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Old 10-13-2010, 12:52 AM
 
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There are generally two kinds of people in life; the people who believe there is a such thing as a successful big government that does not seek to control everyone it can and the people who know there is something of a higher order than all governments rendering them merely a choice. Ironically, the higher your education the less likely it is you believe the latter and the more likely you believe in successful social engineering and controls. Free Choice is not something intellectuals can quantify and this irritates them as much as it does their modeling and engineering attempts. Organic truth surpasses engineered truth - the history of our species exemplifies this. This obviousness will never cease all attempts to control nature. If you believe you do not need to protect your liberty in every decision you make, you have already lost it.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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I think they are a different breed.

Jimhcom is obsessively negative but he does explain his opinions and is capable of debating the reasons for his conclusions. I might disagree with him a lot but can at least respect someone who can engage in reasonable discourse.

Tightwad (and lasvegasdrunk) are just link pasters, I could probably write a program to automate their role here on CityData quite easily.
23 Doomsayers Who Say We're Heading Toward Depression In 2011

23 Doomsayers Who Say We're Heading Toward Depression In 2011

"As inconceivable as that may seem to a lot of people, the truth is that top economists and governmental authorities all over the globe say that the economic warning signs are there and that we need to start paying attention to them...."

#21) Kevin Giddis, Managing Director of Fixed Income at Morgan Keegan:
"There is big money making big bets that at a minimum we'll have a recession if not a depression that could last for years."

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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Hah hah what a dumbass misleading title for an article, they have a bunch of quotes that from the ones I paged thru not one even mentions a depression in 2011.

Check out the one they have from Merckel:
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The current crisis facing the euro is the biggest test Europe has faced for decades, even since the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957.
Clearly a prediction of coming Depression.

The quote from an advisor in an article recommending gold:
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"The crisis in Greece is going to spread to Spain and it’s going to be very difficult to deal with. They are bailing out debt with more debt and it isn’t sustainable. It’s a wonderful scenario for gold."
Yup! Sounds like a prediction of heading towards a Depression in 2011 to me.

Here is a larger slice of the quote from Kevin Giddis that you only got carefully selected part of:
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"There is big money making big bets that at a minimum we we'll have a recession if not a depression that could last for years," said Kevin Giddis, managing director of fixed income at Morgan Keegan. "It's a scary scenario to subscribe to, but that's the current one being batted around." It's not a theory that Giddis agrees with; he believes the U.S. economic recovery is strong enough to withstand any problems with Greek debt and the euro.
From doomsayer depression predictor #14, Zillow:
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Anyone expecting a robust rebound in the housing market ... will be sorely disappointed.
Does anyone in that article even utter the word Depression at all?
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