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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Alleged Price Fixing Of Eggs

    The lede article in Business Week’s online edition tonight alleges that egg prices have jumped because of an illegal price-fixing scheme by egg producers. More laissez-faire capitalism, anyone?

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    My Left Foot spews:

    3:

    Please don’t use a foreign language term such as “laissez-faire”.

    It is un-American and the trolls don’t understand it.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    By the numbers: U.S. egg production has dropped since 2000. Current production is 7.5 billion dozen eggs per year (roughly 1 egg per U.S. resident per day). A handful of enormous vertically-integrated producers control 98% of the supply — which creates market conditions overripe for supply manipulation to boost prices.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Sarah Palin’s accusations that Obama wants to bring on “socialism” reminds me of junior high debates. Her cluelessness is so wonderful. She couldn’t define socialism if the First Dude was standing behind her yanking on her ear, which is where he usually is and what he is usually doing. Thank you, Grampy, for sharing this gift with us, this Palin amusement that just keeps giving.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Personally, I think the supply is down because Republicans are hoarding eggs for Inauguration Day.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Is there any substantial difference between contemporary Republicanism (the kind that old Republicans like Christopher Buckley and Colin Powell cannot stomach) and fascism? When we see the remarkable lies that Sarah Putin and John McCain are perpetuating–their “Country First” crap is Hitlerian, too, in its reprehensible arrogance–I have trouble seeing how they are not Nazis. Nonetheless, my good fishing buddy, who is a Republican but says he really doesn’t care who wins this election, said it’s offensive to call Republicans Nazis. The problem is that this new breed of Republicans, which is in fact the inevitable spawn of that nasty, unfortunate Reagan/Gingrich coupling, truly do seem to be fascists.

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    SeattleJew spews:

    SJ visited Republican HQ today. I was sort of incognito, identified myself as SJ, said I blog as a photographer with neither rep nor dem commitment (is that true)?

    This was combined McC:Dino:Reichert HQ, pretty much f a team effort. Not sure whick faction was running it all but it seemed as if ther head guy was a professional Republican.

    I said I was not partial and just wanted to make pix for my blog. Head Guy did not believe me, esp. after he went out and checked my Ferrari for bumber stickers!. I told him my other car has McCain stickers but let me stay.

    I ended up taking few pix .. and those by stealth. Not a lot of folks there but those there were intense. No one looked at me. The atmosphere seemed more like a book (illegal betting parlor) I remember from Boston on a losing night than the mood over on Mercer St. (Dem HQ ..Obama et al.). That plus the crew cut muscle guy watching me was .. well intimidating. I did flick a couple of shots w/o looking at the viewfinder but my Nikon is too noisy to do much of that.

    Oh well, I left a few Obama Bucks in the Men’s room and out by the BBQ they had set up. I decided I needed a pick me up. So I GPSd over to Darcy/Eastside Dems HQ. WOW! quelle difference! Easily twice the number of people and lots of traffic in and out! Nice folks, posed for me too! Of course I paid for all my pix with Obama bucks.

    BTW .. I cruised Clyde hill to look at the Voting Season decorations .. very few MCC signs, no Gregoire signs, but there were signs for Obanma all over! Darcy and Reichert were neck and neck. One lady stopped me to ask what I was doing. She had a German accent so we talked in german. She is a 30 year resident .. Army wife, still not a citizen! Hubby, liberated Dachau. Oh, she is pro Obama! So is hubby! I paid her with Obama bucks too.

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    By the numbers: U.S. egg production has dropped since 2000. Current production is 7.5 billion dozen eggs per year (roughly 1 egg per U.S. resident per day).

    Rog, that’s why we have a chicken coop with 38 chickens! Our neighbor boy tends to the chickens, sells the eggs…except we get all the fresh ones we want DAILY!
    You ought to move into the country and you won’t have to worry yourself with crap like this.

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    SeattleJew spews:

    SJ visited Republican HQ today. I was sort of incognito, identified myself as SJ, said I blog as a photographer with neither rep nor dem commitment (is that true?)

    Of course it’s not true SJ.
    You are compromising your integrity..which is easy for an ATHEIST because you have no accountability except to your own conscience.
    Shame on you.
    You’ve become what you claim to abhor.

  10. 14

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.
    “Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
    “I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

      
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/polit.....uppor.html
      
    Sounds like biden knows that obama will not respond to the crisis in a way that inspires confidence. Influence in the community? What does that mean, telling non-obama supporters that obama is not screwing up big-time?

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    10. SeattleJew spews:
    said I blog as a photographer with neither rep nor dem commitment (is that true)?

      
    Of course you lied.
      
    Don’t worry, no one expected better of you.
      

    I said I was not partial

      
    And another lie.
      

    I ended up taking few pix .. and those by stealth.

      
    So you know you were doing something you shouldn’t be and had to sneak.
      
    Where you shaking your finger at them while you were lying to them? That would have completed the package.