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  1. ABC News: Shoplifters prompt Walgreens to chain freezer Jul 19, 2023 A San Francisco Walgreens store is chaining up its freezers and has been doing so over the past two weeks. Workers say before then shoplifters were clearing out the pizza and ice cream every single night! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gusFPxIwNXk SF Walgreens puts chains on freezers as shoplifters target store 20 times a day, employee says
  2. I guess we know why I never went into a career as a stock analysts or broker... Months after the controversy the American public, those previously loyal to the Bud Light and Target brands are still saying a big "NOPE" to investing in either business. InBev (Bud Light) hit particularly hard over the 4th of July and Memorial day, holidays which traditionally see an increase in beer sales the Bud light parent company dismissed two previous marketing executives and has been running a slew of "patriotic" feel good commercials that so far have proved to be little more than fodder for people mocking them on social media platforms. Nearly 6-months later the false statement that "Bud Light (InBev) has rebounded" that statement remains false and the questionable claim that Ford is a "newTarget" (pardon the pun) for the Make America Great Again consumer's ire seems to be... well, questionable. Either the MAGA protest against Ford Motor Company is one of the news media's best kept secrets or the claim was not quite accurate to begin with to put it as nicely as possible.
  3. So after Biden's public declaration that the U.S. is running low on 155mm artillery ammunition the Pentagon has announced they are requesting an increase in ammunition from domestic producers... But appears it will take years for production to catch up with the depleted stockpile amounts and that's not counting expected continued exports to places like Ukraine, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. NYTimes: Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years. According to the National Defense Industrial Association website (2022) and the Defense Department, in the six months from March to September, the United States supplied Ukraine with more than 800,000 155mm artillery rounds. From Sept. 28 to Oct. 28, it donated another 100,000 rounds. The September production capacity, meanwhile, was only 14,400 rounds per month. While the exact amount of stockpiled combat ammunition is considered classified, president Biden's public announcement that the U.S. is "getting low on" 155mm artillery shells seems to have promoted a sudden need for the Pentagon to boost the NDI (National Defense Industry) to increase production... which according to several producers will still take "years" to reach desired production levels.
  4. Dkansas15

    A.I. Czar

    I firmly believe the statement: "... just as successful as her tenure as Border Czar" will be a fairly accurate assessment. AP: (March 2021) Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges Poll: 75% Percent {of those polled} Grade VP Kamala Harris’ Management of Border Crisis as Failing https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nat-issues-kh-performance-1003/
  5. Yeah I suppose I'd have to agree... After all treason is passing sensitive information, like the status of the nation's ammunition supply on to the "enemy" and after all even though nations like Iran, Russia and China (just to name a few) have shown hostility towards the United States they aren't actually enemies.
  6. Recently in a live televised interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria at the White House president Biden admitted to anyone watching - including hostile nation's military leaders, that the United States military is in short supply of our militaries 155mm artillery shells... CNN: Biden says sending cluster munitions to Ukraine was ‘difficult decision,’ but ‘they needed them’ "Biden told Zakaria that the cluster munitions were being sent as a “transition period” until the US is able to produce more 155mm artillery. “This is a war relating to munitions. And they’re running out of that ammunition, and we’re low on it,” Biden said. “And so, what I finally did, I took the recommendation of the Defense Department to – not permanently – but to allow for this transition period, while we get more 155 weapons, these shells, for the Ukrainians.” Not surprisingly the blowback from social media about the President of the United States informing Americans and the world audience that the U.S. is "low on" a primary ammunition source for our artillery fighting forces did not appear to be well received... Robert F. Kennedy Jr {Twitter} Last year, WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the use of cluster bombs a “war crime.” Now President Biden plans to send them to Ukraine. Stop the ceaseless escalation! It is time for peace. https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1677705930174001157 Byron York {Twitter} In CNN interview, President Biden is not particularly clear but seems to be saying US is sending cluster munitions to Ukraine because we are running out of 155mm artillery ammunition to send them. Seems obvious this is affecting US readiness to defend itself. https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1678037458594799616 Steve Guest {Twitter} Joe Biden broadcasting to the world that the US is low on 155mm shells. Moron. Does Biden not care that our adversaries in China are listening? https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1677652270660427779 Logan Dobson {Twitter} love when the president of America goes on CNN to tell everyone we’re low on ammo. https://twitter.com/LoganDobson/status/1677477059231117312 I might even go so far as to offer that I believe the primary onus of the President of the United States is to provide for our National Security... I'm at a loss to figure out how informing the world, and particularly nations known to be hostile to the United States that our American military is "low on" what is thought to be standard and common military ammunition accomplishes that. Seems to me it does just the opposite... as it provides hostile foreign military operatives with information that actually compromises national security. There are some who seem proficient at throwing around the accusation of "treason" when it comes to people they politically oppose... All that shows me is that person either has no clue what actually constitutes treason - or they don't care that they relate false (incorrect) information. According to the National Constitution Center: : "The Constitution specifically identifies what constitutes treason against the United States and, importantly, limits the offense of treason to only two types of conduct: {Article III, Section 3,} (1) “levying war” against the United States; or (2) “adhering to [the] enemies [of the United States], giving them aid and comfort.” Some might question if an American political leader, telling hostile foreign nations our military is "low on" a specific kind of military ammunition might constitute "giving aid and comfort" to those hostile foreign nations?
  7. Found that video online and just had to watch/post it for laughs... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZdTk4InmA4
  8. A bit of a difference in the various gun cases mentioned by FOX news... Hunter Biden allegedly (I have to say that since he hasn't been convicted) falsified a federal document when he purchased a handgun and claimed he wasn't using or addicted to drugs. The rapper Ja Rule plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon because he was stopped by police and they discovered a loaded handgun in his vehicle, the handgun had it's serial numbers removed and was sentenced to two years according to Reuters. Rapper Kodak Black was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges. Black admitted he falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop on two separate occasions. Black faced criminal drug and sexual assault charges in other states that remain pending, he also had several previous arrests according to NBC news. As usual for just about every media news outlet FOX appears to be sticking to the standard of telling the parts of the story to support their narrative while ignoring or omitting pertinent or relevant information. I think my favorite is still MSNBC's artfully edited video of a guy at an Obama event carrying an AR-15 bringing about a discussion about guns, racism and the possible threat to Obama... then when someone posted the unedited video and it turned out the person carrying the gun was black... that was hilarious, and sadly typical of most news networks.
  9. Reuters: AT&T to shut flagship store in downtown San Francisco U.S. wireless carrier AT&T said on Friday it would close its flagship store in downtown San Francisco, deepening the real estate pain in the once-booming tech hub that has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. AT&T said its Powell St store would close on Aug. 1 and all retail employees affected by this change would be offered jobs at one of the other locations in the city. "Consumer shopping habits continue to change, and we're changing with them. That means serving customers where they are through the right mix of retail stores, digital channels and our phone-based care team," a company spokesperson said. Earlier this week, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said it would transfer its Westfield San Francisco shopping mall to lenders. Nordstrom said last month it was going to give up its downtown store in the mall. Real estate investment trust Park Hotels & Resorts had also said last week it ceased making payments toward a $725 million mortgage linked to its Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 hotels. It's nice that AT&T has offered the employees of their former "flagship" stores an opportunity to transfer to other local AT&T stores... notably there are apparently a couple just a few miles away from the former AT&T flagship location in Union Square albeit in locations that seem to have less problems with street people, public drug use and crime. The AT&T spokesperson admitted shopping habits change and the company is changing as a result. Retail consumer foot traffic is down in the Union Square area due to higher than average crime rates - https://www.civichub.us/ca/san-francisco/gov/police-department/crime-data/union-street?longitude=-122.407159&latitude=37.787514 so it makes sense with, higher crime rates there are fewer retail consumer shoppers, businesses in the area lose money so stores close down... I think it's worth noting, of the 17 or so AT&T stores in the San Francisco area (Google search) AT&T is only closing one store which just happens to be their "flagship" store in one of the higher crime areas of the city. According to Wikipedia: "Today, this one-block plaza and surrounding area is one of the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and beauty salons in the United States, making Union Square a major tourist destination and a well-known gathering place in downtown San Francisco." With so many top end stores and businesses leaving the area, for whatever reason, I wonder what Union Square will have to offer locals and tourists in a year or two if this trend continues.
  10. Let's do all we can to discuss topics unrelated to the thread since your position has become indefensible... How about if you want a thread to talk about Trump, you start a thread for that topic instead of trying to hijack someone else's thread and posting unrelated BS? I see by media reports the Trump campaign has received over $6 million in political donations since the news broke about his indictment... I also see from the Trump hating Washington Post that Biden's approval ratings continue to slip and now from national polls posted just hours ago, former president Trump's over all approval rating is higher than president Biden's by 6 points (Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll) despite what's going on. As a matter of fact according to another poll posted today Trump's approval rating appears to be improving slightly among registered voters. As a matter of fact Trump's approval rating has improved among Republicans, slipped only slightly among Independents and of course not that he's had any approval to speak of from the left anyway but unsurprisingly they hate him more... So they seem to be fast tracking prosecuting Trump over the classified documents while seemingly slow walking the Biden classified document investigation. I think it will be interesting for all the charges they brought against Trump to see what if any charges might be brought against Biden... That's going to be a real tell for the entire country. Twice the Democrats and Trump haters brought impeachment charges against president Trump and twice not only did we see no criminal charges from those proceedings we eventually learned much of the so called evidence against former president Trump amounted to little more than Clinton bought and paid fabricated "bar talk" with little to no truth to them... Heck the key witness was offered a million dollars if he could prove the information he provided in the Steele dossier - interestingly enough he was never able to collect his million dollars and finally admitted none of it was true, as I said "bar talk". ABC News: Trump could still be elected president despite 2nd indictment, experts say But practical reasons could make it a challenge, experts tell ABC News. Now wouldn't that be something for the history books, Trump facing two indictments but still elected as the 47th president because he was not found to be guilty, because the charges weren't exclusionary or even before criminal charges (if any) have been rendered. Not that I look for Trump to be reelected (I'm certainly not planning for voting for him BTW) but if he was to be elected, especially after this dog and pony show... as bad as the reaction by some was when Trump was elected in 2017... It will be interesting to see what the reaction will be if he is elected again.
  11. Anyone drop some money on the stocks when I suggested it? It looks like they may be climbing out of their $Billion loss hole...
  12. FOX News: 'Good Morning America' won't film live from downtown San Francisco: 'Simply too dangerous' VIDEO OF REPORTER SAYING: "IT'S TOO DANGEROUS" San Francisco saw an 11.4% rise in robberies and an 83% rise in homicides since 2022 ABC Chief national correspondent Matt Gutman reported on the news that Westfield Mall would be shutting down, one of the latest in a series of major store closings in the city. Though the shopping center cited a decline in sales and foot traffic as the reason, Gutman noted that San Francisco was at risk of becoming a "so-called zombie city" due to a rise in robberies and the ongoing fentanyl crisis. In fact, Gutman remarked that his crew had been told not to film live in that area of downtown San Francisco because of the location being "too dangerous" at 4 a.m. Yes the article is from FOX news... but the video and the words is from ABC. Why has "foot traffic decreased" in places like San Francisco? = High Crime rate Why has the "the dynamics of {areas like} downtown San Francisco changed"? = High Crime rate High Crime rate = Certainly should be considered as a contributing factor, don't you think? So, anyone care to continue denying businesses are closing stores in high crime areas?
  13. On the off track topic of "tolerance" and "inclusiveness", several Target stores across the nation have received "bomb threats" as a result of their PRIDE merchandising. Of course some are quick to point out the exclusiveness and intolerance by dissenters on the right because of the LQBTQ merchandising for children but what is too often omitted is a number of those bomb threats have been traced back to LQBTQ advocates who claim to be upset that Target stores pulled some of their PRIDE month items and seemed to backtrack on some of their more overt LGBTQ promotions. Washington Post: Target stores see more bomb threats over Pride merchandise Locations in at least five states were evacuated this weekend, and no explosives were discovered Target stores in at least five states were evacuated this weekend after receiving bomb threats. Though no explosives were discovered, the incidents tie into the backlash over the retail chain’s Pride Month merchandise. The threats Saturday in parts of Oklahoma, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Louisiana mirror those made in recent weeks in Ohio, Utah and Pennsylvania. In most instances, unknown individuals emailed the threats to local news outlets. The FBI and the regional Joint Terrorism Task Force have been assisting with the investigation in some jurisdictions. An email sent to Oklahoma City TV station KFOR on Saturday afternoon listed seven locations in and around the area, starting the message with “we are going play a game” and ending it with “4/19/1995” — the date of the Oklahoma City bombing. The email claimed two of the seven Target stores had bombs. News outlets in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York received the same threatening email Saturday, according to South Burlington Police Chief Shawn Burke. The message, which accused Target of betraying the LGBTQ+ community, named a store in South Burlington, Vt., and ones in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and in Keene and West Lebanon, N.H. The unknown senders said Target “betrayed the LGBTQ+ community” and “are pathetic cowards who bowed to the wishes of far right extremists who want to exterminate us.” Several bomb threats soon followed, targeting stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah, from people claiming to be angry about the removal of merchandise. Clearly the inaccurate claim that the "Left is inclusive" and the "Right is cancel culture" is a false flag as was the inaccurate claim that only the political right was "hell bent on removing civil rights", "banning books" and attempting to rewrite and erase parts of history... The documented facts are innumerable and the truth is evident - Inside Higher Education: Shouting Down Speakers Who Offend Over the course of a months, students on several college campuses shut down speakers they disagreed with. Why is it so hard to forge a consensus on what protecting free speech really means? For years protests across the country have called for the renaming or complete destruction of historical landmarks - Prior to the call to ban explicit and LQBTQ books from Kindergarten and grade schools, there were years of calls by some to ban Bibles and other books from the public simply because some claimed to feel "offended" by the wording or subject matter. Antifa Attack Christians, Children at Prayer Event in Portland Yet the lies and the false information spewed by those who care so little for the truth and actual facts persist. Intolerance - Acceptance, Discrimination - Inclusion, Violence - Peaceable Assembly is not the singular purview of one side of any political/ideological group, regardless of the false claims to the contrary.
  14. 1-2-3 Strikes and they're outta' there... ABC Local: Nordstrom to close both Downtown San Francisco stores, company confirms Nordstrom is planning to close both of its Downtown San Francisco stores, choosing not to renew its lease inside of Westfield Mall, the store confirmed Tuesday. It will also close the nearby Downtown Nordstrom Rack. The company's chief stores officer wrote in an email to staff that "the dynamics of the downtown San Francisco market have changed dramatically over the past several years, impacting customer foot traffic to our stores and our ability to operate successfully." SF Chronicle: Westfield mall blamed ‘rampant criminal activity’ for Nordstrom closing in S.F. Westfield giving up S.F. Center mall in wake of Nordstrom closure, plunging sales and foot traffic. The move comes a month after Nordstrom Inc. said it was closing its store at the site, citing a drop in customer traffic and the changing dynamics of the city. The mall is in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square district, one of the downtown’s main shopping and tourist areas. GLOBE NEWSWIRE: TYSONS, Va-- Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (“Park” or the “Company”) today announced that, starting in June, it ceased making payments toward the $725 million non-recourse CMBS loan which is scheduled to mature in November 2023, and is secured by two of its San Francisco hotels.
  15. Again you're attempting to do the equivalent of "If one Muslim is a terrorist - all Muslims must be terrorist". Trying to lump an entire group of people into what you consider a comfortable spot for your bias, based on the acts and attitudes of a few individuals is wrong, that's what people usually call discriminatory prejudice and unfounded bias. If you tried you could probably find hundreds, thousands or even hundreds of thousands of conservatives who have never waved any kind of wp flag or even a Dixie flag but the deal is you don't want to even attempt to find any of those people because it would tend to throw out the biased notion of: "If one is - then they all are" in the trash heap. Then again if you honestly tried you could find and admit at a lot of progressive and left gatherings there are any number of flags representing support Communist ideology, Traditional Socialist ideology and straight out antigovernment anarchy but as I said when one can purposely cherry pick their references, condemning one group while attempting to obfuscate or completely ignore similar acts perpetrated by another group that is undeniable bias and misrepresentation. You double down on your false premise that "republicans" are using nazi tactics by doing this or doing that when the truth is anything but this simple minded consideration. CNN: Republicans have unlikely allies in their fight to restrict abortion at the state level: Democrats Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. has voted for anti-abortion legislation more than a dozen times in the last decade. He was one of the state lawmakers who both sponsored and voted for the controversial “Heartbeat Bill,” which criminalized abortion as soon as a fetus’ heartbeat is detected and did not include exceptions for victims of rape or incest. He is “the extremist right’s trusted vote when it comes to attacking abortion access,” one abortion rights advocacy group in Texas proclaimed in 2021. He is also a lifelong Democrat. More than 140 Democrats from eight of the roughly dozen states with the most restrictive abortion laws voted in favor of the bans... Also I seem to remember a rather lengthy list of books leftist advocates said should be banned from schools and public libraries simply because they were thought to be "offensive" by some - historically accurate - but some claimed they were offensive none the less. Leftist groups are currently bemoaning the banning of LGBTQ+ books in kindergartens and grade schools when not too long ago some of those same groups were calling for schools at all grades and libraries to ban books like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, To Kill A Mockingbird and of course the Bible just to name a few... Again the same tactics the leftist and progressives have been using for years are now being used by some conservatives and leftist are trying to cry foul and are attempting to claim Republicans and conservatives are using "nazi tactics" for using the same tactics some on the left have been using for years. Speaking of nazi tactics that reminds me of the historic account of November 1938's Kristallnacht (crystal night) or the Night of Broken Glass in Germany, this was an attack carried out by the nazi Party targeting Jews, German government and civil officers where members rioted in the streets, destroying businesses, setting fires to public and private property, committing flagrant acts of civil disruption and attacking not only law enforcement and government officials who attempted to oppose them but also private citizens all under the publicly proclaimed guise of 'punishing bad' people... Sound familiar? It should... *If you can't be kind, at least try to be honest ~ maybe that should be my next signature.
  16. So many things can go wrong when someone attempts to ascribe a universal tenant to a group of people, especially if there is no truth to those claims. Another example of that supposed "inclusive Left" and "Right cancel culture"... Kind of reminiscent of the guy who owned a propane company and threatened to discontinue selling product or providing services to anyone he determined supported or voted for former president Trump... {Reality - it is what it is} Instagram: Backwater Foie Gras Dear Friends of Backwater Foie Gras, It would be difficult to miss the fact that we are Catholics who sincerely hold what Holy Mother Church teaches. Subsisting upon the realities of the Faith instills certain motivations and desires, one of those well-ordered desires being to make beautiful things, hence the very existence of our foie gras farm. Recently, we received two texts from two restaurant owners who have decided that they've had enough of our Catholicism based on our latest Instagram feed post and have cancelled their large, recurring orders. One of these restaurant owners had a long-standing relationship with us. While we've never required our customers to pass a litmus test before serving them, it seems our values, which come from lives lived as Louisiana Catholics, are considered unacceptable by some. We count it a privilege to have lost much. ... We are grateful! - And we will remain, as always, irreformably Catholic. Pour Dieu et Le Roi, Ross "If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you." - John 15:18-25 If interested, read the full account at the Blackwater Instagram page referenced below https://www.instagram.com/p/CtRr2xDLyvl/ As we can clearly determine not every individual or faction on the Left is "inclusive"... "Cancel culture" is not the exclusive purview of the Right, and sometimes groups or individuals attempt to punish someone solely based on their religion, beliefs, or feelings. To that point, the alleged "fear" some attempt to proclaim as being a universal tenant of a specified group realistically doesn't exist. Like the popular progressive and media fallacy of "systemic racism". It would be a false proclamation on my part to try to claim racism doesn't exist - it does, but because individual instances of racism may exist within a certain group that does not mean the entire group and everyone within that group is racist, yet some of the less astute and prone to fabrication rebel rousers will none the less attempt to claim because one is {something} a members of that group is {something}. Everyone with even a modicum of intelligence can understand this reality. As for the historical references... thanks for the lessen in the used-to-was, but is no longer relevant factoid. While it may be true that in historical 1930's Nazi Germany the National Socialist party attempted to denigrate and exclude people they thought different from what they considered the nationalistic norm, they also persecuted people because of their religious beliefs, differences in social and political ideology, attempted to control mass media with their party propaganda, and restrict individual liberties and private firearms ownership. Oh and the Democrat party used-to-was the party of slavery, segregation, denial of civil rights and Jim Crow laws... Oh but I suppose that doesn't quite fit with the cherry picked historical reference... to give not quite accurate information does it?
  17. Lose - Lose The "inclusive" and not "cancel culture" LGBTQ+ left seems to be less inclusive and more prone to cancel culture tactics than some have claimed... NBC: Chicago gay bars boycott Anheuser-Busch for distancing itself from Dylan Mulvaney at least five LGBTQ venues in the city are boycotting the brewing company Anheuser-Busch and its products after the company distanced itself from transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Gay and LGBTQ venues across the country have joined the Anheuser-Busch/InBev boycott for their perceived abandonment of support for the LGBTQ community. Anyone can just say the left is "inclusive" and does not participate in "cancel culture", with absolutely nothing to support their claim but when actual evidence and readily available facts refute those false claims one has to wonder how much credence we should give to more of those kinds of statements. Target Corp in their attempt to bow to transgender recognition prompted a financial downturn of billions is now suffering blowback from the so-called "inclusive" and cancel culture tactics that's has been attributed to the "right" with members of several LGBTQ+ advocacy groups now calling for shaming and boycotting Target for their removal and rearranging of some of their Pride month displays... Tesla Taliaferro of the Rainbow Rose Center said. "It's disappointing to see that they feel like they can really effectively use our LGBTQ community while it's convenient. But when it's not convenient… then they suddenly dry out and disappear as far as their support goes." Taliaferro went onto say that if Target doesn't make a 180-degree turn on the issue, boycotts should follow. "I think that the LGBTQ community and allies should hold them and continue to hold them accountable, whether that means boycotts, finding other stores, leaving their employment. There's plenty of corporations out there that truly do support our community." Raymond Lancione, the CEO of Qweerty Gamers said: "We spend trillions of dollars a year as an LGBT community and those that will support us, we'll get the dollars. That's how we vote. "We will all make sure that if it is not corrected and of course corrected, we will move forward and that's supplying our values to elsewhere." Mark Ebenhoch of the Sacred Cloth Project said Target doesn't have "the cojones" to stand up for the cause it originally claimed to support and added "many of the LGBTQ community and allies and other people are very upset with the store. They may walk with their pocketbook." Plainly the LGBTQ+ community is threatening Target with the same kind of tactics they have been condemning those who have taken a stance against Target, targeting (no pun intended) infants, toddlers and pre-teen children with transgender and heterophobic merchandise that is clearly designed to show the parent's dissatisfaction with (or attempt to disassociate) a child from their biologic gender, instead of the actual gender preference of the child. Yep... As they have been doing for years the leftist and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups have called for and enacted exclusion, denial of access for businesses, individuals and groups they disagree with for years. But when those very same tactics are being used against them and ideals they advocate for, they cry foul and condemn the groups who oppose them, but immediately once again engage in those same exclusionary and disruptive interdiction tactics to protest individuals, groups and businesses who they perceive don't agree with and support them. As a long ago person said: "You can't have your cake and eat it too"
  18. Target Stock continues to fall from negative publicity... The first notable hit was when Target announced they would allow biological males into female changing and restrooms if they "identified as female"... Eventually Target stock prices built back up again although it took a while for the stock prices to rise to parity with where it was pre-transgender bathroom announcement. With Target's latest transgender exhibition, "pride" displays attempting to sell transgender-isk toys and clothing to parents of infants and pre-teens Target has seen another consumer protest, this time with an estimated target stock dropping a whopping $15billion in just the past few weeks... (*This Is What A Peaceful Protest Looks Like) (*Now might be a good time to invest a couple hundred bucks in Target stocks if you think it will recover... but then maybe not) Now we're seeing headlines about Target donating funds to nonprofit organizations calling for the complete demilitarization of the United States, shutting down Mt. Rushmore as ‘symbol of racist white supremacy’, saying the "racist" images on Mt. Rushmore should be destroyed and the land to be turned over to the Native American Lakota tribe. The group also calls for an end to providing military and humanitarian aid and funding to "so-called Israel" and in a *press release proclaims: "We must continue to speak our support aloud in public and support the civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions,” . As I mentioned previously targeted acts of divestment, sanctions and boycotts have been a tactic of the left and their "cancel culture" for years. Now however that the 'worm has turned' and the same tactics are being used against the progressive left they're trying to call foul and attempt to claim those using they same tactics they've used are "homophobes", "white supremacists" and of course "racists". Either true justice is equal - or it isn't. People can't claim their acts of denial, exclusion and disruption are justified used against others are justified while at the same time complain acts of denial, exclusion and disruption used against them are to be condemned... that's not how equal justice works. *https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-decries-israeli-human-rights-violations-colonial-violence-in-palestine/ **On a side note it appears Bud Light (InBev) stock continue to struggle and fall...
  19. Yet I never referenced FOX news, I did however reference CBS and the BBC which you seem to have either missed or ignored. Despite the source, facts are facts regardless of where they come from. Actually and factually of the 34 charges brought by the Manhattan DA currently facing the former president, exactly none of them are for paying off any of his accusers, the charges are multiple allegations of the same thing: "falsifying business records in the first degree". Sorry to point out another false statement but as I mentioned facts are facts. Since I sincerely doubt Donald Trump handles his own accounting, payroll and disbursements, the Manhattan DA will have to prove that the former president either had personal knowledge of, or personally directed the alleged falsification of business records for Trump to be convicted... which I suppose is neither here nor there since there hasn't been a trial or verdict yet. Speaking of facts, Trump was twice acquitted of "rape" charges once in a criminal court and once in a civil trial. According to a May 9, 2023 article from CNBC: A New York federal jury found former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing E. Jean Carroll in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. Trump was also found liable for defaming the writer last fall when he accused Carroll of making up that account. The jury, which did not find that Trump had raped Carroll, ordered him to pay her $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The jury of six men and three women also ordered Trump to pay Carroll a total of $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages after deliberating less than three hours in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Jurors notably did not find Trump liable for rape, the most serious allegation Carroll made in a lawsuit filed last year. So once again the claim that Trump was convicted of "rape" is at best sadly uninformed misinformation and at worst an outright and intentional false statement.
  20. Just putting the word "cocain" in front of someone's name doesn't make them a cocaine user... where's the video? Anyone can pull up the video of Hunter weighing and using crack and hear his voice as he readily admits he's doing so. Once again we see the words coming from your side of the discussion - and as usual absolutely nothing to back them up or show them to be anything more than pure TDS fantasy... unless anyone wants to count the fake parody Facebook page: "cocaine news with Donald Trump, Jr" as actual news. Stormy Daniels was a porn actress not a prostitute, it is not illegal to have consensual sex with an actress as opposed to a prostitute. Of course some will try to claim the sex between Daniels and Trump wasn't consensual - hence the law suit - but let's look at the specifics according to the BBC and CBS News: In 2006, Daniels meets Trump, the star of NBC's hit show "The Apprentice," at a celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. She says he invited her to dinner, and she met him at his hotel suite, where they had sex." After the 2006 tryst, in 2007 Trump later invites Daniels to a Trump Vodka launch party in California, as well as to his office in Trump Tower in New York and both of those times Daniels accepted the invitations. If Daniels was sexually abused as anti-Trumpers and some in the media claims, why then did she accept not one, but two later invitations to visit Trump again? In 2016, days before the US presidential election, Ms Daniels said Mr Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen paid her $130,000 in "hush money" to keep her quiet about the affair. In 2018 Stormy Daniels attempts to take Donald Trump to court and sue the former president for defamation when he referred to Daniels' claim that she felt threatened by an unknown individual and Trump Tweeted he considered Daniels statement to be a complete fabrication tweeting the man Daniels claimed to have threatened her was "nonexistent" and that Daniels was playing the "fake news media for fools." A federal judge eventually dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump and ordered Daniels to pay $121,972 in legal fees to the former president. Oh we can talk about the classified documents found in a locked closet which was under closed circuit video surveillance on Trump's Mar-A-Logo property... as long as we can also discuss the classified documents found scattered around in Joe Biden's Penn Center office building in Washington, D.C., (for all practical purposes) Biden's unsecured Delaware "garage" and scattered about other unsecured places in Biden's personal residences... All areas as I mentioned available to anyone in the household whether Joe or Jill Biden was present in those residences or not. Let's keep in mind Hunter Biden lived in Joe Biden's Wilmington, DE house where classified documents from Joe Biden’s time as a senator and vice president were found after his divorce from his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle in 2017 — giving him (and any "guests" he may have invited) unrestricted access to America’s secrets both while Hunter was busy hammering out foreign business deals and while under federal investigation. Hunter even falsely claimed he owned the property on a July 2018 background check form as part of a rental application and also listed the home as the billing address for his personal credit cards accounts in 2018 and 2019... Are you really up for that?
  21. For years progressives and leftist have been using "cancel culture" to boycott businesses with practices and attitudes they disagree with. Not really a problem because since there have been businesses there have been consumers who either support or oppose businesses with their consumer purchasing power. Now however since it appears the shoe is on the other foot so to speak, consumers choosing to deny a business their financial support because of practices and attitudes of that business it's no longer acceptable to certain leftist factions. It is estimated the Target parent company has lost more than $11billion in the days following the call for a boycott of Target for 'targeting' infants and young children with LGBTQ-friendly apparel and nick-knacks, and apparently it's no longer about consumers showing support or opposition with their shopping choices, it's about ticked off unreasonable consumers holding businesses "hostage", for refusing to throw their money at a business engaged in practices the consumer disagrees with... Here's the spin: CNN: Target is being held hostage by an anti-LGBTQ campaign May 25, 2023 Now contrary to what progressives and the media has been trying to get people to believe... the screenshot below is not a peaceful protest... The following screen capture is what a peaceful $10billion protest looks like... Personally I doubt Target will take the same kind of hit AH/AnBev did with their Bud Light fiasco, still a $10billion+ hit to the bottom line... but there are quiet reports that Target executives, despite their public display of support for the LGBTQ+ community, is withdrawing items from their store shelves, online presence and advertising in an attempt to reverse the current revenue hemorrhage - which of course has the LGBTQ+ community fuming and accusing Target of "caving in" to anti-LGBTQ+ factions.
  22. Right... You can (as usual) just say whatever you want without any kind of reference or documentation to back it up, but like your erroneous claim about AnBev stock "rebounding" and your misleading attempt to point to market "forecasts" as actual proof of the beverage stock's improvement, the simple fact is you cannot support most of what you say with reference to actual fact only, attempted misdirection and outright false information. According to your own post, you're "9 analysts" are talking about "forecasts" ie: it hasn't happened yet... It may happen - or it may not - but somehow I kind of doubt AB/AnBev is going to see a $15billion plus profit to make up for their losses anytime soon. What is a known and undeniable fact is Anheuser-Busch Inbev has already lost billions of dollars because of the "Mulvaney backlash" and even NBC recognizes the blowback isn't just from Republicans, conservatives, or what you refer to as "bigoted homophobic racist prick{s}, which seems to indicate your usual brand diatribe is just more false and misleading iinformation. NBC: May 23, 2023 'Nobody imagined it would go on this long': Bud Light sales continue to plummet over Mulvaney backlash The controversy, now nearing its third month, has turned off a broader customer group than just those who characterize themselves as conservatives. According to data cited by the beverage industry trade publication Beer Business Daily, sales volumes of Bud Light for the week ending May 13 sank 28.4%, extending a downward trend from the 27.7% decline seen the week before. Data from *NielsenIQ and Bump Williams Consulting published by the Wall Street Journal also revealed Coors Light sales increased 17.6% in the week ending April 15. Miller Lite saw a boost in sales, also 17.6%, in the same week compared to last year. Bud Light's parent company Anheuser-Busch has seen its market value plunge $15.7billion since the disastrous campaign with transgender-influencer Dylan Mulvaney, so yeah it's entirely possible, I'd even admit probable that the InBev stock will - as you say "rebound" but how much and when is anybody's guess and that's all the forecasts, are is guesses. But it's also an undeniable and irrefutable fact that because of the Bud Light backlash AB/AnBev has already lost about $16billion and the actual 'peaceful protest' isn't over yet. *https://www.brewbound.com/news/bud-light-off-premise-sales-and-volume-decline-in-1st-week-of-boycott-impact-rough-not-catastrophic/
  23. SFGATE: Gap's Old Navy store in downtown San Francisco set to close May 26, 2023 The longtime Old Navy store at 801 Market St. in downtown San Francisco will close this summer, a Gap Inc. spokesperson wrote in a statement on Friday. It’s the latest San Francisco retailer to announce its departure, joining a list of businesses that includes Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off 5th, Anthropologie, Coco Republic and grocery chain Whole Foods. Last month, Gap’s Banana Republic at the nearby Westfield mall also closed, though a spokesperson said that the closure was part of a 2020 companywide plan and is unrelated to issues raised by some local San Francisco businesses about lack of foot traffic and unsafe conditions in the downtown area.
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