Asian Markets Drop Amid Worries About U.S. Consumer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 17, 2009 Filed at 12:48 a.m. ET HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks fell sharply Monday as signs of weak U.S. consumer confidence aggravated doubts in the recovery's strength... Gee, ya' think? No shit. The U.S. Consumer is weak now, and will be in hospice within a year. Idiots in the financial press and sheeple investors...It's really f**king unbelievable...you'd think this is some surrealistic Federico Fellini world... China's about to get their shit pushed in, too. Green shoots!