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Re: An experiment
« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2018, 04:54:42 PM »
What is the matter with you!  I just showed you that your side is the worst offender.  Go ahead and condemn your two buddies here and then we'll talk about common courtesy.  Deal?  Thought not.  In fact, I've repeatedly showed you to condemn name calling and just moments later  ---- you are name calling again.  That is just stupid.  Apologize or take Realityhasaliberalbias's advice. 

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #91 on: September 15, 2018, 06:30:26 PM »
What is the matter with you!  I just showed you that your side is the worst offender.  Go ahead and condemn your two buddies here and then we'll talk about common courtesy.  Deal?  Thought not.  In fact, I've repeatedly showed you to condemn name calling and just moments later  ---- you are name calling again.  That is just stupid.  Apologize or take Realityhasaliberalbias's advice.

"My side"?? What control do I have over "my side"?? They are free to express their opinions just as you are.

The entire point of this thread was totally wasted on you. You FAILED miserably!! I bet you are so proud of that.


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Re: An experiment
« Reply #92 on: September 15, 2018, 08:48:32 PM »
What is the matter with you!  I just showed you that your side is the worst offender.  Go ahead and condemn your two buddies here and then we'll talk about common courtesy.  Deal?  Thought not.  In fact, I've repeatedly showed you to condemn name calling and just moments later  ---- you are name calling again.  That is just stupid.  Apologize or take Realityhasaliberalbias's advice.

What's the matter with it? The ditch pig is a bad person. 

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #93 on: September 15, 2018, 08:59:22 PM »
What's the matter with it? The ditch pig is a bad person.
You are a very, very bad piece of human
garbage, Reality. Try and answer me directly.
You have no spine, chicken shit.
You will prove me correct. Everyone watch and see.

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #94 on: September 15, 2018, 11:42:45 PM »
Anyone know where this guy got off to? He comes in here with a three page drama about how he wants to do "an experiment". No sooner do I take him up on it and he disappears. Looks like things ain't gonna change around here any time soon.

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2018, 12:34:48 PM »
You are a very, very bad piece of human
garbage, Reality. Try and answer me directly.
You have no spine, chicken shit.
You will prove me correct. Everyone watch and see.

Yeah, and you're a paragon of virtue here.  We can tell from the quote.  Go back to the porn stash you hid from your wife before she bailed on you.  "Slick Willy" was a boy scout compared to you.  41 years happily married to his high school sweetheart.   ;D  What a joke.  And then you got this potty mouth pet mongrel joining you on the board here.  Hillary was right.  Deplorables. 

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2018, 01:27:02 PM »
Yeah, and you're a paragon of virtue here.  We can tell from the quote.  Go back to the porn stash you hid from your wife before she bailed on you.  "Slick Willy" was a boy scout compared to you.  41 years happily married to his high school sweetheart.   ;D  What a joke.  And then you got this potty mouth pet mongrel joining you on the board here.  Hillary was right.  Deplorables.

Shit Hook and all of his Shit Hook Socks is scum.

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #97 on: September 16, 2018, 01:38:30 PM »
talk about a failed socialist "experiment".

Isn't this Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and  the democrats economic plan?

Maduro's huge salary increases force 40% percent of Venezuelan stores to close
By Antonio Maria Delgado El Nuevo Herald Sep 14, 2018  0

Nearly 40 percent of all Venezuelan stores have closed —some of them perhaps permanently —after the government of President Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop, according the National Council of Commerce and Services of Venezuela.

Many of the companies, which had been barely surviving the gradual collapse of the economy, saw the salary increase and other changes announced last month as the fatal blow in a series of policies that have been gradually strangling their businesses.

"These decisions are leading many business people to say, 'No, I can't do it any more,'" said Maria Carolina Uzcategui, president of the council.

The problem is that Venezuelan companies are being forced to sell at prices far below cost just as employee salaries are increasing 60 times, Uzcategui said.

What's more, the regime has banned stores from increasing their prices to cover the salary increases, arguing that it is not necessary.

If they do increase prices, store owners or managers can end up in prison, Uzcategui said.

"We have inspections, and they force us to sell at last month's prices," she said. "That takes money away from the business because of the hyperinflation, when you can't even sell at yesterday's prices because you lose money."

"And anyone who protests against these measures runs the risk of going to jail, without the right to appeal, without the right to anything, simply because the official whose turn it was to inspect the store just felt like arresting you. He did it, and that's all," she said.

Estimates by the legislative National Assembly show that the country's inflation hit 200 percent in August alone —which means the currency, the bolivar, lost two-thirds of its value in 31 days.

About four in 10 stores have not opened since Maduro announced the salary increase two weeks ago. And some of the stores that did open are liquidating their merchandise and plan to close definitively when that's done.

Economist Orlando Ochoa said the stores cannot survive the salary increase, especially because the owners already had problems obtaining foreign currency to buy imports.

"The government sector has the monopoly on imports, the currency market is dysfunctional and there's hyperinflation," Ochoa said. "So, if salaries are increased by decree, and the commercial and industrial sectors cannot sell their products because of these problems, and on top of that because of electricity blackouts, infrastructure problems and the loss of qualified personnel, which is leaving the country, then it's easy to understand that many may prefer to close."

The decision to close is much easier for small and medium-size companies. Bigger companies risk losing equipment and other investments that could be seized by the government, Ochoa said.

The problem becomes even worse because the economic collapse that the country is suffering is pummeling consumers and therefore sales, said Francisco Ibarra, director of the Econometrica company.

"If you already have a demand that has been falling across all Venezuelan sectors, and you have this kind of increase in salary, and then you don't have any way of adding these costs to the prices, and you also don't have access to bank financing, and the company already was not generating significant profits, it's obvious then that what's happening is that the company is dying," Ibarra said.

http://www.fltimes.com/tns/international/maduro-s-huge-salary-increases-force-percent-of-venezuelan-stores/article_c1492765-34d4-55dc-87bb-ec97b8abe142.html
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Re: An experiment
« Reply #98 on: September 16, 2018, 07:32:55 PM »
Who in the country proposes a 40% salary hike?  40% over 10 years would be great, but you'd scream at that, and that's only 4% the first year.  What the heck is Finger Lakes Times?  Could you find a more obscure source?  Lame.   ::) 

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #99 on: September 16, 2018, 08:47:28 PM »
Who in the country proposes a 40% salary hike?  40% over 10 years would be great, but you'd scream at that, and that's only 4% the first year.  What the heck is Finger Lakes Times?  Could you find a more obscure source?  Lame.   ::)
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what's lame is your NY TIMES spreading lies
about Nikki Haley:

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #100 on: September 16, 2018, 09:08:46 PM »
talk about a failed socialist "experiment".

Isn't this Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and  the democrats economic plan?

Maduro's huge salary increases force 40% percent of Venezuelan stores to close
By Antonio Maria Delgado El Nuevo Herald Sep 14, 2018  0

Nearly 40 percent of all Venezuelan stores have closed —some of them perhaps permanently —after the government of President Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop, according the National Council of Commerce and Services of Venezuela.

Many of the companies, which had been barely surviving the gradual collapse of the economy, saw the salary increase and other changes announced last month as the fatal blow in a series of policies that have been gradually strangling their businesses.

"These decisions are leading many business people to say, 'No, I can't do it any more,'" said Maria Carolina Uzcategui, president of the council.

The problem is that Venezuelan companies are being forced to sell at prices far below cost just as employee salaries are increasing 60 times, Uzcategui said.

What's more, the regime has banned stores from increasing their prices to cover the salary increases, arguing that it is not necessary.

If they do increase prices, store owners or managers can end up in prison, Uzcategui said.

"We have inspections, and they force us to sell at last month's prices," she said. "That takes money away from the business because of the hyperinflation, when you can't even sell at yesterday's prices because you lose money."

"And anyone who protests against these measures runs the risk of going to jail, without the right to appeal, without the right to anything, simply because the official whose turn it was to inspect the store just felt like arresting you. He did it, and that's all," she said.

Estimates by the legislative National Assembly show that the country's inflation hit 200 percent in August alone —which means the currency, the bolivar, lost two-thirds of its value in 31 days.

About four in 10 stores have not opened since Maduro announced the salary increase two weeks ago. And some of the stores that did open are liquidating their merchandise and plan to close definitively when that's done.

Economist Orlando Ochoa said the stores cannot survive the salary increase, especially because the owners already had problems obtaining foreign currency to buy imports.

"The government sector has the monopoly on imports, the currency market is dysfunctional and there's hyperinflation," Ochoa said. "So, if salaries are increased by decree, and the commercial and industrial sectors cannot sell their products because of these problems, and on top of that because of electricity blackouts, infrastructure problems and the loss of qualified personnel, which is leaving the country, then it's easy to understand that many may prefer to close."

The decision to close is much easier for small and medium-size companies. Bigger companies risk losing equipment and other investments that could be seized by the government, Ochoa said.

The problem becomes even worse because the economic collapse that the country is suffering is pummeling consumers and therefore sales, said Francisco Ibarra, director of the Econometrica company.

"If you already have a demand that has been falling across all Venezuelan sectors, and you have this kind of increase in salary, and then you don't have any way of adding these costs to the prices, and you also don't have access to bank financing, and the company already was not generating significant profits, it's obvious then that what's happening is that the company is dying," Ibarra said.

http://www.fltimes.com/tns/international/maduro-s-huge-salary-increases-force-percent-of-venezuelan-stores/article_c1492765-34d4-55dc-87bb-ec97b8abe142.html


You think the Democrats have a plan to raise the minimum range 3,500%!?  Are you that mired in some alternate Trumpian reality?  Are you aware of what percentage means?

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #101 on: September 16, 2018, 09:13:00 PM »
Anyone know where this guy got off to? He comes in here with a three page drama about how he wants to do "an experiment". No sooner do I take him up on it and he disappears. Looks like things ain't gonna change around here any time soon.

I thought we were done for the moment.  Was there something else you wished to discuss?  And the experiment is mine.  It doesn't necessarily involve anyone else, although the more the merrier.

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2018, 09:15:47 PM »
You think the Democrats have a plan to raise the minimum range 3,500%!?  Are you that mired in some alternate Trumpian reality?  Are you aware of what percentage means?

He is a true believer, which means he is lost.

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2018, 09:53:24 PM »
I thought we were done for the moment.  Was there something else you wished to discuss?
--Well, no. Actually I thought you may have had some objections (or ta least commnents) to the last set of answers I provided. If that's not the case, fine. My mistake.

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And the experiment is mine.  It doesn't necessarily involve anyone else,
--Well you did say,"I hope others will join me."

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Re: An experiment
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2018, 10:00:19 PM »
You think the Democrats have a plan to raise the minimum range 3,500%!?  Are you that mired in some alternate Trumpian reality?  Are you aware of what percentage means?
of course not spacey. it was an extreme example
of a failed policy of forcing businesses
to pay employees a certain wage and set
the price of their goods.
Sometimes I think it's a shame,
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain