Contest Day! | 11/11/07
It's time for a contest day! At stake is a $20 gift certificate to your favorite merchant (assuming you can buy a gift certificate online). The challenge is to take the text below and spin it: make it positive as humanly possible. The only catch is that you can't directly lie; you can only manipulate the data to portray it as positively as possible. Let W. be your inspiration.
The current state of the union is as follows: we are headed for the worst recession since the 1930's with mortgage markets having lost nearly half a trillion dollars this year alone. The value of the dollar is at an all-time low; less than half of the Pound Sterling and each day hitting new lows against the Euro and even the Canadian dollar.
The divorce rate in America is 50%, the average credit debt is over $8,000, and despite having spent almost $5b in Iraqi and Afghanistan we continue to spend about $3,000 every second. Americans consume 850 million trees a year on paper alone. Please help.
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