Archive for February, 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

My Brother Wants To Massively Short The Dow Jones Index

So my brother came by last night for a visit and we started talking about the stock market.  He and a buddy of his want to massively short the Dow Jones Index for 3rd or 4th quarter of 2009.  He asked my thoughts on the strategy and I told him to be careful. I actually […]

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Friday, February 27th, 2009

LinkedIn: The Future of Job Markets?

I have a love/hate relationship with LinkedIn right now and I’m formulating a theory around the social networking movement that makes me think that it is the future for job markets supplanting job boards and websites like Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed to name a few. The reasons are quite simple: From an end user standpoint, […]

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The Great Milk Conspiracy

I’ve been perplexed about something I’ve seen at the grocery store over the past few weeks.  I generally buy organic milk when I go grocery shopping and it is usually 2 or 3 times more expensive than the regular white liquid that goes by the name of milk.   For the past few weeks, the grocery […]

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Debt Collection To A Whole New Level

I get a large array of calls from debt collectors looking for people that have the same name I do but owe someone, somewhere money.   Lately, I’ve been inundated with debt collectors calling me and asking if I know my neighbors phone number! Here’s how one call went recently. Phone: Ring…Ring…Ring Me: Hello? Phone: Hi, […]

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Quizno’s Free Sub Promotion Sucks

I’ve spent the better part of the last hour trying to print that free Quiznos sub and it won’t print no matter what.  I tried it from different computers and different browsers and still no luck.    Oh well, I won’t be going to Quiznos anytime soon after putting me through so much aggravation. Of course, […]

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

You Really Don’t Want A Gold Standard To Return

Continuing on yesterday’s discussion about what to do in the post economic collapse (ecopalypse), my friend wants to return to a gold standard.  While I own physical gold and agree it’s prudent to own some, it’s not the panacea that many people think it will be to return to a gold standard. For starters, if […]

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

It’s Official, Lost Decade Is Here, Dow Closes At 1997 Levels

Check the Dow lately? It’s down to 1997 levels so we are now officially in a lost decade. The question: Will the Dow stay here for the next 10 years or shoot to 17,000?

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Three Hundred Million People Can’t Have Their Own Farm

I was talking to a friend about the coming epocalypse (economic apocalypse) and what to do the day after. He strongly suggested that I buy a farm or land and start growing my own food. I retorted that is was unrealistic and unfeasible for every American to go out and start their own farm and […]

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009

It’s Gonna Be A Cruel Summer

You need to prepare for it today. Watch the video. httpv://

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Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Best Videos For Explaining The Housing Mess

These are the best videos explaining the housing mess and ensuing economic crisis that I’ve seen so far. httpv:// httpv:// The only thing left out was the fact that the money for the whole scheme came from the average Joe investor through his bank deposits (from paycheck), from his 401k contributions, and from his pension […]

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