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+8 1. thefox commented 3 years ago

He was fine until his wife divorced him, took his home, kids, and money.
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+8 2. fattony4242 commented 3 years ago

By the end of the video, I had tears in my eyes, because I was reminded of the 23 years I was homeless until a kind man gave me a helping hand up. A little help can go a long way people so give what you can.
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+8 3. MindTrick commented 3 years ago

The problem with most humans, you, me, and pretty much most of us, is that we tend to forget these people after we pass them on the street. There is something collectively and fundamentally wrong with our society, but damn if you ask me when we took that wrong path, i don't know. Don't get me wrong, im just as guilty as many of us, but not as guilty as the very few that started this "illness" in the first place, and im gonna point fingers at the big elephant, money/economy. Its our greed that has gotten to us, nothing less, nothing more, but it started with the power of gold. The question is, how can we end it? The most obvious and "simple" way is to "de-throne" all the richest and most powerful people in the world, whether they earned it or not, and delete artificial debt (money that doesn't really exist).
Will it happen, or are we too far into the shit to get out?
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+3 4. thefox commented 3 years ago

#3. Your heart seems to be in the right place, but... artificial debt? What's that? Debt is debt. I only know of one kind.
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+3 5. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

Most people are only a couple of wage packets away from being the guy in the video. :|
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+3 6. thefox commented 3 years ago

#5. The difference with the guy in the video is, he doesn't have any wage packets.

People earning regular income frequently fall victim to their own very poor/non-existent money-management skills. This is a 'must-have' society we live in, where people consider it is their right to own the latest phone/ipad/car etc.

'Save up and buy' is a concept totally alien to millions of people, who believe that pulling out the plastic to buy stuff they can't really afford, is perfectly acceptable.

More needs to be done in schools to educate kids about fundamental money and finance skills.
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+3 7. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

I had tears in my eyes at the end of this video too, and I have never been homeless...even though I'm not wealthy, but I make enough that I could support another human being and I have a house big enough where he/she could sleep, not to make them dependent on me, but to get them back on their feet, sometimes that's all it takes....makes me think....and as JJ said, we're only a few wages away to be that man. I was unemployed a few years ago, it took a few months to find a new job, my age didn't help...I had an eye opening feeling of how quickly I could be homeless, of course my kids wouldn't let me be homeless, but not everyone has children to help...there are quite a big number of homeless women in their 50s in the US, many of them professionals....I totally agree with #3 the reason why our society is like that.
And respect to you #2! <3
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+7 8. MindTrick commented 3 years ago

#4 artificial debt is when someone owes money without the real money actually existing in the first place. I'll try to give an example. If you don't pay your bills, lets sayt 20 euro. Eventually a company will buy those 20 euro in debt, and then charge you the triple. Suddenly now, the 20 euro costs 60 euro of your existing money. But the company that bills you, they don't spend 40 euro to collect, they spend 15 minutes on a form and some paper. Somewhere along the lines, there is money created. Those money doesn't really exist. Maybe that wasn't the best example, but lets say a bank loans you a million for a house. You now have 1 million. But, here is the twist, so does the bank. On paper, they still own the money you are lending. Because they are the bank, all they need to do is guarantee your money is there. If everyone in the world was to withdraw everything in every bank, the system would collapse and there would not be enough money for everyone. And all of this is "artificially" created value, and to me quite absurd in the first place. But we have grown up with this, so its somehow acceptable and normal to most of us. I hope i made sense of my answer, i don't usually have these kinda conversation in english so i'm lacking a bit of proper word usage i guess...
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+1 9. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

#8 You did fine, I understand what you are saying.

#6 At no point in this gentleman's comments did he say that he had always been homeless in fact he did say that he was down on his luck which would suggest that at some point he was not homeless probably had a job a home and a wage packet so my comment remains and yours is inaccurate.
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+2 10. thefox commented 3 years ago

#9. In contrast to your rather terse and simplistic Daily Mail style headline statement, my comments offered an insight into the possible reasons for the sad plight in which an uncomfortably large number of people find themselves.
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-1 11. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

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My words Most people are only a couple of wage packets away from being the guy in the video.

Your words The difference with the guy in the video is, he doesn't have any wage packets.

My Words At no point in this gentleman's comments did he say that he had always been homeless in fact he did say that he was down on his luck which would suggest that at some point he was not homeless probably had a job a home and a wage packet so my comment remains and yours is inaccurate.

Your Words In contrast to your rather terse and simplistic Daily Mail style headline statement, my comments offered an insight into the possible reasons for the sad plight in which an uncomfortably large number of people find themselves

My new words I don't think anyone on Snotr needs it spelling out how someone can end up in this situation. Once again you are creating an argument with me for no reason. (i)







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+2 12. thefox commented 3 years ago

#11. It's clear you're determined to start an argument. I'm not. I'll leave you to have the last word now Jake, since I've noticed that's most important to you. :)
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-1 13. sux2bu commented 3 years ago

He said he comes from the suburbs ( 0:11 ) which is usually a middle-class housing area outside of the city where people work , so he must have had a much different life before his luck changed. I wish he had said what caused his misfortune a couple of years earlier.
#1 might be correct or maybe drugs , drinking , or committing a crime might have played a part. :(
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0 14. krazeeeyez commented 3 years ago

#12, Zeitgeist: The Movie has a lot on artificial debt and more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrHeg77LF4Y
1hr 16 in...
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0 15. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#14 That is an excellent film, need to watch it again...
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0 16. krazeeeyez commented 3 years ago

#15 yep it's certainly eye opening 8-)
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-1 17. snotraddict commented 3 years ago

Keep buying all that cheap Walmart crap and keep sending those jobs overseas. We'll all be shaking that cup.