Talked to two inventory managers, one at Lowes and one at The Home Depot and their expected theft rate per day is about $1500 per day in these local stores. Yikes. And, that is just the inventory that walks out the door. This doesn't count the returned weed whacker that was used for one weekend and found to be, "defective." Store workers are prevented from confronting would-be thieves and can only call the police once the store detective deems it necessary. I feel for those stores. No wonder their prices are higher ... they have to make up 10 grand a week somehow.
I think my total loss due to theft last year was a couple of pens.
covered with plates of fox tainted donkey meat.
Twenty percent of Welfare Mart customers are on food stamps and 40% of their employees are, so yes, reductions in food stamp subsidies always hurt The Welfare Mart.
As a military dodger, you must have no problem posting this verbal diarrhea. Some of us served and the hardest part of serving was whether to protect useless, oxygen wasting mutants such as you.
Shep, in the big picture, that's not much. Richard Cheney had the laws changed so that he could keep his HAL stock options once appointed VP. He then encouraged Bush to start a war 10,000 miles away in Iraq, where all the oil fields are, of course. HAL was suddenly given all kinds of no bid contracts to cook food and wash clothing for 10x what the military could do it for. His stock options tripled in value, 4000 GI's died, another 30,000 were wounded critically. Cheney himself is a five time draft dodger, no surprise.
The wars cost at least $4T Trillion dollars, nothing was accomplished except the US government has had to pay for five Cheney heart attacks, a custom, 20M Million dollar defibrilator, and what do we have to show for it? Nothing.
Box Wine Alice has few skills and look where it got her. That flies in the face of your argument, Shep. She has killed people in traffic, had several DUI's, had her trading license revoked by the SEC and as far as we can tell hasn't worked in decades.
Lowes, Home Depot, Carpet Exchange, Carpet Mill Outlets, Empire, ProSource, etc.
They all sub out their labor to illegal aliens. How much do you want to bet I have the newest van around?
Underpaid Home Depot subs drive things that shouldn't be allowed on a side street let alone on the highway.
Actually, I pay my subs more than the going rate. That's how I attract and keep the best ones. In the long run, my quality is much higher and the amount of time I need to spend going back and dealing with mistakes is practically nil..
When Sam was running the joint, it was all about "Made In America." What happened to change this? Oh yeah, he died and his greedy kids sold us out.
I have my taxes withheld by the carpet mills. At the end of the year, they submit the paperwork directly to the state of Colorado.
Everything is open. The roads suck because Colorado rarely uses salt, and when they do, it's Magnesium Chloride, which is expensive and doesn't work near as well as Sodium Chloride. They sand the intersections and that's about it.
Actually, AUY just went red and so did Secret Stock IV. ACTC is up 10%. Secret Stock II is up 2% in the past few minutes. ASTC went red, but thing has been all over the map this week. DHY is flat. That thing trades in a very narrow band. Secret Stock VI is flat. ARCI I don't really watch any more. My biggest core holding is flat. I told you that symbol a long time ago, but nobody seems to remember it.
BTW, I am about to buy Secret Stock VII, but I have made a promise to dump one of the other Secret Stocks first. They are not without risk, so to add another Secret Stock doubles the risk.
Bushbot, I gave you the opportunity to guess the Secret Stock IV symbol. Nobody took me up on the offer.
Oh, apparently you missed the part where I explicitly mentioned, "anti-employee tactics." Perhaps a refresher course in reading English?
Dunkin Donuts is one of a handful of companies with as many employees on welfare as the undisputed welfare champ, The Welfare Mart. Many of the fast food chains are right up there, but no one comes close to Welfare Mart, with some 600K employees getting public assistance. Actually, they are not employees. By law, the have to be called, "associates." Employees get benefits, associates get jack.
Think of how many viable businesses AMZN has helped launched. Now anyone can compete with retailers like Welfare Mart. All they need is a PO Box and an internet connection. No 150 security cameras, ten acre parking lots, hideous brick buildings, no blue-aproned slaves on welfare.
At some point, the interstate sales tax needs to be addressed, of course. But, for the moment no sales tax is required. Like Shep says, "if you don't like it, get the law changed."
Vehicles don't rust in Colorado. BTW, that particular van is a 155 inch wheelbase, so carpet rolls fit inside with the doors shut. It has 205,000 miles on it and I have no plans whatsoever to replace it.
How quickly you forget hat Sam used to drive a beat up pickup truck until the day he died.
Box Wine Alice was the new generation of Walton. Cheated at stock trading, ran over a black dude while on the phone in her Porsche, turned the whole operation over to the Chinese.
Most of my stocks are up today. And I couldn't care less what the difference is between an IRA and a 401K. It is of no importance to me. I rolled over an ancient 401K from Keithley Instruments into ETrade. They could call it a pumpkin flavored trout dog for all I care.
don't get a pass, either.
The reason that Box Wine Alice's Chinese Junk Emporium gets, "picked on," so much is because Welfare Mart is the biggest AND they started the massive outsourcing of manufacturing. They DESERVE the lions share of the blame.