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The System Seems Unfair

Life seems to be getting harder for me. It all started when I lost my job. I worked at Staples. I was labeled the best Sales Associate for 3 months straight for my state of New Jersey. I busted my ass all the time. I worked so hard that my back started to hurt. I went to the doctor finding out I have an extra vertebrae in my back. I lifted a lot at Staples & the Doctor told me to stay away from lifting heavy boxes over my shoulders. It also causes Arthritis. Doctor offered me pills but I refuse. Every day I am in pain. My Boss seemed to not care and still gave me orders that would put major pain in my back. I started to work slower but I still sold a lot. Eventually, they got rid of me because some young kid started out performing me. Plus I was getting paid 5 dollars more than him an hour. I went to the Rally in Philly for Ron Paul during the rain. The very next day I was fired. It made no sense. My manager never wanted me to go but HR was pushing me to go. i am also a musician who plays guitar & raps too! lol. I actually work for an independent company. The only way I make money is by doing shows or selling my CD. I had to move back in with my father because bills were hard to pay. I tried going back to college but money was tough. I tried applying to financial aid. All they did was give me problems. I refuse to do loans. I paid for my classes with my own cash. Now I don't have enough to get by and go to college. I was one class away from getting my associates degree. I wanted to pursue college in Psychology. Money is everything, Now I am 26. I been unemployed for a year now. My family problems are even worse. Ever since I started preaching Ron Paul. My family stopped talking to me. They call me crazy & talk behind my back constantly. Both my dogs passed away this year too. So now, I live with my Father in a bad neighborhood in Jersey, no family, no money, no friends and have extreme pain daily. My father was also in the Army & the Iraq war ruined his life. He is now on a ton of drugs, pretty much brain dead. I was also dating a girl that went in the army. Died 3 years ago in this war. I also fought Christie and his delegate slate but lost.

I don't know why i wrote this, but I just wanted to explain that people do struggle and do get ignored. Some people always say, Life is good still, but not for every one.

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If you were an illegal alien,

If you were an illegal alien, your college tuition could very well be paid for and your medical problems would be addressed immediately without cost. Throw in an EBT card (food stamps), heating assistance, and a drivers license and you're good to go.

Are American citizens the priority, or are illegal aliens the priority for the democrats because they're courting future generations of voters?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The government should give preference to neither

and allow all people, no matter where they are born, to work, live and travel without legal restriction, subject only to the laws of liberty, contract, and the free market.

Welcome to life on Earth. Ok,

Welcome to life on Earth.

Ok, so things started to go downhill at your job, did you try finding another job?
Financial aid is loans. Or maybe you mean you tried getting scholarships? College is expensive and unfortunatly there isnt much that can be done to immediately change anything about it.

What I would suggest is trade school if you want to learn something while getting skills and earning money to pay for it.
If I knew then what I know now, I very likely would have done trade school instead of college. However, now I have a degree in engineering which will only be worth something if I can find a job somewhere in my field where about only 19% of the jobs are available for new grads; seriously, I dont know where they are finding all these experienced people. Engineering fields are heading towards a diaster because they favor the experienced worker over the newcomer. Give it about 10-20 years and you will start seeing the companies rushing to try and fill slots once all these guys start to retire.

Yes, I took student loans to pay for it and I have debt. However, mine is only half the average which means once I have a permanent job, it will be paid off in under a year. The next bubble is often said to be the student loan bubble. With so many saddled with so much debt something is going to happen which will likely see alot of debt forgiven because its almost impossible that it will be paid off. Am I going to wait aound for this to happen, no I am not.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.


I meant Scholarships. And yes I look for jobs all the time. I never stop. I was thinking about Trade School.

If you're really broke and

If you're really broke and want to learn a trade, you can go to JobCorps. You can live there (you don't have to though) and they give you a living allowance. By the time you're done, they help find you a job or if you want to go to college, they help with that as well.

I know some people might not agree with it on here, since it uses government funds, but don't shoot the messenger. =)

¶~~*~~Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~Ludwig Börne~~*~~¶

"i am also a musician who

"i am also a musician who plays guitar & raps too! lol. I actually work for an independent company. The only way I make money is by doing shows or selling my CD."

Pursue your dreams. All signs seem to be pointing in this direction.

I will pray to God for your pain to be relieved. Miracles do happen.

For everything you've gone through your post is remarkably positive. I don't know if I'd have the strength to write that if it happened to me.

I think your future will be very bright and pain free.

If you haven't given up by now, well...

Don't look for a business to hire you. Become the business.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.


I never lose faith. Giving up is never in my books.

Never underestimate your effect on the world

Thank you for your efforts, they are not in vain. You are the only YOU this world will see and you are powerful beyond measure. Don't load your pack with the rocks of pity, regret and disappointment, they will only slow you down. Learn what you can from them and then leave them behind. Keep your head up. Keep moving forward. Change whatever needs to be changed and seize the opportunities in front of you. If you don't see them you're not looking hard enough. They are there. Your example through these tough times will help and inspire others in similar circumstances. All these things will only give you experience to further relate to and help others and your self. Good luck man we're all rooting for you.

It's not how many times you fall that matters

It's how many times you get up.

Keep your head up

Treading on the path of adversity, is treading on the path to success.

¶~~*~~Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~Ludwig Börne~~*~~¶

"The System Seems Unfair"

Understatement of the year! I feel for you bro. I am a quite competent computer programmer who had never been out of work for more than a few weeks. Now I despair of ever finding a permanent full-time job again. Hang in there. Hope you have "someone special" in your life. That makes all the difference to me.

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Which state of the U.S. do you live in?

Which state of the U.S. do you live in, if it's info you can disclose?

Or just PM me.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Currently Montana

I am originally from California, but when I lost my job in 2011, ended up homeless and living with my wife in my car in a Safeway parking lot. My former coworker convinced me to and helped me to move to Montana, a place where the unemployment benefits I received from California went a lot farther. I have had a roof over my head and food to eat now for almost two years. I work part time for my friend here (the one who helped me move) but I am now barely surviving.

I could make it on what I earn if I didn't have considerable (mostly tax) debt and didn't need health care and medicine. If only I could return to work with a good cash flow I could pay off my debt and pay for medical care.

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Feel free to connect to my Linkedin I have a small network there

Feel free to connect to my Linkedin. I have a small network there. I might be able to help you out thru it.

(If you want to invite, use: cyril {dot} jandia (at) gmail [dot] com)


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Vet said take this nutrition pak every month to be a healthy animal with a good chance of living to 100.

Batting 1000, 3 for 3 have tried and agree, the vet was right about the full health is best and dark hair better that gray.


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If you insist on continuing to use comments for advertising,

Please at least mention that you are making money from referrals. I'm paying Michael Nystrom $10 per month both to support his endeavor, and also as a side benefit I don't see the ads. I don't want to see your ads. I would ask a moderator to ensure that ads only show up when warranted and wanted.

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I do not get money from referrals (web hits).

I only make money for product sales; commissions.

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You're just a selling machine, huh?

Good luck with your endeavors. Please stop advertising here in comments. Consider advertising here with posts instead. Or, consider purchasing advertising from Mr. Nystrom. Just stop with the comments like "I get mine here: URL" where URL is something that generates money for you when someone purchases. That's deceptive advertising. People who might consider voting me down, please follow this poster's history.

This is a discussion site, not a sales-generation site.

The comments, anyway.

Purchase some advertising. Stop comment-advertising.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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My comments are on topic. The science I report, verifiable.

I have responded for years to peoples health problems.

Only in the past two months have I included my link.

Others here are also offering ways to make money, or to save on resources.

What sort of disclaimer are you suggesting?

I control all email sent out by the company. This is not a link that turns on a spambot, it's a personal connection to me.

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i can only speak for myself

but i really don't have a problem with ads from
brothers/sisters trying to make a buck(that is if it isn't a scam)
and if it works
animals get better care than humans do from them doctors
in this day and age it is hard to make a living.
seeing his name is paul,and the site is paul's place,it should be a given that he makes a bit of money for his efforts
does it work? i don't know yet,but i have started reading the book he mentioned,it does seem spot on so far,and if it is true we are lacking minerals/vitamins in out diets,and this is the leading cause of our ills
wouldn't it be great to find alternate cures besides pharma meds?
there is a guy here with a site selling car badges,MN,didn't have a problem with that being posted here,and this also helped another
brother out

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

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I don't mind when it is above-board

Rob's car badges are in his signature, and in an image at the bottom of his posts. Rob does not use misdirection like "Oh these car badges are great, I get mine here: URL" like this vendor does. Rob states reality. This sounded like snake oil the first time I was exposed to his sales technique. And I have purchased the product before, so I'm not speaking out of lack of experience with it; others had better techniques, as they managed to open my wallet.

My exception is to the sales method, not the usefulness of the product.

Yes, it would be excellent to find alternative cures. Some of them are exceedingly simple, like putting your fingers on specific parts of your body and taking deep breaths (Jin Shin Jyutsu, Quantum Touch, Reike, and others).

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
http://fija.org - Fully Informed Jury Association
http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)

Hang on there mate. It sounds

Hang on there mate. It sounds tough and unfair but there are always ways out.

There are many skills you can develop that are very useful on the market. I do not suggest psychology as it is not very marketable and there is a lot of competition.

The most demand in the market and the most stress free job today is data analysis. Prepare and register for Chartered Accountant or FRM exams. Once you register they will also provide the material. Immerse yourself in it and forget about everything else. Survive any way you can using govt. benefits for two years and try to clear these papers. If you do that your life will change for the better.

I would also suggest learning a bit of programming over the net as that comes in handy in data analysis. Don't focus on it because computer programmers generally lose value very quickly and are replaced by 18-20 year old who are more up to date with current technologies.

You can even take up a part time job as 6-7 hours of study a day will get you by. As you are a musician you can think about doing promotions locally, organising ticketed gigs once a month with people you may know who are familiar with running a business and in a tough spot like you.

Other than that you can meditate,eat right, exercise and you will be fine, trust me, I've gone through bad phases too and come out of them.

I get Lucky

Every now and then. Usually Summer Time is the best for me getting a show. But all the shows I do, pretty much pay my car insurance lol. But thanks every one for the advice.