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Old 03-25-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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And it's even sadder when those not in business do not fully grasp this.
I think it can be difficult to understand for someone who's not a business owner. I can look back on what I thought I knew about business before starting one, and realize I didn't have a clue.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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It will always amaze me how when someone mentions what's happening today, others have no defense so they revert back to, 'The civil rights movement', or 'slavery'. Let me give you pure FACTS; There are some people who cannot resolve ANYTHING without violance. There are also those who whenever they commit a crime against a certain race, it gives them a feeling of justification, or 'payback'. This is today's news not the 60's or any other decade.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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If you move to Brunswick move outside the city limits. Like the post above way too many blacks and Mexicans inside the city. In the county there are plenty of nice areas to live.

Whats wrong with living in a area with alot fo blacks?
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I think it can be difficult to understand for someone who's not a business owner. I can look back on what I thought I knew about business before starting one, and realize I didn't have a clue.
But it is also difficult to understand when a building owner doesn't give his workers a Christmas bonus because of the economy and then approves a $10,000,000 building renovation shortly after. And to add insult to injury, the owner in question was handing out $100 bills at the mall he owns to Christmas shoppers. Oh, I forgot to mention he was also the chairman of the MTA in New York City and is responsible for a majority of the fare hikes in recent months. Hence the saying " The rich get richer and the poor gets poorer".
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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But it is also difficult to understand when a building owner doesn't give his workers a Christmas bonus because of the economy and then approves a $10,000,000 building renovation shortly after. And to add insult to injury, the owner in question was handing out $100 bills at the mall he owns to Christmas shoppers.
I'm sure there were reasons unknown to the both of us as to why he was doing it. Handing out the money was good PR, and was most likely done to attract more shoppers to his mall. He's probably trying to keep his tenants happy. No one is owed a Christmas bonus, although they're nice to have and it keeps employees satisfied.


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. . . Hence the saying " The rich get richer and the poor gets poorer".
It certainly takes money to make money, but in this country, we all have an equal opportunity. Those who take advantage of it advance to the top.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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It certainly takes money to make money, but in this country, we all have an equal opportunity. Those who take advantage of it advance to the top.
We all may or may not have equal opportunity (so much depends on location, for example), but we certainly don't all start in the same place.

I know a few people who started life after college with a largish nest egg from their parents, for example. Having a few hundred K in investments before even starting ones career can make life after that a lot easier.

Most of the folks I know have had no such benefit. Some have succeeded, of course, and some have failed. Most of the failures have been due to factors well within their control, but not all of them.

The path to financial success (or failure) isn't quite as clean and straight as you seem to be suggesting.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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The path to financial success (or failure) isn't quite as clean and straight as you seem to be suggesting.

i never said it was clean and straight, but everyone has a chance.

as for your friends, i did say it takes money to make money, and all the more easier for people that have it handed to them.


it all depends on what you're willing to sacrifice and how hard you're willing to work to make it happen.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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i never said it was clean and straight, but everyone has a chance.
I think I will agree with you on that.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South
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I lived in Brunswick a couple of years ago with the rest of my family. There isn't that much to do and it's not that progressive. At least in St. Simons, you can take a view of the beach near the Village shops. The school system is alright, but it's not one of the best ones. My niece was fortunate to attend one of the best elementary schools (Golden Isles), but I wouldn't have liked for her to attend Jane Macon and Brunswick High if my family still lived there to this day (the area doesn't seem too safe). It was a wise decision for my sister to move up to FayCo because it has one of the best school systems in the state of Georgia.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:06 AM
 
Location: St. Paul's East Side
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Huh...

I don't even know what to say about this thread... my husband grew up in Brunswick, graduated from Glynn Academy. We met in Atlanta and then moved north to my homestate. My mother-in-law was always very glad my husband, and his brothers, got "out of Brunswick" - from reading these posts, I can seeing more clearly now why she wanted them to escape. When we go to Brunswick and St. Simon's Island we mostly stop in an visit eith my husband's old friends, or their parents as most of his friends likewise "escaped" Brunswick. My husband is black, most of friends growing up were white.... kind of strange, I suppose, but it was due to the neighborhood where his family home was located - it was a mostly white neighborhood, and mostly northern transplants. As he tells it, as soon as his family moved into the neighborhood white families moved out, all but those who had moved to Brunswick from northern states. The neighborhood became his closest friennds, he is still friends with most of them to this day (back in touch with some of them, thanks to the wonders of Facebook.) So while he had favorable black/white relationships growing up in Brunswick, this was very much the anamoly, methinks.... his neighborhood growing up has gone very much downhill, his sister still lives in the home they grew up in. It rather sad.

But oh, it is beautiful. Lovers Oak Tree, isn't that the name of the huge, centuries old, tree? And the Spanish Moss and the beach and sand... it was all so beautiful. I speak in past tense, that was not intentional, but with his parents both gone now, I don't suppose we will be going there anytime soon.
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