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Something I noticed while at the grocery store...

 
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Princess don't worry about what people think about the foodstamps after all people don't look down their noses at the wallstreet bankers and brokers or the big car makers and they have taken more government assistance than anyone in history. It's time we quit judging each other and start scrutinizing where are tax dollars are going.
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I had to go shopping yesterday...something I don't do often, because I hate to shop...LOL
While I was there I noticed something very telling about the 'state of affairs' people are in these days.

I've always shopped very thriftily, and used to be able to find great deals in the 'mark down bin' in the meat section.
There used to be awsome cuts of meat that I could get for half the price, bring them home and put them in the freezer for later.
With me living in a 'wealthy area' ...it was not unusual for me to find whoe legs of Lamb, or a nice standing rib roast in there...beautiful steaks and chops.

Not anymore.
The past couple of times I've been there...it has been like a 'fight' to try and even see what is left to pick over...so many people there looking thru it.
They aren't just taking the very nice cuts of meat...they are cleaning the sucker out!
I've never seen this happen in this area before.
I'm in an area where houses start at $500,000, and end up in the several million dollar mark.

When it starts showing up in areas like this...people slashing costs, and families 'cleaning out the mark down bin"...they are starting to hurt as much as 'the middle class' people are.
That dosen't bode well for our Economy .
These are the people that own the business' that hire other people to work for them.
Also professional types like Neuro Surgeons, top Attorney's, ect.
If these people fall hard like the middle class has...I don't think there is anything that can be done to pull the Country up out of this Depression that we've sunk into so deep.
Because these people are the last in line to fall, before the Giants do...they are sort of like 'mini giants', and they provide a lot of people with jobs, or jobs are supported by their spending .( like the lawn service people, the housekeepers, private schools, interior designers, furniture makers, ect.).

Anyone else notice something like this happening in their area lately?
 Quoting: Woodsprite



Oh yea living in million dollar homes and their hurting....excuse me while I puke!
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I first started noticing the downfall about 3 or 4 years ago. It's gotten so much worse lately. I just noticed one new thing about 2 weeks ago. All the car dealerships are carrying about half the inventory they used too. Take a look at them as you drive by on the interstate. You'll see the same cars there for weeks and weeks and half the lot is empty.
 Quoting: chuckufarley

It has gotten worse lately...:(
I first noticed the car dealerships having problems several years ago...because they were a big part of my 'sign painting money'.
I used to paint showroom windows, and letter the car windshields, for them.
These days, they just don't have the money to pay me to do those things anymore.
So many have had to shut down, the ones that are remaining, are hanging on by the tips of their fingers, and know they can fall at any moment....so they don't spend money to advertise, to bring in the people, to spend money in their showrooms.
It's a vicous cycle...because if they don't advertise, the people that do have money to spend...may not make it to their showroom door....might end up down the street at the other place that has managed to survive, just because they are more visable, or in a better location.
They can't afford to keep a huge inventory like they did in the 90's.
It's just too much money on the line for them...hoping that they will be able to sell it before the new year's model comes out, 9 months later.
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Notice how empty the stores are at the end of the month? All the people on welfare & food stamps wait for the 1st for their cards to replenish.

That's a pretty crappy thing for the Store people to do...not stock the shelves, knowing that there is going to be a herd of hungry people in there the next day!
Dosen't matter where the $ comes from...it all spends the same! Or it shouldn't, anyway!
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Lol, no I mean the stores are empty of people. When the 20th rolls around they run out of funds and starve until the 1st.
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they arrange stuff on the shevles to make them look fuller now


Yes! I've noticed that more now than ever. In fact a large chain store near me recently reorganized to compensate for months of obviously empty shelves. They closed-off a huge area once occupied by inventory and reduced the size and spacing of the remaining shelves. Real-time downsizing?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 371876


Same here.

I live in a fairly affluent area as well and I've noticed that meats and other products are nearly 'off' when we buy them. It appears that they are changing dates and trying to keep the shelves stocked.

Foods are getting less plentiful. Shelves are thinning. And tensions are growing.
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I had to go shopping yesterday...something I don't do often, because I hate to shop...LOL
While I was there I noticed something very telling about the 'state of affairs' people are in these days.

I've always shopped very thriftily, and used to be able to find great deals in the 'mark down bin' in the meat section.
There used to be awsome cuts of meat that I could get for half the price, bring them home and put them in the freezer for later.
With me living in a 'wealthy area' ...it was not unusual for me to find whoe legs of Lamb, or a nice standing rib roast in there...beautiful steaks and chops.

Not anymore.
The past couple of times I've been there...it has been like a 'fight' to try and even see what is left to pick over...so many people there looking thru it.
They aren't just taking the very nice cuts of meat...they are cleaning the sucker out!
I've never seen this happen in this area before.
I'm in an area where houses start at $500,000, and end up in the several million dollar mark.

When it starts showing up in areas like this...people slashing costs, and families 'cleaning out the mark down bin"...they are starting to hurt as much as 'the middle class' people are.
That dosen't bode well for our Economy .
These are the people that own the business' that hire other people to work for them.
Also professional types like Neuro Surgeons, top Attorney's, ect.
If these people fall hard like the middle class has...I don't think there is anything that can be done to pull the Country up out of this Depression that we've sunk into so deep.
Because these people are the last in line to fall, before the Giants do...they are sort of like 'mini giants', and they provide a lot of people with jobs, or jobs are supported by their spending .( like the lawn service people, the housekeepers, private schools, interior designers, furniture makers, ect.).

Anyone else notice something like this happening in their area lately?
 Quoting: Woodsprite


Evidence of what you are saying:

"The Plight of American Manufacturing"
December 21, 2009

Since 2001, the country has lost 42,400 factories, including 36 percent of factories that employ more than 1,000 workers (which declined from 1,479 to 947), and 38 percent of factories that employ between 500 and 999 employees (from 3,198 to 1,972).

An additional 90,000 manufacturing companies are now at risk of going out of business.

Keep in mind that these statistics are 9 months old. The data now would BE EVEN WORSE.

much more at link...

[link to www.prospect.org]
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Report from New Jersey:

Yes, we are the butt of all jokes in the US, but also the "melting pot" for a lot of reasons. We have almost every culture immaginable, as well as nearly every income level from poverty to movie-star/athlete/rock star billionaires.

Here is what we are seeing:

1. Supermarket meat items are scarce. People are fighthing (not literately yet) to get the lower priced meats.

2. Fish sales appear slow and I wouldn't trust the product unless from an ocean location fish market.

3. Produce such as tomatoes have been especially poor quality and we have chosen to get produce from local farmers which are cheaper and have better variety and quality.

4. Motor vehicle sales are at a stall point. Inventory is well over demand.

5. Unemployment is through the roof across the board from iron-workers to healthcare professionals.

6. Aldi's is one of the best food places out there and you will find ample Mercedes, Hummers and Escalades in the Aldi's lots.

7. Home sales are also at a stall-point. Many new homes costing over $700,000 are left half-built as either the finances from the buyer were lost or the builder went belly-up. Newspapers are filled with home sales ads, yet, no one can afford to buy. Homes that were only recently $1.5million a year or two ago are being let go for half that, and still not selling. Few people we know are moving, selling or buying homes where only recently seemed as if everyone was "flipping" real estate.

8. Home improvements are at a near stand-still. Licensed work such as electricians, plumbers, etc, seems to be working, however, I don't have first hand info as to how well they are doing compared to 5 years ago.

9. Other sevices such as printing, photography, etc, are all suffering or closing due to other options available such as cheap online services.

10. Stip malls (which plague the great state of NJ) are mostly at 50% capacity or rapidly approaching 50% vacancy rates. New strip malls often are seen with only one merchant or two out of say 10 available storefronts. It would appear that nail salons seem to be still doing ok.

11. Wa*Mart stores have restructured as well, and where inventory and supply was abundant, choices are severely restricted. Example, tried to find a nice tea-pot and there were exactly TWO items to choose from, one for $9.99 and another for $19.99, both of which were shoddy in quality. Additionally, the same high end SUV's and luxury cars are in this store's parking lot as well.

12. Major shopping mall lots are relatively EMPTY compared to only a year ago. Parking is very easy. The biggest patron of the major malls appears to be teenage kids that have nowhere to be.

13. I have witnessed several loud verbal altercations in a few banks with branch managers. No idea what the commotion was for, but obviously, more and more folks are stressed about their money and bank fees.

14. Pre-paid cell phones and pre-paid debit cards are hot items.

15. EVERYONE looks for the clearance items in every supermarket now. They will buy cases of whatever is on clearance, usually canned goods.

16. Thrift stores are popping up everywhere and those who are shopping in second-hand stores, like someone else mentioned, appear to be from ALL economic walks of life. Thrift stores in NJ are becoming mainstream.

17. More and more Dads are taking their kids food shopping and in my conversations with them, they are very coupon savvy and are stretching their money as far as legally allowed.

Will report more as times chanage.
 Quoting: New Jersey 1013780

Thanks Jersey!!! :D
That was an awesome report ya gave us!
You covered just about every sector out there...LOL..only thing missing would be the "hospitality business", like hotels and such.

It appears that your area is like the rest of us out here.
Seems to be only a few pockets where these things aren't happening.
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BTW we just got an Aldi near where I live and that place is incredible, especially for paper goods and cleaning supplies. They kill even Costco & Sam's Club on prices and their stuff is just as good as the name brands.

Aldi is really a place that can change a family's life. Getting your groceries for half price is really a game changer.
 Quoting: Tread on This


I keep hearing this Adi place brought up...looks like I need to see if there is 1 here where I am...sounds like a good place to know about these days!
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Princess don't worry about what people think about the foodstamps after all people don't look down their noses at the wallstreet bankers and brokers or the big car makers and they have taken more government assistance than anyone in history. It's time we quit judging each other and start scrutinizing where are tax dollars are going.
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One more item to add to the excellent New Jersey post...

Our local Social Security Office now has an armed police officer in the lobby at all times. I went in to get my sons SS card replaced, and the place was PACKED, and during the 30 minute wait I heard THREE "raised voice" conversations taking place! Tensions are DEFINITELY building...
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Notice how empty the stores are at the end of the month? All the people on welfare & food stamps wait for the 1st for their cards to replenish.

That's a pretty crappy thing for the Store people to do...not stock the shelves, knowing that there is going to be a herd of hungry people in there the next day!
Dosen't matter where the $ comes from...it all spends the same! Or it shouldn't, anyway!



Lol, no I mean the stores are empty of people. When the 20th rolls around they run out of funds and starve until the 1st.
 Quoting: Tread on This

Whew!...better for me to have misunderstood ya than it be what I thought!

I hear ya on the having to wait to be able to buy food.
I have seen this too...:(
It's in that video on here too...talking about how mothers are coming in at 11, pacing the isles until they can checkout after midnight, after the funds have been posted into their accounts.
Seems to be lots of people finding themselves in the situation these days...troubling, indeed... :(
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I'm happy your area is still spending...at least there are still 'pockets' that haven't been hit so hard yet...
What part of the Country are you in?
I'm in KY..just outside of Louisville...16th largest city in the US.



Suburban Detroit.


Wow, I'm surprised to hear Detroit.
I appreciate you answering my question...:)
Detroit is one of the cities that is supposed to be hardest hit by all of this.
Looks like it is only certain areas in Detroit that are suffering....
The way it's being portrayed on the News...you'd think the entire city was nothing but abandoned houses, and buildings...turning into a 'no man's land'
 Quoting: Woodsprite


The city of Detroit has been dealing with abandoned buildings and population flight out of the city for 30 years. It's just now getting attention from the national media.

This recession/depression has hit Detroit very hard. But there are areas that still have wealth. Not so much in the city itself, although there are some rich people who live there,but in the suburbs.

A lot of the people's careers near my store revolved around the auto industry. The ones that were most comfortable are surely cutting back in spending, but still spending some. There are still some very rich people who still spend as they always have.

The middle class areas that have been hit hard. Cities around the now vacant auto plants aren't doing so well. They have seen a ripple down effect with lots of business going out. Remember there are lots of little business that thrived off the auto plants and their workers. They have been decimated. I know many people out of work, some for over 2-3 years.

But the Detroit area isn't dead yet.
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One more item to add to the excellent New Jersey post...

Our local Social Security Office now has an armed police officer in the lobby at all times. I went in to get my sons SS card replaced, and the place was PACKED, and during the 30 minute wait I heard THREE "raised voice" conversations taking place! Tensions are DEFINITELY building...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1109769


Do you think that the confrontations and the crowd was because they are starting to cut Social Security benefits to some people?
I haven't heard about that yet.
No one that I know has said anything to me about their benefits being changed....
Wonder who is getting cut first?
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The city of Detroit has been dealing with abandoned buildings and population flight out of the city for 30 years. It's just now getting attention from the national media.

This recession/depression has hit Detroit very hard. But there are areas that still have wealth. Not so much in the city itself, although there are some rich people who live there,but in the suburbs.

A lot of the people's careers near my store revolved around the auto industry. The ones that were most comfortable are surely cutting back in spending, but still spending some. There are still some very rich people who still spend as they always have.

The middle class areas that have been hit hard. Cities around the now vacant auto plants aren't doing so well. They have seen a ripple down effect with lots of business going out. Remember there are lots of little business that thrived off the auto plants and their workers. They have been decimated. I know many people out of work, some for over 2-3 years.

But the Detroit area isn't dead yet.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 880044


Thanks for more about Detroit...:)
I'm happy it isn't dead... :D
It sounds like you all are where Ky has been, or close to it.
We've lost a huge number in the manufacturing industry, but were fortunate I guess that the Health Care Industry put down firm roots here.
It helped many that had lost the Industry/manufacturing type of jobs.
Our Downtown is in nice shape because of the Healthcare people, the buildings they put up, others they reworked and kept them from being abandoned.
Like, the old Belknap Hardware building down on Main Street is now owned by Humana, they have offices there.

I'm in the upper suburb area of Louisville....it's 15 minutes on the highway, and you're there....the area is valued for that purpose, it was undeveloped, and so close to the city too.... why the wealthy bought land here and settled.
Up until here lately, our area has been holding it's own, doing pretty well for those that weren't stupid with their finances.
It isn't until the past couple of months that I've been watching them change , see the differance in their behavious...they are starting to feel it too, and are having to compensate as best they can.
When these people start having to clamp down like I'm talking about...it's really time to worry, because the only ones left are the Bill Gates and Warren Buffet type , ultra rich.
We already know the middle class has been wiped out, and crushed underfoot...
But if these people fall like the middle class did, than we're all just fucked as can be..
It truly will be The Kings, and the Slaves, nothing else inbetween.

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I keep hearing this Adi place brought up...looks like I need to see if there is 1 here where I am...sounds like a good place to know about these days!
 Quoting: Woodsprite


Aldi's and Trader Joe's (another really great store) are both owned by different parts of the same German family and both offer really great stuff at pretty good prices. I def recommend them.
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I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be as much inventory as there used to be. My local chain store used to be full to the brim on the shelves and the aisles were almost impassable with floor displays. Now it seems that there are limited numbers of items on the shelves and less choices and I can pass another cart just about anywhere that I please. Also prices have risen by 15-20% over the last year or so.
 Quoting: Gman

Not just in grocery stores, but others as well. A few years ago stores would carry 4 full isles of seasonal merchanize like Halloween and Fall decorations. I went shopping this year and there is only 1 isle. I guess there was so much left over inventory, they had to cut back. I used to go shopping a few days after the holiday and pick up some really good bargains. Now there is nothing left to mark down.
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I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be as much inventory as there used to be. My local chain store used to be full to the brim on the shelves and the aisles were almost impassable with floor displays. Now it seems that there are limited numbers of items on the shelves and less choices and I can pass another cart just about anywhere that I please. Also prices have risen by 15-20% over the last year or so.

Not just in grocery stores, but others as well. A few years ago stores would carry 4 full isles of seasonal merchanize like Halloween and Fall decorations. I went shopping this year and there is only 1 isle. I guess there was so much left over inventory, they had to cut back. I used to go shopping a few days after the holiday and pick up some really good bargains. Now there is nothing left to mark down.
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same thing happening here in Georgia, Dollar stores are increasing their food product isles, people buying carts full of items in there. People in the regular supermarkets walking around with 3-4 item in the cart. Everyone I know is complaing about the cost.
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Aldi's was started by two German brothers right after WW2, when German lay in ruins and they had to get the products out to the ppl somehow. The idea was NOT to stock it with, for example 20 different cans of tomato sauce, but only one or two. Same with every other product. They are big over in Germany still.

In a way it's kind of fun discovering how to live cheaply with thrift stores and Aldi.
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I keep hearing this Adi place brought up...looks like I need to see if there is 1 here where I am...sounds like a good place to know about these days!


Aldi's and Trader Joe's (another really great store) are both owned by different parts of the same German family and both offer really great stuff at pretty good prices. I def recommend them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 368254

Aldi's is more expensive than it used to be. I like it for specialty items. The spiral sliced ham is delicious and very affordable compared to other stores. I get better bargains at the regular grocery stores by shopping the weekly circular and using coupons though.
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I used to work at Bunton Seed....hope you are keeping your collections/ extra's in the fridge!
Seeds stored in the fridge, will last much longer than if they are kept room temp.
Some seeds will last 5-6 years or more, if kept nice and cool, dry.
I store mine in a plastic coffee can, with one of those 'dessicant' things that come in bottles of pills, use it to keep them becoming too moist in the cold fridge.
In Jan. I run my own 'germination test'.
I use a wet paper towel, and count out 10 seeds , wrap the seeds in the towel, and put them in a zip lock baggie, flat.
You can see how many of the seeds sprout, easily...see how heavily you need to plant, determined by how many seeds germinate... ;)
( LOL..I always end up planting the sprouts from the germination tests, I haven't the heart to just destroy them, even if it is too early)



To add: Make sure that the seeds you save are NOT from hybrid plants, as they are regressive in quality, for instance, a seedling hybrid tomato might give you fruit you would not want to eat.
Definition of non-hybrid plant = species, or plants that reproduce identically to the parent plant.


It is true, they can revert back.
Heirloom, open pollinated are the best to grow and save.
Most of the time when the plants revert backwards from the hybrid...they lose the hybrid parts, go back to their ancestors....so you lose what was 'desirable' about the hybrid, like plant hardiness against disease.
The food won't be in-edible, just won't have the hybrid qualities anymore...it will go back to the original plants it was made out of to get the Hybrid.
So, if 1 plant was introduced for flavor, and another for disease resistance, you may very well end up with a delicious veggie/fruit, but it will not have the disease resistance of the other parent plant....or vice versa...hardy as Hell plant, that dosen't produce the 'best flavor' .
I figure if it comes to a survival situation, people aren't going to care much about those kinds of things.
They will be happy with whatever they can grow, and eat, that will keep them alive.
 Quoting: Woodsprite



One other thing I have noticed about seeds here in the uk is that about 75% of the seeds are hybrid. It seems that the seed companies have realised that they can sell the non hybrid at a much higher price GRrrrrr.

But back to the shopping. I make sure that I pay cash. I dont know what can and cant be traced through credit cards but I dont risk it.

I am on a low income, but I budget a certain sum for each shop. Once I have got what i need for the week I scour the bogof (buy on get one free) shelves for extras for my food stores.

Very nice thread OP
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Hey FUCKTARDS-NO ONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT YOU TO GIVE A FUCK WHERE YOU LIVE. Its like the ants out your front door conspiring to be secretive from you! here's a hint-when giving anecdotal economic status reports-go ahead and give the locale of which you speak. its ok-you're just a loser anyway. btw-anyone that actually gave a fuck can find your location in under a minute anyway-why not just put in the post so you are actually contributing beyond worthless vagaries????????????????????????????
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I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be as much inventory as there used to be. My local chain store used to be full to the brim on the shelves and the aisles were almost impassable with floor displays. Now it seems that there are limited numbers of items on the shelves and less choices and I can pass another cart just about anywhere that I please. Also prices have risen by 15-20% over the last year or so.

Not just in grocery stores, but others as well. A few years ago stores would carry 4 full isles of seasonal merchanize like Halloween and Fall decorations. I went shopping this year and there is only 1 isle. I guess there was so much left over inventory, they had to cut back. I used to go shopping a few days after the holiday and pick up some really good bargains. Now there is nothing left to mark down.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 668418


I've def. noticed the seasonal stuff being cut, like you said, from 4 isles, down to 1, or less!
I used to do the same thing ( I helped design and build Haunted Houses for a couple of years)...and there really isn't anything left now a days...maybe 1 tiny cart of stuff, if you find any at all... :(
Used to be, could find all kinds of make-up and scars, stuff like that 50-70% off after Halloween....now there is nothing ..have to even search for that tiny basket , from store to store...:(
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Notice how empty the stores are at the end of the month? All the people on welfare & food stamps wait for the 1st for their cards to replenish.

That's a pretty crappy thing for the Store people to do...not stock the shelves, knowing that there is going to be a herd of hungry people in there the next day!
Dosen't matter where the $ comes from...it all spends the same! Or it shouldn't, anyway!
 Quoting: Woodsprite



Guess What???

The fucking retailers KNOW and raise prices from the first through the 15th...

Consider that Govt EEs and Social Sec is paid on the 3rd of the month. By the 22nd or 25h, people are out of money...


Nobody has any money; some may have credit; but even the $25k/mo guys have spent their wad on shit like 2nd homes, Porsche, Mercedes, Country Club dues? Private Schools...

People have credit, but "invested wisely" so they are broke...
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Hey FUCKTARDS-NO ONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT YOU TO GIVE A FUCK WHERE YOU LIVE. Its like the ants out your front door conspiring to be secretive from you! here's a hint-when giving anecdotal economic status reports-go ahead and give the locale of which you speak. its ok-you're just a loser anyway. btw-anyone that actually gave a fuck can find your location in under a minute anyway-why not just put in the post so you are actually contributing beyond worthless vagaries????????????????????????????
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Hey -- CHECK YOUR MEDS!
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09/28/2010 02:45 PM
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Re: Something I noticed while at the grocery store...
same thing happening here in Georgia, Dollar stores are increasing their food product isles, people buying carts full of items in there. People in the regular supermarkets walking around with 3-4 item in the cart. Everyone I know is complaing about the cost.
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Thanks for checkin' in Georgia...:)
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09/28/2010 02:47 PM
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Re: Something I noticed while at the grocery store...
same thing happening here in Georgia, Dollar stores are increasing their food product isles, people buying carts full of items in there. People in the regular supermarkets walking around with 3-4 item in the cart. Everyone I know is complaing about the cost.


Thanks for checkin' in Georgia...:)
 Quoting: Woodsprite

Here in SC...same deal...
Get this:Dollar General here now sells beer&Wine.
I wish I'd bought DG stock a few years ago.
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Re: Something I noticed while at the grocery store...
Hey FUCKTARDS-NO ONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT YOU TO GIVE A FUCK WHERE YOU LIVE. Its like the ants out your front door conspiring to be secretive from you! here's a hint-when giving anecdotal economic status reports-go ahead and give the locale of which you speak. its ok-you're just a loser anyway. btw-anyone that actually gave a fuck can find your location in under a minute anyway-why not just put in the post so you are actually contributing beyond worthless vagaries????????????????????????????

Hey -- CHECK YOUR MEDS!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 794649

what meds? i'm just saying when giving anecdotal reports, such as those in this thread, the value of said posts is increased exponetially when even general location is given. example if the person is posting from somalia-who gives a fuck. please tell me you get what i'm saying? everyone on this site thinks giving there location is gonna end them up on a list.
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Re: Something I noticed while at the grocery store...
Hey FUCKTARDS-NO ONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT YOU TO GIVE A FUCK WHERE YOU LIVE. Its like the ants out your front door conspiring to be secretive from you! here's a hint-when giving anecdotal economic status reports-go ahead and give the locale of which you speak. its ok-you're just a loser anyway. btw-anyone that actually gave a fuck can find your location in under a minute anyway-why not just put in the post so you are actually contributing beyond worthless vagaries????????????????????????????

Hey -- CHECK YOUR MEDS!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 794649


I think it's just someone that has been crushed underfoot by all this... I can feel their 'pain'.
I'm sorry they don't realize the importance of what we're talking about...
This last rung that is left on the ladder, between Ultra Wealty, and Slave, is about to be lost.
Without them, there is not a Middle Class..they provide too many jobs to Middle Class people..without them, there is no hope of surviving.
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09/28/2010 02:50 PM
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Re: Something I noticed while at the grocery store...
Hey FUCKTARDS-NO ONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT YOU TO GIVE A FUCK WHERE YOU LIVE. Its like the ants out your front door conspiring to be secretive from you! here's a hint-when giving anecdotal economic status reports-go ahead and give the locale of which you speak. its ok-you're just a loser anyway. btw-anyone that actually gave a fuck can find your location in under a minute anyway-why not just put in the post so you are actually contributing beyond worthless vagaries????????????????????????????

Hey -- CHECK YOUR MEDS!

what meds? i'm just saying when giving anecdotal reports, such as those in this thread, the value of said posts is increased exponetially when even general location is given. example if the person is posting from somalia-who gives a fuck. please tell me you get what i'm saying? everyone on this site thinks giving there location is gonna end them up on a list.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1072638

Wow..that sure wasn't what I got out of that...but O.K... I'd rather it be what you said.... hf





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