Economic Evils Part 2

This is Part 2.

Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Bye Done is unraveling American power per his orders. Three more years and we are Angola !!

And the post he quoted:

Saudi and Chinese officials are reportedly in talks to price some of Riyadh’s oil sales in Yuan rather than dollars

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-considers-accepting-yuan-instead-dollars-oil-sales


Here is a post from another friend of mine:

Just a quick note on what the difference between CBDC and cryptocurrencies are (especially for the crypto evangelists, who think they know).

Central banks plan to roll out their own version of blockchain crypto currency CBDC (central bank digital currency) with “validators” doing their “consensus” which is basically a non-consensus process. Meaning there are no miners and no control or limit to the crypto “printing press”. Fiat in digital crypto disguise.

CBDC, distributed or not, it’s a centrally controlled system that can mint and approve transactions at will.

Now with mainstream “crypto” there are many flavors. Some use proof-of-work (as does Bitcoin) and some use proof-of-stake (POS), which fits in perfectly in a stakeholder capitalist environment as is being done with the NWO.

In POS, he who holds the most currency, gets to make the rules.

Ethereum is switching (or has already switched) to proof-of-stake and many of the off-chains are doing so already. Many of the cryptos out there are POS.

Then you have smart-contract tokens such as Ethereum, Cardano, Tezos, Ripple, Stellar and many others, and now Bitcoin (with Taproot layer added), that turn the coins into programmable money. Conditions set and programmed into the coins for conditional transactions. This means that you will need to meet conditions in the near future if you are to be allowed to spend your Bitcoin.

Let’s not forget that miners can be bought, manipulated, herded, and even centralized. Exchanges can list and de-list coins at will or via gov’t mandates or regulations. Venders can reject or accept pre-approved coins according to mandates.

I can keep going and going and going….. Oh, and the entire supply chain is tied to centrally controlled blockchain. Meaning, whether you have centrally controlled coins or not, you still need to have access to supplies (food, water, fuel, etc.)

One more thing, the entire carbon credit system (and exchanges) are being tied to the popular “free” smart-contract blockchains.

You crypto evangelist, are you getting the picture yet? – signed former crypto programmer, [name redacted]

EDIT: Of course Bitcoin is doing great. The more it “succeeds”, the more people are drawn to accepting crypto currency. Bitcoin is more than just a coin, it’s a brand. A very popular brand. If anything, it’s the one and ONLY brand that most people outside the crypto space recognize. So of course it’s going to get a free pass. It’s the trojan horse that leads the sheep into the slaughterhouse. And the predator class know this!

Did you know that Bitcoin is partly created by Adam Back? That Adam Back’s technology / inventions is in Bitcoin? That in Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper in 2008, he mentions only one person and that was Adam Back? Also, did you know that Adam Back conversed in public emails with Satoshi? Satoshi consulted with Adam Back in the creation of Bitcoin?

Also, did you know that Adam Back is the CEO of Blockstream? That he was the person that got Bitcoin to fork (Segwit/Segwit2X) in 2018 and created The Lightning Network? A layer on top of Bitcoin that allows 3rd parties to open channels for off-chain transactions? 3rd parties such as BANKS? Also, Blockstream just added another layer to Bitcoin called Taproot that allows smart-contracts. Making Bitcoin programmable and conditional money? Oh, and Blockstream was funded by AXA, whose CEO was president of the Bilderbergers?

And guess what the powerful Adam Back is doing today? Building alliances with the banks and banking institutions, bringing bitcoin closer and closer to the banks.

So am I being negative? It may sound that way to those that hold (HODL) crypto and Bitcoin, but I’m just pointing out some facts and tidbits of information that most people are not aware of and that should. I’m a realist.”

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Here is a post from yet another friend of mine:

I mentioned when this conflict began he was going to implement digital currency . Herr Schwab is proud of his puppet

Ukraine legalizes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin after Zelensky signs virtual assets bill into law.

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Here is a post from yet another friend of mine:

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – Cashless Society
The NWO plans to have a global blockchain-based Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), and stablecoins, that will take the place of your cash. A digital programmable currency that is fully trackable in real-time and can be used to monitor and adjust the behavior of individuals in society. Your programmable money can now be cut off instantly or denied access if you do not comply with the state. Your activities will be monitored and measured for compliance. This is a reward-punishment system based on your social interactions and standing.
“Keep in mind that not all nations will be launching CBDCs at the same time. Those first out of the gate will manage their way through the major volatility a lot better than those who are late to the party. Though the crypto market appears to follow the bull and bear cycle of the Dow Jones it is likely it will ultimately align with the more “tech” NASDAQ. When the cycles reset, CBDCs and stable coins will be absorbing the value and liquidity from the legacy “dollar” system which will then begin to pull away and the Dow Jones and NASDAQ, along with all other stock markets around the world, will begin to be tokenized and added to the expanding pool of global liquidity.
We’re in the early stages but things are about to light up as critical market cycle points are reached. We will see NASDAQ, the dollar and cryptocurrency take the blunt from this crashing inflation. We will begin to see CBDCs slowly come into play. CBDCs are designed to bridge the liquidity between the legacy dollar system and the new digital system. LOOK for new market entries to slowly begin sometime in 2023.”

HINT: THE YEARS 2022 and 2023.
In the not-to-distant future, according to patent filings, the NWO will assign tasks to a human body and then monitor that human body activity associated with that task. The user may be used in a mining process of a cryptocurrency system.
👉 A server may provide a task to a device of a user which is coupled to the server.
👉 A sensor coupled to or comprised in the device of the user may sense body activity of the user.
👉 Body activity data may be generated based on the sensed body activity of the user.
👉 The cryptocurrency system coupled to the device of the user may verify if the body activity data satisfies one or more conditions set by the cryptocurrency system.
👉 The cryptocurrency system will award cryptocurrency to the user whose body activity data is verified.


Here is a post from yet another friend of mine:

A few shots from an exhibit at Union Station which I took during my recent visit to Kansas City. Kansas City is a Federal Reserve branch city and what CAF describes about the infrastructure upgrades in Opportunity Zones around Fed Res branches certainly appeared to be accurate.

We went to Lego Land for the children and I was shocked to see a family have to return their souvenirs to the shelves because the gift shop did not accept cash. This was a poor family that did not have a credit card to use. I thought about running over to purchase the items for them, but it would have been awkward given the circumstances. This made me realize that we need to develop a protocol to be used across the country to demand that merchants accept cash payments. I think Legal Tender laws apply in these situations. But the most powerful tool is vocal public opposition. Imagine if everyone in the checkout line had walked away when this family’s cash was refused. So many merchants in Kansas City were credit/debit only.

Agenda 21 was in FULL FORCE in KC, and that’s why I took pictures of the Union Depot Timeline. Each of the stages featured on the timeline is textbook Agenda 21 playbook. There were so many lofts and mixed-use developments built in the template contemporary urban architecture. New bike lanes, minimal parking, “public art” with SDG themes, connected infrastructure upgrades, QR codes, buzzwords, etc. were all over the city.

I saw a few minutes of CNN and FOX news in the hotel lobby and actually laughed out loud. No wonder so many Americans have no clue what’s happening in the world.

We visited the WWI Memorial. It is a pagan temple, ready to be used for such purpose once the Build Back Better is complete.

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And some replies to this post:

What are these things?? They have gone up recently near me in Milwaukee, WI and surrounding areas


I’m in the Milwaukee area too & noticed them.


These are smart lights I think. Saw them in about 25 states last year


Returning from Destin area. These were all over Birmingham area and on interstate 65.


These are interstate exit ramp lights. They lower them by cable to service the lights.


I agree that we should do our best to remind merchants of the current laws but when we switch to the blockchain and government crypto system; there will be none of that. My contention is that we boycott all businesses who don’t accept cash now, no exceptions and that we build our own barter system NOW and going forward, because it’s coming. For as long as we can, no credit cards or “convenience” transactions that we can otherwise transact in cash. We have to extract ourselves from the current financial beast system as much as possible. At some point; we will all take losses or be faced with the “decision” to participate or walk away.


my hubby and I have been using cash wherever possible for the past couple of years. There are groups in the UK I know who are doing this too. But I agree we need to set up our own system of exchange to use when they crash the economy.


Once you know what to look for it is absolutely Amazing what you see… thank you for the mention of Legal Tender laws and mention of opportunity zones. I thought opportunity zones were a good thing since many impoverished community members generally took advantage of those loans/grants. The more you learn the more you need to learn.


I also thought they were a good thing, but then I discovered how banksters take advantage of these areas for social engineering and tax incentives.


If you haven’t seen Catherine Austin Fitts’ take on the Fed zones, you must. Antifa destroyed property there so the Fed could buy up the land cheaply!! Check out how coincidental that the cities that burned and looted were all Fed-cities 😳


yes, I’ve seen that CAF video. It’s an eye opener. I wish she wouldn’t use the term ‘Mr Globalist’, though. I know she’s being tactful, but we are way past ‘tactful’. We need to spell things out.


After Clinton visited in the early 90s something changed. One of the more obvious things that I noticed looked like the most hideous, fascist art work in downtown.


Here in Mississippi Cash is King as many retailers and gas stations give discounts for cash purchases. Unlike Illinois, where the residents preferred the convenience of the card, the people have a healthy distrust of government which keeps the cash flowing.


… same here in North
London… the Turkish supermarkets love cash…


I don’t know if I’ve every watched CNN w/o laughing – I’ve also never been to credit only places, only the other way around – scary that “no cash” is getting into mainstream conversation, ran into someone I knew who is not part of truther community and believes the MSM narrative (boosted, etc.) HE talked to me about – “hey, did you know they’re getting rid of cash” – scary. Why is the WWI memorial a pagan temple. All of what you mentioned is all over my blue city – what’s frightening is how they’re targeting every corner of the country and world – previously wholesome Middle America was one of their first targets, we can no longer think of it in the same way.


Reset” happening right before our eyes. And all you hear from globalist corporate media is crickets. It now seems obvious that the globalist plan is to bring the entire world to it’s knees. Next comes global digital currency. And of course another aspect of this is the petrol dollar which is being displaced by China, Russia, India etc. For the first time since WWII China and the Saudi’s are considering oil deals without the petrol dollar. THAT alone will decimate the US economy. No more “free” barrowing after which the bitter medicine will be administered and the US goes into a great depression.

I thought this might be of interest to you.
I’m thinking we need a Peaceful Revolution as the Global Oligarch are moving forward with the Great Reset: Where you will own nothing but will be happy. What a pantload.

https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/esg/603451/natural-asset-companies-nacs-a-new-tool-for-esg-investors

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/these-charts-show-russias-invasion-choking-world-natural-resources



Here is a post from another friend of mine:

Inflation in the Irish economy is expected to surge to 8.5 per cent or even higher in the coming months, a level not seen since the early 1980s

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Japan paying in Rubles is big news 👇👇👇 Historically a very big US$ holder and currently the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries is going to pay in Rubles.

“Japan is not going to withdraw from the joint Russian-Japanese Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project, as it is interested in continuing energy purchases within its framework,” said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

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Here is a post on the wall of a friend of mine:

Please pay attention to this… This is HB 3279 introducing a bill with the phrases PAYMENT TRACKING ECOSYSTEM AND CONVERTIBLE VIRTUAL CURRENCY. For those who already know what that means… It has begun!!!

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Germany: Grocery giant Aldi is raising prices on 400 products by up to 30% starting tomorrow and expects other discounters like Lidl, Edeka, and Rewe to follow suit.

MORE – According to information from the Funke Mediengruppe, Aldi expects food purchase prices to rise by 20 to 50 percent over the next few weeks.

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And a reply to this post:

 I noticed when I went 2eeeks ago, my bill was $135 ish. When I went a couple of days ago, most of the same stuff was just over $200. I have long counted on Aldi to help me economize. Thank you for the heads up.

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And another post from her:

Gas was shut off to Lativa and within 48 hours they will pay with ….

👉Latvia switches to ruble payments for gas, entering into a long-term contract with Gazprom until 2030.

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And yet another post from her:

At the moment, roughly 90 central banks – including the European Central Banks and the Federal Reserve – are either experimenting with, or are in varying stages of CBDC implementation. Moreover, these CBDC friendly central banks include all G20 economies. And together, represent more than 90 percent of global GDP.
👉 If you value financial privacy and the liberty to spend your money as you please, then the rapidly approaching rollout of CBDCs is a major red flag. Compulsory use of a CBDC, like a digital dollar for example, would give central planners complete oversight and control over your finances.
Countdown To US Government Default

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/countdown-us-government-default


And yet another post from her:

The social unrest is quickly spreading around the world… this time it is Peru… armed forces have been deployed…people have had enough of inflation killing their living standard…

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/peru-orders-curfew-capital-over-052220762.html


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

So when the price of food is skyrocketing but your salary doesn’t increase, what happens next? ~Asking for working families


And some replies to this post:

Freaking ground beef was $9.99 a pound this morning

and bacon was $6.99 a pound. It’s crazy


I do not know. I am in this particular predicament myself. Shit is so very hard.i just keep praying and believing that somehow God will provide is really all any of us can do at this point. Plus I am raising a special needs child so yea it is very difficult as I have had to rely on social security since I must stay with him full time.


You start investing in new (old) paradigms. You grow your own, you can and pickle and dehydrate and ferment, you trade your goods with others, you develop relationship with local farmers and cooperatively buy meat in bulk with other anti-establishnwnt folks.
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This timeline is rough…but it’s bringing us back to what’s truly important.


I recently learned that, during the depression of the 1930’s when 50% of the population was food secure, meaning they grew and raised their own food, that there was still a loss of 7million people due to starvation. Today less than 1% is food secure. A depression like that today would lead to a loss of life that is unfathomable. Then couple that with the fall out of the hokey pokey and you have a significant population reduction. Just like the WEF’ites have been drooling about for decades.


welp, I just got mail from the doh offering me amazon gift c ards for a long list of screenings and pokes. This is their answer.


Back to the simple life…grow a garden, can your own food, raise livestock. We have gotten too far away from this.


I understand. I grew up in the coalfields of WV. We grew up poor and learned how to live off the land. So many people today wouldn’t even know where to begin to take care of themselves, unfortunately including my 21 year old. 😐


Also, very true. Growing up in the UK both my grandparents had wonderful gardens and grew amazing fruits and veggies. My parents also grew veggies, berries and had a greenhouse full of tomatoes..but as time went by they pretty much turfed it over and grew flowers… Now many live in apartments and homes with virtually no garden at all, and those that do have strict HOA’s that don’t allow gardens or washing lines. Its insane.


living in an apartment I’m aware of what to do but unable to do it. 😕


it’s going to get a lot worse for USA now the petrodollar is being abandoned. goodbye ‘superpower’


And as we know it’s not just food it’s fuel to get around it’s also anything to maintain your home. We all knew this was coming we all talked about it we hate where things are going yet we all just go to work watch TV and go to bed


The insanity continues. Drs in Ca. even emergency care refusing to see patients. Gas in Ca as high as $8 per gal. No cost of living adjustments for seniors. Crime including abductions and rapes through the roof and criminals when caught let right out again. And, its all coming to yall. Seriously!


It’s all part of Global Elites plan. Keep wages low while increase in prices.
War in Ukraine with Russia is all part of their plan! Hike up gas prices more, sell more guns and bombs, create instability and civil unrest. They play both sides of the coin and profit and both ends just like Pharma- create the disease and give people the cure.


I remember this happening in the 70’s. Meals got smaller and had less meat as prices increased and budgets didn’t.


Obesity rates might drop.


Probably not since fake food is cheaper. It’s the real stuff that is the most expensive.


So when the disabled aren’t allowed over 2k in assets, bc they are in disability, but they paid into SSI their whole life.. then what are they to do when food is 78% of their check, or..Rx is 56% of check, and lodging is 205% of check.. you do the math🤨🙄


Im scared! Some of these answers are scary, some are completely unrealistic. And most of all I’m scared for my young adult children who can’t gain any independence with how things are. This will set back generations, I honestly know a shit ton of people who do not see it.
There’s more to this plan than meets the eye.
My mil is on social security, we will NOT be able to help her and the rest of my hubbies family is obvious!!!
You have to know the elderly can not plant and maintain gardens and getting a second job … are you kidding me! She’s 82!!
We will watch her starve! And so will anyone else who has elderly family left 😢😭


I work for a fire department and our union managed to get us a 2% raise, about $.60 per hour. I was told I was ungrateful for asking why we couldn’t push for 6% which is still well below the national inflation rate. So when the city, state, and federal gets “their portion” I will see about $.32 of that raise.


I just spent $30+ on no more than a handbasket of groceries. Mostly dairy and a $4+ dollar roll of breakfast sausage. 😡


Rations, grow a garden, learn to make food last…Increase bioavailability of food by sprouting or fermenting it (if possible).
Food shortages are predicted for this summer as fertilizer costs went up 3xes just this year. Supermarkets only have 3-5 days’ worth of food so do get to know your local farmers & join a CSA if you can.
Also use free food resources you are eligible for such as food banks, meals on wheels, local food pantries, etc.
Feed the people. Share food! 40% ends up in the landfill still…dumpster dive if you have to.
And if it really comes down to it people will steal especially in war conditions.


Prices this year in NZ ,where I am presently under country-arrest,have gone up 10-20%


are y’all still locked down???


No lockdowns in NZ just restrictions that have been eased as the PM’s popularity is declining. Today I am now able to use the libraries in NZ as a vax-free person. Unmasked as well as I have an exemption. Similar to Queensland in Australia. However the airlines here are still very much “no vax no fly”


This is by design. The government will Roll out the UBI and link it to ESG/social credit system.
Personally we have been working toward self sufficiency for 5+ years but especially in the last 2.


Ask someone who lived through the Great Depression. First I would start supporting local even if it costs more because it’ll be worth it in the end. Better than shopping at Walmart and sending more money to China further devaluing the dollar like people have done for the past two decades. If only people would have taken notice 20 years ago instead of choosing convenience and big screen TVs.



Here is a post on the wall of a friend of mine:

This just Happened 😬😑😱👎🏿💯
After June 30 2022
the European Council has amended resolution 2361 and no longer objects to compulsory vaccination.
As of July 1 2022 the EU has announced the legislation for the mandatory EU COVID 19 Certificates that deprive you of all freedoms if you do not have a QR covid certificate. If there is a majority of member states signing the legislation, compulsory vaccination will be introduced.
at the end of 2022/2023 there will be a digital currency.
The EU will impose a digital ID on every EU citizen. (The Dutch already have this and are already referring to the EU version on the digld.nl website)
All ATMs will be replaced by QR code ATMs in the near future, Belgium is already installing them full swing.
If these QR code machines are integrated, cash can no longer be withdrawn from banks and/or elsewhere.
The EU aims to make cash completely worthless within 18 months.
The EU resolution permanently deprives every person of their physical integrity.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/mandatory-vaccination-eu-just-went-through-under-radar/5776115

Document 👉🏼

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13375-Extension-of-EU-Digital-COVID-Certificate-Regulation_en


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Egypt’s urban inflation accelerates to 10.5% in March

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/egypts-urban-inflation-accelerates-105-march-2022-04-10


And another post from her:

Brace for another supply chain shock:

More than 90% of Shanghai truck capacity is out of service…. Limited truck access to Shanghai port terminals is causing shipping containers to pile up and slowing ship transfers .

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And yet another post from her:

Japan’s wholesale inflation stays near record on Uk-raine war, weak yen

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japans-wholesale-inflation-stays-near-record-ukraine-war-weak-yen-2022-04-12

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And yet another post from her:

The lockdowns damaged the economy in ways people are only now beginning to comprehend, with hundred of thousands of small businesses lost across the country. Not only that, but the establishment responded to the economic implosion they created by printing over $6 trillion in new money through the Fed in 2020 alone. This helicopter money or beta test for UBI (Universal Basic Income) has expedited a stagflationary disaster and helped to push prices on necessities to 40 year highs (the official number).
If the dollar was about to collapse due to inflation, oil would be one of the first early warning indicators. With the establishment blocking new oil production and hindering the most cost effective method for oil transport (pipelines), an engineered decline in supply becomes a very effective smokescreen for the death of the dollar. The crisis caused by the government and the Federal Reserve’s currency destruction could then be blamed on supply chain issues and climate “peril.” This is the reason why the establishment will not allow any future growth in US oil production. They cannot allow the public to realize the precarious position our currency is in.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/basic-solutions-our-economic-problems-establishment-elites-wont-allow


And yet another post from her:

[No grain in certain areas of Gatlinburg Tenn. reported by friends
Reported from a friend in South Georgia pizza parlors did not have flour to make dough.
Reported by a friend local Amish bulk food store owner told her suppliers are only growing half their usual amount this year, so she should expect rises in the price of oats. She told her she’s also considering filling her storehouse with flour as she’s concerned about the rising cost there too.]
State of Georgia governor has declared State of Emergency due to supply chain issues.

https://news.yahoo.com/gov-kemp-declares-state-emergency-144943656.html


Here’s a post from another friend of mine:

I’m at the laundromat and I just tried to check my card balance, but I got this shit so I need to check it elsewhere 🤦‍♀️

A paper receipt or just showing it on the screen wasn’t an option🤦‍♀️

seriously, I was not a happy camper ! I dropped some F-bombs and told the two men near me about it/that QR codes are going to be used for geofencing 🤦‍♀️

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And some replies to this post:

Social credit scores being tested now in Italy 🤷‍♀️

They’re implementing it everywhere. Apparently 87 countries are now in. 😕


If you sharpied that shit, you’re my hero ❤❤❤


I just did it for photo purposes 🤷‍♀️😂


So, you can’t use your debit card anymore without a cell phone. 🤯


I have been doing very well with watching my language lately, but this definitely made me drop like 3 f-bombs 🤦‍♀️😂


I don’t blame you one bit! They’re backing us into a corner with this.


what bologna is doing is different from the digital wallet though, or from digital ID, that most will be implementing soon 🤦‍♀️😔

One is a credit score without your wallet. Just points if you’re virtuous. The digital wallet is coming too. Of course the end game is to link everything.


I just didn’t know if they were further along in the game than other countries, like Ukraine with their new Diia system. It’s frightening how quickly they’re installing these systems.




Here is a post that was shared on the wall of a friend of mine:

Our rent is going up by $375, totaling $1,291. It’s ironic to me that to get into the apartment, we had to pass a credit check, provide three months of paystubs to prove that we made enough money to pay for our rent and provide a double deposit since we didn’t have renters history. Yet rent continues to go up and has increased almost $500 since we moved in in 2020 despite our income not being sufficient to afford this. But where else would we go?
It’s just ridiculous. Our generation can’t save for a house, pay cash for a car or get out of debt because they’re spending WAY more than 30% of their income on rent.
I don’t want to hear from anyone about people “not wanting to work.” We’re working just to survive.


And some replies to this post:

LMAooooo… I’m spending over 50% just on RENT.


Sucks I feel you !! I paid 850 now 1,150 shits crazy who is raising rent??! Because this ain’t live able


try almost 1800 every month


Literally… I work in a restaurant and serve tables and like to think I make good money but got my W-2 back (which is obviously claimed tips but majority of people pay w card now a days) and compared it to how much I spent on bills last year. What I spent on bills was over half of my W-2 and that doesn’t include groceries and personal care….

I also am in college…


Girl yes we paying 1700 plus sewer to landlord and just keeps going up it’s insane can’t afford to save to buy cause we paying more than a regular mortgage note and for 1700 in our area that’s cheap for what we have so we can’t just up and move 😞


If you’re paying $1290 for rent it’s time to get a house. You can probably even get a 30 year mortgage for less than $1100 and be paying for something that’s yours. If not, time to look for another apartment.


where I live the median house price is $500k. Also consider the fact that I’m 20 years old with hardly enough savings to buy a car.


houses are being sold to big companies instead of average buyers because they’re offering tens of thousands above asking and paying in cash. Both markets are trash.


That’s why every teacher I know has a side gig! Mine is Uber Eats delivery.


I had to give up my job as a CNA to go work at a place that paid better (and then I started my photography business). I knew plenty of nurses and CNAs who had second jobs. And several teachers. It’s so sad.


It’s everyone who wants a decent life! I mean, a 2.5% salary increase isn’t cutting it!!


one of my old high school teachers was a waitress on the side. Broke down in class telling us how things really are


😭😭😭😭I’m 33, and have almost completely thrown the possibility of ever owning a home out of the window. This is what capitalism looks like, whether anyone wants to admit it or not. If you can keep people impoverished enough that they can never own anything, you have a monopoly. It’s so unfair. In the next 4 years I’m returning to a life of simplicity. I can’t decide how expensive the rent will become, but I can choose not to rent at all. I will not contribute to this level of disparity.


When we moved into our one bedroom apartment in 2021, we were paying $837. We renewed our lease, and now pay $1200, not including the energy bill,internet, or renters insurance.


our neighbor is in a ONE bedroom and they are raising her rent from $870 to $1,100 not including utilities.
Ours went from $895 to $1,291.


In Connecticut our rent in my city used to be around $1000-1300 for a 3 bedroom, now it’s up to $1600 for a 1-2 bedroom and up to $2600 for a 3-4 bedroom. It’s ridiculous.


Yeah, my rent went up $689 dollars from a year ago, a basic 1 bedroom apartment for $1,789 a month in Oakland county. It’s absolutely revolting. I thought $1,100 was bad last year, I couldn’t believe it. Now I’m down to the wire and haven’t been able to find anywhere else, and getting into a house has proved even more difficult as the housing market is equally ridiculous. If I can afford $1,100 a month in rent for 14 months I should be able to qualify for a mortgage at $700-$1,000 a month in a starter house at least, but “lack of credit history” 😅
I see so many people in this same situation, it’s a crisis and disparity.


Mine went up from 1600 to 2100. It makes me sick

(For the record this was a one bedroom in the Phoenix area)


It is absolutely terrible it’s happening all over the US right now I’m in Oklahoma and cannot find a rental for less then $1500 to $1600 and they are not the nicest! Ugh and someone said it’s only gonna get worse ! Yet you don’t see any of our incomes going up!


My rent for a 2 bedroom apartment right now is 1625!!! 2 yrs ago apartments were not that expensive. I’ve noticed EVERYTHING is going up in prices. I barely even have time to spend with my children cause it’s work make dinner go to bed get up repeat


Corporations and Wall Street has been taking over housing since the last housing crisis. The goal is they want to own everything and keep you impoverished.


Currently paying $1,100 for a small 1 bed 1 bath, haven’t had a car in over 3 years, struggle to keep food, and now I had an emergency come up that I need 2500 by the end of the month and I’m pretty much screwed. American dream 😖😖😖


it’s sad that so many have to hustle 24/7 just to get by. The middle class is disappearing and poverty is spreading


Some people have been in the rat race for so long they’re literally defending this bullshit. I make 6 figures, own a 700k house, so I’m pretty well off and even I’m raising an eyebrow at the ridiculous amount of rent people have to pay, not to mention the cost of food, gas, and other basic necessities have gone up. It is NOT okay to spend 80% of your income on rent and the rest on food and gas. How will you buy your children clothes for school? How will you save up for emergencies? It’s even harder for dads who are on child support. This is literally oppression and even worse there are people who are defending it.


It’s also that fact a lot of landlords use the tenant’s rent money as disposable income, as if it’s employment income. When it’s not, it’s asset income and should be treated entirely differently and saved for the asset, or invested. The rent is going up because the landlords are paying their bills with tenants income lmao and that’s why they lose their minds and get pissed whenever something needs to be fixed, or there’s damages from wear and tear they refuse to fix until it’s a huge issue: because they don’t save their asset income from the rent they get. They spend it instead, foolishly. Those aren’t landlords, by the way, they’re called slumlords.


pretty sure that’s what ours does. All of us had been here 5+ years when he assured us the rent wouldn’t get raised when he brought in a management company. It went up almost $400 within months and the sniveling weasel won’t talk to us and refers us to the management company instead as if they did it without his knowledge. Tried to play the “higher property tax” card as if it isn’t a two-second search because it’s public information. Guess what? House was reappraised $16k LESS so his taxes actually went down! It’s 100% a money-grab because “everyone else is doing it!”


Same here I barely make it pay Check to pay Check sometimes and I live in 55 and older place that goes by income, they keep raising our rent, can’t work over our income guidelines to stay there or you get booted out but yet they won’t raise the maximum allowed to live there ever though they are raising the rent for the past 4 years


this is what kills me the most- people on disability/social security are not magically getting more and they are the MOST vulnerable people we need to have housing for. It’s cruel. That’s all there is to it.


I’m a single mother of three young girls, put myself through school got a career and now am working two jobs, and still isn’t enough to live. Last month I got an email saying my rent was going up again when my years lease renews, 3rd time since I moved in three years ago, to an email yesterday saying with no probable cause they are not renewing my lease. Only leaving me 4 months to find a new unit. I don’t understand ! 😕


Boy I work around the guys who work on the gas lines and the guys that come out and repair water mains at 3 am when they break and they can’t afford to live. I’m a utility locator for the water dept and its really sad that a lot of people in the trades can’t even live anymore. Housing investors greedy corporations and greedy landlords have absolutely ruined everything. All the neighborhoods in my area have become rental only 2400 plus apartments are like 1600 for 700 sq ft. Going up like absolute crazy


My rent has gone from 1150 to almost 1700 in Denver since 2019 and that’s still one of the cheaper 1 br around most are closer to 2k, most homes going for 600-700k+ and even crappy condos selling for 400k


You think thats bad?? Here in British Columbia Canada it costs anywhere from $1550-$1850 for a 2 bed 1 bath….


try San Francisco California avg 1 bed is 4000


I’m sorry that that is expensive for you and I hope you get access to more affordable housing. Right down the street from me we have rentals going for 1,700USD a studio! And we aren’t even in that safe/convenient of an area 😂


When my husband and I got married (2018) average rent for a one bedroom was $1,500 ( that is very do-able for us) since then the average for one bedrooms in our town are $2,500. We decided to stay in our teeny tiny apartment cause it’s only gone up $175. We absolutely can not buy a house those average $1-10mil. It’s awful. We are looking at leaving but wherever we look it’s “don’t more here too many people are moving here” but that’s not fair everyone gets to move to Southern California and I can’t say that to them?


$1,291 isn’t that bad when you compare it to the starting rent here in Boston just for a studio which is $1,900-$2,100 and may I remind you it just for a studio my rent went up too but at least it’s not market rent that’s close to 2k. Yes it sucks but I’m your case it’s not all that bad if you think about it and yes in todays day in age we work paycheck per paycheck sucks I get it


My brother has a degree in computer science, is working as a junior software developer and is being driven out of the state (Arizona, not even a nice state) due to out of control rent prices.


my aunt makes $14.50 an hour having gone to school for a trade that’s higoy sought after and still has to get help from the government. She lives in Alabama btw. I moved to Arizona for more money and in the 2 years I’ve been here rent has sky rocketed to the point where I have to look into getting two jobs just to support myself in my own.


Corporations buying out family houses, and turning them in rentals since covid is a big part of this My rent was $750 prior to covid, and the same place is now is over $1200, not even near the city limits


Seriously, it’s insane!!! Our daughter moved to Austin last year and it took an act of congress to get her qualified without rental history. We didn’t even make enough money to qualify to co-sign for her because we had to make 7x her rent… which was $1,520 at the time. It is now $1,720 for a one bedroom. Rent is outrageous!!!!


Our rent went up, we used to pay 1230 then 1580 and now 1980 all in the span of 1 and a half years 😭😭😭😭 tiny 2 bedroom apartment. Me and my husband work full time jobs and side jobs. My kids are being raised by after school care programs. Can’t be a stay at home mom because we cant survive on one income anymore. Don’t qualify for any government assistance, 1000 a month for health insurance, Grocery bill has gone up, literally everything. What’s the secret? Someone let me in on it 😅😅


my rent is 48.657% of my monthly income and thats NOT including electricity, water, groceries, trash pickup…

exactly. i have two jobs. and NOT including my car note, insurance payment, phone bill, GAS PRICES🙄😭


Just commented other places too, but just so everyone can be as angry as I am I’m sharing here too.
I literally just got a raise to 60,000 a year. Out of the 5,000 I’m supposed to get a month, I see about 3400 of it after taxes.
My rent is 1649 for the two bedroom we have. I was literally excited about my raise because I finally was able to only have to use 50% of my pay to pay for rent.
It took me becoming a manager of an entire warehouse to be able to only have to pay 50% of my paycheck to living


My rent is renewing from $1274 to $1550 (their original quote $1678) meanwhile my salary increased .66 cents an hour. There is no ceiling percentage to which they can raise it, I live in North Carolina. I have spent hours crying and numbers crunching to come to the conclusion I’ll be left with near to nothing to save. People say “just move to a less expensive place.” That’s easy to say when it’s not your money. Moving is EXPENSIVE. Properties want first, last, security deposit and any other fees they can tie in. I attempted to ask for a long lease term at a lower rate and I was told rate remains the same regardless of duration.



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Reported by Fun 107, several theme parks in the northeastern part of the United States will be going cashless. Fenway Park in Boston recently announced that it would be heading to a cashless experience and this has prompted many other area theme parks and venues to do the same.
Multiple Major Theme Parks Will No Longer Accept Cash, Disney Pushes For Electronic Payments


And a post from another friend of mine:

The giant investment companies like BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street are well likened to giant vampire squid that suck the lifeblood from their prey. Available private property for purchase is vanishing from the American landscape because it is being purchased and turned into permanent rentals. ⁃ TN Editor


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm-oil exporter, is facing a shortage of cooking oil — and it’s going to affect the price of everything from cheese to candy bars

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/indonesia-worlds-biggest-palm-oil-094628282.html


And another post from her:

A friend sent me this photo and told me the same bag of corn cost $7.00 last year , she also told me the salesperson told her she better purchase what she needs now because they have no idea if they will get anymore – there is a shortage .

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And another post from her:

CBS: Americans face the “worst inflation in decades” with grocery prices already “up 10% in March” from a year ago.

“[Bread] prices could rise another 35% in the months ahead.”

The overall cost of groceries is rising — and one industry leader says bread prices could rise 35% in the months ahead, due, in part, to the war in Ukraine: “The most vulnerable in our society are going to feel that more than anybody else.”

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Here is yet another post from her:

More people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat every day as food prices rise, according to research by charity the Food Foundation.
Around one in seven adults live in homes where people have skipped meals, reduced meal sizes or gone hungry, an online survey suggested.
Food has become more expensive as producers push their rising energy costs on to consumers.
Prices are rising by 7% a year in the UK – the highest rate for 30 years.
The Bank of England has warned inflation might reach 10% within months, as the rising prices of fuel and food put pressure on household budgets.
Cost of living: More Britons say they skip meals or go hungry

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cost-living-more-britons-skip-230256923.html


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