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(CNBC)   Retailers expect record gains of 8.5% to 10.5% in holiday shopping from last year, with higher-income households in the U.S. spending five times that of lower-income ones. Merry K-mas, peasants   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-11-25 11:43:07 AM  
Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.

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2021-11-25 12:05:02 PM  
I make a lot of money!!  Look at how I am!  You should admire me!!

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2021-11-25 2:45:47 PM  
I've begged my family not to buy me anything but they refuse. It seems like such a waste of money.
 
2021-11-25 2:47:18 PM  
Umpossible.  The liberal media keep reporting that Joe Biden has destroyed the economy, so there is no such thing as good economic news.
 
2021-11-25 2:47:57 PM  
Merry K-mas

Ooh, Mr. Big Spender gets to shop at K-Mart. Look at you.
 
2021-11-25 2:48:21 PM  
But this is rhe worst economy in history!
 
2021-11-25 2:50:45 PM  
Holidays are cancelled indefinitely in our family. Anyone participating in Christmas is supporting the right wing Christian corporate money grab, and helping fund the conservative terrorists that attacked the Capitol on Jan 6th.

The more money you spend on useless gifts to impress the Joneses, the richer the Christian Taliban gets.
 
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2021-11-25 2:51:27 PM  
Biden's America
 
2021-11-25 2:51:31 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I've begged my family not to buy me anything but they refuse. It seems like such a waste of money.


What are you, a communist? If you don't lavishly spend to celebrate his birthday, babby Jesus will send you to Hell.
 
2021-11-25 2:53:07 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Merry K-mas

Ooh, Mr. Big Spender gets to shop at K-Mart. Look at you.


We should ask subby what it's like in 1998.
 
2021-11-25 2:54:05 PM  
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2021-11-25 2:56:57 PM  

cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.

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Want to stop growth? Stop population growth.
Tax people that have children MORE not less.
Charger per child.
 
2021-11-25 2:58:06 PM  

cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.


And a peaceful birth of Our Savior to you too!
 
2021-11-25 2:58:40 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Merry K-mas

Ooh, Mr. Big Spender gets to shop at K-Mart. Look at you.


You gotta find one first.
 
2021-11-25 3:00:56 PM  
Wow, that "share of Americans who say they aren't spending anything" graph is crazy. I'm calling bullshiat on it though.

11% now, 3% in 2019, and around 10% in 2016-17?

That's a massive shift back and forth, that doesn't line up with the general economy.

Record numbers of households foregoing Christmas sounds bad until you see it's like 1% more than other years.

The wealthier spending 5x as much as poor households this year means nothing at all. It's a statistical ink blot without more information. How does that compare to past years? What is "wealthier" defined as (51 percentile and above vs below, or something else)? Is it average per household 5x as much? 5x as much overall?

I hate useless information presented to scare me. I knew rich people weren't poor my whole life.
 
2021-11-25 3:02:26 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I've begged my family not to buy me anything but they refuse. It seems like such a waste of money.


I succeeded.

They called my bluff the first year I said I wouldn't accept a gift. The second year I left their gift at their house. They delivered it to me. I sent a video of me dropping it in a donation box.

Message received, I'm gift-free for years now.
 
2021-11-25 3:03:13 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Merry K-mas

Ooh, Mr. Big Spender gets to shop at K-Mart. Look at you.


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2021-11-25 3:05:14 PM  

cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.

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And it's even worse than some people being too dumb to save the planet. There are people who would actively work to make the world a worse place just to spite people they don't like -- basically cutting off their own heads to spite other people's faces.
 
2021-11-25 3:10:26 PM  
I'm not spending anything this year beyond nice meals for the holiday. But I also am paying off the small fortunes I've spent on my cats who got sick this year. And I'm bracing for student loans to start again. So it's probably for the best anyway.
 
2021-11-25 3:13:50 PM  
Growth numbers in a vacuum can be deceiving. Last year was pre vaccine covid.

And I thought the OMG SHORTAGE OF ALL THE THINGS was going to but a damper on holiday consumption this year

/narrator - it will not, because the shortage is just an excuse for high prices
 
2021-11-25 3:13:59 PM  
And those with higher incomes are spending 5x to get the 1x of last year.  Thanks Mr. president
 
2021-11-25 3:14:31 PM  
I've told my family to only get me socks again this year. I like socks, don't really need anything else, and I hate conspicuous consumption.

I also encourage gifting socks from the World Wildlife Fund, as you can donate to them and give neat presents at the same time. My panda socks are not only nifty they help save actual pandas
 
2021-11-25 3:15:14 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: I've told my family to only get me socks again this year. I like socks, don't really need anything else, and I hate conspicuous consumption.

I also encourage gifting socks from the World Wildlife Fund, as you can donate to them and give neat presents at the same time. My panda socks are not only nifty they help save actual pandas


There's something about a good pair of socks that is pretty amazing!
 
2021-11-25 3:16:38 PM  

cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.

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Fark off, Commie.
 
2021-11-25 3:17:01 PM  

H31N0US: Growth numbers in a vacuum can be deceiving. Last year was pre vaccine covid.

And I thought the OMG SHORTAGE OF ALL THE THINGS was going to but a damper on holiday consumption this year

/narrator - it will not, because the shortage is just an excuse for high prices


I am kind of tired of this shortage bullsh*t.

Some shelves are a little sparse in the stores but isn't that expected during Thanksgiving?

Personally I haven't seen any recent evidence of it in my area so therefore it doesn't exist anywhere.
 
2021-11-25 3:19:51 PM  
fark pandas. Taxonomic bias in conservation has cost us a shiatload of better possible conservation outcomes because pandas are fancy looking so they get all the money.
 
2021-11-25 3:21:08 PM  
I'm a woodworker who makes most of his money during the holiday season by selling at craft markets. Needless to say, 2020 sucked ass because there were no markets. I'm counting on people to be ready to buy a ton of shiat locally this year. Got my booster shot, my mask, and a truckload of goods ready for my first holiday market tomorrow. Bring on the rampant consumerism!

/shop local
//you just might support a fellow farker's drinking habit
 
2021-11-25 3:21:24 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: Some shelves are a little sparse in the stores


Only when the NewsMax crew goes in, clears off some shelf space and takes a cropped picture of three feet of empty shelves to portray their narrative of the Biden Economy.

I was on the phone with a Honda dealer yesterday, and they wanted to sell me a car for MSRP plus $995 "market adjustment fee". I asked if that was the shortage thing and she said "Oh yeah, it's in the news".

Me: "You have a dozen of this model in stock, and so does the other dealer I called. There is no shortage that I can see. I'll call you back when this news cycle blows over and you feel like selling cars".
 
2021-11-25 3:21:38 PM  
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2021-11-25 3:21:49 PM  

Smackledorfer: fark pandas. Taxonomic bias in conservation has cost us a shiatload of better possible conservation outcomes because pandas are fancy looking so they get all the money.


Show me on this WWF plush panda where it touched you.
 
2021-11-25 3:22:11 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: I've told my family to only get me socks again this year. I like socks, don't really need anything else, and I hate conspicuous consumption.

I also encourage gifting socks from the World Wildlife Fund, as you can donate to them and give neat presents at the same time. My panda socks are not only nifty they help save actual pandas


If they're like any other charity, you'll also get the gift of them sending you letters / calling you periodically begging for more money.
 
2021-11-25 3:23:06 PM  

Godscrack: Anyone participating in Christmas is supporting the right wing Christian corporate money grab, and helping fund the conservative terrorists that attacked the Capitol on Jan 6th.


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2021-11-25 3:24:36 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Merry K-mas

Ooh, Mr. Big Spender gets to shop at K-Mart. Look at you.


No it's circle k
 
2021-11-25 3:25:20 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Umpossible.  The liberal media keep reporting that Joe Biden has destroyed the economy, so there is no such thing as good economic news.


Did you actually use the term liberal correctly, or did you mean to type conservative?

/Liberal is a right-wing political ideology.
 
2021-11-25 3:26:47 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I've begged my family not to buy me anything but they refuse. It seems like such a waste of money.


It is a waste of money, especially if the family is just buying obligatory sh*t that they think may be wanted or useful.

I at least got them to stop giving me money by doubling it and donating it to a charity they hate in their name, and since they are Trumpers, anything that helped out migrants or minorities was sufficient.

/for my birthday, they sent me a "handmade heirloom quilt" that was made in China. It pisses me off to even look at (as it sits in its original packaging on the closet) because we have some actual heirloom quilts that were made by family and didn't involve slave labor.
 
2021-11-25 3:32:29 PM  
I am guilty of consumerism.
I have a constant flow of Amazon packages being delivered and none of it is anything that I really need. I'm quite the electronics whore. It's not good!
 
2021-11-25 3:35:25 PM  

4seasons85!: Smackledorfer: fark pandas. Taxonomic bias in conservation has cost us a shiatload of better possible conservation outcomes because pandas are fancy looking so they get all the money.

Show me on this WWF plush panda where it touched you.


I say the same about tigers and the rest of the fancy animals.

Don't get me started on not letting rhino conservatories sell their ivory when it comes to the stupid ways we try to conserve at risk species.
 
2021-11-25 3:35:38 PM  

Erebus1954: cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.

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Want to stop growth? Stop population growth.
Tax people that have children MORE not less.
Charger per child.


Ok. Try that out in the inner cities.  See
How you do.
 
2021-11-25 3:37:42 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I've begged my family not to buy me anything but they refuse. It seems like such a waste of money.


I'm part of a Christmas present exchange, and I listed of bunch of charities people can donate to in my name. I just moved, and realized I have a lot of stuff I haven't really used. I have books from years past I haven't even touched since I got them. And since I spent close to $1,000 upgrading my computer from a two core AMD to a Ryzen, I don't want anything else.
 
2021-11-25 3:38:05 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I've begged my family not to buy me anything but they refuse. It seems like such a waste of money.


I insisted that my first gift be a long pokey stick, picked off the ground near my house. "Shop local", environmentally responsible, and all that. And then I can use it to keep away anyone else who would get me useless shiat after I kept telling everyone not to get me anything.

Go volunteer in your community; donate time and/or other resources to those that need it.
 
2021-11-25 3:44:55 PM  
Last year (most) people were taking precautions against COVID - distancing, quarantine, hygiene and masks.
This year people think it's 2019 again and forget there are stillover a thousand people a day dead from the virus.
That brand new big screen TV they will be fighting the crowds for tomorrow will likely leave them with another, much smaller present to take home to anyone who isn't vaccinated.

Morons.
 
2021-11-25 3:45:26 PM  
Well I know that I'll be spending ~$1600 just on myself.  Actually I already spent $389 in the PX yesterday to buy my new 35" UltraWide screen monitor (regular price $499), and I'll be spending ~$1200 tomorrow when I order my new maxed out mac mini to go with the monitor during Apple's Cyber weekend event.  That's my X-mas present to myself.
 
2021-11-25 3:52:28 PM  
I am trying to live as much as I can as if I lived centuries ago before all this crap. General strike and general boycott is our best chance and last hail mary before having no other recourse but to burn everything to the ground. Cutting out all the rat race consumption insanity will also have the benefit of making you much, much happier.
 
2021-11-25 3:55:13 PM  

cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.

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I don't give a sh*t anymore. I live next to a golf course that's being renovated. The construction company drained all the water traps and left the fish to die. Florida is trying to chop down every last tree and build as many sh*tty tract homes as possible. Politicians just pay lip service to voters who care about the environment. Any environmental policies democrats manage to pass will either be overturned by the next Republican Congress or deemed unconstitutional by SCOTUS.
So, f*ck it. I have no kids and I'll be dead before the environment really takes a sh*t on us.  I'll buy what I want. Spend how I want. I've already started my Christmas shopping. We deserve the environment we've destroyed.
 
2021-11-25 3:57:41 PM  
I got my cats some catnip toys I hate capitalism yet I participate in it how curious 🧐🤔
 
2021-11-25 3:59:57 PM  

Wobambo: I am trying to live as much as I can as if I lived centuries ago before all this crap. General strike and general boycott is our best chance and last hail mary before having no other recourse but to burn everything to the ground. Cutting out all the rat race consumption insanity will also have the benefit of making you much, much happier.


So you're using an Internet from 1687?
 
2021-11-25 4:01:10 PM  

WhippingBoi: Wobambo: I am trying to live as much as I can as if I lived centuries ago before all this crap. General strike and general boycott is our best chance and last hail mary before having no other recourse but to burn everything to the ground. Cutting out all the rat race consumption insanity will also have the benefit of making you much, much happier.

So you're using an Internet from 1687?


Yes. Fortunately, here in 1687 we have a much firmer grasp on the English language than you do.
 
2021-11-25 4:01:47 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: So, f*ck it. I have no kids and I'll be dead before the environment really takes a sh*t on us.  I'll buy what I want. Spend how I want. I've already started my Christmas shopping. We deserve the environment we've destroyed.


I wish people with your attitude could just off themselves instead of taking the whole ship down with them.
 
2021-11-25 4:04:16 PM  

Shaggy_C: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: So, f*ck it. I have no kids and I'll be dead before the environment really takes a sh*t on us.  I'll buy what I want. Spend how I want. I've already started my Christmas shopping. We deserve the environment we've destroyed.

I wish people with your attitude could just off themselves instead of taking the whole ship down with them.


I can't believe I just smarted a Shaggy post.

/A Thanksgiving miracle?
 
2021-11-25 4:07:31 PM  

cryinoutloud: Fark all of you.  You don't deserve a beautiful planet, a beautiful life, or a happy life.  And you aren't going to get it either, because you are too stupid to save it.


Then MOVE
 
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