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Posted: 7/1/2015 12:32:26 PM EDT
Guys,

There's a lot going on in the world right now....financially, politically, etc.

Some good news or positive views would be nice for a change.

Do you feel optimistic about the future?

If so, why?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:33:32 PM EDT
As long as I can keep working overseas with a 97K fed tax exclusion yeah.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:34:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Con-Sol:
As long as I can keep working overseas with a 97K fed tax exclusion yeah.
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Excellent
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:35:21 PM EDT
If Hillary wins the next election, my optimism will probably fade away.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:36:46 PM EDT
The buzzards are circling me.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:37:43 PM EDT
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The buzzards are circling me.
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Shit, bro.

Get up. Get moving.

Give them a moving target, at least!
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:39:09 PM EDT
Placeholder for November 8th 2016
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:41:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Con-Sol:
As long as I can keep working overseas with a 97K fed tax exclusion yeah.
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Are you really in Saudi Arabia?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:44:02 PM EDT
I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optometrist.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:48:11 PM EDT
I voted hot chicks, because in part I just kinda don't care anymore. I'll keep doing what I can though.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:53:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2015 12:53:54 PM EDT by ServiceGun]
Needs "Fuck No!" option
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:56:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GAZ32:
I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optometrist.
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I don't know why, but I found this hilarious.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:57:54 PM EDT
87.7%
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:58:34 PM EDT
The way things keep going I am not so sure.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:58:39 PM EDT
I hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Bad times will soon befall middle-class white males.

Winter is coming
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:59:47 PM EDT
Generally speaking, no, I'm not optimistic, but I'm trying really hard to be.

I don't buy the gloom and doom "Book of Eli" future that some people seem we are going to have. I just think the more people there are, the worse the future is going to be. It seems like the jerk breed of humanity is multiplying faster than everyone else.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:00:00 PM EDT
Yes 90% of the time i am in KSA...home now till the 4th then I have to go back...vaca will be over
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:00:29 PM EDT
Always.

You make your own luck.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:00:49 PM EDT
I have been a pessimist for 50 years (I'm almost 57...).

I have been wrong but rarely disappointed.

TC
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:01:24 PM EDT
Nope, I sure ain't.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:02:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BladedRonin:
I hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Bad times will soon befall middle-class white males.

Winter is coming
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:04:20 PM EDT
No. Why would anyone be? Sheer ignorance? Reality disconnect?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:05:59 PM EDT
Last week, the door was still open to optimism - but honestly my hope died with King v. Burwell. If 6 "Justices" can openly and illegitimately collude to that end, twisting both law and language to no meaning, then our Constitution is dead, we have no rights left, and its only a matter of time before open tyranny reigns.

The fact that Kennedy followed up that path with Obergefell less than 24 hours later is not insignificant, and does not build liberty for anyone, has nothing to do with discrimination against homosexuality, and everything to do with collection and exertion of non-legislative power against the principles that built an America in which everyone could live with freedom.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:06:20 PM EDT
I am optimistic about MY future.

I am not optimistic about the future of the USA overall.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:07:07 PM EDT
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Came here to post this.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:08:48 PM EDT
I'm not optimistic, nor am I pessimistic.... I'm an Omni-pissed.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:09:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balming:
I am optimistic about MY future.

I am not optimistic about the future of the USA overall.

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I'm with you. I also hold hope for FTL travel, terraforming and my descendants being able to run their own planet
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:09:36 PM EDT
I sure am.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:13:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balming:
I am optimistic about MY future.

I am not optimistic about the future of the USA overall.
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:14:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balming:
I am optimistic about MY future.

I am not optimistic about the future of the USA overall.

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Amusingly, I have the exact opposite reaction. My future isn't looking so bright, but the USA seems like it'll be ok.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:18:50 PM EDT
I am. I am married to a wonderful woman and have a beautiful one year old daughter. My wife and I both have stable careers that we enjoy and are good at, and I am halfway to retirement in the National Guard. We recently sold out starter house in the city and bought a modest house on a dirt road in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains less then a mile from my family farm. I am three classes away from finishing my degree, and have a guaranteed fall-back career option.

Of course I have worries about the future of the Republic, and having lived paycheck to paycheck in the past, I will never stop worrying about finances. I've had set-backs and have had to work hard and fight tooth and nail for everything that I have in life. My challenges have given me confidence in my ability to care for my family and weather any storm that life may send my way. The Marxists can try their damndest to destroy this country, but as long as there are families like mine and people like those on this site, the American dream will be preserved.

I am an optimist who is grounded in reality.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:20:24 PM EDT
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Real life, looking out the window and around town...not much that worries.

Headlines are a no-man's land of hype, mis-direction and manipulation. IOW, lying.

The press worries me. How they think they will be better off hitching their wagon to progressives is beyond me. At a certain point they will no longer be needed.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:20:32 PM EDT
My world view is pretty negative.

My personal view is fucking awesome.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:21:09 PM EDT
Optimistic about MY future.

Not about the country as a whole
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:22:26 PM EDT
I do not like the direction this country, and most of the world at present, as going. Way out of hand.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:22:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JustJim:
I voted hot chicks, because in part I just kinda don't care anymore. I'll keep doing what I can though.
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Ok, I can relate.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:22:51 PM EDT
Yes, the future is going to be fabulous! I don't know about the damn unicorn farts, but if the present is any indication the future will be full of fucking rainbows!

I see increased taxation, more govt. intrusion, and growing social programs that I don't qualify for but am expected to pay for in my future. I'm slashing spending across the board and stuffing every last available penny into investments because social security won't be there, my pension is not guaranteed, and I don't want to be eating cat food at 70. Then there are the doom and gloomers saying I need arable land, precious metals, and a bunker full of beans, bullets, and bandaids!Oh, I almost forgot. Every 3 months there's some mass shooting or bombing or govt. regulation that makes me run out to buy mags, m855, 7n6, and preban water heaters!

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:23:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
Always.

You make your own luck.
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Nice.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:24:01 PM EDT
No
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:26:46 PM EDT
I'm very optimistic.

Last week the USSC made it possible for our nation to make great strides along the path to the Brave New World.
Thanks to the justices the journey is nearly complete.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:45:57 PM EDT
I came here for hot chicks and all I got was a question about the future.

This thread is dildos.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:55:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balming:
I am optimistic about MY future.

I am not optimistic about the future of the USA overall.

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I came here to post this. I work to put myself and my kids in a good position, which is all I can do as an individual. The bigger picture isn't as bright, but I have less control over that one.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:57:52 PM EDT
The way things are going we won't be going far.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmcaiZM_vU
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:59:40 PM EDT
Every day I lose more and more hope that my son will have a brighter life than what I did growing up in the late 80's-90's. The gov't is beyond out of control, race relations set back 25 years, economy, in general, in the shitter. An election of The Butcher of Benghazi, Killary Klanton would put the final nail in the coffin of my pessimism.

Although lumped in with the Millennial category, I don't fit with them, my "generation" is full of completely useless special little snowflake fuckstains.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:01:13 PM EDT
I'm not arrogant enough to think the world will end in my lifetime.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:06:24 PM EDT
I've been around long enough to have watched this country turn exactly in the direction that my dad and others of the Greatest Generation warned us about.

I am extremely pessimistic for the future of this once great country.

Generally speaking, we are in a death spiral.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:13:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Are you really in Saudi Arabia?
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Originally Posted By Con-Sol:
As long as I can keep working overseas with a 97K fed tax exclusion yeah.

Are you really in Saudi Arabia?


My buddy has been there for near 3 years now. He's home for a month and headed back for another year. Says it's not too bad other than the illegal alcohol part....but that's what Bahrain is for...
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:18:59 PM EDT
Nope. Actively preparing for the financial collapse.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:24:30 PM EDT
I'm waiting for doomsday... prepping everyday
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:30:56 PM EDT
No, I'm not. I do believe that it will get better, but not before things get a lot worse than they are now.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:31:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JustJim:
I voted hot chicks, because in part I just kinda don't care anymore. I'll keep doing what I can though.
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Pretty much sums up why I voted hot chicks. I'll do what I do and follow the laws I care to.
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