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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-05 11:53 PM
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45. There are SO many reasons not to shop at Wal-Mart.
1. Their labor practices; a friend who works in the local welfare office states that Wal-Mart workers are so poor they qualify for California's Healthy Families program; Wal-Mart does not provide health insurance.

2. They censor their customers' reading material, refusing to stock progressive books, such as "America the Book" (Jon Stewart's effort).

3. They refuse to stock the Morning After Pill, and this is a corporate-wide policy.

4. America's city's are going bankrupt catering to Wal-Mart.

5. Their OVERSEAS labor practices are unconscionable; one of their contractors locked workers inside, and compelled women to take constant pregnancy tests (they were fired immediately upon knowledge of a pregnancy).

So many reasons, so little time.
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  -Wal-Mart sets sights on Target NeoConsSuck  Aug-05-05 06:28 PM   #0 
  - All I know is, I shop at Target and won't be  babylonsister   Aug-05-05 06:31 PM   #1 
  - Agreed.  NeoConsSuck   Aug-05-05 06:38 PM   #5 
  - Been to WalMart exactly once.  MidwestTransplant   Aug-05-05 07:30 PM   #20 
     - Only go to Walmart at one time - camping when there is nowhere else to go  kysrsoze   Aug-06-05 11:21 AM   #64 
  - Absolutely!  SW FL Dem   Aug-05-05 10:36 PM   #39 
  - We Stopped going to Wal-Mart  Born Free   Aug-06-05 03:22 AM   #50 
  - That's a very good point. Target sells LOADS of Chinese stuff  kysrsoze   Aug-06-05 11:29 AM   #65 
  - There's nothing wrong with selling Chinese stuff  kypper   Aug-07-05 10:54 AM   #88 
  - I convinced my sister and her family  malaise   Aug-06-05 08:11 PM   #78 
  - you said it.  scarletlib   Aug-06-05 06:50 AM   #52 
  - I've seen that too  renate   Aug-07-05 01:13 AM   #80 
     - my problem is that there is no costco in the area where I live  scarletlib   Aug-07-05 08:52 AM   #86 
  - I Go To Mal-Wart Whenever I Get A Chance,  Dinger   Aug-06-05 05:11 PM   #73 
  - that WOULD be fun  renate   Aug-07-05 01:17 AM   #81 
  - I hate Walmart too.  Dulcinea   Aug-06-05 06:41 PM   #75 
  - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  Shakespeare   Aug-05-05 06:32 PM   #2 
  - And they don't have  gizmo1979   Aug-05-05 06:54 PM   #11 
  - Fuck you Walmart  meganmonkey   Aug-05-05 06:32 PM   #3 
  - Aren't these people ever satisfied?  bluestateguy   Aug-05-05 06:33 PM   #4 
  - More like the BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORG  bush still has to go   Aug-05-05 09:01 PM   #34 
  - Then Wal-Mart better  stanwyck   Aug-05-05 06:39 PM   #6 
  - Wal-Mart always has long lines. Target never does.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-05-05 07:59 PM   #27 
  - People are not going to stop going to Targets bright clean stores  notadmblnd   Aug-05-05 06:43 PM   #7 
  - Yes the cleanliness is nice. And our target has a Pizza Hut in it.  wildwww2   Aug-06-05 08:16 AM   #56 
     - Our Target has a Starbucks in it...  Blue Belle   Aug-06-05 11:42 AM   #66 
        - Lord have mercy on our souls!  boloboffin   Aug-07-05 05:43 PM   #93 
  - When we go to Target I see other people shopping  YOY   Aug-05-05 06:47 PM   #8 
  - Xcept here in CA Target  xxqqqzme   Aug-05-05 06:49 PM   #9 
  - Yep. We don't shap at Walmart or Target. Companies are too reeeeeeeeeeeed.  Kerrytravelers   Aug-05-05 06:54 PM   #12 
  - Nor we.  cliss   Aug-05-05 11:32 PM   #42 
  - And the Dems in Cal should let  zidzi   Aug-05-05 07:56 PM   #26 
  - FUCK YOU DOUCHE MART  natrat   Aug-05-05 06:49 PM   #10 
  - Haven't set foot in a wal-mart in years.  No Surrender   Aug-05-05 06:55 PM   #13 
  - Target and Costco for me. Nice try Walmart, no cigar.  Neshanic   Aug-05-05 07:07 PM   #14 
  - Not a prayer I would switch  matt819   Aug-05-05 07:12 PM   #15 
  - Target may be Red, but few retailers are AS Red as Wal-Mart  Lorien   Aug-05-05 07:15 PM   #16 
  - Good stategy...  Blue Belle   Aug-06-05 11:53 AM   #68 
  - Kiss my red, white and blue American a**, W-Mart  Straight Shooter   Aug-05-05 07:20 PM   #17 
  - Boycotting Wal Mart is Patriotic.  neuvocat   Aug-05-05 07:21 PM   #19 
  - Yup it is!!  calipendence   Aug-05-05 09:19 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for that link to  ellie   Aug-07-05 09:40 AM   # 
  - Edited to delete double posting  ellie   Aug-07-05 09:40 AM   #87 
  - Thumbs Up!  startingnow   Aug-06-05 02:57 AM   #49 
  - It's two smiley faces now  jmowreader   Aug-05-05 07:40 PM   #22 
  - And the Target commercials are not annoying.  tanyev   Aug-05-05 08:18 PM   #28 
  - 'cheap chic' huh?  neuvocat   Aug-05-05 07:20 PM   #18 
  - Hey!  PassingFair   Aug-05-05 08:30 PM   #30 
     - Me too.  neuvocat   Aug-05-05 08:54 PM   #33 
  - and remember the headaches  jhain   Aug-05-05 07:38 PM   #21 
  - I thought I was just imagining things  boddhi   Aug-06-05 04:43 AM   #51 
  - headaches ARE common  jhain   Aug-06-05 07:51 AM   #54 
  - I've had a few panic attacks there  Nikia   Aug-06-05 10:48 AM   #61 
  - Heh-heh-heh! I just joined Costco!  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-05-05 07:41 PM   #23 
  - Mall-Wart (n/t)  brentspeak   Aug-05-05 07:48 PM   #24 
  - Andrea Warren doesn't know just  zidzi   Aug-05-05 07:54 PM   #25 
  - Just one example  Sgent   Aug-05-05 08:26 PM   #29 
  - Every two or three years they say this shit  warrens   Aug-05-05 08:41 PM   #31 
  - target and myiers(?)  madrchsod   Aug-05-05 08:49 PM   #32 
  - I admit, I buy ONE thing at walmart....  pimpbot   Aug-05-05 10:35 PM   #38 
  - I love Target  tammywammy   Aug-05-05 10:33 PM   #36 
  - Have you ever tried to get "help" at the jewelry counter at Wal-Mart?  IanDB1   Aug-05-05 10:33 PM   #37 
  - Target is better than Wal-Mart, but COSTCO blows them both away  IanDB1   Aug-05-05 10:37 PM   #40 
  - Unfortunately, COSTCO is 25 miles away at least  Digit   Aug-05-05 11:38 PM   #43 
  - Brand perception has nothing to do with why I won't spend a dime  WildClarySage   Aug-05-05 10:58 PM   #41 
  - Wal-Mart isn't "socially approved" like Target,  GoddessOfGuinness   Aug-05-05 11:46 PM   #44 
  - There are SO many reasons not to shop at Wal-Mart.  Maat   Aug-05-05 11:53 PM   #45 
  - Check out the social services cost per Walmart store  underpants   Aug-06-05 07:42 AM   #53 
     - Yep.  Maat   Aug-06-05 11:49 AM   #67 
     - Or kind of pushy and in a hurry  nolabels   Aug-07-05 02:07 AM   #82 
     - funny you should mention that  Gargoyle   Aug-06-05 02:00 PM   #72 
  - One dollar spent at Wal-Mart is One dollar spent to support the bush mafia  loudsue   Aug-06-05 12:26 AM   #46 
  - NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  SeattleGirl   Aug-06-05 12:31 AM   #47 
  - Thanks for reminding me to shop at Target! eom  artemisia1   Aug-06-05 02:04 AM   #48 
  - When I shop at a major chain,  agincourt   Aug-06-05 08:03 AM   #55 
  - That is like saying Popeye Chicken is targeting Morton Steakhouse  WCGreen   Aug-06-05 08:32 AM   #57 
  - Heads up, Wal-Mart "Associates"  Orsino   Aug-06-05 08:33 AM   #58 
  - Target is Walmart with a shower and clean clothes.  bitchkitty   Aug-06-05 09:28 AM   #59 
  - Notice how when China no longer bases it's Yen on the dollar....  Javaman   Aug-06-05 10:24 AM   #60 
  - Target, yes. Costco, yes.  TommyO   Aug-06-05 10:56 AM   #62 
  - I wll NEVER shop at walmart...  lakeguy   Aug-06-05 11:11 AM   #63 
  - Don't touch Target biatches!  dejaboutique   Aug-06-05 12:22 PM   #69 
  - Target and Walmart are not "department stores"  YOY   Aug-06-05 10:37 PM   #79 
  - I refuse to surrender to Wal Mart!  Rainscents   Aug-06-05 12:47 PM   #70 
  - Ha ha, No way will I shop at Walmart  Spock_is_Skeptical   Aug-06-05 01:11 PM   #71 
  - Wal-Mart school supply dirve: you donate supplies to bins, manager  Democrats_win   Aug-06-05 05:13 PM   #74 
  - I do not shop Wal-Mart because of their own practices against  GetTheRightVote   Aug-06-05 06:52 PM   #76 
  - Attention K-Mart...er, I mean Wal-Mart Shoppers!  SquireJons   Aug-06-05 08:03 PM   #77 
  - my wife was a dedicated wal mart type when i met her...  roscoeroscoe   Aug-07-05 05:30 AM   #83 
  - COSTCO is great.  brainshrub   Aug-07-05 12:00 PM   #89 
  - I've never bought a single thing at Wal-Mart. And never will. n/t  Arianrhod   Aug-07-05 05:48 AM   #84 
  - I've set my sights on Brad Pitt..  sendero   Aug-07-05 06:49 AM   #85 
  - We're still fighting their attempts to build a store near us..this is #3  BleedingHeartPatriot   Aug-07-05 12:14 PM   #90 
  - If you must consume  ProudDad   Aug-07-05 01:25 PM   #91 
  - Documentary film on Wal-mart this November  Omaha Steve   Aug-07-05 02:29 PM   #92 
 

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