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    Default Maybe the working class and unemployed will just kill themselves?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20885838

    The UK charity The Prince's Trust is reporting that one in ten young people in the UK reports they can not cope with daily life, the unemployed and unengaged in training are at greater risk of feeling that way.

    I've got mixed feelings about that, I know that NGOs who survive by reporting social distress and crisis will report social distress and crisis anyway, I also have a personal tendency to become angry rather than despair (remember the clip from Terminator 3? It was an otherwise shite film but I remember the terminator provoking anger from John Connor by choking him because "anger is more useful than despair") and tend to think that people who do despair like this are "pathetic", the minute I hear it, then maybe I'll simmer a bit and decide they might deserve my sympathy if I know more about their circumstances.

    On the other hand there's some vicious ass capitalists out there, they caused the crisis, the recession, the hard times we're living in but could give a shit about it and are prepared to fight tooth and nail to avoid paying any taxes or taking any kind of a hit along with everyone else and they arent struggling to cope with daily life, if they are they can pay for good therapists or people to pick up the pieces in their wake and minimalise the impact on them or their environment of chronic personal neglect or malaise.

    So that's my thoughts on this, what's your thoughts? Is there something shit about western society which is causing this kind of downward spiral among sections of society or is it just something which needs to work itself out, the natural consequences of generations on a publically enabled bad trip?

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    International Workers' Day, or May Day.

    That idea right there.

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    Two high school kids showed up on my doorstep asking if they could clear out all the snow from my front and side driveways. If two kids in high school can take the initiative and create their own jobs, what the hell is everyone whining about? Unemployment my ass.
    The future is for the unafraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Two high school kids showed up on my doorstep asking if they could clear out all the snow from my front and side driveways. If two kids in high school can take the initiative and create their own jobs, what the hell is everyone whining about? Unemployment my ass.
    how much did you cough out? did you have them do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    how much did you cough out?
    40 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    40 bucks.
    geez, how big is your lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    International Workers' Day, or May Day.

    That idea right there.
    Yeah, that's my birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    International Workers' Day, or May Day.

    That idea right there.
    Yeah, that's my birthday.

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