Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    Watch the capitalists freak out when the government stimulus is withdrawn.

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    @Genome Project

    Did you read Krugman’s column yesterday in the NYT? Interesting, as always.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    Remember the stock market went down in response to a post on Twitter. To use this as an “economic indicator” is of concern, if it is that easy to manipulate in an instant.

  4. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Puleese! A momentary drop is not what is used as an economic indicator. To compare a malicious tweet to what the Fed Reserve Chairman has said is disingenuous.
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    The thing about the stock market isn’t that it tanked, it is that it had gone up so much.
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    Money was pouring into the stock market since the beginning of the year and all of a sudden even bears were turning bullish. Then came a dose of cold water.
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    The “BSD” did what they all do when doused with cold water.
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    The easy money had already been made on Wall Street over the past year or so.(past 4 years if you go back to the bottom of the bear). Smart money on the street was trying to figure out how much further the hoi polloi were going to drive it when… splash!
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    But (and especially if you are familiar with the Dow Jones theory) a higher stock market does portend a better economy. But at the same time, maybe people can get a better assured rate of return on their money and hence will be able to retire comfortably (with higher interest rates on their savings) thus opening up (and creating new) jobs for the younger people in the nation.

  5. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Big business, extra large corporations and CEOs are doing better than ever. why should THEY worry. It’s the rest of us, the 90% to 99% who are losing more ground every day to corporate greed and corpoarte welfare.

  6. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 10 months ago

    @You Should Have Never Taken Ahab Parker

    “shut up canuck. your statement is bereft of fact”
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    Except that every market commentator has said that the sell off was in reaction to the Fed Chairman’s statements.
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    So if you say that they are all afactual statements, then you’d better have something more than your sayso to back that up.
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    The President and the Fed Chair do usually work together (although they don’t always). Bernanke has been a firm hand on the rudder, and Obama has not done anything to drive the economy cliffward.
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    Dr. Canuck’s opinion is substantially more correct than it is incorrect. If you have a particular argument with it I suggest you present your argument, reasonably, rationally and without the “shut up”.

  7. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 10 months ago

    @Rich Grise

    OK, an other guy trying to be sarcastically funny.
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    First off, it’s “…Can’t even fit through the Bathroom door” (check the meter and you’ll see that “Kitchen” just doesn’t have the same flow" And I don’t mean linoleum)
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    Secondly, we went into fits about it! It’s just that smokers were too self obsessed by their addiction to notice or to give a darn!
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    You will notice that there were “Smoking” and “Non Smoking” dining rooms in restaurants, because non smokers “went into a fit” when their meal was ruint by smoke jack burro firing up a Pall Mall and blowing the smoke over their shoulder so as not to blow it into the faces of the people at his table. Where did he (and you) think that smoke went? Into the middle of the table over his shoulder.
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    Here’s a thought, when you’re catching your breath. Just breathe.
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    So you’re trying to be funny, but your “jokes” just have too many holes in them. It’s like the opposite of Observational humor, you aren’t being observant, you’re creating your own alternate reality that doesn’t even play by its own rules.

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