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Thread: Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness (in America)

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    They do the same for natives.
    Not as easy to do. You have a contingent of people with a very different attitude to work than prior generations. On paper they are qualified, but in practice they think that they are still at home. They are unfailingly addicted to their cell phones and whatever inane communications that they think are more important than the job they are being paid to do. They go nowhere without their phones and must respond to every text or call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Not as easy to do. You have a contingent of people with a very different attitude to work than prior generations. On paper they are qualified, but in practice they think that they are still at home. They are unfailingly addicted to their cell phones and whatever inane communications that they think are more important than the job they are being paid to do. They go nowhere without their phones and must respond to every text or call.
    I don't get a whole lot of work, but when I do I give 110% as I believe in giving as good as I get, anything less is tantamount to theft.
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    Post #38:
    Quote Originally Posted by Starman View Post
    "Americans are becoming less happy." - Opening Post by Dr.Who

    Indeed, we have become a good deal more divisive since Obama took over in 2009.
    Divisiveness has increased from 46% in 2009 to 86% today, "thanks" to the bozo's promise to "fundamentally transform America."

    Combine his divisive rhetoric, with the Leftist rhetoric spewing from schools and colleges nationwide, and the brainwashing of the Left, by the Left, is furthering the destruction of this once great nation.

    "The last metric is described as "the severe deterioration of America’s educational system", rising tuition rates and declining student aid." - Opening Post

    If you think America is going downhill, and we are sadder today than in 2007, thank a Leftist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGIS View Post
    Just curious, have you ever post a citation to support your rants?

    "Divisiveness has increased from 46% in 2009 to 86% today, "thanks" to the bozo's promise to "fundamentally transform America.""

    Wrong. The numbers are 64% to 68%. The idiots transposed the numbers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    No, I'm asking you to back up your causal claim.

    This is your claim: ""Divisiveness has increased from 46% in 2009 to 86% today, "thanks" to the bozo's promise to "fundamentally transform America."""

    That's a claim about causality.

    Back it up.

    Or let your money continue to dance around it for you.
    With all due respect, are you drunk? As you can plainly see, above, Starman was the one who stated that. I repeated his statement, in quotes" to make fun of it.

    I do see, though, how it could be misconstrued, if casually read, particularly if one had not read Starman's post #38.
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    The handwriting has been on the wall for a very long time. Furthermore, government actually made it possible (through stupid financial legistlation) to allow banks to provide extremely high ratio mortgages. That was revoked, but will now be allowed again. We are now dealing with millennials, the most entitled generation in the history of mankind, who generally haven't got the first clue about saving money, but expect a great deal for no effort or sacrifice. Actually, the only saving grace are immigrants who are not spoiled rotten. It is imperitive that government tell people that life is not the fantasy that they have enjoyed growing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by OGIS View Post
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    With all due respect, are you drunk? As you can plainly see, above, Starman was the one who stated that. I repeated his statement, in quotes" to make fun of it.

    I do see, though, how it could be misconstrued, if casually read, particularly if one had not read Starman's post #38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    So all immigrants are productive members of society who are additions and not subtractions?
    I'm sure there are terrible immigrants, however I don't work with any of that variety.
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    In other news, I hear that asking whether someone has a cold is now the exact same thing as loudly asserting that they have ebola.

    Oh, wait. Wrong thread, sorry.
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