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  • #16
    Re: How desperate have we americans become?

    Id love 9.50/hr right now, Ive been unemployed since thanksgiving when my seasonal job was finished for the season. Luckly I go back to work this month but I tell ya, it's pretty much awful out there.

    It's only going to get worse to.


    On another note, politics should never be discussed because an arguement always errupts so to stop myself Im not posting on this thread anymore.

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    • #17
      Re: How desperate have we americans become?

      [quote user="Giants fans UNITE!"]Id love 9.50/hr right now, Ive been unemployed since thanksgiving when my seasonal job was finished for the season. Luckly I go back to work this month but I tell ya, it's pretty much awful out there.

      It's only going to get worse to.


      On another note, politics should never be discussed because an arguement always errupts so to stop myself Im not posting on this thread anymore.
      [/quote]dude, i'm sorry for saying this, but it selfishly makes me feel better to know i'm not just being singled out or something, even though you know stuffs going on everywhere, it is still hard to get it through your head, and sometimes that can result in depression.

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      • #18
        Re: How desperate have we americans become?

        [quote user="eli#10nyg"]


        [quote user="jints10"]Their is no way I can respond to this thread without being political and therefor being banned.
        [/quote]</P>


        i 2nd that. they (the mods,)got me a while ago for getting into a heated, political, religous, thread. sometimes they are nice about it and will just lock the thread before it goes to far. but other times if you go too far, watch out!</P>


        [/quote]</P>


        It's tougher than ever. Two years ago my rug business produced 125k in a 30 hr week. The business dropped 30% in late 07 and 40% overall in 08. So, I partnered with a friend doing marketing for the nations leading credit repair company.....AND... I do session and weekend workas a drummer/vocalist. What's funny is that it almost doesn't matter how good you are in the business. It's WHO thinks you are marketable. How do you market a 42 year old drummer/vocalist? You don't really. You book him gigs in Vegas that pay Juuuust enough to keep him interested. So I have to work hard at making connections. I don't mind the hard work. Connections with people that can get you into the casinos on a regular basis. They are the ones who can always afford to pay. People will always gamble, no matter what the economy. </P>


        Not that anyone probably cares, but I went from that 30 hr wk at 125k to 50 three years later and having to get into credit repair, session work to bring me up to where I was 3 years ago. The difference is that I work about 50hrs a week now. No, I'm not crying, but I am ticked off that WE the people let this happen. I'm mad at myself. I'm mad at ignorance. I'm upset with complacency and laziness and lowered standards, mediocrity and most of all in collective social apathy. CSA I call it. In the meantime I get myself educated as much as possible. I am establsihing corporate credit and slowly learning commercial real estate so I can try to put some money away for my childrens future. I have no doubt I will do it, but most americans, sadly are having an extremely HARD time. You can only be squeezed so much, until there is just no juice left. Something has to give. Something. If it doesn't, I think we may see another civil war or some uprising. I don't think a revolt is out of the question.People are tired. </P>

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        • #19
          Re: How desperate have we americans become?

          <P class=EC_MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 111.75pt; MARGIN-RIGHT: 1.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">How many zeros in a billion?</SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">
          </SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT></P>
          <P class=EC_MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 111.75pt; MARGIN-RIGHT: 1.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">This is too true to be funny.</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=6><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          The next time you hear a politician use the
          word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
          whether you want the 'politicians' spending
          YOUR tax money.

          A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
          but one advertising agency did a good job of
          putting that figure into some perspective in
          one of its releases.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          A.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          A billion seconds ago it was 1959.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          B.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          C.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          A billion hours ago our ancestors were
          living in the Stone Age.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          D.</SPAN></FONT>
          <SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          A billion days ago no one walked on the earth on two feet.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=#c20000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #c20000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          E.
          A <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_14>billion dollars</SPAN> ago was only
          8 hours and20 minutes,
          at the rate our government
          is spending it.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          While this thought is still fresh in our brain...
          let's take a look at<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>New Orleans<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>.
          It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          Louisiana Senator,
          Mary Landrieu (D)
          is presently asking</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=blue size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Congress</SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=5><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">for</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=#006000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #006000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          250</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=5><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">BILLION DOLLARS</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          to rebuild<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>New Orleans<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>. Interesting number...
          what does it mean?</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          A.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          Well.... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>New Orleans<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>
          (every man, woman, and child)
          you<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">each</SPAN>get</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=#006000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #006000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">$516,528.</SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          B.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
          New Orleans<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>, your home gets</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=#006000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #006000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">$1,329,787..</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          C..</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          Or... if you are a family of four...
          your familygets</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=#006000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #006000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">$2,066,012.</SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          Washington<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>, D.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=blue size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">C</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=blue size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          </SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">HELLO!</SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=2><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          Are all your calculators broken??</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          Building Permit Tax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_15>CDL License Tax</SPAN>
          Cigarette Tax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_16>Corporate Income Tax</SPAN>
          Dog License Tax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_17 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Federal Income Tax</SPAN> (Fed)
          Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
          Fishing License Tax
          Food License Tax
          Fuel Permit Tax
          Gasoline Tax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_18>Hunting License Tax</SPAN>
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_19 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Inheritance Tax</SPAN>
          Inventory Tax
          IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
          IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
          Liquor Tax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_20 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Luxury Tax</SPAN>
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_21>Marriage License Tax</SPAN>
          Medicare Tax
          Property Tax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_22>Real Estate Tax
          Service charge</SPAN> taxes
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_23>Social<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>Security<SPAN class=EC_ececapple-converted-space></SPAN>Tax</SPAN>
          Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
          Sales Taxes
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_24>Recreational Vehicle Tax</SPAN>
          School Tax
          State Income Tax
          State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
          Telephone Federal Excise Tax
          Telephone Federal <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_25>Universal Service Fee</SPAN> Tax
          Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
          Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
          Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
          Telephone State and Local Tax
          Telephone Usage Charge</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=blue size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Tax
          Utility Tax
          Vehicle License Registration T ax
          <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_26>Vehicle Sales Tax</SPAN>&amp; nbsp;
          Watercraft Registration Tax
          Well Permit Tax
          Workers Compensation Tax
          (And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=blue size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
          and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

          We had absolutely no <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1236680196_27 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">national debt</SPAN>...
          We had the largest middle class in the world...
          and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          What happened?
          Can you spell 'politicians!'</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=#c20000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #c20000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          And I still have to
          press '1'
          for English.</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          I hope this goes around</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=red size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: red; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">the</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=5><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=#c20000 size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: #c20000; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          U</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=5><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=gray size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: gray; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">S</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=5><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 18pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=blue size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">A</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">
          at least 100 times</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face=Georgia color=black size=6><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Georgia color=black size=7><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 36pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">

          What the heck happened?????</SPAN></FONT>
          <FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"></SPAN></FONT></P>

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          • #20
            Re: How desperate have we americans become?

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            • #21
              Re: How desperate have we americans become?

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