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  1. Saorsa

    Who really believes tariffs are good business

    I guess Joe likes tariffs https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/02/biden-tells-nyt-columnist-he-wont-immediately-remove-trumps-tariffs-on-china.html https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-aluminum-emirates/biden-to-keep-tariffs-on-aluminum-imports-from-uae-reversing-trump-idUSKBN2A204N
  2. Saorsa

    F-35 Daily Thread - this one homebuilt

    First you poke their eyes out, then you kick them in the balls.
  3. Saorsa

    F-35 Daily Thread - this one homebuilt

    Look, if you want to fly out and blow shit to hell you know who to call.
  4. Saorsa

    Symbolic

    An opinion from the NYT, a big fan of Trump's. I guess all the boatbuilders who failed when the luxury tax came in we3re inept fools then.
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    Symbolic

    I don't think any of them adapted. They had a good run while there was a monopoly on the east coast and, again, if you could look at the industry and location and not only see Trump you would see that most of them changed hands. The whole Atlantic City industry was built on bus trippers from surrounding states coming to play slots. When they opened, they used to run bus trips from as far away as the Washington DC suburbs. There was a lot of money to be made before the other states opened up gambling in competition. NJ taxed them really highly and didn't reduce taxes when revenue fell. In fact, they raised them to keep their revenue up at the expense of the casinos. Selling out to the Indians is one way to adapt. You don't get to tell the government what you will pay in taxes, they do. This is an old article but it might provide you some insight. https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2012/10/11/native-american-casino-and-tax-rules-that-may-surprise-you/?sh=c8b097f23061 There isn't much new on the subject so I suspect that not much has changed and things will vary from state to state.
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    Symbolic

    You might actually have a point if you would look into the history of those. Some of them are reopening and are now scaled to seasonal traffic. BTW, the Hard Rock was originally in the Trump Taj Mahal which had a Hard Rock Cafe inside. It's now owned by the Seminoles which means they get let off a lot of state taxes which were bleeding the non-indian casinos. Trump sold out to Icahn in 2014 but left his name on the business. It had been a moneymaker for a long time since it opened in 1990. All of them have gone through numerous owners through the years as they adapted to changing the business.
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    Symbolic

    Of course you didn't or you would have noticed what professionals in the hospitality and tourism business were saying. Yes, but none of the old ones on the boardwallk. All of them, Trump and others, are gone. The newer ones in the Marina district are the ones still running. Apparently everything you see is somehow related to Trump because he owns your fucking brain. Whatever you see has him looming over it. You might actually have had a point if the Trump branded casinos and hotels were affected in the same way as the others or only the Trump casinos on the boardwalk were failing. But that's not the case.
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    Symbolic

    Well, it lasted for better than 20 years. Things change. In the early years a lot of money was made. In the later years they were sold out but the name was licensed. https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-taj-mahal-casino-out-of-bankruptcy-into-carl-icahns-hands-1456545458
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    Symbolic

    The other casinos in Atlantic City did NOT succeed. Casinos succeed when they can attract gamblers. Atlantic City had the advantage when they were the only casinos on the east coast. As Soon as PA, NY and CT realized what a cash cow it would be they started their own. Suddenly the 100 miles from NYC and 60 from Philadelphia weren't worth the effort. In the summer, you had the beach. In the winter, Atlantic City got nuthin'. Here, read a bit of history. https://www.thestreet.com/markets/mergers-and-acquisitions/how-casinos-failed-atlantic-city-and-why-theyre-still-part-of-its-future-13109802 Wayne Weitz, managing director at restructuring firm Gavin/Salomonese, pointed out that part of the problem for Atlantic City is the proliferation of other casinos in the Northeast. Pennsylvania, for example, granted five casino licenses in December 2006. Those locations have since opened and "Pennsylvania has passed New Jersey as the second [highest earning] casino state in the country," Weitz said. (First, of course, is Nevada, due to Sin City.) Weitz also said that Atlantic City was once a "huge draw for New York [residents]," but now those fun-seekers are more likely to go to Foxwoods Resort Casino or Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. https://www.hotelmanagement.net/why-atlantic-city-casinos-are-really-failing Let’s get caught up first. There was a time not long ago when Atlantic City was the country’s gambling darling. The first municipality to legalize casinos outside Nevada in 1976 (dice rolled for the first time in 1978), the move was insanely successful. Gaming added billions in money to New Jersey’s tax rolls. Mostly on the backs of day trippers bussing in to plop coins into slot machines and gorge at the buffet before heading home that same evening. ... Let’s get caught up first. There was a time not long ago when Atlantic City was the country’s gambling darling. The first municipality to legalize casinos outside Nevada in 1976 (dice rolled for the first time in 1978), the move was insanely successful. Gaming added billions in money to New Jersey’s tax rolls. Mostly on the backs of day trippers bussing in to plop coins into slot machines and gorge at the buffet before heading home that same evening.
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    Symbolic

    They do and since Atlantic City opened both NY and Connecticut allowed casinos. So, now instead of driving a hundred miles to Atlantic City, a New Yorker can go to casinos in NYC or all the way out to Connecticut. Those are year round locations with plenty to do besides gamble. The places that used to provide the gamblers (via subsidized buses) now have their own casinos. So, would you rather take the subway for a few minutes to get to the casino or spend a couple of hours on a bus with 50 overperfumed fat ladies?
  11. What? That's all ya got? Can't face facts from the actual manufacturers? Pussies.
  12. Saorsa

    Symbolic

    Nope, Pennsylvania opened up for gambling and nobody went to Atlantic City for most of the year after that. It is a summer, not year round, resort. The casinos used to be a big off-season draw for Philadelphians until they got their own local casinos.
  13. Not much experience with logistics, eh? No one ever suggested injecting bleach. BTW, India is doing pretty well using Hydoxychloroquine as a prophylactic. https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/why-icmr-continues-to-stand-firm-on-using-hydroxychloroquine-as-prophylaxis/76172274 "There is a huge difference in the (HCQ) dose which is used as therapeutic and preventive purpose. The prophylaxis HCQ is given in very small dose (400 milligrams once a week)," said Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery and Director in Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, who is also taking it himself.
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    Symbolic

    It really didn't have much to do with Trump. https://www.bestusacasinos.com/failed-atlantic-city-casinos/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/09/23/the-last-hand-the-epic-bust-of-atlantic-citys-gambling-economy/
  15. More bullshit. There were already agreements in place for about 700 million doses. Unless they plan on doing their inventory management on a LIFO basis I'm not sure where Biden gets any credit for the buy. As of Dec 11 Moderna https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/us-government-exercises-1st-option-additional-100-million-doses Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Agreements Moderna has confirmed the following supply agreements of committed orders totaling more than 390 million doses: United States: 200 million doses with option for an additional 300 million doses Pfizer was holding back https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/10/944857395/us-government-may-find-it-hard-to-get-more-doses-of-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine poised for Food and Drug Administration authorization for emergency use, there's speculation about when the United States will buy another batch of doses — and whether the Trump administration already missed its chance. Although a Pfizer board member says the government declined to buy more doses beyond the initial 100 million agreed upon in July, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told PBS Newshour that this is inaccurate. The company never made a formal offer saying how many doses it would deliver and when — two things that are needed to sign an additional deal. "They refused to commit to any other production or delivery by a time certain," he said, explaining that the initial doses will be delivered by March, and there is an option for the government to buy another 500 million after that. "I'm certainly not going to sign a deal with Pfizer, giving them $10 billion to buy vaccine that they could deliver to us five, 10 years hence. That doesn't make any sense." But, eventually, on Dec 23 agreed to deliver a second 100 million doses. https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-supply-us-100-million-additional-doses Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 07:00am U.S. government orders 100 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine bringing total doses for U.S. to 200 million All 200 million doses expected to be delivered by July 31, 2021, allowing for 100 million people in the U.S. to be vaccinated