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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:37 AM
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Price gouging already being reported
Per WWL feed:

http://www.wwltv.com/
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:37 AM
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1. horrible but neal boortz would love it, the bastard nt
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:39 AM
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2. Just wait til people start paying $10 for a bag of ice
and they would too if it gets bad enough.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:39 AM
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3. I think they deserve life in prison
No parole. People were price gouging too on Sept. 11.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:40 AM
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4. Officials have said that they're going to prosecute if the allegations
are true.

I missed part of the story, but I heard something about a hotel cancelling reservations and giving rooms to the highest bidder.

Disgusting.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:44 AM
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8. Agreed, if there is a hell I hope theres a large room reserved for them
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:41 AM
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5. free market at it's "best"
Supply and demand. Don't you just love "the american" "christan family values" way?
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:44 AM
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6. Just caught some of this...
The AG of the state is furious, has said that he will prosecute these people to the fullest, and they've set up hotlines to let people report this.

They're price gouging on WATER, for chissakes!!!

Insane...
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:44 AM
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7. Know what the BFEE calls gougers and profiteers?



Halliburton.
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:46 AM
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9. I thought it was 'They're Base'
But I like yours too. :)
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:46 AM
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10. These people have certain gifts which are needed in Iraq. I say
a long stint in the army. Haliburton pays too much.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:47 AM
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11. What are they saying??
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:52 AM
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12. The attorney general is setting up hotlines...
There are reports of price gouging, and they are urging people to report them to a number, which I missed... I'll see if it shows on the crawler...

The reports are price gouging on water, gas, hotel rooms, anything to do with sheltering in place...
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 01:03 AM
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13. The good thing about the past two AGs in Louisiana
They're tough tough tough Democrats. When they hear of price gouging they perp walk the motherfuckers and they put a LOT of resources into prosecuting them and being there personally to see they pay the piper. No plea deals.
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newswolf56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 01:06 AM
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14. Absolutely predictable. The essence of capitalism in action.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:33 PM
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15. Hey, people gotta compete for limited resources
Competition, not cooperation. That's the essence of our economic system. What better way to get ahead of the game than to sucker people who need help the most? You get more money, and they get whatever it is you give them. Everybody wins! :sarcasm:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:38 PM
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16. shameful
x(
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:57 PM
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17. when Fla. got hit in '04, the van Mises Institute spewed out that
stopping price-gouging was immoral because it killed people by denying them access to goods!
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