Survivalist Forum - Reply to Topic
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Financial Forum Economics and Precious Metals

Advertise Here
Thread: Your current "on the ground" economic report Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-17-2020 03:48 AM
sherrieallen
Quote:
Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
My company wanted us to take a knee, and other days stop work to support blm.
One of the largest cos in the world.
I quit making $45/hr, a job I liked. Yes things got that bad.
I don't understand why companies feel it is a good thing to insist on making value statements or siding with a group - period. Used to be you didn't talk politics or religion. You did business and only with friends did personal beliefs come into discussions. Today, not only do businesses think it is their right/duty to express the companies belief system but to insist others listen (at the very least), to their speech about their choices. Seems to me you signed on to work an honest days work for an honest days pay NOT to sign on to becoming a soldier for your employers political agenda.

I've been planning a vacation away from crowds, slow paced and relaxing. I thought I'd settled on somewhere. A nice small beach community and they even had a boat tour to visit dolphins. But, while researching the boat tour company I ran into ... we proudly support BLM and equality for all Americans. I certainly support equality for all Americans (especially seeing as how I'm Native American). But, BLM does not represent all Americans - just 1 part of Americans and frankly I'm doubting they even support 1 part of us. Those 3 little letters killed my vacation for now.

I'll still go on a vacation but it won't be this island. I don't give a rip what religion someone is, who they support politically, what gender they date/marry or what they do with the money I paid them. I pay for a service or goods not to control what they do with their pay. But, when a company puts their agendas in my face then it comes into play and I will NOT support businesses that brow beat their employees into "taking a knee" or preaching to their customers about their political beliefs.

Thank you for taking a stand. I know that hurt you financially but I'm sure you are glad to not be under pressure every work day.
08-15-2020 10:00 AM
Canadian Prepster
Quote:
Originally Posted by PalmettoTree View Post
I think our economy has permanently changed. I do not think sports will ever be as profitable as it once was. I do not think commercial real estate will ever be as valuable as it once was. I do not think people will ever want to live in cities as they once did. I think lower valued real estate will increase in value and higher valued real estate will decrease in value. I think gyms will become like gas stations once were; just profitable enough to make a living from but not profitable enough to get rich.

Just because I think it does not make it so.
Interestingly enough, I have heard it from several people who live a few hours drive north of Toronto that this past summer, people from the cities bought up every available property that they could find in Cottage Country. Normally just the lakefront properties were expensive, but this run from the cities affected even the properties off of the water.

Just the other day I discovered that a cousin of mine sold off his property in the big city to move to a small town.

Keep in mind, aside from a few big marches after George Floyd's death, we haven't had anything comparable to the unrest that's hit the US.
08-15-2020 09:46 AM
PalmettoTree We are comfortably holding our own but I am missing the tech run up because I cannot understand its valuation.
08-15-2020 08:57 AM
bunkerbuster In the PNW, our family has more well paying work than we can responsibly schedule. Of course, we have multiple skill sets (excavation, drill/blast/rock, logging etc) & good reliable HVY equipment to carry out jobs.
08-12-2020 06:28 PM
PalmettoTree I think our economy has permanently changed. I do not think sports will ever be as profitable as it once was. I do not think commercial real estate will ever be as valuable as it once was. I do not think people will ever want to live in cities as they once did. I think lower valued real estate will increase in value and higher valued real estate will decrease in value. I think gyms will become like gas stations once were; just profitable enough to make a living from but not profitable enough to get rich.

Just because I think it does not make it so.
08-11-2020 07:04 AM
sierra skier What a shame to be put in such a position.

Over 266 companies and organizations have endorsed BLM including Communist China and given hundreds of millions of dollars to the organization allowing them to buy and stockpile weapons for their drive to change our society.

I have difficulty understanding these endorsements over the system that has allowed the success of these entities. Our leadership (that still has their heads screwed on straight) needs to help provide for the defense of and reduction of the violence in our communities these lunatics are creating.

We have quit supporting big sports because of their endorsement of BLM and their nonsense along with boycotting many major companies.
08-10-2020 05:58 PM
fistfulladirt My company wanted us to take a knee, and other days stop work to support blm.
One of the largest co’s in the world.
I quit making $45/hr, a job I liked. Yes things got that bad.
11-14-2018 08:09 PM
dmas PNW prices are high, particularly housing though there has been a setback lately. amazon h2 fallout? Holiday food sales have not been good and often limited to 2-6 quantity. For example you get a free turkey if you buy $150. Or $.79 if you buy $50.
11-14-2018 06:36 PM
Crackshot Ive got more work than I want to do and the money has been coming in easy. Good times here, just hope it lasts.
11-14-2018 07:41 AM
blue123 Ok so, were having something of a boom going on and an interesting trend, young white males are coming back into construction here.
10-15-2018 08:36 PM
woobla Trying to revive this thread. It was great and the only news I trusted.

Where I live at the moment the economy is slowly improving and unemployment is at 5%. Though there is a marked increase in meth addicts roaming the streets. (Perth - Australia).

Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
05-07-2018 03:01 PM
xstuntman West central Texas here and the oil fields are slowly ramping up again.
Everybody here that wants too is working and housing prices continue to rise.
10-09-2017 11:25 AM
hawkpacific Here in Austin, TX, signs of economic slowdown are definitely here. Lots of homes for sale in my neighborhood, where two years ago you couldn't keep a home on the market for a week, multiple offers, etc. Commercial real estate has slowed down for the last 1.5 years as well.

Online real estate reports say that the market is cold.

I have a bad feeling about pretty much every asset except PMs.
09-26-2017 06:55 PM
blue123 Just surviving.......I think were having fish tonight.
08-19-2016 10:11 AM
97guns i just got home from a trip to the cincinnati area and the most obvious thing i noticed was the lack of homeless and panhandlers in comparison to california, here in my city there is a panhandler on every busy corner and tent cities all over the place. maybe its the cold winter weather, cant really attribute it to anything else
08-15-2016 09:09 AM
dlm1966
Your current "on the ground" economic report

A new Facebook buy/sell group in my area called "Broke Ass". Also, a friend was commenting about how she made a vanilla cake with whipped frosting. I told her that the cake would be good with strawberries...she replied that she couldn't afford strawberries. Ouch.....
07-12-2016 02:13 PM
EverettyVet PNW is booming. home prices are insane. Don't move here, it's bad enough already
07-12-2016 02:01 PM
cleversloth I live in the denver area. Construction and tech is booming. People are coming in from all around the country to move here.

Everywhere here seems to be actually starting to turn around. Only like 5 years after the government claimed things where improving. I'm still waiting on those real wages to rise though.
05-16-2016 03:12 PM
sw1911 seeing more and more white millennial teen girls on street asking for money and smokes with their bf watching. sun burn with skin peeling, seems legit.
04-25-2016 08:50 PM
PAprepper78 More of an observation then a report. I needed a part time job to make some extra cash but, I also needed a time job with a lot of felexibilty as I already work M-F 8-5. I tried Uber for awhile but found I had to work in the city to make it worth my while. Also after a good day of driving I blew a tire on a pot hole. That cost me the whole day's wages and then some.

So I posted an add via Craigslist and I found a few different suitors. I wasn't looking to work an additional 25-35 house so I slimmed down the job to working for a firewood business. It's mostly weekends but the hours are flexible which was important to me. The interesting point is that I'm north of 30 and the only people who want to work hard are older people.

While the job isn't cool or exciting you don't have to deal with customers and can make your own hours. So you would think young people would be all over the job. Instead the most recent employee before me is in his early 20's. He works pt at the mall and has a kid on the way. He lives a block away an he quit. This attitude scares/ confuses me. While no one should work just for more money I am fearful of the generation behind me and reminds me my Social Security payments are almost all but lost.
This thread has more than 20 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net