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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #705 on: November 16, 2012, 08:16:52 PM »


Shit just got real.
Oh, his shit is going to be real nasty all right.



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #706 on: November 16, 2012, 08:32:09 PM »


Shit just got real.
Oh, his shit is going to be real nasty all right.
Either that or he becomes Mr. Creosote.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #707 on: November 16, 2012, 09:49:51 PM »


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #708 on: November 16, 2012, 10:22:45 PM »
So I was shopping anyway and had to go to a couple different stores. Just for grins, I decided to see if I could grab one last box of Twinkies. I can not. Every hostess snack section in town has been wiped out, except for their mini-donuts. I also found a box of strawberry cupcakes.

Maybe Hostess should have just ANNOUNCED they were going out of business, raked in the profits from the Twinkie run, then announced, "Just kidding! Thanks for the extra dough! Our financial woes are over!"


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #709 on: November 16, 2012, 10:24:37 PM »
And what of conservative city councilmen? Now what will they blame their self-loathing and closeted jealousy driven shooting of a fellow council member on?

You just can't bring up the subject of Twinkies around some people without having them insist on including Milk.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #710 on: November 17, 2012, 07:02:21 AM »
So I was shopping anyway and had to go to a couple different stores. Just for grins, I decided to see if I could grab one last box of Twinkies. I can not. Every hostess snack section in town has been wiped out, except for their mini-donuts. I also found a box of strawberry cupcakes.

Maybe Hostess should have just ANNOUNCED they were going out of business, raked in the profits from the Twinkie run, then announced, "Just kidding! Thanks for the extra dough! Our financial woes are over!"

I overheard a customer at the store I work at that "they don't have my HoHos!" I just smiled to myself because someone obviously didn't get that memo.



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #711 on: November 17, 2012, 08:04:58 AM »
This could get interesting.. :o
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Walmart walkout: Workers mount Black Friday job action

Published November 16, 2012


Walmart employees began walking off the job this week in advance of Black Friday, when three-union backed groups expect thousands of protests nationwide.

In October, a strike at a Walmart in Los Angeles spread to stores in 12 other cities, with local and national leaders holding protests at more than 200 stores for better pay, fairer schedules and more affordable health care. Since that time, workers have since walked off the job in Dallas and Richmond, Calif., and other upcoming strikes and protests are expected at stores in Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C.

Charlene Fletcher, who works with her husband William at a Walmart in Duarte, Calif., became enraged when she learned that both were scheduled to work on Thanksgiving, missing the holiday with their children, ages 2 and 5.

“It’s heartbreaking to miss the holiday with them, and it’s just one more way that Walmart is showing its disregard for our families,” Fletcher said in a statement. “But when our co-workers speak out about problems like these, Walmart turns their schedules upside down, cuts their hours and even fires people. We’re going on strike for an end to Walmart’s attempts to silence its workers.”

Three groups — Making Change at Walmart, OUR Walmart and watchdog group Corporate Action Network — are now calling on the nation’s largest employer to end what they claim are retaliatory tactics against employees who seek out better working conditions.

In a statement to FoxNews.com, Walmart spokesman Dan Fogleman characterized the movement as "another exaggerated publicity campaign aimed at generating headlines to mislead" customers and employees.

"We have a great group of associates at Walmart," the statement read. "We’ll have more than one million associates working throughout the holiday weekend and they’re excited about our Black Friday plans this year. This is the Super Bowl for retailers and we’re ready.

"We’ve been working on our Black Friday plans for almost a year now and we’re prepared to have a great event. Our associates care about providing a great customer experience on Black Friday and we’re confident that’s what customers will have at Walmart this year."

Protests were held Thursday at Walmart stores in Eastvale and in Mira Loma, where six people were arrested for blocking traffic, KTLA reports.

Many customers, however, told KTLA they weren’t so convinced by the workers’ plans.

"If you come into a workplace knowing that's an agreement you might have to make, then that's your choice to have that job," shopper Rae Luce told the station.




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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #712 on: November 17, 2012, 08:21:46 AM »
I'd like to see some change there. Walmart treats its employees like shit. I don't mind paying a little extra at the register so some sort of mediation could happen (because you know that's the first claim they would make -- "We keep the prices low by keeping unions out").
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #713 on: November 17, 2012, 08:26:04 AM »
If you aren't in a union, how do you go on strike?  Just claim you are sick.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #715 on: November 17, 2012, 08:47:49 AM »
With no luck finding Sno Balls at 8 stores last night, I gave up and bought some on eBay.  $25 for 6 packages.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #716 on: November 17, 2012, 08:52:14 AM »
People do realize that some other company is going to buy their equipement and make equivelant products, right? Hell, with Twinkies being such an iconic brand name, I would imagine some other company like Little Debbie buying the rights to it. So we will still have Twinkies! Stop panicking over your shitty overprocessed baked goods, people!



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #717 on: November 17, 2012, 08:58:15 AM »
People do realize that some other company is going to buy their equipement and make equivelant products, right? Hell, with Twinkies being such an iconic brand name, I would imagine some other company like Little Debbie buying the rights to it. So we will still have Twinkies! Stop panicking over your shitty overprocessed baked goods, people!

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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #718 on: November 17, 2012, 09:00:07 AM »
But without panic how will I be able to sell them on eBay so I can afford a castle with a moat and sharks?


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #719 on: November 17, 2012, 09:05:30 AM »
With no luck finding Sno Balls at 8 stores last night, I gave up and bought some on eBay.  $25 for 6 packages.
That's not a bad price.  $4.16 apiece.