GOOG has been a great short this week. I grabed a little of that. As I expected, getting short yesterday in that "choppy" rally was the proper way to go. I will try not to be forced out of my short positions this time, carrying them today and over the weekend. Monday could be bloody if Friday isn't. (tomorrow) Neg. news everywhere and the market has no steam. Fed talk of cutting 100 basis is the best news ever....although the chance of such a cut is slim. The consumer is toast, OIL is just starting its run. IMHO this summer will be the death of the market, breaking the 11000 mark. As far as US CITIZEN's being cowards. I would agree that most of the sheepole want the government to bail them out of their own stupid fucking mistakes. They do want "Re-distribution" of wealth and Socialist Stimulas packages. At least half of the Citizens are communist, if not socialist. However, we have a lot of Citizens fighting for this fucked up country. They risk their lives for "Yahoos". So, I would say that 50% of what you claim is true. Capitalism, Freedom, and the WILL TO FIGHT SOCIALISM and Agression is slowly being eroded.