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Here's another one:

Unemployment, Clinton - "4.5% in 1998 -- the lowest in 29 years and lowest peacetime rate in 41 years"

Today:

"the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today [APRIL 2007]."
 

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Our economy is going great. We do have serious issues with our trade deficit though. The whole 'housing bubble' and consumer debt thing will balance itself out with market adjustments that may cause minor or even major swings, but the trade deficit is a major concern. However, it's not something I can see a political fix for. Bush has been busy building a 500 million dollar embassy in Iraq (literally, and outside the green zone, because Baghdad will be peaceful soon you know.. it's the most expensive embassy ever erected by any government) so he hasn't had time to ***** the economy up. As long as more companies don't take Haliburton's que and move corporate headquarters to Dubai I'm confident we can last until we get the next wave of technology exports, we need those management jobs to keep the top 1% of the multinationals wealth flowing into the the USA. KP, get that nanotech stuff moving, if the singularity is near, we need to be the economy that's on the event horizon.
 

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Stop with the credit card analogy, we're not in high school. It's not like that at all.
 

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History repeating itself by those who wear orange jump suits.

Either you slept through Econ class or you took Poli Sci instead. It's the budget deficit and national debt stupid. The trade deficit is a big a deal as the balance of payments and the dollar will decline again again again.. Since you a history major go research the Gulf of Tokin resolution and the problems caused by deficit war spending in the late 60s and 70s. History will repeat itself as soon as W leaves office. Thought you were smarter than that but you are going to be wearing a orange jump suit..soon
 

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Yes it is idiot History major..Tell me how it is different so I can rip your argument to pieces
 

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I'm suing!

Libel buddy, and intentional torts get punitives...I wish you still had that Brutale...I guess I can be happy with the ST4...
 

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WTF are you guys doing debating politics with a Sock puppet at 2 in the morning?



Couldn't u being doing something so much more meaningful with your time...



Like tequila and hookers?

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lubiderm and madthumbs?

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just poking urself in the eye until the pain brings u back to your senses?
 

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This would be a heck of a place to start a motorcycle magazine!



Typical rantings from a nation that still doesn't know the difference between an Arab Nationalist and Islamic Fundamentalist.



So does anybody have anything about the Ducati?



Hi Def on MotoGp is worth it! Poor Passini:(
 

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I know it's MCNews, so legitimacy is in question, but I like it.



I'd rather have Ducati try their hands at an "under the engine" Buell exhaust as I always hear complaints about the seat getting hot on the under-seat exhausts, but the tail end still has a nice clean look to it.



The twin pipes look kind of large, though.



The front has a cleaned up nicely as the headlight creates a cleaner flow in the overall design.

 

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Like I've been ripping you?
 

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The fact that Corporate America is making record profits isn't surprising (Americans work longer hours, and take fewer vacations and days off than any other western nation). And it doesn't necessarily translate into strong earnings for the average American. Statistics have been showing for years that the middle class is been squeezed out, and that the gap between the rich and the poor is growing. The rise of the middle class is what MADE the American economy what it is; The contraction of the middle class is a very worrisome sign. Please don't think I'm some left-wing liberal; I'm a conservative (old-school fiscal, not religious fundamentalist). However, after seeing how badly the (almost) unfettered capitalism we have here has skewed things in favor of big business, at the expense of everyone and everything else. I have to say that a little socialism is a good thing. (Never thought I'd say that).

Oh, and getting back to the original thread. I have a Ducati S2R 1000 and belong to Ducatimonster.org A Ducati Monster meassge board. The general opinion is "Eh, so what?" The picture is a photoshop, and theres no substantiating evidence that the article is accurate. The MCN article on the 1098 was way off, so why believe them on the monster.
 

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Thanks, may be I won't buy a pizza with my subscription money.
 

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"The MCN article on the 1098 was way off, so why believe them on the monster."

Have you ever seen an MCN "Scoop" that wasn't way off?

MCN: Never let Facts and Data get in the way of a Good Lie! (sorta like socko!!)
 

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Re: History repeating itself by those who wear orange jump suits.

As I said, the trade deficit is a big deal. Learn to read you worthless twit.
 

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I'm not interested in enlightening you, jackass. As far as I can tell it's impossible.
 

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"the gap between the rich and the poor is growing"



You raise some valid points, but I would caution against using this phrase. It's utterly meaningless. If I make $40,000 per year and my neighbor makes $100,000, and we both get a 10% raise, the gap between us has grown - but I'm still making $4,000 more than I was. Even if my raise is only 2% and his is 20%, I am still making more than I was. And if I get a 20% raise and he gets a 100% raise, the gap between us has blown wide open, but I'm still doing really, really well.



The fact he has made even more is meaningless - if it is invested with significance, then we're entering the realm of the politics of envy, and there's nothing more dangerous than that.
 
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