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OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: December 22, 2005 03:30PM
Sorry for the car ad at the beginning.
[jibjab.com]
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 22, 2005 03:38PM
That rocks man. In my town they want to drop one right in the middle of a high income neighborhood. Not exactly compatible land uses. The city did an illegal rezone in a closed hearing to make it happen and the lawsuits have been going on for over two years now I think. It got so bad the state started withholding grants to our city until we corrected the illegal zoning practices. As of yet, nothing has changed. The city continues to wage a "Yakima, but into it" compaign while simultaneously using taxpayer money to screw it's citizens.

Dave
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: December 22, 2005 03:41PM
How come the ad works and the rest just says media loading for ever?



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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: December 22, 2005 04:08PM
Direct Link:
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: December 22, 2005 04:38PM
Those products can be found in your local mom and pop stores, too. Don't slam capitalist-driven, efficiency of economy large companies.

Every consumer makes the decision to buy or not buy FOREIGN products and it takes a lot of toys to add up to ONE foreign car purchase.
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: davester
Date: December 22, 2005 04:42PM
SteveJobs Wrote:
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> it takes a lot of toys to
> add up to ONE foreign car purchase.

What is that exactly? Let's see, many Toyotas, Hondas and Mercedes are made in the U.S. Are those foreign cars? What about PT Cruisers (made in Mexico)? What are they?


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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 22, 2005 05:03PM
GREAT VIDEO

Our county turned down the application to build a Walmart and we are in a just about anything goes area. They wanted to drop it on wetlands and mitigate by turning replanting some cypress in it DRA.

After the county said no, they paid the nearby city's legal fees to annex the same property. That city council approved it 4-1 and the mayor called the county commissioners a bunch of tree huggers. The annexation lines looked like a jigsaw puzzle drawn by a blind man.

Eventually the state appeals court tossed the annexation.



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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: December 22, 2005 05:04PM
Name another store besides walmart that:

Has cost US taxpayers 2 Billion in medicaid yet PROFITS billions.

Breaks so many labor laws.

Has a direct pipeline to China that reduced cost and produced pumps 20billion into the Chinese economy

Reliance on public assistance programs in California by Wal-Mart workers costs the state's taxpayers an estimated $86 million annually. (Source: UC Berkeley Study)

The list goes on and on. It isn't corporate capitalist-driven, efficiency of economy large companies, it's criminal.

SteveJobs Wrote:
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> Those products can be found in your local mom and
> pop stores, too. Don't slam capitalist-driven,
> efficiency of economy large companies.
>
> Every consumer makes the decision to buy or not
> buy FOREIGN products and it takes a lot of toys to
> add up to ONE foreign car purchase.


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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: pinion
Date: December 22, 2005 05:08PM
Someone should lead a march on Washington.





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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: December 22, 2005 05:36PM
Still want to defend Walmart capitalism? I am all for capitalism but not walmart's brand, they consistently break the law and saddle tax payers with financial burden.

Just today
[www.cnn.com]
he world's largest retailer was ordered to pay $57 million in general damages and $115 million in punitive damages to about 116,000 current and former California employees for violating a 2001 state law that requires employers to give 30-minute, unpaid lunch breaks to employees who work at least six hours.

The damages were originally tallied as $207 million after a court clerk misread the punitive damages as $150 million. The amount of punitive damages was later clarified.
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: chopper
Date: December 22, 2005 09:27PM
The last time I went inside my local Wal-Mart a guy was wearing his pants so low you could see 80% of his butt.

Adding to the life-fracturing image burned into my head from this is the fact that he was not wearing underwear. My 12 year old kid saw it as well and said "I did not need to see that."

As we were leaving, at one of the last check out lines before the escape hatches, I looked over to see a customer simultaneously paying for a bunch of crap and picking his nose at the same time. Not an itch, not a tweak; he was in there for a third of a finger. It was disgusting.
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: h linamen
Date: December 23, 2005 08:32AM


CRIPES..... now we're blaming Walmart for customers who pick their nose?????


"As we were leaving, at one of the last check out lines before the escape hatches, I looked over to see a customer simultaneously paying for a bunch of crap and picking his nose at the same time. "
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: December 23, 2005 08:53AM
The only things you can buy in my "traditional mom & pop" downtown are:

1. Latino groceries, a few less than 12 weeks old.
2. African hair-braiding
3. Nails (tips, acryclic, etc...whatever that means).
4. Finewines like M/D 20/20, Night Train or Wild Irish Rose
5. Illegal narcotics

We have to be the only place left in the U.S. without a Starbucks.
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Re: OT: Big Box Mart, this pretty much sums it all up
Posted by: pinion
Date: December 24, 2005 04:06PM
h linamen Wrote:
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> >
> CRIPES..... now we're blaming Walmart for
> customers who pick their nose?????
>
>
> "As we were leaving, at one of the last check out
> lines before the escape hatches, I looked over to
> see a customer simultaneously paying for a bunch
> of crap and picking his nose at the same time. "


What else are fingers for? I for one am all for picking your nose, and in public too... expecially in public. Maybe that was me you saw ;)





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