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    Post  kvs Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:24 pm



    Some historical context for black slavery. What you typically hear about it is nonsense, in particular the "white guilt" BS.

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    Post  franco Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:43 am

    US Republicans outnumber Democrats for first time in decades – poll

    More Americans identify with the Republican Party than with the Democratic Party for the first time in over three decades, according to a Gallup poll published Thursday. Some 45% of respondents said they were Republicans or Republican-leaning independents, while 44% identified with Democrats.

    Independents – those who identify with neither party – continue to outnumber members of either party, claiming 41% of respondents as opposed to 28% each for Republicans and Democrats. However, the number of independents who “lean” towards the Republican Party inched ahead of those who lean Democrat in the poll, conducted late last year.

    It is reportedly the first time since Gallup began regularly measuring Americans’ political identification in 1991 that those who identify most with Republicans have outnumbered their Democratic counterparts. Previously, the closest the GOP had come to dominating the sympathies of the electorate was during the period following the September 11 attacks (2001 to 2003) and during the Tea Party movement’s heyday (2010 to 2011).

    At the same time, more self-identified independents describe themselves as “moderate” (47%) than consider themselves conservative (30%) or liberal (21%), according to another Gallup poll published Thursday. While Republicans have remained ideologically consistent, with 72% identifying as conservative, the percentage of Democrats identifying as liberal increased four points to 54% this year, a shift seen across all demographics.

    Overall, 35% of Americans described their political outlook as moderate, followed by conservative (27%) and liberal (18%). About the same percentage identified as “very conservative” and “very liberal” (9% and 8%, respectively). These numbers have remained largely steady since 2015, according to the pollster.

    Despite outnumbering their Democratic peers, Republicans were unable to parlay these gains into electoral victory in November’s midterm elections, though they did narrowly manage to retake control of the House of Representatives.

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    Post  Hole Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:12 am

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    Happening in american stores.

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    Post  Scorpius Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:58 am

    Hole wrote:Happening in american stores.
    These price tags surprise me very much. Just for comparison, the result of my trip to the store yesterday:
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    I spent a little less than 5,500 rubles (or about $81). And this is not the cheapest thing that was in the store.

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    Post  flamming_python Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:34 pm

    5500 rub is still too much for what you bought, IMO. That stuff I can get you for half the price, with only a slight drop in quality and only on some items.

    Maybe it's the premium coffee and cat food which brought up the total. Or do you live in Chukotka or something? clown

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    Post  Scorpius Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:33 pm

    flamming_python wrote:5500 rub is still too much for what you bought, IMO. That stuff I can get you for half the price, with only a slight drop in quality and only on some items.

    Maybe it's the premium coffee and cat food which brought up the total. Or do you live in Chukotka or something?
    I live in the near Moscow region, and I did not choose particularly cheap goods.
    The food for my cat cost me about 75 rubles for one bag.
    As for the overall price, Lenta has never positioned itself as the cheapest store. But it's a five-minute walk from my house, so I prefer to shop there.

    P.S. On the other hand, look at these $53 pieces of meat. These prices are absolutely wild.

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    Post  PhSt Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:26 am

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    how much would this cost in Russia?
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    Post  flamming_python Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:07 am

    What is that, Prime rib?

    Mixed it up with Prime beef steak at first. Anyway we have one main producer of Angus beef in Russia, Miratorg. They sell a 1.1kg section of ribs (not sure if prime) for around $18 https://shop.miratorg.ru/product/rebryshki-govyazhi-dlya-grilya-miratorg-rossiya/

    Without knowing the weights of the cuts in the photo provided, it's hard to do a comparison. But then the labels say they are boneless too, which implies better value. The prices look quite appealing by Russian standards even, if we assume these chunks are 3-4kg each

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    Post  kvs Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:05 am

    $18 for 1.1 kg is cheap by Canadian and US standards.

    The US is undergoing some strange shortages. I hear about 12 eggs going for over $10 US. I buy 24 "free range" eggs for about $12 Canadian
    which is like $9 US.

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    Post  Hole Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:28 pm

    Main point of that pic is that the people are not only ready to steal smartphones or expensive shoes but "simple" meat.
    Or milk (in UK stores). Which tells you a lot about the social and economic problems in those countries.

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    Post  ALAMO Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:31 pm

    Yeah, but  those prices are an answer.

    And for multiple questions simultaneously.

    Just check the price ratio for this meat and compare to have a GDP multiplier on spot Laughing Laughing

    What is that, Prime rib?

    Looks like a nice quality entrecote or rib-eye if you ask me.
    And it is a sale, so for the real price, we should check the label itself, not the yellow one.
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    Post  flamming_python Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:33 pm

    Well the only conclusion we can really make from that pic alone, is to say that if these items are discounted, then people aren't buying them.

    Which might be indicative of a drop in incomes of large households with many family members, the types of households who would buy and cook these huge meat chunks.
    Instead these sorts of families might be switching to cheaper alternatives such as chicken or stews or whatever.

    But even this is conjecture. Could just be a store which ordered too many of these things and now can't sell them off before their best before date.

    One thing's for sure though, I don't what deficits or economic troubles people in the US are facing, but a deficit of beef cuts isn't one of them. They're still relatively affordable there, including compared to the rest of the planet.
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    Post  kvs Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:34 pm



    Statue in tribute of US woke degeneracy using Martin Luther King as a cover.
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    Post  Kiko Today at 5:12 am

    Today's slowdown in Fed's interest hikes is due not of reduced US' inflation rates but from pressure from the Treasury & State Department's concern over the service impact on the US debt ceiling.
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