The nonsense being spread and scuttlebutted by our media continues to offend.
Take this piece of sensible journalism from today's offerings: 70,000 lose their job in a single day! followed by reports from around the world that totalled this number.
Absolute rot - what nonsense. There's no doubt that the unrestrained greed of rich American thieves has left us in some trouble - but the world, and especially the Australian economy, will not end.
Here's some more math for you:
There are 6 Billion people on Earth
1.5 Billion are workers (I am guessing this but it sounds about right)
Everybody changes their job once every 5 years years.
So 300 million people will change their employment in 2009.
There are 300 working days in a year (there's less, but I want easy math)
So today:1 million people went to work and told their boss to keep it - now there's a headline!
I checked our local paper today - 4 pages of job ads - I can remember not so long ago there was half a page. Bakers Delight (god bless 'em) are trying to recruit 500 apprentices - there's news.
Why aren't we hearing about the good stuff? Because it don't sell.
That doesn't mean it's not there.
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