While the “happy-talk crowd” continues to crow about how well the economy is doing, the reality as shown by multiple indicators paints a different picture.

We’ll brush off a little of the optimism this morning, but not without being mindful that a herd of lemmings is a difficult thing to turn, even if their thinking is quite wrong-headed.

We’ll saddle up and ride into some hard data after headlines and coffee.  One needs a bit of reinforcing before taking on a full herd of lemmings.

Reader Note: We will be filing a formal complaint today about site caching by a certain California group which insists on serving up outdated UrbanSurvival content.  Problem is not on our end – it’s in how caching is being operated by those who apparently don’t appreciate our candid views on things.

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