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  1. Arathrael commented on Tom the Dancing Bug 3 months ago

    Actually it was essentially both. Ford knew “in the first place that, all other considerations aside, our own sales depend in a measure upon the wages we pay”.

    Anyway, it’s pretty appalling we’re seeing the effects today of short-sighted short-term thinking that Henry Ford called out nearly a century ago.

    “People whose profits are excessive when measured by any sound standard should be the first to cut prices. But they never are. They pass all their extra costs down the line until the whole burden is borne by the consumer; and besides doing that, they charge the consumer a percentage on the increased charges. Their whole business philosophy is: “Get while the getting is good.” They are the speculators, the exploiters, the no-good element that is always injuring legitimate business. There is nothing to be expected from them. They have no vision. They cannot see beyond their own cash registers."

  2. Arathrael commented on Get Fuzzy 4 months ago

    Bucky’s quite correct, and I say that as an Englishman.

  3. Arathrael commented on Pearls Before Swine 6 months ago

    “Exit, pursued by a bear.” Classic Shakespeare reference.

  4. Arathrael commented on Get Fuzzy 7 months ago

    People do know it’s a rerun. It was originally run 2006/03/21. You can click on the calendar and see for yourself.

  5. Arathrael commented on Pearls Before Swine 8 months ago

    Number of scientists publishing peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals on the subject of global warming or global climate change between Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2013 who rejected man-made global warming: 1.

    Number of scientists who didn’t: 9,136.

  6. Arathrael commented on Brewster Rockit 12 months ago

    That’s funny, because it’s not true.

    Aside from anything else, USA spends more on healthcare than anyone else in the world, not less – and yet, with worse results than many. And speaking of bankruptcy, medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in the USA, estimated to affect around 1.7 million people this year.

    Actually, I take it back. I don’t even live in the USA, but that’s still not funny. It’s just sad.

  7. Arathrael commented on Big Nate about 1 year ago

    But… why DID the duck? I need to know!

  8. Arathrael commented on Pearls Before Swine over 1 year ago

    No, it’s definitely MEN SWEAR:

  9. Arathrael commented on Get Fuzzy over 1 year ago

    Dogs do sweat, mainly through their footpads, but they do sweat. It’s just not their main way of regulating their temperature, that’s panting.

  10. Arathrael commented on Peanuts over 1 year ago

    Fractions make her fractious.