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Just in case you forgot that Christmas occurs on the same date each year (Dec. 25), here are some remarkably unreadable GOP political memoirs. Just released in time to be unavailable for Christmas day, the authors include
•the dark luminaries like Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Eric Cantor, and John Boehner,
•the brightly lit up loonies like Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain,
•and the darkly luminescent brightly shining nutty as fruit cake Rick Santorum,
•Oh, and a certain former Presidential decider as well, with a Mitt Romney thrown in for old time's sake.
All can be delivered to your least favorite friends of acquaintances, each can be had for under $1.99 (as of this writing) from book remainder resellers everywhere!
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/just-in-time-to-be-2-days-late-for-christmas-the-gop-memoirs-no-one-wants-you-to-read/Just in case you forgot that Christmas occurs on the same date each year (Dec. 25),... more
Where Are They Now? Holiday Edition. Mitt Romney, The Interview : Back In Business & Just In Time For The Holidays. Here’s His New Line Of Toys For “Future Republicans”!"The reports of my boredom have been greatly exaggerated." So said former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he greeted this reporter in his LaJolla, California home this morning. We retreated quickly to the large sitting room and its gorgeous view of the Pacific. Once seated he wasted no time getting down to business.
First, his ground rules:
"I'll answer no questions about the campaign, or governmental policy of any kind, or my income taxes, or COSTCO, or my car elevator, or my future political plans, which, by the way, I have none."
Your reporter thought, "Pretty fair, still leaves me lots of room to ask about when he . . .
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/where-are-they-now-holiday-edition-mitt-romney-the-interview-back-in-business-just-in-time-for-the-holidays-heres-his-new-line-of-toys-for-future-republicans/"The reports of my boredom have been greatly exaggerated." So said former... more
Improv Everywhere: For our latest mission, we had 100 people camp out in front of a 99 cent store in Manhattan on Black Friday. Participants arrived early in the morning with tents, chairs, and sleeping bags, making it look like they had camped out overnight. When the store opened, the crowd rushed inside and made purchases, buying 99 cent items with glee. Actress Cody Lindquist posed as a local NBC news reporter and conducted interviews with confused and delighted store employees and passersby.
Watch the video first, and then check out the photos and report below.LOL Improv Everywhere: For our latest mission, we had 100 people camp out in front... more
Today bread lines have been removed with the help of technology; EBT cards are filled with Government money for Food Stamp participants to purchase food at local retailers.
If all EBT recipients shopped at only Walmart Super Centers for ALL their SNAP benefits, then this is how the Bread Line would look each month– 14,588 people.
There are 3051 Walmart Super Centers in USA and 44,510,598 participants in SNAP (2011), making the average SNAP line at each Walmart at 14,588 people.
The Modern Era’s Bread Lines are not visible because the business is handled discreetly through EBT Cards
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http://shtfplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/foodstampnation-infograph-large4.jpgToday bread lines have been removed with the help of technology; EBT cards are filled... more
The Presidential debates are starting and both candidates have been boning up on zingers and platitudes to plaster each other with on national TV. WHACKO-TV’s cameras caught President Obama going into the local mall in Washington to pick up some metaphors for the debate this week. This piece is quite revealing about the president and how language has devolved into idioms, parables and figures of speech. We don’t think we will win an EMMY with this coverage, but the mall did give us free parking passes.The Presidential debates are starting and both candidates have been boning up on... more
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping.
The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.
The ban came after years of campaigning by clean-water advocates who said it would reduce the amount of trash in landfills, the region's waterways and the ocean. They estimate Californians use 12 billion plastic bags a year and that less than 5% of the state's plastic bags are recycled.
Los Angeles becomes the latest in a string of California cities — including San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach — to ban plastic bags.Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at... more
No self respecting man would ever allow another entity to decide what goes into his meal, his body or past his taste buds. Yea, buying pre-made crap is convenient, easy to cook and is, most of the time edible, but seriously, what are the odds that they get the seasoning & flavors right?
www.abitgeek.com/style/food/item/217-real-men-dont-buy-food-they-buy-ingredients.htmlNo self respecting man would ever allow another entity to decide what goes into his... more
My friend's girl used to work here and complained non-stop about how shitty is was.
I bet this is mostly due to Best Buy running a less than above board operation with massive overhead, having little respect for their loyal customer base, pressure sales tactics and failing to respond to online competitors like Amazon and Overstock.
Electronics retailer Best Buy announced it would close 50 big box locations in the U.S. as it refocuses its operations around mobile.
The company said it will launch 100 new mobile locations as it retools its domestic store format.
The company saw same-store sales decline 2.3 percent during the period, highlighting its difficulties as the U.S. economy gained steam during the first few months of 2012. Best Buy saw weakness across the board, with sales suffering in gaming, notebooks, digital imaging and televisions.
Best Buy has rapidly been trying to turn its operations around as it has seen peers CompUSA and Circuit City fail. Consumers have been using its locations as a testing ground for products before making final purchases at competitors like Amazon and Walmart.
Acknowledging the change, Best Buy Chief Executive Brian Dunn said the company would vastly alter its strategy from its long time big box format to boost returns.
"These changes will also help lower our overall cost structure," Dunn said. "We intend to invest some of these cost savings into offering new and improved customer experiences and competitive prices — which will help drive revenue. And, over time, we expect some of the savings will fall to the bottom line."My friend's girl used to work here and complained non-stop about how shitty is... more
The Romney Etch A Sketch Boom! Seven New Products From Other Big Toy Companies Hoping To Cash In Too! ~ They Will Say ANYTHING!Gumby rides agai, Romney style.
In Paris, Valentine’s Day seems almost like a redundancy, given that the city celebrates romance every single day. Those who can’t make their way to Paris can still find ways to infuse the holiday with a little bit of Parisian romance with these few tips.In Paris, Valentine’s Day seems almost like a redundancy, given that the city... more
Social media sites such as Facebook did not revolutionise the way Americans shopped over Christmas, a major annual study has found. Only nine per cent of the 1,000 people polled in the Baynote study purchased something via a retailer’s page on Facebook. While 59 per cent of Americans bought a gift directly from a retailers’ website.
link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/9014067/Social-networks-fail-to-dictate-Christmas-shopping-behaviour.htmlSocial media sites such as Facebook did not revolutionise the way Americans shopped... more
It’s the end of year, which means it’s the time for all good columnists to whip out their “best of the year” lists. Or, if they’re feeling impish, their “worst of the year” lists. Often both because, hey, two columns.
However, I march to the beat of a different drummer. In fact, he may not actually be a drummer at all — I think he’s actually the guy I hired to fix my water heater.
Nonetheless, rather than probing the heights or descending the depths of the past year, I’m going to talk about the top 10 things nobody cared about in 2011.
2. The Simpsons
3. Joe Biden
4. Tech IPOs
6. The Adventures of Tintin
7. 3-D TV
9. Windows for Tablets
10. Google SparkIt’s the end of year, which means it’s the time for all good columnists to... more
Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, offers tours of the Paris flea markets with her Diva Guides. While champagne and luxury totes are part of the experience, you don't need a lifestyle of the rich and famous to find a good bargain in the French capital.Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, offers tours of the Paris flea markets with her... more
It’s 2011. We’ve occupied streets, asked our phones where to find risque items, and survived countless natural disasters. So much has happened, but one thing has remained stable: We love to buy stuff.
Hence the need for another truly awesome, epic last minute gift guide from Team SideQuesting.
The list that follows includes gadgets, gear, fashion, and objects that we desire, all priced at under $30 to go easy on your budgets. Now break out the debit cards and let’s get to saving the economy!It’s 2011. We’ve occupied streets, asked our phones where to find risque... more
In the run-up to Christmas, many charities are encouraging us to shop ethically. By making moral choices about what you put in your shopping trolley, these charities say, you will not only have a guilt-free shopping experience but you will be helping millions to escape the worst excesses of poverty. But what exactly are these ethical principles which underlie the fair trade label and what do we really know about it? In this revealing report, we ask the public if they buy into fair trade and the response is a mixed bag. Many base their purchasing decisions on price and need and plenty of people who know the score in the developing world see it as far from fair.In the run-up to Christmas, many charities are encouraging us to shop ethically. By... more
Consumer Electronics Association’s 18th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study showed the average consumer will spend an all-time high of $246 on electronics gifts this year, up six percent from last year and representing one -third of all gift spending.Consumer Electronics Association’s 18th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns... more
What type of company has the power to turn Black Friday shoppers into bloodthirsty thugs ready to trample, shoot and pepper spray their way to cheap TVs, video games, and waffle makers? Look at the reach, influence and wealth of Walmart...
http://veracitystew.com/2011/12/02/before-you-shop-the-weight-and-wealth-of-walmart-infographic/What type of company has the power to turn Black Friday shoppers into bloodthirsty... more