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I don't see how the economy is going bust.

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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i recently asked the VP of operations at one of my clients corps about the economy because he was a graduate of economics from UCLA.

he honestly couldn't say a word about what is/would happen to our daily lives and or state from this downfall we are experiencing.

i'm actually one of the unfortunate to be unemployed right now, and i can feel a small pinch in the market, but everyone i know is spending as usual. i guess it's going to have to get REALLY dirt down and bad before we can really see the repercussions of it all.

my ex CEO said he didn't see any sort of economic depression. he's in product development and he's been making hand over fist without a stumble for the past several years now. AND he actually just bought a MAJOR toy company in the past few weeks.

i guess he's being pretty optimistic and its paying off for him.

it'll be interesting to see what happens down the road.




posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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If you are afraid of having no chair to sit in when the music stops, buy one now while $$$ are still worth something. Buy seeds, buy tools. Buy any resources you can. Anything real will give you buoyancy when the water levels begin to rise.


I have already stocked up on real commodities that will have value. That is all I will say.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
If you think the economy is healthy you need to seriously take a look at the statistics about how many people with advanced degrees from great schools with great resumes are struggling to find jobs.

Because right, those numbers are completely and totally healthy.


I always laugh about this one.

If they are so smart with their fancy degrees, why can't they create new jobs? What happened to entrepreneurship?

Oh they expect me to create the job for them, then pay them? Ya right. If they want to prove to me they are smart, they will go out and CREATE a job.

That is why the "real economy" is limitless, because you can create new wealth every day by simply putting ideas into action.

Look at the guy who started Sun Microsystems. He made jobs out of thin air, and look at what that does now. His creation generates money to send his worker's kids to college, and pays for them to go on vacation.


Be inventive, and innovate. Create the new. Look towards the future.

Perhaps the real issue is that we have become a nation of whiners and complainers. Our grandparents used to go out and create things.

We need to get back to the drawing board, and create the world of tomorrow. Because the world of today has run out of gas, literally.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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Just because people are in the malls, it does not mean they are doing well and spending money. I went to the mall yesterday with my wife and all we got was a single pair of cheap shoes. A year or two ago we may have bought moderate or expensive shoes, made a few impulse buys, and maybe had lunch in the mall.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:18 PM
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The old system is dead. That's what's happening. The "Great Recession" is not a lull in the old system, between booms, but the end of the old system and the beginning of the new system.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Just because people are in the malls, it does not mean they are doing well and spending money. I went to the mall yesterday with my wife and all we got was a single pair of cheap shoes. A year or two ago we may have bought moderate or expensive shoes, made a few impulse buys, and maybe had lunch in the mall.

Oh a few had one bag or two but a majority had several bags in their hands and being the stores names are on the bag, I can tell you it wasn't nothing cheap!



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by Donnie Darko
The old system is dead. That's what's happening. The "Great Recession" is not a lull in the old system, between booms, but the end of the old system and the beginning of the new system.


Pretty much, but with this new system as it looks like most of us are in dire, and yet we're still buying stuff, and the money is being held in the same hands as it always was, do you really think we will benefit? Hell no!!!! The very same people will still be at the top of the food chain, that's getting very much more evident as we get closer.

[edit on 3-8-2009 by ldyserenity]



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity

Originally posted by Donnie Darko
The old system is dead. That's what's happening. The "Great Recession" is not a lull in the old system, between booms, but the end of the old system and the beginning of the new system.


Pretty much, but with this new system as it looks like most of us are in dire, and yet we're still buying stuff, and the money is being held in the same hands as it always was, do you really think we will benefit? Hell no!!!! The very same people will still be at the top of the food chain, that's getting very much more evident as we get closer.

[edit on 3-8-2009 by ldyserenity]


How I see it, is people are still holding on to the old system, because we don't realize we have a choice to escape the Recession by escaping the Old Economy altogether and bringing down the New World Order.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by Donnie Darko

Originally posted by ldyserenity

Originally posted by Donnie Darko
The old system is dead. That's what's happening. The "Great Recession" is not a lull in the old system, between booms, but the end of the old system and the beginning of the new system.


Pretty much, but with this new system as it looks like most of us are in dire, and yet we're still buying stuff, and the money is being held in the same hands as it always was, do you really think we will benefit? Hell no!!!! The very same people will still be at the top of the food chain, that's getting very much more evident as we get closer.

[edit on 3-8-2009 by ldyserenity]




How I see it, is people are still holding on to the old system, because we don't realize we have a choice to escape the Recession by escaping the Old Economy altogether and bringing down the New World Order.


That's right, and that's wherein I am saying the problem lies!!!! It's the stupidity of the people hangin on tightly and feeding the fire!!!!


[edit on 3-8-2009 by ldyserenity]



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:51 PM
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Checking in from Michigan...

Malls are dead. Commercial Real Estate has collapsed. Violence is spilling into the suburbs -- violence at the hands of people from the suburbs. The roads are packed because people are not working.

I've already had to bug-out once, moving from the east side of the state, to the west side. My new location, somewhat paradoxically, makes Detroit look ritzy.

This is the view from my neck of the woods. But, obviously, I'm in the worst neck of the woods (within the US).


I promise, this isn't sarcasm: I'm sincerely happy for those of you who aren't living in economic hell.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by theWCH
Checking in from Michigan...

Malls are dead. Commercial Real Estate has collapsed. Violence is spilling into the suburbs -- violence at the hands of people from the suburbs. The roads are packed because people are not working.

I've already had to bug-out once, moving from the east side of the state, to the west side. My new location, somewhat paradoxically, makes Detroit look ritzy.

This is the view from my neck of the woods. But, obviously, I'm in the worst neck of the woods (within the US).


I promise, this isn't sarcasm: I'm sincerely happy for those of you who aren't living in economic hell.



Well, this is what I don't understand; I sure as heck can't go to the mall to buy anything, I was there for an interview, which I wont get it because they are all young Teens working their and just like all bobble head teens they will hire their friends so they can socialize instead of work, and such, but that's neither here nor there. What I don't understand is how that can be like this here in Florida, and terrible in Michigan. What's going on here? I mean there are homes empty, virtual ghost neghborhoods, and yet, the mall is packed???

I truly feel sorry for you, also. I hope that everyone could have life return to some normalcy. We are lucky we are where we are or we'd be S*** outta luck too. I mean we live in a trailer park, but it doesn't make Detriot look ritzy...lol...it's pretty decent, but not what I want out of life. So I can see what you mean. I hope things do change for everybody!



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