Decline of middle class? Increase of stupidity and bad habits, Plenty of jobs in “education” restaurants breweries tattoo parlors, Common sense and time tested frugality out the window

Decline of middle class? Increase of stupidity and bad habits, Plenty of jobs in “education” restaurants breweries tattoo parlors, Common sense and time tested frugality out the window

“Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”…National Institute of Health

“U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, investigating the issue”
“What he learned was astonishing. In 2013 and 2014 alone, ICE set loose more than 66,000 illegal immigrant criminals who had over 166,000 convictions (30,000 for drunk or drug driving, 414 kidnapping, over 11,000 rapes or other sexual assaults and 395 homicides). Already thousands of those have already been convicted of new crimes in the U.S., including felonies, since their release.”…WND October 25, 2015

“There is an epidemic of stupid in this country.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Zero Hedge.

“The Number Of Americans Living In Their Vehicles “Explodes” As The Middle Class Collapses

As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase, the middle class is steadily eroding.  In fact, I recently gave my readers 15 signs that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.  More Americans are falling out of the middle class and into poverty with each passing day, and this is one of the big reasons why the number of homeless is surging.  For example, the number of people living on the street in L.A. has shot up 75 percent over the last 6 years.  But of course L.A. is far from alone.  Other major cities on the west coast are facing similar problems, and that includes Seattle.  It turns out that the Emerald City has seen a 46 percent rise in the number of people sleeping in their vehicles in just the past year

The number of people who live in their vehicles because they can’t find affordable housing is on the rise, even though the practice is illegal in many U.S. cities.

The number of people residing in campers and other vehicles surged 46 percent over the past year, a recent homeless census in Seattle’s King County, Washington found. The problem is “exploding” in cities with expensive housing markets, including Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco, according to Governing magazine.

Amazon, Microsoft and other big tech companies are in the Seattle area.  It is a region that is supposedly “prospering”, and yet this is going on.

Sadly, it isn’t just major urban areas that are seeing more people sleeping in their vehicles.  Over in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, many of the homeless sleep in their vehicles even in the middle of winter…”

Read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-01/number-americans-living-their-vehicles-explodes-middle-class-collapses

People in the US during the Great Depression had to resort to desperate measures.

Though times now can be challenging, the situation now is far better than then.

So why are so many homeless? Living in cars.

Part of the answer is the epidemic of stupid which I believe began in the sixties.

Growing up, I not only had a good education in school, I had one at home.

My parents were depression era survivors and also survivors of the hard times of settling this country. What used to be status quo.

They shared their stories of growing up in rural NC and what they and their families did to survive. This has stayed with me.

Part of my life and training was my duties (luxurious compared to theirs):

  • I was the oldest of 4. I babysat my siblings.
  • I was given a tiny allowance. If I wanted more, I had to work for it in addition to my chores.
  • I had a paper route, cut grass, babysat for others, picked blackberries, collected returnable bottles, etc.
  • I knew how to use a hammer & tools and liked it. We collected used nails & lumber scraps for our treehouses. Recycling.

By example we learned reality 101.

Starting with we ate out infrequently. Drank our own coffee. Used hand me down clothing. Had a garden. Paid with cash. My mom made some of our clothing and repaired much. And of course, my mom’s sayings for every occasion such as “You’re not too old for your wants to hurt you.”

I am frugal to this day.

I made really good money most of my life, lived beneath my means and this served me well when my disability hit.

I am a strong believer in education, real education, not just receiving a piece of paper and piling up debt.

There are many fine institutions of higher learning training medical professionals, engineers, accountants, etc.

However, we have created a myth, perpetuated by an unholy alliance between institutions and politicians that a diploma will cure practically everything.

We are not educating our young folks. And older folks.

I am around a lot of young people near the university and I have advised many of them to buy a house in an area that is conducive to high rent demand and perhaps with a layout that facilitates having renters who will help pay the mortgage. I knew an attorney couple years ago who did just that.

Many of them are sharing houses and that is another good way to save money.

We are not sacrificing enough, as our Greatest Generation did, to get started or managing our spending habits.

Just examine what is thriving in the economy. Restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, etc. None of which are essential for survival or condusive to saving and prospering.

We are not prepared for marriage and having kids and we are not being educated about the costs or responsibilities.

Too many people are having kids too soon without having the necessary funds or skills.

What more important skill to be educated about?

Our understanding of survival skills, cost versus benefit and common sense must increase, not attendance at college, restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, etc.

Wells

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

 

 

 

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8 responses to “Decline of middle class? Increase of stupidity and bad habits, Plenty of jobs in “education” restaurants breweries tattoo parlors, Common sense and time tested frugality out the window

  1. citizenwells

    “In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the country who had arrived since January 2000. But job growth over this period was just 9.3 million — half of new immigration.”…Center for Immigration Studies February 2015

  2. AND EACH of them is receiving $1200.00 from Social Security funds……….not a damn one of them have paid a single penny in to SS.

  3. Oldsailor96+

    I’ve got a problem a REAL problem.
    Today my wife was to have surgery, but the doctor called it off.
    Why, her blood had high levels in potassium and she was extremely dehydrated. They sent her to ER to find out why she was having this problem and to hook up an IV solution. My wife was very thirsty and asked me for a cup of water. So I got her some water and put it in a paper cup, but she needed a straw to drink. Couldn’t find a straw.in the ER room. So, i asked the nurse for a straw. Guess what.she told me? The hospital hasn’t had straws for over two months. They can’t use them anymore.
    This hospital is located in Northern Santa Barbara County.
    NEED I SAY ANY MORE….. I’M PISSED!!
    Further, my niece told me they are doing the same thing in the hospital were she works, which is by Sacramento.
    Any suggestions?

  4. Sorry………..
    oldsailor85+

  5. hapnHal……….
    ……………with me if that had occurred it would probably be the LAST STRAW, and in would more than likely invest in some glass straws, and keep a couple in the glove box of my car. Have you ever used any Teflon tubing for the water supply to the ice cube maker in your refrigerator? My guess is that your state would more than likely try to fine you or lock you up if they discovered you had that material in your home. I guess it is time to go back to copper tubing. Here in Indiana hell copper tubing is almost a thing of the past. If you had a house plumbed with it some stinking a$$ED punks would probably break in when you were away and strip all the plumbing out of your house. Most new homes around here are now plumbed with plastic. Wonder what they are going to do about that in California. Of course if Moonbeam has his way everything North of Frisco will become an Indian reservation, and everybody will be required to bulldoze their frame houses, and live in TEEPEES, drink water out of your hands obtained from the nearest stream. Be careful though the stream might be the affluent run off from somebody’s septic tank. If you have deep enough pockets you might consider finding a nice piece of ground somewhere North of Frisco, build a 50′ high wall around it and keep about 10 trained Rotweilers inside as watchdogs. Rotweilers make excellent JUNK YARD DOGS, and a well trained platoon of them will be more than happy to tear any intruder a second anus. But I have always thought that a little psychology is needed as well FOR INSURANCE. You post your property every 10 feet with an out of reach sign painted in large letters, and the following words: THIS PROPERTY GUARDED THREE NITES EACH WEEK BY A MAN WITH A 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH 00 BUCKSHOT…….YOU GUESS WHICH NITES !!!!!.

  6. FURTHER……….
    ……….If I lived in Northern California I probably would return to yesteryear, and start living in PRIMATIVE MODE……and distill my water, and spirits. I have read that even in the mountains California tries to regulate the water supply. I heard that if you are lucky enough to have a well the state will require a meter to be put on it and you will be forced to pay for the water you take from your well. Since most wells in California are now defined as underground aquafers, California will tell you that the state OWNS all underground aquafers. If you capture rainwater the state will tell you that you are interfering with the natural watershed of California, and your equipment will be confiscated, and destroyed. So after all is said and done, the state is in the hands of NAZIS. REALLY SAD!!! I think that the eventual outcome might not be very pretty!!!

  7. I REMEMBER……..
    ………….in 1954 when my ship got underway from San Diego, I came topside, and watched as Point Loma passed by and I then exhaled…….WHHHEEEEEW!!!!! har har

  8. ANOTHER THOUGHT………
    ………….it looks as though the state of California isn’t doing much to get the pyro maniacs out of circulation. When a new fire starts up in perfect weather and is 100 miles from the nearest fire there can be only one answer…….a pyromaniac is getting his/her sexual gratification as they stand and watch the fire they just set. The state locks them up for a months vacation at state expense, then they release them, and the first thing they do is head for the nearest 7-11 and buy some matches………….VOILA…..more fires!!!!!

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