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Bulbasaur, Candy, and Cute: snugz: kirklanddryersheet: gimme-da-memes-b0ss: Bulbasaur was never the same after that day 🐉 Omg omg I got a bulbasaur at build a bear and I was kinda embarrassed about buying it for myself and stuff but there weren’t any other kids in the store or shoppers for that matter and the girl helping me said she was glad to here it was for me as she collects some plushies and has her own bulbasaur. Well she was almost done stuffing him and then I noticed that you can put scents in your bear and fucking love cotton candy and the girl basically car salesmen style sold me on the scent pad and asked where I wanted the scent to go And I didn’t know where it should go but she herself being quite the plushie enthusiast was like “you’re gonna hug him a lot right? may I reccomend right here” and pointed to his forehead So I was like “awe cute yeah that sounds good” (my bulbasaur is totally stuffed mind you and I even had her make him extra firm ) and then the girl rolls up her sleeves and was like “alright bulbasaur! Here we go! I apologize in advance but this is gonna look very inappropriate!” And she fisted my super full bulbasaur all the way to her elbow saying sorry to him and to me over and over again. It took her several tries to get the scent pad in place since my bulbasaur was so stuffed and she looked like she was straining and saying “I don’t know why they didn’t think about this design more, so many parents are gonna complain about this one day, I know it” So all in all this was the best build a bear experience I’ve had since I was a little kid and I love my fat, cotton candy scented, anally inclined bulbasaur to pieces Every time I see this post I cant stop fucking laughing
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Fire, Memes, and News: cours Vos courses dans votre en 5 minut WORLD NEWS TERROR IN FRANCE Mar 23 | Suspect kills two in terror attack before being fatally shot by police. ‼️ UPDATE: 12:10PM‼️ French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb confirmed that the hijacking in the town left either the driver or passenger of the vehicle dead and the other injured. That death, the first in the day of violence, makes the total number of victims three. At least three others were said to be injured in the attack at the grocery store. ____ A gunman opened fire in the French town of Trebes today, killing two people before being shot to death by police. The suspect opened fire on a group of police officers from inside a vehicle, proceeding to drive to a “Super U” store, where he took shoppers hostage. French news outlet BFMTV reported the man declared himself “a soldier of the Islamic state,” and was demanding the release of the suspect believed to be the mastermind in the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. ___ The assailant killed two hostages before police raided the grocery store, during which he was shot to death. At least three of the hostages were reportedly injured before being released. In a statement delivered from Brussels, President Emmanuel Macron said he would be back in France later today, adding, "We would like to express our sincere condolences. We stand firmly at Frances side at this terrible time when they have fallen victim to a terror attack." ___ Photo: LA VIE A TRÈBES | REUTERS

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America, Apparently, and Donald Trump: TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM Dollar General: The Store for Rural America's "Permanent Recession" BY PETER FUNT Share У Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon @ Email Print OLLAR GENERAL DOLLAR GENERAL The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Image: bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue. Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business. I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale. Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home. Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not. The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year. As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.” In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers. The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back. Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference. Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits. (Continue Reading) When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead. I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us. Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree. At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods. At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree. It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.

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Money, Period, and Target: TIME IS RUNNING OUT! If you need health insurance for 2018, you must get enrolled by December 15th! DEC younginvincibles.org younginvincible: Open enrollment ends December 15! That means if you need health insurance, you can enroll in a plan through the individual health insurance marketplace, but time is running out.Even if you already have a plan you like, it’s a great opportunity to shop around and see if you can find a plan that saves you money. 80 percent of shoppers will find a plan for $75 a month or less. *Go to HealthCare.Gov to sign up for coverage.*What you need to know to get enrolled:The 2018 open enrollment period starts November 1 and ends December 15. That’s right, open enrollment is shorter this year, and the final deadline to enroll in coverage is December 15 for most states. Make a plan to enroll early and avoid the deadline rush!New plans and prices are available each year, and plans may be more affordable than you think. 8 in 10 marketplace shoppers can qualify for a plan for $75/month or less.Re-enrolling? Shop and save! It’s more important than ever to shop around. You may be eligible for additional savings, so make sure to log into your account, update your information, compare plans and pick the plan that’s right for you.Free, local help is available. Use the connector tool above to make an appointment for free in person help enrolling in coverage in your area.

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