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  •  In my little home town in MN ... (17+ / 0-)

    Wal Mart did their usual:  moving into a town and wiping out the locally owned stores -- office stores, clothing stores, grocery stores, greeting card stores, etc.

    Now everyone in town has to shop there because the only alternative is to drive 40 miles away to the nearest non-Wal Mart towns.

    I don't throw the word "evil" around casually, but Wal Mart is definitely evil.  

    (For me something becomes evil when it involves conscious and purposeful hurting of other people, but simply not caring because of one's own selfish motivations.)

    •  Thankfully our little town has not sucomed to this (0+ / 0-)

      We still have some vibrant stores that are doing well cause Walmart is still too far away.  However there are still some things we can't buy locally like clothes and sheets and stuff like that.  However, I go a bit farther away and go to BJ's of which I am a member.  They will not be open Thanksgiving Day!  

    •  I'm going to be interested in seeing what (0+ / 0-)

      happens with the latest Walmart opening I'm aware of in my area.  The Evil Empire just set up shop right across the Chatham County line from Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC.  And when I say right across the county line, I mean you can almost literally step from their parking lot into Orange County (where taxes are dramatically higher than Chatham).  The problem for them, as I see it, is that Chapel Hill/Carrboro is about the bluest, leftiest spot you can find in the entire state of North Carolina.  And while I have no doubt that you could find SOME fans of Wally World in parts of Chatham County, most of those parts are well away from this location.

      If there was ever a place for a small ragtag band of local merchants to make a stand against the Empire, this is it.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 07:03:13 AM PST

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