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

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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:05 | 1133377 strenue
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Who needs a car anyway?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:12 | 1133407 AN0NYM0US
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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.



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:19 | 1133463 drswhaley
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They are probably replacing the bottom 5-10% of employees on same day.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:21 | 1134134 dark pools of soros
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nah - replacing all the ones that got a quarter raise last quarter

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:18 | 1134835 Haywood Jablowme
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Thank goodness there's a "Flintstones" class at Wyotech.  Had me breakin' a sweat for a quick sec....


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:24 | 1133487 WALLST8MY8BALL
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that should "supersize" the April NFP

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:24 | 1133496 JohnG
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About 3.5 Mexicans per store.......

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:32 | 1134878 Bananamerican
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why junk this? Mexicans need amerika's crumbling jobs infrastructure to survive que no?

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

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:29 | 1133512 Mr Anderson
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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.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:58 | 1133533 cbxer55
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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

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:33 | 1133544 throughthewire
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Well then everything will be just hunky dory. Would you like fries with that?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 17:00 | 1134348 RichardENixon
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Did I ask for fries?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:21 | 1134846 Haywood Jablowme
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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."


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 22:45 | 1135479 ebworthen
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:50 | 1133612 SheepDog-One
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Bicycles, bitchez.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:15 | 1134088 velobabe
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 18:55 | 1134767 depression
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Take the Bus Bitchez !

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:09 | 1135014 Haywood Jablowme
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Bicycles, bitchez.

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

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:36 | 1133889 Camtender
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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???



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 00:33 | 1135709 ebworthen
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I'd guess electricity shortage in Japan, meaning parts shortage for lines here.

They tend to build the motors and transmissions over there.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:06 | 1133381 Jason T
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Americans.. the bottom 99% of us any way, can't afford the gas for cars anyhow.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:27 | 1133499 CPL
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Go long horses!!

Go bullish Glue Factories!!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:03 | 1134015 Cole Younger
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They stopped using horses for glue decdes ago....Its dog food now..

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:53 | 1134317 pajohn
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Growing up, used to watch the truckloads of horse carcasses being dropped off at a nearby jello factory.... never eaten jello since.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:55 | 1134963 blunderdog
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Jello's great for your nails and hair.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:19 | 1134119 Thomas
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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.)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:06 | 1133387 nah
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by strenue
on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:05


Who needs a car anyway?



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:09 | 1133393 hedgeless_horseman
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Want to know how this may all end?  Read Kunstler.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133526 ZackAttack
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If 'survival' implies sharing a world with curmudgeonly pricks like Kunstler, maybe one is better off dying early.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133538 CPL
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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".



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:06 | 1133717 Antarctico
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+1 to you for knowing who Piers Anthony is! :)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:33 | 1133861 Brother can you...
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+2 for both of you knowing who Piers Anthony is..

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:35 | 1135093 StychoKiller
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Lemme guess, he reminds you of the Satan worshipper?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:37 | 1133553 Ned Zeppelin
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Kunstler's "Long Emergency" seems pretty much on point, even if his weekly blog calls for imminent apocalypse are off in their timing.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:58 | 1133682 Miss Expectations
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The Georgraphy of Nowhere was on point, as well.  He also like mules (for good reason).

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:49 | 1134293 TheMerryPrankster
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I have it on good authority that he is also very fond of sheep.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:13 | 1134073 frankthomaswhite59
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:49 | 1133616 cbxer55
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Misspelled, should be Kuntsler.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:19 | 1133766 NumberNone
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Used to subscribe to that magazine.  It was a less classy version of Hustler. 

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:29 | 1133829 LFMayor
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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.


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:08 | 1133395 slow_roast
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The Bernank will just print more Toyotas you dimwits!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:38 | 1133561 Misean
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Too bad he can't print jobs.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 18:58 | 1134779 depression
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Tell that to the BLS.

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

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:08 | 1133397 Josh Randall
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I smell a dip coming, need to round up some Benny Bucks to take advantage...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:10 | 1133401 r101958
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They can all apply at MickeyD's on April 19.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:09 | 1133402 NotApplicable
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Good thing GM was smart and produced all of those cars nobody wanted. /sarc

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:10 | 1133403 shushup
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lol Bullish for stock market too.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:10 | 1133404 JollyRoger
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Is that the new sports coupe?  Totally rad.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:09 | 1133408 shushup
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LOL. It's the new Mini-Copper.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:11 | 1133405 TruthInSunshine
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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!

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