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Yes, I do appreciate the role money play in todays society, and even though it's not fair in any way, you need money to manage your basic needs.
In Norway, as well as the rest of the world, you will find beggars that have all the money they need, still they're begging on the streets. Some people have made this a full time job, making decent money. I then tend to think why can't these people find regular jobs, spending time and energy on rebuilding a social network and retirement-rights. Do not misunderstand, I do not look down on anyone, be that beggars or blue-collar workers. But I wonder what are future plans of these people...to lay away enough money to enjoy when they grow old? Or to die of starvation when age creeps up and inhibits them from begging?
As for extreme jobs, aside from mob-type ventures, I do not think there are any. But in these days openings are few, and pay is less than what it should be, but flippin' burgers are better than no job, right? As far as phone sex goes...well, I do see the moral issues, but a person offering these services are still offering a comodity that people will buy, and this is a comodity that in some states (countries) are legal.
As for the Lord and religion in general, I can't say much other than no religion requires you to starve yourself or your family.
Is there nothing else you can do, besides work that interfers with your morals? As mentioned, flippin' burgers for a while, taking on an odd job cleaning homes, nursing children, shopping for elderlys, licking envelopes, handycrafts...?
People living in a city generally have more opportunities getting a job than people on the countryside, but people on the countryside have more opportunities getting food on the table, like fishing, traps, vegetables and such.
Trying to guide a stranger that is known nothing about is hard (at best), so if nothing of what I'm writing applies to you, please disregard.
Not to deminish any of your problems...but for a period I survived on 1 tincan of sardines and 1 pack of crackers a day...that totaled up to astounding $1.85
At the time I did take on odd jobs, just enough to get me by and leave a little something for a rainy day...and like I said; a rainy day costed less than $2,-
I had an old clunker of a car that I lived in, and I got showers in the backyard of companies using their garden-hose.
This was possible because I was alone, now that I have 4 children I would bend over backwards to make sure this never happened again. If that ment roaming the streets collecting returnable bottles or cans, or taking on chores that my moral had a hard time swallowing...well, so be it.
I guess what I'm saying is that you do what you have to do to get by, and no...I'm not suggesting crime.
The only reason that the world seems dark is that you have'nt found the light-switch yet.
Hi there and thank you for your comments.
I have read your input to others here and I can tell you one thing;
You are good with words and it seems to me as you understand all that you need. ;o)
So your opening-sentence in your comment to me, well ... it's not true.
From your comments I do have some more questions for you;
First of all and most important; how may I be able to assist you?
I realize that you are disabled, suffer from some sort of fit's, and have knee- and spineproblems.
For some reason I do not understand in what way you seek aid, but please let me know, and if I can be of some assistance you can be sure that I will do what I can.
Just to clarify about my means of aid; I have lived a few years (still not as many as you - hopefully I will eventually) and I have gathered some mindskills as to how and what make us able to control our own healt and faith, to some extent.
Now being that I'm not an american (I'm norwegian) I lack the knowledge about specific help-funds, organisations, aid-programs and such, but I used to live in the US for 5 years and fell in love with the nation and her people. The government at that time left quite a lot to desire, however now that mr.Obama is in the chair, the world and I have high hopes for a more just politic, both abroad and within.
In some of your replies to other people, you state that you are to some extent overweight?
This is one thing I'm positive to aid you with.
As far as joint-problems, I might be able to help.
With your seizures, I would have to know what type of seizures you have before I can recommend anything.
In the past I have replied to others here, but the very minute they find that I'm reluctant in sending them $$$, they leave, and they prove me right.
But please, write me again, looking forward to future chats.
Even though this is a bit beside the point, I to feel the same looking at what some ppl are capable of doing, totally obliviant to the suffering of some infortunate ppl.
However, they are intiteled to spend their money as they whish, and some celebs do donate a lot of money to organisations like Red Cross and other humanity-org's.
But...to pay such a huge sum for such a un-needed item...bad.
Hi there Cindy...sorry to hear your story.
Let me ask you a question;
Being that you're working as an insurance agent, can't you get a good healthplan through your employer?
Here all insuranceworkers will get very good deals on cars, homes, boats and travel.
Health is not an issue being that health-coverage is included in your income-tax, and therefore free.
I'm truly sorry to read your story, even though I know that your story is unfortunately only one of many thousand similare stories.
I do feel that you and your family have been hit hard lately, but let me tell you that your desicion on leaving your marriage was totally correct. I'm almost sure (based upon your 10 year long marriage) that he was an almost perfect man in your life, but him making that desicion concerning your son was totally ego-sentric and wrong. And for that, he lost! Not you..
I gather that you are familiare with the term "a fighter" being that you have survived cancer, and this will be your salvation. Prayers might help, thoughts from other people might assist, but you and you alone will perform miracles with your situation.
I do not know if your electricity is cut of yet/still, but I write this message as if all was good for you.
The Lord might help with many things and problems, however The Lord does NOT bring you any solution or relief. This is your own self that must correct. The Lord will only provide the means to correct a problem...meaning The Lord will never make you a warm meal. Nor will TL buy you a cup of coffee at a coffee-shop or likes.
TL will however grant you psycic strength, enabeling you to correct the problem yourself.
I will hope and pray that you and your family will have better luck before too long.
I'm sorry to read about your unfortune.
Right of...I am unable to help you with funds, and even though this might be totally out of the question for the time being, have you concidered moving?
In most countries in Europe you would have free medical, and in some countries also free dental.
Maternaty-leave is paid in full for up to one year, and if your illness requires warmer climate than what's in your country, the government will send you to e.g. Spain, Mediterranien, Malta, Turkie or likes for only a small fee.
In most countries in Europe work is available, education is good and lots of americans have already discovered this fact, and is now living in most major cities.
Even though this might be impossible for the time being, it most certainly could be well worth conciderating.
All the best to you and your child.
To all...I'm really sorry to learn about your loss, both cash-funds and Kathrina...really I'm sorry.
And believe me; I do understand desperate acts from desperate people, but...
At an early age, I learned that if it sounds too good to be true, it most of the times are.
Meaning, if I came up to any of you out on the streets and offered you my home, car and wife for free...BUT you would have to give me US$ 389,- to cover the county paperwork...would you believe me? Probably not, but you would have been tempted to try right?
Now think for a minute; how many of you have had to pay any fees for applying to a certain employment, or for that matter applying for a loan in a bank? I'll bet ya none!
Why would you even think to believe a stranger hiding behind a e-mail adress and nothing else?
Specially when that person or company's mail-adress end on @gmail.com or @yahoo.com @or hotmail.com?
All of you know that these email-providers is free, virtually no safety and minute control as to wether Willy Wonker truly IS Willy Wonker and not Samantha Scamar Tist...!
My brother also lost a lump sum to these Nigeria-scams and he was actually concidering going over there to kick some nigerian ass, however we managed to stop him virtually on the steps leading into the airplane!
Now why did he lose his cash you might ask? Well, he's an educated guy, he has an education as an airline traffic-pilot (ATP) and applied work in a Nigeria-based company. These companies in Nigeria co-operates with the scammers, feeding them with personal details and other info.
At present Nigeria is a beehive of scammers and likes.
Some of them will provide you with contacts all over the world...e.g. mr. Smith in Boston, dr. Thor Soe in Mass. and mr. Harry T Hun CEO in Sweden...
Strangely enough all the above mentioned (example)names have also email-adresses ending on said Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail.
If all this don't keep you from wondering, try to Google their names or phone-numbers. Usually you will get multiple hits noted as SCAM.
If you, in some minute chance of luck, don't find anything on them on Google, wait for a week and try again.
Sorry people, I'm not patronizing any of you, I'm just suprized everytime I hear about people being scammed of these a-holes.
Best of luck, Wings.
Well, how do I introduce myself?
First of, I'm nobody and everyone...meaning I do not have a familiare name or face, but I have lived for a few years now, and during I have battled most fancy twitches and turns life has to offer.
On the basis of that, I like to think of myself as one that might lend advices and support to others fighting the same battles I have fought (and won)!
Most important to remember for all, no matter what the struggle is about; there's almost always a solution out there.
Looking forward to getting to know new folks... ;o)
...a tiny (sigh) from Norway...
One thing I've found since I started to visit this page is that 99% of all participants ask for money. For some reason (please forgive me those whom I now will offend) I tend to think of this as the wrong way to go about things. I do understand and regret that some people in dire straits tend to think of free money as their only solution and salvation, but this is wrong. This would be a parallell as to send starving people in e.g. Mozambique a heep of food they can't prepare.
People...you have now lived x amount of years doing what you do, and so far it's not working. How do you reason that if you just got a bit of free money it would solve everything, like a magic wand???
Think outside the box for a while, it does not take a whole lot of effort...and maybe, just maybe you'll find the solution.