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Seriously....Who Cares????



July 21, 2009 – Comments (16)

Who cares that Philadephia can't pay its bills?

Who cares that sales at our businesses are evaporating?

Who cares that millions of people have lost their jobs?

Who cares that tens of millions have taken massive pay cuts?

Who cares the food banks are running out of food?

Who cares that middle class families are now homeless?

Who cares that bankers and getting billions in bonuses because taxpayers are giving it to them?

Who cares that bankrupt banks are forclosing on bankrupt homeowners?

Who cares that everyone in the state is getting pay cuts except politicians?

Who cares that property values are crashing but taxes are staying the same?

Who cares that over 50,000,000 Americans don't have health insurance?

Who cares that earnings for our large corporations have deminshied to less than 1990 levels?

Who cares that our Fed Governor who said sub prime was contained wants more authority?

Who cares that massive security laws are being broken in the open and there are no cops around?

Who cares that much of the accounting of our public companies are suspect?

Who cares that CEOs are giving themselves massive bonuses even though as companies contract?

Who cares that restaurant after restaurant is shutting down around America?

Who cares that the same is happening to retailer after retailer?

Who cares that government doesn't count people that have been unemployed for over 6 months?

Who cares that the unemployment rate is over 16%?

Who cares that prosecutors may stop prosecuting breaking and entering crimes?

Who cares that truckers can't even feed their families and pay truck payments at current rates?

Who cares that our number one export by volume is trash?

Who cares that the nonsense coming out of Economists mouths is trash?

Who cares that the cost to pick up your trash is going up?

Who cares that government services are going down?

Who cares that taxes are going up?

Who cares that public school systems are on the verge of bankruptcy?

Wh cares that counties and cities are going bankrupt?

Who cares that pension funds don't have enough money to pay their members?

Who cares that our government deficit is now in the TRILLIONS?

Who cares that government is gonig to cut way back and tens of millions are going to lose incomes and go broke?

Who cares that so few really seem to care?



16 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 21, 2009 at 4:40 PM, dickseacup (< 20) wrote:

Dear Leader cares about all of those things. What is more, he cares about you.


That's why he is going to have a prime time infomercial.






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#2) On July 21, 2009 at 4:57 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

GET READY FOR THE PROTESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Hundreds of California State University students demonstrated outside the chancellor's office Tuesday against an emergency budget plan that would lead to sharply higher fees, fewer students and furloughs for most of the system's 47,000 employees.


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#3) On July 21, 2009 at 5:02 PM, jesusfreakinco (28.33) wrote:

Great hopes for Obama fade to reality

An Associated Press-GfK Poll shows that a majority of Americans are back to thinking that the country is headed in the wrong direction after a fleeting period in which more thought it was on the right track.


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#4) On July 21, 2009 at 5:12 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

We knew better:(

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#5) On July 21, 2009 at 5:20 PM, jesusfreakinco (28.33) wrote:

Apparently 56% of the US didn't...  It was too good to be true.  The real messiah has already come and Obama ain't he.

In fairness to Obama, it didn't matter who got elected, they were doomed to fail given the economic and political environment.  It was only a matter of time...

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#6) On July 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Sales are not looking much better this afternoon....

Linear Technology Q4 rev $208 mln vs $307.1 mln

Yahoo Q2 rev. excl. TAC $1.14B vs $1.35B

QLogic Q1 revenue $122.8 mln vs $168.4 mln

Seagate swings to loss on sales drop, charges

C.H. Robinson posts higher profit; sales dip

Advanced Micro Devices Q2 rev $1.18B vs $1.36B

BJ Services swings to a loss as revenue drops

Nabors Industries Q2 revenue $878 mln vs $1.3 bln

Starbucks Q3 same-store sales down 5%

VF Corp. Q2 revenue $1.49 bln vs $1.68 bln

Still lots of IPhones selling but we still havn't seen the impact from the Government cutbacks.....yet. 


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#7) On July 21, 2009 at 5:40 PM, abitare (30.30) wrote:

Reguardless, there was no choice. Obama or McCain

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#8) On July 21, 2009 at 5:47 PM, 4everlost (28.75) wrote:

Hmm, alstry  and jesusfreakinco agreeing again.  Mighty suspicious....=->.

It is unreal how few people care.  I have a lot of trouble believing that the whole frigging mess is going to come out of this.

No insults intended.

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#9) On July 21, 2009 at 5:54 PM, abitare (30.30) wrote:

McCain was horrific too

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#10) On July 21, 2009 at 6:17 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

No one cares because the recession is over.  Haven't you heard?


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#11) On July 21, 2009 at 6:36 PM, nthought (< 20) wrote:

Get real Alstry, the question is:


Can someone make money off of the solutions?  That of course will determine whether we will "fix" things or not. 

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#12) On July 21, 2009 at 6:48 PM, anticitrade (98.46) wrote:

Alstry cares... 

This message brought to you by the "Alstry for president of the New U.S. Republic on 9.09" campaign. 

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#13) On July 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM, jesusfreakinco (28.33) wrote:

Can someone make money off of the solutions?  That of course will determine whether we will "fix" things or not.

I am betting that deals will be had for those that have cash down the road.  I have my kids college/wedding funds parked in foreign currencies (AUD$, CAD$ primarily) and am thinking I'll be the only parent around able to afford college for them.  I may even have enough for a decent down payment on a house.  I suspect 10 years from now, houses will be a whole lot cheaper than they are right now.

Either wages will be seriously lower (I am with Alstry on this), the USD will be worthless, or both.

My strategy - part gold, part foreign currencies, part hard assets (non-real estate).  We'll see how it works out...


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#14) On July 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM, finabuddy (84.83) wrote:

Im glad you found a new blog entry format to repackage the same 70 posts from this month. Over did it though, dont you think? Over 30 items, shouldve saved some for the next post.

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#15) On July 22, 2009 at 3:29 AM, SuperPicks (28.44) wrote:

Alstry, I am one of your biggest fans, I love reading your blogs as they keep me up to date on certain news many a time.

BUT, if you could be kind & courteous enough to keep from spamming the "Most Recommended Blog Posts" for the day, it would be a great service to those who want updates on the CAPs community.  to be fair, this was asked of others (ie such as goodvibe4ever, etc) who did relent & agree to stop spamming the area (thank god).

There's 5 slots on the most recommended for teh day, and today, you have filled 3/5 of them.  This limits the voices I hear and is kind of like limiting distribution of thought (ie public only exposed to mainstreat media) - it works both ways!

I am against censorship or limitations on expressing oneself, but please try to knock down the blog count to 1-2 blog posts in a 24hr period,  if u limit it to 2/day, you can still go a long ways with 700 posts per year. 

My apologies for spamming this comment 3x today, I would just hope you get a chance to read atleast one of these. 

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#16) On July 22, 2009 at 8:28 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Couple observations,

Normally my blogs don't get that many recommendations and it appears that some of the more recommended bloggers are not blogging lately.

I will make an effort to consolidate data.

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