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  •  It's Slow, Pretty Much Everywhere (1+ / 0-)
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    bigjacbigjacbigjac

    You should check out some of the cover band-centric forums. For many of the cover bands, Thanksgiving was slower than last year, and bookings are down for the rest of this year.

    best,

    john

    Strange that a harp of thousand strings should keep in tune so long

    by jabney on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 10:32:32 PM PST

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    •  My dear jabney, you're the Sherlock Holmes (2+ / 0-)
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      aravir, jabney

      writer.

      And you write about music,
      so maybe you're a musician?

      I just read your
      big idea from a thin man
      diary.

      One commentator wrote
      that there's not enough work to go around.

      I feel,
      very deeply,
      that's not true.

      I see it every day,
      I live it every day,
      and ideas are in this diary;
      building a chicken coop
      for your ducks,
      that's work.

      At least one of our fellow Daily Kos commentators
      has stated that the USA government
      truly can
      simply issue money at will,
      to pay the wages
      of anyone
      for any work.

      My guess
      is that as long as we don't issue
      ridiculous amounts of money
      overnight,
      that's probably true.

      The national debt is so very high,
      and has been for many years,
      and yet it seems to cause no problem,
      that makes me think
      we could stop the charade
      of selling t-bills
      to borrow money,
      and just issue it based on some taxes,
      and productive work,
      or,
      maybe,
      repeal all federal taxes,
      and issue money
      based only on productive work.

      And,
      aside from building chicken coops,
      there is so much home improvement,
      for which the home owner could be paid
      by the government,
      and,
      at my Walmart workplace,
      I could give you a tour,
      and show you,
      within each four foot section of the store,
      work that needs done,
      and simply does not get done
      often enough.

      I'm talking about organizing the items on the shelf,
      taking away items that don't belong there,
      moving around items slightly out of place,
      and,
      picture cans of soup,
      and scented wax cubes,
      and bath towels, hand towels, and washcloth area;
      in each of those areas,
      the front area,
      near the edge of the shelf,
      is partly bare,
      and items out of place,
      and lots of extra items,
      back in the shadows,
      where the customers can't see them,
      and may think we're out,
      and go away sad or angry,
      maybe looking for a store
      in which they can find what they need.

      We don't really lose many customers, though,
      since we're open 24 hours,
      and our prices really are lower
      than the other stores.

      But the place is a mess,
      and the holidays are coming,
      and our store is not hiring anyone right now.

      I think the bosses
      don't have time right now,
      to interview anyone.

      See,
      there's lots of white collar work to be done,
      as well as direct physical work.

      So,
      when anyone says
      there's not enough work to go around,
      I know that's false.

      Our problem is
      assigning money
      to the work.

      You and I should run the world.

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