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  1. 29 Dec '12 03:47
    With the new year coming, what things do you hope for and what things do you anticipate despairing over?
  2. 29 Dec '12 03:58
    Originally posted by whodey
    With the new year coming, what things do you hope for and what things do you anticipate despairing over?
    I hope for a better lifestyle.

    I despair that I probably won't get one.
  3. 29 Dec '12 04:12
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I hope for a better lifestyle.

    I despair that I probably won't get one.
    What do you base these hopes and fears upon? Is it the political world or something else?
  4. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    29 Dec '12 04:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    With the new year coming, what things do you hope for and what things do you anticipate despairing over?
    I have only hope. No despair. Short an illness to a family member, 2013 is going to be great. The year about to expire was unbelievable. I packed a decade's worth of life into it, and I have stories that I'll tell my grandnephews (but not the nieces!).

    2012 was probably the most fun year of my life. Not the best - that was the year I got married. But most fun? Probably most fun I'll ever have.

    And now I'm exhausted and I want to sleep for a month.
  5. 29 Dec '12 04:18
    Originally posted by whodey
    What do you base these hopes and fears upon? Is it the political world or something else?
    I am out of work the last 16 months.
    Can't find work.
    Maybe 2013 will be better.
  6. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    29 Dec '12 04:20
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I am out of work the last 16 months.
    Can't find work.
    Maybe 2013 will be better.
    What do you do?
  7. 29 Dec '12 05:02
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I am out of work the last 16 months.
    Can't find work.
    Maybe 2013 will be better.
    I see. So where does your hope lie in finding a job, or do you still have hope?
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    29 Dec '12 12:36
    Originally posted by whodey
    With the new year coming, what things do you hope for and what things do you anticipate despairing over?
    I hope for the complete destruction of capitalism (at least as we know it), the crushing defeat of religious fundamentalism and the abolition of the designated hitter.
  9. 29 Dec '12 13:11
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    What do you do?
    In reply to Sasquatch and whodey,

    I always have hope. You have to have hope.
    Without hope all is lost. I believe in the philosophy of
    there is always another way.

    With that philosophy and the strength of human spirit and CAN DO,
    anything is possible. Anything can be achieved. I have turned my hand
    to fiction writing and have had a little success at it. Maybe that is where my
    path lies in 2013. I have had many different jobs and have acquired many
    different skills, although unlike sasquatch and a few others here I was never
    in the military.

    With that accumulation of knowledge and experience, I hope to put it all
    to good use for whatever time I have left. The world will turn and the cycle
    will begin again. We won't be in recession forever.

    I will have to make a serious go at this fiction writing for two main reasons.

    1. I am 51. Too old to consider emigration.

    Some of you might not agree with that.

    2. The economic situation here in Ireland dictates the we will not
    be on a sound footing again for many years. Growth is low
    and we have over 400,000 people unemployed.

    Wish me luck. Thanks.



  10. 29 Dec '12 13:36
    I hope I'll win the lottery, although I won't be buying any lottery tickets.

    I don't despair.
  11. 29 Dec '12 16:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I hope for the complete destruction of capitalism (at least as we know it), the crushing defeat of religious fundamentalism and the abolition of the designated hitter.
    Well then, things must be looking up for you these days, minus the DH.
  12. 29 Dec '12 16:30
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    2. The economic situation here in Ireland dictates the we will not
    be on a sound footing again for many years. Growth is low
    and we have over 400,000 people unemployed.

    Wish me luck. Thanks.



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    I'm not sure economic prosperity will ever be in the cards again. If not, would you lose hope?
  13. 29 Dec '12 19:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    I'm not sure economic prosperity will ever be in the cards again. If not, would you lose hope?
    I'll tell you one thing whodey my man,

    If you were all I had with that attitude of yours,

    I'd go into a locked darkened room alone with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a gun.



    Lighten up man!!!
  14. 29 Dec '12 20:15
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I hope for the complete destruction of capitalism (at least as we know it), the crushing defeat of religious fundamentalism and the abolition of the designated hitter.
    I'm with you on the designated hitter.
  15. 29 Dec '12 20:16
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    I hope I'll win the lottery, although I won't be buying any lottery tickets.

    I don't despair.
    Without buying a ticket hope of winning the lottery is despair.