Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mailing In This Stapled Post

I'm mailing in a lot of stuff these days because aside from being indifferent to the corporate and eliti$t mouthpiece to the point of not reading it, I haven't bought it the last two days. I'm finding myself just not interested, either, and the posts have been reflecting that. Why you are still coming here astounds me, beloved reader.

Postal union targets Staples over mail services program

Related: Staples Stuck

Finally got 'em loose:

Staples cuts 500 jobs, 200 in United States
Staples cuts jobs in ‘leadership’ positions
Staples tries get itself back on track
Staples revamps site in time for holidays

Didn't work. Now what?

Staples aims to change image with new slogan

The campaign is the latest attempt by Staples to transform itself from the king of the office supply superstore to a huge online marketplace with a much smaller physical retail footprint. Harsh trends in the office supply retail business are prompting that shift. Customers simply need less paper, ink, and toner in the digital era. 

Of course, were the economy truly in recovery and not just wealth being sucked upward and it being called a recovery, Staples would be doing great. You, I, the neighbor, the guy down the street, the corner store, etc, etc, would be generating activity that needed such things. This idea that everyone is doing everything online and everything is fine while very little happens in the real world of the vast majority  is just propaganda cover so the $tatu$ quo agenda can be continuously advanced. 

The reason I'm mailing so much in these days is because the joke is over.

"Staples Inc., the Framingham office supply giant that is closing stores as it seeks to transition more of its business online, said first-quarter sales dropped 3 percent year-to-year to $5.7 billion. The company reported first quarter 2014 net income of $96 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, compared with $170 million, or 26 cents per diluted share in 2013’s first quarter. “We’re making progress meeting the changing needs of our customers as we reinvent Staples,” CEO Ronald Sargent said."

Damn thing is stuck again.

Also see:

Staples to shutter up to 225 stores
Staples to acquire Canadian firm
Staples stocks slips after rating is downgraded

That is not how you staple together an economic recovery?