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  • Unemployed female veteran hits out at Macy's after sales boss said her 'mindset' wasn't right for a

    03/30/2014 7:11:50 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-30-14 | James Nye
    [full headline] Unemployed female veteran hits out at Macy's after sales boss said her 'mindset' wasn't right for a store job because she'd been to war Army Specialist Kayla Reyes claims she was denied a job at Macy's in February because her military service made her unsuitable Recently returned from a 1-year deployment to Afghanistan Attended a job interview at a Fresno, California shopping mall and was told she had no skills to deal with customers Complained to her friends on Facebook - and the post was widely shared online Macy's subsequently offered her job - which Reyes turned down...
  • Retail Apocalypse? Major Chains Closing Hundreds Of Stores

    02/11/2014 10:49:47 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 101 replies
    http://newswatch.us ^ | February 11 2014 | D. Jennings
    Hundreds of stores across the nation are closing as some of America’s most famous retailers struggle to stay in business. The country is facing what CNBC has labeled a tsunami of store closings and blogger Michael Snyder has called a retail apocalypse. JC Penney, which lost $586 million in three months in 2013, is planning to close 33 stores in 19 states and lay off 2,000 people. JC Penney’s stock has lost 84 percent of its value since February 2012. Sears has decided to shut down its flagship store in Downtown Chicago, and it has closed 300 stores in the...
  • A 'tsunami' of store closings expected to hit retail

    01/22/2014 1:59:17 PM PST · by EBH · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/22/2014 | Krystina Gustafson
    Get ready for the next era in retail—one that will be characterized by far fewer shops and smaller stores. On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It's the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news follows announcements earlier this month of multiple store closings from major department stores J.C. Penney and Macy's. Further signs of cuts in the industry came Wednesday, when Target said that it will eliminate 475 jobs worldwide, including some at its Minnesota headquarters, and not fill 700...
  • The US Consumer Is So Strong, Macy's Just Fired 2500 And Announced The Closure Of Five Stores

    01/08/2014 1:36:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-8-14 | Tyler Durden
    Just out from Macy's, which first said the following: "The 2013 holiday season was successful for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s as we offered fresh and distinctive merchandise, delivered great value to the customer and provided a robust omnichannel shopping experience... Even in a questionable macroeconomic environment with challenging weather in multiple states, the positive response from our customers during the holiday season is yet another vote of confidence that our well-established strategies continue to work for us." What well-established strategies one may ask? Why the following of course, which was also just disclosed in a separate news release "outlining cost reduction...
  • Muslim Brotherhood to Protest NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2013 9:23:03 AM PST · by cutty · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Muslim Brotherhood plans on protesting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday in New York City.
  • UGH!!!! -- Macy's Day Parade Promotes Gay Musical "Kinky Boots"

    11/28/2013 7:46:00 AM PST · by CWW · 43 replies
    NBC Television ^ | 11-29-2013 | Cww
    So I sit down to watch the Macy's Day parade with my 9 yr old daughter, a 40+ year tradition for me, and NBC and Macy's decide the 3rd act will be the musical act from Kinky Boots, promoting homosexuality and cross dressing. It took about 2 seconds for my daughter to see that something was not quite right when she noticed the cross dressing Cabernet singer. "Dad, that's a man, and he's kinda creepy." Thank you Macy's and NBC for making me discuss cross dressing deviates on Thanksgiving Day. I dont think, however, that my conversation with my daughter...
  • Trenton woman allegedly steals dresses at Quaker Bridge Mall, crashes car, leads police into marsh

    07/30/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Times of Trenton (NJ.com) ^ | July 29, 2013 | Alex Zdan
    LAWRENCE - A Trenton woman shoplifted $250 worth of dresses from Macy’s Saturday afternoon, pushed a security officer, and then led police on a one-mile car chase before crashing and fleeing into a marsh along the highway, police said today. Shabrika Laster, 24, was captured after a 20-minute police search of the marshy area near Route 1 and Interstate 95, Sgt. Joseph Amodio said. Laster was in Macy’s at Quaker Bridge Mall at around 3:10 p.m., and had allegedly stuffed $251.98 worth of dresses under her tube top. “She was approached by Macy’s security,” Amodio said. “She was stopped outside...
  • Macy's to stay open 48 hours on weekend before Christmas

    12/06/2012 4:36:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2012 | Corilyn Shropshire
    Last month for retailers, it was all about post-Turkey spending sprees. In December, at least one retailer is upping the ante by offering an all-night, last minute shopping marathons. Macy's announced Thursday that it would open all of its stores for 48-hours straight, giving last-minute shoppers wiggle room to buy gifts the weekend before Christmas.
  • Macy's urged to 'dump Trump' from ads -- or else

    11/14/2012 7:50:28 PM PST · by Altariel · 62 replies
    Life Inc. Today ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ben Popken
    Snip snip snip. What's that sound? The sound of over 558,000 scissors at the ready. If Macy's doesn't cut its ties to Donald Trump, over half-a-million signers of an online petition will be urged to cut up their Macy's store credit card, the creator of the petition, Angelo Carusone, told TODAY this morning. Carusone, 30, said he started the petition after seeing a new Macy's ad that mixed in footage from "Miracle on 34th Street" with cameos from several of the faces behind Macy's celebrity brands. There's Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart, Taylor Swift, and then there's Donald Trump, skeptical that...
  • Judge grants first step to help Happy Valley man avoid deportation

    11/09/2012 5:44:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 09, 2012 | Molly Harbarger
    A Clackamas County judge signed off Thursday on the first step to keep a young Happy Valley man from deportation. Judge Thomas J. Rastetter granted bench probation to Edson Barrera Gonzalez, who has been held in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Seattle for a year. Immigration advocates for Gonzalez hope to persuade ICE to release Gonzalez for six months while he applies to have his status changed to a misdemeanor criminal, rather than felon. Gonzalez, then a 19-year-old employee at Macy's department store, was arrested last year for giving unauthorized discounts and ringing up false returns to...
  • Macy's Has Hired A Huge Cohort Of New College Grads To Fill Its Executive Ranks (Retail picking up!)

    06/11/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2012 | Kim Bashin
    Macy's has hired 730 new college grads for full-time gigs in its Executive Development Program and 326 current students for summer internships. That's 1,056 total hires. This is a big new cohort for Macy's, and a 30 percent increase from last year's hiring numbers. It's good sign as Macy's continues to try to wrestle market share away from JCPenney. If JCPenney succeeds in its turnaround, Macy's is going to need as much top talent as it can get to fend it off in the long-term. The new hires will be working in stores, merchandising, brand development, online, IT, logistics, credit...
  • Macy's teams with HRC for Gay Pride Month

    06/05/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Hank Plante
    June is Gay Pride Month all across America, and retailer Macy’s is celebrating the month by featuring merchandise in its stores from the Human Rights Campaign. The HRC is the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the country, and Macy’s will sell HRC merchandise during June in its stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Boston, Columbus and St. Louis. The merchandise includes “Vote Equality” t-shirts and other items with the HRC’s famous blue-and-gold “equal sign” logo. 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to HRC’s fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality . . He added, “During...
  • Macy's Goes On the Down Low, Hooks Up With Obama Gay Group for 'Election Year' Campaign

    06/02/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies
    Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Kristinn
    While conservative activists have focused on the promotion of gay marriage by store chains J.C. Penny and Target, Macy's has gone under the culture radar in its partnership with the Obama-allied homosexual group, the Human Rights Campaign. The incoming president of HRC, Chad Griffin is an Obama bundler.You won't see it in Macy's weekly sales circular, and you'd be hard pressed to find it on the front page of the Macy's website, but the Human Rights Camapign is loud and proud in declaring its partnership with Macy's urging customers to purchase "election year" Vote Equality t-shirts with the proceeds going...
  • Closing: 5 Macy's And 4 Bloomingdale's Stores

    01/05/2012 8:41:39 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/4/12 | AP
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's Inc. says it will close five Macy's and four Bloomingdale's stores that are underperforming. Clearance sales will begin at the stores Sunday and run for 10 weeks. More than 830 workers will be affected by the closings — 375 at Macy's stores and 463 at Bloomingdale's. But many may have the option of taking jobs at new stores the company plans to open. The closing Macy's stores are in Topeka, Kan.; Laurel, Md.; Parma, Ohio; Antioch, Tenn.; and Texas City, Texas. The Bloomingdale's closures are in Atlanta; Oak Brook, Ill.; North Bethesda, Md.; and in the...
  • Macy's Fires Christian Worker for Not Allowing Transgender in Women's Fitting Room

    12/08/2011 6:13:18 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 50 replies
    Christian Post Reporte ^ | Dec. 07 2011 | Alex Murashko
    A Macy’s department store employee in San Antonio, Texas, has been fired for not allowing a cross-dressing young man to return to the women’s dressing room, according to a law firm that specializes in religious freedom cases. Natalie Johnson said she told the young man politely that he could not go back into the dressing room after seeing him exit the women’s fitting room, reported Liberty Counsel, a group of advocacy lawyers. Johnson said the man was wearing make-up and girls’ clothing and told her that he is a female. The cross-dresser was accompanied by five other individuals, who argued...
  • Macy’s fires woman for refusing ‘transgender’ man access to women’s fitting room

    12/09/2011 6:21:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 53 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7 December 2011 | Peter Baklinski
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas, December 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman has been fired from a Macy’s department store for denying a man dressed as a woman access to the women’s fitting room. “I had to either comply with Macy’s or comply with God,” said Natalie Johnson, 27, a former employee at the retail giant’s location in Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio. Natalie Johnson says she was concerned for her female customers, who she thought might be uncomfortable about having a man in their fitting room. According to Johnson, on November 30th she witnessed a young cross-dressing man wearing make-up and girl’s...
  • Macy's employee fired after refusing to allow transgender shopper to use the women's fitting room

    12/08/2011 7:53:17 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/8/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    During the holiday season, Macy’s is regarded as a shopping Mecca, but in Texas, the retail giant is at the centre of a controversy.
  • Macy’s Shows Religious Freedom and Homosexual Agenda Cannot Coexist

    12/08/2011 3:17:03 AM PST · by scottfactor · 22 replies · 1+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/08/2011 | Gina Miller
    Those of us who are paying attention, who see—and can read—the writing on the wall, plainly understand that the radical sodomite agenda and America’s constitutionally-protected freedom of religion cannot coexist. The two are mutually exclusive, and Macy’s department store has given us yet another proof of this truth, which I will explain in a few moments. The advancement of the militant homosexual agenda has reached “warp speed” under Barack Obama (or whatever his name is). He has packed his administration with homosexuals, refused to defend the federal law of the Defense of Marriage Act, and signed away the sanity of...
  • Macy’s Fires Employee for Protecting Women’s Dressing Rooms from Cross-dresser

    12/05/2011 10:19:25 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 41 replies
    Liberty Councel ^ | 12-05-11 | Staff
    San Antonio, TX – A young woman was fired from a Macy’s department store for refusing to violate her religious beliefs by permitting a young man dressed as a woman from entering the women’s dressing room. Natalie Johnson claims she saw the young man walk out of the women’s fitting room and politely told him that he could not go back in because it was for women only. The cross-dressing young man claimed that he is a “female.” Johnson said that he was wearing make-up and girl’s clothing, but clearly he was a male. The cross-dresser was accompanied by five...
  • Macy's dressing mannequins up like Borgia Popes (Lent - the season to offend Catholics)

    04/01/2011 8:24:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 31, 2011 | William Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Macy's department store is offending Catholics: Why Macy's would want to pick a fight with Catholics during the Lenten season is not known, but that it has is certain. Here's the background. This weekend, Showtime will begin airing a series, "The Borgias," a corrupt Spanish family, one of whose members became pope. Everyone, including devout Catholics, agrees this is a sordid story in Catholic history. That Macy's has chosen to celebrate this ugly chapter is another matter altogether. On the 7th Avenue side of the Macy's Herald Square store (between 34th...
  • Macy's department store showcases drag queen in downtown store for "gay pride week" fashion show

    12/01/2010 9:20:08 AM PST · by massmike · 33 replies
    massresistance.org Blog ^ | June 16, 2010 | n/a
    Macy's Department Store in Boston has broken new ground in its cutting-edge support of "gay pride" and the homosexual / transgender movement. As an official "Gay Pride Week" event, Macy's downtown Boston store held a fashion show MC'd by a well-known Boston drag queen. "Jujubee" is a man who dresses as a woman and performs at various drag queen and cross-dressing events. (And it's been holding similar celebratory events in 16 cities nationwide, according to a company spokesman in our video!) The event was open to the public, held in the men's department of the downtown Macy's store, and widely...
  • 'Flash opera' at Macy's AWESOME)

    11/11/2010 4:31:29 PM PST · by mountn man · 50 replies
    philly.com ^ | Nov 01, 2010 | philly.com
    A flash mob hit Macy's in Center City on Saturday - 650 vocalists who, unknown to shoppers, had arranged to burst into song at noon.The Video is AWESOME!!!
  • Macy’s sells rubies ‘filled’ with glass

    07/15/2010 5:09:31 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies · 2+ views
    SF Public Press ^ | — Jul 13 2010 - 10:39am | David V. Johnson
    Local salespeople fail to disclose composite nature of gems It was fall 2008 and the holiday sales rush loomed, Cortney Balzan recalled. That’s when he said he felt forced to confront one of America’s largest retailers and warn it that it might be misleading its customers. For a quarter century, Balzan, an independent gemologist, had been responsible for the quality oversight, appraisal and repair of the precious gemstones that Macy’s West, the San Francisco based West Coast division of Macy’s, sold in its stores. But beginning in 2007 and continuing throughout 2008, Balzan discovered that gems arriving for distribution and...
  • Boy Maimed by Macy's Escalator Has Finger Reattached

    07/04/2010 5:17:22 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | JUly 4, 2010 | News Core
    The escalator is currently not in use, confirmed Macy's spokeswoman Elina Kazan. Wooden escalators have been in operation at the store since 1927. Two other children have had fingers chopped off by Macy's escalators in recent years. A four-year-old girl had her right index finger sliced off Oct. 16, 2005, when she tripped at the top step while riding with her father to the third floor. And a two-year-old boy had his left thumb partially severed Dec. 24, 2006, as he rode up to the fourth floor. "I'm going to try my best to make them remove them and put...
  • Macy's department store showcases drag queen in downtown store for "gay pride week" fashion show

    06/18/2010 10:41:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies · 570+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/18/2010 | n/a
    Macy's Department Store in Boston has broken new ground in its cutting-edge support of "gay pride" and the homosexual / transgender movement. As an official "Gay Pride Week" event, Macy's downtown Boston store held a fashion show MC'd by a well-known Boston drag queen. "Jujubee" is a man who dresses as a woman and performs at various drag queen and cross-dressing events. (And it's been holding similar celebratory events in 16 cities nationwide, according to a company spokesman in our video!) The event was open to the public, held in the men's department of the downtown Macy's store, and widely...
  • Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/26/2009 1:49:23 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 581+ views
    Note: This is a great site for information regarding the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
  • NOT 'GLEE'-FUL! Fox Show Disinvited From Macy Thanksgiving Parade By NBC (The war on Fox)

    10/13/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies · 2,719+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 12, 2009 | Nikki Finke
    Those morons at Jeff Zucker's company have stepped in it yet again. It's bad enough NBC can't get anyone to watch its piss-poor network primetime shows, but now NBC is making sure the American public can't watch other networks' shows as well. (This follows an earlier report that NBC doesn't want the Jay Leno Show to book rival networks' TV stars.) The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for annually including "cultural touchstones of the moment" in its broadcast, from every American Idol winner since the 2nd season (a Fox show) to the stars of High School Musical (a Disney...
  • California U.S. Senate race: Is it Carly's or Macy's?

    10/03/2009 10:30:10 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 773+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 29 September 2009 | Joe Garofoli
    Is it Carly's or Macy's? Have you seen the new Carly Fiorina mini flier? As CA GOP vice chair -- and host of the FlashReport conservative blog -- Jon Fleischman quipped to us: "It looks like a Macy's ad." Hey, we've heard of retail politics, Carly, but this is taking it to a new level. Here's the flier for C-rina's exploratory Senate campaign: Carly's rival Chuck DeVore just dropped an online ad goofing on her Carlyfornia signs, which we noted the other day...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-09-09 (DUmmie Complains To Macy's Manager About Running Fox News) IMPORTANT!!!

    06/09/2009 6:00:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1,908+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 9 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Last week we SAW how the DUmmies were getting all excited about a remote control device that could shut off TV sets that were running Fox News. But what happens when the DUmmie leaves the room? Most likely the TV will revert to Fox News since it is by far the most popular cable news channel out there. Therefore, the DUmmies have to work even harder to keep folks from watching Fox News. One way is what a certain DUmmie did as chronicled in his THREAD, "I just complained to a Macy's manager about having Fox News on their...
  • Macy's reports 59 percent drop in 4Q profit

    02/24/2009 7:19:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 762+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/24/09 | staff
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Macy's Inc. reported an almost 59 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday as its results were dragged down by weak sales and one-time costs associated with the consolidations of regional divisions and store closings. The Cincinnati-based company said Tuesday that in the three months ended Jan. 31, it earned $310 million, or 73 cents per share. That compares with $750 million, or $1.73 per share, a year earlier. Sales fell 7.7 percent to $7.93 billion from $8.59 billion a year ago. Same-store sales, or sales at stores opened at least a year, fell 7 percent. Same-store...
  • Report: Macy's execs get bonuses day after cutting 7,000 jobs

    02/04/2009 10:33:03 AM PST · by Wolfie · 137 replies · 2,307+ views
    Report: Macy's execs get bonuses day after cutting 7,000 jobs NEW YORK, NY -- Macy's Inc. announced Monday that it would cut 7,000 jobs, almost 4 percent of its work force, and reduced its contributions to its employees' retirement funds and slash its dividend to preserve cash amid a severe pullback in consumer spending. But a day after Macy’s executives announced the lay-offs, Cincinnati.com reports that top company officials received a final installment on $1.39 million in performance bonuses from 2004. According to Cincinnati.com: "The stock credit plan created in March 2004 brought five top executives “phantom stock units” or...
  • Macy's Announces 7,000 Job Cuts (Obama's Fault)

    02/02/2009 1:15:57 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 23 replies · 1,035+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2009 | Eleanor Hong, Scott Mayerowitz and Alice Gomstyn
    The crumbling economy has taken its toll one of the largest department store chains, with Macy's announcing today that it will cut 7,000 jobs, about 4 percent of its workforce. The company's cost-cutting measures include restructuring its retail divisions and reducing planned expenses. Macy's Inc. operates more than 840 department stores -- under Macy's and Bloomingdale's -- across the nation, with corporate offices located in New York and Cincinnati.
  • Macy’s, Inc. to Close 11 Stores

    01/08/2009 6:20:10 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 41 replies · 1,527+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | January 8, 2009 | Macy's, Inc.
    CINCINNATI - (Business Wire) Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced the closing of 11 underperforming Macy’s stores. “These closings are part of our normal-course process to prune underperforming locations each year in order to maintain a healthy portfolio of stores,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “While new store growth has slowed in the current economy, our long-term strategy is to continue to selectively add new stores while closing those that are underperforming.” (Editor’s Note: Macy’s, Inc. this morning also issued a separate news release reporting December 2008 sales.) Stores to be closed are...
  • Revelers pack city as Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade delights young and old

    11/28/2008 6:47:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 436+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 11.28.08 | MEREDITH KOLODNER and MELISSA GRACE
    Revelers pack city as Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade delights young and old   Dr. Seuss' Horton from 'Horton Hears a Who' made his parade debut Thursday. Related News - Photo Gallery Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons Welcome to the biggest turkey bash on the planet. Clowns tossed confetti. Children marveled at the bobbing balloons. And throngs of revelers packed the streets Thursday for the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  "It brings out the kid in all of us," said Greg Packer, 44, of Huntington, L.I. "It's that sense of togetherness that keeps me coming back."  It was a day...
  • Everything you need to know about the Macy's parade

    11/23/2008 8:24:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 446+ views
    He is the bridge that connects Thanksgiving to Christmas, autumn to winter, the calm store aisles of early November to the go-go-go shopping season of December. Santa Claus is expected to arrive in Herald Square a few minutes before noon. He will follow 10 bands, 13 giant balloons, 28 floats, 900 clowns and 1,700 cheerleaders. Millions of people will line the streets of Manhattan, waiting for the moment when Jolly Old St. Nick puts the finishing touches on this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 82nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade When: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday Where: Manhattan...
  • Macy's Letter Threatens to Fire Somali Workers Over English-Speaking Policy (MN)

    09/16/2008 5:30:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 648+ views
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 9/16/08 | KMSP TV
    Macy's Inc. says it's investigating a complaint that Somali employees at its Southdale store in Edina received a letter prohibiting the speaking of Somali at work. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it was contacted by six Somali-speaking employees of the Southdale Macy's who say they were warned that speaking Somali at work could warrant losing their jobs. According to CAIR-MN, the Macy's East document reads: "It is Macy East's policy that a common language is spoken during work -- therefore, effective immediately all associates must speak English while working -- It is a job...
  • Pakistani immigrant convicted for plot to bomb New York subway

    05/24/2006 6:37:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,307+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 5/25/06
    Pakistani convicted for plot to bomb New York subway05-25-2006, 00h32 NEW YORK (AFP) In this courtroom illustration, James Elshafay (C) and Shahawar Matin Siraj (R) appear August 2004 in Federal District Court in New York, before Magistrate Kiyo Matsumoto (R rear) during an arraignment on charges related to an alleged plot to bomb a New York City subway station. Standing at left are Assistant US attorneys John Nathanson (L) and Kelly Currie (2nd L). (AFP/Getty Images/File) A Pakistani man was convicted of planning to blow up a New York subway station ahead of the Republican National Convention held before the...
  • Brown is the new white

    07/25/2007 10:04:10 PM PDT · by Niteflyr · 37 replies · 1,820+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 7/25/07 | Robert Paul Reyes
    "According to Macy's, one of its goals is to provide an exclusive line of clothing geared toward Latina shoppers looking to express cultural identity through fashion. However, one such item might have actually offended potential Hispanic customers, so the company pulled it during the weekend." Quote from MyFoxChicago.Com The marketing experts at Macy's are so dense they actually came up with the bright idea to sell a T-shirt with the logo, "Brown is the New White." Who did the marketing research for Macy's, the KKK? The slogan "Brown is the New White" implies that Hispanics should attempt to pass for...
  • Macy's Pulls Potentially Offensive T-Shirt

    07/24/2007 1:14:52 PM PDT · by JORGE6 · 28 replies · 1,806+ views
    FOX ^ | Jul 23, 2007
    Macy's Says 'No Mas' To Racial T-Shirt Some Call Shirt Offensive Monday, 23 Jul 2007, 4:59 PM CDT Macy's department store is no longer selling a T-shirt that might offend some members of the Hispanic community. According to Macy's, one of its goals is to provide an exclusive line of clothing geared toward Latina shoppers looking to express cultural identity through fashion. However, one such item might have actually offended potential Hispanic customers, so the company pulled it during the weekend. The T-shirt, which reads "Brown is the New White," is offensive, according to Hispanic marketing expert Dr. Ed Rincon....
  • Macy's Pulls Potentially Offensive T-Shirt (Offensive to Hispanics)

    07/24/2007 8:09:59 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 92 replies · 4,869+ views
    MyFox Dallas ^ | 7-23-07
    Macy's department store is no longer selling a T-shirt that might offend some members of the Hispanic community. According to Macy's, one of its goals is to provide an exclusive line of clothing geared toward Latina shoppers looking to express cultural identity through fashion. However, one such item might have actually offended potential Hispanic customers, so the company pulled it during the weekend. The T-shirt, which reads
  • Pressure the Post (Threatened Boycott of Washington Post advertiser)

    12/07/2006 10:03:13 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 1 replies · 322+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 12/07/2006 | Virginia Virtucon
    In the 2006 elections, we witnessed such incredible bias from the Washington Post that even their very own ombudsman finally had to state that their coverage of Republican candidates, Senator George Allen in particular, was excessive and biased. Allen supporters think he can't catch a break; I sympathize. The macaca coverage went on too long, and a profile of Allen was relentlessly negative without balancing coverage of what made him a popular governor and senator. So, how do you bring pressure on the Post to change? Letters to the editor won't make a difference. Canceling your subscription won't make a...
  • Pressure the Post (Threatened Boycott of WashPo Advertiser)

    12/07/2006 7:23:37 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 12/07/2006 | Virginia Virtucon
    In the 2006 elections, we witnessed such incredible bias from the Washington Post that even their very own ombudsman finally had to state that their coverage of Republican candidates, Senator George Allen in particular, was excessive and biased. Allen supporters think he can't catch a break; I sympathize. The macaca coverage went on too long, and a profile of Allen was relentlessly negative without balancing coverage of what made him a popular governor and senator. So, how do you bring pressure on the Post to change? Letters to the editor won't make a difference. Canceling your subscription won't make a...
  • Gusty wind threatens Macy's balloons

    11/22/2006 4:39:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/22/06 | Cristian Salazar - ap
    NEW YORK - As the giant Snoopy and Big Bird balloons began to inflate Wednesday, forecasts for powerful wind gusts threatened to keep them grounded during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade instead of floating through the corridors of Manhattan. City guidelines, established after a woman was seriously injured by a wayward balloon in 1997, call for the event's trademark inflatable characters to be grounded if winds reach 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph. The National Weather Service said wind gusts could reach 35 mph Thursday, and rain and temperatures in the 40s were forecast. Seven newly installed wind-measuring devices...
  • Macy's Spokesperson: Susan Sarandon??? (Vanity)

    09/15/2006 6:39:40 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 25 replies · 968+ views
    09/14/06 | Self
    First vanity post - did a search on "Sarandon" and didn't see anything on this. Mr. Inspectorette and I were astonished to see Susan Sarandon in a new Macy's commercial on our local Portland station. If it's not her, she's got an identical twin. Has anyone else seen this?
  • Now you see 'em, now you don't

    06/08/2006 5:05:10 AM PDT · by worldclass · 23 replies · 1,263+ views
    This year, for the first time, the Macy’s at Downtown Crossing designed a display window to mark Boston Pride, and the window made its debut about two weeks ago, according to Boston Pride president. But as of the morning of June 6 the store removed features from the window, including the Web addresses for Boston Pride and the AIDS Action Committee, apparently in response to complaints from supporters of the anti-gay group Article 8 Alliance.dent Linda DeMarco.
  • In your face: Macy's Department Store in Boston has prominent display window for "Gay Pride Week"

    06/06/2006 8:07:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 82 replies · 3,160+ views
    Take action now! (Here's how. . . see below.) Main door of Macy's Department Store in downtown Boston. Note the display window at bottom left.     View of the display window from the street, clearly and blatantly celebrating "gay pride week" with two homosexual men.     Very bizarre. One mannequin is wearing what looks like some of rainbow skirt. And when was the last time you saw male store mannequins with breasts like those? What's that all about?Macy's needs to hear from America!  Here's what to do and who to call. Call as many of these numbers below as you have...
  • Macy's Removes Gay Pride Display

    06/07/2006 8:12:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 989+ views
    AP ^ | 6/7/6
    BOSTON -- Macy's department store has removed a window display marking Boston's gay pride week after a group that opposes gay marriage complained it was offensive. The display at the downtown Boston store featured two male mannequins, with one wearing a gay pride rainbow flag around his waist, next to a list of several planned Boston Pride Week events. MassResistance, formerly the Article 8 Alliance, which has campaigned against gay marriage and gay-themed textbooks in public schools, objected to the display and said the mannequin wearing the flag had a "skirt" on, the Boston Herald reported. The group posted pictures...
  • “Scrooges”, “Grinches” and “Nice” organizations - CWA List of Christmas friendly retailers

    12/10/2005 7:00:21 AM PST · by NYer · 51 replies · 1,568+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 9, 2005
    Washington DC, Dec. 09, 2005 (CNA) - Intervening in the heated debate about the mention of Christmas on the public square, Concerned Women for America (CWA) presented a first Christmas list showing which businesses are honouring the Reason for the Season (the birth of Jesus), which ones are not, and which have mixed records. It first lists the corporation ‘Nice’ or friendly to the Original Christmas tradition.  This year Macy's joins the NICE list because it has returned the explicit mention of Christmas and Merry Christmas to its stores and its ads. L.L. Bean, on the other hand, just barely...
  • Bomb Scare New York Macy's [not yet confirmed]

    12/05/2005 10:35:25 AM PST · by varyouga · 77 replies · 3,327+ views
    I'm getting reports from friends and family of a bomb scare in the Macy's on 34th street. People running in the streets and heavy police activity. No reports yet on the MSM. Let's hope it's not real this time.
  • Terrorists Targeted Macy's (40 years ago)

    11/30/2005 8:29:29 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 3 replies · 406+ views
    MND ^ | November 30, 2005 | by Humberto Fontova
    Holiday shoppers went berserk last week. In Michigan doors to a Wal-Mart had just swung open when the mob stampeded, bowling over and trampling several shoppers. Two were hospitalized. Same thing in Orlando Florida were local news ran pictures of an elderly lady being helped from the pavement as the frenzied mob surged around her. In Beaumont Texas scuffles featuring yelling, fisticuffs and swinging handbags erupted as the eager multitudes tried squeezing through the doors of a just-opened Wal-Mart. Panicked security guards resorted to pepper spray and tear gas for crowd control. "Black Friday" they call the day after Thanksgiving,...