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    Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
    I've avoided Target for years so this makes no difference to me. When Target, at least the ones near me, stopped veterans from handing out poppies for donations I walked away. Note: they may have rescinded that from the negative publicity (I'm not sure), but I still don't go back.
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      Posted by $ rainman0720 1 year ago
      Setting myself up...I do not want ANYONE from ANY organization trying to sell me something or get any kind of donation when I'm going into or coming out of any store. If I want to donate money to any specific cause, I know how to do that. I can go online and make a donation. I can find a local chapter or whatever and donate time.

      Am I a Grinch? Yeah, according to my wife. But I just want to be left the hell alone when I go into or come out of a store.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
        You are NOT a Grinch! You are an American making a choice. My experience with the veterans is they are not in your face like so many others, at least the ones I know. If there was a constant gauntlet of in-your-face solicitors I would sympathize with you entirely, like being asked to donate your change at every fricken checkout counter - I now always say no because you never know where the money is really going.

        Where I'm from none of these people are in your face squeezing for money: girl scouts selling cookies once a year, local high school kids selling something for the team or a school trip not covered by taxes (as it should be) usually once or twice a year, veterans twice a year (Memorial Day and Veterans Day). None of these people are spitting on your windshield and then demanding bucks to clean it. You are free to keep walking.
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      • Posted by stevieg88 1 year ago
        Rainman0720, I basically agree with you, though with a significant difference. I have no problem with organizations selling memorial poppies, or the Salvation Army donation kettles at Christmas time.

        I do, however, strongly react to and oppose "homeless" people panhandling or any other organization of dubious provenance soliciting for little-known, or questionable leftist fundraisers.

        Personally, I do not frequent Target in general. Their wretched policy against soliciting by worthy organizations such as veterans selling memorial poppies is offensive to any well-thinking American.
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      • Posted by term2 1 year ago
        eactly. there are people soliciting donations at the local neighborhood market. when they approach me with things like- do you want to donate money for needy children. I say absolutely not. They ask- don't you care about needy children, I say absolutely not in the least. They asked, I answered.
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year ago
    Same with the Salvation Army. When they peddled that CRT Bullshit 2 years ago I decided they’d never get literally another dime from me. A lot of others around me felt the same way. Lots of unattended red buckets last season. Lack of bell ringers. They can go fornicate themselves.
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    • Posted by $ splumb 1 year ago
      I can't tell you how devastating this was for me.
      I said that if I ever decided to make my peace with God, I'd go back to my mother's church, the Salvation Army.
      Only to read a couple years ago that they've stopped worshiping God, and now worship Marx.

      My cousin Rosemary, a newly-ordained Be in Christ pastor, told me that her Salvation Army friends have been having a lot of trouble with the higher-ups lately. They're tearing their hair out.
      I'm not surprised. This CRT and BLM stuff started at the top, and they're probably trying to force-filter it down to the individual churches.
      I sense either a schism or a mass exodus in the future.
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  • Posted by term2 1 year ago
    I am cutting back on all spending that I don't absolutely need. And I don't DO donations for any woke cause at all. I tell them to go get the money from Biden, as he has already taken a LOT of mine
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  • Posted by $ katrinam41 1 year ago
    I find that boycotting these woke places saves money in the long run because I don't buy anything I don't need, especially the Chinese crap sold everywhere.
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    • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year ago
      I , like many of us I assume, am old enough to remember life before the hyper corporatized “Big Box Stores”. It’s really not such a big deal for me to go back to living in that era. Buying locally. I remember shopping with my mother at the local farmers market. She’s about to hit 90 and didn’t take exceptionally good care of herself. I have lots of aunts and uncles that made it into their late 80s and 90s. Swilling down all kinds of “unhealthy” food. And despite growing up with a lack of “safe and effective” big Pharma treatments. My own lying eyes tell me that something is very very wrong in this highly corporatized market. The truth is obfuscated so consumers are unable to make wise choices in what alleges to be a free market.
      If I had to point to a period that the shit started hitting the fan when it comes to consumer goods I’d say 1990s.
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  • Posted by tutor-turtle 1 year ago
    If you like beer, and you live within 50 miles of even a moderate sized-city, chances are there are dozens of breweries within easy driving distance of you. Better yet, any moderate-sized grocery store will stock local brews. I live in southern NH. I have a dozen awesome breweries in a 10 mile circle, if I expand that circle to 50 miles, there must be 100 breweries. Each one has a pub, offer decent chow at reasonable prices and is family-friendly. They often serve "flights": a series of shot glass of their offerings so it is easy to pick your favorite flavor right out of the shoot. After some 20 years of awesome, it is impossible to go back to drinking mass-produced dirty dish water.
    As far as retail brick-a-brac stores, they are selling Chinese junk at inflated prices. I shop Salvation Army / GoodWill / Savers, any thrift shops that sell good old American made goods. Got a Toast Master toaster from the 1950's, a Waring blender from the 1940's, an Electrolux vacuum cleaner from the 1930's, Griswold cast iron frying pans that got to be over 100 years old, Corning plates, storage bowls, Anchor glassware all from the 1960's... you get the picture. Buy old American.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
      I've picked up some amazing made in USA cast iron and other items at second hand stores like you mentioned. If you have an eye for certain antiques you can get great bargains there as well. My wife just acquired a flow blue platter made in the 1880s in excellent condition for $4 and sells for $235 at an antique dealer. Recently I got a cast iron dutch oven made in the '20s in excellent condition for $16. I have quite a collection of cast iron cookery acquired at various second hand stores - all made in USA.
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      • Posted by $ splumb 1 year ago
        I live near Amish country, and there are some really good bargains to be had in cookware in their stores.
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        • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
          Ohhh yeah! Their cooking is generally top notch as well! Breads, cakes, pies, pastries, and you name it. I've been to a number of Amish eateries and really like the family style meals - never EVER walked away hungry, LOL!

          Can't remember all the names but my wife and I have stopped at Amish eateries in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts.

          One name I do remember was Yoder's near Mesopotamia, Ohio.
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    • Posted by 1 year ago
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      Enjoy it!
      I sometimes wish I was nearer a place where craft beer was on tap, but the prices, the traffic, and the moronic crazy people make me happy to live farther away.
      Way out here I can still find good choices, and I also make clone beer of the favorite craft beers sometimes.
      I learned to make home brew back in the 90's with a friend who was a chef and we made lots of different types of beer.
      I enjoy dark varieties more, but lately have enjoyed New Belgium's Trippel.
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      • Posted by tutor-turtle 1 year ago
        I have a great story for you. I have a friend who was a home brewer back when it was illegal in Massachusetts to do so. He then spent two years in Germany as part of his (German) company's policy that their top scientists spend time in the home country (*at company expense) While there he perfected his brewing craft. When he got back he found out President Jimmy Carter had made home brewing legal (no doubt brother Billy had some influence in this E.O.) Which was a very good thing, as he found out days after he left for Germany, the cops had raided his apartment to arrest him on what amounted to moonshining charges. Seems, before he left, he did an interview with the Boston Globe on home brewing to advance the cause. But it backfired and it almost cost my friend years in jail. Lesson learned: Never speak with the press.
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        • Posted by Dobrien 1 year ago
          My dad home brewed beer in the mid 60’s . He also made homemade root beer. I Didn’t have any idea it was outlawed .It was in Minnesota so , maybe different laws.
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  • Posted by AmericanWoman 1 year ago
    Have a "couple" next door...why the quotes think one sex...asked why he was driving 16 miles to the closest Target in his new truck we have paid for as he is employed by the gov at the AFA....gas cost means nothing to him....his response I like their dish detergent???????
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  • Posted by Dobrien 1 year ago
    Target was the child of Dayton-Hudson corp. it was a Department Store and a Jeweler.
    Mark Dayton a very brain dead heir was a worthless Senator and a worse Governor of Minnesota. On Targets board is a woman closely connected to George Floyd before his infamous OD. She has zero business experience but a long list of activist credentials.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 1 year ago
    Old dino can't recall ever being in a Target store.
    When I heard about their transgender any sex will do restroom policy a few years back, I made a mental note to never give them any business ever.
    Not surprised they'd now libtarded group think enslave themselves by fully putting on the Yoke Of The Woke.
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  • Posted by $ splumb 1 year ago
    Ew.
    I stopped shopping at Target long ago.
    And I was confirmed in my decision when they started that open-door policy in bathrooms and changing rooms a few years ago.
    Target seems to be catering to perverts.
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 year ago
    Well, since I am an Honorary Senior Girl Scout, I always buy their cookies, even if I have to go looking for them. I even bought a TeePee at their camp over near Beaumont, Texas and they named it for my BFF who had just passed away. N
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 year ago
    When I saw for myself that every item in Target was made in China, I did my own boycott! I wouldn't shop there if they were the only place in town. N
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