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"Recovery not as strong as previously thought": Yahoo!

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image31
    fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091222/ap_ … us_economy

    We knew this all along, considering the fact that the economy is still shedding jobs and in a consumer-driven economy, this is bad news.

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Big surprise here!

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Really?! yikes

  4. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Hi, Misha! Like the new avatar.

  5. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Hi Habee, thanks! Like yours, too smile

  6. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    You know it really p*ssEz me off!  The hype by our governments trying to create a 'self-fulfilling' phrophesy - if they say we are doing well, then we might spend!  Thereby kickstarting the economy.  Liars!... kidding us that all is good and fine in our world - all spin and propaganda.  They think the common person are stupid!  They must think we ACTUALLY believe them!

    I have no respect for the Establishment.  They are people that don't have a clue what it is to go through life in a state education system, worry about how the next bill will get paid and struggle.  Oh no... most of them have had it EASY!  Private education with the other priveledged kids - having a lovely easy start to life as their University friends give them a helping hand up the leg to success!

    THEY MAKE ME SICK!  To HELL with em... all of them!  Let Karma get them and let them know the meaning of living a life frugally not by choice but BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO!

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    thats in macroeconomics, the bigger picture, when will it trickle down to  the households and individuals? that is the question......

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Only after those in positions of power get their fill from the piggy trough...any left overs might filter our way... if we are lucky and we do a bit of grovel grovel... licky licky!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Okay, once again: For all of those of us out there still out of work, this comes as no wonderful news.

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I feel sorry for the establishment.. they dont know where their next 30 million is coming from!!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmm, interesting graphic; remind me not to get on your bad side. lol

        1. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Dont worry BB, it isnt those in power that are being hammered... IT IS US!

          They lose our money... then we are the bu99ers that have to pay AGAIN for their mistakes!  Cos they have to keep their profits - they cant POSSIBLY go without... oh no.. the likes of their forefathers survived the 1930s depression.. dont think that they will go without!

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, they could throw themselves out windows like their rich grandparents did. big_smile

            1. shazwellyn profile image83
              shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well... I wouldnt want anyone to die for it... just a little lesson in suffering will do.  They might actually learn how most normal people live.

              Pulp did a song called common people...

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQdTcvrcjsM

              She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge
              She studied sculpture at St. Martin's college
              That's where I
              Caught her eye
              She told me that her Dad was loaded
              I said "In that case I'll have rum and coca-cola."
              She said "Fine,"
              And then in thirty seconds time, she said -
              "I wanna live like common people,
              I wanna do whatever common people do,
              I wanna sleep with common people,
              I wanna sleep with common people like you."
              Well what else could I do?
              I said "I'll see what I can do."

              I took her to a supermarket
              I don't know why, but I had to start it somewhere
              So it started there
              I said "Pretend you've got no money."
              But she just laughed an said "Oh you're so funny."
              I said "Yeah?
              Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here.
              Are you sure you want to live like common people,
              you want to see whatever common people see,
              you want to sleep with common people,
              you want to sleep with common people like me?"
              But she didn't understand
              She just smiled and held my hand

              Rent a flat above a shop
              Cut your hair and get a job
              Smoke some fags and play some pool
              Pretend you never went to school
              But still you'll never get it right
              'Cos when you're laid in bed at night
              Watching roaches climb the wall
              If you called your Dad he could stop it all
              Yeah
              You'll never live like common people,
              You'll never do whatever common people do,
              You'll never fail like common people,
              You'll never watch your life slide out of view,
              And then dance, and drink, and screw
              Because there's nothing else to do

              Sing along with the common people
              Sing along and it might just get you through
              Laugh along with the common people
              Laugh along even though they're laughing at you
              And the stupid things that you do
              Because you think that poor is cool

              Like a dog lying in a corner
              They will bite and never warn you
              Look out
              They'll tear your insides out
              'Cos everybody hates a tourist
              Especially one who thinks it's
              All such a laugh
              Yeah, and the chIp stain's grease will come out in the bath
              You will never understand
              How it feels to live your life
              With no meaning or control
              And with nowhere else to go
              You are amazed that they exist
              And they burn so bright whilst you can only wonder why

              Rent a flat above a shop
              Cut your hair and get a job
              Smoke some fags and play some pool
              Pretend you never went to school
              But still you'll never get it right
              `Cos when you're laid in bed at night
              Watching roaches climb the wall
              If you called your Dad he could stop it all
              You'll never live like common people
              You'll never do what common people do
              You'll never fail like common people
              You'll never watch your life slide out of view
              And then dance, and drink, and screw
              Because there's nothing else to do

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago
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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cute big_smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Naked male appliance store big_smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Well, I'm still for the jumping out the window thing. lol

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am just fed up with being manipulated and lied to by a bunch of inadequate morots.  Gordon Brown hasnt even been elected!!  Magabe at least gave the people an election (ok.. that was rigged, but that is not the point!), we have a moron for which the people havent even voted in or given the chance!  And we namby pamby people just... ACCEPT IT!  What does that say about us?!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's time for a Revolution?

        1. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The world needs a shake up and people that have the heart of the people as a centre focus, not what they can get from the heart of the people.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    The next 'step' in our evolution is within our grasp and the Governments and Big Businesses don't want that. Listen to me, I sound like Cagsil! lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nah... we are all to namby pamby scared to stand up to em.  Ive tried but one person cant do it on their own.  It takes a population.  WE HAVE NO LIBERTY OR FREEDOM but everyone is too wrapped up in their own problems and pace of life to fight it or even know it.

      Joe Strummer of the clash said 'I fought the law, but the law won!'... he was right!

      Our kids are kept under control.. their behaviour is batted down because they take all their anger out on the video games, so adolescent anger is disapaited.  Our youth help society add diversity, whether it is deemed correct or not!  Remember CND, the punks in the 70s?  Now the youth cant be asked with all that rebellion.  They take that out on gaming.  Of course governments are happy with this!  Cos that is a section of population controlled.

      Then you get us... bogged down with mortgages, in debt and trying to pay our bills.  We are too effing busy to protest!

      Our older people are too knackered to be bothered.

      This equals total control on our society!

      Do you agree?

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately, you are correct. That reply somehow seems too short in response to your statement. big_smile

  13. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 7 years ago

    The dollar is dying,the only reason the US got "propped up" was by printing money (gee don't we all wish we had one of those nifty presses in the garage,eh?) Gold is skyrocketing because wise investors know that precious metals will be the only thing of value when the dollar falls. One world currency on it's way. Economic collapse like the Great Depression is coming. Sad days ahead. Hard and sad but we can make it through this!!!

  14. shazz01109 profile image77
    shazz01109posted 7 years ago

    The federal government needs to stop with the damn spending!  They need to start 'tightening the belt' and 'make sacrifices' just as the States and families are doing.  Why can't the President and Congress do the same?

  15. MikeNV profile image71
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    The Federal Reserve is throwing money around at record rates with complete autonomy.

    What is going on right now is a plan to eliminate the American Dollar in favor of a North American currency followed by a World Currency.

    The money doesn't matter, the ownership of assets is what matters, and the bankers have the deed to Americas Assets.

    The "Recovery" is a guise.  The math is pretty simple at this point.  Debt is already at levels so high it can not ever be repaid.

    But assets and ownership of assets is what matters.  The currency is worth nothing... it's just paper and not much of that.  Most currency is just numbers on computer screens.

    So the currency becomes devalued to the point where it is literally worth nothing more than the paper or computer screens it resides on.

    Then the Invisible Government tells the Federal Government how they want the New Currency to be distributed.

    If you have money in the bank you need to get it into hard tangible assets or you lose.

    The Crash is still coming.

 
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