimes for 6 days a week, because the greedy imbeciles who run the show save money by overworking employees, even with overtime.
stale air, no natural light, harmful fumes from plastic, paint and metal.
then only a minutes warning to getting laid off because ford's latest car is sh-t, and they always run at a loss because their main source of revenue is government bailouts.
if i was one of them, i would be selling hotdogs to the people in line. you'd make more in one day than working there a month.
edit on 22-1-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NoHierarchy
A quote from Newt Gingrich:
"And so I’m prepared, if the NAACP invites me, I’ll go to their convention and talk about why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps."
TRY AND TELL THAT TO THE PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO, NEWT, YOU OUT-OF-TOUCH, NEO-FASCIST, CAPITALIST, ELITE PIECE OF CRAP. PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS WANT JOBS, AND YOUR PRO-RICH/ANTI-POOR/RACIST RIGHT-WING POLICIES HAVE CRIPPLED AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR/WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE.
Sorry, just had to let that out.
Originally posted by pngxp-snip-
...the left is constantly telling blacks and minorities of all sorts...
...the left wants nothing more than to keep blacks and minorities right where...
Originally posted by L00kingGlass
The American economy is far too focused on consummation,and not enough on manufacturing. In fact, America is getting woefully obliterated by Asia in the manufacturing department.
Throw in currency manipulation by China and boom, you got big problems.
Originally posted by yadda333
Disturbing trends in this thread:
1. The amount of people who still apply the nose-to-the-grindstone approach and spew hackneyed nonsensical jargon such as "they call it work because it's hard", "just be happy you have a job", etc.
It's 2012 people. You're telling me that this is the best we can do? We're still tied to this fracking rock, fighting the same stupid battles, and listening to the same refurbished crap from people who don't realize this is the 21st century.
No, I don't want to work 8-12 hours a day at a job I don't like just in the hope that I can retire at an age where I go to bed at eight o' clock in the evening, wake up at four in the morning, and no longer care to accomplish anything because I lost the drive that youth gave me.
No, I don't want a fracking job. "Want" is the key word. I "want" to live and enjoy life--I am forced to have a job and work. Let people like me complain.
Yes, you all should stop living off of your grandparent's depression era advice and, more importantly, stop repeating it to those of us who would like to see this civilization progress.
Yes, mindless service driven jobs are crappy--let people complain about them. We should be at a point in society where the majority of what people do is aimed towards actual progress. We should be using our technology to eliminate the need for service driven jobs.
The point we're at, as a civilization, is depressing. Let us complain.
2. Using the phrases "putting food on the table", "feed my family", etc.
Please, for Frack's sake, let's finally wash our hands of these phrases.
Every time I hear one of these phrases I can't help but conjure visions of lugging home giant sacks of potatoes, through depressed streets of a broken down city surrounded by burned out apartment buildings crowned with giant smoke stacks pumping black sludge by the gallons into the air, up three flights of stairs to a scantily furnished one bedroom apartment where my family of five lives with no heat and soot stained walls.
3. Posters who come on and tell people to go apply for jobs
SHUT UP. SHUT UP. SHUT UP.
Originally posted by nyk537
reply to post by randomname
What's sad about working for a living? What do they expect? Are people hoping to get jobs where they do nothing all day and get paid like kings for it?
Work is hard...if you don't want to do it then don't stand in line to apply. Simple as that.
And yes...I can say that because I work for a major automotive manufacturer.edit on 22-1-2012 by nyk537 because: (no reason given)