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Re: A&P Supermarkets go Bankrupt...AGAIN!
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2015, 02:39:12 AM »
They need to up the monthly allotment on the SNAP Cards.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-20/why-americas-first-national-supermarket-chain-just-filed-bankruptcy-again-spoiler-al

Unions, pensions, "crippling legacy costs," yada yada.

Interesting, is it not, that the couple of dozen suits in the corporate suite can always find a way to blame the 28,000 people working on the supermarket floors for their problems.  if you read carefully, you'll note this gem:

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The campaign entailed temporary price reductions and promotional advertising of the same through print, television, and radio. The Debtors’ investments did not, however, achieve the desired returns. Although the Debtors’ strategy drew more customers to their stores, such efforts were at the expense of margin income and the Debtors were not building productive, long-lasting relationships with their customers.

Let me get this straight – a one-time sale failed to result in lifetime loyalty from customers?
Who coulda node?

Fucking idiocy.

It is interesting how the Tyler Durdens spin these occrrences as a fault of the Unions and the workers on the floor.  If those folks would just work for $2/day, we could be as successful as the Chinese!  LOL.

I am becoming more convinced tha ZH was bought out by the Koch Brothers sometime around when Marla left.

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Social Security Disability Fund Could Run Dry in 2016
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2015, 03:40:52 PM »
Not Good Newz for RE.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/social-security-disability-fund-could-run-dry-2016-n396641
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Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism”
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 04:32:56 PM »
Nothing new here for Diners, but a nice accounting.

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http://www.greanvillepost.com/2015/07/22/pillage-and-class-polarization-the-rise-of-criminal-capitalism/
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/23/controversial-sea-level-rise-paper-is-now-published-online/

My reply on the thread in r/collapse:

I really don't see SLR as a major problem. Most of the global population of Homo Sap will be dead long before you get a 10M SLR.

There will still be land above the oceans, just you will have new coastlines. Whatever remains of Homo Sap will just be relocated some.

There are so many factors with a shorter timeline on them than SLR that will knockdown Homo Sap population that it is pointless to worry about that one. The food crisis and famine will hit on a shorter timeline. Failing sewage treatment and more disease spreading will hit on a shorter timeline. War will break out on a shorter timeline.

Whoever is left can deal with SLR when it comes. Meanwhile we have more pressing issues to concern ourselves with in collapse. JMHO.

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Scorcher in Iran: We're heading for Venus...
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2015, 10:30:21 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/11777843/Scorching-heat-dome-over-Middle-East-sees-temperatures-soar-to-165F-in-Iran.html

That is fucking HOT!

Guy may be right...

It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN.  We're heading for Venus...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9jK-NcRmVcw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/9jK-NcRmVcw</a>

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Re: Frostbite Falls Newz Links
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2015, 04:35:29 PM »
Nice choice on the tunes....
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Container Freight Rates From Asia To Europe Crash 23% In One Week
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2015, 05:00:01 PM »
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-02/something-just-snapped-container-freight-rates-asia-europe-crash-23-one-week


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Katrina and NOLA after a Decade of Collapse
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 11:45:00 PM »
http://www.greanvillepost.com/2015/08/14/new-orleans-a-decade-after-katrina-waiting-for-godot-courtesy-of-disaster-capitalism/
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Porky Pig Drugs
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2015, 12:08:32 AM »
More Bacon, Please...

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/impending-u-s-dollar-collapse-should-be-getting-attention-not-chinas-devaluation-financial-analyst/5469394
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Re: Frostbite Falls Newz Links
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2015, 05:41:37 AM »
Schiff is a hard currency goldbug hyperinflationista.
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Re: Frostbite Falls Newz Links
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2015, 05:57:28 AM »
Schiff is a hard currency goldbug hyperinflationista.

I know.  I'm keeping track of how often he is wrong.  :icon_sunny:

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Down Goes Turkey!

I am Hungary for Turkey on fine China

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-20/turkey-brink-calls-martial-law-civil-war-send-lira-plunging-again
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Down Goes Turkey!

I am Hungary for Turkey on fine China

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-20/turkey-brink-calls-martial-law-civil-war-send-lira-plunging-again

Not even close compared to what happened during the last real energy crisis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_violence_in_Turkey_(1976–80)

Does anyone here besides me have ANY historical perspective on these things? Most of the folks around here are older, we LIVED through this stuff, if we happened to be paying attention in our youth, is it just because we have a fascination with civil disorder nowadays that we forget how much worse it has been for folks around the world? Guys, we were alive when MAO was having his "cultural revolution", and we want to pretend that modern China and overbuilding, and a financial or real estate bubble like that we had in 2008 is ANY way as critical as that? lethal as that? I mean seriously? Who here can forget what happened to Turkey previously? Or the wars in the ME, when there were REAL wars in the ME, wars no one was sure of the outcome of because there wasn't an 800# gorilla in the neighborhood.
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Re: Frostbite Falls Newz Links
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2015, 07:19:30 AM »
Even before the Cultural Revolution, when Mao was trying to collectivize agriculture, it's estimated (nobody knows exactly) that 45 million Chinese died in just four years. You would think that would have been the end of Chinese Communism, but it was just the beginning.
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