From: assimilate on 21 Nov 2009 22:47
On 21-Nov-2009, Carbon <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> > He bargins (read caves to) with our ememies and insults our allies:
> > smart diplomacy!
> You're actually suggesting he's doing a worse job at international
> relations than Bush and his handlers? You're not serious, are you?
From: assimilate on 21 Nov 2009 22:49
On 21-Nov-2009, William Clark <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote:
> > and what good is that if it is something you wouldn't want to read?
> None at all to me, but perhaps it is necessary in order to make people
> buy that piece of doggerel.
Again, If you wouldn't want to read it why pay even 50p for it? I don't
check out books I don't want to read just because it's free. Again the
From: BAR on 22 Nov 2009 08:23
In article <wclark2-ABE324.14194121112009(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-
state.edu>, wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com says...
> In article <7mo0u5F3iv6qdU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
> "dene" <dene(a)remove.ipns.com> wrote:
> > "William Clark" <clark(a)nospam.matsceng.ohio-state.edu> wrote in message
> > news:clark-4BAEB6.08350720112009(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
> > > In article <7mmpb9F3j26lcU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
> > > "dene" <dene(a)remove.ipns.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Carbon" <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:4b05ee24$0$4967$9a6e19ea(a)unlimited.newshosting.com...
> > > > > On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:42:28 -0700, Howard Brazee wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > She's popular.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > But so is Paris Hilton.
> > > > >
> > > > > Only not as smart.
> > > >
> > > > Yeah....she's a dummy. Housewife to city councilman, mayor, governor
> > and
> > > > yet, in your eyes, she's dumb.
> > >
> > > You forgot the part about quitting as governor after two years, too.
> > > That's something to be proud of.
> > Ever heard of the term, lame duck?
> How is a first term governor a "'lame duck"?
> Please explain.
You can't figure that out yourself. Put on the thinking cap Billy.
From: bknight on 22 Nov 2009 10:20
On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 08:23:27 -0500, BAR <screw(a)you.com> wrote:
>In article <wclark2-ABE324.14194121112009(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-
>state.edu>, wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com says...
>> > Ever heard of the term, lame duck?
>> How is a first term governor a "'lame duck"?
>> Please explain.
>You can't figure that out yourself. Put on the thinking cap Billy.
So a politician who has won a position and doesn't plan to run for a
second term is a lame duck on his first day in office?
Big stretch and lame thinking BAR.
From: golfbum18 on 22 Nov 2009 11:26
On Nov 19, 4:45 pm, "BigSlicer" <a5a6...(a)webnntp.invalid> wrote:
> On Nov 19 2009 3:58 PM, golfbum18 wrote:
> > Before all the wrong thinking righties get all wet and gooey over the
> > falin palin person's entrance into the world of "best seller," here is
> > an interesting tidbit showing perhaps why. Oh, the rush-lump called it
> > one of the most inspirational books he ever read. Another reason to
> > tell kids to stay away from drugs and pills that you get from behind
> > gas station rest rooms.
> > Major retailers reportedly selling Palin's Going Rogue below cost
> > November 16, 2009 10:21 pm ET
> > Sarah Palin's memoir Going Rogue: An American Life has garnered
> > attention in part because of the number of copies sold before
> > publication. But the book has been offered at below-cost prices from
> > major online retailers, and Newsmax has used the book as a loss leader
> > to promote its magazine, potentially inflating the book's sales.
> > Amazon, Walmart.com, Target.com in price war over book
> > Walmart.com dropped price from list price of $28.99 to $10, then
> > to $9 and below as other retailers matched it. On October 15,
> > Walmart.com began offering preorders of Going Rogue, along with nine
> > other new book releases, for $10. After Amazon.com reportedly matched
> > the price, Walmart.com "str[uck] back, slashing its prices to $9" [AOL
> > Daily Finance, 10/16/09]. Amazon also dropped its price to $9
> > [Buzzflash.com, 10/19/09]. Target.com joined in the price war,
> > prompting Walmart.com to drop its price further [The New Yorker,
> > 11/9/09]. By November 5, Walmart.com was selling the book for $8.98,
> > Target.com was selling it for $8.99, and Amazon was selling it for $9.
> > The respective retailers were still selling the book at those prices
> > as of November 16. All three retailers give the book's list price as
> > $28.99.
> > Newsmax offering book for $4.97, or free, as promotion for
> > magazine
> > Newsmax ties book offer to its magazine. As early as October 2,
> > according to a Newsmax email sent to its mailing list, the right-wing
> > website offered Going Rogue for $8.95 along with four free issues of
> > Newsmax magazine, a price later dropped to $4.97. The offer links to a
> > page on the Newsmax website explaining that there is a $5.95 shipping
> > and handling charge for the book, and if the subscriber fails to
> > cancel the magazine after the free subscription runs out, the
> > "subscription will renew automatically at the low annual price of
> > $39.95 by charging [your] credit card or [your] checking account."
> > Newsmax also offered Going Rogue for free with the purchase of a
> > $49.95 one-year subscription to Newsmax magazine. Additionally,
> > Newsmax has promoted its Going Rogue deal in commercials on Fox News.
> > From a Newsmax commercial appearing during the November 5 edition of
> > Fox News' The Live Desk:
> > ANNOUNCER: Sarah Palin has electrified America. Her new book,
> > Going Rogue, is already a runaway best-seller, and it's not even in
> > stores yet. Now, Newsmax.com has an incredible offer for you. You can
> > receive Sarah Palin's new book for just $4.97, a savings of $24 off
> > the cover price. Plus, you'll get four months of the award-winning
> > Newsmax magazine absolutely free. This special offer won't last, so
> > call 800-NEWSMAX today.
> > Book reportedly being sold below cost
> > Selling below cost is part of "loss-leader" strategy. AOL Daily
> > Finance reported that "Publishers ordinarily offer current titles to
> > retailers at a discount of between 40% and 50%. A bookstore spends up
> > to $12.50 to sell a $25 hardcover, which it buys directly from the
> > publisher or through distributors like Ingram or Baker & Taylor" [AOL
> > Daily Finance, 11/4/09]. As a result of the current online price war,
> > The New Yorker stated, "Amazon and Wal-Mart are surely losing money
> > every time they sell one of the discounted titles. The more they sell,
> > the less they make." The New Yorker continued:
> > Amazon and Wal-Mart hardly seem reckless, though. So why did they
> > go to war? The answer is that they didn't, really. Sure, Wal-Mart is
> > making a statement that it's a player in the online world, but the
> > real goal of this conflict isn't to lure readers away from Amazon, and
> > it isn't to get people to buy one of those ten books. It's to lure
> > them online, away from big booksellers and other retailers, and then
> > sell them other stuff. Usually, price wars wreak havoc because they
> > erode the pricing power of an entire business. But, because this price
> > war involves just ten items, its impact on revenue will be small, and
> > outweighed by the positive effects of all the publicity. (It has
> > garnered publicity because it involves books. A big banana price war
> > has been raging in Britain, but you probably haven't heard about it.)
> > It's textbook loss-leader economics. [The New Yorker, 11/9/09]
> Golf content? Get a life. The obsession with Palin is sick!
> Remember, this REC SPORT GOLF. Not REC SPORT PALIN.
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Go fix your slice hack.