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Alstry Taking A New Direction In Blogging



November 04, 2009 – Comments (5)

Alstry's Blogging Will Take On A Positive Component:

The Progression into a Low Carbon Age...........which will be identified as the Alstrynomic Age for the purposes of this blog.

In addition, I will still focus on the shutting down of the Industrial Age as that is the age that we are living in now and the one which will have the greatest impact on our current lives.  At this point, there is no doubt about it, we are in the process is shutting down the industrial age and it appears it is the policy of government....although not publicly stated.

By giving bankers money for preactically free and cutting off credit plus charging unprecedented spreads to consumers and business, it is clear that we are about to see tens of millions of families and business go bankrupt.  This is the policy of government and there is little we can do about it.

On the other hand, with Buffett's all in bet with is clear he has a vision on the green path to success.  This is not much different than America's migration from the agricultural age in the 1870s into the industrial age in the 1900s.  Just like the horse and buggy was the means of transporation for hundreds of years prior to being dislocated by the internal combustion motor automobile......prepare for radical changes in the way humans travel going forward.

That which you hold value on today may have very little value in the Alstrynomic Age.....the issue now is to figure out what makes it and what doesn't......

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#1) On November 04, 2009 at 10:53 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

This time will be convulsive for is not the end of the world......although it may seem like that......just the end of the world as you know it.

Most of you will experience at least a 50% family income drop, either from one member losing their job, business decline, or wage cut(s). 

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T THINK THE OLD ECONOMY IS SHUTTING is a sample of headlines from for the past two days:

Wheatland Tube Company - 40

Daimler - Offers Buyouts to Workers

BTD Manufacturing - 10% Reduction in Workforce 

Wilsonart - 10% of US Workforce

Robinson Memorial Hospital - 54

Kingfisher - 100

Bmibaby Air Carrier ( International ) - 136

Riverside County - Less Revenues = Layoffs Warnings

Maui Land & Pineapple Co - Layoffs Coming End of Year

Sport Illustrated - 15 to 20 

City of Tracy - Moving Ahead with Layoffs

Benton County - 8

Janssen Pharmaceutical - Layoffs Possible

NASCAR - More Layoffs This Year At End of Season

Associated British Foods - 400 Possible Layoffs

Lonza Group AP ( International ) - Cutting 5% of Workforce

Novell - 100 to 130

City of Lorain - Layoff Notices this Week

San Francisco School Secretaries Facing Layoffs 

HSBC - 1,800?

Layoffs At Ad Agencies Much Worst Than Reported

Energizer - 400 Buyouts

Wake County Public Schools - 10

Toronto Star - 100

Lansing Area Department of Agriculture - 28 Layoffs Friday 

DRS Technologies in Melbourne - 160 

Sprint ( Wholesale Business) - 12+

Idaho Department of Water Resources - 17

Update: Danversbank Beverly National Bank - More Layoffs Coming in Feb.

Update: Curries Company - Layoffs Friday

Report: Art Groups Cut 50 Workers

West Pharmaceutical Services - 100 

BAE Systems - Plans Addition 167 Layoffs?

Ameren Corporation - 50 to 100

Emmet County - Proposes Layoffs

The Fresno Bee - 51

Tea firm Twinings ( International ) - 392

Danversbank Beverly National Bank - 15

Mendon-Upton - 6 Possible Layoffs

City of Muncie - up to 12

Convergys Corp ( International ) - 21

Pacific Safety Products - 30

UTM-Kymmene ( International ) - 870

Update: City of Olympia - 14 Layoff Notices

Johnson & Johnson - Cutting up to 7% of Jobs

Nokia Siemens - 6,000

Chicago Transit Authority - More Layoffs Coming?

E! Entertainment - 8 or 9 

Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp - Layoffs Need to Start Now

Ham's Restaurant closing 2 Locations

Princeton Athletic Club 

Harvey Building Products Closing Springfield Facility 

Transcraft Corporation 

L.L Bean to Close Outlet Store in Portland Maine

Catholic Central Elementary School in Appleton 

The Hawaiiana Hotel to Close

Target to Close Bedford Store

Graphics Packing International Closing 2 Plants

The Dairy Hut in St Petersburg 

On-line Communications 

Crocker's Marine in NC

Harsco Corporation Possibly Closing Coatesville Plant

Rothchild's Clothing

1 Blockbuster Store in DeKalbs

Lee Food Services in Altoona - 90 Jobs Lost

Nicks Fishmarket in Chicago 

Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago 

Update: Target at Boca Chica Boulevard 

Dioptics Medical Products Shutting Down Distribution Center

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#2) On November 04, 2009 at 11:10 AM, alasker (< 20) wrote:

The length of your postings could be called the Alstry economic indicator.  Nasdaq should make a index based on the number of blogs per day and their length- like the OMX government relief. That way proshares can make a double or trible leveraged product for your critics to short.

You are correct, when families start cutting back from 2 cars to 1 car, downsizing to more affordable housing, eating out less, keeping the heat/ cool down in their homes because utility rates are will increase, capital intensive manufacturing shuts down- our carbon footprint as a society will decrease (By the way, if you wanted to decrease carbon, plant more trees).

We'll be fine- just have to get used to what life was like before the age of plenty.

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#3) On November 04, 2009 at 11:16 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Actually.....I don't think the outcome will be as austere as many of the bears are forecasting......but it will be different and the change will be convulsive and radical.

When I renovated my home before selling it a few years ago and renting today.....I basically destroyed the structure by taking it down to the foundation and rebuilt basically new.  My family had to move out for six months and the process was radical and convulsive.....but when we returned, we had a much nicer and more efficient living environment.

I think the current process from the Industrial Age into the Alstrynomic Age may be analagous.  The question is how we segway through the change and what conditions will government impose?

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#4) On November 04, 2009 at 11:19 AM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

 "Alstry Taking A New Direction In Blogging"

LOL -   No one can believe anything you post when you say one thing and do another.  Constantly.

Time For Alstry to Become POSITIVE....

June 03, 2009 –

From this point forward....most of Alstry's blogging will be positive...focusing on new technologies and areas of growth....


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#5) On November 04, 2009 at 11:54 AM, cthomas1017 (98.84) wrote:

alstry really isn't blogging.  I remember.  He said so himself - about four times now.  Always remember that a man is only as good as his word and alstry's word is worthless.

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