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  • Tis The Season for Black Friday Union Organized Protests

    11/24/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    No surprise here. The Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) is planning their annual Black Friday strike at Walmart centers around the country with a twist. This year, more than 100 Walmart workers plan to fast for 15 days prior to protesting on Friday, in what's sure to be an interesting PR stunt, but what's dramatically different this year is that it's unclear who is captaining the ship. OUR Walmart has been in disarray for months, torn apart by internal bickering and conflicting leadership. Originally, OUR Walmart was established by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW)...
  • If You Start Seeing Green Lights Pop Up in Your Neighborhood, Here’s What They Mean

    11/11/2015 3:06:09 PM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2015 | Liz Klimas
    98 cents, right by the check out lanes
  • After uproar, Walmart pulls Israelis soldier costume, Arab nose

    10/30/2015 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/29/15
    Wal Mart pulled an Israeli soldier costume and a “Sheik Fagin” prosthetic nose, after facing a backlash from social media. The products reportedly were removed from the company’s website and from store shelves on Tuesday afternoon, hours after the American-Arab Anti-Discriminatory Committee called on Walmart and other retailers to remove the products as well as others deemed anti-Arab. The committee, known as the ADC, was joined in its call by joined by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR; and the US Palestinian Community Network, or USPCN. “The Israeli forces are a symbol of violence and fear for Palestinians living...
  • Walmart is selling a childrens Israeli soldier costume for Halloween (toy gun included)

    10/28/2015 12:35:55 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Metro ^ | 10/27/2015 | Oliver Wheaton
    Walmart have sparked outrage by selling an childrens Halloween costume of an Israeli soldier. The US retailer is selling the costume for $27.44 (17.89), and it comes complete with a toy Uzi machine gun. Several people have taken to Walmarts website to condemn the costume in the reviews. One review, titled Costume of the Chosen Apartieid Army, reads: Your little one can now go to his friends house, and take over their bedroom, and all of their toys and claim that God has given him/her the right to take it. If the friend refuses, your little IDF soldier can respond...
  • (People of WalMart) Costumes worn by principal, coach cause controversy

    10/23/2015 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    WTNH ^ | 10/21/2015 | Dalfred Jones
    (KLFY) Acadia Parish, La. residents have mixed emotions about a photo featuring two educators at a costume party earlier this month. Iota Middle School Principal Lee Ann Wall and her husband Jeptha Wall, who is a coach at Crowley High School, appear in the image. Their costumes are described as People of Walmart. Jeptha can be seen wearing a red bandana around his waist with a gun tucked into his belt and money coming out of his pocket. In front of Lee Ann is a basket full of black and white baby dolls and sign that read, You wait...
  • Why won't middle class people shop at Walmart?

    10/19/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 214 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Walmart's stock took a steep drop as the company announced that it was expecting lower profits. There are a number of problems Wal-mart has, such as its website and fulfillment not being quite as good as Amazon.com, but Wal-mart is primarily a brick and mortar store, not an internet company. The basic problem as I see it is that middle class people are afraid to shop there. If you look at reviews on Yelp one of the most common words used to describe Wal-mart is "ghetto". There is even a Yahoo question on this very topic: Why is every Walmart...
  • Wal-Marts Worst Stock Crash In 27 Years Is Another Sign That The Economy Is Rapidly Falling Apart

    10/18/2015 6:56:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/18/2015 | Michael Snyder
    <p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suffered its worst stock decline in more than 27 years after predicting a drop in annual profit, underscoring the giant retailers struggles to reignite growth.</p> <p>Earnings will decrease 6 percent to 12 percent in fiscal 2017, which ends in January of that year, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said at its investor day on Wednesday. Analysts had estimated a gain of 4 percent on average, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.</p>
  • Why Wal-Mart's Shrinking Profit Should Scare Liberals

    10/17/2015 7:28:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/17/2015 | Jed Graham
    Wal-Mart's second profit warning in two months should be a wake-up call for the political left. If America's largest private employer is struggling with its own pay increases, how will other businesses cope with even larger minimum-wage hikes? Long the scourge of progressives for its relatively low wages, Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) announced early this year that it would unilaterally boost its own base wage, first to $9 an hour this past April and to $10 by February 2016. "People have known that $10 was coming for a while," Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon told CNBC's Jim Cramer on Wednesday. "This news today...
  • Wal-Mart: Wage hikes are killing profits

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wall Street rolled back Wal-Marts stock price Wednesday after the retailer issued a gloomy outlook. Wal-Mart said the strong dollar was hurting sales this year and that wage increases for its employees would eat into profits next year. Shares of Wal-Mart plunged 9 percent to a three-year low on the news.
  • Walmart's biggest owners lose $14.7B in a day!

    10/14/2015 1:56:22 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 45 replies
    USA Today | 10/14/2015 | Matt Krantz
  • TX:.22 Ammunition in WalMart, 5 Cents a Round

    10/06/2015 9:50:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the .22 bubble finally bursting? I have, with many others, been watching WalMart for .22 ammunition. It is a good indicator that demand may be saturating, and prices dropping. For two years, the availability of .22 long rifle ammunition in WalMart stores has been very spotty. They have had a 3 boxes per customer limit for most of that period. When .22 ammunition comes in, it is snapped up by the first few customers; then the shelves are bare until the next shipment, which usually happens a week or more later. On September 30th, in a Dallas WalMart near...
  • Wal-Mart to cut hundreds of jobs at headquarters

    10/01/2015 2:12:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:17pm EDT | Reuters
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said. Fewer than 500 employees are expected to lose their jobs and an announcement could be made as early as this Friday, according to one of sources, who declined to be named because the move had not been made public.
  • Walmart In Courtroom Battle With Texas Over Irrational Liquor Law

    09/20/2015 12:11:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 18 September 2015 | Chris Morran
    Having spent a large part of my life in a state where getting wine or booze meant going to a state-operated wine and spirits shoppe, it doesnt seem all that awful that Walmart and other publicly trade companies are barred from selling hard liquor in the state of Texas. But for the nations biggest retailer, that law makes no sense and its in the middle of a legal battle with the Lone Star state for the right to dispense spirits. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is responsible for handing out liquor licenses to retailers and other businesses in the...
  • Utah Supreme Court: Right of Self-Defense Outweighs Employer-Mandated De-escalation Policies

    09/19/2015 5:51:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 18 the Utah Supreme Court ruled that under circumstances where retreat is not possible, business policies requiring employees to disengage or withdraw when under duress cannot be used as grounds for firing an employee who takes action to protect his or her life.The decision came in a case revolving around a 2011 incident in which six workers were fired after they fought with a shoplifter who pulled a gun on them inside the Layton Wal-Mart.According to Fox 13, when Walmart defended their actions, Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham asked if employers should be able to fire employees...
  • Michigan woman finds black widow spider in Walmart grapes

    09/10/2015 4:59:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 97 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 9, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    TROY, Mich., - A Michigan woman who bought grapes from a Walmart store said she discovered a venomous black widow spider in the package. Ariel Jackson, 25, said she bought the perforated package of grapes from a Walmart Supercenter in Troy and she discovered the spider when she started washing the fruit. "She was screaming about a huge spider, and everyone was like, 'Calm down, it's probably nothing,'" Jackson's boyfriend, Michal Frank, 26, told ABC News. "But we took a closer look and lo and behold, it's a black widow. It had the red hourglass-shaped spot on its belly." Jackson...
  • Al Qaeda Mag Urges Attack on Koch Brothers, Buffett, Bloomberg

    09/09/2015 8:05:16 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept 9, 2015 | ROBERT WINDREM and TRACY CONNOR
    A notorious al Qaeda magazine is encouraging lone-wolf terrorist attacks on U.S. economic leaders, including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett. The list in Inspire magazine also included industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch, internet entrepreneur Larry Ellison, and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. A prominent economist was also on the list but asked that his name be withheld. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was named, though not Janet Yellen, who succeeded him. Also pictured was Jim Walton, one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, although he was misidentified in the caption as his late father, Sam Walton. Several...
  • Fake Walmart employee walks out of Grapevine store with big-screen TVs

    09/03/2015 3:50:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Dallas news ^ | September 3, 2015
    A thief masquerading as a Walmart employee walked out of Grapevine store last month with four big-screen TVs. Police are asking for help catching the man who stole the Samsung televisions Aug. 8 at the store on State Highway 114.
  • Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting in a Wal-Mart Parking Lot

    09/03/2015 12:41:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    abc news ^ | 9-3-2015 | ap
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. A Virginia police officer who shot and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and using a gun in a felony. Portsmouth Circuit Court records show a grand jury indicted city officer Stephen D. Rankin on Thursday. Eighteen-year-old William Chapman II was shot April 22. Virginia State Police said the shooting occurred when an officer responded to a call from Wal-Mart security about shoplifting, and a struggle ensued. Chapman is black. Rankin is white.
  • Why Walmart Is Reducing Worker Hours, After Raising the Minimum Wage and Other Lessons in Reality

    09/02/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    News item: There is a new cholesterol-control drug on the market, Repatha, which is enormously beneficial to people who suffer serious side effects from the statins commonly used to control cholesterol or who derive no benefit from statins. Some 17 million Britons are potential beneficiaries of the drug, but they will not be able to use it, because the United Kingdoms version of Sarah Palins death panel which bears the pleasingly Orwellian name NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says it is too expensive. The United Kingdoms single-payer health-care system is effectively a monopoly, and...
  • Walmart Decides to Drop Sale of AR-15 Assault Rifles (Major Hurl Alert!)

    08/31/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies
    A generation ago, the American gun industry came up with a devilish new campaign to bolster declining sales militarizing the civilian firearms market with lightly adapted versions of potent battlefield weapons like the M-16 rifle. Renamed the AR-15, this semiautomatic assault rifle has come to haunt society in the hands of criminals and the deranged, who regularly kill innocent people in high-powered mass shootings.
  • Economics 102: WalMart Cuts Worker Hours After Hiking Minimum Wages

    08/31/2015 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/31/15 | Tyler Druden
    But the story didnt stop there. Late last month we highlighted an internal memo circulated at Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates which looked to be an attempt to prepare the firms employees for layoffs at Wal-Marts home office. Then, not a week later, Bloomberg ran a story detailing the grievances of some senior Wal-Mart employees who suddenly realized that although they may still be making more than their subordinates, the wage hierarchy had been distorted and that distortion had nothing to do with merit. As we put it, higher paid employees dont understand why everyone under them in...

    08/30/2015 5:15:34 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 115 replies
    self | 08/30/15 | RaceBannon
    I skipped the church dinner to buy something to repair my clothes. I went to the deli to buy some dinner. People often mock people who shop at WALMART, but tonight, it was an employee who got my attention. The teenager who was cleaning up and served me my meal, had his trousers hanging below his butt, below the curve of his butt, with his skivvies exposed full bore. Serving food. I spoke to 3 managers, I told the first one, she got a bigger manager, she came over, I told her, her first words out of her mouth were,...
  • Stealing from Walmart still stealing

    08/27/2015 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Legal Relativism and Food Insecurity In the new legal relativism and mob justice atmosphere that uses social justice as an excuse to loot and burn down stores in their neighborhoods, Everett Mitchell, the Director of Community Relations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus, stated during a discussion panel, Best Policing Practices, that prosecuting shoplifters from Walmart and Target is aggressive police behavior. I just dont think they should be prosecuting cases for people who steal from Walmart. I dont think that. I dont think that Target, and all them other places the big boxes that have insurance ...

    08/26/2015 9:07:24 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 08/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Just months after winning against a Trinity Church lawsuit designed to force Walmart to quit selling AR-15s and high capacity magazines, Walmart corporate says it will quit selling AR-15s of its own accord. Moreover, corporate stresses that the decision is not political. According to Gun Talk radio host Tom Gresham, Walmart corporate confirmed their decision to quit selling AR-15s on August 25. Gresham tweeted, CONFIRMED with Walmart corporate offices. Getting rid of AR-15s. They arent selling. Replacing with hunting guns. Not political.' This latest gun-related decision comes after the retail giant has spent a decade shifting back and forth on...
  • Michigan Medicaid Comes with a Wal-Mart Gift Card

    08/24/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Uncover Obamacare ^ | August 24, 2015 | Kristina Ribal
    Yes, you read the headline correctly. Michigans Medicaid expansion program includes $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for Medicaid enrollees that follow the doctors orders. It seems that although, the state doesnt itself purchase or give out any Wal-Mart gift cards, their cost is baked into the Medicaid managed care contracts. In essence, the taxpayers of Michigan are paying for $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for people on Medicaid whether they know it or not. And getting one of these gift cards is pretty easy.
  • AZ: Open Carrier in Yuma Walmart

    08/20/2015 3:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I walked up to a checkout line at the Wal-Mart, and was pleased to see another open carrier ahead of me. I asked if I could take his picture. He was pleasant and accommodating. I heard him joking with the checkout lady. It was obvious that he was a regular customer. It looks like a real working outfit to me, not one worn just for style. He agreed to have another picture taken in the entrance, to show the pistol a bit more clearly. We talked for a bit about the few locations that still ban guns in Yuma....
  • AZ: .50 BMG Ammunition at Wal-Mart

    08/19/2015 3:56:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    To any fair minded observer, gun ownership, the familiarity with and acceptance of guns, and the embracing of guns by American society, has been in a decades long resurgence. I spotted an indicator of this reality in a local Wal-Mart a few days ago. I often stop by the Wal-Mart ammunition counter to see what is happening. While .22 ammunition is starting to appear on the shelves of dedicated gun stores, it is absent from Wal-Mart in Yuma, Arizona. But .50 Browning Machine Gun ammunition is there. The .50 BMG has been gaining popularity with American shooters for decades....

    08/18/2015 11:55:00 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    18 aug 2015
    --was in the Walmart in Spearfish,South Dakota and noticed the lack of any "assault" weapons -aka "modern sporting rifles"--commented to the clerk that they must all be sold out. --reply was the "we don't sell them any more--orders from above"---I commented on how stupid a policy that was, suggested I was going to write them a letter--he agreed that "might help""----I am wondering if anyone else has seen this in their area---
  • One alarming reason Walmart's profit is down

    08/18/2015 11:23:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | Hayley Peterson
    Walmart's theft problem is getting worse. Walmart US president Greg Foran said Tuesday that theft, which the company calls shrinkage, was one of three major factors behind the retailer's drop in profit in the most recent quarter. Walmart's profit fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 a share, in the quarter ending July 31, from $4.09 billion, or $1.26 a share, a year earlier, the company reported Tuesday. "Inventory shrinkage was meaningfully higher than planned for the quarter," Foran said in an earnings call. Walmart probably loses about 1% of its US revenue or roughly $3 billion every year ...
  • Wal-Mart Wage Hikes Backfire (Again) As Angry Employees Threaten To Quit

    08/07/2015 9:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, in "Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000," we highlighted an internal memo circulated at Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates. The letter, which was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, advised employees to prepare for an expected wave of layoffs at WalMarts home office in Bentonville. "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends," Cameron Smith tells his recruiters, "you have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down."The retail giant has received quite a bit of scrutiny this year (more than usual), after abruptly and simultaneously closing...
  • Bomb threat clears stores at Charleston Crossing.

    08/06/2015 7:24:39 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA Several businesses were evacuated at the Charleston Crossing Shopping Center across from Walmart on Wednesday afternoon after a threat was received by the Navy Federal Credit Union. Sierra Vista Police responded to the credit union at about 3:50 p.m. Their call action center, which is in a different state, called them to be advised that a member of the credit union called them, made some veiled threats about some things they have done in the past and that bad things could happen here. They take that as a threat, said Sgt. Brett Mitchell. At the request of...
  • Walmart, Amazon and Other Retailers to Pay Toy Gun Settlement

    08/05/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 17 replies
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of realistic-looking toy guns in New York and pay over $300,000 in penalties, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday.</p> <p>Schneiderman's office found that five retailers and their third-party sellers sold over 6,400 toy guns from 2012 to 2014 that violated New York laws. Most of the toys were sold online.</p>
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 7:55:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015
    Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff August 4, 2015 4:11 pm An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing something terrible and evil to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRKs anti-American attitudes. The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and...
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:50:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Auugst 4, 2015 | Staff
    An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing something terrible and evil to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRKs anti-American attitudes. The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and while that act does not explain, much less forgive, North Koreas many abuses since, it is not totally irrelevant either,...
  • Walmart halts gun sales during flooding 'to comply with the law' (FL)

    08/04/2015 10:09:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 08/04/2015 | Lee Williams
    For a gun writer, it sounded almost too unbelievable to be true. The Pasco County Board of Commissioners declares a state-of-emergency Saturday because of severe rains and flooding, and then an unknown county official supposedly orders the Walmart Supercenter in Wesley Chapel to suspend firearms and ammunition sales because of the emergency. Aaron Mullins, Walmart's corporate spokesman, confirmed the story Monday, at least at first. "A county official reached out to the store and said they weren't allowed to sell firearms or ammo," Mullins said Monday morning. "The store did not give me the person's name, but said they were...
  • Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Minimum Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000

    07/31/2015 7:42:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends. You have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down. You are experts in the job market and you know what it takes to get hired. This is a time for us to step up and do what we can to help."The quote above is from an internal memo sent to employees of Northwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates and references an expected wave of layoffs at WalMarts home office in Bentonville. The memo was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who spoke with Cameron...
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billiona gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • Amazon overtakes Walmart in market value after unexpected profit

    07/24/2015 3:11:45 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    FT.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephen Foley
    Amazon overtook Walmart as the largest US retailer by market capitalisation on Thursday, after posting an unexpected quarterly profit and revenues that easily beat Wall Street expectations. The online retail pioneer, which has been aggressively expanding its Amazon Prime membership service with one-day sales events and same-day free delivery options, was valued as high as $267bn after a 19 per cent share price surge in after-hours trading. Walmart, with its network of physical stores around the US, had a market capitalisation of $235bn on Thursday. Amazon said its second-quarter revenues hit $23.2bn, up 20 per cent on the same period...
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germanys toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

    07/14/2015 4:51:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/14/15 | DANIEL WIESSNER
    A Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws.... Jackie Cote, who has worked at Walmart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999, said in the lawsuit that her wife, Diana Smithson, developed cancer in 2012 and the denial of insurance led to more than $150,000 in medical debt. Cote and Smithson were married in Massachusetts in 2004, days after a court ruling made the state the first to allow gay nuptials. Smithson worked for Wal-Mart until 2008, when she...
  • Walmart to melt class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

    07/11/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matt Finn
    An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag. Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in Fort Smith called her to pick up the ring she'd ordered for her nephew, but when she arrived on Tuesday, a clerk told her she couldnt have it. The ring had been ordered before Walmart stopped selling items bearing images of the flag, in the wake of controversy...
  • Wal-Mart explains stance on rings with Rebels mascot

    07/08/2015 4:40:26 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7/8/2015 | Briana Harris
    Wal-Mart corporate spokesman Brian Nick said the reason West Morgan High graduate Aaron Browder was not able to purchase his senior class ring with a generic Rebels mascot is because design features included the Confederate flag in the background and foreground. The nickname for West Morgan's athletic teams is Rebels.
  • Organized mob (of no particular race, according to media) ransacks a Walmart...(trunc title)

    07/03/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The fragile bonds of civilization that keep society peaceful and orderly are fraying in the face of mobs organized online. Last Sunday, an organized mob of about 4 dozen people attacked a Walmart in Macon, Georgia, intentionally doing damage to displays and merchandise and dragging a man out of motorized cart and throwing him to the floor. The Macon Telegraph reports: The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the stores main aisle about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, destroying merchandise displays and items, a sheriffs deputys report of the incident noted. Floors in parts of the store were...
  • Racial Progress in Obamas America

    07/02/2015 5:13:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2015 | MOTUS
    In this, the 7th year of our historic post-racial, post-partisan presidency, I would like to provide a brief update on our progress toward racial harmony: Life Before Obama (aka BCE - Before Common Error): A diverse mob stampedes through Walmart to buy stuff on Black Friday. After Obama (aka CE - Common Error) A group of young marauders rampage through a Macon, Georgia Walmart to break stuff and see how much damage they could do. You are not allowed to flaunt your white privilege by calling them young thugs as that would be deemed a micro-aggression. So, just shut up.And...
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clintons parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintons socialist opponent. LaborUnionReport.com organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, due to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • Teen Leads Mob In Ransacking Of Georgia Walmart [VIDEO IS IN!]

    07/01/2015 10:19:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 06-30-2015 | Staff
    JUNE 30--Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to see how much damage they could cause, police allege. During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriffs Office report. As seen below, a Walmart surveillance camera recorded the vandals racing through store aisles. Investigators say that a crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females...
  • Walmart, Comcast Celebrate Gay Pride

    07/01/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.aim.org ^ | June 30, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Homo is Healthy was one of the signs on the official gay pride website for the big march celebrating the Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage on Sunday, June 28, in New York City. It was brought to you, in part, by Walmart, a high-level Platinum sponsor that happens to be Americas largest private sector employer. The giant retailer was among a Whos Who of corporate America that also included sponsors Coke, Netflix, Hilton, PBS, Macys and Comcast Universal (NBC). Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth covered the event, publishing photos of nearly naked men and a leather contingent on...
  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    06/30/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    www.macon.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | By JOE KOVAC JR.
    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise. The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriffs officials said Monday. The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the stores main aisle about 1:50...
  • Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap(worked there)

    06/29/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/29/15 | Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube. Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the ISIS flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS. The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a...
  • Walmart apologizes for making ISIS themed cake

    06/28/2015 8:09:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    Apparently, that "process" that helps them make the "right decisions" broke down a bit at a Walmart store in Slidell, LA. The store refused to decorate a cake with the Confederate battle flag but decided it was OK to decorate a cake with the black flag of ISIS.