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  •  A Wage Slave at Home Depot told me the reason (1+ / 0-)
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    that all they carry in the way of replacement toilet seat hinges is some twiggly plastic crap, all hollowed out and fragile, made in Malaysia, is "because the government sent all the jobs and manufacturing overseas."

    When confronted on the apparent lunacy, and the actual likelilhood that oufits like Mitzi's Bain Capital and regulatory capture, and of course the greed of the CEO of her own employer, who gets paid about 400 times as much as she does to make decisions about what broad categories of crap to buy and sell, the Gray Film of Conviction slid down over her visage, insulating her from all rational discourse.

    She did offer that maybe Ace Hardware or True Value might have some better stuff. At one place I once worked at, simply making a suggestion like that was an immediate-termination offense.

    Gimbels does not tell Macy's ANYTHING, even in the movies. That's not how the "free market" works, now is it? What is with us humans, anyway? How many examples of stuff like Pearl Harbor and the Sudetenland and Vietnam and Afraginotagainistan does it take to constitute a sufficient learning experience so we are at least less likely to keep marching lockstep into blind alleys?

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 01:54:30 PM PST

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