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    Quote Originally Posted by the mojo View Post
    Yeah saw it coming,if there is a bargain involved just get out of the way. Now if Walmart offered a box of twinkies with every purchase,a riot would come to mind.

    So you got a Milwaukee,12V,then you need a new pouch from
    http://www.bestbelt.com/catalog.php all American made top quality,not found at Wally's or the Po.
    I got the Milwaukee 18v. It seems like a nice drill for $99.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    If you want to lessen government welfare, help create an economy that is healthy enough not to need it.
    Yep...
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    There was a shooting over a parking place at a walmart or other store today also.... and at a sears somewhere there was a fight in the parking lot.

    Dang idiots.... Tis the season to just go bat sh*t crazy.....

    I bet the christmas holiday season is the worst time for the Lord.....seeing all of us down here and how we act when we should be celebrating his birth and what he has done for all of us.
    YOU SHALL REAP WHAT YOU HAVE _______ SOWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    There was a shooting over a parking place at a walmart or other store today also.... and at a sears somewhere there was a fight in the parking lot.

    Dang idiots.... Tis the season to just go bat sh*t crazy.....

    I bet the christmas holiday season is the worst time for the Lord.....seeing all of us down here and how we act when we should be celebrating his birth and what he has done for all of us.
    Amen, brother!
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    I certainly don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or imply that anyone is not very comprehending of what they read....but....I did quote who missed what point in the post that you quoted.....I'm just saying....

    And for the record, labor is just being hired. When you take a job, it's not like the Army....it's a job, not an adventure. When I go to work for someone, I tell them what I want out of the job and they tell me what they want out of me. If we both agree on what we both want, I do my job and they give me a paycheck and the benefits agreed on. Why are some workers not capable of working without having some Socialist organization having to protect them like our mother's felt they had to do when we were children?
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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    There was a shooting over a parking place at a walmart or other store today also.... and at a sears somewhere there was a fight in the parking lot.

    Dang idiots.... Tis the season to just go bat sh*t crazy.....

    I bet the christmas holiday season is the worst time for the Lord.....seeing all of us down here and how we act when we should be celebrating his birth and what he has done for all of us.
    Christmas is one of my least favorite holidays for this reason: shopping! I can't stand shopping and I absolutely hate putting-up w/the mobs that seem to dominate Christmas. Sometimes I wonder if large retailers were who invented the present-day holiday.
    WHY?

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    Walmart here today....or at least the one I stopped by was nearly a ghost town... it didnt even seem as crowded as a non holiday saturday.

    I guess everyone came on thursday and friday and wiped out all the good deals. I didnt go into the goods section....just the grocery end.

    Still judging from what I saw in the parking lot...the check out and generally scanning the goods section.... it was less populated than normal.

    Guess everyone was at the mall or something.... or they were at home lamenting the debt they racked up over the last couple of days....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    I certainly don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or imply that anyone is not very comprehending of what they read....but....I did quote who missed what point in the post that you quoted.....I'm just saying....

    And for the record, labor is just being hired. When you take a job, it's not like the Army....it's a job, not an adventure. When I go to work for someone, I tell them what I want out of the job and they tell me what they want out of me. If we both agree on what we both want, I do my job and they give me a paycheck and the benefits agreed on. Why are some workers not capable of working without having some Socialist organization having to protect them like our mother's felt they had to do when we were children?
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    I also thought this subject was dead!
    but some people have very little to do!

    this is a cool post though Thanks!!

    BTW my daughter works at walmart!

    she worked thanksgiving and got an extra 23 cents an hour!

    she was actually very excited about it!!!!!!!!!! ROFL!!!!!

    I also worked 10 hours overtime on turkey day at time and half while also getting paid for the day!
    i guess that is kind of triple time!

    the customer signed my ticket and was extremely happy with the service!


    If we do not start making more stuff here, this country will never be the same!

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    The following are 55 reasons why you should buy products that are made in America this holiday season...

    1. When you buy products that are made in America you support American workers.

    2. When you buy products that are made in America you support companies that are doing business in America.

    3. In 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing, but now there are less than 12 million.

    4. The United States has a trade imbalance that is more than 7 times larger than any other nation on earth has.

    5. Our trade deficit with China in 2011 was $295.5 billion. That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.

    6. In 2011, our trade deficit with China was 28 times larger than it was back in 1990 and more than 49,000 times larger than it was back in 1985.

    7. When NAFTA was passed in 1993, the United States had a trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion dollars. In 2010, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of 61.6 billion dollars.

    8. One professor has estimated that cutting the U.S. trade deficit in half would create 5 million more jobs in the United States.

    9. Overall, the United States has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the globe since 1975. That 8 trillion dollars could have gone to support U.S. businesses and pay the wages of U.S. workers. Federal, state and local taxes would also have been paid on that 8 trillion dollars if it had stayed in the United States.

    10. According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.

    11. The United States has lost an average of approximately 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

    12. According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, the United States has lost an average of 15 manufacturing facilities a day over the last 10 years.

    13. During 2010 alone, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day.

    14. Overall, the United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.

    15. The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

    16. Between December 2000 and December 2010, 38 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Ohio were lost, 42 percent of the manufacturing jobs in North Carolina were lost and 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost.

    17. As I have written about previously, 95 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were middle class jobs.

    18. Due in part to the globalization of the labor pool, only about 24 percent of all jobs in the United States are "good jobs" at this point.

    19. Right now, more than 41 percent of all working age Americans do not have a job, and the vast majority of the new jobs that are being created are low paying jobs.

    20. The United States now has 10 percent fewer "middle class jobs" than it did just ten years ago.

    21. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the U.S. economy loses approximately 9,000 jobs for every $1 billion of goods that are imported from overseas.

    22. As our economic infrastructure is gutted, formerly great manufacturing cities all over America are being transformed into festering hellholes.

    23. Between 2001 and 2007, the value of products that Wal-Mart imported from China grew from $9 billion to $27 billion.

    24. In 2001, American consumers spent 102 billion dollars on products made in China. In 2011, American consumers spent 399 billion dollars on products made in China.

    25. The United States spends about 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that China spends on goods and services from the United States.

    26. Back in 1998, the United States had 25 percent of the world’s high-tech export market and China had just 10 percent. Today, China’s high-tech exports are more than twice the size of U.S. high-tech exports.

    27. In 2002, the United States had a trade deficit in "advanced technology products" of $16 billion with the rest of the world. In 2010, that number skyrocketed to $82 billion.

    28. The United States has lost more than a quarter of all of its high-tech manufacturing jobs over the past ten years.

    29. Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry was actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

    30. The Chinese undervalue their currency by about 40 percent in order to gain a critical advantage over foreign competitors. This means that many Chinese companies are able to absolutely thrive while their competition in the United States goes out of business.

    31. According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.

    32. In 2010, China produced more than twice as many automobiles as the United States did.

    33. Since the auto industry bailout, approximately 70 percent of all GM vehicles have been built outside the United States.

    34. Do you remember when the United States was the dominant manufacturer of automobiles and trucks on the globe? Well, in 2010 the U.S. ran a trade deficit in automobiles, trucks and parts of $110 billion.

    35. In 2010, South Korea exported 12 times as many automobiles, trucks and parts to us as we exported to them.

    36. In 2010, China produced 627 million metric tons of steel. The United States only produced 80 million metric tons of steel.

    37. In 2010, China produced 7.3 million metric tons of cotton. The United States only produced 3.4 million metric tons of cotton.

    38. Today, China produces nearly twice as much beer as the United States does.

    39. 85 percent of all artificial Christmas trees are made in China.

    40. Right now, China is producing more than three times as much coal as the United States does.

    41. China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of U.S. defense systems. How stupid can we possibly be?

    42. According to author Clyde Prestowitz, China’s number one export to the U.S. is computer equipment. According to an article in U.S. News & World Report, during 2010 the number one U.S. export to China was “scrap and trash”.

    43. All over the United States, road and bridge projects are being outsourced to Chinese firms. Just check out the following excerpt from a recent ABC News article....

    In New York there is a $400 million renovation project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.

    In California, there is a $7.2 billion project to rebuild the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland.

    In Alaska, there is a proposal for a $190 million bridge project.

    These projects sound like steps in the right direction, but much of the work is going to Chinese government-owned firms.

    "When we subsidize jobs in China, we're not creating any wealth in the United States," said Scott Paul, executive director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
    44. The new World Trade Center tower is going to include glass that has been imported from China.

    45. The new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall was made in China.

    46. The Chinese economy has grown 7 times faster than the U.S. economy has over the past decade.

    47. The Chinese economy is projected to be larger than the U.S. economy by 2016.

    48. One economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

    49. In recent years the U.S. economy has embraced "free trade" and the emerging one world economy like never before. Instead of increasing the number of jobs in our economy, it has resulted in the worst stretch of job creation in the United States in modern history....

    If any single number captures the state of the American economy over the last decade, it is zero. That was the net gain in jobs between 1999 and 2009—nada, nil, zip. By painful contrast, from the 1940s through the 1990s, recessions came and went, but no decade ended without at least a 20 percent increase in the number of jobs.
    50. If you gathered together all of the workers that are "officially" unemployed in the United States today, they would constitute the 68th largest country in the world.

    51. China now holds approximately more than a trillion dollars of U.S. government debt. If you were alive back when Jesus was born and you had spent a million dollars every single day since then, you still would not have spent that much money by now.

    52. Jeffrey Immelt, the head of Barack Obama's highly touted "Jobs Council", has shipped tens of thousands of good jobs out of the United States.

    53. Without enough good jobs, more Americans than ever before are falling into poverty. Today, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.

    54. According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if current trends continue.

    55. If U.S. consumers do not start supporting U.S. workers and U.S. businesses, eventually we will all be so poor that very few of us will be able to afford to buy any gifts during the holiday season.

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a...holiday-season
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    BTW she has been there over a year, she makes $7.65 an hour!
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    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    BTW she has been there over a year, she makes $7.65 an hour!
    Thank goodness for Walmart. Otherwise, your daughter just may be unemployed.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    since they took the place of all the small ma and pop shops!

    you are correct!

    when I was a kid there was more jobs than workers!

    not so good now!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Thank goodness for Walmart. Otherwise, your daughter just may be unemployed.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    since they took the place of all the small ma and pop shops!

    you are correct!

    when I was a kid there was more jobs than workers!

    not so good now!
    Small mom and pop stores do not hire many employees, and certainly don't pay any better than Walmart. In fact, many national retailers only pay minimum wages. Why are the rest of these retailers not under attack? Because Walmart is the largest company that employs the most Americans and the Socialist labor organizations want to latch onto Walmart in order to suck the life out of it like they have done with so many other companies.

    How many people who now shop at Walmart are going to continue to shop at Walmart if the prices go up because labor costs increase?
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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