god bless wal mart....god bless america?
Posted by: old_user on Feb-13-08 12:38 AM (EST)
dont look at the part about walmart destroying america. god knows low paying jobs and all the chinese products you could possibly put your hands on are both great american attributes!
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Posted by: old_user on Feb-13-08 10:33 AM (EST)
I was really surprised to see this article here. Didn't he mean god bless China..? Down with small business...? Practically everything there is made in china and cheapo junk, and most sporting goods there are only seasonal! Go fish, but buy your tackle local and support real American jobs. God bless american, and boycott Wal-mart. What a tacky article.
Posted by: ksalzberg on Feb-13-08 10:39 AM (EST)
Yes, let's join in ruining small business and exploiting our work force. Check out http://walmartwatch.com/
Posted by: old_user on Feb-13-08 1:04 PM (EST)
Here now in UK under different names. Would not spend one penny with them.Worlds worst employer. Frowns on unions,treats staff like children,uses cheap, labour,creates unemployment etc. The UK will pay the price.
Posted by: old_user on Feb-13-08 10:45 AM (EST)
With all due respect I can't share the enthusiasm over walmart. They've just about done all they can to eliminate competition with their buying power and dictations to manufacturers/wholesalers. Without question, everyone likes lower prices - but at what cost to their community? So, watch out when wally-world comes to your town. Gone will be many of the small, family-run, businesses where you used to be able to find knowledgeable, helpful people, who aren't always complaining about the low wage they earn - like the yellow-smiley button wearing greeting folks at the walmart.
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Posted by: reverand on Feb-15-08 8:10 AM (EST)
I am glad to see that many middle class americans have the option to bypass walmart. My doctorate is in human rights and I don't care for their trade and labor practices either. But how do we educate many poor americans who feel they don't have the luxury to bipass cheap products made in questionable ways including the labor force and materials used. For those who can, think green too. Consider boats made with out OIL products. OIL WARS that are getting our boys in Uniform killed for our country every day!
Posted by: pfontova on Feb-13-08 11:09 AM (EST)
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Posted by: old_user on Feb-15-08 7:39 PM (EST)
I will definitely have to agree with the other posters who are aware of big-box stores like Wal-Mart. Not only are they the cause of America's thirst for low-cost, cheaply made products that has us munching like cows on the disease of global corporatism it also represents poor land-use decisions that aids our dependence on cars. The large parking lots that stores like Wal-Mart requires also creates greater pollutant runoff to our countries streams and watersheds where all our gas dripping SUV's are parked to load our precious "savings" and take them home to our unconscious consumer castles. Not to mention poor working conditions, environmental fall-out in Asia (and the World as it is systemic) and the ongoing struggles of Tibet. Keep on paddling and keep on living a conscious lifestyle.