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Real Reasons for Economic Declines

Bob Chapman, November 25 2007
Reasons behind consumer unconfidence, the threat of a recession encompassing every sector, watch for large drops in GDP, credit crunch to cause dollar woes, index measures looking down now, growth continues to diminish, impending mortgage crisis will wipe out 300 billion, problems at Fannie and Freddie, sales dropping more in key real estate markets.

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The Day We Left the Gold Standard

Bob Chapman, November 22 2007
It all started in 1971, the fiat currency we have now, the state of the reign of George II, stagnation instead of change on Wall Street, denial of problems and poor quality information will lead to more of the same in the future, but only worse

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New Scams and New losses

Bob Chapman, November 17 2007
A new scam called foreclosure fraud, where loan holders and security trusts dont really own the loans they are foreclosing on, Straw Buyer scams, losses mount at investment houses, epidemic suicide rates among young veterans

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Financial Crisis in Evidence

Bob Chapman, November 11 2007
Citigroup fighting to stay solvent, real problems in the economy remain obscured, subpoenas for more about inflated housing appraisals, Russia continues to show defiance, Neil Bush under investigation by the Department of Education, other reasons to manipulate the markets

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Lies and more lies

Bob Chapman, November 3 2007
The credit crisis only beginning, SIVs or $400 billion in toxic debt, the rising tide of the sea of liquidity, Will it be Ron Paul or Rudy Giuliani?

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Costs that Cut, Loans that Burn, and Billions for private armies unaccounted for

Bob Chapman, October 29 2007
the rising cost of healthcare cutting into retirement plans, 2 years of no building, California burning up in debt, looking around we find more declines, DynCorp gets 1.2 billion that is unaccounted for. 

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Uprecendented No-bid contracts

Bob Chapman, October 24 2007
A corrupt president, have we concluded, lawsuits sealed, jurisprudence destroyed elsewhere, Halliburton covers its tracks, did you know that costs of private contractors to the military has risen 90% since 2000? its a long nightmare of jacked-up bids, waste, kickbacks and inflated subcontracts, more on bank bailouts, big declines in CDOs.

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The resident morons and village idiots in Congress

Bob Chapman, October 24 2007
Congress grows a backbone too late for Armenian Holocaust, tax slavery since 1913, Ron Paul's candidature, religious Right endorses Jackass and Dumbo candidates, and fails to understand religion.

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A New Era of Unrestrained Mercantilism

Bob Chapman, October 15 2007
A new era of unrestrained mercantilism, phantom ravages of terrorism, the thread of private armies, banks sitting on buyout loans, a question of lending fraud

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One Third Of The Wealth Of The World Controlled By Less Than One Percent

Bob Chapman, October 6 2007
One third of the wealth of the world controlled by less than one percent, housing slump continues, IMF believes what it wants when it comes to wealth creation, ethanol plans stalled, Bear Stearns massive layoffs, Iran continues its move to Euros, gold and silver rallies, subprime troubles

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The FBI Listens To Your Conversations

Bob Chapman, September 29 2007
The FBI listens to your conversations, $190 Billion for Iraq, derivatives volumes have massive growth, median home price shrinks, the risk of great amounts of personal debt, reasons for an interest rate increase. 

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Homebuilder Confidence Falls Some More

Bob Chapman, September 22 2007
Homebuilder confidence falls some more, Bernanke's printing press and helicopter, Iran moves exports to Euro, price warnings for oil, higher inflation is predicted, General Electric gets out of loans and subprimes, idiot president gets a failing grade in the polls, Saudi Billions, and more 

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More News On Massive Job Losses In The Mortgage Industry

Bob Chapman, September 17 2007
More news on massive job losses in the mortgage industry, CFO optimism about US economy takes a nosedive, GDP growth is slowing, junk bond crunch predicted by Moodys, sharpe decline in real estate sales, money expansion rates, compared to the 1970s and all the hidden liquidity...

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Government Works Hard To Hide Facts About Billions In No-bid Contracts

Bob Chapman, September 8 2007
Government works hard to hide facts about billions in no-bid contracts, and agencies  employ stall tactics,  Fed  in denial over credit crunch,  no fly lists for citizens, pessimisim over credit rise, housing declines, and less consumer spending make a triple threat for the economy. 

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The Mortgage Crisis Grossly Underestimated

Bob Chapman, September 1 2007
The mortgage crisis grossly underestimated, the bankrupting of America, the softening of the economy, the corruption and scams for rebuilding Iraq, Yahoo! turns over identities to Chinese government, Blackwater mercenaries now have an air force

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