We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It does seem that the Dow should be at 7000, because it's been a ten-year bubble from the trendline. Graph from Coyote, who explains. I am not inclined to own a stock unless the S&P drops to the 20-year trend: the odds of losing $ are too great. My tiny nest egg is in Vanguard bond funds until we see a serious correction.
This graph proves that gloabal warming peeked in 2000. We are now going into a period of gloabal cooling, just look at that downward trend. I think today, after the G7 meeting, where real important people saved the world from another ice age, the warming trend will go up. This is to assure all squirrels that ther will be enough nuts to go around for everyone. We all know that squirrels panic when they don't have enough nuts. They commit suicide by throwing themselves in front of horse less carriages.
ACORN can handle those nuts. When they sign those squirrels up, they can give them acorns instead of meth and Marlboros. What's up with the possum suicide, though? They eat bugs. Has global cooling killed all the bugs? I ask because a possum stood up in front of my car yesterday and yelled 'ALLAH DOW JONES!' just before I felt the 'tha-dumpety-dump'. I wasn't sad he cashed in his chips because a possum out in broad daylight has rabies which leads to psychorodentia.
Meta, youze be way smarter then me! I think that dumpety- dump you felt was Luther pushing Humpty Dumpty off the wall. That egg didn't fall. He was pushed. Sounds like you ran into a Muslim possum. You guys have got to get me out of this nunnery. I'm losing it !!!