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Old January 11th, 2018, 01:10 PM   #31081
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All of this needs to be seen in the long term, the US economy has been near what's considered full employment since September 2015, but the wages have been frustratingly sticky. Bonuses are fine but let's see how median wages have climbed in a couple years. This kind of similar to the Bush years between 2005 to when the crash hit. It was basically full employment but the wages were stagnant, they almost got back to the 1998 high before crashing, they finally got past that 1998 high in 2016.

Walmart's actions have been needed, they have trouble keeping some stores staffed. You never see that problem at Costco.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 01:23 PM   #31082
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Walmart's actions have been needed, they have trouble keeping some stores staffed. You never see that problem at Costco.
I love the Walmart Costco comparison. If Costco discovered the perfect model for profit and employee compensation, why don't they massively expand? they have 741 (548 in the US) to Walmart's 3800... why doesn't Costco open another 1000 stores right now?

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Old January 11th, 2018, 01:50 PM   #31083
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From what I've read, its the management style more than pay that's the basis of staffing issues.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 01:51 PM   #31084
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Interesting read on North Korea and war.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ry/1023471001/
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Old January 11th, 2018, 02:48 PM   #31085
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Hmmmm, US population = 323m, 2m getting raises due to tax cuts.

That's an impressive less than 1%.


well hows this

240 million in the work force of which 140 million actually working 120 considered full time and a hundred million getting entitlements

https://www.marketplace.org/2012/10/...orce-1970-2012
2 million have already seen pay raises and that number is only what 3 weeks since the tax cut went into affect?

look a little closer at that chart from 70-2012 interesting stuff

and oh btw S&P 500 at 2085 on nov 4, 2016

todays its 2748 that's over 30% increase. with 52% of American owning things dependant on stocks I think a lot are willing to hold their nose and vote for that dude with mental issues and no I don't mean wizard
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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:18 PM   #31086
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Wiz would be a better President - at least for the Secret Service. They wouldn't have to spend all that money protecting him. Instead, they would be giving out maps with 'best places' marked to achieve interlocking fields of fire.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:19 PM   #31087
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Interesting read on North Korea and war.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ry/1023471001/
wasn't the soldier that just defected infected with worms?

nvm, he was


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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:24 PM   #31088
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...todays its 2748 that's over 30% increase. with 52% of American owning things dependant on stocks I think a lot are willing to hold their nose and vote for that dude with mental issues...
I'd gladly give up the run up not to have shit-for-brains as President.

When Chump pulls us out of NAFTA (with the Chinese poised to stop buying bonds) and that triggers our long overdue correction, will Chump take credit for the plunge?
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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:25 PM   #31089
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"The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success."

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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:48 PM   #31090
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I'd gladly give up the run up not to have shit-for-brains as President.

When Chump pulls us out of NAFTA (with the Chinese poised to stop buying bonds) and that triggers our long overdue correction, will Chump take credit for the plunge?
Between January of 2009 ($865.6 and January 2017 ($2,275.12) the S&P nearly tripled. It also good that it keeps going up, but it's not in a vacuum.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:01 PM   #31091
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Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club stores abruptly.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:02 PM   #31092
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our good friend al gore weighs in again

http://www.climatedepot.com/2018/01/...limate-crisis/
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:09 PM   #31093
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Crash, more extreme weather is a possible symptom of climate change. I'm pretty sure that is (and has been) a part of the scientific understanding.

Moreover, no one has ever said there wouldn't be snow, or that snow events would go away. Just that there would be less snow overall (there has been), glaciers would melt (they are) and that temperatures would rise globally (they have).
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:10 PM   #31094
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meanwhile in the sahara

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonde...yBA?ocid=ientp
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:14 PM   #31096
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I just love the way that shmuck gore continues spouting his nonsense and 3 million more goes into his account with statements like that after his second book
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:21 PM   #31097
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:43 PM   #31098
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I love the Walmart Costco comparison. If Costco discovered the perfect model for profit and employee compensation, why don't they massively expand? they have 741 (548 in the US) to Walmart's 3800... why doesn't Costco open another 1000 stores right now?
Why compare Costco to Wal-Mart and not Sam's club, which has 660 and that numbers falling like a rock.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:54 PM   #31099
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Why compare Costco to Wal-Mart and not Sam's club, which has 660 and that numbers falling like a rock.
because the original comparison was Walmart. I agree, the comparison is stupid to begin with.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:55 PM   #31100
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Lord, I hope your right and science is wrong.
if the science was right there would be no more ice caps today.
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