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Name:   architect - Email Member
Subject:   [Message deleted by author]
Date:   7/12/2018 7:05:22 PM (updated 7/12/2018 7:05:42 PM)




Name:   Shortbus - Email Member
Subject:   American business vs. Socialist state
Date:   7/13/2018 8:45:57 AM (updated 7/13/2018 8:51:51 AM)

 “When you have China, for example, subsidizing energy, free land, subsidized employment, low cost or free credit loans that become grants and can undercut you by half, that’s really big. It’s an unearned advantage because of subsidies.”

 

This is the reason for tariffs.  Free trade sounds good initially...............................Hey Alex City.............

When I see cloth being made in America, I'll know that Trump has got it right..................Shorty

 

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/12/chadwick-moore-left-for-dead-in-danville-how-globalism-is-killing-working-class-america/

 





Name:   au67 - Email Member
Subject:   American business vs. Socialist state
Date:   7/13/2018 10:15:21 AM

For those of us who had a career in the textile industry, reading that article was like attending a wake.  Maybe the demise of textile manufacturing in the USA was inevitable, but the globalist thinking guaranteed it.  MAGA!





Name:   Shortbus - Email Member
Subject:   Last Sears Store in Chicago - lights out
Date:   7/14/2018 11:34:19 PM

From the city that has the Sears tower

In 1969, Sears, Roebuck & Co. was the largest retailer in the world, with about 350,000 employees.

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-sears-last-chicago-store-0714-story.html

 





Name:   MrHodja - Email Member
Subject:   Last Sears Store in Chicago - lights out
Date:   7/14/2018 11:45:16 PM (updated 7/14/2018 11:46:20 PM)

It is amazing how quickly the retail industry changes these days. What used to be a model of success, like the VHS and dvd rental stores, have been put out of business by cable Tv, Netflix, and the like. Big box stores like Best Buy are on life support, and it is hard to find a Books a Millionor Barnes and Noble any more. It will be interesting to watch what the sales tax decision does to or for the typical boutique operation. Chances are a few, maybe not a lot, will forego the sterile Amazon experience for the personal attention one gets at a local store.  My daughter manages such a store so my vote is shop local!!





Name:   Shortbus - Email Member
Subject:   Discrimination against devil worshipers
Date:   7/15/2018 9:00:52 AM

What a shame.

 

http://www.wnd.com/2018/07/states-big-guns-side-with-students-in-faith-fight-against-university/

 





Name:   Talullahhound - Email Member
Subject:   Last Sears Store in Chicago - lights out
Date:   7/15/2018 7:23:08 PM

It depends on what I am shopping for.   I love the personal attention when I am trying to put together an outfit, especially if the person in the store has some ideas I wouldn't think of.  There was a great department store in VA called Garfinkels (since gone kaput) that had wonderful clothes and the sales women would go look for the accessories I needed (of course, this comes at a cost).  I loved Nordstrom when Nordstrom had excellent customer service.  It seems to me like it has slipped over the years and it is no longer what it was.  Additionally, Nordstrom has been plowing money into their Rack stores and not their regular stores.

I miss independent book stores.  They always had books that I had never heard of, the owners would make recommendations and it was just a nice place to explore.  About the time they started going out of business, I had to decamp to e-books, because I read so much pretty soon I had books stacked everywhere.  

But so few people have enough time these days to spend a day shopping, I'm afraid that online is going to be the wave of the future.  

(My mother worked for Sears, in their credit department, back in the 70s, so it is a bit sad to see them going from a solid middle class store to out of business).

 







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