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2020-11-23 10:59:14 AM  
Still better than donating to Susan G. Komen.
 
2020-11-23 11:10:20 AM  
You think that's bad? You're subsidizing Jeff Bezos with your taxes, which automatically come out of every paycheck if you're on W-4 like most people.

At least with the groceries you get something beneficial to yourself for it.
 
2020-11-23 11:13:28 AM  
Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline
 
2020-11-23 12:14:17 PM  
Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?
 
2020-11-23 12:15:06 PM  
Good, I only wish I could give money directly to Satan.

Oh wait, I already bought that Kid Rock box set.
 
2020-11-23 12:16:02 PM  

dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?


That was my thought. I mean I cook with a decent amount of olive oil but I don't go through more than a bottle a month or 2, if not longer
 
2020-11-23 12:16:31 PM  
All those taxes you paid? You funded health care to save Trump from COVID. The guy who literally murdered more americans than anyone in history.
 
2020-11-23 12:18:06 PM  
I'm already funding billionaires who seem to want to destroy America, cause environmental collapse, prevent affordable education and cost-limit healthcare for the masses. I dunno that funding a warlord would be any worse for me.
 
2020-11-23 12:18:47 PM  
First, they made me guilty about my copious opiate intake which apparently was underwriting the Taliban, now they are coming for my lube?

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2020-11-23 12:19:01 PM  
Single use plastic is a 1000 warlords.
 
2020-11-23 12:19:01 PM  
I am going to start boycotting olive oil from now on because I don't want to support murderous shiatheels.

And as soon as I do this line of coke, I will tell you what a superior person I am.
 
2020-11-23 12:19:09 PM  
That's why the olive oil I buy is produced rightcheer in the heartland of the US of A..
 
2020-11-23 12:19:21 PM  
It's okay. My conscience is clean because I stopped watching Horace and Pete. Namaste.
 
2020-11-23 12:19:44 PM  
I only buy organic and regionally sourced olive oil from Greece and Italy. It's worth it.
 
2020-11-23 12:20:58 PM  

SecondaryControl: I'm already funding billionaires who seem to want to destroy America, cause environmental collapse, prevent affordable education and cost-limit healthcare for the masses. I dunno that funding a warlord would be any worse for me.


Well, at least the Warlords didn't cancel season 3 of The Tick.
 
2020-11-23 12:21:38 PM  
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2020-11-23 12:22:11 PM  
Nope

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2020-11-23 12:22:14 PM  
Olive oil has always been sketchy, Italian mafia has had that locked down for a while now.
 
2020-11-23 12:22:24 PM  

keldaria: dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?

That was my thought. I mean I cook with a decent amount of olive oil but I don't go through more than a bottle a month or 2, if not longer


Not just any olive oil, but a very specific brand:

Syrian exile Nidal Shaikho should have been delighted when he found a bottle of his hometown olive oil at a grocery store in upstate New York. Shaikho comes from Afrin, Syria's Holy City of Olives, whose produce is famed across the Middle East.

Afrin is better know for its nasal decongestants.
 
2020-11-23 12:23:00 PM  
I've landed on a members only article.  And I didn't even need to practice landings.

/9/11
 
2020-11-23 12:23:34 PM  
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Grab olive oyle?  Don't mind if I do.  Hang on, there's a spinach stoked sailor in my driveway.
 
2020-11-23 12:24:24 PM  
I prefer to cook with blubber.
 
2020-11-23 12:25:48 PM  

dittybopper: keldaria: dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?

That was my thought. I mean I cook with a decent amount of olive oil but I don't go through more than a bottle a month or 2, if not longer

Not just any olive oil, but a very specific brand:

Syrian exile Nidal Shaikho should have been delighted when he found a bottle of his hometown olive oil at a grocery store in upstate New York. Shaikho comes from Afrin, Syria's Holy City of Olives, whose produce is famed across the Middle East.

Afrin is better know for its nasal decongestants.


This.
 
2020-11-23 12:26:26 PM  
Who the hell picks up olive oil "every time they buy groceries," subby?  If you're doing that, it's not normal.  Or healthy.  You're supposed to use it in moderation for cooking, not nude wrestle in it.
 
2020-11-23 12:29:37 PM  
This is why I don't tee off on historical figures who are too dead to defend themselves and their social milieus.
Hope none of you eat meat, drink coffee, or snack on chocolate. Also that you don't make more than 38k a year.
 
2020-11-23 12:30:12 PM  

dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?


Popeye was all for grabbing her in the supermarket.  And presumably everywhere else for that matter.

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/yes I know Popeye's version is spelled Oyl
 
2020-11-23 12:30:30 PM  
I buy virign olive oil that doesn't come from turkey. They list the nation of origin on the bottles.

If they do not. You are not buying virgin olive oil
 
2020-11-23 12:30:37 PM  
You're funding Trumpers every time you buy corn based foods.
 
2020-11-23 12:31:28 PM  
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USA USA USA
 
2020-11-23 12:31:42 PM  

Creoena: dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?

Popeye was all for grabbing her in the supermarket.  And presumably everywhere else for that matter.

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/yes I know Popeye's version is spelled Oyl


What happened when the Pope went to Mount Olive?
 
2020-11-23 12:32:44 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline


Where do you pinch your petrol?
 
2020-11-23 12:33:37 PM  

dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?


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2020-11-23 12:34:09 PM  
One thing I've learned is that it's actually impossible to verify whether you're spending ethically or not.

Even if you donate all your money to charity, what if that charity asked its employees to stay late one time? What if they have a boss that made a callous comment about an employee's weight at the holiday party? You're enabling that now.

Do your best, and don't worry about things you can't possibly know.
 
2020-11-23 12:34:15 PM  
Don't have enough crushing guilt in your life? Throw this one on the pile: You're probably funding Syrian warlords every time you buy groceries pay taxes.

FTFY.
 
2020-11-23 12:34:59 PM  
Gosh, i guess the only moral thing to do is complete isolation like NK has.
 
2020-11-23 12:35:11 PM  

dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?


They're a slick bunch.
 
2020-11-23 12:36:22 PM  
I use the olive oil spray stuff. I have culture unlike thos people using Pam.
 
2020-11-23 12:42:28 PM  
Every time you buy one of those chicken-pickle juice abominations from Chick-fil-A, you're subsidizing trumps porno actress payoffs.
 
2020-11-23 12:45:22 PM  

notyoucoach: Nope

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got a brand new bottle of it yesterday
 
2020-11-23 12:45:26 PM  
Are the Syrian warlords in question fighting against the Russian backed troops of the Syrian government?
 
2020-11-23 12:47:05 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline


No you don't,or at least not much   The USA gets 40% of its oil from Canada, and I think a further 20% from Venezuela.
 
2020-11-23 12:48:57 PM  
I prefer supporting the mafia.

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2020-11-23 12:50:03 PM  
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2020-11-23 12:55:59 PM  
That's why I shoplift.
 
2020-11-23 12:57:47 PM  

morg: I use the olive oil spray stuff. I have culture unlike thos people using Pam.


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2020-11-23 1:00:30 PM  

morg: I use the olive oil spray stuff. I have culture unlike thos people using Pam.

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2020-11-23 1:01:05 PM  

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USA USA USA


He needs to be wearing a wristwatch though.

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2020-11-23 1:02:52 PM  

notyoucoach: Nope

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Same here. It's expensive, but worth it, especially with all the fake olive oil floating around out there.
 
2020-11-23 1:04:40 PM  

wee: notyoucoach: Nope

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Same here. It's expensive, but worth it, especially with all the fake olive oil floating around out there.


There's not a full crankcase in Roumania
 
2020-11-23 1:06:01 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

No you don't,or at least not much   The USA gets 40% of its oil from Canada, and I think a further 20% from Venezuela.


Closer to 49% from Canada.

OPEC (of which Venezuela is a member) only accounts for about 18% of US petroleum imports.

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/o​i​l-and-petroleum-products/imports-and-e​xports.php

And it should be pointed out that while we are still a net importer of crude oil, we are a net exporter of refined petroleum and of natural gas.
 
2020-11-23 1:10:38 PM  
I shudder to think about where all the money is actually going - every time you buy something that is made in China...

Don't know how long it's going to take before people realize that they are literally buying the machines that will destroy them
 
2020-11-23 1:14:54 PM  

morg: I use the olive oil spray stuff. I have culture unlike thos people using Pam.


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2020-11-23 1:16:57 PM  

apathy2673: morg: I use the olive oil spray stuff. I have culture unlike thos people using Pam.
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2020-11-23 1:22:04 PM  
one more reason bacon fat is superior.
 
2020-11-23 1:23:56 PM  

apathy2673: morg: I use the olive oil spray stuff. I have culture unlike thos people using Pam.

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Ouch, I just checked and mine is generic too.
 
2020-11-23 1:31:42 PM  

EffervescingElephant: I shudder to think about where all the money is actually going - every time you buy something that is made in China...

Don't know how long it's going to take before people realize that they are literally buying the machines that will destroy them


Meh. If everyone fretted about where every product they bought came from, no one would ever buy anything.
A lot of those fruits and vegetables at your grocery store probably come from South America. All of those spices in your spice cabinet.

Hell even finished products that claim to be made in the USA only need to be made of about half US products to make that claim.
 
2020-11-23 1:45:30 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline


Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.
 
2020-11-23 1:57:58 PM  
CSB
My mom's cousins opened up their own oil and vinegar shop some years back. Actually I don't think I've ever tried any. Maybe I'll order some.
https://www.oldtownoil.com/
 
2020-11-23 2:01:33 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.


If you really want to get pedantic about it....That's true of pretty much every product, really. If it needs to be shipped, those costs, which include fuel, are passed on.
 
2020-11-23 2:05:32 PM  

Mister Buttons: Olive oil has always been sketchy, Italian mafia has had that locked down for a while now.


Was going to say. Apparently olive oil brings in a huge amount for them, almost if not as much as all their other illicit activities combined. And wasn't there a mafioso nicknamed the Olive Oil King or something? I think I read that somewhere.
 
2020-11-23 2:48:23 PM  
And yet ANOTHER Daily Beast "members only" article.

Fark used to not allow shiat like this. Now, they've removed that policy and we get shiat like this. Fark you, subby.
 
2020-11-23 3:24:23 PM  
Lots of olive oil in california. A lot of wineries are pressing olives and infusing them with all kinds of stuff.
 
2020-11-23 3:27:17 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.


Not if it's electric.
 
2020-11-23 3:32:20 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Do you know the way to Mordor: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.

Not if it's electric.


Eh, you're just supporting child/slave labor in Africa if you're using/driving any sort of electric vehicle.
 
2020-11-23 3:59:15 PM  
I'm buying mine from the Middle East - Palestinian Territories, etc. By the 3.5l jug.

Why pay insane premium prices for a tiny bit of oil in the stupermarkets?
 
2020-11-23 5:01:59 PM  
Hahahaha suckers!

Mine funds black Amazon women!

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2020-11-23 9:46:54 PM  

dj_bigbird: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Do you know the way to Mordor: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.

Not if it's electric.

Eh, you're just supporting child/slave labor in Africa if you're using/driving any sort of electric vehicle.


Or breathing, apparently.
 
2020-11-24 1:10:51 AM  

halifaxdatageek: One thing I've learned is that it's actually impossible to verify whether you're spending ethically or not.

Even if you donate all your money to charity, what if that charity asked its employees to stay late one time? What if they have a boss that made a callous comment about an employee's weight at the holiday party? You're enabling that now.

Do your best, and don't worry about things you can't possibly know.


Wasn't that a plot device in "the Good Place?"
 
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