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#1 richey

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:15 PM

Are we still allowed to say GTUers? Maybe it's GZers! Hmm.

How's the economy doing where you are? This should be an interesting one. There's plenty of Brits here and I know the score: the government are making huge cuts and have raised VAT, killing demand in the economy and putting loads of people on the dole when there's no jobs, and basing growth figures on exports at a time of a crisis in the Eurozone. Ridiculously optimistic from a rookie Thatcherite Chancellor with an unhealthy obsession with 'crowding out theory', this is less responsible economics and more faith healing, meaning that growth is slowing to a painful, frightening halt and we're staring down the barrel of a double-dip recession. Hmm.

It'd be interesting to hear any Europeans' take on this, although I don't think there are any, for obvious language-related reasons. And the Americans? Intriguing. From what I can see, Barack Obama has tried to promote growth with a stimulus but is increasingly frustrated by right-wing Republicans determined to cut taxes. They're bonkers. I haven't heard anything about Canada since the election of a Tory majority (commiserations) and the death of Layton (deepest condolences). Where does this leave the NDP? Could be a whole other thread in itself.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

Montana: Shit's expensive. Everyone's broke. Everyone's pissed.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

i have a job that allows me to buy toys and pay bills so i dont give a shit anymore

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:53 PM

GZers sounds like it should be pronounced Geezers. which makes me feel old.

Also, I haven't really been paying attention to the economy .
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:14 PM

my town is the most unemployed in the province. i got a temp job selling really terrible collectibles over the phone. old people call me and demand little porcelain kittens and shit like that. it's not the worst i could get up to for sure, but then who knows how long i can drag it out.

i think the NDP are going to be almost alright, considering their leader died which is way better than letting his party down horribly like in the case of the Liberals. without the Liberal party who suffered really badly this last time around the NDP are the biggest opposition so even if they flounder for a bit getting sorted it won't convince anyone to vote Conservative instead.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:30 AM

my town is the most unemployed in the province. i got a temp job selling really terrible collectibles over the phone. old people call me and demand little porcelain kittens and shit like that. it's not the worst i could get up to for sure, but then who knows how long i can drag it out.

i think the NDP are going to be almost alright, considering their leader died which is way better than letting his party down horribly like in the case of the Liberals. without the Liberal party who suffered really badly this last time around the NDP are the biggest opposition so even if they flounder for a bit getting sorted it won't convince anyone to vote Conservative instead.


Plus they have until 2015 to recover....


Also, I don't know about the economy. The News tells me it's bad, but I'm not a stock broker so I don't really know...
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:09 AM

The Economy is a myth.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:22 AM

i have a job that allows me to buy toys and pay bills so i dont give a shit anymore

This is the positive atitude that we need

GZers sounds like it should be pronounced Geezers. which makes me feel old.

I am old

The Economy is a myth.

Possibly so.



As a builder this has been my best year out of the last three. The Torys finaly seem to have sorted out the problems caused by the overpaid public sector, with there made up jobs, parasiting on the real workers.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:41 AM

its ok...jobs still available in Austin TX USA. ......ppl doin alright....TX has traditionally been a safer job market in USA due to innovative, technology adn innovative industries based here......we have AMD, Intel, Dell, 6 Universities and being a state capital lots of state jobs......so all in all....its a nice place to be.....past 3 or so years we've seena in influx from a huge California population......lots of Jobs now occupied by as we affectionately call'em "CALI YUPPIES "......hahahaha........PEAC EOUT
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:47 AM

my town is the most unemployed in the province. i got a temp job selling really terrible collectibles over the phone. old people call me and demand little porcelain kittens and shit like that. it's not the worst i could get up to for sure, but then who knows how long i can drag it out.

i think the NDP are going to be almost alright, considering their leader died which is way better than letting his party down horribly like in the case of the Liberals. without the Liberal party who suffered really badly this last time around the NDP are the biggest opposition so even if they flounder for a bit getting sorted it won't convince anyone to vote Conservative instead.


Plus they have until 2015 to recover....


Also, I don't know about the economy. The News tells me it's bad, but I'm not a stock broker so I don't really know...


<_< This affects everyone.

On the NDP, I meant that the huge rise in support for NDP, knocking the Liberals into 3rd place, seems to have been based more than anything on support from one charismatic leader (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm not sure if any other leader could sustain that.

As a builder this has been my best year out of the last three. The Torys finaly seem to have sorted out the problems caused by the overpaid public sector, with there made up jobs, parasiting on the real workers.


What a load of shit.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:09 AM

Well excuse me for having an opinion.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:52 AM

my town is the most unemployed in the province. i got a temp job selling really terrible collectibles over the phone. old people call me and demand little porcelain kittens and shit like that. it's not the worst i could get up to for sure, but then who knows how long i can drag it out.

i think the NDP are going to be almost alright, considering their leader died which is way better than letting his party down horribly like in the case of the Liberals. without the Liberal party who suffered really badly this last time around the NDP are the biggest opposition so even if they flounder for a bit getting sorted it won't convince anyone to vote Conservative instead.


Plus they have until 2015 to recover....


Also, I don't know about the economy. The News tells me it's bad, but I'm not a stock broker so I don't really know...


<_< This affects everyone.

On the NDP, I meant that the huge rise in support for NDP, knocking the Liberals into 3rd place, seems to have been based more than anything on support from one charismatic leader (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm not sure if any other leader could sustain that.

I know it effects everyone, but not everyone understands the complexities of the system. I can understand it when it's boiled down to what the news tells you, but my education is not in economics or public policy, or anything like that, so anything I tell you is more likely to be a disservice to the truth...


Example: I don't have a job, therefore the economy is bad.

As a builder this has been my best year out of the last three. The Torys finaly seem to have sorted out the problems caused by the overpaid public sector, with there made up jobs, parasiting on the real workers.


What a load of shit.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:13 AM

I'm making lots of dosh, therefore the economy is great. I'm making so much that i've just bought another house to rent out. Ha

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:06 AM

Well, I have a permanent job, which I'm grateful for. My company is in the unusual position of actually expanding at the moment as well - however bad the economy is, people are always going to have cancer. The pharma industry hasn't been totally unscathed, far from it (AstraZeneca just shed thousands of jobs, and we've taken on a few people from various other companies that have laid people off), but hopefully my job is at least a little secure with big contracts still coming in.

Other than that, prices are going up, and the general atmosphere is gloomy.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

Building trade had it bad 3 yrs ago. This good run might not last, so make hay while it's sunny. I think what's helping this area is that JCB are doing well again.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:52 PM

The aussie dollar has slipped below the US dollar again, which im burning about. All good overall though, my government pays me $250 a week to study music, which covers my rent, bills, food and booze. I just finished for the year yesterday, get 5 months off, and still get paid over the holidays.

Might get a job over the summer maybe. Or maybe ill just sit on the couch and watch cricket.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

Well, I have a permanent job, which I'm grateful for. My company is in the unusual position of actually expanding at the moment as well - however bad the economy is, people are always going to have cancer. The pharma industry hasn't been totally unscathed, far from it (AstraZeneca just shed thousands of jobs, and we've taken on a few people from various other companies that have laid people off), but hopefully my job is at least a little secure with big contracts still coming in.

Other than that, prices are going up, and the general atmosphere is gloomy.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:28 PM

Only because there's no money in AIDS these days.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:11 PM

AIDS isn't even a death sentence anymore..... :(











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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

we are all dying. its just a matter of degree

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