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#21 JakeHolman

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:40 PM

Trump Officials Overseeing Amazon-Whole Foods Merger May Face Conflicts of Interest-

 

"Officials from both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, the two agencies charged with enforcing antitrust law, have financial ties to the law firms expected to play a major role in managing the deal........

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:21 AM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:38 AM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:13 AM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:41 AM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:39 AM

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For Whole Foods workers, fears of robots, drones and culture clashhttp://fxn.ws/2sL5Njg 1497662442230.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

 

 


This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:23 PM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

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Amazon vs. Walmart: Grocery Warshttp://fxn.ws/2tayCTW  1497626989902.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

 

 


This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:14 PM

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The five big tech companies are worth almost $3 trillion, so must pursue huge deals to keep growing

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  

 

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

I'm sure you all have read the jokes about what the money Amazon spent for Whole Foods will get you when you shop there,
e.g. a jar of asparagus water and two organic apples. Insert your own joke(s).



I just came in from shopping at Natural Grocers, so I I don't feel like an organic food joke at the moment.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

I'm sure you all have read the jokes about what the money Amazon spent for Whole Foods will get you when you shop there,

e.g. a jar of asparagus water and two organic apples.  Insert your own joke(s).



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:37 PM

"This means Amazon is now going to compete head on with Walmart, as well as Target, Costco, and Kroger (all of whose stock prices tumbled on the news). Within 10 years, they'll all be gone. Amazon is on the verge of owning American retailing.

Heads up: At the rate they’re going, within 20 years Amazon, Google, and Apple (possibly along with Microsoft and Facebook) will dominate the American economy. Watch as they begin to take over finance and the media.

 

Will this be good for consumers? No. With that kind of economic power, they'll be able to raise prices. Good for American democracy? No. With that kind of power, they'll basically run the government -- as did railroads and oil in the Gilded Age.

 

What's the answer? Revive antitrust."

 

-Rbt. Reich

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:50 AM

 

As you noted in areas where Wal-Mart type stores were allowed it was the local customers that made those stores a success and put small businesses out of business,  one can't  fault a consumer from shopping at stores that offer lower prices for the same quality goods. 

 

One of the more frustrating aspects of Wal-Mart's success is that people paid those lower prices for often inferior products. So it wasn't the usual "lowest price for the same thing" but just the "lowest price", period. They used to sell a greater variety of brands, but as people bought the cheapest option more and more, they started phasing out the other brands.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:44 AM

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Of course I do, Ham.

 

Do you realize how many people they employ NOW?

 

Or are you under the impression that if a lot of people get let go from Wal-Mart that they'll go re-open those small businesses/towns?

 

What's done is done. And blaming Wal-Mart is the typical conservative hypocrisy. Out of one corner of their mouths they screech about the sanctity of the free market and out of the other corner they bemoan Wal-Mart's success, when the Wal-Mart business model is the free market allowed to run it's inevitable course. Customers made Wal-Mart successful. Customers shut down those small businesses. Customers shut down those small towns. If the average American cared about it, or thought about it, they would have refused to shop at Wal-Mart. But Americans want cheap garbage more than they care about their neighbors' livelihood.

 

The next step is being taken now, though, so it's all really moot. You'll see more and more brick-and-mortar stores closing and online shopping becoming the dominate force in retail. I just wonder where people are supposed to work to earn the money to buy their stuff online. By 2025, will the biggest private sector employers be fast food chains?  :unsure:

 

There is no such free market here in CA when it comes to Wal-Mart;   I.e. there are regulations that prevent Wal-Marts from being built because they are not union "friendly".     (In LA small businesses have stopped a few Wal-Marts but few small businesses are unionized,  but oh-well). 

 

As you noted in areas where Wal-Mart type stores were allowed it was the local customers that made those stores a success and put small businesses out of business,  one can't  fault a consumer from shopping at stores that offer lower prices for the same quality goods. 

 

As for the politics here;  Being happy about a hit on Wal-Mart due to Amazon is silly (at best);  as you imply all that is occurring is one major corporation is hurting another,  but with the additional factor that Amazon is able to provide goods using less personnel than Wal-Mart due to automation and that means less jobs. 



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

Fortunately my area still have some small businesses - I do my shopping there.  The only thing I buy at Wal Mart are a handful of plants every May.  No one sells them within a reasonable distance.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:34 AM

Do you know how many small businesses / towns that corporate giant (Wal Mart) has killed?

 

Of course I do, Ham.

 

Do you realize how many people they employ NOW?

 

Or are you under the impression that if a lot of people get let go from Wal-Mart that they'll go re-open those small businesses/towns?

 

What's done is done. And blaming Wal-Mart is the typical conservative hypocrisy. Out of one corner of their mouths they screech about the sanctity of the free market and out of the other corner they bemoan Wal-Mart's success, when the Wal-Mart business model is the free market allowed to run it's inevitable course. Customers made Wal-Mart successful. Customers shut down those small businesses. Customers shut down those small towns. If the average American cared about it, or thought about it, they would have refused to shop at Wal-Mart. But Americans want cheap garbage more than they care about their neighbors' livelihood.

 

The next step is being taken now, though, so it's all really moot. You'll see more and more brick-and-mortar stores closing and online shopping becoming the dominate force in retail. I just wonder where people are supposed to work to earn the money to buy their stuff online. By 2025, will the biggest private sector employers be fast food chains?  :unsure:



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:22 AM

Wal-Mart, Kroger and Target are among the top private employers in the US. So don't celebrate their misfortune with too much glee.

 

Or maybe they can all become coal miners.

 

Do you know how many small businesses / towns that corporate giant (Wal Mart) has killed?

 

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Yeah, right they are loved.

 

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