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Is Atlas shuddering or starting to shrug right now?
GraceG

Posted on 11/09/2012 4:18:49 PM PST by GraceG

Unless you are a dead democrat voter stuck in a graveyard, you will notice an awful LOT of businesses are laying people off right for the last three days. It finally hit me, is Atlas starting to shrug or is it merely shuddering only to fall asleep again?

Is this a sign of shrugging or is it a sign of the dragon shuddering only to roll over and fall back asleep again?


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To Shrug or Shudder? That is the question that tries our souls... ~

I am Jane Galt....

1 posted on 11/09/2012 4:18:55 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I think it is just a sign of reality. Businesses were in a holding pattern until after the election. Now they know which direction to head.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 4:22:44 PM PST by albionin
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To: albionin

Exactly.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 4:23:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GraceG

This economist has a link to the layoffs site. Ugh.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/vampires-werewolves-and-the-post-election-market-reaction/


4 posted on 11/09/2012 4:23:58 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: albionin

Yup... many were doubtless holding out to see if Mitt would manage to cowboy out Bronco Bama. Mitt didn’t.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 4:25:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GraceG

Two possible directions.

One is, the pols get the message and take corrective action.

Two, the collectivists respond the way Stalin and Chavez did, condemning the employers as ‘wreckers’ and nationalizing the various industries one at a time.

History favors option 2 as the course of action, because collectivists are not open to the possibility that their model is absolute stupidity.

Only problem is, there’s no money.

Hello, Zimbabwe.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 4:26:12 PM PST by lurk
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To: GraceG

GG....I truly believe this is all part of his plan. Run small biz’s out of business....and nationalize the rest. IOW.....Venezuela.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 4:27:26 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: lurk

This is the US though, so you get a kinder gentler socialism.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 4:27:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: All

check out

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com


9 posted on 11/09/2012 4:28:03 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Venezuela, except without the extra oil to export!


10 posted on 11/09/2012 4:28:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GraceG

I know it won’t happen but just imagine what would happen if some big businesses started closing up and their owners retiring. Imagine if Gibson Guitar had given everyone a pink slip after they had their wood confiscated saying “we can’t continue to operate under these kind of policies”. A few doing that and people would really sit up and take notice. Our online business is actually growing in this recession. We will have to decide whether to hire help or remain a small mom and pop business. No one will notice if we don’t decide to hire but multiply that by thousands of small businesses and it has a big effect.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 4:29:06 PM PST by albionin
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To: lurk

The “wreckers” rhetoric would not fly as well here... at least not for another few decades until the old guard is gone.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 4:30:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GraceG

As long as the financial markets continue to support the Baraqqi/Bernanke/Geithner minibucks that pour out, the dance goes on.

We’re riding a wave of false “prosperity” like that family in 2007 with two leased luxury SUVs, a McMansion with negative equity, and maxxed out credit cards and helocs.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 4:31:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: lurk

Atlas is too late to shrug, it is time to take the weight of the world and throw it towards the ground and say NO MORE!

Atlas Spiked!

Until I can come up with something catchier...

We need both actively stop participating in the economy as well as taking cloward piven and ramming it down their collective throats. This needs to be done before they take the inherent rights of free people away.

I am Jane Galt!


14 posted on 11/09/2012 4:32:00 PM PST by GraceG
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To: albionin

I don’t know if it would have any impact or not, but associations of little businesses COULD try peppering both houses of Congress and the White House with this kind of concern, preferably as physical letters.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 4:32:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The “wreckers” rhetoric would not fly as well here... at least not for another few decades until the old guard is gone.

Which is why the collapse needs to be hastened by reverse cloward pivening these bastards before those who once knew freedom are in their graves voting a straight socialism ticket.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 4:35:05 PM PST by GraceG
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Thanks for the link. It is interesting. whoever runs that site has done a lot of work. They might wish to summarize the information via charts / graphs also


17 posted on 11/09/2012 4:41:20 PM PST by plain talk
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To: GraceG
Since the election:

Layoff numbers

Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes
Abbot Labs 700 700 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
AMD 400 1100 Electronics
American Coal 54 1154 Energy
Ameridose 790 1944 Health
Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 2074 Agriculture
ATI 172 2246 Education
Bartikowsky Jewelers 25 2271 Retail Business closure
Boston Scientific 1200 3471 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Brake Parts LLC 75 3546 Automotive
Bristol-Myers Squibb 479 4025 Health
Career Education Corp 900 4925 Education
Caterpillar 100 5025 Construction Eq
Center for Hospice and Palliative Care 40 5065 Health
Cigna 1300 6365 Health
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc 21 6386 Media
Covidien 595 6981 Health
Crouse Hospital Syracuse 70 7051 Health
CVPH 17 7068 Health
Dana Holding Corp 7 7075 Automotive
Energizer 1500 8575 Energy
Exide 150 8725 Energy
Groupon 600 9325 Consumer
Hawker Beechcraft 410 9735 Aerospace
Hill-Rom 200 9935 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Husqvarna 600 10535 Tools Cuts in Sweden
Kinetic Concepts 427 10962 Health
Lightyear Network Solutions 14 10976 Software/internet
Medtronic 500 11476 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Mills Manufacturing 68 11544 Defense
Momentive Performance Materials 150 11694 Chemicals
Murray Energy Corporation 48 11742 Energy
New Energy 40 11782 Energy
OCE 135 11917 Office equip
Penn Refrigeration 30 11947
Providence Journal 23 11970 Media
Research in Motion 200 12170 Consumer Electronics
Smith & Nephew 770 12940 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Southeastern Container 15 12955 Consumer
Space X 100 13055 Defense
St Jude Medical 300 13355 Health
Stryker 96 13451 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
TE Connectivity 620 14071 Electronics
Teco Coal Corporation 90 14161 Energy
TurboCare 88 14249 Energy
U.S. Cellular 980 15229 Electronics
Umatilla Chemical Depot 34 15263 Defense
UtahAmerican Energy 102 15365 Energy
Vestas 3000 18365 Energy
Welch Allyn 275 18640 Med Eq Mfg
West Ridge Mine 102 18742 Energy
Westinghouse 17 18759 Hi Tech Services
Westinghouse Anniston 50 18809 Defense
Wright-Patterson 115 18924 Defense
Yakima Regional Medical Center 10 18934 Health

Layoffs without exact number specified

Organization % Laid off Sector Notes
Boeing Defense, Space & Security 30 Defense Executive Staff
Corning 4 Manufacturing Executive Staff
Saugerties Government
Slidell Government "Will try to spread equally"
United Blood Services 10 Health All staff
Wilkes-Barre Government Firefighters

Worker Reduction In Scheduled Time (to below ObamaCare threshold)

Organization % WRIST # Affected Sector Notes
Darden Restaurants Food service
JANCOA Janitorial Services Janitorial Service
Kroger Grocery

18 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:08 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: GraceG

Well, we do have a big game of chicken coming up, whether we like it or not. Obamacare and the steps it will take. Once it truly dawns on people what this does, I believe that for many now in denial it will become Obamascare and will fall, not rise, in popularity. There will be bellowing and screaming as oxen are gored by it. There’s no laughing gas Washington has that could stifle the agony.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: null and void

Darden operates Olive Garden among other places. A nice eatery, but who’s going to have the spare change for it pretty soon?


20 posted on 11/09/2012 4:44:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GraceG
Until I can come up with something catchier...

Atlas Shuttered?

21 posted on 11/09/2012 4:44:34 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: albionin

Second-hand stores and Auction Houses are popping up everywhere.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 4:48:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: albionin

Let me know if you want to hire! LOL!


23 posted on 11/09/2012 4:49:19 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: GraceG

             

24 posted on 11/09/2012 4:51:31 PM PST by tomkat
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To: digger48

I am told that “dollar stores” are doing pretty well too.
Wal-Mart competes with that segment, but they tend to be awkwardly large to shop if you are a dollar shopper.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 4:52:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Be a contractor???


26 posted on 11/09/2012 4:53:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: tomkat

Atlas has shrugged so much it needs surgery to repair the shoulder joints.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 4:56:44 PM PST by Kolath
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This is the US though, so you get a kinder gentler socialism.

Just as Poppy promised us.

28 posted on 11/09/2012 5:03:43 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sure!


29 posted on 11/09/2012 5:11:28 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“Let me know if you want to hire! LOL!”

You’ve got it but I don’t think it is going to happen. We were pinning all our hopes to a Romney win and that producing more confidence and certainty in the market place. Now I don’t know what will happen. I don’t think we will be hiring anyone anytime soon. Still we managed to grow our business 160% over last year.

We’ll just have to work a little harder, that’s all. Where have I heard that line before? Oh yeah, Atlas Shrugged.

One thing I have to give to Obama, he has excelled at producing uncertainty. I guess everyone is good at something.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 5:13:53 PM PST by albionin
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To: lurk

Option two is what’s happening right now, with ‘bama using his alphabet soup agencies like a bludgeon to get things started.


31 posted on 11/09/2012 5:14:42 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am told that “dollar stores” are doing pretty well too.
Wal-Mart competes with that segment, but they tend to be awkwardly large to shop if you are a dollar shopper.

Yes, family dollar stores, which are like a small version of Walmart are going in all over the place in our area. I have to admit they are great to have and the prices are great too. It’s 35 miles to the nearest Walmart. By the time you add in the gas it’s almost cheaper to go to the local “expensive” grocery store.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 5:18:39 PM PST by albionin
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“I truly believe this is all part of his plan. Run small biz’s out of business....and nationalize the rest. IOW.....Venezuela”
_________________________________________________________________________________

Will Bozo rename Walmart GUM. ...After all, he does have more
flexibility now... you know.


33 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:10 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: albionin

Hang in there and keep your sense of humor! :-)


34 posted on 11/09/2012 5:37:18 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: GraceG

The Amish are on a riot hair trigger. They are ALWAYS lookin
for an excuse.

I think if Atlas shruggs too hard or too much then we get the
SHTF scenario that we have all been discussing for the last
four years. Let it come. The sooner we can puke out this
POS POTUS the sooner we can pull this country back from the nosedive.

Resignation, impeachment, military junta... I don’t care how
he exits.. just that he does.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:37 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Kolath

As long as he was an illegal alien, he would get the surgery and physical therapy. If he made the mistake of trying to claim citizenship, he wouldn’t get a thing.


36 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:41 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: GraceG
I think part of it is the tearing of the American soul. These people have just seen their fellow Americans vote to take more of their property, to use government to plunder and become even meaner and more lawless.

Response: Screw 'em!! You can't take it, if it doesn't exist. And you vote to take my property, I'm not hiring you. Eat Obama promises and see how fat you get.

The divider in chief is creating an America with far less goodwill toward one another. Thank you Bronco Bama.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 5:58:48 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No? That’s what the “1%” rhetoric is about.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:38 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: null and void

Until I can come up with something catchier...

Atlas Shuttered?

That is good, sounds more like “Atlas Shut-in”

Nice start though!


39 posted on 11/09/2012 6:47:31 PM PST by GraceG
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Well, we do have a big game of chicken coming up, whether we like it or not.

It's more like playing chicken with someone who wants you dead more than life itself, and is actively looking forward to literal fountains of milk and honey, 18 young boys like pearls and 72 virgins.

40 posted on 11/09/2012 7:13:32 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: GraceG

I’m not all that happy with it either.

Atlas shucked (and jived)?


41 posted on 11/09/2012 7:16:59 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: albionin

Soon “dollar” stores won’t exist. There is no such thing as a dollar store in Europe.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 7:20:34 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Great post. 100 percent in agreement.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 7:23:29 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: GraceG
Atlas Mugged?


44 posted on 11/09/2012 7:26:48 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; digger48

Dollar stores are weird. You can get some bargains, but other items are offered in strange little sizes to even out the price point: e.g. a box of cake mix that bakes exactly six cupcakes.


45 posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:32 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Know what you mean.

I stick to Dollar General. More of them than Post Offices around here, almost.

Name brand stuff at prices that sometimes beat Wally Whirled.

And no ways near the hassle. I pass 3 of them on a 35 mile commute to a jobsite. In and out in 5 minutes.


46 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:08 PM PST by digger48
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To: GraceG
"Palin Shrugged".

Remember -- Rove's message, and the GOP-e, was that the GOP was in the thrall of religious fanatics and that reaching towards the center would solve that.

So they kneecapped their way to the nomination, despite polling roughly 30% in a lot of the GOP Primaries.

And with a President as bad as Obama, and the economy the way it was?

The conservatives STILL voted for him. The moderates stayed home.

F*ck the RINOs forever.

They are dead to me -- if we're going to lose anyway (as we did under McCain (of McCain-Feingold and "you don't need to fear this man as your President) and Romney (of "I'll work with the Democrats as I did in Massachusetts to get things done") then we might as well run a true conservative.

Ryan and Palin energized the base; and the Dems had to pull out ALL the stops -- including massive election fraud in Ohio, Florida, and Philly; numerous youth and first-time uninformed voters; and parasite sluts -- to win in a squeaker where six or eight million of HIS base stayed home.

Cheers!

47 posted on 11/09/2012 7:42:48 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: albionin

When the employers are walking their “former” employees out the doors, maybe they should tell them that elections have consequences. Some good, some bad.

I think we’re seeing just the beginning of what will ultimately prove to be a major slowing of the economy and an unemployment rate of well over 10%.

The democrats, liberals and progressives will own the economy and no amount of “it’s Bush’s fault”, will get them off the hook. What we conservatives need to do is find a person who is capable of doing the job, jet doesn’t want the job, but would ultimately do it for the good of the country.

Most of all, it can’t be a politician or another lawyer. I’m thinking of a man similar to Lee Iacoca, former CEO of Chrysler, or another turn around specialist from business.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 9:31:48 PM PST by cgchief
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To: null and void

Well, he’s already told the IRS to pussyfoot when the Grand Resistance comes, as it certainly will. Barack does not want the crap to concuss the choppers, at least not too soon.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 9:39:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: digger48

DG is “deluxe dollar” i.e. they have things up to $5 and maybe more. That’s sometimes more convenient than strict dollar stores like Dollar Tree.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 9:43:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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