Guest Post: US Household Net Worth Plunges

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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 18:55 | 598718 Xedus129
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I doubt they will really "cut back"  I'm still betting on "Printgate" 2010-2012

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:17 | 598756 Implicit simplicit
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Whats the old saying' "Watch what politicians do, not what they say"; often very diferent

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:19 | 598760 Xedus129
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Yeah, just like the "Contract with America" circa 1994

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:21 | 598864 ColonelCooper
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Care to elaborate on that statement, Genius?   Let me help you out with a simple Wiki link you may want to read before you respond:


No junk from me by the way.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:40 | 598899 DarkAgeAhead
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Ah but junked nonetheless.

Not by me either by the way, which ensures I shall too be junked.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:43 | 598909 Turd Ferguson
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From The Mossad to all ZHers on the Continent:

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 00:13 | 599190 RockyRacoon
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Try to stay on topic, Turd. 

I just love calling someone "Turd" and it's ok!

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 02:07 | 599266 Hephasteus
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LOL. I always want to call him Mr. Ferguson. I read his posts but don't respond to them much.

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 05:00 | 599353 Dismal Scientist
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Don't feed the animals please.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 21:02 | 598944 Not For Reuse
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the ONLY part of CWA worth a fucking red cent was term limits; wiki me that

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 00:59 | 599228 sethstorm
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You mean Contract on America.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 21:26 | 598981 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Obama hated his mother because she could not live up to the purity of the Koran.

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 00:14 | 599191 RockyRacoon
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Has anyone ever called you an imbecile?  Just wondering.

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 13:30 | 600147 BlackChicken
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WTF does this have to do with the article, not to mention the comments above?

I agree w/Rocky; we need a thumb up/down button.  Christmas season probably started already this year, how about it Tyler?

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 23:35 | 599141 colorfulbliss
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Perhaps one day in the future (hopefully not too distant), Jesus will return and take away his chosen ones back to his holy kingdom. Hopefully Mohammed Buddha Shiva ad nauseam will follow suit or even precede the One Of Miraculous Birth. And then maybe Gaia can swallow up a load of Her followers in some great cataclysm. By this time the great contrived debate between the liberals and conservatives will finally quiet down. Then, and only then, will those of us with more than five functioning brain cells get some fucking peace and quiet and rational discourse!

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 00:14 | 599193 RockyRacoon
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We definitely need a THUMBS UP button.

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 07:03 | 599401 old_turk
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Thu, 09/23/2010 - 10:32 | 599746 weinerdog43
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The great and powerful Ba'al will smite thee for thy blasphemous statements! 

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 03:09 | 599304 StychoKiller
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Better yet, the "Contract FROM America:"

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:01 | 598728 The Rock
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What??  You mean my ever-increasing collection of Designed-in-California-but-made-in-a-sweat-shop-in-China gadgets doesn't count as net worth?

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:30 | 598777 Dixie Normous
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Very funny and so sadly true. 

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:02 | 598729 The Rock
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D'OH!  dupe...

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:02 | 598731 Steve Dallas
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"...our current system of fraud and theft..." You know, the thing about these Malthusian economic collapse posts is that none ever seem to address the fact that the perpetrators of this grand con against us righteous regular folks will probably have ALL the gold when everything falls apart. So, basically, I'm anticipating a future life of toil in Bartertown run by Lloyd Blankfein (dressed like Tina Turner, ofc) with a Geithner-Bernanke version of Master-Blaster doing the strong arming.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:16 | 598755 Xedus129
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2 men enter, 1 man leaves!

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 22:16 | 599039 hedgeless_horseman
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Pray it's not the lawyer that leaves.  I like small nosed sorority girls as much as the next guy, Steve, but fuck you all the same.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:07 | 598838 Kayman
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If you're planning to work near Lloyd it is best to get a Swiss or Israeli passport. Just like the Saudis on 9/11 these criminals long ago had their exits planned.

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 09:43 | 599608 realitybiter
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In a perfect world, one would be able to demonstrate to the likes of Blankenstein just exactly what "God's Work" looks like.  I like the mob-movie term "wet work".  Seriously.  Once the dots get connected, how long before some nut with some "skills" does something completely uncivilized?  

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:07 | 598739 Implicit simplicit
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Thanks MS. I like the title-Fascists Soup. It's alphabet fascists soup with letters like cds, siv, repo, bonds etc... Bankers and gov. have a special elitist taste gland that allows them to eat as much as they want, get sick, puke and shit, and then everyone else has to clean it up.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:11 | 598749 TheMonetaryRed
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 ...the existing money stock we had prior to the abolition of the gold system back in the the existing stock of money that is not based on debt


Not according to Milton Friedman, but okay. It's a theory, anyway.



Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:35 | 598784 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

now your woman is sitting in/on what?

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:48 | 598798 Crime of the Century
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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 21:23 | 598978 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

yeah, velo dressed up in kathy's sheep clothing. how did this happen?

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 22:19 | 599042 tomdub_1024
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I knew it was you  (velobabe) all along, no one can fake diction...its like a fingerprint...:)

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 22:59 | 599088 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

im so damn lonely†

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 23:10 | 599109 doolittlegeorge
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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 23:25 | 599130 tomdub_1024
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add an "at hotmail dot com" to my name and, just friends...always open to new friends

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 03:17 | 599310 StychoKiller
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Find a church you're comfortable with and attend their functions, such as singles groups...

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 12:07 | 599683 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

just say N O to churches.


Thu, 09/23/2010 - 23:57 | 601569 tomdub_1024
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churches = made by man

spirituality = made by ???

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:11 | 598753 mynhair
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This sux.  Goobermint forced me into 1031s I can't get out of.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:18 | 598757 Sqworl
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Just wait till Inside Job premiers and shows the sheeple just wtf is going on!!!

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:25 | 598771 mynhair
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Sheeple can't read the UE Welfare Report; that's what Erin is for, or LIESman.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:44 | 598794 Sqworl
Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:56 | 598935 Implicit simplicit
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I haven't been to the movies in over two years, but I think I'd like to see that one.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:50 | 598805 boomer
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I wonder what is really going on?  The lovely folks who run this charade are either idiots or crooks.  When every Joe and Jane Sixpack in this country knows whats wrong how is it that this government doesn't.  They do, they have to, its just inconceivable that they don't, so with that said, what are they really trying to accomplish.  If they blow up the currency and the country along with it, aren't they shooting themselves in the foot.  They'll be destitute at best or blown away by the riots that are sure to commence.  They don't win if this scenario unfolds.  They will be hunted down and shot or hung.   So whats the game?  Their up to something that nobody has put their finger on yet.  One thing you can bet on is this is not all stupidity and there is something else cooking, and when its all said and done this ruling class will not have destroyed the world, just made it a  little bit more unbearable and enriched themselves immensely.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:15 | 598856 Kayman
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As I said above Lloyd and the boys already have the escape route bought and paid for. They ain't sticking around.  All the bonuses are going into gold and foreign assets while the USD still has some purchasing power.

Does anyone really think the IRS disclosed all Swiss (and other foreign) bank accounts ? Are you telling me that NOT ONE American politician had a bulging Swiss bank account?

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:25 | 598876 Cruel Aid
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Pretty sure Lloyd can weather some local hyperinflation. I know how to live off the land like a

I prefer doing it part time.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 20:22 | 598871 HarryWanger
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Well, "Joe and Jane Sixpack" don't really know "what's wrong". You ask them, they'll say we need more jobs. Great. From where? Do they want to work for $10/hr. picking produce, working on the assembly line, etc.? No, they don't.

That's the real problem now. We've priced ourselves out of the competition. Until everyone realizes you can't pay $150,000.00 for someone to write press releases for a Fortune 500 company and pay the farm guys $20,000.00 it ain't gonna work.

Until then, kick it further down the road until sometime, somewhere, somebody will realize they can't spend all day watching reality tv bitching about not having a job when others are doing the jobs they don't want.

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