Archive for September, 2009

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

What The Hell! My Earthquake Arrived Late!

For avid Get Rich Slick readers, you guys know that I predicted an 8.0+ earthquake sometime this year back in January.  I felt “disappointed” that the earthquake had come and gone when I wrote this post but it looks like my earthquake was just “late” and I might have made a mistake in underestimating the […]

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The Gloom & Doom Blogs Are Puttering Out

I follow quite a few gloom and doom blogs and I’ve noticed many of them are posting fewer and fewer posts so I’m beginning to wonder if we’re approaching the real bottom of this economic recession.    There is still plenty of bad news out there but it seems there is a great deal of fatigue […]

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I’m Beginning To Regret My Return To MBA School

I’m beginning to regret going back for my MBA.  If you’ve seen the movie Back to School, you might understand my predicament.  If you haven’t seen the movie, Rodney Dangerfield plays a character (Mr. Melon) that decides to go back to school even though he’s in his 50’s. One of my favorite scenes dialog in […]

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

Federal Reserve Meet Amazing Curtains

I read two stories today that I thought fit very well together despite not having to do anything with each other.  The first is an interesting post about the Federal Reserve owning more than 100% of mortgages.    The second was about these amazing curtains that block over 100% of sunlight thereby creating a singularity that […]

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

I Feel For The Young

I am so depressed for the young kids coming out of college right now.  According to the NY Post, young unemployment is at an all time high of nearly 52% and what really caught my attention was this: “It’s an extremely dire situation in the short run,” said Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the Washington-based […]

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Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Why Do People Go To Sports Stadiums?

I got free tickets to a sporting event this weekend.  It seems sports league are now giving tickets away in a desperate attempt to get some bodies in the door.   I went to a baseball game this weekend and I couldn’t help but wonder why people put up with the insanity. First, I had to […]

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Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Now The Satellite Company Is Begging For Me To Come Back

After I canceled my satellite I figured I would eventually get a call or something to try to get me back.   It would only make sense since I was a premium customer for years with the satellite company and today it finally happened. I got a letter in the mail enticing me with FREE premium […]

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Friday, September 25th, 2009

AT&T Uverse – More Bad & Ugly

After writing a post on my experience on AT&T Uverse a few days ago I have a dramatic update!  My service went out for two days for some unknown reason.  Worse yet, the service also knocked out my POTS service at home; I specifically didn’t bundle voice, TV and internet on one service because I […]

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009

FDIC In A Double Bind – Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t

It looks like check mate for the FDIC.  On one side, if the FDIC taps the Treasury then tax payers are essentially bailing out banks again.  If this happens, what’s the point of banks paying premiums to FDIC if the tax payer is the real guarantee behind deposits? On the other side, if the FDIC […]

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

AT&T Uverse – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

The AT&T Uverse installation took approximately 7 hours and I honestly have to wonder if the installation guy was riding the clock.   My house was already wired for TV and the guy didn’t run any new cable other than change the ends at the cable to make sure they were properly grounded but that’s another […]

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