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Since: May 09

Home..... is where the ammo is

#1952 Jan 6, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
Howdy Vernon Guy, You are so right on! Our parents saved for a rainy day. My parents were thrifty,we always thought our DAD was a tight-wad. But in reality he was looking out for our future. Neighbor chats,cook-outs and holiday gatherings still exist. I prefer simple folks like myself. Keep the flashy "let me show you my new materialistic object" away from me. The world today is the "I got to have it-NOW",there are those that live for the day and not beyond that.Believe me when a crisis does occur,they are looking for a handout. An easy fix to a problem they created. One just needs to take responsibility for themselves in every aspect. Until that happens,there will be turmoil.
My debt is almost non existent also, I haven't trusted the crap I see goin on in this country for many years. No CC bills, small mortgage for a house that functions, not bigger and better than the Jones', and a vehicle to get me to work(and play in the woods with now n then) that is mine not the banks. The single largest "debt" I have is taxes to the very people who do not listen to the wishes of their citizens. My American dream is to not owe anyone anything.
notoorangeman

Hatfield, PA

#1953 Jan 6, 2011
DebtBuster wrote:
Toomey !!!!!!
That brings one word to mind-A S S H O L E
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#1954 Jan 6, 2011
HADENOUGH LEHIGH VALLEY wrote:
<quoted text> My debt is almost non existent also, I haven't trusted the crap I see goin on in this country for many years. No CC bills, small mortgage for a house that functions, not bigger and better than the Jones', and a vehicle to get me to work(and play in the woods with now n then) that is mine not the banks. The single largest "debt" I have is taxes to the very people who do not listen to the wishes of their citizens. My American dream is to not owe anyone anything.
Howdy "HADENOUGH LEHIGHVALLEY", my ole stompin grounds. WOW this is a trip-psychic powers working or what? Just rec'd my east coast food delivery order,complete with Tastykakes and went on this thread. Yepper I believe all of us have the same American dream. The tax collector will always be knocking at the door,whether you own your home or not. Taxes are on all purchases and lest not forget the yearly April 15th tax day. I don't live beyond my means,either. If I don't need it-I don't buy it. Clutter free lifesyle. Citizens vote for the betterment of the state and country. The top officials have stopped listening,it's all about what they want to do. It's a no-win situation. We will always be under their thumb. All one can do is live your life as best as can be and don't forget to treat yourself. Peace~
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#1955 Jan 6, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text>Howdy "HADENOUGH LEHIGHVALLEY", my ole stompin grounds. WOW this is a trip-psychic powers working or what? Just rec'd my east coast food delivery order,complete with Tastykakes and went on this thread. Yepper I believe all of us have the same American dream. The tax collector will always be knocking at the door,whether you own your home or not. Taxes are on all purchases and lest not forget the yearly April 15th tax day. I don't live beyond my means,either. If I don't need it-I don't buy it. Clutter free lifesyle. Citizens vote for the betterment of the state and country. The top officials have stopped listening,it's all about what they want to do. It's a no-win situation. We will always be under their thumb. All one can do is live your life as best as can be and don't forget to treat yourself. Peace~
If that was the end of the story, it might be tolerable. But the real outrage comes when the powers-that-be who write the policies that enrich the already super-wealthy while further eroding the standard of living for the working class decide to wage war.

Not only do they take away the American Dream that the working class strived for and used to attain, they take away more blood and treasure from the same lowly working class in order to advance their own personal wealth and power. Waging war to protect the people is one thing; waging war to obtain oil rights while profiting from the businesses of waging war is despicable.

And if one looks beyond the layers of deceit and finger-pointing that went on for the TV cameras, it was Congress that authorized every mercenary act that was committed, voted for every policy that fed the flames of war, and took every dollar that any lobbyist put in front of them while the American common citizen paid for it all with their blood and treasure. But all we see is the corporate controlled mass media pitting one political party against the other, when in fact it is both parties who are to blame. For they both act as one party that takes from the poor and gives to the rich…every single time.
Rocker

Saint Johns, PA

#1956 Jan 6, 2011
frankp wrote:
The winner is who I supported
WHO THE F--K CARES??They are all SCUMBAGS.
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#1957 Jan 6, 2011
Redneck wrote:
<quoted text>
If that was the end of the story, it might be tolerable. But the real outrage comes when the powers-that-be who write the policies that enrich the already super-wealthy while further eroding the standard of living for the working class decide to wage war.
Not only do they take away the American Dream that the working class strived for and used to attain, they take away more blood and treasure from the same lowly working class in order to advance their own personal wealth and power. Waging war to protect the people is one thing; waging war to obtain oil rights while profiting from the businesses of waging war is despicable.
And if one looks beyond the layers of deceit and finger-pointing that went on for the TV cameras, it was Congress that authorized every mercenary act that was committed, voted for every policy that fed the flames of war, and took every dollar that any lobbyist put in front of them while the American common citizen paid for it all with their blood and treasure. But all we see is the corporate controlled mass media pitting one political party against the other, when in fact it is both parties who are to blame. For they both act as one party that takes from the poor and gives to the rich…every single time.
Well said, Redneck, all true. The rich get richer,the poor get poorer. It's a political zoo, where's the trust? It's all a game,they win and we lose. I have never seen so much back stabbing among opposing parties in this era. In the 60's, coverage of the Vietnam War on TV was displayed. It was shocking! We had loved ones fighting there and for what? It was a political war. My husband lived that nightmare every day of his life. Ever play the game of RISK? That's where America is today. Stand up and be counted, cuz we are all getting fed up with the rules! ROCK ON
Harry in Kingston

Kingston, Canada

#1958 Jan 6, 2011
A way off topic and for that I do say I am sorry. Does anyone on this site know of or remember a girl by the name of Karen Koval. I believe she lived in Mount Pleasant back in the late 70's and for sure in the early 80's I have lost contact with her since about 1982 and would love to know how she is, and how her life has been. Long story but for a week between Christmas and New Years in 1979 in Nassau Bahamas we had more fun together then I could tell you. Because I live in Canada over 1500 miles away we both knew that when we said goodbye to each other in the lobby of the hotel on Jan 4th 1980 we likely would never see each other again. It was like ripping your heart out. We talked on the phone long distance and wrote letters, we are pre email here people, but we both knew that it was not to be. I was happy when she phoned me to tell me she was getting married. I always wanted her to have a beautiful life, and I only can wonder if she did. I believe her street was North Diamond street or road. If anyone knows anything please let me know, or perhaps let her know I never ever have forgotten her.
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#1959 Jan 6, 2011
Harry in Kingston wrote:
A way off topic and for that I do say I am sorry. Does anyone on this site know of or remember a girl by the name of Karen Koval. I believe she lived in Mount Pleasant back in the late 70's and for sure in the early 80's I have lost contact with her since about 1982 and would love to know how she is, and how her life has been. Long story but for a week between Christmas and New Years in 1979 in Nassau Bahamas we had more fun together then I could tell you. Because I live in Canada over 1500 miles away we both knew that when we said goodbye to each other in the lobby of the hotel on Jan 4th 1980 we likely would never see each other again. It was like ripping your heart out. We talked on the phone long distance and wrote letters, we are pre email here people, but we both knew that it was not to be. I was happy when she phoned me to tell me she was getting married. I always wanted her to have a beautiful life, and I only can wonder if she did. I believe her street was North Diamond street or road. If anyone knows anything please let me know, or perhaps let her know I never ever have forgotten her.
You sure have a knack for pissing on a fire, Harry.

Since: Jul 10

Wilmington, DE

#1960 Jan 7, 2011
Well so much for the economic turn around that is happening. I was laid off. Then to top it off the town I live in raised it's sewer rates and electrical rates (Yes they have their own electric) and raised property taxes. Unless I find a job quick I'm afraid that I will wind up in debt after 6 months. That is about as much savings I have to pay my bills. If not I can look forward to living in a cardboard box. But then again the Government would probably tax me on that also.

“People smell funny.”

Since: Nov 07

East Vincent, PA

#1961 Jan 7, 2011
King Slappy wrote:
Well so much for the economic turn around that is happening. I was laid off. Then to top it off the town I live in raised it's sewer rates and electrical rates (Yes they have their own electric) and raised property taxes. Unless I find a job quick I'm afraid that I will wind up in debt after 6 months. That is about as much savings I have to pay my bills. If not I can look forward to living in a cardboard box. But then again the Government would probably tax me on that also.
Unemployment rates fell last month (by a minuscule amount, but still fell nonetheless).

Expect local taxes to continue increasing as our state government starts cutting more programs to help out your local governments.

What line of work are you in?
DaDog

Belle Vernon, PA

#1962 Jan 7, 2011
King Slappy wrote:
Well so much for the economic turn around that is happening. I was laid off. Then to top it off the town I live in raised it's sewer rates and electrical rates (Yes they have their own electric) and raised property taxes. Unless I find a job quick I'm afraid that I will wind up in debt after 6 months. That is about as much savings I have to pay my bills. If not I can look forward to living in a cardboard box. But then again the Government would probably tax me on that also.
There's always Tasty Kake or Budd Co..

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#1963 Jan 7, 2011
DaDog wrote:
<quoted text>
There's always Tasty Kake or Budd Co..
Unions and failure to upgrade cost them both!
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#1965 Jan 7, 2011
Harry in Kingston wrote:
A way off topic and for that I do say I am sorry. Does anyone on this site know of or remember a girl by the name of Karen Koval. I believe she lived in Mount Pleasant back in the late 70's and for sure in the early 80's I have lost contact with her since about 1982 and would love to know how she is, and how her life has been. Long story but for a week between Christmas and New Years in 1979 in Nassau Bahamas we had more fun together then I could tell you. Because I live in Canada over 1500 miles away we both knew that when we said goodbye to each other in the lobby of the hotel on Jan 4th 1980 we likely would never see each other again. It was like ripping your heart out. We talked on the phone long distance and wrote letters, we are pre email here people, but we both knew that it was not to be. I was happy when she phoned me to tell me she was getting married. I always wanted her to have a beautiful life, and I only can wonder if she did. I believe her street was North Diamond street or road. If anyone knows anything please let me know, or perhaps let her know I never ever have forgotten her.
Very touching story Harry. I also love written letters-much more personal. I do hope that you two do chat and catch up on old times. Never say never,life changes every minute. Do Hope you learn of her whereabouts quickly, to ease your heart. Good Luck on the hunt!
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#1966 Jan 7, 2011
King Slappy wrote:
Well so much for the economic turn around that is happening. I was laid off. Then to top it off the town I live in raised it's sewer rates and electrical rates (Yes they have their own electric) and raised property taxes. Unless I find a job quick I'm afraid that I will wind up in debt after 6 months. That is about as much savings I have to pay my bills. If not I can look forward to living in a cardboard box. But then again the Government would probably tax me on that also.
Sorry to hear that you lost your job,truly. It appears that once the the mere mention of the unemployment figures drop;then everything else goes up. It's a freakin' merry-a-go-round. Perhaps you will find a job soon, hope so. Have you thought about having a pal move in to offset the expenses? Time to get back to the basics-commune living from the 60's. Families living together and working the land. Organic, dairy and home-spun crafts. Good Luck in your job search,remember to believe in yourself-that is the key to success!
notoorangeman

Hatfield, PA

#1968 Jan 7, 2011
Marg from Ames Ia wrote:
<quoted text>Hey girl, do you like women? Did yo daddy have you first? Is yo mommy mad at him? Ok then lets do the stuff!
Will you sell the video?

“"two wings of the same bird"”

Since: May 09

Home..... is where the ammo is

#1969 Jan 7, 2011
There is always a drop in unemployment around the holidays. Then it'll go back up to where it was before the holidays....but ol Barack was already braggin about it on the tube of useless drivel.

Hope ya can find somethin soon, as a previously employed person they will demand you go look for work and show proof of doing so to receive any benefits. If you were a career recipient of social services though, they would only require you to take a larger check every year.
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#1970 Jan 7, 2011
Marg from Ames Ia wrote:
<quoted text>Hey girl, do you like women? Did yo daddy have you first? Is yo mommy mad at him? Ok then lets do the stuff!
Guess you'll just have to wait for the book, now won't you!!!!
ChuckC

West Palm Beach, FL

#1971 Jan 7, 2011
King Slappy wrote:
Well so much for the economic turn around that is happening. I was laid off. Then to top it off the town I live in raised it's sewer rates and electrical rates (Yes they have their own electric) and raised property taxes. Unless I find a job quick I'm afraid that I will wind up in debt after 6 months. That is about as much savings I have to pay my bills. If not I can look forward to living in a cardboard box. But then again the Government would probably tax me on that also.
Run for office,as a wirte in it easyer than you my think.And a good chance you my win.Give it a shot my man...C.C. The voters have had it all so...

Since: Jul 10

Wilmington, DE

#1972 Jan 8, 2011
Mandapants wrote:
<quoted text>
Unemployment rates fell last month (by a minuscule amount, but still fell nonetheless).
Expect local taxes to continue increasing as our state government starts cutting more programs to help out your local governments.
What line of work are you in?
Truck Driver
I already had a few offers once word got out I was laid off.
I was told by Company Management that they decided back in early Dec. that they had to lay off, but wanted to wait until after the Holidays as not to spoil Christmas.
Right know any job I do take I will lose a lot of money. I was at this company for 15 yrs and bringing home a very substantial pay check. Most of the companies that want to hire me are going to start me out at their basic starting rate. So far the only company that seems like a good fit I will be taking a 300 dollar pay cut a week.
It makes me wonder that with all the people who got jobs in Dec. How many were underemployed?

Since: Jul 10

Wilmington, DE

#1973 Jan 8, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry to hear that you lost your job,truly. It appears that once the the mere mention of the unemployment figures drop;then everything else goes up. It's a freakin' merry-a-go-round. Perhaps you will find a job soon, hope so. Have you thought about having a pal move in to offset the expenses? Time to get back to the basics-commune living from the 60's. Families living together and working the land. Organic, dairy and home-spun crafts. Good Luck in your job search,remember to believe in yourself-that is the key to success!
I very much doubt my wife would appreciate me having one of my pals move in to offset costs. I'd be sleeping with the dog if I tried that. LOL!
I have faith in the Lord to help me through this. He is my protector and I trust him, so that trust helps me believe in myself.

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