Are we fucked?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ThatHideousStrength, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yeah? So nothing is headed in the right direction, only staying the same?
    A lot more than the economics of select sectors has to change to prevent a repeat of '08.
    It gets right down to attitudes and lifestyles of every man woman and child.
  2. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    That's a steal for downtown Austin! And unlike the rest of Texas someplace I'd actually like to live.
  3. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Lol. We dont have any down to earth conservatives on the board anymore though!
  4. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    May I ask how much you make and how you were able to get 200K cash? :D
  5. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I dunno, I kinda thought I was one, Or at the very least a down to Earth moderate.
  6. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    I consider myself pretty conservative. I just choose to allow my beliefs to define me, rather than allowing my beliefs to alter someone else's. Although I don't agree with many of the opinions of others on this board, I enjoy the discussions and debates. I still have a lot of respect for (most) everyone on here.

    ~Will Courtier~
  7. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Yeah, you're a moderate. As much as you try to claim you're conservative you tend to hate on both sides pretty equally. :p

    You can't get upset if you never post your opinions!
  8. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    You people are gay and yes we're still fucked in the short term. If you've got the cash to invest then you can make out like a villain. I have kids so I'm fucked.
  9. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    This is how I've been supporting myself while I go to school. People's cars are gonna break no matter what. I have 3 jobs sitting right now, waiting for me to finish. Diagnosed a bad ECU in a Ram 1500 causing the fuel pump to not turn on, radiator on a '05 Chrysler van, diagnosed a bad ground on a '97 Sonata, oh... and a steering rack on a Legacy. So 4 jobs.
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    QFT
    Plus......whenever there is a calamity, there are going to be spoils to be had. :wink:
    I get to work more than full weeks, but now it's for myself and not some jerk-off sitting behind a desk.
  11. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Ha! Yeah, totally true. I'm a man without a party.
  12. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    Didn't pay cash, that would be awesome. Got a 4% (that is extremely low for those folks that don't know much about mortgages) FHA loan w/ about 5% down. We live(d?) extremely modestly. My wife makes about half what I do and (pre-house) we got our expenses down to where we could live monthly off of her paycheck.
  13. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Thought you were making six figures?
  14. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    I have really slowed down on posting as of lately. Just not a lot has been going on here, and have had a lot happen. Just did our official wedding, and we are planning for the kid to be born in March. Took two trips back to Iowa within the last month (traveling over 4000 miles total), and have barely managed to maintain what little sanity I had all along. :D

    I'll be posting more as I am able.

    ~Will Courtier~
  15. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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  16. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Psh, way to be living your life instead of posting on the internets dude.

    LOL. I thought third parties couldn't get any worse. Not only is it a party predicated on the existence of two other parties but they sell their books on the main page!

  17. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I couldn't figure that part out, because if you look under their Environment platform, their view on global warming is the current mainstream one, (i.e., it exists and needs to reckoned with).

    I wish there was a viable centrist party in this country. Actually, I wish there were no political parties. The Founders missed the boat on political parties, perhaps one of their biggest mistakes after not ending slavery.
  18. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    Senior staff took a 50% pay cut during the recession so we wouldnt have to lay any (more) guys off. I actually ended up racking up a shitload of debt in 09 before I got into the swing of living on much smaller paychecks.
  19. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    We have two parties in America, the Corporate Party and the Corporate-Lite party.

    So I guess the platform of this stupid 'centrist-party' is to fuck things up worse than the democrats but not as bad as the republicans? I'm sold!
  20. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Sucks that you accrued debt, but props on your senior staff taking pay cuts to avoid layoffs.
  21. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I second this.
  22. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    eh debt can be paid back, unemployment really fucks people. we bounced back really well late last year / this year so everything worked out
  23. Commissar Smersh

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    See this? This is good capitalism. Props again good sir.
  24. Centrist Party

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    Cognitive dissonance can inspire investigation sometimes

    Thanks for noticing :)

    The point is that there is a hoax going on, it's just not the one that some say it is. The earth is warming, the change ins human influenced. My point with the book is that there are a lot more issues that need to be considered in order to achieve solutions that work. It's going to be trickier than many may currently think.
  25. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Glad to have you post. Yes, in essence, we are fucked. The will to make the hard choices and treat the causes and not just the symptoms is lacking both with the electorate as well as the political mucky-mucks. Nothing changes if nothing changes. Our system is built on discrediting and plausible deniabilities. So long as people deny that this is the actual way we tend to business, nothing will get better.