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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:35 PM

The righties on Facebook are equating walmart workers to soldiers.

If soldiers are away from their family, so too should be the Walmart employees.

I wish the righties on my friends list would get bent.

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Reply The righties on Facebook are equating walmart workers to soldiers. (Original post)
Ed Suspicious Nov 2012 OP
Bjorn Against Nov 2012 #1
Squinch Nov 2012 #2
Ed Suspicious Nov 2012 #3
neverforget Nov 2012 #7
LuvLoogie Nov 2012 #9
justice1 Nov 2012 #36
freshwest Nov 2012 #43
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Nov 2012 #5
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #6
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #37
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #38
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #8
Belogue Nov 2012 #10
bluedigger Nov 2012 #11
Contrary1 Nov 2012 #12
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #15
zbdent Nov 2012 #29
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #31
zbdent Nov 2012 #39
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #40
zbdent Nov 2012 #46
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #19
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #21
gollygee Nov 2012 #24
bayareamike Nov 2012 #27
tjwash Nov 2012 #30
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #41
zbdent Nov 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #14
zbdent Nov 2012 #18
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #20
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #22
zbdent Nov 2012 #23
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #26
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #25
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #16
gollygee Nov 2012 #17
Skittles Nov 2012 #28
Incitatus Nov 2012 #32
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #33
demwing Nov 2012 #34
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #35
Lightbulb_on Nov 2012 #42
socialist_n_TN Nov 2012 #45
socialist_n_TN Nov 2012 #44

Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:38 PM

1. I sure hope none of those righties are accepting any paid holidays this year

They need to be working every single holiday until the soldiers come home if they expect Wal-Mart workers to do it.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:54 PM

2. What? To sell a toaster and a Barbie Dream House on Thanksgiving night?

What the hell is the matter with these people????

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:01 PM

3. How cute.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:22 PM

7. One of my friends put that on her FB page. I find that so fucking offensive

equating a soldier/Marine/airman/seaman to WallyWorld worker.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:58 PM

9. Tell them

Marines aren't fucking dying in the desert so you can shop at Walmart after you just stuffed your graceless face.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:35 PM

36. I said they should both be at home.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:20 PM

43. So, they went to war searching for low prices, not WMD? Is buying junk the ulitmate victory? WTF?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:04 PM

4. Not joining FB is proving to be one of

the best decisions I've made. I really don't know how you folks remain sane from some
of the stuff I read here.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:15 PM

5. Ain't that the truth!

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:16 PM

6. Gee, that is why I left FB myself. Just can't stand all the hate. But I will tell you a soldier

 

on the job is 24/7 and they get combat pay when their in the combat zone. When they aren't they get many days off and depending what base your on you might get an extra day off. Such as Thanksgiving on a thursday so they give them a friday off. That was some of the soldiers get to go home and spend time with their families. They have a good retirement package and good annual leave and sick leave policies. A WalMart employee doesn't have any of those luxaries soldiers have. My husband who is retired from the military works at WalMart. This year he will have to go in at 7:00 pm on thursday night. Normally he goes in at 10:00pm. You do what you have to do. I can tell you my husband works hard for WalMart. But it is nothing like being in the military. They are 2 different jobs.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:45 PM

37. He would be the authority

in my world. It's stunning that anyone could make that comparison.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving before he goes in.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:00 PM

38. I think it isn't the same either. My husband retired in 95 after 21 yrs of service. He felt that

 

since his parents adopted him when he was about 4 yrs old and brought him from Germany to the US he felt a sense of doing something for the country to pay back for the good he has received. He is that kind of a man. I'm very proud of him. Now he is retired and working at WalMart and it may not be the same but he gives to his job just like he did while in the service.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:42 PM

8. then give them the same healthcare plan as a soldier....

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:23 PM

11. Welcome, and enjoy your visit here!

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:38 PM

12. My uncle gets free treatment at the local VA...

So please forgive me if I have doubts about your claim.

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

15. What's this quote suppose to mean pray tell!

"Thank goodness Obama passed the health care bill. We can all look forward to long lines, being told what tests can and can't be run, where to get your treatment, which doctor you can see, and and and"

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:01 PM

29. I had a personal experience with our "wonderful, for-profit" system ...

Mrs. ZBDent had a breast exam.

The next day, her doctor, WHO NEVER MAKES PHONE CALLS TO PATIENTS, left a message on our answering machine, saying that it was important that she get in touch with him right away ...

Panicking, we called to find out what was wrong ...

The nurse on the phone said that they needed to do a more thorough exam, because they found something that concerned them.

(Mrs. ZBDent's father died of cancer, so that caused some real panic).

Oh, and when they could "get her in"? In about a month ... (turns out to be nothing, but thanks for scaring the **** out of Mrs. Z ...)

So (not sheshe2) don't tell me about "waiting in long lines" and being told that you can't have a test done unless it really was OBVIOUS that it was life-threatening ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:21 PM

31. Sorry for the anxiety you and your wife went through.I am glad it turned out to be nothing.

However I never made a comment ....only asked the poster(who is now gone) what he meant by that statement. I highlighted what he said, then asked the question.

Poster intimated that it was Obama's health care policies that have caused this. Policies i might add that only started to take effect. Most will come into play later.

I am hoping that (not sheshe2) means you were not referring to me.

Peace,
She

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:57 PM

39. "I am hoping that (not sheshe2) means you were not referring to me."

exactamundo ...

sorry if it seemed that way ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:10 PM

40. I wish you and Mrs. Z the very best that

Thanksgiving has to offer!

My family just got my nephew back from the hospital after 25 days. It was a very close call...we have a way to go. However we have so very much to be grateful for this year!

My best to you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:38 PM

46. Thank you ...

best thoughts to you and yours ...

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:42 PM

19. We have tricare

Where exactly do you want me to start with the dismantling of this?

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:43 PM

21. How is the situation in your second paragraph any different than what we already have to deal with

with insurance companies, you moran??

At least with Obamacare the insurance companies are somewhat restricted now in how badly they can screw us.

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:47 PM

24. This reminds me of a military family friend complaining on Facebook

about her vision insurance and how high her co-pay is and how this is an example of how horrible Obamacare is going to be - they'll have huge co-pays, and how she's worse off than most Americans because of this horrible military insurance. VISION insurance. She has vision insurance, and she said her co-pay and it's far less than my private vision insurance anyway. She has vision insurance, and at better rates than my really good private insurance, but it's an example of how much worse things will be.

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:57 PM

27. Belogue, we hardly knew ye. LOL adios bud! nt

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Response to Belogue (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:01 PM

30. Sarah?

Shouldn't you be quitting another job instead of trolling message board's?

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Response to tjwash (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:16 PM

41. ROFLOL!

Awesome retort!

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:39 PM

13. bogus ... if a Wal-Mart employee was killed in the "line of duty"

they'd be screaming "frivolous lawsuit"!

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Response to zbdent (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

14. No, not quite, peasant life insurance

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:42 PM

18. Oh, I forgot ...

$5 grand to the employee, $250K to Wal-Mart.

Thanks ... I forgot about that ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:43 PM

20. You welcome

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Response to zbdent (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:44 PM

22. A wal-mart employee WAS trampled to death when the doors were opened last year...

if u give me a minute I will find link!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:46 PM

23. I remember that ...

and that's why they're opening up earlier ...

(and I believe it was 2010, not being nasty ...)

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Response to zbdent (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:57 PM

26. Actually 2008....

Just found video!
It was horrible....opening earlier won't make any difference....The shoppers are insane....remember the stories about customers using mace!

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Response to zbdent (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:53 PM

25. Here is the video...it was 2008!

&feature=player_detailpage

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

16. Fine, then: SUPPORT THE TROOPS.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

17. Soldiers are underpaid too, so there is room for comparison

But they know when they're hired that they will miss holidays with their family, and obviously national security can't take a break for a holiday. Walmart employes are hired thinking the store is closed Thanksgiving, and their jobs are hardly a matter of national security.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:24 PM

32. They're everywhere. nt

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:24 PM

33. Wait...what?

Does that mean they want all Walmart employees deployed to Afghanistan?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:33 PM

34. Close. Workers aren't soldiers

But if changes aren't made in the way we treat the working class, they can become an army.

Push hard enough, and people will push back...

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:33 PM

35. And like our army soldiers the right supports them in name only.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:20 PM

42. I saw that photo...

 

... and they are not equating them.

The point of the picture was that Walmart employees are complaining about work and missing a few hours from home when service members are away and miss 9-15 months of birthdays and holidays.

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Response to Lightbulb_on (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:29 PM

45. It's still equating Wally World employees with soldiers.........

Not the same job description, not the same paycheck, not the same benefits, but the peasants shouldn't complain because they're not being shot at in their jobs. Yet.

They are similar in one way though. They both slave their ass off for some fat, cowardly capitalist's profits.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:24 PM

44. Hell no problem. I think that soldiers should be unionized too........

How's that for you Spanky?

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