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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    You shouldn't be eating all that sugar anyway!

    I don't! But you come to my house and tell hubby that there was not going to be any holiday cookies and pies! He looks forward to that all year long. It is his favorite part of Christmas.
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    If I had to be specific between 1/09 & 1/11, i would have to say yes, because at least I have a "job" (though not a career position ) for now as opposed to being mid-way through a 6 month unemplyment stretch back then. And I am what most would consider as part of the "under-employed sector" and making only about 1/2 as much as I was.

    But to borrow (& twist) a few lyrics from the band HellYeah
    Itís just the good ol' boy in me
    I got my friends I got the recipe
    For one hell of a life
    I got my girl got my family
    Got my dogs and thatís all I need
    For a hell of a time
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    Yes, but I've worked very hard to become debt-free. The company I work for has seen sales gains, but I know how hard things are. We put out an internet ad for manager trainees a week ago and got so many responces it crashed HR's personal computers and to a degree the servers.
    One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Yes, but I've worked very hard to become debt-free. The company I work for has seen sales gains, but I know how hard things are. We put out an internet ad for manager trainees a week ago and got so many responces it crashed HR's personal computers and to a degree the servers.
    What does that tell you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    What does that tell you?

    Exactly what I said, Homer

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    Much better off than two years ago. My retirement accounts were nearly wiped out. At least I am now90% recovered. But still the lack of oversight of financial institutions still concerns me greatly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    But still the lack of oversight of financial institutions still concerns me greatly.
    Fannie & Freddie had Barney & Chris on "oversight" duty and look what's happened to them.

    Who/what do you think would be an appropriate person/group/entity to give you some peace of mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Fannie & Freddie had Barney & Chris on "oversight" duty and look what's happened to them.

    Who/what do you think would be an appropriate person/group/entity to give you some peace of mind?
    Aaaah...Glen Beck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Aaaah...Glen Beck?
    Well at least Beck wasn't part of the problem (and getting the payoffs) and then claims he's the solution to the problem he helped create.

    Govt was a major part of the crisis. From the Clintons & the Bushes to the Fed & the Congresses.
    So I ask, what would Zeus (& yourself) suggest to alleviate those "concerns"
    More govt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Well at least Beck wasn't part of the problem (and getting the payoffs) and then claims he's the solution to the problem he helped create.

    Govt was a major part of the crisis. From the Clintons & the Bushes to the Fed & the Congresses.
    So I ask, what would Zeus (& yourself) suggest to alleviate those "concerns"
    More govt?

    I promise I won't pull the football away again Charlie Brown regards.
    I wonder Brian, if everyone in Athol has a lisp or is it only you?
    One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift

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