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October 9, 2008

Where is Wall Street again?

Filed under: Just for fun — theburts @ 9:15 am

Ok, I’m not that ignorant on what’s going on…close, but not quite. Since my ignorance in economics disables me from making any comments on the financial situation, I thought I’d point out something a little lighter. Has anyone else noticed the pictures that CNN (and I’m sure others) are using for their stories on the economy? It’s actually quite funny…it seems as though they have some photographers who are trained to go around Wall Street and find people with despairing looks, most of whom have their hand over their face somewhere and some of whom have put both hands on their heads. If I worked in Wall Street and wanted to be in the news, I would get a group of my friends together, find something random that we could look up and watch, and all put our hands on our heads or one hand over our mouth and try to squeak out a tear or two. We’d be on the news in minutes. 

Please excuse my flippancy, I realize that the crisis itself isn’t funny. On a more serious note, I thought this article about a sheriff in Chicago was really interesting. Check it out here.

Or if you’d rather see the video…

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/08/chicago.evictions/index.html

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7 Comments »

  1. Btw, if anyone doesn’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a new picture that just got posted on CNN. :) I’ve probably seen about 20 pictures similar to this on CNN in the last few days.

    Comment by theburts — October 9, 2008 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  2. Comment by theburts — October 9, 2008 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

  3. Comment by theburts — October 9, 2008 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

  4. This is my favorite so far. hee.

    Comment by theburts — October 9, 2008 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  5. Those pictures are great… I’m just so thankful that my security is in Jesus..

    The upside of this all is that it has lead to some amazing conversations with some of my christian friends about the nature of our empire and the trouble of putting our faith in governement first..

    Comment by Jason J — October 10, 2008 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  6. I’m telling you…it will get you on the news. I promise I won’t keep sending these. Maybe.

    Comment by theburts — October 10, 2008 @ 9:32 am | Reply

  7. Good post.

    Comment by Tulla — November 10, 2008 @ 12:41 pm | Reply


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