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Jimbob    Posted 07-10-2003 at 16:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
News reports unemployment worst in over 20 years. Food lines in Ohio longer than many years past this year. You think it will get better soon or even tougher times are ahead?

LH    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:30:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only jobs in my part of Indiana anymore are mostly minimum waged in the service industries and they are being filled by mexican immigrants who are willing to do decent work for those small wages. I dont see things getting better anytime soon but we sure see lots of new $200,000+ homes being built then foreclosed on

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 21:00:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mexican immigrants? I was told that in the future, only the highly educated would have all the jobs.I guess the experts were off on their predictions again.

Les    Posted 07-10-2003 at 17:08:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't worry. The government is about to borrow and spend us right back to prosperity. I've never seen such a spending mood in my (lacking one day of being) 56 years on earth. When we give tax cuts to people who don't even pay taxes...
Look for the sun to rise in the west any day now. And the Red Sox to win the World Series. That would be a sure sign of the "end times" ";^)

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 16:54:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our education system is the finest in the world. Nobody wants to buy our exports for some seems we will be slaves of the Asians who make better products.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-10-2003 at 18:08:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gotta disagree wit ya on that one Clod, our educational system is not getting the job done. Most local school systems exist to promote their own existance. Not to prepare the students for the world. I know, I work for one. In the world wide scheme of things we are starting to lag behind, mostly because we lack the drive. We are not hungry for knowledge like we once were. Gotta go now, MIB-2 is on.

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:00:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our education system is the most costly one in the world.We produce ball players , desk sitters , speakers,managers.But we can not comptete so Clinton (the education President) made a law to allow foreign educated people to fill the higher end jobs.He bragged on TV that there were so many jobs in the higher end that there were not enough Americans qualified to fill them. If that is A fact.Why not?

4020dt    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:29:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Right on Clod , we spend big$$$$$$$$$ on education but have nothing to show for it . If you aren't good at a sport try to get a deal to go to college . What % of masters and phd's are foreigners ?? scares you .

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:44:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are educateing ourselves out of industry.Those who have the political clout have no respect for industry because it is dirty.We teach folks here to count potatoes.Chineese potatoes, but we have nice clean citizen who ride a subway to a cube in a tall building and peck on keyboards.

ret    Posted 07-10-2003 at 18:00:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
when we hear of companies laying off instead of hiring, it can't get better. When the big three decides to build a good auto, maybe we will buy them. Wonder where they are getting their engineers. Any way you look at it, it don't look good. Daughter has gone through 3 toasters in 8 years she has been married , I am still using one we had at home from the 50s when we made good things here.

Jimbob    Posted 07-10-2003 at 19:04:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could not resist the toaster story. So I add that we have two to four of about everything one needs to run a home. Thsis includes all major appliances as well. Most are older items in great condition. Some are new, never used '50s items.

I also have a 1973 Plymouth Sebring in close to like new condition. Also a rust free 1979 Dodge pickup & a newer 1994 4-wheel GM Astro van (good for snow).

Those new vehicle prices are just too high & the older carburated engines are simple to maintain ourselves. The Astro is computer type operated engine thus I will save for parts to support another Astro when it dies (common practice where I live).

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