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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 10:29 PM
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3. As you suggest, the poll results are far from reliable and even further from indicative...
...of any causation or application toward future trends.

I don't, from looking around my blighted Forbes worst city (one of worst five), see things worse, they've actually improved.

It looked worse two years ago, and people are getting by pretty well, it seems.

I could have answered the poll either way.

I'm worse off if I look at the value of my home or retirement. But better off in my career and income.

So maybe, had I wanted to make things look bad in answering your poll, I'd have answered "worse".

And vice-versa.

Take heart, we'll be fine if we keep our eye on the prize and put our energy in productive directions.

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  -So now what? MannyGoldstein  Aug-22-11 10:23 PM   #0 
  - What do you recommend?  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-22-11 10:25 PM   #1 
  - I don't know. It's a big problem and I'm just a little guy.  MannyGoldstein   Aug-22-11 10:31 PM   #4 
     - Perhaps if more people would go into industries that exploit poor people & things like foreclosures,  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-22-11 10:36 PM   #7 
  - Interesting this was unrecc'd -- though the unrec won't make the conclusion go away  villager   Aug-22-11 10:27 PM   #2 
  - I understand that DU3 will allow us to see who unrecs  MannyGoldstein   Aug-22-11 10:37 PM   #10 
     - Wow, that would be interesting. I'm always curious about unrecs. Then it  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 11:11 PM   #18 
        - Actually, I may have it wrong,  MannyGoldstein   Aug-22-11 11:20 PM   #20 
  - As you suggest, the poll results are far from reliable and even further from indicative...  NYC_SKP   Aug-22-11 10:29 PM   #3 
  - It is obvious that the younger generation  Harmony Blue   Aug-22-11 10:32 PM   #5 
  - All excellent points/suggestions IMO!!! n/t  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 10:36 PM   #9 
  - Americans could make a huge difference if they woke up, paid attention and  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 10:33 PM   #6 
  - Many thought they voted for their best interests in 2010, too -  gateley   Aug-22-11 10:40 PM   #11 
  - IMO this is one of the major problems of having only two major political  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 10:50 PM   #15 
     - I totally agree with this.  Blue_In_AK   Aug-22-11 11:20 PM   # 
  - The People ARE Awake. But When They Woke Up, they Turned on the Tee Vee  AndyTiedye   Aug-23-11 12:09 AM   #27 
  - Everybody knows it was bad and it is bad still...  kentuck   Aug-22-11 10:36 PM   #8 
  - I think "Fucked" is more of a relative term that depends on one's expectations.  BzaDem   Aug-22-11 10:43 PM   #12 
  - Forget Obama. At what point are we *absolutely* fucked rather than  MannyGoldstein   Aug-22-11 10:49 PM   #13 
     - I would say we are absolutely fucked when we are legally prevented from ever improving the condition  BzaDem   Aug-22-11 10:55 PM   #17 
        - SCOTUS is too powerful and can be too easily manipulated by TPTB. Our  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 11:20 PM   #19 
  - Reality is...  BeFree   Aug-22-11 10:50 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, we could sure use some of MLK's wisdom these days!!! We have a pattern  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 11:23 PM   #21 
     - Wouldn't that have been something?  BeFree   Aug-22-11 11:29 PM   #23 
        - Yep, MLK would have added a very powerful voice. I loved to hear him talk, he was  RKP5637   Aug-22-11 11:31 PM   #24 
        - About everything!  tblue   Aug-23-11 12:23 AM   #28 
  - I'm strengthening my real world community ties. It's a lot of fun.  phasma ex machina   Aug-22-11 10:51 PM   #16 
  - Your polls, as well as others don't surprise me...  OhioChick   Aug-22-11 11:24 PM   #22 
  - +55, Big I's little You's  lonestarnot   Aug-22-11 11:37 PM   #25 
  - So now what?  Joe Fields   Aug-22-11 11:44 PM   #26 
  - OK, then we push for a massive write in campaign. We aren't powerless  Lorien   Aug-23-11 12:53 AM   #30 
  - The problem is that we keep waiting for someone "in charge" to do something  Lorien   Aug-23-11 12:51 AM   #29 

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