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Can’t we just all get along?

Progressives/Liberals are Getting Overly Defensive

Don’t back a mad dog into a corner and other minor aggravations

Democrats have backed themselves into a corner like rabid raccoons and rather than take medicine to get better, they behave more rabidly.

This happens on every level of human interaction between a liberal thinker (believer) and a conservative — from arguing about how to separate the recyclables to arguing about arguing. But the truth is they are just in a panic. Never before in adulthood have so darn many people been confronted with being just plain wrong. They can’t handle it. Public Schools did not prepare them for failure because everybody was accustomed to winning a participation trophy.

Best of friends can endure a little bit of shouting. But repeated incidents of character attacks and name-calling only bring down the accuser when there is no substance to what is being argued about.

Maybe that is why Congress is in a stalemate.

Our lives have devolved into meaningless crises between two well-meaning classes.

Okay. We can make jokes about it, but the continued degradation of basic human interaction in America is getting to a critical fever-pitch. Rabid dogs have not got a chance anymore. The TRUTH is getting the bigger headlines and the whining and well calculated sound bites of the opposition “left” turns inward upon itself.

What is the solution? We’ve tried ignoring it already. That produced ISIS and a nuclear Iran. We tried yelling about it — that produced Ron Paul and North Korea. What produced this immigration confusion? We Are All Human — Hate Has No Home Here (but also pays no taxes).

A Muslim woman in her new Honda Passport unloading a shopping cart FULL of housewares in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:43pm. No children in sight. Was she shopping for the entire mosque?

Our “sensitivity issues” produced a windfall for previously under-challenged middle east countries to jump aboard the American Merry-Go-Round and take the US taxpayer for a spin.

On this very afternoon I was to pickup a prescription whereby another pleasingly frustrating interaction took place. (at least there was no yelling) I was standing in line at CVS Thursday (just after snapping this photo of the Muslim shopper) waiting to pick-up the scrip. Directly behind a Mexican woman in a leather jacket and her Son I waited patiently and chatted with the next woman in line. Ahead — he had blue hair and was wearing hand-made calf leather boots. He had earrings and a nose ring and tattoos. He was talking and joking in Spanish while his Mother feigned holding attention. (He did not know I understand the Spanish language)

When he was called to the register the girl had trouble explaining his medication to him because he did not understand English. Basically — after his Mommy translated — he authorized five automatic refills on Medicaid. Mind you — this is either a very old looking high school student OR maybe a street male whore because he surely does not labor for a living. I don’t think he even washes dishes by the look of his hands. PLUS he is not wearing a coat or jacket like EVERYONE ELSE because it is 51° outside. In fact he is wearing an anarchy style t-shirt.

My worst fear is that he goes back to his Mommie’s basement and suits up for November 4th. He is a typical immigrant taking advantage of the system and attacking the very society which has afforded him education, food, housing, luxury cell phones and a work-free way-of-life. He is ANTIFA.

But that’s another issue. Have a nice day.

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Why ALDI Is the Grocery Store of the Future

Image: Bloomberg

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

 Image: Owensboro Living

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.

To Prevent Alcoholism, A Shot Of Tequila Early And Often For Children, Doctors Say

Controversial new alcohol guidelines follow recommendation that infants also receive foods containing peanuts to avoid nut allergies

Originally Published Here: https://bullshit.ist/to-prevent-alcoholism-a-shot-of-tequila-early-and-often-for-children-doctors-say-3351631717a8#.5rqnuos9g

Tequila, gin, whiskey, or any other high-proof liquor will work with the new alcohol guidelines. Beer, served in larger quantities, also has the same alcoholism prevention effect.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) announced on Friday that parents should give babies a shot of alcohol regularly, starting at 6 months or even earlier, as a way to help prevent later alcoholism.

The recommendation comes on the heels of new guidance announced this week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that children be fed foods containing peanuts to help avoid nut allergies as they grow older.

Dr. Banzer says one shot of hard liquor every other day for infants is plenty, and it does not have to be served on the rocks.

“We realize our new alcohol guidelines fly in the face of conventional wisdom,” said Dr. Mortimer P. Banzer, Director of the NIH, “but the research is clear — a shot of tequila, vodka, whiskey, even a pint of beer every other day, can help fortify a toddler’s body against the affects of alcohol addiction in adulthood.”

The new national health guidelines calling for parents to give their infants a shot of booze early and often has parents concerned, but Dr. Banzer was adamant. “Overloading the body with the offending addictive agent or allergen at a young age is precisely what works. There’s a window of time when the body is more likely to tolerate a shot of hooch than react to it, and if you can educate the body during that window, alcohol addiction is much less likely to occur. It’s counter-intuitive but parents needn’t worry. This is well-researched — it’s completely safe to do so.”

The positive conclusions on preventing alcohol addiction follow equally hopeful research that involves giving children foods containing peanuts to avoid later nut allergies.

Dr. Banzer said that a bigger threat may be parents joining their babies in doing a shot, “which could lead to irresponsible parenting.” But he added that a little impulse control should do the trick.

The NIH is also experimenting with giving newborns one cigarette a week as a way to prevent nicotine addiction, but results from that study, while promising, are not yet conclusive.

‘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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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.