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Old 11-15-2012, 07:33   #1
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Twinkie SHTF for real!

Hah...while most of you morons were freakin' out about the election and panic buying your ammunition I have been busy stockpiling Hostess Baked Goods for the REAL SHTF that's about to go down...

http://www.examiner.com/article/no-m...-union-strikes

Hostess is going to permanently shut down its bakeries due to a Union Strike!

I'm buying all the Twinkies, Ho-Hos, and Ding Dongs I can lay my hands on... Its better than gold I tell ya!

As for the rest of you peasants...NO CAKE FOR YOU!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:35   #2
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The cloud cakes at china-mart actually taste better. Screw the unions.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:39   #3
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The cloud cakes at china-mart actually taste better. Screw the unions.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:41   #4
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Great....so now there's going to be guys walking around gun shows with Radio Flyer wagons piled high with DingDongs and twinkies, selling them for "$20 each or 10 for $200", preaching about the great Obama-twinkie-takeaway, cream filling limits.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:48   #5
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They are the ultimate prep item. Shelf life of 120 years and a good source of calories in stressful times.

Twinkies and Ding Dongs will be currency in SHTF.

Ding Dongs are better strategically because there are 2 to a pack, so you can make change. However, Twinkies are lighter.

If you can't bribe your way past a government checkpoint with a coupla Ding Dongs you just ain't gettin past.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:50   #6
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No More Twinkies?
How will I be able to celebrate the zombie kill of the week?





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Old 11-15-2012, 10:45   #7
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They are the ultimate prep item. Shelf life of 120 years and a good source of calories in stressful times.

Twinkies and Ding Dongs will be currency in SHTF.

Ding Dongs are better strategically because there are 2 to a pack, so you can make change. However, Twinkies are lighter.

If you can't bribe your way past a government checkpoint with a coupla Ding Dongs you just ain't gettin past.
Ding Dongs are waterproof to some extent too. So if you live in a flood area they may be the way to go.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:04   #8
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I think there might be other problems that go beyond twinkie hoarding:

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:21   #9
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:11   #10
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Unions going on strike is just a form of extortion. Let them rot.

We had a family owned trucking company here. Good place to work and took good care of everyone and competitive pay for this area.

Teamsters union came in and organized them. Got everyone worked up because the pay was not as high as some east coast states even though the cost of living was far less here. On an adjusted basis the wages were about the same. Then they demanded a benefits package that was unheard of and and driving schedules that basically made it impossible to move any trucks because everyone was at home instead of driving.

It came to a head one night at the terminal building. Owners accountants presented the company budget and showed what they were asking for was impossible. The union reps got everyone to strike and they sat outside the gates essentially locking the owners inside.

A few hours later the owners came out and announced the company existed in name only. All contracts, inventory, rolling stock and property had been sold. The employees were told they would need to find other jobs.

Union reps told them what a good job they had done, standing up to management and then just left.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:17   #11
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The company should shut down, fire all those worthless employees, and start back up fresh. F-unions
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Old 11-16-2012, 18:22   #12
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Unions going on strike is just a form of extortion. Let them rot.

We had a family owned trucking company here. Good place to work and took good care of everyone and competitive pay for this area.

Teamsters union came in and organized them. Got everyone worked up because the pay was not as high as some east coast states even though the cost of living was far less here. On an adjusted basis the wages were about the same. Then they demanded a benefits package that was unheard of and and driving schedules that basically made it impossible to move any trucks because everyone was at home instead of driving.

It came to a head one night at the terminal building. Owners accountants presented the company budget and showed what they were asking for was impossible. The union reps got everyone to strike and they sat outside the gates essentially locking the owners inside.

A few hours later the owners came out and announced the company existed in name only. All contracts, inventory, rolling stock and property had been sold. The employees were told they would need to find other jobs.

Union reps told them what a good job they had done, standing up to management and then just left.
The same thing should happen with all of the government employee unions also, federal, state and local. They are overpaid and the taxpayers don't want to afford it anymore either. Unions are an anarchronism in modern days of serfdom for the masses.
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Old 11-18-2012, 18:06   #13
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Unions going on strike is just a form of extortion. Let them rot.

We had a family owned trucking company here. Good place to work and took good care of everyone and competitive pay for this area.

Teamsters union came in and organized them. Got everyone worked up because the pay was not as high as some east coast states even though the cost of living was far less here. On an adjusted basis the wages were about the same. Then they demanded a benefits package that was unheard of and and driving schedules that basically made it impossible to move any trucks because everyone was at home instead of driving.

It came to a head one night at the terminal building. Owners accountants presented the company budget and showed what they were asking for was impossible. The union reps got everyone to strike and they sat outside the gates essentially locking the owners inside.

A few hours later the owners came out and announced the company existed in name only. All contracts, inventory, rolling stock and property had been sold. The employees were told they would need to find other jobs.

Union reps told them what a good job they had done, standing up to management and then just left.
When was this? What was the name of the now non existent company? I want to look it up and read about it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 16:18   #14
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They are the ultimate prep item. Shelf life of 120 years and a good source of calories in stressful times.

Twinkies and Ding Dongs will be currency in SHTF.

Ding Dongs are better strategically because there are 2 to a pack, so you can make change. However, Twinkies are lighter.

If you can't bribe your way past a government checkpoint with a coupla Ding Dongs you just ain't gettin past.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:47   #15
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Crap, I need another safe.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:44   #16
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:54   #17
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What is with these people striking when unemployment is so high? They believe big o's crap that the economy is improving? The Raley's supermarket people are striking here as well.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:29   #18
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What is with these people striking when unemployment is so high? They believe big o's crap that the economy is improving? The Raley's supermarket people are striking here as well.
They want to take away 28% of their pay package (benefits too).

If you made $1 a day and had decent insurance and your boss said you'd be making 75 cent a day and they were taking away your drug and dental insurance (fake numbers of course) you'd be pissed too.
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They want to take away 28% of their pay package (benefits too).

If you made $1 a day and had decent insurance and your boss said you'd be making 75 cent a day and they were taking away your drug and dental insurance (fake numbers of course) you'd be pissed too.
Not if the alternative of ZERO was the only other choice.

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They want to take away 28% of their pay package (benefits too).

If you made $1 a day and had decent insurance and your boss said you'd be making 75 cent a day and they were taking away your drug and dental insurance (fake numbers of course) you'd be pissed too.
Then they should find other employment if they have a better option.

If not, the company is doing them a favor because that package is still the best option they have.

Now they get nothing.

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They want to take away 28% of their pay package (benefits too).

If you made $1 a day and had decent insurance and your boss said you'd be making 75 cent a day and they were taking away your drug and dental insurance (fake numbers of course) you'd be pissed too.


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The strikes began on Nov. 9, when the company imposed a contract that would cut workers' wages by 8 percent. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) said the contract would also cut benefits by 27 to 32 percent.

There were days when this was a better offer than the choices I faced.
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Old 11-15-2012, 16:02   #22
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http://abcnews.go.com/Business/twink...3#.UKU3_WcdX0g

"The strikes began on Nov. 9, when the company imposed a contract that would cut workers' wages by 8 percent. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) said the contract would also cut benefits by 27 to 32 percent."
I've been unemployed for 10 months now. Just a couple of thoughts:

1) I would gladly have taken an 8% cut in salary in lieu of getting laid off.

2) Many companies in the private sector have found it necessary to cut benefits in order to survive... many more will soon follow as the requirements under Obamacare kick in.

Look, if the union wants to draw a line and take a stand that's their right. If it causes their members to take a 100% cut in pay and benefits... well, so be it. Welcome to making your bed and then having to sleep in it. I just feel sorry for the non-union employees of the company who will also lose their jobs. This isn't their fault...

But no worries... government dependence is the new normal... haven't you heard?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:18   #23
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Don't let the Union smoke screen fool you. Michelle O had Hostess shutdown as part of her health initiative.
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Damn, that a big bite of a crap sandwich
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Damn, that a big bite of a crap sandwich
kind of like eating a twinkie
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