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  •  Gee, think of how many anecdotes (22+ / 0-)

    don't see the light of day on the innertubez? I'd wager a good half of Wal-Mart's consumer base isn't completely plugged in anymore cuz they can't afford it.

    I swore off them after I'd gotten my last job and could afford to shop elsewhere. But that was 18 months ago--alas, recently laid off, I found myself back in the Blue Evil after the local dollar stores didn't have what I needed. The difference between the look of our local store from 2011 to now is like night and day--long aisles of empty shelves, even longer lines and surly employees.

    I feel sorry for the latter--mr. luna's son works at another one nearby. He says (and I quote) "It sucks ass". I'm sure Wal-Mart is trying to address these things, but you can bet they'll do it as cheaply and as inhumanely as possible.

    It is time to #Occupy Media.

    by lunachickie on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 09:55:05 AM PDT

    •  I'm not sure. (0+ / 0-)

      After all, since Walmart generally drives all of the competition in the local area out of business, they become a de facto monopoly -- you're going to shop there no matter what, because there are no other nearby options.  They'll do the bare minimum to keep that going, which is basically what they're already doing.

      Walmarts and other big-box stores are parasitic organisms.  They move in, destroy the competition with nice stores and low prices, then jack up the prices a bit and run the stores with the absolute minimum investment.  Then, if the store still isn't making enough of a profit for their corporate masters, close it down and create a retail desert.

    •  I really doubt... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that being inhumane is one of their goals. I doubt they would pay an extra penny to be inhumane. I'm pretty sure their laser focus on the bottom line is what drives any of their inhumane actions.

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