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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
No surprise Hawkeye backs the lying sack of sh#t Romney.

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Scum.
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
The business of America is Business not handing out welfare checks.

Vote for Romney for more jobs.

Vote for Obama for more unemployment.

Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
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Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
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Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Somebody better call the local mental health office and get ol Hawknut there on suicide watch. Tuesday night is going to be a truckload of butthurt for the Hawkster.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:22pm PT



That is correct, he stole it from Xerox PARC labs during a visit. As a master of 'steal and tweak' there is very little authentically original Apple technology, then or now.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
I love how "Global Reputation" is part of your cartoon post there Hawkeye.


Every one of my friends overseas (and all polls) say that the American image around the world is stronger than it's been since Clinton.

It's ok though bro, we're all in this together....
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Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
don't worry elcap, i am a big boy. i voted for BO in 2008 but not this year. the hope has run out that the change he brought is minimal. its not guys like me that are hurt as much as those who he is purporting to help....
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
That is correct, he stole it from Xerox PARC labs during a visit. There is very little authentically original Apple technology, then or now.

he bought it from a company that was not smart enough to figure out what they had....its not his fault he had more vision than they did...
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
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Malemute

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the ghost
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:32pm PT
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:32pm PT
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healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
NYTIMES: Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Saying Hurricane Sandy Affected Decision
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
Romney has so much experience.

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Hey Hawkeye, you gonna disappear for a while after the election?
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
How Wall Street Won the Election Long Before the First Vote Was Cast

Four debates later, and it's clear that Big Finance will continue to drive our economy.

Before the campaign contributors lavished billions of dollars on their favorite candidate; and long after they toast their winner or drink to forget their loser, Wall Street was already primed to continue its reign over the economy.

For, after three debates (well, four), when it comes to banking, finance, and the ongoing subsidization of Wall Street, both presidential candidates and their parties’ attitudes toward the banking sector is similar – i.e. it must be preserved – as is – at all costs, rhetoric to the contrary, aside.

Obama hasn’t brought ‘sweeping reform’ upon the Establishment Banks, nor does Romney need to exude deregulatory babble, because nothing structurally substantive has been done to harness the biggest banks of the financial sector, enabled, as they are, by entities from the SEC to the Fed to the Treasury Department to the White House.

In addition, though much is made of each candidates' tax plans, and the related math that doesn’t add up (for both presidential candidates), the bottom line is, Obama hasn’t explained exactly WHY there’s $5 trillion more in debt during his presidency, nor has Romney explained HOW to get a $5 trillion savings.

More: http://truth-out.org/news/item/12358-how-wall-street-won-the-election-long-before-the-first-vote-was-cast
jghedge

climber
Nov 1, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Economist Mag Endorses Obama

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21565623-america-could-do-better-barack-obama-sadly-mitt-romney-does-not-fit-bill-which-one


"Many of The Economist’s readers, especially those who run businesses in America, may well conclude that nothing could be worse than another four years of Mr Obama. We beg to differ. For all his businesslike intentions, Mr Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says. That is not a convincing pitch for a chief executive. And for all his shortcomings, Mr Obama has dragged America’s economy back from the brink of disaster, and has made a decent fist of foreign policy. So this newspaper would stick with the devil it knows, and re-elect him."




Repubs Have Failed.






squishy

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Nov 1, 2012 - 02:02pm PT


















Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Nov 1, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
squishy rocks
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 1, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
What physicians are thinking, in an unscientific series of polls:

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jghedge

climber
Nov 1, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
Forbes Mag: Building Jeeps In China Is Good For America

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/11/01/memo-to-mitt-romney-building-jeeps-in-china-is-good-for-america/


China is the world’s largest automotive market and its people are hungry to attain the freedom and mobility that come from owning a car. That’s why virtually all of the world’s automakers have been flocking there in the past decade to open factories with Chinese partners. And they are getting very rich doing so.

General Motors makes a boatload of money in China, where it has a dominant presence. Last year, GM netted $1.5 billion in profit from its joint venture operations with SAIC, China’s largest carmaker. Ford Motor would love to emulate that success, so it is investing billions to expand its China operations, including the introduction of 15 new vehicles by 2015. In August, Ford Chief Executive Alan Mulally traveled to China to mark the groundbreaking of a new $600 million factory, its third in Chongqing, which is Ford’s largest global manufacturing location outside the Detroit area.

Now, Chrysler, which is lucky enough to own one of the most iconic brands in the world — Jeep — wants to establish local production in China, too. For Jeep, it’s really a second tour of duty. Beijing Jeep was a pioneer in China, assembling vehicles there from 1985 to 2009.

Selling more Jeeps in China will help bolster the Jeep brand globally, making its parent stronger, which can only help secure jobs at the Jeep factories in Detroit, Toledo, Ohio, and Belvidere, Ill. Isn’t that what we want?

Romney, on the other hand, wants to get elected. So he has stirred up angst in Ohio, a crucial swing state, by telling supporters that Chrysler, which received a $10.5 billion federal taxpayer bailout, is considering moving all of its Jeep production to China. Of course, that is not true, as countless reporters and political fact-checkers have shown. He followed up with a TV ad saying President Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.” Technically, that is not inaccurate. Italy’s Fiat SpA took control of Chrysler when it emerged from a government-managed bankruptcy and the company intends to build Jeeps in China. But the ad’s tone and language only perpetuated the notion that Jeep was planning to outsource production to China. (It also implied that “the Italians” would reap the financial benefit of doing so, which is not true; under the bankruptcy deal struck when Fiat and Chrysler joined forces in 2009, and reiterated under subsequent bank covenants, Fiat is not allowed to tap any Chrysler funds.)

President Obama blasted Romney in his own ad, accusing his opponent of making a “false claim” and noting that “the truth” is that Jeep is “adding jobs in Ohio.”


Even Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne got dragged into the mess, issuing his own statement to employees and on the company’s website: “I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China.”

In fact, Marchionne said, North American production is critical to achieving Jeep’s goal of selling 800,000 vehicles by 2014. U.S. production of Jeep models in the U.S. has nearly tripled since 2009 in order to keep up with global demand. Chrysler is currently adding 1,100 jobs at its Toledo, Ohio, Jeep factory to prepare for the launch of the next-generation Jeep Liberty. “Jeep assembly lines will remain in operation in the United States and will constitute the backbone of the brand,” said Marchionne. “It is inaccurate to suggest anything different.”

People will believe what they want to believe. Donald Trump jumped into the fray on Thursday, tweeting: “Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China – and will!” To which Chrysler vice president Ralph Gilles replied, “you are full of shit!” later apologizing for his language, but adding, “lies are just that, lies. Thanks for the support people.”

So why not just export some of those Jeeps to China and keep all the jobs in the U.S.? Exporting cars might seem like a good idea, but it’s impractical for any number of reasons.

First of all, with the U.S. auto industry on the rebound, American factories are already running full-tilt to keep up with demand in North America. They couldn’t produce more cars if they wanted to. Even if they could, it does not make good business sense to export large numbers of vehicles from the U.S. to China because of the costly logistics involved. Shipping hundreds of thousands of vehicles weighing three or four tons each is not cheap or easy.

That’s not to say it doesn’t happen. Last year, 136,222 American-made vehicles were exported to China, a significant figure considering that auto exports to that nation totaled less than 1,000 as recently as 2003.

But when vehicles spend months crossing the ocean or stored at ports, it’s harder for manufacturers to respond to changing market conditions. Indeed, ask any global manufacturer and they will tell you they prefer to build cars in the markets where they sell them. That’s why foreign manufacturers like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen have spent billions of dollars to open factories in the United States, close to their customers.

Finally, the Chinese market is enormous, and growing. Anyone who wants a piece of the action will have to build factories there in order to take full advantage of that growth.

It’s just good business sense.
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