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Wal-Mart Wins Battle for Store Near Mexico Pyramids
Reuters ^ | 11-4-2004 | Lorraine Orlandi

Posted on 11/04/2004 8:05:54 PM PST by Westlander

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Bargain-hungry shoppers flocked to a new Wal-Mart-owned store half a mile from ancient Mexican pyramids on Thursday, ending a bitter fight by opponents who said U.S.-style consumerism would mar the ruins.

"This is progress," said shopper Jesus Cabrera, who like many neighbors welcomed the store for the low prices and jobs it brings. "People need the well-being of their families more than they need culture."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aztec; godsgravesglyphs; mexico; pyramids; walmart
Attention Wally shoppers! Now in aisle 37 we have 'made in China' plastic pyramids.
1 posted on 11/04/2004 8:05:55 PM PST by Westlander
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To: Westlander

How about a pyramid shaped walmart? The best of both worlds.


2 posted on 11/04/2004 8:08:14 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (Kerry is a threat to national security)
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To: Westlander
it is inevitable. Eventually, the entire surface of the earth will be covered in one giant Wal-Mart. It'll be like Borges' the Palace. And we will all work and live and breed inside Wal-Marts.
3 posted on 11/04/2004 8:15:32 PM PST by Duke Nukum (When there is no room in Hell, the U.N. elect Bill Clinton as their president.)
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To: Westlander
No doubt the anti-free traders will show up soon and suggest the jobs at the new Wal-Mart were outsourced from Peoria.
4 posted on 11/04/2004 8:17:37 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Westlander

5 posted on 11/04/2004 8:17:40 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Ron in Acreage
How about a pyramid shaped walmart? The best of both worlds.

I think they're closing in on the concept.

6 posted on 11/04/2004 8:17:45 PM PST by Semi Civil Servant (This space for sale.)
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To: Ron in Acreage

Monday's can be human sacrifice day to appease the gods. (in aisle 87)


7 posted on 11/04/2004 8:19:05 PM PST by Westlander (BzzZZZ Pffft Gone)
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To: Westlander

The Aztecs. Another proud, beautiful, and hopelessly cruel, dysfunctional and brutal people, brought to heel by the evil capitalists. And the peasants rejoice. Wal Mart is a much more appeasable god. And Wal-Mart doesn't stick it's tongue out at them...


8 posted on 11/04/2004 8:22:53 PM PST by January24th
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To: Westlander
Rest of the article mentions 'hundreds of other mainly smaller businesses have sprouted in the past decade or more' in the same 'supremely symbolic' area that Wal-Mart is.

I would be interested in seeing a pic of this area and see why it's ok to put up a bunch of small places in the area and not get a store that may have items that the local community can use. My guess that the other stores may be more tourist oriented...

9 posted on 11/04/2004 8:35:06 PM PST by uvular (Will Kerry now retire his 'ol crusty jacket?)
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To: Westlander

It's okay. All the Mexicans have to do to stop it is break the mirror in the TV section of the store.


10 posted on 11/04/2004 9:22:55 PM PST by Starter ("I miss you more than Michael Bay missed the mark when he made Pearl Harbor.")
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A Blast from the Past.

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11 posted on 10/16/2006 10:38:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Westlander

Now all that they need is a Home Depot and an AutoZone.


12 posted on 10/16/2006 10:40:21 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

13 posted on 10/16/2006 10:52:16 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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