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  • Black Friday 2017

    by coldwarrior ( 59 Comments › )
    Filed under Economy, Open thread at November 24th, 2017 - 5:21 am

    it’s Racisss.

     

    anyway, any excuse to play some Steely Dan is fine by me! (odd, I don’t see CFJ’s name on any of their stuff…and I have all of their original pressing vinyl…oh wait! He was with Chicago…yeah, that’s right!)

    AND…MOAR WINNING!!!!

    U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

    At the start of the holiday season consumer spending rose 16.8 percent year-over-year until 5 p.m. ET (2200 GMT) on Thursday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracked 80 percent of online transactions at the top 100 U.S. retailers.

    Surging online sales and a shift away from store shopping have thinned the crowds typically seen at stores on Thanksgiving evening and the day after, Black Friday, for the past two years.

    But a strong labor market, rising home prices and stock markets at record highs have improved shopper appetite this year.

    Crowds at stores in many locations around the country were reported to be strong, according to analysts and retail consultants monitoring shopper traffic across the U.S.

    “The turnout is clearly better than the last couple of years,” said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners. “The parking lots are full and the outlet malls are busy.”

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    1. Buckeye Abroad
      1 | November 24, 2017 5:33 am

      Kids and I found the wife at the computer at 06:30 searching for shoes and clothing deals for the family. Madness.


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | November 24, 2017 5:34 am

      Buckeye Abroad wrote:

      Kids and I found the wife at the computer at 06:30 searching for shoes and clothing deals for the family. Madness.

      i hope yinz had a great thanksgiving, doppleganger and crew.


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | November 24, 2017 5:35 am

      and off to bed…night shifts x3…


    4. rain of lead
      4 | November 24, 2017 7:56 am

      morning y’all
      this is probably the single most important quote I have ever seen on the internet

      “It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to health care, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle.”
      ― Alexis de Tocqueville


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | November 24, 2017 8:31 am

      Martin O’Malley is on Fox explaining how he’s going to rescue the Dem Party. Then he said “We’re coming out of the recession due to Obama’s policies”

      keep talking sweetheart


    6. rain of lead
      6 | November 24, 2017 8:37 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      morning eagle


    7. rain of lead
      7 | November 24, 2017 8:39 am

      coffee and a slice of the girls apple pie….YUM!


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | November 24, 2017 8:49 am

      @ rain of lead:

      good morning. The furnace has been out for 21 hrs were down to 60 degrees and my husband is about to have a stroke


    9. RIX
      9 | November 24, 2017 8:51 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Martin O’Malley is on Fox explaining how he’s going to rescue the Dem Party. Then he said “We’re coming out of the recession due to Obama’s policies”

      keep talking sweetheart

      Good morning Eagle. I saw that and Pete Hegsetth let it slide, i guess because it is so absurd on its face,
      what’s the point?


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | November 24, 2017 9:00 am

      @ RIX:
      Hegseth’s agenda was to try to nail him about a POTUS run. He did a pretty good job on that, after O’Malley dodged, nailed him with “After the 2018 mid-terms is what I hear” and then went to break before O’Malley could deny. Smooth.


    11. rain of lead
      11 | November 24, 2017 9:06 am

      oh this is too good
      some dumbass hoodrat trying to get one over, gets burned
      bwahahahahahaha

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/365132-milwaukee-woman-tricked-into-buying-potatoes-she-thought-was-iphone/


    12. RIX
      12 | November 24, 2017 9:32 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Hegseth’s agenda was to try to nail him about a POTUS run. He did a pretty good job on that, after O’Malley dodged, nailed him with “After the 2018 mid-terms is what I hear” and then went to break before O’Malley could deny. Smooth.

      O’Malley is a nose bleed. Remember when he said ” All lives matter.”.The BLM types backed him off and
      he ran back to “black lives matter”


    13. eaglesoars
      13 | November 24, 2017 9:45 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      some dumbass hoodrat trying to get one over

      some people are convinced there is a ‘secret’ to success that involves being clever enough to beat ‘the man’. They never figure out there is no secret, there is no ‘man’, it’s called getting up in the morning and going to work. She was just following the secret code to beat the man.

      RIX wrote:

      O’Malley is a nose bleed.

      right after he left the Gov’s mansion, they discovered there was some furniture missing that belonged to the mansion. Mrs. O’Malley disputed that saying they’d had everything appraised, etc., before they left. Yes, they ordered the GAO to classify historic furniture as crap so they could pay flea market prices to steal the stuff.

      Clinton playbook.


    14. RIX
      14 | November 24, 2017 10:16 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Grifters.


    15. lobo91
      15 | November 24, 2017 10:38 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      some people are convinced there is a ‘secret’ to success that involves being clever enough to beat ‘the man’. They never figure out there is no secret, there is no ‘man’, it’s called getting up in the morning and going to work. She was just following the secret code to beat the man.

      You’ve just described the entire population of the prison where I work


    16. eaglesoars
      16 | November 24, 2017 10:50 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      You’ve just described the entire population of the prison where I work

      And it explains why every last one of them is innocent.


    17. 17 | November 24, 2017 10:52 am

      Good morning, hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.


    18. Deplorable Bumr50
      18 | November 24, 2017 10:57 am

      @ doriangrey:

      You too, Dorian.

      Thanks!


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | November 24, 2017 10:58 am

      the original article is behind a paywall at WaPo but instapundit has the gist and it is a thing of beauty

      ————-
      Conservatives have a new court-packing plan, and in the spirit of the holiday, it’s a turducken of a scheme: a regulatory rollback hidden inside a civil rights reversal stuffed into a Trumpification of the courts. If conservatives get their way, President Trump will add twice as many lifetime members to the federal judiciary in the next 12 months (650) as Barack Obama named in eight years (325). American law will never be the same. . . .
      []
      pack the federal courts with a “minimum” of 260 — and possibly as many as 447 — newly created judicial positions. Under this plan, the 228-year-old federal judiciary would increase — in a single year — by 30 to 50 percent.

      https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/281590/
      ————-

      did you catch that? an INCREASE. You know, all those ignorant deplorable Trump voters who are too vulgar to be borne…….

      too bad the Dems nuked the filibuster and besides Trump is too stupid to know how to be POTUS because all he does is tweet


    20. eaglesoars
      20 | November 24, 2017 11:00 am

      @ doriangrey:

      hi, well, furnace went out, FIOS crashed for a couple hours, but other than that…at least the house didn’t catch fire or anything. Still got dinner on the table.


    21. eaglesoars
      21 | November 24, 2017 11:06 am

      This had better not be true.

      ISIS slave markets are operating in 5 cities in Turkey, including Ankara.

      Gaziantep, Urfa and Ankara — said Yazidi human rights campaigner Ali el-Hansouri speaking to Sputnik’s Arabic website.

      https://clarionproject.org/isis-opens-sex-slave-market-turkeys-capital/


    22. Deplorable Bumr50
      22 | November 24, 2017 11:30 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      furnace went out, FIOS crashed for a couple hours, but other than that…at least the house didn’t catch fire or anything. Still got dinner on the table.

      That was all to make sure you focused your thanks on the really important stuff!

      Seriously, that sucks. Glad to see you’re in at least moderately good spirits!


    23. eaglesoars
      23 | November 24, 2017 12:08 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Seriously, that sucks.

      the heat just came back on. Bad circuit board and fan. Just under $2k. Shoot me now.


    24. eaglesoars
      24 | November 24, 2017 12:15 pm

      I don’t know anything about the layout of London but gunfire is heard at Oxford Circus, some people saying inside Selfridge’s also


    25. eaglesoars
      25 | November 24, 2017 12:16 pm

      BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds evacuated from Oxford Circus ‘as gunshots are fired’ and armed police surround tube station while shoppers are locked in stores

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5114827/Hundreds-evacuated-Oxford-Circus.html#ixzz4zN22fWxT
      Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


    26. 26 | November 24, 2017 2:14 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Makes my little problems seem, well, little and inconsequential in comparison.

      https://twitter.com/OscarWildeGrey/status/934136438420996096


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | November 24, 2017 3:01 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      you do know Google has been doing that also. youtube channels are ‘disappeared’ overnight also. all conservative, yet child porn sites are being allowed

      don’t think there isn’t censorship going on, there is and it’s pervasive.


    28. coldwarrior
      29 | November 24, 2017 3:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      hi, well, furnace went out, FIOS crashed for a couple hours, but other than that…at least the house didn’t catch fire or anything. Still got dinner on the table.

      and that is a result of ‘dirty power’ coming from your electricity provider. you got a spike


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | November 24, 2017 3:37 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      and that is a result of ‘dirty power’ coming from your electricity provider. you got a spike

      don’t think so. The FIOS outtage was area-wide, not just our house, and hit 6 hrs after the furnace went out. The furnace board and fan – I’m not sure what happened there, I didn’t get a chance to talk to the guy, Hubby said something about the fire we had a few years ago


    30. Aussie Infidel
      31 | November 24, 2017 3:38 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      hi, well, furnace went out, FIOS crashed for a couple hours, but other than that…at least the house didn’t catch fire or anything. Still got dinner on the table.

      and that is a result of ‘dirty power’ coming from your electricity provider. you got a spike

      Obviously carbon pollution caused your circuit board to malfunction because the electrons were blocked by Gaia murdering Carbon that prevented the electricity from getting down the wires!

      You just need to pay a handful of cash to the IPCC and they will make the problem go away.

      🙂

      HEH!


    31. Aussie Infidel
      32 | November 24, 2017 3:43 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      You going to watch the Wales vs All Blacks game from Cardiff in 20 hours time>

      The two respective coaches Gatland (Wales) and Hansen ( ABs) have no love lost and they are one game all and one drawn so this will break the deadlock. Also the ABs are missing 6 key players including Kerian Reid the skipper so anything is possible. Should a massive game to a sold out crowd all singing’Faith of Our Fathers’ against a sea of red red jerseys.

      🙂


    32. coldwarrior
      33 | November 24, 2017 4:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ Aussie Infidel:

      my parents are very rural. they are at the near end of the line for the power lines. after getting their circuit board cooked twice for the AC unit dad had to put in a huge surge protector. the reports about the awful quality of the electric that this thing generates are horrible.


    33. coldwarrior
      34 | November 24, 2017 4:26 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      You going to watch the Wales vs All Blacks game from Cardiff in 20 hours time>

      The two respective coaches Gatland (Wales) and Hansen ( ABs) have no love lost and they are one game all and one drawn so this will break the deadlock. Also the ABs are missing 6 key players including Kerian Reid the skipper so anything is possible. Should a massive game to a sold out crowd all singing’Faith of Our Fathers’ against a sea of red red jerseys.

      i will watch it monday….its sleep and work until then


    34. coldwarrior
      35 | November 24, 2017 4:35 pm

      http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/gunmaker-remington-faces-default-as-americans-buy-fewer-firearms-20171117.html

      ohferchrissake. this isnt rocket science, when the dems are in power everyone buys guns and ammo, when the gop is in charge the arket gets soft.
      if the idiots who run remmington havent figured this out yet, then they are truly morons i do it now because prices are lower.

      that said, see if you can guess when i go gun shopping and ammo shopping? when demand is high or low? i buy under GOP and have sold back under dems.


    35. 36 | November 24, 2017 4:57 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      dad had to put in a huge surge protector.

      ROTFLMMFAO…. Your dad was PRAYING for an excuse to put a triple redundant line surge GFCI redirect sub-panel down in the Bat Cave.

      (For those of you who have never been to his parents house, his dad recreated a small nuclear power generating facility in his so called basement, for the guys here, oh yea, its a thing of absolute beauty)


    36. RIX
      37 | November 24, 2017 5:06 pm

      The Fighting Felons of the U get dumped by Pitt, sweet! I know that it was an upset, but it did not look like a fluke.


    37. coldwarrior
      38 | November 24, 2017 5:13 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Lol. It is quite the set-up.


    38. coldwarrior
      39 | November 24, 2017 5:15 pm

      RIX wrote:

      The Fighting Felons of the U get dumped by Pitt, sweet! I know that it was an upset, but it did not look like a fluke.

      WHAT!!!!! I just got out of bed….


    39. coldwarrior
      40 | November 24, 2017 5:15 pm

      BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!


    40. coldwarrior
      41 | November 24, 2017 5:20 pm

      HAIL TO PITT!


    41. coldwarrior
      42 | November 24, 2017 5:35 pm


    42. lobo91
      43 | November 24, 2017 6:19 pm

      The Plot Thickens=> Fusion GPS Was Hired To Prove Trump-Russia Collusion After Alleged DNC Hack

      Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson has some explaining to do. According to reports, Fusion GPS was hired to prove a ‘Trump-Putin conspiracy’ after the DNC was allegedly hacked by Russia.

      Washington Times reports:

      In addition, the committee wants transactions related to the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news site funded by GOP-mega-donor Paul Singer. The Beacon first hired Fusion in 2015 to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump, an anathema to many D.C. establishment Republicans.

      The Free Beacon says the payments stopped in April 2016. Fusion then sought funds from the Democrats. After the Democratic National Committee announced on June 22, 2016 that Russia had hacked its computer network, Fusionhired Mr. Steele to prove there was a Trump-Putin conspiracy.

      The House filings stated, “The committee has a clear investigative interest in scrutinizing Beacon’s public claims regarding its relationship with Fusion GPS.”

      The report raises questions about both the timing of Fusion GPS’s “investigation,” into potential ties between President Trump and Putin (none have been found thus far), and the alleged Kremlin-lead DNC hack attack. Was the research firm hired to shift the blame from a DNC leaker or other party to Russia?

      The news comes amid reports that the research firm was caught hiding bank transactions from House investigators.

      “Fusion and the House at first worked out a deal for relevant banks records. But House lawyers say they learned that Fusion withheld 112 transactions pertinent to the Russia probe,” reports Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times.

      On Tuesday, a federal court unsealed Fusion GPS’s bank records, shining new light on Russia-related payments made by the firm behind the infamous ‘Trump dossier.’


    43. 44 | November 24, 2017 6:23 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      Lol. It is quite the set-up.

      ROTFLOL Remember, I HAVE actually worked at a Nuclear Power Facility (Just because Jerry the Fucking Marxist Brown sabotaged San Onofre doesn’t mean it wasn’t a Nuclear Power Facility). I KNOW exactly what they look like. They look exactly like your dad’s basement (minus the, well, you know, reactor core itself, which, your dad could have had hidden away down there someplace I couldn’t see).


    44. eaglesoars
      45 | November 24, 2017 6:42 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      The Free Beacon says the payments stopped in April 2016. Fusion then sought funds from the Democrats. After the Democratic National Committee announced on June 22, 2016 that Russia had hacked its computer network, Fusionhired Mr. Steele to prove there was a Trump-Putin conspiracy.

      I’m not following. Fusion hit up the Dems BEFORE the hack? I have to go back to Brazile’s book.


    45. eaglesoars
      46 | November 24, 2017 6:51 pm

      If you’re watching Special Report, I believe that smug pajama boy with the Clark Kent glasses is Matthew Continetti. Bill Kristol’s son-n-law.


    46. 47 | November 24, 2017 7:26 pm

      @ RIX:

      OK I’ll bite. Who are the Fighting Felons?


    47. eaglesoars
      48 | November 24, 2017 8:34 pm

      Wow. Just ran across some interesting stats. The number of domains by country (which is not, I know, necessarily the number of ACTUAL websites but…)

      When you consider than the U.S. has approx 300 million and the EU just over twice that, what does that tell you? Gov’t control, methinks.

      https://propelsteps.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/know-total-number-of-websites-country-wise/


    48. 49 | November 24, 2017 8:44 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      You did notice that that is from 2013, right? Also, I should point out, that the Internet was created and developed here in the United States. So it is no surprise that the US dominates domains. It is also why so many were sooo pissed when Obama gave away control of the internet. It is not only an American invention, but an American dominated financial venture.


    49. eaglesoars
      50 | November 24, 2017 8:56 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      You did notice that that is from 2013, right?

      yeah, but do you think the ratios would have changed significantly?


    50. lobo91
      51 | November 24, 2017 9:41 pm

      No, Sarah Sanders Didn’t Steal A Thanksgiving Pie Photo From PBS

      The amateur sleuths of Twitter thought that they had uncovered a Thanksgiving conspiracy today, claiming that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stole a photo of a pie from PBS and posted it as her own. Did Sanders lie about her pie? No. And we’ll show you why.

      The origin of this bizarre conspiracy theory seems to have started with random Twitter users before being taken up by journalist and author Victoria Namkung who posted a link to what she claimed was the original photo. Namkung seemed to believe that the “PBS” in the domain name of the photo she posted meant that Sanders had stolen the photo from the public broadcaster.

      But the thing is, pbs.twimg.com is just a subdomain that Twitter uses to host photos. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Public Broadcasting Service. The best evidence that Sanders is the original creator of the photo? If you do a reverse image search, it’s clear that Sanders was the first person to post that image to the internet.

      Obviously, we need another Special Counsel to investigate…


    51. eaglesoars
      52 | November 24, 2017 9:47 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Oh, you haven’t heard the rest of it. April Ryan (black female WH reporter for somebody or other) tweeted that maybe Sarah should try one of the pies from the movie The Help.

      Which apparently was made from human feces.


    52. AZfederalist
      53 | November 24, 2017 10:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds evacuated from Oxford Circus ‘as gunshots are fired’ and armed police surround tube station while shoppers are locked in stores

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5114827/Hundreds-evacuated-Oxford-Circus.html#ixzz4zN22fWxT
      Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

      Why that is impossible, Former Great Britain has strict gun laws; they are even outlawing knives, no way could something like that happen.


    53. eaglesoars
      54 | November 24, 2017 10:14 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      hours later it turned out to be a false alarm. Not sure what happened but if you want to study mob hysteria, this might be a good place to start.


    54. 55 | November 24, 2017 10:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yeah, but do you think the ratios would have changed significantly?

      Yea, probably, there are 287 million Americans using the internet today and we basically use it like we own it, which until Obama gave it away, we did. Only China and India have more citizens who use the internet. And while India is not as repressive as China, it still has quiet a ways to go to catch up to America’s ecomonicization of the internet.


    55. eaglesoars
      56 | November 24, 2017 10:24 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      which until Obama gave it away, we did.

      whatever happened to that whole deal? I heard Cruz had introduced legislation to keep it. IIRC, the set-up had a built-in expiration date (don’t remember what it was/is) and Obama planned to just let it expire.

      Then what? What happened to the IANA even? Because I haven’t noticed any change or even any warnings about upcoming changes.


    56. eaglesoars
      57 | November 24, 2017 10:42 pm

      bedtime. nite.


    57. 58 | November 25, 2017 1:21 am

      https://youtu.be/qocrLgFYcdI


    58. 59 | November 25, 2017 2:01 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      The Cayman Islands come in at No.10, and are kicking ass.


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