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  1. Well, the war on free speech is alive and thriving in the good ol’ USA too. I tried to post the article on the banned Trump rally in London on my Facebook so it could be seen by everyone. Wouldn’t show up. I tried again, now it is only showing on my own timeline, no one else’s. We need an alternative to FB that is open and free. Thanks for putting it here. Will this be one of our last areas to get real news?

    1. Those Walmart employees are slaves. They have an abusive job as a cashier taking the c**p from the public who abuse them daily. Now their not “allowed” to speak freely either? Can you hear yourself? I watched an elderly woman they had put on an express checkout get screamed at by some POS while everyone looked away in fear. My intervention was not even welcome by the old clerk. She was “used to it”. Are there bad walmart employees? Sure, but at least their holding a job and not all on welfare. Mostly its the kids with a poor work ethic. Only one thing will change that. They’ll be forced to change when we are in a full blown Depression.

      1. Greg, my point is that in my experience, Walmart cashiers don’t seem capable of speaking and working at the same time. Scanning stops if they speak. They have a right to speak, I just would like them to continue scanning while they do. No one holds a gun to their head making them work there. They do it because they don’t have the necessary skills for a better position. It is the equivalent to a “fast food” job. Walmart is expanding it’s Scan and Go, and Pick Up service, and cashier jobs will be a thing of the past. Some stores have been piloting an enhanced Scan and Go, where the shopper picks up a handheld scanner and scans each item as they put it in their cart. Works great. And no cashier to deal with. And for the record, I prefer to shop at a stand alone grocery store or small hardware store. Better quality, better service.

        1. Good Grief! You really are a piece of work! So Walmart employees are there because they are either too stupid, too lazy, don’t have any skills, or they can’t find a fast food job?? For the record, this idiot pharmacy tech, who has a degree in pharmacology, worked as Christmas help for my local Walmart. Great company, they even gave me-a temp employee-good perks. I worked as a dreaded CASHIER, and I was paid $15 an hour. Most of the customers were nice, friendly, and it being the holidays-generous to other people with their cash. Many seniors in my line had their groceries paid for, and the people also did the bagging. One man, who was counting his change,was about 80, and burst into tears when the French woman behind him put her card the reader. (Of course, I had to suffer through some people like you.)
          Most people work where they can find employment, how that employment corresponds with their family needs, their ability to do the job, and try to pay their bills and live a little. Not everyone is a professional: i.e., doctor, nurse, accountant. Sometimes, you just need a plumber, and electrician, a horseshoer, or….a cashier. I’ve never been ashamed of doing an honest days work, nor should anyone else.

          1. Good for you. As a customer I have more problems with all the other customers who don’t pay with cash and can’t seem to figure out how to use their credit/debit cards in the card reader. I have more problems with the obnoxious customers who complain about things that are in truth no problem at all.

            I find most of the cashiers to be friendly, courteous, and helpful. Kudos to you for being one of those.

        2. Better quality, better service. I’m with you, fixer.

          I prefer to see my local store owner make a few bucks than give money to corporations that already have more than all of us put together. When Amazon or Walmart treat their employees with the same concern as my local guys, I may consider them. The “convenience”
          they offer comes at the price of the humanity of their employees.

          Carry on.

  2. The War on Curiosity article was great, very insightful. Too bad no liberal/progressive will ever read it. The key takeaway, “Those who are not curious close themselves off to other views. Over time, they can’t figure out how any normal human being could possibly think differently than they do on political issues.”

    Liberals/Progressives lack critical thinking skills, can’t think independently. It is the same phenomenon seen in public high schools social interactions, or also evident in crowds. If everyone else is doing, saying, or believing something, then it must be right, and liberals and progressives don’t want to appear wrong. Have you ever seen a concert or play where at the conclusion, instead of the entire crowd spontaneously giving a standing ovation, a slow wave of standing occurs, as audience members notice others standing, and stand themselves due to peer pressure, or not wanting to appear to be out of touch? The same thing happens on high school and college campuses, as young impressionable minds are trying to fit in, and don’t want to appear different. Appearance, behavior, speech, and thought are changed to match the crowd and fit. Hail to the independent thinkers!

  3. Facebook is a perfect example of how people(the masses) willingly surrender their freedom. For what? Monitored social interaction that is censored. Not to mention furthering of a platform for leftist propaganda. I really hope its CEO is held accountable for the selling of account information and spying done by this company. But he’s rich, use HRC as an example. Doubtful anything past a fine will be the end result.

  4. A great article on MREs and storage, thank you. I was on a deployment in the late 80s to SW Asia. We had a field kitchen and the MRE type food came from a warehouse that was not properly storing the food. About 1/2 of the food was either rancid or had mold. We almost had to cancel the mission when over half of the team got food poisoning. The pilots that didn’t get sick got the extra stick time, and the rest of us learned to clear the brush of cobras and other critters in case of emergencies. This article brings home about eating what you store.

  5. The way I see anger and fury developing among people, I am worried that before summer ends there will be widespread violence and destruction. THAT is the odds and sods I see coming.

  6. Not trying to criticize,just making an observation.
    Article about youtube points out their bias,and nobody trusts them.
    Very next article is a review about MRE’s posted on….youtube.
    Just kinda funny/ironic.

  7. > “It would appear that Walmart is now following Amazon’s lead in Orwellian surveillance of it’s employees. ”

    ‘The Road to Serfdom’ and ‘The Privatized Toll Road to Serfdom’ lead to the same place.

    But I suspect that many conservatives/libertarians/whatever – including readers of this site – would gladly wear the chains of the oligarchs, as long as they can be convinced that their slavery was the result of free-market capitalist means.

  8. Old 30 year grunt here…I have seen MREs stored in all kinds of ways – in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 40′ milvans in the desert sun, frozen on pallets up in the Italian Alps and Alaska, etc. Unless you are buying new MREs you have no idea how they have been stored and you are taking an unnecessary risk for your health. I buy new MREs, with a package date of less than 90 days old, and store them in my basement at a nice cool 60 degrees (stays that way year round with no AC) – tried some the other day that are 12 years old and they are as good as the day I bought them. Keep them in the cool and keep them in the dark and they will last IF you are sure they have not been improperly stored before you bought them. Personally, I would never buy MREs or SAPI plates that I even suspected might not be new.

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