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    Gosh it's awfully quiet here. I feel a bit sheepish to keep complaining about things, but when you're a stay-at-home mother trying to buy food and a few extras with one income, you really notice how...
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    Speaking again about product shrink, food manufacturers are adding more and more water to chicken at the grocery store. I get a lot of Foster Farms and similar brands to feed my dog, and their...
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    Lots of people who couldn't afford their house mortgage are now living in apartments or condos here in soCal. What will happen when they don't have any money to pay the rent on these places, I wonder?
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    Just found out on FB (it's good for something! lol) that a friend's POS 1995 car with over 265,000 was stolen from her workplace.

    My new package of Scotch Brite sponges are absolute CRAP. They...
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    Meant to post this a couple of days ago, but I'm all caught up in the Japan DOOOM to the point that I have to close my laptop and stop being on the Internet. :(

    I found out at work on Sunday (I...
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    You can count on it.

    "Grocery Shrink Ray" archives at The Consumerist site:
    http://consumerist.com/taking-it-seriously/grocery-shrink-ray/
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    $5.99 for Milton's? Ugh.

    Believe it or not, S&F's doesn't have the lowest prices on everything. I was just at one yesterday, and was surprised to see that their factory farmed eggs were...
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    I go with "or something."

    According to "The Nine Stages of American Autogenocide,"

    With males not around to physically, financially and emotionally protect their women, children, relatives...
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    The major retailer I work for posted record profits for Black Friday.

    BUT!

    Newly-hired temporary workers were interviewed about a month ago, but didn't start work until a week ago, with their...
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    I've gotten a couple of part-time jobs since dh is out of work again. One is with a major retailer, the other elderly care-giving with light duties.

    At the store, one of the security guards is in...
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    Even better, take some zinc, preferably sublingual zinc gluconate tablets until you get a metallic taste in your mouth. Then take one or two every day to maintain tissue saturation.

    One of the...
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    An acquaintance of mine has been interviewing for seasonal work in retail for the holidays.

    She applied for a position at Macy's, and the first sign that all was not well was that she walked into...
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