Cleveland:ghost town created by America’s loan scandal. Here is a snippet from the article with some downright post-apocalyptic imagery: “…street after empty street of boarded-up houses, their roofs caving in, collapsed balconies hanging from the fronts of buildings. Some people seem to have just upped and left, leaving their belongings behind for the rats and vandals. Owners have put up signs offering their burnt-out homes for a $500 (£250) down payment. Bins and rubbish litter the street. Signs warn trespassers the structures are unsafe. People have spray-painted “No copper” or “No metal” on their doors to deter crooks who have stripped anything of value from these decaying shells. Even brick steps have been ripped off, leaving houses that look as if they are floating on a dark sea of garbage.”
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Credit crisis throws AIG into “uncharted waters”. One quote that was buried in the article that should have had its own headline: “UBS on Friday estimated that the global credit crisis is likely to result in losses of more than $600 billion.
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Green Mountain Gear (one of our advertisers) has an announced a new discount program: The OSG—Optics Savings Group There are three optics purchase choices each month at various pricing levels. These are some “screaming good” deals. You will need to click on “Too Low To Show” GMG Pricing!” and then enter your e-mail address to get the special pricing. Make sure your spam filters are able to let GMG e-mails through.
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RBS sent us an article that is a not-so-subtle warning flag: FDIC Brings Out Retirees to Ready for Bank Failures