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Sat Mar 31, 2018, 09:36 AM

I'm kinda surprised he didn't fit "NO COLLUSION!" into this morning's tweet rant about Amazon.

Almost a week after the Daniels 60 Minutes interview and tweets that were clearly written FOR him rather than BY him, the crazy man is back.

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While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that...

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...does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!

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Reply I'm kinda surprised he didn't fit "NO COLLUSION!" into this morning's tweet rant about Amazon. (Original post)
Miles Archer Mar 2018 OP
quartz007 Mar 2018 #1
snowybirdie Mar 2018 #2
Proud liberal 80 Mar 2018 #5
snowybirdie Mar 2018 #7
Proud liberal 80 Mar 2018 #8
quartz007 Mar 2018 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #9
quartz007 Mar 2018 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #17
quartz007 Mar 2018 #18
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #19
Miles Archer Mar 2018 #10
quartz007 Mar 2018 #15
Puzzledtraveller Mar 2018 #12
Proud liberal 80 Mar 2018 #3
Brainstormy Mar 2018 #6
Brainstormy Mar 2018 #4
nolabear Mar 2018 #11
quartz007 Mar 2018 #16

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 09:45 AM

1. Amazon & eBay have killed off

 

so many actual small stores, and big stores like K-Mart, Sears etc. Those were real stores where you dealt with a real sales clerk. And you could actually see & feel the merchandise. Not to mention so many retail jobs killed and property tax lost and sales tax lost by localities.

Why are buyers becoming so lazy, they buy sitting in the house in front of a laptop? No wonder there are so many lunatic loners out there shooting up strangers, with little contact with real people.

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 09:58 AM

2. Internet buying

has become a godsend as we grow older. I can send gifts easily to my far flung family. I can order necessities without trudging through huge facilities that tax my stamina and joints. And the day will come when I can order food without going out into ice and cold and risk injury. It's not laziness for some, it's practicality.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:04 AM

5. Uber Eats

And the day will come when I can order food without going out into ice and cold and risk injury.


You know you can do that now with Uber Eats

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:07 AM

7. Yes

But I meant I, personally, may not be able to venture out and shop. Grocery shopping is the last to go!

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:18 AM

8. Ok gotcha

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:58 AM

13. I am late 70's age

 

and have zero issues with pain anywhere. My hip joint pain disappeared after I began walking 6 miles each round of golf 3-4 times every week.

I am in Florida where there are old people galore. Very few are doing any exercise! Old people in my condo take so many medicinal pills, it is sad. They have lot of health issues. I even got off my low dose blood pressure pills after taking up 8-10 miles walking on the beach every week.

When I said lazy, I was speaking of people under age 50. Surely if you have health problem where walking becomes impossible, by all means shop on internet. But keep in mind, lack of exercise and physical deterioration go hand in hand.



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Response to quartz007 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:28 AM

9. When you get old you might think differently about online shopping.

It's a godsend for the elderly, the chronically ill and the disabled, not to mention people whose lives are so busy they can't find time to shop - don't assume people shop online because they're lazy. It's made it much easier for me, at my age, to get things that would be too just too large or heavy for me to buy at a store and carry home. If you live in a small town you can get stuff that isn't available in a local store. Things change. Retail, in particular, changes. It started many years ago with catalogs; online shopping is really just an extension of catalog shopping.

And Amazon does have to collect sales tax for those states that charge it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 11:02 AM

14. I guess I must not be old at soon to be 78?

 

Sure don't feel old, because I have no aches and pains anywhere. After I forced myself to walk 8-10 miles every week, got off the only med I was taking for hypertension.

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 04:00 PM

17. You're lucky, then.

A lot of people are physically unable, due to age or health, to get out and shop. Good for you that you can. For those of us who aren't quite so hardy, online shopping is a great thing.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 04:42 PM

18. I had hip joint pain, knee pain,

 

and high blood pressure. I had 2 choices. Gobble meds or try exercise. I retired early at 57 because my blood pressure was making me pass out at work. To kill time I joined a cheap private golf club, Orchard Hills country club in Washington State. I began walking the 18 holes 4 times every week. After 3 months, my hip joint pain diminished. Then my knee pain went away. After a year of his wonderful fresh air exercise, my blood pressure dropped.

I read about a woman in her 70's-80's riddled with arthritis. She took up running and graduated to running marathons! Her arthritis disappeared. She was and is my inspiration.

If I can do it, anyone can do it.

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 04:58 PM

19. Maybe some people could, but not everyone.

Kudos to those who can.

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:51 AM

10. I was a first-class "Tuesday New Releases" Tower Records Junkie

Every Tuesday, like clockwork. I was there. When Tower in Campbell, CA was shuttered and turned into a pet food store, there was a Rasputin Music about a block away. It was more chaotic and cluttered than Amazon, but it was still a place where tangible music existed.

Things change.

Since starting my own business in 2001, I have worked with hundreds of "moms & pops." I know all about the sacrifices made by small business owners. And since I am a sole proprietor, I know all about competing with "agencies" that have office space, employees, and a marketing budget that eclipses what I have to spend. I have my own ways of countering that, and my clients enjoy the relationships we have, but I still have to price my work in order to be competitive with "Web Design Firms" who bang out WordPress template sites and charge a premium price.

It's survival of the fittest. I lived in a small town in Nevada that cursed locals who traveled into Las Vegas to buy products or dine out. Fact of the matter is that they went to those Las Vegas restaurants because the food was superior to what was offered in town, and they went to Target and other stores in Las Vegas because we had one "big box"...WalMart...that was notoriously lacking when it came to things like "stocking shelves," and the moms & pops just didn't offer the merchandise people wanted.

I'm not "defending" anyone or anything...the fact of the matter is that it's still supply and demand, businesses have to offer what people want, most people will buy on price alone.

I don't think it all can be explained by lazy sociopaths hypnotized by a laptop screen. I won't deny those folks are out there, but the picture is significantly bigger. I've know small business owners who invested blood, sweat and tears into their dream, and others who only wanted to skate by on the bare minimum while complaining about the lack of business.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 11:04 AM

15. Thanks for sharing your experience in retail...

 

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:57 AM

12. Seriously, we need to get back to being staunch anti-trust.

So it's Trump and his motives are suspect but Amazon needs to be busted up.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:02 AM

3. So this is what is in his mind during Easter Weekend

But he such a good Christian

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:04 AM

6. In the Laura Ingraham/Ted Nugent

spirit of Holy Week.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:04 AM

4. Repugs are desperate to

privatize the Post Office. Never mention funding the pension in discussing PO "losses." But package delivery is actually profitable!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 10:55 AM

11. Bezos is SO much richer than you, isnt he, Spanky?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 11:11 AM

16. But..I did better than Bezos in stock market

 

last week lol

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