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[Nov. 2nd, 2004|04:49 pm]
Zoethe
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Early exit polls done by completely unreliable sources are causing the stock market to dip and the dollar to fall internationally on speculation that Kerry is ahead in key states.

And I thought *I* was a Nervous Nelly!
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[User Picture]From: rev_tobias
2004-11-02 10:04 pm (UTC)
How does that compute? I mean, it's Bush who ballooned the deficite to ludicrous proportions. Shouldn't a possible election of Bush bode a lot worse for the greenback? What am I missing here?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-02 10:07 pm (UTC)
The markets are very conservative, meaning unfond of change. Kerry winning is change. Everyone goes, "I don't know what that will mean!!! Sell!!! Sell!!!!" It's a fear factor reaction to change. Democrats allegedly hate business.

Stupid? Yeah, ya noticed, did ya?
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[User Picture]From: xforge
2004-11-02 10:24 pm (UTC)
Democrats allegedly hate business.

Also, Democrats will take away your guns.

Who's telling people this crap?? Unbelievable.

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[User Picture]From: zarq
2004-11-02 10:51 pm (UTC)
Who's telling people this crap?? Unbelievable.

Republicans and the NRA, respectively. They're preaching to a choir that is all too willing to believe it.

Oh, and haven't you heard? Dems hate marriage, too. That's why we're in favor of gay marriage. Of course, the issue has nothing to do with civil rights. :-(

Over the last 8 years of mud-slinging, I have concluded that R's consistently appeal to the lowest common denominator while claiming their superiority. It's disturbing.
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[User Picture]From: wolfieboy
2004-11-02 10:43 pm (UTC)

Re: stock markets

I heard on NPR this morning that stocks were up on a projected Kerry win.

Would there be a result where the the stock market and the dollar would be up?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-03 02:52 am (UTC)

Re: stock markets

Um, a decent candidate for either party?
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[User Picture]From: wolfieboy
2004-11-03 03:33 am (UTC)

Re: stock markets

You made me chuckle with the likelihood of your comment.
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[User Picture]From: hookncrook
2004-11-02 10:08 pm (UTC)
Those exit polls would be reason for me to start investing actually, not get skittish!
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[User Picture]From: zarq
2004-11-02 10:18 pm (UTC)
People forget the facts so easily....

*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: rakafkaven
2004-11-03 02:25 am (UTC)
The AP wire I read gave the impression that stocks were dipping because several states were leaning Kerry... which raised the chances of a contested election. It's the contested election that takes the starch right out of their wimples, not the prospect of a clear Kerry victory.

This presumes, of course, that the AP is carrying the same story you read, and that they are the infallible arbiter of all Truth, leaving every other interpretation of an event sucking mud. Which seems a reasonable enough presumption to me.
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[User Picture]From: tevriel
2004-11-03 04:35 am (UTC)
*Fall* on Kerry?

I would have expected the dollar would crash if *Bush* was the expected winner.

Fuck this, I'm moving to... uh.

Where can I go that America, Australia and Britain can't hurt me?

I'm moving to Antarctica, dammit.
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[User Picture]From: naath
2004-11-03 06:49 pm (UTC)
Make the dollar go lower! Then I might be able to afford things! Um... er... I'm not supposed to think that's good news though am I?
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