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That was fast San Francisco Misses Walgreens now!

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posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: namehere

Pull the other one.

www.walgreensbootsalliance.com...
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posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: Charliebrowndog

The solutions may be complicated, but the problem is simple: human laziness and greed.

The very reason we have an economy is that there is simply not enough resources for everyone to have everything they want. This is especially true when a good part of people don't help make things for others. So an economy is just a method for people to choose what they want in life. The more you help, the more you can have... or that's the idea anyway. The reality is often different, but that's the basic idea.

But some people don't want to do anything for others. They'd rather lounge around all day. Even so, they'll always take whatever they want and can get, and so place a strain on everyone else. Of course people like this will tend to congregate wherever they can get the most free stuff.

Any economy will tend to gravitate to support those with the highest income. More people living in close proximity also tends to increase incomes through the economy of scale. So the larger a city grows, the more does the income of the more productive residents grow as well. This makes it harder for lower income residents to survive, and grows the poverty rate. That in turn leads to more homelessness and more need for social programs. It's a natural progression that politicians and leaders are supposed to oppose.

In our country, even poor people get to vote. So whenever a city becomes infested with homeless, politicians can stay in office simply by attracting enough poor freeloaders. That's why these cities enact policies that attract the homeless and then make a big fuss about ensuring that everyone votes. The leaders are not interested in improving anything except their own lifestyles, and the health of the city be damned.

Unfortunately, their lifestyle cannot be improved by taking those who don't have anything to start with. So the city must raise taxes on those who do have, all the while promoting policies to attract more homeless so they can stay in power. Those paying the higher taxes have no say at this point, because there are more poor than rich. Eventually,the rich will leave, causing the city to dissolve into trash-ridden chaos.

The homeless then migrate to the next city, and the whole thing happens again. It's literally like a cancer that spreads outward, destroying everything in its path.

There is a simple solution: stop assisting the homeless so much. That sounds cruel, but it is the only way to get them to pull their own weight in society. Coddling them with social program after social program only serves to create more of an attraction to keep them happy and placated in their lifestyle. I don't mean abandon them; I mean we need to start giving them a hand up instead of handouts: food instead of food stamps, so they still have food but basic food; you want better, work for it. Housing (and I mean free but very modest housing with strict restrictions) that is basic; you want more out of life, get a job and work for it. Give basic resources, not money. Education and skill training are good things; those who will study and try to improve are not the problem and should be helped to succeed.

Of course the poor should be able to vote, and nothing should be done to discourage that... but giving them free rides to vote when they don't care enough to even ask, and even helping them fill out ballots in their tents or cardboard boxes, then delivering those ballots to the polls should be strictly outlawed.

Otherwise, human society will crumble under its own weight until there is nothing but a big stretch of stench and filth left. Humans are notoriously filthy animals by nature.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: namehere
hate to burst everyone's bubble but this has nothing to do with liberal policies, walgreens is just struggling as a whole and are shutting down hundreds of stores across America.


Well when you have many locations in cities that are letting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise walk out the door every day, that effects the entire corporations bottom line. In business a handful of costly locations can bring the entire company down.

[Sarcasm] But, of course you are right the rampant theft in these cities have no effect on the company. [/s]
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posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 10:27 AM
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hate to burst everyone's bubble but this has nothing to do with liberal policies, walgreens is just struggling as a whole and are shutting down hundreds of stores across America.

So one pharmacy chain struggling is causing piles of human feces and used syringes to conceal on city streets?

Denial is not a river in Egypt.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: namehere
hate to burst everyone's bubble but this has nothing to do with liberal policies, walgreens is just struggling as a whole and are shutting down hundreds of stores across America.


Sure but with all the people casually walking into the the San Francisco Walgreens and taking.. Stealing from them.

Walgreens did ask for police to help at those branches. They were met with just people recording themselves for social media while committing theft. That cost Walgreens money, and causes prices to go up in other areas to balance their budget.

It just makes sense to pull out of San Francisco first. We'll see if it makes a difference though. 👍🏼



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 11:02 AM
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Walgreen's had an excellent year last year. According to their financial statement (the link on my other post) they have no reason for a "mass shutdown" of stores. Now shutting stores that are operating at a great loss is a different matter. If namehere has a list of stores, I'd like to see it. Maybe do a comparison with the locations of stores that they are shutting down and areas where shoplifters are allowed to run rampant.
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posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 11:50 AM
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Amazing... back in 1970, we were horrified at those scenes of pollution. Now they seem tame... acceptable, even.

TheRedneck


Kids today would laugh their azz off over that commercial.
Then they would probably cancel the guy for being a fake first person, or whatever the appropriate term is now.



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I remember when that commercial came out.



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 02:00 PM
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Where I'm from we have 3 Walgreens stores in town. The problems I have with them is that Walmart is consistently cheaper when it comes to drugstore prices. Both prescription and nonprescription prices. And the other detail is that the shelves are a little understocked. Bare spots and a couple of items where you would expect a full shelf.

Now as far as the fascist Democrat cities and states go I would expect if someone wanted to put a store in a wasteland like San Francisco it would be a internet shopping delivery point only. A fortress with only employee access inside with a bank teller type windows in front that you would pickup the items you ordered from the internet. With a few ordering touchscreen terminals out front for the impulse buying. No cash accepted. Credit and debt cards accepted only.

Other stores could use C.C. as access cards to the front doors. No money no access.
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posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: JAGStorm

I remember when that commercial came out.


I do too, and it made me tear up, so did Smokey the Bear.

We were different back then.
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posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Yeah, that's the problem. Thanks to a combination of Critical Race Theory, skewed history, and Global Warming, kids today don't know what's important and what isn't. And who can really blame them? They've been fed cow patties and told they're ice cream their entire lives.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I wonder how many people remember this one? It used to air on the Chattanooga stations.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: ntech

I like this idea. Problem is the crime would go from shoplifting to robbery/battery of customers.



posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: namehere
hate to burst everyone's bubble but this has nothing to do with liberal policies, walgreens is just struggling as a whole and are shutting down hundreds of stores across America.


Bull puckey. They're thriving here.



posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 04:34 AM
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posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 10:38 AM
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How do people support the Democrat policy of allowing theft?

How does anyone support the Democrat policy of telling police to stand down during riots?

And so much more?

Are these Democrats voters crazy?



posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 10:50 AM
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Local Walgreen closed and it sits empty. A block away is a brand new drive thru Walgreens for prescriptions only. No more shoplifting here in Southwest Michigan.





posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
Local Walgreen closed and it sits empty. A block away is a brand new drive thru Walgreens for prescriptions only. No more shoplifting here in Southwest Michigan.




Yup, it's going to be drive through and mail order for everything pretty soon.
Maybe there will be in person stores that you can visit with an appointment for special members too.



posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Costcos and Sam's Clubs for the downtown.


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posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: JAGStorm

Sometimes technology can be a good thing. Here's my attempt to educate those young-'uns.
Amazing... back in 1970, we were horrified at those scenes of pollution. Now they seem tame... acceptable, even.

TheRedneck


Wow!

Thanks for finding and posting that.

That commercial had a big impact on my 9 year old mind. As you can see, I've never forgotten it.

And it caused me to really curb my littering. In 1970, no one gave a rat's ass what you threw out or where you threw it. Now, the local towns and even the cities will be all over you if you litter.

It's almost as bad as Singapore is/was where they'll "cane" you for littering. Remember that young American tourist that got caned some years ago? Literally beaten with a hard stick. Wow.

No one stood up for him. Not the US gov't or the UN or even most American citizens. They figured he knew the consequences but did it anyway.

A real life version of "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time".



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