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Bizzle wrote:I'm assuming he thinks the ACLU is a college, LOL



nothing gets by this guy


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Postby markus aurelius » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:20 pm

When I tore my ACLU, Obamacare wouldn't even cover it. Sad!
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Postby blackhawks#1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:22 pm

markus aurelius wrote:When I tore my ACLU, Obamacare wouldn't even cover it. Sad!

thank you for posting again. :smt005
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Postby blackapache » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:26 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/mi ... 14ac737ec6

I strongly suspect Trump doesn't know Egypt and Jordan went to war with Israel three fucking times and thinks intifada is a kind of Mexican food.
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Postby creativexcover » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:31 pm

Of course his lawyer has the same name as a well known racist baseball legend
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Postby blackapache » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:32 pm

I conduct all official business jokerman font.
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Postby BoomSwaggerBoom » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:32 pm

creativexcover wrote:Of course his lawyer has the same name as a well known racist baseball legend


And a fucking handlebar moustache and a bowtie. All that's missing from his ensemble is a parasol and a pitcher of lemonade.
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:43 pm

I say I say I say
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Postby blackhawks#1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:45 pm

BoomSwaggerBoom wrote:
creativexcover wrote:Of course his lawyer has the same name as a well known racist baseball legend


And a fucking handlebar moustache and a bowtie. All that's missing from his ensemble is a parasol and a pitcher of lemonade.

this chick was funny
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blackhawks#1 wrote:
BoomSwaggerBoom wrote:
creativexcover wrote:Of course his lawyer has the same name as a well known racist baseball legend


And a fucking handlebar moustache and a bowtie. All that's missing from his ensemble is a parasol and a pitcher of lemonade.

this chick was funny
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Not wrong at all
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Postby dogdicksummer3 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:11 pm

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/how-do ... 1512401992

I remember seeing these stocks going crazy and a ton of dollar stores opening up (4 in 2 years in my city) and just thinking people were betting on there being a permanent growing underclass...

This is a horrifying read.
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Postby killedbydeath » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:31 pm

Can you please copy and paste WSJ article?
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Postby dogdicksummer3 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:45 pm

Sure.

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How Dollar General Became Rural America’s Store of Choice
While other retailers focus on cities, the thriving discount chain is building thousands of stores aimed at lower-income shoppers in small towns

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By Sarah Nassauer | Photographs by Jessica Tezak for the Wall Street Journal
Updated Dec. 5, 2017 3:16 a.m. ET
EVENSVILLE, Tenn.—The local Dollar General store, built on a rural highway and surrounded by farmland, sells no fresh meat, greens or fruit. Yet the 7,400-square-foot steel-sided store has most of what Eddie Watson needs.

The selection echoes a suburban drugstore chain, from shower curtains to breakfast cereal, toilet paper, plastic toys and camouflage-pattern socks. Refrigerators and freezers on one wall hold milk, eggs and frozen pizza.

Many items are sold in mini bottles or small bags, keeping costs lower than a trip to the Wal-Mart Supercenter down the road. The two registers are staffed by one cashier, except during rush hours after school and after work.

“It’s just closer,” said Mr. Watson, a 53-year-old construction worker who filled his cart with cans of chicken soup, crackers, cold cuts and toilet paper. “We call this the Evensville Wal-Mart.’ ’’

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The store, 10 miles from the nearest small town, is one of three locations in Rhea County where Dollar General plans to open stores by next year. More than one in five people there receive government food assistance, higher than the U.S. average, and the county has Tennessee’s highest unemployment rate.

Dollar General is expanding because rural America is struggling. With its convenient locations for frugal shoppers, it has become one of the most profitable retailers in the U.S. and a lifeline for lower-income customers bypassed by other major chains.

Dollar General Corp.’s 14,000 stores yielded more than double the profit of Macy’s Inc. on less revenue during its most recent fiscal year. And its $22 billion market value eclipses the largest U.S. grocery chain, Kroger Co., which has five times the revenue.

The retailer relies on rapid store openings to keep revenue climbing and investors happy; 2016 marked its 27th consecutive year of sales growth in stores open at least a year.

While many large retailers are closing locations, Dollar General executives said they planned to build thousands more stores, mostly in small communities that have otherwise shown few signs of the U.S. economic recovery.

The more the rural U.S. struggles, company officials said, the more places Dollar General has found to prosper. “The economy is continuing to create more of our core customer,” Chief Executive Todd Vasos said in an interview at the company’s Goodlettsville, Tenn., headquarters.

“We are putting stores today [in areas] that perhaps five years ago were just on the cusp of probably not being our demographic,” he said, “and it has now turned to being our demographic.”

Dollar General’s target shoppers come from households earning $40,000 or less. Its primary competitor, Dollar Tree Inc., has more suburban locations and sells all items for $1, including unbranded knickknacks that attract shoppers browsing for fun. In 2015, Dollar Tree bought another competing low-price chain, Family Dollar Stores Inc. which has more urban locations.

This lower-end market is better protected from Amazon and competitors that target wealthier shoppers, company executives and analysts said.

Dollar General’s typical shopper “doesn’t look at her pantry or her refrigerator and say, ‘You know, I’m going to be out of ketchup in the next few days. I’m going to order a few bottles,’” said Mr. Vasos, the company’s chief executive. “The core customer uses the last bit of ketchup at the table the night prior, and either on her way to work or on her way home picks up one bottle.”

Camouflage is a proven winner. This year, Dollar General became the exclusive seller of dog food from the camouflage-gear brand Mossy Oak. “Even off-brand camo does well here,” said the Evensville store manager Justin Ray, who has a display of camouflage merchandise, including pacifiers and pet toys.

Store manager Justin Ray stands in the holiday aisle of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.
Store manager Justin Ray stands in the holiday aisle of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.

Coca-Cola Co. created a line of soda cans for the chain this spring that carry such labels as “Service Member” and “Military Spouse” because many Dollar General shoppers have a personal link to the armed forces. Stores started selling cigarettes in 2012, a few years before CVS Health Corp. and Costco Wholesale Corp. moved to phase out tobacco sales.

For decades, Dollar General prices have been marked in 5-cent increments, making it easier for shoppers to estimate the total price of their purchases. “They don’t want to be embarrassed when they get up to the register,” said Mr. Vasos, who started working in retail as an assistant manager at Eckerd Drug and rose to executive before joining Dollar General in 2008.

Many popular brands are packaged in small quantities to keep prices under $10—generally yielding higher profits per item than bulk goods at such warehouse chains as Costco, which sells half-gallon bottles of cooking oil and 7-pound packages of fresh chicken.

Lower-priced items are often a financial necessity for shoppers. At a Dollar General in Nashville, Tenn., store manager Damon Ridley said, he has helped older children put together a dinner menu for their younger siblings with the few dollars they have. “I am more of an outreach manager,” he said.

Rural roots
The founders of Dollar General lived in small-town Kentucky and started the company there in 1955, making the store’s rural locations a natural fit. When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew past 3,000 stores in the early 2000s, a strategy surfaced: “We went where they ain’t,” said David Perdue, Dollar General’s chief executive from 2003 to 2007.

That meant opening stores “where Wal-Mart’s 40 miles away and we can meet those people’s needs,” said Mr. Perdue, now Georgia’s junior U.S. senator.

Dollar General doesn’t own most of its stores. It mostly leases steel-sided stores built to its own bare-bones specifications, said Dan Nieser, senior vice president of real estate and store development. The average Dollar General store costs $250,000 to open, compared with several million dollars for the average grocery or big-box store, company executives said.

When Dollar General began adding refrigerated sections to sell frozen and chilled foods, its real-estate team pinched pennies elsewhere. “My team is quite innovative,” Mr. Nieser said.

Leah O’Neill shops for cat food with her daughters Elizabeth and Emily at the the local Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.
Leah O’Neill shops for cat food with her daughters Elizabeth and Emily at the the local Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.

Dollar-store chains flourished in the wake of the recession. Wal-Mart opened more than 100 mostly rural Wal-Mart Express stores, a chain the company has since closed, selling dozens of the stores to Dollar General last year.

Dollar General executives said in 2012 the chain would shift more attention to cities, attempting to assuage investors who worried the company’s growth could stall. “As we look further and further out where our growth opportunities are, we’re going to be in more urban environments versus rural,” then-CEO Rick Dreiling said at an investor meeting that year.

Instead, demand by rural shoppers kept Dollar General’s focus on sparsely populated communities. In 2013, Dollar General refined its formula for new locations, incorporating such data as proximity to a post office or church. The company identified 14,000 spots, with “the highest improvement in opportunities in small town and rural markets,” Mr. Dreiling told analysts in 2014.

After the company lost a 2015 battle to buy Family Dollar—the more urban chain—Dollar General decided to speed up its rural expansion.

The company has since opened hundreds of diminutive stores, about the size of a basketball court, that can generate profits in communities with fewer than 1,000 homes, Mr. Vasos said.

George Beaty, left, shakes hands with Ed McClendon when the two men see each other in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.
George Beaty, left, shakes hands with Ed McClendon when the two men see each other in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.

Dollar General still dreams of one day conquering metropolitan areas. This year, the company bought 322 stores from a private-equity firm that had bought them from Dollar Tree as it sought antitrust approval for the Family Dollar purchase. The acquisition included stores in Brooklyn, N.Y., Chicago and other cities, locations that will be a useful testing ground, he said.

The percentage of Dollar General stores in and around cities has fallen slightly over the last two years to under 30%, a spokeswoman said.

Lost jobs
Dollar General opened its first store in Rhea County near Tennessee’s eastern border in 1965. It was the company’s 48th store. It opened a second one in the county in 1980 and another in 1998. The county is famous for being the setting for the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, where a teacher was prosecuted for teaching evolution.

Last year, a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corp. , which made photo-developing chemicals, and an air-conditioner maker owned by Daikin Industries Ltd. closed plants, shedding about 700 jobs. The plant closures pushed the county’s unemployment rate to 10.2% in January. By October, it had fallen to 5.4%, still the highest in the state.

Finnish tire company Nokian Tyres broke ground on a local factory this fall. A hotel has opened, as have some new restaurants, “but the only retailer expanding is Dollar General,” said Dennis Tumlin, executive director of the Rhea County economic and community development group.

After opening the Evensville store last year, Dollar General added another in nearby Graysville. Across the street, the ramshackle Graysville Market & Deli advertises the “Cheapest Beer and Cigarettes in Town!”

The site of a new factory being built by Finnish tire company Nokian Tyres that is expected to bring new jobs to Rhea County.
The site of a new factory being built by Finnish tire company Nokian Tyres that is expected to bring new jobs to Rhea County. PHOTO: CB CURTIS, DILLARD CONSTRUCTION INC.

Both Dollar General locations, as well as a third scheduled to open next year, are located on roads leading to the county seat of Dayton, population 7,250, which has a Wal-Mart, grocery stores and a Dollar Tree.

Mr. Ray, the Evensville store manager, said most shoppers stop by a few times a week for a handful of items they need that day. Best sellers include canned Vienna sausages and frozen pizza. Mr. Ray, who grew up about 10 miles away, said Gain detergent sells better than Tide because shoppers gravitate to more heavily scented cleaning products.

Sales at the store are up 17% so far this year compared with last year, a spokeswoman said.

On a recent weekday, Jackie Buchanan pulled up to the store astride a forest-green Craftsman riding mower, to buy shampoo and lawnmower-carburetor cleaner. “I’m just one mile down the road,” said Mr. Buchanan, 51, who is unemployed.

Robin Swift, 48, arrived to buy after-school snacks rather than drive 10 miles to the Wal-Mart. “It’s a small town,” she said, “and we don’t have another choice.”

On a November night, a man enters the Dollar General store in Evensville, Tenn.
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Postby Lobsterdog » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:22 pm

the quotes from their CEO in that article are fuckin sickening.

but that guys gonna get a tax cut and all of us are gonna get ours raised.

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Postby blackhawks#1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:42 pm

blackhawks#1 wrote:oh neat, the supreme court says trump's travel ban can go into effect. i'm calling our next mass shooting by an american white guy to happen in 7-9 days or so

well it looks like it's going to take less than 48 hours for trump to have pissed off most of the arab world, making him a whole lot more dangerous to "infidels" than some family trying to vacation. people ain't gonna get that, though...
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42246564
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Postby IThinkItsIndecision » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:59 pm

blackhawks#1 wrote:
blackhawks#1 wrote:oh neat, the supreme court says trump's travel ban can go into effect. i'm calling our next mass shooting by an american white guy to happen in 7-9 days or so

well it looks like it's going to take less than 48 hours for trump to have pissed off most of the arab world, making him a whole lot more dangerous to "infidels" than some family trying to vacation. people ain't gonna get that, though...
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42246564

Gotta bring on that rapture...
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Postby turkitron » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:40 pm

I'm just waiting for him to post a picture of Muhammad.
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Postby Bizzle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:49 am

turkitron wrote:I'm just waiting for his lawyer to post a picture of Muhammad.


*fixed
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Postby c_floyd II » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 am

dogdicksummer3 wrote:Sure.

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How Dollar General Became Rural America’s Store of Choice
While other retailers focus on cities, the thriving discount chain is building thousands of stores aimed at lower-income shoppers in small towns

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By Sarah Nassauer | Photographs by Jessica Tezak for the Wall Street Journal
Updated Dec. 5, 2017 3:16 a.m. ET
EVENSVILLE, Tenn.—The local Dollar General store, built on a rural highway and surrounded by farmland, sells no fresh meat, greens or fruit. Yet the 7,400-square-foot steel-sided store has most of what Eddie Watson needs.

The selection echoes a suburban drugstore chain, from shower curtains to breakfast cereal, toilet paper, plastic toys and camouflage-pattern socks. Refrigerators and freezers on one wall hold milk, eggs and frozen pizza.

Many items are sold in mini bottles or small bags, keeping costs lower than a trip to the Wal-Mart Supercenter down the road. The two registers are staffed by one cashier, except during rush hours after school and after work.

“It’s just closer,” said Mr. Watson, a 53-year-old construction worker who filled his cart with cans of chicken soup, crackers, cold cuts and toilet paper. “We call this the Evensville Wal-Mart.’ ’’

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The store, 10 miles from the nearest small town, is one of three locations in Rhea County where Dollar General plans to open stores by next year. More than one in five people there receive government food assistance, higher than the U.S. average, and the county has Tennessee’s highest unemployment rate.

Dollar General is expanding because rural America is struggling. With its convenient locations for frugal shoppers, it has become one of the most profitable retailers in the U.S. and a lifeline for lower-income customers bypassed by other major chains.

Dollar General Corp.’s 14,000 stores yielded more than double the profit of Macy’s Inc. on less revenue during its most recent fiscal year. And its $22 billion market value eclipses the largest U.S. grocery chain, Kroger Co., which has five times the revenue.

The retailer relies on rapid store openings to keep revenue climbing and investors happy; 2016 marked its 27th consecutive year of sales growth in stores open at least a year.

While many large retailers are closing locations, Dollar General executives said they planned to build thousands more stores, mostly in small communities that have otherwise shown few signs of the U.S. economic recovery.

The more the rural U.S. struggles, company officials said, the more places Dollar General has found to prosper. “The economy is continuing to create more of our core customer,” Chief Executive Todd Vasos said in an interview at the company’s Goodlettsville, Tenn., headquarters.

“We are putting stores today [in areas] that perhaps five years ago were just on the cusp of probably not being our demographic,” he said, “and it has now turned to being our demographic.”

Dollar General’s target shoppers come from households earning $40,000 or less. Its primary competitor, Dollar Tree Inc., has more suburban locations and sells all items for $1, including unbranded knickknacks that attract shoppers browsing for fun. In 2015, Dollar Tree bought another competing low-price chain, Family Dollar Stores Inc. which has more urban locations.

This lower-end market is better protected from Amazon and competitors that target wealthier shoppers, company executives and analysts said.

Dollar General’s typical shopper “doesn’t look at her pantry or her refrigerator and say, ‘You know, I’m going to be out of ketchup in the next few days. I’m going to order a few bottles,’” said Mr. Vasos, the company’s chief executive. “The core customer uses the last bit of ketchup at the table the night prior, and either on her way to work or on her way home picks up one bottle.”

Camouflage is a proven winner. This year, Dollar General became the exclusive seller of dog food from the camouflage-gear brand Mossy Oak. “Even off-brand camo does well here,” said the Evensville store manager Justin Ray, who has a display of camouflage merchandise, including pacifiers and pet toys.

Store manager Justin Ray stands in the holiday aisle of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.
Store manager Justin Ray stands in the holiday aisle of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.

Coca-Cola Co. created a line of soda cans for the chain this spring that carry such labels as “Service Member” and “Military Spouse” because many Dollar General shoppers have a personal link to the armed forces. Stores started selling cigarettes in 2012, a few years before CVS Health Corp. and Costco Wholesale Corp. moved to phase out tobacco sales.

For decades, Dollar General prices have been marked in 5-cent increments, making it easier for shoppers to estimate the total price of their purchases. “They don’t want to be embarrassed when they get up to the register,” said Mr. Vasos, who started working in retail as an assistant manager at Eckerd Drug and rose to executive before joining Dollar General in 2008.

Many popular brands are packaged in small quantities to keep prices under $10—generally yielding higher profits per item than bulk goods at such warehouse chains as Costco, which sells half-gallon bottles of cooking oil and 7-pound packages of fresh chicken.

Lower-priced items are often a financial necessity for shoppers. At a Dollar General in Nashville, Tenn., store manager Damon Ridley said, he has helped older children put together a dinner menu for their younger siblings with the few dollars they have. “I am more of an outreach manager,” he said.

Rural roots
The founders of Dollar General lived in small-town Kentucky and started the company there in 1955, making the store’s rural locations a natural fit. When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew past 3,000 stores in the early 2000s, a strategy surfaced: “We went where they ain’t,” said David Perdue, Dollar General’s chief executive from 2003 to 2007.

That meant opening stores “where Wal-Mart’s 40 miles away and we can meet those people’s needs,” said Mr. Perdue, now Georgia’s junior U.S. senator.

Dollar General doesn’t own most of its stores. It mostly leases steel-sided stores built to its own bare-bones specifications, said Dan Nieser, senior vice president of real estate and store development. The average Dollar General store costs $250,000 to open, compared with several million dollars for the average grocery or big-box store, company executives said.

When Dollar General began adding refrigerated sections to sell frozen and chilled foods, its real-estate team pinched pennies elsewhere. “My team is quite innovative,” Mr. Nieser said.

Leah O’Neill shops for cat food with her daughters Elizabeth and Emily at the the local Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.
Leah O’Neill shops for cat food with her daughters Elizabeth and Emily at the the local Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.

Dollar-store chains flourished in the wake of the recession. Wal-Mart opened more than 100 mostly rural Wal-Mart Express stores, a chain the company has since closed, selling dozens of the stores to Dollar General last year.

Dollar General executives said in 2012 the chain would shift more attention to cities, attempting to assuage investors who worried the company’s growth could stall. “As we look further and further out where our growth opportunities are, we’re going to be in more urban environments versus rural,” then-CEO Rick Dreiling said at an investor meeting that year.

Instead, demand by rural shoppers kept Dollar General’s focus on sparsely populated communities. In 2013, Dollar General refined its formula for new locations, incorporating such data as proximity to a post office or church. The company identified 14,000 spots, with “the highest improvement in opportunities in small town and rural markets,” Mr. Dreiling told analysts in 2014.

After the company lost a 2015 battle to buy Family Dollar—the more urban chain—Dollar General decided to speed up its rural expansion.

The company has since opened hundreds of diminutive stores, about the size of a basketball court, that can generate profits in communities with fewer than 1,000 homes, Mr. Vasos said.

George Beaty, left, shakes hands with Ed McClendon when the two men see each other in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.
George Beaty, left, shakes hands with Ed McClendon when the two men see each other in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Evensville, Tenn.

Dollar General still dreams of one day conquering metropolitan areas. This year, the company bought 322 stores from a private-equity firm that had bought them from Dollar Tree as it sought antitrust approval for the Family Dollar purchase. The acquisition included stores in Brooklyn, N.Y., Chicago and other cities, locations that will be a useful testing ground, he said.

The percentage of Dollar General stores in and around cities has fallen slightly over the last two years to under 30%, a spokeswoman said.

Lost jobs
Dollar General opened its first store in Rhea County near Tennessee’s eastern border in 1965. It was the company’s 48th store. It opened a second one in the county in 1980 and another in 1998. The county is famous for being the setting for the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, where a teacher was prosecuted for teaching evolution.

Last year, a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corp. , which made photo-developing chemicals, and an air-conditioner maker owned by Daikin Industries Ltd. closed plants, shedding about 700 jobs. The plant closures pushed the county’s unemployment rate to 10.2% in January. By October, it had fallen to 5.4%, still the highest in the state.

Finnish tire company Nokian Tyres broke ground on a local factory this fall. A hotel has opened, as have some new restaurants, “but the only retailer expanding is Dollar General,” said Dennis Tumlin, executive director of the Rhea County economic and community development group.

After opening the Evensville store last year, Dollar General added another in nearby Graysville. Across the street, the ramshackle Graysville Market & Deli advertises the “Cheapest Beer and Cigarettes in Town!”

The site of a new factory being built by Finnish tire company Nokian Tyres that is expected to bring new jobs to Rhea County.
The site of a new factory being built by Finnish tire company Nokian Tyres that is expected to bring new jobs to Rhea County. PHOTO: CB CURTIS, DILLARD CONSTRUCTION INC.

Both Dollar General locations, as well as a third scheduled to open next year, are located on roads leading to the county seat of Dayton, population 7,250, which has a Wal-Mart, grocery stores and a Dollar Tree.

Mr. Ray, the Evensville store manager, said most shoppers stop by a few times a week for a handful of items they need that day. Best sellers include canned Vienna sausages and frozen pizza. Mr. Ray, who grew up about 10 miles away, said Gain detergent sells better than Tide because shoppers gravitate to more heavily scented cleaning products.

Sales at the store are up 17% so far this year compared with last year, a spokeswoman said.

On a recent weekday, Jackie Buchanan pulled up to the store astride a forest-green Craftsman riding mower, to buy shampoo and lawnmower-carburetor cleaner. “I’m just one mile down the road,” said Mr. Buchanan, 51, who is unemployed.

Robin Swift, 48, arrived to buy after-school snacks rather than drive 10 miles to the Wal-Mart. “It’s a small town,” she said, “and we don’t have another choice.”

On a November night, a man enters the Dollar General store in Evensville, Tenn.



They nailed it. I can think of two massive trailer communties here that have their stores.
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Postby krujones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:25 am

Time's Person of the Year is all the women who came forward to share their sexual assault stories

I'm sure Trump will have something shitty to say about that one
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Postby xXxBretWeedxXx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:25 am

My hometown got a Dollar General a couple of years ago. Perfect fit for that store. So much Trump support.
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Postby The Toxic Avenger » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:42 am

the place my mom lives literally has nothing but two gas stations owned by the same dude across the street from each other and a dollar general. there’s a walmart like 20mins away but the immediate local community or whatever is centered around the dollar general. i get depressed going out there to visit for a single weekend.
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Postby dogdicksummer3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:45 am

It's betting on the fact there is a growing permanent under class. We have 6 in total in my city of about 100,000.

But in good news, a group I've worked with submitted double the necessary signatures for the 2018 ballot in MA. $15 minimum wage as well as paid family and medical leave. We already have bills filed for both but this speeds up the process.
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Postby refill » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:10 am

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When I was teaching in Mississippi, the town I worked in had about 2,000 people. There was a Wal-Mart and Kroger about 15 minutes away in a neighboring town, but people would do their grocery shopping at the Dollar General in town. The obesity related illnesses in that county were staggering.
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Postby krujones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:13 am

Man if going to Walmart in your Coors Light pajama pants and slides is considered dressing up I'd love to see what she wears to the Dollar Store
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Postby mintberrycrunch » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:24 am

that's probably the lady I was behind in line at Walmart a little while ago who bought an entire cart full of nothing but diet soda and cat food and paid with a stack of gift cards, ebt and there was a hold up cause she was sales tax exempt and a manager had to take it off
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Postby dogdicksummer3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:37 am

It's pretty sad that making fun of poor uneducated overweight disheveled people making bad choices is just funny and socially acceptable but when you can apply the same exact behavior and lifestyles to people in urban areas, it's totally off limits and perceived as racist or victim blaming.

I feel bad for these people and understand it's easier to buy 10 Celeste pizzas and buy jeggings at Dollar Tree but it's not like they have many other options. Poor people don't like being poor and certainly spend a lot of their income and time trying not to be depressed about it...
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Postby Rowan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:43 am

krujones wrote:Time's Person of the Year is all the women who came forward to share their sexual assault stories

I'm sure Trump will have something shitty to say about that one

He did on 11/24/2017 -
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 621e2.html
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Postby James k » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:56 am

dogdicksummer3 wrote:It's pretty sad that making fun of poor uneducated overweight disheveled people making bad choices is just funny and socially acceptable but when you can apply the same exact behavior and lifestyles to people in urban areas, it's totally off limits and perceived as racist or victim blaming.

I feel bad for these people and understand it's easier to buy 10 Celeste pizzas and buy jeggings at Dollar Tree but it's not like they have many other options. Poor people don't like being poor and certainly spend a lot of their income and time trying not to be depressed about it...

And yet they can’t stop voting for the same people who are working to ensure they stay poor with bullshit tax plans and keep them obese by allowing cost cutting food companies to run the FDA

Fuck those people. They deserve every bad thing that happens to them.
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Postby t.doomhammer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:18 am

James k wrote:
dogdicksummer3 wrote:It's pretty sad that making fun of poor uneducated overweight disheveled people making bad choices is just funny and socially acceptable but when you can apply the same exact behavior and lifestyles to people in urban areas, it's totally off limits and perceived as racist or victim blaming.

I feel bad for these people and understand it's easier to buy 10 Celeste pizzas and buy jeggings at Dollar Tree but it's not like they have many other options. Poor people don't like being poor and certainly spend a lot of their income and time trying not to be depressed about it...

And yet they can’t stop voting for the same people who are working to ensure they stay poor with bullshit tax plans and keep them obese by allowing cost cutting food companies to run the FDA

Fuck those people. They deserve every bad thing that happens to them.


Backed. Also, white people in rural areas have that stupid "mah pappy lived hurr and his pappy before him" shit going on and think anyone with an education is an elitist who is not to be trusted and as far as I can tell, and seem genetically hardwired to vote for the most religious looney toon they can find because they're fucking terrified of the outside world. Urban minorities definitely don't feel entitled to coal mining jobs being brought back in an economically dead area or have that general sense of being denied something they feel they are owed.

And like James said, they keep voting against their own interests every chance they get because they're values voters dontcha know?
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Postby The Unabomber's Hoodie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 am

dogdicksummer3 wrote:It's pretty sad that making fun of poor uneducated overweight disheveled people making bad choices is just funny and socially acceptable but when you can apply the same exact behavior and lifestyles to people in urban areas, it's totally off limits and perceived as racist or victim blaming.

I feel bad for these people and understand it's easier to buy 10 Celeste pizzas and buy jeggings at Dollar Tree but it's not like they have many other options. Poor people don't like being poor and certainly spend a lot of their income and time trying not to be depressed about it...


Nah, don't worry about it. Mocking and ignoring that subset of people is a great way to get them to eventually side with you.
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Postby radiatedradiation » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:35 am

These criticisms are valid but no one deserves poverty or tribulation. They also probably don't know shit about the FDA so that's kind of stupid to say, I don't either and I'm a city dwelling degree holder ? They're conditioned to vote based on religion/family values and are victims of their own environment like anyone else. Not saying you need to love them or any hippie bullshit but that lack of empathy is foolish.
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Postby xXxBretWeedxXx » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:08 am

radiatedradiation wrote:These criticisms are valid but no one deserves poverty or tribulation.



If you vote for it, you deserve it.
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Postby t.doomhammer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:09 am

radiatedradiation wrote:These criticisms are valid but no one deserves poverty or tribulation. They also probably don't know shit about the FDA so that's kind of stupid to say, I don't either and I'm a city dwelling degree holder ? They're conditioned to vote based on religion/family values and are victims of their own environment like anyone else. Not saying you need to love them or any hippie bullshit but that lack of empathy is foolish.


I am not disagreeing with you, cyclic poverty is a terrible thing. So is viewing the outside world as some kind of evil that's hell bent on destroying your way of life. Nobody out there is trying to force women to abort their babies in the third trimester, take anyone's guns away or have homosexuals going around "recruiting" kids like they're the military, but not only do they believe that stupid shit, but they dismiss anything that doesn't fit in with their fucking retarded world view as being "fake news" or liberal propaganda. Like they don't trust facts so how is anyone supposed to get through to them?
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Postby gman EB » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:15 am

Aren't these the same people who want to do away with government assistance because "lazy minorities," yet a majority of them are recipients themselves?
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Postby donnie_d3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 am

I back taking guns away and destroying parts of some people's way of life.
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Postby donnie_d3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:17 am

gman EB wrote:Aren't these the same people who want to do away with government assistance because "lazy minorities," yet a majority of them are recipients themselves?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy
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Postby krujones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:39 am

Multiple Democrat Senators are calling for Franken to resign after another accusation. Can't imagine he isn't gone by the end of the week at this point
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Postby Chris M. » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 am

good
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Postby krujones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:47 am

On the other side of the coin The Daily Beast is reporting that multiple people close to Trump are saying that he is privately telling everyone that he believes Moore is innocent
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Postby blackhawks#1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:48 am

krujones wrote:On the other side of the coin The Daily Beast is reporting that multiple people close to Trump are saying that he is privately telling everyone that he believes Moore is innocent

this is obvious. it would be worse if he were telling everyone he believed the accusers, and still did nothing about it.
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Postby refill » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:17 am

My guess would be that he thinks Moore is "innocent" because he doesn't think there's anything morally wrong with Moore's actions.
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Postby Heathenist » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:20 am

refill wrote:My guess would be that he thinks Moore is "innocent" because he doesn't think there's anything morally wrong with Moore's actions.


There's a good chance Trump raped a 13 year old sex slave... so yeah, you're probably right.
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Postby krujones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 am

Franken is making an announcement tomorrow. Has to be his resignation
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Postby b andrus » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:57 am

krujones wrote:Franken is making an announcement tomorrow. Has to be his resignation



Not to be crass but is this going to be a stunt to be able to take the "high road" just before the Moore election?
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Postby krujones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Ted Cruz was just on Fox News. This is legit how it went

"How do you feel about Roy Moore?"

"Well that's up to the voters decide its not up to us"

"What about Al Franken?"

"Well now that's a very serious problem"
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Postby Smashedbox 20 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 pm

10 dollars says the firm that builds this new embassy in Jerusalem will be a trump lackey.
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Postby James k » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:08 pm

I heard Rupert Murdoch’s vineyard estate, the Getty Museum, and like all of Bel-Air are about to burn down from the wildfires in Los Angeles.

At least now i know what all those rich people will be spending their tax break money on.
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