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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Working for a currency is more efficient IF you are in a society that works to grow trade and improve trade. That says nothing about how it is a better society than all others.

    It's simply not our place to tell the rest of the world to act more like us. If they want to be more like us, fine. That's their job to get to that point. Not ours to foist on them our standards.

    Just because money makes our world go round doesn't mean money makes everyone's world go round nor does everyone want it to make their world go round.
    We aren't telling them to do anything.
    They simply are, because they've adopted the standard, they also realize that it's much more efficient to tote around $3000 in your pocket vs. $3000 worth of chickens.
    It's easier to pay for things that way.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How is somebody suppose to acquire the chicken they're going to raise?
    Just the way they always had before money came about.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Exactly. Somehow Guerilla is saying you aren't helping your local community at all by doing this and your community would magically do as well if not better if you just went to walmart for all of that. Doesn't make sense to me.
    No, I don't believe in buying local, when I can.

    I'll buy local, if the price is lower or it's convenient for me, at that moment.
    If it's not, I won't.

    There is no reason for me to pay more, just because the business is local.
    It supports inefficient business measures and inefficient household spending.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Just the way they always had before money came about.
    I'm thinking about Guinea hens this year.... not to eat but to keep around the house and keep the insects down... I'd get them from a couple I know in town next to my dentist office. They usually have a few dozen chicks in the spring to sell.... they also have chickens and chicks about this time of year as well. Many go for Easter.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    same link different day:


    Coke caves in face of Democratic boycott threat | Washington Examiner

    same link as in the OP
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Far more of the money spent locally stays local then if you buy at a giant retail store which funnels as much as they can back to HQ... Bentonville, AR in this case.
    Bentonville IS local.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No, I don't believe in buying local, when I can.

    I'll buy local, if the price is lower or it's convenient for me, at that moment.
    If it's not, I won't.

    There is no reason for me to pay more, just because the business is local.
    It supports inefficient business measures and inefficient household spending.
    And yours supports lowering American standards of living because some despot somewhere in the world is willing to allow their populace to be exploited and/or using prison, child and slave labor... because it's cheaper for you.

    I swear to God the best libertarian documentary I've ever seen is Idiocracy. Everything you need sold at the one Costco. And Brawndo running commercials about how plants crave electrolytes.

    The bottom line difference between libertarian fiscal philosophy and mine is that libertarians believe that money is a repairing influence and I believe that money is a corrupting influence.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I'm thinking about Guinea hens this year.... not to eat but to keep around the house and keep the insects down... I'd get them from a couple I know in town next to my dentist office. They usually have a few dozen chicks in the spring to sell.... they also have chickens and chicks about this time of year as well. Many go for Easter.
    My mother was going to do that on her small farm as well to keep the insects down. Smart idea. You might consider building a bat house to keep the flying insects down. Saw a piece written by an entymologist who used strategically placed spiders and lizards for his pest control. He knew their territorial limits and whatnot and had them guarding the yard and place. Pretty cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    As much as you might not like this, unionizing would help stabilize Wal-Mart and their ****ty practices. Back in GA when I lived there, a Sam's club meat department mentioned that they'd like to consider becoming a union. Wal-Mart not only shut down that meat department and laid them off immediately, they shut down many other meat departments around the state to cover their ass by saying that they simply wanted to shut down meat departments and that it had nothing at all to do with them mentioning unionizing. So they sacrificed many employees' jobs that had nothing to with the one that wanted to unionize just to thwart unions.

    They actually have a anti-union swat team that flies in from Bentonville, AR to anywhere there is talk of unions to show videos and talk the employees out of it.

    Sad thing is, I started 2 weeks after Sam Walton himself died... then big changes came. Sam was rather proud that they bought products locally to sell. He was really really proud of that. When the old man kicked it, that's when they started shifting everything to China until now where the HQ for walmart purchasing is located in China.

    Then the purchasing bullying that walmart deployed on local goods became asinine. They would sell your product in their store, then come back every quarter and say, "if you want to continue selling your product in our stores you will lower your price to (?)." That bullying destroyed local manufacturing because they pulled loans to expand production greatly to be able to meet Walmart sales only to have walmart tell them that they cannot sell their product profitably enough to afford their manufacturing.

    Sick company.
    i'm not an anti-walmart zealot, but i dislike the company enough not to shop there. i don't like the way they treat their workers, and i dislike their "cheap stuff at any cost" business model.

    as a scientist, i look at franchising / expansion / market share a bit like cell division. cell division is beneficial; we are able to heal because of it, and the body is better off. however, some cell division can become metastasis, and in this case, the entire body suffers. this is not a perfect analogy, and i'm not arguing that Walmart is a form of cancer. however, corporations of a certain massive size do begin to share some traits with cancer in that the outcome becomes a net negative to competition and consumer choice, and it begins to have a negative effect on other parts of the economy.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I think everybody would be more comfortable with voter ID laws if they included mechanisms to ensure they don't disenfranchise legal voters in any way. Extra staffing at issuing places, drives, free ids for anyone who can't afford it, etc.

    So it looks like a defense of the legitimacy of our electoral process.

    Unfortunately, they don't include these mechanisms.

    So it LOOKS like an attempt to lower voter turnout because low turnout tends to favor Republicans historically.

    Its an underhanded campaign tactic, but not without precedent.(on both sides)
    Georgia has those mechanisms in place for its voter ID laws. Free IDs for those who can't afford them.

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