Skip to comments.Happy New Year, Everyone!! (vanity poll with a serious question)
Posted on 01/01/2013 9:23:51 AM PST by Baynative
It's a two part question:
How was 2012? Do you expect 2013 to be different?
I'm curious about who has experienced good fortune and had personal successes as well as those who are feeling a bit helpless.
“Do you expect 2013 to be different?” YEP, WORSE.
Not sure how much worse it could get, well maybe I am.
Not helpless, angry? yes Disappointed? very
I agree. When the "media" releases its "What's IN/What's OUT" list this year, we're going to see FREEDOM AND LIBERTY on the OUT list.
I too expect things to get worse in 2013. Much worse.
In my opinion, there really ain’t much to look forward to except, family and the few friends I still have.
The country is lost. The socialist now own it and our denial can not change that.
I personally did ok in 12. I’m the exception out of the people I know. I expect 13 to be worse, much worse.
2012 was a good year.
Biggest bummer: In September, had to euthanize my dear Schnauzer buddy Snoopy, 15 yrs, 4 months. That was VERY hard.
Best news: I adopted a different dog from the Aiken, SC SPCA on October 26. His name is Cooper. Pic. He is a puppy and a mess.
2013, who knows? The world is way more unsettled now than it was at this time last year. I pray for the best and pray for God's blessings on our country.
Happy New Year Freepers!
2012 the year Chief Justice Roberts did the lewinsky for Barry Sorrito... 2013 will be the year he swallows the rest giving him gun control and religion freedom constraints...
2012 was not a box of chocolates for us. 2013? I am sorry to say that I expect 2013 to make 2012 look somewhat good. Don’t even ask me about 2014. I can only focus on one pile of poop at a time.
Cooper is ADORABLE! You can tell by his eyes that he will keep you on his toes. Congratulations on your new doogie.
It sucked, the most base human nature once again deified it's self, and history repeats.
Do you expect 2013 to be different?
Yes, it will be worse, the entitled savages will continue the rationalization of the extermination of the greedy producers, and laud the ascendancy of the pious slothful.
Thank you. Cooper is very mischievous. But he’s a puppy. Estimated age somewhere between 9 months and 1.5 years.
He’s learning every day and beginning to settle down and adopt to the routine around here. Loves everybody and other dogs. Learns pretty quick. I think he’s gonna be a super friend.
Pardon my bragging :)
my husband and I are 61 and 65. 2012 was the worst year we had emotionally and monetarily since we were in our 20s. We expect 2013 to be worse and wonder which of our children may be willing to take us in someday.
I celebrated my 70th birthday by getting off pharmaceuticals for BP and cholesterol a truck driving license .. . .plenty jobs delivering tubulars (drill pipes for those in Rio Vista), water and fracking materials.
Worse. Far worse. Could be a path to violence and civil war.
Who is speaking out FOR the America we love? Who?
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Except for all the friends and family that died 2012 was pretty good. Given that my friends and family continue to age I expect 2013 to be about the same.
Your post could have been my own. Same ages and 2012 condition.
Just don’t get too sick, Well, in that case, with Obamacare, you may not need to worry about being taken in by anyone but the grim reaper.
For me, personally, 2012 was not terrible. I am very worried that 2013 or 2014 will be much worse, even for those who are well off. I look at the dwindling availability of ammunition over the past year and wonder what other products will follow that trajectory in the coming years.
Watch for the economy to contract as result.
2012 was bad for me in many ways, and I expect 2013 to be worse in many, but good in some. I decided to go Galt, little by little and kick back and try to be less stressed by the state of things I cannot change. I will of course have to lower my standard of living (even further)but raise my mental living. I guess I will be watching more protests on TV rather than dragging these old bones in person and putting down the paper and pen and let others take up the fight. Burnout has set in. Of couse if things get really bad I always have the option of jumping back in the game, but as is I think I’ll just wait and see what happens when everything comes tumbling down. With my bad luck the S will HTF before I can bail out, hopefully I won’t be forced into changing my plans but que sera sera.
I see the country going the way of an old trusted and loved family dog, A slow demise, illness, then the decision to end the suffering, then a period of mourning, recollections and reflections, where we hit bottom before a new pup and new start can begin. Yeah I feel a little helpless about the big picture so I’m trying to change the small picture. God Bless those that continue the good fight.
We don't expect any improvement in '13. Nothing good can come of Obama's second term and the turncoat republicans inside the beltway ... NOTHING!
AWWWWWWWWW hes darling
” I decided to go Galt, little by little and kick back and try to be less stressed by the state of things I cannot change. I will of course have to lower my standard of living (even further)but raise my mental living. I guess I will be watching more protests on TV rather than dragging these old bones in person and putting down the paper and pen and let others take up the fight. Burnout has set in. Of couse if things get really bad I always have the option of jumping back in the game, but as is I think Ill just wait and see what happens when everything comes tumbling down.”
Very good ideas above! I too am hoping to pass the baton, but don’t see enough takers in our young folks. They are so self-centered and selfish; I think it will take MAJOR lifestyles for them before they will wake up and fight back.
My husband and I are working on finding a little piece of the Gulch.
2012 was good. 2013 should be better (no vacation this year). Working. Healthy. DEFUNDED everything, except essentials (+ alcohol and low-budget golf). Continued prep for the worst. More family functions together = more fun. Everyone is on the same page. Solid. Focused.
Happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 to all FReepers. If anyone can survive this socialist-induced onslaught...we can and will.
That's a great way of putting it. We've taken a similar strategy. We made the decision to leave California before it falls apart completely, but now we're watching America circle the drain from the Pacific Northwest. I'd put it somewhere between going Galt and becoming preppers. We've downsized and down scaled our lives a lot. It has been hard - more so on my wife than me. When it gets gloomy I repeat the words of Bay Area blues man Tommy Castro, "Aint what youre missin, Its what you got".
In the past year I've had conversations with others who've made the decision to "end the suffering" and close their business or give up their home. Some of them are folks I never would have thought had any worries. All in all, the place we are in is one we never thought we'd see after all these years and all our hard work. But, we're getting through it and the worst part of it all is wondering about what kind of country our grand kids are going to live in.
Thanks. Mostly, he’s a mess. A growing up puppy :)