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  • 17-year-old Walmart employee quits over store intercom: ‘Nobody should work here, ever’

    12/15/2018 9:31:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 14, 2018 | Abigail Hess
    Some people know how to make an entrance, while others specialize in exits. On December 6th, 17-year old Jackson Racicot posted a video titled, “How I quit my job today,” on Facebook. As of today, the video has been viewed nearly 300,000 times. The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada, by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports. “Attention all shoppers, associates and management, I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here, ever,” he said over the speakers. “Our managers will make...
  • Shoplifter Says Customer ‘Should Be Punished’ for Tackling Him

    12/14/2018 1:59:30 AM PST · by ManHunter · 80 replies
    Fox 40 News ^ | 13 DEC 2018 | Unknown
    A customer at a Wisconsin Walmart tackled Christopher Simpson as he was trying to walk out of the store with stolen video games and held him down until police arrived. Simpson says he's sorry for what he did but he wants to know: did he need to be tackled over it - or was that a job better left to police? "Me and my girlfriend decided to steal some video games from the place, and I was the one to walk out with them and she was to come out behind me," said Christopher Simpson. "I'm unemployed and I guess...
  • Kid Rock Pays Off $81,000 Layaway Debts for 350 Customers at Tennessee Walmart

    12/10/2018 12:35:07 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/18 | Justin Caruso
    Kid Rock gave the Nashville, Tennessee, community a nice Christmas present this week, paying off $81,000 in layaway debts at an area Walmart. “@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!” Kid Rock said in a tweet Friday, following the lead of Tyler Perry, who paid off layaway debts at Walmarts in Georgia.
  • Tyler Perry, Kid Rock pay off holiday layaway bills for strangers

    12/09/2018 6:43:11 PM PST · by Hugin · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Karen Butler
    Filmmaker Tyler Perry and musician Kid Rock paid off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Walmart layaway bills to help strangers have a happier holiday season. "I was trying to do this anonymously but due to some circumstances, y'all know nothing stays secret these days," Perry said in a Twitter video, giving the addresses of two Georgia Walmart stores where he paid off the bills. (snip) "@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!" Kid Rock tweeted. "Today, our store got a call...
  • Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways ahead of Christmas

    12/07/2018 10:31:11 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | December 7, 2018 | Gisela Crespo
    (CNN)Tyler Perry is spreading holiday cheer in his city of Atlanta. Perry shared a video on Twitter announcing that he paid off all the layaways at two Walmart stores on Thursday. A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed to CNN the actor and filmmaker paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items at two stores in the Atlanta metro area. "I know it's a hard time, a lot of people are struggling and I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this," Perry said in the video, adding that his intention had originally been for his contribution...
  • Infants' liquid Ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar recalled

    12/05/2018 11:48:44 PM PST · by FrogMom · 4 replies
    KOLD News 13 ^ | 12-05-2018 | PR Newswire
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled product has been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. The company is warning that there is a possibility that infants may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated kidney injury because they are more susceptible to a higher potency level of the drug. Side effects are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects. To...
  • Walmart set to roll out ‘autonomous' janitors

    12/03/2018 2:03:04 PM PST · by Drew68 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/18 | Brett Samuels
    Walmart announced on Monday that it plans to deploy 360 autonomous custodial robots by the end of January that will mop the floors of some of its stores. The retailer said in a joint statement with developer Brain Corp. that the machines will be able to scrub floors even with customers around. The robots will feature multiple sensors that allow them to scan for people and obstacles. "BrainOS technology allows robots to effectively and safely function in complex, crowded environments, ensuring increased productivity and efficiency across applications," Brain Corp. CEO Eugene Izhikevich said in a statement. "We look forward to...
  • Mother arrested for drugs after girls found camping in Walmart

    12/03/2018 7:28:13 AM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    upnorthlive ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Devon Mahieu
    When deputies arrived on scene, Walmart employees told them there were two young girls who were reportedly found "camping" inside the store's clothing section and when approached the girls, they left on foot. Investigators said one of the girls left a cell phone behind, which led deputies to one of the mothers. Deputies learned the girls were 10-year-old and were taking part in a challenge posted to social media where people allegedly sleep inside large stores. Sheriff Kim Cole said when the mother of one of the girls, who is the one who allegedly took them to the store around...
  • NY: 'Secret Santa' pays off dozens of Walmart layaway accounts

    11/30/2018 1:31:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Newsday ^ | November 30, 2018 | Daysi Calavia-Robertson
    Christmas came early for layaway customers at the Walmart store in Uniondale.  An anonymous "secret Santa" walked into the store and paid off every single item on layaway, delighting dozens of customers. Shopper Vanessa Rodriguez, a mother of four, ages 8, 10, 12 and 14, said she was "patiently waiting in a long line" at the store's layaway department on Tuesday when she overheard a nearby woman crying.  At first she was concerned, but it turned out she was crying tears of joy because an anonymous donor had paid off her account, Rodriguez said. "A few minutes later the cashier told everyone in line that...
  • Two Americas: De Blasio’s Amazon Vs. Trump’s Walmart

    11/20/2018 2:37:54 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-20-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    John Edwards once spoke of “two Americas,” one “for all of those people who have lived the American dream and don't have to worry, and another for most Americans, everybody else who struggle to make ends meet every single day”. One is reminded of this by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s full-throated shouting of “socialism for all” from the rooftops of buildings whose height his politburo would determine and whose rents and occupants his commissars would control.Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all...
  • Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

    11/17/2018 10:01:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    WRAL (AP) ^ | 11/16/2018 | Julie Watson
    <p>SAN DIEGO — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.</p> <p>That's because U.S. military troops are prohibited from carrying out law enforcement duties.</p>
  • After the Retail Apocalypse, Prepare for the Property Tax Meltdown

    11/16/2018 4:48:13 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    CityLab ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Laura Bliss
    WEST BEND, WI—Kraig Sadownikow doesn’t look like an anti-corporate crusader. The mayor of West Bend, Wisconsin, stickers his pickup with a “Don’t Tread on Me” snake on the back window, a GOP elephant on the hitch, and the stars-and-stripes logo of his construction company across the bumper. His fiscal conservatism is equally well billboarded: In the two hours we spent at City Hall and cruising West Bend in his plush truck, Sadownikow twice mentioned the 6 percent he has shaved off the Wisconsin city’s operating budget since becoming mayor in 2011, and stressed its efforts to bring more business to...
  • Sanders to introduce bill to force Walmart to pay $15 minimum wage

    11/15/2018 7:25:53 AM PST · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will introduce legislation Thursday with Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., intended to force Walmart to pay workers at least $15 an hour. The bill would institute fines for corporations that buy back their own stock unless they set their workers' base pay at that level. "Last year, 4 members of the Walton family of Walmart made $12.7 billion in 1 day. It would take a full-time Walmart worker making $11/hr over 653,000 years to make that much. Thursday, @RepRoKhanna and I are introducing legislation to make Walmart pay its workers a living wage,"
  • Walmart Just Filed for a Weird Patent. Shopping Carts May Never Be the Same

    10/21/2018 12:47:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 102 replies
    Inc ^ | 21OCT18 | Betsy Mikel
    Walmart has plenty of haters. But for many consumers, Walmart's prices just can't be beat. You can't afford to be choosy when you're on a tight budget. If price is not so much of a concern for you, what if you discovered that Walmart wants your personal data? And not just data about your shopping behavior, which we already give hand over fist to Amazon in the name of fast shipping. Walmart is interested in what's going on in your body while you shop. The company wants to collect this data is a particularly creepy way: through the handles of...
  • Walmart gains patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees in stores

    10/14/2018 7:17:26 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    For instance, the system can be used to capture beeps produced by a scanner and the rustling of bags at checkout to find out the number of items in a transaction or even the number of bags used. More alarmingly, the patent mentions that the system could be used to listen to guests' conversations to determine the lengths of checkout lines. "Additionally, the sound sensors can capture audio of conversations between guests and an employee stationed at the terminal," the patent states. "The system can process the audio of the conversation to determine whether the employee stationed at the terminal...
  • Babysitting While Black: Georgia Man Was Stalked by Woman as He Cared for 2 White Children

    10/10/2018 10:01:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | Melissa Gomez
    Corey Lewis first noticed the woman as he crossed the Walmart parking lot in Marietta, Ga., on Sunday afternoon. She was sitting in a Kia sedan, he said, as he led the two children he was babysitting back to his car. By the time he had them buckled up and ready to go, he had his phone out and was live-streaming on Facebook as he narrated a story about how the strange woman had begun stalking them after he refused to let her talk to the children, Mr. Lewis, 27, said in an interview. She followed him out of the...
  • Stolen milk leads to suspect's death in shootout with police, authorities say

    09/26/2018 8:44:00 AM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies ^ | Sept 26, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    An Arizona man who fired at police officers after allegedly stealing a bottle of milk from a Walmart store was fatally shot when officers returned fire, authorities said. An employee of the Walmart in Peoria, near Phoenix, had called police around 6 p.m. Monday to report the stolen milk, according to FOX 10 of Phoenix. The suspect was later identified as Michael John Stout, 20, of Peoria. Responding officers said they saw a man matching the employee’s description of Stout standing outside the store’s garden center, the Arizona Republic reported. After parking the vehicle, one officer got out. Police said Stout...
  • VR and hugs: What Ivanka Trump learned during her visit to Walmart's training academy in Mesquite

    09/23/2018 10:05:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | Maria Halkias
    When she was out in the store, employees and customers crowded around with their shopping baskets to see the first daughter, whose official title is adviser to President Donald Trump. One of her main missions is to bring a spotlight to workforce development programs that prepare today's workers for the future. But here among the people, she was just Ivanka. She's a hugger and cradled a few employees who had just talked about how Walmart gave them opportunities they didn't think they would have. Others were simply happy to see her in the store. Trump even tried out a virtual...
  • Armed Teen Demands Sex From Woman In Walmart, Concealed Carry Holder Saves The Day

    09/19/2018 7:10:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andrew Mark Miller
    What’s the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun. If you’re in trouble and your life is in danger who do you want nearby? Do you want someone who legally carries a firearm or would you prefer to not defend yourself? Odds are that your first instinct will be to call the police (good guys with guns) but that’s not always enough. Sometimes, the police can’t get there in time. What do you do then? A bad guy with a knife tried to force himself on a woman in a Florida...
  • Walmart to halt sales of shirts featuring Soviet imagery

    09/18/2018 4:50:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 11:03 AM EDT | By Brett Samuels -
    Lawmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania sent a letter to Walmart executives earlier this month asking them to "demonstrate their corporate responsibility" and stop the sale of items with Soviet imagery. The officials argued that carrying the items meant Walmart was participating in "promotion, among its customers worldwide, of totalitarianism, human rights abuse and suppression of freedom and democracy, the values that allowed such corporations as Walmart to grow and prosper.”