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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

mistermilo Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:56 AM
It was a reasonable guarantee that I would evaluate my response to others before I responded. Why, if I were to say the fbomb to a policeman, it was possible that even one of my friend would slap me upside my head. ..and I never felt my freedom was being violated. I just would have felt that I made an unwise decision. One of the greatest freedoms I enjoyed was that I did not have to be whatever others thought I should be. I guess I was what today they would call and ADHD student. I was not a really disruptive student. I was what I called a Mark Twain student. I would look out the window and fantasize. I would daydream about being in a boat down in the harbor and many thoughts of that nature.
mistermilo Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:18 PM
All gone now. You must go to college to , it seems, get a welfare check. The people sitting in the state unemployment offices can barely speak English and they are signing up for checks.

All this whole technology is moving at an ever rapid pace creating robotics to replace even more people. ...and there is not one damned person in government who has an answer, or even, I think, wants and answer. You see, technology and illegal immigration will not change the jobs of 435 people in Congress, with all the benefits which they reap from one term. There is no incentive, there is no honor, there is no patriotism left in our country, except amongst people like many who come here and typing away at our PCs, I fear, will do nothing for our country.
mistermilo Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:11 PM
I did not have to worry about a shortage of jobs due to an illegal invasion. I did not have to enroll in an institution of higher learning to get a job that required little if any of what I learned. I could become a carpenter , which was a good skilled trade and I did not have to speak Spanish to get the job. I did not have to accept a below living wage to enjoy a good American life. The tanning factories and the fish processing industries always had plenty of jobs , if you could stand the pace, you could make a good living.
mistermilo Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:04 PM
I did not have to worry about a shortage of jobs due to an illegal invasion. I did not have to enroll in an institution of higher learning to get a job that required little if any of what I learned. I could become a carpenter , which was a good skilled trade and I did not have to speak Spanish to get the job. I did not have to accept a below living wage to enjoy a good American life. The tanning factories and the fish processing industries always had plenty of jobs , if you could stand the pace, you could make a good living.
mistermilo Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:00 PM
I was encouraged, probably twice a day,. by teachers to get raedy for college. I could go on and on- I won't . One thing though, is that if I chose to be underemployed, I had the ability to do so. If I chose, as the teachers, described to "hide my light under a bushel basket", I could. I could go out and find a job doing, whatever, as long as that is what I wanted to do.

Not so for our youth today. They face greater challenges than I did.

1) Starting in the sixties there was an explosion of children born out-of-wedlock and kids who don't grow up in two parent families fare more poorly percentage wise on just about any and every scale imaginable including substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, suicide rates, criminality and homelessness.

2) Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them.

3) Our legal system encourages frivolous lawsuits, is punitively expensive...