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USSR: Moscow 1986 Grocery Store
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Posted on 02/14/2014 8:40:52 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Coming soon to USA!


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1 posted on 02/14/2014 8:40:52 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

They had special, exclusive stores for the upper level party members.

You will see some version of the same thing go on here...if we allow it to go that for.

But we do not have to do that.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 8:43:26 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: MinorityRepublican

A scene to be played out in the US in the very near future.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 8:45:36 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Yep. And this is what all the spoiled rotten little I-phone lugging, Obama voting, socialism loving morons do not get. They just think the good times will go on forever, and money grows off of trees.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 8:47:41 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Yep.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 8:48:29 PM PST by doc1019
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To: MinorityRepublican

A Russian grocery store now. Thank-you JPII, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmZxiIv8mA


6 posted on 02/14/2014 8:51:13 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Looks like Obammycare.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 8:54:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: doc1019

I never liked HEB anyway.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 8:56:01 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

LOL!


9 posted on 02/14/2014 8:58:22 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Jeff Head

I remember reading that from a defecting spy.

The Communist elite had the best housing shopping, everything.

The ordinary peasant had just enough to get by.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 8:59:58 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: doc1019

or they think they will be inner party members, only to find out they’ve been screwed.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 9:00:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Thanks so much! My Polish family lived through this for 45 years, so I've always known what it was like. But I've never been able to see it. It's exactly as described.

I was able to visit Poland in 1991, as the country was beginning to turn around. You can't imagine the bleakness. Everything was gray. EVERYTHING.

12 posted on 02/14/2014 9:03:32 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Slyfox

Do you think there is anyone alive.today who could accomplish what they did? Serious question.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 9:08:45 PM PST by Steve1789
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

My Sister and Brother-in-Law have spent most of the last few years in Europe. They return home for 3 or 4 months and they are off again. I personally have no desire to leave the U.S.

They do give me some interesting perspectives. They say the Scots and the Poles are the friendliest. The Hungarians are standoffish but if you ask them for help they are good to do so.

Serbia has the best food and is the least expensive to live in tho Hungary is also fairly cheap. They also think Hungary is the most beautiful country in Europe. They also like Germany, France and Spain. Not real fond of Austria or Switzerland despite their beauty.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 9:15:32 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
I'm so glad that the people are finally free. I never thought I'd live to see it. I'm sad that my father never did. Man, did he hate the commies.

My aunt was able to come to visit us in America around 1980. She didn't believe that our supermarket was real. She thought that it was just for show, for visitors to the country.

In the comments below the YouTube video, someone mentioned a Polish woman who cried when she visited an American supermarket, realizing that her children would never see anything like this.

It's up to us to spread these videos. Kids don't learn about this in school.

Even my daughter was shocked when she saw this. Her job dropped. A picture is worth a thousand words.

15 posted on 02/14/2014 9:22:07 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Steve1789
Do you think there is anyone alive today who could accomplish what they did?

Serious answer:

They were a Godsend. I believe they were given to us to prepare us for what we are now experiencing and for the job we will be given to preform.

Our memory is still fresh and they are still providing guidance even though they have all passed on.

Our job is to become like them in spirit and action.

16 posted on 02/14/2014 9:23:09 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No, it won’t come to the USA, as long as patriots live.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 9:25:51 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MinorityRepublican

and this was probably not the worse of them


18 posted on 02/14/2014 9:29:41 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: yarddog

I would like to spend some time in South Korea before I die


19 posted on 02/14/2014 9:30:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

One of my best friends taught at the American school in Taegu. He claimed S. Korea was a beautiful country. He also taught in Japan and married a Japanese model. She really is pretty and they live in the US.

He drives a Rolls Royce which probably helped him land her.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 9:35:19 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Slyfox

Bump.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 9:38:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: yarddog

This probably is just a meat store or something, I think bread and produce were sold at different stores in Russia in those days. They literally had to stand in line at different stores all day to get food, if there was food to sell.

Like Venezuela today, their economic laws made it impossible to fulfil the wants and sometimes needs of the people.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 9:45:32 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Well, they were all equal? Right? Equally poor, that is. (Except for the номенклату́ра, of course.)

Isn't that more fair than the outcomes produced by the US system and it's flawed Constitution? I mean, didn't Barry say so in 2001?

23 posted on 02/14/2014 9:47:04 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: MinorityRepublican

But it will be worth it, comrade. We will have no more income inequality, and with affordable health care we will each have the right to see the doctor every five years.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 10:24:18 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: MinorityRepublican

That is what Obama wants for America equality, while he has Hip Hop Wednesday Nights. Hope they get the gout.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 10:32:33 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Slyfox

Yes, indeed, yell it from the mountain tops...thank you President Reagan and Lady Thatcher.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 10:39:10 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We had lots of empty shelves and spaces in the supermarkets after Nixon’s price controls, but of course it was never this bad.

Still I can recall some of the shelves being completely empty in certain sections.

Price controls result in shortages. That’s an economic reality. Doesn’t matter where you are.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 10:54:00 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I remember when the boat people first came to the US, soon followed by the Ukraine Christians, and how much fun they had just staring at all the choices of bottled water thet faced them at the local grocery store. Freedom of choice just never seemed to be something they were used to. Our country is now so screwed.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 11:43:31 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Jeff Head

Actually, Moscow had better grocery stores, buses, subways, roads, more cars, better everything than the hinterland. It was worse in Gorky or Leningrad. But our capital city will never become a parasitic growth engorging itself on tax money while the rest of the country decays.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 5:12:10 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I was in Moscow for a few days back in the late 70s.

There was the meat store (hanging on hooks behind the butcher’s counter), the fish store (laying on trays of ice), the cabbage/beets/potato store, and the bread/tea store.

That’s it.

Oh, there was a specialty store for the ultra-rich (or tourists like me).

On a 4-foot tall Greek-style pillar was a SINGLE CAN OF TOMATO JUICE.


30 posted on 02/15/2014 5:16:11 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.
On a 4-foot tall Greek-style pillar was a SINGLE CAN OF TOMATO JUICE.

My English uncle was a Marxist labor union leader in the UK. In the 1970s, he sent my cousins to a Polish Young Pioneers camp for the summer.

My Polish father, who left Poland after the war, would never enter a room with him. I never saw my father speak to him.

Looking back, I think he was afraid he might kill him.

31 posted on 02/15/2014 5:21:18 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

But here is a Russian supermarket today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmZxiIv8mA

Looks like Walmart. Once you realize he is quoting prices for kilos and liters, it is similar to here, except their produce is cheaper. Under $4/gallon milk; under $5 pound of cheese, under .20/pound of onions (IIRC), etc.

There is something like WIC, too: basic foods at very low prices for the low income.

There are different brands, so there is choice. There is price promotion and sales.

It is empty, but the presenter explains this is early Monday morning and most shopping is done on the weekends. Also, they got permission to film. There were more cars in the lot than people in the store, so they may have cleared aisles for the video. Before we call censorship, most American stores prohibit cameras because comparison shoppers from competitors are a problem. Although, who could stop you from using a cellphone for photos?

My take: they have come up to Western standards in many ways. The youth, like the presenter, did not experience the Communists .


32 posted on 02/15/2014 7:22:23 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Slyfox
A Russian grocery store now (verbally dated inside the video as October, 2000: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmZxiIv8mA
Thank-you JPII, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
Just think how much easier it would have been for them back then if YouTube videos of Soviet stores had been available to the general public back then!

33 posted on 02/15/2014 7:22:54 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I have to disagree. Since the turn of the 20th Century, the biggest problem facing US agriculture is too much food. Even at the height of the Dust Bowl, when tens of thousands of farms from Texas to Canada were wiped out, there was still so much food that it was not worth it to ship to the cities. So overabundance and hunger at the same time.

Since “Evil Ol’ Frank” Roosevelt, US agriculture has been effectively “fascist nationalized”, but slowly that system is breaking down. Its evolving replacement is state management, which is where things are moving right now.

What this means is that when conservatives are in power, they will likely make food stamps block grants to states, and the states will then support their own agribusiness with bonuses of crop surpluses to the food stamp recipients, as well as trade between states of surpluses.

So if stores are empty, it will be because of disruption among the *processed* foods manufacturers. This would be due to either a stock market collapse, or some inhibition to the major trucking companies and railroads.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 8:03:40 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Just think how much easier it would have been for them back then if YouTube videos of Soviet stores had been available to the general public back then!

They may not have had youtube but they did have audio tapes that they copied and passed on. The more famous ones were speeches given by JPII and Ronald Reagan, and especially when Reagan called the Soviet Union "the Evil Empire." That description of communism was said to have reverberated all through Eastern Europe. It inspired them to proper action. And Karl Rove thinks that we don't need Ronald Reagan anymore.

35 posted on 02/15/2014 11:17:25 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox
They may not have had youtube but they did have audio tapes that they copied and passed on. The more famous ones were speeches given by JPII and Ronald Reagan, and especially when Reagan called the Soviet Union "the Evil Empire." That description of communism was said to have reverberated all through Eastern Europe. It inspired them to proper action.
Yes - but I’m speaking of what Reagan could have done inside America. Here we didn’t, and don’t, have actual, physical censorship. But what we do have is something powerfully insidious - we have “objective” journalism which is nothing more than a monopoly on so-called “mainstream” opinion. We’re allowed to speak our opinions, mostly, but we are ruled primarily by an Establishment of demagogues in a cabal known as the Associated Press.
Adam Smith’s writing is astonishingly on point:
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. - Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)
When you consider that the AP newswire is a virtual meeting of all major journalism institutions, it should be easy to predict that journalists would conspire against the public.
The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing.

The man whom we believe is necessarily, in the things concerning which we believe him, our leader and director, and we look up to him with a certain degree of esteem and respect. But as from admiring other people we come to wish to be admired ourselves; so from being led and directed by other people we learn to wish to become ourselves leaders and directors . . .

The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires. -  Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments

So we are “led and directed” by people who do nothing, and are not by training or experience qualified to do anything, other than cheap-shot criticism and second guessing to puff up their own importance. All because the electorate is dominated by a "natural disposition to believe.”

It’s a nice fantasy to think that YouTube would have brought the journalism cabal to heel during the Reagan Administration - but in reality it is hard to overstate the ability of that cabal to change the subject.


36 posted on 02/16/2014 4:59:35 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Slyfox
They may not have had youtube but they did have audio tapes that they copied and passed on. The more famous ones were speeches given by JPII and Ronald Reagan, and especially when Reagan called the Soviet Union "the Evil Empire." That description of communism was said to have reverberated all through Eastern Europe. It inspired them to proper action.
Yes - but I’m speaking of what Reagan could have done inside America. Here we didn’t, and don’t, have actual, physical censorship. But what we do have is something powerfully insidious - we have “objective” journalism which is nothing more than a monopoly on so-called “mainstream” opinion. We’re allowed to speak our opinions, mostly, but we are ruled primarily by an Establishment of demagogues in a cabal known as the Associated Press.
Adam Smith’s writing is astonishingly on point:
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. - Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)
When you consider that the AP newswire is a virtual meeting of all major journalism institutions, it should be easy to predict that journalists would conspire against the public.
The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing.

The man whom we believe is necessarily, in the things concerning which we believe him, our leader and director, and we look up to him with a certain degree of esteem and respect. But as from admiring other people we come to wish to be admired ourselves; so from being led and directed by other people we learn to wish to become ourselves leaders and directors . . .

The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires. -  Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments

So we are “led and directed” by people who do nothing, and are not by training or experience qualified to do anything, other than cheap-shot criticism and second guessing to puff up their own importance. All because the electorate is dominated by a "natural disposition to believe.”

It’s a nice fantasy to think that YouTube would have brought the journalism cabal to heel during the Reagan Administration - but in reality it is hard to overstate the ability of that cabal to change the subject.


37 posted on 02/16/2014 7:54:20 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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