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Random Thoughts: Gloom and Doom

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Another week of bleak predictions of the demise of the entire global economic system, with talk of defaults in Europe, depressing job numbers and the Spector of Inflation rearing its ugly head in Canada again. Sometimes you wonder whether it is really worthwhile getting out of bed (financially), but I am sure the sun will rise tomorrow, however, it may not shine directly on me (that is your deep thought for the week).

Air Canada remained in the air which is good news, and Parliament is back in session in Ottawa, so lots of fun and games on our streets once again. Are the new NDP MPs aloud to talk  yet? We also have a rip snorting (OK boring as sin) provincial election in Ontario as well. I suspect something really important is being said, but for the life of me, I can’t really get up to a point where I give a rat’s ass about the whole thing.

Oh and it was Hobbit Day yesterday too, so belated Happy Hobbit Day wishes, as well.

With all of this gloomy news, I naturally ignored it and went in a completely different direction:

The global relapse was also on the mind of other financial blogging folks:

Carnivals this Week

I did make it into a carnival or two this week too:

Other Bookkeeping

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“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it. ”

Author: Proverb



  • Sally Brown October 7, 2011, 4:21 PM

    I really like this article which demonstrates how tired we all get hearing about the gloom and doom of the world. I, for one, try to rise above it, and remember that I have is this one moment ‘now’. I believe if more people would not let the negative get to them and remain positive, that some of these ‘disasters’ could be turned around.

    We also need to get rid of the people in government who are hell bent on using the negative to get ahead and aren’t willing to put forth any positive energy or solutions. Okay, I’m done. Thanks for the article. Sally

  • Cherleen @ yesiamcheap September 23, 2011, 10:10 PM

    Good list of posts. Thank you for including us on the list.

  • Sustainable PF September 23, 2011, 9:09 AM

    Thanks for including our cancel cable non-list. Tweeted!

  • Echo September 23, 2011, 7:45 AM

    Thanks for the mention!

  • My Own Advisor September 23, 2011, 6:07 AM

    Thanks for the mention BCM, enjoy your weekend!


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