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post #1 of 11
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Just an couple example of information/warnings being available, yet Americans won't bother to pay attention...if it's not celebs, religion or politics, it's so not newsworthy
In 2006, the movie “Time-Bombâ€, which predicted the housing debacle and the current market turmoil, was made.
this article describes it: http://www.alternet.org/story/49418/
and gives the actual link, which, IMO, is more like a promotional selling the movie
www.time-bomb.org
It aired on FreeSpeechTV a long time ago, and now airs on WorldLinkTV (next viewing is on 10/30/08, on satellite tv), and it costs nothing to watch it .
In the October, 2004 issue of National Geographic magazine, the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans was predicted with eery accuracy:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ng...geographic.com
Why don't we as a country care enough to get informed
post #2 of 11
hmm never? or when it is way to late. they been saying for at least 7 years about the coming housing issue. which is why i pulled my stock out of some of those compaines. but people wanted fast and eazy profit.

As for New Orleans, its been hit before, and will be again. that what happens when you live near water,and when the city is below sea level to start with. The real quetion is how many times do we keep spending money to protect/rebuild it
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
Just an couple example of information/warnings being available, yet Americans won't bother to pay attention...if it's not celebs, religion or politics, it's so not newsworthy
In 2006, the movie “Time-Bombâ€, which predicted the housing debacle and the current market turmoil, was made.
this article describes it: http://www.alternet.org/story/49418/
and gives the actual link, which, IMO, is more like a promotional selling the movie
www.time-bomb.org
It aired on FreeSpeechTV a long time ago, and now airs on WorldLinkTV (next viewing is on 10/30/08, on satellite tv), and it costs nothing to watch it .
In the October, 2004 issue of National Geographic magazine, the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans was predicted with eery accuracy:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ng...geographic.com
Why don't we as a country care enough to get informed
I was aware of both those issues before they blossomed into crises. Other than voting what could I do???

I couldn't make Congress appropriate money to shore up the levees in New Orleans. I couldn't do anything to stop financial institutions from making loans to people who obviously couldn't pay them back and I couldn't stop people who are financially naive from applying for the loans.

What do you think I should have done???
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I was aware of both those issues before they blossomed into crises. Other than voting what could I do???

I couldn't make Congress appropriate money to shore up the levees in New Orleans. I couldn't do anything to stop financial institutions from making loans to people who obviously couldn't pay them back and I couldn't stop people who are financially naive from applying for the loans.

What do you think I should have done???
So true.
I remember the dot.com craze and I kept sitting there thinking...but they aren't proven entities. It made no sense. Yet people were throwing money at it and predicting all these hundreds of millions to be made. I was spending 3 months in San Francisco at the time on a project and the excess was astounding. Yet I could not stop thinking...this isn't real. The same with the housing. I knew there were not scores of people making deep in the 6 figures to afford these overblown houses with all these absurd amenities. It reminded me of the houses I toured in Newport, Rhode Island. These huge mansions were built when people really had money to burn. But no one builds houses like that anymore. For a reason.
People had to know that they could not afford these houses. The taxes. The upkeep.
We live in a culture of greed where people want what other people have and think 'things' make them happy. It has to crash because its not real. I saw houses, modest older houses, being sold at triple the price. Everyone wanted to get rich.
Well now here we are.
post #5 of 11
At the rate that everything seems to be unraveling and people's morals and so many are turning their backs on God, I really don't think you WANT to know what will happen!

Every day we pray for the people in US to wake up before its too late!
post #6 of 11
I've seen many things coming for a long time. When I was in my 20's I wanted to buy a house and my exhusband who was much older than I was kept telling me that the bottom was going to fall out the housing market. Because the cost of homes kept rising and the wages were not keeping up with the cost. This was in the 80's! He was way a head of his time!

Fast forward I do own a home with my current husband. It was paid off but we needed to take a small mortgage out on it. Thank god my husband knew what he was doing and we got a fixed rate loan.

We have empowered people to run our Government and given them to much trust. There is to much Greed in this country. I live paycheck to paycheck and pay my taxes which eat me alive every year only to watch the greedy get richer while I sweat paying my heating bill this winter.

You can't convince me that the CEO's of these Companies did not get filthy rich off this whole ordeal. Why do we have to pay for their greed and bad business??

Now I as a tax payer have to pay for these companies that made bad loans and ripped off the little guy who wanted to live the american dream to own a home? This makes me very upset. Were talking 700 billion dollars here. This Country is already in trillions in debt. Are they going to print more money to cover this 700 billion dollars?. I know that we can't back 700 billion dollars. No, I won't go find another country to live in because I don't like the way my country is being run. I want the citizens of this country to wake up and take their country back and be proud of it.
post #7 of 11
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I've seen many things coming for a long time. When I was in my 20's I wanted to buy a house and my exhusband who was much older than I was kept telling me that the bottom was going to fall out the housing market. Because the cost of homes kept rising and the wages were not keeping up with the cost. This was in the 80's! He was way a head of his time!

Fast forward I do own a home with my current husband. It was paid off but we needed to take a small mortgage out on it. Thank god my husband knew what he was doing and we got a fixed rate loan.

We have empowered people to run our Government and given them to much trust. There is to much Greed in this country. I live paycheck to paycheck and pay my taxes which eat me alive every year only to watch the greedy get richer while I sweat paying my heating bill this winter.

You can't convince me that the CEO's of these Companies did not get filthy rich off this whole ordeal. Why do we have to pay for their greed and bad business??

Now I as a tax payer have to pay for these companies that made bad loans and ripped off the little guy who wanted to live the american dream to own a home? This makes me very upset. Were talking 700 billion dollars here. This Country is already in trillions in debt. Are they going to print more money to cover this 700 billion dollars?. I know that we can't back 700 billion dollars. No, I won't go find another country to live in because I don't like the way my country is being run. I want the citizens of this country to wake up and take their country back and be proud of it.
abby for President!
I don't want to bail out greedy people either. I really don't. Let them sell off their luxury items, tighten their own belts, give back their bonuses and then talk about a payment plan. THEN lets see what is left. This has the capability to be even bigger than it is now. It is really really sad for the average man.
post #8 of 11
If it was that simple.,
I am mixed about it. The goverment policy almost forced some it, so its not all market fault.

But i realiy dont feel like spending the money, But if we dont, things would be a real mess. But maybe much better in the long run?
post #9 of 11
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I want the citizens of this country to wake up and take their country back and be proud of it.
Abbycats, you rock
Now, how can we help get that to happen
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Every day we pray for the people in US to wake up before its too late!
So do I - you know, it could happen!! When two or more are united in prayer
post #11 of 11
One thing you've got to remember is that a lot of people are making all kinds of predictions all the time. If there are enough people making enough predictions, some of them will be right. The question is: were they right just because of random selection? Or have they a history of being right? Will they be right next time? Obviously, there are a whole lot more predictions that never pan out and so we develop a certain callousness because if we took everything they all predicted seriously, we'd all be in mental institutions.

A stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.

I don't think American's asleep at all. I think people do care. I see it on all the boards I post on. There are a lot of people out there who seem to be pretty well-informed. The phrase "we as a country" is kind of a tricky phrase. "We" usually refers to the government we elect to represent us. If they give the impression that we as a country don't care, we need to elect some representatives that will give a different impression.
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