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Old 08-06-2010, 08:06 AM   #21
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If you really want something to be depressed about, consider the fact that the Red Sox are 6 1/2 games back. Now that's depressing.
You want depressing? Be a Mariners fan.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:08 AM   #22
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By the way, I do not think we fit the definition of empire. Think British Empire for comparison. We are just the 500 pound gorilla, not the king of the world.
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Hoarding food, supplies, guns and ammo are inconsistent with living a genuinely euphoric life.

Tell me, were you guys this bummed on the future 5 years ago?
I heard one of my favorite come backs shortly before retiring. Late 1999 and the entire world was on the verge of mahyem because the computer systems could not handle the year 2000. One customer was going on and on about the end is near when a colleague asked him, "Are you still contributing to your 401k?" "Yes." Why? If the end is near, you won't be able to spend it. Better to withdraw the money now and have one last party..."

The guy shut up, did an about face and that was the end of that
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I heard one of my favorite come backs shortly before retiring.
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