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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    College professors can be wrong, heck, ANY prof can be wrong.
    now, the bolded part of your post......no, we don't have 10,000 years, it might be only 5,000 or as much 20,000.
    THEY DONT KNOW !!!! The next line, "how carefully we MONITOR"....sounds like they are trying to justify another climate study so they can apply for grants and eventually tell us what we already know, that the climate changes, and over very long periods of time we get warm spells, and we get cold spells.
    whoop de doodoo
    I wonder...is there any evidence of climate change in other times in the earths history NOT caused by human beings?

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

    [QUOTE=shintao;1059449937]Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    What should Wallmart do to turn this all around?]/quote]

    the last couple of years have seen businesses squeezing every last ounce of turnip blood out of productivity, there' snot much more there left to get.

    They could sell products for less
    walmart's margins are pretty thin - they depend on mass sale, not individual sales, for profit. they are unlikely to be able to lower prices enought to make a significant enough difference.

    They could convince corporations to pay workers living wages, while starving their own workers with minimum wages. Any other Capitalist ideas? Like moving all their business to China?
    it was the collapse of the tech bubble that really created the first giant push into globalization, so optimization of production and shipping is something they could look at. at this point, however, they are looking less at moving things out of the US and into China and more at moving operations out of China and into Vietnam and like nations.

    but really? as big as Wal-Mart is, she can't take on the US government and win. as long as we continue to pursue economically destructive policies, Wal-Mart can only mitigate the effects as much as she can.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I wonder...is there any evidence of climate change in other times in the earths history NOT caused by human beings?
    no. in the late 1500's, for example, widespread adoption of cannon technology created a spike in temperatures that was even more sudden and profound than rises of the 1970-2000 era. and eons ago, greedy spear and atlatl corporations pushed us into the Ice Age.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    yeah, poor Palin, she made a stupid remark and got called on it. Maybe she should turn down the rhetoric?
    i'm sorry. but are you out of your god-dammed mind?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Have you heard of public transportation before? Or bicylces? Or those things at the bottom of your legs. The US uses 25% of the planet's oil. If were to decide to be less wasteful (like most of the rest of the world) demand would lower and so would prices.



    The majority of drivers commute less than 40 miles each day.



    You are not knowledgable about solar systems. I have a 1.5 KW solar panel system that will pay for itself in 7 years. The remainer of the 25 year life of the panels produces free electricity from the !!!
    {{sigh}} I want a president who says, "I'll do my best to make sure we have enough cheap energy that you can drive what you want and keep your homes at 72 degrees all yr long if you want. I don't give a hoot if other countries like it or not. My job is to serve you, the American people. We will start the process of using our own natural resources and we will start today".
    Something like that anyway. I'm sick of a president who's idea of improving things is cramming us into socialized transportation, or onto bicycles. Our President should have bigger dreams than that for the country.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    {{sigh}} I want a president who says, "I'll do my best to make sure we have enough cheap energy that you can drive what you want and keep your homes at 72 degrees all yr long if you want. I don't give a hoot if other countries like it or not. My job is to serve you, the American people. We will start the process of using our own natural resources and we will start today".
    Something like that anyway. I'm sick of a president who's idea of improving things is cramming us into socialized transportation, or onto bicycles. Our President should have bigger dreams than that for the country.
    Ohh, so you just want an idiot for president? You want one that says, "**** it, who cares if we run out of energy and hit peak oil soon? Let's just drill every resource we have out of the ground and wallow around it in ASAP because we're all a bunch of fat, lazy bastards that aren't happy unless they can fill up their 30-gallon tank that gets 8-miles per gallon for 30 bucks."

    Even Bush was not that dumb. I think what you are dreaming of is a person that does not exist since it is not possible. Those kinds of resources do not exist, we cannot get to the resources fast enough to do what you want, and when we do get to them, we will barely pump out enough to affect world market prices.

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    And can I at "socialized transportation".
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I wonder...is there any evidence of climate change in other times in the earths history NOT caused by human beings?
    lots, and lots.....global warming has been a good thing, we wouldn't be here without it....
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    i've seen people criticize attempts to use the power of government to push healthy eating - it's not the feds job to tell me i have to eat an apple in between every twinkie. And I've seen people criticize her "the first tim i've ever been proud of my country" remark.

    I've never seen anything approaching the bile and vitriol we've seen out of the left in the past few years. republians still try to police their extremes - democrats have largely embraced them.



    as a matter of fact i do not.



    now, the last time i checked - the only thing Republicans ever pulled the "with us or against us" card was a world-wide war against Islamist fundamentalism. not their domestic political opponents.



    indeed it well. the Ryan budget gives me hope.
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    your link is broken, and whatever it says will not measure up to "nationwide vandalism"....and yes, you do exaggerate, either that or you lie, take your pick.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill
    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.
    A lot of the 'white flight' may live in the suburbs, but they work in the city. A 12 mile stretch of freeway in Houston was recently widened from 11 lanes to 18 (suburbs to the city) at a cost of almost 3 billion dollars.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill
    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.
    No one said it would be the "ticket to winning the future", but it sure helps in the overall scheme of things when you're moving multiples of people on the same amount of fuel as moving one person.


    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill
    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.
    While you're hanging around waiting for corporate to come to your aid (like they give a crap about your high gas prices...LOL) and come up with alternatives, how high can you let gas get before you cry uncle? $6, $7, $8? Some are crying now at $4. So much so, that their calling on the dreaded, hated, socialist president to do something now.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    lots, and lots.....global warming has been a good thing, we wouldn't be here without it....
    I hear ya. Its almost like we never had the first few ice ages...or warming periods...and dry lake beds would probably indicate that climate in a closed ecosystem tends to shift and change with fairly consistent regularity...

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