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It's F'ing brutal what these miscreant are allowed to get away with.
"Spare the rod and spoil the child" extended to the enth degree. The compassion side of American society gone nuts, aided and abetted by the legal "industry." Assistance from the legal industry consists of exploiting every loophole, no matter how ridiculous. And the hunger for taking on any and every case that will bring in a fee no matter how harmful to society. In the 1970's, it was discovered that going to law school could be a good pathway to a comfortable income. At a time when higher education (another story unto itself) became available to a wider segment of young Americans. Since then, the bandwagon has gotten overloaded. There is only so much room in the Koi pond before it gets overcrowded. So they have to expand the size of the Koi pond.
 
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Second year for our garden. Going to double the size next season. The produce will not keep us alive, but it will help keep us alive.
The national and even world signs are not good. Until this nitrogen nuttiness fades, it's going to screw things up. A few million lives mean nothing to ideologues.
 
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I was in Best Buy a few months ago and the store had hired an armed security gaurd in full tactical gear including some sort of plate carrier and a battle belt. I was like WTF?

The Fred Meyer had two security gaurds: one plain clothes and the other fully decked out. They escorted a crazy out of the parking lot while I was there. I'm always amazed that even the most severe cases of crazy know to get the hell out of Dodge when law enforcement show up. I've seen this happen more than once in downtown PDX.
Flash mob looters. But even then, what is one person going to do?
 
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Making things harder to buy in person only means they really want you ordering everything online and then they don’t even need a retail store. There are grocery stores in big cities that don’t have a store you can go into. Giant facilities that go through billions of tons of food, yet not a single shopper enters any of them. All of it is strictly online ordering and delivery.
Just today I was in a Walmart. Gazing at the Dickies T-Shirts in the locked case. I talked for a couple of minutes to another guy who was passing buy. He said he won't consider buying stuff like this that is locked up, too much hassle to find an employee to unlock it. He buys it elsewhere.

No gro. stores in big cities? Surprise, there is no profit in dealing with scum of the earth, inventory devastation due to theft, and big city taxes and regulatory issues. I could be wrong, but I don't think there is a single Walmart within Seattle city limits. Too much of the above. Many other retailers are closing or have already fled. Even the Grocery Outlet in the SODO district closed, that's not a good sign.

They get to select the produce and cut of meat, so you have no choice. That is the future - no choice.
Like buying lumber from HD, Lowe's or similar. You get what they pick. HD doesn't sell "shop grade" plywood; they pretend it's 1st grade and ship it out in home deliveries.

A $600 per visit customer who never complains will wash out a couple $50 per visit whiners.
Whining it may be, but I expect to receive value for my money. I'm a dedicated taker-backer. If it doesn't live up to expectations or doesn't taste good, back it goes. I don't care if it's a two dollar item. If it's not up to par, I get my money back. I don't make a special trip, I save it for the next run.

One of my sisters-in-law was flabbergasted that I do this. She said something like, "You can't take something back just because you don't like it." The Hell you say.

They have better, fresher produce that every other supermarket. Haven't you seen their commercials? Their produce people are better and smarter that ANY other produce people too. Says so in the commercials.
I know you're joking. We're pretty regular shoppers at Fred Meyer, their produce department has gone down the sh*t-chute the past few years. For one thing, they carved into the produce dept. to make way for a vast, new liquor and wine department. More profit in spirits than fresh food. As a result, the produce dept. can get very crowded. I know you have Winco stores in Oregon, their produce depts. are now heads and shoulders above FM. I know you shop there Mikej, you've probably noticed this.
 
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Flash mob looters. But even then, what is one person going to do?
"If" they shot one the rest would run in panic. Of course we all know what would happen then. Sadly though people keep pushing this no rules, no law and this will happen. Someone will panic and start firing on a mob. The person will of course have the book thrown at them. The people in the mob who take a bullet will be screaming in shock as this time there was a consequence to their actions. :(
 
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"If" they shot one the rest would run in panic. Of course we all know what would happen then. Sadly though people keep pushing this no rules, no law and this will happen. Someone will panic and start firing on a mob. The person will of course have the book thrown at them. The people in the mob who take a bullet will be screaming in shock as this time there was a consequence to their actions. :(
That kid who got stabbed up on camera in the weed store ( Vegas, LA , can't remember) got a quick reality check.

" I'm dead! I'm dead! "
 
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That kid who got stabbed up on camera in the weed store ( Vegas, LA , can't remember) got a quick reality check.

" I'm dead! I'm dead! "
Yep, its all fun and games until someone gets drilled. Same thing is happening up here with "kids" pulling armed car jacking. They get caught, they get their hand slapped, next day they are doing it again. Its only a matter of time one of these scum will pull a gun on someone who also has one and they will get dropped. Sadly the "victim" will then have the media trying to tell the world who they are and where they live because they shot a "child". These kids are playing a dangerous game that is going to get one of them killed. Of course after it happens the parents will be running to every camera they can find to cry about how their baby was killed for no reason. I mean other than the fact that their "baby" tried to steal at gun point of course. 🤬
 
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No, it's okay. Fred Meyer is "Your Store". They have better, fresher produce that every other supermarket. Haven't you seen their commercials? Their produce people are better and smarter that ANY other produce people too. Says so in the commercials. But they all have those extra long skinny legs, short round bodies and perfectly round heads.


We like to do garage sales from time to time. Just drive around when the garage sales are in full bloom and go to the ones that look interesting. Nothing takes the wind out of your sails like when you find one that has nothing all HABA merchandise. HABA= "Health and Beauty Aids", shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, razors. Well of course, too, TIDE and other spendy name brand laundry soaps.
Wifey is in the retail grocery store biz for many years. It's F'ing brutal what these miscreant are allowed to get away with. Gone are the days that you catch someone shoving halibut down their pants and they end-up cuffed and laying on the floor of the "Pink Room". Waiting for PPD to haul them to the station.:(
Good post and thank you!

There are some places in the world where they treat THIEVES as they should be treated.

Sometimes, I think that MANY of those countries are right in how they treat THIEVES. Especially when it comes to REPEAT OFFENDERS aka repeat criminals.

With that said, I do NOT like thieves.

"Thou shalt not steal."

There are so MANY PLACES in all areas of the country from a to z who DO GIVE FOOD to the needy and hungry so 'stealing' just because someone CLAIMS (Lie!) that they can't feed themselves or their family is a BIG FAT LIE! That goes for people who need FREE or WARM CLOTHING. Etc.!

I don't think that people who steal any product from food to hair products to clothing to WHATEVER including so called WHITE COLLAR CRIME and HACKING should be LET GO - LET OFF OF THE HOOK or given some LIGHT sentence just because the judges, court system, etc. want to give THIEVES an EXCUSE aka as a SJW EXCUSE for doing their dirty deed.

IT is a cop out. IT hurts HONEST and good people when they LET THIEVES GO!

IT hurts poor and middle class people too. NOT just the store owners. IT drives UP costs for all people NO MATTER what their socio/economic class is.

THIEVES increase costs for all people and drive out stores in specific areas just as much as looting, arson, rioting, etc. do.

Take care.

Cate
 
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They have been locking FOOD and other stuff in other countries AND in the USA for some time.

The 'free food lines' (Like Food Banks in the USA.) all over the world including in some very nice areas of the UK (London.) are not only getting longer but are used MORE by people who never used them before. (I listen to a LOT of international radio, news and interviews online.)

Many churches and charities that have been giving out food, clothing, other goods, etc. are even busier than before.

CHURCHES and charities have been doing this and not just recently but ALL OF THE TIME or most of the time and not just during the 30's depression.

They are giving FREE MEALS OUT all over the place and not just in 'schools' here in the USA. People and not just school age KIDS are and have been FED for a LONG time and not just for their LUNCH. OLD NEWS.

While you think about the USA and Europe - think about the hungry, thirsty, cold, sick, and dying people in some countries that NO one seems to care about all over the world. Those people and KIDS are and have been hurting due to horrific and STUPID foreign/national policies made in the PAST and PRESENT by our own effed up U.S. government and OTHER effed up countries.

Cate

NO bans!

NO sanctions!

NO theft of ANY PROPERTY including bank accounts and any other assets!

NO freezes!

NO WEF!

NO NATO!

EFF President Biden and the rest of HIS DIRTY - THIEVING - LYING ILK in BOTH PARTIES and the others in power in other countries who are just as effed up as Biden.
 
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Winco has the freshest, highest quality produce of any supermarkets in the greater Portland area. They have the best prices on produce and turn it quickly…
We do a LOT of shopping at WINCO since one opened up here in our town. Winco, Costco, our local farm and a bit at Walmart if they do not have what we want in some items at Winco and at Costco.

I have called and thanked them for their GOOD SERVICE and products.

My husband THANKS them in person since he does most of the shopping.

Cate
 
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No, it's okay. Fred Meyer is "Your Store". They have better, fresher produce that every other supermarket. Haven't you seen their commercials? Their produce people are better and smarter that ANY other produce people too. Says so in the commercials. But they all have those extra long skinny legs, short round bodies and perfectly round heads.


We like to do garage sales from time to time. Just drive around when the garage sales are in full bloom and go to the ones that look interesting. Nothing takes the wind out of your sails like when you find one that has nothing all HABA merchandise. HABA= "Health and Beauty Aids", shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, razors. Well of course, too, TIDE and other spendy name brand laundry soaps.
Wifey is in the retail grocery store biz for many years. It's F'ing brutal what these miscreant are allowed to get away with. Gone are the days that you catch someone shoving halibut down their pants and they end-up cuffed and laying on the floor of the "Pink Room". Waiting for PPD to haul them to the station.:(
Unless it’s a conservative or gear related. Then you will be sent to prison and watched for life when you get out.
 
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The way to avoid harassment complaints is to do what Costco does.
Everybody has to show their recipt at the exit.
Doesn't matterr if you are white, black, brown, male, female, trans. You must show your recipt.
 
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The way to avoid harassment complaints is to do what Costco does.
Everybody has to show their recipt at the exit.
Doesn't matterr if you are white, black, brown, male, female, trans. You must show your recipt.
People that have filled their pocketses with stolen goods don't have a receipt.
 
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The way to avoid harassment complaints is to do what Costco does.
Costco is a membership store, the deadbeats don't get in in the first place.

Showing receipts is required at many non-membership stores, but it doesn't physically stop a thief that is set on bolting.
 

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