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  • On 22 Apr 2014 in Sea Levels Could Rise by 23 Feet by 2100, mmmarvel said:

    Dan8267 says

    Climate change is a man-made disaster.

    Really? And when the climate changed the Sahara Desert from a jungle to a desert, man caused that?


    And Greenland actually had lush green forests, and man changed that climate back then how?


  • On 22 Apr 2014 in Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth, mmmarvel said:

    corntrollio says

    Never looked at the Hong Kong labor codes I see.

    True. And again you miss my point. Opportunities exist, its a matter of pursuing them. You have a choice, to seek and pursue or not to, but not pursuing (let alone not seeking) has consequences. If you make a bad choice (to not pursue and/or not seek) then I find it hard to feel a personal responsibility to help you out. The opportunities exist, just because they don't fall in your lap and aren't exactly what one deems 'the perfect job' isn't my problem. Like I said before, I meet and see, on a daily basis, people who have come to America to seek and pursue that which is unavailable where they come from. It's not easy, nor should it be. A college degree (in any major) isn't a passport to success, it's not meant to be. If you get a degree in petroleum engineering you have a much greater chance of getting job offers than if you get one in film history. I'm tired of people getting it in film history and then complaining that they are not getting job offers. Oh, and if they did get offers, it's not within 20 miles of where they live. And the pay isn't what they want it to be. You miss my point. Opportunity IS out there, just don't expect it to knock down your door - no - go find it.

  • On 22 Apr 2014 in Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth, mmmarvel said:

    Bigsby says

    Opportunities are easier for some to access than for others. The post was about taking care of those that needed help

    In Hong Kong, the unemployment rate is 3.1% and their safety net is just about zilch. If you're an able bodied person, you are pretty much expected to find a job and fend for yourself. If we (you) are talking about people who are too elderly, too in firmed, have mental or physical problems that's one thing. But far too many (at least in the USA) say things like, "Well, I don't want to do that kind of work" or "I don't want to work those hours (or days)" - and get by with government handouts. Is it the lap of luxury? Far from it, but it becomes a way of life. It becomes a 'get-by' mentality. I don't have to do what I don't want to do because the government will supply and support me until something else, something different, some thing I like falls from the sky. Worse, in too many cases children watch their parents and emulate them, so instead of doing better - they too learn to 'get by'.

    Young unemployed people, taking the ones with mental and physical disabilities out of the equation. Could they do something other than waiting for that lightening bolt from the sky that will change their life? Yup, but it takes working and thinking outside the comfort zone. In many cases it will take moving away from family and friends, like the examples I stated in my last posting. It will take living in 'less-than-ideal' circumstances, at least for a while.

    Again, if the person has age, mental or physical problems, then most countries can be told that they aren't doing enough. The number of able bodied who live off the system is pathetic. I can't speak for England, but I see and listen to unemployed, under employed people in the USA and many times are sickened by what I see and hear.

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