Category Archives: Capitalism

And the Real Fascists Are . . . . .

“Soros reflects the type of base amoralism that is more characteristic of fascism and Nazism than of the forces that defeated fascism and Nazism. His anti-fascist pose camouflages deep affinities between Soros and the Nazis, in the same way that antifascist groups today closely resemble the Blackshirts of fascist Italy and the Brownshirts of Nazi Germany. Soros and the left’s self-styled antifascism is a fraud because there are no fascists they are fighting. The only fascism that is recognizable in their actions is their own.” ~ Dinesh D’Souza

Soros was, and still is, a Nazi

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Why ALDI Is the Grocery Store of the Future

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In a time when the grocery shopping experience is undergoing a change, in audience, service, and merchandising, a name in the food retail industry is making quite the footprint: ALDI.

Known for their limited assortment of products and discounted prices, ALDI opened their first store in 1954 in Essen-Schonnebeck, Germany by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht. By 1960, the brothers had built the brand into a chain of 300 stores, and decided to split the business into two operations: ALDI Nord and ALDI Süd.

Today, ALDI Nord operates 2,500 stores in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Poland, Spain, Denmark, and Portugal, as well as specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s in the U.S.; ALDI Süd operates 1,600 stores throughout  the U.S., Austria, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Switzerland.

While the company used to only provide a bare-bones shopping experience for the neediest customers, ALDI has evolved into a grocery store that combines contemporary design with on-trend merchandise, using its carefully crafted discount model to its advantage. Customers can buy almost everything they need at ALDI’s, from fresh produce and meat to wine and beer to even a selection of home goods.

Now, shopping at ALDI’s is an experience, and its discounted selection is not just for the budget-conscious customer. It’s for anyone who likes paying less for their groceries.

Expansive Selection

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The company has smartly expanded its product selection to include more specialty items under their Specialty Select house brand and merchandise catered to the health-conscious shopper, with private brands concentrating around gluten-free, better-for-you, and natural and organic products.

Forbes recently reported that Aldi is reconfiguring its checkout selection, replacing sugary snacks with healthier items. For example, chocolates and candy bars will be swapped for single-serve packages of nuts, trail mixes, dried fruits, and granola bars.

“By introducing healthier checklanes and through a number of other initiatives, we are doing our part to remove temptation at checkout and stocking stores with even more nutritious options,” said Jason Hart, CEO of ALDI.

He continues, “At ALDI, we truly care about our customers, and we’re responding with guilt-free checkout zones and increased food options they can feel good about.”

In addition to healthier checkout lanes, ALDI is increasing the amount of fresh food being offered, placing emphasis on produce, meats, and organic fare located on the perimeter inside of its stores over the packaged and processed foods located in their centers.

The company is also ensuring that its dairy products are without artificial growth hormones, and its private-label offerings are free from synthetic colors, added MSG, and partially hydrogenated oils.

This has allowed ALDI to increase its customer base to include those shoppers who would normally go to Whole Foods Market WFM or other specialty retailers.

How Does ALDI Keep Their Prices So Low?

By doing a number of things.

One of the biggest reasons behind the company’s discount business model is that 90% of the products are ALDI-exclusive brands, letting the grocer provide high-quality product without the hidden costs of advertising and marketing usually associated with national name brands.

Staffing levels are much lower than a typical grocery chain. Customers need to bring their own bags or can buy reusable bags at the store, and they must bag their own groceries as well. With the shopper doing tasks normally done by a store employee, ALDI saves a lot of money.

There is a $0.25 deposit to use a shopping cart (you get it back at the end of your shopping trip), which allows the company to not have to hire anyone to police and round-up shopping carts.

In a bold move, ALDI has product arrive at store locations in boxes that have one side missing, so that they can be put onto a shelf without having to be unpacked, thus saving the company the money of having to pay someone to stock shelves.

Future Expansion

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ALDI is growing into an increasingly considerable threat to American grocery staples like Walmart WMT, the above mentioned Whole Foods, and Kroger KR, among other national and regional grocery store chains.

The company has invested $3 billion into a 5-year expansion plan that will add more than 650 new locations by 2018, increasing the number of U.S. stores to 2,000.  This plan includes development in the covetable Southern California region, with 45 stores opening next year.

ALDI’s discount model appears to be the way of the future. More and more customers are looking to pay less for grocery and household items, and with the demand for high quality and freshness on the rise, ALDI is creatively merging the two to create a cheap and unique shopping experience.

‘Kid Charlemagne’: A Close Reading Of Steely Dan’s Ode To Haight Street’s LSD King: SFist

Owsley Stanley was a sound engineer, an LSD cook, and the co-designer of the iconic Grateful Dead “Steal Your Face” symbol. There are a lot of things you can learn – even if you are over 60 like me – click the link below the graphic.  It’s safe.

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Source: ‘Kid Charlemagne’: A Close Reading Of Steely Dan’s Ode To Haight Street’s LSD King: SFist

Don’t give Trump so much credit, America

There are so many common sense thoughts returning to the fore and so much garbage political correctness BS going where it belongs. I have not been this HAPPY since…………..wait for it………….Bush. Egads!

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Purpose on the Prairie

In less than 24 hours since Donald Trump has been named the President-elect of the greatest nation on this earth, it’s become apparent he’s being given far more credit than he’s due.  There’s anguished cries of, ‘How will my children grow up knowing not to discriminate?’ or, ‘How can I look my daughter in the eye and tell her she has purpose?’  Really?  Really, America?  You have given Donald Trump, a mere mortal man, far more credit than he deserves, especially considering the man hasn’t even taken office yet.  Trump does not have the power to mold our families, that is our flat-out our responsibility.

Your children will learn to love or hate, be respectful or disrespectful, wise or foolish, not by the character of the family in the White House, but by the family in their house.  May I submit to you that your sons and daughters will be…

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WORLD WAR THREE IF CLINTON WINS TOMORROW

RUSSIAN CITIZENS PREPARING FOR NUCLEAR WAR

There is little doubt that if the Global Elitists manage to steal a victory away on Tuesday from REAL AMERICANS that our internal Civil War will pale against a Soviet military move.  Click the photo below and listen for yourself.

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AN ANGRY British Woman radio caller has blasted presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for “itching to have a go” at Vladimir Putin and warned of World War Three if she is elected.

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GO AHEAD – MAKE HER DAY

Everybody Wants to Win for Themselves

In this election year 2016 we have come to the point where we are more concerned with being “right” than we are with doing the best thing for the country.

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We cannot afford four more years of ‘business as usual’ by the Democrat OR Republican Party because we’re broke.  We must stop spending what we don’t have.  The money wasted on political advertising alone would feed the country of Chad for 5 years.

House Democrats

A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the House by U.S. House Rep. John Yarmuth shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Joe Courtney (L) and Rep. John Lewis (C) staging a sit-in on the House floor “to demand action on common sense gun legislation” on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth/Handout

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Let’s try something – how about we let the members of Congress go back to their respective constituencies and earn a living doing something for the community instead of wasting time and OUR money, sitting on the floor and flopping and whining.  Just like it used to be.  Plain Civil Service.  It’s supposed to be an honor to serve your fellow citizens – not a privilege.  Back in the day – Congresspeople volunteered their time to build this nation and their expenses were covered when they were doing public good.  They held a job back home and were inconvenienced from their careers and lives working in Congress.  They worked for the People after all.

Hillary - you're no Abe Lincoln. He could wear a shower curtain from Motel 6 like you and still do a better job getting dressed.

Hillary – you’re no Abe Lincoln. He could wear a shower curtain from Motel 6 just like you have and still do a better job getting dressed.

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT A CAREER POLITICIAN.  HE IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK.

Hillary Clinton to Receive Nobel Prize

Continuing and Preserving the Obama Legacy

Gail Ferguson Stout and Karen Dunnam are Narcissists

The Alfred Nobel Medal

It makes total sense. When Barack Obama won the Peace Prize in 2009 it subsequently tipped the balance in his favor during the 2012 election.

This year they have not yet announced the award date for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

That is probably because it is a new category: Outrageous Fictional Literature

I could be wrong, though. It might just be total BS. Not unlike 90% of the mainstream media reporting on Donald Trump.