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Unions protest Wal-Mart by distributing flyer of devloper's home address with crosshairs
Washington Examiner ^ | 01/19/2011 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 01/20/2011 11:58:33 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan

As you'll recall, last May the SEIU seized on a brilliant new tactic for protests. It seems that if you disagree with someone's business decisions its now fair game to show up at the guy's house and scare the wits out of his children. (Or at least that's what happened last May when the SEIU staged a protest at a Bank of America executive's house.)

Well, now Wal-Mart has announced they are building stores in metro D.C. Wal-mart is non-union (that's why goods there are so gosh darn affordable), so obviously the local unions are not happy about this development. So what's their plan? The fine folks at Wal-Mart Free DC (charming little smiley face logo on the website there) want to go protest at the developer's house. They've announced this protest by widely distributing a flyer with the developer's home address on it with some crosshairs thrown in for good measure. This should end well ...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: giffords; uniongoons; unions; unionthugs; walmart
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1 posted on 01/20/2011 11:58:37 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They should be arrested for stalking and/or terrorism.


2 posted on 01/20/2011 11:59:55 AM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Leftist hypocrisy in action. Move along, citizens, nothing to see here...


3 posted on 01/20/2011 12:00:13 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“Well, now Wal-Mart has announced they are building stores in metro D.C. Wal-mart is non-union (that’s why goods there are so gosh darn affordable)...”

True, but “Made in China” doesn’t hurt either.


4 posted on 01/20/2011 12:00:55 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: BuckeyeTexan
that's why goods there are so gosh darn affordable

No it's not. It's because virtually all of their merchandise is made in China.

China Mart can pack up and leave. Hope the unions make their life miserable.

5 posted on 01/20/2011 12:04:23 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m generally pretty libertarian when it comes to free speach and protesting, but I do think there is one area wherre we should draw a line: a person’s home.

A person’s privacy in their home should be respected.


6 posted on 01/20/2011 12:04:48 PM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
But, but if Walmart used union thugs, Minorities, Women & Children will not be able to afford the products they need to survive in this cruel, uncaring nation.

Just say "NO" to Union Thugs!

7 posted on 01/20/2011 12:04:48 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: RavenATB

Megyn Kelly was just discussing this. She said that it’s not against the law for them to show up, but once they’ve been notified that they’re unwelcome, not invited, etc. that they can be arrested if they stay.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 12:05:57 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Regulator

You hope union thugs make the developer’s life miserable? Why? WTH did he do?


9 posted on 01/20/2011 12:09:19 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Regulator

“No it’s not. It’s because virtually all of their merchandise is made in China.”

Wrong!

Not their food, not their services: pharmacy, optometrist, haircuts, not their credit union.

Evidently you like to pay more for everything you could have bought for less at Wal-mart.

You must be an SEIU member.

Lurking’


10 posted on 01/20/2011 12:09:41 PM PST by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Watched that report on Megyn Kelly’s show - interviewing Nina Easton (neighbor of the BOA executive and collateral victim of the SEIU thugs). Nina Easton was outraged & noted that only FOX covered the story and noted how the MSM would react if it were a TEA party demonstration/protest.

I remembered her as a PBS leftie so I checked out Nina Easton’s bio;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Easton

In 1998, Easton left the Los Angeles Times, and joined The Boston Globe. At the Globe, Easton served as a lead editor of the 2003 newspaper series on John Kerry, and oversaw much of the paper’s 2004 presidential campaign coverage.[5]

In May 2006, Easton left the Boston Globe, to take over as the Washington Bureau Chief of Fortune Magazine.

She has also appeared as a commentator on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CBS’s Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, CNN’s NewsNight, NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, and PBS’s Washington Week, among others.

- looks like she has come a long way baby;)


11 posted on 01/20/2011 12:12:53 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: RavenATB
They should be arrested for stalking and/or terrorism.

That's what should be done. But it won't.

I wish the commie union thugs would mark my house with crosshairs. Unlike some, mine is actually equipped with crosshair-like devices and I know how to use them in self-defense.

12 posted on 01/20/2011 12:13:50 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Regulator
Hope the unions make their life miserable.

Yeah, they might be commies but they're OUR commies... /sarc

13 posted on 01/20/2011 12:15:07 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: RavenATB

Holder will be on this like white on rice.

HAHAHAHAHAHA


14 posted on 01/20/2011 12:16:59 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Seize the assets of the SEIU as a terrorist organization. Arrest and prosecute the persons who directed the stalking action and those who appeared to terrorize the family. A little RICO prosecution is in order.
15 posted on 01/20/2011 12:17:54 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Union thugs (excuse the redundancy) know that they will never be prosecuted for incitement to violence.

If the left weren’t hypocritical, it would condemn this.


16 posted on 01/20/2011 12:17:58 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Magic Fingers; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Wal-Mart carries much merchandise made OUT OF THE US because it hasn’t been made IN the US for years. How many TV’s are actually made here? How many cameras? How many shoes? What percentage of clothing? Ball point pens? Computers and their accessories? (don’t say it, I own an Apple, too).
Governmental interference, regulatory nonsense, environmental demands, zoning restrictions, the bar association making its own fortune suing every employer it can, and the outrageous demands of unions are literally forcing manufacturing and jobs out of the country.
If Wal-Mart carried ONLY products made in the USA, it would have to down-size EVERY store to 300 square feet. Of course, the environmental nuts would just LOVE that, because the roof area would be miniscule, and the size of the hot-topped parking lot could shrink 75%.


17 posted on 01/20/2011 12:18:41 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Regulator

No it’s not. It’s because virtually all of their merchandise is made in China.

Their food and pharmacy are not. However, regarding toys and electronics, you really don’t have much of a choice about buying Chinese/East Asian imports at any major department store chain, because just about all stores do this, and not just Wal-Mart. The real issue you could address is the suggestion of a number of toys and/or electronics that it is “good” for a child to have.


18 posted on 01/20/2011 12:19:33 PM PST by Morpheus2009 ("God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

That sounds like a pretty overt call for violence against a specific individual.


19 posted on 01/20/2011 12:19:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I tried to alert people to the dangers of the SEIU many years ago.

I got nowhere.

Now, I am vindicated.


20 posted on 01/20/2011 12:20:21 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Regulator

What major chains sell a majority of their goods made in the U.S.?


21 posted on 01/20/2011 12:20:28 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Leftists aren’t ever embarrassed when their blatant hypocrisy is exposed,

because the agenda trumps all decency.


22 posted on 01/20/2011 12:20:59 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Regulator

“No it’s not. It’s because virtually all of their merchandise is made in China”

I shop Wal-mart for ammunitions.

Last I checked the boxes, Remington, Winchester and Federal still manufacture their ammunitions in the United States.


23 posted on 01/20/2011 12:21:54 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: Regulator; BuckeyeTexan
There are many reasons why Wal-Mart is usally pretty cheap. Keeping unions out and selling Chinese products (which others do too) are only two. Wal-mart is also doing well in China, where I doubt selling Chinese products is somehow an advantage. Frugality within the company and forcing it in the suppliers are a big one. Once they told a supplier to ditch an expensive Manhattan office if they wanted to land a Wal-Mart contract. Wal-Mart is also in general always trying to shave operating costs. To them, a saved penny here or second there means millions of dollars in the end.

Of course Wal-Mart has saved money in other ways, such as ripping off employees by juggling timecards. But I believe they settled for $$$.

24 posted on 01/20/2011 12:23:10 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Regulator
"China Mart can pack up and leave. Hope the unions make their life miserable."

Walmart isn't a "they", it's an it. It doesn't have a life. Which people do you hope your union comrades descend upon?


25 posted on 01/20/2011 12:24:33 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Regulator

LOL!

UNIONS+Detroit=DeToilet

SEIU=Nazi Brownshirts

By “miserable” what do you mean? Assault? Arson? Vandalism?

Are you wearing a PURPLE shirt?


26 posted on 01/20/2011 12:25:31 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: RavenATB

In PA they would be for making ‘Terroristic Threats”.


27 posted on 01/20/2011 12:25:51 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Regulator

You must be in a union.

Well, your screen name says it all.


28 posted on 01/20/2011 12:27:10 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: MrB

My wife has a $450 a month prescription. One time we were not getting paid quick enough to get a full prescription. She went into Walmart and asked if she could purchase just a couple days worth till I was paid. She told the pharmacist the problem and he asked how long till I was paid. After telling him it would be 6 days he gave it to her for free and said see you in six days. this is after they were charging us over $150 less than the next cheapest price.

This medicine is required or my wife can not function. Screw any body that thinks bad of Walmart. They saved her life and asked nothing in return. These thugs make me sick!


29 posted on 01/20/2011 12:28:53 PM PST by jimpick
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To: LurkingSince'98

Also not the gasoline they sell where they have gas stations.
Murphy Oil USA *

*Sold at Wal-Mart ... Murphy gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced.
*Not only that but they give scholarships to all children in their town who finish high school and are legal US citizens.


30 posted on 01/20/2011 12:32:29 PM PST by mc5cents (Government doesn't solve problems, it subsidizes them. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They somehow or other have kept Wallies from building supercenters (the Walmarts with real grocery stores) within a radius of about 40 miles of D.C.


31 posted on 01/20/2011 12:42:26 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: BuckeyeTexan
It seems that if you disagree with someone's business decisions its now fair game to show up at the guy's house and scare the wits out of his children. (Or at least that's what happened last May when the SEIU staged a protest at a Bank of America executive's house.)

That didn't quite happen to us, but a rent-a-mob did show up at my place of employment to protest our business, and they did scare a number of my co-workers. They tried to take-over our lobby, but building security got them out of our lobby, and they moved on before the police showed up.

We now keep our doors locked at all times.

Mark

32 posted on 01/20/2011 12:43:30 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: jimpick

I forget the number, but it was huge...

The average person spends a LOT of money at Walmart during their lifetime.
They make SURE that you have no reason not to.


33 posted on 01/20/2011 12:46:46 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Magic Fingers
True, but “Made in China” doesn’t hurt either.

Aren't we lucky that Wal-Mart is the only retailer in the USA that sells goods "Made in China".

34 posted on 01/20/2011 12:56:20 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: meyer; Jim Robinson; kristinn

It would be nice if the Free Republic D.C. Chapter and/or the local Tea Party organization would show up at this developer’s house in a show of support against union thuggery and intimidation. They could stand united (shoulder to shoulder) in front of the house before the thugs arrive. Maybe then this story would make the news and show the Tea Party’s peaceful assembly in opposition to the union thugs’ intimidation tactics.

JimRob, Kristinn - would you be willing/available to organize something?


35 posted on 01/20/2011 1:02:12 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: y'all

Please excuse my newbie ignorance. Who maintains the D.C. ping list?


36 posted on 01/20/2011 1:17:23 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Regulator
Hope the unions make their life miserable.

Well, they've turned places like Detroit into complete hellholes, so they DO have a track record for misery.

37 posted on 01/20/2011 1:20:39 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Would the union bosses be okay with having their own addresses posted online as well? Maybe with pictures of their wives and children?

It can be done fairly easily.


38 posted on 01/20/2011 1:25:22 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: LurkingSince'98

Apparently Regulator has not been shopping in Target,K mart, Lowes, Home Depot, Sears etc. They all have merchandise made in China. WHY? Unionized companies have driven out to China by the union demands for higher and higher wages


39 posted on 01/20/2011 1:37:38 PM PST by supermop (queer learnings?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
That's the funniest one of all.

Wrong on both counts.

40 posted on 01/20/2011 1:38:00 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
It would be nice if the Free Republic D.C. Chapter and/or the local Tea Party organization would show up at this developer’s house in a show of support against union thuggery and intimidation. They could stand united (shoulder to shoulder) in front of the house before the thugs arrive. Maybe then this story would make the news and show the Tea Party’s peaceful assembly in opposition to the union thugs’ intimidation tactics.

That is a good idea. Though I often (OK, always) beat the drums of "counter-thuggery", just a show of strength would put the thugs on notice. Just to know that they can't intimidate folks would send a strong message.

The DC chapter and the local tea party folks ought to get together in a show of strength and let the commie union thugs know that we will not back down. We will not 'sit down and shut up'.

41 posted on 01/20/2011 1:41:07 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Have you folks not heard: Only Conservatives and Repubs are NOT allowed to use crosshairs, etc. /s =.=


42 posted on 01/20/2011 1:50:03 PM PST by cranked
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To: Regulator

I dunno.

YOU’RE the one who wants union goons to harass a man’s family and invade the sanctity of his private property.

Not the position of an authentic conservative if you ask me.

Personally, I love Wal-Mart. I could care less what they A.) pay their employees, and B.) where they get their merchandise. See, I’ve read “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead”. I don’t think you have.


43 posted on 01/20/2011 1:56:46 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Nah. I thought Ayn was a weirdo back in the '60s. I mean, c'mon man, a woman who walks around with a $ sign around her neck? Please.

Understandable though for someone traumatized by the Soviet Union.

I could care less what they A.) pay their employees, and B.) where they get their merchandise

Gee, really? So you agree that we should end the Cuban embargo and buy ceegars from Fidel's plantation made by his slaves, compelled to work for nothing?

Sorry, not me! I think the ChiComs should be treated to a nice little nuclear holocaust followed by the resumption of mile high tariffs against any nation deemed to be our enemy: it's called the Trading With the Enemy act.

So who's the authentic conservative, spud? All you vaporbrains who think it's cool to end up in thrall to a bunch of Marxofascists or me, just another guy who thinks America should come first?

I'll let history be the judge. Just guessing here, but I think I'll come out pretty well on that.

Screw ChinaMart.

44 posted on 01/20/2011 2:10:47 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: meyer

ditto.


45 posted on 01/20/2011 2:18:47 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: jimpick

Check out www.supersavermeds.com. They’re real and have withstood a sort of a test of time.


46 posted on 01/20/2011 2:33:07 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Regulator

As an aficionado of fine cigars I do get Cubans whenever I’m overseas.

I think JFK’s embargo on Havanas has outlived whatever usefulness it may have had.


47 posted on 01/20/2011 2:41:39 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Regulator
China Mart can pack up and leave. Hope the unions make their life miserable.

You really cant be serious can you?

I thought people that post on FR were generally against the union thugs making peoples lives miserable. Maybe it is time for you to reevaluate your ideology or maybe you are just having a bad day.

If you dont like stuff made in China, there are a lot of other places deserving of your wanting the unions thugs to strong arm them...Toys R Us, Best Buy, Target, Costco, etc...

Are you just picking out Walmart because it is non-union?
48 posted on 01/20/2011 2:50:05 PM PST by dirtman
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To: dirtman
Are you just picking out Walmart because it is non-union?

Not really. I'm picking on them because I think they're traitors to the United States, and soulless enemies of freedom who make deals with the devil.

Little things.

49 posted on 01/20/2011 2:58:50 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Regulator

Half our trade deficit is energy imports
We need tariffs also on foreign oil and much more production here. Drill here and drill now. Dig more coal to make more cheap electricity and to power electric automobiles. More natural gas powered vehicles and more natural gas usage in homes and less use of electricity for heating and cooking


50 posted on 01/20/2011 3:09:37 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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