“State of panic we hang by a thread/
The earth will be safe when we’re all dead/
Call me pessimistic, the glass is empty/
After the blast a new society/
Fear spawns greed and see what it brings/
A world where no one enjoys the small things/”
Oh don’ you just love BioHazard? Sigh. Hard, hard rock is so appropriate for today’s news:
Lay-offs abound. The number of jobs cut were “33% higher than the same month last year, when 71,739 cuts” took place. The Euro jobless rate slid to 7.5%. Still, the total fall-out from the banking crisis has yet to be calculated with Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG, Wachovia and Washington Mutual still in states of flux.
I’m such a Debbie Downer.