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  •  Everyone who writes an anti-Walmart diary... (1+ / 0-)
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    should be required to do original research to develop a statistical case for their view.

    Makes sense to me.

    And all for free.

    You're hilarious, if irritating.

    •  Only if they want it to (0+ / 0-)

      mean something about Walmart. If not, it is just an anecdotal story, that tells us something about a couple of random employees in a sea of 2 million, but nothing at all about the corporation.  I am really surprised that so many here are so blinded by their hate of Walmart that they can't comprehend the concept of the Law of Large Numbers. If a person wants to write a diary that claims that a company that experiences a few deaths has a "culture of murder", and some people want to accept that, without question, that's fine. For some reason I thought I'd spend some time trying to help people out of their stupor a bit. Perhaps the stupor is deeper than I even imagined.

      •  You're always trying to help us out of... (1+ / 0-)
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        any objection to wealth and power wielded irresponsibly or even ruthlessly.  Your defense of authority is consistent, along with your pose as the great defender of "reality-based" reasoning.

        •  Only when it just isn't the case. (1+ / 0-)
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          I don't like the business practices of Walmart. But if someone trips at a Walmart that doesn't mean that they have a culture of tripping and if a few people have even been murdered by staff members that doesn't mean that the company has a bad security policy. Where did anybody post this policy? If there is a bad policy, why not post it? The Walmart employee handbook is not a secret document. There's no evidence in this diary of a bad policy, or unusual hiring practices, whatsoever. It's a giant store and maybe a couple of people have been killed by overzealous security guards. That's all we know. So when a bunch of you want to jump to all sorts of unsupported conclusions, it is not a pro-business thing to defend them. I'm approaching this a lot more rationally than you, clearly.

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