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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:32 AM

85. That's pretty much

where I've been though I can't work for cash as I would be liable for taxes and I don't want that as a bill, I'd rather not see it in the first place since everything goes to keeping a roof over my head and bare necessities. Healthcare is not an option so I learned to make a lot of things on my own and just take care of myself. Those include pain relieving slave, skin moisturizer/healing salve or lotion and I watch out for activities where I might get hurt and avoid those... but I do exercise. And I have a rather spartan diet that does not include anything that isn't really healthy and nutrient dense.

I sold everything almost ten years ago as the sept 11 event threw me into a pit of unemployment and near homelessness more than once. Now I rent in a very small dwelling and work seasonal jobs when they are available, but haven't had insurance, except on my ancient vehicle, since I can't remember when. And I went to college, kind of late in life, to avoid this very situation... didn't work out like I planned as I graduated a month before sept. 11.

I wish anyone looking the best of luck but I wonder of we even have a chance. I live in a rural state and unless you have a state or federal job or won a business, it's slavish labor or nothing. I'd like to start a business but getting backing impossible it seems... been trying for years. Something needs to change in a big way regarding our ability to provide for ourselves.

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