North Carolina 1, Wal-Mart 0!!!

The Wake Up Wal-Mart page has this from the Charlotte Observer:

Wal-Mart's decision last week to walk away from its plan to build a Supercenter in the Marvin area proves your voice can be heard.

Residents in that area didn't want the center. They made that point clear to everyone involved during the six-year legal battle."

Congratulations to the citizens of Union County!

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Now, if we can block them at the Orange County line....

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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they are already in orange county

They have a big place in Hillsborough, but of course, left the old place sitting dead empty. They do this a lot - in my home town when they built a Supercenter, they left the other place vacant for years. They have killed downtowns in small towns for decades.

I was thinking that was over the county line, but I guess not.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

WalMart isn't the disease, just a symptom

The fight isn't against Wal-Mart, KMart, or other big-box discount stores. These stores are only a symptom of the disease that plagues middle America: Poverty.

As long as there are stagnant wages, increasing energy costs, and increasing health care costs, the people will need these stores to survive. The people need the cheaply and inexpensively made stuff from China because that's what they can afford.

Poverty is the disease. Wal-Mart is a band-aid. Whose got the cure?

Thomas S. Brock
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Thomas

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Wal-Mart is the worst

I don't necessarily disagree with you. But I think that in the everyday fight, Wal-Mart is by far the worst offender. They are the world's largest retailer, the nation's biggest employer, and so I think they should set an example.

And I don't disagree with you, except,

that if Wal-Mart raises their wages, they'll have to raise their prices to make up the difference and you're back at the beginning of the cycle.

Thomas S. Brock
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Thomas

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Wal-Mart is not cheap.

First, there have been studies showing that the prices do not vary greatly over the entire store when compared with other outlets. Second, because a large number of Wal-mart employees end up with no health care or with Medicaid, we pay for their health care. So, we end up paying for those low-low-costs.

Lastly, Wal-mart has created the philosophy of buying crap and then replacing it with new crap a few years later. Which is destructive to society and to the individual.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

And the environment

It's horrible for the environment when you're going through all these cheap products, too. That's why when Wal-Mart says it's launching a greening effort you have to take it with a grain of salt.