A Sign of Things to Come

2021 March 12
by bc3b

Most of us wretch at the mention of the name Target. We were once loyal customers before the chain went completely woke with permitting men claiming to be women to use women’s restrooms and dressing rooms, elimination of boys’ and girls’ departments and other PC-driven nonsense.

But, this week Target announced a move that likely will be copied by many other US corporations. Long a supporter of downtown Minneapolis and its City Center, the chain announced it will significantly reduce the size of its downtown Minneapolis footprint as more employees will continue working from home and others will be moved to less expensive suburban locations.

If many employees are working primarily from their homes, businesses will need much less commercial space – offices and cubes for employees who work primarily from the office structure along with conference rooms, a visitors area for remote employees for when they do come into the office to work and not a whole lot else.

My business recently relocated into a new location – medium-size, two-story building with about 25 small to mid-size suites. Each suite has a glass panel with a mail slot next to the door so it’s easy to tell which have employees working in the suites – less than 40%. The parking lot has 150 spaces, but there are never more than 35-40 filled. A suite on the first floor is attempting to dispose of its furnishings through an “office closing” sale.

This is coupled with reduced travel as more businesses are relying on Zoom and Google meetings, cutting air travel, hotel nights and extravagant dinners on the company’s expense account.

This will have a dramatic effect on the nation’s economy. Obviously commercial properties – especially in major metropolitan – areas will be the hardest hit. But businesses in commercial areas (restaurants, shops, etc.) will also be affected. Since fewer people are driving to work, gas sales (and gasoline taxes) will decline and vehicles will last longer.

It will be an interesting time.

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  1. 2021 March 12 8:46 pm
    [1]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://images.app.goo.gl/ppg9vVa8qv7SsaE76

    The Price of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth

    I read last month. I tend to believe tech will be more deflationary in the long run than the politicians can manage to be irresponsible.

    Although im not as optimistic in the short run…

  2. 2021 March 12 9:01 pm
    [2]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    California just added mandatory critical race theory classes for k-12.

    Conservative states should probably ban this and ethnic studies in their state constitutions before it spreads.

  3. 2021 March 12 10:40 pm
    [3]
    JimNorCal permalink

    2, yeah the country is probably the least racist it’s ever been.

    It will never be enough.

  4. 2021 March 13 5:36 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  5. 2021 March 13 5:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #3 –

    There is less discrimination against minorities (especially blacks) than ever before, but I can make a case that the country is far more racissst today than it was in 1980.

    Far more decisions are based on race than competency than there were in 1980.

  6. 2021 March 13 6:01 am
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    bc3b permalink

    One thing negatively impacted by remote employees is customer service. GoDaddy used to be great when you had an issue. Now, the customer service rep doesn’t know where to transfer your call if your problem is outside his/her area of expertise.

  7. 2021 March 13 6:04 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The race to teach AI sign language is in full force.

    Next up….english

  8. 2021 March 13 6:10 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I mean woke-speak English otherwise we would have to ban it of course.

  9. 2021 March 13 6:54 am
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    justrand permalink

    As the author notes, some “Red” States have started…I pray it accelerates and spreads.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/03/its_time_for_red_states_to_start_nullifying_federal_law.html

  10. 2021 March 13 6:56 am
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    justrand permalink

    PRP, imagine the confusion when the AI is told it must use “Woke-English”… then quickly realizes such language is based on blatant lies. It might decide to wipe out humanity at that point. SkyNet?

  11. 2021 March 13 7:13 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  12. 2021 March 13 7:15 am
    [12]
    JimNorCal permalink

    5, that’s spot on.
    Now that South Africa is gone, it’s the US which is racialising every social transaction.

  13. 2021 March 13 7:16 am
    [13]
    JimNorCal permalink

    PRP, Eth and BTC gapped up a bit overnight

  14. 2021 March 13 9:16 am
    [14]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  15. 2021 March 13 9:19 am
    [15]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The gov sent me zero dollars in stimmy’s yet Im still making profit as coinbase always spikes in activity every time they send out stimmy’s.

  16. 2021 March 13 9:24 am
    [16]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    In weimar germany they had to close the entire stock market bc ppl rushing for tangible assets and couldnt keep track of the paperwork. As soon as soon as ppl had their retirements moved back into paper (stock market closed) they were instantly devalued to nothing before they could manage to find something to buy to prevent it.

  17. 2021 March 13 10:13 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    4, PRP, so are you guessing that the rise of crypto is due to stimulus checks rather than a large corporate purchase? Makes sense. I’d expect that corp guys to be finicky and avoid goosing the market much higher.

    I’ll stick with my (totally uninformed) opinion: Bitcoin will rise all year until at least October.

  18. 2021 March 13 10:13 am
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    bc3b permalink

    As I mentioned earlier this week, much (most) of the increase in Asian hate crimes is coming at the hands of blacks:

    https://nypost.com/2021/03/12/elderly-asian-man-dies-after-being-punched-by-california-robber/

    But, the DOJ, FBI and media want to blame it ion whites.

  19. 2021 March 13 10:51 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Another example of today’s fake racisssm, from Oprah, one of the biggest race hucksters of all:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9355601/White-non-black-people-told-NOT-share-Oprah-memes-digital-blackface.html

  20. 2021 March 13 10:52 am
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    mulletover permalink

    Ashli Babbitt was put down because the officer was sure she had pipe bombs in her backpack.

    Well, maybe not sure, but strongly suspected of carrying pipe bombs in her backpack.

    Well, maybe not pipe bombs, but it sure wasn’t a Subway sandwich. Deadly force was necessary.

    Well, okay. It was a sweater and a scarf. But the officer was terrified.

    The story is taking shape….

  21. 2021 March 13 11:35 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  22. 2021 March 13 11:37 am
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    A black and decker dildo that went off prematurely me thinks.

  23. 2021 March 13 11:44 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Some good questions re: Ashli.
    1) why would the cop be afraid, don’t they have metal detectors?
    2) they give Antifa cookies, milk and an Uber ride home when they’re arrested, why shoot her dead? weren’t there non-lethal options?
    3) all she did was poke her head through. she didn’t break the glass. why not simply arrest her?

    commenter at JustOneMinute blog
    “Re Babbitt and her backpack, aren’t there metal detectors that they would have had to pass through? Assuming they came in through public entrances and not those designated for Congress, I would be shocked if they were let in without any screening at all.
    And as to nonlethal force in the CP’s possession, they had the numbers to subdue anyone (not everyone at once, but certainly any individual) without the use of weapons. No excuse for the shooting, and no blame for the victim, who had been allowed in the building and was not the one who broke the window.”

  24. 2021 March 13 11:45 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    And how come Ashli can be shot dead but the Minnesota perp’s family gets a settlement from the family?

  25. 2021 March 13 11:56 am
    [25]

    Ashli be a honky.

  26. 2021 March 13 11:58 am
    [26]

    You may think this doggerel was written by a dolt,
    But sheep don’t revolt, they just breed and molt,
    The eloi are ubiquitous and duplicitous,
    The morlocks of our day they are iniquitous,
    It makes not a fat rat’s ass how we vote.

  27. 2021 March 13 12:13 pm
    [27]
    drdog09 permalink

    We now have Jurnos cancelling each other — https://greenwald.substack.com/p/journalists-start-demanding-substack

  28. 2021 March 13 12:20 pm
    [28]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    17 nah it’s institutions overall that’s driving BTC

    but for a short weekend when the stimmy’s are going out that’s a retail bump.

  29. 2021 March 13 12:22 pm
    [29]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Im a greenwald fan. Been following him on twitter for at least a decade.

  30. 2021 March 13 12:24 pm
    [30]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  31. 2021 March 13 12:56 pm
    [31]
    gnqanq permalink

    JR – #9 – How about 3 AM wake up calls?

  32. 2021 March 13 2:14 pm
    [32]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://twitter.com/macroscope17/status/1370830581710389249?s=21

    “ Stages of Bitcoin derangement syndrome:

    1. Bad technology.
    2. Tulips.
    3. Nefarious. Inefficient. Energy hog.
    4. We demand govt ban it!
    5. We demand govt seize all private BTC for collective good.

    Current stage: 3 moving to 4. If you know history, you understand 5 will come.”

  33. 2021 March 13 4:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    32,

    If the govt wants to eliminate BTC they don’t have to do 4&5. All they have to do is specify in transactions with the govt (including paying taxes & fed contracts) that only FedCoin is accepted. Most sheeple won’t care or know the difference and the scale of the ecosystem will take care of the rest.

  34. 2021 March 13 5:13 pm
    [35]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I found a way to buy microcaps btw. It would still be mostly post ICO but still micro. There is a decentralized exchange called uniswap that I can link to my private digital wallet.

    Essentially you can trade anything on it. My friend recently bough AXION and BOND coin that both had 25 million dollar market caps. I’m sure they are all shitcoins, but in a bull market putting 1 or 2% of my crypto in nonsense stuff might still be worth it.

    Only thing he warned me on is the gas fee, which is variable but can be high for the exchanges.

  35. 2021 March 13 5:14 pm
    [36]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    gas fee goes to the miners who validate the nodes and the exchanges of uniswap fyi

  36. 2021 March 13 5:20 pm
    [37]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Saylor explains why the train is not stopping

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwOA4OUhCws

  37. 2021 March 13 5:31 pm
    [38]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Richest nation in the world in 10-20 years may be Satoshi Nakamoto

    A true sovereign

  38. 2021 March 13 5:58 pm
    [39]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Father Faces Arrest and Jail Time For Trying To Stop Doctors From Transitioning His Middle School Daughter To A Boy [VIDEO]

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/horror-father-faces-arrest-jail-time-trying-stop-doctors-transitioning-middle-school-daughter-boy-video/

  39. 2021 March 13 5:59 pm
    [40]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The doctors, school officials, and now the Supreme Court have decided that her father does not have the authority to make that decision, and furthermore, he is to always refer to his daughter by “his” proper pronouns or he will face legal action.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/horror-father-faces-arrest-jail-time-trying-stop-doctors-transitioning-middle-school-daughter-boy-video/

    ” Father Faces Arrest and Jail Time For Trying To Stop Doctors From Transitioning His Middle School Daughter To A Boy [VIDEO]”

  40. 2021 March 13 6:40 pm
    [41]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Joe Biden’s America.

    Official US Military Twitter Account Trolls and Attacks Civilians, Refers to Tucker Carlson as a “Boomer”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/official-us-military-twitter-account-trolls-attacks-civilians-refers-tucker-carlson-boomer/

  41. 2021 March 13 7:01 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah they’re ramping up the propaganda to 11.

  42. 2021 March 13 7:02 pm
    [43]
    JimNorCal permalink

    The larger significance of recent HuffPo layoffs.
    10 min
    https://rumble.com/vej7cn-huffington-post-lays-off-45-people-the-rise-of-new-tech.html

  43. 2021 March 13 9:52 pm
    [45]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-put-call-ratio-hits-110041523.html

    BTC Put:Call ratio was at an all time high Thurs-friday going into stimmy check weekend.

  44. 2021 March 13 10:02 pm
    [46]
    Eph permalink

    44. IP

    I dont even know what to say about that

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