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AMERICAS FUTURE. ARE YOU PREPARED?

I received an E mail from my old friends, Mike & Emma Cobb that aroused me to post this article. All of the facts quoted were from the message and I have paraphrased and added some commentary to better describe the speed and impacts of these major changes we face “NOW”. I am not prepared for this, are you?

I have watched the invention of so many new changes in my 84+ years it makes my mind swirl to even think of what is upon us today. I have seen the telephone revolution from crank phones and live operators to ones today with more options than the first IBM computer. My first “bag phone weighed over 5 pounds. I communicated with customers in the early 1990’s by cable grams. In Asia at that time I could not even reach my wife by telephone except in large cities like Singapore and Tokyo. Get ready folks we have some real adjustments headed our way at warp speed.

Get ready to imagine a world without a Post Office. They are in financial trouble that even Congress will have no way to sustain its operation much longer. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the revenue required to just keep the post office alive. Most of your mail today is catalogs you don’t use, charities begging for donations usual junk mail and bills.

I read that Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars each year to process checks. Credit and debit cards coupled with online transactions will be the only way to pay your bills unless you go in person. We already pay some bills by having the seller debit your bank account. I still get my SS check by mail but the same government that supports the Post Office is demanding I accept a direct deposit in my bank. If we can’t get bills or pay bills by check the Post Office can’t survive with Valentine, birthday and Christmas cards to even pay its retired employees. Walmart could make a profit running the postal service and they have the stores in place.

Next is the Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. I get a request to subscribe to the internet versions of the Austin newspaper today by E mail. Printed newspapers will disappear like the iceman, milkman and laundryman that were in business when I was a boy. I read that the newspapers are meeting Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone  companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

Some will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. Some people can’t handle any change. Now you can download books, movies, live TV and music at a fraction of the cost of a book, DVD or an album. Times have changed the market and reduced the costs. As an example you can now download music from iTunes and just by the one song you really wanted instead of the entire album.

Land line telephones are already an unnecessary expense unless you have a large family, make a lot of local calls or have a Fax machine. Most people, like me, just keep it simply because I have always had one. If you still have a land line you are paying double charges for that extra service. All of the cell phone companies will let you call other customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.*

Television revenues are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. They also play games, visit Facebook, Twitter, etc,cable get the news from blogs and lots of other activities that consume the time that they used spend watching TV. Cable and satellite rates are increasing and we now have to endure an increased volume of commercials about every 4 minutes.

Another thing that older Americans were made to learn was cursive handwriting. Many schools no longer even teach “joined handwriting” because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type.

Privacy was a right all American enjoyed that is now a thing of the past. It’s gone. In fact it’s been gone for a long time. Now we have cameras on the street, in most of the buildings and even built into your computer and cell phone. The government, and God only know how many others know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates and the Google Street View.

If you buy something, your buying habits are known by anyone who desires to buy them. Living in a rural area like I do makes buying from the internet a necessity rather than an option. I can purchase or just shop on the web for a pair of shoes and when I go to the Weather Channel five minutes later I will see an ad for the exact shoes I just bought or looked for.

Saving the best item to close with from the article I received was one thing that Obama, Congress, the Supreme Court or anybody else on earth can’t change is our “Memories”

Along with myself, many have already lost or can’t remember some already!

I wish I could give credit to the person that wrote the article I received but the message and even my commentary should be a warning that our biggest enemy is our own government. You can be assured they will find ways to make it worse, more difficult and tax it to maintain our welfare systems. Keep the poor, poorer to get re-elected.

C Brewer

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS?

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?

What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go….hmm…where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing.

Unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think ‘where are my priorities? And no dropped calls!

When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of you.

Will You share this with your friends and family? I did.

ANON

LABOR DAY-A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA

Deindustrialization of America

The United States is rapidly becoming the very first “post-industrial” nation. All great economic nations eventually become fat, lazy and waste the wealth previous generations left them. The pace at which America is becoming a Socialist nation is unbelievable. America was the leader of the industrial revolution.

Americans showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that defeated Germany and Japan in World War II.

Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces less each year. Our biggest export today is waste paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we spend our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us.

At one time Americans could literally out produce the rest of the world combined. Today we consume more than anyone else in the world.

Every great nation throughout history has been superior at making “things”. We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world. Progressives and unions have demanded a standard of living for every American that is impossible to maintain when we have 9% unemployment and over 40 million people on welfare.

Why? Look over the 18 following specific events that should wake up every American, and hopefully union members, to force our President and Congress to stop the eternal election cycle and do something “NOW”

#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.

#2 Dell Inc. (computers) has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade. They will close the last large U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina in November and 900 jobs will be lost.

#3 in 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. Guess how many of them were manufactured in the United States? None.

#4 According to the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs in 2011.

#5 By the end of July, 2011, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

#6 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

#7 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.

#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.

#9 Ford Motor Company announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 middle class jobs will be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford’s new “global” manufacturing strategy.

#10 By the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

#11 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.

#12 The United States has lost 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#13 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.

#14 manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

#15 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide. We manufactured 100% at one time.

#16 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.

#17 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

#18 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are living in poverty and that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

Unions, progressive politicians and greed have created this unfortunate loss. Our government is now creating totally new regulations to force all industry to be unionized. Other than union members how many other Americans agree that unionizing everything will accelerate job growth?

HAPPY LABOR DAY TO ALL UNION MEMBERS. You have just about eliminated your future. Those cushy pensions and out of control wages and benefits you demanded will dry up the money well, it’s just a matter of time so hurry up and dig your own grave.

 

Please share this with everyone you know.  C Brewer

Thanks Jack

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