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« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2009, 01:02:25 am »
Will the post-economic America still have gun dealers, and what currency will I need to purchase a few dozen?

Bullets?

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« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2009, 01:17:57 am »
Will the post-economic America still have gun dealers, and what currency will I need to purchase a few dozen?

Bullets?

SHIT! Why does survival have to be so damned complicated!

Are the bullets the currency or for the guns?

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« Reply #107 on: April 12, 2009, 02:22:57 am »
Both.  :D

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« Reply #108 on: April 12, 2009, 04:23:45 am »
This thread depresses me.

Will the post-economic America still have gun dealers, and what currency will I need to purchase a few dozen?

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You'll have to do it the good old fashioned biblical way and trade in two of your best cattle and your first born virgin daughter.

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« Reply #109 on: April 12, 2009, 12:39:40 pm »
This thread depresses me.

Will the post-economic America still have gun dealers, and what currency will I need to purchase a few dozen?

-toa,
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You'll have to do it the good old fashioned biblical way and trade in two of your best cattle and your first born virgin daughter.

Oops. Ate her.

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« Reply #110 on: April 12, 2009, 04:52:59 pm »
buy ford...
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« Reply #111 on: April 14, 2009, 12:09:12 pm »
Some US banks are reporting big profits for the 1st quarter.

Is this real or a trick of accounting? Wall Street is responding in a positive way.

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Goldman Sachs reported a much stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Monday, bouncing back from its worst quarter as a public company.

Goldman (GS, Fortune 500) also set plans to raise $5 billion through a sale of stock, saying it wants to become the first big bank to repay the federal loans extended during last fall's financial sector meltdown.
http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/13/news/goldman.earnings.report.fortune/index.htm

Wells Fargo also reported 1st quarter profits.

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« Reply #112 on: April 14, 2009, 03:03:45 pm »
Some US banks are reporting big profits for the 1st quarter.

Is this real or a trick of accounting? Wall Street is responding in a positive way.

They're faking it. Remember: The economy is a matter of national security. The administration has ordered a good economy, to restore public faith in the president, making it easier to accumulate power and enact agendas.

All the world is a stage -- are you an actor or a director?

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« Reply #113 on: April 14, 2009, 03:07:28 pm »
Some US banks are reporting big profits for the 1st quarter.

Is this real or a trick of accounting? Wall Street is responding in a positive way.

They're faking it. Remember: The economy is a matter of national security. The administration has ordered a good economy, to restore public faith in the president, making it easier to accumulate power and enact agendas.

All the world is a stage -- are you an actor or a director?


Nevermind.

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« Reply #114 on: April 14, 2009, 06:50:17 pm »
Banks have to show they are "struggling" but still viable institutions to qualify for TARP funds.  So they've been desperately cooking the books in order to show they are doing better than expected, but not as good as previous.
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« Reply #115 on: April 15, 2009, 06:34:51 pm »
you know banking is on the ropes when the swiss is having problems
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7999352.stm
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« Reply #116 on: April 15, 2009, 10:21:33 pm »
Some US banks are reporting big profits for the 1st quarter.

Is this real or a trick of accounting? Wall Street is responding in a positive way.

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Goldman Sachs reported a much stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Monday, bouncing back from its worst quarter as a public company.

Goldman (GS, Fortune 500) also set plans to raise $5 billion through a sale of stock, saying it wants to become the first big bank to repay the federal loans extended during last fall's financial sector meltdown.
http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/13/news/goldman.earnings.report.fortune/index.htm

Wells Fargo also reported 1st quarter profits.

Funny if the black swan was an unexpected rapid economic recovery.

My beads are selling well. You would think that useless pieces of glass with a hole in them would be the last thing people want in a recession, but what the fuck do I know, I just make beads.
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« Reply #117 on: April 15, 2009, 10:23:13 pm »
But they're so pretty...

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« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2009, 01:02:07 am »
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”



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« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2009, 01:52:07 am »
Some US banks are reporting big profits for the 1st quarter.

Is this real or a trick of accounting? Wall Street is responding in a positive way.

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Goldman Sachs reported a much stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Monday, bouncing back from its worst quarter as a public company.

Goldman (GS, Fortune 500) also set plans to raise $5 billion through a sale of stock, saying it wants to become the first big bank to repay the federal loans extended during last fall's financial sector meltdown.
http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/13/news/goldman.earnings.report.fortune/index.htm

Wells Fargo also reported 1st quarter profits.

Funny if the black swan was an unexpected rapid economic recovery.

My beads are selling well. You would think that useless pieces of glass with a hole in them would be the last thing people want in a recession, but what the fuck do I know, I just make beads.

I agree. The final factor is employment always lags behind recovery, but it just may be we have hit bottom.