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  • NY woman charged with slugging Walmart greeter, 70

    12/27/2011 5:19:37 AM PST · by patriot08 · 47 replies
    My SA San Antonio's home page ^ | Dec 26 | My SA San Antonio's home page
    <p>BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York woman is accused of slugging a 70-year-old Walmart greeter who asked to see a receipt for merchandise the woman was carrying out of the store.</p> <p>State Trooper Tracy Patterson says 26-year-old Jacquetta Simmons of Batavia was charged with two counts of assault for the attack that knocked 70-year-old Grace Suozzi to the ground. Patterson says Suozzi suffered fractures to the side of her face.</p>
  • Handicap Scooter Bumper Car Competition At Walmart Ends In 2:30 AM Arrest Of Drunken Louisiana Guy

    12/22/2011 9:43:33 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 19, 2011
    An early morning game of drunken bumper cars--using Walmart handicap scooters--was broken up Saturday morning by Louisiana cops who arrested a 22-year-old man who copped to driving to the store while intoxicated. Officers with the West Monroe Police Department arrived at the Walmart around 2:30 AM in response to a call about a disturbance. Store management told cops that a group of intoxicated suspects were “playing ‘bumper cars’ with the handicap scooters in the store,” according to a probable cause affidavit. A police sergeant contacted Christopher Butler, who appeared “very intoxicated.” Butler, pictured at right, admitted driving his 2004 Ford...
  • Springfield Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Bills for Needy Families (Check out these headlines!)

    12/21/2011 7:38:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    KSPR ^ | 12/17/11 | Mary Moloney
    Springfield Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Bills for Needy FamiliesDecember 17, 2011 | Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Good Samaritans have found a way to help needy Springfield families this holiday season. About a dozen people walked into the South Campbell Kmart and paid for the presents of strangers whose gifts sat on layaway. "One young man came in who had gotten a $500 bonus from work. He just thought it was a great thing. He's even posted it online challenging his friends to do the same thing and he's come in and paid off several people's...
  • Police respond to fight at Walmart(AZ)

    12/19/2011 3:46:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 15 December, 2011 | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — No fewer than half a dozen Sierra Vista police officers responded to Walmart Wednesday afternoon after it was reported that four people with guns were involved in a fight. As police arrived shortly after 1:40 p.m. and blocked off entry into the parking lot, it was soon discovered that the fight, which occurred in the foyer of the northern entrance of the building, involved only one legally-owned firearm. “One of the subjects was hit. He took out his gun and that discontinued the altercation,” said Tracy Grady, public information officer for the police department. “He was injured...
  • Thousands Of Birds Died After Mistaking This Walmart Parking Lot For Water

    12/15/2011 6:21:13 AM PST · by fruser1 · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dina Spector and Gus Lubin
    A Walmart parking lot in Cedar City, Utah was the site of mass carnage when thousands of birds crashed into the pavement Monday night, reports Brian Ahern at The Spectrum. Wildlife officials believe that the flock of migrating Grebes, a duck-like aquatic bird, was confused by storm clouds that made the parking lot look like a flat body of water...
  • Six Waltons Have More Wealth Than the Bottom 30% of Americans

    12/15/2011 2:50:14 PM PST · by matt04 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Different people will take this different ways, but Jeffrey Goldberg tells us that six members of the Walton family (the original owners of Walmart) have more wealth than the bottom 30% of Americans. Here's where he says it: In 2007, according to the labor economist Sylvia Allegretto, the six Walton family members on the Forbes 400 had a net worth equal to the bottom 30 percent of all Americans. And given that he quotes us here at Forbes on the point, he's almost certainly right. The question is, what are we to make of this point? I think we all...
  • My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform

    12/13/2011 12:23:23 PM PST · by gabriellah · 190 replies · 3+ views
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/13/2011 | Christine Rouselle
    During the 2010 and 2011 summers, I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine. I spent hours upon hours toiling away at a register, scanning, bagging, and dealing with questionable clientele. These were all expected parts of the job, and I was okay with it. What I didn’t expect to be part of my job at Wal-Mart was to witness massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse.
  • Occupy attempts to blockade Wal-Mart distribution center in Loveland, Co.

    12/12/2011 3:26:48 PM PST · by invaderzim · 13 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 12.12.11 | Hear Us Now
    Some video from the attempted blockade by occupy, of the Wal-Mart distribution center in Loveland. I didn't stay long, so didn't get any of the arrests on video. They happened about 10 min after I left it seems.
  • Occupy Denver to Picket Colorado Walmart Distribution Center tomorrow.

    12/11/2011 3:59:46 PM PST · by Trteamer · 37 replies
    Occupy Denver ^ | 12-11-11 | trteamer
    In response to rumors, lies, and hearsay that have circulated regarding the 12/12 Walmart Action, we, as the General Assembly of Occupy Denver and the planners of the action in Loveland, hereby reaffirm that the 12/12 Action is and has always been a non-violent action, and that we do not and have never condoned or sanctioned violence of any kind or the destruction of property.......
  • Black Friday Pepper Sprayer Elizabeth Macias Threatens to Sue Walmart

    12/10/2011 2:39:27 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 10, 2011 | Katti Gray
    A California woman who won't face felony charges for pepper spraying Black Friday Walmart shoppers is considering a lawsuit claiming that the national retailer didn't provide enough security for the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree. Elizabeth Macias, 32, said she fired the stinging spray after shoppers attacked her two teenage children as they tried to obtain X-Box video game consoles for purchase, attorney Michael Champ, Macias' lawyer, told CBS News' Los Angeles station KCBS Friday
  • Woman arrested for making meth in Wal-Mart

    12/09/2011 7:07:08 AM PST · by mnehring · 68 replies
    TULSA, OK (KTUL/CNN) - Police arrested a woman they said mixed meth chemicals inside a Wal-Mart store. They reported the suspect, Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, had been in the store for about six hours, taking chemicals from bottles and mixing them in order to make meth. One police officer received minor injuries when the chemicals in the bottle burned his hand. Nobody else was hurt. Tulsa Police Officer David Shelby said it was the first time he had seen anyone actually try to mix meth in a store. "There are elderly people, there are children, there are all kinds of...
  • Ending Income Inequality?

    12/01/2011 10:38:15 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-30-11 | Walter E. Williams
    Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?", written by my colleague Dr. John Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, I've come up with an explanation and a way to end income inequality in America, possibly around the world.
  • Waiting for midnight, hungry families on food stamps give Walmart 'enormous spike'

    11/28/2011 1:37:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/11 | Jessica Hooper
    At the stroke of midnight, a growing number of Americans are lining up at Walmart not to cash in on a holiday sale, but because they’re hungry. The increasing number of Americans relying on food stamps to survive the sluggish economic recovery has changed the way the largest retailer in the United States does business. Carol Johnston, Walmart’s senior vice president of store development, said that store managers have seen an “enormous spike” in the number of consumers shopping at midnight on the first of the month. That’s typically when those receiving federal food assistance have their accounts refilled each
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-28-11 ("Occupy San Diego Flash Mob Invades Wal-Mart")

    11/28/2011 9:07:16 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 28, 2011 | DUmmie/OWSie Juneboarder, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    OCCUPY EVERYTHING! ANNOY EVERYONE! That seems to be the motto of the OWSies. And the DUmmies are right with them, at least in spirit, even if the only thing they're occupying is Mom's basement. So this past Friday, "Black Friday," the OWSies of San Diego decided to "flash mob" Wal-Mart. Load up lots of shopping carts, move to the check-out lines, shout out some DUmb manifesto, then leave the carts there and walk out the store. Turn "Black Friday" into "Block Friday": Block people from checking out. Really effective protest there, OWSies. You are breaking the back of the...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Black Friday Unrest Escalates

    11/27/2011 6:23:59 AM PST · by appeal2 · 17 replies ^ | 11-27-11 | Kerry Lutz
    Record numbers of Americans found themselves stuck in Black Friday mob scenes across the country. There were reports of shootings, pepper sprayings, riots and a lot of bad behavior. As said, "Look what's happening when people are trying to save $20, can you imagine what it will be like when millions of people don't know where their next meal is coming from?" This orgy of consumerism seems to bring out the worst in people. Understanding why is beyond the scope of this report, however, it seems to be indicative of a larger problem that is confronting the country and...
  • Occupy San Diego Flash Mob Invades Wal-Mart (Filled 75 carts and LEFT them)

    11/26/2011 11:42:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2011
    <p>MIC CHECK! Citizens of Walmart!! Greetings and welcome back from the food coma!! In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost. For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference. Every price drop represents mistreated workers who STILL cannot feed their families, STILL cannot afford their homes, and STILL cannot payoff their tuitions. Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities. Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses. YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!! Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing California taxpayers $86 million annually. Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions. Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; which is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights. Corporate beasts such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting the local business owners, who actually have personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts. Yet they have the nerve to tell you it's for your benefit. WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!! SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!! So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!! ACT LOCALLY!! SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!! BUY AMERICAN!! Thank you, Exit Safely, and remember to smile...</p>
  • In Positive Economic Sign, Walmart Customers Killing Each Other to Buy ----

    11/25/2011 5:20:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Borowitz Report ^ | November 25, 2011 | Andy Borowitz
    In what economists are hailing as a clear sign of economic recovery, Walmart customers across the USA jammed into stores on Black Friday, sometimes killing each other to buy useless ----.
  • Buckeye Police "Body-Planted" Grandpa at WalMart in Black Friday Mayhem

    11/25/2011 1:52:39 PM PST · by Altariel · 38 replies
    Phoenix News Times ^ | November 25, 2011 | Ray Stern
    The Buckeye incident is catching national attention this morning. According to news reports, a crowd of fired-up shoppers at the Walmart were clawing at a box of videos games when a little boy was "trampled" and cut his lip. The boy's grandfather then tried to lift the kid, first sticking a video game he was holding in his waistband. The guy reportedly had $600 worth of other merchandise with him he intended to buy -- not exactly the shoplifter type. One witness of the incident quoted by Channel 10 news (KSAZ-TV) seems to indicate that police wildly over-reacted: "You would...
  • Black Friday shoppers pepper-sprayed in Calif.

    11/25/2011 6:14:05 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 25, 2011
    Twenty people, including children, were injured when a woman at a San Fernando Valley Walmart store used mace against other customers in what authorities referred to as a "competitive shopping" incident.
  • Walmart wins big with California initiatives

    11/24/2011 10:09:03 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 46 replies
    San Francisco Comical ^ | November 24, 2011 | Will Evans
    In a push to expand across California without interference, Walmart is increasingly taking advantage of the state's initiative system to threaten elected officials with costly special elections and to avoid environmental lawsuits. The Arkansas-based retailer has hired paid signature gatherers to circulate petitions to build new superstores or repeal local restrictions on big-box stores. Once 15 percent of eligible voters sign the petitions, state election law puts cash-strapped cities in a bind: City councils must either approve the Walmart-drafted measure without changes or put it to a special election. As local officials grapple with whether to spend tens of thousands...