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Walgreen prices are extremely high across the board

Apparently this strategy works for them, they clearly don't care about value shoppers at all.

They won't price match of course, because they don't care.

All the OTC and HABA stuff I use, I buy at target or online, but sometimes I have to use them or CVS. A three pack of tums at walgreens in the phx area costs about $4.50, it's $1.29 at target. That's a huge difference in margin.

It's like that with everything there.

I'm saying that self report is a bad variable.

75% of Americans claim they eat healthy.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/03/487640479/75-percent-of-americans-say-they-eat-healthy-despite-evidence-to-the-contrary

But they don't, that's why self reporting is a weak measure.

95% of all americans don't eat nearly enough fiber:

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/20/18214505/fiber-diet-weight-loss

Most Americans don't consume enough essential fatty acids, which are essential because your body can't produce DHA and EPA effectively.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3992162/#!po=1.00000

So I'm not impressed by an article that asks people whether they are getting enough snap money. The problems with diet in this country is much more complex than that.

Hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and obesity are all very high in the US, and it's because of what people are eating, not how much.

Yom Ha'atzmaut tweet from an Israeli.

https://twitter.com/NKippur/status/1255110437236023296

If they were both on the benzo/opiate regime

It makes it quite possible that their deaths could be close in time.

That drug combo is used to slowly euthanize people, but it's not talked about in the us.



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18090170/

Building on the left is for sale, $85,000.

https://www.compass.com/listing/37-clarksville-street-paris-tx-75460/255934975369607361/


Prime location on a busy corner lot. Just one block off the Historic Downtown Square in Paris TX in a highly visible location. The property is ripe for renovation and is a great candidate for loft living. Private entrance in the rear of the building provide access to what was living quarters with a full bathroom in place. There is also shared gated alley. Downstairs is ideal for an office, retail, gallery or antique showroom.









Mexico's coronavirus-skeptical president is setting up his country for a health crisis

Source: Vox

As Mexico fast approaches what’s highly likely to be a large coronavirus outbreak, the country’s leadership — mainly its president — mostly insists that everything is fine.

In speech after speech, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known by his nickname AMLO, tells Mexicans they shouldn’t fear Covid-19, even as hundreds of thousands of people have confirmed infections worldwide. Despite warnings from global health officials, he continues to hold political rallies, kiss supporters, and request that Mexicans go out shopping to prop up the country’s sputtering economy during a global slowdown.

“Live life as usual,” he said in a video posted to Facebook on March 22, showing him outside at a restaurant. “If you’re able and have the means to do so, continue taking your family out to eat … because that strengthens the economy."

AMLO’s advice, experts say, is deadly. What makes matters worse is that his policies over the past few years have set the stage for a profound health crisis. In a major effort to cut government spending, AMLO has reduced funds for the country’s hospitals and medical centers by millions. It’s left the nation short of physicians, medical equipment, beds, and coronavirus tests.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/26/21193823/coronavirus-mexico-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-health-care

IN NY TIMES OP-ED, PANDEMIC A PRETEXT TO ATTACK ISRAEL, DENY TERRORISM

Is it “normal” for elderly Holocaust survivors to be murdered while celebrating Passover? That’s what today’s Op-Ed in the New York Times appears to suggest.

The piece, by anti-Israel activist Raja Shehadeh, uses the coronavirus scare as a pretext to attack the Jewish state. The hook is that American cities are ordering people to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pitch is that cruel Israelis ordered Palestinians to remain indoors for no reason at all. Shehadeh strains to squeeze anti-Israel talking points into his ostensible lesson about the coronavirus. Or is it the other way around? “Unlike the Israeli guns that posed an equal threat to anyone moving outside of their homes without permission, the virus discriminates by age.” He writes of Israel’s “strangulating roadblocks.”

And for what? Apparently nothing. In what is the piece’s most disingenuous and offensive passage, Shehadeh writes,

In 2002, when my neighbors and I had our movement severely restricted by an Israeli military siege, I tried my best to continue living as normally as I could. It was springtime then, as it is now. I would look out the window and lament my inability to venture out to the lush hills all around covered with wildflowers. But the danger lurking outside my house back then was readily recognizable: armed soldiers enforcing the stay-at-home orders. Only Palestinians were under threat. While we suffered, normal life continued elsewhere, indifferent to what we were enduring.


https://www.camera.org/article/in-ny-times-op-ed-pandemic-a-pretext-to-attack-israel-deny-terrorism/

The natural evolution of a bad analogy

I'm not surprised, just the other day a poster here used the term "final solution" to describe trump's approach to Democrats.

https://twitter.com/YeOldeAvishai/status/1242782895594508289

For starters, the choice of Anne as a sole symbol of our tragedy is problematic and in many ways exposes a bias, favoring educated, secular, city-dwelling Jews from Western Europe over the majority of the Holocaust's victims who were nothing like that.

But worse is this: the Holocaust doesn't begin or end in the Extermination Camps and the infamous gas chambers. In the USSR alone, some 1.3 million Jews were murdered via much more rudimentary means, being shot to death or burned alive.

But starvation and disease were just as much a part of the genocide apparatus as the gas chambers and killing ditches were. Anne Frank's death was not a case of criminal negligence, it was murder.

Three more tweets.

'Cat Tracker' study reveals the secret wanderings of 900 house cats

THE GOAL OF the massive international Cat Tracker project was simple: find out where pet cats go when they’re outside. Researchers have tried to tackle this question in the past, either by following cats on foot (good luck!) or by putting radio-transmitters on collars around cats’ necks, but Cat Tracker was singular in its scale—nearly a thousand cats across four countries wore GPS trackers for a week to shed light on how far they range and where they go.

After six years, the results are in. Published in the journal Animal Conservation, a new report the Cat Tracker team compiled data across continents to find that for most cats, there’s no place like home.

“I was surprised at how little these cats moved,” says lead author Roland Kays of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. “Most of them spent all their time within 100 meters [330 feet] of their yard.” While it’s good news that most cats aren’t wandering into natural areas, the study reveals that pet cats nonetheless can cause ecological mayhem and put themselves in danger. (Read more about following in the footsteps of felines here.)

Michael Cove, a cat expert at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute who studied the effects of feral and free-roaming cats on endangered small mammals in the Florida Keys, lauded the study as “quite an accomplishment."

“I am unaware of any studies that have examined the spatial ecology of this many individual domestic cats, or any domesticated species for that matter,” he says.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/03/cat-tracker-shows-where-pets-go/

Biden wants a woman as his running mate. Val Demings could be the one.

If what happened on Super Tuesday is any indication of what will happen in Florida’s primary, I think that we’re gonna be in really good shape,” Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) told me during an interview last week. She was right. Despite disruptions due to the coronavirus, Florida saw record turnout that powered the 40-point victory of former vice president Joe Biden, whom Demings endorsed.

Demings wouldn’t engage in direct political talk when I asked her about Biden’s remaining rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), especially given his comments about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Demings’s reticence was unsurprising since we were sitting in her Capitol Hill office, where such talk runs afoul of the rules. But she found a way to get her point across.

“I certainly will not guess about what Sen. Sanders said or what he meant to say. But what I do know is that several people who live in a very diverse state were upset by those comments,” Demings, a former police chief in Orlando, told me when I asked whether Sanders’s praise for Castro’s literacy programs was damaging in the Sunshine State. “We’re in the middle of a race. We’re going to let Floridians decide.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/18/biden-wants-woman-his-running-mate-val-demings-could-be-one/

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