"Twenty-five and walk away. Twenty-five and walk away."

That has to be the new mantra after this

CPI

, the homebuilder number and the box inventory number.

I know I am not alone. Ed Hyman's savvy

ISI Group

in this morning's fax put out "U.S. Slowdown Watch."

"Twenty-five and walk away."

Chain-store sales in May are weaker.

"Twenty-five and walk away."

Car sales are expected to be down from May's numbers.

"Twenty-five and walk away."

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Mortgage applications have peaked.

"Twenty-five and walk away."

And the Net, the biggest bubble of them all -- heck, just mimicking the bears -- burst, so the

Fed

doesn't have to burst it. Four months ago, people would have said what a genius

Lou Dobbs

was for doing

Space.com

. Now he's known as the 53-year-old crazy man who

quit his day job.

"Twenty-five and walk away."

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