Wal Mart and Censorship

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    They won't sell CD's unless they can cut out the "bad" words from them.





    Green Day lashes out at Wal-Mart policy - MSN Music News
     
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    All the flak they get for being a "predatory business" when this is actually a good reason to hate them. Fuck Wal-Mart! I love Greenday and if they can't just be satisfied with that little "parental advisory" sticker then I will be happy to see Wal-Mart collapse.
     
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    Prostitution is legal in Nevada, should Wal-Mart be forced to sell it?
     
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    I'm not saying they should be forced to sell anything, it's a free market out there. They don't sell lots of crap I'm sure, but I don't shop there so I wouldn't really know. I'm just posting an article to see how people feel about this. To me it's no big deal, because if you want a CD, go to the mom and pop record stores that really need your business. My daughter and I love our local record store, we spend a long time just checking out
    music in there, and hanging out.
     
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    Good for Walmart. They have the right to decide what they sell. They aren't telling the artists they can't record whatever they want. They're just maintaining their family-friendly status.

    I think it's hilarious.
     
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    Aaah, but the artist should also have a right to say they can't sell it altered like that.
     
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    If memory serves, they were also the first to voluntarily implement that program at the beginning of its establishment.

    Considering the adverse effect of the establishment of Wal-Marts on local wages, employment, and general economic affairs, "family-friendly" wouldn't be the first term to jump to mind. But then again, we all know how you feel about empirical evidence. ;)
     
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    It wasn't altered. Wal-Mart can't legally alter it and they didn't.
     
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    Tell that to someone who hasn't watched Wal Mart employ people who couldn't get a job otherwise...and provide wonderful opportunities to them for advancement, as well as affordable health care and job stability.
     
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    Beeping out words is altering it.
     

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