Toyota Says It Will Have To Shut Down North American Factories, 25,000 Workers To Be "Affected"

Tyler Durden's picture

Remember the massive surge to world GDP courtesy of the Japanese disaster spouted by every idiot on CNBC? Well, here we go:


This is massively bullish for horse buggies and Flintstonemobiles.

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strenue's picture

Who needs a car anyway?

AN0NYM0US's picture

ya but according to CNN: "McDonald's to hire 50,000 workers - in 1 day"


McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) said that these new "Mcjobs" will include crew and management positions, part-time and full-time. McDonald's, which has 14,000 restaurants in the United States, said the hires will occur nationwide. "We're excited to offer 50,000 new jobs, all across America, all in one day," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's U.S.A.

drswhaley's picture

They are probably replacing the bottom 5-10% of employees on same day.

dark pools of soros's picture

nah - replacing all the ones that got a quarter raise last quarter

Haywood Jablowme's picture

Thank goodness there's a "Flintstones" class at Wyotech.  Had me breakin' a sweat for a quick sec....


WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

that should "supersize" the April NFP

JohnG's picture

About 3.5 Mexicans per store.......

Bananamerican's picture

why junk this? Mexicans need amerika's crumbling jobs infrastructure to survive que no?

Chamber of Commerce needs pliant peasant's a ween/ween comprende?

Mr Anderson's picture

Mcdonalds just signed up for E-Verify.

The day they put the notice on the walls the workers decided showing up wasn't a good decision.

cbxer55's picture

Not kidding, Monday last week, The Daily Oklahoman daily crossword, one of the clues (1 down), was "Low-paying, unflattering job". The answer was McJob. Yup, these 50,000 low-paying, unflattering jobs ought to really help get things moving in the right direction. BTFD

throughthewire's picture

Well then everything will be just hunky dory. Would you like fries with that?

Haywood Jablowme's picture

assuming the girl taking the order is hawt, the appropriate order would be, "Yes, can I get the 6-piece chicken titties and a large order of thighs with that booty shake."


Haywood Jablowme's picture

Bicycles, bitchez.

Shangai here we come!  They give us their run-down bikes, we give them our big SUV's...

Camtender's picture

Is there any crediable information on the status of Toyota's Japan Factories, i.e. how many were destroyed by water vs. radiation vs. no powerer vs. no parts???



ebworthen's picture

I'd guess electricity shortage in Japan, meaning parts shortage for lines here.

They tend to build the motors and transmissions over there.

Jason T's picture

Americans.. the bottom 99% of us any way, can't afford the gas for cars anyhow.

CPL's picture

Go long horses!!

Go bullish Glue Factories!!

Cole Younger's picture

They stopped using horses for glue decdes ago....Its dog food now..

pajohn's picture

Growing up, used to watch the truckloads of horse carcasses being dropped off at a nearby jello factory.... never eaten jello since.

blunderdog's picture

Jello's great for your nails and hair.

Thomas's picture

I just bought a Highlander. Good to go for a decade now (provided there is any gas to be put in it and parts to repair it.)

nah's picture
by strenue
on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:05


Who needs a car anyway?



hedgeless_horseman's picture

Want to know how this may all end?  Read Kunstler.

ZackAttack's picture

If 'survival' implies sharing a world with curmudgeonly pricks like Kunstler, maybe one is better off dying early.

CPL's picture

He's always reminded me of a character out of the Piers Anthony Tarot series written way before Kunstler.  It was never that popular or even well reviewed when it came out in the 80's.  It is definately one of his darker foray's into fantasy novels, but considering the pap he wrote with the Xanth series I'm sure it was an escape from 14 year old fanboys at conferences seeking "funny fantasy".



Antarctico's picture

+1 to you for knowing who Piers Anthony is! :)

Brother can you spare a dime's picture

+2 for both of you knowing who Piers Anthony is..

StychoKiller's picture

Lemme guess, he reminds you of the Satan worshipper?

Ned Zeppelin's picture

Kunstler's "Long Emergency" seems pretty much on point, even if his weekly blog calls for imminent apocalypse are off in their timing.

Miss Expectations's picture

The Georgraphy of Nowhere was on point, as well.  He also like mules (for good reason).

TheMerryPrankster's picture

I have it on good authority that he is also very fond of sheep.

cbxer55's picture

Misspelled, should be Kuntsler.

NumberNone's picture

Used to subscribe to that magazine.  It was a less classy version of Hustler. 

LFMayor's picture

Pikers.  Jugs is the only way to sleaze out over the top.  Cheri and Swank weren't too far behind, and I once had a lovely '86 "Chesty Girls" from the UK.


slow_roast's picture

The Bernank will just print more Toyotas you dimwits!

Misean's picture

Too bad he can't print jobs.

depression's picture

Tell that to the BLS.

99'er attrition puts us on trend for a 6% U-3 number by Obama's 2nd Inauguration Party.

Josh Randall's picture

I smell a dip coming, need to round up some Benny Bucks to take advantage...

r101958's picture

They can all apply at MickeyD's on April 19.

NotApplicable's picture

Good thing GM was smart and produced all of those cars nobody wanted. /sarc

shushup's picture

lol Bullish for stock market too.

JollyRoger's picture

Is that the new sports coupe?  Totally rad.

shushup's picture

LOL. It's the new Mini-Copper.

TruthInSunshine's picture


This is just the start. All the AnalCysts on CNBsC who brushed the 'Japan thing' off as a non-event were smoking massive Hopium pipes.

Tie the known facts about Fukushima (much has yet to be gleaned, and therein lay the very scary part) into the global, integrated supply chain, add a dash of extremely weak economic fundamentals, toss in a generous handful of massive central bank bubble blowing and price meddling and market distortion, and you have recipe for Shit Just Gonna Get More Real & Just Gettin' Started pie.

Print, BOJ, Print!