Economic statistics have been pointing only one way since the past 3-4 quarters - down! Though the NBER announced a few months back that we 'technically' entered recession some time in Q4 2007, we really didn't feel the intensity of the slow down till Q3 2008, especially after the Lehman-Merrill day in September '08. Almost all indicators are very bleak by now - retail sales fell Fake Uggs by 1.8 and 1.2 percent respectively in November and December, with same store sales falling close to 2.2 percent on average as compared to the same period in 2007. This, along with an exteremly depressing unemployment rate of 7.2%, paints the picture of a deep, Cheap Uggs gloomy slowdown period. The big question in every one's mind is - is this the start of a deeper recession or is the worst behind us? Without doubt, the slowdown has deeply impacted consumer sentiment and thus damaged the trend of the single largest factor which drives over two-thirds of this nation's GDP-consumer spending. However, I would personally argue this is more of a reversal of the exuberant trends seen from '05-'07 rather than point to anything that's inherently unhealthy in this sector. The consumer hasn't stopped spending - just to illustrate this point, let me mention an interesting experience I had when I was at an outlet mall south of Boston recently along with my spouse. "174 pounds Fake Ugg Boots of Fake uggs for sale fat on Laura, 174 pounds of fat, take one off, never look back, 173 pounds of fat on Laura"I lost 1 pound this week, And I am not extremely happy about it. I am just SO SICK AND TIRED of Uggs Fake the 170's. My weight tracker shows ups and downs and stable, and then BACK UP, and then BACK DOWN from November 23 (before Thanksgiving) until now. I was 173.4 December 10: 6 weeks later and I am still about the same. My weight this morning makes me think of two things I did last night that might be factors. A. I had the most yummy salmon cooked in I Can't Believe It's not Butter and a garlic paste. It tasted soooo yummy. The package for the Salmon said it was 2 PP for 4 ounces. Well you look up Salmon on the WW tracker and it shows definitly higher PP for it. Like 6 PP for 4 ounces. So I don't know if I should have gone off the package or the WW website. I went off the package.2 PP as opposed to 6PP? Duh! I had the Salmon with some asparagus and probably 4 bites of mashed potatos.