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  • Target Cries 'Uncle,' Begs Shoppers to Come Back

    08/26/2016 9:43:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 126 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | 8-26-2016 | Michael Walsh
    Sin in haste, repent at leisure: Target is launching a first-of-its-kind one-day sale to try and boost back-to-school shopper traffic amid a boycott over its bathroom policy. The retailer is offering a 10% discount on everything in its stores and online on Sunday. Target is calling the event #TargetRunDay. It marks the first time Target has ever offered a 10% discount both in stores and on its website. The sale comes after Target last week reported its first quarterly traffic decline in more than two years. This is what happens when you blindly hop on the social-justice bandwagon without consulting...
  • Target Stock Plummets as Bathroom Boycott Surges

    08/22/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls. First, Target’s stock has taken pounding since April. Second quarter earnings fell to $680 million, according to Market Watch. And revenue fell 7.2 percent. Second, more than 1.4 million consumers have joined American Family Association’s nationwide boycott of the nation’s second-largest discount retailer. The debate is whether there is a correlation between those two facts. Target CEO Brian Cornwell told Fortune magazine in May that the transgender bathroom policy has nothing to do with their financial...
  • Target to spend $20 million on single-stall bathrooms after backlash to its restroom policy

    08/19/2016 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Sarah Halzack
    Target said Wednesday it is preparing to spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms along with men’s and women’s restrooms in its stores, a move meant to accommodate shoppers who have expressed concern about the retailers’ policy of allowing customers and employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they identify with. “Some of our guests clearly are uncomfortable with our policy, and some are really supportive,” said Cathy Smith, Target’s chief financial officer, in a conference call wither reporters.
  • Target's $20 million answer to transgender bathroom boycott

    08/17/2016 8:10:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 60 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Isidore
    Target, facing a boycott over its policy of allowing transgender customers and employees to use the bathroom of their choice, says it will spend $20 million to expand bathroom options at all of its U.S. stores. Target (TGT) CFO Cathy Smith said Wednesday that the company has heard objections to the transgender bathroom policy from some customers, though she said other customers had voiced support. In response, Target has decided to expand its use of a third, single-toilet bathroom at all of its stores, which can be locked by users. That bathroom can be used by any customer who needs...
  • Target to Spend $20 Million to Build Single-Stall Bathrooms

    08/17/2016 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 17,2016 | By Jason Devaney
    Target announced Wednesday that it will spend millions of dollars to add single-stall bathrooms in its stores, months after it caught heat for its transgender bathroom use policy. According to USA Today, about 1,400 of the retail giant's 1,800 stores already have single-stall restrooms that anyone can use. It will spent $20 million to add bathrooms to the 400 stores that do not have single-stall options. its restroom policy allows transgender customers to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Critics blasted the decision, and the store reportedly lost $10 billion after that — although company officials denied...
  • BUSINESS Retailer's 'brilliant marketing strategy' backfiring (Target)

    08/17/2016 3:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Woodward, Jody Brown
    A financial expert argues that regardless what Target says, the four-month-long boycott of the retailer by a pro-family group is at least part of the reason the company's revenue has dropped more than a billion dollars in the last quarter. Target reported today it has cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. According to The Associated Press, sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • Target cuts outlook as it sees fewer customers in stores

    08/17/2016 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    usnews.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,
    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan. The Minneapolis-based discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Its main competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reports results Thursday. Target's shares fell $4.74, or 6 percent, to $70.74 in afternoon trading.
  • Target's Transgender-Friendly Bathroon Policy Is Costing It $20 Million

    08/17/2016 12:30:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Target ^ | August 17, 2016 | Phil Wahba
    Target TGT -6.02% is spending millions to add private single-stall locking bathrooms at many of its stores as it looks to reverse a drop in shopper traffic, some of which may have been caused by the retailer’s transgender-friendly bathroom policy.
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • Franklin Graham: Dump Target Stock for Luring in 'Sexual Perverts'

    07/15/2016 1:48:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 15,2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has called on shareholders of Target to dump their stock — saying the department store's policy regarding the use of its bathrooms by transgender people invites "sexual perverts into their stores." His plea follows reports of a transgender woman being arrested at a Target store in Utah for allegedly snapping pictures of a teenager in a changing room. "I told you so, it was just a matter of time. Target is putting their customers at risk — and their shareholders. I wouldn't be surprised if people started dumping their stock, and they should!" Graham, who runs the...
  • Documents detail alleged voyeurism incident at Ammon Target

    07/14/2016 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    .eastidahonews.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | staff
    IDAHO FALLS — A transgender woman accused of videotaping an 18-year-old in a Target fitting room admitted to detectives that she had made videos in the past of women undressing, according to court documents obtained by EastIdahoNews.com. Shauna Smith, a transgender woman, is being charged as Sean Smith with one felony count of video voyeurism after the alleged incident Monday. More information An affidavit of probable cause states the 18-year-old woman was trying on swimwear at the Target on 25th East when someone in an adjacent fitting room held an iPhone over the top of the barrier and began taking...
  • Transgender woman arrested in voyeurism incident at Idaho Target

    07/13/2016 6:56:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    FOx News ^ | July 12,2016
    An Idaho man who told police he identifies as a woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly taking photos of a woman in a Target fitting room, officials said. Sean Patrick Smith, 43, was allegedly dressed in women’s clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women’s section of the store in Ammon on Monday, East Idaho News reported. Smith, also known as Shauna Patricia Smith, then began taking pictures of a woman in the changing stall next to him, police said. “The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door,” a witness told East...
  • US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees, says Kerry

    07/13/2016 7:34:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday. Washington has been criticized by some activists for moving too slowly to settle those fleeing the conflict, while Obama's opponents warn their number may include terrorists. But Kerry said the United States is now on course to admit 10,000 vulnerable refugees, chosen from UN camps and vetted by US security and intelligence agencies. "It's also representing six-fold increase over what we did the year before," Kerry said, referring to the US fiscal year,...
  • Transgender woman arrested for voyeurism at Ammon Target

    07/13/2016 5:20:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    .eastidahonews.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephan Rockefeller
    AMMON — An Idaho Falls man who police say identifies as transgender was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies say he took photos of a woman in a fitting room in Target. Sean Patrick Smith, 46, who also goes by Shauna Patricia Smith, was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on one felony count of voyeurism. Bonneville County Sgt. Bryan Lovell says deputies were called to a disturbance at Target on 25th East just after 5 p.m. Monday.
  • Trans ‘woman’ accused of filming female shopper in Target dressing room

    07/13/2016 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 25 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/13/16 | Victor Skinner
    Target’s commitment to an “inclusive experience” for its customers provided the means for a transgendered Idaho Falls “woman” to snap shots of a woman while she tried on clothes in a store dressing room. Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a store in Ammon Monday after a customer reported that someone was taking pictures of her in the dressing room with a cell phone while she was changing, the Idaho Falls Post Register reports. The woman confronted the culprit, who fled on foot, according to a police statement.
  • Transgender Person Arrested For Taking Pictures Of Woman In Target Dressing Room

    07/13/2016 7:38:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 7-13-2016 | PETER HASSON
    Idaho police arrested a man -- who identifies as a transgender woman -- on one count of felony voyeurism Tuesday after he took pictures of a woman while she was changing clothes in a Target dressing room, the Post Register reported. Sheriff's deputies arrested 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith, who reportedly identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, the day after he was spotted reaching over the changing room wall with a cell phone taking pictures of a woman who was trying on clothes. The victim confronted Smith, who then ran out of the store. The alleged incident took place on Monday. Authorities...
  • Transgender woman arrested for voyeurism at Target

    07/13/2016 6:02:59 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 34 replies
    A transgender Idaho Falls woman was arrested Tuesday on one count of felony voyeurism for a report that she took pictures of another woman changing clothes in a dressing room at Target in Ammon. Shauna Patricia Smith, 43, is in custody in the Bonneville County Jail under the name Sean Smith, according to the jail’s active inmate roster. A Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release said the suspect also is known as Sean P. Smith. Sheriff’s deputies responded Monday to the store after a woman reported that someone was taking pictures of her while she was inside a dressing room...
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Revere Police Identify Target ‘Peeper’

    06/30/2016 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    reverejournal.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Seth Daniel
    Revere Police took the Target ‘peeper’ into custody at Attleboro District Court on Tuesday when the Rhode Island man showed up at the courthouse for a hearing on an unrelated case. Investigators said Sheldon Fulbeck, a Rhode Island man, has had trouble several times with similar issues, and was the first person in the state charged with the new upskirting law two years ago. Upskirting is the practice of taking a photograph “up the skirt” of a woman, a practice that was illegal until two years ago. “We got two good tips from people who knew him very closely and...
  • U.S. Marshal charged for peeping in Bismarck Target dressing room

    06/30/2016 7:06:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    wdaz.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jon Tweet
    BISMARCK, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A man is charged with peeping in a Target dressing room when a minor was trying on a bathing suit. WDAZ has learned he is a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Michael Rivera, 29, works out of the U.S. Marshal's Office in Bismarck. He is charged with promoting sexual performance by a minor.
  • Man Charged With Recording Girls In Bedford, NH Target Fitting Room

    06/30/2016 1:59:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | cbs
    BEDFORD, N.H. (CBS) – A Raymond, New Hampshire man is accused of filming girls changing in a Target fitting room. Bedford police say they were called to the Target on South River Road in Bedford at about 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of a man who was recording young women changing clothes in the dressing room. The man in question fled before officers arrived, but after an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for 22-year-old Zachery Bishop.
  • Russia Hands Egypt Keys to Brand-New Corvette Warship

    06/27/2016 2:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.06.2016
    The Russian Project 1241 class R-32 missile corvette has been handed to Egypt, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov as confirming on Saturday. The warship will help Cairo counter terrorism not only on land but also at sea, Kochemazov said, without elaborating on when the vessel was delivered to Egyptian Navy. In August 2015, it was reported that the Egyptian Defense Ministry said that they received the R-32, equipped with the Moskit missile system.The Ministry said at the time that a group of Egyptian sailors and engineers will be sent to Russia, where they will be trained ahead...
  • Rash Of Peeping Incidents Follows Target’s New Bathroom Policy

    06/23/2016 7:11:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Now that men have access to women’s bathrooms and fitting rooms at every Target store in America, many are using that opportunity to secretly film women and teenage girls. For example, a 16-year-old girl told station WDAY-TV in Fargo, N.D., that when she went into a dressing room, a man put his phone under the door with the camera facing toward her. “When she walked out, the man entered a different dressing room,” the station reported. Target declined to comment, but police are seeking a white male, age 30 to 50, possible around 6 feet tall, with a muscular build...
  • Boy, 9, says man touched him in Houston-area Target bathroom

    06/23/2016 3:08:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    click2houston ^ | June 22, 2016 | Erica Young
    HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department is asking the public for help in its investigation into a child indecency case at a Target store. The incident happened inside the men's bathroom at the store in the 6800 block of West F.M. 1960 on May 13. A 9-year-old boy told police a man entered his bathroom stall and touched him inappropriately. The boy ran out of the restroom and hid under a water fountain near the restrooms until his mother came out of the women's restroom. He then told her what happened.
  • Target’s Still Feeling Impact Of Transgender Bathroom Policy

    06/23/2016 2:53:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    yougov.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Ted Marzilli
    For the past three weeks, Target’s purchase consideration levels have been moving around the three-year low mark, coinciding with its April 19th announcement regarding transgender use of bathrooms and fitting rooms. This may indicate rough sales waters ahead for the retailer. The drop in purchase consideration is not as steep as the one Target took after its late 2013 data breach. The retailer’s new low was likely made easier that according to YouGov BrandIndex’s consumer metrics, it never fully recovered to pre-breach levels in the first place. Looking back to the first month after the late 2013 data breach, Target...
  • AFA launches new boycott Target campaign amid retailer's refusal to change inclusive bathroom policy

    06/18/2016 1:26:42 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 15 replies
    Christian Times ^ | 17 June, 2016 | Chiqui Guyjoco
    Conservative group American Family Association (AFA) announced Tuesday, June 14 that it's launching another campaign to boycott Target after the retailer proved adamant in its inclusive bathroom policy. Walker Wildmon, assistant to the president of AFA, announced on the organization's official website a new initiative for #BoycottTarget pledge seeking 50,000 more signatories from June 13 to 17. The organization believes that despite garnering more than a million pledges for the first campaign, there are still millions more who were not able to sign. AFA spearheaded the campaign shortly after the giant retail company announced its inclusive bathroom policy in April....
  • Woman breastfeeding in Torrington Target verbally assaulted, staff comes to her defense

    06/15/2016 10:09:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    fox61.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Samantha Schoenfeld
    Warning: some of the language and visuals in this post and the video below may be inappropriate for some viewers. TORRINGTON — A video of a woman who was verbally assaulted while breastfeeding her baby in a Target store in Torrington is going viral. Jessie Maher, who lives in Canton, posted the video Monday morning after she says she was “verbally assaulted by an old man in Target for breastfeeding my baby.” Maher filmed the entire incident.
  • Police search for man accused of peeping on woman in Target

    06/14/2016 7:48:47 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 25 replies
    ABC News WCVB ^ | 6/13/2016 | ABC NewsWCVB
    <p>REVERE, Mass. - Police are searching for a man who is accused of looking at a female undress inside a changing room at Target.</p> <p>Revere police said they are looking to identify a man described as a white male in his late 30s, with brown hair, who was wearing a white shirt during the incident.</p>
  • Professor who donates sperm in city bathrooms has sired 22 kids

    06/12/2016 4:46:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 12, 2016
    On a busy night last week at the Target on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Ari Nagel, 40, emerged from the men’s bathroom looking a little flushed and quite pleased with himself. “It’s better when it’s fresh,” he told them. “It” is Nagel’s semen, and it’s in demand. The 6-foot-2 CUNY Kingsborough math professor has served as a sperm donor for dozens of locals, siring 22 kids over the past 12 years with 18 women of various backgrounds.
  • Ex-cop: Arrest Target managers in transgender fight

    06/12/2016 6:38:16 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 06/11/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama’s transgender bathroom guidance has schools in an uproar. Carl Gallups, a former Florida law-enforcement officer who holds a special deputy status within the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s department, as bestowed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and who now serves as a pastor at Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, has an idea to take on what he calls the transgender “insanity” sweeping the nation that doesn’t so much involve politics – but rather police.
  • Man dressed as woman gropes girl at Mentor library, police say (video)

    06/11/2016 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Chanda Neely, cleveland.com
    MENTOR, Ohio — A man dressed as a woman groped a teenage girl at the Mentor Public Library. Police are still looking for the man involved in the May 29 incident, Mentor police Lt. Dan Molnar said Friday. The girl was not physically harmed. Surveillance cameras captured the man entering the library in the 8200 block of Mentor Avenue at 11:30 a.m. dressed in a black dress, wig and high heels. The man struck up a conversation with the 14-year-old girl, police said. The two joked about the man's attire before he touched the teen inappropriately, according to police reports.
  • Multiple incidents reported of man following customers in Galleria-area Target

    06/10/2016 1:04:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    click2houston ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ryan Korsgard - Reporter
    HOUSTON - As Jackie Georgiou and her two kids left Target on San Felipe near the West Loop Monday afternoon, she said a store employee came up and asked if she knew a man had been following her in the store. "I said 'no, I didn't notice that.' And he said 'I noticed and I was following him and the reason I'm approaching is that he followed you out of the store and I didn't want him to follow you home.' And I said 'oh my God, thank you!'" Georgiou said,
  • Target to AFA rep: We don't care

    06/10/2016 12:55:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Woodward
    A spokesman for the American Family Association says he was clearly snubbed by Target officials today when he expressed his group's deep concerns about the retailer's bathroom policy. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III went to today's Target shareholders meeting in Southern California to raise concerns again about the company's policy allowing transgenders to use the bathroom or changing room of the gender in which they say they identify. AFA's concern has been that sexual predators may take advantage of the policy, thereby putting women and children at risk. "It's amazing. The response really was We don't care what you have to...
  • Video in St. Petersburg Target goes viral after man confronts employees over bathroom policy

    06/10/2016 11:50:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sara DiNatale, Times Staff Writer
    ST. PETERSBURG — Andy Park wanted to see if a man could get into the woman's restroom at Target. The retailer's "inclusive" restroom policy — allowing people to use whatever restroom corresponds with their gender identity — has been under fire since last week. It's a small flare-up in a larger firestorm around new laws banning transgender people from bathrooms that don't match the sex on their birth certificate. Park, 57, hid a camera phone in his shirt pocket, went to the Target a quarter mile from his home and asked employees there if he could use the women's restroom....
  • Report: Target Shareholders Unhappy About Transgender Bathroom Policy

    06/09/2016 9:09:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    Target’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday focused heavily on the company’s policy change allowing men who identify as women to use the women’s restroom. Many shareholders reportedly expressed their displeasure with the policy change and at least one shareholder publicly questioned whether the policy change is responsible for the company’s plummeting stock prices.
  • Target declares itself "committed to the complete overhaul of American society as it pertains to sex

    06/09/2016 1:09:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 89 replies
    Whose slave are you? (Romans 6) ^ | 6/8/2016 | Trevor Thomas
    A representative from the American Family Association (AFA) attended today's meeting of Target shareholders in southern California. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III was present to again express concern towards Target's recent policy change that allows men into women's restrooms. According to reports from One News Now, Target did more than triple-down on its perverse restroom policy. According to Hamilton, Target's response to the concerns raised by AFA was, "We don't care what you have to say. We don't care what the American Family Association represents. We don't care what those people who signed your petition represent. We are committed to the...
  • Target CEO takes heat from shareholders about transgender bathroom policy

    06/08/2016 7:27:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    washington times ^ | June 8 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Brian Cornell, the chairman and CEO of Target, took several questions from disgruntled audience members at the annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday concerning the retail giant’s stance on transgender bathroom and fitting room access. Justin Danhof, who heads the Free Enterprise Project and was in attendance at the meeting, asked Mr. Cornell whether he believes those who oppose the company’s stance are bigots. “Didn’t answer the question,” Mr. Danhof said of the business executive’s response. “He gave a vacuous statement on, ‘We believe in diversity, we believe in inclusion, and everyone should feel safe in our stores.’” “‘Support inclusivity, support...
  • Target market cap now down $10.5 billion in wake of boycott

    05/28/2016 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    The American Family Association's pledge to boycott Target because of its policy to allow men into women's bathrooms, and vice versa, has reached 1.3 million signers, and Target's stock (TGT) continues to suffer compared to that of its natural competitors. At the close of trading on Tuesday, the boycott-induced direct decline in Target's market cap was $9.2 billion. By the end of this week, that exceeded $10 billion. Since April 19, the date the policy came into effect, Target's market cap has declined 19.4%. By comparison, the corresponding market cap of natural competitors such as Costco (COST), Walmart (WMT), Dollar...
  • Target boycott has directly cost company $9.2 billion in market cap to date

    Target's weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down 9 percent in morning trading. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year ... Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Nordstrom fell as well. Shares of Wal-Mart, which reports earnings on Thursday, fell almost 4 percent
  • Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

    05/24/2016 9:43:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell is in denial over the reason for the company's plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer's transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role. "Target stock is tumbling after they announced a pro-transgender restroom policy allowing men to use women's bathrooms and changing rooms. Stock value has fallen 20 percent and shareholder value has lost $10 billion since they began promoting this dangerous policy," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. He then referred to a media statement made by Cornell, where he denied suggestions that...
  • Frisco Target ‘Peeping Tom' identified

    05/24/2016 9:13:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    fox4news.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | fox4news staff
    Police have identified the ‘Peeping Tom’ who allegedly used his cell phone to record video of an underage girl inside a Frisco Target dressing room earlier this month. Frisco police say Charles Sidney McKissack III, 29, took off after the girl noticed the camera while changing clothes. She told her parent who told an employee, but by that time, McKissack was gone. The 29-year-old is originally from the Corsicanna area and is possibly transient in the DFW area. Police believe he often goes by 'Chad.'
  • Target CEO Blames Weather For Tanking Business…No, Seriously

    05/23/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | Brandon Morse
    The dumpster fire that is the national superstore known as Target has had quite a rough time lately. And is it any wonder? They can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to pleasing their customers. First they ban guns within their stores because “safety.” Then they began allowing men into women’s restrooms because “equality.” Then they are currently suing a guy who stopped another guy from stabbing a girl to death because…well, because they’re dumb. The American people responded, and as can be expected, Target’s ship has begun to sink. Not only did well over a million...
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women’s Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 141 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.” Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. “We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here,” said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. “In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is ‘respectful...
  • Target sues a man who helped saved a girl's life in one of its store

    05/22/2016 12:43:30 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 17 replies
    5/22/16
    These are the basic facts. A homeless schizophrenic man, Leon Walls, stabbed a man, Jobe Wright, on a street. Walls then ran into a nearby Target, where Wright and some friends, including Michael Turner, pursued him. One of the pursuing men called police. They located Walls in the store, and Walls grabbed a teenage girl, threatening her with a knife. He said he wanted to leave the store, but the men said he wasn't leaving until police got there. Walls then started stabbing the girl, and the men subdued him. One of them had brought a baseball bat with him...
  • Transvestite Day at My Local Wal Mart??

    05/22/2016 9:20:38 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 50 replies
    may 22 2016 | an amused, middle-aged woman
    Anyone out shopping yesterday notice more transvestites than usual? In my local WalMart I counted 5 definitely and maybe 7 and no I didn't go into the bathroom. In a good year I'll see maybe .75 total transvestites in this lily-white, upper-crust area Wal Mart in the Capital District of NY. No pictures as I'm awful with my phone/camera and being sneaky. I realize evidence is crucial to the believability of this event and I am sorry, and that's why I'm wondering anyone else saw this. It looked like an organized event, or maybe the bus of a traveling Drag...
  • Target Sues Customer Who Saved Shopper from Stabbing

    05/22/2016 5:27:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 68 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/21/20016 | Tim Brown
    Target stocks continue to fall and are at almost a $20 loss per share, but that isn’t stopping the retail company from suing one of their own customers who saved another shopper from a stabbing attack. Target stocks plunged $2.5 Billion in just 10 days once word got out about the company's pandering to less than half a percent of the population, which would open up bathrooms to those of the opposite gender. The stocks continue to fall and are at almost a $20 loss per share, but that isn't stopping the retail company from suing one of their own...
  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Target’s First Quarter Earnings Report ‘Stung’

    05/20/2016 6:35:38 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 5-20-2016 | Trent Baker
    CNBC’s Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” said in an interview with TheStreet, Inc. that Target’s first quarter earnings report “stung.” Cramer said he had originally thought Target would be impervious to the effects Amazon has had on retailers and added Target has now “confused itself.” “I got to fall on my sword here,” Cramer said. “I thought that Target under Brian Cornell had made it so he was less Amazon-able and less worried about the consumer. The mix was not good. Apparel was not good, electronics not good; the guidance — horrendous. You know, we’ve been having such a...
  • https://www.usa.church/3-reasons-pastors-bold-woman-marching-target/

    05/20/2016 8:15:07 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 6 replies
    USA Christian Church ^ | 10/16/2016 | Steven Andrew
    A bold family walked through a Target store with the mother, who cares for the well being of the people, saying, “Do not be deceived,” Target “opening their bathrooms to perverted men” and “Mothers, get your children out of this store”. This is because millions believe Target is rebelling against God and endangering women by having transgenders use bathrooms with women...
  • This Man Saved A Girl From Being Stabbed To Death, And Now Target Is Suing Him For It

    05/20/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bre Payton
    In 2013, Michael Turner saved the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been viciously attacked and stabbed in a Target store in Pennsylvania. And instead of thanking him for protecting its customers and preventing them from being murdered, Target is now suing him for his heroism and alleging he acted irresponsibly. The attacker, Leon Walls, was convicted of attempted homicide for stabbing then-16-year-old Allison Meadows in 2013. Security footage from the store shows Walls grabbing Meadows and stabbing her before Turner tackles the knife-wielding perp and chases him out of the store with a baseball bat.