• 7 months 25 days ago
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    I long for the past so bad that sometimes I hate what year I was born in and there is nothing I can do about it. I hope and pray that things will get better, but things seem to be going downhill with technological unemployment, jobs being replaced by machines. There is a whole **** of other things I can list, I have seriously given up hope. I mean, who wants to live in a world that is virtually communist (all jobs being replaced by robotics).

    It all sounds like a living, torturing hell for me.
    What else?
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      • 7 months 25 days ago
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      Save up, buy a plot of land in Alaska, sustenance farm, profit.
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        • 7 months 25 days ago
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        Move in to some village in the Pacific Islands.
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          • 7 months 25 days ago
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          Build a home in a valley somewhere.
          There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

          One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

          http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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            • 7 months 25 days ago
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            Remember, is vertically down the arm not across.
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              • 7 months 24 days ago
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              Just the other day I was talking to a friend of mine who had just turned 60. He and I often talk about the differences we experienced as kids compared to today.

              The easiest way to sum it up, all the adults I knew when I was growing up took it as a fact that their job was to "secure the future". In other words, the price of living in a civilized nation is to treat the next generation as an investment in the future.

              There used to be an unspoken agreement among Americans that we would do all in our power to allow future generations to succeed and prosper, from generation to generation.

              Today I hear people ask "why should I pay taxes for roads I don't drive over or schools when I have no children?". My answer - because "Civilization" ain't cheap! We are not barbarians and I, for one, refuse to act like a barbarian.

              When I think about the way this current generation is is being passed over for full employment I'm asking myself who benefits from this? When young people have their lives derailed in this way it will truly hurt our nations future for decades to come.
              The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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                • 7 months 24 days ago
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                It doesn't help that we're intent on making ourselves dependent on government for everything, instead of relying on each other.

                How did we ever make it before Social Security? Before "The Great Society"? The answer is, we relied on each other and ourselves. Not only did we as parents make sure to instill in our children a work ethic, and an appreciation for our blessings, but so did our government.

                Now, our government has become the provider for everything from cradle to grave, if necessary. We have nearly one third of our people NOT working. ONE THIRD! That's 90 million people, the highest percentage it's ever been. And now we want to legalize 30 million more to add to the rolls. It's all gotten out of hand.
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                  • 7 months 23 days ago
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                  When all jobs are replaced by robotics (or workers in other countries making 20 cents an hour...) that is because companies like it that way.
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                    stake n sheak wrote:
                    When all jobs are replaced by robotics (or workers in other countries making 20 cents an hour...) that is because companies like it that way.


                    It's amazing to me how in places like Dubai you have workers making 40 cents an hour. Not to mention these workers are constructing some of the most elaborate structures on earth. Those same people would be making 25$ an hour here if not more.
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                      • 7 months 23 days ago
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                      The first post in this thread makes me think of a certain song:



                      The part at 5:00 anyway.
                      There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                      One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                      http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                        • 7 months 23 days ago
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                        epicblue wrote:
                        I long for the past so bad that sometimes I hate what year I was born in and there is nothing I can do about it. I hope and pray that things will get better, but things seem to be going downhill with technological unemployment, jobs being replaced by machines. There is a whole **** of other things I can list, I have seriously given up hope. I mean, who wants to live in a world that is virtually communist (all jobs being replaced by robotics)

                        It all sounds like a living, torturing hell for me.
                        What else?


                        Every generation has its difficulties- nuclear war, vietnam, depression, etc.

                        We often view the past with rosy glasses but a lot of hard work and sacrifice was put in to get what we have today.

                        Would you actually want a job that a robot could do? No you wouldn't, that would be a living hell

                        So there is some unemployment, so what? Odds are you have access to housing, clean food, an average standard of living, and live in relative comfort and safety. I'm sure you have people who love and care for you and would support you no matter what.

                        If you don't like how things are, it's time to stick your shovel into the dirt and change it. Embrace what you love and what you're good at and you will be successful.
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                          • 7 months 17 days ago
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                          vkimo wrote:
                          stake n sheak wrote:
                          When all jobs are replaced by robotics (or workers in other countries making 20 cents an hour...) that is because companies like it that way.


                          It's amazing to me how in places like Dubai you have workers making 40 cents an hour. Not to mention these workers are constructing some of the most elaborate structures on earth. Those same people would be making 25$ an hour here if not more.


                          As Dubai becomes more developed their wages will increase. At one time many if not most in the USA worked very hard for very little. I have pictures of the elementary school I attended in the 80s from various years. I have pictures as late as the 1960s with kids at the school in their bare feet and ragged clothes. You can tell they were very poor. You just don't see kids that poor anymore due to cheaper prices for clothes, charities and government programs. There is still poverty, but the definition of it has changed. Most poor people today have air conditioning, refrigerators, electricity, running water, phones and TV. They also have better access to medicine. We are much better off than we were before. As we became more prosperous we also became more lazy and more entitled.

                          Young people today are smarter than we were, but they feel they are too good to do grunt work. Life was so good for them growing up they are spoiled. Sadly it may take some really hard times for people to understand that things could be a whole lot worst.

                          If these threads continue we might someday return to something like the great depression days. Hopefully not. Our government must cut some of these entitlements!
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