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  • Supercenter mystery: Conspiracy theories fly around the suddenly shuttered Wal-Mart

    04/24/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 57 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Friday, April 24, 2016 | Robert Evatt
    From crime to labor issues to an intricate military coup of the entire United States, conspiracy theories are flying around the closed Wal-Mart supercenters in Tulsa and elsewhere. The official reason for the sudden closure of the store at Admiral Place and Memorial Drive last week was two years of plumbing issues that would take six months to fix. That was the same reason given for each of the four other Wal-Mart locations, which all closed at the same time with just a few hours’ notice. The other stores are in Brandon, Florida; Pico Rivera, California; Midland, Texas; and Livingston,...
  • Consciously Sidelining Ourselves

    04/24/2015 5:26:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family. A few of the Walton clan remain on the Wal-Mart board of directors, but now its board also includes Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, and Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram. One would be hard pressed to imagine either as regular shoppers at Wal-Mart. For...
  • Wal-Mart mysteriously closed 5 stores and now there's a conspiracy theory explaining why

    04/21/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-21-2015 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    Thousands of Wal-Mart employees are fighting to get their jobs back after Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores last week without warning.  The retailer said it closed the stores in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida due to persistent plumbing issues that could take as long as six months to fix. More than 2,200 workers were laid off as a result and given two months of severance pay.  But some critics are skeptical that Wal-Mart closed the stores because of plumbing issues. Officials in the five cities where Wal-Mart closed stores claim the company hasn't sought permits for plumbing work, according to ABC...
  • Mothers accused of shoplifting, leaving kids at Walmart to appear in court

    04/21/2015 2:09:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | keith garvin
    Shoplifting at a store like Walmart isn't unusual, but the details surrounding two cases at a Houston location on Tuesday still have people shaking their heads. "I just think that it was wrong and it should never happen again," says shopper Wayne Miller. Mary Helen Brown, 20, and Bianca Nicole Murrell, 21, are both charged with shoplifting and abandoning their children. Investigators say the pair walked into a Walmart on South Post Oak Boulevard near the 610 Loop -- each with a 5-year-old child.  They are accused of taking food off the shelves, feeding it to their kids, then stuffing...
  • Wal-Mart layoffs about retaliation, not repairs, union claims

    04/21/2015 9:41:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CSM ^ | 04/21/2015 | By Anne D'Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart faces a potential labor injunction from a union group asking the company to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. One affected store, in Pico Rivera, California, has been a hotbed for worker protests against Wal-Mart. A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union filed the charge on behalf of OUR Walmart with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday,...
  • Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fears ( Jade Helm )

    04/20/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 4/20/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Wal-Mart closures have citizens concerned. Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms. ... The looming Jade Helm exercise, set for July 15 through Sept. 15, labels Texas and Utah as hostile areas. Global Research also reported the military says New Mexico “isn’t much friendlier.” Other states participating: California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Some of the social media commentary so far: “The Pentagon’s ‘Operations Jade Helm 15′:...
  • A smarter Walmart now closes store for “plumbing problems” not union rules and still wins

    04/18/2015 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The budding “revolutionary guards” among WalMart employees may be learning a lesson about economics in the real world; a course they were never offered during their substandard public educations. The pressure from militant employees and union thugs has brought about a series of raises for WalMart workers, which is supposed to be good news. But is it? Some of these raises will start immediately and others will follow until all REMAINING workers will see remarkable increases in their salaries; some will be getting $80 per week raises. Nevertheless, WalMart has not become the largest retailer in the world by voluntarily...
  • Walmart suddenly closes 5 stores, lays off 2200. Why?

    04/18/2015 6:40:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 116 replies
    Conspiracy theorists are working overtime to explain why Walmart suddenly closed 5 stores in 3 states this week, laying off 2200 workers. The stores are expected to reopen in 6 months. The company claims the closings are releated to ongoing and pervasive plumbing problems. But the conspiracy theorists believe it has more to do with workers who took part in the Black Friday strike than with faulty sewers. Business Insider: Wal-Mart employees say they were completely blindsided by the news, having been notified only a couple hours before the stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday. "Everybody just panicked and started...
  • Wal-Mart suddenly closed 5 stores and laid off thousands of workers and no one knows why

    04/17/2015 8:51:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 99 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Hayley Peterson
    The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports. Wal-Mart employees say they were completely blindsided by the news, having been notified only a couple hours before the stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday. "Everybody just panicked and started crying," Venanzi Luna, a manager at a store in Pico Rivera, California, told CNN Money. All workers will receive paid leave for two months. After that, full-time workers could become eligible for severance, according to CNN Money. But part-time workers will be on their own. Local officials and...
  • I-Team: Official says sudden Walmart closing was suspicious

    04/17/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 73 replies
    ABCactionnews ^ | Apr. 16,2015 | Adam Walser
    BRANDON, Fla. - Walmart stores across the country suddenly closed Monday, supposedly as a result of plumbing problems. Now a Hillsborough County commissioner who has worked closely with the company for years says he has plenty of questions. In Midland, Texas, which, until Monday, was home to one of the 10 busiest Walmart stores in the country, City Building Official Steve Thorpe told the I-Team his plumbing inspector was sent away when he visited the closed store and offered to help secure permits. While the company claimed to have an average of 100 to 150 plumbing issues a year in...
  • WalMart closings alert!

    04/15/2015 10:19:20 PM PDT · by chuckles · 147 replies
    vanity | 4-16-2015 | chuckles
    I live in East Texas and our WalMart closed due to "plumbing" problems. All employees are fired. closed for at least 6 months. Come to find out, several more closed across America due to "plumbing" problems and all employees fired. Googled closed Walmart and got several different theories. One says they need to close some to pay for the huge raise they gave the rest of the workers. One says it's for holding illegals crossing the border. Another says it for American that don't want Obama's 3rd term. Second observation today,.....A military jet fuel truck came into my small East...
  • Weird Walmart plumbing problem shutting down stores across America, one in Brandon

    04/15/2015 12:01:28 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 97 replies
    WFLA.com ^ | Apr. 14, 2015 | Mark Douglas
    BRANDON FL (WFLA) - Walmart customers can't understand what's plaguing the "plumbing problems" of Walmart stores from Brandon to California. "Must be a major plumbing problem is all I can say," would-be customer Dale White said as security guards turned him away from the Supercenter on Brandon Boulevard in Brandon. The retail chain announced Monday that five stores are shutting down - one in Brandon, two in Texas, one in Oklahoma and one in California - due to clogging and drainage problems. ... The shutdown blindsided about 400 Brandon Walmart workers who must now find another store to transfer to...
  • Idaho family named as suspects in fatal Arizona Walmart brawl

    03/25/2015 6:46:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 03/25/2015 | David Schwartz
    <p>PHOENIX - The suspects in a fatal brawl with police outside an Arizona Wal-Mart have been identified as a family from Idaho who had apparently been living in a vehicle in the store's parking lot for days before the melee, authorities said on Tuesday.</p>
  • Wal-Mart wins gun-sales case against investors who want to bar such purchases

    04/14/2015 5:08:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    An appeals court ruled Tuesday that Wal-Mart investors don’t have a right to try to stop the company from selling rifles or any other product those shareholders may think is socially destructive. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Arkansas-based retailer, reversing a district court ruling in November that would have let the company’s investors influence the store’s policy on high-capacity sporting-rifle sales.
  • Brandon Walmart closing for 6 months, employees given little notice (Closed several stores tonight)

    04/13/2015 9:16:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    WLFA ^ | 3-13-2015 | Peter Bernard
    Employees say a Brandon Walmart near Valrico gave them little notice before closing for six months. “When I drove into the parking lot, it was full. I knew something was not right,” said a Walmart employee who asked that News Channel 8 not identify him. “We have had plumbing problems over the last few years.” The store closed Monday at 6 p.m. because of the ongoing plumbing issues. The employee News Channel 8 talked with said a sewage backup is the likely culprit. The issues “require extensive repairs,” Walmart spokesman Amanda Hennenberg said in a statement. The store is located...
  • Family of 8 at Arizona Walmart Get Into Brawl with Cops....

    04/11/2015 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/10/15 | Justen Charters
    Now One Person is Dead After Reaching for a Gun. On Friday, Arizona’s Cottonwood Police Department released dash cam footage of a brawl between a traveling family from Idaho and a group of cops that quickly turned deadly. The incident happened on March 21st, in parking lot of the Cottonwood Walmart. Police were responding to a call about a Walmart employee being assaulted as she entered the restroom. When law enforcement confronted the people who were identified as suspects, now known as the Gaver family, they weren’t being cooperative at all.
  • You Might Not Be Able to Buy Firearms, Ammo From Walmart Soon

    04/09/2015 1:15:14 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2015
    Walmart's right to sell firearms and ammunition is being threatened by a lawsuit. Fox Business Network reporter Adam Shapiro reported on "Fox and Friends First" this morning that a court decision could stop the retail giant from selling guns, which could change the way publicly traded companies do business in the United States. Shapiro said that Trinity Wall Street Church in New York City owns stock in Walmart. "The church sued the Walmart when they refused to place a proposal on the shareholder ballot at the annual company meeting," he explained. "That proposal could be interpreted to force Walmart's board...
  • Wal-Mart Being Pressured To Stop Selling Sporting Rifles

    04/08/2015 8:29:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    One of the nation’s largest gun retailers will soon find out if it may continue to sell sporting rifles. Some investors have argued Wal-Mart shouldn’t be in the business of selling high-capacity magazine rifles.
  • Quotes of the day (Corporate homofascists vs. the Faithful)

    04/04/2015 8:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A crowdfunding campaign for Memories Pizza started with the goal of raising $25,000. It ended up pulling in more than $842,000 in just two days… The O’Connors have not reopened Memories Pizza since the furor erupted, but they have gained support from conservatives who think the shop owners have been bullied for their religious views and didn’t realize what they were getting themselves into when they spoke on television about the religious-freedom legislation. Ironically, some of those same supporters have heaped scorn upon WBND-TV and threatened station employees for airing the story that started the drama… Regarding the money raised,...
  • Don't Surrender Religious Liberty to Fascists

    04/03/2015 3:11:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | April 2, 2015
    In a race to see who can cave the fastest, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson reneged on his promise to sign his state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), instead sending it back to state legislators with a request to “recall it and change the language.” Perhaps he was upset that Indiana Governor Mike Pence was getting all the attention for wimping out on his own state’s religious freedom protections. Why should Republicans cave once when they can cave twice? Clearly, the beatings have been effective. The brouhaha in Arkansas stems from the RFRA bill that passed the legislature on Tuesday and...
  • Ted Cruz is attacking the Fortune 500, and that’s smart politics

    04/02/2015 4:34:55 PM PDT · by VinL · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 2, 2015 | T.Newmyer
    Corporate support for same-sex rights presents Cruz a chance to blast two movement conservative enemies at once. Credit Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, with this: He’s doing what he can to lock down first-mover advantage in the Republican presidential sweepstakes. Last week, he was first in what promises to be a crowded GOP field to officially announce his White House bid. Yesterday, he launched what Politico has already termed the backlash to the corporate backlash to Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law. Addressing a crowd of 300 in Sioux City, Iowa, Cruz laced into the big business leaders who have jumped into...
  • Walmart Declines to Say What Part of Arkansas Religious Freedom Bill It Doesn't Support

    04/02/2015 8:01:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The major retail chain Walmart has declined to say what specific part of the state's controversial religious freedom bill it opposes.Walmart CEO Doug McMillon released a statement Tuesday denouncing the Arkansas legislature's passage of House Bill 1228, which he claimed was anti-gay."Today's passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect the values we proudly uphold," stated McMillon."For these reasons, we are asking Governor [Asa] Hutchinson to veto this legislation."The Christian Post reached out to Walmart for further comment on the reasons for this opposition, as well as their...
  • Arkansas governor: Bill needs changes before I sign it

    04/01/2015 8:55:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2015 | Eric Bander
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he does not plan to sign the version of the religious freedom bill that currently sits on his desk and called on the state legislature to make changes before sending it back to him. Hutchinson, who called the issue "divisive" and cited his own son as an example of someone urging him to veto the bill, made the announcement during a Little Rock press conference Wednesday morning. The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage...
  • Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

    04/01/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/01/2015 | By Katie Lobosco
    Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters. It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians. Walmart (WMT) CEO Doug McMillon asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the bill, which was approved by the Arkansas House on Tuesday. The company is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. "Today's passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect...
  • Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill

    03/31/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the state.
  • Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald’s worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people — including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movement’s next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • Singing the National Anthem at Walmart

    03/24/2015 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 24, 2015 | Mark Ammann
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  • One dead, two shot in 17-person battle in Walmart parking lot

    03/24/2015 4:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | March 22, 2015 | CNN Wire
    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — One of the nine suspects was killed. Another was shot in the stomach. All eight responding officers were injured, including one 10-year veteran who required surgery. It’s the aftermath of an all-out melee in a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, a town of 11,000 people about an hour’s drive south of Flagstaff. But details are murky outside of the injury and arrest reports....
  • Mid-Michigan Walmart evacuated because of odor

    03/18/2015 7:17:35 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 25 replies
    WNEM TV 5 ^ | 3/18/15 | Brianna Owczarzak
    Mid-Michigan Walmart evacuated because of odorPosted: Updated: By Brianna OwczarzakEmail Connect brianna.owczarzak@wnem.com Follow @briannaowczar GRAND BLANC, MI (WNEM) - A Mid-Michigan Walmart was closed down Wednesday morning because of an odor.The Grand Blanc Fire Department shut down the S. Saginaw St. store because an odor was causing people to have adverse reactions, city officials said.The police chief said they responded to a call for a popping noise at the customer service center about 11:30 a.m. People were experiencing difficulty breathing, Fire Chief David Servetter said.The fire department originally thought the incident was isolated, but upon further investigation they realized...
  • Hillary’s Next Scandal to Break Soon…Passenger Lists of Her Flights Ordered Released by Judge

    03/14/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 108 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/14/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Hillary’s ride to 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue just got bumpier. A judge on Friday ordered the State Department to turn over passenger manifests to Citizens United as a result of a FOIA request that State had ignored. The quick ruling appears to show that judges patience for stonewalling by the Obama administration has reached it’s limit and they no longer feel like giving them the benefit of a doubt. Those manifests could bury Hillary 2016 before it even starts. There seems to be a connection between donors to the Clinton Foundation and contracts from foreign countries receiving favorable treatment from the...
  • [Wal-Mart board member Hillary] Clinton Remained Silent As Wal-Mart Fought Unions [flashback]

    03/13/2015 3:34:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 31, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS, MADDY SAUER and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer waged a major campaign against labor unions seeking to represent store workers. Wal-Mart's anti-union efforts were headed by one of Clinton's fellow board members, John Tate, a Wal-Mart executive vice president who also served on the board with Clinton for four of her six years. Tate was fond of repeating, as he did at a managers meeting in 2004 after his retirement, what he said was his favorite phrase, "Labor unions are nothing but blood-sucking...
  • Fears and cheers follow Target's plan to lay off 'several thousand' at headquarters

    03/05/2015 6:17:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-15 | tom webb
    Some senior buyers are already gone. Vice presidents, too. But for 13,000 other Target Corp. employees in Minnesota, there's fear that the bull's-eye is on their backs. Target jolted the Twin Cities on Tuesday when it said "several thousand" corporate staffers will be laid off in a cost-cutting move. Executives didn't say who, when or where -- although the buzz is the ax will swing freely next week. Since the news broke, reaction to Target's $2 billion cost-savings plan has been split, especially by street. On Wall Street, analysts mostly liked the plan. Target stock touched an all-time high Wednesday...
  • Target to cut thousands of jobs in restructuring

    03/03/2015 1:49:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    CBNC ^ | 03-03-2015 | Fred Imbert & Courtney Reagan
    Target's chief executive, Brian Cornell, said Tuesday the retailer will cut several thousand jobs within the next two years as part of a $2 billion cost savings plan. The company also announced 2015 guidance of $4.45 to $4.65 adjusted earnings per share. Wall Street expected Target's guidance at $4.50 adjusted earnings per share. Target also expects digital sales to increase 40 percent and same-store sales between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent, with modest improvement in gross margins and expense rates. It also expects sales to grow between 2 and 3 percent during the year. The company's stock closed at $78.02,...
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • Wal-Mart opposes Arkansas 'conscience protection' measure critics cast as anti-LGBT

    02/25/2015 12:24:30 PM PST · by celmak · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | 02/24/2015 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wal-Mart says it opposes a "conscience protection" bill in the retail giant's home state of Arkansas that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.
  • How a Mother of Three Made A Difference For Morality

    02/24/2015 11:32:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael Brown
    When you look at the endless problems we face in society today, it’s easy to think, “But what I can do? I’m just one person.”The fact is that God only has people to use, and He uses one person at a time. It’s amazing to see what can happen when one person decides to take a stand.Lisa L. is the homeschooling mother of three children. She’s 35-years-old and, along with her husband Mike, graduated from our ministry training school when it was based in Pensacola, Florida.Initially, the transition from ministry school to motherhood was challenging, as Lisa went from wanting...
  • Walmart Recent Wage Increase a Free Market Success

    02/20/2015 1:39:45 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-20-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Yesterday, Walmart announced that, beginning in April of this year, the company will raise the pay of all its employees to at least $9 an hour. In 2016, the company’s minimum pay rate will again jump to $10. This move will affect approximately 500,000 Walmart employees and, along with several other changes such as increased training and scheduling options, is estimated to cost the company $1 billion. Walmart’s pay increase follows a number of businesses, including Aetna, Ikea and Gap Inc., that have announced an internal company minimum wage higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. While some...
  • How Wal-Mart's CEO came to support a $1 billion pay increase

    02/20/2015 1:52:28 PM PST · by Citizen Zed
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2-20-2015 | Renee Dudley, Bloomberg News
    A Catholic priest from Massachussetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart has revealed a shocking revelation that will change everything you once believed. The 71-year-old cleric Father John Micheal O’neal claims he went to heaven and met God, which he describes as a warm and comforting motherly figure. Father John Micheal O’neal was rushed to the hospital on January 29 after a major heart attack, but was declared clinically dead soon after his arrival. With the aid of a high-tech machine called LUCAS 2, that kept the blood flowing...
  • Walmart Voluntarily Increases Minimum Wage to $10 Per Hour For Workers

    02/19/2015 4:07:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Today, Walmart announced that by 2016 the minimum wage paid to workers in its stores will be increased to $10. In other words, the company has voluntarily raised wages, not because the government or labor unions forced them to, but because they think it's the best thing for business. "Beginning in April, Walmart U.S. will increase its starting rate to $9 an hour or higher. By February 2016, all current associates will make $10 an hour or higher. Additionally, Walmart is piloting an onboarding and training program that will create clear career paths for associates so they know what is...
  • Feds say Walmart was biased against lesbians

    02/19/2015 6:56:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    abc13 ^ | 2-19-15 | AP story
    BOSTON, MA -- A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered the retail giant to work with Jacqueline Cote of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who hopes the determination will help her pay off $100,000 in medical bills. In a Jan. 29 EEOC ruling, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the agency said Cote "was treated differently and denied benefits because of her sex."
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

    02/19/2015 9:51:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 2015 12:17 PM EST | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation’s biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that as part of $1 billion its spending to change the way it trains and pays workers, the company will give raises to nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees in the next six months. In addition to raises, Wal-Mart said it plans to make changes to how workers are scheduled and add training programs for sales...
  • Meet America's Most Hated Retailer

    02/18/2015 10:09:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 235 replies
    wctv / cbs ^ | 2-18-2015
    For Walmart, the dip in its customer satisfaction ratings could spell more trouble ahead. Retailers, after all, are at the whim of the consumer, who is typically looking for a mix of good prices, selection and customer service. If a retailer starts to fail on those fronts, it can end up in what ACSI director David VanAmburg calls "a deadly cycle." On top of that, Walmart's well-publicized struggles with calls from employees for higher pay and benefits may be taking a toll. "They are not as dominant on the price side as they were, and the quality still isn't there,"...
  • New York Church Taking Walmart To Court Over Gun Sales

    02/09/2015 5:47:51 PM PST · by correctthought · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/09/2015 | Clare O'Connorl
    Trinity Church sits in the shadow of lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center..... .....One of the smaller investments in Trinity’s diverse portfolio: about $300,000 worth of shares in Walmart. This spring, the church will face off against the big-box giant in a court case that could change the way public companies make business decisions.
  • Search and Destroy

    02/07/2015 5:06:04 PM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 23 replies
    Poster MichiganState.247sports ^ | 2/7/2015 | PennSpartan
    Williams was actually trying to honor a vet in this "lie". But a group of other vets got butthurt that he didn't recognize them instead, and went viral. Most of the "heroes" in these wars since 9/11 are a bunch of self absorbed dysfunctional losers who joined because WalMart turned down their application. And now they're back home living with mom, going to the VA weekly for counseling, and sucking on the gov't tit.
  • Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What the Label Says

    02/03/2015 5:07:03 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 3, 2015
    DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants. Based on the testing commissioned by his office, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he has sent letters to the four major store chains involved — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — demanding that they immediately stop selling adulterated or mislabeled dietary supplements. Nutritionist David Schardt of the Center...
  • Shoppers revolt after Walmart orders greeter to stop saying ‘have a blessed day’

    02/02/2015 11:16:13 AM PST · by Kyle Olson
    The American Mirror ^ | 1/31/15 | OLaf Ekberg
    An Oregon legislator wants mental evaluations for police officers as little as “once a year” for one reason: Ferguson. Democratic Representative Lew Frederick appeared at a Portland town hall meeting over the weekend to announce a series of bills inspired by the Missouri incident involving teenager Michael Brown and police officer Darren Wilson. “I want to have a regular psychological evaluation of every law enforcement officer,” Frederick told the crowd, which responded with cheers. He suggested a time range from once a year to once every two years.
  • Man sues Walmart over gas can explosion (Darwin award)

    01/26/2015 8:44:56 PM PST · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    KOIN.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | AP
    The Register-Guard reports Daniel Rowlett is seeking $13 million. He says Walmart sold him a plastic can produced by Blitz USA that exploded as he poured fuel into a burn barrel in October 2013. He suffered burns over nearly half his body.
  • Center for American Progress won’t account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding it’s donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podesta’s Center for American Progress isn’t accounting for over $5 million in donations from ‘anonymous sources.’ Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clinton’s run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if she’ll get questions about her buddy Podesta’s missing $5 million. Funny too that you don’t...
  • Man shopping at Walmart attacked for carrying gun he was legally permitted to have (Florida)(trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:21:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 74 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | tampabay.com
    BRANDON — Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
  • Clinton's Walmart connection fueling Left's doubts

    01/19/2015 1:33:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    .........For many on the Left, the Arkansas company is emblematic of all that is wrong with corporate America. It is particularly detested by organized labor — a key Democratic constituency — because the company has doggedly fought all efforts to organize its workers. Clinton's ties to Walmart go back to 1986, when she joined the company's board of directors. She remained there until 1992, when husband Bill Clinton ran for the White House. For years afterwards they both maintained close ties to the retail giant. More recently, Clinton has distanced herself from the company and criticized some of its business...