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    Thread: Subprime Meltdown, the US Housing Market & the Direction of the US Economy in 2009 and 2010

    1. 01-14-2010 11:09 PM #5551
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...lated
      "...and Pray!"

      Rest In Peace Mr. Carlin! I sure do miss hearing your wisdom.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1lZMTCqf8



      Modified by nezraM at 8:13 PM 1-14-2010

    2. 01-14-2010 11:26 PM #5552

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      01-15-2010 09:38 AM #5553
      CPI up less than forecast. Oh where, oh where is the hyperinflation?
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    4. 01-15-2010 10:27 AM #5554
      ok Guys I am about to print my own currency.
      But I promise you, I won't print it gazillions of it like Fed does. It will be backed by my Gold, Silver and Hard Assets including realestates that are paid for and yields monthly positive cash flows.
      http://www.smartmoney.com/spen...money/

    5. 01-15-2010 11:08 AM #5555
      Do we as a Nation have a right to know where our tax money went to?
      ABSOLUTELY!
      But FED, Private Banking Cartel, don't think so. Why do you think that is?
      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...oTmYc

    6. 01-15-2010 11:25 AM #5556
      http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-...ccode=
      Have a nice weekend everyone!

    7. 01-15-2010 12:19 PM #5557
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      CPI up less than forecast. Oh where, oh where is the hyperinflation?

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201...onomy
      American families were squeezed last year as their inflation-adjusted weekly wages fell 1.6 percent — the sharpest drop since 1990 — well below the 2.7 percent consumer inflation rate.

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      01-15-2010 02:01 PM #5558
      Declining wages is example of a deflationary pressure... its exactly the thing the Fed is trying to combat.
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    9. 01-15-2010 02:07 PM #5559
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Declining wages is example of a deflationary pressure... its exactly the thing the Fed is trying to combat.

      Apparently they are doing a horrendous job. Are they incompetent or criminal?

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      01-15-2010 02:12 PM #5560
      A little of both it seems.
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      01-15-2010 02:43 PM #5561
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Declining wages is example of a deflationary pressure... its exactly the thing the Fed is trying to combat.

      Is it really news that no one got a raise last year? It's a symptom of how individual companies were hit by the business climate.

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      01-15-2010 02:55 PM #5562
      On top of that you have:
      1.) Reduced hours (forced)
      2.) Pay Cuts (forced)
      ...both symptoms of a really bad economy.
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      01-15-2010 02:56 PM #5563
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Declining wages is example of a deflationary pressure... its exactly the thing the Fed is trying to combat.

      Exactly. I don't think anyone's shocked at numbers showing wages declined last year.

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      01-15-2010 03:14 PM #5564
      Mine went up .... suckas
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      01-15-2010 03:56 PM #5565
      Quote, originally posted by SAPJetta »
      Mine went up .... suckas


      Yeah but a few % of nearly nothing doesn't amount to much.
      I actually got a 3% raise last year. Shocked me a little to be honest. I wasn't expecting anything at all.
      Of course, my overall wages were still down by about 10% because of no OT, and a coupe of weeks off with no pay when we got really slow.

    16. 01-15-2010 04:07 PM #5566
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Declining wages is example of a deflationary pressure... its exactly the thing the Fed is trying to combat.

      As a student of last Depression, Bernenke will continue to pump liquidity into the market. Thus the talk about wd a trillions out of the economy at this point is just that "TALK" and I do not see Fed's solution other than "INFLATING" dollar to the point of Oblivion....
      The result.....Deflation or Inflation? ofcourse you all know what I would say.

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      01-15-2010 04:08 PM #5567
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      On top of that you have:
      1.) Reduced hours (forced)
      2.) Pay Cuts (forced)
      ...both symptoms of a really bad economy.

      Don't forget to add these:
      3.) No more company matched contributions to your 401k
      4.) Benefits for retirees have been slashed
      5.) Consolidation of branches
      6.) Elimination of even more jobs
      Kinda happy my division was sold yesterday [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    18. 01-15-2010 10:29 PM #5568
      Soros speaks. In translation = "US Dollar is done"
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKwViLfftmQ



      Modified by nezraM at 8:02 PM 1-15-2010

    19. 01-18-2010 09:09 PM #5569
      Tic Toc Tic Toc Tic Toc...
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      01-19-2010 09:55 AM #5570
      Kraft/Casbury finally happens for 19.7bil
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      01-19-2010 11:09 AM #5571
      Watching the special election closely today.
      A Brown win could spell joy for investors and traders as it will create some political gridlock and probably lead to less legislation while the government officials argue with each other.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      01-19-2010 12:48 PM #5572
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Kraft/Casbury finally happens for 19.7bil

      I saw that today. Took some time but it finally happened.
      "I don’t want the company to be driven by numbers. I want it to be driven by making better cars and contributing to society. That will turn into profit, which we can use to develop better cars. That should be the cycle, and that will, as a result, build a company with a strong foundation."
      -Akio Toyoda

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      01-19-2010 04:21 PM #5573
      For those of you who denounce the strength of the US dollar, while trumpeting the strength of the Euro
      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...lmF7s
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      01-19-2010 04:43 PM #5574
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      For those of you who denounce the strength of the US dollar, while trumpeting the strength of the Euro
      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...lmF7s

      So if all the major currencies decline at the same time.....does it really matter?

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      01-19-2010 06:39 PM #5575
      So, Greece is to the EU as California is to the United States?

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