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  • #38145
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    sledjockey
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    Bouncing tonight and it is dead as Elizabeth Berkley’s career. SO BORED!!!

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #38147
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
    Survivalist
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    At part time job myself, dead also but not bored or complaining.
    Can actually get some things done.

    #38148
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    sledjockey
    Bushcrafter
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    No fights tonight even with anfull moon. Glad about that, but only bouncer here so not even someone to talk to.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #38149
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
    Survivalist
    member10

    Well that ones reasonanly cute, has most of her teeth and only needs one bar stool to sit on, might strike up a conversation.

    Of course there is that negative tooth to tattoo ratio…..

    #38150
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    sledjockey
    Bushcrafter
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    Rofl…..

    I hate when that happens.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #38152
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    Brulen
    Survivalist
    member9

    People aren’t out and about like they normally are here either. Its strange almost like a Survivors episode. Yesterday I started wondering if there were dead people in the houses …

    #38167
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    namelus
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    It is like that every day here less people less on shelves more expensive, people look tired worn with fake smiles.

    most i know now live from paycheck to pay check i suspect some are underwater on debt with no help in sight.

    does anyone else feel the desperation? There is patina of things as normal but something feels way wrong.

    #38393
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    sledjockey
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    Namelus:

    I don’t know about everyone else’s feelings regarding desperation, but I do know that I am completely fed up with so much of my money being STOLEN to support other people who refuse to work…..

    Let me give you an example: I got my 1st Master’s degree and upgraded jobs. My wages literally doubled overnight. Interestingly enough I only ended up with about a 50% increase in my take home pay, even though all other aspects of my benefits decreased in cost. My deductions as of right now are about 41% of my paycheck, my wife’s are about 50% and we owe every year. How in the blood-blue-blazes-of-Zeus’s-bunghole does that sound fair? Remember that medical is now a tax as well, so that became the largest tax increase for the American people in history. This doesn’t include all the taxes imposed up on us through the purchasing of daily items and services. Gas, for instance, is taxed through the roof. When you look at the “gas tax charts” the one thing that they don’t explain is as such: The CONSUMER is actually paying the taxes on all fuel used for distribution and manufacturing of the gasoline. Those costs are passed along at the pump. The companies are not going to just be kind and drop their profits…. Because “B” (expenses) increased the companies increase “A” (asking price). This leaves them as much or more “C” (profit), A – B = C.

    So to fully answer your question more directly and to summarize: I too am feeling very downtrodden, beat up and almost desperate in how hard it is to even make ends meet as I get more and more people reaching into my pocket for a handout. I don’t know how sane I will be in 8 years, when I plan on going mostly off grid and semi-retiring. Working 2 jobs this last year to get my preps increased has taken its toll on me, but it did make it where I should be able to hit my 8 year goal.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

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