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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:04 AM

 

The unknown dangers ahead; What are you doing to protect yourself.

No one knows how the disaster of electing Shithole will end. I believe its fair to say it will end badly.

I have decided to build up my savings account and I am in constant touch with the person who manages my 401k. I am also putting down more money on my car payment and house payment ever month. My wife and I have to sacrifice in order to do this things. Not a lot of disposable income left over. We are ok with that.

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Reply The unknown dangers ahead; What are you doing to protect yourself. (Original post)
shockey80 Jan 2018 OP
Aristus Jan 2018 #1
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2018 #3
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #4
Sophia4 Jan 2018 #5
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #7
Sophia4 Jan 2018 #9
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #10
napi21 Jan 2018 #6
Sophia4 Jan 2018 #11
BBbats Jan 2018 #8
shockey80 Jan 2018 #12
AlexSFCA Jan 2018 #13
Comatose Sphagetti Jan 2018 #14

Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:07 AM

1. Keeping an eye on the requirements to obtain resident alien status in Canada.

My wife and I both have sought-after, transferrable skills, and enough money to emigrate fairly smoothly if we need to.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:12 AM

2. I'm going to become Robert Mueller's shadow.

If things end REALLY "badly" I see no safety in the ordinary financial "safeguards".

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:16 AM

3. What is it you fear?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:18 AM

4. Probably another financial crash like Bush did. Americans lost retirement accounts and houses

when the banks were allowed to rob us.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:31 AM

5. I think that the stock market is way overheated.

 

Our economy has not really improved enough to justify the rise in stock prices.

There is something amiss there.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:35 AM

7. That is how the Banks pulled off their heist before.

They inflated the value of accounts before the crash.
And some how the money ended up in their pockets.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:51 AM

9. That is what worries me. Have you read the history of the crash of 1929?

 

I am by no means an economist, but at one point in my life I read the history of that crash. An overheated stock market is not comforting to me.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:55 AM

10. My grandparents lost everything in 1929. The banks got it all.

And in the Bush crash, I lost 1/3 of my retirement and value of house.
Banks made out like bandits.

So yes, it is possible that it can happen again.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:31 AM

6. Stay in touch with that mgr. who's managing your 401k. I think one of the dangers

is heading to another market crash. All the professionals state the markets are way overpriced and forecast a correction. Housing prices have again risen too high, too quick, and the last time we saw that wasn't that long ago. I'm watching closely because we're in our mid 70's and can't risk losing what little we have in our 401ks. If America can survive The Conman without getting into another war and another recession, we sure better have learned some very important lessons. Running a Country the size of the USA IS a difficult job, and can't be done by any ONE person, especially one who gets elected because his entertaining, and hires a lot of his incapable buddies for his cabinet and advisers. Any President needs experienced people in those positions to help him/her.

With all the talk of Oprah and other entertainers being a candidates in 2020, it sure looks like we haven't learned yet!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:55 AM

11. Tell that to the voters!

 

We need a candidate who is not only able to captivate an audience, a very large audience, but who understands the issues and can discuss them intelligently.

We need a candidate who draws large numbers of people to him or her. I don't know potential candidates well enough to know who that is.

When it comes to personality, Oprah is the kind of person we want. I have no idea where she stands on the issues, so I am neither for or against her. I haven't watched her show, so, I'm neutral on that. But we need someone with her kind of attractive personality. Obama was one such person. Many of us felt comfort and confidence just watching him on videos or hearing his voice. I know that is overly emotional for many people, but voters often vote based on on reason but on emotion.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:44 AM

8. Looking to immigrate.

I'm looking to immigrate.
It's not that easy. I'm collecting my SS.I had to early because of an injury. I'm not on disability. I really do believe that the Repubs are gonna wipe that out.It's just a matter of time. I'm a musician & a band in Ireland would love to have my services. However you need a bit of $$$ for a work permit,residency permit,etc. I have some health issues & they want to know how much of a burden one will be on their social service system. They also wonder(& rightfully so) why an Irish musician couldn't do the same job. I'm 64 years old so unless you have a skill they need or a lot of $$(I don't) or are starting a business you're not exactly a prime candidate. Not to mention the weird American expat tax situation.
Still,the window's not closed.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:47 PM

12. What I am worried about?

 

Everything Shithole and the republicans are doing is for short term gain. They don't look ahead. They don't care about future consequences. They are greedy dumb fucking assholes. Giant tax cuts for the rich, massive deregulation, messing with healthcare, messing with immigration all have long term effects on the economy.

Foreign affairs, Trump has changed who we are. No one can predict how that will turn out long term.

One day we will all pay.

Bottom line, This will end badly. How and how badly still needs to be answered.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:50 PM

13. living one day at a time

we never know how much time we got so better enjoy each day istead of constantly worry about tomorrow and live in fear. This presidency more than anyting forced me to not take for granted each day I wake up.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

14. This

One day at a time. I refuse to live in anger about yesterday or fear of tomorrow.

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