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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By Peri Patetic
Oooh, palling around with babies! Awesome!...

Oooh, palling around with babies! Awesome! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-05-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 610
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by alaskanteach...

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Originally Posted by alaskanteach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12320860)
So Palin pointed out an uncomfortable...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 4,784
Posted By Peri Patetic
Remember, though, that for the time being, the...

Remember, though, that for the time being, the FDIC still has money flowing in from the fees banks pay to be FDIC insured. The $45 billion they have on hand is not static.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-26-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Peri Patetic
Very, very true. We went through the loan...

Very, very true. We went through the loan approval process in France (were going to buy a house, but had to cancel the deal) and it's pretty rigorous. And almost everyone there is still in 15 year...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-26-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,136
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by studentmama...

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Originally Posted by studentmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12261903)
If bad mortgages are the problem, why not...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-26-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Peri Patetic
There was a tiny bit of talk about derivatives...

There was a tiny bit of talk about derivatives in another thread...let me find the info.

ETA -- Marisol and I both talked about them in the thread on Bush's address about the economy.

Quote:...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-26-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Peri Patetic
Well, there are more than 100 banks on the...

Well, there are more than 100 banks on the FDIC's list of troubled banks. WaMu was the largest S&L in the US, and they had a LOT of subprime on their books.

Regional banks give the appearance of...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-24-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,123
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by studentmama...

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Originally Posted by studentmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12252598)
Well maybe they do, but it's the...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by studentmama...

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Originally Posted by studentmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12251664)
I think part of the issue is that there...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,123
Posted By Peri Patetic
A lot of companies do run lines of credit for...

A lot of companies do run lines of credit for shipping costs. So I can see where not being able to get credit to pay for their customs and freight fees could cause a lot of problems.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-24-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Peri Patetic
And realtors are still telling people it's a...

And realtors are still telling people it's a great time to buy a house.

An awful lot of banks are avoiding writing down bad debt in order to make the bottom line look better.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-23-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,123
Posted By Peri Patetic
From what little I understand about how it all...

From what little I understand about how it all works, the credit markets would dry up entirely. People can't buy houses, cars, use credit cards for big ticket items/travel/etc., get student loans,...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-23-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 497
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by Delacroix...

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Originally Posted by Delacroix http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12242233)
The whole thing just gives me a headache...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-23-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 497
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by mykdsmomy...

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Originally Posted by mykdsmomy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12241679)
Ok, so if we're not in a recession....and...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-22-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,365
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by ledzepplon...

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Originally Posted by ledzepplon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12237040)
I agree with this part of your post. I...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-22-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by PenelopeJune...

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Originally Posted by PenelopeJune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12229853)
Paulson is arguing that if they take...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-21-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,365
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by PenelopeJune...

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Originally Posted by PenelopeJune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12226588)
I sort of agree with you, b&cmomma. But...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-20-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,365
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by PenelopeJune...

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Originally Posted by PenelopeJune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12222318)
(a) Authority to Purchase.--The...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,423
Posted By Peri Patetic
Well, in a way, this is good news (assuming we...

Well, in a way, this is good news (assuming we can work to shoot it down of course). If they are feeling threatened, it means home birth is gaining in popularity and midwives are gaining in power....
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-17-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 965
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by Jwebbal...

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We get our marriage license tomorrow!
...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-17-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 965
Posted By Peri Patetic
"I now pronounce you spouses for life!" ...

"I now pronounce you spouses for life!"
...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-16-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 965
Posted By Peri Patetic
More lifetime commitments "to have and to hold"...

More lifetime commitments "to have and to hold" = a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-14-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 964
Posted By Peri Patetic
Hmmm, only just registered Dem myself this year,...

Hmmm, only just registered Dem myself this year, don't know that I'll stay registered Dem. I'm supporting Obama wholeheartedly but I'm keeping a pretty close eye on the party.

And Atlas Shrugged?...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-13-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 840
Posted By Peri Patetic
OMG shocker. I've always liked him -- what...

OMG shocker. I've always liked him -- what boatbaby said about him being all heart -- you could tell. I will miss his presence in the world.

RIP Tim Russert....
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-02-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 307
Posted By Peri Patetic
Quote: Originally Posted by diamond lil...

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Originally Posted by diamond lil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11372193)
I contracted malaria while visiting...
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