Club Car layoffs affect Augusta employees

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 3:38 PM
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Club Car has completed a round of layoffs that involves some Augusta employees, company spokesman Brian Formato said Monday.

The company would not say how many employees have been let go or the locations affected throughout North America; however, Formato said the reduction affected “a small group of Club Car employees both in Augusta and in the field.”

“We are continually monitoring the economic conditions to ensure appropriate staffing levels, which has resulted in a recent reduction in workforce,” Formato said. “As a business, we will move forward and, as always, concentrate on the needs of our customers while continuing to position Club Car for long-term success as a global, task-oriented vehicle company.”

The Augusta Club Car workforce is about 1,000 people, spokesman Bill Bry­ant estimated. The company’s global headquarters is in Columbia County.

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augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/24/12 - 10:17 am
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riverman, I believe much of

riverman, I believe much of the south and also the fly-over states would be more self-sufficient that other places, but people would have to learn how to farm, folks don't have the knowledge and skills anymore that our ancestors had. Most people today only know how to grow lawns.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/24/12 - 10:18 am
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Well copperhead, I've never

Well copperhead, I've never met anyone who didn't need to eat!

copperhead
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copperhead 01/24/12 - 10:18 am
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One person can stop all

One person can stop all consumer products for "safety" reasons at any time. Are you happy with a tzar appointed by hussein,in an emergency,having that much say so?

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Riverman1 01/24/12 - 10:25 am
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AugCit, there are so many

AugCit, there are so many survival shows on TV these days, I've learned how to climb mountains, make fire with two sticks, spear fish with a stick, cook turtle, make moonshine, make a house out of tree branches and how to build alliances so I can kick everyone else out. I'll be okay.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/24/12 - 10:32 am
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Well Riverman1,the epa will

Well Riverman1,the epa will come put out your fire,the animals rights folks won't let you harm the fish or turtles,the atf will take your moonshine,and the environmentalists won't let you cut any trees. What now?

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Riverman1 01/24/12 - 10:35 am
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Copperhead, when people get

Copperhead, when people get hungry the rules will change. Dang if I'd be a revenuer telling people in the woods not to do something when they were hungry and needed a drink bad, to boot.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/24/12 - 10:46 am
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Well,if you have a rifle and

Well,if you have a rifle and they have a tank,you lose!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/24/12 - 10:48 am
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Wolverines!!!

Wolverines!!!

copperhead
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copperhead 01/24/12 - 10:49 am
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Isn't that a wonderful

Isn't that a wonderful direction for our country to be headed?

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allhans 01/24/12 - 11:14 am
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Now. President Obama is

Now. President Obama is giving a speech tonight..yes, a speech, the same speech written by the same speechwriters and tweaked by the same president. The speech will end with Obama singing "Happy Days are Here Again".

I just can't stand it! I feel like Chris Mathhews :D

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Chillen 01/24/12 - 11:15 am
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It's sad to me that these

It's sad to me that these thoughts have to even enter our minds. Years of progressive policies, crooked politicians, crony capitalism and socialism have gotten us to this point. Obama and his minions have truly been the final nail in the coffin for us.

Copperhead is right. The big cities would clear out within weeks (those who haven't been shot already or died from some illness). They would scatter like buckshot to rural places & smaller cities - who could not sustain them.

As I posted earlier, I hope & don't think something will go down in 2012 (but it could!). I think we are on a slow, miserable decline and it will take a few years. (Please God let me be wrong).

The best thing you can do for yourself now is to follow the advice I gave in my original post. It won't hurt you at all to do it, it just takes a little planning & up front money (which you'll make back because of inflation - that can of soup that was $1.12 last year is $1.55 this year and will probably be $2.25 by 2013).

It takes YEARS to learn how to garden. Plus you have to have the seeds!! How many city & suburban dwellers have fruit & non hybrid veggie seeds? Augusta Citizen was right about trees - you get nothing from them for 3-4 years. Plant them now in case you need them. If, by some miracle, the economy rebounds then chop them down. Or you can just enjoy a delicious apple or peach from your tree.

# 1 on your list should be a reliable source of water. You'd die within 3-4 days without it. #2 should be food & protection.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/24/12 - 11:34 am
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Chillen's right, water is

Chillen's right, water is essential, having your own source is preferable as who knows what's happened upstream that may have contaminated rivers and streams. No. 2 is food and protection, and no. 3 is probably shelter, medical needs and heating/cooking sources. Giving up one expensive dinner out per month, or the latest gadgets can get anyone off to a decent start.

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Chillen 01/24/12 - 12:43 pm
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This is for the liberal

This is for the liberal naysayers. Liberal loved man - Soros had this to say in a recent Newsweek interview.

"Europe is confronting a descent into chaos and conflict. In America he predicts riots on the streets that will lead to a brutal clampdown that will dramatically curtail civil liberties. The global economic system could even collapse altogether."

“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros says. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”

Either way, if Soros is right, it's a lose-lose.

Don't believe me, believe the liberal hero & obama pal - Soros.

The handwriting is on the wall. I beg you to heed my advice my friends.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/24/12 - 12:49 pm
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I would advise folks to get a

I would advise folks to get a copy of "THE FOXFIRE BOOK". It will help....just in case.

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burninater 01/24/12 - 01:27 pm
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Copperhead, who on God's

Copperhead, who on God's green earth has told you that the head of the CFPB has the authority to control food distribution throughout the U.S.? Please share.

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copperhead 01/24/12 - 02:04 pm
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Please just google his

Please just google his duties. IF he decides there is a risk(real or fabricated) he can shut down all shipments until the risk is resolved. It will all be when he decides the risk is minimal that shipments can resume. If it takes a month to resolve,that's 27 days AFTER you run out of food.let's say he gets a report(real or fabricated) of contaminated food. Until the source can be found and corrected-NO MORE shipments. Say it takes 10 days to resolve the issue. Go 7 days without eating and let us know how patient you are,please.

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 02:15 pm
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Copperhead, I have googled

Copperhead, I have googled it. I can find nothing that indicates that the head of the CFPB can regulate anything but financial products. That's why I'm asking you for your source, because I can't find it anywhere.

It would seem to me that food safety would be under the jurisdiction of the FDA, and I would imagine they have had the kind of authority you are talking about for decades, but I don't know that for certain.

Are you sure someone hasn't confused the CFPB with the FDA?

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copperhead 01/24/12 - 02:27 pm
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His duties include the SAFE

His duties include the SAFE distribution of SAFE consumer products. That is ALL consumer products. Food IS a consumer product. You can deny defend all you want. That is his job. One more thing hussein snuck by even his most avid worshippers.

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Sargebaby 01/24/12 - 02:31 pm
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rmwardsr says; "The seas will

rmwardsr says; "The seas will start to dry up, the deserts will crack, the sun will grow dark, and there will be no moon. Excuse me while I get my prozac!"

Prozac can't help those symptoms, and they by far, are not the worse!

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 02:48 pm
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copperhead, the CFPB has

copperhead, the CFPB has jurisdiction over financial products. This does not include food. Food is regulated by the FDA. Whoever has told you that consumer financial products includes ALL consumer products -- food, drugs, tobacco, cars, houses, snuggies, flip flops, books, electric guitars, cowboy hats, sitcoms, cellular phone service, etc etc etc, has told you a big fat lie. I, personally, don't like being lied to, but we're all different.

I fully agree that we need to be vigilant about governmental abuse of power, but we really should be focusing on what's real, not what isn't real.

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 02:44 pm
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Here are the powers given to

Here are the powers given to the CFPB -- they are entirely confined to consumer financial products.

http://www.arnoldporter.com/resources/documents/Advisory--The_Dodd-Frank...

Chillen
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Chillen 01/24/12 - 02:49 pm
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Are we talking about the same

Are we talking about the same czar that dear dictator appointed in the cover of darkness? Without Congressional approval?

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copperhead 01/24/12 - 02:57 pm
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What i don't like is someone

What i don't like is someone turning the garden hose on me and tell me "it's raining" you believe what you want but stay out of my stored food stuffs when yours run out. You depend on hussein and soros to fill your every need. I will depend on myself and a few friends that have joined together to help each other during a crisis. Good luck.

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 02:59 pm
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I think so Chillen, the only

I think so Chillen, the only department head appointed in recess that I'm aware of was the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- I'm assuming that's who the "Consumer Czar" is. Somebody correct me if I've been assuming wrongly this whole time.

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copperhead 01/24/12 - 03:00 pm
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Do i have some oceanfront

Do i have some oceanfront propert in arizona to sell you! Real cheap!

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 03:11 pm
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... you believe what you want

... you believe what you want ...
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Copperhead, I think that's part of the much larger problem we have in America. Too many people believe WHAT THEY WANT, not WHAT IS REAL.

"You depend on hussein and soros to fill your every need."

For the record copperhead, I've worked my way up from dishwasher to fully employed in a highly technical field. I put myself through college, working and taking a full course load, and the only gov't program I EVER engaged in was the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, with all of my loans ALWAYS having been in full payment. I pay for my own health care and insurance out-of-pocket, and I target the annual federal limits for retirement account contributions every year.

Keep telling people that work hard, pay taxes, and never use taxpayer assistance, that if they don't believe it when someone lies to their face, they must be on the dole. I bet that's going to work out great for your party.

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Chillen 01/24/12 - 03:10 pm
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burninator says "Too many

burninator says "Too many people believe WHAT THEY WANT, not WHAT IS REAL."

Boy ain't that the truth! The evidence of the most miserable, evil, corrupt and failure of a US President is staring them in the face and THEY JUST DON'T GET IT.

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 03:22 pm
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So, because a minority of

So, because a minority of voters are unable to look at Obama with a critical eye, proponents of the opposing party should just lie to their constituents to incite fear? Sorry, but I think as a nation we're better than that.

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Chillen 01/24/12 - 03:33 pm
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Here are the facts I'm

Here are the facts I'm talking about burninator.

Gas has doubled since obama took office - costing $1400 PER household
Income is down 7% since obama took office
Federal budget is now $3.8 T and we only take in $2.1 T
Allies have been alienated - Great Britain, Israel
In Jan 2009 our debt was $10T, now is is $15.23T
In 3 years, obama has amassed over $5T in debt, more than 8 years of Bush.

Evidence is staring America in the face. Some American's refuse to see it.

Perhaps Club Car and many other fine companies wouldn't have to lay off people if we had a better leader.

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 03:59 pm
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Chillen, have you EVER seen

Chillen, have you EVER seen me try to argue that the financials look good under Obama? They're middling to atrocious. Obama's polling numbers clearly show that most people are well aware of our financial problems. But keep in mind, most people have been around long enough to know that just because an electee is bad doesn't mean that the next guy will be better, and that's why this is the Republican's race to lose. When Republican voters or proponents on the airwaves do things like make claims that the head of the CFPB will be able to freeze food supplies, it really shakes confidence in the fact that the party is even functioning in reality. I know, not all Republicans believe these types of things, just as not all Democrats think Obama has no problems as a president. But it really feeds the myth that Republican voters have no agenda but to hate Obama regardless of what he does -- why else do you need to just start making things up wholesale to paint him as an enemy of the free world? If Republicans just stuck to the facts, this election would probably be a cakewalk. But instead, many are letting themselves get led around by the nose by people in the entertainment industry whose entire business model is based on lying to people to make them scared so they'll buy their stuff. Anyways, that kind of business is a time-honored American tradition, and I don't expect to see it go away anytime soon.

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