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Message 37816 - Posted: 28 Mar 2010, 17:03:02 UTC

Walmart keeps doing these things, and it seems that they keep getting away with it.

About 18 months ago, they denied health insurance for an employee who got in an auto accident, they wanted this woman to pay back the medical insurance they had paid her because she was now getting insurance from the government. It nearly broke the family. Outrageous! it made CNN news, there were thousands of us that jumped on it, and started a national boycott, I don't know if you guys remember but I changed my name to BOYCOTT WALMART at the time. It was after the boycott and the bad press they started loosing money in their stores, they decided to allow the woman to keep the insurance money. Opps -

Now they are at it again , and again -

http://current.com/news/92319688_nationwide-boycott-walmart-fired-cancer-patient-for-medical-marijuana.htm
http://www.alternet.org/story/146031/walmart_fires_cancer_patient_for_legally_using_medical_marijuana

http://blog.mpp.org/medical-marijuana/mpp-calls-for-national-boycott-of-wal-mart/03162010/
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WalMart pulled a major bonehead move this week when it sacked a cancer patient -- a former Associate of the Year -- for following his doctor's advice and using medical marijuana, which is perfectly legal in Michigan. As a direct result, medical marijuana advocates are now organizing a nationwide boycott of the retail giant.



Did you get that - a former Associate of the Year. His firing had nothing to do with his performance, or an illegal act, just one of stupidity and the blindness of human suffering. Every time a corporation becomes too big to notice the suffering of those that help build it, it is time for them to have a wake up call.

http://walmartwatch.com/


Walmart is NOT good for America, is not good for anyone. It needs to go down. It has become the bully on the block. It helps no-one. It kills local economies, and it's low price everyday, is killing the small guys. Those that supply goods and services to Walmart are fucked because they must be so competitive, that only the big players can be suppliers. It had destroyed more small business's than you can count, both in the store front, and in the supply chains.

Walmart bullies isself into communities, opens up a store, the smaller mom and pop places that have been there for years are forced to close because they can no longer compete, and then Walmart, the nice people they are, will employee those same people they forced out of work for $12.00 an hour. And Walmart comes out looking like a hero, because they are providing employment! What a bunch of fucked up shit that is!

It is hard for me to boycott Walmar anymore than I already am.
I will NEVER shop and Walmart, the last time I set foot in a Walmart for shopping was over 10 years ago, and I am doing just fine without them.

WAKE UP AMERICA! TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY - no need to outsource thousands of jobs to these big companies. Start to employ American Citizens with jobs, not the illegal aliens and over seas workers that will work for pennies on the dollar.
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Message 37820 - Posted: 28 Mar 2010, 18:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 37816.  


Walmart bullies isself into communities, opens up a store, the smaller mom and pop places that have been there for years are forced to close because they can no longer compete, and then Walmart, the nice people they are, will employee those same people they forced out of work for $12.00 an hour. And Walmart comes out looking like a hero, because they are providing employment!

This I can agree with. When they first came around years ago the stores were great and cheap. Now they are trashy and more expensive. The one nearby got itself there by "donating" to the city. It has the higest crime rate of anything I know of. Casinos are also bullying themselves in. After years of voting them down they pay off a few people and bingo casinos.
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Message 37836 - Posted: 29 Mar 2010, 9:47:58 UTC

We have a similar problem in the UK with Tesco. Corporate bullies run by men in suits.
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Message 37838 - Posted: 29 Mar 2010, 11:42:29 UTC

The local community can sometimes pull off a boycott.

A small market town in Norfolk has a couple of supermarkets but Tesco wanted in.

They got through local authority planning permission, despite opposition from the town folks. When it was built and opened the protesters persuaded the town folk to continue shopping in the other supermarkets and local shops.

After 6 months of no footfall, Tesco closed their new store and slunk away.
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Message 37848 - Posted: 29 Mar 2010, 18:06:34 UTC

The local community won in Surbiton (3m away) just recently, when Tescos walked away after a 3 year concerted campaign against them triumphed.

Sadly, in my dads home town of Seaton in Devon, they have bought up the local holiday camp site, and will be bringing in thousands of tons of rubble by sea, to raise a flood plain to create another superstore. No one wants that or them, but East Devon District Council gave them planning permission.

Yes of course all the local people could boycott the store, but knowing Tesco, if the store became uneconomical to run, they would convert it to a regional depot. Then the town would have heavy lorries rumbling through 24/7.
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Message 37851 - Posted: 29 Mar 2010, 20:43:15 UTC

A 7.5 tonne limit, with no access for heavier vehicles, on all the access roads to the old holiday camp would put paid to any conversion criteria if the store failed commercially.

Think positive and do it!
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Message 37883 - Posted: 31 Mar 2010, 12:23:10 UTC

Watch out for your local pubs!

Tescos & pubs
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Message 37901 - Posted: 1 Apr 2010, 10:30:41 UTC

Good luck with the boycott!
Usually no one actually does.



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Message 37902 - Posted: 1 Apr 2010, 12:51:34 UTC



Well.. I Cant! ;-p I have never
seen a Walmart store in my whole
life - And I`m happy about that! ;-)
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Message 37903 - Posted: 1 Apr 2010, 17:24:43 UTC

Hei Miss Moon!

I've never seen a Walmart either, but in the UK we have the Bluewater shopping centre, at Dartford, near the M25 motorway in northwest Kent. And also Lakeside Shopping Centre and retail park some 9 miles away in West Thurrock, Essex.

Both are massive shopping centres or Malls, with hundreds of stores on one site, and probably equivalent to these Walmart things. I refuse on principle to buy stuff there as I will not encourage commercial conglomerates. But I will support my local businesses and shops which rely upon my patronage to survive.



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Message 37942 - Posted: 2 Apr 2010, 9:36:28 UTC

Like Moon, I have never seen nor been in a Walmart store. Although they bought Asda in the UK, a store I don't use.

That is the same as our furniture flat pack stores - I have never seen nor been in an IKEA store. Thank goodness.
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Message 37948 - Posted: 2 Apr 2010, 13:32:08 UTC
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Well, you won't go into an MFI store (Mullard Furniture Industries) any more!
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Message 37955 - Posted: 2 Apr 2010, 17:30:37 UTC

Are you suggesting IKEA bought them out, or is it the flat pack I don't want?
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Message 37973 - Posted: 2 Apr 2010, 22:31:23 UTC

MFI went into administration and ceased trading in December 2008.

MFI

The whole of the stock was bought up by an entrepreneur outfit

http://www.mfistock.co.uk/
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Message 37976 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 0:17:27 UTC

Sorry Chris. I was not on that wavelength, still with tongue in cheek.
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Message 37986 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 11:29:23 UTC


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