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Old 04-19-2006, 08:38 AM   #41
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Max, you and what army?

No, really... what army??
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Re: The Coming Economic Collapse
Old 04-19-2006, 08:57 AM   #42
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Cool Dood, name ONE WAR, including 1812, where the Americans have invaded a country and defeated the Population??

1776, a much larger British Army was defeated by a bunch of guys who could run and shoot and hide and looked like the guys they were shooting at.

Korea, Vietnamn, Iraq, all invasions by primarily US Forces, did not win any.

Ireland, brits against Irish rebels, guess who won.

Israel, guerillas aginst big army, guess who won.

Big Armies marching with Big Weapons are a thing of the past, one man on a mission from his God with a vial in a brief case could bring the mightiest nations in the world to their knees.

Going along with your inane hypothesis CD, you have heard of the British Commonwealth of Nations, of which Canada is a partner, well now CD, you have 40+ nations that you are taking on,and some of them have big armies with big weapons.

An American once said God was in a good mood when he created Canada, and he was right.

Visit Flint, Michigan or parts of the Bronx, or 8 mile, then tell me if all men are created equal, well they may be, but US Society sure has hell doesn't treat them all as equal.

Again, 1% of Total U.S. Population hold 34% of its' total Wealth(CNBC).
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:14 AM   #43
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Hey Max, isn't it about time for you to go fishing?

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Old 04-19-2006, 09:23 AM   #44
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Max--Ever hear of a little war called World War II. *Granted we didn't fight alone, but we were the majority of the forces. *The Brits had been in it for so long they could not field as many people. *The Canadian, well they don't have a big army, the rest ditto as Canada. *

I know your an expert on US society, from your numerous vacations here. *I guess you'll really hate the fact that as long as a person works hard, and follows the law and customs of the area they live they will get ahead. *The examples you cite from Flint, 8 mi, and the Bronx are typically people who refuse to comply with the laws of the country or the mores of this society and as a result have the wealth of the country withheld from them.

I know you won't understand. *I explained the same thing to my sister-in-law, who refuses to comply with both the law and mores of society and then complains that everyone else has it easier than she.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:23 AM   #45
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May 1, Trout Season opens, today I have to prune some Apple Trees out back.

CD, you are not as dumb as you look.

The Yanks invade Canada, we defeat them(again), now they get Full Socialised Health Care, Gun Control, A Years Maternity/Paternity leave, we take responsibility for straightening out their Financial mess with our Government Suplus', plus they get access to Fresh Water and buy their Oil from Alberta instead of Iraq.

Pretty damn sneaky.
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Victoria, especially, is beyoootiful! But, a few years ago, I was up there at Christmas time.* My **** shrunk!* * Is that right or should it be shrank?
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I guess you'll really hate the fact that as long as a person works hard, and follows the law and customs of the area they live they will get ahead. The examples you cite from Flint, 8 mi, and the Bronx are typically people who refuse to comply with the laws of the country or the mores of this society and as a result have the wealth of the country withheld from them.
I have relatives from other countries come to visit and they invariably want to visit the slums. They look and say, "How can the wealthiest nation in the world alllow this to happen?" Then I drive them around and show them all the help wanted signs and explain that slums will always exist no matter how much opportunity is out there. It takes a little effort to get up, shower and head to work on time, but if you can do that with a good attitude you will do fine in this country. Now, for people living in Flint, 8 mile or the Bronx, I would say MOVE. You may have been born in the slums, but you don't have to stay there.
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It's a matter of standard of living. She like's it higher than the trout bum in a trailer park. I do too, but I could survive very nicely as a Trout Bum, if I had to. The heath ins, stock purchase etc. - Plus she's only 46. No different than anyone else, I guess.

OK - I showed you mine, now you show me yours.
Security, standard of living, . . .

At least she seems to have no problem that you are retired. I know a guy who has a wife about 15 years younger than he is. He is now 65 and I think he would really like to retire. They should have enough if they live a reasonably frugal lifestyle. She doesn't want him to quit. She is worried about her own future security. But not so much she will go out and get a job.
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Now, for people living in Flint, 8 mile or the Bronx, I would say MOVE.* You may have been born in the slums, but you don't have to stay there.
They should all move to Beverly Hills where there is a much higher average income; everyone drives a nice car, and has a nice house...what are the poor people in the inner city thinking
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They should all move to Beverly Hills where there is a much higher average income; everyone drives a nice car, and has a nice house...what are the poor people in the inner city thinking
Sure, move. I wouldn't recommend Beverly Hills, but I would suggest leaving a depressed area in favor of a growing area. I don't see any downside to taking that risk. As Bob Dylan said, "When you ain't got nothin', you ain't got nothin' to lose."
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Security, standard of living, . . .

At least she seems to have no problem that you are retired.* I know a guy who has a wife about 15 years younger than he is.* He is now 65 and I think he would really like to retire.* They should have enough if they live a reasonably frugal lifestyle.* She doesn't want him to quit.* She is worried about her own future security.* But not so much she will go out and get a job.*
Martha: Sorry, but that gal sounds a lot like Greg. (Apocolypse maybe).
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:52 PM   #52
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Greg may be bearish, but he never pushes me to work. He says quit anytime.

But I like a higher standard of living and buy a lot more stuff than he does. I also want enough to be comfortable gifting to family.

Yesterday I bought a new bicycle. He is happy with his old ratty one. Etc.

Picture of Greg's frugality is the paper towels that he saws (yes, uses a saw) in half before putting on the paper towel holdler:



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I think we may have a rival/alternative to recycled dryer sheets.
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That is completely insane!
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Note also in the back of the picture the "Christmas" potholder we were given once. Of course, we don't buy potholders, we just use the Christmas one year round.
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Greg must be slipping. I would have sworn he's the kind of guy who would cut them into thirds. Surely he uses a hand saw to save elecricity...

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That is so awesome! I'm doing that tonight!
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Picture of Greg's frugality is the paper towels that he saws (yes, uses a saw) in half before putting on the paper towel holdler:*
That's hilarious! Has he ever heard of "select-a-sheet" that lets you tear off "half" a paper towel. Oh wait - those are more expensive than regular -

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Watch out Martha, in the summer he's going to start using leaves.
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What are ya'll big spendthrifts doing using those towels made out of paper? Rags do just as well, they are free, and they are reusable.

Lifecycle of a new shirt for me:

Someone else buys it and donates it to Goodwill. Then I buy it. Wear it forever until it gets worn out. It is then cut into rags. When the rags get threadbare, use them to restuff pillowcases. When the pillows get too old, burn them as fuel.

You people do this, right? I'm not the crazy one, right?


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