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  • eggsnham007 eggsnham007 Mar 30, 2008 7:16 AM Flag

    Do You Feel Poorer ?

    1) Highest National Debt Ever

    2) Highest Trade Imbalance Ever

    3) Highest Mortgage Default Rate Ever

    4) Highest Gas and Energy Prices Ever

    5) Lowest US Dollar Ever

    6) Greatest Loss of Manufacturing Ever

    7) Greatest drop in home values Ever

    8) Stock Market on verge of Collapsing

    9) More Socialist Giveaways (up to $1200)

    10) Fed Bailing out Wall Street Financials

    11) Many Independent Truckers unable to continue to drive due to Fuel Costs

    12) CD, Money Market Fund, & T-Bill rates keep dropping

    13) Real Wealth (inflation factored) keeps dropping

    14) People in charge of Nations Finances more concerned about their Wall Street Friends than us

    15) Gold, the kryptonite to Fiat, continues to rise to record levels

    16) Helicopter Ben Bernanke printing Fiat like there's no tomorrow

    17) Both Republican and Democratic Presidential Candidates offer NO REAL SOLUTIONS to our Financial Mess

    18) SEC has let Wall Street run amuck, almost unrestricted and unregulated

    19) Consumers being squeezed by rising food & gasoline prices

    20) Washington is proposing wholesale changes in how it oversees the Financial System

    21) Workers led to believe that their 401k's, IRA's, Roths, etc, etal were instruments of Savings

    22) Rude awakening by owners of 401k's, IRA's, Roths, etc in their quarterly statements, arriving shortly
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    ........ Well, do yah feel poorer?
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    ........If not? ....... just wait! (note 22, above)

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    • REGARDING: Small or at least smaller cities may be a partial answer. Family, at least a loving and supportive one will certainly help.


      RESPONSE: I have often considered this idea of forced movement and manipulation of the populace. Forcing them to new areas to build and expand new areas of commerce in the name of growth and profits. Take a step even further, when you break it all down, all the populace really is is a herd of animals that need the same 3 things all other animals need in order to survive: Food, Water, Shelter. By manipulating these 3 factors, TPTB are effectively able to control the populace, while milking the system for all the gluttonous things they can imagine for them, their families, and their cronies. I'm thinking elitists such as CEOs and executives of big business along with local/regional/national government officials, but most importantly, big banks and the Fed. Anyway, we've already seen the manipulation of one of the three, "Shelter" in this country has been one hell of a roller coaster ride and a lot of people now find themselves in a lot of trouble directly relating to the housing market. The next factor we are seeing manipulated is "Food". You hear stories about this everywhere lately. CNBC runs stories about corn prices, wheat shortages, the price of milk and eggs, seemingly on a daily basis. So far we've all had enough water, in this country anyway, but many say that "Water", the final factor necessary to sustain LIFE as an animal, albeit many of us will shell out a few bucks for a small bottle of it these days. All these factors are manipulated vis a vis the manipulation of economics (think Fed). This is accomplished by devaluing and eroding the work of the workers via the erosion of what the workers trade their work for....dollars.

      In a country with the Emancipation Proclamation, we have become a nation of slaves, regardless of race, religion, gender.


      best,
      Mikie

    • I hear you bike lady. World is 'smaller' and competition for resources and wealth is greater.

      Small or at least smaller cities may be a partial answer. Family, at least a loving and supportive one will certainly help.

      Good luck.

      alpha

    • I know that. What I'm talking about is PEOPLE. Some say when you keep doing wrong, it will come back and bite you in the butt. Try being nice, it JUST might come back and put a smile on your face.

    • QWAK,eggs,Perhaps you should take som time OF and take in a MOVIE you seem to be geting realy worked up in to a FRINZY! ;)

      I hear there is a great ACTION flick coming out soon, you should go see it.

      http://goldismoney.info/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=41902&d=1206851913

      LOL
      the DUCK

      • 1 Reply to uglyduck555
      • "eggs,Perhaps you should take som time OF and take in a MOVIE you seem to be geting realy worked up in to a FRINZY"

        Oh, ok "Beacon of Light"/Duck. But not the Bernanke one you're touting. I like movies with great special effects with a science fiction story line. And some hot chicks that accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative .... ooops .... but I digress ....

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    • Eggs.. when do you just change your name to Cassandra. And when do you acknowledge what a dumb post you placed a couple of days ago about the less than 2.5% per annum inflation over the past 7-8 yrs. Your boy W has messed with the economy but not as badly as you stated.

      alpha

    • REGARDING: ........ Well, do yah feel poorer?


      RESPONSE: I do think that the average American feels the pinch. Unfortunately, I have come to the realization that what's more important to Joey6pak is the ability to take on a line of credit for 0% the first 6 months at the local Circuit City in order to buy one of those shiny new flatscreen hd tv's. Of course, this has to come with the super premium cable package to really enjoy the new tv. And every night we'll all sit in front of our tv's, snacking away like hogs, rooting for our favorite sports teams with rosters full of degenerate overpaid thugs with attitudes. We will also be buying our children pricey threads with these gentlemens' names and team colors in order to encourage our kids to strive to be like these jerks. And then we will complain because our ARM re-adjusted and we'll stick our hand out to the gov't to come up with some kind of plan to help us, since there's no way we'll cancel the premium cable package or drive a small car. We like to drive around in huge gas-guzzling SUV's while soccer moms floor the pedal to get little Johnny to his game on time. We are constantly bombarded with labels, name brands, advertisements, commercialization. We have succeeded in commercializing humanity here in this country. We have lost what is important. We sit in front of our hd tv's while society is crumbling around us. We have mortgaged the future work of our grandchildren with our wars and social programs. Things are not right around here, not by a long shot. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMETH.


      best,
      Mikie

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      • "We have succeeded in commercializing humanity here in this country. We have lost what is important. We sit in front of our hd tv's while society is crumbling around us. We have mortgaged the future work of our grandchildren with our wars and social programs. Things are not right around here, not by a long shot."

        "SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMETH."

        Wowzers, Mikie yah took the wind right outta me!!! What you said put things in much more broader perspective. IMO The infrastructure of our society has really been harmed by all the money thrown at us by TPTB.

        In an attempt to one up our neighbor and feel part of the narcissistic, self indulgent society we've put family and friends on the back burner while we strut our STUFF out.

        Then we escape into an oblivion of sports, soaps, game shows, and movies which places us into escapism mode and we wonder why so many of our society are on anti-depressants, or the kids on Ritalin or worse.

        We, as a society seem hell bent on achieving a virtual reality of escapism via the hd boob tube as it wisks us with an uncanny clarity to the event as opposed to just watching it.

        Then again with my poor eyesight my old TV, to me, is all I need to escape into a virtual reality world of make believe.

        Maybe our nation needs a good hard swift kick in the posterior to wake us up. Maybe a recession or worse could wake us up and help us smell the roses.

        Nevertheless, Mikie, thanks for the reality check.

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      • Mikie love the post man.I agree 100%.
        I myself aint feelin no pinch.Because I never got sucked into those HD TV's.Way over priced even at 0 financing.Put 20% down and 30 year fixed on my house.Burn mostly firewood not nat gas.Pay mostly in cash.Credit Cards get paid off every month.And get the rewards...for free! Haggle is the name of the game.I need something? I ask the retailer to dump the price 10% to start the negotiating.Anything is negotiable!
        I gotta split.Gonna look through the classifieds in the local paper for a new HD TV that someone cant afford.Or maybe a Hummer.I can afford it.Lets start negotiating at 50% off the asking price.The economy aint bad.Its just that people are stupid and cant take responsibility for there own actions.Its there own damn fault that they are broke weak and desperate.

      • Very well stated.

 
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