Just now, I sent out the following email to the TRMS staff under the subject line "meanwhile..." --
The stock market is going absolutely bananas today. The Nasdaq hit a 12-year high, and here's how the Dow looks at the moment:
That red arrow there indicates the reaction to the European Central Bank announcing that it's going to start buying government bonds from Europe’s struggling countries (hey look! a central bank that acts!) Just in terms of the whole "Is the country better off now than it was four years ago" thing, this seems to be sort of a significant moment:
The Standard and Poor's 500 index soared to its highest level since January 2008 in a rally that seemed destined to mark a milestone: American stocks have come almost all the way back.
The only person who responded was Rachel, with this: "The communist usurper Hussein Mao-bama must be furious."