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  • Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair....

    09/11/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair that she stole 'because she didn't feel like walking' Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart. Cops located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about 2 miles away from the store in Fruitport Township. She was riding the stolen $1,200 cart with $600 in clothing, the Muskegon Chronicle reported.
  • Video: Brutal Takedown of Knife-Wielding Perp by Walmart ‘Loss Prevention’ Staff (Canada)

    09/06/2014 5:23:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 6, 2014 | Jason DeWitt
    Language/violence warning. Surprised this is Wal-Mart. Canada no less.
  • Wal-Mart introduces new dress code, employees must buy own clothes

    09/05/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | 09/05/2014
    Employees at Walmart are about to be forced to dress a little nicer at their own expense. The world's largest retailer has unveiled a new dress code for its massive workforce, Business Insider reports. Starting Sept. 29, associates must wear navy blue or white collared shirts paired with khaki or black pants, capris or skirts. Employees will also be required to wear a Walmart-branded vest, which the company will provide. However, Walmart says its employees will have to purchase the rest of their work uniform at their own expense. The company even set up a website for employees to buy...
  • Rain Delays Burning Man Voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart (People of Wal-Mart just got weirder)

    08/27/2014 12:16:06 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
    Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino. But most were taking it in stride and were largely optimistic — as so-called "Burners" are apt to be — that the gates to the counterculture event would reopen Tuesday after rare rain showers in the Black Rock Desert turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy quagmire the day before... ...Dozens of RVs...
  • DeWine to call special grand jury in Walmart shooting

    08/19/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 6 replies
    WHIO ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Breaking News Staff
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a special grand jury in two weeks to determine whether a crime was committed when Beavercreek police officers shot John Crawford III on Aug. 5 at a Walmart store. DeWine said his office is reviewing footage from more than 200 cameras at the Pentagon Boulevard store where Crawford, 22, was shot by police officers on the evening of Aug. 5. He said his office is also retaining a "use of force" expert on the matter. - See more at: http://m.whio.com/news/news/kasich-news-conference-today-walmart-shooting/ng5WB/#sthash.jXSkIYFU.dpuf
  • Teen lived in Texas Walmart for four days without notice, report says

    08/13/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 August 2014 | foxnews.com
    Employees at a 24-hour Walmart in Texas were shocked to find a teenage boy who apparently called the store home for four days without being noticed. The 14-year-old built two campsites inside the store using boxes of strollers and stacks of paper towels and toilet paper,
  • Angela West: Am I “Acting White” by asking why black people are looting their own neighborhood?

    08/12/2014 1:58:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    Allen West ^ | 8-12-2014 | Angela Graham-West
    Would I be “acting white” if I asked why in God’s name are black people looting and destroying their own neighborhood in St. Louis? Would I be a sell-out if I asked why stealing all the tennis shoes from a sporting goods store would make a point for justice for a young man who was killed allegedly by a cop? Would I be an “Uncle Tom” if I asked why burning a gas station, breaking into at least one convenience store, including a check-cashing store, a boutique, a small grocery store, a sporting goods store, a cellphone retailer, a tire...
  • Man shot dead by police in Walmart 'after he picked up a toy gun'

    08/07/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Relatives of John Crawford, pictured, believe he was holding a toy gun when police shot him dead at a Walmart store A man shot dead by police in a U.S. supermarket may have been killed after picking up a toy gun, his relatives have claimed. John Crawford was gunned down at a Walmart store in Beavercreek amid reports that he was waving a rifle at customers, including children. But relatives of the 22-year-old have contacted civil rights organisations after claiming he was holding a toy gun in the toy section of the shop when the incident unfolded. LeeCee Johnson, who...
  • Newfoundland woman baffled when ‘inappropriate’ scrapbook baby photos confiscated by Walmart

    08/06/2014 5:25:10 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    A Newfoundland woman says she is baffled by the actions of a local Walmart after it confiscated a pair of “inappropriate” photos of her eight-month-old daughter clutching an empty beer bottle. “When I saw the images I kind of chuckled to myself because they seemed so innocent that I was in disbelief that they were being flagged as inappropriate,” said Robin Walsh, a Gander mother of two. Store staff also seized a bare-bottomed photo of her daughter and five-year-old son as they prepared for a bath. “I thought it was such a cute photo,” she said, noting that the image...
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> Illegals Arrive in Bus and Shop at Walmart With EBT Cards

    07/16/2014 6:17:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/15/14 | Jim Hoft
    SHOCK VIDEO>>> Illegals Arrive in Bus and Shop at Walmart With EBT Cards Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 4:29 PM Sylvia Locklear was on her lunch break Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. when she noticed something strange happening in the parking lot of Walmart in Concord, NC – there was busloads of what appeared to be adult illegal immigrants being dropped off to shop for everything from food to pillows and blankets. Angered by her discovery, Sylvia decided she was going to investigate a little further, and what she found should outrage every American citizen. In...
  • China Grove, NC school buses take illegals w/EBT cards to Walmart

    07/14/2014 7:05:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Jul 14, 2014 | Sean Brown
    China Grove, North Carolina school buses take illegals to shop at Walmart using EBT cards
  • The Poster Walmart Said Would ‘Make a Great Addition to Your Home or Office,’ ...

    07/08/2014 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/14
    almart has apologized after being alerted by customers that it was selling a poster depicting the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, which was advertised online as “a great addition to your home or office.”
  • What "Rosy" Job Numbers? Wal-Mart CEO Slams Recovery Mirage

    07/09/2014 7:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/08/2014 | Tyler Durden
    When the CEO of the world's biggest company doubts the veracity of US economic data, you know you have a problem. After quarters of disappointing growth in the face of miraculous equity market performance; Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon warns that shoppers aren’t returning at the pace one might expect years after the recession peaked, despite mainstream media interpretation of the data showing unequivocal growth. Simply put, he exclaims, "the unemployment numbers particularly have been difficult to read with the number of people dropping out of the work force," adding that if we see a further drop in the participation...
  • Child Saved After Being Snatched in Walmart (Perp Killed by Fast-Thinking Cop- VIDEO)

    07/01/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-1-2014
    A man was shot and killed after he snatched a two-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store. The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a two-year-old girl inside the store in Midwest City. The man grabbed the child from the shopping cart for no apparent reason and then began to hold a knife to her throat as he began to ramble and make crazy, incoherent demands. As her mom screams for help, other shoppers call 911 and begin surrounding Wallace. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating...
  • Court rules Wal-Mart must compensate workers

    06/27/2014 2:46:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    Canada's Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.
  • Benton County Health Department cracks down after food-poisoning outbreak

    06/26/2014 8:17:39 AM PDT · by fella · 5 replies
    40/29 TV ^ | 26 june 2014
    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. —The Benton County Health Department is cracking down after a food-poisoning outbreak at the Walmart home office cafe
  • Speedo-wearing teen chronicled Walmart adventure on social media (SC)

    06/24/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    The State ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rachel Southmayd
    A lost bet sent two teens wearing only the stars and stripes into four Tega Cay area businesses Monday night before police halted the patriotic display. The teens’ visits to a QuikTrip, Hardee’s, Pelicans SnoBalls and Walmart drew attention not because of the apparel’s theme. Rather, the teens’ skimpy outfits caught the eyes of customers, employees and, eventually, the police. The pair were only wearing Speedos and sunglasses. Fort Mill teens Houston Vandiver and Michael Pearson chronicled the night on various social media accounts. Vandiver was on the graduation list for Nation Ford High School in May and Pearson was...
  • Walmart’s Response To The New York Times Is Great

    06/23/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 57 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, recently decided to go into the newspaper editing business. The Arkansas-based company responded to an article from New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, titled “The Corporate Daddy” by doing the work that it felt Egan’s Times editors should have done. “Thanks for sharing your first draft,” reads a red-inked note from Walmart, which is known more for its low prices than its snark. “Below are a few thoughts to ensure something inaccurate doesn’t get published,” continued the note, which was posted at Walmart’s blog and is attributed to David Tovar, Walmart’s director of corporate communications....
  • Walmart hands NY Times' editors their own posteriors

    06/23/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I have never met David Tovar, Walmart’s vice president, corporate communications, but I’d like to shake his hand. In this brilliant response to a column by Timothy Egan of the New York Times, Mr. Tovar puts to shame the editors who worked on the Egan piece, literally taking a red pencil to the piece they deigned to publish, and showing them how to do their jobs.For example: As you can suss from this excerpt, the premise of the Egan column is that Starbucks (which dispenses expensive coffee to the type of people who work art the New York Times) is...
  • Correcting media lies and half-truths: Las Vegas killers were bottom feeding “Occupiers”

    06/18/2014 10:12:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The media has been caught lying about a gun violence episode once again. Last week’s terrible murder of an innocent man in a Walmart was turned into another dishonest attempt to strip guns from honest law abiding citizens. What we know to be true in this story is that two miserable pieces of human debris, Amanda and Jerad Miller entered a Walmart in Las Vegas intent upon committing murder. Seeing that both of them were armed, an honest citizen who had a legal right to carry a gun confronted them and was shot and murdered by Amanda Miller. As is...
  • (CT)Lawmakers call on retailers to take measures in reducing gun violence

    06/13/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    As a way to reduce gun violence, elected leaders urged retailers to consider voluntary measures to make their stores safer. Friday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Ron Pinciaro of Connecticut Against Gun Violence and Monte Frank of Team 26 for a press conference. The officials called on the National Retail Federation to join the bipartisan push for "commonsense measures to reduce gun violence." The legislators said there have been an estimated 79 shootings and 19 fatalities at Walmart alone since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They also referred to the loaded handgun that...
  • Sick: These People Are Demanding That Walmart Stop Giving Money To Charity

    06/12/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6/12/14 | Floyd Brown
    You may be wondering what could possibly be wrong with free money... As the heirs of many successful entrepreneurs are wont to do, Sam Walton’s make generous donations with their family’s fortune. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) announced last week that it would distribute $3 million to charities in the Big Apple, including $1 million to the New York Women’s Foundation for job training and $30,000 to Bailey House, a program that distributes groceries to low-income New Yorkers. Yet rather than saying “Thank you,” the liberals of New York City decided to say “No” to the money.
  • Tracy Morgan Crash Among Hundreds Involving Walmart Trucks In Past 2 Years (380 Crashes, 9 Deaths)

    06/10/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 9, 2014
    The accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger on his limo bus was one of hundreds of crashes involving Walmart trucks in the past two years. Walmart trucks have been involved in 380 crashes in that time, federal data shows. Nine people have been killed; 129 have been injured.
  • Why Walmart could be good for New York City

    06/10/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/10/2014 | John Crudele
    Like most New Yorkers, I found it pretty nutty when many City Council members and their cohorts demonstrated last week against Walmart’s donations to local New York City charities. But the fact is that the deep, longstanding hostility to any Walmart presence in the city is just as crazy. Why should our local nonprofits turn down sorely needed funding to continue helping people they serve and sustain those they employ? Any drop in funding means downsizing or pay cuts for nonprofit employees, and/or cuts in services to people in need. But some lawmakers — and the special interests that pull...
  • Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police

    06/08/2014 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 54 replies
    Couple kill cops in cold blood - reportedly yell "This is the start of revolution".
  • NYC Council to Walmart: Stop sending your “dangerous dollars” to our city’s charities

    06/05/2014 6:56:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6-4-14 | Erika Johnsen
    I don’t even know what to say. Via the New York Post (hat tip to NRO), more than half of the members of the New York City Council have served Walmart with a letter demanding that the company stop making millions of dollars in charitable donations to local groups: Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here. “We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says...
  • City Council Tells Walmart To Stop Donating Money To NYC Charities

    06/05/2014 6:35:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | 06/05/2014
    Walmart, bastion of cheap patio furniture, Mickey Mouse Dolman t-shirts and financially abused workers, has been doing its best to weasel its way into NYC for a while now. And like any good corporation hellbent on destroying the very fabric of the so-called American Dream, it looks like Walmart's trying to curry favor with New Yorkers by funneling cash into charitable funds—but the City Council smells a rat, and they've told the retailer to back off. According to the Post, 26 of the Council's 51 members have penned an open letter to Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation demanding they...
  • City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars’

    06/04/2014 7:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | James Covert
    More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here. Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here. “We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says the letter, obtained by The Post and addressed to Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation. “Stop spending your dangerous dollars...
  • Man dies after Walmart parking lot shooting

    05/26/2014 8:15:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 26, 2014 | Ariel Barkhurst
    A man died Monday after being shot in the parking lot of a Greenacres Walmart, according to a Greenacres Department of Public Safety news release. The victim was found in the parking lot at about 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 6294 Forest Hill Blvd.
  • My personal Wal-Mart nightmare: You won’t believe what life is like working there

    05/17/2014 8:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 222 replies
    Salon ^ | May 8, 2014 | Pam Ramos
    When I woke up to see the news, I could hardly believe it: President Obama is planning a visit to the Mountain View Wal-Mart where I work. But the excitement quickly passed when I found out the store would be shutting down hours in advance of his visit. I wouldn’t be able to tell the president what it’s like to work at Wal-Mart and what it’s like to struggle on low wages, without the hours I need. I am living at the center of the income inequality that he speaks about so often, and I wanted to talk to him...
  • Wal-Mart Money Builds Wonderland of Art

    05/09/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- When Alice Walton, the Wal-Mart heiress and second richest woman in America, decided to build a Museum of American Art in her hometown deep in the Arkansas Ozarks, no one questioned her ability to spend money. Her daddy, Sam Walton, had left her a lot of it. Forbes puts her worth at $34.9 billion. What they questioned, expressed with bicoastal sneer and snark, was her ability to know what she was getting for daddy's money. When she called the museum "Crystal Bridges," commemorating a natural stream to be traversed on bridges leading visitors to the art,...
  • SC Man: Sorry I Was Naked in Walmart, But I Accidentally Took Meth Instead of Ecstasy

    04/26/2014 10:53:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    A South Carolina man is feeling remorseful after his unfortunate visit to his local Walmart in Tega Cay, where he showed up wearing nothing but black running shoes.According to the Associated Press, the man, Kevin Hughes, took his naked stroll into Walmart's Health and Beauty section around midnight - and doesn't remember much from the trip.  Yes, AP says, drugs "may" have been a factor..  Hughes admits that he occasionally uses ecstasy, but accidentally took methamphetamine, which triggered the naked excursion to the retail chain:
  • Surfside Walmart employee struggles with gun-toting shoplifting suspect, police say

    04/25/2014 4:35:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | Nicholas Cartmil
    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC -Commotion at the Surfside Walmart Thursday afternoon led to a West Virginia couple being escorted from the store in handcuffs. What started as a shoplifting case ended with a car being towed with drugs and ammo inside. James Ferguson, 26, and his wife, Leeza Ferguson, 19, both of West Virginia were stopped on suspicion of shoplifting. An employee noticed the couple because the woman had a very large handbag. The report indicates they put a phone charger and swimsuit in the handbag and then they moved to the register where they purchased a few small items but...
  • Gov.’s top aide charged personal purchases to state (NM Martinez)

    04/25/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    From a necktie to heartburn medication, from personal cellphone bills to new tires, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief of staff used his government-issued credit card to make thousands of dollars in personal purchases in violation of state policy and procedures. Keith Gardner has reimbursed the state nearly $5,000 since August 2012 for more than 40 card purchases at Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. And after a Journal inquiry, he has paid $241 in interest required under state policy and procedures when an employee uses a government credit card for personal purchases. Using a state government credit card for any purpose...
  • 'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

    04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ
    Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up. We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience. And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they...
  • 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 · 86 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 autos.yahoo.com ^ | 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...