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  • ‘When I Opened It, I Said, ‘Oh My God”: What an Uncle Found Inside a PlayStation 4 Box

    12/26/2014 9:11:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 26, 2014 | dave urbanski
    Igor Baksht made a big Christmas purchase from a Colorado Walmart last Friday — a PlayStation 4 bundle for his 13-year-old niece. But as he was about to wrap the box, Baksht opened it to be certain “everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside,” he told KMGH-TV. Then he got a shock: “When I opened it, I said, ‘Oh my God.’” Instead of a PlayStation 4, the box contained two plastic bags full of rocks, Baksht said. The Stapleton Walmart where he’d made the purchase had closed, so Baksht tried a 24-hour one — but staff...
  • Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    12/25/2014 4:07:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    WHIO ^ | Dec. 24, 2014
    MIAMISBURG — Police had to be called after customers of a Walmart in Miamisburg became unruly when the store closed.Police from Miami Township were dispatched around 8 p.m. when several customers became upset and unruly when the Walmart in the 8800 block of Kingsridge Drive closed Wednesday for observance of Christmas Eve.Initial reports say people were trying to enter the store by force before police arrived.Police say one citation was issued, but no arrests were made.According to a company website, the location on Kingsridge Drive is normally open 24 hours, but closed at 8 p.m. for the holiday.
  • Christian activist calls out Walmart’s ‘increasing capitulation’ to gay agenda

    12/23/2014 8:11:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A prominent Christian activist is sounding the alarm about what he sees as Walmart’s “increasing capitulation” to the homosexual agenda, and calling on concerned citizens to contact the corporation to complain. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), alleged in a press release that Walmart is “going gay” in response to increasing public pressure from homosexual activists, donating thousands of dollars to pro-gay political groups and extending benefits to its employees’ same-sex “domestic partners.” LaBarbera particularly objected to a grant of between $25,000 and $50,000 that the company gave to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund –...
  • $3,500 in razors stolen at Walmart

    12/23/2014 1:58:33 AM PST · by sneakers · 72 replies
    Indiana Gazette ^ | 12-23-2014
    State police report a shopper at Walmart loaded a cart with $3,500 worth of disposable razors Sunday evening, pushed it through a fire exit door and fled in a car with a burned-out headlight.
  • Walmart Asked to Stop Bankrolling Sharpton After New York Police Murders

    12/22/2014 8:34:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 22, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Here is a letter I sent today to C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart President and CEO: We ask that Walmart end its financial support of Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network (NAN). The cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, follows weeks of Sharpton's vilification of law enforcement personnel. As you know, Walmart has helped bankroll Sharpton for years. Most recently, the company was a sponsor of Sharpton's 60thbirthday party in New York City, which reportedly was a fundraiser for NAN that raised a million dollars. We have repeatedly raised...
  • Breaking: Walmart closes amid Protest (Beavercreek, Oh)

    12/20/2014 1:34:55 PM PST · by Buck-I-Guy · 29 replies
    WHIO TV ^ | 12-20-14
    BEAVERCREEK — Walmart on Pentagon Boulevard in Beavercreek turned away customers while a planned protest got underway inside the store. Protesters called the event a “Die-in inside the Beavercreek Walmart to Demand Justice for John Crawford III.” On Aug. 5, 22-year-old Crawford was shot and killed inside the store by a Beavercreek police officer who was responding to a report of a man with a gun inside the store. Crawford had been walking around the store carrying a pellet gun that he had picked up from one of the shelves. The protesters have issued demands, including an indictment on the...
  • OPEN LETTER TO WALMART PRESIDENT AND CEO MR. C. DOUGLAS MCMILLON RE: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS

    12/10/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    December 10, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Mr. C. Douglas McMillon President and Chief Executive Officer Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 Dear Mr. McMillon, This is a happy letter that I'm so pleased to be writing, because it's about a very positive experience I had at one of your stores in the Chicago suburban area on Saturday December 6, 2014, and the experience left me very hopeful about the future of Christmas in America. Like many others, I had been under the impression for a number of years now that Walmart customer service associates were "not allowed" to wish their customers...
  • MORON: Teachers Union President Falls For Obvious Walmart Hanukkah Ham Hoax

    12/06/2014 7:42:21 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Eric Owens
    Earlier this week, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten took time out of her busy workday — for each of which she receives a princely $1,380 or so — to warn America that Walmart is selling “delicious” ham for Hanukkah (at the low, low price of $6.29 per pound). “Really Walmart? Ham for Hanukah?” Weingarten wrote in a Dec. 2 Facebook post.
  • Wal-Mart pulls TV ad on criticism that it echoes Garner’s death

    12/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 5, 2014 | Michele Richinick
    Protesters across America this week chanted “I can’t breathe” in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by a New York City Police Department officer this past July. The phrase also happened to be a line spoken by a black actor in a Wal-Mart television commercial, which has now been removed following criticism that it reminded viewers of Garner’s death.
  • The 17 Most American Things You Can Buy At Walmart

    12/05/2014 8:14:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | Benny Johnson
    This week, my colleague Kevin Williamson wrote about the celebrity hypocrisy of protesting Walmart. The gist: The rich celebs boycotting the store are “too enlightened to let their poor neighbors pay low prices.” But the real question remains: What are these “poor neighbors” buying at Walmart, anyway? Is it good for them? Is it good for America? National Review conducted an on-the-ground investigation of what products the retail giant is selling. The results were inspiring. 1. This bocce-ball​-sized Lindor Chocolate 2. A beef-jerky gun 3. Si Robertson prescription glasses 4. This pocket watch that says it’s time for Freedom...
  • Study: Gov't Profits More From Wal-Mart Sales Than Wal-Mart Does

    12/03/2014 1:17:41 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/3/2014 | Kerry Jackson
    Here's a kick in the pants for Wal-Mart haters and lovers of big government, two groups that almost perfectly overlap.
  • Black Friday brawl over 50in TVs on offer for just $220 sparks near riot in Texas Walmart

    12/01/2014 12:30:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David McCormack
    Police had to get physical with a number of Black Friday shoppers who refused to let go of discounted Samsung televisions during a fight at a Walmart in Texas. Cell phone footage of the brawl has gone viral after it was posted on YouTube and shows authorities having to forcibly remove shoppers who were lying on top of the giant 50 inch TVs. On sale for $218, the televisions were part of the Stafford store's One Hour Guarantee Promotion on Thanksgiving.
  • BREAKING: Meet The Rich White Guy Who Is Running the Black Boycott of Capitalism # Ferguson

    11/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Got News ^ | November 30, 2014 | November 30, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson Shannon Knutsen
    There’s a white, rich dude running the black boycott capitalism movement known as United Blackout. His name is Michael Latt and he is the marketing director of United Blackout. “Control how Black money is spent and you win the game,” says United Blackout’s campaign video. And Latt seeks to deliver. ... Latt’s clearly following United Blackout’s advice. He lives the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous on his Facebook page. ... Latt developed the branding and marketing strategy and is the brains behind the website for the BlackOut for Human Rights campaign intended to encourage African Americans to boycott capitalism.
  • Social Equity Disguised As Economic Development

    11/30/2014 3:55:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-14 | Warren Beatty
    Ever heard of "RhodeMap RI"? It's HUD's attempt to introduce social equity in Rhode Island. Rhode Island won a $1.9-million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2011. With that grant, the state developed RhodeMap RI. The result is social engineering at its best. The plan calls for residents to live in "growth centers," densely packed urban centers that are going to be "futuristic, clean, prosperous." That's what the plan says. Sounds like another public housing project to me. Can anyone say "Cabrini Green?" RhodeMap RI is meant to identify "infill and development" areas that are...
  • Black Friday Brawl Videos Are How Rich People Shame The Poor: Stop Gawking.

    11/29/2014 10:22:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2014 | Luke O'Neil
    Black Friday Brawl Videos Are How Rich People Shame The Poor Stop Gawking. By Luke O'Neil November 28 The biggest movie in the country right now is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” a film in which the ostentatiously wealthy people of Panem’s capital rule over the poorer districts from which tributes are selected each year to kill each other in a violent media spectacle. It’s a grotesque display in which the lives of the impoverished are offered up as entertainment for the comfortable. It’s hard to see the film and not think of the way TV news has covered...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • Walmart workers scarce at Black Friday anti-Walmart protest in D.C.

    11/30/2014 12:31:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Organizers of a post-Thanksgiving protest on behalf of workers at a Walmart in downtown Washington, D.C. identified only one of the participants as actually working at that store. The admission underscores the fact that few Walmart workers have been involved in the protests. "Thirty striking workers from Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland took part in today’s protest, and Melinda Gaino, one of the striking workers, works at the H Street Store," said Julie Anderson, a spokeswoman for the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers union, which organized the event. Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg claimed the number was far...
  • Dozens Arrested (Including Santa Claus) At Walmart Black Friday Protests (Wal-Mart supports GOP?)

    11/28/2014 4:11:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jason Easley
    The biggest Black Friday protest ever hit Walmart today, and so far dozens of people who are calling on Walmart to pay their employees a living wage have been arrested. Santa Claus was also cuffed and taken away in California. Protests were scheduled today at 1,600 Walmart stores in 49 states, by workers and their supporters who are demanding that the nation’s largest private employer pays their workers a living wage. According to OUR Walmart, 11 workers and supporters were arrested at the store located outside of Chicago, and 35 Walmart protesters were arrested in Sacramento, CA, including the world’s...
  • AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

    11/28/2014 2:44:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Doreen McCallister
    The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Walmart Black Friday Protests Hit Major Cities With Calls For '$15 And Full Time'

    11/28/2014 2:16:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Dave Jamieson
    WASHINGTON -- Dirk Rasmussen had Friday off and could have slept in if he wanted to. Instead, the Maryland resident and Teamster rose early and drove to downtown Washington, eager to join a post-Thanksgiving protest against Walmart. "Our local [union] president encouraged us to take part," said Rasmussen, 58, who works in a lumber and building-supply warehouse. "I raised eight children on a Teamsters benefit package and Teamsters wage. I'm a firm believer in collective bargaining, and I'm very concerned about the security of this next generation." Black Friday may be most famous for doorbuster shopping deals, but among progressives...
  • Judge orders Wal-Mart to let NYC church challenge gun sales

    11/28/2014 11:25:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/2014 | JONATHAN STEMPEL
    A federal judge ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to let shareholders vote on a proposal to force tighter oversight of its sale of high-capacity guns and other potentially offensive products. The proposal would require the governance committee of Wal-Mart's board to more closely examine the sale of products that might endanger public safety, hurt Wal-Mart's reputation, or offend "family and community values" integral to the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company's brand.
  • Walmart greeters face-to-face with a gun

    11/27/2014 3:06:17 PM PST · by digger48 · 80 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Jennie Runevitch
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metro Police are searching for a pair of thieves who pulled a gun on a greeter at a local Walmart store. Surveillance cameras got a good look at the people responsible and investigators hope that leads to a break in the case. Police say the two thieves stole from a Walmart and threatened employees with a gun. The store near 73rd and Keystone does have surveillance and cameras captured images of the suspects. "So that's the two that did it?" asked shopper Tajuanea Dobbins. "That's scary to hear, yeah. That is scary to hear something like that."...
  • Obama is the Problem - Walmart is the Solution

    11/17/2014 10:22:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, we can say "thanks" to a private sector that is routinely berated by the government-loving statists of the Democrat Party. It turns out that the heartless corporations, and not the big-government juggernaut of good intentions, are the ones actually doing good for Americans, their families, and their communities. In a piece of news that is tailored fit to annoy the liberal in your life, it turns out WalmartÂ’s healthcare plans are measurably more compassionate than the stock plans offered by Obamacare. IÂ’ll give you a minute to fit that last thought on a bumper sticker that you can...
  • Walmart Store Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive For Its Own Workers [link only]

    11/16/2014 3:11:02 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | November 18, 2013
    link only: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/walmart-food-drive_n_4296618.html
  • Wal-Mart told store managers to match online prices with Amazon

    11/13/2014 5:17:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-14 | Nathan Layne
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.
  • Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores: NYT

    11/12/2014 5:36:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 152 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Nov 14 | Reuters staff
    Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report. Wal-Mart, which has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales growth, has been battling a stronger dollar and a reduction in U.S. food stamp benefits, which has eaten into...
  • 'I can infect whomever I please': HIV-positive woman steals frozen food from Texas Walmart...

    11/01/2014 8:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Dallas police arrested Diamond Lawrence Thursday after she allegedly stole $11 worth of frozen food from a Walmart and then attacked the employee who stopped her. She scratched him in an attempt to draw blood and infect him with HIV, police said. Then told him, 'You're welcome.'A woman tried to swipe a stack of frozen dinners from a Texas Walmart by threatening a store clerk with HIV, police said. Dallas police arrested 25-year-old Diamond Lawrence Thursday after she allegedly attacked an employee in a bid to give him the virus and make off with $11 worth of stolen food. Lawrence...
  • When Corporate Titans Slug It Out, You Win

    10/28/2014 4:31:39 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    One of the chief benefits of living in a capitalist society is seeing those greedy corporations actually compete for your business.  Every so often, we get to enjoy a true cataclysmic battle between titans of commerce, and the one that’s shaping up between Apple and Walmart is a doozy that could put money in your pocket. In Apple’s corner, we have the Visa and MasterCard associations, American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Barclays, and soon a host of other card issuers.  In Walmart’s corner, there’s a line-up of heavy-hitter retailers, like CVS, Rite-Aid, Best Buy, Circle K, Lowe’s,...
  • Walmart pulls 'Fat Girl Costumes' section from website and issues public apology

    10/27/2014 2:42:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/27/2014 | Matt Bradwell
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Big-box superstore Walmart has publicly apologized for listing plus-sized women's Halloween costumes as "Fat Girl Costumes" on its official website, calling the decision to do so "unacceptable." The offensive listing was discovered and reported on by Gawker imprint Jezebel just prior to 10 a.m., about 90 minutes before Walmart began to change their web-copy.
  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • Ferguson Protesters Target Walmart

    10/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10.17.14 | Ryan Lovelace
    When protesters first swarmed the streets of Ferguson, Mo., earlier this summer, they blamed the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown on racist police brutality and decried law enforcement’s response as evidence of the militarization of police in their community. After another black teenager was shot to death in an altercation with a police officer in the metropolitan St. Louis area earlier this month, protesters again took to the streets.
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • Wal-Mart looks to bump all workers pay above the minimum wage

    10/17/2014 5:08:36 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 36 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/17/14 | Shelly Banjo and Eric Morath
    Wal-Mart Stores plans to say goodbye to the minimum wage. The huge retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, said Wednesday that the company plans to end minimum-wage pay for its workers in the future. “It is our intention over time that we will be in a situation where we don’t pay minimum wage at all,” he said. That plan would put Wal-Mart in a league with Costco Wholesale and Gap Inc. among employers committing to pay workers more than the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has publicly saluted Costco, Gap and several small businesses for voluntarily raising starting pay. The federal...
  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy

    10/15/2014 9:35:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. The world’s largest retailer, blaming an overall tough economy, now expects annual sales to be up 2 to 3 percent for its fiscal year ending in January. That is down from its earlier guidance of sales growth at the low end of a 3 to 5 percent range. Wal-Mart’s diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late...
  • Ferguson Protesters Storm Walmart, Shut Down Another

    10/13/2014 7:56:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Aurelius
    Protesters in Ferguson and surrounding area have stormed local Walmart, forcing them to shut down or bring in police. In Maplewood, Missouri, west of St. Louis., protesters stormed a Walmart, forcing police to be called: Protesters were also screaming "shut it down" in front of the same Walmart. For some reason, even though Walmart had literally nothing to do with the shooting death of Michael Brown, protesters see it as a capitalistic embodiment of a racist system of oppression. ...A number of protesters at the Maplewood Walmart were arrested. At a Ferguson Walmart, the store was forced to shut down...
  • Wal-Mart's insurance move reveals Obamacare truth

    10/08/2014 11:47:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8, 2014 | Anthony Zurcher
    As the 800-pound gorilla of retailers, Wal-Mart made national headlines when it announced on Tuesday that it was cutting the health benefits for its 30,000 employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. A company blog post put the move down to rising healthcare costs, but the 30-hour cut-off gives a clue as to the real cause - President Barack Obama's healthcare reform. Under the Affordable Care Act, large companies are required, starting this January, to provide subsidised healthcare for every employee who works 30-hours a week or more. As the Atlantic's David A Graham notes, many of the...
  • How Walmart is showing that Obamacare is working

    10/08/2014 3:22:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | By Paul Waldman
    Walmart announced today that as of the beginning of next year it will be dropping health insurance for 30,000 employees who work less than 30 hours per week. So why is this a good thing? It may involve some hassle for individual employees, as they’ll have to go to the exchange to figure out what plan to get. But most of those Walmart workers will likely come out ahead. Someone who’s earning $9 an hour working 30 hours a week at a Walmart would be making $13,500 a year. Depending on what their spouse makes and what state they’re in,...
  • Pictured: The WH worker (and top donor's son) who had Colombia prostitute in his hotel room

    10/09/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor
    Senior Obama administration officials knew about a White House aide's link to the Secret Service prostitution scandal and covered it up, according to a bombshell report that surfaced Wednesday night. Friends of Barack: Jonathan Dach (right) posed with then-Senator Barack Obama during a campaign staff 'family night' event in Springfield, Missouri on November 1, 2008. Also seen are Dach's father Leslie (2nd left), then a Wal-Mart lobbying executive, and his mother Mary Dickie (left) Jonathan Dach, the staffer implicated by the Washington Post, was never disciplined after an investigation found he had a prostitute in his hotel room during a...
  • Even Walmart Can't Escape ObamaCare's Always High Prices

    10/08/2014 9:34:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/7/2014 | IBD Staff
    Wal-Mart says it's cutting health benefits to part-timers and boosting worker premiums. If a retail empire built on low prices can't find a way around ObamaCare's added costs, we are all doomed.
  • Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare

    10/08/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | Oct 7, 2014
    Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. Oct. 7, 2014 7:25 p.m. ET Wal-Mart endorsed ObamaCare in 2009 and helped drag the bill through Congress, and so far it hasn’t recanted. By holding back economic growth and incomes, perhaps the law is expanding the retailer’s customer base. Another plus—at least for management—is that Wal-Mart can jettison its employees into the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the largest U.S. private employer is dropping health benefits for some 30,000 workers, or about 5% of its part-time workforce. Earlier health-plan eligibility triage in 2011 had...
  • Obamacare, That Most Callous of Reforms

    10/07/2014 3:01:31 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 6 replies
    RedState.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | John Hayward
    The next wave of ObamaCare insurance cancellations is under way, flying largely under the national media radar… until Wal-Mart announced it would be dropping coverage for all its part-time employees.
  • Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers

    10/07/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/7/2014 | Katy Lobosco
    Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs. The cut applies to part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week, Wal-Mart said Tuesday. It impacts 2% of the company's U.S. workforce. More of Wal-Mart's employees signed up for health benefits this year than the company expected, which boosted the company's costs.. Obamacare requires everyone to have coverage, which has prompted people to compare plans available to them at work with plans offered on government exchanges. The cheapest and most popular Wal-Mart plan currently costs employees as little as...
  • Walmart Ends Healthcare Benefits For Workers Under 30 Hours

    10/07/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/07/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Under the title (only-a-PR-person-could-make-up) "Providing Quality Benefits for Our Associates," Walmart - who employs 1.3 million people in America, has changed its eligibility standards for healthcare benefits. "Like every company," they explain "Walmart faces rising healthcare costs," and so are ending benefits for associates who work less than 30 hours a week. Full Walmart statement In the U.S., the 1.3 million people who work at our stores, clubs and distribution centers are vital to a great experience for the 140 million customers shopping with us each week. We’re in business because our associates bring us their unique skills and talents...
  • Walmart Announces Ambitious Goal: 'To Be The Number One Healthcare Provider In The Industry'

    10/06/2014 6:56:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2014 | Dan Diamond
    Walmart doesn’t settle for second place: The nation’s #1 retailer just said it wants to be the #1 health care provider in the retail industry, too. The company’s statement came on Monday, alongside an announcement about Walmart’s new health insurance initiative. Under Walmart’s new partnership with DirectHealth.com, about half of 4,300 Walmart’s stores will feature DirectHealth.com licensed agents, who will help consumers shop for health insurance and navigate Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The program, known as Healthcare Begins Here, begins on Friday Oct. 10 and will run for two months. Not coincidentally, the Medicare open enrollment period begins next week,...
  • Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping (for Obamacare)

    10/05/2014 11:13:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 12:04 AM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. The world’s largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act. The strategy is another step into insurance marketing as the retailer tries to use its mammoth size to expand beyond food and other basics at a time of sluggish traffic and sales. It also could help Wal-Mart compete with drugstore chains such as Walgreen and CVS, which are rapidly adding...
  • A Little Good News on the Healthcare Front!

    10/03/2014 6:38:07 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 30 replies
    Self | 10/3/2014 | BwanaNdege
    While on a trip to Forest City, NC, I stopped in the local Walmart SuperCenter. To my delight, at the front of the store was "The Clinic at Walmart".
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Finding a Door Into Banking, Walmart Prepares to Offer Checking Accounts

    09/23/2014 7:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2014 | Hiroko Tabuchi and Jess SilverGreenberg
    Here comes Wal-Bank. After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Walmart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial services. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is teaming up with Green Dot, known for its prepaid payment cards, to supply checking accounts to almost anyone over 18 who passes an identification check. Daniel Eckert, senior vice president at Walmart, said on Tuesday that the accounts would be available nationwide by the end of October. The accounts are intended to be low-cost alternatives to traditional bank checking accounts, with no fees for overdrafts or bounced checks and no minimum...
  • Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair....

    09/11/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair that she stole 'because she didn't feel like walking' Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart. Cops located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about 2 miles away from the store in Fruitport Township. She was riding the stolen $1,200 cart with $600 in clothing, the Muskegon Chronicle reported.
  • Video: Brutal Takedown of Knife-Wielding Perp by Walmart ‘Loss Prevention’ Staff (Canada)

    09/06/2014 5:23:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 6, 2014 | Jason DeWitt
    Language/violence warning. Surprised this is Wal-Mart. Canada no less.