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MarcusAurelius 5 points ago +5 / -0

Maybe the media is only reporting about white people avoiding the mandate, while avoiding the inconvenient truth about black folk avoiding the mandate?

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

Obviously we need to import more drag queens for their kids. Make sure they know Biden sent em'.

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MarcusAurelius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sure, why not?

If Joe Manchin wants his state to go 100% electric car or horse, I can think of no better way of fixing the price at $2.00 a gallon for gas.

I mean, what's the worst that can happen? Going back 100 years in terms of transportation?

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MarcusAurelius 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm sure that the franchise owner will really look for young activists like him in the future.

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MarcusAurelius 2 points ago +2 / -0

Here's a couple suggestions. Drop COVID mandates. Override California CARB regulations for interstate traffic. Some 80% of the problem solved.

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MarcusAurelius 2 points ago +2 / -0

Honestly, you are better off going to an employee owned chain, like WinCo. Or a firm that's based.

I'd recommend Kroger owned stores. Elaine Chao, Trumps Secretary of Transportation, is on their board. Kroger chains include include Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC.

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

I suspect that owner occupied homes will continue to be owned. Though, they may take away desirable property through eminent domain if there is a well connected developer who has their eyes on it.

At some point, property will no longer be able to exchange hands, except to sell it to the government. Instead you'll see CCP style 50 year, 75 year, 99 year leases on all property. At the end of the lease, you better have a good social credit score, or paid sufficient fealty to the local politicians.

You see this in Communist China. You also see this in Singapore. 90% of the land is publicly owned, and only made available by lease.

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

No. They are all crazy. And in their delirium, they cannot see it.

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MarcusAurelius 6 points ago +6 / -0

You know, I've always loathed how Walmart would destroy local businesses. I guess the only way that Walmart can be destroyed if they do it themselves.

I can find better places to shop, and so can you.

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MarcusAurelius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Actually, 2nd Amendment wise, Oregon isn't bad as long as you get a Concealed Carry License. And it's a shall-issue state... Still.

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

In the US, western comics, at least in a print medium, are really really struggling. For instance, in the US, the Japanese Manga Demon Slayer is outselling everything published by DC and Marvel put together. The money is licensing characters and IP to Hollyweird.

For DC and Marvel, they are aware of this, and basically give this IP to anyone willing to work cheap, and hope they can do something with it. They work cheap, what's to lose?

Any decent writers or artists who stumble into DC or Marvel will stumble out of it in under two years and go indy.

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MarcusAurelius 4 points ago +4 / -0

If I were young and single, I'd pretend that I worked as a Pfizer lawyer, and oh, if someone were to just buy me a drink.

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MarcusAurelius 6 points ago +6 / -0

Brought to you by the same people who said "It's naïve to assume that businesses will pass along increased costs to the customer." It's "See no evil, hear no evil, inflation!"

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bloomberg: Hey seniors with a lot of cash money or on fixed budgets. Geeeet dunked on.

Also Bloomberg: Remember the $15 dollar minimum wage? Well, $15 is the new $7.25 an hour.

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MarcusAurelius 10 points ago +10 / -0

I've been hearing the same story as well regarding office space. If Kate Brown decides to relax the stay-at-home mandates, most major firms are looking to escape Portland, and are sniffing around Hillsboro, Beaverton, Aloha. I've even heard of people sniffing around the idea of expanding the max line to Cornelius, and developing a new office complex between Hillsboro and Cornelius.

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MarcusAurelius 6 points ago +6 / -0

Surprised that the mods don't just say. "Well, then the fat cats will leave this huge temple to Capitalism, and we can repurpose all the cubes as a homeless shelter or low income housing."

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

I suspect at first they bought into the story that BLM signs are like Lambs Blood.

But once they start going under, there will be some second thoughts.

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MarcusAurelius 2 points ago +2 / -0

And after the first riot, insurance costs go through the roof, so, no more insurance.

It's a problem in Portland where lots of the Mom and Pop stores, once the rioting started, could no longer afford to carry insurance. One more riot later, the store won't recover. But I guess the mural of George Floyd on plywood, just under the faded "For Lease" sign makes it all beter.

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't worry, I'm sure they will make like Seattle, and let 40% of their police go.

That will help things!

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