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    Default Walmart Sucks!

    Boy, WalMart Corp. sure sucks, don't they?

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    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following President
    Bush's announcement today that former Presidents Bush and Clinton will lead a
    nationwide fundraising effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Wal-
    Mart President and CEO Lee Scott contacted President Clinton and the White
    House and committed $15 million from Wal-Mart to jump-start the effort.
    As part of this commitment, Wal-Mart will establish mini-Wal-Mart stores
    in areas impacted by the hurricane. Items such as clothing, diapers, baby
    wipes, food, formula, toothbrushes, bedding and water will be given out free
    of charge to those with a demonstrated need.
    Wal-Mart previously donated $2 million in cash to aid emergency relief
    efforts and has been collecting contributions at its 3,800 stores and CLUBS,
    and through its web sites [www.walmartfacts.com, http://www.walmart.com,
    http://www.walmartfoundation.org, http://www.walmartstores.com, http://www.samsclub.com].
    Through its Associate Disaster Relief Fund, the company will also give
    displaced associates immediate funds for shelter, food, clothing and other
    necessities.
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood
    Markets and SAM'S CLUBS in all fifty states. Internationally, the company
    operates in Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, United
    Kingdom, Argentina and South Korea. The company's securities are listed on
    the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT.



    SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Web Site: http://www.walmartstores.com


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    maybe im missing something, but why do they suck?

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    Think was Georgeís style of sarcasm.
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    Look for the tongue firmly planted in Georges cheek.
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    George... is this our Friday morning dose of sarcasm???

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    Title got your attention, didn't it?

    I did some financial calculations. I have determined (using Boonton math, so it wasn't easy) that WalMart has donated approxomately $17 million dollars more than France, Kuwait, and every other country that we have bailed out in the last 100 years or so.

    All of you who criticize WalMart can go to hell.

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    Take it easy George. Walmart is doing their part. Just like all of us are. Walmart can afford to give that much. We are getting a Wal mart in the town where I work. To get them to build, they demanded a 50% property tax break..So I am not quite ready to elevate Wal Mart to sainthood just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    Take it easy George. Walmart is doing their part. Just like all of us are. Walmart can afford to give that much. We are getting a Wal mart in the town where I work. To get them to build, they demanded a 50% property tax break..So I am not quite ready to elevate Wal Mart to sainthood just yet.
    Did they get it?

    WalMart didn't ride into town and hold a gun to your head. Somebody must have invited them in.

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    The town I work is majority minority(85-90%). We need jobs in this region. half of something is better then nothing. Go about 8 miles from here. Wal Mart is getting no tax breaks..Figure it out for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    The town I work is majority minority(85-90%). We need jobs in this region. half of something is better then nothing. Go about 8 miles from here. Wal Mart is getting no tax breaks..Figure it out for yourself.
    Figure what out for myself? That WalMart is courageous enough to open stores in communities where no other similar company will and provides jobs (and BTW, money) to these communities that sorely need jobs? I personnaly do not care what color people are. In lower income areas, the need is for secure jobs. WalMart is here to stay.

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    I hate Wal-Mart!

    But then again I'm a city planner and have seen plenty of what they've done to downtowns and mom & pops all around the

    But as for the $15M about time they step up and give back a fraction of what they've taken from us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFTide
    I hate Wal-Mart!

    But then again I'm a city planner and have seen plenty of what they've done to downtowns and mom & pops all around the

    But as for the $15M about time they step up and give back a fraction of what they've taken from us.
    The problem with your theory is that the corporation is so succesful. The bottom line is:

    PEOPLE WANT WALMART!

    They want to be able to buy products at as low of a cost as possible. Too friggin' bad if they choose to patronize WalMart instead of the mom and pops. If people were so offended by WalMart, they wouldn't shop there.

    The botom line is, if you do the research, that WalMart is one of the top philanthropic corporations in the country.

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    Yea that part of Wal-Mart does suck but its the same for Home Depot and Lowes... they simply over power the mom and pop store. We are partially to blame with our "one stop shop" attitude!

    On the other hand.. in a situation like this they have both financial means and warehouses of supplies to make a huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    The problem with your theory is that the corporation is so succesful. The bottom line is:

    PEOPLE WANT WALMART!
    I don't WANT it...

    I don't shop at those places.

    I do remember the time I needed like 2 screws, tried to find a small hardware store that would ID what I needed and sell me just 2 screws, nope had to go to Home Depot and buy a whole asst. of screws.

    And Wal-Mart, noone there can help you. I had to go to one at night (because was the only thing open) because we had a fly problem, I needed fly paper, finally found it in a sea of everything else and had to stand on line for 15 minutes to buy a 1 dollar item , I was tempted to walk out and just throw a buck at the register as I walked by.

    We as Americans are so spoiled it's unbelieveable, we expect everything in one place and at one low price.
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    You throw around the word "courageous" pretty casually George.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    The problem with your theory is that the corporation is so succesful. The bottom line is:

    PEOPLE WANT WALMART!

    They want to be able to buy products at as low of a cost as possible. Too friggin' bad if they choose to patronize WalMart instead of the mom and pops. If people were so offended by WalMart, they wouldn't shop there.

    The botom line is, if you do the research, that WalMart is one of the top philanthropic corporations in the country.
    Problem with your theory is that if you look at the percentage of gross income that "mom and pops" donate to thier respective communities compared with the percentage of gross income that Walmart puts back in there is a huge discrepancy. Just do a little investigating.

    Problem with your theory is that Walmart does not offer this wonderful job creation and economic boom to communities. In Wisconsin, the state is looking to sue Walmart because Walmart employees comprise the largest segment of the polpulation recieving tax funded welfare and medicade.

    Problem with your theory is that the reason that Walmart offers lower prices is because they walk a grey line when it comes to fair business practices. Case in point... the mom and pop appliance store has a 15 day invoicing from their suppliers when they purchase inventory for thier stores. Because of Walmarts economic prowess they have forced the suppliers to carry the inventory invoice until the item is purchased without and interest fee on the inventory. Mom and Pops cannot compete with that sort of leverage.

    Give credit where credit is due. They are stepping up to the plate like thousands of other businesses in the country during this time of need. But let's not equate them to the second coming of Christ. Furthmore....just because someone else doesn't see the destroyer of rural America through the same rose colored glasses as you doesn't mean we should "go to hell".

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    Our small Local is donating a sum to the IAFF disaster relief fund that totals almost 5% of our treasurery. We are doing it to directly help our Brother and Sisters in the Gulf Coast. It's the right thing to do but it doesnt make us any better then anyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFTide
    I hate Wal-Mart!

    But then again I'm a city planner and have seen plenty of what they've done to downtowns and mom & pops all around the

    But as for the $15M about time they step up and give back a fraction of what they've taken from us.
    I hate walmart also

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameryfd
    Problem with your theory is that if you look at the percentage of gross income that "mom and pops" donate to thier respective communities compared with the percentage of gross income that Walmart puts back in there is a huge discrepancy. Just do a little investigating.

    Problem with your theory is that Walmart does not offer this wonderful job creation and economic boom to communities. In Wisconsin, the state is looking to sue Walmart because Walmart employees comprise the largest segment of the polpulation recieving tax funded welfare and medicade.

    Problem with your theory is that the reason that Walmart offers lower prices is because they walk a grey line when it comes to fair business practices. Case in point... the mom and pop appliance store has a 15 day invoicing from their suppliers when they purchase inventory for thier stores. Because of Walmarts economic prowess they have forced the suppliers to carry the inventory invoice until the item is purchased without and interest fee on the inventory. Mom and Pops cannot compete with that sort of leverage.

    Give credit where credit is due. They are stepping up to the plate like thousands of other businesses in the country during this time of need. But let's not equate them to the second coming of Christ. Furthmore....just because someone else doesn't see the destroyer of rural America through the same rose colored glasses as you doesn't mean we should "go to hell".
    Until all of the other major corporations step up to the plate in the same magnitude-yes it does. "Destroyer of rural America"? Hardly.

    Can you provide a source for your study of philanthropic giving by "mom and pop" businesses?

    It's an insult to insinuate that I acquanited this donation to the second coming. But it still is more than any other corp.-as fas I can research_ has done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    Our small Local is donating a sum to the IAFF disaster relief fund that totals almost 5% of our treasurery. We are doing it to directly help our Brother and Sisters in the Gulf Coast. It's the right thing to do but it doesnt make us any better then anyone else.
    It certainly makes you better than those who do not donate.

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