Once again, Cosmo Kramer was a dystopian visionary.
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And pair it with our briefcase crackers
And a little butter

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16 Oct
"Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say" news.yahoo.com/lazy-crane-ope…
"one terminal in Long Beach has started using automated cranes, and truckers rejoice when they are summoned to pick up cargo there. It is efficient and quick." 🤔 ImageImage
Reminder: "the unions have for years fought efforts to automate ports on both the West and East coasts—just as they fought containerized shipping and computers decades before that."

cato.org/commentary/ame… Image
Another reminder: the truckers (Teamsters, at least) aren't exactly blameless in all this too, having opposed NAFTA trucking liberalization (and thus limiting US capacity) for decades...
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15 Oct
Very much enjoying the galaxy brain take that the obvious solution to temporary, supply chain-induced shortages and price-hikes is to embrace autarky and make them permanent.
Know-nothingism is beyond parody...
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7 Oct
I do NOT like the answer and am in fact calling shenanigans - SHENANIGANS - thereon. That he cited sour cream - SOUR BLEEPING CREAM - as one of the items whose expiration date should be strictly obeyed is the clearest possible sign that Big Dairy has gotten to him. SCANDALOUS.
Here's the TRUTH Big Dairy doesn't want you to read: sour cream, yogurt, butter, most (if not all) of your stinkier cheeses can last for MONTHS beyond the printed date. It's only there to GET YOU TO THROW AWAY PERFECTLY GOOD FOOD & THEREBY FURTHER LINE THEIR POCKETS UNNECESSARILY
Don't let their Expiration Date be YOUR Subjugation Date. Make it a true Liberation Date - for yourself, for your family, for humanity!
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5 Oct
They want management to boost their... Chex.
I mean, I doubt they're doing it just for... Kix.
They probably want a contract that's... Bran new.
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4 Oct
What am I gonna watch now that baseball season is over?
Early october is a rough time of year for me, what with no sports on. MLB season has ended and hoops season is still weeks away. Sad.
Guys, I'm never gonna root for your dumb teams. It's my dumb teams or nothing. As it should be.
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26 Sep
There are no quick fixes to systemic problems that were decades in the making: cato.org/commentary/ame…
In the latest (2020) World Bank/IHS Markit survey of global port efficiency, the ports of LA & Long Beach - the busiest in the USA, handling 40% of all imports - ranked a dismal 328th and 333rd, respectively. No US port ranked in the top 50.

Can't fix that overnight, folks.
Why do our ports stink? Well, union contracts mandate insanely high wages, rigid work schedules, & express limits on efficiency-enhancing automation. Meanwhile, the Jones Act & other US trade laws restrict port dredging (for more/bigger ships) & stress inland freight operations.
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