21 01 2016

Twin Falls, Idaho

When you mash up Jack Ryan of Occidental Dissent and Steve Sailer, you get this article.

First, Jack Ryan’s theme:

But despite growing protests by local residents against the refugee arrivals, the Twin Falls area can count on being a prime spot for refugees for years to come, thanks to one man’s rising business enterprise.

That man is Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish Muslim and immigrant from Turkey who created the billion-dollar U.S.-based Chobani yogurt empire.

Ulukaya opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in Twin Falls about two years ago, and the plant now employs 600 people with about 30 percent of those jobs filled by foreign refugees shipped to the U.S. from United Nations camps in the Middle East and Africa.

If the fact that a Kurdish Muslim from Turkey wants to import people to work in his yogurt plant didn’t surprise me, and if he was a native born white American corporate executive peddling this bullshit, (and there are plenty), I’d be advising someone in Twin Falls to wait for him outside of his house and arrange a face to face meeting between Ulukaya and some of his yogurt.  The “make it personal” strategy.

Now, for Steve Sailer’s theme:

At the World Economic Forum meeting this weekend in Davos, Switzerland, he will call on other CEOs to join his campaign to throw corporate cash, lobbying initiatives, services and jobs to refugees.

Six companies have already taken him up on the idea. Ikea, MasterCard, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Western Union and UPS have all agreed to hire more refugees or provide free services to them.


Ulukaya wants more companies to join the effort of hiring and helping refugees. He started a new foundation, the Tent, for this purpose.

And all because they’re compassionate humanitarians, right?  Or is compassionate humanitarianism the new corporate and plutocratic greed, and Davos its annual trade show?

Speaking of Davos…

Speaking of mendacious corporations…remember, they’re able to get away with this in spite of there supposedly being a robust wall of separation between corporations and the public policy making process in Europe.  Which is why I take all this talk about Citizens United with a grain of salt, not because I don’t agree, but because it won’t do any good.

“Unduly Burdensome and Not Necessary”

18 01 2016

Cupertino, California

Yeah, so? You think Jesse and Al care about that?

It’s also unduly burdensome and not necessary to fire departments, yet many Federal judges could care less.

If AAPL is going to give lots of money to Democrats and its employees are going to vote heavily Democrat, then it should have to do what it implicitly expects everyone else to do.  Or did you think that all your money would buy you a permanent escape hatch?

The Handoff Is Starting

15 01 2016

Bentonville, Arkansas


The CW answers are the lethargic retail economy, online shopping hurting brick and mortar, W-M’s overexpansionism.  And maybe they all play a small role.

I think the bulk of the answer is that we’re starting to see at least in retail what I predicted would be a drastic and profound change overall, that Baby Boomers are starting to hand off to Generation X.  Everyone knows that we Xers dislike big boxes.

The Worst Is Yet to Come (and Babe, Won’t It Be Fun)

13 01 2016


The Rams thing is nothing.

I wonder if Slay, Stenger, Nixon and our civic brass are mentally preparing themselves for Beer Incorporated totally shutting down shop in St. Louis.

I’ve been mentally preparing myself for that since the moment the potential InBev buyout of A-B was announced back in 2008.  And the coming Beer Incorporated merger between ABInBev and SABMiller is only going to hasten the probability and the timing.

Oldie and Goodie

27 11 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Three years ago at this time, I figured out why the media hype Black Friday, especially on Black Friday.

Beer Inc Is Going to Happen

11 11 2015


Pending about half the world’s anti-trust agencies signing off.

And you know what?  I could care less.  Most people born after 1965 could care less.

The only real down side is that it’s going to hurt St. Louis very badly and for a very long time when Beer Inc shuts down all St. Louis operations, both white and blue collar.

What’s the Opposite of Growth?

13 10 2015


Emerson Electric, which was unlucky enough to have its world headquarters in the same municipal unit where GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS breathed his last, and whose campus overlooks the Fergaza Strip itself, is doing the white guilt thing and ponying up.


Emerson officials say the goal is to tell the story of the role of blacks in the growth of the St. Louis region.



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