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Old 19 Nov 2008, 06:30 am   #1 (permalink)
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Beware, the economy, it's probably going to get worse before it gets
better.
NYT story, worth the reading,
""In the 150-acre terminal where Toyotas are unloaded, there is a sea of
Corollas, Camrys and RAV4s.
“This is one way to look at the economy,” Art Wong, a spokesman for the
port, said of the cars. “And it scares you to death.”"

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/bu...1&ref=business
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Old 19 Nov 2008, 11:05 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Fat Moe" <FatMoe@BubbleWorld.Com> wrote in message
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> Beware, the economy, it's probably going to get worse before it gets
> better.
> NYT story, worth the reading,
> ""In the 150-acre terminal where Toyotas are unloaded, there is a sea of
> Corollas, Camrys and RAV4s.
> “This is one way to look at the economy,” Art Wong, a spokesman for the
> port, said of the cars. “And it scares you to death.”"
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/bu...1&ref=business


Wow! I can even see some Pruises in the photos.


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Old 19 Nov 2008, 08:34 pm   #3 (permalink)
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That is a problem for importers, unlike domestics whose order books are only
three or four WEEKS sold, their order books are a least three or four MONTHS
old, which means they have cars they cant sell already on the ships and
coming in during the slow months of December and January.

Take a look at YOUR local Toyota dealership, I did. His lot is loaded with
unsold vehicles as well. He is actually BUYING used cars because his new
cars sales are so bad that he is not getting enough used car to sell. I
believe he was hinting for me to give him a loan, he said he is getting
really concerned about meeting his payroll, mortgage and floor plan in the
slow month of December. He can't even sell off any of his new cars to
HERTZ, the Toyota area distributor already beat him to it, at a price below
net invoice yet. It is worse for the newer dealerhips, like his that is
only six years old, still paying off their franchise and the store. He only
has one brand and only one store. It is rough when one has a $2,000,000
monthly nut to crack and are only taking in $1,800,000.


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> "Fat Moe" <FatMoe@BubbleWorld.Com> wrote in message
> news:4923f89f$0$5462$bbae4d71@news.suddenlink.net. ..
>> Beware, the economy, it's probably going to get worse before it gets
>> better.
>> NYT story, worth the reading,
>> ""In the 150-acre terminal where Toyotas are unloaded, there is a sea of
>> Corollas, Camrys and RAV4s.
>> “This is one way to look at the economy,” Art Wong, a spokesman for the
>> port, said of the cars. “And it scares you to death.”"
>>
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/bu...1&ref=business

>
> Wow! I can even see some Pruises in the photos.
>



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Old 19 Nov 2008, 09:07 pm   #4 (permalink)
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This reminds me, for some reason, of the last time I hung out with an
old girlfriend from down the block... We went to Valdosta, GA...
there, the city is/was building a *new* municipal bldg. I said "Oh
great, yet another piece of property taken OFF the tax roll...."

Her reponse was, "Yayuh, but there will be lots of people working
there who pay taxes..."

HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAH! Where the hell do those jobs come
from???? TAXES! HAHAHAHAAH!

It was all I could do to avoid slapping her stupid ass.
And yeah, I can't wait for Truck**** to say "oh yeah, that's why she's
your ex girlfriend."

Let me answer that in advance: The reason I broke up with the
stupid woman (who is 13 years older than me) is because she was, and
still is, the type of person who likes to endlessly play devil's
advocate -- even when there really is no argument in the first
place. I just can't stand to be with someone who is constantly
trying to contradict me (in this case it probably had to do with the
fact that she thinks since she is older than me, she is more
knowledgeable).

Someone who has 4 channels on TV and the only source of news for them
is Oprah and/or The View doesn't really need to try and argue with me.

Also, women who are done after 2 mins and tell you to stop are quite a
drag as well.. aAAHAHHAHAHAHAH
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Old 19 Nov 2008, 11:38 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On 2008-11-19 18:07:41 -0800, Nza <thenza@yahoo.com> said:

> Someone who has 4 channels on TV and the only source of news for them
> is Oprah and/or The View doesn't really need to try and argue with me.


http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.cfm?ID=1642

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Old 20 Nov 2008, 09:58 am   #6 (permalink)
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Good thread.

There'll be some great deal on toyotas at xmas time. If there is still
a dealership there at xmas..? They should arrange all the pretty cars to
form crop circles, obamas mug or the outline of the US or some shit..

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Old 20 Nov 2008, 12:29 pm   #7 (permalink)
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It's impossible to justify a Prius with gas at 2 bucks a gallon (not
that it was particularly easy at 4 bucks).


On Nov 19, 11:05*am, "Truckdude" <sa...@gone.com> wrote:
> "Fat Moe" <Fat...@BubbleWorld.Com> wrote in message
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> news:4923f89f$0$5462$bbae4d71@news.suddenlink.net. ..
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> > *Beware, the economy, it's probably going to get worse before it gets
> > better.
> > *NYT story, *worth the reading,
> > ""In the 150-acre terminal where Toyotas are unloaded, there is a sea of
> > Corollas, Camrys and RAV4s.
> > “This is one way to look at the economy,” Art Wong, a spokesman forthe
> > port, said of the cars. “And it scares you to death.”"

>
> >http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/bu...rts.html?pagew...

>
> Wow! I can even see some Pruises in the photos.


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Old 20 Nov 2008, 10:23 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Your point of view is part of the problem. We get complacent when gas
prices are low. Do you think that the current prices are permanent? It is
not the time to start buying Hummers, Excursions, and Yukons again.

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It's impossible to justify a Prius with gas at 2 bucks a gallon (not
that it was particularly easy at 4 bucks).


On Nov 19, 11:05 am, "Truckdude" <sa...@gone.com> wrote:
> "Fat Moe" <Fat...@BubbleWorld.Com> wrote in message
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> news:4923f89f$0$5462$bbae4d71@news.suddenlink.net. ..
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> > Beware, the economy, it's probably going to get worse before it gets
> > better.
> > NYT story, worth the reading,
> > ""In the 150-acre terminal where Toyotas are unloaded, there is a sea of
> > Corollas, Camrys and RAV4s.
> > “This is one way to look at the economy,” Art Wong, a spokesman for the
> > port, said of the cars. “And it scares you to death.”"

>
> >http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/bu...rts.html?pagew...

>
> Wow! I can even see some Pruises in the photos.



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Old 20 Nov 2008, 10:44 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's time to give the unions the heave-ho. Toyota has
succeeded without a union in North America. I think it's time other
companies start learning from our overseas competitors.

If you can get fired for screwing up, you're going to do a better
job. (Unless you have the flu or something, but that's
understandable, just as long as you don't have the flu ALL YEAR
LONG) Personally, I've only had one job where I felt like I could
go in and screw off and not be penalized - trust me, i didn't like
it. Guess what? That job was with a company whose CEO is a
minority woman simply to get the tax breaks and easy government
contracts available because of that status. The job was a complete
joke. www.dmgrpt.com The site has improved since the last time I
checked it... then, it said "Report writing has just got better"....
and the husband of the 'CEO,' (who was really the boss) said,
"Sometimes, you need to use improper grammar to get the point
across".... it was shortly after that, I quit.

They felt that it was more important to rent the CEO a Ford Focus for
6 weeks as opposed to paying my salary for those 6 weeks. I agreed
with them and told them to sit-n-spin. I deleted all my files off my
work computer and they had no clue about how to run a network with
NT4.... they tried to tell me they could show in the server logs where
I had gone in and deleted all the stuff.... Meanwhile, the only way
they knew I had done it was because a co-worker saw me do it.
LOL.... these people tried to say they were IT professionals (I had
just graduated from some bullshit college with an IT degree) .. they
had the server login set to "ADMINISTRATOR" and the password set
to..... can you guess.... "PASSWORD"..... AAAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH

I was pretty sure I wasn't going to get my last paycheck, so that's
why I deleted the files from the computer... I backed them up on a
disc, though. They called me up two days later and demanded the
files. I said, "I had to make sure I was going to get my
paycheck"... so we agreed upon a trade.

Before I went there, I put this clip on the disc, but I decided to
delete it right before I left:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I11w-rl6iaY

Probably a wise decision.... AAAHAHAHAAAHAHA

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Old 20 Nov 2008, 10:58 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 19:23:16 -0800, Truckdude wrote:

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> Your point of view is part of the problem. We get complacent when gas
> prices are low. Do you think that the current prices are permanent? It is
> not the time to start buying Hummers, Excursions, and Yukons again.


And yet, when the price of gas went down, sales of SUVs went up again.

The good thing about hitting yourself in the head with a hammer is that it
feels so good when you stop...



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