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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 12:17 PM
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13. the only good thing about our walmart is...
Edited on Tue Oct-27-09 12:19 PM by madrchsod
the majority of the tax revenue from walmart is paid directly to our city run water system. our downtown transitioned from a big store to small business, art gallery,antique shops, and a very diversified restaurant and bar area.

the 2 million dollar gift from denny hastret for our waterfront park sure helped too....
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  -"Why we don't hate walmart any more" Deja Q  Oct-27-09 11:51 AM   #0 
  - Um, no. I still hate Wal-Mart, thanks.  Brickbat   Oct-27-09 11:55 AM   #1 
  - + 1  no_hypocrisy   Oct-27-09 12:02 PM   #5 
  - ten dollars toys that will be in the garbage can in a week  madrchsod   Oct-27-09 12:04 PM   #6 
  - Me too.  quiller4   Oct-27-09 02:56 PM   #30 
  - Delete. Wrong spot.  Statistical   Oct-28-09 09:13 AM   #34 
  - Walmart is an organized crime syndicate...  rfranklin   Oct-27-09 11:59 AM   #2 
  - Wal-Mart is such a help to so many. We HAVE to be able to make our local  gateley   Oct-27-09 11:59 AM   #3 
  - It's important to distinguish between Wal Mart and its patrons  gratuitous   Oct-27-09 12:10 PM   #9 
  - You're so right -- distinguish between W-M and its patrons and employees. nt  gateley   Oct-27-09 12:37 PM   #19 
  - But those people DID manage to shop before WalMart came along.  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-27-09 12:11 PM   #11 
     - +1  juno jones   Oct-27-09 02:25 PM   #28 
     - Most Walmart stores were already in place before the economic downturn hit last year.  totodeinhere   Oct-28-09 09:05 AM   #32 
        - In the long term, WalMart created that situation - they come to town,  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-28-09 01:51 PM   #38 
  - "Je schlechter es den Menschen geht, desto besser geht es uns."  Heidi   Oct-27-09 11:59 AM   #4 
  - i worked at a plant that made aldi brand dry mixes  madrchsod   Oct-27-09 12:09 PM   #8 
     - I actually had my first Aldi experience a week ago.  Heidi   Oct-27-09 12:23 PM   #15 
        - The thing about shopping at Aldi, especially US Aldis (Germany's are a bit nicer) is that...  JVS   Oct-27-09 01:04 PM   #22 
        - We don't have a Wal-Mart here, that I know of, and certainly not in Ticino.  Heidi   Oct-27-09 01:21 PM   #25 
        - the european made chocolate that`s sold at aldi`s is great!  madrchsod   Oct-27-09 01:11 PM   #24 
           - Oh, dear.  Heidi   Oct-27-09 01:22 PM   #26 
  - I will admit going to Walmart on occasion but then the guilt of buying Chinese made crap gets  Jennicut   Oct-27-09 12:08 PM   #7 
  - As does meijer and kmart(sears). I've been saying this for quite some time now. Don't  madmom   Oct-27-09 12:12 PM   #12 
  - I guess it is a question of do you really, really need a certain product right now?  Jennicut   Oct-27-09 12:19 PM   #14 
     - I do shop at walmart. We have 4 grocery stores in my town. I did comparison shopping at all 4, ...  madmom   Oct-27-09 12:43 PM   #20 
     - Many poor and unemployed can't afford to buy a lot of things even at Walmart.  totodeinhere   Oct-28-09 09:08 AM   #33 
  - Walmart isn't the only place that sells "Chinese made crap" you can get that anywhere.  cbdo2007   Oct-27-09 12:27 PM   #17 
  - True, tons of the kid's toys are made from China  Jennicut   Oct-27-09 12:36 PM   #18 
  - I don't buy the crap. I buy the groceries, which my chiseling bastard local grocers keep raising...  JVS   Oct-27-09 01:07 PM   #23 
  - Speak for yourself  lame54   Oct-27-09 12:10 PM   #10 
  - the only good thing about our walmart is...  madrchsod   Oct-27-09 12:17 PM   #13 
  - Without Walmart, a lot of people would be unable to get their...  kjackson227   Oct-27-09 12:24 PM   #16 
  - Several stores here have discount prescriptions  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-28-09 09:19 AM   #37 
  - That isn't true. The "low" generic prices WalMart advertises  quiller4   Oct-29-09 02:00 AM   #41 
  - That isn't true. The "low" generic prices WalMart advertises  quiller4   Oct-29-09 02:00 AM   #42 
  - Thanks to everyone who supports Walmart.  AndyA   Oct-27-09 12:54 PM   #21 
  - The same can be said about buying foreign cars, or foreign anything.  madmom   Oct-28-09 08:59 AM   #31 
  - I understand what you are saying. But...  totodeinhere   Oct-28-09 09:19 AM   #36 
  - The only reasons that I do not shop at WalMart  RebelOne   Oct-27-09 01:23 PM   #27 
  - It's a lot less crowded at two am..  Fumesucker   Oct-27-09 02:38 PM   #29 
  - Good point on Walmart vs Target (and others)  Statistical   Oct-28-09 09:18 AM   #35 
  - Actually...  GoCubsGo   Oct-28-09 02:16 PM   #39 
  - Still hate'm  donheld   Oct-28-09 02:19 PM   #40 

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