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  • Mystery as FORTY snakes are found dumped in a slithering pile in a Walmart parking lot

    04/26/2017 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 26, 2017 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
    A writhing pile of up to forty snakes was left in a Walmart parking lot, terrifying shoppers and baffling law enforcement. Panicked shoppers in Paragould, Arkansas called 911 on Saturday evening, after spotting the terrifying sight of dozens of snakes slithering across the parking lot pavement. The vile perpetrator who dumped the snakes in the parking lot remains unknown to investigators. 'Someone dropped a s**tload of snakes in the Paragould Walmart parking lot. Lots of copperheads in there, from what I'm told,' resident Tanya Marie Cole wrote in warning on Facebook. 'What the hell is wrong with people?!'
  • Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports

    04/25/2017 3:41:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 April 2017 | KATE KELLY, RACHEL ABRAMS and ALAN RAPPEPORT
    The Trump administration has dropped any support for a so-called border adjustment tax on imports, according to two people who have been briefed on the matter. The tax was intended to be the keystone of a tax reform proposal developed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. But it faced immense pushback from influential companies including Walmart and Toyota. If enacted, a border adjustment tax would have effectively imposed significant levies on billions of dollars of imported goods. Retailers in particular would have been hard hit, as products ranging from tires to T-shirts, which are imported from overseas, would...
  • Bomb threat at Walmart on Ben White Boulevard (Austin, TX)

    04/18/2017 8:06:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | April 18, 2017 | staff
    Austin authorities have confirmed a bomb threat at the Walmart located on Ben White Boulevard. A suspicious package was found in the building. People inside are being evacuated and the APD EOD SWAT team is on its way.
  • Professor sues Walmart over ‘toilet cleaner’ on fishing license

    04/17/2017 4:30:44 PM PDT · by cweese · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    Wal-Mart really soiled his reputation. A Montana professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel because an employee listed the academic’s occupation as “toilet cleaner” on a fishing license application. Montana State University assistant professor Gilbert Kalonde bought a state fishing license from a Wal-Mart in April 2015, and a store employee used Kalonde’s MSU I.D. when filling out an application form, according to a complaint filed in Gallatin County District Court. But when the employee entered Kalonde’s occupation into a computer database, he wrote that the professor “cleans toilets,” the complaint charges. The incident exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt [and] ridicule,”...
  • For Profit, Anti-Poverty: No institution or agency has done more to help the poor than Walmart

    04/17/2017 2:27:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | 04/17/2017 | John Tierney
    If budget-cutters in Washington decided to eliminate food-stamp benefits to New Yorkers, the city’s politicians would be denouncing the cruelty of the “Republican war on the poor.” Yet Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city council are already inflicting the same sort of pain on low-income New Yorkers by denying them access to one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs: Walmart.When he was mayor, Michael Bloomberg supported Walmart’s efforts to open a store in New York, but the company faced unremitting resistance from unions and elected officials, and it gave up the fight once de Blasio moved into Gracie...
  • MSU professor sues Wal-Mart over fishing license that says he cleans toilets

    04/16/2017 12:59:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 107 replies
    bozemandailychronicle ^ | Apr 13, 2017 | Whitney Bermes
    A Montana State University professor is suing the world’s largest retailer for libel after, he says, an employee at the Bozeman store listed the occupation on the professor’s fishing license as a toilet cleaner. Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit Thursday in Gallatin County District Court. He is being represented by Jim Taylor, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana. According to the complaint: In April 2015, Kalonde went to Wal-Mart to buy a Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing license. As part of the process to receive a...
  • Myth Busted: Taxpayers Are Not Subsidizing Wal-Mart's Low Wages

    04/14/2017 4:58:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/13/2017 | Staff
    Wages: It's tax season, which means that union groups are once again out in force claiming that because Wal-Mart (WMT) doesn't pay its workers enough, taxpayers are forced to make up the difference. This is, to put it politely, pure poppycock. The latest to make this claim is Lonnie Sheppard of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, who says that "every American taxpayer is paying a tax they never heard of: the Wal-Mart Tax." "What is the Wal-Mart Tax?" Sheppard asks. Wal-Mart pays so little that "thousands of Wal-Mart employees are forced to rely on public assistance programs like...
  • Wal-Mart to roll out ‘Pickup’ discounts for items ordered ahead online: Report

    04/12/2017 4:06:28 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Ken Shepherd
    Wal-Mart is hoping to gain ground against online rivals by rolling out new discounts for buying items online for in-store pickup. Starting April 19, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer “will launch what it calls the Pickup Discount,” Fox Business reported Wednesday. Customers will be able to get lower prices on about 10,000 different items if they order them ahead online for shipment to a local store.
  • Walmart offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (Seeking Made-in-USA products for stores)

    04/10/2017 7:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Press-Leader ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for Oklahoma entrepreneurs to pitch their made-in-the-USA products to the company’s buyers in a daylong event at Walmart’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. on June 28. Registration has begun at walmart-jump.com and the deadline is May 18. “We are excited to once again invite businesses from all 50 states to meet with Walmart buyers who have one goal in mind: to buy more American products for our stores, clubs and Walmart.com,” Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. Manufacturing said. “By investing in products supporting American jobs, we are able...
  • Dead bat in salad mix leads to Wal-Mart recall: report

    04/09/2017 9:30:32 PM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | April 09, 2017 | Kevin Litten
    Wal-Mart is recalling packaged salad mixes made by Fresh Express after a dead bat was found inside a box labeled as Organic Marketside Spring Mix, the Miami Herald reported. The recall affects stores in the Southeastern U.S., including Louisiana locations. There is a "minimal" chance of spreading rabies through dead animal body parts in food, the Herald reported, and the bat was being tested for the disease. The Herald reported that two people were eating the salad when they found the dead bat inside, but because of "the deteriorated condition of the bat," the CDC was unable to determine whether...
  • Houston man rides horse through Walmart to buy a candy bar, Facebook video goes viral

    03/21/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    chron ^ | march 21, 2017 | Heather Leighton, Chron.com
    KTRK reported that Walmart issued a response following the incident: "We in no way condone yesterday's reckless stunt inside our store and are thankful no one was hurt by these actions." The Facebook video has gone viral with over 31,500 shares and 8,300 comments as of time of publication. The Oklahoma native said on Facebook that the post has reached people across the country and many people have commented in different languages.
  • Grand jury indicts mother of newborn found in New Roads Wal-Mart trash: report

    03/09/2017 5:29:03 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/9/17 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The mother of a newborn found in the trashcan of a New Roads Wal-Mart in December was indicted Thursday (March 9) on a charge of second-degree attempted murder in East Baton Rouge Parish, WAFB reports.A grand jury formally charged Kyandrea Thomas, 34, with the attempted murder charge as well as cruelty to a juvenile, the Baton Rouge TV news station reported. Police said the 6-hour-old infant was found in the trash can Dec. 23, 2016, after Thomas gave birth to the child in the store's bathroom.
  • Beaten in the bread aisle: 75-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother is left black.....

    03/08/2017 10:36:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 8, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Beaten in the bread aisle: 75-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother is left black and blue 'after a shopper viciously punched her in Walmart' An elderly grandmother in a wheelchair has been left with horrific bruises after a shopper beat her in the bread aisle of a Walmart store. Sandra McClung, 75, was doing her grocery shopping in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday in a motorized cart when another woman almost collided with her in the aisle. McClung told police the woman, since identified as Alexis Venderburg, yelled an expletive at her as she told her to move her motorized shopping cart....
  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/22/2017 7:22:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • .22 at Yuma WalMart in 2017

    02/22/2017 3:52:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been monitoring the local WalMart to see if the .22 bubble shows any sign of deflating.  A heavy winter visitor presence has returned to Yuma.  I have not seen any .22 long rifle in WalMart for months. This afternoon was different.  I stopped at the store, and made my usual inspection of the ammunition counter.  There were thousands of .22 LR cartridges for sale, most of them in bulk packs.  Bulk packs are the preferred purchase of people who are buying the ammunition for resale, or simply to stock up.  All of the .22 ammunition there was...
  • President's Day 2017 - Gift Ideas

    02/19/2017 4:58:51 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 10 replies
    SpartanSixDelta ^ | SpartanSixDelta
    Gift Ideas for Presidents Day 2017 Okay so other than the obvious gift of Ivanka Trump perfume as the obligatory must buy "Political Gift". What other purchases this weekend will you make in honor of President's Day? Yesterday my family visited the George W. Bush museum in Dallas, TX in honor of Presidents Day. We purchased a refrigerator magnet from the gift shop to add to our collection of places visited.
  • Deputies still investigating after Wal-Mart customer fatally shoots suspected diaper thief

    02/06/2017 12:37:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 6, 2017 | By Stephanie Allen
    A suspected diaper thief shot dead outside a Pine Hills Wal-Mart on Saturday was a fugitive on felony probation at the time of his death, state records show. Arthur “Art” Adams, 19, was a gang member who was planning to sell the diapers, Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves said. Adams had an arrest record dating to 2011, when he was 15 years old, records show. He was sentenced to four years of probation in June for two 2013 racketeering convictions. A customer — a 50-year-old man — shot Adams after stepping in to help an employee who had followed...
  • Man Arrested After Snorting Heroin, Passing Out with Child in Huntington (W.Va) Walmart

    02/03/2017 3:32:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowk ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    Officers have arrested a man after he was found unconscious in a Huntington Walmart with a young child Wednesday. Troopers responded the Walmart on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington on the evening of February 1st, 2017, where they discovered Nathan Ferguson had passed out in the electronics section of the store. Ferguson had a 1-year-old child with him when he passed out.
  • Closed Wal-Mart in Brownsville to Reopen as Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors (illegals!)

    01/26/2017 6:56:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    http://www.krgv.com/ ^ | 1-25-17 | channel 5 fake news (ABC)
    A non-profit organization will resume the use of an abandoned Wal-Mart in Brownsville as a shelter. A Southwest Key spokeswoman confirmed the facility is set to open on March. They said it’ll be to welcome unaccompanied minors who crossed into the U.S. illegally. It will be the 4th facility in Brownsville to shelter children, under the age of 17, who have crossed into the U.S. without an adult. Southwest Key is federally funded by the Office of Refugees Resettlement. The group’s mission is to provide a safe environment for unaccompanied children while they wait to be reunited with a sponsor...
  • Wal-Mart to start selling cars in Houston, Dallas

    01/25/2017 8:10:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 24, 2017 | Ileana Najarro
    Wal-Mart has partnered with online car retailer, CarSaver to start selling cars at Supercenter locations in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Oklahoma City. Beginning April 1, Carsaver staff will be in 25 Wal-Mart Supercenters helping customers select a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle and apply for financing and auto insurance on kiosks. Customers will be directed to make an appointment with a local certified dealer for final sale. Sixteen AutoNation stores in Houston, Dallas and Phoenix have already lined up to participate in the program. The model was first tested in Florida last year with nearly 80 percent of dealership...