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Old 09-07-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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We can't just take numbers and take them to mean x, y and z stictly on face value. We have to look at the driving factors behind those numbers.
Excellent post Wild. The key thing is "what is the driving factors behind the numbers". I think this is a BIG, BIG problem in that folks see the numbers but not what goes into making those numbers.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: America
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Excellent post Wild. The key thing is "what is the driving factors behind the numbers". I think this is a BIG, BIG problem in that folks see the numbers but not what goes into making those numbers.
speaking of numbers did you hear waht the governor of New York State said? some really scare ish! If NYC faulters (wall street) then we are in for some deep doo doo. *shrugs* well what can you do? Prepare mentally, physically and financially I guess.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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dunno, but maybe otherwise unemployed?

Might be a clever (if not smart) thing to do with your last say $5000 to $10000 of credit left on your credit cards if you are going under? Go gamble it on long, high return odds?

The house average means that on average you should get a portion of your money back as cash (which is a handy thing if you are going under). Since you will probably not win big, dump the whole mess into bankruptcy.

On the other hand, if you do win big -- it solves all your problems.

Again, not saying that would be a smart thing to do, but it would tend to match much of America's present mindset.

hmmm, Looking back at that scheme -- I think I could be one of George Bush's Top Economic Planners.
people might read your post and think it's funny. i certainly thought it was. the sad thing is that if you wanted to sum up dubya's economic policy it would be spot on!
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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people might read your post and think it's funny. i certainly thought it was. the sad thing is that if you wanted to sum up dubya's economic policy it would be spot on!
It was pretty much the Iraq Home-Invasion-Robbery scam Cheney cooked up.

They thought it would not matter if they sunk some Trillion (of OUR money) into the game IF they walked away with 75% (or more) of the Oil. That is what the Oil Laws (now re-dubbed the Hydro-Carbon Laws) that the Iraqis will not approve are all about -- turning 75% or more of the Oil Wealth over to US and British Corporations.

Looks like the US/British KillCo, Inc. might have lost the bet -- but the House (Halliburton, Lockheed, and the rest the MIC) always wins.

Hope you do not mind picking up the tab?

And oh, please remember to mop up the blood and tip the troops for their service.

Sick World. Sick People.
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