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November 02, 2009 – Comments (9)

Solaris Tapas Restaurant and Bar in Greensboro 

Tulare BMX Track in Danger of Closing

Update: Bobick's Pro Shop in Granger Renner

Bailey/Coy Books to Closed End of Nov.

Blockbuster Store in LaVale

Twin Lakes Country Club 

Scott's Grille in Harrisburg

Edible Gardens in Richmond Va

Michigan State University Considers Closing Departments


City of Monroe - More Staff Cuts Possible

Glenbow Museum Layoffs Hits Services Hard

Orland Park - Layoffs Coming

Update: Dutchess County - 25

San Diego - Most Jobs Cuts will be Vacant Positions 

LET ME REPEAT...IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.....SIMPLY THE END OF THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT.....soon the be the beginning of the Alstrynomic Age.


With Income Tax Receipts DOWN OVER 20%....It seems reasonable to estimate that 20% the labor forces lost jobs in the past year!!!!!!!!!!

That helps explain why those that are unemployed are staying unemployed longer than EVER!!!!

9 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 02, 2009 at 12:59 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Sorry for the grammer....and I need to do a better job spell checking.......

CIT will be very interesting to observe how its bankruptcy impacts small and midsize businesses.

Remember, if few are paying taxes.....YOU WILL NEED TO PAY A LOT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11.10.9....Where you Feel!!!!!!

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#2) On November 02, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Rebkong1 (< 20) wrote:



that discredits you more than anything you do alstry 

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#3) On November 02, 2009 at 2:16 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

This is Alstry's Blog...and Alstrydomous says this is NOT the End of the World ....JUST THE END OF THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT......

You can say whatever you want on your blog......


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#4) On November 02, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Rebkong1 (< 20) wrote:

well look like a complete jackass for stating THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD..when you , sir, dont have any authority, much less logic to argue it ..much less even state it..

stick to the end of the world as you know are doing MUCH better with that one..and you better PREPARE yourself for the END OF THE WORLD..whether you think you KNOW when that is or not 

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#5) On November 02, 2009 at 3:00 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Alstry is in the jackass business.


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#6) On November 02, 2009 at 3:25 PM, AvianFlu (< 20) wrote:


I enjoyed reading your blogs daily.
However, in addition to improving spelling and grammar you should really be rotating catch-phrases. So let's brainstorm and see if we can come up with some good alternatives to "end of the world blah blah green day"

How about:

"Hurry hurry hurry. Time's running out...."

"The future ain't what it used to be"

"Behind every cradle hides a grave"

"Buy a wheelbarrow. You'll need it to carry your dollars"

"Soon you'll say, bring back the great depression...please!"

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#7) On November 02, 2009 at 4:03 PM, alasker (< 20) wrote:

So what do you imagine the world will look like when you say its not the end of the world- just the end of the world as you know it? Are we going back to the future?

Peggy nooan had a great article in the wall street journal

There used to be a time when our grandparents were children where families lived together in multi-family homes. where our grandparents took care of the children. Interest rates were 8% so not everyone could afford 3 cars, a large house, a new x-box every christmas, timeshares, RV's... the normal unemployment rate was closer to what it is now. Things had to be earned over time. 

Somewhere in the path from fugality to where we are now our grandparents and our parents felt they were entitled to a standard or life (social security, medicare, medicaid, a $50K job out of college, welfare). Many immigrants (excluding western europe) to this country know how hard the rest of the world is compared to ours and they drive our country through their hard work. 

Just curious- in this brave new world- what do you think the future reality will be we will have to become accustomed to?

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#8) On November 02, 2009 at 4:09 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

alasker...I will save that answer for different blogs...but I have gone over the issue in depth with physicists, scientists, medical doctors, and others.....

I actually have a clear perspective of where I think things are going....simply unclear of the path to get there.

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#9) On November 02, 2009 at 4:53 PM, alasker (< 20) wrote:

Thanks, I'll keep looking for updates. I think some of your links these past few months (beyond the daily job losses) have eluded to your leanings on where we are going.

I don't think it will get this bad but if the country goes tribal I will be glad to lend your village corn any day.

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