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2020-10-30 3:40:37 PM  
Why the hell did Twitter go down 20% today?
 
2020-10-30 3:41:38 PM  
The DOW Jones has dropped 2000 since stammering yam declared victory over Covid 5 days ago. STFU. we are not "rounding the corner"
 
2020-10-30 3:49:03 PM  
I'm certainly part of it, with a propane fire table (wood and pellet burning isn't allowed on the island of Montreal except for cooking or during power failures) and a nice backyard rink setup - with accessories

Winter might suck, but Intend to be able to use my entire property instead of only the house
 
2020-10-30 3:51:11 PM  
I made two huge costco trips and a couple smaller grocery store runs to stock up in case there are riots/killings and people panic-buy all the farking toilet paper again. I can feed my family and keep us supplied with ass-paper for a solid 3, maybe 4 months, now.

/ Did the same thing just before the last shortage.
// Didn't regret it, so, listening to my gut again.
 
2020-10-30 3:55:34 PM  

Muta: Why the hell did Twitter go down 20% today?


And what will it take to go down the rest of the 80% and help society
 
2020-10-30 4:17:01 PM  
Just getting the traditional holiday shopping out of the way early...

Hand Sanitizer... check
N95 Masks... check
Rubbing Alcohol... check
Paper towels... check
Toilet paper... check
Canned goods... check
Way too much flour... check

It feels like Christmas already!
 
2020-10-30 5:08:58 PM  
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2020-10-30 5:17:22 PM  

Muta: Why the hell did Twitter go down 20% today?


I believe the thinking goes....Trump loses, people won't want to go to Twitter any longer to see the dumpster fire.

Not that necessarily subscribe to that, but I believe that's the theory.
 
2020-10-30 6:38:37 PM  

fallingcow: I made two huge costco trips and a couple smaller grocery store runs to stock up in case there are riots/killings and people panic-buy all the farking toilet paper again. I can feed my family and keep us supplied with ass-paper for a solid 3, maybe 4 months, now.



The cognitive dissonance displayed here is astounding.
 
2020-10-30 6:42:44 PM  
Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.
 
2020-10-30 6:50:29 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.


So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

We stocked up like normal people who want to limit disruption to a minimum in their lives, especially since it's been broadcast from government and media that winter will be a harsh mistress to us all.
 
2020-10-30 6:57:27 PM  

outtatowner: gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.

So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

We stocked up like normal people who want to limit disruption to a minimum in their lives, especially since it's been broadcast from government and media that winter will be a harsh mistress to us all.



Americans, folks. Fark you, make more, I got mine. Free market solutions.
 
2020-10-30 7:01:39 PM  
count me as one of those.  Been slowly stocking the pantry. extra few cans of soup when on sale, green beans next week.  not clearing the shelf level, but just a little extra on each trip.
 
2020-10-30 7:08:40 PM  

outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.


Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.
 
2020-10-30 7:18:07 PM  

Krieghund: outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.


Oh.
 
2020-10-30 7:48:44 PM  

DJanomaly: Muta: Why the hell did Twitter go down 20% today?

I believe the thinking goes....Trump loses, people won't want to go to Twitter any longer to see the dumpster fire.

Not that necessarily subscribe to that, but I believe that's the theory.


The meltdown will be worth the price of admission
 
2020-10-30 7:54:03 PM  

Hyjamon: count me as one of those.  Been slowly stocking the pantry. extra few cans of soup when on sale, green beans next week.  not clearing the shelf level, but just a little extra on each trip.


Heh - "slowly" doesn't apply here. I spent Tuesday breaking down about 110 pounds of chicken, pork, and beef for portioning, vacuum packing, and freezing. My pantry's loaded, my chest freezer's full, and so we've got about six months of dry & frozen goods right now. The only concern are the usual "big three" - milk, eggs, bread - and I can make that last one. (Plus, I've some powdered whole milk in cans, just in case it gets really ugly...)

I'm expecting that we're not going to be anywhere near normal until well after June, 2021. We shopped accordingly.
 
2020-10-30 7:55:48 PM  

Hyjamon: count me as one of those.  Been slowly stocking the pantry. extra few cans of soup when on sale, green beans next week.  not clearing the shelf level, but just a little extra on each trip.


I was doing that too... and then today they announced the county is ratcheting restrictions up beginning next Wednesday. The shelves are bare again at Safeway.

Lessons learned from last spring will help this winter.
 
2020-10-30 8:19:16 PM  

fallingcow: I made two huge costco trips and a couple smaller grocery store runs to stock up in case there are riots/killings and people panic-buy all the farking toilet paper again. I can feed my family and keep us supplied with ass-paper for a solid 3, maybe 4 months, now.

/ Did the same thing just before the last shortage.
// Didn't regret it, so, listening to my gut again.


There's nothing wrong with being a "prepper" when the threat is legit. A Democrat is elected and will most assuredly send jackbooted thugs to steal your guns in the middle of the night? That's no reason to stock up on ammo and Chef Boyardee. The actual threats I've heard from Trump wingnuts, and Trump himself? Yeah, that's reasonable cause to stock up. It comes down to what wingnuts think a politician will do and what others have actually said they will do. Perhaps it just some Meal Team 6 sort of jive, but every right-winger I know/read about is chomping at the bit.

Sadly, COVID has destroyed me, financially, so I can't afford to overstock anything but extra rotgut booze. Gotta have priorities, yo. CVS is selling these god-awful 1.75 liters of vodak for $10.99. While normally a scotch and beer snob, I find that as long as I mix the hideous paint thinner vodak with some juice or tonic I can tolerate it. By the third drink I kinda stop tasting it, anyway. End result is the same, although the hangovers are worse.

I do have plenty of ass-paper, tho. Which may well be handy after drinking this paint thinner.
 
2020-10-30 9:12:10 PM  

Dahnkster: The DOW Jones has dropped 2000 since stammering yam declared victory over Covid 5 days ago. STFU. we are not "rounding the corner"

Sure we are.  Hold on to something...
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2020-10-30 9:41:56 PM  

FormlessOne: Hyjamon: count me as one of those.  Been slowly stocking the pantry. extra few cans of soup when on sale, green beans next week.  not clearing the shelf level, but just a little extra on each trip.

Heh - "slowly" doesn't apply here. I spent Tuesday breaking down about 110 pounds of chicken, pork, and beef for portioning, vacuum packing, and freezing. My pantry's loaded, my chest freezer's full, and so we've got about six months of dry & frozen goods right now. The only concern are the usual "big three" - milk, eggs, bread - and I can make that last one. (Plus, I've some powdered whole milk in cans, just in case it gets really ugly...)

I'm expecting that we're not going to be anywhere near normal until well after June, 2021. We shopped accordingly.


the "french toast" rations will always be a week by week thing.  Great job filling the freezer.  Mrs. Hyjamon has been finding baskets for storing items in the freezer allowing us to store more things efficiently.

Otherwise, our grocery trips are dependant on how low we are on fresh food items for the most part, where again, just grab an extra item or two of a dry store good.
 
2020-10-30 9:47:06 PM  

Krieghund: outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.


Exactly. Blaming it all on greedy hoarders doesn't make any sense.
 
2020-10-30 10:08:10 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.


Good luck with that. Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.
 
2020-10-30 10:08:57 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.


There are three options:

1. Limit the quantities sold (ration books)

2. Let the prices rise to ramp down demand.

3. Let people suffer with shortages.

The first requires a competent government. At the state level, sure, some states have that, but then people drive to the next state to load up. At the national level... meh. Lots of competent people in the government, but the executive functions are clueless.

So, the second option is the go to. Toilet paper goes from $3 a roll to $15 (or however much TP costs - it's not one of those things I've ever checked the price on) and people buy just enough to get by, there's a glut, and the price settles back to normalcy. If it settles higher on the longer span because suddenly we've started wiping our asses more, there's more demand and producers ramp it up.

Gasoline does it all the time, and stations don't sell out. Get rid of those nonsense gouging laws and let the market do its thing.
 
2020-10-30 10:20:53 PM  

dickfreckle: fallingcow: I made two huge costco trips and a couple smaller grocery store runs to stock up in case there are riots/killings and people panic-buy all the farking toilet paper again. I can feed my family and keep us supplied with ass-paper for a solid 3, maybe 4 months, now.

/ Did the same thing just before the last shortage.
// Didn't regret it, so, listening to my gut again.

There's nothing wrong with being a "prepper" when the threat is legit. A Democrat is elected and will most assuredly send jackbooted thugs to steal your guns in the middle of the night? That's no reason to stock up on ammo and Chef Boyardee. The actual threats I've heard from Trump wingnuts, and Trump himself? Yeah, that's reasonable cause to stock up. It comes down to what wingnuts think a politician will do and what others have actually said they will do. Perhaps it just some Meal Team 6 sort of jive, but every right-winger I know/read about is chomping at the bit.

Sadly, COVID has destroyed me, financially, so I can't afford to overstock anything but extra rotgut booze. Gotta have priorities, yo. CVS is selling these god-awful 1.75 liters of vodak for $10.99. While normally a scotch and beer snob, I find that as long as I mix the hideous paint thinner vodak with some juice or tonic I can tolerate it. By the third drink I kinda stop tasting it, anyway. End result is the same, although the hangovers are worse.

I do have plenty of ass-paper, tho. Which may well be handy after drinking this paint thinner.


Not worried about actual threats to supplies. Worried about people panic-buying everything again.

Yes, I'm aware that's part of the cause. But last time if I'd waited until I usually would have to stock up on TP, there wouldn't have been any to buy. Instead I bought a couple weeks early, and didn't have to try to find any during the shortage at all.

Anyway, being able to go 3+ months without even having to receive a food delivery to get by seems like a pretty good idea as we head into even higher infection rates. Gonna get worse before it gets better.
 
2020-10-30 10:29:14 PM  

Smackledorfer: Krieghund: outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.

Exactly. Blaming it all on greedy hoarders doesn't make any sense.


Except it does, when we know we have the supply chain to handle it, we have the front line workers, we have masks. All you need to do is not hoard, and there will be enough for everyone.

I know, this is fark, everyone has some special medical condition and five kids and a pregnant grandma that is allergic to air so in their case they simply MUST gather everything in one trip.

Get over yourselves. Be rational. Wear a mask, limit contact. It's really not that hard. 

Of course we're talking about Americans - people who trample each other for a shot at a $200 tv.
 
2020-10-30 10:36:35 PM  
Yeah. A lot of people are sticking up
On stuff they couldn't get months ago. I bought a washer and dryer and a bunch of paper freaking towels.

But my cabinets are stocked. Things are about to get bad.
 
2020-10-30 10:43:46 PM  
Single dude here.

Stocked up over the months. Every trip I would add a case of TP and paper towel to my cart. I can build a fort in my basement now 4 months in to doing this.

Beans. Bought a solid 20lbs dry for chili and what not. Thos week tho, I stocked up on cooking supplies. Spices, oil, tinfoil, sponges ect. because...well, cant cook shiat if you dont have proper tools.

But the 1 chest freezer i have is stuffed. The small pantry i have is stuffed with dry goods. The basement is stuffed with TP.

I know im good....but still feel like im goimg to need more in a month.
 
2020-10-30 10:55:38 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Smackledorfer: Krieghund: outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.

Exactly. Blaming it all on greedy hoarders doesn't make any sense.

Except it does, when we know we have the supply chain to handle it,


I didn't say zero people were hoarding. I said hoarding alone doesn't explain the problem.

And it certainly does not.

Supply chains absolutely have limitations. Production has limitations. And companies and business are not going to ramp up production for short term demand. It takes very few people buying a tiny bit more than normal to throw a monkey wrench into the gears.

With TP, for example, you had millions of people who shiat outside of the home shiatting at home. Even without a stupid run on supplies we'd have seen a shortage. Once a shortage starts it isn't really hoarding to buy a tiny bit more - especially when the public was being instructed to spend less time at stores and fewer trips out.
 
2020-10-30 11:39:46 PM  

Smackledorfer: gunther_bumpass: Smackledorfer: Krieghund: outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.

Exactly. Blaming it all on greedy hoarders doesn't make any sense.

Except it does, when we know we have the supply chain to handle it,

I didn't say zero people were hoarding. I said hoarding alone doesn't explain the problem.

And it certainly does not.

Supply chains absolutely have limitations. Production has limitations. And companies and business are not going to ramp up production for short term demand. It takes very few people buying a tiny bit more than normal to throw a monkey wrench into the gears.

With TP, for example, you had millions of people who shiat outside of the home shiatting at home. Even without a stupid run on supplies we'd have seen a shortage. Once a shortage starts it isn't really hoarding to buy a tiny bit more - especially when the public was being instructed to spend less time at stores and fewer trips out.


Oh bullshiat. Stop hoarding, stay home, wear a mask when you're not at home, and everything will be fine.

"It's not me buying three months of toilet paper and beans - it's the supply chain!"

But the supply chain can produce enough for everyone if everyone DOESN'T FARKING HOARD.

This isn't a difficult concept for the non-selfish functioning mind.
 
2020-10-31 12:12:08 AM  

gunther_bumpass: Smackledorfer: gunther_bumpass: Smackledorfer: Krieghund: outtatowner: So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

Companies can make more, but they can't do it instantaneously.

They have their own supply chains to deal with.  And if something is just a fluctuation, not a long term change in demand, then it probably doesn't make economic sense to try to react to it.

Exactly. Blaming it all on greedy hoarders doesn't make any sense.

Except it does, when we know we have the supply chain to handle it,

I didn't say zero people were hoarding. I said hoarding alone doesn't explain the problem.

And it certainly does not.

Supply chains absolutely have limitations. Production has limitations. And companies and business are not going to ramp up production for short term demand. It takes very few people buying a tiny bit more than normal to throw a monkey wrench into the gears.

With TP, for example, you had millions of people who shiat outside of the home shiatting at home. Even without a stupid run on supplies we'd have seen a shortage. Once a shortage starts it isn't really hoarding to buy a tiny bit more - especially when the public was being instructed to spend less time at stores and fewer trips out.

Oh bullshiat. Stop hoarding, stay home, wear a mask when you're not at home, and everything will be fine.

"It's not me buying three months of toilet paper and beans - it's the supply chain!"

But the supply chain can produce enough for everyone if everyone DOESN'T FARKING HOARD.

This isn't a difficult concept for the non-selfish functioning mind.


It must be a sad life, running around in an imagined world where everybody is guilty of things you imagine.

I don't hoard, at least not in any way that has increased my purchasing this year. . Indeed I haven't purchased TP all year. I stock extra dry goods as a matter of course, likely the influence of my waste not want not grandfather. Because my brother moved out to care for him (normally coming back regularly but we all split up a good deal for covid) and kicking out a thieving women staying at my place, I haven't actually bought tp for myself in 2020.

I bought one large pack in April but split it among my grandmother and a neighbor.

For other goods I've always kept a stock. Frozen foods, canned goods, a full tank of gas, and some extra in the garage. It's seen me comfortably through a variety of things from natural disasters and 7+ day power outages. On average I purchase no more than I consumer, and my additional stocks were good to go long before this pandemic hit.

Anyway, you don't understand infrastructure, math, or logistics of you believe this whole problem is one of hoarders. You seem unwilling to even entertain the idea that problems can exist that aren't the direct fault of your imagined enemies. Have fun with that.
 
2020-10-31 3:59:04 AM  

Smackledorfer: I don't hoard, at least not in any way that has increased my purchasing this year. . Indeed I haven't purchased TP all year. I stock extra dry goods as a matter of course,


So, you hoard.
 
2020-10-31 4:14:53 AM  

gunther_bumpass: Smackledorfer: I don't hoard, at least not in any way that has increased my purchasing this year. . Indeed I haven't purchased TP all year. I stock extra dry goods as a matter of course,

So, you hoard.


Nope.

You don't know what that word means.

Being prepared for down times is not remotely similar to rushing out and buying everything up at the last minute.

But I see you still just can't help being a liar. You even cut off the explanation of why my supply lasted so much longer than expected. I'm sure that was on purpose, though anyone else reading this can clearly see the full post.

If I told you I used chop sticks once you'd accuse me of being a Japanophile. Are you a compulsive liar like Trump, or is this personal?
 
2020-10-31 10:40:36 AM  

gunther_bumpass: outtatowner: gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.

So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

We stocked up like normal people who want to limit disruption to a minimum in their lives, especially since it's been broadcast from government and media that winter will be a harsh mistress to us all.


Americans, folks. Fark you, make more, I got mine. Free market solutions.


I mean...one Costco package of TP should set someone up fine for a couple months. If you're gonna get it anyway, might as well get it now.

I don't think they're saying they're grabbing 10 packages or anything.
 
2020-10-31 11:22:50 AM  

IAmRight: gunther_bumpass: outtatowner: gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.

So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

We stocked up like normal people who want to limit disruption to a minimum in their lives, especially since it's been broadcast from government and media that winter will be a harsh mistress to us all.


Americans, folks. Fark you, make more, I got mine. Free market solutions.

I mean...one Costco package of TP should set someone up fine for a couple months. If you're gonna get it anyway, might as well get it now.

I don't think they're saying they're grabbing 10 packages or anything.


He believes having a month or two supply of dry goods is hoarding, though.
 
2020-10-31 2:37:13 PM  

Smackledorfer: IAmRight: gunther_bumpass: outtatowner: gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.

So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

We stocked up like normal people who want to limit disruption to a minimum in their lives, especially since it's been broadcast from government and media that winter will be a harsh mistress to us all.


Americans, folks. Fark you, make more, I got mine. Free market solutions.

I mean...one Costco package of TP should set someone up fine for a couple months. If you're gonna get it anyway, might as well get it now.

I don't think they're saying they're grabbing 10 packages or anything.

He believes having a month or two supply of dry goods is hoarding, though.



You've admitted to buying "extra". Bragged about it, even. Then you said that a few people buying extra throws a wrench into the supply chain.

Do the math, genius.

(You also went on a tangent about a "thieving women" in your home, but I'll let that weirdness just sit there and be weird on its own.)
 
2020-10-31 2:45:04 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Smackledorfer: IAmRight: gunther_bumpass: outtatowner: gunther_bumpass: Let me explain it this way.

A company makes 10 rolls of toilet paper a week, for a town of 10 people.
Every week, each person buys one roll of toilet paper. Everybody's happy.

But then one guy thinks there's going to be a shortage. So he buys two rolls. Leaving 8 rolls for the other 9 people. One person has to wipe his ass with a brillo pad for a week, and he's not happy. So the next week he gets to the toilet paper store a little early and buys three rolls. And the next two people heard about a "shortage" so they buy three rolls. Now there's one roll left for the next seven people. 

This isn't about a supply chain, or riots, or shortages. This is just about greed and panic. Stop it.

So the company can't make more? Is it limited by some soviet type production quota policy and does the capitalist mantra no longer apply? A free market is designed for the situation you described. It behoves the individual to satisfy their needs and presents opportunity to the supplier and producer to fill those needs.

We stocked up like normal people who want to limit disruption to a minimum in their lives, especially since it's been broadcast from government and media that winter will be a harsh mistress to us all.


Americans, folks. Fark you, make more, I got mine. Free market solutions.

I mean...one Costco package of TP should set someone up fine for a couple months. If you're gonna get it anyway, might as well get it now.

I don't think they're saying they're grabbing 10 packages or anything.

He believes having a month or two supply of dry goods is hoarding, though.


You've admitted to buying "extra". Bragged about it, even. Then you said that a few people buying extra throws a wrench into the supply chain.

Do the math, genius.

(You also went on a tangent about a "thieving women" in your home, but I'll let that weirdness just sit there and be weird on its own.)


You can't read for shiat, can you?

I stock a month or two of stuff. I've maintained that stock for 8 years. If you conclude that my extra stock is creating a shortage in 2020 of a product I haven't purchased once for myself in 2020, you're an idiot.  More likely, you skimmed my post as usual and then just filled in the gaps with your imagination.

And yes, I was letting a cousin of mine stay at my home, free room and board, and while I was away on a business trip she robbed me.  She'd been living there for a couple of years and had been some level of trouble, but never that. I was trying to help her get back on her feet.  I failed at the task.  Nobody knows where she is now. What can ya do?
 
2020-10-31 2:47:59 PM  
Jesus christ dude, leave me alone. You're completely full of shiat and can't handle being called out on it.
 
2020-10-31 3:02:29 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Jesus christ dude, leave me alone. You're completely full of shiat and can't handle being called out on it.


You're welcome to ignore me or cease being a liar. Stop following me from thread to thread lying about personal details of my life and behaviors.

Go back through our last threads. Each and every time it was you starting shiat with me.

Every time you lie about me I'm going to set the record the straight for the rest of the thread. You'll not I don't initiate conversations with you, it is the other way around. Every. Single. Time.
 
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