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Old 04-18-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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Some things I didn't know about Wal-Mart!

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.


4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.


6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.


9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.


11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.
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Not only a good place to shop but about the most expensive places to "camp" always have to go in a buy something.
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It was also announced today that WalMart is now going to offer money transfers from store to store, in direct competition with Western Union and others. For less!!!
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It was also announced today that WalMart is now going to offer money transfers from store to store, in direct competition with Western Union and others. For less!!!

If there's money in it, Wal-Mart's gonna do it!
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... 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.
They did that to take advantage of an invention that Google is working on in collaboration with Walmart ... Teleportation. Supposedly, the longest distance between teleportation is going to be 20 miles Sooooo, we take our RVs into the teleportation parking at any store and Wallmart will zap us from place to place across the country. No driving, no diesel. Woohooo ... for a fee ofcourse!

If any of you believe my latest scientific news bulletin above, then you may want to consider a great price on my slightly used 1988 Georgie Boy. Relatively low mileage. Going for ONLY $243K. Price negotiable.
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It was also announced today that WalMart is now going to offer money transfers from store to store, in direct competition with Western Union and others. For less!!!
And move even more people making a decent wage to their minimum wage payroll
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90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.[/SIZE][/FONT]

We have 4 within 15 miles, crazy.



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Some things I didn't know about Wal-Mart!

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.


4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.


6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.


9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.


11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

Don't forget these facts also,

11. The CEO of Wal-Mart makes more in a single hour than a full-time Wal-Mart associate makes in an entire year.

12. Tens of thousands of Wal-Mart employees and their children are enrolled in Medicaid and are dependent on the government for healthcare.

13. Between 2001 and 2007, the value of products that Wal-Mart imported from China grew from $9 billion to $27 billion.

14. Between 2001 and 2007, the value of products that Wal-Mart imported from China grew from $9 billion to $27 billion.

15. The combined net worth of six members of the Walton family is roughly equal to the combined net worth of the poorest 30 percent of all Americans.

16. All over the country, independent retailers are going out of business because they cannot compete with Wal-Mart and their super cheap Chinese products. Often communities will give Wal-Mart huge tax breaks just to move in to their areas. But what many communities don't take into account is that the introduction of a Wal-Mart is often absolutely devastating to small businesses....

17. When we buy stuff made by people working for slave labor wages in China, we destroy good paying American jobs and we make America poorer.

18. Wal-Mart often tells one thing to the public and then does another thing in private. Sadly, the truth is that Wal-Mart does not care about U.S. manufacturing jobs. Wal-Mart just wants to get products as cheaply as they possibly can, and most of the time that means getting them from China.

19. Unfortunately, the vast wealth that Wal-Mart is sucking out of our communities is not put back into our communities. The profits are funneled out to Wal-Mart executives and shareholders. We may enjoy the low prices, but very little of the money that we give to Wal-Mart gets recycled in our local areas.

20. In the old days, you could actually support a family selling electronics or running a general store. But you can't support a family working at Wal-Mart. The vast majority of the jobs that Wal-Mart creates are very low paying. Large numbers of Wal-Mart employees are actually on welfare, and this is part of the reason why we have seen such an explosion in the number of the working poor in America.

21. The path that America is headed on today is only going to end in complete and total disaster. We are being transformed from a wealthy nation into a poor nation. In the end, we will be dominated by a very tiny elite and everyone else will either be among the working poor or will be totally dependent on the government.

22. Our system is supposed to be about open, honest competition. But that is not what Wal-Mart is about. Wal-Mart is about crushing small businesses and manufacturers here in America and getting us all to buy their super cheap Chinese-made goods.

23. The retailer has a clear policy for suppliers: On basic products that don't change, the price Wal-Mart will pay, and will charge shoppers, must drop year after year. But what almost no one outside the world of Wal-Mart and its 21,000 suppliers knows is the high cost of those low prices. Wal-Mart has the power to squeeze profit-killing concessions from vendors. To survive in the face of its pricing demands, makers of everything from bras to bicycles to blue jeans have had to lay off employees and close U.S. plants in favor of outsourcing products from overseas.

I could go on and on, but I will stop. I also will not walk in the door of a walmart or sams club, one opened a couple years ago in the small town I live in and have never seen the inside of it.
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We watched a documentary in my Business Ethics class, I believe it was called, "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices" Look it up on YouTube they do bring up some good points. Basically, Walmart is amoral, they just want too make money, they don't care how, or who they screw over. If they get caught breaking laws, they pay a fine...
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Ah yes! There is so much wrong with the above two post. But I don't come here for the political/philosophical BS. So I will just have to ignore.
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Many athletes make more than WalMart's CEO. Many movie stars also make more than the WalMart CEO. Johnny Depp was paid 20 million for each of his last 3 movies, all flops. Do athletes and movie stars salaries bother you?

WalMart's CEO makes 779 times more than their average worker, Starbucks CEO makes 1,096 times more than their average worker. Where is all the hatred for Starbucks??
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