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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

One nastier than the other....

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0815 5 points ago +5 / -0

If a brand is loosing market share, it will sooner or later going down the drain. Much better to control and shorten the decline. If VS marketing found out that they don't appeal to the young, they have an issue. Time to die.

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0815 2 points ago +2 / -0

Was always the case in the decimated european armies post cold war....

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0815 16 points ago +17 / -1

This is either blatant stupidity by VS or a brilliant marketing move. VS is widely distributed, but does most of their stuff brick and mortar. There are plenty of "competing" brands which took market share. They are mostly online. It is brilliant if the strongest of the new brands is owned by VS or their owners. It makes VS unwearable, even the existing stuff, because men will associate this picture with it. Voila, men buy their women a different brand or women will, because who wants to wear instant passion killers? In addition, they can save the VS angel show costs. They can use decent looking cheaper models for the other brand.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

That is not bad. Just superficial BS. Nothing a good crew can't fix. If an apartment changes tenants, a lot if time the carpet gets changed. Looking at it, it is cheap carpet anyways. Patch drywall holes and paint with primer and then roll on fine textured stucko. Still, I would not buy it because it is in a blue state and probably in the frontrange area.

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0815 2 points ago +2 / -0

We don't see that here. The family restaurant I frequent is working with a skeleton crew. Another observation is, that most restaurants who closed permanently did not own their building. On some office space for rent, the previous tenant left 1 million worth of top tier office furniture and just moved out. McD pays now $12 for crew and is still pre-dominantly drive through.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Tiny homes are BS, they are as much BS as large mansions. The cost of a tiny home is sky high in comparison to a regular lets say 1500sqft home. The perceived savings are not worth the major inconvenience. How many if these hipsters permanently live in these "design" studies? Not many. Mostly temporary. Most cost is in interior build out. But also useless "architectural" features cost the future homeowner major $. Dumb roof designs and fake dormers will be expensive and more expensive in the future for re-roofing. Also much more prone to workmanship mistakes. Everyone loves architecture magazines where they show off cool features. A lot of them are government buildings. In each of these artucles you need to search for square footage and the cost. It is often not even mentioned. Guess why? It creates a desire in the reader to have cool things like that as well. But the majority of people cab't afford the size and the $500-900 per square foot prices of those showpieces. A typical client often wants a castle for the price of a dog house or is on a "tight" budget.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have no idea who watches this Marvel non-sense and parts with his $ to do it.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Told you so. These people are too dumb to set up a spreadsheet to manually record batches and then later put it in the billing system. This happens when you chase efficiency at all costs, which will make you vulnerable. And no-one puts a pruce tag on this until it happens and then they whine around. I hope these dumbos have the pipeline control system physically separated from their billing computer system. Yes, air gap and no networking capability. There us a reason there is an aur gap between the potable water system and the sewer. The equivalent to the sewer is the internet.

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0815 4 points ago +4 / -0

Does this Center for Dementia Control have any credibility left? They lost it in the spring of 2020 or even earlier when they posted an R of 3.7 and their own studies said social distancing is useless above R=2.0. Dito for OSHA and masks.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Fuck the WEF.

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0815 2 points ago +2 / -0

State building codes always apply no matter if enforced at the time of building or not. Some people then want to sell and it hard or next to impossible to sell a non-code compliant home to someone needing a loan. And a home cannot often not just brought up easily to code. All codes have an engineering exemption. That applies for example for concrete homes and other types of non-typical construction. The thermal requirements are prescriptive but insulation can be added on on the outside. Spend the 3-5k on an engineer is smarter than having a self-built 200k ruin. Also understand that building code is a minimum requirement and does not fit all specific circumstances and preferences. If you plan to live in your home until you no longer can't because of age, plan now to allow enough room in hallways, srairs, and bathrooms to be ADA compliant. Biggest and potentually super expensive mistake especially if you are on a fixed income when you need this. And the first address should be an architect/ engineer and not a contractor. Most people have no idea how to spot a good contractor. Just because stuff looks good doesn't mean it looks still good in 20 years. Remember: Only what is specified in writing can be demanded in court... How thick was your last car purchase contract? How thick is the contract your homebuilder brings you? The car is a tested industry product, your home is a single production custom product. Which one should have a thicker contract with specifications?

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

70% of the country doesn't want to get near this place. And this during summer break. Makes it probably feel real empty in comparison to previous years?

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0815 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's the fastest way to bankruptcy, but there are already plenty of other companies who started to take marketshare from them. This "woke" move will accelerate their decline.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

A mercenary force does what a mercenary force does....

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