another day of depressing job searching with zero results. At 51 im a bit old for the military,and mature and too smart, but would do it as a last resort if i could. By the way i am a vet, so i did join in 1979 when there was no jobs for a poor city kid after high school. Everything changes yet still stays the same. This is Michigan where we are told to keep a positive attitude chin up, even though my unemployment benefits exhausted some two months ago, i only collected a bit over a year because i took another job after losing one of over 22 years, off for few months then next job at 2/3rds less pay ended after 10 months, so my amount and time i could collect was adjusted a lot lower. Typical Michigan story,l ost everything, after spending 16 years as single father raising 2 girls. Lost home, car, everything, i’ll never forget when after i had already given away almost all i owned i was giving away my silverware, growing up very poor we never had matching spoons and forks and knives. Not a big thing to most people, giving away appliances, furniture wasn’t a big deal, the things that meant something were the worse to give up. I now live in one room. Have no income, turned down for food card. Lucky i get side jobs from time to time but i have kids in college, so anything extra i scrounge goes to them. health care, (i got injured on side job and needed surgery, 15 grand i owe them now) (401k long gone) dental care, cloths, shoes food daily is now a pipe dream. At 51 years old and no huge degree and no great contacts i wonder if i will work a regular job ever again. At least i am able to vent here. I will summit my blog for the 6th also. Peace to all who read this, time to take the country back from the evil bankers and corrupt politicians (that’s 98% of them, even the new ones coming in.) oh, why not tier 5 before the new congress convenes. Other wise this will be a very long winter for very many good americans. peace.