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Some Days Alstry Just Has to Laugh



October 06, 2009 – Comments (15)

The situation is pretty simple....America has survived on leveraging up the consumer to buy buy buy.... and now that the banks have cut off credit...our economy and economies around the world are crashing.

Sales are evaporating EVERYWHERE...yet everyone is trying to spin a situation that doesn't exist.

Most of you Fools simply have jobs because the consumer leveraged up....probably well over half.....and now that consumers, businesses and government is slashing....most of you will likely lose your jobs and CNBC will call that the "new Normal." is not the end of the world...simply an evaporation of sales....and an evaporation that is taking place EVERYWHERE.....including very likely Motley Fool....and one that was very foreseeable.

Look at what happened to Detroit once its sales evaporated...and it even had the Federal Government there to help it out along the way.......what happens when the Feds can no longer afford to help???????????????????????????????????????

You can only lie to the people so long before they become disinfranchised with the can see it with the collapse of CNBS's ratings....

You can say all you want about Alstry...but the facts are the facts.....and the fact is the revenues in practically every segment of our economy is now evaporating rapidly........against a backdrop of MASSIVE debt.

As the revenues contract, the debt will consume most of the cash flow and very little will remain for goods and services and paying employees......this is what Zombulation is all keep dreaming......the nightmare is now upon us...........and now you will Feel.......we will all Feel....

When the government is broke.....we are all broke.

Unless we restructure debt....soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



15 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 06, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Bays (29.21) wrote:

What are you doing with your real money?  Hopefully not shorting the market like in CAPS.  Your chart has taken a nose dive.

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#2) On October 06, 2009 at 11:46 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

I HAVE A BIG NOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#3) On October 06, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Huayra (< 20) wrote:

Alstry, what are your current stock holdings?

Are you invest or are you completely in cash, I doubt you are short on the market for your whole portfolio. It's also hard to believe you are so active on this site and completley missed the upside we've had since March and that may continue until the end of the year. 


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#4) On October 06, 2009 at 12:42 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


When you don't have much in really don't need many employees.....

 British Airways to cut 1,000 jobs: reports


It is truly amazing how little credible commentary is addressing the evaporating revenues across the entire economy.....

Sales are HORRIBLE while running a $2 Trillion dollar deficit....imagine what happens if America can no longer print dollars due to lack of credibility????



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#5) On October 06, 2009 at 12:48 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

When you don't have don't need hotels....

Hotel Foreclosures Triple in California as Visitors Cut Back on Spending 

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#6) On October 06, 2009 at 12:50 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

When you don't have can't afford shelter.....

Dropping Rents Will Drag House Prices Down with Them


Soon you will understand....without revenues....there really is no economy....regardless what the Economists say.

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#7) On October 06, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Bays (29.21) wrote:

When you only search for bad news that is the only news you will find.

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#8) On October 06, 2009 at 3:07 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

If you have good news...please feel free to post it on my is just that everywhere I look, revenues are evaporating....absent some Ponzi Government borrowing and spending.....

now the dollar is collapsing as we are losing credibility.....and even with the massive borrowing...government contractors are laying off massive numbers of high paid employees.....


NASA contractor laying off 550 engineers, others

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#9) On October 06, 2009 at 3:13 PM, goldencowboy (< 20) wrote:

The government will just print more money, just as its always done.  Sure a gallon of milk will cost 7 bucks but I remember my grandfather saying a gallon of milk use to be 50 cents.  

America is not broke.  We are one of the richest nations in the world backed by the most powerful military force in the world.  The poor and middle class may get screwed in the upcoming years but that's nothing new for our country.  I thought you were suppose to disappear by now...




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#10) On October 06, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Bays (29.21) wrote:

Well there isn't much in the United States, but I've seen some good news articles here in Canada.

I try to read everyone's point of view, and you are definitely the source for bad news articles.  Not that that's a bad thing, because most of them are informative.  But I feel that you are going out of your way to ONLY find bad news to support your case. 

Do you not believe that there might be some investing opportunities else where in the world? 



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#11) On October 06, 2009 at 3:23 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

If we are not broke....than why are tax receipts evaporating and bankrupticies skyrocketing and massive numbers of people losing jobs???

You fantasy about printing is simply can only print if your produce.....but don't worry....when bankers cut off money...revenues evaporate all over the world.

British Airways has said that is to cut 1,700 jobs and plans to introduce a two-year pay freeze for cabin crew as it looks to cut costs in the downturn.

It also announced that it would press ahead with plans to recruit new staff on different terms and conditions to current employees.

The airline is losing money and expects to make a big loss for the second consecutive year.

Global airlines are struggling with a fall in passenger numbers.

'Ensuring survival'

"Revenues are down, so we must reduce costs and restore profitability," BA said.......


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#12) On October 06, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Bays (29.21) wrote:

lol you are something else.

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#13) On October 06, 2009 at 9:34 PM, JakilaTheHun (99.92) wrote:


With REVENUES EVAPORATING EVERYWHERE and the UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SHOOTING UP TO 75%!!!!, how do manage to find so much time to post all these blogs every day?  Shouldn't you be out ... ya know ... trying to find work or druming up business?   

And why even bother with having the Internet and cable?  Isn't that just a waste of $100 per month that you could spend retroactively PREPARING FOR 09.09!!!!???

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#14) On October 06, 2009 at 10:29 PM, Bays (29.21) wrote:


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#15) On October 12, 2009 at 9:28 AM, ayekappy (< 20) wrote:

I still think Alstry, despite writing in a sort of sensationalist stream of conciousness, easily interpreted as being a little crazy, is still more sane than most here.  Really does seem like true denial.  I mean, how can you keep a bleak view of the economy for too long when you still have a job and a 401k that requires higher markets?  Most would take the easy route and deny that we're in any trouble.


How did things get better guys?  Because the gov't spent trillions?  That can't last forever.  I guess that's where the term bullheaded came from.

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