Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-15-2005, 04:30 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,005
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay_Gatsby
...However, being "cool" for spending money doesn't put food on the table.
And it doesn't put index funds in your portfolio
__________________

__________________
justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-16-2005, 10:09 AM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HaHa
Guess why? We have imported the Mideast, Africa, and Latin America into the good old USA.

How could they become like Anglo-America? They can't even speak the language. Their own languages may organize concepts and social relations in a completely different way.
But hey, in recompense you get all the tacos and falafel you can eat.

Ha
When I was a kid, I grew up in an old Polish neighborhood with bakeries, sausage shops, roman catholic churches, etc.

Then when the Poles got educated and sold their businesses and went on to "bigger" jobs, the Armenian & Chaldean immigrants bought the Polish bakeries and sausage shops, the churches changed too.

Then, the Armenians and Chaldeans moved up and sold the businesses to the middle eastern immigrants with the falafel and arabic pastry shops and is now the largest middle eastern outpost in the US (thriving and growing with arabic language newspapers, mosques and halal meat markets).

All the convenience stores and gas stations are owned by arabic families (who take advantage of tax free status for 7 years, then transfer ownership to another family member for the next 7 years, etc!).

Now, all most of the housekeeping jobs in hotels across the country are dominated by latino's, mexicans and eastern europeans...the only ones willing to do the hard grunge work for such a low wage. Same with the field migrant workers. Not even a mention of African Americans (a whole other issue in itself!)

We Americans no longer want to work or have the same work ethic as previous generations. At one point, all of us were immigrants at one time!

Why is there such anger and hate in the world hmmm.
__________________

__________________
acg is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-16-2005, 10:22 AM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
JPatrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,494
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

You don't suppose a tax break like this would encourage more "American" ownership do you?
__________________
JPatrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-16-2005, 02:03 PM   #24
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by acg
We Americans no longer want to work or have the same work ethic as previous generations.
These immigrants ARE the American work ethic.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-16-2005, 03:18 PM   #25
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

[quote=JPatrick ]
[quote=acg ]

Quote:
You don't suppose a tax break like this would encourage more "American" ownership do you?
If the US gov't can give those tax breaks to immigrants, why not to the average Joe citizen who also yearns to be self-employed and independent? The average American can no longer dream the American Dream...unless he happens to hit a windfall.

Having a small biz in today's world is not what it use to be. The little guy can no longer compete with the megacorps.

I am still trying to think of something I can produce and sell for $1 that everybody just cannot live without. The fat free hot dog didn't go over too well! Any ideas
__________________
acg is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-16-2005, 11:33 PM   #26
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by acg
Why is there such anger and hate in the world hmmm.
One can feel that certain situations and policies are unwise, without being angry about it.
But if you have a brain, look at France and ask yourself if this is ideal?

So many people, who know so little, pontificate so much. I wonder why?

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-16-2005, 11:52 PM   #27
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,588
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HaHa
. . . So many people, who know so little, pontificate so much. I wonder why?
Maybe they know more than you think.
__________________
sgeeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-17-2005, 01:40 PM   #28
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ((^+^)) SG
Maybe they know more than you think.* *
Sure, but it's a risk I'm willing to take.*

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-17-2005, 05:03 PM   #29
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
maddythebeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,450
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
The fat free hot dog didn't go over too well!


I hope you were in some kind of food business.
__________________
- Hurry! to the cliffs of insanity!
maddythebeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-17-2005, 06:53 PM   #30
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,588
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HaHa
Sure, but it's a risk I'm willing to take.*

Ha
Ha, you crazy risk taker, you.
__________________
sgeeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...
Old 11-17-2005, 11:28 PM   #31
Moderator Emeritus
laurence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,234
Re: Rant: Everyone has their hand out...

Is this just a catharsis thread? Will pointing out any positives of today just be raining on the proverbial parade? I definitely don't see things being as bad as some of you do!
__________________

__________________
laurence is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Rant TromboneAl Other topics 4 11-07-2006 03:29 PM
A rant for the presbyopic Nords Other topics 29 03-30-2006 06:17 PM
Rant: Car Prices Jay_Gatsby Other topics 13 11-15-2005 02:57 AM
Stupid Advertising (Rant) REWahoo Other topics 2 07-10-2005 11:08 AM
Whiny Personal Rant BigMoneyJim Other topics 5 09-07-2004 08:07 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:27 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.