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  • If Walmart Paid Its Employees a Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up? (video)

    04/09/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 4, 2014 | Slate .Video
    In the series "The Secret Life of a Food Stamp," Marketplace reporter Krissy Clark traces how big-box stores make billions from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps. What's more, the wages of many workers at these stores are so low that the workers themselves qualify for food stamps—which the employees then often spend at those big-box stores...
  • Wal-Mart makes official its reliance on food-stamp recipients for profits

    03/25/2014 8:48:26 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 103 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 24, 2014 | Steve Goldstein
    <p>Wal-Mart Stores WMT -0.15% filed its 10-K late on Friday after the market closed, and the world’s largest retailer added some new language to the list of factors that could hurt the company.</p>
  • Gyft Adds Retail Giant Walmart to its Bitcoin Gift Card Network

    03/24/2014 4:51:11 PM PDT · by Errant · 5 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 24 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    San Francisco-based mobile gift card app provider Gyft officially added US retail giant Walmart to its merchant network on 24th March. The company took to Twitter to release the news that the largest physical retailer in the US, which earned more than $325bn from its US retail stores in 2012, and garnered more than $460bn in sales worldwide that year, had been added to its service.
  • Is the Banana Slipping Away?

    03/16/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Some people lie awake nights worrying about terrorist attacks, giant asteroids crashing into the Earth or war with Russia. I can slumber peacefully through those perils. What causes me to wake up screaming is the banana blight. To say I'm favorably inclined toward bananas is like saying Miley Cyrus has overcome her inhibitions. I have an unbroken record of eating two bananas a day that stretches back to the Johnson administration. Two is the bare minimum I regard as necessary to sustain life. I'm not ashamed to say there are days when I've gone through five. After that I stop...
  • Rival abortionist calls Planned Parenthood “the Walmart of abortion clinics”

    03/14/2014 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Live Action News ^ | by Sarah Terzo
    I ran across a quote by a practicing abortionist that demonstrates that abortion clinics are primarily businesses, and that they compete for patients. With abortion rates dropping, abortion clinics are struggling to keep their doors open. Dr. Peter Bours, who has been performing abortions since at least as far back as 1985, when the New York Times profiled him in an article (Dudley Clendinen “The Abortion Conflict: What it Does to One Doctor”) was quoted in the pro-choice book Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States (2007) calling Planned Parenthood “the Walmart of abortion clinics.” Dr. Bours...
  • TPD Chief: Meat laced with LSD bought from Wal-Mart

    03/07/2014 10:19:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    baynews9 ^ | March 07, 2014 | Laurie Davison
    TAMPA -- A family of four was hospitalized after ingesting meat laced with LSD bought from Wal-Mart on Monday, Tampa police said. Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said during a news conference on Thursday that the family, including a pregnant mother, her two children and her boyfriend, started experiencing hallucinations, dizziness, rapid heart rates and difficulty breathing shortly after dinner. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office determined the family consumed bottom round steak bought from a Wal-Mart located at 1505 N. Dale Mabry in Tampa, which was contaminated with LSD.
  • Fla. family falls ill after eating meat with LSD

    03/07/2014 4:48:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2014 7:38 PM EST
    Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD. […] Police say the bottom round steak was purchased from a Wal-Mart in Tampa. The store has turned over all its meat to police for testing. …
  • Kansas Walmart customer loses tooth after cursing at self-checkout machine

    03/05/2014 6:21:38 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | March. 4, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WICHITA, Kan.,A fight broke out a Kansas Walmart in Wichita on Monday afternoon after a customer became frustrated with a self-checkout machine and began cursing at the device. The 36-year-old man had difficulty completing his transaction and held up the line, much to the chagrin of an unnamed 35-year-old Hispanic male. Capt. Doug Nolte told the Wichita Eagle that the Hispanic man confronted the fuming customer and they engaged in a dispute that continued outside of the store. Once the altercation spilled outside, a 40-year-old black man got involved and punched the cursing customer in the face. The punch knocked...
  • Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?

    03/03/2014 12:37:37 PM PST · by posterchild · 48 replies
    Green Car Reports via ^ | Mon Mar 3, 2014 | Stephen Edelstein
    Heavy-duty trucks spend more time on the road than passenger vehicles, so improving their efficiency can have a major effect on emissions--and their owners' bottom lines. That's why Walmart is getting into the truck-design business with the WAVE--Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience--concept. With its aerodynamic cab, the WAVE certainly doesn't look like any other large truck currently on U.S. roads.
  • (Louisiana) Attorney General weighs in on food stamp flap (WalMart Looting Update)

    02/28/2014 1:05:27 PM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | February 28, 2014 | Marsha Shuler
    Food stamp fraud cases would be hard to make against those who overspent benefit limits during a computer crash last October, state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday. “There’s no evidence available as to who cashed the checks, who presented the (food stamp) card,” Caldwell said. “Prosecutors are going to have a lot of trouble in taking the cases.” Caldwell also said there were no victim complaints or arrests which complicates the situation. In addition, if a criminal prosecution begins civil proceedings aimed at yanking Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — food stamps — would come to a screeching...
  • The Left goes after Mike Rowe and Wal-Mart's Dirty Money

    02/26/2014 7:45:11 AM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | Feburary 25, 2014 | John Hayward
    I’m a big fan of Mike Rowe, ever since his “Dirty Jobs” days. That was my default TV show, before my present inexplicable fascination with home-remodeling programs began. Every episode you’d see Mike throw himself into some unbelievably nasty line of work, cracking jokes as he was bathed in everything from raw sewage to bird droppings. There will never be a show with more feces per minute of running time. We might say that “Dirty Jobs” was cut from the same cloth as home-remodeling shows, and all the other reality programming that covers blue-collar America. I like to think their...
  • My rapidly fading love affair with Wal-Mart

    02/25/2014 1:20:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 56 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-25-14 | Vince
    The first time I ever saw a Wal-Mart I was a grad student getting my MBA down in Tallahassee, FL. One opened up down the road from my apartment and I was immediately taken by the big bright stores with lots of stuff and what seemed to be pretty low prices. In class I learned the secrets to Wal-Mart’s success in its niche of “Always low prices”. It demanded efficiencies from its suppliers. It became fanatical about using information technology to optimize its sourcing and distribution channels. It paid its employees the community average or sometimes slightly more, but never...
  • Wal-Mart botches their new 'Buy America' ad campaign

    02/24/2014 11:15:52 AM PST · by MeganC · 53 replies
    NBC Olympics Coverage ^ | 2/24/2014 | MeganC
    Forgive me if someone has posted this already but I searched FR first and found nothing so here goes! Did anyone see Wal-Mart's new ad during the coverage of the closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics last night? Did you just love the images of American factory workers and the inspiring narration about how Wal-Mart is committing to creating jobs in the USA? And didn't you just love how they reinforced their committment to American jobs with a background track of inspiring music that celebrated the Working Man? Meaning they used a song called 'Working Man'. By a band called...
  • La. disqualifies food stamp recipients for overspending (Wal-Mart Looting Update)

    02/24/2014 10:07:03 AM PST · by abb · 55 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | February 24, 2014 | Staff
    Louisiana’s social services department says it stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October. The Department of Children and Family Services said Monday it also is working to disqualify another 25 food stamp recipients. Several Louisiana retailers allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct. 12, when the electronic card system was down and balances couldn’t be checked. DCFS says some took advantage of the computer snafu and spent more than their available benefits. The department says it is pursuing 500 people who misspent $315,000. No...
  • Walmart Revolutionizes Its Fleet With This New Design

    02/20/2014 8:07:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    Walmart recently unveiled their new concept big rig, called the WAVE. Short for Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen on the road. Not only does it have a radical new appearance, but many of the internal features are also unprecedented. The steering wheel is positioned directly in the center of the cab, with a completely digital dashboard displayed on monitors on either side of the wheel. On the outside, the trailer is made of carbon fiber and sheds 4,000 pounds off the weight of traditional semi trucks, allowing it to haul more goods. The aerodynamic design...
  • See the Futuristic Concept Truck Walmart Wants to Use to Maximize Efficiency on the Road

    02/19/2014 4:53:43 AM PST · by thackney · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    You’ve never seen a transport truck quite like this. Walmart created a concept truck to maximize efficiency on the road, and the result is something that looks a little more spaceship than tractor-trailer. Walmart Corporate announced the project Feb. 17 during a meeting to report on progress with reaching the company’s sustainability goals. Chris Sultemeier, senior vice president and head of corporate transportation services for Wal-Mart, said the company also has agreed to buy 2,000 hydrogen-fueled forklift trucks for use in its U.S. and Canadian distribution centers, the Transport Times reported. In 2005, Wal-Mart set a goal of doubling the...
  • AZ:Words Make a Difference in Description of Arizona Defensive Shooting

    02/18/2014 8:44:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kriston Charles Belinte Chee was shot to death at the Chandler Walmart. (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) AP or the police made an interesting choice of words in describing the shooting that took place in the Chandler Walmart.  The AP story says: PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and killed another man inside a suburban Phoenix Walmart opened fire in self-defense, Chandler police said Monday.  According to Chandler police, Kyle Wayne Quadlin, 25, shot Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, following a fight at a service counter Sunday afternoon. If Mr. Quadlin did not start the fight, it would...
  • Police: Arizona Walmart shooting was self-defense

    02/18/2014 4:43:41 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    <p>A man who shot and killed another man inside a suburban Phoenix Walmart opened fire in self-defense, Chandler police said Monday.</p> <p>According to Chandler police, Kyle Wayne Quadlin, 25, shot Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, following a fight at a service counter Sunday afternoon.</p>
  • Arizona police: Man dies after being shot in Walmart during fight; shooter being questioned

    02/17/2014 11:08:17 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 16, 2014
    PHOENIX – Police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler say a man shot inside a Walmart store during a fight has died. Chandler police spokesman Joseph Favazzo says that detectives reviewing surveillance video report that two people got into a fight, ending in a shooting around 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • Argentina Fines Walmart for Not Stocking Price Controlled Products that Don’t Exist

    02/17/2014 11:02:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is going down to Chavezville by repeating the same errors as Venezuela. The only way that she could mess up Argentina any further would be by actually starting a war with the UK. Last month, retailers agreed to freeze the prices of around 200 basic goods–ranging from detergent to milk to condoms–to fight inflation that economists say likely surpasses 30% annually. Obviously there’s a problem here. Passing price controls doesn’t mean that the products will actually be available. At the time, retailers said the agreement could lead to supply problems if manufacturers of certain goods...
  • Dems push Walmart to give up cigarette sales

    02/15/2014 8:11:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ian Swanson
    A group of Democrats are urging Walmart to follow CVS Caremark and discontinue selling tobacco products. The seven Democrats said Walmart, the nation’s biggest retailer, is also the nation’s biggest seller of cigarettes. “We recognize the legality of selling and profiting from tobacco products; however, Walmart’s position as the nation’s largest retailer of any kind puts your company in a unique position to contribute to the health and well-being of all Americans<” the Democrats said in a letter to the company. The letter’s signatories included Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the number two Democrat in the Senate. The letter stats that...
  • Walmart Employee Shoveling Snow

    02/14/2014 4:16:09 AM PST · by neal1960 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/13/2014 | Francis Lily
    Is this an employee Obama wants to pay over $10 an hour to do a job?
  • Retail Apocalypse? Major Chains Closing Hundreds Of Stores

    02/11/2014 10:49:47 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 101 replies ^ | February 11 2014 | D. Jennings
    Hundreds of stores across the nation are closing as some of America’s most famous retailers struggle to stay in business. The country is facing what CNBC has labeled a tsunami of store closings and blogger Michael Snyder has called a retail apocalypse. JC Penney, which lost $586 million in three months in 2013, is planning to close 33 stores in 19 states and lay off 2,000 people. JC Penney’s stock has lost 84 percent of its value since February 2012. Sears has decided to shut down its flagship store in Downtown Chicago, and it has closed 300 stores in the...
  • Teen tricks Walmart stores out of nearly $30,000

    02/09/2014 2:41:34 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    KFOR TV Oklahoma City ^ | February 6, 2014 | Courtney Francisco
    NORMAN, Okla. – A 17-year-old is facing charges after he tricked three Walmart stores out of nearly $30,000. Police aren’t releasing his name because he is a juvenile, but Norman police finally caught up to him Jan. 30 in Norman and arrested him. The teen stole from the Walmart stores in Dec. after conning managers into believing he worked there. “You would think a store manager would catch on to something like that,” said shopper Vernon Boyce. After reading the police report, you realize no one noticed or suspected anything. The report says at a Moore Walmart he “…acted as...
  • Wal-Mart Stores Hurt by Food Stamp Rollbacks

    02/01/2014 9:01:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 31, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Wal-Mart stores and its Sam's Club chain are apparently hurting from the cuts in the federal food stamp program that went into effect in early November. The impact from the government's reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits had a much greater effect on the world's largest retailer than originally expected by the company. Combined with consumer fears about the economy and winter storms that also hurt store business nationwide, the cuts made a bad situation for Wal-Mart even worse, according to a statement from Wal-Mart Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley carried by the Associated Press. The estimated $5...
  • Food-stamp cut, bad weather blamed by Wal-Mart for profit warning

    01/31/2014 7:25:14 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    Companies blame all sorts of things for profit warnings, real and imagined. There’s at least some reason to believe Wal-Mart Stores WMT -1.14% when it blames food stamp cuts and bad weather. First, the assertion that food-stamp cuts impacted the company’s bottom line: On Nov. 1, the Great Recession boost to the food-stamp program — known as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program — expired. That meant as much as a 5.5% reduction in benefits. A family of four, for example, would get $36 a month less.
  • CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, others to help jobless

    01/30/2014 4:12:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/30/14 | Sherisse Pham
    (CNN) -- The White House has secured commitments from some of the nation's largest companies for a plan to boost hiring of the long-term unemployed. "What we have done is to gather together 300 companies, just to start with, including, some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like Walmart, and Apple, Ford and others, to say let's establish best practices," President Barack Obama told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview. "Because they've been unemployed ... so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they're weeding them out before these...
  • Vilified By Some, Walmart Is Welcome Presence In Struggling Midtown

    01/27/2014 6:27:11 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | John Woodrow Cox
    The little girl sprinted from the bedroom, her bare feet slapping the cold terrazzo floor. Halting, she looked up at her mother, sitting on a stool in the kitchen. "Mommy, are you going to work today?" "Yes," Yanira Avezuela told her daughter, Kassidy Russell. The girl, 5, shrugged. "Tomorrow, I'm off," said Avezuela, smiling. "Yay," the girl shouted. Her braids bouncing, she hopped back to the bedroom. Kassidy's question is one she could not have asked her mother before last month. But at that moment before 9 a.m. Wednesday, a badge hung from Avezuela's bedroom doorknob. Over a green background,...
  • Reports: Wal-Mart To Lay Off 2300 Sam's Club Employees

    01/27/2014 1:53:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    RTT News ^ | January 25, 2014 | Staff
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT: Quote) will lay off about 2,300 employees at its Sam's Club warehouse division, according to media reports on Friday. The job cuts, representing about 2 percent of Sam's Club workforce, are reportedly part of Walmart's efforts to improve efficiency at the business. Walmart thus joins other retailers who are laying off employees after a lacklustre holiday season. The layoffs would reportedly target a combination of salaried assistant managers and hourly employees. All affected workers will get 60 paid days to find another job at the company and if unsuccessful, will be eligible for severance....
  • Wal-Mart to cut 2,300 workers from Sam's Club stores

    01/25/2014 11:42:20 AM PST · by South40 · 27 replies
    NBCNews (AP) ^ | 1/25/2014 | Anne D'Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it's eliminating 2,300 workers at its Sam's Club division as it reduces the ranks of middle managers in a bid to be more nimble. The layoffs, which cut 2 percent of the membership club's U.S. employee count of about 116,000, mark the largest since 2010 when the Sam's Club unit laid off 10,000 workers as it moved to outsource food demonstrations at its stores.
  • Walmart Will Lay Off 2,300 Sam’s Club Workers

    01/25/2014 5:45:37 AM PST · by EBH · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/24/2014 | ELIZABETH A. HARRIS
    Walmart announced on Friday that about 2,300 Sam’s Club employees would be laid off, the latest in a drumbeat of retail job cuts to start off the new year. Bill Durling, a Sam’s Club spokesman, said the layoffs would target a combination of salaried assistant managers and hourly employees. Certain positions, like telephone attendants, will be eliminated. “We realized we had pretty much the same club structure whether a club had $50 million in revenue or $100 million in revenue,” Mr. Durling said of the distribution of assistant managers. “What we’re trying to do is balance our resources.” Sam’s Club...
  • Let’s nationalize Fox News: Imagining a very different media

    01/19/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/18/14 | Fred Jerome
    Excerpted from "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA" Imagine a world without the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other tools used by the 1 percent to rule and fool. In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents, the mega-monopolies like Walmart, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, and the corporations that run the tightly controlled “mainstream media” will be a thing of the past. It’s not news that the major US media are run by and for big business, or that the major media companies are themselves big businesses. Twenty years ago,...
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Surprise! Walmart health plan is cheaper, offers more coverage than Obamacare

    01/11/2014 2:45:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07 January 2014 | Richard Pollack
    New Obamacare health insurance enrollees may feel a pang of envy when they eye the coverage plans offered by Walmart to its employees. For many years, the giant discount retailer has been the target of unions and liberal activists who have harshly criticized the company's health care plans, calling them “notorious for failing to provide health benefits” and "substandard.” But a Washington Examiner comparison of the two health insurance programs found that Walmart's plan is more affordable and provides significantly better access to high-quality medical care than Obamacare.
  • Surprise! Walmart health plan is cheaper, offers more coverage than Obamacare

    01/07/2014 1:32:37 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2014 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    New Obamacare health insurance enrollees may feel a pang of envy when they eye the coverage plans offered by Walmart to its employees. For many years, the giant discount retailer has been the target of unions and liberal activists “notorious for failing to provide health benefits” and "substandard.” But a Washington Examiner comparison of the two health insurance programs found that Walmart's plan is more affordable and provides significantly better access to high-quality medical care than Obamacare. Walmart offers its employees two standard plans, a Health Reimbursement Account and an alternative it calls "HRA High" that costs more out of...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • How to get generic drugs even cheaper Rx prices can vary by $170 among retailers

    01/05/2014 9:39:36 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 29 replies
    Clark ^ | 8-19-13 | Clark Howard
    Generic drugs now account for well over 80% of all prescriptions. Just 10 years ago, less than half of drugs sold were generics. Much of the growth is because employers make generics extra-affordable through mail order programs (pharmacy benefits managers). Then you also have the grocery stores and big box retailers who do $4 generics. Meanwhile, a lot of breakthrough drugs that were patent protected are no longer so and are now selling as generics. But what you don't know about the pricing of generics can hurt your wallet. The big pharmacy chains discount generics 30% from the brand name...
  • Woman gives birth in Walmart parking lot

    01/04/2014 6:39:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies ^ | Jan 03 2014 11:36:59 AM EST | John Shull
    A pregnant woman and her three daughters were waiting in the car while the father went into the store to grab a few groceries. The mother's water broke while he was shopping, however, and when he came outside, he saw his children yelling for him to hurry to the car. The man had only been inside the store for a few minutes, but in that short amount of time, the mother had given birth to her fourth child
  • Chinese donkey meat recalled at Wal-Mart after found to contain fox

    01/02/2014 9:41:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 02 January 2014 | Adam Withnall
    Chinese branches of Wal-Mart have been forced to recall batches of donkey meat after it was found to contain fox. The US company has apologized and said it would reimburse shoppers in China who bought the “Five Spice” donkey product, which tests showed contained the DNA of other animals. […] Donkey meat is popular in China, though makes up a tiny proportion of all meat products consumed. Fox meat, on the other hand, is cheap because of its distinctive smell and the fact that eating it could pose serious health risks, a breeder told the Yangcheng Evening News. …
  • Watch what Happens when a Pair of Girls Open-Carry in a Walmart

    Polioce officer is totally ignorant of the 2nd Amendment
  • 97-Year-Old Tells Story About Escaping Carjacking

    12/30/2013 7:11:19 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    KVRR FOX News ^ | 12-29-13 | Krista Boehm
    At 97 years old, Johnie Beckerleg has a variety of stories to tell, but after a trip to Wal–Mart he added one to the books he never thought he would about a man who tried stealing the car he was still sitting in. It's an unimaginable story but for Johnie Beckerleg of Dilworth it became reality. "It never dawned on me that anything like that could happen," Beckerleg said. While doing some Christmas shopping last Sunday at Walmart in Dilworth, Beckerleg stayed in his son's pickup in the parking lot when a man suddenly swung open the door and jumped...
  • From fast food strikes to Wal-Mart: 2013 and the year in labor

    12/26/2013 7:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | December 26, 2013 | Josh Eidelson
    This time 13 months ago, low-wage non-union workers had just mounted first-of-their kind strikes against the behemoths of the post-crash economy: fast food and Wal-Mart. One year later, we still don’t know how either effort will end. But their fortunes may have diverged. What had started with a walkout by a couple hundred fast food workers in a single city has spread to pull thousands off the job in a hundred municipalities this month. Those strikes reflect the theory behind several of 2013’s high-profile U.S. union-backed non-union organizing campaigns: that courageous and well-crafted strikes that don’t shut down a workplace,...
  • Duck Dynasty's $400m empire booms despite gay sex row: Walmart SELLS OUT of show merchandise...

    12/21/2013 3:27:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2013 | Sara Nathan and Will Payne in W. Monroe, Louisiana
    As the future of their show lies in doubt, the Duck Dynasty clan are still making millions thanks to their megabucks Walmart merchandising deal, MailOnline can today reveal. The Robertson family has a merchandise empire that is estimated by Forbes to be worth about $400million - and their deal with Walmart makes up around half of this. And today, as Walmart refused to comment on the future of their relationship with the TV family, just one glimpse at the chainstore's website shows fans are flocking to buy Duck Dynasty merchandise amid the furor over patriach Phil Robertson's homophobic comments. Meanwhile,...
  • Breaking… Duck Dynasty Sponsor: If Robertsons Leave A&E We’re Going With Them (Video)

    12/21/2013 3:14:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Lonnie McCurry Sr., CEO of Skyjacker Suspension Systems, told Eric Bolling today that if “Duck Dynasty” leaves A&E his company is going with them. McCurry also said he was a huge fan of the Robertsons, “They are faith-based solid people.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Related… Walmart ran out of Duck Dynasty merchandise today.
  • Sanders Sponsoring Minimum Wage Hike

    12/20/2013 8:29:26 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies ^ | December 19, 2013 | Pat Bradley
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is sponsoring legislation to increase the federal minimum wage. When the Senate returns from its Christmas break, Vermont’s junior senator will submit a bill to increase the national minimum wage. The proposal would boost the hourly rate from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 per hour. Independent Bernie Sanders finds the current minimum unacceptable. “That is a starvation wage. We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour. Now in Vermont, minimum wage is 8.60. Other states have done even better. But what we want to do is create a situation...
  • Prince Charles: We Cannot Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Middle East

    12/19/2013 7:06:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/19/13 | Simon Caldwell
    Prince Charles has said he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. In an address on Tuesday at London’s Clarence House, the Prince of Wales said that Christians in the Middle-East were being persecuted by “Islamist fundamentalist militants,” and he called upon the followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to unite to end the suffering. Prince Charles said: “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by the Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians...
  • Duck Dynasty is a retail powerhouse

    12/19/2013 12:23:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 80 replies
    <p>"Duck Dynasty" isn't just a smash-hit TV show, it's a merchandising powerhouse.</p> <p>It's too soon to tell if retailers will pull the clan's products from their shelves after Phil Robertson made homophobic comments in an interview with GQ magazine. However the A&E network did suspend the reality show star.</p>
  • Judge: Wal-Mart Not At Fault for Racial Comments

    12/19/2013 1:03:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 | Updated 4:46 PM EST | (Wire Reports and Staff)
    A New Jersey man is trying to get a lawsuit against Wal-Mart reinstated for damages he says he suffered after a teenager hijacked a store intercom and announced that “all black people must leave the store.” A federal judge in October dismissed Donnell Battie’s $1 million claim against Wal-Mart, saying the company should not be responsible for “isolated, random events.” The teen took over the intercom and made the announcement at Wal-Mart’s Washington Township store in March 2010. …
  • Wal-Mart opens first two District stores [Elitists opposed it. Customers and employees love it.]

    12/19/2013 12:19:51 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis
    The first Wal-Marts in the nation’s capital opened for business Wednesday, drawing a handful of protesters and many more customers, who lined up to buy discount groceries, electronics and household items. “I will never go to a Wal-Mart in Maryland again,” said Pamela Scott Washington, 56, who pushed a cart with two tomatoes and a head of lettuce around the H Street NW store. “I live in D.C., and that’s where I want to shop. . . . I’m going to be here at least three or four times a week, as often as I can.” “Twenty-three thousand applications for about 800...
  • Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp

    12/15/2013 8:21:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Salon ^ | December 15, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity. 2013 is the year many Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor. It turns out it’s also the crisis of the welfare poor. That’s tough for us: Americans notoriously hate welfare, unless it’s called something else and/or benefits us personally. We think it’s for slackers and moochers and people who won’t pull their weight. So we’re not sure how to handle the fact that a quarter of people who have jobs today make so little money that they also receive some form...