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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal
    The more sophisticated Wonks freely reference Hayek, Friedman, and Adam Smith, while more proletarian Wonks tend to brandish Ayn Rand...
    ...a post-Reagan generation of Wonks has multiplied, adapted and mingles freely among us.
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by smoked trout
    Didn't know that. That's a nightmare, glad you've dealt with it constructively. I'm not sure I could at all.

    Peace!
    Nor did I, and nor do I, smoked trout.

    No words can describe an appropriate feeling of support or empathy for what you went through, Jim.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Appreciate all that



    Now whats all this about? Weve been told this junk is better for us than Tylenol and its killing us? Sheesh.

    http://cbsnewyork.com/healthwatch/he...355214922.html

    And this isnt great news either.

    http://www.reuters.co.uk/printerFrie...toryID=7141560

    For some of you guys...that never saw it in NYC....this has some potential. Good to see someone made a film out of it...some great music.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293508/
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

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    Appreciate all that



    Now whats all this about? Weve been told this junk is better for us than Tylenol and its killing us? Sheesh.

    http://cbsnewyork.com/healthwatch/he...355214922.html

    And this isnt great news either.

    http://www.reuters.co.uk/printerFrie...toryID=7141560
    I love this revelation from the first link
    "What this kind of information does is kind of raise a flag that says be careful with drugs," Stuart Schweitzer, a professor of health services at UCLA and a specialist in pharmaceutical policy

    Kinda? Where's Nancy Reagan when you need her?!?!

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    ^^^Well Im goin back to Tylenol.[EEK]

    Here's a fair deal...I just read they are rolling back the price to 499

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...%3A3944%3A3951

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal
    ^^^Well Im goin back to Tylenol.[EEK]

    Here's a fair deal...I just read they are rolling back the price to 499

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...%3A3944%3A3951
    I was reading that earlier this morning and wondered if it would make a topic of debate.
    The one for $499 is different than this for a couple of reasons

    It's not running MS products and it's via. I saw it on the China news service.

    It's cheap and it's Walmart getting into consumer electronics like only they can.

    I wonder what it'll do to the future of consumer electronics. Lower margins mean less advancements usually. But competition causes change. But with less margins there is less competition.

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    ^^I think it would be a great debate topic...the mechanics[economic]as they might apply to a Walmart...with huge purchasing power...and the forced/implied pressure...on suppliers. Do Americans really win? And who looses.

    And yup...it is a different machine[laptop] my bad...I read hurridly....what I get for looking at news on the way out the door.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

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    ^^I think it would be a great debate topic...the mechanics[economic]as they might apply to a Walmart...with huge purchasing power...and the forced/implied pressure...on suppliers. Do Americans really win? And who looses.

    And yup...it is a different machine[laptop] my bad...I read hurridly....what I get for looking at news on the way out the door.
    Walmart rocks!

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

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    ^^I think it would be a great debate topic...the mechanics[economic]as they might apply to a Walmart...with huge purchasing power...and the forced/implied pressure...on suppliers. Do Americans really win? And who looses.

    And yup...it is a different machine[laptop] my bad...I read hurridly....what I get for looking at news on the way out the door.
    Sooner or later, a lot of people start to figure out that a lot of what Walmart sells is....crap, for lack of a better term.
    For example, my wife bought a cheap dust-pan there, that unfortunately had a big bow in it. Was great for sweeping dust under the dust-pan, but not exactly what I had in mind.

    They've got some great products, and some of the deals they have can't be beat. Unless, ofcourse, you have a conscience when it comes to the type of business you want your dollars to support. Generally, I spend a little more to deal with local and trusted merchants. I'd never buy beef at Walmart, nor electronics. But the deals on Breyer's ice cream? OK, I can't pass that up!
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    I honestly can count on one finger the times I've been inside Wally World. I just couldn't stand the closeness of the isles and quality??? Wally World never tries to market quality. They market price.
    Frontline had a great piece on their buying practices a few weeks ago. Wally World has singlehandedly changed the retail world from a supply dominated world to a buyer dominated business. They tell manufacturers what to make and how much they will sell it for. That's the kind of power they have amassed.
    Me? I refuse to be a part of it and I LOVE Dryers ice cream. I frankly don't care if they are giving it away. Once in there was enough for me.
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Well... WalMart didn't do it SINGLEhandedly... ask anybody who has to try to sell to Costco what kind of an impact THEY have on businesses!

    As for Breyers vs Dreyers... Breyers every time.



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal
    ^^^Well Im goin back to Tylenol.[EEK]

    Here's a fair deal...I just read they are rolling back the price to 499

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...%3A3944%3A3951
    In the end the consumer gets screwed.

    Home Depot is another retail corporate conglomerate that has essentially put the "Mom and Pop" hardware stores and home improvement / building materials shops out of business.

    And now we have the selection of what Home Depot carries - which is many times crap and more often than not, they don't have what one is looking for.

    For instance: Actual hardware, fasteners, small brass pipe fittings, aluminum stock, etc. Their selection is VERY limited.

    They've screwed the retail market into "Blister Pack" garbage. Much the same has also happened in the automotive parts industry.

    Parts and customer support at Home Depot is limited to exchanges in most cases. Buy a product and try for a throttle cable on a 3 year old lawnmower - not to be found. Home Depot used to carry good quality Rubbermaid gas cans and replacement nozzles for them. Now they carry another cheaper brand with no replacement nozzles available.

    They are turning us more and more into a "Throw Away" and Recycle -vs- "Repair and re-use" society.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    They are turning us more and more into a "Throw Away" and Recycle -vs- "Repair and re-use" society.
    I would say we turned ourselves into that type of society.

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    http://www.23nlpeople.com/media/~elephant_dead.mpg
    A little known film by one of our "old heros" Tomas Edison. Seems he and Westinghouse were locked in a battle about whether we were going to end up with AC or DC electricity!
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