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  1. A year ago there were less than 100,000 persons on federally funded UI benefits, the total will reach 3,000,000 by Sep/Oct this year. That is 3,000,000 people who have exhausted their state's 26 week unemployment program. There will be people who will exhaust even the Federal benefits and will drop out of the system altogether.
  2. The number of unemployed do not include those on federally funded extended benefits which rose by almost 100,000. States reported 2,754,391 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending July 18, an increase of 97,512 from the prior week. There were 607,368 claimants in the comparable week in 2008. EUC weekly claims include both first and second tier activity. http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 463,062 in the week ending Aug. 1, a decrease of 48,
  3. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/schultz-p...cture-of-future In its current issue, HSL reports rumors that "Some U.S. embassies worldwide are being advised to purchase massive amounts of local currencies; enough to last them a year. Some embassies are being sent enormous amounts of U.S. cash to purchase currencies from those governments, quietly. But not pound sterling. Inside the State Dept., there is a sense of sadness and foreboding that 'something' is about to happen ... within 180 days, but could be 120-150 days." Yes, yes, it's paranoid. But paranoids have enemies -- and the Crash of
  4. Unemployment rising Bankrupticies on the increase including corporate bankrupticies Rebound in stock market VI's talking up the housing market Banks paying back their TARP loans Pound strengthening against the dollar It was only a few weeks ago that journalist Daniel Estulin reported on this meeting: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article10903.html Bilderberg investigative journalist Daniel Estulin reported on the main item of the agenda, which was leaked to him by his sources inside. Though such reports cannot be verified, his sources, along with those of veteran Bilderberg tracker,
  5. What a tragedy. For many people in Britain, they are born crying, live miserably and die disappointed.
  6. Adam Applegarth a star? Are bankers the new celebrities? They do sod all for society, they're just parasites, they produce nothing, they screw the system over and bring down economies.
  7. Not quite Detroit - but hopefully getting there I must say I was surprised by the quality - I had expected a Victorian terrace with boarded up windows and door.
  8. The problem with atheists is that they try so hard to convince themselves and others that God or the supernatural doesn't exist that it almost becomes a, dare I say it, belief system. Logic and reason itself is not enough to convince me - give me evidence. Deism isn't such a bad choice: "The belief, based solely on reason, in a God who created the universe and then abandoned it, assuming no control over life, exerting no influence on natural phenomena, and giving no supernatural revelation."
  9. RB, Atheism, IMHO, is not a religion. Religion is defined as "a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs." Atheism is the antithesis of faith - there are no core beliefs in the supernatural, no ritual, no form of worship - it is a belief without merit or valid argument. The Church of England has a lot to answer for, heck, they don't even accept the Bible as God'
  10. Ahh - life's little pleasures, "having a smoke" - more tax payer money wasted giving these smokers a new set of lungs when their own don't function anymore.
  11. Having carefully read this story (admittedly with preconceived ideas) I am still left with some of my preconceived ideas. This woman is paying for her mistakes later in life. Having wasted her youth, she is now in a situation where she is at risk from employment discrimination having never held any type of gainful employment, but it is never too late to start again and there are opportunities even at her age to gain a qualification or useful skill. You have to some measure of sympathy, having lost both her parents and her exhusband in a brutal way, as well as her son being attacked. The bes
  12. "reminds me of the other baptism of adolescence, nicking from Woolies, first place most of us robbing scousers lost our *nicking virginity*" Way back in '91, we went on a school field trip - in Bognor!!! One of the students decided he would go into Woolies and nick some CDs causing great upset to his Geography teacher. Pick'n'Mix is the only part of Woolies I liked. When I last visited the UK ('06) I went into Woolies and every other toy seemed to be Dora the Explorer - she definitely gets around. To the dude who asked what Taco Bell was - it is a cheap Mexican fast food outlet - enchilada
  13. I have been keeping up to date with news events concerning Citi. What perfect timing to receive this email on a Monday morning. People think the FDIC has an unlimited pot of money - they don't have enough to cover everyone's account and after that runs out they have to apply to the Treasury for a line of credit.
  14. I received an email this morning from Citibank. I'm saying nothing else, but this speaks volumes... Dear xxxxxxxxxx, Good news! Citibank is participating in the FDIC's Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program. Through December 31, 2009, all of your non-interest and interest bearing checking deposit account balances are fully guaranteed by the FDIC for the entire amount in your account. * And as a reminder, in October the FDIC increased the amount of insurance on eligible savings accounts -- such as savings, market rate, money market accounts, club and holiday accounts, and certificates of dep
  15. My dad used to work for British Rail. I accompanied him to work sometimes and saw a lot of these Red Star parcels everywere and a huge weighing machine which I used to jump on to see how high the needle could go.
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