Thursday, October 30, 2008


Another installment of occasional updates on how we are doing out there.

  • The latest report says unemployment in Rhode Island has topped 9% – the highest rate in the nation.

  • This month alone, stocks worldwide lost $10 trillion. The world stock index is down 48% so far for the year.

  • A new government study reccomends using Crystal Meth as a treatment for Alzheimer's

  • the Treasury Gross National Debt is now $10.326 trillion - up by a staggering $1.271 trillion from the $9.055 trillion in national debt only 12 months ago

  • The National Automobile Dealers Association estimates 700 new-car dealerships will close this year, up from 430 last year, and taking with them an estimated 37,100 jobs

  • PETA sent a letter to Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino asking him to stop eating Spam

  • Congress is considering a third “stimulus package” of the year

  • A musician is reportedly suing Jon Bon Jovi for $400 billion for allegedly stealing the lyrics to a song about the Red Sox.

Only one of the above is made up

answer - meth isn't really being used to treat Alzheimer's - but it probably couldn't hurt


Colleen said...

Which one is fake? The PETA one? By the way, the other day I increased my run by 1/2 mile (not a lot, but I had been running 3.2 miles for years), and you were one of my inspirations. Just thought you should know!

Rob said...

The one about Crystal Meth is fake, the PETA is actually real.

Great job on bumping up the mileage. But don't go by me, i have some weird gene that makes me want to run longer and longer distances :)