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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    That article makes a lot of sense. Like when cons tell us we need to drill in the North or the Gulf, or doomsday will occur, they are just full of crap. Of course we should get onto nuclear power for transportation, home, water systems, etc., and use oil for our manufacturing end of plastics, clothes, building, etc.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    today:

    More than 75,000 job-seekers applied for 2,000 area positions with McDonald's during the fast food king's first-ever "National Hiring Day" on April 19.
    75,000 Applied for 2,000 Local McJobs | NBC Chicago

    ouch

    nationally, more than A MILLION applied for 50,000 burger flipper spots

    McDonalds

    sign of the times, terrible, terrible times

    party on, progressives
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    today:



    75,000 Applied for 2,000 Local McJobs | NBC Chicago

    ouch

    nationally, more than A MILLION applied for 50,000 burger flipper spots

    McDonalds

    sign of the times, terrible, terrible times

    party on, progressives
    Just a typical Capitalist economy that can't cure itself, kinda like Humpty Dumpty. Good thing Obama isn't a socialist, huh? Well demand will catch up in about 20 years when the sneakers wear out.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanosuke View Post
    You know oil and gas companies received billions of dollars a year in subsidies right? Both in the US and Canada? Why the hell do we do that when they're making billions a quarter in profits?

    Arguing that renewables aren't efficient enough or that they'll ruin the economy is avoiding the fact that eventually oil and gas WILL be gone. If we don't prepare for that day we'll really be up a creek without a paddle when it happens. Then the economy will crash and we won't be able to go anywhere because of our short-sightedness and lack of planning. It's ridiculous.
    It is nuts they are getting subsidies... and oil and gas will be around long, long, long after we are gone, and by then we'll have moved onto something else.

    What is ridiculous is not using oil, gas and coal now. Buffet & Munger have invested in a Chinese company they expect will help solve that problem, and if they don't someone else will.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill
    buses, trains, and the like are only viable options for select, heavily urbanized areas. for the vast majority of the nation they are simply impractical.
    You're conflicting land mass with population mass.

    Mass transit is not a cure all and not for everyone, but a supplementary assist.

    The U.S. is a very urbanized population, with 82% residing in cities and suburbs as of 2008 (the worldwide urban rate is 50.5%).

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin
    Except that is 100's of years off, and there is no reason to believe we will be unprepared when it happens. Hyperbole much?
    When do you suggest that we start?

    No one is expecting alternatives to be completely viable and able to replace oil tomorrow. If we don't begin to be prepared for the future at some point, we will be unprepared when it happens.

    The hyperbole is that since a magic cure wasn't found today, there's no reason to continue with preparation.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    You're conflicting land mass with population mass.

    Mass transit is not a cure all and not for everyone, but a supplementary assist.
    your source says "cities and suburbs", but mass-transit is only really plausible in cities, and between large cities that sees regular commuter traffic. internal to large cities yes. parts of the heavily urbanized north east yes. the suburbs, no. the notion that mass transit is somehow the "ticket to winning the future"? it would be laughable if only it's idiot adherents were'nt so serious.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    When do you suggest that we start?
    we don't suggest that we do. we suggest that we fully utilize our own energy resources, and let the market come up with alternatives as the demand arises.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Liberal answer is always, it won't help because we won't see a drop of oil for 10 yrs.They've been saying that crap for more than 10 yrs.

    We can give Brazil 2 billion dollars to drill in the gulf and tell them we'll be their best customer, but we won't open up ANWR. Makes no sense to me.
    Who is the WE that gave Brazil 2 billion dollars?
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    A resignation form.
    "RESIGN" yourself to this, Obama has a very good chance of winning. So far, all the GOP has offered up is tweedle dee, tweedle dum, and tweedle dumber...
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