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Old 01-03-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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My prediction. More media bias/propaganda. But people will turn to the internet for the truth. Hopefully MSM media influence will continue to decline.
People on internet forums such as this are FAR more pessimistic than the average American. Also, if the advice of net junkies was taken by the general public, Ron Paul would be our President now. While the MSM isn't perfect, I do trust it more than college students on an internet forum that are really just speculating.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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..... While the MSM isn't perfect, I do trust it more than college students on an internet forum that are really just speculating.
You'll probably learn better than to trust the MSM within half a year if I'm not mistaken, I think most intelligent people will.

If not, then within a few years of graduating and getting out into the real world.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:50 AM
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Location: Los Angeles
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Is this considered a good news?
U.S. could be facing debt 'time bomb' - Washington Post- msnbc.com
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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People on internet forums such as this are FAR more pessimistic than the average American. Also, if the advice of net junkies was taken by the general public, Ron Paul would be our President now. While the MSM isn't perfect, I do trust it more than college students on an internet forum that are really just speculating.


first off, i don't consider myself to be pessimistic. i think we're in for a badly needed correction and reality check. i am quite happy that housing is coming down because now i can afford to own without being imprisoned by a mortgage.
secondly, many of the so called 'doomers' i consider to be people who are grounded and have realistic points of view. in addition these people tend to be better informed than the average american
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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I feel optimistic about 2009.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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People on internet forums such as this are FAR more pessimistic than the average American. Also, if the advice of net junkies was taken by the general public, Ron Paul would be our President now. While the MSM isn't perfect, I do trust it more than college students on an internet forum that are really just speculating.
YES!!!!!

I thought I was the only one who understood this....thanks for stating.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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I think the "average American" is oblivious.

Case in point: A guy down the street just listed his house for sale for a price that would have been optimistic in 2005!

Has be not heard that the housing bubble has burst? I'm surprised the Realtor even took the listing....
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Oblivious is a good word for it, car54.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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People on internet forums such as this are FAR more pessimistic than the average American. Also, if the advice of net junkies was taken by the general public, Ron Paul would be our President now. While the MSM isn't perfect, I do trust it more than college students on an internet forum that are really just speculating.
But the fact that is escaping you is that Ron Paul, the "net junkies", and the "college students on the internet forums" predicted this meltdown a year ago. People have been blowing them off for a year and it happened anyway, just like they said it would. Did MSNBC warn of this over and over again for the past year? Personally, I am hoping we break this deflationary spiral but I will not discount someone's opinion if they think we wont. Especially if that person has been right about our economic outlook thus far when the mainstream has been wrong.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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I think he was referring to all the nonsense that occurred AFTER the 9/11 attacks, not the attacks themselves. We even attacked a country that had nothing whatever to do with it.

PS: I was at my desk in the Pentagon at 9:38 am on Sept 11, 2001. I lost several close friends. I still don't buy a lot of the rhetoric that was spewed afterwards...
Exactly. A huge spike in fear.

Funny how the real fear ended, around 2003, 04. Then we had the faux Iraq fear (WMD's and mushroom clouds). Then the fear continued to linger. It's like the torch got passed to the fear over the economy. ATM's are going to seize up. The consumer world as we know it is going to end.

And about the net junkies/college students online being obsessed with Ron Paul. They predicted all this a few years ago, while the MSM was busy with Anna Nicole Smith, Angelina Jolie, "Missing White Women" (Lacy Peterson). MSM has been far behind the curve.
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