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Anybody who thinks nothing's happening ISN'T PAYING ATTENTION!!!

 
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This can also go for Christmas gifts. I already started shopping, almost finished. Stores will probably be out of a lot of kids items before long. Not sure, but I'm just not taking any chances.
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I usually start shopping the sales in September but I'll be looking online this year. I save a lot by shopping off-season for winter coats and things like that. Columbia, Lands End, LL Bean etc. have great sales on parkas when it's 100 degrees most places.

HEB has been pretty good about keeping things in stock lately, but I do curbside pick up now. I'm creeped out by the way people are acting in public so I limit my exposure.
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"Our Daily Bread..." YEAST, as in Fleischmann's Rapid Rise or Active Dry wasn't on shelves two months ago and still isn't in this town. The lady at Kroger said, "I don't know, but everybody's baking right now," while the Customer Service Manager said they ask for it on every order, but it never comes. Otherwise, they're okay, with paper shelves not full, not even close.

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A lot of it is the ripple effect. Parts of Middle America are now seeing what the Northeast experienced months ago, back when you were all laughing at us.

Today, it's not 100% normal by any means in the NE, but it's much, much better. Other parts of the country are just now experiencing this, it's NOW becoming real to you. Good.
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West Texas, well stocked on most items.

I always check the Clorox Sanitary Wipes first...

They stock them at different times to probably allow

everyone a chance to pick some up.

Other than that good supply.

Since I can not predict the future, I do suggest

that people attempt to bulk up their supplies

of basics and some important other items.

Again, I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet,

but I have the feeling that we will go back to a

period of normalcy, especially if Trump is elected.

If we do, please don't let your guard down.

We know the "leftist ANTIFA, and NWO-DEEPSTATE MORONS"

DO HAVE PLANS, to take us down. Trump knows that to

have functioning Republic, we DO NEED a HEALTHY

MIDDLE CLASS. With a Middle Class the poor CAN move up.

With just the wealthy "elite" and the masses of poor,

it is a very bad end for humanity.

Please remember to Thank Jehovah God for the one

more chance we had in 2016 to rule ourselves.

I pray for our People and Our NATION. I also pray

for the safety of our President and his family.

We also Thank God for MEN and WOMEN that take the

RESPONSIBILITY to SERVE OUR NATION IN THE MILITARY

POLICE, AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS.

There ARE some GOOD teachers, but in many areas labor

laws force them into labor unions. In Texas we were

finally able to get out from under UNION control with

[link to www.atpe.org (secure)]

Association of Texas Professional Educators-NOT a UNION.

I am retired and no longer a member, but support people

like this and things will go well. Most of the members

are more conservative, or at least logical! ( ; )
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Would never buy a laptop from the local store you end up paying a 30% premium on top. Just order it online.

I just added several more bags of rice and pasta this week to my food stash but if things get as bad as some suggest its all gonna run out. Unless you live on a well stocked homestead everyone else is pretty screwed.
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OP is a liar
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It’s an absolute mess

Shits folding quick

Just saw two more closed businesses

Buckle up
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We know who did this. THEY are the enemy
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The refrigerators at Big Lots were completely empty. It’s not normal.
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IF you have a woodstove or fireplace now is the time to get some firewood stacked and seasoned too!
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My local walmart, kroger & aldi are all fully stocked
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This is why I'm trying to figure out how much I can do off of my land alone. In the last 2 months the cost for my groceries has almost doubled despite the fact that I'm buying less packaged food than I was last year. I'm buying flour to make bread instead of buying it (a decision I made more on the choice to reduce plastic) but have also looked into plants on my property whose roots can be dried and ground up as a flour should SHTF and I not even be able to buy flour. I implore everyone that even beyond stocking up on canned/preserved goods, take a CLOSE look at the food you truly need to survive and figure out how to grow/make most of it yourself. If you own land, find out what plant species are on your land/native to your area and what their health benefits are and how they've been used throughout history.
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You're making perfect sense. Don't seem too blazed to me!

I've been making a lot of sourdough bread. Pleople should definitely stock up as much as they can in advance. I think late fall and winter are going to suck.
 Quoting: Fluffy Pancakes


I've been wanting to get into sour dough but have enough yeast to put it off for now LOL probably more of a winter project when it's rainy and gross here but like you said, I also think fall and winter will be difficult especially around cities. The plan with my farm is to grow food to donate to food banks so hopefully I'm stocked up enough to help others next year.
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Lol
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have you considered newegg.com or any other site that sells stuff on the internet?
imagine feeling like you are forced to buy literally anything at walmart- no man, you are either just dumb or lazy or both.
if you arent dumb stop being lazy. there are alternatives. you are just taking the path of least resistance cause thats what you grown comfortable doing.
fuck walmart.
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Two items I ordered a month or two ago have doubled in price-Fancy Feast 30 pack cans and Nutritional Yeast.

Fancy Feast Seafood flavors have been lean or non-existent at many stores.

There are items in Walmart that have been low, which are now depleted, such as thread, elastic and some fabrics. They are not replenishing these.

I still can't get antiseptic wipes anywhere.

At our Dollar Store, I saw a large banner that said 'Expanded Home and Party section'. Previously there had been shelves that were empty. There were about 4 rows of that 'home and party stuff. Toilet paper and paper towels now take up only about 1/4 of the back wall, whereas they used to take up at least half or more. They only had the anemic looking single rolls of Paper towels, and TP choice was lean.

I, too, think that this is not normal, and I'm starting to get worried.
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If you qualify for food stamps, you can get the full allotment, around $194/ person. Large families are getting close to $1000/ month. Many families who qualify for free or reduced lunch are also getting around $400/kid additional funds from the money that was going to schools, directly to families.

People have $1000's more to spend on food since March. Adding to supply issues, transportation problems, people are buying.

Still can't get lysol in my area. No bikes or fishing equiptment. Canned goods, meats, and rice and other grains are low supply and mostly limited to 2 item purchases.
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It's regional.

I went on my weekly grocery run Wednesday evening and shelves were full (more than full on many items).

Publix was running a lot of BOGO's and even those items were fully stocked.

The only thing that is still hit or miss in my area is paper towels and TP. They get a lot in and people buy 200+ rolls at once and within a day it's low stock again for another 3-4 days until another truck comes in.
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I actually managed to get two cylinders of Clorox wipes today. It was Kroger delivery so I have no idea what inside the store looked like.
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Many items are running out, in stores and online. So much stuff on ebay/Amazon too like hardware, fixings, components. timber, building materials especially stocks are extremely low, and spare parts for vehicles all out of stock. I asked in a couple of stores whats happening and they said there is a massive backlog due to global lockdowns and on raw materials not being shipped, factories closing etc, businesses going bankrupt.

They don't even have a back order ETA it just gets delisted.
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Same here. I went into a Target and a Ross today. I was so surprised I took a bunch of pictures of all the empty shelves. Nothing is being stocked. From cleaning products to bath towels, rugs, storage containers, decorative art, purses, shoes, Exercise equipment....etc....barely anything on the shelves.
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Same here in Jacksonville, FL. I am pretty stocked up but still need more.

Did $1000.00 yesterday. Get paid again in a week so will finish off then.

Ammo non existent, canned vegtables, meat, pasta and all sauces.
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Outside of the grocery store there are other signs things are in trouble. First of all the biggest boat store in our area was down to a bare 10% of normal inventory. The local ford dealer was low on pickups all the sedan size and smaller are spaced three cars apart. Only a handful of new pickups.

Then we bought a beef from a rancher. We have a small freezer due to it only being my husband and myself. But I felt it was a good time to buy alot just in case someone in the family might run short on food. I thought I could buy another freezer the same size then when it was empty we could unplug it rather than have one huge freezer with only 1/4 food in it. Anyway.. NOT ONE FREEZER in all of southern Oregon! OH we found two 5 foot freezers at Lowes in Medford, but they were the only freezers anywhere to be found. Home depot said it would be fall.. the local appliance store only had one and it was a commercial size.

WE are being played people. The powers that be are proving just how gullible and ignorant we are. LOOK to the left look to the democrat governors ruling us.. making the laws of lockdown etc. Sure this virus is a concern my goodness people are dying its horrible!! But if you drive to your local grocery store and get killed in a car wreck isn't that the chance you take????

People get informed start looking around noticing what is going on in your town.

I believe with all my heart this destruction is to get rid of Trump.. think about it.. blue states most damage who stands to lose when he wins another term. The evil people who have really been running the country!
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It's regional.

I went on my weekly grocery run Wednesday evening and shelves were full (more than full on many items).

Publix was running a lot of BOGO's and even those items were fully stocked.

The only thing that is still hit or miss in my area is paper towels and TP. They get a lot in and people buy 200+ rolls at once and within a day it's low stock again for another 3-4 days until another truck comes in.
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it is regional ... by design ... they don't want a complete breakdown of society, they still want you to shop ... and they can get more money, if you think they might run out ... you'll gladly pay more for your comfort food ... notice they aren't running out of GMO foods

but it keeps the pot of fear simmering ...


like you I only shop once everyothermonth and I see the difference, in supply and price ... so I'm always grateful for what I can find - fresh - not looking forward to eating dehydrates ...


my local Safeway doesn't require masks ... their employees wear plastic shields ... at least that makes some sense considering all the people they have to deal with daily ...
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Doomsday people. Unless you are already prepped you are screwed. Even if you prep with food hungry armed mobs will take your food and "divide it up". You see how Antifa mobs operate? Times that by 1000's and add guns and hunger. We have 4k acres in East Texas and have for over 150 years. That's the hill I'll die on if need be. Anyone who is self-sufficient and abides by my families rules can come.
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You should look close at teh shelves stores are good at fronting shelves to make them look full. Im in N GA and the stores around me are all low on everything! The clothes are summer clothes usually this time of the yr winter/fall clothes are all you can find. Walmarts locally are spreading out stuff more and more to conceal the downsizing. I even noticed homedepot doing the same.

Op where have you been there has been a shortage of laptops for months. Id highly advise you go back and get what they offered because it will only get worse. Try to find appliances they are all out of stock. Ive been trying to find a Blackstoone Griddle and no one has them even amazon is out.

ALso I stopped at two fast food restaurants this week only to find they are out of what I wanted.

Op you are lucky they even offered you another option. Costumer service is gone every one are just assholes these days.
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B  (OP)

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I agree with you OP I had the same issues in metro Atlanta earlier this week.
When I post something related to this I get answers like everything is ok here.
Also get called all kinds of horrible names.


Probably some 19 year olds and mommy does the shopping for the stupid hot pockets.

Anyway, yes be vigilant and stock up. I go 1 or 2 a week just for stock up trips because you can't find stuff. Eventually it shows up after weeks or months or I break down and buy a more expensive brand.

It sucks but you are correct!
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Thank you. It’s not just groceries either.

Visited a friend today to see her.brand. New fridge.

She ordered it in MARCH. IN MARCH. We all know what happened in March. Okay, whatever. She was told there would be a delay. It would be May before she got her fridge.

So she waits. Then they call and say June. And then july. Finally. At the end of July, after SEVERAL calls to find her appliance, someone finally admits to her that they are not making that fridge anymore. So they refunded her money and she has to go shop for a new one all over again.

5 months later.
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No problems like that where Im at... But i ran into a problem yesterday at my store over the mask issue I refuse to wear one.. well lets just say I won
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Hubs’. “Go to” answer is: “I have a medical condition which prevents me from wearing one.”

If they want to know what it is, he informs them HIPPA laws prohibit explaining it to them

Case closed.
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B  (OP)

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On a purely technical note, you could but a usb microphone. Save a bunch, leave your friends alone and improve voice quality for your students.
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Need moar info. I’m not sure I know that of what you speak.
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B  (OP)

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I have three Walmarts close to where I live in the

mountains of Az---FULLY STOCKED...right now.

Smaller stores Family Dollar, Dollar Tree and some

other stores, CVS Walgreens and two Sprouts Grocery

stores----ALL FULLY STOCKED.

I guess I better keep 'thanking God' because it seems

like He truly watches out for us up here.


I never caught the area OP lived at that this was happening

and am curious to find out.

Is it Lib?
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Only God can and will protect those who serve him. By the way, brother. God loves it when you thank him.
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Plenty of “God, Guns” hunters and rednecks.
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We are about to enter a period of hyperinflation so of coarse everything is going to shit. This event has been planned and the elite are using a fake pandemic and blacks as the scape goat for their thievery.
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hesright

This guy just gave everyone the answer. This is the stuff you plan for over decades. It's insurance. You don't want to draw on it, but you prepare yourself for it just in case.

Get out of the cities. Build your reserves and stock pile, and get close with your neighbors. Consider the site you are on. Have you not anticipated nonsense like we see today?

clappa
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On a purely technical note, you could but a usb microphone. Save a bunch, leave your friends alone and improve voice quality for your students.
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How is USB microphone different from external microphone?

The school sent me one of those, but it doesn’t work. My computer says the microphone is working but it’s NOT!
I even downloaded current drivers.

Whatever with Zoom. I’m required to use it for work...
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B  (OP)

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I just got back from the grocery store and I swear you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think "everything's normal."

No, I was not at Wal-Mart. And I'm not talking about the STOOOPID "mask mandatory" rule. I try to stay out of Wal-Mart just for that very reason. Unfortunately, we live in a very small town, and there aren't a lot of options for some items, so you find yourself, by necessity, going into there. And even so, THEY are out of a lot of things, too. I tried to buy a cheap laptop there....need one for Zoom for my work, as my microphone doesn't work on my old faithful. THEY WERE OUT. She tried to switch me to a more expensive one with a smaller screen. Nope. I just didn't buy one. I'll just borrow one from a friend to make my Zoom lessons on, and then if my students want to consult with me, I'll have to do it one-on-one by phone.

So this was groceries, and I went to my usual grocery store. I dunno, maybe it's just because I hadn't been there in quite a while, but there sure were a LOT of empty spaces on the shelves. Many, many items just MISSING. Lots of open shelving. They were not even trying to "fill in" with other items. Just BLANK.

People, if you're not stocking (STOCKED) up, you'd better get to it! There was a shortage on silly things that I like to keep in stock, like cans and jars of beef gravy and powdered mixes for sauces, etc.

But they were short on staples too, like canned veggies, some dairy items, lunch meat, bread (still!), TP and Paper towels.

Some things are available, but the prices seemed to have DOUBLED since I bought them last (maybe 2 months ago?). Weird, tho, the price of bacon seems to have dropped by HALF! I think the threads lately that have talked about "supply chain" and "Distribution managers" telling everyone that they are NOT getting items in as they order them better be taken seriously.

Something is happening.

And it's happening SOOO incredibly incrementally that we're JUST like the frog in the water on the stove, and we aren't even realizing how hot it's going to get yet. And by the time we do, it'll be too late to stock up.

I, for one, will be going back to top off my freezers and pantry. I know many here will come on and BRAG you've got venison and canned vegs in the cellar....blah, blah. I believe only a small FRACTION of those on here saying they're all set really are.

Even the "impulse items" by the register, where they put all the candy bars and shit you're supposed to buy while you wait to check out. GONE!! EMPTY!!! Just my take away from my first trip "to town" to shop in a month or two, and I was blown away by what I saw.

Took pictures, too!
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My Walmart is bursting at its seams
So much stuff, you can hardly
move well in the asiles
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Grocery shortages wasn’t at Wal-Mart





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