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by hellsyeah
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(skydiverhero@yahoo.com) on Dec 30, 2002 08:02:00 AM

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Dollar Woes
 
I'm set to go to Russia at the end of the month, and the dollar just hit an all-time low against the Euro. May I remind you that a month before Bush was elected, the Euro was worth 79 cents. Now it's a buck-four. Think about it - every single thing you own, nay - every single thing in the United States; computers, monkeys, waste water treatment plants - is worth 79/104 or about 75 cents on the dollar, and it's all due to these worthless fucking Texans and domestic exporters and warmongering defense contractors that are pressuring the US Congress to push through the biggest military budget that it possibly can.

Just wait until the State of the Union address - George Bush will be like "Letz get em' cowboys - hells - I's just seen Strangelove on the oval office dvd player and I thought that was a picture of me on the bomb myself - I'm gonna mosey over to Ebay when I'm offa this podium to see if I can't buy that shit from whichever one of them jew-liberals in hollywood inhereited it from Kubrick. How many Iraqis and nippity-eyed Koreans dy'all think I can kill at the same time? This teleprompter right here done say they be a threat to american security and its prosperity....shit they done put it in 10 point bold again - I told them fuckers 20 point italics - here we go, ahem... America's freedom must remain strong in order that we might overcome tyranny; men like Sgt Smith of the Men in Black [point] protect this freedom from domestic threats to the American way of life."

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    monkeys
    by cxreg(cxreg@godfuckingdamnit.com)
    gfd messagesAIM
    on Dec 30, 2002 11:37:01 AM
    (#3376)
    75 cents on the dollar? I thought they were 5 cents each!
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    currency tanks after the economy...
    by Microsoft Bob(spamburrito@gmail.com)
    gfd messagesAIMICQ
    on Dec 30, 2002 12:31:02 PM
    (#3377)
    Note: I don't really care for Bush that much-- I abstained voting for president because there was noone I wanted-- Don't get me started on Nader.

    ...Which started tanking with the .com crash. There are many more people to blame than just the president and his croneys, I blame it more on the fast buck computer people-- Come on people, you do it for the love, or you don't do it. Even worse are the People that sunk the money into them without knowing much about them (How hard is it to go to monkeybuttfuckinglove.com and see that they don't make anything, sell anything, and they're giving people five bucks in order to sign up? I'm not saying the damned republicans aren't part of the problem, but let's affix the blame where it should be. Hell, the democrats and fucking california is just as respoonsible-- what, with the whole Enron deal (started many moons ago, was never stopped), and the whole power deregulation, and the state not being able to provide enough power, causing prices to double or more in about 2 months.

    Making a web site is no harder than drawing a picture or writing an article in a magazine, why does every computer "engineer" deem it necessary to get an IPO for monkeyslikedickweedsforsale.com????

    In other words, fuck all you governmental types, idiots, idiot investors, web weenies that thought what you were doing is worth 500/hr, and, well, basically everyone else out there.
    /Bob
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      well, you can take comfort in the fact
      by cxreg(cxreg@godfuckingdamnit.com)
      gfd messagesAIM
      on Dec 30, 2002 12:34:18 PM
      (#3378)
      that not a dime was sunk into this site ;)
      [Reply to this comment]  [Parent]
        Nor any site...
        by Microsoft Bob(spamburrito@gmail.com)
        gfd messagesAIMICQ
        on Dec 30, 2002 01:44:51 PM
        (#3379)
        ...That I made back in the day-- I'm working on some stuff that I hope will be bought from me, but mostly it's a tinkerers fantasy. You know, it costs 5 bucks a month for cheap hosting, and another 10 bucks a year for a domain name-- why is there a problem with this? It's just like any other hobby.

        Ah, well, time to start my day.
        Enjoy,
        /Bob
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      Good Times?
      by ChicksHateMe(xpaul_burkettx@NOSPAMyahoo.com)
      gfd messagesAIM
      on Dec 30, 2002 09:38:03 PM
      (#3382)
      It seemed like when the economy was "good" I did not get a cent of it, but now that the economy sucks, I'm hurtin'. How does that work?

      Capitalism is too complex for me, what ever happened to the good 'ol fashioned self-government?
      [Reply to this comment]  [Parent]
        Don't complain...
        by Microsoft Bob(spamburrito@gmail.com)
        gfd messagesAIMICQ
        on Dec 30, 2002 10:53:11 PM
        (#3385)
        You had a job. The economy up in Santa Cruz was so awful, people were staying on unemployment because they couldn't afford to live on any jobs available-- A living wage for a single person in Santa Cruz is about 2100/mo-- 160 hours a month on average for a fulltime job-- you need to take home almost $15/hr just to be above the poverty level (I was making 14*20hrs a week)

        The good economy probably helped you in ways you didn't even realize-- better roads, schools, job could keep your services, etc.

        And most of all, it made it possible to live in the silicon valley-- which was helpful to the internet and computing as a whole.

        /Bob
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      well we can't blame one man now can we?
      by hellsyeah(skydiverhero@yahoo.com)
      gfd messagesYahoo
      on Dec 31, 2002 08:01:07 AM
      (#3388)
      Your point about the dot-com crash is noted, but the people that really have a finger on the pulse of the currency exchanges are the central banks. When central bankers liquidate huge dollar positions like the Japanese central bank did on Monday, the dollar drops in value. This was in response to the Bush administration's saber rattling over N. Korea and Iraq. As much as the President didn't cause the dot-com crash, it was his administration (Cheney, in fact) that warned everyone in Europe last May or so that large-scale terrorist events were to be expected in the immediate future. The central banks affect gold in the same way. If gold had been mined during the nineties and used as an industrial commodity like titanium or whatever, it would have made a profit. It was only the effect of central banks liquidating their holdings that caused it to steadily fall. The best performing gold fund managers in 98 or so had their money entirely in cash.
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    dumbass
    by BrightShadow(candiebaby0620@yahoo.com)
    gfd messagesYahoo
    on Jan 4, 2003 11:26:43 PM
    (#3474)
    Do you even realize how little people in the military are paid for going and defending your dunmbass everyday? It about fucking time someone got somemore money for them.
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      Define "Defense"
      by GMFTatsujin(Ask and ye shall receive)
      gfd messagesAIM
      on Jan 5, 2003 01:07:43 AM
      (#3475)
      I'm really more concerned about the part where they defend against enemies domestic in parity with their eagerness to go after the foriegn element. At that point, however, I think they'd have to hunt down every member of Congress, and most of the Executive branch as well.

      Is it right to think that maybe it's time for a coup? Another one, I mean?
      GMFTatsujin

      [Reply to this comment]  [Parent]
      Yeah, the money in the defense budget is going to pay soldiers
      by SlickyPink(suckittrebek@gfdchatrawks.com)
      gfd messagesAIM
      on Jan 5, 2003 05:55:54 PM
      (#3489)
      As much as soldiers may tend to vote republican (they do), they don't bankroll campaigns. You know who does? Defense contractors.
      I am a military brat; I am well aware of the decline in the relative pay and compensation afforded to our fine men and women in uniform.
      Please, however, do not make the mistake of believing that Defense Budget=Military Personnel Budget. It is to laugh.
      [Reply to this comment]  [Parent]
    No Shit Sherlock!
    by BrightShadow(candiebaby0620@yahoo.com)
    gfd messagesYahoo
    on Jan 5, 2003 10:26:25 PM
    (#3499)
    Ok do you honestly think I am that stupid? I know that my husband will probably never see a dime of any of that money but I don't think it ever hurts to be optimistic.
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      I could not speak to the issue of your relative intelligence
      by SlickyPink(suckittrebek@gfdchatrawks.com)
      gfd messagesAIM
      on Jan 5, 2003 10:40:20 PM
      (#3502)
      But I am able to note that you are relatively inarticulate and only a tourist in the land of grammar and lyrical prose. Optimism doesn't necessarily hurt, but don't tax and do spend is fucking an economy that was pretty strong a couple of years ago -- an economy I, like your husband, have to get by in without decent compensation.
      [Reply to this comment]  [Parent]
    I suppose
    by BrightShadow(candiebaby0620@yahoo.com)
    gfd messagesYahoo
    on Jan 5, 2003 10:57:36 PM
    (#3503)
    I always slept through English class it bored the fuck out of me. I always passed though so I guess I'm not as unintelligent as I appear. Just because I choose not to use big fancy words and I am terrible at grammar and, all that bullshit suddenly I am stupid. Damn so people are so quick to judge.
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      Read for content
      by SlickyPink(suckittrebek@gfdchatrawks.com)
      gfd messagesAIM
      on Jan 5, 2003 11:05:40 PM
      (#3504)
      I said I couldn't SAY whether you were stupid or not; since you opened the door by asking, I did mention some flaws in your posts (and I am handy with small words, too).

      Just a thought: if you click 'reply to this' you will be engaging directly in the conversation tree rather than seeming to comment on the original post.
      [Reply to this comment]  [Parent]
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