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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 10:40 AM
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52. Morning Marketeers.....
:donut: and lurkers. I am not much of a mall shopper to begin with, Warpy, but I will vouch for you. Lately the malls only have business on Friday (the young crowd and teens), Saturday (an actual cross section of serious shoppers), and Sunday (some shoppers some window shoppers). Forget restaurants-same story. I have noticed the good moderately priced local neighbourhood places are doing a bit better. The poor are going to the fast food places where their family or friends work and getting the employee discounts. Monday through Thursdays are ghost towns in most of these places-even in Houston-and we are better off than most.

Angry, hungry, unemployed people overthrow governments. And that's all I'll say about that.

I did talk to Mom last night and of course we got to politics. I told her I knew she was a proud Arizonian and I knew she would vote for McSame. And of course she started defending him. She knows that I preferred McCain over Bush in 2000 (I still voted Gore) so she's not too upset. I told her it didn't matter to me who won because this year I would make history either way I voted. She paused for a minute then cracked up. I went on to say that I was a yeller dog democrat this year. She figured as much. But one thing we did agree on-she came down really hard on Greenspan and Bernanke. She isn't one to follow the economy much but she had choice words to say about Greenspan (pompous geriatric ass comes to mind-she's in her 70's BTW) and Bernanke (diddling twit). Ya gotta love her.

So guys-put your BS ear protectors on...

Happy hunting and watch out for the bears.
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  - I would stick with Gold and precious metals.  plasticsundance   May-02-08 08:44 AM   #39 
     - Thank You For This Sensible Commentary  Demeter   May-02-08 01:51 PM   #67 
  - Today's Reports  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:18 AM   #2 
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  - here's da spin:  UpInArms   May-02-08 07:45 AM   #23 
  - I never was good at math  lib2DaBone   May-02-08 08:52 AM   #41 
     - Things That Never Rose Simply Cannot Collapse  Demeter   May-02-08 01:53 PM   #69 
  - Dow futures +117. Gotta love the good bad news!!  Roland99   May-02-08 08:03 AM   #27 
  - April factory jobs down 46,000; services up 90,000  UpInArms   May-02-08 07:34 AM   #19 
  - U.S. April average hourly earnings up 0.1%, up 3.4% yr-on-yr  UpInArms   May-02-08 07:36 AM   #20 
  - U.S. March factory orders up 1.4% vs. 0.2% expected  UpInArms   May-02-08 09:01 AM   #42 
  - Feb Factory Orders rev'd to -1.3% from -0.9% as reported  UpInArms   May-02-08 09:50 AM   #47 
  - "Higher prices factored into the rise."  UpInArms   May-02-08 04:27 PM   #88 
  - US weekly economy gauge in recession territory-ECRI  UpInArms   May-02-08 10:00 AM   #50 
  - Oil prices drop to $112 a barrel on stronger dollar  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:20 AM   #3 
  - U.S. gas: So cheap it hurts  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:25 AM   #4 
  - Wholesale Gas at $2.88/gal  Roland99   May-02-08 05:45 AM   #10 
  - HUGH price drop here!  Warpy   May-02-08 09:52 AM   #48 
  - Yes, other countries are higher, but...  Shipwack   May-02-08 07:21 AM   #15 
     - Good point, Shipwack.  Prag   May-02-08 08:07 AM   #28 
     - same with Canada---high tax, low cost subsidized health care  wordpix   May-02-08 11:40 PM   #100 
  - Chevron net rises 10% to $5.17 billion on higher price of fuel  UpInArms   May-02-08 08:12 AM   #31 
  - turkey conveniently drops bombs in iraq sending oil back up  skoalyman   May-02-08 09:18 AM   #43 
     - What??!! Where's a Link?  Demeter   May-02-08 01:56 PM   #70 
        - Turkey confirms air strikes on Kurd rebels in N.Iraq  Ghost Dog   May-02-08 03:58 PM   #86 
  - Economists predicting that employers cut jobs yet again  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:26 AM   #5 
  - Have y'all been window shopping lately?  Warpy   May-02-08 09:55 AM   #49 
     - I'd love too... But, even a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is out of my price range.  Prag   May-02-08 10:18 AM   #51 
     - Morning Marketeers.....  AnneD   May-02-08 10:40 AM   #52 
        - Which brings us to today's Market Sing-along: "I Think Were Alone Now" -- Tiffany  Prag   May-02-08 10:54 AM   #53 
        - I Never Thought You to Be Such a Sentimental Softy  Demeter   May-02-08 01:58 PM   #71 
           - It's kind of funny...  Prag   May-02-08 02:49 PM   #78 
              - One day we will have to play....  AnneD   May-02-08 06:54 PM   #98 
        - drove to SF Bay Area last Sat.- parking at outlets!  kineneb   May-02-08 01:33 PM   #64 
  - April auto sales plunge 14 percent  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:28 AM   #6 
  - Sun Microsystems' third-quarter loss stuns Wall Street  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:29 AM   #7 
  - Sun Micro cutting up to 2,500 jobs  UpInArms   May-02-08 06:02 AM   #13 
  - Home Depot to close 15 underperforming US stores (Nardelli sports a bloody nose, twice)  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:35 AM   #8 
  - Also raises this question:  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:38 AM   #9 
     - That and maybe a wee bit of common sense and sense of reality. Sad part is that  54anickel   May-02-08 06:52 AM   #14 
        - We definitely don't live in a meritocracy.  TalkingDog   May-02-08 07:49 AM   #24 
           - It isn't working?  Prag   May-02-08 08:02 AM   #26 
           - Prag....  AnneD   May-02-08 10:56 AM   #54 
              - Grooming Her Computer System For Bugs  Demeter   May-02-08 02:00 PM   #72 
                 - Absolutely. May help if you're an imaginative cook  Ghost Dog   May-02-08 04:33 PM   #89 
                    - I'd Settle for An Appreciative Eater, Myself  Demeter   May-03-08 07:15 AM   #102 
           - I've heard that Punji sticks put a dead stop to that kind of display. n/t  InkAddict   May-02-08 08:26 AM   #36 
  - dollar watch  UpInArms   May-02-08 05:55 AM   #11 
  - Treasury officials are crossing the legal line in official capacity  UpInArms   May-02-08 05:57 AM   #12 
  - There's the problem...  Prag   May-02-08 08:25 AM   #35 
  - thanks for understanding my outrage, Prag  UpInArms   May-02-08 08:36 AM   #37 
     - These days I seem to be specializing in 'Outrage'...  Prag   May-02-08 08:47 AM   #40 
        - my outrage meter has been on overload for quite some time n/t  antigop   May-02-08 09:41 AM   #46 
        - Why I'm keeping quiet (for now) and concentrating on other things.  Ghost Dog   May-02-08 11:36 AM   #56 
        - Was wondering about the absences.....  AnneD   May-02-08 03:10 PM   #82 
           - ... Thanks AnneD. I thought it should be worthwhile (in the non-commercial sense)  Ghost Dog   May-02-08 03:51 PM   #85 
        - Did You See My Tinfoil Post Yesterday on That?  Demeter   May-02-08 02:01 PM   #73 
           - Yes, that's exactly what came to mind...  Prag   May-02-08 02:48 PM   #76 
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     - Yup, we're just not shoppn'...  Prag   May-02-08 03:05 PM   #81 
     - That's Exactly What Will Happen to My Co-op  Demeter   May-02-08 05:35 PM   #90 
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  - BofA filing sparks questions about Countrywide bonds  UpInArms   May-02-08 01:11 PM   #61 
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  - Countrywide said junk rating would hobble business  UpInArms   May-02-08 04:17 PM   #87 
     - They are blaming the rating agency  Robbien   May-02-08 05:40 PM   #92 
        - Amen.  ozymandius   May-02-08 06:03 PM   #96 
  - I Truly Don't Understand Why BoA Hasn't Dropped Countrywide Like the Hot Potato It Is  Demeter   May-02-08 02:04 PM   #74 
     - It's because Angelo Mozilo still has those pictures of Kenneth Lewis and his "friend".  ozymandius   May-02-08 06:05 PM   #97 
  - But yacht sales are up!  antigop   May-02-08 09:33 AM   #44 
  - Can't let the 'Welfare Barons' be seen in last year's yacht...  Prag   May-02-08 09:37 AM   #45 
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  - Regulators cracking down on 'unfair' credit cards  AnneD   May-02-08 12:56 PM   #58 
  - KBR earns $98 million, exceeds expectations  AnneD   May-02-08 01:02 PM   #59 
  - Prices inflate data on consumer spending  AnneD   May-02-08 01:08 PM   #60 
  - The Mac in the Gray Flannel Suit  AnneD   May-02-08 01:19 PM   #62 
  - Baseball star Canseco loses home to foreclosure  AnneD   May-02-08 01:25 PM   #63 
  - New futures market just opened. Betting on the jobs number  Robbien   May-02-08 01:52 PM   #68 
  - Does this mean what I think it means?  Tansy_Gold   May-02-08 02:49 PM   #77 
     - Doesn't work does it?  Prag   May-02-08 02:59 PM   #79 
     - How About One of These?  Demeter   May-02-08 05:39 PM   #91 
        - Yeah, those work, but I want one even stronger. And bigger.  Tansy_Gold   May-02-08 10:33 PM   #99 
     - Wall Street. Las Vegas.  Robbien   May-02-08 03:01 PM   #80 
     - Marketeers are ripe inspiration for new icons that Elad needs to create.  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:59 PM   #94 
  - How is this not big news? S&P will no longer rate mortgage back securities.  Robbien   May-02-08 03:27 PM   #83 
  - Slowly.... back.... away.... from the ..... train...hitting ..... the .... bus.  ozymandius   May-02-08 05:55 PM   #93 
  - Friday's last word on what we embarrassingly call "equities".  ozymandius   May-02-08 06:02 PM   #95 
     - Here's a Laugh For You--Front Page of My Local Rag  Demeter   May-03-08 07:25 AM   #103 
        - So, Are We Going to Rename Them "Inequities?"  Demeter   May-03-08 07:26 AM   #104 
        - And I suppose this crap of an article says that these extraordinary  ozymandius   May-03-08 08:34 PM   #105 

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