Wal-Mart...The Fourth Reich?

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    I was watching the CBS evening News on night when they reported a story on how China had given approval for Wal-Mart to make as many outlets as possible within their country. For some reason, that gave me the creeps.

    Here in Tennessee, there are three towns that are going to the state's Supreme Court in hopes of blocking Wal-Mart's plan to build new outlets in their area.

    This issue is going on in California, Texas and many other states.

    Hmmm. Maybe we should had sent Wal-Mart to Iraq?

    Tell me about your war against Wal- Mart.
     
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    Why is Wal Mart a bad thing?
     
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    Wal Mart is a corporate predator. I'm puzzled why the Clinton administration went after MicroSoft, but never uttered so much as a single peep about Wal Mart. Could it be that Bill Gates failed to see the wisdom of lining the pockets of politicians?

    Anyway, there are tons of sites which are more than happy to detail Wal Mart's abuse of employees, communities and vendors. When I have a little more time, I will be glad to bore you with several sources.
     
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    I'll do some digging...thanks.
     
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    Because Wal Mart isn't a monopoly and isn't even close to violating the Federal Standards on Anti-Trust. Microsoft was having problems with Anti-Trust violations.
     
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    I used to work for Wal-Mart, they were very nice to me. :dunno:

    We do have 3 Super Wal-Marts in my town. One, I was told, is the largest Wal-Mart in the country (Def Leppard put on a free concert for the grand opening, LOL). Another is the busiest in the country, which I don't doubt at all, they're ALWAYS packed!! LOL!!
     
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    at the risk of sounding silly...Wall mart really is a bunch of shit heads
     
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    Cause ---> Effect :teeth:
     
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    The question would be: Why? In what way are they "shitheads"?
     
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    They pay their employees next to nothing, with hardly any benefits... you would notice a massive difference in the way employees are treated and valued at costcos compared to wal-mart... btw, i've worked there before also... its kind of like the military now, its not the way i'm treated that pisses me off, its the way others are treated that bugs the shit out of me, and wal-mart treats those with families like shit.

    they're also kowtowing to the chinese facists... which is never a good thing in my book.
     

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