The Littlest Victims
Most of the evictions may have been the results of drug and alcohol abuse. But has it ever occurred to these so-called businessmen that there’s a little-spoken-of aspect of all drug and alcohol use that, like war, can be best described as collateral damage? “Children” and others in these homes get swept up like tsunami debris in all the chaos and mayhem. What kind of sick bastard could love the misery imposed upon these helpless and innocent souls?
There’s not a child or family alive on the face of the earth that deserves to be scorned and debased because of the ills, evils, and irresponsibility of the parent(s) using drugs or alcohol. Granted, these men have to make an honest day’s wage, but it says a lot about the emotional state of people when they derive a state of ecstasy from it—it’s creepy. Kind of like picturing a caretaker break dancing across the funeral home floor every time he hears of a fatal fire or car crash.
I’m OK, You’re 401 O(k)
Sorry to hear about your experience with your 401(k) (Mr. Wrong, March 16). Obviously someone didn’t advise you correctly on choices available.
If you want to be conservative, your plan should offer some options like money markets, or guaranteed growth, or income funds. The returns aren’t as great—less than 4 percent—but that’s obviously much better than (-).
I’ll admit that my 401(k) took a dive in early 2000, but overall I have yielded in the 20 percent range. Some do better, others worse obviously.
Anyway, good luck and don’t get frustrated. The S&P has outperformed any other investment long term.
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