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Spin Zone / Re: ERA ratification?
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:05:41 PM »
It's time we pulled out of Afghanistan and just let that shithole go to hell.

You didn't answer my question, but what brief? I have posted excerpts from the court case Sherrill v. H Knight.

Helpful to provide a link; i.e.:

I note that it was decided in 1977 and relies heavily on the undefined term "bona fide journalist." What, in the days of the Internet news-sites, twitter, blogs, vlogs, and such, is now considered bona fide journalists? Could the kids at the local high school newspaper qualify?

Spin Zone / Re: Fixing the 2nd amendment
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:33:26 AM »
We have 22,000 restrictive gun control laws already on the books violating the Second Amendment that says our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.  These laws, often on the state, and local level ARE infringements.  Corrupt courts uphold these laws.

The purpose of yet MORE gun contriol laws is not to reduce violence, murder, nor "gun crime".  Look at the recent mass shooting.  It occured in California where there are already very, very restrictive, and loony gun laws, and laws restricting even ammunition.  The purpose of more gun laws is to lead to bans, and confiscation, and to disarm the law abiding populace.  Criminals will always get guns.

The ELITES know all of the above, and want us disarmed to further considate their power.  Private firearm ownership is our last line of defense of an overbearing government, and their elite masters. 

Spin Zone / Re: Hillary 2020
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:23:54 PM »
Telling? It’s a secret who gives the harshest responses? I pay a lot of attention to the people and posts here precisely because I seek perspectives not my own.

I come here for the same reason you do. We have a mix of viewpoints here. That goes away, so do I.

If you come here to be immersed in perspectives not your own -- or at least, the perspectives I think you have based on your posts -- you're in the wrong place. PilotSpin validates your viewpoints. This is the land of the very conservative, with a scant few who have the guts to post otherwise. We don't have a mix of viewpoints, we have a cacophony of conservative perspectives and a whisper of anything else.

Spin Zone / Re: Jeff Sessions is done
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:01:34 AM »
Trump wants to win, and has never been too concerned about optics. He picked someone for this job he thinks can win. I hope that works out.

We like that Trump is on our side and wants to win for America and its legal citizens, but he is blunt and clumsy at times. That doesn’t work to his advantage. We don’t want a thug in the office, or even the appearance of one.

Spin Zone / Re: Countdown to Civil War
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:01:45 PM »

Will go out on a limb and say we're way, way off from a civil war. As a general statement, it often feels "worse than it ever has been", but invariably it isn't, it just feels that way. Now, sometimes it is worse than it ever has been. But I don't think this is it.

Spin Zone / Re: 2018 Election results thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 10:34:45 AM »
It pains me to agree, but in large part, this does seem to be the way things went. The populace would rather have a woman with a participation trophy than a man with actual productive history. It's rather shameful, and before the women pile on here, yes - I'm fully aware that a woman can have productive history, and contribute. However, based on what I'm seeing in the house races, such was not the case. In TX 7 is a perfect example, as noted in prev post.

You won't get me to pile on. I hate the stupid twits.  Except Becky and azure of course.

Spin Zone / Re: Rushie
« on: October 29, 2018, 06:01:47 PM »
so now I'm waiting for the end of time, to hurry up man alive, 'cuz if I got to spend another minute with you I don't think that I could hardly survive....


Spin Zone / Re: New Democrat TV Ad
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:07:50 PM »
I *seriously* doubt most liberals believe those things. I never believed them even when I identified as a liberal.* That's why the video is stupid and divisive. It effectively slanders half of the populace by associating them with idiotic beliefs that only a minority really hold. And the wearing black masks and beating up old people thing... seriously?? Who the fuck does that? Whoever they are, I'd call them criminals, not liberals.

* The only one of your list that I erm... sort of identify with is "forcing a company out of business because an executive works there who thinks marriage should be between one man and one woman", which I take to mean the practice of boycotting a company based on their political stance. I do support the practice as an exercise of free choice, and it's a hell of a lot more American imho than trying to force them to change their behavior through the court system. The only time I would personally do it, though, is if the company was funneling their profits into supporting causes that directly harm me or people like me (e.g., sexual orientation).

Most people who call themselves liberals probably don't but half the country votes Democrat and right now the Democrat party has been taken over by the radical minority who do believe those things. Thank God a lot of liberals and Democrats are waking up and realizing they've been supporting the wrong side.

Spin Zone / Re: Current suspicious package issue
« on: October 25, 2018, 08:12:44 AM »
I’m not sure how any of you can be so certain this was not someone on the right.  Both left and right have deranged folks on their side.  And to say that the right isn’t violent is simply not true.  Neo nazis, KKK, abortion clinic bombers, abortion provider killers, thugs who beat up gays, etc. are all examples of people on the right who are and have been violent.  Do they represent a mere fraction of folks on the right? Absolutely!  But it’s the same with the loonies on the left.
We know with certainty that these are coming from the left. It has all the tell-tale signs of Democrats and their operatives. The prime indicator is that none of them actually work.

Spin Zone / Re: It took long enough.
« on: October 24, 2018, 08:03:46 AM »
The PoA could have a #walkaway movement.

Was it "This one could go south...." thread? That one ended up talking about voting.

Spin Zone / Re: Voter Fraud?
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:30:28 AM »
I think Becky was hitting on you.

Spin Zone / Re: 1,1024th Native American
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:05:13 AM »
Tucker Carlson has been on fire recently, he said with her stunt yesterday that Fauxcohantas has effectively crowned herself the leader of the #MeSioux movement.


Spin Zone / Re: Sears BK
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:40:28 PM »
Here's a long one - deep personal history with Kmart - my father's only company and where his pension came from.  Plus so many bonus checks that it was embarrassing for him sometimes.  One year, his bonus was 150% of his salary.  But he managed to deal with it ;D

My father was an incredibly successful store manager for Kmart for 35 years.  He used to say that it was a simple put stuff on the shelves and people buy it.  Go into one of the stores today and see if that still holds true.  For the past 25 years, the shelves have been half empty or filled with crap you don't want.  Today, the prices are the highest of all the "discount" retailers.

When he was a few years from retirement, they closed his store and built a new super Kmart across the street.  But, new store, new blood.  They pulled him back into a rotation schedule to fill in places.  They put him at one store where the manager had quit because he couldn't make sales bonues.  Dad went into that store, fixed a few simple things and blew the bonus numbers out of the water for about 2 years - the store is one of two that are still open in Raleigh.  The super Kmart lasted about 10 years and then was closed and has been empty for years now.  They used the building as a staging area for power crews for the recent hurricane.

Then they sent him to Durham, in the bad part of town.

Need to pause here and inject - Dad's first Kmart store as manager was in DC, H street NE from 1967 until 1969.  It's not a good part of town, but he treated everyone fairly and with dignity.  When the young kids would come in to shoplift, he would see them and cut them off - they'd say "Oh man, I didn't know YOU were working today" and they'd turn and leave.  If you are familiar with history then you know that area was also ground zero in 1968 when Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.  Not to say they knew the riots were coming, but two of the area leaders came to him that afternoon and said "Mr Flynn, we have great respect for you.  But you need to not be here right now".  So he closed the store, locked it up and got a police escort out of the area.  He got home early and called his regional manager and said "here's what's going on, I don't know if we'll have a store tomorrow".  The next day, almost the entire section of the city in a multi block radius was burned EXCEPT for the grocery store, the pharmacy and the Kmart. 

Needless to say, getting a store in the bad part of town was no big deal for him.  The store was losing money and they expected to shut it down within 12 months.  Before he went in for his first day, he went in and shopped the store...easy for a 30 year veteran to identify the issues, the major one of which was no stock on the shelf...simple business.  First day he laid down the law - there is a uniform, white shirt with a red vest.  If you do not have a red vest, we will give you one.  If you do not have a white shirt, come see me.  We have a whole store and somewhere out there is a white shirt for you.  He identified the few trouble makers and got rid of them and the culture got better very quickly.  He asked his boss about cleaning up the book - hey, the inventory levels are way off because of years of shrinkage and they're going to have to be corrected before shutting down.  Got clearance to do that, but he knew better what would happen.  Once the inventory correctly showed the stock level was low, the computers kicked in and automatically generated replenishments for the store, plus allocating extra work hours to the store to receive the product and stock the shelves.  So the good people left at the store were happy because they got more hours to stock the shelves, the shelves were full and suddenly people started buying the stuff.  In 3 months the store went from deep in the red to healthy in the black (and Dad AGAIN blew away the bonus numbers).  His district manager was shocked...but it's an easy business, you put stuff on the shelf and people buy it.  That store stayed open for another 10 years after Dad left it. 

What I described here is what I think is the primary missing ingredient from the company.  I worked there too a long time ago and I'd be willing to bet that nobody there has the same appreciation for how to be successful.  It will stumble along but look for them to fail again in the next 5 years.

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