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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #975 on: January 15, 2016, 01:03:07 PM »

But I thought Obama said Tuesday that the Economy was GREAT!

Now the Stock Market is going down, and Wal Mart is closing stores?

Things don't seem so great.....

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market.

The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue.

More than 95 percent of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart. The Bentonville, Arkansas, company said it is working to ensure that workers are placed in nearby locations.

The store closures will start at the end of the month.

The announcement comes three months after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon told investors that the world's largest retailer would review its fleet of stores with the goal of becoming more nimble in the face of increased competition from all fronts, including from online rival Amazon.com.

"Actively managing our portfolio of assets is essential to maintaining a healthy business," McMillon said in a statement. "Closing stores is never an easy decision. But it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future."

Wal-Mart operates 4,500 in the U.S. Its global workforce is 2.2 million, 1.4 million in the U.S. alone.

Wal-Mart has warned that its earnings for the fiscal year starting next month will be down as much as 12 percent as it invests further in online operations and pours money into improving customers' experience.

Of the closures announced Friday, 154 locations will be in the U.S., including the company's 102 smallest-format stores called Wal-Mart Express, which were opened as a test in 2011.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WAL_MART_STORE_CLOSURES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-01-15-09-18-12
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #976 on: January 15, 2016, 01:08:02 PM »

Strange - an editorial on CNBC calling for doom and gloom in the Economy.

But Obama just said the Economy was GREAT!

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/15/a-recession-worse-than-2008-is-coming-commentary.html
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #977 on: January 15, 2016, 01:24:32 PM »

Wallyworld closing stores?

No wonder China is tanking!
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #978 on: January 15, 2016, 03:57:49 PM »

Yesterday, Goldman Sachs settled with the Justice Department over its fraudulent handling of mortgage-backed securities – which contributed to the financial crisis and millions of people losing their jobs, homes, and savings. Goldman has agreed to pay $5.1 billion. That will put a crimp on this year’s profits and bonus checks. But not a single Goldman executive will go to jail.

Other major banks -- JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America -- have reached similar, multi-billion dollar settlements. (See “The Big Short.”) But Goldman is special. Matt Taibbi described it in a “Rolling Stone” piece a few years ago as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

The financial crisis itself read like a Who’s Who of Goldman Sachs graduates. As George Bush's last Treasury secretary, former Goldman CEO Henry Paulson was the architect of the bailout of Wall Street. Robert Rubin, Bill Clinton's former Treasury secretary -- who in the late 1990s spearheaded the efforts to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act and prevent the Commodities Future Trading Corporation from regulating derivatives -- spent 26 years at Goldman. After being Clinton's Treasury secretary he went on to becoming chairman of Citigroup — which in turn got a $300 billion taxpayer bailout from Paulson. John Thain, who after leaving Goldman became chief of Merrill Lynch, got a multi-billion-dollar handout from Paulson that helped Bank of America rescue Thain's firm. Another Goldman graduate, Joshua Bolten, was George W.’s chief of staff during the bailout. Paulson also put Ed Liddy, a former Goldman director, in charge of bailed-out insurance giant AIG -- which forked over $13 billion of taxpayer money to Goldman once Liddy came on board. Another Goldman alum became the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York when the New York Fed was overseeing Goldman’s bailout. As Taibbi put it, “If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain — an extremely unfortunate loophole in the system of Western democratic capitalism, which never foresaw that in a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.”

And yet, even as of yesterday’s settlement, no Goldman executive or former executive has even been indicted, let alone jailed.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #979 on: January 15, 2016, 05:46:04 PM »

Jamie Dimon is such a brilliant man. The politicians worship him.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #980 on: January 15, 2016, 07:12:30 PM »

Yesterday, Goldman Sachs settled with the Justice Department over its fraudulent handling of mortgage-backed securities – which contributed to the financial crisis and millions of people losing their jobs, homes, and savings. Goldman has agreed to pay $5.1 billion. That will put a crimp on this year’s profits and bonus checks. But not a single Goldman executive will go to jail.

Other major banks -- JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America -- have reached similar, multi-billion dollar settlements. (See “The Big Short.”) But Goldman is special. Matt Taibbi described it in a “Rolling Stone” piece a few years ago as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

The financial crisis itself read like a Who’s Who of Goldman Sachs graduates. As George Bush's last Treasury secretary, former Goldman CEO Henry Paulson was the architect of the bailout of Wall Street. Robert Rubin, Bill Clinton's former Treasury secretary -- who in the late 1990s spearheaded the efforts to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act and prevent the Commodities Future Trading Corporation from regulating derivatives -- spent 26 years at Goldman. After being Clinton's Treasury secretary he went on to becoming chairman of Citigroup — which in turn got a $300 billion taxpayer bailout from Paulson. John Thain, who after leaving Goldman became chief of Merrill Lynch, got a multi-billion-dollar handout from Paulson that helped Bank of America rescue Thain's firm. Another Goldman graduate, Joshua Bolten, was George W.’s chief of staff during the bailout. Paulson also put Ed Liddy, a former Goldman director, in charge of bailed-out insurance giant AIG -- which forked over $13 billion of taxpayer money to Goldman once Liddy came on board. Another Goldman alum became the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York when the New York Fed was overseeing Goldman’s bailout. As Taibbi put it, “If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain — an extremely unfortunate loophole in the system of Western democratic capitalism, which never foresaw that in a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.”

And yet, even as of yesterday’s settlement, no Goldman executive or former executive has even been indicted, let alone jailed.

Keep in mind that Kaisch sat on the board....  What a turd.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #981 on: January 15, 2016, 07:16:09 PM »

Keep in mind that Kaisch sat on the board....  What a turd.

A steaming turd.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #982 on: January 15, 2016, 07:49:54 PM »

Wal-Mart is closing two stores in Michigan.

Man - I am sure glad the President thinks the Economy is booming!

http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2016/01/wal-mart_to_close_stores_in_mi.html#incart_river_home_pop

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BENTONVILLE, Ark -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will shutter 2 stores in Michigan as part of 154 planned closures in the U.S. and 269 around the globe.

The southeast Michigan stores, a Wal-Mart in Hartland and Sam's Club in Waterford, are slated to close by Jan. 28. Wal-Mart operates 94 locations across the state.

The Hartland supercenter employs 300, and the Waterford Sam's Club has a workforce of 115.

Walmart's goal is to place as many associates as possible who would like to continue with the company at other nearby locations, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman told MLive and the Grand Rapids Press.

Nearly 95 percent of the U.S. stores selected for closure are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-headquartered company said it expected to reassign most of the 10,000 workers impacted in the U.S. to nearby locations. North Carolina and Texas were the states that took the biggest hit on store closures.

In total, 16,000 Wal-mart employees work at the 269 stores that will be closed around the world.

Employees, who aren't placed in new locations, will receive 60 days of pay, and in some cases, severance pay. They will also be assisted with resume and interview skill training.

"The decision to close stores is difficult and we care about the associates who will be impacted," Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement. "We invested considerable time assessing our stores and clubs and don't take this lightly. We are supporting those impacted with extra pay and support, and we will take all appropriate steps to ensure they are treated well."
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #983 on: January 15, 2016, 07:55:22 PM »


So is the message they want more people in Detroit to get the population up at all costs...

or

the people coming from war torn countries would feel at home in the blight neighborhoods?


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DETROIT (AP) - Efforts are moving forward to make Detroit a destination for refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2016/jan/15/efforts-move-forward-to-make-detroit-a-refugee/?in-other-news
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #984 on: January 15, 2016, 07:57:09 PM »

So is the message they want more people in Detroit to get the population up at all costs...

or

the people coming from war torn countries would feel at home in the blight neighborhoods?


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DETROIT (AP) - Efforts are moving forward to make Detroit a destination for refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2016/jan/15/efforts-move-forward-to-make-detroit-a-refugee/?in-other-news


The Police Chief has said that more armed people would make Detroit safer....

But I am not sure that was were he was going with that thought.

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #985 on: January 15, 2016, 11:33:45 PM »

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #986 on: January 15, 2016, 11:49:12 PM »

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #987 on: January 16, 2016, 12:14:10 AM »

You're Fry is showing...    next you'll be using homosexual slurs - oh wait you already have in another thread.
LOL...aside from you not knowing that "you're" is a contraction of "you are"...it appears you think I have something to do with that new person.

Well I don't...and haven't clue who it is...but I can tell you this...it's not DS. He would never make the references that you've claimed.

But then you've proven yourself over and over, to not be very bright.

Meanwhile I'll eagerly await your next ignorant right-wing propaganda post....or your thinly veiled racist ones.

Your only hope is if lessgovernment starts posting again...otherwise you're the low IQ champion of the forum.
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This is what I see when I visit:

"Sorry Frenchfry, you are banned from posting and sending personal messages on this forum.
This ban is not set to expire."

No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

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This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #988 on: January 16, 2016, 06:17:34 AM »

So is the message they want more people in Detroit to get the population up at all costs...

or

the people coming from war torn countries would feel at home in the blight neighborhoods?



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DETROIT (AP) - Efforts are moving forward to make Detroit a destination for refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2016/jan/15/efforts-move-forward-to-make-detroit-a-refugee/?in-other-news


be just like the place they left...lol
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #989 on: January 16, 2016, 08:16:14 AM »

be just like the place they left...lol
I'm guessing that's why they didn't suggest to place them in Idaho - where the HQ's for the placement agency listed was...
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