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Old 02-18-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Things I'm tired of hearing - What are yours

If I didn't have to read the news to see when make some investments I would be really happy. But I do, and I'm really getting tired of hearing:

1. NPR stories about how the recession is affecting some small town coffee shop in the midwest (fewer customers and cutting back on the sausages). A somber profile and interview of the waitress, Mabel, and how all this is affecting her, ending with some want to be sage comment.

2. Billions

3. Nancy Pellocci

4. Harry Reid

5. The USA is going socialist

6. The greatest financial crisis since The Great Depression or our life times.

7. Health care

8. Global Warming

9. Negative News

10. Bloggers

11. Social Networking - Twitter, texting etc

12. Troubles in the Car industry from line worker to dealership

13. Mc Mansion

14. Negative equity

15. Upside Down - car value

That's enough for now - I'm sure there are others.

What are yours?
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What are yours?
16. Posts complaining about things I'm tired of hearing.

(just kidding...)
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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16. Posts complaining about things I'm tired of hearing.

(just kidding...)
Made me smile - txs
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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Personally I am getting really tired of hearing "Tarp".
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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1. Sarah Palin

2. How the stimulus program won't work

3. How the government turned a blind eye toward Medoff in the name of not wanting to overregulate the markets

4. How the government turned a blind eye towards Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because they didn't want to overregulate the markets

5. How the government turned a blind eye towards commercial lenders who were making liar loans because they didn't want to overregulate the markets.

6. Anyone on Wall Street still getting bonuses when their company is losing money

7. Any company receiving TARP money and rewarding their "high performing" employees.

8. About anyone suffering because they took advantage or were taken advantage of loans offered in 5 and 6.

9. The Mayor of Las Vegas complaining that companies that took TARP money are canceling trips to his fair city.

10. Anyone complaining that the USA is going socialist.

11. Anyone complaining that the car companies never saw it coming.

12. The guy in my office who claims that Obama is going to make everyone's teeth fall out.

13. Any article about how oil rich countries and states are going to have a hard time making ends meet since the price of gas has been halved.

14. Any article about someone who used to eat out every day of the week and has now learned to cook.

15. Mitch McConnell or John Boehner.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:27 PM   #6
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1. People who complain about politicians on FIRE after eliminating the Soapbox.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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A radio ad paid for by the NYS Teachers' Union warning about the sky falling because rich people aren't paying enough taxes, so let's go after 'em. I'm obviously paraphrasing here.
NYS is making cuts in the Education budget, among other state programs to try to balance the budget. Odd that this group can afford all that radio advertising time.
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Media articles about someone who did all the right things and is now borderline destitute in this economy, ignoring that 95% of the people in a similar boat are doing fine.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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Media articles about someone who did all the right things and is now borderline destitute in this economy, ignoring that 95% of the people in a similar boat are doing fine.
I'm tired of the irony of feeling wealthy in the midst of all this talk. Just had a really good spaghetti dinner, with lots of ground sirloin and fresh mushrooms.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #10
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BAIL OUT

TO BIG TO FAIL


IT IS JUST A BRIDGE LOAN.

We need to stop housing prices from falling. (I thought the "goal" was housing for all. Wouldn't lower housing prices help with that?)

We believe in free market capitalism but....
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The manufacturing workers should take a pay cut (legacy costs), while the same shills arguing (that receive health care/dental care, don't pay into social security and get a pension for life for "working" for 4 years) that CEOs should make as much as they can get.
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1. Tot Mom
2. Mother gives birth to 8 babies
3. Bonuses for any employee when company is failing
4. Foreclosure is not my fault mentality of entitlement
5. Debt measurement in the TRILLIONS
6. Fat Cat politico's on junkets and making big bucks telling working class to suck it up
7. Not enough media coverage and pressure on trials and recoveries for financial crimes
8. IRS not telling what they are recovering (think UBS clients)
9. Too few people in financial trouble taking on 2nd jobs
10. No required financial boot camp in advance of debt, mortgage, bankruptcy or foreclosure
11. Cutsie name for fiscal irresponsibility "JINGLE KEYS"
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Downward Spiral
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #14
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Oh yeah, one they are spinning on CNBC (heard this same quote from 5 different "experts" this week).

Six months from now you are going to regret not buying stocks at these bargain prices.

A spin on the second half recovery from last year.
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Blagojevich scandal (living in IL, it's constantly in your face)
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Why it's important to pay signing bonuses and annual bonuses to executives of financially troubled companies to attract and retain them (!)
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Interviewers sticking a microphone at a "person on the street" to get a story about the economic mess, and it seems that every third one starts...

"Well, I'm a SINGLE MOTHER and...."

Excuse me, but whose fault is *that* (since she didn't say "widowed"...)? It's a little late to ask for my help now. I could have helped (ummm, with advice that is), but I doubt you wanted that. But now, it's fine and dandy to want something from me to help you deal with your choices.

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1. People who are upside down on their houses and think their mortgages should be adjusted downward to reflect it.

2. People who are losing their homes because they refinanced the heck out of them and now they're upside down with helocs (see no. 1) and used the proceeds for something besides their homes.
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