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  1. or question whether they want to work for someone...

    or question whether they want to work for someone who comes across like a 14 year old.
  2. What I want for Christmas is a world where this...

    What I want for Christmas is a world where this didn't need to be explained. But it does and we're too old to believe in Santa so the perpetual shit show will continue.
  3. The LA Times hints fairly strongly it was a...

    The LA Times hints fairly strongly it was a pending union drive. It doesn't sound like a nice place to work so now people won't have to suffer that burden any longer. Not if you're from that town...
  4. sure, but hand wringing over transfer prices is...

    sure, but hand wringing over transfer prices is as old as the hills. All that really works is 1) create a positive business environment so and industry actually opens there (France is a disaster...
  5. Suggesting the issue in France are not enough tax...

    Suggesting the issue in France are not enough tax just defies all logic. 20% vat, 9% unemployment, back of the pack median wages and perhaps the worst environment for business in the EU. All supply...
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    goodie! a new mensuration site. No belts, no...

    goodie! a new mensuration site. No belts, no pins, no pads!
  7. Have you read their annual report? According to...

    Have you read their annual report? According to what I read they do pay tax. (well, it comes from their account...as anyone knowledgeable in economics knows, ultimately only people pay tax, the...
  8. You are like they guy pissed at the weatherman...

    You are like they guy pissed at the weatherman because he observes its raining



    Forget about whatever Friedman may or may not have believed, the debate is about the nature of creating...
  9. whatever beliefs makes you feel good, I deal in...

    whatever beliefs makes you feel good, I deal in reality. There is no shortage of people who will write about how they wish the world was or spun to their belief system/agenda. The fact is people...
  10. Balls. Same as it ever was. Read up on the...

    Balls. Same as it ever was. Read up on the psychology of nostalgia
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    surely you jest, the answer is clearly (in both...

    surely you jest, the answer is clearly (in both directions) any and all
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    white label and house brands are not new, but...

    white label and house brands are not new, but what Loblaw's has done is create premium products, such as the "President Choice" line of food.
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    Once again religion raises its ugly head. If the...

    Once again religion raises its ugly head. If the US did that it would remove a lot of problems, kind of like hey lets disassemble the lighting rod....but there is a lot of people, wealth and power...
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    anyone heard from Forrest recently? A bit...

    anyone heard from Forrest recently? A bit worried about him, he hasn't been on any forums for a while now which is not like him
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    I gave the answer, politicians and business. I...

    I gave the answer, politicians and business. I hope you right, no citizen wants it.....but if so they bloody well need to tell their politicians that!

    you're right there isn't really natural...
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    You are right in the sense more turns makes a...

    You are right in the sense more turns makes a viable business, but thats not how profit is arrived at. If they sell a whole lot of stuff at 1%, it doesn't matter how many turns they do, profit it is...
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    Agreed. It's already degrading lifestyle. Some...

    Agreed. It's already degrading lifestyle. Some seem to respond with strokes of genius like "who says the planet can't take more people". Wrong question. Instead ask would the quality of life be...
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    sigh, if only your word count would do the same. ...

    sigh, if only your word count would do the same. The amount they hold has changed little in the last decade. I acknowledged that as a percentage of total foriegn owned debt it has dropped, but they...
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    show me where they owned twice as much as now. ...

    show me where they owned twice as much as now. Its not down but has been going sideways for awhile

    National debt of the United States - Wikipedia

    Correction, you are correct as a percentage of...
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    yeah....what do you think maintains the balance...

    yeah....what do you think maintains the balance of payments? .Wong Fook Hing(s) big pile of offshore owned bonds is about 1/3 of it. Think of the interest you're sending him.
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    lol.....the only better indicator of smartness...

    lol.....the only better indicator of smartness than a high high IQ I can think of is whether you agree with me :D

    of course IQ isn't everything, EQ matters more to success and then there's...
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    Depends if you think the rest of the world is...

    Depends if you think the rest of the world is ruled by demagogues.

    I think in leadership, be it business or political, imo the single biggest self limiting character flaw is ego. Its the root of...
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    Depends on who the seller is - if in receivership...

    Depends on who the seller is - if in receivership or bankruptcy, you'll get a bill of sale from the trustee and that over rides any previous claims. If not a receivership, you get a bill of sale...
  24. Optical comparator or toolmakers microscope, but...

    Optical comparator or toolmakers microscope, but that doesn't do you much good if you don't have them. If we are being practical, can you give some examples? It might help with ideas or...
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    I think you work for Fisher Pakel, the clowns...

    I think you work for Fisher Pakel, the clowns that made my dishwasher.

    What do you expect to get here? What you should do entirely depends on what the product is and the liabilities and we here...
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