2022 Financial Crisis: Inflation surging, Stock Market crumbling

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  1. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    On the plus side it’s like impossible to get fired these days.
     
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    Well, given the price of crude on the open market then (almost free) they were probably making even MORE money per gallon then.... :confused:
     
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  3. stinkyB

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    Profits arent the problem, it's their inconsistent (in their favor) pricing practices that are......

    Price of crude goes up a few bucks: The very next day gas stations are raising their prices (despite that oil is months away from being usable gasoline)
    Price of crude goes down: Price at pump takes weeks to see a reflection because "These prices are based on what we paid for the fuel in our tanks months ago"
     
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  4. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    I’m not disagreeing that perhaps something should be explored to regulate exactly what you’re saying, but it’s not an easy battle because they have the entire world by the balls.

    Maybe we should invade Venezuela.
     
  5. Ptflea2

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    "Sorry boss, I can't come to work today. Too expensive to drive there."

    Im afraid we are right at the tipping point of this reality.
     
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    I'm starting to appreciate the free meals I get at my job... :confused:
     
  7. Poeman

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    Reinforces work from home/remote life
     
  8. Ptflea2

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    "Soylent Green" took place in 2022.

    Jus sayin.
     
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    Now theres that ray of sunshine we've always to come to expect from Brad.
     
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  10. SOXXX2

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    Lock everyone in their homes again, quick way to kill demand.
     
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  11. Jonathan_Vilma

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    You must live quite a life of fear up to this point.
     
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  12. Br4d

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    Well, when it was just mono and the common cold I could catch off of those things I didn't think much of it.

    Obviously Covid-19 is a different beast.

    One more point on them: the way people use them is to put their hand under the spout, use their other hand to drop the quarter and then immediately move the hand under the spout to their mouths. That's like Infection 101 right there.
     
  13. Br4d

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    Just look at me as your Weird Science Safety Officer. )
     
  14. Br4d

    Br4d 2018 Weeb Ewbank Award

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    Pay your people. That is all.

    I get the point that in some areas of the country people are making $8 an hour but that's on the employers not the gas stations or the employees.
     
  15. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    Well I hope you handle money with rubber gloves and wear a hazmat suit in the grocery store or else you’re really not being as safe as you should be.
     
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  16. Br4d

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    There is a difference between being careful and not doing stupid things.

    My point on the candy machines is that in the age we live in they have become a stupid thing. Just like the peanut bowl in the bar has *always* been. But when you're drinking you often do stupid things.
     
  17. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    There’s also a difference between being careful and being paranoid. And it’s obvious what side you fall on.
     
  18. Br4d

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    I agree on that although probably not on the side you agree on. :)
     
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    There are things that could be done. Any business that ended work from home should consider reinstating it, change up shifts to give employees options of 4 10s so they can lose a trip to and from work. Easy adjustments can make a nice dent in the demand without threatening the economy the way a shut down would
     
  20. Dierking

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    You've spent entirely too much thought on this topic, I'm sorry.
     
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