Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,982 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 395,494
Pageviews Today: 847,117Threads Today: 380Posts Today: 7,250
01:22 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things

 
NCCCPC
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 158082
United States
12/23/2006 03:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
The other stores tend to sell junk. Plus, you save money by shopping at Wal-Mart.

Happy holidays!
yankees

User ID: 96579
United States
12/23/2006 04:00 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
I did all my shopping this year with out going to
China-Mart.
Ski now, work later.

O to grace how great a debtor daily Im constrained to be.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 172764
Canada
12/23/2006 07:05 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Yep, they sell all the useful stuff...

-our manufacturing base

-our mom n pop local businesses

-our employee benefits

-our cultural diversity

-our access to local products

-our self respect

...sell them out.

You get what you pay for.


wall
Ass clown terminator
User ID: 5067
United States
12/23/2006 07:20 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Yes all the Sheep love Whore Mart they don't care how it got there as long as they think they got a Good Deal.

sheeplebah
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 9237
United States
12/23/2006 07:23 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
you forgot a few


Our way of life.

All our trades.

All the creativity and inventions we had.

All our tools are gone.


assholesssssssssssssss




Yep, they sell all the useful stuff...

-our manufacturing base

-our mom n pop local businesses

-our employee benefits

-our cultural diversity

-our access to local products

-our self respect

...sell them out.

You get what you pay for.


wall
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 172764
gooderboy

User ID: 68695
United States
12/23/2006 07:33 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
The other stores tend to sell junk. Plus, you save money by shopping at Wal-Mart.

Happy holidays!
 Quoting: NCCCPC


... tsk and tsk, lol, and t'is not true a'tall a'tall... why, I haven't been to Wal-Mart in years and I have just loads and loads of use-filled thingies.
NCCCPC  (OP)

User ID: 158082
United States
12/23/2006 07:40 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Wal-Mart is the largest employer in America and the World. Wal-Mart has created tons and tons of jobs in America. Every American should be thankful of that.
Healthy1
User ID: 169557
United States
12/23/2006 07:43 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
The only place you are going to find high quality merchandise anymore is at your local......

antique stores.

All retail stores now have basically the same merchandise and all cheaply made.
Ass clown terminator
User ID: 5067
United States
12/23/2006 07:46 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Wal-Mart is the largest employer in America and the World. Wal-Mart has created tons and tons of jobs in America. Every American should be thankful of that.
 Quoting: NCCCPC

Yeh sure what ever Douche Bag
granny
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 168461
United States
12/23/2006 07:49 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
You must see beyond the product and take the physical object you bought to a higher lever. Out of dire desperate need you can do it.

I bought many fine things at Wal-Mart. Because i really needed them and it was the closest store and i dont have a car and i dont have much money. So i have to take it to its most practical and highest level. I have to see a spiritual purpose in the item.

Wal-mart is smart. What they do is plant their giant stores in poor and lower middle class parts of town. Where people dont have much money and in some cases not even transportation. That is smart business. They made their fortune literally on poor peoples money. And you know what ? That really isnt such a bad thing.

One store where you can get everything you need. That is important to someone with no transportation and little money. It works well.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 172764
Canada
12/23/2006 07:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
rolleyes OP

Next you'll be saying that McD is a fine corporate citizen for training all those young people in all those useful skills.

Slave wage crap jobs help the corporate elite...not anyone else.

Pull yer head out fella!
NCCCPC  (OP)

User ID: 158082
United States
12/23/2006 07:54 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
"After looking at 25 small towns in different states where Wal-Mart opened stores in 2002, economists Richard Vedder of Ohio University and researcher Bryan O'Keefe of the American Enterprise Institute concluded that employment growth was stronger in Wal-Mart communities than in others.

In a separate study, economist Emek Basker of the University of Missouri found that, on average, a new Wal-Mart kills 50 local retailing jobs, but creates 100 others a net gain of 50. And, contrary to Democrats' claims, local wages don't decline.

Labor Department data show that labor productivity for "big-box" discount stores like Wal-Mart rose at a sizzling 7.6% pace from 1987 to 2004. And according to the McKinsey Global Institute, productivity gains at Wal-Mart alone accounted for an amazing 13% of all productivity gains in the U.S. from 1995 to 1999 smack in the middle of the so-called Internet boom.

A study by economic consultant Global Insight found that, from 1985 to 2004, Wal-Mart slashed food-at-home prices by 9.1%, goods prices by 4.2% and overall consumer prices by 3.1%. If those cuts don't sound huge, consider that, all told, they saved mostly poor and middle-class consumers $263 billion or $895 per person and $2,329 per household."

From the blog of Carol Platt Liebau
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 160888
United States
12/23/2006 08:17 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Yeah, everything "Made in China" screams quality...

loser
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 168461
United States
12/23/2006 08:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Yeah, everything "Made in China" screams quality...

loser
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 160888


Yes but eventually American wages will crash way down along with the American dollar and then we can start building a lot of stuff again like they do in China. America will be the world's new China in time. IF the world is not destroyed long before then.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 173125
United States
12/23/2006 08:32 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
I think you are just prompting an outcry..I'm not buying into it or Walmart either.
PasserBy
User ID: 18526
United States
12/23/2006 10:29 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
I bought a Black and Decker power screwdriver from Sears. I use it a good deal. My dad bought a nearly identical one from Wal-Mart...his wore out in under a year, so he bought another one...he doesnt use it for more than an average homeowner might around the house...it's now dead. I hang more ruggedly, drop it, have thrown it across a server room, used it to rack mount servers, and it's still ticking.

The ONLY difference between these too are..the model number. Both are the same with the exception both of his ended in a 'W' and say made in China. Mine states Made in United States of America....his....states specifically...Manufactured in China.

You can get the SAME screwdriver at Target for the SAME price as that Wel-Faremart sells, yet it says made in America, and carries the listed part number on www.blackanddecker.com. Note, the one wel-faremart sells isnt listed, but linked for the instructions, and web page, but the parts are infact different.

I bought Dad an American made one at Target. Also of note, B&D's warranty on the Wel-faremart one is only 30 days full and 90 for limited. The one made in America is 90 days full, and 365 from date of purchase for the limited warranty.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2711
United States
12/23/2006 10:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Still the cheapest ammo in town, gotta love that.
Walmart, helping you prepare for when TSHTF.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 168461
United States
12/23/2006 10:42 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Walmart did what they did with PURE capitalism. It was simply survival of the best business. Pure capitalism.

And i bought a lot of stuff from Walmart that last a very long time. It all depends on the belief you have in an object to begin with. yes it is true. The more believe and want something to work well the more it will. This is true for people and things. Now of course there are exceptions. Some people just have this touch where everything falls apart no matter how much they want it o live. But all in all most people have the power in them to make something live for a long time. IF they want it to.
Stillwaters
User ID: 168416
United States
12/23/2006 11:16 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
This is worth a look.

This is about the model of unregulated capitalism.

[link to www.1worldcommunication.org]
PasserBy
User ID: 18526
United States
12/23/2006 11:37 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Still the cheapest ammo in town, gotta love that.
Walmart, helping you prepare for when TSHTF.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2711


Gotta love that too...Their VA stores (specifically the one in Springfield) used to sell ammo as well as shotguns, and rifles. When I pointed this out to the Store Manager many a moon ago when I used to swing by to pick up snacks on the way to/from work, he noted they had a permit and offered to show me. I was in a rush, so I passed. I happened to swing by the County Offices one day out in Fairfax and asked to view their permit to sell firearms. I then asked to view their permit to sell alcohol. I then asked why they were issued both when infact the VA state law is very clear. You can't obtain to sell one, if you also sell the other.

Guns were removed, yet the ammo was allowed to continue to be sold.

Manager who's name I had identified as the party who noted they were permitted to sell both was terminated, but not before his store was hit with several store violations for knowingly applying for both permits, as well as failing to provide access to disabled parties by having pallets in aisles thus failing the 42in mandate by the State for Disabled Americans.

Why this store is allowed to continue being considered by local towns across America is amazing. Some towns are wising up to the bait and switch tactics, others are seeing the light less than a year after grand openings as promises made by the corp. are broken, lies told to the community are realized, and yet they continue to take funds away from schools, and the community due to tax incentives they agreed to, yet fail to uphold their end of the bargin.

Cheers!
Torino Scale

User ID: 168461
United States
12/23/2006 11:40 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Still the cheapest ammo in town, gotta love that.
Walmart, helping you prepare for when TSHTF.


Gotta love that too...Their VA stores (specifically the one in Springfield) used to sell ammo as well as shotguns, and rifles. When I pointed this out to the Store Manager many a moon ago when I used to swing by to pick up snacks on the way to/from work, he noted they had a permit and offered to show me. I was in a rush, so I passed. I happened to swing by the County Offices one day out in Fairfax and asked to view their permit to sell firearms. I then asked to view their permit to sell alcohol. I then asked why they were issued both when infact the VA state law is very clear. You can't obtain to sell one, if you also sell the other.

Guns were removed, yet the ammo was allowed to continue to be sold.

Manager who's name I had identified as the party who noted they were permitted to sell both was terminated, but not before his store was hit with several store violations for knowingly applying for both permits, as well as failing to provide access to disabled parties by having pallets in aisles thus failing the 42in mandate by the State for Disabled Americans.

Why this store is allowed to continue being considered by local towns across America is amazing. Some towns are wising up to the bait and switch tactics, others are seeing the light less than a year after grand openings as promises made by the corp. are broken, lies told to the community are realized, and yet they continue to take funds away from schools, and the community due to tax incentives they agreed to, yet fail to uphold their end of the bargin.

Cheers!

 Quoting: PasserBy 18526



Capitalism. You want it you got it. It is so wonderful aint it : ) This is the American way of life.
We are getting closer to the absolute core of the soul. Signs in Heaven and Earth will increase. The absolute necessity of peace and love will smack us right upside our heads in a big way. One way or another change is gonna come. Big change.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 110886
United States
12/23/2006 11:42 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Wal-Mart is the largest employer in America and the World. Wal-Mart has created tons and tons of jobs in America. Every American should be thankful of that.
 Quoting: NCCCPC


Yes, maybe, and all those employees live at below or just above povery level and cannot afford health insurance. Walmart does not provide affordable health care coverage for its employees. And they treat them like slaves. Walmart . . . The Evil Empire. Make that Wal-Fart. Every American should have access to affordable health care coverage and a real living wage. Fuck you Neocon.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 110886
United States
12/23/2006 11:47 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Still the cheapest ammo in town, gotta love that.
Walmart, helping you prepare for when TSHTF.


Gotta love that too...Their VA stores (specifically the one in Springfield) used to sell ammo as well as shotguns, and rifles. When I pointed this out to the Store Manager many a moon ago when I used to swing by to pick up snacks on the way to/from work, he noted they had a permit and offered to show me. I was in a rush, so I passed. I happened to swing by the County Offices one day out in Fairfax and asked to view their permit to sell firearms. I then asked to view their permit to sell alcohol. I then asked why they were issued both when infact the VA state law is very clear. You can't obtain to sell one, if you also sell the other.

Guns were removed, yet the ammo was allowed to continue to be sold.

Manager who's name I had identified as the party who noted they were permitted to sell both was terminated, but not before his store was hit with several store violations for knowingly applying for both permits, as well as failing to provide access to disabled parties by having pallets in aisles thus failing the 42in mandate by the State for Disabled Americans.

Why this store is allowed to continue being considered by local towns across America is amazing. Some towns are wising up to the bait and switch tactics, others are seeing the light less than a year after grand openings as promises made by the corp. are broken, lies told to the community are realized, and yet they continue to take funds away from schools, and the community due to tax incentives they agreed to, yet fail to uphold their end of the bargin.

Cheers!
 Quoting: PasserBy 18526

I didn't know there were gun-loving, gun-toting rednecks in Fairfax County. I thought rednecks couldn't afford to live there. They all live in West of Fairfax. I consider the building where the NRA is off I-66 to be the "redneck" state line.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 114362
United States
12/23/2006 11:52 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
I bought a Black and Decker power screwdriver from Sears. I use it a good deal. My dad bought a nearly identical one from Wal-Mart...his wore out in under a year, so he bought another one...he doesnt use it for more than an average homeowner might around the house...it's now dead. I hang more ruggedly, drop it, have thrown it across a server room, used it to rack mount servers, and it's still ticking.

The ONLY difference between these too are..the model number. Both are the same with the exception both of his ended in a 'W' and say made in China. Mine states Made in United States of America....his....states specifically...Manufactured in China.

You can get the SAME screwdriver at Target for the SAME price as that Wel-Faremart sells, yet it says made in America, and carries the listed part number on www.blackanddecker.com. Note, the one wel-faremart sells isnt listed, but linked for the instructions, and web page, but the parts are infact different.
 Quoting: PasserBy 18526

This is true. Wal-mart knows everything about their suppliers and actually dictates the price that manufacturers sell them products at, right down to the penny. So some manufacturers sell them lower quality goods or items made in China, the only place where they can afford to manufacture them under Wal-Mart's demands.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2711
United States
12/23/2006 11:53 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Still the cheapest ammo in town, gotta love that.
Walmart, helping you prepare for when TSHTF.


Gotta love that too...Their VA stores (specifically the one in Springfield) used to sell ammo as well as shotguns, and rifles. When I pointed this out to the Store Manager many a moon ago when I used to swing by to pick up snacks on the way to/from work, he noted they had a permit and offered to show me. I was in a rush, so I passed. I happened to swing by the County Offices one day out in Fairfax and asked to view their permit to sell firearms. I then asked to view their permit to sell alcohol. I then asked why they were issued both when infact the VA state law is very clear. You can't obtain to sell one, if you also sell the other.

Guns were removed, yet the ammo was allowed to continue to be sold.

Manager who's name I had identified as the party who noted they were permitted to sell both was terminated, but not before his store was hit with several store violations for knowingly applying for both permits, as well as failing to provide access to disabled parties by having pallets in aisles thus failing the 42in mandate by the State for Disabled Americans.

Why this store is allowed to continue being considered by local towns across America is amazing. Some towns are wising up to the bait and switch tactics, others are seeing the light less than a year after grand openings as promises made by the corp. are broken, lies told to the community are realized, and yet they continue to take funds away from schools, and the community due to tax incentives they agreed to, yet fail to uphold their end of the bargin.

Cheers!
 Quoting: PasserBy 18526


Well, where I live, they still sell ammo, firearms, and liquor.
One stop shopping, if you will.
I know I will.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 168416
United States
12/23/2006 11:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
When you orchestrate your products to be manufactured by sweat shopped foreigners paid pittance, you can turn around and undersale american made products and still produce more profit for having done so. If you looked at what is taking place on paper, it would be evident that self interest is the overriding element. You can't allow capitalism to engorge itself to these dimensions. And how long will it be permissible for these giant corporate entities to just give back the peoples economy the barest minimal and still maintain the status quo?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2711
United States
12/23/2006 11:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
I smell socialists.

Pew. That stinks.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 168416
United States
12/24/2006 12:01 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
I smell socialists.

Pew. That stinks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2711


You want to uphold a way to stand out by way of material assets, and the status money invests.

I think that any self respecting socialist would agree that a person should stand out based upon the merits rooted within the individual.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2711
United States
12/24/2006 12:10 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
You want to uphold a way to stand out by way of material assets, and the status money invests.<<<<<


That's quite an assumption.
I want to uphold the way of life where people get out what they put in.
The person who chooses to elevate themselves only high enough to appeal to Walmart as an employee gets what they are worth.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 173178
Canada
12/24/2006 12:11 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
granny
NCCCPC  (OP)

User ID: 158082
United States
12/24/2006 12:21 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wal-Mart is the ONLY store in America that sells useful things
Because health coverage in America is not affordable to begin with, and Wal-Mart can't afford it! The health care system is too expensive and screwed up. There is still Medicare though.

Walmart does not provide affordable health care coverage for its employees.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 110886





GLP