I may catch heck for this, but I couldn't agree more! What are they thinking???
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Posted October 01, 2013 - 10:54 AM
Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:12 PM
The problem is that "Common Sense" used to be good sense. Now it is pretty darned dumb. The common sense now is " me, me ,mine and now".
Common Sense and Common Courtesy seem to be rare now. Two hours ago, I heard a chainsaw in my back woods. I went to investigate and found a logger working on my neighbors woods. We had a nice conversation. He is 1/4 from my house but much farther from any road or other house. He is my age and works by himself. I checked that he had a cell phone and gave him my phone number just incase. He had a beaming smile on his face as he told me that only one other person has done that for him. I told him that "we old guys have to look out for each other".
Good neighborhoods still look out for each other and respect each others property. That is not common anymore. Good Luck, Rick
BTW, I told him to call 911 first and then call me.
Edited by boyscout862, October 01, 2013 - 12:14 PM.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:17 PM
The revitalization of common sense needs to go deeper than just the government. The American people have become sheep and fools. The expectation of “being taken care of” has gotten out of hand. People think they are owed something. People over spend, over buy, and basically mismanage their lives, and expect to be able to walk away from it, only to do it all over again. No one has the concept of living within their means. This has become the time of now. If you make 30,000 a year don't expect a 250,000 dollar home! Or a 70,000 dollar car.
Honestly, most Americans make me sick. I used to be proud to live in this country, used to be proud of working hard every day to provide for me and my family. Now I am the minority! I’m expected to work to take care of other people’s families!
I would just love things to go back to the days when if you don’t work hard, and provide for yourself and your family then basically you die. Maybe that is harsh, but it sure would weed out the takers in our country.
I am not directing this to anyone in particular, stating my views. If it’s too harsh, delete it.
Edited by toomanytoys84, October 01, 2013 - 12:18 PM.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:33 PM
Yeah , What he said. ^
Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:42 PM
Hate to throw gasoline on a brush fire! But We need to turn this country over to 6 yr olds on a school playground.
They will find a way to resolve their differences and negotiate a logical resolution.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:52 PM
I'm still thinking about this after getting on a tangent.
My 3 year old step daughter understands that if she wants something it cost her something. Maybe good behaviour, picking up her room, or some other small task for her age. And maybe if she wants a new toy she has to donate some of the older toys she doesn't play with.
I'm not bribing her, but trying to teach her that if she wants something in order for her to obtain what she wants it cost her something.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 02:35 PM
I wish the politicians would understand that they were chosen to serve the American Government, not the Democratic Government or the Republican Government.
They all just seem to want the others to fail.
Never mind. This will probably just get unpleasant.
Edited by LilysDad, October 01, 2013 - 02:38 PM.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 03:46 PM
Posted October 01, 2013 - 03:48 PM
But, But, But...................
Posted October 01, 2013 - 04:07 PM
I firmly believe this country has already past the point of no return financially. I also believe when the dollar actually collapses, it will make the depression look like a cake walk and millions will die because they don't know how to take care of themselves and there won't be anyone to take care of them. The sad part is, many of those will be children.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 04:11 PM
Nothing concerning government is ever pleasant. That's why discussions of that nature here are firmly discouraged. So far things have been civil and more simple fact than opinion. PLEASE keep it that way.
Posted October 01, 2013 - 04:45 PM
My father travelled this country during the great depression of the 1930s. Things were tough everwhere. There were people starving in the cities and transients on the move trying to find hope. The farmers with decent land at least ate(as long as they could pay their property taxes). That is one reason I think our hobby may end up being very important in the future. We can only effect our family and friends, the rest of the country is out of our hands. Good Luck, Rick