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  1. Default Recession 
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    Well most of us now know that Sally Corp had to lay off half of their employees due to the recession.
    The big issue at question is.
    Is any other business experiencing trouble because the economy issue right now and if so how are you dealing with it? If your not dealing with it is there anyone you think could help?
     

  2. Default Look at "History" 
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    The Great Depression of 1929.
    In this small town everyone had a garden behind their house, they chopped alot of firewood and had stoves and furnaces to consume it.
    My grandfather was self-employed worked from sun up to sun down and made $300 a year, a new car cost $800 or more and only adults were allowed in the show room since kids had no money nor influence when it came to large purchases. Everyone needed to have 2/3 down payment in cash.
    A talented car mechanic made from $10 to $15 a week..sometimes, many did their own work .
    Every family had Grandparents living with them, there were no such things as nursing homes, nobody could have paid to keep someone in one if there were.
    The few people who had hung on to a quanity of their money when the banks closed were scared too and keep right on hanging on to it, not spending it lavishly or foolishly.
    Many took baths once a week, on Saturday night when some social events were planed, the girls in the family used the bath water first, the boys used after they were done with it, since much water was pumped up out of a well by hand and the heat for that bathwater came from putting kettles on the wood stove and carrying then to the bathtub, carefull don't burn yourself!

    Then came World War Two.
    Millions of our country's young men put into uniform, women suddenly were factory workers building planes and ammunition, working long hours, making more money than they had ever seen before.
    My Grandmother worked inspecting egg-like crates full of hand grenades for missing pins!
    If a pin was missing she was supposed to pick it out , turn and throw it over a concrete wall behind her!
    Almost everyone working in the TNT department saw their hair turn red, as did hers.
    (could this have been a symptom of being poisoned by the chemicals?)

    Things run in 80 year cycles , after 80 years the people who experienced something first-hand are no longer in political or economic power and everyone else just wants the easy, good life with very little work for it and not making any hard choices.
    I am surprised everything in this country hung together as well and as long as it did what with my generation (WW2 Baby-Boomers) all seemingly so engrossed in the pursuit of brain candy and the it's following tintillations..and often very little else.
     

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    Hahahaha. Jim I never know how to reply.
    So Ill say this.
    My firm has liabilities of approximately US 50 billion questions....
    See how long it takes someone to crack that one.
     

  4. Default How about... 
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    Giving me a 10 million bonus points for a nice raise for doing such good work?
     

  5. Default Yahoo News 
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    Six Flags might be going out of business.
    Enough said.
     

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    Six Flags has been going out of business LONG before this recession! They have some very poor business decisions to thank for that! -Tyler
     

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    I've been waiting a long time for recess.


    Another fabulous post from the U.S.Department of Wild Imaginings, now in spectaclar stereo, sponsored by the Adhesives and Sealants Council, suggesting ways to stick things together since the 1800s. Not fabulous in a gay way. Your results may vary. Illinois residents add 8% sales tax. These posts have been made by professional post makers, do not try this type of posting on your own without extensive training, lovely assistants and a trusty clown horn.
     

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    But nobody can have any fun at recess with no toys or candy and there are only so many spots for us boys to stand under the slide ladder to look up the girl's dresses!
    Life is tough, maybe our expectations were too high? Food EVERY day? Come on! Get "Real".
     

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    HAHAHAHA... No the eating everyday wasn't the exagerated expectation it was keeping clothes on everday and having to take a shower and brush our teeth every day that was too much. We little kids tried to save money! Vincent This Time!
     

  10. Default recession proof? 
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    I am new to the HHA and the industry in general. I do believe that there are always going to be people that will come to our attractions, but do we really believe we aren't going to take a hit at the box office? I would like to see that. We are planning for the worst, and anything more is a bonus!
    Patrick Barberry
    www.legendsofthefog.com
     

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