WSJ: Amazon slashing prices on grocery items

Sunday, August 27, 2017

FROM WSJ

The Retail King

Amazon said it would begin slashing prices on grocery items from bananas to baby kale at its new Whole Foods Market unit right away, serving notice that the e-commerce giant plans to move quickly to shake up the supermarket industry with its $13.7 billion acquisition. The announcement Thursday, which sent stocks of traditional grocers into a fresh tailspin, said price changes for staples and more high-end foods would go into effect as soon as the deal closes on Monday. The company also said its Amazon Prime program, which analysts estimate has more than 60 million members, will become Whole Foods’s customer-rewards program. Stocks for six large food retailers, including Kroger and Wal-Mart, lost around $12 billion in value after the announcement. Grocers and investors say they are concerned that Amazon could start a price war.

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Aren’t lower prices good for ALL consumers?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Let the “free market” operate; you can’t manipulate people

Saturday, August 26, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-park-services-botched-bottle-ban-1503616147?mod=djemMER

OPINION REVIEW & OUTLOOK
The Park Service’s Botched Bottle Ban
Obama’s behavioral economists must have been on vacation.
By The Editorial Board
Aug. 24, 2017 7:09 p.m. ET

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Vacationers can now buy bottled water in national parks, after the Trump Administration this month ended an Obama-era policy that sought to reduce plastic waste. Environmentalists responded with predictable outrage, but reversing the ban is healthier and greener.

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The teachable moment turns out to be a lesson in the law of unintended consequences.

Appeared in the August 25, 2017, print edition.

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The “free market” is a slippery thing. It’s like water. It finds its own level.

Argh!

Only Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats think they can “outsmart” the consumer.

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RANT: Best comment about the demonstration in Boston

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017-Aug-21

FROM THE WSJ

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The rally in a nutshell: “Excuse me,” one man innocently asked a Globe reporter, “where are the white supremacists?”

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‘nut said!

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INSPIRATIONAL: Can DNA open eyes?

Monday, August 21, 2017

http://mailchi.mp/exponentialview/ev127?e=fa5da2e308

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https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/16/white-nationalists-genetic-ancestry-test/

White nationalists in America are flocking to DNA tests. They don’t always like the results.

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I thought this was a hoot.

It just goes to show you that when folks get a scientific fact they don’t like, they can quibble until they get one they do like.

My question for these … … “interesting individuals” is would you take a transfusion from a black human being to save your life? (You could ask the same question in reverse. My answer is “hell yes” and be eternally grateful to the donor.)

Perhaps, these finding could change some hearts and minds?

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TINFOILHAT: Herbert Philbrick and the Kennedy assassination

Sunday, August 20, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/jacob-hornberger/figuring-jfk-murder-coup/

Figuring Out The Kennedy Assassination
By Jacob G. Hornberger
The Future of Freedom Foundation
August 18, 2017

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The official story of the Kennedy assassination is that he was killed by a former U.S. Marine, lone-nut, communist assassin named Lee Harvey Oswald.

The big problem, however, is that the official story has never comported with much of the circumstantial evidence in the case nor with common sense, reason, and logic. That’s why no one has ever been able to come up with a credible motive for Oswald to kill Kennedy.

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In the 1950s, there was a famous television series called I Led Three Lives, which is based on a book of the same name by a man named Herbert Philbrick. The series revolved around an American man who posed as a communist but who was actually a FBI agent. The man’s job was to infiltrate communist cells that were supposedly operating here in the United States and secretly report their activities to the FBI.

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Was Oswald in fact an U.S. intelligence agent whose secret portrayal as a communist was used to frame him for assassinating the president? As I show in my ebook Regime Change: The JFK Assassination, that’s the only thesis by which all the mysteries, anomalies, inconsistencies, and contradictions disappear. It’s the only thesis by which all the pieces of circumstantial evidence fall into place in the Kennedy assassination.

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I remember watching that “I Led Three Lives”. Very powerful TV propaganda.

Well, why I am not ready to say this theory makes everything problematic disappear, it certainly seem plausible.

I’m too old to think “We, The Sheeple” will ever learn the “truth”.

I’m too cynical to believe the official story.

I’m disgusted that the “facts” haven’t come out.

And, I’m annoyed that “We, The Sheeple” don’t really care.

Sigh! So sad.

This is how the American Experiment dies, from the ignorance and apathy of the citizens.

Trump’s current troubles with a “leaky” and fiercely oppositional bureaucracy is indicative of how much power the Deep State has over the levers of Gooferment.

Argh!

The remedy is secession and break it up.

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VOCABULARY: “backronym” — the word was picked first, then an acronym written to fit it

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

http://www.rd.com/culture/common-acronyms/

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The USA PATRIOT Act stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (seriously). Linguists call this a “backronym”—the word “Patriot” was likely picked first, then an acronym written to fit it.

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Baby clothes

Friday, August 11, 2017

… … What genius decided to put snaps on a baby's onesie? The same genius who thought a neck to toe zipper was a good idea? Idiots! (With apologies to all the idiots out there.)


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