A screwed up world…..

I get excuses, complaints and irrational messages and stupid emails .
I began to wonder what the hell is going on? And realized it’s the “world today” and
our new generation. Telephone conversations: ” Bull shit ” and give me a break.
We must have hit a dead zone ….. Wha’ts that crackling ? Interference..
Hello any body there? Oh I am sorry my earphones slid off ,I’m on the computer,…..
They are talking while driving. Screwing while texting. Or, is it texting while screwing.? Or; Please leave a message on my voice mail I am very busy
being busy. Or; Excuse me and wait a minute while I take my Viagra Or,
get my vaginal mesh operation . Or; You will hear from my lawyer……
Excuse me , I thought computers are invented to look at pornography.
Work for a living? Are you kidding? Deficit spending? What’s that ?
I use my credit card…. Colleges are for learning; To have fun , sex
and drink. Smoking is bad for you. Sports are more important
then reading and math . Communism is a strange word. What is it?
Mom and Dad are on food stamps, were is my cell phone? Who is the
speaker of the house? We don’t have one in my house….
Yes that’s the way the world is today,.. under the leadership of
the president of the Unites States of America, What’s his name ?
Take it as you wish,… it’s a screwed up world .. NO,… it’s a conspiracy
theory…………….

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  1. I am tired of all the economic negative news. I think the reason the economy sounds bad has less to do with an actual recession than media sensationalism and doomsday pessimism. Everyone was in a panic in 1997 because of the Asian financial crisis, but the sky did not fall. I don’t think the media should lie about a high unemployment rate, but I would like to hear more positive news stories. Just like news reports about Y2K, killer bees, crack babies, Firestone tires, shark attacks, and the Gulf oil spill, people will soon realize any economic downturn is partly due to hype and life will go on.

    http://www.usnews.com/money/blogs/alpha-consumer/2009/1/8/did-the-media-cause-the-recession.html

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/1998/int/980706/cover_story.one_year_aft33.html

    I did some research and found that there is plenty of good news out there:

    The recession officially ended in June 2009:

    http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/20/news/economy/recession_over/?section=money_latest

    The unemployment rate is falling:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11217/1165411-100.stm

    The stock market has risen 53% recently and is still cheap:

    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/oct/15/cautious-optimism/?uniontrib

    Apple, SkyWest, Kroger’s, General Mills, CarMax, Walgreen, Dell, Discover, and Nike are just some of the many respected American companies to have declared profits recently:

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/182538.asp?from=blog_last3

    http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2009-11-05-skywest-q3-profit_n.htm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/business/15kroger.html?src=busln

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-22/general-mills-first-quarter-profit-rises-12-on-sales-of-cereals-snacks.html

    http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/09/22/1033100?sac=Bus

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/business/29walgreen.html

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-15/dell-reports-profit-that-tops-estimates-on-business-pc-demand.html

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-22/discover-beats-estimates-on-declining-defaults-boosts-payout-shares-gain.html

    http://www.oregonlive.com/playbooks-profits/index.ssf/2011/09/nike_posts_15_first_quarter_pr_1.html

    US housing starts have risen:

    http://blog.al.com/breaking/2009/10/us_housing_starts_rise.html

    Business confidence has grown:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1203965&srvc=rss

    Factory orders have increased:

    http://www.telegram.com/article/20110203/NEWS/110209884/1002/busines

    Consumer confidence has climbed:

    http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/31/news/economy/consumer_confidence/index.htm?section=money_latest

    Consumer spending is up:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65M2WK20100628?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a49:g43:r5:c0.051546:b35270006:z0

    The US GDP rose 3.1%:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Stocks-rise-on-Oracle-apf-2813128403.html?x=0

    US exports rose:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/business/economy/us-exports-rise-to-record-as-trade-deficit-shrinks.html

    North Dakota has an unemployment rate of 3.7%. South Dakota and Nebraska have unemployment rates of less than 5%. Singapore has an unemployment rate of just 2.2%. Unemployed people who move to these places can find work in agriculture, oil fields, schools, and hospitals. These newcomers will need to buy homes, food, and services creating more jobs. If you don’t have a job, move to an area with a better economy. If you can’t sell your house at the price you want, you shouldn’t have paid so much for it. If you do not want to move and make trade-offs, I guess that you aren’t that desperate for work.

    http://www.bls.gov/lau/

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703803904576152630710927512.html

    http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/81609/

    http://www.economist.com/node/18488276?story_id=18488276

    The United States will face a labor SHORTAGE soon as millions of baby boomers retire. There are 76 million baby boomers, but Generation X only has 46 million people. Droves of workers will retire this year and next year as they become eligible for Social Security and pensions.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002185894_boomers21.html

    http://www.argusleader.com/article/20091107/business/911070331/1001/news

    If you really want to stay where you are and haven’t found a job, think of a way to make money from your hobbies. Find a need and fill it. Do you like to cook? Are you good at fixing things? Do you like to paint? Optimists make more money and I strongly believe that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. If there is a recession, choose not to participate. Just because someone says there is a recession, doesn’t make it true. Just because most people used to believe the world was flat, did that make it true? If you are feeling negative, I highly recommend the book “You Can Have it All”:

    http://www.librarything.com/work/508754

    http://www.entrepreneur.com/management/managementcolumnistscotthalford/article207648.html

    You might also feel less sorry for yourself or the economy if put your life in perspective. How would you like to trade places with someone in North Korea? Would you rather live in Burundi where the GDP per capita income is $300 per YEAR?

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2004rank.html?countryName=Burundi&countryCode=by&regionCode=af&rank=228

    Even if things are really bad for you and you become homeless, there is a safety net of food banks, shelters, general relief, and food stamps. You could join a commune or a monastery.

    America needs a good pep talk instead of negativity. I really think Obama would be more helpful to the economy by talking about the positive sides instead of pushing expensive stimulus programs. People should live within their means to avoid crashing the economy, but even when overextended, the United States has managed to pay the massive debts of the Depression and WWII.

    http://zfacts.com/p/318.html

    http://reuters.com/article/2011/09/29/idUS412302169920110929

    Americans need to think more like immigrants. Politicians are too afraid to
    say it, but Americans should stop whining, get up, take responsibility, lower their standards, bite their lips, tough it out, and get busy. Americans should stop buying SUV’s and McMansions they can’t afford and pay off their debts. I have no sympathy for the sheep who went in debt to buy expensive restaurant meals, clothes, vacations, cars, and overpriced homes when times were good instead of saving for a rainy day. Buy LOW and sell HIGH. If people had put their money in the bank instead of wasting it they would still have it. NOW is the time to buy stocks and houses, not when the stock market and real estate prices are hitting record highs. The United States is capitalist not Communist. There is social Darwinism and survival of the fittest here. If Americans want a handout, they should move to Sweden. I have seen refugees from places like Vietnam immigrate to the US with NOTHING and own houses and cars five years later, while some lazy Americans who have lived in public housing and on welfare for GENERATIONS complain about how poor they are. Why can a third world immigrant who doesn’t speak English make more money in five years than some Americans who have lived in the US their entire life?

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/09/27/financial/f063017D17.DTL&ao=all

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704895004575395491314812452.html

    The negative thinking about “tough times” and the supposedly “decline of the US” kills me. The USA is by far the richest and most powerful country in the world. Who invented the assembly line, telephones, movies, light bulbs, airplanes, air conditioning, elevators, skyscrapers, television, the atomic bomb, the pill, calculators, microwaves, lasers, the Internet, mobile phones, the space shuttle, and landed on the moon? What country wins the most medals at the Olympics despite having only 5% of the world’s population? If the United States is dying, why do so many people want to immigrate there? If the US economy is so bad, why do so many people flock to buy US treasuries as a safe haven?

    http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-United-States-inventions

    http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2010/02/14/russian-or-not-russian/

    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/medals

    Maybe I am the last optimist in America, but I think the best years of the United States are ahead of us, not behind us. I would be shocked if the USA won’t be the first country to put a person on Mars, invent mass-produced hydrogen and solar cars, and cure cancer. Americans who worry about the future are ignoring the facts and aren’t doing anyone any favors.

    http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/dt/V142/N24/01-theglass.24v.html

    I have lived through many booms and busts. Every time there is boom, people think good times will last forever. Every time there is a recession, people think it will never end. The change from bust to boom is hard to see at first, but we’ll know when the media reports about the plummeting unemployment rate and the surging stock market.

    While I am not blind to the difficulties that may exist in the present economy, I just think people should be more optimistic and look at the good sides. I remember when I was in middle school in the mid 1980’s and had a teacher who asked my classmates whether the USA was on the way to the peak of power, at the peak, or on the way down. I was the only student who said the US hasn’t reached the peak yet. A few years later the Soviet Union collapsed, the Japanese economy crashed, and America was the only superpower.

    I am not even sure if there is a recession, but if there is one, I think it will soon be a distant memory.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/05/opinion/05douthat.html?_r=1

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/04/08/the-comeback-country.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/1994/03/12/business/consumer-spending-in-rebound.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

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    Remember: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.

    See the glass as half full, not half empty.

    Anyone who bets against the United States will always lose.

    • So whom do we blame for all the bad news? The media? The politicians or ourselves?
      I now just get a kick out of finding all the lies and untruths in the news.
      The challenge is to know when it real , hype or just plain old bull.
      In a state of adversity one must retain a sense of humor. Other wise it really gets bad…..
      Thanks for reasding
      Best, Bill Rebane

    • The good things are not newsworthy and are not publicized. The ” Sheep” don not care either way
      Good or bad, the underlying issue is and was not to determine what’s good , what’s bad. The issue is the fact
      that as we speak we are moving in the direction of communism, suppression and the loss of our basic personal
      freedoms. I don’t know how old you are my friend, Have you lived under communism or socialism? To know
      the difference? Have you been or served on a battlefront? I would love to address every one of you points
      independently and in detail . However by reading your last comment ,I realize your approximate age. My compliments
      of digging in and taking a stand on bad news. But without seeing the big picture it won’t work.
      We are becoming a third world country, with corruption, lack of good education and the loss of our traditional values.
      Last question; Do you have any idea what communism means and is?
      Stay in touch and best wishes
      Bill Rebane

    • Ok, Mr.. Optimist . Are you ignoring things because you like to? Or, are you just living in the past when this country was in it’s hay day’s. Yes in view of all of it’s accomplishments it should be
      were and what you would like it to. But not so my friend. Our system of education has been going into the bucket for decades. That is the underlying foundation for everything.
      If you think video games cell phones and internet pornography is reaching our peak. Wow. And you talk about difficulties t hat ” may” exist. Please my friend get life.
      Thanks for writing at least you are reading and thinking. All you need to do is get your head out of the sand.
      Best
      Bill Rebane

    • Hello my friend, And what planet do you live on? This is the most idealistic blabber I have ever heard in my life. Tell me my friend what do you know about
      corruption and war? And life for that matter? I am not going to even touch the communism issue right now..
      You took the time to write, good for you. You’re engaged in the world around you which helps but where do you get your wisdom?
      Bill

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