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Continuing my low-content blogging of late with this:

I mean, so much has a person down these days, what's to say on LJ? I did save hundreds of buckies on a lawn-mower and a chain-saw tonight - there's some good financial news. Otherwise? I hope everyone is doing well.

Y'know... what if maybe everyone stops freaking out about the economy? Then would it maybe not go into the toilet? Because when you get down to brass tacks, money is just a tool for measuring what we think things are worth. It's all consensual reality, not actual reality. Value is what we decide it is.

Also, to the pundits and politicos out there: The next time you use the phrases, "Wall Street and Main Street," I'm going to punch you in the eye. Just sayin'.

Chris

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siro_gravity
Oct. 2nd, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
i LOVE this youtube!!! i'm putting it on my myspace page!

wow, chris.
that is a really weird thing to say about the economy. but i really like it. :)

"WALL STREET AND MAIN STREET!!"
*hides*
:D
mckitterick
Oct. 2nd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
siro_gravity
Oct. 2nd, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
oh yeah????

mckitterick
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
No fair, bringing a flame-thrower to a fistfight! ;-)
cmt2779
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking the same thing about money and the economy as consensual reality. It's hard for me to quite make sense of this series of events and concretize it because it's all about hundreds of billions of dollars (numbers that, frankly, seem kind of made up and beyond the realm of reality) and economic speculation.

At any rate, I'm doing my part to prevent the economic collapse of the United States by stolidly refusing to freak out. Unfortunately, since I'm poor and don't buy or sell stock, no one seems to much care if I freak out or not.
mckitterick
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
Yup, I'm working hard to not freak out, too, by not removing my money from my bank... which also holds my mortgage and my car loan, so I guess it wouldn't really matter, anyway ;-)

But, yeah, those numbers just seem made up. I mean, what? That's thousands of dollars per taxpayer? Whatever. Sure, just spend money I don't have. Yay. Fuckers.
clevermanka
Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
so much has a person down these days, what's to say on LJ?

Oh, I can think of a few things.
amysisson
Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Good point on the economy. It's why I didn't take my money out of WaMu. I didn't want to help cause the failure.

('Course, now that it's Chase, I will eventually take my money out -- but that's only because I hate Chase.)
mckitterick
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
Good for you! If you take it out and transfer to someplace you prefer, that's just banking. It's not like stuffing it into your mattress.
fortyozspartan
Oct. 2nd, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
"Wall Street and Main Street," I'm going to punch you in the eye.

Ramen!
mckitterick
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Praise His Noodly Appendages! All Pastafarians everywhere shall be spared this economic downturn... as long as we hold true faith in Bob and His Slackness.
fortyozspartan
Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
On Wall Street and Main Street?
mckitterick
Oct. 3rd, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)

Khaaaaaaan!

sarahbrand
Oct. 2nd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
so much has a person down these days, what's to say on LJ?

Last night I saw Jupiter through a telescope for the first time. I could even see the moons around it - four tiny points of light. It was beautiful.
mckitterick
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
That's awesome, congrats! Was it your 'scope? If you check out Jupiter with a 10" or larger instrument, you should also be able to see the bands. Awesome, truly.
sarahbrand
Oct. 3rd, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
I'm taking an astronomy lab, so it was one of Vanderbilt's telescopes - an 8" Celestron. No bands, unfortunately, but it was still incredibly cool.
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