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UPDATE:

Norman Einstein is the winner with a closing bell guess of -310.

The closing bell was 312.95, a differential of 2.95. Many were within 5 points. Good job.

Norm. Send me your address and I will send you a defaced dollar bill.

SNIP

We’re just old, straight, white, and traditional. Get with the program: jettison your principles, lay back, open your legs and smile.

UPDATE:

Closest person to the closing bell number will win one dollar personally defaced by bigfurhat. (How can it be a crime to deface a dollar after what Obama will do to it?)

One vote per person. Contest closes at 3PM ET.

» 145 Comments

  1. Hello there

    November 7th, 2012

    So funny I forgot to laugh.

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  2. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

     
  3. Dano

    November 7th, 2012

    The Dow is DOWN 183

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  4. RWF

    November 7th, 2012

    It will seriously tank

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  5. super toe

    November 7th, 2012

    Let’s starve the beast.
    Do not support ANYTHING that is affiliated with Prog businesses. No movies …starve Hollywood.
    Any local business’ that you know of who’s owners are Progs. let em starve.
    If you own a business fire anyone who is a democrat and blame it on obamacare…They can find part-time work..they MIGHT have that.
    If I was Speaker, I would ask fellow Repubs to not appear on any network news. Screw em. We have to play like they do.
    Oh and being Catholic, I am going to somehow find a way like the Amish that don’t have to buy into Obamacare. It goes against my religion that I have to support Abortion and contraception.

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  6. BigFurHat

    November 7th, 2012

    I guess last night’s impact has removed the iOTW readership’s sarcasm bone.

    This country is going to go to shit because the young, gay, non-white, untraditional populace is in control.
    Hold onto your ass, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

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  7. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    My “Plan B” largely hinges on what the market does today.

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  8. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    Sorry BFH, my sense of humor is sulking….

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  9. BigFurHat

    November 7th, 2012

    as of this comment
    -193

    Any predictions for the closing bell?

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  10. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    -666

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  11. Diann

    November 7th, 2012

    By week’s end, we will lose all the gains of the last year. Then, the FED will again step in and print money. Inflation — that inevitable, unwelcome guest — will arrive with a vengeance just in time for all the taxes and regulations from Obamacare to go into effect.

    My appreciation for sarcasm isn’t broken. Just really, really exhausted.

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  12. RANDO

    November 7th, 2012

    Well, Fur, I guess your job is safe for at least the next 4 years.
    Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication. We will need you more than ever in the days to come.
    Carry on!

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  13. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    If it’s -400 at lunch time, I off to the sporting goods store.

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  14. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    Wrong answer Rando.

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  15. even steven

    November 7th, 2012

    Dow close of 12,873

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  16. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    I am sticking with -666.

    When does trading halt? -10%?

    Your guess is duly noted. 5PM NY Time is the closing bell. We’re closing the contest at 3PM. -bfh

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  17. BigFurHat

    November 7th, 2012

    CONTEST ANSWERS START FROM THIS COMMENT AND BELOW-

    My guess is -399

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  18. Diann

    November 7th, 2012

    -320

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  19. Xavier

    November 7th, 2012

    Odd not a single index is up, eh? -218 now.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/djia

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  20. even steven

    November 7th, 2012

    Mine doesn’t count? Okay… Dow close of 12,873

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  21. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    -666

    and I want a defaced silver dollar.

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  22. Xavier

    November 7th, 2012

    Well shit. I missed that contest comment.

    -638 at closing. Wall Street’s scared.

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  23. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    can you put the ticker widget in the post?

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  24. conservative cowgirl

    November 7th, 2012

    -487 (as in Grand theft)

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  25. Hello there

    November 7th, 2012

    By the closing bell jug ears has nationalized gas, coal and oil by executive order.

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  26. Will Profit

    November 7th, 2012

    Let’s see…DICK Morris predicted 300 electoral votes for Romney…I’ll go with -300 here.

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  27. The brain-dead zombies will turn

    November 7th, 2012

    Menderman for the win! But my guess is down -1984.

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  28. Navy Squid

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 212! But that’s just for today! :-(

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  29. Webonot

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 204

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  30. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    You getting snowed on BFH? I figure if the weather gets bad, somehow the power will conveniently fail on Wall Street…

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  31. Millertime

    November 7th, 2012

    -329

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  32. Webonot

    November 7th, 2012

    Hold on to my ass? I guess that is so I can steady if for the screwing that we all know we are going to get

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  33. The Dolfer

    November 7th, 2012

    The market is racist!!!! Oh, down -524 for the day.

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  34. citizenjane

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 319.

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  35. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 7th, 2012

    Soros is long and deep into gold. He’s having an all day orgasm.

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  36. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    On a good note, I have no money in the market to lose…on a bad note, most of my customers do.

    No big deal I guess, I was born with nothing…and I still have most of it left.

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  37. OTA Mom

    November 7th, 2012

    Now we’re going to find out what it’s like to be ruled by the apes.

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  38. OTA Mom

    November 7th, 2012

    Oh, and down 443.

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  39. Everything that smells bad originates

    November 7th, 2012

    Should wait until 3PM, but whatever, I’ll probably be too drunk by then..

    DOW 13,036 at close.

    Come next week, around Nov. 15th, DOW will be at 12,650 and gold will be near $1800/oz.

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  40. RANDO

    November 7th, 2012

    -444.

    I’ve already been to the sporting goods store.

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  41. Brian in BC

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 303, one for each electoral vote.

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  42. Jerry Manderin

    November 7th, 2012

    I predict -720.

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  43. RickeyG

    November 7th, 2012

    The Florida statute for theft is 812…I’ll go with that…or should I use the rape statute instead?

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  44. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    Just so my right name gets attached to my guess, those f’n progressives in the other threat hijacked it. DOW 13,036.

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  45. Racist

    November 7th, 2012

    If I can’t vote but once then I ain’t voting. I’m just gonna stand here at the poll with this nightstick and ponder killing crackas and they babies!

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  46. I Luv Bacon

    November 7th, 2012

    I’ll play.
    -217.

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  47. conservative cowgirl

    November 7th, 2012

    @Ricky, I thought of the rape statute for our state, but that number will be reached very shortly. What’s your statute for sodomy?

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  48. bob

    November 7th, 2012

    If it drops too far they stop it, what’s the limit again? 500?

    Or is that safety net only for too far to quickly?

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  49. espie

    November 7th, 2012

    I notice that the media is blaming this all on European markets, not on the disaster that’s happened here. Oh no, couldn’t be THAT.

    -187

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  50. Carlos The Jackal

    November 7th, 2012

    -401

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  51. MSQ

    November 7th, 2012

    oh God, I forgot about the supreme court appointments.

    we are lost

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  52. Racist

    November 7th, 2012

    I’m just about sick of hearing Glenn Beck keep saying “Move to Texas”. MFer, if I could afford to pack up my family and move halfway across the country, I wouldn’t be so stressed out. My only work truck blew up last week and I have no money left to fix it or to get another truck, and this MF keeps saying “move to Texas, move to Texas”, like that’s the answer to all of our problems…

    grrrrrrr!!!

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  53. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    Racist, find shit to sell. Sell it all. You don’t need any of it. I’ve cleaned house around here myself, still gathering things to sell. I don’t want to participate in a progressive material world. at all. My family and friends is all I need, the rest can go screw.

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  54. conservative cowgirl

    November 7th, 2012

    Well, I see by my clock, Ye Olde Weaponry and Ammunition Shoppe will be opening in less than one hour. I had better go so I can be first in line at the door.

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  55. RWF

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 520

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  56. SEF

    November 7th, 2012

    Close: 11,999

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  57. GRIZZ

    November 7th, 2012

    Whats a dollar?

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  58. Greg

    November 7th, 2012

    -415

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  59. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    Question.. who’s the dyslexic retard who made the ticker? If the DOW is at 12.934 right now, we’ve got just under 13 more points on the downside to be at ZERO.

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  60. RosalindJ

    November 7th, 2012

    It opened at 13228.24. I’m thinking they’ll stop the hemorrhaging around 12750. I’ll go for a finish for the day of 320.

    I too would prefer a defaced silver dollar.

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  61. RosalindJ

    November 7th, 2012

    To make that clear, ending -320 points.

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  62. Snowball the doubly soured Sourpuss

    November 7th, 2012

    I predict -420.

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  63. dude

    November 7th, 2012

    -549

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  64. joe6pak

    November 7th, 2012

    12,886.22

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  65. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 7th, 2012

    @ecp – that is the European numbering format. Get used to it – we’re becoming like Europe, remember?

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  66. Carlos The Jackal

    November 7th, 2012

    “The best is yet to come!”

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  67. reddecaesari

    November 7th, 2012

    my guess

    -429

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  68. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    Holy shit, we’re tanking fast. Can I have a re-guess? The machine sucked my ballot in too fast.

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  69. Flip

    November 7th, 2012

    at the bell, 12,800.94

    -427.30

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  70. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    S&P under 1400. Big, big technical break down. Either we’re way oversold and looking for a bounce later in the day to put S&P back, or we’re in free fall, not much of a bottom in sight until S&P 1300. If we break 1300, look for 1150.

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  71. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 7th, 2012

    - 432.88

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  72. super toe

    November 7th, 2012

    I will say -713

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  73. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    @Stirrin: I don’t know if we’re losing £ or ₤ or $ ??????

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  74. norman einstein

    November 7th, 2012

    Gee, it’s almost like the market was being propped up until after the election!!!
    Nawwww.

    OK, I’ll take a stab. The market has ticked up very slightly in the past couple minutes.
    Close of trading – down 310.

    FWIW, gold and silver and on the uptick.
    AAPL losing big time.

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  75. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 7th, 2012

    Oh and if I may— FUCK YOU, NEVADA!!!!!

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  76. pelliengee

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 666

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  77. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 7th, 2012

    -456.

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  78. LadyGun12

    November 7th, 2012

    @Snowball, you beat me to it. I was gonna guess 420 too, since I may be smoking my first joint today.

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  79. LadyGun12

    November 7th, 2012

    I’ll guess -1079, which is the Dallas County Sheriff’s code for “Notify Coroner”.

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  80. Curmudgeon

    November 7th, 2012

    -535. One for each member of Congress.

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  81. LaBonBon

    November 7th, 2012

    Thank you, racist, me too!!!!! I am also sick to death of him talking about being debt free and advising us what to do with all of our money. I have no job and no money. If I were in his shoes I wouldn’t have to be scared to death.

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  82. Blinddog

    November 7th, 2012

    DJIA 12,734 at 16:00 Wed. EST

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  83. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    -420 is a good one. Now it’s time to smoke 2 joints before I smoke 2 joints and then I smoke 2 more.

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  84. Blanche Holstein

    November 7th, 2012

    People are selling off in anticipation of new capital gains taxes.

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  85. Dr Tar

    November 7th, 2012

    247 – as in 24 / 7 – the schedule for adding to the debt and tanking this nation for next four year.

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  86. Alfa06

    November 7th, 2012

    -324-Closing Bell

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  87. LoveitorLeaveit

    November 7th, 2012

    -1776

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  88. Plain Jane

    November 7th, 2012

    + 2

    Soros has to show that Obama is good for the banking industry.

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  89. Cracker Annie Mouse

    November 7th, 2012

    -412
    that’s within the margin of error

    Like all of yesterday’s votes, all of the states, all of the races, all of the polls. FK

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  90. Hello there

    November 7th, 2012

    I propose that those who can go down to Wall St and yell “JUMP!”

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  91. RickeyG

    November 7th, 2012

    Cowgirl, apparently sodomy is not against the in the US of Obama…

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  92. grumpy gardina

    November 7th, 2012

    Plunge Baby Plunge

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  93. Plain Jane's Mr.

    November 7th, 2012

    - 695

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  94. Hello there

    November 7th, 2012

    The plunge is due to regime certainty.

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  95. Toaster

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 440 by close

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  96. solomon

    November 7th, 2012

    -462, with a late rally by Remington, Mossberg and Whetherby fire arms. :)

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  97. sparks2022

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 180. The best is yet to come.

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  98. eternal cracker p

    November 7th, 2012

    Breaking: Treasury Auctions $24 Billion of 10-Year Notes at a High Yield of 1.675%

    I don’t know how they get away with it.

    Anyone got a few billion laying around they want to loan me at 1.675% for 10 years? Jus’ axin’!

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  99. waypastpist

    November 7th, 2012

    “what to do with all of our money. I have no job and no money. If I were in his shoes I wouldn’t have to be scared to death.”

    you got some kind of skills that somebody wants, don’t you, LaBonbon?- it’s time to barter… but ALWAYS keep your dignity – hit up every shelter you find – EFFEM, i blame EVERY asshole that allowed every asshole ILLEGAL to work and stay in this country- esp the sanctuary cities

    well i’m about to seriously look for a roommate or two that i can trust – rather it was friends, NOT family since they’re stupid hsits that voted for Osshole anyway

    anything to pay a monthly – live out of the van if i have too

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  100. old glory

    November 7th, 2012

    -351, what the hell. We’ll all lose another 40% of our net worth in the next 4 years anyhow, if not all lost already.

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  101. kathy

    November 7th, 2012

    close at 12,432

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  102. Anne

    November 7th, 2012

    BigFurHat said, “This country is going to go to shit because the young, gay, non-white, untraditional populace is in control.”

    You still aren’t paying attention. As in 2008, Ditzy college kids, ditazy Latinos and ditzy Jews, but mostly ditzy white women gave Obama the election. Women are by far this country’s largest group of parasites, much more immoral than men are, ignorant sluts that they are.

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  103. Edith McCrotch

    November 7th, 2012

    down 423

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  104. Diogenes

    November 7th, 2012

    - 376

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  105. Anne

    November 7th, 2012

    Pussy-whipped, wussy and lazy men have relinquished control to women, always pandering to them. Obama is what you get. You DESERVE him.

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  106. The destruction of the once mighty American military can be blamed

    November 7th, 2012

    - 265

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  107. persecutor

    November 7th, 2012

    Bottom feeders will step in at the close and bring it to -65.

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  108. Piker

    November 7th, 2012

    That ws me above with – 265….

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  109. Kenny

    November 7th, 2012

    lets see, “barry” on a telephone keypad is 22779. cant seem to make that number work. how about 12779? even tho i think its a tad high….

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  110. simply enraged

    November 7th, 2012

    Closes at 11.003,01

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  111. Ma Bell

    November 7th, 2012

    12912

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  112. old_oaks

    November 7th, 2012

    13.006,57

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  113. scribble

    November 7th, 2012

    - 185

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  114. bitterclinger

    November 7th, 2012

    I’ll go with a nice round -450.

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  115. Tim

    November 7th, 2012

    -329

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  116. Anne

    November 7th, 2012

    This is [exactly] what happened as a vote of no confidence in Obama back in 2008/2009.

    Romney’s two biggest mistakes were that that bumbling, incompetent wussy allowed Democrats to define him, and, very importantly, he didn’t defend G.W.Bush like anyone with any balls and character would have done.

    The fact of the matter was that the economy tanked in 2008, a year and a half after etremely irresonsible, big-spending Democrats took control of both houses of Congress, and after those same Democrats rammed through their insane Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank legislation, both of which largely contributed to the collapse of the economy. Never mind that he didn’t persue the issue of Benghazi. He pandered to women, only to have them laugh at him, because they knew an unprincipled phony and a weakling when they saw one.

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  117. Debbie

    November 7th, 2012

    -666

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  118. Whom

    November 7th, 2012

    12990 at close.

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  119. Geoff C. The Saltine

    November 7th, 2012

    Down -267 end of day

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  120. ddiddly

    November 7th, 2012

    12,947

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  121. scr_north

    November 7th, 2012

    I’d say -200 Points on the Dow. And that just may be the tip. If the world stops using the US dollar as a reserve currency the dollar collapses but then maybe that’s Obama’s plan. Wait for another Qualitative Easing in the wings. God damn I hope there is strong GOP leader in Congress.

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  122. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 7th, 2012

    My guess was -456. The bad news is that it looks like my guess will not win. The good news is that it looks like my guess will not win. However, the other bad news is that I’m not all that far off, and there is still tomorrow to consider.

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  123. WhiteFalcon1

    November 7th, 2012

    366

    That’s how many days a year I’ll have to work just to break fucking even, now!

    BFH: Bro, if your going to piss or shit on it, send to obama 2016, I can do that here and save you the stamp….

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  124. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 7th, 2012

    The DOW will end at -255. But I’m going with Wyatt on this; there is always tomorrow to consider and the rest of the week too.

    The real sign will be Black Friday and if sales are up. I predict a pretty bad holiday season and a horrible new year.

    I hope that’s just the depression talking. I suspect it is not.

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  125. Troy

    November 7th, 2012

    -277

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  126. Reiuxcat

    November 7th, 2012

    -262.52

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  127. Randy

    November 7th, 2012

    Just a wild guess but -277

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  128. finai

    November 7th, 2012

    - 404

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  129. Mr. Happy

    November 7th, 2012

    -270

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  130. -265
    I am not gruntled..not gruntled at all.

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  131. Mr. Happy

    November 7th, 2012

    So, when do we start planning on “re-ordering” the GOP?

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  132. 123321123321

    November 7th, 2012

    Why should anybody be surprised that the Stock Market has plunged?!?! America has voted the Economic Illiterate back into office, I guess Americans are too stupid to realize that Obama’s policies are to blame for this economic catastrophe and want to see just how bad it can get?

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  133. Mountain Dog

    November 7th, 2012

    Goodbye America how dare you
    Used to know you, now I’m your bastard son
    I rode your train they call the city of Gomorrah
    Now I’ll be gone five thousand miles before this term is done

    (apologies to Steve Goodman and Arlo Guthrie)

    0bama didn’t win anything, he is a thief.

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  134. Rick

    November 7th, 2012

    12,975.00

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  135. Menderman

    November 7th, 2012

    When is Mr. Pinko gonna enter?

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  136. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 7th, 2012

    Down 313 – I was only 1,671 off.

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  137. even steven

    November 7th, 2012

    I was about four points off from the low, but I missed the close by 55.

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  138. even steven

    November 7th, 2012

    Congrats Norm! You might want to check with Fur and inquire just you he intends to deface that dollar (just to make sure you don’t need rubber gloves when you touch it).

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  139. even steven

    November 7th, 2012

    ..how he intends…

    I’m done for today.

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  140. RosalindJ

    November 7th, 2012

    Congratulations Norman! Well guessed. I hope you enjoy the dollar bill with BFH’s signature.

    Because soon it will be worth much more than the paper on which it’s written, especially if he uses fancy ink.

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  141. Atrollpasinthru

    November 7th, 2012

    ^THAT^is what passes for intelligent life here? Beam me up, Scottie.

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  142. RANDO

    November 7th, 2012

    Way to go Norm!

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  143. Edith McCrotch

    November 7th, 2012

    Way to go Norm!!

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  144. Piker

    November 7th, 2012

    Congrats Norm!
    Hang on to that dollar and it might be worth something someday.

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  145. norman einstein

    November 7th, 2012

    Hi, gang…just checking back in.
    Number one son and I have been out “drowning our sorrows”.

    I have mixed feelings about my lucky guess.
    It’s always nice to win, but the market stinks on ice.
    I don’t know shit, but here’s a tip…buy low…sell high.
    Cheers, guys…looking forward to better days.

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