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    irred Female 13-17
    695 posts
    March 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm
    Link: This Broke My Heart - And I thought I had it tough. You gotta keep your chin up and keep going at it.
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    vizz Male 18-29
    58 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 10:42 am
    What is this? A message left written in a house by evictees or something?
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    nikkypickles Female 30-39
    184 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 11:21 am
    Context please
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 11:21 am
    We left a mess because we "lost our dream"? No.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
    I am not impressed.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm
    Also not impressed. You either have a family and make it work or you f*cked up and have to deal with it.

    Keep it in your pants and save your dreams.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm
    It`s written on a table-top?
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    Having seen people who were underemployed or flat unemployed, being handed variable rate, interest only ARM mortgages that everyone - even they themselves - knew they couldn`t afford, I think it sucks you had to move, but be glad for the time spent in a house you never should have been allowed to own in the first place.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    472 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    The economy didnt steal their dreams, they did. They bought too much of a house, or too many toys. My wife and I waited until we could find a house we could afford on one salary, just in case someone gets fired or a business closes. If we both lose our jobs, We can both work part time and still keep our house. Nothing was stolen from these people. The choices they made, took their dream away, not the economy. If you make 60k a year, dont buy a 500k house.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
    675 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    I`m personally doing fine, but I know many who aren`t, and through no fault of their own.

    What many fail to comprehend is that the economic collapse was engineered by the wealthiest of the wealthy. It literally redistributed wealth from the majority of the bottom 99.95% to many in the top .05%.

    Not much new wealth has been created since 2008, but a record number of billionaires were made during that time, and sales of luxury items have smashed every record on the books. Also consider that more than 90% of all new wealth and income generated since 2008 has gone directly to the top 1%.

    Consider yourself very fortunate if you are among the top 10% of income earners in the U.S The other 90% were hit incredibly hard by the deliberate collapse in 2008, and most of them were not being foolish risk takers - a handful of very wealthy investment bankers gambled with our entire economy knowing they would be bailed out. Blame them.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    Most everyone is an accident or medical condition away from total catastrophe. I don`t look down on anyone.
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    Modwain Male 40-49
    336 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm
    This is where,currently, thigns are different in europe, or rather, a bunch of the european countries. unfortunatly, for about 30 years now, most european countries strive to be more like the usa, as if that has ever been a good thing. Well, no, it used to be a good thing.. before 1950. after that the usa went belly up and most teh european countries seem to do is follow that example
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    "What many fail to comprehend is that the economic collapse was engineered by the wealthiest of the wealthy. It literally redistributed wealth from the majority of the bottom 99.95% to many in the top .05%."

    Not at all. It came about because people wanted to spend more than they had.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    Some of you are just plain amazing. Yes, some people did buy too much house. Yes some people are idiots. But some people were hard working folk with a reasonable mortgage who always paid their bills. Say they worked in the service industry (not just hotels, but like Jiffy Lube or owned a local restaurant, etc.). When the economy turned, many hung in there and hung in there, but finally they couldn`t hang on. People quite going to Jiffy Lube or out to eat, etc. And these people not only lost their businesses, they lost the ability to pay their mortgage. So, please, don`t be drattard non-nice individuals just because you didn`t meet anyone who had it like that. Plenty did.

    I`m not saying that about this particular post--like nikkypickles, I`m not sure of the context here as we need more info--but asshatted assumptions are pretty mean and lack even basic empathy. But I`m not surprised. At all.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    So, why did they leave a mess?
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 5:32 pm
    Initially, I thought that this was a suicide note.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm
    I agree with Gypsy - I thought initially it was a suicide note as well.

    And thank you SmagBoy, for being the voice of reality (although I don`t say that about you, much). Has everyone on here lost their freaking minds and forgot about the housing bubble collapse? That those that "bought too much house they couldn`t afford" wouldn`t have had the option if the banks and mortgage companies hadn`t leveraged outrageous loans to low scoring credit impaired people, giving the chance for them to have a big dream they wouldn`t normally of had?

    And the corporate asse$ won triple - they got the property back for resale, hedged their bets on the stock market so the collapse paid off big *AND* got bailed out by the government; billions and billions they wouldn`t have seen without the collapse.

    I cry for the US - we always seem to forget the stupidity and moronic actions of just a few years ago, repeatedly in every subject and end up tanking again.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1081 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm
    I don`t know the situation of the family who lived in this house, however I always try to keep in mind that nothing is ever guaranteed to us tomorrow. Meaning that you could walk into your job in the morning and get told by your boss that you are no longer needed. Everything you ever worked hard for could be gone in almost an instant. I think that a lot of times people tend to get too comfortable and take things for granted and then forget that losing everything could be a reality someday because we don`t think it could happen to us.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm
    Sounds like a note left on a repossessed house.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 9:15 pm
    scumbag tenants
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm
    Draculya - don`t be a douchenozzle. A lot of people are in really bad places right now. I was right there with them for a while. I`m still not quite where I want to be but recently I had a turn around that should really improve my situation. Not everyone is so lucky. I was ready to give up. We even thought we`d have to sell our house and move into a tiny apartment just to keep things going. Things are starting to turn around but it will still take time.

    I don`t know the whole story here but I can totally understand this situation. Maybe they were idiots who made bad choices. But maybe they fought and struggled for a long time and finally ran out of fight. Calling them tenants is jumping to conclusions too. Maybe the house was taken by the bank. It happens a lot and not always rightfully. I hope that whatever their situation, they are able to improve their lives soon.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm
    Yeah, I spent two weeks cleaning our apartment, after the pigs left. Several years later, it took me several days, to clean up after the evictees. Yeah, pigs, we feel for you. We feel that you are disgusting hogs.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2308 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm
    Big difference between a dream and a goal.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm
    Needs context. Words written on a table? Doesn`t that just make a bigger mess? Seems like a-holes without context.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 12:58 am
    So you were a scumbag tennant too? Or did you have the decency not to trash your rented home and write a f-off note to the landlord on his table?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 7:47 am
    fancythat-being handed variable rate
    Don`t you mean `accepting variable rate`?

    They lost their house. Sorry for them, but no one else`s fault.

    piratefish-was engineered by the wealthiest of the wealthy
    Here goes piratefish demonstrating his superior intellect again.

    No use arguing with piratefish folks, he`s smarter than everyone. Just ask him. If you dissagree it`s just because you`re too stupid to recognize his brilliance.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 7:47 am
    DFWBrysco-if the banks and mortgage companies hadn`t leveraged outrageous loans to low scoring credit impaired people
    Do you think the banks WANTED to make risky loans? That`s not how you protect your pofits.

    Things like the changes in the Community Reinvestment Act in the 90`s, and virtual blackmail by `civil rights` groups (notably Jesse `You will loan to minorities who can`t afford it or we`ll call your bank `racist` in the media` Jackson) are what caused the majority of banks to make bad loans.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
    We bit off more than we could chew and failed. So we trashed the place and left graffiti on the table because it`s somehow your fault...SORRY.......
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 10:36 am
    This is where,currently, thigns are different in europe, or rather, a bunch of the european countries. unfortunatly, for about 30 years now, most european countries strive to be more like the usa, as if that has ever been a good thing. Well, no, it used to be a good thing.. before 1950. after that the usa went belly up and most teh european countries seem to do is follow that example

    So what you`re saying is after WW2 you should`ve joined the USSR cause things worked out so well for them? Then they call us stupid while following us like a puppy dog.....whew!
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    Gypsybard Male 40-49
    97 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 11:11 am
    Really?

    Is everyone doing so well here that they can`t imagine that this might be genuine? No one can feel for their fellow person who has fallen on hard times in this economic climate?

    Imagine for a moment that this is a complete fabrication...a fiction made solely to point out just how difficult it is for a family to survive today, because IT IS. Couldn`t at least someone, anyone at all have empathized with the struggle another human being could be going through?

    During the Great Depression, when farms were foreclosed on and sold at auction, neighbors would bid on the property and buy it back for just a couple of bucks then give it back to the original owner. They stood together in hard times.

    Sadly, that would never happen today. It`s tragic.
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    Izroth Female 30-39
    154 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm
    Hard times fall on everyone sooner than later!!

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