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Libs view all companies and bottomless piggybanks. Saw someone posting on Kroger earnings showing their gross margin shrunk from something like 3.3% to 2.9% last quarter. Wide margin tech gets a free pass but providing essential services gets margins compressed close to zero only to take the brunt of blame for inflation.
IIRC the grocery industry has always hovered around 3%.
 

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IIRC the grocery industry has always hovered around 3%.

You are correct - always a low margin, high volume game. Which is why it is hilarious when they get blamed for 40% inflation over the last three years. Very difficult operating environment for them.
 

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You are correct - always a low margin, high volume game. Which is why it is hilarious when they get blamed for 40% inflation over the last three years. Very difficult operating environment for them.
There are plenty of successful grocery stores that are also unionized. Not sure what the point is? Unions are bad?
 

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There are plenty of successful grocery stores that are also unionized. Not sure what the point is? Unions are bad?
Unions = higher wages which effect operating costs which are built into the selling price?
 

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I wasn't aware of a massive change in the unionization of grocery workers over the last four years to merit any mention in this discussion whatsoever?
 

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While the video is funny and the girl's cute, I'm always a bit surprised at how easy it now is to get young women to talk about, publicly or on video, what has always been private before. There are several street interviewers with YouTube channels who seem to have no problem getting women to bluntly discuss their sexual preferences, what they do, what they've done, spit or swallow, how many bodies, backdoor activities, and etc. I always wonder if they aren't going to regret parents or future boyfriends seeing these videos.
 

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While the video is funny and the girl's cute, I'm always a bit surprised at how easy it now is to get young women to talk about, publicly or on video, what has always been private before. There are several street interviewers with YouTube channels who seem to have no problem getting women to bluntly discuss their sexual preferences, what they do, what they've done, spit or swallow, how many bodies, backdoor activities, and etc. I always wonder if they aren't going to regret parents or future boyfriends seeing these videos.
I suspect alcohol &/or drugs has and adverse effect on these street interviews 100% of the time.
 

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Saw this yesterday. Tractor Supply has been catching flak from liberals. The chain recently decided not to bend to activists that weren't shopping at their stores to begin with.

 

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Saw this yesterday. Tractor Supply has been catching flak from liberals. The chain recently decided not to bend to activists that weren't shopping at their stores to begin with.


Just to be clear they were catching shit for being too“woke”.

Now, if being anti woke means getting out of sponsoring political campaigns as stated I’m all for it.

It is however, going to be rather difficult to “conserve water and land” without addressing carbon emissions and the overall over consumption of natural resources associated with ag and publicly traded companies in general.
 

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Transgender wins women's 1500. I watched the video embedded in the article. They were running fairly effortlessly compared to the ladies and when they came to the final stretch they pulled away easily.

 

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So, the brother of a semi well known actress applies to 20 med schools, gets into 1, Saint Louis medical which isn’t a “top” school and the headline is “I got into med school by pretending to be black”.

Sounds like this guy (who graduated from UCLA) then was admitted to the MBA program there after all this using his real identity is another in a long line of attention seeking grifters.

Gotta say, this is all pretty fuckin stupid and if this is the shit “journalism” that tick toc/twitter account produces you might consider unfollowing it.


 
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So, the brother of a semi well known actress applies to 20 med schools, gets into 1, Saint Louis medical which isn’t a “top” school and the headline is “I got into med school by pretending to be black”.

Sounds like this guy (who graduated from UCLA) then was admitted to the MBA program there after all this using his real identity is another in a long line of attention seeking grifters.

Gotta say, this is all pretty fuckin stupid and if this is the shit “journalism” that tick toc/twitter account produces you might consider unfollowing it.


I agree that there is a lot of crappy journalism out there and quite a few people that consider themselves part of the media, even if they aren't working for a media company, have a degree in journalism, etc.

Having said that, this only applies if it's a top school? If the guy is a grifter, then it really didn't happen? He's applied to be a doctor. The guy will be responsible for peoples health and well being.
 

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So, the brother of a semi well known actress applies to 20 med schools, gets into 1, Saint Louis medical which isn’t a “top” school and the headline is “I got into med school by pretending to be black”.

Sounds like this guy (who graduated from UCLA) then was admitted to the MBA program there after all this using his real identity is another in a long line of attention seeking grifters.

Gotta say, this is all pretty fuckin stupid and if this is the shit “journalism” that tick toc/twitter account produces you might consider unfollowing it.


He didn’t say StL was a top school. He got wait-listed at top schools like Wash U & others w/ a 3.1 gpa. Becky from “Full House” couldn’t get her daughter in UCLA by her merits yet this dude got into medical school based on what? The truly sad thing is that MSM has devolved so badly that the only alternative is to sit back and laugh at stories like this reported by twitter accounts. You can wring your hands about the sanctity of “journalism” or you can share a laugh & realize it’s not worth worrying about shit you can’t control. A lot of people on these threads (not you specifically) are in sore need of a sense of humor.
 

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He didn’t say StL was a top school. He got wait-listed at top schools like Wash U & others w/ a 3.1 gpa. Becky from “Full House” couldn’t get her daughter in UCLA by her merits yet this dude got into medical school based on what? The truly sad thing is that MSM has devolved so badly that the only alternative is to sit back and laugh at stories like this reported by twitter accounts. You can wring your hands about the sanctity of “journalism” or you can share a laugh & realize it’s not worth worrying about shit you can’t control. A lot of people on these threads (not you specifically) are in sore need of a sense of humor.

There's a ton of this on these forums. Certainly tilts in one direction. I think you'd agree with me on that.
 

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There's a ton of this on these forums. Certainly tilts in one direction. I think you'd agree with me on that.
Yes & I’d think you would agree as to why. Is it overblown? Yup but whose fault is that. Maybe we need a comic relief or sarcasm thread b/c that’s what I appreciate most about a lot of the X accounts taking pot shots or making memes. To take this stuff seriously is a fool’s errand.
 

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Yes & I’d think you would agree as to why. Is it overblown? Yup but whose fault is that. Maybe we need a comic relief or sarcasm thread b/c that’s what I appreciate most about a lot of the X accounts taking pot shots or making memes. To take this stuff seriously is a fool’s errand.
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Yes & I’d think you would agree as to why. Is it overblown? Yup but whose fault is that. Maybe we need a comic relief or sarcasm thread b/c that’s what I appreciate most about a lot of the X accounts taking pot shots or making memes. To take this stuff seriously is a fool’s errand.
Yeah, corporate media has lead to the point we're at now. Them finding spines when Trump rolled around is quite convenient. I don't remember them criticizing Barry for liberally using drone strikes, or justifying the deaths in the middle east. Which is why I find it generally laughable that *now* we're supposed to be upset they are pushing some sort of Leftist agenda when they never have and never will.
 

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Yeah, corporate media has lead to the point we're at now. Them finding spines when Trump rolled around is quite convenient. I don't remember them criticizing Barry for liberally using drone strikes, or justifying the deaths in the middle east. Which is why I find it generally laughable that *now* we're supposed to be upset they are pushing some sort of Leftist agenda when they never have and never will.
Correct on Barry & killing US civilians w/ drone strikes & chalking it up to collateral damage. W has blood on his hands too but POTUS are always (well maybe until now) gonna take care of POTUS b/c you can go way back before any of us were born & find horrible results to POTUS decisions.

To your second point it’s b/c they aren’t Leftists as much as they are corporate Dems or at least have their paychecks signed by corporate Dems. They were against the Iraq War but not for the right reasons…more so that it was a Republican war. They had no problem when Clinton & Barry bombed countries where innocents were killed. And they still are hawkish on the Ukraine War. Let Trump win and watch how the corporate media narrative towards the Ukraine war changes. And, of course; Fox News will do the opposite as they (corporately at least) will support all things Republican that they would have been against had a Dem supported it.
 

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I agree that there is a lot of crappy journalism out there and quite a few people that consider themselves part of the media, even if they aren't working for a media company, have a degree in journalism, etc.

Having said that, this only applies if it's a top school? If the guy is a grifter, then it really didn't happen? He's applied to be a doctor. The guy will be responsible for peoples health and well being.
Sure he applied to be a doctor. Then dropped out after 2 semesters, wrote his dumb ass book and went and got his MBA from “woke” UCLA.

If you read the linked article apparently he scored really well on the MCAT. So much so that a family friend at Harvard who would presumably know his real identity apparently suggested he apply to Harvard Med School. This is just a bunch of sensationalist bullshit.
 
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Yes & I’d think you would agree as to why. Is it overblown? Yup but whose fault is that. Maybe we need a comic relief or sarcasm thread b/c that’s what I appreciate most about a lot of the X accounts taking pot shots or making memes. To take this stuff seriously is a fool’s errand.
Whose fault is it?

I would argue it’s people who choose to sign up for these ridiculous platforms, then repost this kind of dumb ass shit and by extension pump billions of dollars into dumb fuck Silicon Valley “tech” billionaire pockets due to the entire business model the have developed is predicated on recycling this kind of garbage in order to drive add revenue.

Unfortunately, a lot of people take stupid shit like what you posted seriously.

Would be nice if people took throwing money at “big tech” dickwads a bit more seriously.

Just my opinion.
 
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Whose fault is it?

I would argue it’s people who choose to sign up for these ridiculous platforms, then repost this kind of dumb ass shit and by extension pump billions of dollars into dumb fuck Silicon Valley “tech” billionaire pockets due to the entire business model the have developed is predicated on recycling this kind of garbage in order to drive add revenue.

Unfortunately, a lot of people take stupid shit like what you posted seriously.

Would be nice if people took throwing money at “big tech” dickwads a bit more seriously.

Just my opinion.
JMO, but if the MSM would be held to account by both sides I don’t think you’d see these accounts given much run. Instead, the left stays mum on the obvious bias & the right stays mum regarding Fox News. Unless they’re firmly entrenched in their respective party’s echo chamber, everyone w/ a pulse knows corporate media will do whatever it takes to drive revenue.

We still haven’t stop throwing money away on the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty so ”big tech” dickwads need to get in line. Would be nice if people took throwing money at a long list of things a bit more seriously. “Big tech” dickwads isn’t the only guilty party but I digress.
 

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How could they hate transgender teens so much?
 

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JMO, but if the MSM would be held to account by both sides I don’t think you’d see these accounts given much run. Instead, the left stays mum on the obvious bias & the right stays mum regarding Fox News. Unless they’re firmly entrenched in their respective party’s echo chamber, everyone w/ a pulse knows corporate media will do whatever it takes to drive revenue.

We still haven’t stop throwing money away on the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty so ”big tech” dickwads need to get in line. Would be nice if people took throwing money at a long list of things a bit more seriously. “Big tech” dickwads isn’t the only guilty party but I digress.
Sure, I agree with a lot of what you’re saying but it then begs the question of how does a society go about reigning in belligerent corporations and or the super wealthy both of which use their exponential accumulation of power to then distort markets in order to favor their interests?

I would argue taxation and regulation are key. Now, if one is constantly demonizing those I find it hard to believe that they are serious about tackling said issues.

Case in point, most of the current members of congress from California sure as shit aren’t serious about reigning in Big Tech given their pathetic track record on that issue.

Now, I understand and agree that the federal government is a bloated mess. What I strongly disagree with is that the focus should be on cutting social programs and even relatively small time federal agencies like the DEA.

If one were to get serious about fraud, waste and abuse I would think one might want to start with the one agency that is so bloated and convoluted that it can’t even be audited, the Pentagon.

For me personally I would then think getting serious about cracking down on white collar crime (which would have the added benefit of reigning in Narcos via cracking down on the financial institutions that enable them) and or enforcing existing anti-trust laws would be the next biggest priorities.
 
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“People are shooting down Walmart delivery drones”

Now these are the kind of second amendment proponents I can support.

I’m thinking white collar “conservatives” might come to regret letting the nutty right wing genies out of their bottles. Lol.

Happy Fourth!
 
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