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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:55 PM
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All calm around me. But sometimes life is hard. You have it 100x better than 80% of those living on this planet.

The only key thing I can see is missing is gold is still high. When it crashes then yes, I think America is in trouble.

If you live there, and just sit around doing nothing while you complain, you are part of the problem. Opportunity is everywhere. I could come to where you live with nothing and make it. You have to look outside your circumstances and chosen direction. Life requires changes of direction.

Sitting on a raft in a river at a point you can swim ashore, knowing there is a huge waterfall ahead and still staying on that raft is pure lunacy. But here's the key - getting off the raft means you get wet. If you say that you don't understand that analogy then you're right.




posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
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And every one I know around my area in southern GA are on welfare,
Thanks Obama job creation.


but i thought it was the rich that created jobs. they have record profits and stocks, so where are the jobs? their taxes were the lowest ever till this year, and even then it didnt go up that high.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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The UK is sliding back into recession. Greece, Italy and Spain have tragic unemployment beyond our own. It's not going to take long before we all call cardboard boxes home. Eventually this is going to hit everyone. Not just our young emerging people. We best all get used to eating cat food, because austerity is hitting us now Welcome to the 1930's depression 2.0.

I just can't help to think what power is determined to make us a third world country.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 05:09 PM
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what do all those countries have in common? they tried massive austerity cuts.

the economy moves by people buying stuff. so during a recession, the gov needs to step in and spend money to get the econ moving. once the econ is moving again, then the gov needs to cut back and repay the debt created during the recession. all you have to do is look and see this is true.

for example, the raygun recession. he increased the debt by 186% to get out of it.
the european countries have cut spending, and that just stalls the econ because no one is spending money to get it going again.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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I do think that TPTB will make all countries poor to the brink of a NWO. Look at the worlds currencies falling and first world countries look like third world. They want to take everything from us all and make us beg to accept their one world currency and one world government which would make us all slaves. More and more people are dying and killing themselves, looks like the georgia guidestones will come true. There is a war on that we need to win to survive and we need to unite together not against each other.

Love & Light xx



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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I don't know where you live, but there are places that are experiencing boom times.

Look at the oil industry in North Dakota

You friends without jobs may have to move but it would beat being taken care of by your parents.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:40 PM
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Here in the uk I've been unemployed for over a year and a half now, I've got a 2:1 degree by the way.
These past few months have been particularly tough because I haven't had a reply from any my applications (the jobs I apply for are anything from shop assistant to office assistant).
Today I bumped into a friend I hadn't seen in 3 years at the job centre.
He too is now unemployed and he asked me if I'd had any replies from my applications recently. I said I hadn't and asked why. He said that he hadn't either and he was getting very concerned by this.
Other people who are unemployed were listening into the conversation and also said that they hadn't received any replies in the past few months.
Just thought I'd share that experience.
It's really getting tough out there.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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My family's goal has not been to earn more money, but rather need less money. It's a major shift in how you see the value of something.
We are trying to grow our out food, but those of you who do this already know what a challenge it can be, and I buy almost everything used. I'm expecting my first grandson and I'm thrifting for a big stack of clothes rather than one expensive outfit from the mall.
I make my own laundry soap. I make about 5 gallons for less than $5.
Turn the heat down and put on a sweater.
No eating out, and when we do, we choose take-out. Saves money on drinks and tips.
Consolidate all car trips.
I make crafts and sell them at a farmers market for bartering credit, so my food bill is reduced.
I make almost all our gifts, and people really do appreciate them more.
We've been doing this for years. Money doesn't bring happiness, but debt free does.
I thought about going back to school but decided to volunteer at a historic homestead instead. I think I can learn more there than I can at the college.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
Here in the uk I've been unemployed for over a year and a half now, I've got a 2:1 degree by the way.
These past few months have been particularly tough because I haven't had a reply from any my applications (the jobs I apply for are anything from shop assistant to office assistant).
Today I bumped into a friend I hadn't seen in 3 years at the job centre.
He too is now unemployed and he asked me if I'd had any replies from my applications recently. I said I hadn't and asked why. He said that he hadn't either and he was getting very concerned by this.
Other people who are unemployed were listening into the conversation and also said that they hadn't received any replies in the past few months.
Just thought I'd share that experience.
It's really getting tough out there.


I'm sorry to hear that your having a rough time. Maybe they are only answering the immigrants from romania as they will work for lower wages. I do see this country being overpopulated with immigrants and taking our jobs. Good luck out there and wish you best for job hunting

Love & Light xx



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:12 PM
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1. Get off the internet.

2. Stop moaning.

3. Get a 2nd job.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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Look at this from someone who worked at Wallstreet and was a hedge fund manager.Warns economy will be worse than 2008.

www.theblaze.com...



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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The biggest reason why people don’t have money is because “PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO LIVE TO THEIR MEANS”!

PEOPLE spend money they don’t have, put themselves in debt, and dig themselves deeper into a hole! There is a difference in NEEDING something, and there is a difference in WANTING something!

What kind of home, car(s), TV's, close, toys, etc. etc. etc., do you have? Is it stuff YOU really NEED?

Be honest people!

Yes, the economy sucks! I am feeling it too in many ways! I have also had to give up a lot of things, but I also see a lot of people who will NOT give up that cozy life style they're so used too.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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But please keep in mind that a persons "means" can change at anytime. One day, you have a great managerial job and the next you have been axed through attrition.

Your right overall. We should all live and work like we are going to be on the streets at any given moment. Save and don't over extend.

I grew up with grandparents that always said to pay cash for everything. But I lived in a period where cash was flush and loans were easy. Many of us did.

Now we get to learn the lessons of our ancestors. Completely in agreement with you though.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:40 PM
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I agree, the economy stinks worldwide, and every country is deep in debt.
Small wonder the overtaxed and dwindling middle class taxpayer (if he or she even exists anymore) is broke, and will be for decades.
Sucks to be all of us, reality bites hard.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:08 PM
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Nearly everyone I know is broke and its their own fault. I have asked EVERYONE I know to come work for me, making GOOD money,doing EASY work,pure LAZINESS.....................



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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WELL i will tell you THE DOLLAR STORE/ DOLLAR GENERAL STORE are popping up all over the place down here,



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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Check out a documentary by BBC called "welcome to India", some of the poor make money by literally selling buckets of sludge from the sewers. Another documentary an old man has to ferry across a river with a small raft more than 60 times a day to survive and live in a shack. The amazing thing is the poor all work hard but they seem to do it with a smile. Definitely an eye opener and I have a newfound respect for the people struggling in India.

Here's the link : (720p!!)

www.youtube.com...
edit on 1-3-2013 by peashooter because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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To the OP, I understand where you're coming from. I think your perspective is different than mine though. I took student loans while I was in university because my job was already lined up. Had I not been guaranteed that job after graduation, I never would have assumed the debt. Interest rate at that time was 9%. I was married during my studies, was forced to take 19-20 credit hours due to time constraints, my wife worked a retail management job for just over minimum wage, and I worked a highly skilled job for minimum wage. We lived paycheck to paycheck. We were often hungry and NEVER 'went out' or paid for entertainment. When I graduated and started getting a paycheck, I paid my student loan off bulk, fast as possible, still living paycheck to paycheck. I needed to get that dead horse off my back.

If times are rough, I wouldn't even consider paid entertainment (tv and internet). Walk or bus if you don't need a vehicle. Inexpensive foods (which by the way are usually healthier) and never eating out. If you've already got a gun, don't bother with another. And don't buy any more ammo than you plan on carrying long term, because if SHTF and you need your gun to survive, you'll be on the run. Chances are too that there's a professional out there who'll do you in anyway.

Is it really that bad? In my travels (my country count is about 30 now), I've seen people surviving on so much less than we have in the US, you would be embarrassed to complain. Look at your average welfare-collecting person in the US and see what they buy, what they drive, what smart phone they have, and then listen to their entitlement attitude, and realize that somebody has to pay for this. After seeing what people endure in other countries with absolutely no support from the state, I'm inclined to think we actually have it pretty good here in the good 'ol USA, even in the worst of times.

Mind you, I'm not railing against the fight against a tyranny (which we have) and a select few getting rich off of our toil and tax, but before you can complain about how bad things are with the intent of blaming the bad times on somebody else, you have to look at where you are channeling the resources you do have.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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I think amount of free porn available on the Internet has hampered the money making potential of internet porn, unless of course its some unique # like tree midgets getting it on. You are right about food though people got to eat.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by satancomplex
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1. Get off the internet.

2. Stop moaning.

3. Get a 2nd job.


1. Love the free information highway

2. Have a great job.

3. Need trolls to stop derailing my posts.





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