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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:02 AM

Going HAPPILY and PROUDLY to Wal-Mart on Black Friday...

Metrolink train ticket to L.A. Union Station, including 3 subway line connections and 1 bus ride to reach Paramount, CA Wal-Mart: $28.00 round-trip.

Sandwich and coffee at Union Station convenience shop: $4.88.

Joining striking workers and more than 1,000 supporters in protesting at Wal-Mart: PRICELESS!







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Reply Going HAPPILY and PROUDLY to Wal-Mart on Black Friday... (Original post)
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 OP
xchrom Nov 2012 #1
antiquie Nov 2012 #2
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 #3
glacierbay Nov 2012 #4
99Forever Nov 2012 #5
Politicub Nov 2012 #6
12AngryBorneoWildmen Nov 2012 #7
pangaia Nov 2012 #8
leveymg Nov 2012 #9
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #10
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #11
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #13
DemoTex Nov 2012 #12
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #18
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #24
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #23
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #14
femrap Nov 2012 #15
Window Nov 2012 #16
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #17
Spryguy Nov 2012 #19
countryjake Nov 2012 #20
warrprayer Nov 2012 #22
Raine Nov 2012 #25
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #26
lastlib Nov 2012 #27
Turborama Nov 2012 #28
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #29
Skip Intro Nov 2012 #30
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #32
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #31
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #33

Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:13 AM

1. ...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:02 AM

3. THANK YOU


There was no protest in Bellevue at 10 AM yesterday that I could see.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:09 AM

4. Thanks for your service

 

There were no protests here at the WalMart in High Ridge, MO. as far as I know.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:11 AM

5. K&R

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:13 AM

6. Walmart will be unionized one day

thanks to the good, engaged people like you.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:19 AM

7. I love you, Man.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:31 AM

8. good for you.

I live in a small upstate NY 'city' 25,000. There is a huge walfart here. I drove by Fri 9 am just to see, The parking lot was almost empty. :> The Lowe's next door was very busy.

End of report. :>

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:34 AM

9. Solidarity, forever!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:42 AM

10. Great work.

 

Looking forward to your report.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:51 AM

11. Have another coffee--it's already posted in GD :)

The BEST Wal-Mart Black Friday strike/protest in the country: Paramount, CA (*PIC HEAVY*)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021875581




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

13. Cool.

 

Found and bumped.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

12. Pinboy 3-9, you're a Walmart Maytag!

An agitator! I love it! Be a burr under the bastards' saddles. Wish I could have joined you.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

18. Brother, You know I'd be proud to have you beside me

But you've been doing important work in your own right, and many of us here admire you for what you're doing. Writing, photography...and saving lives.

Maybe that thing we went through, that fucked us up so much, also had a positive effect on us. I like to think so...

....But be that as it may, those of us, who did make it have an obligation to build again. To teach to others what we know, and to try with whats left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life.


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:45 PM

21. Charlie Mike, pinboy3niner.

You are definitely the man, el-Tee. My bucket list includes somewhere down the line shaking your hand and buying you a drink.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:07 PM

24. You had me at buying me a drink







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Response to DemoTex (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

23. DemoTex, is that a pair of F-8 Crusaders over the pilot's shoulders?

If so, that's a WAY old, but very cool bird. (I was a grunt, but my Dad was a career Naval Aviator.)

Actually, the longer I look, and based on the pilot's helmet, they're probably Intruders or Warthogs. The distortion through the canopy makes it tough to tell.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

14. When reading posts like yours, I'm proud to be an American

again. The hard work the average American must do in order to fight for his/her rights, and those of his/her fellow American, just puts a big fat smile on my face.

I do my part by warning people against the plantation like business model (actually, counting in inflation, American slaves were paid MORE than Wal-Mart employees) of Wal-Mart and Target, and stay away from those types of stores, going there only once every two, three months at the most.

I buy all I need at grocery stores that are unionized, even if I have to pay $0.50 cents or even a $1 more. I feel good when I do that while I feel horrible buying anything from Wal-Mart. The good thing is, hubby loathes Wal-Mart. The only time we go there is to pick up a bottle of Lucas oil additive for the cars when they need an oil change. The price for a bottle of Lucas oil additive is no cheaper than buying from O'Reilly or AutoZone! In fact, when we are there, I do price comparison, and I don't see the difference between prices, or it's so minimal it isn't worth shopping there.

My local optometrist (for my 2 kids) is actually CHEAPER by at least $50 dollars per set of glasses! She's been in business for ten years and gives friendly and expert service.

Americans need to learn that we don't need to buy in bulk. We can actually do with a lot less if we really wanted to.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:57 AM

15. Trends always

 

seem to start in CA and move east. Glad you attended and hoping by next year, this trend will hit OH.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:02 AM

16. PRICELESS indeed!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:12 AM

17. We went to Walmart last evening to pick up groceries (it's

our closest supermarket and my husband was getting called in to work, couldn't drive out of our way), and there were less people there than usual. On Black Friday. We pushed our cart up to the registers, and there was a cashier standing out front and called us over--no waiting. WEIRD. I shop there a lot, that only happens on slow weekday mornings. Certainly not the biggest shopping day of the year.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:44 PM

19. Agreed!

 

Down with Wal-Mart! I hope we drive those money grubbing corporate pigs right out of business!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:45 PM

20. Good for You!

We both talked about doing it while we ate on Thursday, and tossed the idea back and forth several times again yesterday, but finally decided not to....driving all that way (and facing the nutso traffic) was the deciding factor.

We have a friend who was recently fired by those bastards and since that was the last place on earth she wanted to be now, we couldn't talk her into going for the protest. I do intend to work on changing her mind about joining the picket, tho.

Again, kudos to you for getting out there! Solidarity from a long-time Union gal!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:50 PM

22. give 'em the "blue light special"!!! n/t

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

25. You're WONDERFUL!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:02 PM

26. woot! awesome.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:08 PM

27. As long as you're standing outside, I'm with ya!!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:32 PM

28. K&R! & Very proud to have you as a friend

I also hope to get the drinks in either here or there one day, man.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:35 PM

29. Huge K&R!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:41 PM

30. Wondering how much the clerk who sold you your coffee and sandwich makes?


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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:23 AM

32. I think he's the owner's son

And he probably earns more than the baristas at the Starbucks that faces the convenience shop across the station.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:46 PM

31. Well, for me it was five bucks

For transit and four for water and fruit after the fun, and a whole afternoon of policy and research.

I did not even take that many photos...for a change.

Good for ya by the way.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:26 PM

33. Your report was excellent, with some great references too

I took lots of photos--127--because I didn't know how I was going to tell this story or what kinds of pics would be most useful.

I dreaded facing the chore of having to go through all those pics to select some to post, but it turned out not to be as horrendous a chore as I imagined.

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