Things are not looking too good on the "cheap stuff" market this morning, at least not for Walmart. It would seem that several other stores arre beating them at their own game. It is sorta like America is getting whacked by other countries. Once the proud leader of mercantilism, Walmart is sliding off into the muck of reality. You can't get any ammo thre anymore. They can't keep it in stock. No one wants to buy their Chinese crap any more. I read where their big flat screen TV's are off 30% of their normal price. I guess all of us buying at dollar stores has put them in a bind. Big Lots has hurt them also. I think we may as well declare the collapse being started and be done with it. Whew! At least I don't have to wait for THAT anymore.
The big talk of the moment is the Austin plane wrecker. I think this is a good example of thin wire versus thick wire. You put too much current through a thin wire and it heats up and maybe even melts. A thick wire will most generally take the juice in stride and not offer any problems. Joe Stack was a thin wire. It finally melted in half. I am not saying there are not problems in this world and that making a living is not tough. Not at all. Things really ARE tough in this old world. But many of us are holding on and making our way through the crap of this economic meltdown with our heads held high and our noses into the wind. But a lot of folks cannot take too much pressure. They cannot take the normal load of electricity. And they will snap. Like Joe Stack snapped. And this kind of action is going to happpen repeatedly as things get tougher. Sorry, but it can't be helped. We all have our moments of despair but we shake ourselves back into some semblance of order and we go on. Joe Stack had reached the limit of his particular psyche. You just never know who is going to be next to fall into the bottomless pit of negativity. And it will happen, don't think it won't. Keep an eye out for the "melted wire people." You don't want to become part of their sacrifice.
We replenished a lot of our used up stash yesterday. Good canned goods to make up for what we have used to make a few meals. I'll have to wait until the season to get more Butter Beans but they are worth it. There was a delicious harvest last year and it will be hard to beat this year. Oh, and the Handmaiden finally found a non-electric perculator at Walmart and we have one proudly esconced in our home. It is a real gem. If you have heat you have coffee or whatever the hell floats your boat. I just checked the country of origin on the coffee pot and it is an Oregon Trail brand made for Walmart, in China. How can we ship scrap steel to China, get it reprocessed into steel that can be used, forn it into a coffee pot, bake on some blue enamel and ship the pot back to the United States CHEAPER than we can just do it ourselves? Makes no sense to me. And this is where I disagree with the market. We have no business doing this kind of crap when our own people are out on the street, going hungry and losing their homes. It is a sim against mankind. "He that careth not for his own household is worse than an infidel." The scripture is pretty plain spoken on that one. I think you will need to find out who is financing all of this market mayhem. They are our enemy. Got rope? Stay alive.