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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-12 04:25 PM
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2. Assuming you're serious, and this isn't just a joke I'm not getting...
So Wally World has stopped using Bangladeshi slave labor, then?

And has it stopped funneling money to anti-gay hate groups?

Has it finally extended employee benefits to unmarried workers -- particularly those who are forbidden by law to get married?

Has it enacted some system of oversight to ensure that never again will any of its stores (let alone 100 of them) carry children's books that promote "curing" gays of their "sin"?

The only positive thing Wally World has done in the past year is to extend its anti-discrimination policy to transgender employees. That's great, but it doesn't begin to compensate for the company's long and shameful history of LGBT-unfriendliness. (I can give you examples -- and links -- all day long.)

I haven't set foot in a Wal-Mart in more years than I can remember. There is nothing I need so badly that I can't buy it elsewhere, or simply do without. I cannot imagine what Wal-Mart carries that is so vital to one's survival that it must be purchased there.

That's the nice thing about being poor: One learns to make do and/or learns to do without, resulting in a much less cluttered life -- and, more importantly, a much clearer conscience.

For the record, it was quite an inconvenience for my wife to stop shopping at Whole Foods, but stop she did, the moment CEO John Mackey exposed his giant Libertarian ass for the world to kiss (see his disgusting 2009 WSJ editorial re healthcare reform) -- and once we realized the extent of WF's anti-union tactics, there was no going back. Ever. Neither of us is a union worker, but our unflagging support of unions -- the backbone of this nation -- trumps all.

I think it's extremely unfair to judge all local grocery chains by a negative experience with one -- especially while heaping all the blame on the entire chain for the rude actions of another customer, for whose actions the chain was not responsible.

Why not find a different chain? There must be more than one supermarket chain in the area.

Better yet, most areas, including the largest urban areas -- have farmers' markets. Try one sometime.

Of course, if all you're looking for is cheap plastic crap, there are yard sales every weekend, I'm sure. And you won't be putting money into the pockets of corporate suits who care a lot less than any non-national chain about your well-being or that of their own employees.

Especially all those slave laborers in Bangladesh. Especially the 21 who died in their own little Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 2010.
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