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It is now the WORST EVER....and getting worse.

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August 29, 2009 – Comments (6)

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library layoffs to be announced Tuesday will be by far the worst in the 171-year history of the library, Deputy Director Margaret Danziger said Friday night....

And this round of layoffs, Mr. Scoles warned, might not be the last in the near future.

"It's a strong possibility," he said about more possible layoffs next year.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090829/NEWS16/908290383/0/SPORTS

It is not just Toledo...and it is not just libraries......cutting and slashing is happening in practically every city in America due to evaporating revenues.....as we are told the recession is over.

The Redding City Council on Tuesday will consider laying off 21 employees, including six firefighters, four police community service officers, two police investigators and one police officer.

The city would also lay off one part-time worker and convert four other full-time employees to part-time as part of an effort to cut $3.8 million from the general fund to bring spending in line with steeply declining revenues.

http://www.redding.com/news/2009/aug/28/redding-proposes-lay-21-suspend-turtle-bay-funding/

Welcome to 9.09....where America learns that it must live within its means or change it's form of government.  In order to live within its means, America must cut government spending by about 50%(25% of GDP) which will immediately plunge the nation into the deepest depression in its history.

By doing so it will dramactically cause revenues for entitlements for 100,000,000 Americans to contract as America must confront it most serious economic crisis in the nations almost 240 year history....How could Alstry have known?  How could he have known that America would learn by 9.09 it would be forced to make  a decision between a capitalistic demorcracy or depression?

A tough choice indeed...but not the end of the world as many Fools would like you to believe.

Alstrydomous 9.09 and only on CAPs as the facts keep rolling in......

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#1) On August 29, 2009 at 5:59 PM, alstry (35.88) wrote:

IF WE DON'T LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS......

The more the country lives on a credit card, the more it makes itself beholden to the demands of its creditors -- many of which are overseas. The danger is that buyers of U.S. debt could become concerned that the country is running too high a balance. If so, they will demand higher interest rates -- thereby making the country's debt problem worse -- or they'll put their money elsewhere.

At that point, things would get ugly.

"Taxes would rise to levels that would make a Scandinavian revolt. And the government would not be able to provide anything but the most basic public services. We would no longer be a great power (or even a mediocre one), and the social safety net would evaporate," tax policy expert and Syracuse University professor Len Burman wrote in a recent op-ed cheerfully titled "Catastrophic Budget Failure."

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#2) On August 29, 2009 at 6:06 PM, alstry (35.88) wrote:

link for comment #1

http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/27/news/economy/deficit_taxes/index.htm?postversion=2009082713

WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE IF OBAMA CAN'T SPEND....AND IT IS LIKE THIS NOW?

The sharpest economic downturn of her 63 years stripped Levy of her beloved job as a seamstress and unravelled her world until she found herself sitting in a church hall in the black end of Tulsa waiting to see a nurse with a syringe in one hand and a Bible in the other.

Tulsa has seen its share of poverty and desperation over the years. In the 1930s, it saw a tide of hundreds of thousands struggling west along Route 66 to escape economic collapse in the north and the notorious dustbowl of drought and wind across the Midwest. Whether they had lost their land or their jobs, that flow of desperate humanity – chronicled so devastatingly through the fictional Joad family in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath – struggled hard to find enough to feed and clothe their children as they trekked towards an illusory dream of prosperity in distant California.

To travel the old road today – stumbling across crumbling ghost towns and half-abandoned communities, across the sprawling Native American desert reservations, through cities where people work all the hours they aren't sleeping and still cannot afford to go to the doctor - is to encounter new despair, some of it still recognisable to the Joads.

The banks are once again evicting. Foreclosures plague the parts of northern Arizona and New Mexico traversed by the evicted 70 years ago.

But the monster – as Steinbeck described the financial system – has spawned modern beasts unknown to the Joads, such as the vast multinationals discarding American workers in favour of cheaper labour in Mexico and the health insurance companies that cut off the medical lifelines to the gravely ill.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/27/grapes-of-wrath-1-tulsa

YOU HAVE ARRIVED.....WELCOME TO 9.09....SOON YOU TOO WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE.

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#3) On August 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM, alstry (35.88) wrote:

TOUGH TO KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE THESE DAYS....  WELCOME TO 9.09 WHERE THE CUTS ARE REAL AND THE DEFICIT IS GROWING

PARIS - Swine flu spreads four times faster than other viruses and 40 percent of the fatalities are young adults in good health, the world’s top health official said in an interview appearing Saturday.

“This virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed,” World Health Organisation Director General Margaret Chan told France’s Le Monde daily in an interview. “In six weeks it travels the same distance that other viruses take six months to cover,” Chan said. “Sixty percent of the deaths cover those who have underlying health problems,” Chan said. “This means that 40 percent of the fatalities concern young adults — in good health — who die of a viral fever in five to seven days. “This is the most worrying fact,” she said, adding that “up to 30 percent of people in densely populated countries risked getting infected.” More than 2,180 people around the world have died from the virus since it was uncovered in April. Some tropical countries are already reporting strains on their healthcare systems amid surges in infections.

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Two swine flu call centres are to close just weeks after opening because staff have been spending most of their time playing cards and board games.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money has been 'squandered' after around 1,200 workers were employed to deal with the expected deluge of anxious calls.

But staff said far fewer calls were made than predicted and supervisors allowed them to play cards and games such as Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly to help pass the long hours between calls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1209817/The-swine-flu-centres-staff-play-cards-Trivial-Pursuit.html

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#4) On August 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM, alstry (35.88) wrote:

UNLESS WE RESTRUCTURE...THE ZOMBULATOR WON'T STOP CUTTING

STEUBENVILLE, Oh. -- Libraries throughout Jefferson County are operating with 15 fewer employees as of Saturday.

Library Director Alan Hall said 13 were laid off and two took retirement.

Hall says the Ohio budget is to blame.

Libraries are funded through a percentage of the General Revenue Fund, and the check they receive varies from month to month.

In a sour economy the income has been far less than in years past. ... 

Each library in the system is affected including the two in Steubenville, and branches in Tiltonsville, Adena, Dillonvale, Brilliant and Toronto.

Hall does not believe they are out of the woods yet.

He said, "I don't think we'll get six months out before we see more cost saving measures."

HOW CAN EVERYONE KNOW IT IS GETTING WORSE BUT BERNANKE AND THE BANK ECONOMISTS ARE TELLING YOU IT IS GETTING BETTER?

DEMORCRACY OR DEPRESSION....NOT THE END OF THE WORLD AS DEPRESSION IS ALREADY HERE....9.09

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#5) On August 29, 2009 at 7:59 PM, streetflame (30.50) wrote:

My car got broken into last night.  Now I know first hand zombulation sucks.

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#6) On August 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM, JerseyShoreGirl (< 20) wrote:

The cover story of our local paper talks about how 5 nearby towns are conducting a study re. sharing police duties to save money.

Residents are concerned that if this 'sharing' is implemented, it will result in a regional force, "a notion that seems frightening" to some.

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