Chicago is a different animal than CA. The city cops, while corrupt, do their best in trying to go after crime. Eventually they will find you and get you. It's just that there are a lot of no go zones where criminals run around with AK-47s. Furthermore, usually crime is committed for some purpose (tagging territory, stealing stuff, killing rival gang members.) CA just seems to be descending into anarchy.
Burning trashcans is the hallmark of Antifa, it is probably like tagging for them. Destruction of public property is their favourite pastime.
I dunno. Just seems like criminal negligence more than actual malice, after they put out the fire they saw a cigarette in there so it was probably just some brain-dead nig-nog who tossed his cog in there.>>138490
I would put on my AnCap Fedora[TM] and tell you that that's not necessarily the nature of a society without ruleRs so much as one without any enforced rules to speak of, but frankly with all the ancoms running around here sometimes, I think maybe you're right. Either way SoCal's not exactly a paradise of order and high social trust, with all these shop owners just sitting by while their trash gets routed through, set on fire, etc.
Get the hell out of California, anon.
I have a car but I'm stupidly poor. Only job is housekeeping, not much else has presented itself. I've taken my ASVAB test and if I can deal with the four years, I could become hugely qualified for most jobs by going into the navy as a nuclear propulsion guy. But till the recruiters stop running me in circles, I'm stuck in debt barely paying rent and car insurance.
It is probably just that, but still more fun blaming Antifa terrorists.>>138500
Sorry to hear, I wish I had tips to give you. Hope you find a good job or vocation that you enjoy.
If things don't work out there move to any state in the Midwest that is not Illinois. There is an actual labor shortage here they will probably try to fill with migrants. Beat them to it. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-midwest-labor-shortage-20170621-story.html
Best of luck getting in. Hopefully WWIII doesn't break out while you're in the Navy and you'll be stuck on a sub without a country left.
Thanks for the kind words. Hoping the same here, definitely picking carriers over subs. The only issue is that I've been forced to wait for 4 months for the guys to clear me on medical-hold over something minor. Been totally cleared for about 3 months but they still won't go forward because I triggered an extra medical background check. It's definitely frustrating but at least I lost fifteen pounds since then.
Thanks for the advice. I've got a lot of family in Cali sadly. I could go Cascadian too I hear, lots of chatter about huwite advocates and civil war/secession preppers there. Just scary thinking about leaving my home state of 20 years on the potentially vain hope of a secure life.
You sound almost exactly like me anon except I am +7 years to your age. As I grew older I watched this place go from mostly sensible to chaotic, unAmerican, nonsense. Hardly anybody here actually cares about America, its history and culture. This place often makes me feel completely hopeless but as you do I have a lot of family here and have for awhile, even had a relative die in the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake. I face the same prospects as you, either leave behind my entire family for a chance of success and happiness elsewhere or stay here and live a life of borderline or even outright poverty and misery. My advice to you would be to join the Navy, get marketable skills and make a better life for yourself. I toyed with the idea of joining the military in my early twenties but ultimately didn't because my long term gf at the time said she would leave me. Welp she left me anyways. If I had done 4 years I would be out by now, far more financially stable and going to college for free, with hopefully already marketable skills. Learn from my mistakes anon and strive for better for yourself.
Sorry for bump. If the pic related event is true why was he using a fire extinguisher. A noncholant response would be a kettle of water.
I used to have to put out bin fires all the time where I worked. We never bothered with a fire extinguisher because once used needs replacing. We used the water from the kettle.
Sometimes I would just let it burn itself out.
Do whatever it takes to make your life better. Trust me, a potential happy life is better than a guaranteed miserable one. I'm not saying this because I'm a 40-something sadsack, I'm saying it because I'm 23 and I haven't been abused by my parents in years. Leaving them was a great idea, because now, I can live a happy life.
A word of warning about joining the military especially a US one. At first when you have zero skill, zero experience and no wife/children to look after. You wil be treated as a slave. You could quite easily having some very horrible times to work through before you get any respect.
If you do not have the stamina to put up with that expect to be fucked in the head quite quickly. Definitely avoid any Japanese bases. The standard soldier at those bases has zero freedom. If you end up in Okinawa expect to be on shut down for long periods especially if one of your fellows decices to go raping/killing or just drink driving.
I very much suspect tha bad behaviour of those is a consequnce of the tight control they are under on base and the hatread that get from the locals.
Most definitely you would have a someone shorter but happier life fighting in the middle east that any Asian base. Plus if it comes to a ground war in North Korea you will be no match to those fanatics.
Oh poo-bah. I'm on Oki right now. I can't speak for Navy, but Air Force is comfy once you hit SrA (E-4). Or at least, it gets bearable if you are overseas.
But you are probably a true nip that hates on Marines, and I can understand that. We get protests all the time here. They are nice Japanese protests though, so nothing like California or Ferguson. I definitely love the people in Japan.
OP returning after leaving the thread alone for 10 days. After the bombing I literally haven't left the house except to clean. My recruiter hasn't called me since he snubbed me about 9 days ago; I thought about a different recruiter but then the bombing of Syria just left me realizing how deep the rabbit hole is.
I don't know what I'm doing.
I should have blown my brains out a year ago.
Shit's fucked dude, bodies laying in the street, gunfire, explosions, fires and rubbled houses. Detroit is fucked up.
>>142072>expecting one recruiter to pick you up
It usually takes a couple dozen enquiries to different recruiters to get one job acceptance. Get moving.
And yes, it's worth getting a job, even a low-paying one that is below your skill level. You'll feel better putting your hours into something productive. In your spare time prepare for the DotR working out and practicing martial arts so you can defend yourself at least.
If you love our civilization you'll work to save it. Remember how Mr. H was doing for years in Vienna, and he didn't even have an internet board to complain to.
Be the change you want to see in the world anon.
>>142145>implying he was my first recruiter>implying I wasn't searching and talking to other people before I thought of going into the navy
He was like the fourth recruiter for the navy I talked to at the only navy office for about 50 miles. I'm not talking about job applications in general, I'm talking about a single job path. I've talked to everyone at my local office, and before I was pursuing military I was looking for anything. Retail, repairs, shop, testing, manufacturing, maintenance…everything except McDonald's I've applied for.
who is paying for all these fire extinguishers and making sure they are up to code?
Adding to this since today was so shit.
>a week passes without any cleans
>first job is a homebrew vacation rental
>probably a $400k+ house, got 1500 sqft and some nice stuff plus four bedrooms
>drive into driveway, see the home's paint job: spots of darker yellow over the gold paint due to scratches and dings being badly painted over
>start cleaning kitchen with fridge, shelves don't have the bars so the tenants got some red masking tape to make some out of
>bathroom medicine cabinet door is off the slider, just dangling inside the cabinet and nearly fallsout when wiping
>weed crumbs on dresser, smells horrible
>residents refuse to leave an hour after we arrive, so we leave to another job and come back two hours later
>finally access bedroom, and back bathroom is literally lined with hair like a girl shaved her head
>look in shower/bath stall, see pic related
>other bath has the same but with black construction paper
All this in a nice, suburban looking neighborhood…fuck man.
Ignore the sideways orientation. I have no clue why but my camera has this issue a lot and it doesn't show in my gallery until I post it online.
But yeah fuck southern California.
If you dont find anything go or the navy job man. Its gay but you will be forced to make memories with some quality people and it will set you up better than house keeping.