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SolidSnake84 04-13-2010 10:38 AM

Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
I've ranted on many things on this site in my time here, but today an issue occured that reminded me of the many reasons why i hate walmart.

My hometown has been fighting for months against Walmart, specifically that the town does not want the traffic, congestion, and otherwise miserable hell that walmart inflicts on a town when it moves in.

Just a rural farming community, we have been protesting for months with signs, bumper stickers, and the like, enouraging people to not vote in the walmart. Obviously we would lose countless family stores and businesses, but our community has a great reputation and does not want the filth and trashiness that Walmarts inevitably bring.

This morning, i get the news from my cousin that Walmart has given up on trying to convince the townfolks, and are now going to speak to the local government directly. I know that they will try to buy them off with all the false promises of new jobs and blah blah blah, but i hope morals hold strong and this doesnt happen.

Walmart is bad, people, mmkay? And no this isnt a joke thread.

[IMG]http://www.celdf.org/Portals/0/Images/Windsor%20anti-Wal%20Mart%20sign%20hanging%20CfRD.jpg[/IMG]

this is not my hometown but this gives you an idea of similar measures we have taken...we do have signs on some of the buildings here, though...and actually a few barns.

Schneed10 04-13-2010 10:49 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
Lame. Where there's a need, a business will fill it. There's a reason that company does so well.

SolidSnake84 04-13-2010 10:52 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
I respect your argument, and I also agree. But part of that company doing so well was forcing mom and pop stores out of business. I understand that it's the nature of the beast, i'm just complaining because this could personally affect my family and friends at home. For as long as i can remember, we have been peaceful and fine without big businesses here.

We dont want a walmart...we get by just fine and the town stays nice. Besides, there is already one 25 miles away.

Schneed10 04-13-2010 10:58 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
[quote=SolidSnake84;687416]I respect your argument, and I also agree. But part of that company doing so well was forcing mom and pop stores out of business. I understand that it's the nature of the beast, i'm just complaining because this could personally affect my family and friends at home. For as long as i can remember, we have been peaceful and fine without big businesses here.

We dont want a walmart...we get by just fine and the town stays nice. Besides, there is already one 25 miles away.[/quote]

Welcome to capitalism. If Walmart thinks they can make money by having a store within 10 miles instead of within 25, then more power to them.

They see your community as having a need for one-stop, low-cost retail services. Trust me, plenty of people will prove them right when they pack the parking lot on a Saturday.

Monkeydad 04-13-2010 11:00 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
Well this a unique thread idea.

Trample the Elderly 04-13-2010 11:06 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
Violence may not be the best option, but it's still an option. Look up chemical moltov cocktail. It's basically sulfuric acid and potassium chlorate. The good thing is that no one will see the bottle being lit, just throw and go. You're not going to win against them any other way. They'll just line the pockets of the local county board, then they'll import cheap sweat shop BS to undercut Americans. I saw the same thing happen in Ashland. Now they want to put one up on a civil war battle field.

mredskins 04-13-2010 11:07 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
I agree with S10 if your man reason for not wanting Wal Mart is because smaller stores will go out of business then you are in the wrong. Those mom and pops can survive they just need to ensure they are priced right and they up their level of service. The mom and pops have the advantage of really giving A plus service where Wal Mart falls short simply becasue of the volume of folks going through that place.

NOW, if you don't want Wal Mart because of the let-knee of other evils they conjure up I can live with that. They are horrible employers and run over seas sweat shops.

I personally don't shop there.

BTW- This subject matter on here has become kind of a beaten dead horse.

SmootSmack 04-13-2010 11:13 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
The proper thread title etiquette for this would have been "F...Walmart"

Learn the Warpath lingo

Monkeydad 04-13-2010 11:17 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
[quote=Trample the Elderly;687427]Violence may not be the best option, but it's still an option. Look up chemical moltov cocktail. It's basically sulfuric acid and potassium chlorate. The good thing is that no one will see the bottle being lit, just throw and go. You're not going to win against them any other way. They'll just line the pockets of the local county board, then they'll import cheap sweat shop BS to undercut Americans. I saw the same thing happen in Ashland. Now they want to put one up on a civil war battle field.[/quote]

[FONT=Arial Narrow][I][SIZE=1][COLOR=Silver]Psssst...the FBI knows how to trace IP addresses...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I][/FONT]

724Skinsfan 04-13-2010 11:18 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
You better off trying to start a [URL="http://www.the350project.net/dine_local_home.html"]3/50 Project[/URL] in your community rather than fight Walmart.

SolidSnake84 04-13-2010 11:18 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
[quote=mredskins;687429]I agree with S10 if your man reason for not wanting Wal Mart is because smaller stores will go out of business then you are in the wrong. Those mom and pops can survive they just need to ensure they are priced right and they up their level of service. The mom and pops have the advantage of really giving A plus service where Wal Mart falls short simply becasue of the volume of folks going through that place.

NOW, if you don't want Wal Mart because of the let-knee of other evils they conjure up I can live with that. They are horrible employers and run over seas sweat shops.

I personally don't shop there.

BTW- This subject matter on here has become kind of a beaten dead horse.[/quote]

It's a little of both. I hate walmart #1 because of how they treat workers and all that crap, but i kind of overlooked it because it didnt affect anyone that i know.

#2 I want to see the mom and pop stores survive but you know they wont. That's personal to me. Walmart will drive them out, that's been their MO since day 1.

F walmart. I'd like a moderator to change the thread title.

firstdown 04-13-2010 11:18 AM

Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart
 
[quote=SmootSmack;687433]The proper thread title etiquette for this would have been "F...Walmart"

Learn the Warpath lingo[/quote]

Yea I thought this thread was going to be about a hard rock band called (Solid Snake) that was having a battle with Walmart over CD sales.

mredskins 04-13-2010 11:24 AM

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[quote=firstdown;687441]Yea I tought this thread was going to be about a hard rock band called (Solid Snake) that was having a battle with Walmart over CD sales.[/quote]


Do you mean White Snake?


[SIZE=3][I][B]White Snake brings the Heavy Metal.

Solid Snake brings the Metal Gear. [/B][/I][/SIZE]


Easy to confuse I guess.

Trample the Elderly 04-13-2010 11:25 AM

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[quote=Buster;687437][FONT=Arial Narrow][I][SIZE=1][COLOR=Silver]Psssst...the FBI knows how to trace IP addresses...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I][/FONT][/quote]

And . . . Oh you mean the same FBI that was asleep at the switch on 9-11?

mredskins 04-13-2010 11:30 AM

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[quote=Buster;687437][FONT=Arial Narrow][I][SIZE=1][COLOR=Silver]Psssst...the FBI knows how to trace IP addresses...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I][/FONT][/quote]


TTE is already filed in the FBI logs under [B]Chihuahua. [/B]Lots of barking no bite.


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