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Saturday, April 20, 2024

"One of the things I was hearing about more and more frequently from constituents in my district was concern, frustration and even in some cases fear related to what they were seeing happening to the retailers they frequented in our community," he said. "People are seeing more and more goods being locked up in cabinets. They are seeing people just walk out with goods. It's not only a shopper inconvenience, it makes people feel unsafe."


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Odd, that paying customers are annoyed with having to wait 10 minutes for each and every item they need from Target to be retrieved from locked cabinets.


#1 | Posted by censored at 2024-04-20 09:26 AM | Reply


that's what the target looked like in DC when my daughter and I shopped there when she was starting her Spring Internship this year.

Locking up laundry detergent....LOL

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2024-04-20 09:38 AM | Reply

Locking up laundry detergent....LOL #2 | Posted by eberly

But they leave the broccoli and Brussels sprouts undefended!

#3 | Posted by censored at 2024-04-20 09:58 AM | Reply

Lack of Soaps, Shampoos deodorants, Feminine hygene essentials, washing machines, et al, are all economic/societal barricades and handicaps which deeply impact poor families across America. At a certain point, soap has tremendous personal value if you have no access to it.

My daughter works in a grade school which is just beyond the City school district. (read 'no City public funding') Her primary job involves case work one on one with children and parents of below poverty level families. Particularly with kids who skip school.

Quick example:
Student repeatedly missing school, primarily Thursdays and Fridays. My Daughter's job is to proactively get that child back into school every day.

She had a meeting with student and asked her why. The girl answers. "I got no clean clothes, and no deodorant. Mrs Colleen". Colleen gets her some soap, deoderant, shampoo, and works with private charities to fund a laundryroom with donated free washers and dryers in the school building. Students drop off laundry in the morning, and bring home clean clothes at end of the day.

That working people are in dire need each and every day, 365 days a year, of survival essentials is a concept Eberly never ever considers when he makes the 'Major Winchester' snide asides, and laughs out loud at how funny the desperately poor in America are. Makes him LOL, he tells us... And yes, desperate people will resort to desperate actions to survive. Don't believe me, The Donner Party is exhibit A.

Colleen has instituted a Free Store with donated coats, clothes, shoes, soaps, furniture, water, linens, towels, blankets etc and nonparishible foods. Open every day. She has a cadre of friends of the School who no longer do garage sales, they donate. When they are at garage sales, they search for items to stock the free store, not Antique Road Show fodder.

Eb, I'm assuming that your hatred of the poor is born of lack of personal exposure to real persons in real poverty in your sheltered life. If I am wrong, well, not the first time.

Republican Humor always punches down on the poor. Typical Liberal humor punches up at the obscenely well to do.

You likely lived a privileged life from birth, and simply are unaware that kids miss school for reasons which reek of intolerable poverty and deprivation. If you were aware, I'm sure you would have turned out better than you have. You are deplorably cruel, and, seemingly, quite proud to display it publicly.

Kinda sad, Eb.

#4 | Posted by Wardog at 2024-04-20 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That whole diatribe because you misunderstand why I typed "LOL"

It wasn't to pick on or make light of poor people.

Or that many kids lack those basic items.

You have to be a special level of absolute dumba$$ to bother writing such garbage for no other reason than to personally attack me.

Pathetic attempt to be sure, little fella.

Kinda sad, ---------- (and what other previous alias's you've posted under)

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2024-04-20 02:06 PM | Reply

Sounds like I got everything pretty much on the mark Eb.

#6 | Posted by Wardog at 2024-04-20 05:11 PM | Reply

Jesus. The criminal-coddling-libs really are in denial.

This is organized crime. Stores lock up laundry detergent because it's easy to steal and sell. Not because the thieves lack soap to wash their clothing.

"Tide, he noted, is often targeted by thieves along with baby formula and energy drinks because those more expensive items can be readily resold on the black market." www.ctinsider.com

#7 | Posted by censored at 2024-04-20 06:06 PM | Reply


What you state dovetails with what Wardog wrote in #4, but I don't think you see it.

#8 | Posted by memyselfini at 2024-04-21 12:53 AM | Reply

What you state dovetails with what Wardog wrote in #4, but I don't think you see it. #8 | POSTED BY MEMYSELFINI

No, I don't see it.

These thefts are because there are no ramifications for stealing.

Are the people who steal poor? Often, as is generally the case in organized crime, whether it be boosting cigarette trucks by the mob or stealing cars. With many of the perpetrators choosing a criminal lifestyle because it's easier and more profitable than working for a living with their skill-set.

And then there are those who turn it into a comfortable lifestyle. Because when society turns a blind eye to certain activities, rational operators will exploit that to their benefit.

"They made some $4.2 million over the last 10 years, according to prosecutors." www.reuters.com

"Father-daughter duo sentenced in multimillion-dollar shoplifting scheme.' www.marketwatch.com

"23 charged in multi-million dollar shoplifting ring in New Jersey" abc7ny.com

#9 | Posted by censored at 2024-04-21 06:40 AM | Reply

"pretty much on the mark"

You sound like someone who's been collecting participation ribbons your whole life.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2024-04-21 08:44 PM | Reply

I often visit an area Target store.

Before Target implemented the "10 items or less" policy for self-checkouts, I used to use the self checkouts because I did not have to wait on line for 10, 15 minutes for a cashier to perform the checkout task.

So, I'd go to the self-checkout.

Because i had a lot of items, the bags of the items did not all fit on the shelf where I fill the bags. So, I moved a filled bag to the floor, and continued checking out.

Within minutes, a Target person stopped by and started watching me. I wondered why.

Then I realized....

The self-checkout system is ~smart.~

When you scan an item, the system expects the weight of that item to be placed upon the bagging shelf and, apparently, remain there..

If the weight of the scanned items does not agree with the weight of the items on the bagging shelf, an alert is raised.

In my case, the bagging shelf was too small to hold all the bags.

Target's solution?

Reduce the number of items I can process in self-checkout.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-21 09:17 PM | Reply

Jesus. The criminal-coddling-libs really are in denial.

#7 | Posted by censored at 2024-04-20 06:06 PM | Reply | Flag

The timing is perfect...

The mayor's house in LA was just broken into - keep coddling the criminals.


#12 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2024-04-21 10:50 PM | Reply


Thought this didn't exist?

#13 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-04-21 10:53 PM | Reply

Target's solution?
Reduce the number of items I can process in self-checkout.

Not really getting it are you?

#14 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-04-21 10:56 PM | Reply

@#14 ... Not really getting it are you? ...

Welcome back. Your other alias was quite lame.

Not getting what, specifically?

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-21 11:08 PM | Reply

"But they leave the broccoli and Brussels sprouts undefended!

Also work boots and Fathers Day cards....I wonder what the connection could be.

#16 | Posted by Claudio at 2024-04-22 03:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The only thing someone can do wrong, to the left, is to have an opinion that espouses some degree of self responsibility. Nothing is allowed that doesn't support a victim narrative.

#17 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2024-04-22 02:33 PM | Reply

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