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I'm enjoying the shortages of TP and Hand Sanitizer

By theoakman follow theoakman   2020 Mar 11, 4:13pm 733 views   57 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Looking at the empty shelves in the supermarket...people are getting some first hand experience with some of the effects of socialism....empty shelves. Ironically, it's always the "price gouging" laws that allow these things to happen. If they let the price of hand sanitizer and toilet paper go up...I doubt people would be buying a truckload.

I witnessed the same nonsense after Hurricane Sandy. Everyone sitting around for 6 hours waiting for gas. Meanwhile, if they simply let the price rise to 5 dollars a gallon, I'm sure thousands of tanker trucks would have come over from Delaware and PA to sell. Instead...the state sat around without gas for 2 weeks.

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21   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2020 Mar 17, 10:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I just gave the dog some plastic bags and told him it's time for him to start picking up my poop.
22   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 17, 11:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NDrLoR says
theoakman says
Looking at the empty shelves in the supermarket
The stupid hoarders will turn the country into Venezuela.


I just spoke w a Venezuelan who said this reminds her of the first stage of their descent.
24   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2020 Mar 17, 1:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
The local chain grocery store had TP in stock Sunday afternoon.


Went shopping on Sunday but the stores were actually pretty empty (of people and TP, and most meats). I think people are all shopped out for a while.
25   NDrLoR   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 17, 9:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
Costco
I was at my friend's in West Saturday and noticed two huge boxes of Costco toilet paper, over 75 rolls, and asked him how he got that much. He said the young man who lives in West with whom he runs their vintage electronic business used to work at Walmart and keeps tabs on good buys and he said he bought it a couple of weeks before all this happened.
27   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Mar 20, 4:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

My commode is a couple of feet from the shower.

It all ends up in the same place.
28   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2020 Mar 20, 4:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

theoakman says
If they let the price of hand sanitizer and toilet paper go up...



Then there would be the same amount of people without Toilet paper, but for a different reason.
The problem is two fold. Toilet Paper is about 200% marked up more than it should be.
The second problem is Toilet paper is packaged to move as much of it, at the greatest price the manufacture and box store possibly can.
The manufactures need to get back to 4 and 8 packs, and the outlets need to curb quantities per purchase. Buy limiting the amount of items people can buy.

As a Store owner you don't want any small group of your customers coming and buying up all of your stock of one item, that it infringes on the shopping experience of a much larger group of shoppers.
29   HEYYOU   ignore (47)   2020 Mar 20, 7:36pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Scum RepCons ,
Order your flooded lung pumpers from COMMUNIST China since the shelves of MAGA are empty.

There is nothing the RepCon shit mouths can do to stop shit mouth RepCons from dying.
31   ddshutlz   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 22, 6:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Effect of socialism? What??? By your own statement, it is obvious that not only socialism can do that..... Why do you feel socialism is any way related to a pandemic induced panic? theoakman says
Looking at the empty shelves in the supermarket...people are getting some first hand experience with some of the effects of socialism....empty shelves. Ironically, it's always the "price gouging" laws that allow these things to happen. If they let the price of hand sanitizer and toilet paper go up...I doubt people would be buying a truckload.

I witnessed the same nonsense after Hurricane Sandy. Everyone sitting around for 6 hours waiting for gas. Meanwhile, if they simply let the price rise to 5 dollars a gallon, I'm sure thousands of tanker trucks would have come over from Delaware and PA to sell. Instead...the state sat around without gas for 2 weeks.
32   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (52)   2020 Mar 22, 6:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
I think people are all shopped out for a while.


I go in the mid afternoon and have my choice of parking spots.

I was hoping for free fire fights and cars in flames and people bayonetting each other for the last jar of Mint Jelly.
33   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (2)   2020 Mar 22, 8:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
zzyzzx says
I think people are all shopped out for a while.


I go in the mid afternoon and have my choice of parking spots.

I was hoping for free fire fights and cars in flames and people bayonetting each other for the last jar of Mint Jelly.


It’s not April yet.
34   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Mar 22, 9:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What I think is going to be a bigger issue as time goes by is all the new crazy gun buyers that have never even held a gun. All the ranges are closed nowhere to practice. Expect to see a lot of people shooting themselves and kid deaths from stupid parents.
35   Misc   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 22, 12:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
What I think is going to be a bigger issue as time goes by is all the new crazy gun buyers that have never even held a gun. All the ranges are closed nowhere to practice. Expect to see a lot of people shooting themselves and kid deaths from stupid parents.


There are hundreds of thousands of recently unemployed without access to unemployment benefits (part time employees, illegals, and people without the 6 months of necessary employment). Desperate people do desperate things. Crime is going to skyrocket.
38   Malcolm   ignore (2)   2020 Mar 22, 5:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

A real one that attaches to a toilet cost me all of $35. If more people had them, they would not even be giving it a second thought.
39   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2020 Mar 22, 5:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There are hundreds of thousands of recently unemployed without access to unemployment benefits (part time employees, illegals, and people without the 6 months of necessary employment). Desperate people do desperate things. Crime is going to skyrocket.

Did crime skyrocket during the Great Depression? Actually, crime and unemployment have not historically correlated.

https://www.city-journal.org/html/crime-and-great-recession-13399.html
40   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Mar 22, 6:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
Did crime skyrocket during the Great Depression? Actually, crime and unemployment have not historically correlated.


I don't think blacks were so brazen then.
42   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Mar 23, 7:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Toilet paper? I don’t care, I can fly in a young CNA from Florida who can change my depends, she’s had practice.
43   Malcolm   ignore (2)   2020 Mar 23, 10:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says


Do you have a problem with poo sticking to your fur?

No?

And he wipes his ass with the dog.
45   QuantBoy   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 23, 2:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Professor Robert Shiller's dogma is about value.

Shiller was right about the significance of house price to household income ratio back in the mid 2000's. He won a Nobel Prize in Economics.

His Shiller P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is a very helpful gauge of the value of the S&P 500 such as if it is too expensive or cheap. See the link below.

The Shiller PE ratio is now at 16.8 and below the bottom for the 2001/2002 bear market which was around 23.

However the Shiller PE ratio ratio was around 15 for the 2009/2009 bear market.

A lot of what the pundits are stating as far as the S&P 500 bottoming near 2,000 points (from all time peak of 3,393 points) is based on the Shiller PE bottoming at 15, the same level it was around the bottom of the 2008/9 bear market.

https://www.multpl.com/shiller-pe

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46   MM1   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 23, 2:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Professor Robert Shiller's dogma is about value.

Shiller was right about the significance of house price to household income ratio back in the mid 2000's. He won a Nobel Prize in Economics.

His Shiller P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is a very helpful gauge of the value of the S&P 500 such as if it is too expensive or cheap. See the link below.

The Shiller PE ratio is now at 16.8 and below the bottom for the 2001/2002 bear market which was around 23.

However the Shiller PE ratio ratio was around 15 for the 2009/2009 bear market.

A lot of what the pundits are stating as far as the S&P 500 bottoming near 2,000 points (from all time peak of 3,393 points) is based on the Shiller PE bottoming at 15, the same level it was around the bottom of the 2008/9 bear market.

https://www.multpl.com/shiller-pe

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48   Booger   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 24, 4:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://news.yahoo.com/costco-now-refusing-returns-demand-171700728.html

Costco Is Now Refusing Returns On In-Demand Items Like Rice And Toilet Paper

49   Patrick   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 24, 4:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

After initially saying that 40% alcohol (ie, 80 proof, like vodka) was not sufficient, the latest conclusion is that yes, it is effective at 40%

So no one really needs hand sanitizer as long as vodka is available! Just carry a little flask at all times. You have a damn good reason now.

As for TP, well, if you have a shower with a hose, that's how most of the world effectively does it. All of India thinks we're gross for wiping ourselves with paper.
50   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2020 Mar 24, 4:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

After initially saying that 40% alcohol (ie, 80 proof, like vodka) was not sufficient, the latest conclusion is that yes, it is effective at 40%

Maybe they are thinking 40% is effective if you light it afterward.
52   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2020 Mar 24, 5:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WTF is Toilet Paper?

Pages of the Koran.
54   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 25, 9:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
So no one really needs hand sanitizer as long as vodka is available! Just carry a little flask at all times. You have a damn good reason now.


Bonus! Finally an excuse to smell like liquor while driving
55   TEOTWAWKI   ignore (5)   2020 Mar 25, 9:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Patrick says
So no one really needs hand sanitizer as long as vodka is available! Just carry a little flask at all times. You have a damn good reason now.


Bonus! Finally an excuse to smell like liquor while driving


... and having an open container in the cupholder.
56   Booger   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 25, 6:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Bonus! Finally an excuse to smell like liquor while driving
.

It's legal for passengers in your car to be drinking in Delaware.

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