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  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • Ferguson Protesters Target Walmart

    10/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10.17.14 | Ryan Lovelace
    When protesters first swarmed the streets of Ferguson, Mo., earlier this summer, they blamed the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown on racist police brutality and decried law enforcement’s response as evidence of the militarization of police in their community. After another black teenager was shot to death in an altercation with a police officer in the metropolitan St. Louis area earlier this month, protesters again took to the streets.
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • Wal-Mart looks to bump all workers pay above the minimum wage

    10/17/2014 5:08:36 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 36 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/17/14 | Shelly Banjo and Eric Morath
    Wal-Mart Stores plans to say goodbye to the minimum wage. The huge retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, said Wednesday that the company plans to end minimum-wage pay for its workers in the future. “It is our intention over time that we will be in a situation where we don’t pay minimum wage at all,” he said. That plan would put Wal-Mart in a league with Costco Wholesale and Gap Inc. among employers committing to pay workers more than the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has publicly saluted Costco, Gap and several small businesses for voluntarily raising starting pay. The federal...
  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy

    10/15/2014 9:35:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. The world’s largest retailer, blaming an overall tough economy, now expects annual sales to be up 2 to 3 percent for its fiscal year ending in January. That is down from its earlier guidance of sales growth at the low end of a 3 to 5 percent range. Wal-Mart’s diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late...
  • Ferguson Protesters Storm Walmart, Shut Down Another

    10/13/2014 7:56:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Aurelius
    Protesters in Ferguson and surrounding area have stormed local Walmart, forcing them to shut down or bring in police. In Maplewood, Missouri, west of St. Louis., protesters stormed a Walmart, forcing police to be called: Protesters were also screaming "shut it down" in front of the same Walmart. For some reason, even though Walmart had literally nothing to do with the shooting death of Michael Brown, protesters see it as a capitalistic embodiment of a racist system of oppression. ...A number of protesters at the Maplewood Walmart were arrested. At a Ferguson Walmart, the store was forced to shut down...
  • Wal-Mart's insurance move reveals Obamacare truth

    10/08/2014 11:47:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8, 2014 | Anthony Zurcher
    As the 800-pound gorilla of retailers, Wal-Mart made national headlines when it announced on Tuesday that it was cutting the health benefits for its 30,000 employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. A company blog post put the move down to rising healthcare costs, but the 30-hour cut-off gives a clue as to the real cause - President Barack Obama's healthcare reform. Under the Affordable Care Act, large companies are required, starting this January, to provide subsidised healthcare for every employee who works 30-hours a week or more. As the Atlantic's David A Graham notes, many of the...
  • How Walmart is showing that Obamacare is working

    10/08/2014 3:22:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | By Paul Waldman
    Walmart announced today that as of the beginning of next year it will be dropping health insurance for 30,000 employees who work less than 30 hours per week. So why is this a good thing? It may involve some hassle for individual employees, as they’ll have to go to the exchange to figure out what plan to get. But most of those Walmart workers will likely come out ahead. Someone who’s earning $9 an hour working 30 hours a week at a Walmart would be making $13,500 a year. Depending on what their spouse makes and what state they’re in,...
  • Pictured: The WH worker (and top donor's son) who had Colombia prostitute in his hotel room

    10/09/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor
    Senior Obama administration officials knew about a White House aide's link to the Secret Service prostitution scandal and covered it up, according to a bombshell report that surfaced Wednesday night. Friends of Barack: Jonathan Dach (right) posed with then-Senator Barack Obama during a campaign staff 'family night' event in Springfield, Missouri on November 1, 2008. Also seen are Dach's father Leslie (2nd left), then a Wal-Mart lobbying executive, and his mother Mary Dickie (left) Jonathan Dach, the staffer implicated by the Washington Post, was never disciplined after an investigation found he had a prostitute in his hotel room during a...
  • Even Walmart Can't Escape ObamaCare's Always High Prices

    10/08/2014 9:34:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/7/2014 | IBD Staff
    Wal-Mart says it's cutting health benefits to part-timers and boosting worker premiums. If a retail empire built on low prices can't find a way around ObamaCare's added costs, we are all doomed.
  • Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare

    10/08/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | Oct 7, 2014
    Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. Oct. 7, 2014 7:25 p.m. ET Wal-Mart endorsed ObamaCare in 2009 and helped drag the bill through Congress, and so far it hasn’t recanted. By holding back economic growth and incomes, perhaps the law is expanding the retailer’s customer base. Another plus—at least for management—is that Wal-Mart can jettison its employees into the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the largest U.S. private employer is dropping health benefits for some 30,000 workers, or about 5% of its part-time workforce. Earlier health-plan eligibility triage in 2011 had...
  • Obamacare, That Most Callous of Reforms

    10/07/2014 3:01:31 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 6 replies
    RedState.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | John Hayward
    The next wave of ObamaCare insurance cancellations is under way, flying largely under the national media radar… until Wal-Mart announced it would be dropping coverage for all its part-time employees.
  • Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers

    10/07/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/7/2014 | Katy Lobosco
    Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs. The cut applies to part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week, Wal-Mart said Tuesday. It impacts 2% of the company's U.S. workforce. More of Wal-Mart's employees signed up for health benefits this year than the company expected, which boosted the company's costs.. Obamacare requires everyone to have coverage, which has prompted people to compare plans available to them at work with plans offered on government exchanges. The cheapest and most popular Wal-Mart plan currently costs employees as little as...
  • Walmart Ends Healthcare Benefits For Workers Under 30 Hours

    10/07/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/07/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Under the title (only-a-PR-person-could-make-up) "Providing Quality Benefits for Our Associates," Walmart - who employs 1.3 million people in America, has changed its eligibility standards for healthcare benefits. "Like every company," they explain "Walmart faces rising healthcare costs," and so are ending benefits for associates who work less than 30 hours a week. Full Walmart statement In the U.S., the 1.3 million people who work at our stores, clubs and distribution centers are vital to a great experience for the 140 million customers shopping with us each week. We’re in business because our associates bring us their unique skills and talents...
  • Walmart Announces Ambitious Goal: 'To Be The Number One Healthcare Provider In The Industry'

    10/06/2014 6:56:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2014 | Dan Diamond
    Walmart doesn’t settle for second place: The nation’s #1 retailer just said it wants to be the #1 health care provider in the retail industry, too. The company’s statement came on Monday, alongside an announcement about Walmart’s new health insurance initiative. Under Walmart’s new partnership with DirectHealth.com, about half of 4,300 Walmart’s stores will feature DirectHealth.com licensed agents, who will help consumers shop for health insurance and navigate Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The program, known as Healthcare Begins Here, begins on Friday Oct. 10 and will run for two months. Not coincidentally, the Medicare open enrollment period begins next week,...
  • Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping (for Obamacare)

    10/05/2014 11:13:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 12:04 AM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. The world’s largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act. The strategy is another step into insurance marketing as the retailer tries to use its mammoth size to expand beyond food and other basics at a time of sluggish traffic and sales. It also could help Wal-Mart compete with drugstore chains such as Walgreen and CVS, which are rapidly adding...
  • A Little Good News on the Healthcare Front!

    10/03/2014 6:38:07 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 30 replies
    Self | 10/3/2014 | BwanaNdege
    While on a trip to Forest City, NC, I stopped in the local Walmart SuperCenter. To my delight, at the front of the store was "The Clinic at Walmart".
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Finding a Door Into Banking, Walmart Prepares to Offer Checking Accounts

    09/23/2014 7:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2014 | Hiroko Tabuchi and Jess SilverGreenberg
    Here comes Wal-Bank. After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Walmart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial services. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is teaming up with Green Dot, known for its prepaid payment cards, to supply checking accounts to almost anyone over 18 who passes an identification check. Daniel Eckert, senior vice president at Walmart, said on Tuesday that the accounts would be available nationwide by the end of October. The accounts are intended to be low-cost alternatives to traditional bank checking accounts, with no fees for overdrafts or bounced checks and no minimum...
  • 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 · 8 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 · 42 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,...