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Old 05-29-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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We will just go up with personal possesions, and bare necessities. Sad, but that's the only way this time.
And you'll realize just how far you can live on the bare necessities.

Just having a convo tonight w/ my folks as we were taking a walk through a neighborhood & looking at some very large homes.
When did it become a necessity to have a McMansion or a fancy SUV?
In the scheme of things, they truly are not important or fulfilling.

We all enjoy nice amenities in our lives, but has the cost of it all been worth it?
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Easthampton, MA
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And you'll realize just how far you can live on the bare necessities.

Just having a convo tonight w/ my folks as we were taking a walk through a neighborhood & looking at some very large homes.
When did it become a necessity to have a McMansion or a fancy SUV?
In the scheme of things, they truly are not important or fulfilling.

We all enjoy nice amenities in our lives, but has the cost of it all been worth it?
I agree with you 100%...

The fanciest thing I own is the car I just bought. An economy, 05' 4cyl chevy malibu, not an escalade, vette, lexus, etc. I only bought it because my 19 year old SAAB died, or I would still be driving it today.

A lot of these people with the huge houses, Hummers, etc, are either wealthy, or you'll see them fall on thier faces too.

I need my family, a roof over our heads, jobs, ONE car, food, and well... Going back up north will help too.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I will say,You can get more house for the money,Than any other desireable area to live.You can get in a gated community for a $100,000.With all the pleasures,Golf Tennis Country club,Movie theaters,Restaurants.And 24 hour gated security.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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Yachtcare ~ you are spot on +1000 keep 'em coming!
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Every week another business or two is shutting down in the area. The economy looks to be setting up for another big fall after all the green shoots the media is spewing on and on about.....turns out to be weeds. Here are some job losses from today.

[SIZE=2]University of Iowa Hospital -200 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Minnesota Power layoffs in progress [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Bass Berry & Sims Law Firm -32 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]MRM Worldwide -33 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Dealing with a 23% pay cut [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Wayne County, MI layoffs -500 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Cadence Design Systems -225 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Meridian Automotive Systems -200 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Design Craftsmen LLC -90 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Ixia -80[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Pathways Community Mental Health -27 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. -121 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]NJ Governor: expect layoffs if union rejects pay cuts [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Quantum Engineering -88 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Teletech -225 [/SIZE]
70% of Lithuanian Construction Companies will layoff workers
[SIZE=2]Borsheims Jewlery -13 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Keystone Finding, Inc. -46 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Gardner Denver Inc. -22 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Maine offers buyouts to 800 workers [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Crystal Dynamics -25 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Barrow County, GA -40 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]May job losses just as bad as previous months on an hours-worked basis [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Phillips Products -125 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Third world lending website begins loaning money to Americans [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Chicago Public Schools potential layoffs -1,000 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Ford -350[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]City of Turlock, CA -23 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Milwaukee County, WI -310 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Newport Television employees face mandatory 10 day furloughs [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Desperate debtors torching and ditching their cars [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Kern County, CA eliminates jobs -47 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Talbots Department Stores -264 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Carver County, MN -30 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]United Methodist Agencies -50 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Governor Pawlenty: Minnesota's $2.7 billion budget deficit will lead to layoffs[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Colusa Casino -42 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]City of Ocean Shores, WA -10 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Gloucester County College -7 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]WSJ: massive pay cuts will have long standing economic effects [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Greene County, OH layoffs looming [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Baxter Healthcare -65 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC School Board -885 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Advanced Steel -91 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Massey Energy Co -27 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]MeadeWestVaco -65 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Putzmeister America -29 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Dataupia -37 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]United Way of Rhode Island -8[/SIZE]
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Some Layoffs for June 9, 2009

[SIZE=4]Montgomery County, OH -30 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]San Francisco Fed starts the "jobless Recovery" mantra [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Cops may replace crossing guards in Chicago -300 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Opinion: Media falls for phony jobs claims[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Hundreds of L.A. city workers plan march to protest layoffs [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]City of Oakland, CA considering bankruptcy [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Indiana Teachers Union -35 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Cape Cod, MA area schools -24[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Lloyds Banking Group (UK) -1,660 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Dorsey & Whitney law firm -55 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]American Express announces additional layoffs -4,000 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Orgill Inc. -176 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Monarch Textiles -123 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Lake Superior College -10 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Sika Corp. temp layoffs become permanent -107 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]GM Wentzville, MO plant eliminates shift -887 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Capital Group -94 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Ericsson USA -167 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]New Britain, CT area schools -70 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]City of Somerville, MA -14 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Prosoco -10[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]HSN -15[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Belmont County, WV Sheriff's Office -12 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Blackhawk Foundry -50 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Layoffs looming at DMAX trucking plant [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Pasco County, FL Clerk -40 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Palm Springs, CA area schools -123 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]King Phillip, MA area schools -20 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Albaugh, Inc. -37 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Smurfit-Stone -12 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Richard Petty Motorsports -9 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Rockford, MI area schools -7 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Byron Township, MI proposed school employee cuts -32 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]MCAvoy Group -35 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Eugene, OR Register-Guard Newspaper -21 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Oswald Trippe Insurance -30 [/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
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