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(Current)   What to say to the last five people that still defend Walmart   (current.com) divider line 437
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2013-07-26 04:44:39 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-26 05:01:11 PM
www.simplysyndicated.com
 
2013-07-26 05:13:06 PM
Very well said.  And that guy sort of has a Michael J Fox meets Nathan Fillion thing going on, I like his style.
 
2013-07-26 05:16:50 PM
Wait, people still defend Wal-Mart?

I mean besides stock-holders?
 
2013-07-26 05:17:30 PM
Yeah, but if we tried to fix it socialisms and comma furthermore...
 
2013-07-26 05:18:17 PM
That guy makes very good points, but he really does make me want to punch him in the face.
 
2013-07-26 05:18:28 PM

meat0918: Wait, people still defend Wal-Mart?

I mean besides stock-holders?


Definitely not the shoppers, they prefer the dollar store where they don't have to get all dressed up.
 
2013-07-26 05:21:03 PM

meat0918: Wait, people still defend Wal-Mart?

I mean besides stock-holders?


Nah, the stock holders don't defend it. They just say "I got mine, Fark You!":
 
2013-07-26 05:23:44 PM
I'd say 'Thank you, Ric Romero', but I'm sure many people are still in denial.
 
2013-07-26 05:25:13 PM
Speaking of outsourcing,
Didn't current just sell to an arab country?
 
2013-07-26 05:28:51 PM
Nailed it.
 
2013-07-26 05:31:46 PM
The first second of that video scared me so I turned it off and won't watch it, seriously it sounded like a monster farting.
 
2013-07-26 05:38:27 PM
Walmart provides a 24 hour hotline for their employees... the hotline is staffed with social workers hired to arrange charity and public assistance for Walmart employees.  The hotline phone number is pasted in the employee break room and on little inserts that they put into the paycheck envelope.  Here is your pathetic paycheck and a phone number for the food pantry!
 
2013-07-26 05:40:37 PM

brainscab: Didn't current just sell to an arab country?


It was bought by Al-Jazeera, which will be shutting Current down and relaunching as Al-Jazeera America in less than one month.
 
2013-07-26 05:45:22 PM

Gulper Eel: brainscab: Didn't current just sell to an arab country?

It was bought by Al-Jazeera, which will be shutting Current down and relaunching as Al-Jazeera America in less than one month.


Allah hu akbar.
 
2013-07-26 05:45:44 PM
Why not just raise minimum wage?
 
2013-07-26 05:45:48 PM

brainscab: Speaking of outsourcing,
Didn't current just sell to an arab country?


Well, no. Al Jazeera bought Current TV. It's going to switch to Al Jazeera America.

This is a good thing.

http://gawker.com/5972707/all-the-best-bigoted-reactions-to-al-jazee ra s-purchasing-of-current-tv
 
2013-07-26 05:48:43 PM
I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.
 
2013-07-26 05:51:45 PM

OregonVet: Why not just raise minimum wage?


Because that leads to shiftless people getting more than they deserve. The Waltons deserve the money more, having earned all that cash by falling out of the right cooter.
 
2013-07-26 05:51:48 PM
The new ads featuring a guy who brags about his profit sharing and how Walmart paid for college...aren't working.
 
2013-07-26 05:52:45 PM
I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.
 
2013-07-26 05:53:10 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


I'm sorry.
 
2013-07-26 05:53:46 PM

BMFPitt: I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.


No derp, just facts like Wal-Mart drives local businesses out of business and despite record profits still pays so little that in many states Wal-Mart employees are the largest group on public assistance.  Just getting the message out there that the low prices you pay have a hidden cost in your tax dollars because Wal-Mart won't pay enough for employees to live without government funded assistance.
 
2013-07-26 05:53:53 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


Unemployed, or on disability?
 
2013-07-26 05:53:54 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


Well, Wal-Mart screws consumers and employees alike in the name of the Almighty Profit, so of course they're a Republican hero.
 
2013-07-26 05:54:10 PM
5 defenders? Are the people who shop there not considered "defenders"? They're the reason Walmart has been so successful doing business the way they do. If you have a gripe with Walmart, don't shop there. You CAN make a difference. If they are limited to selling to their 5 defenders, they'll go out of business and all those poor people working there will be released from their shackles, going free.
 
2013-07-26 05:54:28 PM
i did like the benghazi reference.
 
2013-07-26 05:56:51 PM

ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?


I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self
 
2013-07-26 05:56:55 PM

TuteTibiImperes: BMFPitt: I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.

No derp, just facts like Wal-Mart drives local businesses out of business and despite record profits still pays so little that in many states Wal-Mart employees are the largest group on public assistance.  Just getting the message out there that the low prices you pay have a hidden cost in your tax dollars because Wal-Mart won't pay enough for employees to live without government funded assistance.


This is exactly what happens to the "savings" taxpayers get when things are privatized. Your taxes don't actually go down, and your service doesn't go up, when all the externalities are actually considered.
 
2013-07-26 05:57:02 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


You would.
 
2013-07-26 05:58:06 PM
By his logic, the only way for an individual to recoup any of he money the company is costing society is to save money by shopping at Walmart.

I don't think that's what he was saying, vicious circle, etc.
 
2013-07-26 05:59:05 PM

peacheslatour: Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.

You would.


So do millions and millions of other people, because they can get more for their money there.

Shake your impotent fists of rage all you want, this is a fact.
 
2013-07-26 05:59:22 PM
Here is where my pragmatic side appears.  Mr. Fugelsang is doing what I want a guy like him to do, we could use thousands more if they split the work.   However, if it were not for Wal-Mart my few dollars left after debt payments would not help as much.
The workers ay my store are all nice to me and a few recognize me, I buy a lot of my groceries from there.  I feel glad they have a job, if things were worse, I could work there.I can imagine them as co-workers at least once in the next 30 years, mainly after retirement.  I don't trust Republicans with social security.  The money I save is a big deal.
But really there are a lot of other non-political organizations I feel much stronger about.  Comcast, ATT, Verizon, Banks, Commodities markets.   This company is a Weathervane rather than a Haliburton.  They adapt to changes well.  So the way to affect the unethical behavior of Wal-Mart is to have laws which restrict them and allow their workers to organize.  I will still shop there if the price is 30% more.  Especially if the workers are better treated.
 
2013-07-26 06:00:04 PM
I hate the free market!
 
2013-07-26 06:01:21 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


The video isn't targeting people who shop at Walmart, it's targeting those that defend it's practices.

I'd like to believe if Sam Walton were alive, he'd disown all of his kids for what they've done.
 
2013-07-26 06:01:28 PM

TuteTibiImperes: BMFPitt: I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.

No derp, just facts like Wal-Mart drives local businesses out of business and despite record profits still pays so little that in many states Wal-Mart employees are the largest group on public assistance.  Just getting the message out there that the low prices you pay have a hidden cost in your tax dollars because Wal-Mart won't pay enough for employees to live without government funded assistance.


Too many big words, these are people of the land, the common clay of the new West.

/"Buy from Wal-Mart, support commie Chinese."
 
2013-07-26 06:04:22 PM

Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self


Oh, definitely, the few extra dollars I pay for higher quality merchandise, and better service, and to not be subjected to the generally horrific experience is well worth it to me. Local businessmen get my money normally. Hell, I even get better-than-Wal-Mart pricing  frequently.
 
2013-07-26 06:05:38 PM

ghare: Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self

Oh, definitely, the few extra dollars I pay for higher quality merchandise, and better service, and to not be subjected to the generally horrific experience is well worth it to me. Local businessmen get my money normally. Hell, I even get better-than-Wal-Mart pricing  frequently.


There is a new saying.

"I'm too poor to shop at Wal-Mart, because I always have to replace the cheap shiat I buy from there".
 
2013-07-26 06:07:23 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


"Suck it"? Is that how you pay for your merchandise at Walmart? Must be hard times for you dude. Hang in there.
 
2013-07-26 06:07:29 PM

Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self


Some of us take more than price into account like a shopping experience that isn't shiatty.  Wal Mart has gotten shiatty to the point where it's gotten worse than farking KMart.  And I'm saying this as someone who enjoyed Wal Mart 15 years ago.
 
2013-07-26 06:07:43 PM

meat0918: ghare: Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self

Oh, definitely, the few extra dollars I pay for higher quality merchandise, and better service, and to not be subjected to the generally horrific experience is well worth it to me. Local businessmen get my money normally. Hell, I even get better-than-Wal-Mart pricing  frequently.

There is a new saying.

"I'm too poor to shop at Wal-Mart, because I always have to replace the cheap shiat I buy from there".


I got some shiatty Wal-Mart Levis that finally took it out of me a few years ago. Levis that fall apart? fark that.
 
2013-07-26 06:07:53 PM

ghare: Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self

Oh, definitely, the few extra dollars I pay for higher quality merchandise, and better service, and to not be subjected to the generally horrific experience is well worth it to me. Local businessmen get my money normally. Hell, I even get better-than-Wal-Mart pricing  frequently.


Hmm. You'd think that Walmart wouldnt have grown to the sales volume it currently has if it offered lower quality merchandise, poorer service, and a generally horrific experience, while not offering better pricing than elsewhere.
 
2013-07-26 06:09:43 PM
Oh, and I'd like to invite people who want to see Hell to experience the Wal-Mart on South Semoran in Orlando. I'm sure there are worse places, but the employees look damned.
 
2013-07-26 06:10:23 PM
I heard (from a regional-level Wal-Mart manager) that some of their products have lower prices because they are lower quality, even if they are well-known national brands. Wal-Mart controls about a fourth of all the grocery business in the US and has so much leverage that they can demand lower prices from their suppliers, so the manufacturers run special batches just for Wal-Mart where they use inferior ingredients and cut corners any way they can.
 
2013-07-26 06:10:32 PM

12349876: Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self

Some of us take more than price into account like a shopping experience that isn't shiatty.  Wal Mart has gotten shiatty to the point where it's gotten worse than farking KMart.  And I'm saying this as someone who enjoyed Wal Mart 15 years ago.


Where are all these shiatty walmarts? I've been into maybe half a dozen, in the northeast, and they've all been fine. It's not farking nordstroms but it always seems reasonably clean and organized.
 
2013-07-26 06:12:35 PM
Until they can sell a blu-ray player $20, I say screw the mom-and-pops. I don't know how they expect to sell an electronic gizmo for $100 thwt break down every 6 months.
 
2013-07-26 06:12:35 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


I have never set foot in a Walmart and I don't even know where one is located in my vicinity.

Suck it.
 
2013-07-26 06:12:54 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Hmm. You'd think that Walmart wouldnt have grown to the sales volume it currently has if it offered lower quality merchandise, poorer service, and a generally horrific experience, while not offering better pricing than elsewhere.


It grew by doing all those things, but they slowly went out the window after Sam Walton died.
 
2013-07-26 06:13:02 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Hmm. You'd think that Walmart wouldnt have grown to the sales volume it currently has if it offered lower quality merchandise, poorer service, and a generally horrific experience, while not offering better pricing than elsewhere.


Yeah, what with all the competition they face. I mean, it's not like they've put everyone else out of business in most of the <100,000 pop towns they operate in.
 
2013-07-26 06:14:12 PM

TuteTibiImperes: BMFPitt: I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.

No derp, just facts like Wal-Mart drives local businesses out of business


The local businesses that stock Chinese goods?
 
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