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Posts posted by Califan007

  1. 26 minutes ago, Llevron said:


    I think what Cali is saying is that people have money to spend now, and thus these business are seeing more customers than they have for the last year, and without people back wanting to work again, they are in a tight spot. If it wasn't for the stimulus, its possible people wouldn't be spending money anyway. 


    Honestly, I think both are true. And I think hard times were coming after we got out of this pandemic regardless. No way we are getting out of this clean no matter what we do. 


    Yep, pretty much what I was getting at. That last part I think will be especially true.

  2. 2 hours ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

    I'm not sure it's that they need more employees than they did pre-pandemic, it's that they probably have employees who haven't come back, and no new applicants to replace them with. 


    I have some friends who are business owners - one with a sports consignment store, a few others with construction/landscaping businesses, and they've always had a hard time finding good help - no matter what they offer.  They say it's been worse as of late and have had to reduce hours and turn down jobs as a result.


    I saw one poster mention some business offering $1,000 signing bonus to those they hire...I was thinking that it's highly doubtful that's the type of job anyone would not take due to an extra $300 per week.


    My  main thought, though, is that the additional fed payment is only being viewed in terms of employment levels and not in terms of it affecting anything else. I was wondering if other aspects had been looked into, because right now hiring spikes might end up being like seasonal employment around the holidays.

  3. Just now, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

    Why wouldn't it?


    If you can make as much if not more sitting on unemployment than going to a job that you most likely don't like everyday - what are most people going to choose?  it seems the jobs that are really hurting, are the jobs that most people only do to get by to begin with.  Like fast food, service work, etc.  I could be wrong, but that's where I hear the most business owners struggles with staffing.


    No, I meant the extra money that is flowing into the economy due to the added payments.


    Does a donut shop need extra workers because more people have the additional income to spend there? If so, once that additional fed payment comes to an end, will the donut shop have to let some employees go because there is less income to spend by customers?

  4. I'm self-employed...I've had to cut my proposal budgets severely in order to even have a chance of winning a project--far too much competition for far too few clients due to how the pandemic affected the economy. If I break even on a project I'm doing good.


    Right now I could win a project that would obliterate any PUA payments during the project's life cycle but would also have me losing money and struggling to make ends meet. So I don't bid on them. Normally there would be way more equilibrium between the independent contractors and prospective clients, but there hasn't been for about a year now. Do I shut down my business for a year, go work part time at Taco Bell, then try and start my business back up after things have returned more to normal...all due to the government's ****ed-up handling of the pandemic? Hell, no. If it were due to my lousy business decisions, then definitely. So instead I determine if working a project at a 70% reduction of my normal income is worth undertaking.


    I am curious, though, if the extra that the federal government adds onto unemployment plays any role in businesses needing the extra labor to begin with. None of this is done in a vacuum.

  5. 4 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

    I would think that a court of law determining that the network has led to real, tangible harm would be a benefit in the long run.  Open them up to all kinds of liability.


    My main thought was that I didn't want any of these yahoos getting off due to a "Foxitis" defense but I did want Fox to be constantly blamed for the insurrection in court...but what you said makes even more sense lol. I guess I want both.

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  6. 1 minute ago, ThomasRoane said:


    What gives me any hope at all that the situation with Fitz and/or Heinicke is that neither of them are the kind of flashy Jeff George/Donovan McNabb/RGIII moves that Snyder has made in the past.  The decision to stand pat with Fitz/Heinicke seems like a decision made by people who know football.  So, I'm optimistic and for the first time since JG 2.0 I'm planning on going to a game this year.  


    Thank the football gods that they didn't go for a splashy move at QB to "energize the fans"...

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  7. On 5/4/2021 at 2:05 PM, ClaytoAli said:

    Kyle Shanahan reveals his dad wanted to draft Russell Wilson over Kirk Cousins in 2012

    ....”And then when we took Robert, he told me all along if Russell Wilson was there in the fourth round -- he was going to take him."  Of course, Wilson wasn't still on the board, as the Seahawks took him in the third round at No. 75 overall.


    “Russell was gone by then, so we're sitting there on the clock. My dad goes 'I'm gonna take Cousins,'" Shanahan said. "I was like 'Dad, why the hell are you taking Cousins.' He said you had him ranked so high and we love him as a player. I wasn't going to say no to that -- go ahead and take him."  






    It's a shame he didn't have him ranked higher than Josh LeRibeus lol....

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  8. 6 minutes ago, NewCliche21 said:


    Comparing two groups is one of the most effective ways to have people who disagree with you discount the rest of your points and galvanize their opposing views.

    I'd edit the first part of that second sentence so that people hear you rather than roll their eyes.


    I logged in to say the exact same thing.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Rdskns2000 said:

    Bull. If it’s Cheeto Jesus on the ballot vs any Dem in 24; she will vote Cheeto. Hell, the soon to be ousted Cheney will too.



    Doesn't matter. She's not speaking to what she will do in an imagined scenario or trying to convince people she's changed, she's speaking to Conservative white women. She's not trying to convince people how she will vote by calling Trump "Cheeto Jesus". But conservative women like her will hear this and it will resonate. If enough of them decide to not vote for Trump (or for anyone), it will be felt.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Hersh said:


    Fair but her husband counters all that and she is fine with that. 


    i was just thinking lilterally a minute ago that watch her change her tune entirely in a few weeks due to her husband lol...


    Then again, Kellyanne Conway didn't change her tune due to her husband, so who knows.

  11. 8 minutes ago, Hersh said:

    Meghan McCain is full of ****. Her husband and his organization are 100 percent Trumpers. 


    Doesn't matter. She's not speaking to Democrats, she's speaking to Conservative white women. She's not gonna score any political points with the GOP by calling Trump "Cheeto Jesus". But conservative women like her will hear this and it will resonate.

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  12. 16 minutes ago, China said:


    Damn lol...listening to her saying the words that are in print--you know she means what she's saying. Never cared about Meghan McCain (still don't) but that was pretty spot on.

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