Just was on Yahoo and it had a list of the most dangerous cities in America for violent crime. 5)Memphis, 4)Oakland, 3)St. Louis, 2)Detroit and 1)Flint topped the list. Scary part is i frequent St. Louis for concerts, entertainment etc. Not much in my poduck area. If you wanna see a show the places to see it are limited. Just went up on the 12th to see the Cards get beat by the White Sox and sit by an obnoxious fuck wearing a Sox's hat and shirt.
They did associate low income with it in all these cities. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. People don't have jobs, no income, etc they get a bit edgy? You don't say. THEN STOP fucking buying shit made in other countries. I worked for a company that was Japanese owned and figured that one out. They continue to grow and prosper because they buy only from Japanese company's. They would spend x amount of dollars to have it flown in from Japan when they could buy it a fuck ton cheaper from someone else. Yet the Japanese own a big ass chunk of this country and nobody can figure out why? Myself i would pay a buck or two more for a tshirt, or a quarter more for a vegetable that came from California instead of Mexico, Taiwan etc. I ain't made of money but i understand economics. Could i afford to do that with everything? Probably not.
We as American's need to start bitching to get business here if we have to. I work in medical and am furthering my education in it, but the fact remains that even in medical it will get worse when the regular man ain't working and paying into the system. There is only so much welfare, medicare, medicaid etc. Trust me i see abuse of those benefits on a shiftly basis as well. I see ppl come to ER for shit they should have went to the doctor for. Dragging their fucking kids in when they should have went to the doctors office. All to get out of a $2 copay. Now that would make sense if they didn't have a pack of cigarettes or something like that they wasted a bit more then $2 on. That or they blew it some other way. Yes i know welfare doesn't pay much, but are you gonna let your baby be sick or you gonna fork over $2 to a doctor to get them seen? Most choose neither and drag that kids ass into ER late at night to get out of a co-pay. Now don't get me wrong. If it is 3 am early Sunday morning and your kid has been sick all night with an ear ache or something that didn't occur during normal hours where they can be seen i get it. Or say they lay their foot open on glass playing out in the yard and it is Saturday afternoon i don't expect them to wait for Monday to come around.
I ain't saying the root to all evil is lack of money but it does play a helluva role. I guess i can count my lucky stars as i am in medical and going further and be thankful to god i am doing good so far. But i would say the lack of money can be the devil in disguise....For those who can't find work i pray you do. For those who do have work be thankful...and for those not capable i wish you were...I ain't a hater but some shit makes me think like that Yahoo article...