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2022-10-02 3:05:25 PM  
Girl Scout Cookies suck. Especially the ones you like.
 
2022-10-02 3:12:50 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: What about sexy Girl Scout uniforms?  Have prices stabilized?  Halloween is coming soon.
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That's not Bonnie McMurray...

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2022-10-02 3:15:08 PM  

Monocultured: Dadoody: Used to be $15.


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Thiiiiiis so much. I've been rationing my met-rx and buying actual protein since it's cheaper per gram now. $55/bucket I can't even, and it's all price gouging and shortage faking.


$55 for a tub of Chinese melamine? That's outrageous.
 
2022-10-02 3:15:46 PM  

marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

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Difference being one  bottle of ketchup will sit in your fridge for MONTHS while GS cookies will be gone in a day (if you're a Farker).

Just buy Keeblers - they're the ones who make GS cookies anyways & sell them under different names.
 
2022-10-02 3:18:19 PM  

johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s


That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.
 
2022-10-02 3:19:24 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Zizzowop: I haven't bought Girl Scout cookies in a long time. Why should I care about this?

If you haven't had a thin mint in the past six months, you have no soul.



They're in your grocer's cookie section.

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2022-10-02 3:21:50 PM  

Trocadero: Hey Nurse!: noitsnot: marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

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Seriously a half gallon bottle of ketchup?

At my kids' peak (5 kids), we'd call that a long weekend supply. My son put ketchup on corn. My daughter dipped potato chips. My oldest still likes it on bacon.

Don't take this the wrong way, but you are an absolutely awful parent.


Glad someone said it. No way would my mom let me do that when I was a kid.
 
2022-10-02 3:22:58 PM  

Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s

That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.


This. Almost any charity or service organization that is bigger than a single-building soup kitchen or animal rescue is going to be thoroughly infested with parasites and shysters. If you can't obviously see how the money is spent, well...
 
2022-10-02 3:25:58 PM  

Gough: rainbowbutter: when did they go back to the name Somoas? best cookie tied with Thin Mints; the idea that Samoans could've been insulted by the name was bizarre.
what is this about the girls don't get the money? that doesn't sound right

Either you moved or your local GSA council changed suppliers.  There are two corporations that make cookies for the Girl Scouts: Little Brownie Bakers and ABC. LBB has Samoas, ABC has Caramel de-Lites.

For those FARKers who think these two outfits are mom-and-pop bakeries or modest-sized companies, think again.  LBB is owned by Ferrero SpA and ABC is owned by George Weston Ltd., both multinational companies, each with $10 billion+ in annual revenue.


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2022-10-02 3:30:59 PM  

Marcos P: I brought a box of thin mints to a bar once and was the man of the night


I once dated a guy who'd go out around 1am and get churros and sell them at the house party we were at for 3 times the price.

Turns out inebriated people will spend a LOT on junk food if they don't have to go out for it.
 
2022-10-02 3:43:12 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: Given that the cookies had to have been manufactured (and from raw materials ordered) long before this most recent spike in inflation happened, this would appear to simply be price gouging.


Yeah, but they need to save up the money to buy the next batch!
 
2022-10-02 3:46:26 PM  
Also, the sales of cookies absolutely benefits the Girl Scout Troops that sell them. They do field trips that parents don't have to pay for. I think the only thing we paid for was a couple patches over the last school year. Then my daughter got about $50 that could be spent on other Girl Scout related stuff. I ended up just donating it back to the troop because I don't need $50.

Some of it ended up going to pay for her new Brownies vest as she was done with Daisies.
 
2022-10-02 3:47:59 PM  

noitsnot: marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

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Seriously a half gallon bottle of ketchup?


It's the base of a lot of BBQ sauce, so if you are making a batch it makes sense.
 
2022-10-02 4:38:04 PM  

mistahtom: marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

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Processed foods and added sugar shortens the lifespan and causes people to use more health care earlier on in their lives.


Win, win.

Corporate profits are higher than they have been since the '50s. If we can kill a bunch of poors, they'll settle for a basic wage and benefit package.

I'd better check my mutuals.
 
2022-10-02 4:41:15 PM  

a_room_with_a_moose: Corporate profits are higher than they have been since the '50s.


Whenever MAGAs talk about corporate tax rates, make sure you bring up "effective corporate tax rates."
 
2022-10-02 4:47:55 PM  

Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s

That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.


How about this?
 
2022-10-02 4:54:54 PM  
I was once taunted by a girl scout troop as I was exiting a grocery store. I said to them I don't eat sugar. They wouldn't have it. I was lucky to get to my car and leave.
 
2022-10-02 6:06:54 PM  

Hey Nurse!: noitsnot: marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

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Seriously a half gallon bottle of ketchup?

At my kids' peak (5 kids), we'd call that a long weekend supply. My son put ketchup on corn. My daughter dipped potato chips. My oldest still likes it on bacon.


potato chips with ketchup is like eating french fries.
 
2022-10-02 6:10:16 PM  

cryinoutloud: All Americans are pro-inflation.  Just look at us.

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I've been told by countless really smart people here that the reason why so many Americans are overweight is because the food they eat is designed to make them gain weight.  But that says  the reason is because people eat anywhere from 1.5 to 2 times the amount of food they need?  All of those Farkers who blame the food industry instead of the individual can't be wrong, can they?
 
2022-10-02 6:13:28 PM  

johnny_vegas: Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s

That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.

How about this?


Yes, that was very helpful in proving my point. Thank you.

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2022-10-02 6:16:59 PM  

Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s

That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.

How about this?

Yes, that was very helpful in proving my point. Thank you.

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So how exactly does that equal scouts getting farked out of their money?  I mean if you need to make up a reason not to buy the cookies, go ahead, but don't take a socially disaffected moral high ground based on lies while you do it and don't tell people how to spend their money.
 
2022-10-02 6:17:04 PM  

Kit Fister: Hey Nurse!: noitsnot: marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

[Fark user image image 346x750]

Seriously a half gallon bottle of ketchup?

At my kids' peak (5 kids), we'd call that a long weekend supply. My son put ketchup on corn. My daughter dipped potato chips. My oldest still likes it on bacon.

potato chips with ketchup is like eating french fries.


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2022-10-02 6:29:27 PM  

johnny_vegas: Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s

That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.

How about this?

Yes, that was very helpful in proving my point. Thank you.

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So how exactly does that equal scouts getting farked out of their money?  I mean if you need to make up a reason not to buy the cookies, go ahead, but don't take a socially disaffected moral high ground based on lies while you do it and don't tell people how to spend their money.


I said/did none of those things. I'm merely offering an alternative that provides more direct support to specific troops if people choose.

I was a Cub and Boy Scout. I hated peddling that crappy popcorn.
I'm not sure how widespread it was but our troop (council?) also sold Xmas greenery (wreaths, garland, etc) which seemed like a much better value to me. I have no idea how much we made off it.
 
2022-10-02 6:34:46 PM  

Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Jack of All Games: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: johnny_vegas: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They've always been stupidly priced and the scouts get farkall out of the money, I refuse to buy the damn things for the latter alone

Maybe this will convince you otherwise

Maybe it won't - I don't believe a farking word.  Their history is notorious shiat with this

I'm sure you have better data for your informed opinion
/s

That article says 75% "stays in the local community."
That doesn't mean it goes specifically to the troop you buy them from. Most of it goes to the local council which covers a large number of troops. How effectively the council utilizes the money varies from place to place.

If you really want to support "your" troop, buy the cookies for half price from Walmart and give the troop the difference in cash or supplies.

How about this?

Yes, that was very helpful in proving my point. Thank you.

[Fark user image image 425x381]

So how exactly does that equal scouts getting farked out of their money?  I mean if you need to make up a reason not to buy the cookies, go ahead, but don't take a socially disaffected moral high ground based on lies while you do it and don't tell people how to spend their money.

I said/did none of those things. I'm merely offering an alternative that provides more direct support to specific troops if people choose.

I was a Cub and Boy Scout. I hated peddling that crappy popcorn.
I'm not sure how widespread it was but our troop (council?) also sold Xmas greenery (wreaths, garland, etc) which seemed like a much better value to me. I have no idea how much we made off it.


No you didn't but you tried to contest a point I made to someone where I refuted that exact claim, much like I never made any claims about the "local" troop getting the majority of the money.
I'm not sure the moms would be doing this year after year if it was that big of a scam with little to no benefit due them, either.
*shrug* I'll continue to buy them
 
2022-10-02 6:56:18 PM  

bostonguy: a_room_with_a_moose: Corporate profits are higher than they have been since the '50s.

Whenever MAGAs talk about corporate tax rates, make sure you bring up "effective corporate tax rates."


they don't seem effective.....
 
2022-10-02 9:06:47 PM  

cwheelie: bostonguy: a_room_with_a_moose: Corporate profits are higher than they have been since the '50s.

Whenever MAGAs talk about corporate tax rates, make sure you bring up "effective corporate tax rates."

they don't seem effective.....


Because they are effectively zero.
 
2022-10-02 10:00:20 PM  
Repeal those GOP tax cuts, and make the wealthy pay their fair share.

That will instantly stop inflation.
 
2022-10-02 10:56:38 PM  

casey17: Gough: rainbowbutter: when did they go back to the name Somoas? best cookie tied with Thin Mints; the idea that Samoans could've been insulted by the name was bizarre.
what is this about the girls don't get the money? that doesn't sound right

Either you moved or your local GSA council changed suppliers.  There are two corporations that make cookies for the Girl Scouts: Little Brownie Bakers and ABC. LBB has Samoas, ABC has Caramel de-Lites.

For those FARKers who think these two outfits are mom-and-pop bakeries or modest-sized companies, think again.  LBB is owned by Ferrero SpA and ABC is owned by George Weston Ltd., both multinational companies, each with $10 billion+ in annual revenue.

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Kellogg sold Keebler, Little Brownie Bakers, and a number of its other cookie brands to FerreroSpA a few years ago.
 
2022-10-03 12:53:06 AM  
It's sad that the GOP held the presidency the past 19 months, leaving Dems with no choice but to sit back and watch concentrated industrial interests run amok.
 
2022-10-03 2:34:02 PM  

fragMasterFlash: That $6 will still get you a couple burritos at taco bell.


Doubt it. Last time I went it was about $15 for my meal and it wasn't anything special. Soft supreme, gordita supreme, soft taco, and med drink. Ridiculous...
 
2022-10-03 4:59:56 PM  

marklar2012: GSC's support a good cause. Whatever.

Inflation on products made by international conglomerates and sold by hedge-fund-owned- grocers is getting serious[ly unsustainable]

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The girls get something like 50¢ per box sold. It's not much at all. When my girls were in girl scouts, the entirety of their cookie sales funded a single overnight trip.

Boy scout popcorn is a much better fundraiser for the kids. It's harder to sell, but the kids get a far larger cut of the sale directly to their scout accounts, plus sales above a certain amount are set aside in a college fund for them.

The prices of the popcorn is ungodly high, but it's worth it for them to sell. We always tell people to look at it as making a donation to the kid's scouting and you get some decent popcorn in return.
 
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