"According to the Global Insight report, only three metro areas are extremely overvalued: Atlantic City, N.J., Bend, Ore., and St. George, Utah. In 2005, 52 metro areas were deemed to be extremely overvalued."
USA Today: 12/4/08:
"Retailers limped through a miserable November that even a surge of shopping after Thanksgiving couldn't save, making it the weakest month since at least 1969 and deepening fears that the critical holiday period could be the most dismal in decades.
As merchants announced November sales figures Thursday, the malaise cut across all sectors."
Just saying, you know, in case you hadn't noticed.
I realize that isn't the original meaning of the title to the old spiritual. But you get the point.
I've always thought it was the height of stupidity to get hit by a train. Here you have a strip only 3 ft' or so wide, and a freight train that travels down it a few times of day, and you have to be so stupid as to be caught in that little zone in that moment.
I guess people get caught because they underestimate the speed of the train. And the overestimate the ability of the train to stop and their ability to avoid it. They get impatient or they just aren't paying attention.
The difference is that we all have a freight train coming at us, and we all have to get out of the way.
4 days ago