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  • in reply to: Why Millennials Don't Want To Buy Stuff #505383

    SpottieOttie
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    Walker said:
    It’s easy to say that everyone in every generation will at some point own a home and two cars, but you don’t really have to go too many generations back to see that these things were not the norm not that long ago.

    Walker, what is this Utopia you speak of where everyone will own a home and 2 cars?

    in reply to: Ohio State's Mormon President Really Doesn't Like Catholics #543753

    SpottieOttie
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    Whatttttttt? He’s Mormon???

    in reply to: Why Millennials Don't Want To Buy Stuff #505306

    SpottieOttie
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    I found my favorite editorial cartoon depicting the struggle.

    in reply to: Why Millennials Don't Want To Buy Stuff #505305

    SpottieOttie
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    I recently read this article.

    It says, “Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.”

    At the age of 28, I work full time, I have a degree, and yet nearly EVERY day I struggle to simply eat and have enough gas to get back to work. I would LOVE to spend money, but with staggering student loan debt, (private loans – my parents were middle class school teachers in 2003 when I came to OSU – so I did not qaulify for federal loans and grants, despite the fact that with four kids my parents could not afford to save for my college education) zero savings, and Obama’s first term tax cut ending in January – I find myself more poor than ever.

    Not only that – but I am bringing my parents down with me. They cosigned my loans – and now no one will consolidate them, and I can’t claim bankruptcy for them (+$100,000) because halfway through my college experience – 2007 I believe – Bush made it officially NOT allowed. Heck – I can’t even negotiate a payment lower than $1K a month. My father tries to help make these payments, because if he doesn’t – they will take his house. That monthly payment is literally half of my income!

    Sorry for the rant. But I would love to buy some shoes (I have one functional pair). I would love to afford the finer (healthier) groceries like olive oil, fish, and organic vegetables. Going to concerts, buying clothes, taking a vacation!? Oh it would be so sweet…

    in reply to: Print Syndicate Expanding Downtown Workforce by 150 #541564

    SpottieOttie
    Member

    Too bad they ditched Skreened and took Skreened employees behind everyone’s back. Cool move.

    in reply to: Lancaster Ohio Ranked #3 Least Diverse City in US #546575

    SpottieOttie
    Member

    Just waiting for the minority to become the majority.

    in reply to: Trashy neighbors #546035

    SpottieOttie
    Member

    I used to live in the SN and near campus. Now that I moved to the “hood,” (Morse & Cleveland) my neighbors are far more tolerable. I wake up to the sounds of kids playing instead of grown ass adults acting like douchebags.

    in reply to: Sobriety Checkpoint #381744

    SpottieOttie
    Member

    Thanks for the heads up, Kitty. It’s important to remember that even if you blow under 0.08 BAC you can still be arrested and charged with an OVI. If you drink ANYTHING – be smart and don’t drive.


    SpottieOttie
    Member

    I work in a warehouse/production space directly next to the tracks at the Weber crossing. They use the horn everytime. If we are outside – you can’t hear conversation with people right next to you – inside it’s not so bad, but like billbix said, you ALWAYS hear it.

    in reply to: ComFest 2013 – June 28, 29, & 30 #543296

    SpottieOttie
    Member

    ehhhh…. I heard LOTS of duds. But that’s just one man’s (highbrow) opinion…

    in reply to: Ohio's Speed Limit Raised to 70 MPH #477028

    SpottieOttie
    Member

    I thoroughly enjoyed the new speed limit as I drove back to Columbus from northeast Ohio last night. Everyone is trippin’ over 5 mph. Like people don’t already go 80 mph on the regular. I just got my first V6 and I am LOVING this change.

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