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  • Walmart gains patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees in stores

    10/14/2018 7:17:26 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 39 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    dallasnews.com ^ | 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.”
  • Hurricane Florence supplies scramble: Video shows chaotic scene at Durham Walmart

    09/12/2018 6:48:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    ABC 11 Durham ^ | September 12, 2018
    DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- It was a chaotic scene at the Walmart on Glenn School Road in Durham as people scrambled to get water and other supplies. An ABC11 Eyewitness recorded the video as people pushed, shoved, tugged in efforts to get their cases of bottle water and other supplies and Walmart workers and security tried to keep order.
  • Lithuania urges Walmart to drop Soviet-themed shirts

    09/09/2018 8:12:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 Sep 2018 | Agence France Presse
    Lithuania on Friday urged American retail giant Walmart to stop selling T-shirts and hoodies with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols, insisting the image insults victims of often deadly Soviet-era persecution. “We sent a letter to Walmart requesting the withdrawal of products with Soviet symbols and we are still waiting for a reaction,” Lithuanian ambassador to the US Rolandas Krisciunas said. The hammer and sickle symbol is banned in Lithuania... The Baltic state’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted: “You wouldn’t buy Nazi-themed clothing, would you? “We trust @Walmart’s moral stance & call to withdraw products with the symbols of mass murders.”...
  • Oregon Walmart Violated Civil Rights When it Refused Sale of Rifle to 18-Year-Old

    09/02/2018 3:44:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In Oregon, a young woman has won a civil rights case against Walmart. A Walmart in Helena, Oregon refused to sell a rifle to young woman because she was not 21 years old. She sued Walmart and won under  the Oregon Civil Rights law on age discrimination.  From wweek.com: The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found this week that a Walmart store in St. Helens violated the state's nondiscrimination laws when it refused to sell a rifle to a woman who was not yet 21 years old. Hannah Brumbles, 18, of Deer Island, Ore., filed a civil rights...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Walmart unveils grocery-picking robots in test store

    08/23/2018 6:34:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 3, 2018 | Julia La Roche
    There could be a future where robots will do most of your grocery shopping for you. And for some Walmart shoppers, that future is getting even closer. Walmart (WMT), the world’s largest seller of groceries, will begin piloting a robotics system for its fast-growing online grocery pickup (OGP) service in one of its stores. The retailer has teamed up with Massachusetts-based Alert Innovation to deploy its Alphabot, a first-of-its-kind technology, in its supercenter store in Salem, New Hampshire just off of Interstate 93. “This is about the evolution of retail,” Alert Innovation CEO John Lert told Yahoo Finance. “So, we...
  • Howie Carr: Peter Strzok drank that dirty water

    08/17/2018 5:42:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 17, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Just one link in chain of corruption out of Boston FBI office. Disgraced, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok worked in the Boston office of the Famous But Incompetent agency. Why am I not surprised? The most corrupt G-man in American history getting his start in the most corrupt outpost of the squalid agency — it makes perfect sense. .... Yesterday I called the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, the former U.S. attorney for Boston, who knew all of the six or seven FBI agents who were accused in federal court of taking payoffs from gangsters. Some of them were...
  • At least 5 shot inside Philadelphia-area Walmart, suspect in custody, investigators say

    08/15/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting at a Walmart north of Philadelphia wounded at least five people including a customer Tuesday evening before the shooter apparently escaped from the store -- and crashed a getaway car into a police SUV, reports said. Police took the 30-year-old suspect, who has not been named publicly, into custody after workers at the Walmart in Cheltenham Township identified him, Fox 29 News Philadelphia reported. A woman was also reportedly apprehended. The incident initially erupted as a disagreement at the register, during which a man took a firearm from a woman and opened fire, police told the outlet. A...
  • Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

    08/03/2018 5:10:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Aug 3, 2018, 12:45pm EDT | Nick Statt
    Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has partnered with scores of tech firms to better compete with Amazon and make progress in markets that may become pivotal years down the line. It’s also begun rethinking how it views itself: a traditional big-box retail giant that now hopes it can be nimble enough to compete with one of technology’s most powerful players. Following its purchase of Jet.com to advance its e-commerce...
  • Man busted on moped with $100+ worth of Walmart steaks in pants, Nash deputies say

    07/30/2018 8:23:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | July 30, 2018 | CBS 17 staff
    A thief was busted with several steaks shoved down his pants legs while making his moped getaway in the pouring rain on Monday, Nash County deputies say. Earlier, the man stole several steaks -- worth more than $100 -- from the Nashville Walmart, according to deputies. Keith Jordan stuffed at least nine packages of steaks down both his pants legs, the Nash County Sheriff's Office said. He then walked out of the store without paying, according to officials. Deputies posted photos on Facebook of the seized steaks along with Jordan and his moped. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor...
  • Walmart boycott campaign launched after outcry over 'Impeach 45' clothing

    07/03/2018 12:01:35 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/3/2018 | Ryan Gados
    Walmart has found itself on the receiving end of a torrent of outrage after it was discovered Monday that the superstore was selling anti-Trump “Impeach 45” apparel on its website. The outcry sparked a #BoycottWalmart trend on Twitter as users expressed their distaste for the chain promoting the impeachment of President Trump, echoing some Congressional Democrats. Ryan Fournier, chairman of the group Students for Trump, was one of the first to discover Walmart was selling the clothing item, according to the International Business Times. He asked the company in a tweet, “What kind of message are you trying to send?”...
  • Walmart pulls “Impeach 45” t-shirts

    07/03/2018 11:59:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 75 replies
    Fast company. Com ^ | Jul 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Segran
    The Walmart.com marketplace is teeming with MAGA hats and coffee mugs, but the company has just pulled an anti-Trump shirt with the slogan “Impeach 45” from its website. Late last night, Ryan Fournier, the chairman of the political group Students For Trump, tweeted about the shirt (that also came in adorable onesie form), asking Walmart, “What kind of message are you trying to send?” ... It appears that Walmart has now taken down the listing for the shirt, caving in to the pressure. Another shirt that said “45 You’re Fired” has also been removed from the site. ...
  • Police recover stolen Walmart trailer in Mishawaka

    07/03/2018 11:43:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    WNDU ^ | Jul 02, 2018 | Travis Robinson
    MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Police have arrested one man in the theft of a Walmart trailer full of goods. They found it off of Grape Road Monday morning with the contents being unloaded into a local home. After hearing information about a possible stolen Walmart trailer full of merchandise, one sitting out in the middle of someone's yard on Grape Road looked a little suspicious to police. They took a look and found the trailer was stolen and it was being unloaded by several people. One man, 42-year-old Josephvon Johnson of Jackson, Tennessee was arrested for the theft of the...
  • Walmart pulls "Rope. Tree. Journalist." T-shirt from site(2017 flashback)

    07/03/2018 11:43:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON - Walmart (WMT) has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening. The shirt, listed on Walmart.com through third-party seller Teespring, said: "Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED." "This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy," Walmart said. "We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention, and are conducting a thorough review of the seller's assortment."Teespring, which is owned by KA Design, allows people to post shirt designs. The company...
  • Walmart Caught Selling “Impeach 45” T-Shirts

    07/03/2018 5:17:26 AM PDT · by gaggs · 40 replies
    It was discovered that the superstore was selling “Impeach 45” clothing on its website Walmart search results: impeach 45 t-shirt To be fair they also sell Make America Great Again hats, They are playing BOTH sides for money. God bless 'em. From Fox News: Walmart drew outrage Monday after it was discovered that the superstore was selling “Impeach 45” apparel on its website. The outcry sparked a #BoycottWalmart trend on Twitter as users expressed their distaste for Walmart promoting the impeachment of President Trump, echoing some Congressional Democrats.
  • Walmart Boycott Campaign Launches after.outcry over 'Impeach 45' clothint

    07/03/2018 4:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/2/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    Walmart drew outrage Monday after it was discovered that the superstore was selling “Impeach 45” apparel on its website. ....sparked a #BoycottWalmart trend on Twitter as users expressed their distaste for Walmart promoting the impeachment of President Trump, echoing some Congressional Democrats. Ryan Fournier, chairman of the group Students for Trump, was one of the first to discover Walmart was selling the clothing...